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Forum: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Thread: In regards to the 60FPS Mod for PC

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Yes, you would have to disable this mod. For consistency's sake, the mods have agreed to ban all mods for the PC version, including visual mods.

This is mostly because allowing any mods at all as we had previously discussed opens the doors to more tomfoolery, even if they dont affect the game on the surface level beyond visuals. I do understand that it is a bit easier to react to prompts when the PC version matches the controllers, but it will become better with time and muscle memory.

Apologies for the inconvenience, and I hope you understand!

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Forum: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Thread: In regards to the 60FPS Mod for PC

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

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Globku has brought to our attention that many runners on the leaderboard have submitted runs using the 60FPS mod for PC. This is a mod that functions separately and differently from the most recent patch on console that supports 60FPS.

The 60FPS mod, along with all other mods in general, are now officially banned on the main leaderboards after discussion between the main moderators.

We initially were not aware of the usage of the 60FPS mod in these runs, so the runs were verified without our knowledge of this issue. Due to this, and the fact that beforehand it was not explicitly specified that mods were banned on PC, no runners who submitted runs using the mods will be penalized. Any runner who submitted a run using this mod will still be allowed to submit further runs.

To those runners, we just ask to uninstall the mod along with any other mods downloaded, and we will be more closely monitoring submissions from here on out. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reply to me in a comment here, or join the discord and ping me or any mods with an @.

Thank you!

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Forum: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Thread: In Regards to VODs being Blocked on Youtube/Unviewable

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Post has been updated

We suggest to mute the in-game BGM Audio slider before recording and submitting runs over all else. If you've already done your run and it's become unavailable, you can just mute as the alternative but we prefer BGM muted only at this point in time.

 

Forum: Kingdom Hearts

Thread: Emulator has been added to the leaderboards

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Emulator has been added as a separate category variable and is now allowed as a submission option for Kingdom Hearts 1-E and 1-J!
After discussing the request, the moderators have decided to instill a "trial period" for emulator being on the leaderboards.
This period will last 9 months from going live. If it gains a remote amount of traction, it will stay.
PCSX2 will be the only emulator allowed for the time being.

Detailed Emulator Submission rules can be found in the "Game Rules" Section of the leaderboard.

Thank you to all who requested this and completed runs to show interest. We hope this makes the game more accessible to those interested and hope to see more runs in the future!

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Forum: Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Thread: In Regards to VODs being Blocked on Youtube/Unviewable

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

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Your video will be blocked and unviewable in most countries, including the US, on Youtube 100% of the time if it includes the copyrighted audio in the game. We suspect this audio is in Chapter 8, but have not fully confirmed which part of the OST causes videos to be blocked in most countries.

For runs to be verified, they must be completely viewable, so this poses a problem for submissions.
Your submission will be denied if it's not viewable and blocked in countries, but due to this issue, submissions without audio or with music will be accepted.

Here are the recommended solutions:

1. Mute the music audio in the game settings.

2. If you do not mute the music, please stream the run on Twitch and Highlight the VOD of your PB. It will automatically mute copyrighted audio segments and allow the video to be viewable 100%. If you choose this method, you must have the option to save past broadcasts enabled on your twitch channel.
(Tutorial: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/video-on-demand?language=en_US#:~:text=You%20can%20navigate%20to%20this,to%20enable%20or%20disable%20archiving.) .

From there you must turn the past broadcast into a highlight, so that it does not expire. Past broadcasts alone expire for non-prime users within 14 days, 90 days for prime users. Your submission will then be acceptable.

3. If you submit via Youtube, you must manually remove the audio from your game from your video, or else it will be blocked in most countries and therefore not viewable or allowed for submission. You may replace this audio with music if you like, but be sure that music isn't also copyrighted so that it doesn't create the same issue.

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Forum: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2

Thread: Regarding Runs

Started by: Deru-samaDeru-sama

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We've done extensive testing by removing and comparing loads on Nintendont vs every other platform, and Nintendont is leagues faster in load times than any official hardware there is. It creates unfair competition because it basically forces all runners to run on it if they want to compete for WR.

Because of this and the fact that it is not official hardware, Nintendont counts as Emulation in regards to runs on the leaderboard and is not accepted on the main leaderboards with runs done on official hardware.

We initially banned Nintendont entirely from the boards. It has created issues in the past of people submitting runs under Nintendont but not telling anyone, and it ended up in us having to completely restructure the leaderboards and rules. We decided that if there was demand for it, we could accept the runs under the Emulator cateogry, but the issue with that is that it cant really compete with PC emulation, and is emulating a different version of the game (PS2 version vs Gamecube version)

 

Forum: Inuyasha

Thread: Discord Server

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

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Here's the link to the discord that hosts Inuyasha runs/info
https://discord.gg/YtMMvcB5Su

 

Forum: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Thread: Changes to the Leaderboard

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Hey Ciccio! I went ahead and took care of it, and was able to verify your HD WT run. Thanks a ton for letting us know and resubmitting.

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Forum: Dragon Ball Z: Budokai

Thread: Changes to the Leaderboard

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

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The following changes have been made to the leaderboard:

Nintendont runs are being rejected on the grounds of being emulation and unofficial hardware. Nintendont runs faster than any official hardware noted to date, including the Backwards Compatible PS3, which is the fastest official hardware by a landslide. It creates unfair competition and leaderboard organization issues.

If there is a major pushback to this decision, the mods and I are open to considering moving Nintendont runs to the "Emulator" section of the leadearboards with the rest of the unofficial hardware. However, Nintendont will likely not be able to compete with PC emulators.

The Category tabs have been changed.

