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branimirb

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I require assistance
« on: August 05, 2009, 01:27:13 pm »

Very Hard, Mecha Birdo segment.

I can beat it, I think, but that's not the problem.
The problem is that the game freezes. Every single time. Instead of falling to Mecha Birdo, it freezes.

I noticed while playing on my new computer that freezing happens much more often.
I mean, the game freezes 75% of the time I turn it on and press Shift.

Before, I just dealt with it, but really, it freezes every single time.

Is there a known, least-glitchy version of the game?
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 02:16:47 pm »

Right click it then choose properties, then run in compatibility for windows 98. Or something. Anyway you could also try changing from slow-mo to frame-skip or vice versa.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 09:24:47 pm »

If you're using Vista, run as Administrator; don't run as many programs while playing; if you are computer savvy, turn off some of the useless processes; switch versions, etc. etc. If the problems persist, switch to a different computer. You can take you save file from your current computer, upload it to a site, download it on the other computer and continue your journey.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 01:09:31 pm »

Thanks, it's not glitching now.
Now I have a new problem! Yay!

The jump after Mecha Birdo. I pass through the hordes of zombies and MB, no prob...
Then die at the stupid jump. Three times now.

I played through in an easy game, made my way to the point so I could practice it.
(The same thing I did to get through the spike corridor)

Strange.
I was able to eventually master the spike corridor, and when I passed it 4 times in a row, I went and passed it in Very Hard.

But I can't master the bullet jump, no matter how many times I do it.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 02:19:36 pm »

Practise makes perfect.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 06:13:49 pm »

I'm betting you're jumping, trying to double jump when you get close enough then hit the nose of the egg. Don't jump, fall off and double jump when you're about half way across the gap. Takes a bit of practice, but it's easier and faster.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 05:09:25 am »

I am falling off. And that's the point I'm trying to make.
For some reason, on this jump, practice doesn't make perfect.
I can make it ten times in a row, then I jump around a bit, and then I can't make it.
The jump isn't difficult if it's all you need to do, but it is difficult on your first try.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2009, 03:55:14 am »

Every bit of the game is possible to get past 100% of the time, if you know what you're doing. A lot of people don't notice it, but if a spike or something touches The Kid's cape or gun you do not die; you only die if it touches his body. The game always gives you a chance to beat it, you just have to learn how; 'trial and error' is your best friend. So, now you know.

AND KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2009, 05:46:11 am »

Isn't it just a hit-box smaller than the sprite?
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 07:28:53 am »

That is true, but I do believe that it was intended to be smaller to tell the player, "You fucked up, so now you pay for it. I hope you learn from your mistake."
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2009, 07:36:27 am »

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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 01:54:09 pm »

Every bit of the game is possible to get past 100% of the time,

I think Dracula is somewhat luck based.  Other than that yeah, since kraidgief can always be glitched.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2009, 09:48:42 pm »

It is true that Dracula is random and unpredictable, but that is why you have to learn his attacks. It is possible to get two jumps in with three or four shots (Depending on how fast you can mash) before he attacks. After that, you just have to make sure you are far enough away for the three cherries, white balls, or moon. Any other attack can't touch you as easily.

Once you get the two protoplasm out you have to keep them at a distance. I prefer to shoot them separately when he is warping. I get 8 shots off on both of them before he comes back, hit him another 9 to 12 times, depending on firing speed and attack he chooses to use, then they speed up, shoot them back again, jump up and shoot him two or three times (Again, depending on speed) while keeping the protoplasm away between jumps and he's gone.

Every boss has a pattern, you just have to adapt. If you wish, I'll record a second battle against Dracula and post it on YouTube for all of you to see.
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Re: I require assistance
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2009, 03:47:23 pm »

True, I do notice that learning his attacks helps, but I can't help but think it merely minimizes the chance of unavoidable death, not eliminates it.  If you get a souple homing aplles(or cherries, or fruit) on you with those ectoplasms and you're forced into a corner to jump over them, but drcula spawns next to you, you're fucked.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2009, 07:49:42 pm »

Again, you just need to learn how to battle with him. The right side has a point where all attacks miss you, excluding the plasm. Most of the time you shouldn't need it, though.
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