Marble Blast Gold - World Record Rampage #5 is LIVE

After five years of hard work, the Marble Blast community is proud to present an achievement not seen in Marble Blast Gold for 11 years: a World Record Rampage which showcases all levels' runs as World Records. All 100 of them!

Fair warning: this is also likely the last World Record Rampage for this game, and we will only do smaller updates depending on improvements.

Enjoy!

Beginner: https://youtu.be/8UlnSYjD-eI

Intermediate: https://youtu.be/wVUB0o3X2F0

Advanced: https://youtu.be/5JPqs8pGgbM

Bloopers: https://youtu.be/6yqryGsaXU8

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Feeling like a champion

Come join us for the Festival of Champions, a tournament being hosted in just a couple of days! You can sign-up ahead by pinging me on #tourney-hype on our Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up this Sunday at 15:30 to 15:55 UTC on the leaderboards and announce your intention to play. We will begin at roughly 16:00 UTC, with sign ups closing 5 minutes prior.

It is recommended to check your pings to Tsuf and Thistle and preparing to play on both.
Further details are posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.

- Matan

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UndeadPianist replied the topic: #1 02 May 2020 19:28
I wanna play Marble Blast XP. How do I download it? I can't find a single download website for that game.
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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #2 27 Dec 2019 05:52
Tournament Details

Date and time
Sunday, December 29th at 16:00 UTC.

To compare UTC to your local timezone, you may use one of the following internet services: greenwichmeantime , timeanddate , timezoneconverter .

This tournament will be run on PlatinumQuest's Online section, so please confirm that you have signed up there and activated your account on MarbleBlast.com. When you join the event your Online username will be used.

It is your own responsibility to make sure you show up at the correct time (15:30 to 15:55 UTC) and date. The entire tournament will be finished within an estimated 4-6 hours, so please make sure to clear your schedule in advance.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First place: 70 USD
- Second place: 40 USD
- Semi-Finalists: 20 USD each

The prizes are sponsored by Matan.
You can select on receiving the prize as gift cards on either Amazon.com or Steam.


Rules and Formalities

Event Format
The tournament will be played as a single elimination tournament in best of three rounds up to the semi finals and finals, which both will be played as best of five rounds. There won't be a 3rd place match.
The person who chooses the first match is chosen by a coin flip done by me, and then the next map will be chosen by alternating between both players. Should a tie breaker occur (scores of 1-1 or 2-2), the final match will be picked by the in-game randomizer. Snowball mode must not be enabled! You CAN NOT CAMP. I will end you.

Titles and Achievements
A number of unique titles and flairs are available to be won in addition to the above prizes. Their timely arrival is not guaranteed.

Servers
Each game must be played on Tsuf or Thistle, and both players must be present in the chosen server. Additional observers are strongly discouraged as to avoid excessive lag connection, but should both players agree that additional observers can watch, they may open additional slots.

Map pool
All Winterfest maps can be played.

Seeding
Players are entered into challonge which will then seed them randomly into their spots.

Result Reporting
Games will be reported via live stream, and should Matan crash during the match, both players should continue the game and report the match results. Once your match is finished you must wait until your next round in the leaderboard's lobby.

Conduct at the Event
Any conduct which tends to disrupt the event, including a failure to follow its instructions or discourteous or disruptive conduct generally may result in disqualification from the tournament. Players or individuals that disrupt or attempt to disrupt the event will be kicked or banned.

Camping
Not allowed, no exceptions.

Disconnection issues
Should a player be disconnected mid-match, the following data is required: level played, time remaining, scores and who was closest to the next spawn (if applicable). If there is a clear winner, that person will be given the game point. If not, the match will be replayed. Intentional disconnecting will result in exclusion from the tournament. Cheating will result in an immediate ban from the tournament and all MarbleBlast.com services.

Being Late or Away
Players should check-in on the leaderboards between 15:30 to 15:55 UTC. Players that fail to check-in or that do not show up to their match will be disqualified. At this point their opponent will advance. Players are expected to continue playing until eliminated or until the end of the tournament is reached. I am being lenient by skipping over your turn if you're idle/afk/brb unless you are withholding the next round's match (i.e. final match before semi finals, or quarter finals etc.), in which case you will be disqualified and your opponent will advance.

Registration
If you accept the rules and wish to participate in this tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel on the Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up between 15:30 and 15:55 UTC and announce your intention to play.

