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Forum: Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue

Thread: Emulator Question

Started by: frozenflygonefrozenflygone

Emulator is allowed but hidden currently, there are just no emu runs. If you submit a run it will be accepted.

 

Forum: Kirby: Planet Robobot

Thread: Amiibo Sub category

Started by: Demolition14Demolition14

100% and ACC Speedruns with Amiibos will probably be much faster and could have a huge impact in the route altogether. So it should definitely be considered to make a subcategory if runner intend to optimize the use of amiibos.

However, I personally don't like creating (sub)categories just for the sake of not removing a run that included amiibos randomly without any actual interest in that category at all. In that case he just didn't read the rules which he could have beforehand if he intended to submit his run to the leaderboard.

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Forum: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Thread: I don't understand

Started by: 1-up1-up

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland you can only challenge every boss (except of DeDeDe and Nightmare) once as they get replaced by the door that leads to the next world. Therefore it is only required to finish every level as it is simply not possible to beat the bosses again.

 

Forum: Cave Story

Thread: Non PC runs

Started by: alkaline_icealkaline_ice

The Switch + Version may be the fastest one since you can carry several Puppies at the same time. I hope there's going to be it's own Leaderboard/Category for the + version soon since I plan to speedrun the Switch one

 

Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

Thread: [Outdated] Allowed Wondermail Codes in Gates

Started by: KobralKobral

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EDIT 07/03/2020: All rewards are now available for every region due to an updated list. Because of that, the restrictions listed in this post no longer apply when submitting runs.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MysteryDungeon/comments/e6qldp/full_list_of_gates_to_infinity_wonder_mail/

Outdated Post:

Those WM codes are now allowed in GTI speedruns. We only allow all codes that give the same items in all versions to provide fair competition. Therefore only one code can be used (e.g. for Reviver Seed) if there are more in the respective version since the PAL one only has one code for it.

It's recommend to get Reviver Seeds for the first bossfight and All Protect Orbs for the Munna bossfight, the other ones don't have to be used.

Allowed codes:

PAL:

Q858FWH2: All Protect Orb
3K9RNQC3: Gold Scope
3W29MF3N: Joy Ribbon
FXT4NX7N: Joy Seed
9H6R9QSS: Reviver Seeds x 3

NTSC-U:

2C3YJ43F: All Protect Orb
KQM4W3H2: Gold Scope
P326J5WX: Joy Ribbon
JTN34N92: Joy Seed
KQ5ST45X: Reviver Seeds x 3

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Forum: Kirby: Squeak Squad

Thread: WiiU VC vs DS (any%)

Started by: KobralKobral

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I compared my 46 with Ouro's 47 and timed the differences between Wii U DS VC and DS.

Please don't be afraid, Wii U VC saves a lot of time over DS and those numbers are correct.

I only timed the first two worlds yet, but I nevertheless estimate that the total difference is between 2:30 - 3 minutes

World 1: ~21.10 seconds
World 2: ~33.10 seconds (~54.20)
World 3:
World 4:
World 5:
World 6:
World 7:

If you are a Wii U runner and want to compare your time against DS runners, you basically have to add the final number to your time.

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Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Thread: PMD Quiz manipulation for Time/Darkness/Sky

Started by: KobralKobral

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It has been recently discovered by Halqery that it is possible to manipulate Quiz RNG by pressing the "New Game" button on the first possible frame to get the same pattern everytime.

However, you can press the A button a few frames before the title screen is fully loaded which means you have a slightly wider window to hit the first possible frame. This trick is not frame perfect therefore

Note: It seems like the questions on the first possible frame depend on the region, as I have an entirely different pattern with my Darkness PAL version than Halqery with his Darkness NTSC one.

Darkness/Time (PAL):

Sky (PAL):

 

Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness

Thread: PMD Quiz Manipulation For Time/Darkness/Sky

Started by: KobralKobral

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It has been recently discovered by Halqery that it is possible to manipulate Quiz RNG by pressing the "New Game" button on the first possible frame to get the same pattern everytime.

However, you can press the A button a few frames before the title screen is fully loaded which means you have a slightly wider window to hit the first possible frame. This trick is not frame perfect therefore

Note: It seems like the questions on the first possible frame depend on the region, as I have an entirely different pattern with my Darkness PAL version than Halqery with his Darkness NTSC one.

Darkness/Time (PAL):

Sky (PAL):

 

Forum: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Thread: Kirby's Air Grind

Started by: SaradocSaradoc

Air Grind is not considered as a speedrun (rather a score for an insignificant minigame) and therefore it won't be added. However, there are already other websites that have a leaderboard for Air Grind (e.g. Cyberscore). Submit your times there instead.

