# Records: [TAP] Normal

Thread in 'Competition' started by Amnesia, 5 Feb 2007.

1. ### kapatUnregistered

it's not much

but it'll do. i try not to do TAP, cause of the unusal framerates i get from it.

SUGGESTION: in heboris, there should be a "preset" amount of game configs that'll mimic TGM1, TGM2, TGM3, blah blah. and have it show up in like a config note in a corner or something, so in JPEGS and stuff you can see what's up. and we all trust each other here. i hope.

and totally...if i knew how to dev stuff or program or any of that, i would

but i'm kinda useless. sorry.

2. ### rednefed

Does the time bonus scale in fractions of a second? If you finish in 3:30:50 do you get 1253 * 89.5 points?

3. ### colour_thief

Nice, that improvement puts you ahead of Kotetsu and DeHackEd.

The time bonus rounds the number of seconds up. So in your example you get 1253 * 90 points.

4. ### Meroigo

rednefed: You should've kept going for 10 more minutes for the ultimate time: 13:37!

my new best

6. ### AmnesiaPiece of Cake

euuhh...

Alors comme ca tu le fais en 2:55 toi...

7. ### cyberguile

ouais mais j'ai fait que des tetris (d'o le score un peu bas)

8. ### cyberguile

tried to focus a bit more on combos

10. ### rednefed

Woot!

300 @ 3:31:40
Score = 434695

12. ### ngumanUnregistered

I fast forwarded through the credits.

13. ### Ai

This is the best I could do in the few hours I played during the weekend. I am disappointed in myself as this is only a minor improvement compared to my previous personal best. At least I entered the top 10 on the leaderboard and I expect to get over 400.000 soon if I keep trying.

Speed is nowhere near what I can do in Texmaster Novice Mode, but I'm slowly getting better. I've had some time attack runs close to 03:40 when not comboing. There have been a few games where I believe I could have gotten over 400.000, but I always managed to screw up at some point. In Texmaster I feel in total control from beginning to end and I can do the up-down motion without a problem. In TAP on the other hand I lose control when things get a little faster over level 200. Doing the up-down motion then seems to slow me down and I make a lot of misdrops.

These are my score targets in Texmaster for very good games:

- level 100: between 60.000 and 100.000. 60.000 is good when the stack is still high going into the 100 to 200 section. I've managed to get 100.000 before level 100 a few times with a low stack after level 100. This is also possible in TAP, but it's more difficult to achieve.
- level 200: between 170.000 and 220.000. I can do it, but this happens a lot less than in Novice Mode.
- level 300: between 340.000 and 400.000.This isn't as easy as in Texmaster as I have difficulty keeping comboing. Not lucky enough most of the time and a lot of misdrops. I have at least a dozen games with a score of 450.000+ in Texmaster so it's possible. The 2 special pieces are no real problem if you now how to deal with them fast.

In Texmaster I finish most of my best runs in 03:40 which gives me a 100.000 time bonus in most cases. In TAP this bonus is limited to about 80.000 at the moment. So at the moment I can only achieve a score of about 300.000 without time bonus in TAP.

I have also been experimenting with the bonus pieces "Free Fall" and "Dell Even" to see if there's no secret game mechanic for bonus points. But I didn't find anything unfortunately.

Is it possible to fast forward through inp files?

EDIT...

14. ### Ai

FINALLY one of my 2009 Tetris resolutions has been achieved!

This is the best I could do and I probably won't be playing for a while. Maybe I'll try to do better again after playing some TAP Master Mode. I clearly need to improve my control over the pieces when things speed up a little.

This was a lot harder than expected. This is NOT Texmaster Novice Mode is what I learned!!!

Code:
9--Ai--------------------------401671 pts @ 3:43:33
EDIT:

Creepy how the O-piece is the next piece at the end of the game in my last 3 submissions.

EDIT 2:

Just noticed I messed up with my second screenshot.

15. ### cyberguile

beaten my record:

16. ### Ai

Nice cyberguile!

Code:
6--Ai--------------------------426505 pts @ 3:49:45
7--DeHackEd--------------------415603 pts @ 3:07:63
8--Kotetsu---------------------410658 pts @ 3:12:46
9--Rosti LFC-------------------407977 pts @ 3:25:13
Convincing comfirmation! I now believe getting 450000 is doable if keep playing. Look at that time! I wasted some time at level 299 because I thought another tetris would up my score a little more than just finishing as fast as possible. If I stack high and concentrate on clearing tetrises I can get sub 03:30 with scores around 350000 now:

Still playing from time to time in the hopes a bravo will lift me over the 500000 mark. I once performed a comboing bravo at the start of the game and ended up with around 128000 before level 70. Too bad I got too excited an messed up soon after. So next time I get lucky hopefully it will be near the end of the game during a good run.

Just for fun I compiled this ranking with the score one has just before the time bonus score is added:

Code:
1    colour_thief    345804
2    Ai              337542
3    gila            331746
4    Amnesia         325152
5    cyberguile      324960
6    rednefed        323178
7    Rosti LFC       288942
8    Kotetsu         275334
9    DeHackEd        274014
10   elph            264222
11   Kitaru          235698
12   Ken_P           225844
13   Bou             218418
14   nguman          201924
15   statikeffect    199944
16   Gaby            183594
17   mufunyo         175626
18   kapat           146904
19   md             117738
20   schnappy        Score not available

17. ### Muf

md finally took the time to screenshot the record I got at his place during the CeBIT weekend

18. ### rednefed

I like nice round numbers.

441000 score, 300 @ 3:24:46

19. ### Budster

Unsure about what the time was,
score: 254157 pts

20. ### Budster

I beat 30k.

Last edited: 16 Aug 2009