I’m still working out the details, but basically imagine a small area in the byoc room with a group of laptops running all sorts of PC fighters. If some people donate a laptop to the cause, I think this will be great for anyone who plays PC fighters.
Friday - Signups and do whatever you want day. Money Matches, random games, and any tournament not listed(just bring a copy and some competition). Brackets will be made friday evening/saturday morning, so if you don’t sign up today you might not be separated from your region.
Saturday - Emergency signups up to when tournaments start. I’m planning on having several setups available so some tournaments overlapping a bit shouldn’t be a problem.
(all times pm)
2:00 - Big Bang Beat
3:00 - Eternal Fighter Zero
4:00 - Monster
5:00 - Akatsuki
6:00 - Immaterial and Missing Power
7:00 - Melty Blood
Sunday - Leave me alone I want to watch the japs take everything but mvc2 day…or just friday2.
Rules for donating equipment to the cause:
There are two(and a half) parts to this, first is the computer, second is a tv/monitor screen. For either, you will be given free entree into the tournament of your choice, or simply 5 dollars. All donations must be for the full course of saturday. If you only want to donate for a specific timeframe, then you may not get the rewards. There will only be a limited number of setups needed, so generally it will be first come first serve, however full setups will be taken in before half setups. Donations won’t be accepted on friday, so get there early on saturday!
The computer(desktop or laptop) must be able to play all of the games at an acceptable frame rate(basically a steady 60fps). All unnecassary applications(networking, virus protection, ect.) should be disabled. Ideally all games should already be installed, but I shall bring extra copies for those who don’t have them. There is also a usb tweaker program that will be required and set at 500ms. I’ll bring this as well. All games should have shortcuts on your desktop for easy locating. Computers need at a minimum 2 usb ports.
For the other part, a screen that displays the game without lag(crt monitor or tv). Connections may be supplied by either side. These can be an evo TV that you reserved for the area. If you donate a full setup(computer and tv), that counts as two donations.
For the last half, in the event that more ps2>usb converters are needed, a set of two pelican converters will be accepted as donation materal.
Other ways to help: When a game you are in is being run, stay in the general area. It is understandable if you have to leave for another match, but please tell someone that you are going. Assistance with gathering people who are up is also welcome since I don’t want to leave the general area lest I return to find 3 computers and a shoe missing.
Remember to save replays people! This is more of a tip on how to avoid getting lynched than a rule…
$5 entree per game, which goes to the prize.
Double elimination format. In the event of a large turnout, pools will be used. Top 4(2 winners 2 losers) from each pool qualify to the finals pool. Bracket rigging by state/region for people who sign up on friday(optional).
Matches are 2/3 games, except for w/l/g finals which are 3/5.
All forms of handicap are disabled.
Stage selection is random unless a stage is agreed upon by both players.
Controllers may be set any way that a game allows. You may not use outside of game macros or turbo functions.
Controllers must be either usb or have a usb converter. PS2 > USB converters will be provided. You may not use a keyboard.
Winner of a previous game in a set must keep the same character. Blind pick for first game upon request.
Out of game rules:
Do not use the computers for anything other than playing games. Do not change the game currently being played without permission. One infraction of this is a yellow card for EVERY tournament you are in. THIS INCLUDES YOUR OWN COMPUTER If you need to do something with your computer then tell someone in charge.(official in charge list TBA)
When changing converters unplug the official pelican converter(if present) and leave it on the keyboard area of a laptop. When done, plug it back in. For desktop computers, leave it on either the keyboard or on top of the computer, whichever seems more visable.
Instead of a flat split, there is a chart to determine the prize. It is similar to a split, only every entree increaces the value of one place to keep every prize a multiple of five, which causes some deviation. Some examples:
ent 1 - 2 -3 - 4
10 30 15 5
20 65 25 10
30 90 40 20
40 115 55 25 5
50 140 65 30 15
Due to spikes, the split changes slightly. At 10 entrees it’s identical to a 60/30/10 split, while at 20 it is a 65/25/10 split. On a side note, fourth starts getting a prize at 35 entrees.