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    2005-03-28
  • 7624
    I started a page on my wiki about R-Type in 2005 with links to guides.
  • 2007-11-25
  • 4152
    2014-07-09: Found an old MAME save state on my old Dell Inspiron 510m laptop.
  • 2008-01-27
  • 2371
    Got the score 211700 in MAME. This was my best 1 credit run on MAME. While at Pollux Gamelabs, I recorded a replay, where I beat stages 1-5 without dying and then die over and over again on the beginning of stage 6...
  • 2014-06-16
  • 4063
    Got the score 193800 in MAME. 1-credit highscore attempt.
  • 2015-03-23
  • 5196
    Got the score 200700 in MAME. During a break, played my best game yet on the PD arcade machine. I'm still not super comfortable with the stick, but I'm improving.
  • 2015-06-28
  • 5501
    Streamed a game to Twitch, but didn't refresh the window size after playing vertical monitor games, so the stream was broken.
  • 2016-07-07
  • 6689
    I was streaming a few shooters to YouTube tonight, but did horribly at R-Type.
  • 2016-11-01
  • 7161
    I spent much of the trip from Copenhagen to Aalborg analyzing stage 7, the level I never beat before. I played it on emulation speeds from 0.2 to 1.2 to figure out enemy patterns and safe zones. I wrote some of the tactics down in my wiki.
  • 2017-04-03
  • 7647
    Got the score 226600 in MAME. I set up input recording for R-Type, specifically, and played a game worthy of YouTube uploading. After investigating video synchronization issues with this game specifically and writing about them in my blog, I have started playing the game at 109% speed, which doesn't seem to impact my performance.
  • 2017-12-08
  • 8232
    I got up early and put in an hour of R-Type training. With the difficulty of stage 7 in mind, I trained it with all the power-ups. I think I ended up with one too many speed power-ups, I should figure out how many is right for stage 6. With all power-ups, stage 8 seems almost trivial, although there are a lot of near misses...
  • 2017-12-09
  • 8233
    More training. The stage 5 meatball boss seems unreasonably hard if the level isn't started with power-ups.