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Dan
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:39 am    Post subject: A silly thought about difficulty Reply with quote

I wonder... Now, I am not accusing anyone of shenanigans, it's just my devious engineer's mind at work, and not to give anyone any ideas, but it occurs to me that it would be pretty simple, in theory anyway, to rewire just about any game's difficulty switch to look like it's on the hardest level when it's actually on the easiest! Twisted Evil

Pretty silly, I know, and the ones that are pcb-mounted would require cutting traces and running jumpers, definitely not worth the effort! Especially when we're on the honor system here, and a pic isn't even required!

Anyway, to unnecessarily think this through to the logical conclusion, the possibility of such cheating would be moot if we had made the standard to set a game on its easiest setting, not its hardest... It wouldn't make sense to rewire to make it look like its set on easy when it's really on hard.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Rik
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, with most of these games that have a switch like this:

Easy/off/Hard

You can play it on the easy setting, and then REALLY quickly slide the power switch over to Hard, and it won't actually shut off in the process...

Hell, I could use Photoshop and beat _ALL_ of your scores in one night! Cool

I'm just trusting you guys to be honest... Rolling Eyes

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blue6demon
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you should Rik ! Very Happy It's not like there is some money to win in this...

And yes you're right about that sliding switch thing, just tested it on my Coleco Alien Attack !

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Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that tears it, I'm not believing anyone's high scores without the entire game, from turn-on, being documented in a YouTube video! Very Happy
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billytherobot
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:00 pm    Post subject: high scores... Reply with quote

haha....that would be cool, but i don't think youtube would let you post a video for a very long period of time. (10 minutes or so?) i love going for these high scores but man does it take some work....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think i'll do a test with my camera and post it here... just have to find a place to host it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish they used the same method from Bandai FL BurgerTime for all games... any mode you choose, the light indicator displays which setting is shown on the game screen....
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