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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Dumbest Rules For A Game!

Started by: Patrick_BarrettPatrick_Barrett

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“Doug%” for Kids On Site (Sega CD). This is the only category for the game.

I think the rules changed a bit since there is now a second runner, but originally it was required to have a friend physically present with you during your run whose name is also Doug (this prevented me from running the game at the time). When a second runner got creative and submitted a run with various “Dougs” in the layout (Nickelodeon’s Doug, Doug Bradley aka Pinhead from Hellraiser) the rules were changed to “Must have a Doug with you” instead, for all of us lacking an actual friend named Doug.

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: 3 lap category?

Started by: MiksuwaaanMiksuwaaan

This seems fine if there’s enough interest in it. This would essentially add 8 categories though since there are 8 levels. This may be best as a Misc category with sub categories as to not clutter the main boards (and it does sort of feel like a “category extension” anyway.)

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: A quick note on IL timing

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

Since several people have been submitting incorrect times lately due to this I just wanted to clarify how to correctly fill out your IL times.

Example:
You get an 18.84 in-game IL time

CORRECT time on SRC form:
18s 840ms

WRONG time on SRC form:
18s 084ms

Also, be sure to leave the “Real time” field blank and only fill in the “In-game” time form (unless you’re doing the All Network Speedruns category).

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Forum: Sonic R

Thread: Saturn vs. GameCube vs. PlayStation 2 vs. PC (Sonic R Versions)

Started by: ToonTubers2020ToonTubers2020

Keep in mind you can use a controller more comfortable on your hands for PC, while you are kinda stuck with the GC controller for GC, obviously. Those trigger buttons kill my hands after awhile.

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: Network Speedruns

Started by: MuchWhitteringMuchWhittering

I didn’t even think about hacking and how the game doesn’t provide replays of any kind, so yeah, definitely having IL’s archived here makes a lot of sense now that I think about it. Plus, in the end of the day there’s really no harm and it only helps the speedrun community for this game grow here.

Also, for the rules for All Network Speedruns, do we think timing should be allowed to start on any level as opposed to on Mountain Run and forced to end on Rolling run? If these rules are strictly enforced for everyone then I’m fine with it, but for me personally I would arrange my start and end splits based on how reset heavy the levels are (Rolling is very reset heavy for me, for example).

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: Network Speedruns

Started by: MuchWhitteringMuchWhittering

Not sure why considering the game has built in global leaderboards for those levels already. That would defeat the purpose of having IL’s for them here since the game itself already tracks the best times.

However, I was thinking that having an “All Network Speedruns RTA” category would be kinda neat, where all 8 runs must be done back-to-back in an RTA setting. This would actually provide a different experience than the built in global timer already in the game since the IGT “total time” is based on essentially your sum of best times, so being able to do all 8 in a row would be a cool test of skill since you need to perform these runs without any mistakes or retries in between.

 

Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: New world record

Started by: ChatdoroChatdoro

So have we decided that pressing X on “Welcome to Astro’s playroom” is the start time? I was doing it on the X hold menu before it when creating a new game. I will need to subtract a second from my latest PB if we’re doing the second menu (which i think is fine)

 

Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: New world record

Started by: ChatdoroChatdoro

Nice, glad to have more runs on the board. If ever needed, I am willing to help approve runs if I get added as a mod since I check SRC very often and I think this is going to be a pretty active speedrun with quite a few runs submitted. No problem if not, but the offer is there.

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: Other categories?

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

Thanks for adding it. I started doing a little routing for it today. It got me thinking too, the timing can’t stop in the 100% category when we defeat t-rex since we don’t get the ps5 artifacts until after the credits, so we would need to end the timer upon either grabbing the final ps5 artifact OR some other scene like when the Labo room shows the message that we have collected all puzzles/artifacts (i think this would be the better option for ending the timer)

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: First WR?

Started by: KirbYTKirbYT

Looks like your run was verified anyway. So what’s the actual timing rules @BlueyBluey? Can I start my timer where Kirby did so I don’t have to include the tutorial? That would save a pretty good chunk of time on my current run if so. The timing rules are also kinda hard to read and understand, so I don’t blame anyone on any confusion.

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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: First WR?

Started by: KirbYTKirbYT

The rules he made say timing starts when confirming “X” on a new a new game file, which would include the controller tutorial, which isn’t part of this video, not sure if Bluey will accept it since the controller tutorial can actually save or lose time on the run.

