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 Post subject: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:04 am 


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Hi all,

We are pleased to kick off our eXceed 2nd Vampire REX high score contest, AKA the “Sinners & Saints” contest!

The contest starts RIGHT NOW and entries will be accepted until 12pm on Feb 26th (Sunday).

HOW TO WIN?
1) Score high on the Stage 1 of eXceed 2nd Vampire REX demo OR
2) Play the demo and just plain get lucky!

Winners will receive:
• Steam codes for the eXceed Collection
• Packaged versions of the original Japanese eXceed 2nd– Vampire REX, signed by Tennen-sozai circle rep Teratsuki and lead programmer, SUEMAN

For full details & rules, see the official contest post at: http://www.facebook.com/NyuMediaLtd

Download the demo (updated, lighter version) from: http://exceedseries.com/2nd-vampire-rex/download_2vr

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
We at Nyu Media have mad love for the Shmup forums and we’re hoping for a good turn out! Frankly, we’d be surprised if the winners aren’t all Shmup forum regulars, but you never know… please join in and represent the Shmups MASSIVE!

GOOD LUCK!

eXceed Series Website: http://www.exceedseries.com/
Nyu Media Website: http://www.nyu-media.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:05 pm 


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Hmm ... I downloaded the demo but I get an error when I run it.

Code:
#Error 1
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I click "OK" and it closes. :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:16 pm 


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shmuppyLove wrote:
Hmm ... I downloaded the demo but I get an error when I run it. :cry:


That's a first... Could you please post your systems specs.
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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:22 pm 


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A signed packaged version? Hell, it's worth a shot! :D
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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:27 pm 


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Can we post scores here/PM them to you for those of us who are Facebook intolerant? :wink: It's a pretty interesting content and I loved Extend 2nd, though the scoring system is a little awkward for a stage 1 only score contest.

Edit: Nevermind, just saw your email address in the full contest rules... is it required to post on Facebook as well?

(Yay, another Capcom shmup after so long!)


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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:41 pm 


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All contests are a pain to design. This one was no exception. :P

Anyway, yep, signed packaged versions are ftw!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:19 pm 


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GenkiPatton wrote:
shmuppyLove wrote:
Hmm ... I downloaded the demo but I get an error when I run it. :cry:


That's a first... Could you please post your systems specs.


My home system is:
AMD Athlon X2 7750
4GB
Asus GeForce 9800GT
Windows 7 32-bit

Just tried it here at work, and it's working ok. Very different system though:
Intel Core i3 2120
4GB
(integrated video)
Windows 7 64-bit
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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:56 pm 


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Hmm the game recognises the buttons on my arcade stick but not the joystick. It is a HRAP VX-SA
Are you guys playing with your arcade sticks?


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 Post subject: Re: eXceed 2nd Vampire REX High Score Contest Starts NOW!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:08 pm 


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I'm IN! :mrgreen:

When I get back home, that is. I hope that my skills will improve by a lot! I usually no-miss Stage 1, so this should be good!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:10 pm 


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Neith wrote:
Hmm the game recognises the buttons on my arcade stick but not the joystick. It is a HRAP VX-SA
Are you guys playing with your arcade sticks?


I haven't tried a stick yet -- does your HRAP have a switch to change the joystick mode? A lot of xbox sticks default to POV hat mode for the joystick, which doesn't work in a lot of software. Either you'll have to switch the mode on the stick itself, or use something like joy2key to map the POV hat to cursor keys.

If you open the USB game controllers control panel applet and look at the properties for the joystick, you'll see what I'm talking about.

Edit: Just checked the specs on Hori's site, doesn't look like there's any way to change it. If there's no way to remap controls in the game itself, you'll have to use joy2key or xpadder or whatever.
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shmuppyLove wrote:
If there's no way to remap controls in the game itself, you'll have to use joy2key or xpadder or whatever.

It's worth a shot, but that probably won't work.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:42 pm 


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If you want to play doujins, joy2key is a must on the pc... It takes alittle bit to get how joy2key works, but it's absolutely worth it.

Most joysticks map the stick to the cooli-hat directions and not the actual directional controls, with no way of letting you change it yourself. With joy2key you'll be able to map any key on your keyboard to any direction (also cooli-hat) and button on your joystick.
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Drachenherz wrote:
If you want to play doujins, joy2key is a must on the pc... It takes alittle bit to get how joy2key works, but it's absolutely worth it.

Most joysticks map the stick to the cooli-hat directions and not the actual directional controls, with no way of letting you change it yourself. With joy2key you'll be able to map any key on your keyboard to any direction (also cooli-hat) and button on your joystick.