Mugg, I think this minigame has some randomness (different lenghts and places for the spikes) if I remember correctly.

 

Forum: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Thread: Platform and Emulator Differences

Started by: HalodudeHalodude

Of course, there's no rule against it. Record with your camera if you like to

 

Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Thread: WiiUVC vs DS vc Emulator

Started by: KobralKobral

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Chromatrope made a nice comparison that shows how big the difference among the platforms are in the first cutscene of Chapter 1

In this video,

- Wii U VC is considered the fastest platform
(10 seconds faster than DS, 5 seconds faster than Emulator)

- Emulator is slower than Wii U VC, faster than DS
(5 seconds faster than DS, 5 seconds slower than Wii U)

- DS/3DS is the slowest platform

Wii U VC may save 15-20 minutes over DS in a RTA any% speedrun (rough estimate for now)

 

Forum: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Thread: Wii U VC

Started by: [Deleted user]

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@dongerdude @swordsmankirby The eShop version is as much of a emulator as the Disc version is on Wii U. The difference between digital and disc is unfortunate (even though that this is a common Wii U problem), but doesn't legitimate dividing it into "Wii U" and "Wii U VC" as they describing the exact same. It's just confusing for people which one to take since they basically could take either one as both are correct with that logic (more or less). Even Rtdl doesn't divide it, so why doing it here then?

 

Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Thread: Wii U VC and new leaderboard change

Started by: KobralKobral

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Wii U VC is confirmed to be way slower than Emulator and DS for IGT purposes since it's IGT does count loading times (~19 minutes). However, it's also being faster than Emulator and DS/(n)3DS in RTA (~10 minutes).

DS/(n)3DS and Emulator are 100% accurate with their IGT, so RTA would just add more inaccuracies to the main platforms. So we decided to keep IGT as main timing. All RTA times get shown nevertheless to be still capable of comparing all times. Runs are also not getting obsoleted if done on different platforms

 

Forum: Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Thread: Small Change

Started by: JumpyluffJumpyluff

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I personally think that having 3 rows with misc categories + needing to fill out another value is a bit more confusing than simple categories

However, the real problem with the variable is that you're getting told to check your 100% screen after Nightmare now. MKnidl actually ends after DeDeDe without a 100% screen

 

Forum: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Thread: Speed Differences

Started by: AzumarillAzumarill

JP is only faster in Super Star, Super Star Ultra and Amazing Mirror. In Nightmare in Dreamland it doesn't matter at all which version you run on

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Forum: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Thread: Speed Differences

Started by: AzumarillAzumarill

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It doesn't matter at all which emulator you use as long as it's not the banned VBA-M. So mGBA should be fine for runs, even though they are not being treated differently because they are slightly more accurate than VBA.

It's still faster than console, so it gets marked as an emulator run just like VBA. It's up to you which one you prefer after all

 

Forum: Kirby: Planet Robobot

Thread: Kirby 3D Rumble + IL categories

Started by: BaconBasedGodBaconBasedGod

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Demolition is entirely right there, I just wanna add a few things:

Kirby 3D Rumble doesn't qualify for a own category, since it's pretty much just about a high score where a fast time is one of the requirements besides clean gameplay (e.g. taking no damage, no misses). So it's pretty much the same as a speedrun, only far more complex and competitive. It's also not worth mentioning a 6 minute category in this leaderboard if there's a better solution like Cyberscore.

Here's the link if you would like to submit scores: http://www.cyberscore.me.uk/game/1692

 

Forum: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Thread: Speed Differences

Started by: AzumarillAzumarill

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Every Kirby game accepts emulator runs (Except of Super Star Ultra). Only a World Record doesn't get accepted in most of them.

As already mentioned, just aviod using any banned emulators like VBA-M and you'll be fine. SRL provides a list of all recommend emulators for all consoles:

http://www.speedrunslive.com/faq/

 

Forum: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Thread: Speed Differences

Started by: AzumarillAzumarill

Emulator is faster than any original console, hence it's banned for top times. Also make sure not to use the banned emulator VBA-M (Take VBA or VBA-RR instead)

 

Forum: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Thread: Emulators

Started by: DDos-DanDDos-Dan

A small update:

Since we switched to IGT for all PMD2 main categories we decided to allow all Emulators entirely. IGT cuts out loading times so Console and Emulator are being the exact same now.

So there's no problem if you are still interested in running Sky