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It's a well-known bug, which exists also in Across. If you take one apple exactly same time with both wheels the game thinks you took two apples instead of one. In Long Haul, Animal Farm and Hooked it's most likely to happen. Email the author of the game and tell to fix this bug. You can remove the bug times by Bug times remover. Also known as Hooked-bug.
Nope. Elma and Across are such great games that you really should pay for them. $9.95 isn't that much. And also it would be illegal.
The main idea of teams is that friends can play together, compare times and exchange replays inside the team and that way develop their skills. You don't have to do anything special to make your own team, just decide the name and add your team letters after your nicks. Of course you can make a team site if you know HTML.
The driver of the record decides whether he/she share their replays or not. So, if someone doesn't want to share their replays, we cannot publish them.
It varies very much. Someone plays the game over 50 hours in a week but most of the good players play less than 15 hours.
Average players have to play several months or even years, to reach a level where they can drive WRs. After that learning period you just have to höyl one level over and over (for days, weeks or even months) to get the WR. But when you are a real professional you don't have to höyl so much. Many kuskis have said they had taken a WR in a few hours (a claim that's under constant debate on whether or not it's actually so).
None. They use exactly same game and settings that come with Elma. The difference is that they have played for so long time that they master the bike behaviour. There have been and still are (most likely) cheaters among the players, but that's rare and they are banned when caught.
Read our LGR page for more information.
Vsync (vertical synchronization), the main tweaking issue is about graphic card settings. It can be ON or OFF. Read on Mopolauta which graphic cards support changing it and how to do it. Also there is a vsync list of the internal levels. Players say that vsync OFF gives you a better grip and bounces, but still some people want to use vsync ON. Usually the differences are not big so it's best to find out for yourself which way is best for you. In theory the vsync ON means that the FPS is limited by the refresh rate and on OFF the FPS is not limited by monitor. More about the vsync on Digital Silence site.
Moposite has a Tweaking page as well.
Download the newest patch and upgrade your Elma.
Yes, rename some external level file to QWQUU0xx.lev where xx is the number of the internal level you want. Then just run the game and go to the level editor. If you want to change the level and play it you have to save as different name.
In the level editor take a Move tool and click with your right button on the apple, there you can choose the gravity. Most people dislike gravity so use it carefully and with proper arrows that point which way the apples gravity is (if it changes the currently active gravity). More on the Designing page.
Yes. Rename another state.dat to merge.dat and open Elma (so you have one state.dat and one merge.dat in your Elma directory). After quitting the game you have times merged to state.dat but note that the program doesn't understand same times. So if you have same times in top10 in one or both of the state.dats they'll get messed up, only one of them will stay. This is a bug and should be fixed in the next versions of the game. After merging you can remove the merge.dat.
Just press I-key (by default) while playing and the picture appears to your Elma directory in PCX format. It works in level editor as well.
Choose all Elma files with mouse and click right button. Select Properties and disable the read only.
Elma was programmed to Win98. It has a bug which affects the lagging under XP. The bug is fixed in the Elma 1.2 version. To get even smoother Elma you need to tweak your system a bit more. Read more on the Tweaking page.
All replays stop at 5 minutes, that's the maximum lenght of the replay files. We also hope for an improvement in the next versions of the game.
Five (5). On Moposite you can find replays to see how to drive to them, but don't watch them before trying to find out them yourself (we don't link them here on purpose). Yet, in He He and Turnaround you cannot find any official secret areas. MUe text in Bowling isn't a secret area either.
Email to and hope for the best. We might have a back-up of it.
By using some external program like elmatim0r.
How about reading the readme.txt for installation instructions?
Just the first 18 levels are available in shareware version so only the replays for those levels work in shareware version. Also note that Elma replays don't work in Across and Across replays in Elma eventhough Across levels work in Elma. The place for REC files is a sub-directory named rec under Elma directory. To watch replays you need to run Elma.exe, then go to Replays in the Main Menu and choose the replay you want to watch.
You need a registered version to play the external levels (some of the levels which are available on Moposite may work with shareware version too). Extract the ZIP and put the level files to your lev directory which is under Elma directory. Then run the game, go to Play in Main Menu and scroll up. Choose the External File and browse the level you want to play.
Rename it to Default.lgr, move it to lgr directory under Elma directory. That LGR will be used in internal levels and external levels which doesn't have another LGR assigned to it. You can also use lgrlist.txt or make own levels for non-default LGRs. More on LGR creating page.
