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Forum: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Thread: Question About Using the Mesen Emulator

Started by: BinarynovaBinarynova

Thanks guys!
I did a fresh install of Mesen and haven't had the issue since. Hopefully it's gone for good. I use Mesen because it seems to have the smoothest scrolling of every other one I've tried (Windows is really bad about stuttering in emulators for some reason).

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Forum: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Thread: Question About Using the Mesen Emulator

Started by: BinarynovaBinarynova

Hey all. I'm trying to play the game in Mesen, and I have issues with the cutscene between 4-1 and 4-2. Sometimes it goes fine, but other times the game will freeze, or the cutscene graphics will be distorted, and a few times it's even caused the game to just reset.

Has anyone else had this issue in Mesen? I'm trying to decide if this is a problem on my end or a problem with the emulator that I should bring up to the developers.

Thank you!

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Leaderboards moderation requests thread

Started by: GyooGyoo

I'm requesting to be made a moderator for Dragon Spirit: The New Legend. I contacted the current moderator about a run I submitted three weeks ago. He has not been online for 22 days and I have attempted to contact him through twitch as well.

 

Forum: Final Fantasy III

Thread: Leaderboard ~DISCUSSION~

Started by: GaëlGaël

I don't have much more to add other than that I agree with Duckfist with regards to turbo and EC manipulation.

I've removed the "No Glitched Jobs w/ English Trans" category and added that when you submit a No Glitched Jobs run you should use the game's region to differentiate between original and fan translated. With that I think the leaderboard is in a better state than it was in a few days ago.

 

Forum: Final Fantasy III

Thread: Leaderboard ~DISCUSSION~

Started by: GaëlGaël

Gael:

2) I changed the Glitchless category names as per Duckfist's suggestion to match the names used by the Japanese community. Personally I'm against adding yet another variable to differentiate in this case two very different runs. If we want to keep both types of glitchless run, I think we should keep them separated.

3) When you say Japanese region variable, are you referring to Speedrun.com's built in region setting? So say, use US for translated runs, and Japan for non-translated and keeping them all in one category? That sounds perfect to me! As long as we're not adding a secondary Translated/Not-Translated variable or maintaining two separate categories. Is it okay to go ahead and remove the translation specific category?

6) Regarding the running of the 3D remakes, DS is very different from all the rest because it's the only one with a item duplication glitch. That's why I say it's probably unlikely to be run on other platforms. The Steam version is probably the next most popular and might be run, but without any time saving glitches I doubt it. The PSP version probably loses any chance due to its horrendous load times.

 

Forum: Final Fantasy III

Thread: Leaderboard ~DISCUSSION~

Started by: GaëlGaël

Just popping in here real quick to say I think there's a consensus regarding the naming of "No Glitched Jobs" so I'm going to go ahead and change that. I also removed the variable for "Encounter Manipulation".

 

Forum: Final Fantasy III

Thread: Leaderboard ~DISCUSSION~

Started by: GaëlGaël

Thoughts: This leaderboard is a mess. Some of it is my fault. Why is With/Without Prior Manipulation a variable? Who actually submitted a "No Credits Warp" run? Both my bad. 🙂

But I think some things need to change here. Here are my suggestions, let me know what you all think about them.

First of all: "With/Without Prior Manipulation". I think we should just remove the variable. Any% allows it so feel free to use it obviously, and if you don't use it, like me, that's cool. But I don't think we need to call it out if you do or don't. Imagine if there were Mega Man 2 leaderboards that let you call out every individual zip in Mega Man 2 as a variable. "Let's see, I did Heat Man's zip, but not Metal, Bubble, but not Wood", etc.... that would be silly. Similarly, do we need a variable for Turbo?

Secondly, I'm pretty sure some categories (I'm looking at the Glitchless ones) are just copy/pasted from Japanese leaderboards, are likely out of date, the runners probably don't even know about this site, and they'd not likely submit times here. Frankly, unless other people start running these categories with the intent to post times and improve them, I don't think they need to be here.

Thirdly, remove the category "Any% No Job Glitch w/Eng. Trans". Right now it's just a copy of the regular No Job Glitch anyway. There are no Japanese language runs in the category, so the duplication is pointless, and I think segregating them is unnecessary anyway. If at some point it were as popular as Any% and people were doing both versions, then we can reexamine it.

Fourth: Right now there are only two runs under "No Credits Warp". I would have honestly advocated for it's removal at one point, but then Nacho did a run. 😛 Maybe it's a good example of a "Misc" category. Honestly, FF3 has two well-known categories: Any%, and No Job Glitch.

Fifth: Any% rulesets. I really think having both rulesets is overkill. But at this point both are pretty well populated. What are everyone else's thoughts on this?

Sixth: "Remake Any%" can probably be simplified to DS Any%, until such time as someone posts speedruns from other versions. The only one I imagine is even likely at all is PC. And at that time we can add a PC Any%.

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My Summary:

Remove the Turbo and Manipulation variables and reduce the categories to:
Any% (Western Ruleset)
Any% (Japanese Ruleset)
Any% (No Job Glitch)
Any% (DS)

Misc:
Any% (No Credits Warp)
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So yeah, sorry for that wall of text, but in my opinion the leaderboard is in a pretty messy state, and it's been bothering me for quite a while. It needs quite a bit of trimming. Especially when you compare it with other Final Fantasy pages.

What are everyone's thoughts on all this?

Thank you for taking the time to read all this and for offering your opinions.

 

Forum: Chrono Trigger

Thread: Questions

Started by: elgranjerryelgranjerry

Thank you Redslash!

 

Forum: Chrono Trigger

Thread: Questions

Started by: elgranjerryelgranjerry

Quick question: Do you know if the RNG manipulations (for Magus' Castle and the like) work if you're playing the game on an SD2SNES?