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King Cobra
Apr 30, 2002, 07:32 PM
The KING has set a new iPod Breakout record score: 1653

However, I want to send the information to
http://www.applestudentdevelopers.org/features/iPodContest/index.php

Can I enter if I am not an Apple Student Developer? The site does not clearly state.

dualburn001
Apr 30, 2002, 08:05 PM
The website says:

Rules
Anyone can enter.

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so go for it.

King Cobra
Apr 30, 2002, 08:07 PM
Cool.

Here is the photo folks.

I am officially, a King.

Then again someone could beat the record... :)

jelloshotsrule
Apr 30, 2002, 08:26 PM
how long did that take?

just doesn't seem worth it to me...

macstudent
Apr 30, 2002, 08:26 PM
Thats one hell of a big picture you have there. Could you please shrink it down for us next time?

thanks

King Cobra
Apr 30, 2002, 08:31 PM
The whole thing lasted around an hour and a half to two hours.

And, I know, the picture is a little big, and I do not mean to insult the people with dial-up (including Yours Truly), but I used the Least Quality .jpeg export under Appleworks and I could not get the picture any smaller.

My fault on that guys. But it is real.
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chmorley
Apr 30, 2002, 08:54 PM
I can't even imagine having that much free time. You're in college. Why didn't you have sex instead? Much better use of time!

Chris

jelloshotsrule
Apr 30, 2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
And, I know, the picture is a little big, and I do not mean to insult the people with dial-up (including Yours Truly), but I used the Least Quality .jpeg export under Appleworks and I could not get the picture any smaller.

My fault on that guys. But it is real.


seems like a waste of time to me...

you could've resized the picture. that, more than file size, is what was a bit of a pain

King Cobra
Apr 30, 2002, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by chmorley
I can't even imagine having that much free time. You're in college. Why didn't you have sex instead? Much better use of time!

Chris

Easy, big guy.

I originally started this as a question to see if I was allowed to send this record to a website. Then I posted the photo just in case there were some in disbelief.

Besides, the top prize for the contest is $30. chmorley, if you want to send in your record and spend two hours with that money to get some yourself, knock yourself out. Otherwise, if you care less, why post?
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mc68k
Apr 30, 2002, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by King Cobra
The KING has set a new iPod Breakout record score: 1653

However, I want to send the information to
http://www.applestudentdevelopers.org/features/iPodContest/index.php

Can I enter if I am not an Apple Student Developer? The site does not clearly state.

Wow, great score. You truly do have some skills at that game (and a lot of patience). Are those SCRATCHES all over your screen? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
Your iPod is starting to look like my old Gameboy!

Yes, I entered and I am not an Apple Student Developer. My score was 1039 (http://www.applestudentdevelopers.org/features/iPodContest/pics/1039_Charles_Baker.jpg), just from fooling around in BIO class.

Current top score is 1505 (http://www.applestudentdevelopers.org/features/iPodContest/pics/1505_Bob_Maher.jpg). You probably won $30, unless someone else has more time than you.
Originally posted by chmorley
I can't even imagine having that much free time. You're in college. Why didn't you have sex instead? Much better use of time!
LOL! A wink's as good as a nod to a blind bat! Eh! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!

Any time's a good time for [women]. ;)

chmorley
Apr 30, 2002, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by mc68k

LOL! A wink's as good as a nod to a blind bat! Eh! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!

Any time's a good time for [women]. ;)
It was just a joke. Glad someone got it.

Nice MP reference, BTW.

$30 for 2 hours? No.

Chris

Hemingray
May 1, 2002, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by chmorley
$30 for 2 hours? No.

Exactly. Time=Money.

$15/hour isn't TOO bad, plus recognition for a high score. But since you aren't even guaranteed to be the high scorer anyway, I personally wouldn't do it.

(Then again, how many countless hours have I spent in this forum with absolutely no pay whatsoever? Heheheh... :p )

Macmaniac
May 1, 2002, 12:28 PM
Can you pause the game and come back to it?

mc68k
May 1, 2002, 12:43 PM
Originally posted by Macmaniac
Can you pause the game and come back to it?

Yes, you can. But there's a catch-- the pause takes like 5 seconds of holding the play/pause button.

This function isn't really useful on the higher levels, as you'll probably lose a life for sure. If you do a successful pause, make sure that your paddle is positioned to hit the ball when you start your pod back up.

King Cobra
May 1, 2002, 08:46 PM
If you really want to set a personal best score, try not to pause the game unless it is absolutely necessary. I tried pausing the game (successfully) and restarted it hours later and I immediately lost my train of thought. You really need to go level by level continuously without interruptions to keep your concentration.

That is what I did. I am still waiting for my email of Congratulations from the guys I sent the photo to.
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Beej
May 1, 2002, 09:42 PM
How did I know this would be a thread started by you, Cobra? You're a Breakout freak! Top score.

Oh, and make the picture a bit bigger next time. It didn't quite fill up my 24" at 2500x1875 :)

chmorley - that's the funniest post I've read all week. Funny stuff! :D