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Title: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: xelnia on October 09, 2017, 12:26:49 AM
After a 35-hour marathon session at the Kencade, Bill reached a score of 61,548,785, with the game resetting on a 0X board. There's no video archive right now, but you can see the last moments in a clip here (https://clips.twitch.tv/ConsiderateEnjoyablePeafowlTebowing).

This puts Bill at #6 all-time. Congrats, sir!

Rank   Score         Player            Date
1      103,809,990   Victor Sandberg   2013-12-29
2       80,364,995   Victor Ali        1982-12-23
3       72,547,630   Kevin Baughan     1982-11-10
4       64,696,720   Jeff Steuve       1983-01-03
5       63,983,475   Ron Kussman       1982-06-20
6       61,548,785   Bill Carlton      2017-10-09
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: marky_d on October 09, 2017, 12:30:55 AM
Congrats, Bill! So, is his score the #2 highest on one credit?
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: TheSunshineFund on October 09, 2017, 03:28:38 AM
Way to go Bill!  Watched a bit of it sir.   Congrats!
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: Sk8god on October 09, 2017, 03:44:04 AM
Awesome stuff. 2004 to 2017 attempts. I can be done and happy with 6th place. Closing this door and trying something else.  Thanks for kind words in the chat.
Thank you's for Ken House and John McAllister.
If you're near the north west and plan to chase a decent score, let Ken know.
Ken set me up with the game, Adjustments, filming, advice, help... Everything.
You know, this is where the Asteroids record was broken in 2010 ?!!

Johnny Mac. Not only discovered the bug and answer/workaround,  he then wrote the program to allow me to manually record my actions. Ross Vondump said it best. I had to play two games at once.
Thank you Johnny!!! Thank you Ken!!!

6th place all time. Woot woot.
 
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: Barra on October 09, 2017, 04:13:16 AM
Congrats sir awesome stuff
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: timhett on October 09, 2017, 04:15:44 AM
Watching this was amazing.  Very glad you streamed it and congrats on the huge score.  Very nicely done sir!
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Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: danman123456 on October 09, 2017, 06:41:21 AM
Amazing great job!
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: LMDAVE on October 09, 2017, 11:33:16 AM
Great game Bill!! sorry to hear about the reset.

I saw your city count was at 197 and you got another 54 on the 0x board putting you around 251. Is that what triggered it? I remember something about some range of cities right below 256 was the dead zone. (251-256?)

Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: maximumsteve on October 09, 2017, 12:52:06 PM
I posted about this and enjoyed watching much of it. Big congrats to you Bill!! LIT!
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: homerwannabee on October 09, 2017, 02:08:07 PM
61 million is a huge score.  I admire the dedication of Bill through all these years.  The ability to keep getting up after getting knocked down is truly inspiring.
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: VON on October 09, 2017, 03:40:18 PM
Great game Bill!! sorry to hear about the reset.

I saw your city count was at 197 and you got another 54 on the 0x board putting you around 251. Is that what triggered it? I remember something about some range of cities right below 256 was the dead zone. (251-256?)

I think the range of bad numbers is between 253 and 3, or 256 +/- 3, but would need someone to verify that.

Bill's game reset when he ran into that range after a 0x board.  The 810K 176 extra city bug awards all the extras instantaneously, so the city count can roll over 256 at that point, and this is key in managing city count throughout a marathon.  The 0x scoring bonanza does not award all the cities instantaneously, the game just dishes out loads of points then tallies up the earned cities at board's end as usual.  Bill had just earned an 810K bonus without rolling over 256 a few boards before going into the 0x boards, so his city count was way too high.  He probably would have survived if he simply didn't play the first 0x board, as he wouldn't have earned enough extra cities to push him into the death range.  As it were, he dominated too hard and the game broke.
Title: Re: Bill Carlton scores 61.5M on Missile Command!
Post by: LMDAVE on October 10, 2017, 09:08:40 AM
Thanks Ross....yeah that's just bad luck to fall right in that range if that's what happened.