Replays are the only thing that can be considered as a walkthrough for Elma.
Practice makes perfect, so play alot, watch replays and try to figure out how things are done. Doesn't sound too simple but it really is as simple as that.
A well-known bug. The only solution so far is to use Win98 for Across or to create a bootable DOS-CD or diskette.
First you have to buy Elasto Mania. Then you can ask Across from , the author of Across and Elma. In your email please include your Elasto Mania order name, and an approximate order date.
All replays stop at 4 minutes, that's the maximum lenght of Across replay files.
There's a limit of 600 external levels in Across, also make sure that the files are in the same directory with ACROSS.EXE.
You can't. By pressing T-key in the game, you can see the time but the replays' times accuracy is about 0,02 - 0,04 seconds.
Create an empty file (size 0 bytes) named snap.en into Across directory and then press I-key while playing. The shot will come to Across directory as Snap??.pcx.
Not really. Only for nostalgic reasons. It's a pity that Across is not working under XP. But some players still break Across WRs, years after Elma was released.
Because the server locates in Finland and most of the Elma players are living on the same time zone (Finnish, Hungarian).
It has lower priority than some other things on the site / in our non-Elma lives. We are always trying our best to update sections. As long as the site is free to use, we won't be stressing with deadlines etc. So be patient.
External links are ones that redirect you outside of Moposite, for example http://www.google.com. By default they are opened in a new window and an external link icon is displayed next to the link. The settings can be changed in Settings.
Internal links are links inside Moposite, for example Main page. They are always opened in the same window.
Base filters customize the way news items are displayed on the News page. If you want to temporarily filter more strictly or set a filter that completely overrides the base filters you can do it by using the temporary filters on the News page.
In general, filters are used for setting up personal rules on which news the user wants to see. For an example you can choose to see all news of the Records section but only the most important news of the Contests section. By default all filters are set up for Medium in all categories. In addition filters don't have an affect to Headlines displayed in the left column or RSS feed.
Yes, within an hour after commenting. Then it's closed. Reasons for this policy are: 1) opportunity to fix typos and 2) restraint to edit old comments to something nasty.
Comments under your pages (Identity, Gallery) can be removed by you whenever you want.
The Visit means a certain number of page loads in row anywhere on Moposite by a user who is logged in (manually typed his user name and password or by using a cookie). The longest allowed duration between the page loads is 300 seconds in one visit. If the 300 seconds limit is exceed the visit is closed and the next page load will start a new visit.
The periods between first and last page loads of the Visits are summed to produce the Time spent value. A visit containing only one page load is a special case which adds 30 seconds to the Time spent.
People have different kind of surfing manners. Someone reloads a page, does something else then returns to read a bit more, then does something else again when someone else might open the page, immediately read it through and close the page. These example people would get quite different Visit and Time spent statistics but in the end they should be quite realistic.
Written comments means all comments written by the user in question including both News and Community sections. Received comments are those which are written under the Identity or Gallery pages of the user in question.
The last time the player was logged in to Moposite of certain nation, team or any other group which the player belongs to.
To create a nation a player must contact us. We haven't included all the nations to the lists because the truth is that there are players only from a few dozens. The lists would be quite huge for nothing.
If you have a suggestion of a player who could be a suitable nation admin for your nation please inform us. The player should be motivated, able to write in English and clean background (no bans, no cheating).
Nation, nationality and nat mean all same on Moposite. For different reasons we use them all disorganized, sorry for that. By location we define where the player lives. By default the location means a city but we also use a country to specify the city (there might be same named cities in different countries).
In the lists nationality is the one that matters, not the place you live in. For example an American living in Helsinki (Finland) uses USA in the lists of Moposite, not FIN. Players with dual nationality decide themselves which one they want to use.
To join a team you must Request to join the team. The link to do that is under Functions in certain team page. For example FM. After that the admin of the team must accept you so contact him (drop a comment to his Identity for example). You can be requesting only one team at once. Don't quit your old team before you have been accepted to the new team. Otherwise you will have team none in your team history.
To create a new team is done via Create new team link under Functions in Team section. You are allowed to create a new team once in 90 days. Creating a new team makes you quit automatically your current team if there is one.
Team admins can edit team information, kick members, accept and reject new members. By default the first member of the team (usually the creator) is the admin but it can be changed and there can also be several admins. Contact us in the matter of these.
By default you watch your own Identity and Gallery comments. It's also possible to enable (and disable) any team, nation, city or news item to watch. You can also watch all the News item comments through Settings.