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Lol, if you just try to follow the instructions you'll start to understand what it is saying and why. Just takes a little effort up front and then it's easy peasy. Make a save state and at least work at it for an hour before you give up on it. I mean, how badly do you really want to marathon a game?
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Thank you so much, YesAffinity.  This is more info than I was hoping for.  I plan on passing down a lot of what I've learned over the years.  With that said, I will let you know what I find.  Thanks again.
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Be prepared to be frustrated, angry, and want to find a donor tube on craigslist so you can ditch with one altogether.  FailFish

There's lots of good tuts on adjusting convergence out there.  I suggest reading up to get a good understanding of the concepts.

Always exercise caution and care when doing anything on a live monitor.  IT IS HIGH VOLTAGE!  That said, always keep one hand in your pocket.  Always be careful when reaching around behind the tube.  You can touch a live part without getting shocked (altho I recommend staying away from them altogether), but when you touch a live part and a grounded part (like any of the metal shields, casings, the monitor brackets), the current from the live part will make a b-line for ground through whatever is conductive (in this case, you).  Keeping one hand in your pocket at all times ensures you aren't giving current a path through your heart.

Warnings aside, if your problem is only in the corner of the screen, then you can probably stay away from the convergence rings, and just use a "convergence strip" to correct it, or at least get it better.

If you look at the back of the monitor, you should see 3 or 4 white strips that are hot glued or silicone-rubbered to the back of the tube.  They extend down between the tube and the yoke collar.  At the end of each of those strips is a small piece of metal, which has a small magnetic effect on the color guns.  You may be able to simply remove the one that is in that corner of the tube and reposition it to correct the mis-convergence.  Or you may find that there isn't one there...possibly whatever was securing it dried up and it fell out (check the bottom of the cab).  You may also adjust the one that is there but find it does not fully solve the problem, in which case you can add a convergence strip.

Unfortunately, convergence strips do not exist for sale, but fortunately, they are easy to make.  Good overall info on adjusting convergence, ending with an explanation on how to make DIY convergence strips: http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/2014/02/28/monitor-convergence-tips/

Another alternative for convergence strips is taking them from a donor tube.  Someone giving away a free CRT tv near you?  It'll only cost you the headache of dealing with the typical craigslist'er, gas, and time to open up the TV and steal its convergence strips.  Oh, and then taking the TV to the next free local recycling event.

Hope this helps.  If re-adjusting the existing or adding a convergence strip doesn't help, post back.

TL;DR version: You issue can likely be resolved with convergence strips.  You might be able to re-adjust the one that's there.  If that doesn't help, they can be made easily or stolen from a donor tube.  Google for more info.
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Donkey Kong High Score Lists / Re: Score Submissions
« Last post by YesAffinity on April 25, 2017, 11:42:11 AM »
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I'll simplify.....

Get to the middle cube/platform when the purple snake comes out so you can grab the green fella.
OK much better. :)

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I'll simplify.....

Get to the middle cube/platform when the purple snake comes out so you can grab the green fella.
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Quote from: wags
It's a pseudo-patternable game, events are timed but they have variables attributed to them.

Here's how the neverending L9 works in Q*Bert for all events that occur (can probably use a variation prior to L9, I forget when Sam/Slick opens up the board L5 or L6 at some point maybe, probably can start there with this)

Go down left side, make a small pyramid in bottom left corner

Sam/Slick appear and start to go down, let them change the color (it helps out at this point) but if they get close to your bottom left, grab them (watch out for the occasional random orange ball that can go directly down the left and hit you)

Clean up going across the bottom of the screen left to right

Coily appears

Use bottom right disc to drop coily

Bottom L to R should be complete/near complete

Use time here to do more clean up in the middle

Coily appears

Position yourself on the cube that rests one level below and between the 2 orange ball spawn spots

When Coily is approximately 1 or 2 cubes from getting you, Sam or Slick will appear on a random side one cube away from you

Grab them so they don't jack up the board and take the disc on that side to evade Coily who will be very close to you at this point

Use time here to do more clean up

Coily appears

Again position yourself in that same middle cube spot between the spawn spots

This time Sam or Slick will spawn slightly faster than before

Grab them and evade Coily via the nearest disc

Clean Up the board

Coily appears

Sam/Slick do not spawn during this Coily appearance

Use a disc to evade Coily

Clean Up the board

1 orange ball will come down then the green freeze ball will appear

Grab it and use the time to clean up the board

By this point you are out of discs and if you don't have the board done by now, you are in bad shape as Sam and Slick appear more frequently and you have no escape discs left

Quote from: g riley
Nope

 ROFL
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Nope, that doesn't sound easy at all. Too many things to remember.  They say, "easier said, than done", but if just saying it seems hard, I can't imagine putting it into practice.
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It's a pseudo-patternable game, events are timed but they have variables attributed to them.

Here's how the neverending L9 works in Q*Bert for all events that occur (can probably use a variation prior to L9, I forget when Sam/Slick opens up the board L5 or L6 at some point maybe, probably can start there with this)

Go down left side, make a small pyramid in bottom left corner

Sam/Slick appear and start to go down, let them change the color (it helps out at this point) but if they get close to your bottom left, grab them (watch out for the occasional random orange ball that can go directly down the left and hit you)

Clean up going across the bottom of the screen left to right

Coily appears

Use bottom right disc to drop coily

Bottom L to R should be complete/near complete

Use time here to do more clean up in the middle

Coily appears

Position yourself on the cube that rests one level below and between the 2 orange ball spawn spots

When Coily is approximately 1 or 2 cubes from getting you, Sam or Slick will appear on a random side one cube away from you

Grab them so they don't jack up the board and take the disc on that side to evade Coily who will be very close to you at this point

Use time here to do more clean up

Coily appears

Again position yourself in that same middle cube spot between the spawn spots

This time Sam or Slick will spawn slightly faster than before

Grab them and evade Coily via the nearest disc

Clean Up the board

Coily appears

Sam/Slick do not spawn during this Coily appearance

Use a disc to evade Coily

Clean Up the board

1 orange ball will come down then the green freeze ball will appear

Grab it and use the time to clean up the board

By this point you are out of discs and if you don't have the board done by now, you are in bad shape as Sam and Slick appear more frequently and you have no escape discs left
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Streaming Events / Re: Crap Tournament 9
« Last post by Barra on April 24, 2017, 09:40:03 PM »
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