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by Porcupine
14 Jan 2024, 02:00
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: This forum is flooded with bots

I'll just use this place to catalog all the registered bot users that I notice. Today I newly see Brandwatch [bot], and Bytespider [Bot]. We are really popular! Also, after a day the total number of simultaneous unregistered users has dwindled back down to "normal" again, like 9 or so. Plu...
by Porcupine
13 Jan 2024, 17:46
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Re: This forum is flooded with bots

Thanks, everything is working normally again. There are still the same 20~40 guest swarmers, with several named bots, but it's been this way for the past years and generally isn't a problem. Now I see a Baidu [Spider] account logged in. I guess the real problem though was essentially just one or a f...
by Porcupine
13 Jan 2024, 01:29
Forum: OT and Forum Meta
Topic: This forum is flooded with bots
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

This forum is flooded with bots

Starting around maybe 5 years ago, I noticed that unknown bot armies had flooded oratan.com forum. Prior to that time, the average number of guests and registered users at any given time would be 0 or 1 people (which matches the active population of the game). When the bots came, that number often j...
by Porcupine
23 Dec 2023, 15:33
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Vogel von Formosa wins Nicht Cup 11th Final, izuko Fei-Yen wins Nicht Cup Final Masters Division
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Vogel von Formosa wins Nicht Cup 11th Final, izuko Fei-Yen wins Nicht Cup Final Masters Division

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bux5XsR3Do 1st bracket https://challonge.com/ja/5etk91c (Vogel Temjin 1st place) 2nd bracket https://challonge.com/ja/t704144r (izuko Fei-Yen 1st place) Gaijins swept the intermediate bracket at the final Nicht Cup, so 2 foreigners officially became Shura master clas...
by Porcupine
22 Feb 2023, 19:14
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 52619

Re: Buying items from Japan

Made my first order with DeJapan. Overall probably good, but a few problems. Their faq pages are not well written, but DeJapan charges 100 yen per item , and not per order like I'd thought. This is still pretty good. They are most directly comparable to From Japan, since only these two services do n...
by Porcupine
24 Dec 2022, 10:07
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 52619

Re: Buying items from Japan

There's another relatively new, really good proxy DeJapan. I'm hoping to try them soon. Their commission fees are supposedly zero if you just use them for forwarding (this is amazing considering that unlike most forwarding services, they will also help you to pay, which is critically important). And...
by Porcupine
27 Oct 2022, 23:45
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Buying items from Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 52619

Re: Buying items from Japan

Looks like I haven't updated my activities here in ages. From Japan was the best proxy service by far for a number of years, and they mostly replaced Japonica Market for me (they could never replace them completely, as each proxy service has their quirks, and From Japan has never accepted mercari or...
by Porcupine
22 Sep 2022, 19:59
Forum: General
Topic: OMG (VOOM) tier list/match-up chart
Replies: 5
Views: 13385

Re: OMG (VOOM) tier list/match-up chart

https://i.imgur.com/sYqzc4y.png Here is an updated tier list by ifield. It seems to me like VOOM became way more popular in the PS4 Masterpiece era and the play level has improved, at least compared to the PS3/Xbox era. Some "master-class players" now exist that only started in the PS4 er...
by Porcupine
16 Jun 2022, 20:23
Forum: General
Topic: Tier list thoughts?
Replies: 49
Views: 72970

Re: Tier list thoughts?

https://assets.st-note.com/production/uploads/images/47437777/picture_pc_8dfe1a34d1ada50120c88e3c2be01a97.png This is a more recent tier list that was supposedly compiled by AZY, who has long been one of Japan's elite arcade members and one of the best Cypher players. We've sort of been transitioni...
by Porcupine
12 May 2022, 20:17
Forum: General
Topic: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 4772

Re: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece

VOOM is going to be simple: it's pretty much identical to Xbox 360. (PS3 had a color subsampling graphics problem). I'm not sure what the 3D rendering resolution is, probably 1080p, but it doesn't look any higher than Xbox 360 and PS3, so I now suspect that VOOM on those consoles was in 1080p as wel...
by Porcupine
20 Apr 2022, 20:23
Forum: General
Topic: Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece
Replies: 2
Views: 4772

