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Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: IGT vs RTA

Started by: LegsLegs

WOAH all this data o.o

Thank you for the updates, I think it makes the board look a lot cleaner while still maintaining the same level of information. 🙂

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Platforms and the "Played on" value.

Started by: LegsLegs

Thanks very much!

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Legal Emulators

Started by: LegsLegs

Thanks!
I appreciated the updated emu rules. In the GB communities we're lucky to have known accurate emus (Minus GBA). So I think it's important to set them as standards.

It's your board, so it's your call on the SGB1.

RA runs -about- .4% too fast, but it varies. Which is why I ban it on all my GB boards.
The SGB uses the SNES timing crystal, so it always runs the same speed too fast.
For this reason, I allow converted SGB times on my boards.

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Runs without screenshot or video.

Started by: LegsLegs

Thanks! Much appreciated.

Speedrun boards do a lot more than track peoples PBs. The offer a great history of the game, the speedrun, and it's evolution.
So the more accurately we can preserve this information, and the more information we can preserve, the better!

Especially for underloved handhelds like GB, GBC and GBA. 🙂

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Legal Emulators

Started by: LegsLegs

Hello!

I noticed that this board only explicitly bans VBA.
But there are a number of known inaccurate emulators for GB emulation.

I recently had compiled information from all the common current GB emulators in a effort to reconfirm which emus should be legal in the GB community.

In the end, bgb and gambatte were the only 2 reliable to be accurate in both loading and normal runspeed. (Although since bizhawk gave no advantage, it's often allowed as well.)
You can find the summarization of my results here: http:/​/​sprintinglegs.​com/​emutiming/​results.​html

This would effect a number of your accepted emus, namely Retroarch, which has been known to run .4% too fast due to v-sync related issues.
The SGB was off in a reliable manner, making recalculating it's time possible. So accepting SGB runs is still normal, since it can be properly adjusted.

These tests were only done with GB roms (Kirby's Dream Land for lag tests and Super Mario Land for runspeed tests)

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I feel like some more concrete emulator legality would be good for the board.

If you'd prefer more concrete examples, I could runs tests using a DX copy/rom dumped from it to compare all emulators here. But the results should play out moreorless the same.

Thanks for hearing me out!
Legs

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Runs without screenshot or video.

Started by: LegsLegs

Hello!

I was wondering what the policy was for runs that don't have any evidence at all, screenshots or videos.

The rules state "Runs on emulator must contain video proof, console runs must either contain video proof, or a picture showing the time in the leaderboards of the game."; but a number of the runs on the board do not fit this requirement.

firnon: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof")
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​z13d6vgm - No video, despite being an emulator run.

TPM2209:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​emkp18xy - Broken video link
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​jy9jjj2m - Broken video link

Markymark:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​zp07o0xm - No video or screenshot submitted

Thungarr: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof")
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​zn4wxkvm - No video, despite being an emulator run.
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​y439geqz - No video, despite being an emulator run.

Dihydrogen:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​z5130nem - Youtube account deleted
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​z11o3egz - Youtube account deleted

SentimentalSpoon:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​zn8go1lz - Links to a dead twitter accont

ZS45: (Contradicts "Runs on emulator must contain video proof")
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Tetris_DX/​run/​m3dedpqz - No video, despite being an emulator run.

I just noticed these runs seeming to contradict the rules and I wondered how they got in. Were the grandfathered in because of a recent rule change, or was it a mistake?

Thanks for hearing me out!
Legs

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: IGT vs RTA

Started by: LegsLegs

I was just confused about how the RTA is determined for runs without videos.

I notice the first 2 places have no videos, but they still have RTA times listed; but the 4th place run has a video, but only IGT time?
Is it just an optional value that can be entered by the runner if they choose? Or is it from the mods retiming runs?

Thanks for the help, I'm just curious about the standards of this board!
Legs

 

Forum: Tetris DX

Thread: Platforms and the "Played on" value.

Started by: LegsLegs

Hello!

I just had some questions about the way the board is set up.

How come hardware platforms other than GBC (SGB, SGB2, GBi, GBP, GBA, GB) aren't allowed to be selected?

I notice the 'Played On' value mentions the emulator/hardware it was played on.
I understand the use of this value to list emulator names (would be nice to have versions here too); but I'm not sure why the hardware platforms aren't just added as platforms?

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I would expect 'Played On' to be 'Emulator Version' and for the hardware platforms to just be added as platforms.

I was just curious why the alternate format for listing hardware was chosen vs the built in way.
Is this board just from a day before the other platforms were introduced to SRC?

Thanks for hearing me out!
Legs

 

Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: NintendoSpy Issue

Started by: KomaliKomali

I use Nintendospy and an Arduino Uno for my input display, albeit for SNES.

I can probably help you more directly with more information.