The thing is, I've found that there are lots of doujin games that will happily ignore your joy2key or xpadder settings. They're looking at nothing but the arcade stick or gamepad once you start the game with it, and the only "workaround" (which will vary in effectiveness from game to game) is to start the game with the keyboard and then move to your arcade stick or gamepad that you've used joy2key to remap to keyboard keys.

If you're using an Xbox 360 stick or controller, the best things to do are either dual-mod your stick or setup XBCD and remap the d-pad (your stick) to the left analog stick. I did the latter with my arcade stick, and the adapter I use with my gamepad has a mode where the d-pad will sent left analog inputs.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:58 am 


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shmuppyLove wrote:
GenkiPatton wrote:
shmuppyLove wrote:
Hmm ... I downloaded the demo but I get an error when I run it. :cry:


That's a first... Could you please post your systems specs.


My home system is:
AMD Athlon X2 7750
4GB
Asus GeForce 9800GT
Windows 7 32-bit

Just tried it here at work, and it's working ok. Very different system though:
Intel Core i3 2120
4GB
(integrated video)
Windows 7 64-bit


Alright, just tried it again at home and it's working fine now. Bizarre.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:59 am 


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shmuppyLove wrote:
Alright, just tried it again at home and it's working fine now. Bizarre.


Glad to hear it! Thanks for checking back in!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:36 am 


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hOLY cOW, but we've had some high scores come in!

Thanks, guys for throwing in and doing your thing!! :mrgreen:

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but we may need to run some extra time play-off contest among the top 3 after this...
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I don't even know the scoring formulas well enough to understand how to hit 930k in stage 1 Easy :| Or there's a trick I'm missing somewhere, I'm improved a bit but I'm still well below that...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:07 pm 


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All I know about the scoring system is from the manuals I've read on the US and Japanese sites - basically chain = good, point-blank = good, and kill boss as fast as possible. Since there aren't that many bullets on the screen in easy mode, I focused more on increasing chain by killing enemies with the reverse shot, and tried to be as close as I could safely manage for each kill.

If no one beats my score by the end, I could release my replay (although it desyncs at the end of the boss unfortunately).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:58 pm 


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The game freezes for me when the boss goes into their third phase. Any idea why? :x
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marus wrote:
If no one beats my score by the end, I could release my replay (although it desyncs at the end of the boss unfortunately).


Marus > Awesome score. As requested on the FB page, please keep your demo & all the files in the folders intact.

Btw,here's what everyone is playing for (besides the Steam codes & GLORY! :)) -

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ratikal wrote:
The game freezes for me when the boss goes into their third phase. Any idea why? :x


Hi ratikal,

Sorry, this is another first on us... Could you please post your systems specs (especially OS, CPU, GPU and version of DirectX)?

Have you by any chance tried playing the Japanese demo? I'd be interested to know if you get the same error with that.
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Wow, there are a lot of good high scores out there. Definitely not going to make it for the top 6 that's for sure but when the contest is over, I really want to see those crazy 900k+ replays.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:38 am 


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Argh, my replays always desynch during the boss fight. I tried all the tips posted on the facebook page, but no luck. I just lost another replay with exactly 10,000 points (lowest possible I believe). Oh well, I'm doing it wrong anyway. :twisted:

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Windows 7, Core 2 Duo E8400, GeForce 260GTX, 4gb ram, DirectX 11.

In any case, that's a really long demo! Here I was expecting a stage or two at the most, and it just keeps going. Very generous of our Nyu friends.
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Now that the tournament is over I uploaded my replay. Feel free to check it out if you're interested (the replay desyncs a little bit at the end of the boss so the score is a little off, but it works properly for the most part):

marus-MPO - 1,004,881
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A huge thanks to all the Shmups guys that participated in the contest.

The winners have been announced on FB and their names forever carved in history via a RT from @shmups :)

Here is the winners post from FB:

*** SINNERS & SAINTS COMPETITION WINNERS ***

The results are in and the replays have been checked! Here are your winners of the Sinners & Saints high score contest!

The TOP 3 win Steam codes for the eXceed Collection and signed packaged copies of eXceed 2nd - Vampire REX!

1 lolCindered 1,006,350 (The Vampire REX! :)
2 marus-MPO 1,004,881
3 Aliquantic 986,593

4-6th places each win a Steam code for the eXceed Collection!

4 Peroim_Feld 971,995
5 Samuelio 969,359
6 Atrakinze 951,832

Outstanding scores from all! WELL DONE from Tennen-sozai and Nyu Media!

& our randomly drawn Lucky Deviant SOB & recipient of a Steam code for the eXceed Collection!

Cerzel 568,866

HUGE thanks to everyone who played! More contests to follow in the near future!
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