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Forum: ATV Offroad Fury 2

Thread: My thread got locked?

Started by: GoukiAkujikiGoukiAkujiki

Is there any discourse you can helpfully contribute that is not demeaning to other players, like what 70 percent of your post history is?

 

Forum: ATV Offroad Fury

Thread: Rough draft for a discord server for the series.

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

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I have currently been drafting a Discord server for the entire series. Invite here: https:/​/​discord.​gg/​vKNHR35

(sorry nu)

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Forum: ATV Offroad Fury

Thread: First lap in addition to fastest lap on YS

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

Because of how the train cycles work on a regular race, in all Yardley Station courses, the first lap is played differently (and slower) compared to the other courses. The only exception to this is probably Yardley Station Short because that course is so fast that players on the Polaris 500, Havoc Siege (a 1:1 clone of the Pola500 in stats), or Ravage 1000 can just barge through the course without having to worry about the train.

For YSM and YSL, I would suggest adding a First Lap category to reflect the different strategies used in the first lap to avoid the train. By my observations, YSM is more dependent on train strats in the first lap.

(My current YSM run shows such strats)

 

Forum: Pac-Man World 2

Thread: Nintendont usage

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

Does Nintendont count as an emulator for the purpose of the leaderboard?

For those who have not heard of it, it is an application for Wii which allows users to load GCN ISO files from an SD card or USB storage device. Otherwise, the game runs natively.

 

Forum: ATV Offroad Fury

Thread: New Miscellaneous Run & ILs

Started by: NuMetalzNuMetalz

Time to go over my submitted runs to see if I got WR in either.

 

Forum: ATV Offroad Fury

Thread: All Enduro Courses as a category

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

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@NuMetalz The game is fully playable on PCSX2 without any settings changes (no hacks applied, no patches, etc). Only issues I notice is that oftentimes the music skips from one track to the next without it fully completing, though it is solely an aesthetic issue.

Another issue, though this one is more setup-dependent, in this case, is that there are minor slowdowns when near the other racers and/or on certain courses (Chateau Halifax is a bad offender: the lag was exorbitantly high when I was doing my attempts). All in all, this is probably one of the few games I can say runs faithfully on PCSX2 compared to real hardware (N.B.: I have also played Fury 2 on a real PS2, but emulating that game compared to Fury1 is much more resource-intensive (edit: to clarify, that game averages on 80% speed in-game but can achieve 100% speed in some cases)).

In regards to your concern where people can pass off separate ILs as a full run, I think the best means to remedy this is that people have to include navigating the menus in the final video (and since IGT is the metric that matters, then any time spent menuing is not going to affect WR pace). In addition, any restarts would be taken into account by adding the IGT the runner had before the restart, much as how Pac-Man World Rally does their leaderboards (since they are indifferent to people running All Tracks on the in-game Grand Prix or Quickrace modes). The constantly-running LiveSplit timer on my video can also be a good recommendation to mitigate splicing, since it runs at a consistent pace and any anomaly can be easily detected.

On a minor note (kind of related to this issue), I'd like the enduro courses added individually for ILs. I tried to get Rallis to do it, but apparently, he misunderstood: instead of adding new listings for the 5 enduro environments and splitting those into short, medium, and long per cat, he added those into the existing courses. (edit: I would like to mention I already have a run on Yardley Station Medium that I would like to submit that is much better than what I have on the linked video).

 

Forum: ATV Offroad Fury

Thread: All Enduro Courses as a category

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

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Since (by my knowledge) the enduro courses are not covered via Pro Career, is it feasible to just run the courses in quick race "Cross-Country Enduro" mode? In-game, there are 15 enduro courses: 5 unique environments, each of which has a short, medium, and long length course.

Last night, on my stream, I attempted such a run, but I have not calculated total IGT. I did include LiveSplit for a real-time metric. Link here:

 

Forum: Mario Pinball Land

Thread: Boards for time trial

Started by: EclipseMTEclipseMT

Can we add a leaderboard for the time trial mode of this game? I think I'd run one per each stage of the game.

Presumably it'd use IGT.