I'd need to see:
-Your wiring, both into the arduino and where you have it spliced into your lines, and
-The code you're using

Im on Discord most hours of the day and work at a desk, feel free to add me there if you want more immediate/direct help.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Want to find another game

Started by: sotzzsotzz

Nearly the entire Game Boy library is under 15 minutes.

We have very accurate emulators, in bgb and gambatte, so they're allowed on almost every board. So you could use a PC.

And, uh, technically Faceball 2000 is an FPS 😛

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: New site layout - Amendments #2

Started by: PacPac

@TalicZealotTalicZealot
I have some experience with this, since I've always downloaded and timed all the runs on the boards I mod.

How you download runs does matter. The most extreme example is with the Twitch Leecher.

It does -something- that drastically alters the way it plays. Frames are just missing, and the video gets "smooshed" together, and then the video time is shorter than the actual run was.

I've always used JDownloader to rip runs from online for timing in premiere (How I prefer to time) because it doedn't seem to have this frame issue.
(At least not with the basic tests I did. )
{Record 10 mins of livesplit->Upload it->Rip with JDownloader -> Time both the original and the ripped video.}

I've never used an online timing tool so can't comment on those. But how you rip videos (Twitch seems to be more extreme than YT) does have an effect on the video itself.
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On the matter of displaying 000ms:

Just a preference on my part, but I would still like the option to not displayed ms.
To me, not all my games require ms accuracy of the recordings, even if I am retiming them.

If .ms starts getting automatically displayed, then every run on the site now that doens't have it entered would be displayed as Xm XXs 000ms. Which would be untrue for almost every one of them.

So it seems like it would detract from things (Or, at the very least, make a huge amount of retiming work for existing boards)

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: best speedrun game that i could easily get on an emulator or free ;0

Started by: waevwaev

Pretty much the entire Game Boy library.

Note that with the GB, many emulators are banned for inaccuracy. But you will find bgb and gambatte legal on most all boards.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: New site layout - Amendments #2

Started by: PacPac

I still miss the button to reverse the order of streams on the streams page.
It's small, but I used it a lot.

Also thanks for all the quick updates and the response to feedback. 🙂

 

Forum: North & South

Thread: Rules update?

Started by: LegsLegs

Hey! I was retiming a friends run and I wanted to mention some trouble I was having based on the listed rules.

-Could we have frame rules stated for start/end times in the 'Category Rules'?

When I was timing, I had to watch some other runs to find out when the timing is supposed to end and start because none were defined in the rules.

I believe the start time is supposed to be the first frame the cursor appears, but Im not entirely sure on this

The end frame Im much less sure on:

I found some runs that end on the first frame the screen darkens after the last battle:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​North_and_South/​run/​y43dje3z

Others appear to end on the first frame the screen is fully black:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​North_and_South/​run/​nz1nq8wy

-Could we have legal/banned emulators stated?

The known allowed NES emulators are pretty well known by people, but for MS-DOS, MSX, Amiga, C64 I think it's a lot less so. So maybe at least a list of accepted emus would be good.
Or is every non-smartphone emus accepted?

Thanks for hearing me out!
Legs

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Forum: Solar Striker

Thread: Hard Mode

Started by: LeeBoonLeeBoon

If you wanna route it and do some runs, I don't see why not.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Cheaters

Started by: Bug_PlayBug_Play

You bring it up to the moderators of that board.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: New site layout - Amendments #1

Started by: PacPac

I miss the button that used to be on the stream page that let me sort from lowest to highest viewers.

That's all.

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Forum: Introductions

Thread: Im new to speed running.

Started by: SollymasterSollymaster

Nearly the entire Game Boy catalog.

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Forum: Donkey Kong Land

Thread: Leaderboard Updates

Started by: LegsLegs

Donkey Kong Land

I've been testing all the GB emulators (since it hasn't been done in a little while, and new emulators have popped up) and have compiled all my results.

-gambatte and bgb are still totally legal.
-Bizhawk is still legal, but seems to load slightly slowly for some reason
-All other windows emulators are banned(VBA, sameboy, Retroarch, VBA-M)
-All MAC emulators are banned (If someone has a setup they think is correct, for any emulator, please contanct me so I can review the videos one this. I'd really love to find -any- accurate mac emu)
-All hardware standards are fine (SGB1 still have to have it's time converted though)
-{PAL GBP remains untested and I hear it's weird.}

The emulator results, with links to the raw video files, can be found here: http:/​/​sprintinglegs.​com/​emutiming/​results.​html

Let me know if anyone has any concerns or objections with this.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Site Bugs

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

I can't set the region for these 2 runs for some reason.
When I set them to JPN, it just reverts back to nothing by itself.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​cavenoire/​run/​mr8j942y
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​cavenoire/​run/​ywpx960z