 

Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: Other categories?

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

I did a few any% runs and found it a little lacking, obviously a category where you collect all artifacts and puzzle pieces would be way more interesting. I was wondering everyone’s thoughts on a 100% category (by the game’s standards, separate from trophies) that would classify as completing the Labo room 100%? There’s a lot of trophies and it would be quite a nice middle ground between any% and all trophies%.

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Forum: Rascal Racers

Thread: Separate PAL and NTSC categories?

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

The game runs much faster in PAL than NTSC (at least in emulator), which means someone running a NTSC physical copy of the game stands no chance against a PAL run. I would like to run this (physical NTSC) but was curious what the community thought about the boards.

 

Forum: Sonic R

Thread: How to get in game time

Started by: insp3ctreinsp3ctre

Depends if he’s running PC or GC

 

Forum: Sonic R

Thread: How to get in game time

Started by: insp3ctreinsp3ctre

I recommend this site: http://www.unitarium.com/time-calculator
Just add up all of your final track times.
If you need to see what I mean, I add up my IGT at the end of every PB in my submission. Watch my run here and at the ~10min mark I use that site to calculate my final time: https://www.speedrun.com/sonicr/run/mexg4p9z

 

Forum: Two Worlds

Thread: Looking for 1.0 or 1.1 of this game

Started by: RetroBitRetroBit

If I buy the US physical PC version of this can I use that same link to patch it to “european 1.1” or am I forced to buy that european version shown above?

 

Forum: Sorcerer’s Kingdom

Thread: New Run Categories

Started by: RevenReven

In my opinion on no element sword it is a bit trivial to create an entire category for it since the run is essentially the same for 98% of the game up until the very end fight and is not different enough to warrant recognition as a separate category. Might make a cool highlight to make for YouTube or something though.

In regards to the solo character category, it certainly doesn’t seem inviting to do for anyone but experienced runners of the game looking for a new challenge or being bored of the any% run. The rules for this seem a bit complex, needing to revive and kill off characters constantly after every promotion visit seems very tedious. Things get even more complex when you want to do a “solo” run for late characters after having used the others prior.

Personally not a fan of these as main categories, but if you really wanted to do the solo runs and have them be a “misc” category so they can be recognized here on the site that is ok, but I highly suspect this won’t do anything to bring in new interest or runners. I feel they are more of a “forced challenge run for fun” that’s more suitable for YouTube and not really an official speedrun like categories such as Any% or 100% would be in cases like this.

Japanese might save a small amount of time if it makes fewer text boxes, but given how little story there is in this game I can’t say how much faster it would be. Feel free to do a run on JP though and if it proves to make a big difference we can certainly add the JP version as an official sub category to the leaderboard.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Platform Requests / Tagging games to be part of a series / Adjusting game type or game title

Started by: DangerlessDangerless

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Requesting the game platform “Sega Pico” be added to the site.
Wiki: https:/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​Sega_Pico

I have done a speedrun using this console for Sonic the Hedgehog’s Gameworld (https://www.speedrun.com/sonic_gameworld)

Thank you.

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: lewisandsparklewisandspark

Requesting mod/supermod on Rez (https://www.speedrun.com/rez). The current and only mod makes a note on their Twitch profile that they “lost interest in speedrunning.” Makes sense as they mod for 21 games and haven’t logged in in over a year. I tried adding them on Discord a week ago to request mod and my request still sits dormant. I also whispered them on Twitch a week ago and got no answer. These are the only options for contact. I’m running this game in a pretty large online marathon soon and also submitting this to SGDQ so I would like to mod the board to better define the rules and clean up organization of the categories (it’s kinda messy right now) and obviously have my PB/WR verified in time for GDQ submissions. Thanks for whoever reviews this request.

 

Forum: Dark Cloud

Thread: Proposal to add a new rule to Any% NCW based on a newly found strat.

Started by: MikeZorDMikeZorD

This is certainly a cool exploit. It’s is a drastic change to how NCW used to function, but it does make the category a bit more interesting than just “broken dagger and one shot everything to the end.” I believe this glitch should be allowed in some capacity for speedruns, however I am also OK with leaving any% NCW as it is and giving this item dupe/debug glitch its own category since this is a huge change to the run.

I don’t want categories to get excessive or overly confusing however, so coming up with a good name and ruleset will be very important. We value all community feedback from runners, so please post here with ideas and thoughts. If you are strongly against changes to any% NCW please let us know.