Please do not sign up if you are not 100% sure that you will be attending the tournament.
If something comes up and you are unable to attend the tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel ASAP.

Streaming
The event will be streamed live by Matan, at twitch.tv/IsraeliRD


Good luck to all players!

Winterfest is Fast Approaching! Are You Prepared?

Hello everyone!

December is here, and that can only mean one thing...Winterfest is almost here!

We'll have the annual Winterfest celebrations starting very soon, and we'll run the event through the beginning of January once again to provide you with plenty of fun filled multiplayer matches on Snow Brawl!

Need a reason to check out the website again? The Marble Blast Advent Calendar has returned for 2019! Be sure to sign in to the Marble Blast Website daily and visit your profile to claim your reward every day!

Check out the Daily Advent Calendar (2019)

Enjoy!
~Aayrl

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Weather replied the topic: #1 12 Dec 2019 19:59
I mean, it seems like the calendar isn't integrated into the rest of the website in a certain way, so it won't pay attention to whether you're logged in, hence the message above the tiles. The forums and your account page know if you're logged in regardless of whether you did so since opening the browser, thanks to cookies.
I don't think it's necessary to go to your profile or the calendar everyday, really; although I checked the forums everyday, I didn't check those two pages until the third day but still got the first two achievements (which are labelled as having been gotten on the third . . . so that's weird).
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zachman99323 replied the topic: #2 12 Dec 2019 00:42
Cmon, of course I was logged in (I posted that comment). And also, like I said, it takes me to my account page, not the login page.
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Weather replied the topic: #3 10 Dec 2019 01:07
It does that to make sure you're...

It does that to make sure you're logged in and to show you whether you got an achievement, I guess. All the visible tiles have the same link.

For some reason I'm getting all the achievements so far despite missing a few days.

hah

Halloween is over? Not here!

I am pleased to announce that this Saturday, November 9th, I'll be running the Frightfest-based tournament called Monster Mash. As with last year, this tournament is spooky and has ghosts, though they're less cumbersome unlike last year, thanks to a good fright I gave them.

Sign-ups for this event are ... different. You can sign-up ahead by pinging me on #tourney-hype on our Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up this Saturday at 15:45 UTC on the leaderboards and announce your intention to play. We will begin at 16:20 UTC, with sign ups closing 5 minutes prior and the randomizer giving us spooky matchups.

It is recommended to check your pings to Tsuf and Thistle and preparing to play on both.
Further details are posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.

- Matan

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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #1 09 Nov 2019 20:59
Congratulations to MBOUltimate for winning first place in exciting and grueling matches, and massive props to Robert on 2nd place. Also congratulations to Alexnico and Storminorman as semi-finalists, and thank you to Mazik, Nathan, ItzJean and SergJ2005 for playing and giving us fantastic matches.

You can view full results here: challonge.com/hnfuozob

Hope to see you all in the Winterfest tournament!
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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #2 06 Nov 2019 19:23
Tournament Details

Date and time
Saturday, November 9th at 16:20 UTC.

To compare UTC to your local timezone, you may use one of the following internet services: greenwichmeantime , timeanddate , timezoneconverter .

This tournament will be run on PlatinumQuest's Online section, so please confirm that you have signed up there and activated your account on MarbleBlast.com. When you join the event your Online username will be used.

It is your own responsibility to make sure you show up at the correct time (15:45 to 16:15 UTC) and date. The entire tournament will be finished within an estimated 4-6 hours, so please make sure to clear your schedule in advance.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First place: 50 USD
- Second place: 20 USD
- Semi-Finalists: 10 USD each

The prizes are sponsored by Matan.
You can select on receiving the prize as a gift card on either Amazon.com or Steam.


Rules and Formalities

Event Format
The tournament will be played as a single elimination tournament in best of three rounds up to the semi finals and finals, which both will be played as best of five rounds. There won't be a 3rd place match.
The person who chooses the first match is chosen by a coin flip done by me, and then the next map will be chosen by alternating between both players. Should a tie breaker occur (scores of 1-1 or 2-2), the final match will be picked by the in-game randomizer.
All games must be played with Ghosts enabled for our entertainment and your suffering.

Titles and Achievements
A number of unique titles and flairs are available to be won in addition to the above prizes. Their timely arrival is not guaranteed.

Servers
Each game must be played on Tsuf or Thistle, and both players must be present in the chosen server. Additional observers are strongly discouraged as to avoid excessive lag connection, but should both players agree that additional observers can watch, they may open additional slots.

