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#21 krazyminer

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

I completed rooms 23, 24 and 25 today. But room 26 is like a nightmare! It contains INVISIBLE platforms so it is pure guesswork trying to make progress! I think this room is pretty lame, as it depends on your luck rather than skill!

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 06:23 PM

I completed rooms 23, 24 and 25 today. But room 26 is like a nightmare! It contains INVISIBLE platforms so it is pure guesswork trying to make progress! I think this room is pretty lame, as it depends on your luck rather than skill!

 

Well done! :D

 

'Channel Tunnel' screen/room/cavern ? :)


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#23 krazyminer

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:37 PM

'Channel Tunnel' screen/room/cavern ? :)

I don’t know, it all seems like insanity. Imagine if somebody played through the first 25 rooms in a row, only to find out that in room 26 you have to base your moves on guesswork. There is even that vanishing ground there to further complicate matters. I wonder whether you guys know a platform game House of Usher by Kingsoft/Anirog? It has fabulous cover art, but the game itself is completely sick. Difficult as hell and it also contains invisible platforms. What were those game creators thinking? Oh no! :D

Edited by krazyminer, 20 April 2018 - 08:38 PM.


#24 krazyminer

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:28 PM

Okay, I drank a can of energy drink and started practicing. After twenty attempts or so, I finally completed room 26, In A Deep Dark Hole. I actually completed it TWICE. Before the first successful attempt, I forgot to press F10 in Oricutron, so there was no video capture. If I can complete the rest of the ORIC specific rooms, I will publish the videos as examples of how you could complete this game.
Channel Tunnel is the next room, it looks horrifying to be sure.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:20 PM

I kept on pushing, rooms 27 and 28 now completed too! Only four more rooms to go. But I am now too exhausted to continue. The ORIC specific rooms are now done and I got video captures of all of them!!!

Edited by krazyminer, 20 April 2018 - 10:48 PM.


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 09:46 AM

Oh my mistake I thought the cavern you were stuck on was called "Channel Tunnel" :) That's all.

 

Well done on your progress, would love to see the video / screenshots if you feel like uploading them. If the video is too large to upload "as is" you can always .zip it or perhaps put it on YouTube or similar. One advantage of doing the YT thing is it will then 'auto play' here if you put it in [ MEDIA ] [ / MEDIA ][ tags, if you wanted it that is.

 

Yes I struggle to get on with Oricutron, and unfortunately the alternative being Euphoric does not like modern operating systems it seems, 64 bit ones at least. I guess there may be a Mame/Mess solution to this but I've never really been very happy with that outside of using it for arcade games. It would be neat to see a new, emulator for the Oric or a big update for Oricutron/Euphoric to bring them "up to date" a bit more.

 

I can't find any real relevance to House of Usher, the was an adventure type game of the same/similar name for the CBM64 here ? I do see Mind Figher by Activision and/or Abstract Concepts also here . Both are denied anyway. I don't think those are relevant given their game type. Going assume its a 'console' or PC/Mac game ? :unsure:


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#27 krazyminer

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:34 AM

I will publish all videos on YouTube soon. I intend to complete the last four rooms if I can, then gonna make the videos public.

Regarding Oricutron, it works fine on Linux. I have packaged it for Fedora Linux for easy installation.

Regarding House of Usher, yes, it is a crazy platformer for C64, Amstrad, Atari. The relevance is that it too contains INVISIBLE platforms, making the game near impossible to play. Manic Miner is hard, sure, but House of Usher is so hard it is... well, unplayable for most people, including me.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:29 PM

I will publish all videos on YouTube soon. I intend to complete the last four rooms if I can, then gonna make the videos public.
 

Hi guys! I am happy to say I have completed all 32 ORIC Manic Miner rooms now. But not in a row, of course. Just practicing each room individually with infinite lives enabled.

 

The first 16 rooms I did not document with video captures, the second half containing the last 16 screens on the other hand IS documented. I wrote a small article about this mission:

 

http://kolttonen.fi/...ner_videos.html

 

For reasons unknown to me, with some web browsers the YouTube videos are clear, with others they are ugly and blurred. I have the original Oricutron emulator's AVI video capture files and I can share them if there is a place to upload them. My kolttonen.fi site has limited storage space, so I cannot host the AVI files there. They are 163MB in total.

 

EDIT: If you guys want to embed those YouTube videos directly to this fantastic site, just go ahead! The link above points to a simple HTML page, the code can be copied from there.


Edited by krazyminer, 21 April 2018 - 08:13 PM.


#29 krazyminer

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

Spider, many thanks for the tip! Using ZIP made a huge difference. The AVI files compressed something like 93%, going from 163MB to only 9MB. I uploaded the videos in one ZIP file here, they are in the "Other resources" section. If the YouTube videos look awful and blurred, you can download the ZIP file, uncompress it and try to see the AVI files using a video player. On Fedora Linux 27, mplayer worked fine, but I am pretty sure others will too!



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Posted 22 April 2018 - 09:58 AM

The video's are always good, thanks. I've approved the submission. :) As its sensibly in 'other resources' it does fit OK there.

 

Regarding posting YT in topics that's fine but its limited per post, this is only to prevent the browser potentially crashing rather than anything else.

 

I'm attaching them here as requested! :D split into two posts as too many per post *can* sometimes cause browsers to crash:

 

 


 

 

 

 


Edited by Spider, 22 April 2018 - 10:22 AM.

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