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Squad Challenge - 2018 Pole Position II Grand Prix (Atari 7800)


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#21 chas10e

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 12:30 AM

Nice score greenween!

 

Man oh man, these tracks are tough! Especially Suzuka, it's nearly impossible. Hats off to anyone able to finish that course. This has been incredibly challenging, but I love it. This was always one of my favorite and most sentimental games but it's been at least 4-5 years since I last played. This past day or two I really felt like I've pulled the old racing suit out of the closet, gotten suited up and gone back out on the track. It's been a lot of fun.

I feel like I hit a solid wall @ 255 MPH :pow_big: :pole_position_big: :pow_big:

 

:nintendo_mario_coin: I think if ANYONE can complete the Seaside or the Suzuka track they;ll be the driving ace for this challenge :nintendo_mario_coin:

 

I'm getting a bit better on those tracks with at least one lap completed after qualifying :pole_position_blimp_big:


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:17 AM

Well...this is my best so far...

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Fuji Track
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Working on Suzuki and Seaside. I use to be able to finish those but old age is now getting in the way lol.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 01:39 AM

YES!!! I finally did it!

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 02:05 AM

Upped my test track time a bit.

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#25 chas10e

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:14 PM

YES!!! I finally did it!

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SOMEBODY finally did it !!!!

 

great job.

 

I usually wind up in some kind of traffic jam on the 2'nd lap or so


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:28 PM

SOMEBODY finally did it !!!!
 
great job.
 
I usually wind up in some kind of traffic jam on the 2'nd lap or so


Believe it or not I drove in the grass to pass cars when I had no other option.

I graciously bow and say thank you.
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Posted 23 August 2018 - 05:30 PM

Believe it or not I drove in the grass to pass cars when I had no other option.

I graciously bow and say thank you.

Oh yeah, I do some 4-wheelin' but can't seem to navigate around them Atari billboards at the same time.


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 07:49 PM

Hey fellas, just hunkered down out here in Pole Position land, checking in. I beat Seaside once, working on Suzuka which is pretty insane. I can get Pole Position in the qualifying lap but haven't been able to finish the track yet. Still working on it! Great job to everyone playing!


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

Here's my lap time for Seaside, I came in at 312:00. I'm also posting photos of getting a Pole Position at Suzuka, and also the glitch that I keep getting. It keeps glitching out mid-lap after playing for about an hour, maybe you're having this happen too.

 

Seaside: 312:00

 

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Posted 25 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

Mine hasn't had any glitches, just not playing fair :D

You might try cleaning the cart's contacts using a q-tip and alcohol to see if that helps.
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Posted 25 August 2018 - 10:10 PM

I got that glitch once as well , didn't snap a pic , cleaned with q-tip & suff , hadn't seen it again

 

I think it was on the Sukuka track but don't remember


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 12:35 PM

I've been playing Seaside a lot, but the best I've done so far is to get into lap #2.  Very challenging!  I'll keep trying as time permits.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 12:42 PM

Fuji:  305.0

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

Hey fellas, I just beat Suzuka. It is possible, but it's exhausting. Played a real cartridge on real hardware on a tube TV using a European Atari 7800 Control Pad. After this I think I'll take a few spins around the easier tracks and see if I can brush up on my lap times. Then I'll go back to doing some Atari 2600 Crystal Castles, I still have that bug.

 

Suzuka: 312:62

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:16 PM

Mine hasn't had any glitches, just not playing fair :D

You might try cleaning the cart's contacts using a q-tip and alcohol to see if that helps.

 

 

I got that glitch once as well , didn't snap a pic , cleaned with q-tip & suff , hadn't seen it again

 

I think it was on the Sukuka track but don't remember

 

 

I disassembled the cartridge and gave it a deep down thorough cleaning before I started playing. I still get that glitch once in a while. It never happens at power up, it's always after playing for about an hour.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 04:27 PM

Then the ROM chip maybe faulty. Sounds like the 2600 Defender I use to have. It would play fine for a bit then things started acting up until nothing was on the screen. I still have a video of that somewhere.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:18 PM

Hey guys, set some new lap times today, checking in. Shaved my lap times down on Test, Fuji, and Seaside tracks, plus posted my Suzuka lap earlier. Special "Thank You!" again and shout-out to the legendary RickR for supplying me with an original Pole Position II cartridge when I was in need. You guys are pulling off the impossible, posting some seriously good lap times. I don't doubt there are even better lap times to come in the final days. Good luck to all of our racers here!  :pole_position:

 

MY LAP TIMES FROM TODAY 

 

Test: 266:45

Fuji: 275:14

Seaside: 295:45

Suzuka: 312:62

 

 

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:28 PM

Is that a Sony TV, Justin?


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

Good job, Justin! Unfortunately that now means I have to do better. :P. I'll have to try later this evening.

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:06 AM

Is that a Sony TV, Justin?

 

Yes it's a Sony Trinitron from 1998. I'm the original owner. Spent many hours playing original PlayStation on this TV when it was new. It's ended up being the best TV for 8-Bit gaming. Super Nintendo, Genesis and TurboDuo look fantastic on my flatscreen. Atari, NES, and SMS stay on the Trinitron.

 

Good job, Justin! Unfortunately that now means I have to do better. :P. I'll have to try later this evening.

 

I want to see you outperform my laps! I'm sure you will. Best wishes kamikaze!






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