Technical review for PS4 Masterpiece

After hearing many complaints about Masterpiece's technical qualities, I decided against purchasing it and have stayed away from VO for 3~4 years now. Various other reasons also contributed to my decision. Now a variety of circumstances have led me to return, and I plan to play often and increase my...
by Porcupine
07 Dec 2021, 16:44
Forum: Projects
Topic: Gross input latency test on PS4 Masterpiece, OMG and OT
Replies: 2
Views: 9034

Re: Gross input latency test on PS4 Masterpiece, OMG and OT

Excellent testing, thanks very much for this. I had tested VOOT frame data some years ago (I never posted close combat frames, although I did finish a detailed investigation on how CC frames and inputs work in general, and completed testing for Fei-Yen). I did not use any external hardware like you ...
by Porcupine
02 Nov 2020, 19:00
Forum: Videos, Replays, Memorabilia
Topic: Video game soundtracks
Replies: 0
Views: 14451

Video game soundtracks

Although progress has declined lately, people are now able to rip and play the proprietary sampled music formats for most games and consoles in their original quality. These are typically lossy ADPCM based formats, which perform worse than transformation based MPEG audio formats at low bitrates, but...
by Porcupine
23 Mar 2020, 19:30
Forum: General
Topic: VOOT frame data
Replies: 7
Views: 21168

Re: VOOT frame data

I had neglected to post this when I added the red recovery data earlier: the VOOT timer counts down quicker than real life. It calculates using 25/50 fps PAL format instead of 30/60 fps NTSC format which is how the game actually runs. Therefore the default 80 second time limit is actually only 66.67...
by Porcupine
20 Mar 2020, 20:20
Forum: General
Topic: VOOT frame data
Replies: 7
Views: 21168

Re: VOOT frame data

After carefully watching a Japanese replay video, I noticed there is a different timing when doing the jump glitch after Temjin's surfboard hits the edge of the stage. When the surfboard expires normally there are 8 unmoving frames at the end with the surfboard still lit, followed by 16 unlit recove...
by Porcupine
29 Nov 2019, 20:00
Forum: General
Topic: Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram gameplay/strategy wiki on Mizuumi & 2019 advanced guide
Replies: 7
Views: 22114

Re: Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram 2019 versus guide (for PS4)

Zaarock's guide has good instructions for fundamentals and strategy for play as well as advanced techniques, so there should be something for everyone. I was considering to write a guide focusing on fundamentals and strategy but never got around to it. I might still do it someday but it may be a bit...
by Porcupine
29 Nov 2019, 19:29
Forum: Projects
Topic: Virtual-On Twin-Stick Mapping Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 19556

Re: Virtual-On Twin-Stick Mapping Guide

I'm not sure how they did twin stick controls for Index because that's the first game in the series that was designed around a controller. There are certain subtle movements that work only on a controller which may be difficult to implement with twinsticks. Just as there are some subtle kinds of mix...
by Porcupine
23 Sep 2019, 20:13
Forum: General
Topic: PS4 ports announced!
Replies: 32
Views: 79709

Re: PS4 ports announced!

Is it going to be digital release only?
by Porcupine
26 Aug 2019, 20:18
Forum: General
Topic: Best Gamepad for Virtual On?
Replies: 5
Views: 12685

Re: Best Gamepad for Virtual On?

Come to think of it some of the Virtual On games allow you to set L3/R3 to something (push the thumbstick in) you could perhaps use those for turbos too.
by Porcupine
23 Aug 2019, 21:00
Forum: General
Topic: Best Gamepad for Virtual On?
Replies: 5
Views: 12685

Re: Best Gamepad for Virtual On?

Very few people or no one that I know of plays that way for an extended period of time, but I agree with your assessment of those basic controllers. I think playing that way is difficult because you may have to use your index finger to hit both the turbo and trigger buttons, or use your middle finge...