Ragdoll Blaster 3: Scores, Tips, and Screenshots

02-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Thanks, Bob...I'll update the first page.
02-13-2012, 02:16 AM
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Lowest amount of dolls will not equal highest score my high score on one level I just did used 3 dolls where my 2 doll shot was alot less

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02-13-2012, 04:09 AM
@Backflip Studios:

Would be great to offer an option for an alternative aiming mode where I can move the reticule by moving my finger anywhere on the screen. That's because on the iPhone it's quite hard to target an exact spot when my finger is always in the way.

Edit: Suggestion: Maybe if you use a second finger and then stop touching the screen with the first finger, you can move the reticule with the second finger.

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02-13-2012, 04:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaun glitch View Post
Lowest amount of dolls will not equal highest score my high score on one level I just did used 3 dolls where my 2 doll shot was alot less
Yeah I havea couple of levels where more dolls = more points.


3.16 is excellent example.

1 doll = 12k
2 dolls = 15k


I don't think I'm spoiling too much on that level. :P

Last edited by Vayduh; 02-13-2012 at 07:49 AM.
02-13-2012, 07:38 AM
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Scoring

As you know the scoring in Ragdoll 3 is very different from Ragdoll 1 and 2. It depends on the number of dolls, the number of buttons, and the time. Below is a breakdown of the scoring for level 1-4 (I leave the other levels to you).

The score for any level is calculated as:
Score = f1(D)+f2(B)+f3(T),
where f1, f2, and f3 are the functions that decides the score for dolls (D), buttons (B), and time (T), respectively. Note that the time reported after finishing a level is not in seconds. T=18 is around 14 seconds, and T=62 is around 50 seconds.

For example, the three functions for level 1-4 are (approximately):
f1(D)=13500-1000*D
f2(B)=100*B
f3(T)= 1930-110*T

The total score for level 1-4 can therefore be calculated as:
Score = 15430-1000*D+100*B-110*T

Unfortunately, the time resolution shown is only integers, but the time used in the score calculations has much higher resolution. I think the time resolution is in the order of around 0.01 seconds.

To make it more complicated, f1 (the dependency on the number of dolls) is not always linear. On other levels, 1 doll difference is not always constant and/or not always 1000. In level 1-4, one time unit is worth 110 points. However, for other levels this can differ a lot.

Example 1:
D=1, B=4, and T=11, on level 1-4 gives Score = 13620. However, if you get T=11, the actual time can be between T=10.5 and T=11.5. This means that if you get D=1, B=4, and T=11 after finishing level 1-4 your score is between 13565 and 13675.

Example 2:
D=2, B=8, and T=6, on level 1-4 gives a score between 13515 and 13625.

In other words, if your score is 13600 on level 1-4, you either had {D=1, B=4, and T=11.18}, or {D=2, B=8, and T=5.73}, or some other combination.

How many dolls did you use in level 1-4?
02-13-2012, 08:58 AM
Damn, Q. Kickin down the knowledge!
02-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Thought of asking in the main thread but maybe (probably) you guys know instead - where do you find the par of rag dolls used for either the level or the world?

Edit: Found the level one under the "i" button but is there one per world? Or an easier way to see your totals per level per world so I don't have to replay each one, only the ones where I went over the goal?

Last edited by New England Gamer; 02-13-2012 at 09:39 AM.
02-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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Wow...completely blown away by all these scores and creative level solutions you guys are posting! I don't think I stand a chance of competing at this point...but we'll see. Keep up the great work!

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02-13-2012, 12:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by qambler View Post
As you know the scoring in Ragdoll 3 is very different from Ragdoll 1 and 2. It depends on the number of dolls, the number of buttons, and the time. Below is a breakdown of the scoring for level 1-4 (I leave the other levels to you).

The score for any level is calculated as:
Score = f1(D)+f2(B)+f3(T),
where f1, f2, and f3 are the functions that decides the score for dolls (D), buttons (B), and time (T), respectively. Note that the time reported after finishing a level is not in seconds. T=18 is around 14 seconds, and T=62 is around 50 seconds.

For example, the three functions for level 1-4 are (approximately):
f1(D)=13500-1000*D
f2(B)=100*B
f3(T)= 1930-110*T

The total score for level 1-4 can therefore be calculated as:
Score = 15430-1000*D+100*B-110*T

Unfortunately, the time resolution shown is only integers, but the time used in the score calculations has much higher resolution. I think the time resolution is in the order of around 0.01 seconds.

To make it more complicated, f1 (the dependency on the number of dolls) is not always linear. On other levels, 1 doll difference is not always constant and/or not always 1000. In level 1-4, one time unit is worth 110 points. However, for other levels this can differ a lot.

Example 1:
D=1, B=4, and T=11, on level 1-4 gives Score = 13620. However, if you get T=11, the actual time can be between T=10.5 and T=11.5. This means that if you get D=1, B=4, and T=11 after finishing level 1-4 your score is between 13565 and 13675.

Example 2:
D=2, B=8, and T=6, on level 1-4 gives a score between 13515 and 13625.

In other words, if your score is 13600 on level 1-4, you either had {D=1, B=4, and T=11.18}, or {D=2, B=8, and T=5.73}, or some other combination.

How many dolls did you use in level 1-4?
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damn sorry, had to clean the keyboard after reading that :P


I know the following will not be the best by any stretch but here are my first 4 room scores:

LD Version
Levels:

1:1 - 10340 (1 doll)
1:2 - 12828 (1 doll)
1:3 - 10342 (1 doll)
1:4 - 13651 (1 doll)

HD Version
Levels:

1:1 - 10340 (1 doll)
1:2 - 12833 (1 doll)
1:3 - 10348 (1 doll)
1:4 - 13657 (1 doll)
(I am not getting time to play on iPad as much as I would like - def easier to play there)

Last edited by Vayduh; 02-13-2012 at 02:24 PM.
02-13-2012, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
Thought of asking in the main thread but maybe (probably) you guys know instead - where do you find the par of rag dolls used for either the level or the world?

Edit: Found the level one under the "i" button but is there one per world? Or an easier way to see your totals per level per world so I don't have to replay each one, only the ones where I went over the goal?
I cant see any way to see time/buttons after the fact i.e. going back to a level to find out what/how you did.

sure you can press the "i" button and that seems to default it so after each level you will see the information breakdown you left selected *i.e. dolls/buttons/time/points *OR* dolls/buttons/points only)

It is difficult to quickly see where you can do better but i guess that's true regardless of the scoring mechanism. I generally just take a little note (did that with RB2 as well)