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Forum: Dreamhack Montreal, NASA/No Reset

Thread: Game Submissions

Started by: NaegleriaNaegleria

Can we give out availability here? Anyway, if you end up picking one (or more) of my submissions I am free on Saturday and Sunday, but not on Friday.

 

Forum: Golf With Your Friends

Thread: Leaderboard updates

Started by: PlumatoPlumato

Hi, I have a suggestion for a rules update. It would be nice if the timing could start at the end of the loading, because the initial loading screen can be highly variable. The biggest offender for me is Twilight, where there can be up to 20 seconds of extra loading time using the same computer.

As an example, check out this video. You can see my gold segment from end of Oasis to the start of Twilight is 26.68, and it takes me over 44 seconds this time.

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Forum: Dreamhack Montreal, NASA/No Reset

Thread: Game Submissions

Started by: NaegleriaNaegleria

I almost forgot to submit - it used to give me an error when I tried to submit games in the first couple of days submissions were open.

I submitted a total of 7 categories from 6 games, hopefully there's something interesting in there to pick.

 

Forum: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Thread: Turok Remaster

Started by: BismuthBismuth

I've never fully beaten the game, I just took initiative of creating pages for all the turok games since I was the first Turok runner on speedrun.com (Turok 2). But like Turok 2 has nuke weapon parts that you can grab for 100%, I'm assuming Turok 1 can have the same. I'll try to take care of it and clean things up before I leave for AGDQ but I can't promise anything.

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Forum: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Thread: Turok Remaster

Started by: BismuthBismuth

Hello,

I noticed any% had been split into Any% N64 and Any% PC Remaster.

I think if we're gonna split the game in two, it would be best to split it in two games rather than two any% categories, like Wind Waker HD was split from Wind Waker because it is a different enough remaster.

With Turok 2 coming out soon, I am thinking the same will be done with Turok 2 (which I intend to run, by the way).

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Forum: The Site

Thread: High Scores

Started by: [Deleted user]

Cyberscore is what you want, yes.

 

Forum: Splatoon

Thread: Weekly Races on SRL

Started by: KaysickKaysick

For me Sunday is harder because I work 10-7 EST but I'm not a big runner yet so do as you wish.

 

Forum: Splatoon

Thread: Weekly Races on SRL

Started by: KaysickKaysick

I might join those as well.

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Forum: Splatoon

Thread: Squid Jump Speed Runs?

Started by: Jje261Jje261

I've done score runs, which is essentially a speed run aside from the fact that you can sometimes kill yourself when you messed up a level to attempt to get a higher score on it. 39399 is my best score, which is something like 21.4 seconds per level on average. I believe it's the second best score in the world, behind 394xx by Master A1.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

Hey I just noticed that the Resources page for DK64 is getting a bit cluttered. We could remove a thing or two but honestly the best would be to be able to order them in a logical way.

I suggest to add a way to create groups within resources, or at least to be able to reorder everything without deleting and readding them in order. If that's already possible, sorry for sucking.

An example of what it would look like:
Tools
Fastest Routes
link link
link link

Alternate Routes
link link

Knowledge base
bunchalinks

Video Tutorials
link link

You get the idea.

Thanks in advance!

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Report a site bug

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

I'm not sure exactly how this happened, but I got this situation http://i.imgur.com/G6xAisT.png

Notice that it displays No Levels Early as being the currently shown category, but actually shows the any% leaderboard.

What I did:
1. Load up the DK64 page using the url speedrun.com/dk64
2. Click on No Levels Early, at which point I saw the correct times for long enough to get the info I wanted
3. Click on my skype window on the taskbar, type stuff for a short time
4. Noticed that it was displaying the any% leaderboard.

Edit: I believe I found what caused it. If it is still loading a leaderboard (Any%, the default one, in this case) and you click a different category, the first leaderboard will keep loading. If the category you clicked loads faster than the first one, it will first load that category's leaderboard, then when the first one is finished loading, it will replace it with the original leaderboard, while still having the category you clicked shown as selected.

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Forum: King's Quest

Thread: Game abbreviations

Started by: BismuthBismuth

Hey, I think the abbreviations for the King's Quest series should be KQ1, KQ2, KQ3, KQ4, KQ5, KQ6, KQ7 and (I dare say) KQ8. It's a minor thing but it makes linking easier, especially considering how long these titles are.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Background Resolution

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

Gotta get the post count up somehow OpieOP

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

It would be cool if you could have extra variables apply only to specific full-game runs. For example, Any% for Super Zelda VII has two major, vastly different routes that are close in time, but that does not apply at all to 100% and All Tracks no L to Levitate. You'd want to add the route variable to any% but not the other categories. Right now this is not possible, as adding a variable will add it across all full-game runs.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Video/PB Organization Discussion

Started by: kirkqkirkq

I think that idea is pretty good. Basically, in a specific game where you need a video and you don't have one, your time wouldn't be accepted; but you could, on your profile, add a time for a game that you claim is yours, so it is listed on your profile as one of your times, but not on that game's leaderboard. Therefore, you can show people your profile to have all your times (automatically from game leaderboards + manually entered for "lower quality" PBs with no video).

