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Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: The Schedule

Started by: flickyflicky

Being put on the yellow stream shouldn't really be something to be mad about. Hell, I half expected my game to end up on there, given its obscurity.

We knew there'd be two streams. We knew that the yellow stream was going to be not only speedrun content, and not be scheduled with things 24/7. With two streams, and wanting to do something different with one of them, one would always be considered a secondary stream.

By submitting a game to a marathon that you from the start know will have two streams that will work like that, you should be doing so accepting that it can end up on either stream if it ends up making it to the schedule. Remember that the alternative is to have your run not be in the marathon at all.

Also, different venue this year. Room will not be the same.

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Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Side Events

Started by: BaffanBaffan

I'll bring my decks, but I haven't built any new decks since last ESA, so they're still my RtR (and one Theros) decks. A few specific cards have been bought for them but I haven't spent a lof of money on them, and I mostly play casually. So there's that.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Side Events

Started by: BaffanBaffan

I have a lot of experience with Mafia/Werewolf and am fond of hosting games of it, so I'd totes be up for doing that.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Volunteering

Started by: flickyflicky

Count me in for donation reading and all that, which I presume is Hosting. And, I guess, chat moderation, since it seems like a thing that would go along with hosting.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: The Schedule

Started by: flickyflicky

Super Mario Sunshine as the finale is... not a choice I expected. At least it seems the ending of the final run won't be at 06:00 in the morning or whatever that was last year this time.

I would complain that my run is once again in the morning when I'm very much not a morning person, but it'll be fine. I want to watch that Bayonetta 2 run anyway, and at least it's only one this time...

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Second Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Right, so, I'll be around in Skövde for all of the event, but as it is highly likely that I will be working karaoke at Skövde Feskmarknad (small anime con at Nyeport) until the 28th, my game should not be scheduled prior to the 29th.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Side Events

Started by: BaffanBaffan

Well, huh. This is... interesting timing. And since someone mentioned karaoke here earlier, I guess it can be... kind of side event-ish?

As it turns out, on June 26th to 28th, there's an anime con, Skövde Feskmarknad, going on. In Nyeport. It is quite likely that I will be there and working in the karaoke room. I didn't actually know the dates for it until today.

So if you're interested in seeing what a small Swedish anime con is like, and/or sing some karaoke, then it's right there. Costs 100 SEK for a weekend pass.

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Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Payment thread

Started by: EdenalEdenal

Paid through bank transfer, I have Nordea myself so the money should already be on your account.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Fighting games at ESA

Started by: DragonfangsDragonfangs

Divekick or bust

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Second Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Shame about BCR, but ah well.

Also I said twice in the first cuts thread that the Amazing Princess Sarah estimate can be dropped to 40 minutes.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Got the recording working to the point where it at least wouldn't crash on me, and then my practice runs that were on PB pace all fell apart in the stupidest ways. Including one small map mistake leading to catastrophic time loss. At least I found some adjustments to improve the map route! So, yeah, I'm definitely ready with both my games, but there won't be any more videos posted.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Well, my hardware is failing me. By which I mean my capture device. Once again, the sound and picture started being odd partway through capturing a BCR 100% run, and indeed the capture software had crashed. Then I stopped the capture and resumed playing for another 40 minutes to finish the game with no issues. I literally only get problems when I'm capturing with it, simply playing with the audio and video going through it gives me zero issues whatsoever.

At this point I don't know WHAT part of the capturing process is fucking up and not letting me get video, and I don't feel like bashing my head against failing technology anymore.

The run kinda started falling apart because I was pissed off at technology but it was still a PB, so there was that. I did something right, and I'll keep improving before ESA, once school lets me off the hook - I've had little time to do practice runs.

So that's where I am.

I am, however, NOT lowering my Bionic Commando Rearmed 100% estimate. It stays one hour, despite the video I linked to being 41 minutes. But there's many reasons for that, most of them being PC vs. X360. PC version has significantly faster loading times, and there's a few other version differences that play into it. Also, the PC run is with saving, resetting and reloading to skip trucks, but I'll be doing RTA with no resets. It adds up! And I always want to include the marathon/idiot tax of 5-10 minutes, to cover all the things that never happened before. It's a big improvement over the old route I ran last year anyway, where I was praying to get sub-hour. Sub-hour is now easy. I have no time for the game up on the site because it requires video, which I'm certainly going to keep trying to get recorded.

Once I have the time to really hardcore practice I know that sub-50 is within my grasp, but that won't be a thing until I have no more classes for the semester.

But once I'm out, hoo boy, practice every day time. Almost.

And as stated on the previous page, Amazing Princess Sarah is quite ready to go already with a new 40 minute estimate, but there'll be more practice of that as well, obviously.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

WHELP

Okay so Amazing Princess Sarah estimate can be safely lowered to 40 minutes. Here's where I'd post a video of a full run if the goddamned capture software hadn't crashed while recording. Again.

Game also crashed once but I still PB'd, over a run where I didn't crash. So that part is no problem, really, as it doesn't cost much time, but I'll still do things to prevent the crash that I've had some success with.

I swear, someone doesn't want me to record this game. And it's ONLY this game that makes the capture module crash.

The Bionic Commando Rearmed 100% new route is secure, completely marathon-safe and I'm aiming to have a video and lowered estimate of it posted tomorrow.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Wasn't recording since I was doing crash experimenting, and what I did at least made me not crash. But an Amazing Princess Sarah run that somewhat fell apart in the third and fourth stages at least clocked in at 35:25-ish (stopped the timer late). Estimate can probably be lowered, but I'll get back to you with the exact new estimate after a few more uncrashed practice runs and actually recording.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Attempting to record full Amazing Princess Sarah run: Capture software crashes.

This game is cursed.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Layouts - Feedback, Fundraising and Commissons

Started by: AMVXAMVX

I'm a proponent of not splitting it like that for the 4-player layout. The game screens should all be adjacent to each other, not two on the right edge and two on the left. It makes it harder to try to follow the whole race, you can really only focus on two at a time. My opinion is that the game feeds should be on the left in one block, and the camera on the right.

Edit: Quick and shitty mockup http://imgur.com/oQLKhFG

Other than that, looking pretty nice.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: First Round Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

This comment has been redacted by the moderator team because it contained offensive slurs.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: The site's HTML is terrible, please PLEASE fix it

Started by: TrystTryst

I already mentioned it in the feedback thread, but I guess I'll just add to that latest post: when I was on my netbook, the log in button in the top bar wasn't even visible, it was off screen to the right. And that was in the latest version of Firefox on Windows. Seems related.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

The width of the site gets wonky on smaller displays, especially the top bar. I'm on my netbook now (10'' screen, 1024x600 resolution) and couldn't even figure out where the log in button had disappeared to at first until I realized it was off screen to the right, and I could just barely find the leftmost edge of it to click. Now that I am logged in, I see my nick and then the Moderator icon, and that's where the screen ends.

While the whole site is too wide for this display, it's workable (albeit slightly annoying) since I get a horizontal scrollbar in the browser - but this doesn't scroll the static top bar! While it of course would be nice if the site width could be fluid to the point of fitting itself even on smaller displays such as this, it feels lke the top bar kind of desperately needs some kind of fix here.

Edit: Thinking about it, I'm assuming that the minimum width of the top bar is actually what defines the minimum width of the entire page.

 

Forum: ESA 2015

Thread: Game Submissions and Rules

Started by: flickyflicky

So the video for my final submission ends in a crash in the later parts of the final stage. Oh well, it'll do as a demonstration since there wasn't a lot of game left and there's not much time left until deadline.

But five submissions are in, now to watch the game I want in the most get cut in the first round!