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Forum: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Category Extensions

Thread: Is TwilightMenu++ acceptable for runs?

Started by: MaxwithaquestionmarkMaxwithaquestionmark

So the long and short of it is it may be allowed in the future but further testing is needed first. Before actually allowing it, it needs to be confirmed that the timing as you stated it is actually correct. The indication may seem that that's the case, but we'd like to be sure before actually allowing it.

To further the point, the reason this is needed is that in the past there have been similar cases where it seemed accurate at first and then turned out not to be. Wii U VC injection is one that comes to mind, which turned out more inaccurate than expected at first. After all, a slightly higher or lower framerate would make a massive difference in the course of a run and it wouldn't be obvious to the naked eye.

Long story short, not allowed yet but it may be in the future if testing shows it to be similarly accurate to other ways of emulation. If you're serious about wanting to run on it it might be worth following up in the discord and see if you can find someone to help test its accuracy (I admittedly have too little knowledge on this to really be of help here)

 

Forum: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Category Extensions

Thread: Is TwilightMenu++ acceptable for runs?

Started by: MaxwithaquestionmarkMaxwithaquestionmark

I'll be honest that I'm not really sure if it'd be allowed or not. If it is then it falls under the "emu" tag since it sounds like it'd play similar to a flash cart (like major suggested). That said, I'm gonna follow up on this with the other mods to see how they feel it should be handled. If only so we can give a clear and final answer.

 

Forum: Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver Category Extensions

Thread: Is TwilightMenu++ acceptable for runs?

Started by: MaxwithaquestionmarkMaxwithaquestionmark

I'm admittedly not entirely sure what your question is. Are you playing on console with a HG/SS cartridge or is it something else? Assuming you're running on console with an actual cart (which is how I'm reading it) the emulator rules wouldn't apply. If not please clarify your question a bit 😅

 

Forum: Multiple Pokémon Games

Thread: Potential for a Gen 4 Category without the use of gen 3.

Started by: MaxwithaquestionmarkMaxwithaquestionmark

I used a regular DS for it, though to my knowledge this trick works on all DS systems (not sure about 3DS, though I'd imagine it'd work for gen 4/5). It's really easy to do as well:
1. Save the game
2. Set the in-game time to 23:59
3. Reload the game
4. Wait until 0:01 (0:00 doesnt seem to be enough for some things)
5. Repeat (if needed)

This works for everything that requires the day to pass. Swarms, safari blocks, the Curtis/Yancee trades in BW, the restaurants in DPP, you name it. The only thing I haven't managed to get to work are the massages from Daisy in HGSS, but that's mostly because the check is at 3pm rather then midnight.

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Forum: Multiple Pokémon Games

Thread: Potential for a Gen 4 Category without the use of gen 3.

Started by: MaxwithaquestionmarkMaxwithaquestionmark

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So the major issue with your proposal is that you don't actually need to wait 30 days. The safari blocks can be obtained much faster by abusing the DS clock. By setting the clock 1 minute before midnight, loading the game and letting it roll over to the next day while the game is on you actually get the game to think the day has past. Repeat 30 times and you'd have all the blocks. We used this a few times in our Catch 'em All (not 30 times, but still a few, iirc we needed 8 days to pass for the mons we wanted). So yeah, the game time can actually be adjusted to obtain safari blocks much faster. The only games where you can't abuse the clock was gen 6 & 7 to my knowledge, for everything else there have been ways found.

Now to get back to your question, that would essentially mean that the only significant difference between your proposal and the existing category would be the use of homebrew software for the regi's. Personally not a fan of creating a category with just that difference for (hopefully) obvious reasons.

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Forum: Bomberman Land Touch!

Thread: Route

Started by: GarchompGarchomp

I know this is a very late reply, I never check forums so I didn't see this until now. For what its worth, here's the notes I used to get started. I don't remember how accurate it is, but it should at least help a little.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o7JouAHYNaS2fz1DfIIBaDxtADaAui0zmqdTurtB0pE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

Could https://www.speedrun.com/tloztlonrs be marked as a Fangame please? It also falls under the webgame category but if I recall only one tag can be given. If more then 1 tag is possible I'd like to request for both fangame and webgame. Thank you 🙂

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Forum: Pokémon GSC Category Extensions

Thread: [Category Proposal] Crystal - No Centers/ No Marts

Started by: CrroolCrrool

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So here I go again, bringing another category over from a different gen. I'd like to do a request for the "No Centers/ No Marts" category for gen 2. The setup is similar to the one from Red/Blue seen here: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​pkmnrbyext#RedBlue_-_No_Centers__No_Marts

The goal of the run is to beat the game (start to red) without the use of Pokémon Centers (including free heals) and Marts (including anything else related to shopping). General glitchless rules apply. Category rules would be as followed:

"Timing is by RTA, where timer starts at New Game and ends as the last textbox is cleared after Red is defeated.

You are never allowed to heal at a Pokémon Center. You are not allowed to use any skippable free heal, including:
Healing at Elm's Lab
Healing bed in S.S. Aqua
Healing house on route 26
PC heals (Radio Tower, National Park, etc).
Losing a battle

You are never allowed to buy anything. This includes from Poké Marts, vendors in the Goldenrod underground, the Game Corner and any other means that result in spending money. Having mom buy items for you is not allowed. You are not allowed to interact with the Mart vendors (for example to obtain the TM for Return or Frustration)."

Video of a completed run:

Name of the runner: Crrool
Run Length: 4:26:52
Platform: GBP
Date: March 13th, 2020

 

Forum: Pokémon GSC Category Extensions

Thread: [Category Proposal] Crystal All Trainers

Started by: CrroolCrrool

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Posted this at the request of entrpntr since I had already posted this in the discord as well.

Requesting a category for Pokémon Crystal All Trainers. Similar to how All Trainers is being done in later generations this means beat every trainer in the game at least once.

Rules:
Timing is by RTA, starts at New Game and ends when you defeat your last trainer (count should be 377 trainers). Refights with trainers are not required. Only 1 statue has to be cleared in the Rocket Underground Hideout (since all statues result in identical grunts). Saving and quitting (S + Q) is allowed. Clock resets are allowed. Runs must be done on English version. Glitches are not allowed.

VOD of the run:
List of every trainer: https:/​/​docs.​google.​com/​spreadsheets/​d/​15iveOMZvmCyGbaCFJ1JqoX1TvsR6rBNhFjsku_G11Hw/​edit?usp=sharing

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Forum: The Site

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

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

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Requesting game type for https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​multiple_pokemon_games to be set to "Multi-game".

Thanks in advance 🙂

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: I'd like the community's opinion on the best method to time a speedrun on a leaderboard I moderate

Started by: GarfieldTheLightningGarfieldTheLightning

As a runner of the game, let me give my 2 cents

Personally I've always been a big fan of RTA and if it makes this much of a difference I'd be very okay with just going fade-out into the credits. It solves the issue without fundamentally changing the run (as most runners would need switching to JP which Id say isn't ideal if it's just about the credits). The credits are technically a gameplay section but the strat is "do nothing" for 10+ minutes which doesn't add much to the run and isn't particularly interesting either. It wouldn't change anything about the run except just removing what is basically more of a cutscene then anything else. If the concern is video evidence you could still allow the final time piece as it is now for times above a certain time. If the difference in time is static it wouldn't be too hard to verify either. I'm not a fan of this personally, but then I've never been a fan of not requiring full video evidence on a run in general

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Forum: Multiple Pokémon Games

Thread: Poképark 1 and 2

Started by: Otterstone_GamerOtterstone_Gamer

As far as I'm concerned we can add a category for it once a run has been done, similar to what we did with ranger. Shoot me a DM with the VOD once the run has been done and I'll add the category

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Forum: Completithon

Thread: Completithon 3 submissions are open

Started by: SloaTheDemonSloaTheDemon

Um... question for you. You mentioned submissions are open until the end of July, yet the marathon is in May? I'm confused

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Leaderboards moderation requests thread

Started by: GyooGyoo

Hello, I'm contacting you guys in regards to the leaderboard for A Bird Story (https://www.speedrun.com/A_Bird_Story). The current moderator hasn't been online in at least a month. I've attempted to contact him through the e-mail linked on his twitter (as his twitter hasn't seen any activity in almost a year). This has not yielded any response either. His twitch link is, unfortunately, a dead link so no other means of contact seem to be possible. I'm currently series moderator for the Sigmund Corp series (which A Bird Story is part off) and it is the only game in the series I do not have mod rights to. Would it be possible to be added as a moderator of this game as well?

 

Forum: BSG Annual 2019

Thread: Submission thread!

Started by: RiekeltRiekelt

11 days left until submissions close!

 

Forum: BSG Annual 2019

Thread: Master Thread

Started by: CrroolCrrool

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BSG, also known as the Benelux Speedrunner Gathering, is an on-site marathon in the Netherlands. Naturally, the event is open for people from all nationalities. The doors will be open starting Saturday the 10th of August until Sunday the 18th of August. The stream is scheduled to run starting Sunday the 11th of August until Saturday the 17th of August.

Venue
Hotel Asteria Venray – Zaal Zeven Venray
Maasheseweg 80a
5804 AD Venray
The Netherlands

Transportation
Car: When going by car the hotel is right next to the A73 (turn 8 ). You will see a McDonalds, the venue is the hotel across the street from said McDonald's. Parking at the venue is free.
Public Transport: There is a train going between Nijmegen and Venlo every 30 minutes. You’ll want to take the Venlo-Nijmegen line to Venray Station. We are looking into options for setting up a pick-up service like previous years. More information regarding this will follow closer to the event.
Plane: If you are arriving at Schiphol airport you can take the train to Nijmegen. This is a direct line. If arriving at Eindhoven you’ll want to go to Eindhoven central and take the train to Venlo from there. From here you can take the above-mentioned train.
Alternatively, you can fly to Weeze airport, but be sure to have someone pick you up there. This is about a 30-minute drive from the venue with no public transport options.

Submissions & Schedule dates
Submissions open: January 15th until March 31st (11:59 pm CEST)
First cuts: May 5th
Second cuts & Schedule: June 9th
You can find more info on submissions in the Submission thread here:
https://www.speedrun.com/bsg2019/thread/bqjk4/

Food & Drinks
You are allowed to bring in food and drinks to the hotel and consume them in the BSG areas. You are not allowed to consume your own food and drinks in the public areas of the hotel. We would also ask everyone not to consume food on stream.

There is a McDonalds across the street and a subway at about a 1 km walk. There are several supermarkets at about 2 km from the venue, parking in Venray is free almost everywhere. Alternatively, there is a bus going to the city center every hour (taking about 9 minutes to get to the center, dropping you off right next to the supermarket).

Entry fee
We are using a ticket system for the event. Tickets will be €65,- per person for the full week. Day tickets will be €18,50. These tickets will go live on May 17th. Runners will be required to have paid their tickets a month upfront of the event, July 10th 23:59 CEST for reference.
Tickets can be found at https://store.dutchrank.nl/

Housing
Getting a room at the hotel is the easiest place for housing for BSG Annual 2019. You can book your room directly at https://www.asteria.nl/. Be sure to mention in your reservation that you are part of the event.

We are currently looking into options for mass housing. As of right now, we do not have a mass housing spot confirmed. We will update you guys in discord as soon as we find a place for mass housing. You are of course welcome to look into options for a Bed & Breakfast or another hotel in the neighborhood if the hotel is too expensive.

Volunteering
The volunteering thread will open on April 1st.

Contact info
Please join the public Discord: https://discord.gg/0rIl58dN5J4w7gBn
Discord is our official means of communication and is the easiest way to get in touch with any of the organizing members.

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Forum: Multiple Pokémon Games

Thread: Question regarding timing

Started by: finnaboingfinnaboing

Runs are currently ranked by real time

 

Forum: Multiple Pokémon Games

Thread: New cathegory

Started by: Sora-AruzakySora-Aruzaky

My suggestion would be, if you're interested do a run, when its done (assuming there's some clear guidelines it was done by (for example all any% glitchless category's or something)) let me know and we'll make a leaderboard for it 🙂 In general the more the merrier, but it might be best not to make too many leaderboards with nothing on it

 

Forum: Benelux Speedrunner Gathering Monthly #26

Thread: BSG Monthly #26 || November 17th - Nocember 18th

Started by: CrroolCrrool

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The date and time
From: November 17th – 12:00 CEST
Till: November 18th – 20:00 CEST (and then afterparty/cleanup till 22:00)

Location
Esports Game Arena
Raadhuisstraat 134
2406 AJ Alphen aan den Rijn
https://goo.gl/maps/kUS4Xywo55H2

Public Transport
Bus/Train: Stop at Station Alphen a/d Rijn. It's within walking distance from there.

Contact info
Please join the public discord: https://discord.gg/0rIl58dN5J4w7gBn We require runners to have joined the discord by the time submissions close in order to be accepted into the marathon, as discord is our official means of communication.

Submissions
You can submit runs here: https://goo.gl/forms/wraiSuCD2GucwRJl1

We ask runners to submit their runs individually. At the end of each form, you will find a new link to the form to submit additional games. In case you want to submit multiple categories we ask to fill out a separate form for the other categories (i.e. Any%/ 100% in a different form). Please keep submissions to a maximum of 5 games.

Submissions will close on November 4th (10 pm CEST). You can view current submissions here: https://goo.gl/THdtyQ

Mass housing
Mass housing will be available, in the vicinity of the venue. Tickets for these slots will be available through our ticketing system and will open soon after the preliminary schedule is released. Keep in mind that these tickets have limited availability.

Entry fee
The next event will cost €7,- for the entire weekend. Tickets can be bought at https://store.dutchrank.nl/ We require runners to have bought a ticket a week in advance (November 11th, 11pm CET), to ensure the runner will be available during the event.

Food and drinks
Due to venue terms of use, we are required to not allow any drinks into the venue. Both drinks and food are provided by the bar in the venue.

Charity
Our marathon is proud supporter of the Dutch Cancer Society, an organization focussed on curing and preventing cancer as well as helping relieve the strain on the people suffering from this disease. As such you are welcome to submit donation incentives along your submissions or donate to this great cause during the marathon.

Runners from outside of the Benelux
We have had the question a few times if runners from outside the Benelux are welcome so we figured we would emphasize it here. Yes, everyone is very welcome to join us. If you are from outside the Benelux and would like to attend, feel free to submit as a runner or join us at the venue as a viewer.

Terms of Agreement
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WdlKweMHTatZ0IAgQmC_kHnJTk0Xa_cV1ISWx6Epf-A/edit?usp=sharing

Code of Conduct
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FcRN_g55b8NqxOEMC61Y4mR2YgaqXBkdyzmPQagrEiE/edit?usp=sharing