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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by pierrot Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:53 pm

mjmjr25 wrote:Your DC copy has slowdown? Is it bad? Weird...a legit game, not a burn or anything, right? Sucks.


Yeah, it slows down to about 5-10 fps in the same two stages, every time, and for most of the stage. Perfectly legit, retail copy. It's pretty scratched up, though. I guess it's either that, or maybe the forced VGA mode trick. I wouldn't think that would be the cause, though.
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by mjmjr25 Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:56 pm

pierrot wrote:
mjmjr25 wrote:Your DC copy has slowdown? Is it bad? Weird...a legit game, not a burn or anything, right? Sucks.


Yeah, it slows down to about 5-10 fps in the same two stages, every time, and for most of the stage. Perfectly legit, retail copy. It's pretty scratched up, though. I guess it's either that, or maybe the forced VGA mode trick. I wouldn't think that would be the cause, though.


Have you tried using composite to see if that's it? I had no idea you could force VGA on it :oops:
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by noiseredux Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:58 pm

mjmjr25 wrote:Have you tried using composite to see if that's it? I had no idea you could force VGA on it :oops:


you can force VGA on most games using a boot disc. Like I have the Cheats N Codes disc, which has VGA mode. So (presumably) you boot that then swap to your non-VGA disc but VGA mode has already been enabled. I assume that's what pirrot's doing.
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by pierrot Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:05 pm

Actually, I do the ghetto method of plugging in the VGA box as soon as the game starts booting up. It takes a little practice--you have to listen for the right round of disc reading to know when to plug it back in--but it's cheap and easy.

I guess I'll try it out with composite later, to see if it still has the same slowdown.
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by ChrisHaha2049 Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:37 am

Yeah. I tried forcing VGA on Gunbird 2 once, and it didn't like it. There was massive slowdown for me too by doing that.

That was using the boot disk method, but I'd suspect it's the same...
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by pierrot Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:45 am

So, it was indeed forced VGA mode causing the slowdown. Very interesting. I was sure it must have been the disc. Not sure if I'm more happy that my copy of the game is fine, or more sad that VGA mode causes slowdown.

I guess I'm gonna need to get cranking on getting a DC RGB scart cable.
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by mjmjr25 Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:21 am

Please Bomb.
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by ChrisHaha2049 Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:49 am

Alright. Actually used every bomb for every life to break 400k and clear stage 4...and surpass my old scores. Going to have to learn NOT to use them though in order to improve now... :)

ChrisH2049 - 429,900 - 1-5 - Tavia - DC
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by DocHauser Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:49 pm

I used to be able to 1CC this on the DC...when I changed the difficulty to 'Monkey' or 'Child' :-)

Anyway, just had a few goes with all the characters. Bulldozed through the first 3 levels with Valpiro without dying, then got my ass kicked on Stage 4. Then I went into Maintenance mode to see if the settings were right and promptly wiped my scores. Doh!

Managed to repeat my previous run though, so this was my best score today...

DocHauser - 345,600 - 1-4 - Valpiro - MAME
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Re: Hi-Scores; Gunbird 2

by DocHauser Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:41 am

Been trying out all the characters, can make it to the Stage 4 boss with most of them - and made it to Stage 5 a couple of times with Tavia, though this was my highest scoring run so far...

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