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Carom!?!?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:39 am
by mart
I've had VP3 since it first came out... the Jeanette version on CD back in 2000(?) and then the curly DL version quite a few years ago. Because of VP3 I've always believed that a carom is when the cue ball hits the object ball and canons into another ball which I know because of one of my favourite games "Cowboy" (which the CO don';t know how to play dammit.... why is that steve??) whereby, after hitting 90 points you have to get 10 "caroms" to reach 100. However, VP4's Steve Daking refers to this as a "billiards" shot rather than a carom and a carom is infact (according to him) when the cueball hits the object ball and the object ball hits another ball and pots off that second ball!

So... what exactly is a carom? is it all of the above or was VP3 mistaken in referring to those last 10 shots in Cowboy as caroms, or is steve Daking mistaken in his version of what a carom is?

Re: Carom!?!?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:21 am
by zwylle
All of the above.
This is from the glossary in the VP4 Help file:

Carom Shot
1) A shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes each of two object balls.
2) A shot in pool in which an object ball is strikes another object ball before falling
into a pocket.

Billiards Shot
A shot where the cue ball caroms off an object ball and into another object ball
knocking it into a pocket.

Re: Carom!?!?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:10 am
by mart
zwylle wrote:All of the above.
This is from the glossary in the VP4 Help file:

Carom Shot
1) A shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes each of two object balls.
2) A shot in pool in which an object ball is strikes another object ball before falling
into a pocket.

Billiards Shot
A shot where the cue ball caroms off an object ball and into another object ball
knocking it into a pocket.


Lol...thanks for clearing that up for me. I should've known I only needed to go to the help file! Duh :duh: