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Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Thread: How to Access Legacy Version

Started by: HaloHalo

Hello!

If you are interested in doing a legacy version of this game, please go through the following steps:

1. Record and submit a Current Patch run.

2. Join the Discord (https://discord.gg/buTCrkA).

3. Go to #role-requests and ask for the "FNaF 2" role with a SRC link to
your run.

4. You will gain access to a channel with a download to the legacy version.

Happy running!

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: How to Access Legacy Version

Started by: HaloHalo

Hello!

If you are interested in doing a legacy version of this game, please go through the following steps:

1. Record and submit a Current Patch run.

2. Join the Discord (https://discord.gg/buTCrkA).

3. Go to #role-requests and ask for the "FNaF 1" role with a SRC link to
your run.

4. You will gain access to a channel with a download to the legacy version.

Happy running!

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's 2

Thread: ANNOUNCEMENT: Removal of Any%, 2-Star, 3-Star and 100%.

Started by: HaloHalo

Hello, everyone.

We're going through the FNaF Series leaderboards and doing some renovations. Just like in FNaF 1, we are removing the categories "Any%", "2-Star", "3-Star" and "100%".

Thesecategories were too simple to keep on the boards. All that was required was a good PC and the ability to press three buttons. Maybe some menuing. Nothing special at all. We decided they were too easy and too uninteresting, even if they were some of our more popular categories.

We're sorry to everyone who lost a run due to this change. We highly recommend you try out some of our remaining categories.

Happy running!

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: ANNOUNCEMENT: Removal of Any%, 2-Star and 100%.

Started by: HaloHalo

Hello, everyone.

We're going through the FNaF Series leaderboards and doing some renovations, the first of which was removing the categories "Any%", "2-Star" and "100%".

These three categories were too simple to keep on the boards. All that was required was a good PC and the ability to press three buttons. Maybe some menuing. Nothing special at all. We decided they were too easy and too uninteresting, even if they were some of our more popular categories.

We're sorry to everyone who lost a run due to this change. We highly recommend you try out some of our remaining categories. If you're looking for something quick, I would recommend "Golden Freddy%" under the miscellaneous categories.

Happy running!

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Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: Renovation to the Leaderboards

Started by: HaloHalo

Ok, it's time that we were honest. This series has a lot of problems when it comes to speedrunning, and a lot of them are rooted in how we, as moderators and runners, are treating it. I think it's finally time that we listed some renovations that need to be done for this series as a whole.

This post might be a bit long, so if you want the TL;DR, take a look at the bottom of the post.

I'm going to start with some broader topics that apply to multiple games in the series.

First things first, load times need to be completely untimed in all categories of every game. Your performance as a runner shouldn't be determined by how good your computer is. I don't feel like this needs much explaining. If you've run FNaF World, you know how much of a difference this change made once we introduced it. It makes these games so much more enjoyable to run, take my word for it.

Second things second, all "Skip" runs (ex. FNaF 1's "Any%") need to be removed from the leaderboards. They're just... not interesting enough to warrant a spot. Most of them just include pressing the same three buttons five times, and then the game ends. If you're lucky, some of them might include .5s of menuing. That's it. There's no skill involved. I've run these categories. There's nothing to them. They're a waste of time to watch, a waste of time to run, and I'm sorry, but they're a waste of time to verify.

Given these changes, I think that FNaF 1, 2 and 4 should be mentioned. A good majority of the categories in these games depend on load times to have diversity in the runs, and some of the most popular categories in these games are the "Skip" runs that take about a minute to pull off. I would like to argue that, A.) Multiple runs having the same time isn't a problem, and it's not unheard of for a speedgame to have that predicament. And B.) I can guarantee that EricParker2007 doesn't care about his 88th place 2:53.3 FNaF 1 Any% run, where the majority of the time spent practicing was googling how to skip a night. Just because a category is POPULAR doesn't mean that it's any good or worth keeping, nor does it mean that any of the runners even care about their runs, because there was no work put into them. I've run these categories. They're just dull. In my eyes, removing load times and "Skip" categories is a much better alternative than just completely removing the games from SRC, or even worse, keeping them in their current form. And I'd be willing to bet that you agree.

Now, let's start getting into the narrower topics. I'm going to go game-by-game, talking about what changes need to be made.

Before we start, I'd like to point out that I am NOT going to be talking about FNaF 3, FNaF 4, FNaF SL, FFPS, UCN, FNaF VR or FIS 2. This is either because I understand the game well, and I know that there are no issues, or because I don't understand the game well, and I have no authority to talk about it.

FNaF 3 (Troll Game):
I genuinely don't know why this is on the FNaF Series page. This game is just a parody of "There Is No Pause Button", so why don't we just take this game off of the series page, give it its own SRC leaderboard, and instead of making the runs for the troll game, make it for There Is No Pause Button.

I understand that copies of this game are hard to come by, but if we could include a download on the leaderboard, I don't see any problems.

FNaF World:
Finally! A game I have authority to talk about!

The biggest change that needs to be made is that Unscrew, and other one-shotting moves, need to be either removed from all runs, or they need to have their own categories. Many people, including myself, have written extensively on this subject, but I'll paraphrase here:

Unscrew makes this game incredibly unfun. It's effectively just throwing yourself at a wall until you get the one run out of 2000 that finally goes through and is good enough to stand up to the other runs on the leaderboard. Other than that, it makes runs monotonous and entirely luck-based. No one wants to do it. It made me quit this game entirely for about two years. It's terrible.

On the other hand, as speedrunners, we have a duty to beat this game as fast as possible. And if that includes a 1/2000 chance for every boss you fight, we should at least give runners the option to use this method. But it also shouldn't be impossible to get a nice, shiny WR without using this method. This is why I suggest splitting all runs where Unscrew (And other one-shot moves) into their own separate categories, similar to Adventure and FP. Alternatively, we could also throw these categories into Category Extensions, and leave Unscrew-less runs on the main boards.

FNaF World Category Extensions:
Typing this out got absurdly long, so I put it in a Google Doc. https://bit.ly/3nXN3qO

FNaF Saga:
This really pains me to say. Because, don't misunderstand, I love the idea of FNaF Saga. The ultimate test of a runner's skill, spanning across the entire series. But we need to be realistic. Excluding the "Skip" runs, no one is ever going to run this (And I've already left my thoughts on Skip runs.). Ever. It's just far too difficult for anyone to reasonably complete in any amount of time, let alone an amount of time that could even be reasonably verified or moderated. Saga is just too unpopular, and even if anyone did run it, it would be impossible to moderate. I think it's time we faced facts and completely removed this from SRC. It's not worth keeping around.
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And, that's it! Let me know what you all think, and let's get to work!

TL;DR:

Skipping over FNaF 3, FNaF 4, FNaF SL, FFPS, UCN, FNaF VR and FIS 2.

FNaF 1:
Remove Any%, 100% and 2-Star. Don't time load times in any run.

FNaF 2:
Remove Any%, 2-Star, 3-Star and 100%. Don't time load times in any run.

FNaF World:
Give Unscrew its own category in runs.

FNaF World Category Extensions:
Replace some of the worse categories on this page with better ones, and redecorate the boards themselves.

FNaF Saga:
Completely remove this from SRC.

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: Getting Rid of Some Categories?

Started by: HaloHalo

Yep. And probably move them to Misc..

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: Getting Rid of Some Categories?

Started by: HaloHalo

I am 100% in agreement with @SpiderHako's idea.

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's

Thread: Getting Rid of Some Categories?

Started by: HaloHalo

Any%, 2-Star and 100% don't really bring much to the table. The latter two do provide a LITTLE menuing (but not much), and Any% is literally just who has the faster PC. These categories should probably be deleted.

However, this would come at the cost of deleting runs from some of our more popular categories. With that being said, I don't think the people that have run said categories (myself included) care too much about those runs.

Thoughts?

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's Saga

Thread: 100% Skipless Rule Change?

Started by: HaloHalo

@DarkKiller318 I am fully aware.

@SpiderHako But why are they unskippable on this category? Even on SL's own SRC page cutscenes are skippable, all the between-night cutscenes aren't skippable to begin with (?), and the paycheck cutscenes are all skippable on each game's own page, no?

 

Forum: Five Nights at Freddy's Saga

Thread: 100% Skipless Rule Change?

Started by: HaloHalo

In the rules for 100% Skipless, it says "No skipping nights/dialogues/cutscenes". Nights are obviously unskippable, but why not cutscenes or dialogues? And/or what counts as a cutscene/dialogue?

Probably worth changing.

 

Forum: Minecraft: Java Edition

Thread: Legacy Version Crash

Started by: HaloHalo

Looks like it did the trick. Thanks!

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Forum: Minecraft: Java Edition

Thread: Legacy Version Crash

Started by: HaloHalo

Trying to get into Enter Nether Set Seed, but I get an error code "a1dce528" whenever I try to launch version 1.1.

help

 

Forum: Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Thread: help!!!!

Started by: Leafy_Leafy_

I think the solution is to buy the game

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Forum: Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Thread: Post

Started by: jogginsjoggins

this is the best thing that has happened to these forums lol

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Forum: Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Thread: Post

Started by: jogginsjoggins

you know what we should get the entire speedrunning community together to tell on Joggins Kappa

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Forum: Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Thread: ?

Started by: jogginsjoggins

@Sen yeah but I still wanted to tell you to do it

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Forum: Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy

Thread: ?

Started by: jogginsjoggins

can we lock this thread pleavb? @Sen