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Forum: Assetto Corsa

Thread: Banning the Formula DC

Started by: MinonkhMinonkh

I'm confused, what is Formula DC? Google/YouTube did not give relevant results.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Opinions of WR's with no Videos

Started by: Megalan7Megalan7

If there is no interest in preserving videos and if a strict "no vid no did" stance is the majority opinion we're looking at very wonky leaderboards in just a few years time. Which maybe most people are fine with, I don't know - the internet in itself is a very transient place in nature. It kind of defeats the purpose of having leaderboards to me, though.

I get that SRC wants to cover their asses when it comes to data protection but to me backing up gameplay footage ranks pretty low when it comes to ethical issues, especially since legally speaking, who exactly owns gameplay recordings is a grey area in itself.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Opinions of WR's with no Videos

Started by: Megalan7Megalan7

Personally I believe that all runs should stay if proven legitimate. However, removing run videos on purpose is unsportsmanlike.

I also believe that game mods should back up WRs or otherwise important runs, in case they get taken down. The problem is that under current SRC rules, they are prohibited from reuploading them.

Now here comes the elephant in the room: text is king when it comes to long term data storage. Video archives cost a lot of money to maintain online, and big companies may decide to take down that service at any time. Twitch is already flaky when it comes to VODs. Who knows how long YouTube will last? Sure, a near future without YouTube is hard to see, but they could for example decide to purge inactive users, or unpopular vids if they feel the cost cutting measures are worth the backlash. This is why I'm a bit skeptical of the "no vid no did" mentality, it may sound wise when it comes to rejecting frivolous runs, but not so much when it comes to maintaining a reliable database to the 2030s and beyond.

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Forum: Introductions

Thread: About time I joined here.

Started by: EvieOfDestructionEvieOfDestruction

Hello! Great name. I was considering running MM3 for a while too, but the game turned out to be too long and too hard for me.

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Forum: Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder

Thread: Speedruning all level from top to bottom

Started by: DjplanecrashDjplanecrash

Yeah, I agree.

Both mods haven't been around for months, so I doubt you'll get an answer from them here, though.


Forum: The Site

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

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

Hello, I would like to request moderation for Grand Prix 2( Current mod has not been online for 9 months and cannot be reached on social media. Thanks.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: I’ve been watching a bunch of speed running videos recently (summoning silt, Karl Jobst etc.) and have really wanted to start but I’m the only technology I have is a PS4.

Started by: AlexanderMasonAlexanderMason

Games > All games > platoform filter to PS4 should tell you which games you can run.

Most communities do not require an embed timer on your video. What you can do is use a physical timer for yourself during the run, then later use timestamps on the video recording to get a precise time for submission. Even if you make a mistake, game mods will likely catch it and fix it.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Longest JRPG Speedruns?(Excluding Baten Kaitos)

Started by: Patrick_BarrettPatrick_Barrett

Pokemon Stadium Any% is 20 hours(there is no 100% category).


Forum: Gran Turismo 2

Thread: W H Y

Started by: CHAL_GamingCHAL_Gaming

Cooper's thread explains the situation very well.

I wouldn't mind allowing emu runs if they make sure their loading times are clearly slower than console's top(or average) loading times, personally. But it's the mods call. Ideally it would be good to have a cheap option to get people's foot on the door, see if they like it, while still maintaining an incentive to use hardware.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: If I submit a game, does the run i submit with it have to be fast?

Started by: FalcoDash107FalcoDash107

Just do your best and have fun! People are usually happy to see new players no matter their ability.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: speedrunning a game nobody's run before

Started by: thenewteddythenewteddy

Running games people haven't run before is good! Plus speedrunning is still gaining popularity, one-player games can gain traction later on, you never know.

Best you can do about Liberty or Death is contact the game mod. If the mod is inactive you can request mod for yourself, though you're probably too new for that yet.

It doesn't matter if Europa Universalis 3 and 4 are already on the site, game requests are treated individually. You can request 2 to be added in the Europa Universalis series.

All the games you are mentioning are big enough to have their own wikipedia entries so you probably have a strong case for them, the main problem right now is that your account is a couple hours old.

I don't think the mods are too regarding about the speedrun you are linking to your request. Just do your best, don't do silly things like go afk for no reason, etc.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Popular Shmup Speedruns

Started by: KhazixstannKhazixstann

It's rare that a shmup becomes a popular speedrun game because most of them have big autoscroller parts.

However, if you're looking for a very optimised danmaku game I would recommand Touhou Double Spoiler. Top 3 Any% are very good.


Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Is a speedrunner's quality defined by the difficulty of the game?

Started by: chelbirdchelbird

Sometimes boards don't tell the whole story. Take Kamilia 3. Completing the game within, let's say, one year, means you are extremely good at platformers. Completing it in one sitting is insane. So last place on Kamilia 3 Any% is still very good at what they're doing.

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Forum: Porsche Challenge

Thread: Test Driver

Started by: MooreaMoorea

Okay, thanks for the answer Tume.


Forum: The Site

Thread: Suggestion: Country Leaderboards

Started by: LilJapKidLilJapKid

I think it's an interesting idea, but I think it would only work if you limit it to say, the 500-1000 most popular categories on the site. The majority of games/categories on this site have like 1-3 runners, so having it decided on who runs low activity games the most would make the whole thing a little absurd.

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Forum: Porsche Challenge

Thread: Test Driver

Started by: MooreaMoorea

Is Test Driver allowed? Marshallracer is the only one using him even though his car is around 15kph faster on the straights.


Forum: The Site

Thread: your not in (country)

Started by: [Deleted user]

Which one is it? There are a few countries that you cannot select from abroad due to legal reasons, such as North Korea. Maybe a VPN could do the trick.


Forum: Gran Turismo 4

Thread: Individual Track Leaderboard?

Started by: Italy2003Italy2003

Cyberscore has a lot of times for GT4, even though most of them are from the 2000s, and proofless.

Having different classes is an interesting idea but unless you limit yourself to the 10 or 20 most popular tracks the leaderboards are likely going to be very empty.

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Forum: Midtown Madness 2

Thread: loading times

Started by: xatrixxxatrixx

I'm in favor of using in-game time for all-races. But ultimately, we can't do much unless mod is onboard.

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Forum: Pokémon Red/Blue

Thread: Exactly exactly how Red Bar helps?

Started by: thenesmasterthenesmaster

It speeds up battles, as it causes the game to either bypass or play a fast distorted version of certain sounds(such as level up, pokemon cries, fainting sounds).

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