Map pool
All Frightfest maps can be played.

Seeding
Players are entered into challonge which will then seed them randomly into their spots.

Result Reporting
Games will be reported via live stream, and should Matan crash during the match, both players should continue the game and report the match results. Once your match is finished you must wait until your next round in the leaderboard's lobby.

Conduct at the Event
Any conduct which tends to disrupt the event, including a failure to follow its instructions or discourteous or disruptive conduct generally may result in disqualification from the tournament. Players or individuals that disrupt or attempt to disrupt the event will be kicked or banned.

Camping
Not allowed, no exceptions. If a ghost gets you, go back to the gems spawn and get those gems.

Disconnection issues
Should a player be disconnected mid-match, the following data is required: level played, time remaining, scores and who was closest to the next spawn (if applicable). If there is a clear winner, that person will be given the game point. If not, the match will be replayed. Intentional disconnecting will result in exclusion from the tournament. Cheating will result in an immediate ban from the tournament and all MarbleBlast.com services.

Being Late or Away
Players should check-in on the leaderboards between 15:45 to 16:15 UTC. Players that fail to check-in or that do not show up to their match will be disqualified. At this point their opponent will advance. Players are expected to continue playing until eliminated or until the end of the tournament is reached. I am being lenient by skipping over your turn if you're idle/afk/brb unless you are withholding the next round's match (i.e. final match before semi finals, or quarter finals etc.), in which case you will be disqualified and your opponent will advance.

Registration
If you accept the rules and wish to participate in this tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel on the Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up between 15:45 and 16:15 UTC and announce your intention to play.

Please do not sign up if you are not 100% sure that you will be attending the tournament.
If something comes up and you are unable to attend the tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel ASAP.

Streaming
The event will be streamed live by Matan, at twitch.tv/IsraeliRD


Good luck to all players!

macOS Catalina and Marble Blast

macOS Catalina was released this Monday and has removed support for 32-bit applications. Marble Blast, and by extension, PlatinumQuest, will not run on macOS Catalina. If you want to continue playing Marble Blast on macOS, do not update past macOS Mojave.

Future builds of PlatinumQuest will continue to support the same versions of macOS (10.7 - 10.14) but if you update your computer there are a few alternative ways to play:

  • Install a Windows Virtual Machine and play the Windows version of PlatinumQuest.
  • Install a Linux Virtual Machine and play the Windows version via WinE or Proton.
  • Hopefully in time, CodeWeavers will update WinE on macOS to support running 32-bit programs.

Thanks for playing with us for all these years. We'll let you know if we add support for running PlatinumQuest on macOS Catalina.

- HiGuy

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Red_zone replied the topic: #1 06 Apr 2020 13:27
Note: If you want high performance and top notch frame-rate, i suggest you should use VMWare. I tried running MB on VBox, and the performance was sub-par.
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Josep_Nollette replied the topic: #2 03 Apr 2020 20:28

Macs have always been PCs, because a mac is a computer, and PC stands for Personal computer.


Yeah, I kinda understood that Macs have always been personal computers even during their M68k and PPC days. However, when you bring up 'PC', not everyone will define it as a consumer-level computer regardless of its CPU architecture or OS; some will instead define it as one designed to run Windows. One example is the way covers for computer games distributed on CD- or DVD-ROM, and sometimes the discs themselves, mention 'PC' for Windows games and 'PC/MAC' for dual Windows-Mac OS games, and the physical eGames version of Marble Blast is no exception to the former.
In other words, not everyone realizes that 'PC' isn't restricted to x86/64 computers that run come shipped with Windows.

final thing, what does IMHO stand for? imo stands for In my opinion, but what does the H mean?

H for 'honest'.
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goforthefiles replied the topic: #3 03 Apr 2020 18:10
They would have had to switched, they were pretty much the only people bringing PPC to consumer markets, and with the really low use of PowerPC it became more for office computers and servers. Also, Macs have always been PCs, because a mac is a computer, and PC stands for Personal computer.
also they ditched powerpc because they wanted it to run windows. which is a bit funny because macs will not run on windows hardware.
Given that, you probably should run it off of Boot Camp, becuase it is faster than virtual machines. If you dont want to partition your disk, you can install it on an external hard disk.

final thing, what does IMHO stand for? imo stands for In my opinion, but what does the H mean?:side: