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Forum: Sort the Court!

Thread: Timing Change

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

Seeing as how the game doesn't actually start until you select whether you are a king or queen (existing saves do not get overwritten until you do so, either), it does not make sense to include it in the timing of the run. Therefore, the rule has been changed to start the timing of the run when you select King or Queen. All existing best runs with video have been adjusted accordingly.

 

Forum: Pokémon Puzzle League

Thread: I did a 100% speedrun today

Started by: BostonBrewBostonBrew

There was a brief discussion about this in 2015, but nothing ever came from it. I did my own run as a Twitch follower special in 2015:

The biggest difference between my run and Boston's run and a run bbforky did as part of a 24-hour marathon before mine was 3D. I did 3D in Marathon and Time Zone in my run because the records screen has separate scores for them, but no one else has. My requirements for the run were:

-Spa Service, including beating the Butch & Cassidy SPECIAL stage because you get a cutscene for winning
-50,000 points in Marathon 2D to trigger the credits
-50,000 points in Marathon 3D
-25,000 points in Time Zone 2D to trigger the credits
-25,000 points in Time Zone 3D
-Puzzle University, regular and special puzzles
-1P Stadium on every Game Level

I also created a new profile and started my timer right then as all of the achievements are tied to the profile. It practically adds zero time to the run if you create it within Spa Service.

If we can agree on a definition, then I am all for adding 100%. I really don't like Puzzle U as a category, though. There's pretty much zero room for creative or dynamic input and I don't find that interesting to track.

 

Forum: Animal Crossing: Puzzle League

Thread: Amiibo Allowed?

Started by: HappyDuckJJHappyDuckJJ

I would make Amiibos a separate category, personally.

 

Forum: Tournaments and Races

Thread: Tetris Attack 1 Player VS Tournament 2021

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

https://puzzlegeneral.challonge.com/tournaments/signup/YkZtBSA6g8

This is the first year that our community is holding an annual Tetris Attack tournament. Our last tournament was in 2018 and I'm here to defend my crown. Players of all skill levels welcome! Sign up and find out everything you need to know to play at the Challonge link above. Tournament starts in March!

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Forum: Tetris Attack

Thread: 2021 Tournament OPEN

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

Signups open all February long! Play on all of the VS levels!

https://puzzlegeneral.challonge.com/tournaments/signup/YkZtBSA6g8

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Forum: Tetris Attack

Thread: Save State Rules

Started by: [Deleted user]

We can come to a decision on save state use later (and I would personally ban them since Pokemon Gen 1 bans them for probably the same reasons that their community used), but I need to clarify a term of reference that is being thrown around in this thread.

When the rules talked about "emulator usage," they were referencing which emulators were actually allowed and that was it. The FAQ listed in the rules was purposefully linked to the specific section of that page that covers that issue, quoted below:

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Can I play on an emulator?
If the emulator is accurate and the community for that game accepts emulator as a valid choice, then yes, you can. The most commonly used emulators for each system include:

NES - FCEUX 2.2.0
GB - bgb
SNES - SNES9x 1.53
GBA - VBA 1.7.2
Genesis/GameGear/SMS - Fusion
N64 - Project64 v1.7
For reference, the following emulators are globally banned for use in racing:

SNES - ZSNES, snes9x 1.4x
N64 - Project64 2.x
GB/GBC - VBA, VBA-M
GBA - VBA-M (use VBA instead. If VBA does not support your GBA game, please contact an op.)

The rules now reflect the precise rule set being borrowed from SpeedRunsLive of what emulators are allowed for submissions. Admittedly, they are a placeholder until we develop our own rules. Now that we are running an annual Tetris Attack tournament every March, we should get together sooner rather than later to decide on our own rules.

As for save states, technically we have no rule on them. I know multiple people that have started runs from save states and have never had a problem with their runs. I have proven the potential for their abuse, however.

I will advise now that runs starting from save states will be subject to greater scrutiny going forward. I do not recommend doing it.

 

Forum: 10-Yard Fight

Thread: American USA Category?

Started by: thenesmasterthenesmaster

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To echo my sentiments from the other thread, I think it would be as interesting as a speedrun of any old FootBall game or another sport with a fixed clock. I love me my sports games, but that does not sound interesting to me at all. Progress in the Japanese version is not tied directly to running out the clock as fast as possible; that's why that version is even remotely interesting to speedrun.

You are welcome to post a run here of what you're proposing, though I suspect it will be little more than finding creative ways to waste time, which goes against what I think of as a speedrun.

