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Forum: Sonic Generations

Thread: Categories

Started by: SG_YusukeSG_Yusuke

Leaderboards for All Classis Stages and All Modern Stages have been approved. There's no distinction between skills/no skills for the time being, though that might change if needed.

 

Forum: Sonic Heroes (PC)

Thread: Pc = Emulator

Started by: MiphaSRMiphaSR

Sorry for the (super) late anwser, but PC refers only to the actual PC version. Emulator is not allowed on either due to inaccuracies.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Sonic Generations PC/PS3/360 Category request nobody has replied to

Started by: RealSonicKingsRealSonicKings

If there's existing runs and runners it would really help your pitch to name/link those y'know. Do so in the generations forums though, I think this thread is pretty much sorted now.

 

Forum: Sonic Generations

Thread: Categories

Started by: SG_YusukeSG_Yusuke

Forwarded the thread to the Sonic mod group, sorry for the delay. For more details on why this needs to be forwarded in the first place, see my post on your other thread.

As for Owen's suggestion, we already have http://www.soniccenter.org/ for that

 

Forum: Sonic Generations

Thread: Discord

Started by: [Deleted user]

Sonic Speedrunning Discord is the place to be https://discord.gg/XRsRwRU

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Sonic Generations PC/PS3/360 Category request nobody has replied to

Started by: RealSonicKingsRealSonicKings

I'm not a global Sonic mod or a mod of Generations specifically (just other 3d sonics), but yeah you need a proper anwser so I popped both this thread and the original thread in the Sonic moderation group as they seemed to have missed it/forgot about it. I also reminded Frokenok that he does in fact have a say in this too lol

As a heads up for the anwser though, this is how the Sonic mods tend to add leaderboards for non-standard categories (i.e. anything that isn't any% / in-game's definition of 100% / reach credits in x story):
People are interested in a category -> people actually run the category -> people pitch the category to the mods -> if the category makes enough sense and there's enough interest, it gets added.

The more people running and the higher the quality of the runs, the more likely it'll get leaderboards. Thought process behind this is that we don't want to add empty leaderboards and that we don't want a big mess of several arbitrary categories that have like 1 or 2 poor runs on it just cause some guy wanted a world record. Remember, you can run something without it having a leaderboard, the leaderboard comes into exisiting once there's stuff worth tracking.

 

Forum: Golden Sun

Thread: WR attempts

Started by: SkyrodinSkyrodin

Gameboy Player is one of the main ways to play and record this on official hardware yes so go for it 🙂 Most of the current runners either play on Gameboy Player, Wii U Virtual console or Nintendo DS

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Forum: Sonic Heroes (PC)

Thread: Widescreen patch allowed?

Started by: SayuriSayuri

Gonna go with no for now. Allowing any kind of modifications to the game is a slippery slope, even if they seem purely graphical

 

Forum: Sonic Heroes

Thread: New Category idea

Started by: [Deleted user]

All Stories and All A Ranks (the "100%" category) have been "run" by a few people during specials and/or races, but for the time being we've decided against adding them as none of these were done with any notable amount of effort put in. If serious competition ever becomes a thing for these categories then they might be worth adding, but as it stands they would just be wasted space.

Personally I'm not holding my breath for anyone to run these seriously as most people cannot and do not care to run every story (and their extra missions), let alone at the same time, but who knows someone might take on this masochistic task :^)

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Donation Incentives!

Started by: bangerrabangerra

Edited my first post to adjust donation goals and give estimates

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: The Schedule

Started by: flickyflicky

The schedule still lists me as running Sonic Heroes on PC, but I'm running the Gamecube version.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Donation Incentives!

Started by: bangerrabangerra

Sonic Heroes:
Last Story - Shows off the final story of the game, which is the final boss.
Donation goal - Low / Medium range since it's early in the marathon.
Time - 5 to 10 minutes

Dustforce DX:
Custom map showcase - The game has a very active map making community so I want to show off some of the more creative maps. As of the DX update there is a community map pack intergrated into the game that I'll be picking from so it requires no set up whatsoever.
Donation goal - Low / Medium range; It's later in the marathon, but it's not that popular of a game.
Time - 5 to 10 minutes depending on how well the main run goes.

The time these donation incentives take are already integrated into the estimate of the run itself.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: The Schedule

Started by: flickyflicky

I recall reading that donation incentives are to be included in the estimates, which is why mine are as high as they are.

Sonic Heroes:
The average run takes about 1:05 Real Time (the times on Speedrun.com are Game Time), because mistakes in this game can be very expensive. The Last Story donation incentive takes about 5-10 minutes, so taking safety into consideration I rounded it up to 1:15. Also the game is listed on the schedule as a PC game, but I am running the Gamecube version.

Dustforce DX:
This game is very difficult by nature and timeloss tends to snowball pretty hard. I am however confident I can get under 50 minutes in a marathon environment. The remaining 5 minutes of the estimate were added for a Custom Map Showcase donation incentive.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Runner equipment and guidelines

Started by: oasizoasiz

Already talked a bit about this with Planks on twitter but for my own run I'm bringing my PAL Wii. I have it modded and set to NTSC which I'll be playing on. I'm also bringing an all-in-1 cable for my Wii so I have the option of Component, Composite and S-video (I'll also be lending this cable to my fellow Sonic runner Flying Fox for her run)

I am not able to bring my own PC

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Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Second Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

I mentioned this in the first round of cuts topic, but might as well post it here as well to make sure. The Sonic Heroes estimate can be lowered to 1:15. Dustforce DX is fine where it's at.

I'll be arriving on the 28th itself, so if at all possible I'd like my runs on any day but the first. If not, I'll just have to deal with it >w<

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Payment thread

Started by: EdenalEdenal

Paid through paypal, hopefully I got the amount right 😣 the fees can be surprisingly confusing

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Final update. More strats have been found in Sonic Heroes allowing me to push it down to 55:39 Game Time. I'm hoping to eventually sub 55, but with the difficulty of the run nowadays it could take a while. Dustforce I've managed to get down to 43:54, with potential for a bunch more time save still. I mostly do no-reset runs nowadays and have yet to go over estimate (b'w')b

http://www.speedrun.com/Sonic_Heroes/run/55515
http://www.speedrun.com/Dustforce_DX/run/52159

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Little update on my submitted speedgames.

Since my initial submission of Sonic Heroes I have implemented a lot of new strats into the run thanks to the discovery of a new glitch and have lowered the record from 59:41 to 56:03 Game Time (1:01:48 Real Time). What's more I've been consistenly getting sub 1 hour Game Time making my estimate overly high, so I would like to drop it to 1:15. This estimate of course includes the donation incentive and a small amount of other things I'd like to show off.

For Dustforce DX I've recently PB'd as well and gotten my time down to 44:01. The estimate for this one is fine as I want to showcase some of the comunity made custom maps (this could potentially be made into a donation incentive, but I'll leave that up to you)

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Hotel / Room Sharing Thread

Started by: tdawg91tdawg91

@mobiusman start chasing them, I recieved confirmation a few hours after I sent the email