The new main category tabs will be
Original - Original release on PS2/Gamecube
HD - HD Release on Xbox 360/PS3

Each category will have runs separated by console for both the Original and HD versions to maintain fair competition, due to console load times varying wildly between platforms.

Backwards compatible consoles are allowed, but will be separated by console as well due to having major advantages from faster loading times. The exception to this rule will be the Wii due to its better accessibility and smaller advantage from load times over GCN.

Misc. Categories will remain merged and largely unchanged for HD, due to the fact that loads are competitive and nearly identical between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions for these categories.

Currently, I am not making a BCPS3 category for Misc. until there is more interest. BCPS3 runs will not be accepted under "PS2" in misc.

Feel free to post or reach out to us moderators if you have any questions/concerns. Thank you!

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Forum: Mortal Kombat: Deception

Thread: UPDATE: Proposed changes to the board.

Started by: DWednesdayDWednesday

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How exactly are loads being removed, and what was the incentive behind merging actual hardware with emulator? Usually with old gen non PC games, removing loads isn't as simple as removing the "Now loading" screens, as there are other things in these old games that "load" as well. I don't want to assume about MK:D before i've looked into it any, I've just done a lot of load removal comparisons for multiple games on multiple platforms and have seen it in all of them, so I worry about it with this game as well. I was interested in running this game's Konquest on PS2 when everything was separated by console, but I'm kind of being turned away by emulator runs being mixed with hardware because in almost every case, emulator has an inherent advantage over hardware, sometimes beyond just loads (more consistent FPS in certain places, etc).

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

Requesting leaderboard mod for Dark Cloud 2. I asked acefrog, the only moderator, to update the speedrun page with the link to the DC community's new discord server, and to be a moderator for the boards since they seem to be inactive very frequently, but haven't received a response in 2 weeks and they have been offline for 3 weeks.

A DC2 player has also mentioned in the discord that they have been waiting about 2 weeks to get their run verified, so i'd like to see if i can get super mod to kind of structure the moderation and content of the LB better to invite more players.

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

@ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

Thanks a bunch! Would you be able to remove them as super mod for Dark Cloud 1 and 2 for the same reasons? When i contacted them regarding this issue, i asked them about stepping down as super mod from both games as well, but still, no response after a week.

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

@ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets
Re: Removing Inactive Dark Cloud Series Moderator

So I contacted zorasknight and it's been over a week, and sadly no response from them. Would it be safe to remove them as the series moderator and super moderator from both Dark Cloud 1 and Dark Cloud 2 at this point? Thanks!

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

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I'll try reaching out first and foremost and removal would be fine at least, I understand the hesitance. How much time should I give them to respond before getting back to you?

Thanks Shiken 🙂

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

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Hello,

I'm posting to request Series Moderator for the Dark Cloud series. The only series moderator for the series is zorasknight, and they have not been active for 4+ years on the site, and have never submitted a single run to either Dark Cloud game.

I have some other moderators/community members asking if we can get an active series mod. I've moderated Dark Cloud 1 for about 4 or 5 months now, and I'm very active within the community for both games. I own and manage the discord server for both games, run Dark Cloud 1 very actively, and am soon to be running Dark Cloud 2 within the next month or so.

Thanks!

 

Forum: Dark Cloud

Thread: Discord Server

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Dedicated discord server for both Dark Cloud 1 and Dark Cloud 2 speedrunning.

https://discord.com/invite/5Z7heTh

 

Forum: Gitaroo Man

Thread: Fast Stage 5 and 10

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

Gotcha, thanks.

So from what I can tell from the TAS videos, letting go of long notes a bit earlier charges more HP for U-1 and also does more damage to the bosses, correct?

Is this the strategy to go about doing enough damage? Or is it better/more consistent to just try to follow the notes on the trace line from start to finish?

 

Forum: Gitaroo Man

Thread: Fast Stage 5 and 10

Started by: GlitcheddGlitchedd

So what exactly makes "Fast stage 5/10" happen? Is it totally RNG or is it dependent on how you play somehow?

 

Forum: Dark Cloud

Thread: Proposal to add a new rule to Any% NCW based on a newly found strat.

Started by: MikeZorDMikeZorD

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We discussed making it a new category but we couldn't decide on a name that accurately defined the run. The closest we got was "Any% All Allies", but we were concerned that maybe adding restrictive rules to it wouldn't make sense because the name doesn't imply restrictions further than just getting all of the allies themselves and then credits warping/skipping everything else. If we can just call it something like Any% All Allies and still add the restrictions of no credits warping/no map unlocks, i think it would be nice

We also discussed the benefits of making this route into a new category, which would be that it would be a new and interesting way to play the game(?), and maybe even be a shorter run than NCW currently is. NCW should also get faster with the glitch menu dungeon item strat.

If it were Any% All Allies, map unlocking would be banned as well as whatever "derivatives of credits warp" are, i agree that needs to be more clearly defined.

With the aforementioned things banned, we would still have to collect the atla in the first half of DBC for Xiao/Gaffer, the first half of Shipwreck and Sun and Moon for Ruby/Ungaga, and all atla in Moon Sea, so we still couldnt use 100 floor skip until Dark Heaven, since that the skip removes all atla. With the map unlocking banned we'd also still need to get those atla/allies to progress so unless i'm missing something, everything that could turn the run into a meme should be covered.

The only thing that im indifferent about is this -- with the glitched dungeon item strat allowed in NCW and most of the same glitch bans in place for this potentially new category, would the two categories be too similar? The main differences would be that you just totally ignore collecting and placing georama stuff and viewing events for the majority of the new category, compared to having to do the Town% rules in place like collecting/placing necessary atla and viewing necessary events. Personally I think it's different enough, but I'd like to know what you guys think