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Forum: Astro's Playroom

Thread: Network Speedruns

Started by: HowlingSnailHowlingSnail

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: HowlingSnailHowlingSnail

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: navajonavajo

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

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: DaravaeDaravae

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.

 

Forum: Blinx: The Time Sweeper

Thread: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility and Loading Times

Started by: Commander_DuckyCommander_Ducky

Can anyone confirm this? I am interested in running this game and would love to run it on Xbox One for better loads. The above message is a tad confusing, but seems to confirm that using the japanese version on an Xbox one will install the PH version of the game instead?

The better question is, was it ever discovered if any controller will work to increase Blinx’s diagonal move speed or do you need a certain Xbox one controller to do so?

EDIT: I can confirm that installing a JP version in xbox one gives an english platinum hits version however I am unable to get the diagonal movement speed to work. He obviously moves slightly faster than normal when I move diagonally but it is nowhere near as fast as seen in the runs here or on the videos posted above. I am using a stock xbox one controller (official) and am moving my left stick as far as possible to diagonal angles.

 

Forum: Sonic Drift

Thread: Speed tech/tips?

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

Started running this tonight and really enjoyed it, but I’m having trouble understanding the speed tech? I notice in the top times there’s snaking non-stop, on grass, etc. does drifting give a slight speed boost or something over just driving straight on the straightaways?

Are the jump pads favorable except for when you have invincibility active?

Also, sometimes I seem to randomly spin out when drifting/attempting snaking. I’m not excessively holding the drift so not sure why it happens.

Do rings increase top speed enough to go out of the way to collect?

Thanks for any insight.

 

Forum: Snowboard Kids

Thread: Emulator advantage?

Started by: PeteDorrPeteDorr

Thanks for all the info, wanted to reply sooner just kept forgetting. I’m not an expert on emulation, since I’ve never used it for anything, but can load times vary for this based on PC performance? Like if someome has a better PC, is it possible that two emulator runs can have like a 5-10 second difference just based on their pc performance? Is it possible Zikana is overclocking to achieve his time?

Last question, if Zikana’s run is unfairly loading/running faster (for whatever reason) should it be hidden or removed from the leaderboard? It will still exist on his youtube upload, but honestly having a run that inexplicably runs faster (and is emulation) is not very inviting to new runners, especially if it sits #2 on the leaderboards.

 

Forum: The Site

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

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

Game: The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring GBA
Url: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​lotrfotrgba/​full_game

One mod has been inactive for over a year. The super mod (who also has never ran the game and just seemingly moderates it for no reason) has not signed in for over a month. The bigger issue is that the super mod has no way of privately contacting them, which I have attempted to do across all platforms since I have issues with the leaderboard that I need to discuss with them.

They have DM’s disabled on Twitter, DM’s disabled on Discord, and even DM’s disabled on Twitch. If a rule of being a mod for a game is to have social media linked to your account for contact reasons I don’t think this should count since there is virtually no way to privately contact this person.

Also, the game has the incorrect title which makes it hard to search (it should be “The Lord of the Rings: THE Fellowship of the Ring (GBA)” specifically (additional “the” and inclusion of parenthesis for GBA). There are also drastic differences between emulation runs and runs on real carts, they should not be on the same leaderboard.

I actively run this game (as well as in marathons , see my pending submission) and want the ability to have full control of the leaderboard. Thanks for your time.