It's possible for people to lie and add a SM64 120 star 1:37 to their profile but since it'll only show up on their profile, it won't really hurt anybody. I can see the possible confusion and abuse that could come out of that though.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

I'd like it if it was possible to filter what game subforum I see on my forum page. For example, I'd like to have the Turok series subforum at hand but it's waaaaay down after 50 series I don't give a shit about and a lot of empty ones, too. Maybe you can already do that and I'm dumb?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

Tiny little gripe: Win is annoying. Winter, Windows 7, Winning a race, Winston Churchill, etc.

I know the W has to be capitalized and winter works fine but when you want to capitalize the W you're forced not to, e.g. windows 7, I would like to write Windows 7 without it looking stupid.

That being said, I love that you can use Twitch emotes. It would be nice if there was a little emote icon that opens up a menu like most forums have so you can see what kind of options you have, because right now I think the only way to find out is to Kappa FrankerZ Kreygasm SwiftRage PogChamp LilZ 😛 🙂 😃 🙁 😱 :'( 😕 OneHand and figure it out that way.

Edit: Nice LilZ is there, so I guess ZreknarF too?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Game management questions/feedback

Started by: BismuthBismuth

Nevermind, I found the issue: it had set the IGT of my run to 7:12.000 automatically and since you fixed it, I didn't go back and change it.

I have another question: is it (will it be) possible to have it sort by IGT or RTA by default? Right now I believe RTA is the default, but in Snailiad (and I'm sure most other games that use IGT) I think it would be better to instead sort by IGT by default. Basically, I'd like it if it was possible to set a default sorting system to the community's preferred measure.

 

Forum: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

Thread: 100%, IL's and Oblivion Questions

Started by: CornfordCasterCornfordCaster

I wrote up a quick definition of 100% in the rules section but I will precise that the inventory screen has to be complete (i.e. all talismans, all keys, nuke weapon). As for weapons I think the Tranquilizer can be skipped very easily and I am not sure whether or not it should be considered as progress and completion but I wouldn't mind either way, all weapons or just completing the inventory screen.

As for ILs, the problem with the oblivion portals is that if you are going to include these as part of a 100% mindset (which I understand, 100% vs any% ILs), you would also collect all the level keys, the talisman, etc. and the Primagen Key. That one is a problem, because it requires the use of talismans from later levels in order to be collected (when no sequence breaking is possible). Take Port of Adia for instance: you would have to go to River of Souls and get the Leap of Faith and then come back to get the Primagen Key. Would that count against your time? I see a number of ways to address the issue.

1. Do not count the primagen keys as 100% of an IL. Arbitrary but understandable, would fix the issue and let you just get everything that you can in one go.
2. Only count the primagen keys that are possible to get without leaving the level. This includes doing levels out of order to have the right talisman (Lair of the Blind Ones after Hive of the Mantids comes to mind) and glitching (Hive, River of Souls). This one seems even more arbitrary to me, and I wouldn't like that option so much.
3. Use cheats to unlock all talismans in advance (meh).
4. Use cheats to enable teleporting straight to the levels that would get you the talisman you need for the primagen key, grab the talisman over there, and then warp to the IL you want to do, save your game after the intro cutscene and use that save to do IL attempts. This one is a bit farfetched but it would let you 100% ILs in one go.

That being said, I'd also like to discuss how IL running should be done in my opinion. The best way to do IL attempts is to play the game however you want until you reach that level. From there, watch the intro cutscene (with mission objectives and such) and then immediately save your game. That save can be used and timing starts upon gaining control at the start of the mission. As long as you save immediately after the cutscene, I would consider that to be exactly equivalent to doing it "from scratch", where you enter the level from the Hub and watch the cutscene.

Why do this? Because it lets you reset using a quick pause and load instead of having to watch that cutscene every single time. Also, I feel like timing from gaining control to losing control instead of timing from entering the level portal in the hub gives a better measure of the actual run time, instead of having this flat +1:30 that comes from the first cutscene.

Another implication of this is that you can get weapons from later levels by playing them out of order (without proper sequence breaking since the game basically lets you do that). So, if you wish, you can play River of Souls with the Hive of the Mantids weapons. This means the level save file can take a while to setup if you really want the best weapons you can possibly have at the time, requiring you to do 1-3-5-2 for RoS, 1-2-4-3 for DM, 1-3-5-2-4 for LotBO and 1-2-4-3-5 for the Hive (or minor variations of those). I am not completely happy with that personally but I still believe it is a good way to approach ILs.

I'd also like to mention that I am currently working on getting good times for "actual" ILs, because my old times were based on a normal run but limited timing to the ILs. I would get the level keys, primagen keys when I could, and talismans in all the levels. I realized that if you really want to do pure ILs, you would only complete the mission objective and that's it. While it's not a viable strategy in normal play (you get stuck in the hub unable to open anything), I think ILs should be played that way because any% is any%, the goal is to beat that individual mission's objectives with any amount of completion.

Edit: I'll also add that I'm glad you have interest in playing the game, and I really look forward to seeing a bit of competition. I'll be probably doing mostly ILs because the PC port is very unstable on win7 and I can't get my game to run properly enough to run any% (I get softlocks and crashes and weird shit all the time in LotBO and the Hive).

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