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Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:53 am
by 3DOKid
Anyone know how the scoring works in the Need for Speed?

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:25 am
by Austin


Sorry, 'kid.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:01 am
by 3DOKid
Ban request: Article 4, Subsection 2.11: Falsely raising the hopes of an admin team member.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:06 am
by Austin
G** dam* * 3DO***, don'* m*k* me b*** o** the N*** fo* Sp***.

(Actually, truth be told, I don't own this anymore. Although this can be remedied pretty quickly)

*double-edit: My name is ****-ratt or *****ing. ;D

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm
by 3DOKid
I've been playing this every day for a week. :)

It's shocking how addictive this awesome driving game is ;)

Every. Day.

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:02 pm
by Austin
Haha, what the hell was I thinking with that last post. I don't even know what it's supposed to mean. I was probably poking fun at old members that made threads that made absolutely no sense.

Sheesh, I need to stop posting while drunk, especially when it gets to the point where I don't even remember posting..

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:25 am
by mattyg
I played this game almost non stop on release for as much as 10 hours at a time - and the scoring confused me just as much then as now. I even tried writing down on a pad each time in a vain attempt to figure it out but there were too many variables. I deducted that points were based on average speed,accidents,time,car,difficulty,course,top speed, distance between you and x man at finish and so on. Far too many variables. I remember my top score was 40115 - but have no bloody idea what made it different to any other run!

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:24 pm
by Anonymous
I was actually playing it for a little while a couple of weeks ago.. I couldnt even change cars.. I guess i should read the manual eh?

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:08 pm
by Trev
3DOKid wrote:Anyone know how the scoring works in the Need for Speed?
If I remember correctly, I think Gunstar might know ...

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:09 pm
by bitrate
Trev wrote: If I remember correctly, I think Gunstar might know ...

LOL. I remember those threads. He really got under the skin of that one guy (can't remember who it was - have to look the thread up).

Despite having played this game for more accumulated time than probably any other game in my life, and despite it being my favorite game of all, I don't know either.

We need to take a look at the source code.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:05 am
by Versus
We need to take a look at the source code.
How we can do this? Any thoughts? May be disassemble the Launchme file?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:52 am
by Gunstar
Hey guys! Sounds like I'm needed here. Yeah, some guy was claiming to be the best in the world at NFS on the 3DO and I had to prove him wrong. I am. And willing to prove it anytime. I'll literally blow anyone away. 15 years of playing the game while not everyday, probably could average it out to a few hours per day. And if you don't play pro mode with manual shifting you can never come remotely close to my times. Automatic is far too slow.

As to the scoring, ever heard of a couple of games (DC and XBOX) called Metropolis Street Racer and Project Gotham Racing? Remember a scoring system known as "kudos?" It's not how fast you drive, but how well you drive fast. This is how the scoring on 3DO NSF works too. You just don't see the scoring on screen like MSR and PGR. But Pioneer Production's NSF pioneered it. The more cops you outrun, the more fish-tales and powerslides and spin-out recoveries, the more close calls and weaving through the traffic, this all adds to the score. The fact is, if you are racing for the best time, you aren't going to score as highly as if you are driving on the edge and taking chances. :twisted:

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:19 am
by mattyg
Oh great gunstar's back - all we need now is Lightning & Preecha......

How about recording your run and submit it to Mr. Day. Twin Galaxies needs at least one 3DO high score on its books - or are you too chicken? You've never revealed your highest score.

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:25 pm
by Gunstar
All my times are well documented with photos right on this site. Go find them. As for High Scores, no I don't recall posting those. I guess I could, but I've never played actually trying to get the highest score, just the best times. If anyone can beat the times I have posted, I've beaten them myself and can post better times or try again.
I Don't really care about twin galaxies or whatever, maybe if there were a challenger there already. The last time, the reason my times are already posted on the site, I posted all mine first and no one ever posted theirs becuase they couldn't compete. This time, if someone wants to post their NSF times and speeds I'll then be more than happy to repost or redo my to eclipse them.

I'm really a nice, pretty humble guy most of the time, I have my opinions but will admit when I'm wrong. But in this one thing, NSF, I know I am the best until some one proves me wrong so I am arrogant, about this one thing.

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:55 pm
by Thunder
I'm the best NFS player.

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:47 am
by Gunstar
Thunder wrote:I'm the best NFS player.
Then show your times... ... ight=speed

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:29 am
by Versus
Check your scores after trying my speedhack. :lol:
ISO is playable on the console.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:05 pm
by 3DO Experience
Posting disc images is a bannable offense. However this being a modded image it won't earn you and instant ban. This will be discussed with another administrator to decide if we should allow the link. If you can make an IPS or executable that can mod an ISO we would be overjoyed.

Do not worry you are not in trouble as this matter has never came up and is definitely in the grey.

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:52 am
by Austin
If it's a custom ISO, why not make a video of it instead?

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:29 pm
by 3DO Experience
The link is back. It is alright to post links to modified images.

Sorry I had to alter the link for a few hours but I really was unsure as to how it should be handled. I'm glad people are taking the initiative to do things like this. Now if only I could get a mouse compatible edit of HELL....

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:14 pm
by BryWI
It really should be a IPS patch or similar to the original image. If this starts floating around unamed, it will start getting passed around as the original game eventualy. Also, as long as it contains any amount of the original game in the disc image, it is still a copyright infringement. That is the very reason that translations and hacks are released as patches.

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:52 pm
by 3DO Experience
Well the thing is patches don't always like to work. I've tried making plenty and I've only gotten a few to work. (like the Horde fix) His bannerscreen is different than the original and even says "speed hack" on it so you know it's not the original and how it differs.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:59 am
by CasetheCorvetteman
The best i have on the console i have here is 41,312... Diablo, Coastal track...


Wouldnt mind being able to get the other FZ-10 working so could see what my old high score was, also done with Diablo, and on Coastal track...

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:27 pm
by Versus
CasetheCorvetteman, and what about time corresponding this score?

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:28 am
by CasetheCorvetteman
How can i find that out now? I didnt take the photo when i did the score. I think youll find time taken has not got a whole lot to do with the best score either, cause i can EASILY get a better time on the Coastal 2 and 3 and a better total Coastal in the 512TR, but the score is still way down.

I do know the top speed reached on Coastal on this machine is 202.7 MPH, and i did 202.8 in the City.

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:39 pm
by CasetheCorvetteman
Someone needs to get Gunstar back here....


Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:48 pm
by Versus
How can you reach this scores? :shock:

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:17 am
by CasetheCorvetteman
By driving very fast and not making errors, ive cracked 50,000 before with the Diablo on Coastal, but its hard to make a perfect run in that car due to it feeling a bit wider on the road.

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:56 am
by a31chris
What should i go for? Best time or best score?

Re: Need for Speed Scoring

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:18 pm
by a31chris
ok with the Honda I am going to go for score this round. See what happens.