Tarry for the Nonce

November 10, 2006

Strike a Black Cat

Filed under: Anecdotes — lmwalker @ 3:01 pm

I can’t even break 100 in Cat Bowling!



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9 Comments

  1. After 5 attempts, I was thoroughly pleased. Any game that abuses cats is fine by me.

    Here are my scores:
    87
    82
    130
    80
    112

    Its not that hard to figure out…the first arrow is easy. If you happen to do well, it speeds up, then it slows down again the next frame. Not difficult, once you discern the pattern…. happy cat hunting! :o)

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 12, 2006 @ 3:57 pm

  2. But the physics are off from regular bowling. Hitting the 10-cat should not be a strike. I can’t stop lining up for spares, and not having the pumpkin or cat work right for me.

    Comment by charles — November 14, 2006 @ 10:56 am

  3. Its tricky, you have to hit it right in the center…. let the arrow go back and forth a bit, and when its centered, throw the ball. most of the time I was getting strikes w/ that technique…I did get one spare out of all of the games. Its not easy, especially when it misses the strike and gives you a split…no way to get out of that one…

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 14, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

  4. There’s also a trick w/ the shadow on the ground… if you throw it right when it hits the left corner of the triangular looking tree shadow (the big one, in hte middle)…you’ll get a strike.

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 14, 2006 @ 12:08 pm

  5. I seem to do much better on widescreen (1440×900) than on the laptop…. I’ve posted some videos at the website below if you’d like to analyse how to do it… mainly, if the arrow is perfectly straight, you should get a strike, but there’s also the shadow que that I mentioned earlier… each video contains at least 1 strike…some contain spares, and some contain strike after strike after strike 🙂 enjoy!

    http://www.pavman.com/catbowling

    Yes, I’m a nut.

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 14, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

  6. que = cue….

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 14, 2006 @ 1:15 pm

  7. That’s my problem. I’ve bowled too much to accept a bowling game that encourages incorrect technique. In bowling, you never want to hit the ten pin straight on, that’s a sure fire way to set up a split.

    Comment by charles — November 14, 2006 @ 8:05 pm

  8. I don’t know what amazes me more, Andrew’s manifestly extensive and time-consuming research into this game or his posting on a perpetually under construction site.

    Comment by FRJTK — November 14, 2006 @ 10:12 pm

  9. HAHA…. hmm, not sure what you meant by that last part… Hey, I was working and was waiting on some files to finish transferring, so I was kind of bored this afternoon. Everyone needs a break now and then, right? :o)

    Yeah, the videos may have been a bit over the top, but I learned how to do xvid/divx encoding, so that’s a plus….Auto GK is pretty darn kewl.

    The irony is that I almost lost my server migrating the drives this afternoon…long story short…right after posting those videos, my server went down. I eventually got it back up and working, but I had to work some Linux voodoo to save the data on my drives. The upside is, when I thought all was lost, I prayed for help to fix the problem, and amazingly, I was given the knowledge to fix it. (of course, I coupled this knowledge with google, but either way, I didn’t lose the data). You’d be amazed at the number of times prayer has helped me fix server issues (at work too).

    Comment by Andrew P. — November 15, 2006 @ 1:25 am


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