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Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby Biff_CCP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:27 pm

Hi. I've discovered a fairly major problem for anyone trying to get first place on at least some levels.

For some reason, at least some of the top times are listed as MM.SS.0F (Minutes.Seconds.zeroFraction). Turns out that the zero has been inserted from nowhere. The first Fraction number should be the tenth of a second and the real hundredth of a second has been removed. But the leaderlist still records the record time as if the zero is accurate.

If I do this right, I should be attaching some pictures that show examples...

Clones error 01.jpg
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Clones error 02.jpg
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The first set of pics show the first time I saw this issue.

My current time was .23 seconds. Previous time was .96 and the "world record" was .25
But the list showed records of .02 and .09

In fact, when those pics were taken, I suspect "tommy" had the actual world record with .16 seconds.

I eventually beat that incorrect record fair and square, but still...
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Re: Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby Biff_CCP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:29 pm

Clones error 11.jpg
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As you can see, I previously had the record at .59 seconds but it was listed as .05 on the list.
Then I beat it with .13 seconds but it didn't take.
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Re: Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby Biff_CCP » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:29 pm

Clones error 31.jpg
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And this one is really bothering me because I don't think I can overcome the error.

Current and personal record of 02.26.26 but a declared world record of 02.26.47. But it still ranks me as second because the website lists the world record as 02.26.04

I haven't really figured out what might be behind the problem but I did notice that your website was extremely slow and sometimes not working when I was working on "Frozen Clone Zone" and that extra zero appeared.

P.S. Sorry about the huge pictures.
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Re: Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby Biff_CCP » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:03 pm

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Re: Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby clones » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:02 am

I looked into this issue. Yes, you found a bug, but it only affects the way the time is displayed but not how the final score is processed and ranking calculated. The website formats the time correctly, but the in-game display of time is wrong. Here's an explanation on how the time is formatted:

Website:
minutes:seconds.fraction(3 digits - was showing 2 digits before)

In Game:
minutes:seconds.milliseconds

Example:
5:39.12 (in game) => should be 5:39.012
5:39.567 (in game) => correct because it contains 3 digits
5:39.08 (in game) => should be 5:39:008
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Re: Some leaderlists are inaccurate.

Postby Biff_CCP » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:30 pm

Wow. That is a very good catch. I agree completely. The game is dropping the first zero in the fraction of seconds.

I just carefully watched my playbacks and saw your explanation in action. The playback timer suffers the from same issue which also helped throw me off the trail. But I just watched a playback timer advance from XX:19.89 to XX:19.373

Thank you for looking into this. And my hat is off to you for doing it at 2AM!
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