Aznar, the Sport Star

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Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by Andre Leao » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:31 am

A DT Decathlon clone released... Enjoy!

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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:20 pm

WTF??? :lol:
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by MrBlaz » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 pm

No way :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by WIWC » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 pm

What about Zapatero.
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by Patxi » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Hahaha!
It could also be Tom Sellek with that big a stash :lol:
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by R-Tape » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:47 pm

This is great fun! And BASIC too, top stuff ivan!

I love the idea of fine tuning the cadence, rather than outright button hammering. The stopping for air during the swim, and pacing yourself to avoid cramp in the 800m are great additions.

Here's a summary of the instructions:
-use 1 and 0 to scroll through the menus.
-you only need to define one key in "CONTROLES", it's the action key for stopping for breath, long-jumping or throwing the javelin.
-ENTRENAR is practice a chosen event, COMPETAR is well, enter the competition.
-The 100 metres: button mash any keys, just not the same key every time. Go slow and steady, and you will see your pace increase.
-Javelin, try to attain a high speed, release as low as possible at a low angle
-Long jump, similar to the javelin
-Swim. Hmm, very hard to master. I haven't got near qualifying in this yet.
-800m. Slow and steady, cyan to purple zone, try to finish with the cramp bar nearly full.

My bests so far:

100 metres: 10.24 (might have been 10.42)
Javlein: 93.2m
Long jump: 8.94m
Swim: 47.60
800m: 126.2

(Oh and why a previous Spanish prime minister? :? )
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by IvanBasic » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 am

Thank you so much for appreciating this game.

All the tips for the different events are OK; let me make some clarifications:

-In Javelin and Long jump, the optimal angle is 45º; lower or higher angles achieve shorter distances.
-In swimming, you can hit "breath" at any time, you don´t need to wait the air to be empty, this way you will preserve your speed more easily.

About your qualifications, these are not so bad, but be honest... Are you trying to compete before training enough...? Please, remember that your mission is to be a good personal trainer, so do your job profesionally...

Aznar, as Spain´s Prime Minister, starred some funny moments during his mandate; he usually liked to show off his physical fitness as a sportsman (mainly running). When he finished his stage as Prime Minister, he became a character of the gossip magazines, and one most famous epdisode was when he was photographed at the beach showing spectacular abs... (the loading screen is one of those photos), and this was a trending topic for long time. That is why Spanish people found this character and the plot so funny for this game. (Google "Aznar abdominales" images...) When he was asked about his body shape, he declared that he used to do 2,000 abs pushups per day... so the fun started again...
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:39 am

IvanBasic wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 am
About your qualifications, these are not so bad, but be honest... Are you trying to compete before training enough...?
Probably, but I said "so far". The swim and 800m times are from training, because I crash out of the competition due to being rubbish at swimming. Are the gold medal times your own personal bests Ivan?
Please, remember that your mission is to be a good personal trainer, so do your job profesionally...
Fear not - I will not let ex-prime minister Aznar down!
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by IvanBasic » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:45 am

R-Tape wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:39 am
IvanBasic wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 am
About your qualifications, these are not so bad, but be honest... Are you trying to compete before training enough...?
Probably, but I said "so far". The swim and 800m times are from training, because I crash out of the competition due to being rubbish at swimming. Are the gold medal times your own personal bests Ivan?
Please, remember that your mission is to be a good personal trainer, so do your job profesionally...
Fear not - I will not let ex-prime minister Aznar down!
No, those are records easy to beat with some practice, so the player can be happy to be on the billboard soon; my marks are something like 9.20 in 100m, 99.20 in javaline, 8.90 in long jump, 28.00 in swimming and 122.0 in 800m, and a total score after 3 rounds of 220000 pts (without plus score for training, just for competing); and this was after hundreds of goes for testing the code; so your first results are quite good!

I am sure you will help Aznar to show off his abs again!!!!
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Re: Aznar, the Sport Star

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:16 am

Aznar just managed around 28 seconds in a swim, so I think he's nearly ready to compete (the blood transfusion and Georgian anabolics really helped).

This is very impressive for BASIC. Because I've been concentrating on the power bars, I haven't thought much yet about how you're giving the effect of scrolling etc. It certainly looks good.

Did the slowness of BASIC force you to choose a finely tuned cadence, rather than rapid button mashing? If yes, then the limitations of BASIC have actually benefited the game.
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