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Submission #5778: DrD2k9's DOS Epic Pinball (v2.1) "Enigma" in 01:19.14

Console: DOS
Game name: Epic Pinball (v2.1)
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: PINBALL.EXE
Branch: Enigma
Emulator: JPC-rr 11.2
Movie length: 01:19.14
FrameCount: 4749
Re-record count: 10
Author's real name: Mike D
Author's nickname: DrD2k9
Submitter: DrD2k9
Submitted at: 2018-01-03 07:39:27
Text last edited at: 2018-01-19 21:27:03
Text last edited by: Mothrayas
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Epic Pinball - Enigma

Epic Pinball was a collection of pinball tables noted for being programmed entirely in x86 assembly language.

Originally released in three packs on floppy disk. Each pack had 4 playable tables. This run uses the CD (aka Full) version which also contains an additional table--African Safari.

This TAS plays the Enigma Table as it has a relatively definable endpoint (though play can continue indefinitely thereafter).

Temp Encode There is no sound for this encode.Fixed.


(Link to video)
I don't know if I did something wrong with dumping the movie, but I tried every sound setting I could within the game's setup program. All settings produced an odd buzzing sound where the music/SFX should be. Note: The buzzing sound does stop where there's normally no sound in the game. I'm hoping it's just a dumping error on my part and a more experience publisher will be able to get a video with appropriate sound from this submission file (assuming the run is accepted).Fixed

TAS Notes

  • It's pinball.
  • Goal: Make the Enigma arrive as fast as possible.
    • There are 4 unique levels of play that must be completed for the Enigma to arrive.
      • Level 1: Hit all the red gems then hit the shoes to advance.
      • Level 2: Hit all the bar targets 3 times then the gem to advance. One 'death' (lost ball) is used here to save time.
      • Level 3: Hit all the diamond targets then the gem to advance.
      • Level 4: Hit all the gems. Then kill the teddy bear. Then hit the cone targets. And finally lock the ball to make the Enigma appear.
    • There are minimal opportunities for gaining extra points, and thus these targets are ignored unless hit by chance.
    • Once the Enigma arrives, play continues indefinitely by having the player hit a never ending string of red gem targets similar to Level 1. This is considered a bonus stage by the game and is not played in this run.
    • Table Nudging is used to alter ball movement. These nudges appear as jumps/twitches of the table on the screen. These are not emulation errors but intentional.

Potential Improvements

  • Though I've done the best I can to optimize this run, there are a vast number of possibilities for ball direction and speed on any given flipper strike. A change in timing to any given strike will alter all future events and flipper strikes. As such, it's possible that better 'routing' of ball strikes/direction may yield a faster run. Also, nudging the table can alter ball movement as well and can be performed on just about any frame further increasing the potential for different 'routes'.
  • RNG Manipulation? - If the appearing/disappearing bumpers in Level 1 are RNG dependent, I couldn't figure out what it was. It's not time based as changing the initial RTC does not affect them. Manipulating them to not appear in the path of the ball may be beneficial and could possibly yield a faster run.

Emulator Used c-squares modified JPC-rr 11.2

Files

HDD, TRACKS 16, SIDES 16, SECTORS 63

Timestamp MD5 Size Filename
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fsvgm777: Replaced movie file with one that was done on a clean installation (before first run).

Mothrayas: Judging.


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