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Forum: Monster Rancher 2

Thread: Alternate Blue Kato

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

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I was just sent this message from @Vraieliss:

Heya - been working on getting a Monster Rancher 2 Any% run recorded and finished, but having to emulate and the resources given Kato file doesn't work at all with Mednafen. I found that the PSX game "C- Contra Adventure" does give a Blue Kato too though different starting stats. Wasn't sure best place to try to note that for others...

 

Forum: Pokémon Puzzle League

Thread: Speedrun Tournament 2020

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

Signup here: https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/cUL25e4NHt

Players and volunteers wanted! Signups open all this month!

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Forum: Tournaments and Races

Thread: Pokémon Puzzle League Speedrun Tournament 2020

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

Puzzle General's 2020 speedrun tournament of Pokemon Puzzle League is now OPEN!

The first PPL speedrun tournament in three years also falls on the game's 20th anniversary of its release. Players of all skill levels are welcome to take part in this historic event! We also welcome volunteers to help run the tournament.

Everything you need to know about the tournament is listed on the signup page. Signups are open for the entire month of August.

https://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/cUL25e4NHt

If you have any questions, ask them in our Discord server for the quickest response: http://discord.puzzlegeneral.com/

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Prohibited activities on newly accepted games

Started by: EmeraldAlyEmeraldAly

The site rules govern approval needed to add GAMES, not CATEGORIES. There is no site approval needed to add categories to existing games. With game requests as slow as they already are, I doubt site mods would be interested in adding category requests to their queue, as well.

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Forum: 10-Yard Fight

Thread: 10-Yard Fight

Started by: AndrewGAndrewG

The America version is not the same game, not when the length of each half is fixed (YOU must exhaust the clock to zero) and you can choose your opponents in any order. It is literally impossible to do the same speedrun. It would also make for just as interesting a speedrun as any other American football game, i.e. not very.

The arcade and MSX versions, though; those could be very interesting based on what little I've seen.

 

Forum: Tetris Attack

Thread: Endless rule change

Started by: CardsOfTheHeartCardsOfTheHeart

As a result of the discussion linked here, Endless mode speedruns performed on any version of Panel de Pon that do not utilize a scoring glitch of making combos of at least 32 panels are now valid to submit to this leaderboard. This includes runs on the original SFC/SNES release that do not use the glitched combos as well as runs on all subsequent releases of Panel de Pon.

This change does not affect other modes.

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Forum: Panel de Pon

Thread: Endless combo fix - Leaderboard discussion

Started by: DevolitionDerbyDevolitionDerby

So what would make this Glitchless category different from the regular Tetris Attack category? I originally split the games because multiple game modes had enough differences between both versions that made their speedruns different and I did not want to clutter one board with that many subcategories. You should notice, however, that there is no Stage Clear leaderboard for this version. There are no known speedrun differences between the two versions so that board stayed with the Tetris Attack board that was created first.

So why not allow "glitchless" runs in the Tetris Attack category when there is precedent with Stage Clear? What makes their speedruns different?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

How are speedrunners of those banned games supposed to be welcome when their games are not?

I thought this site was supposed to be a public service to all speedrunning communities, anyway, but they're not ALL welcome.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

There's a typo on the About page:

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We welcome all speedrunners to join us in helping grow this site, and speedrunning itself.

You do not, in fact, welcome ALL speedrunners to join when you have a list of games that you do not accept. I'm not sure how you fix this besides deleting the word 'all', but the statement is objectively inaccurate.

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Forum: Panel de Pon

Thread: Endless combo fix - Leaderboard discussion

Started by: DevolitionDerbyDevolitionDerby

We already have a split Endless leaderboard. The no combo glitch side is Tetris Attack and we can adjust that ruleset to allow all PDP runs that do not use the glitched combos as the runs are functionally the same.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Runs on Adult Websites

Started by: NihilistComedyHourNihilistComedyHour

Hmm, the top run of each category of Huniepop has an alternate PornHub link for each video. I love it as a puzzle game, but its entire premise leads to several NSFW segments. I'd be surprised if there weren't other games already on the site like this.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

@BlueLink_OWBlueLink_OW "Almost 3 weeks ago" is not "at least 21 days" as required per this thread. You need a little more patience. I was actually planning on watching your run tonight. I was not aware that the other mod had not logged in for the past month.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

I received a message from the moderator of https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​monster_rancher_battle_card_episode_ii wondering why the game wasn't part of the Monster Rancher series. I had the series created long before the moderator's first documented run of the game so I'm wondering how this happened, myself.