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Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Looking for help with D2ID setup

Started by: PharaohLawnPharaohLawn

Cheers mate, thanks for the fast helpful answers.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Looking for help with D2ID setup

Started by: PharaohLawnPharaohLawn

Thanks, this looks a lot better. Similar issue, when I go to configure the twitch extension to add an overlay for diablorun, it asks me to enter my username and hit the 'save settings' button. But when I hit 'save settings' nothing seems to happen.

The diablorun button is on my stream's overlay, but clicking it doesn't bring up any info, just asks me to configure the extension.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: Looking for help with D2ID setup

Started by: PharaohLawnPharaohLawn

I am working on getting D2ID set up and I am encountering a challenge.
After following the steps, pressing the 'generate' button doesn't seem
to give me a key.

For clarity, here's a short youtube video showing exactly how things
look on my end:

I tried all the normal stuff, like restarting the computer, closing
and reopening the applications in different orders etc. I assume there
is some step I am missing. Any help would be appreciated, thanks very
much!

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: What data are we allowed to see from external tools and where are the limits?

Started by: [Deleted user]

Here's my suggestion:

Mods designate a list of approved, PUBLICLY AVAILABLE programs that are allowed to be used. If someone wants to try to make an airplane cockpit, they can. But they can only submit runs with it if they make it available to everyone AND after the mods (humans using their subjective judgement) allow it. This is pretty much the same philosophy that sports leagues use to manage equipment. The officials decide which equipment is allowed.

I think this would be a good idea because it would promote development of new Diablo-related tools. This would be a good thing for everyone who loves D2 and wants to see it flourish, especially regarding streaming popularity. If we had taken the other approach (hard line against modifications) then we probably wouldn't even HAVE the tools we have now to be debating in this conversation.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: What data are we allowed to see from external tools and where are the limits?

Started by: [Deleted user]

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Teo said:
"the best solution would be all the current information from Diablo Interface moving into the extension. That way the runner would have to activly have his own stream open to view the stuff."

This would still leave it open for someone to make an 'airplane cockpit' running 3 extensions that display every imaginable attribute on 3 other monitors for them to look at.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: What data are we allowed to see from external tools and where are the limits?

Started by: [Deleted user]

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"It changes the way character stats are shown and it also lists stats that you can't normally see. So any modification is not allowed, but Diablo Interface is okay? Why?"

I don't really disagree with your main point about the hypocrisy of the interface usage. But, for the sake of discussion, let me propose this question: Do you think there is a difference between observation and modification?

The D2:LoD program is still running on your computer, functioning like it always has. Diablointerface doesn't cause D2:LoD to do something else. Diablointerface is the program responsible for doing other things. From a certain point of view, it could be argued that the interface is an observer and NOT a modifier. Lav's earlier 'airplane cockpit' scenario could even be argued as being within current the rules against modification.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: "Convert to Expansion" question

Started by: [Deleted user]

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If the tactic is not allowed, then people aren't going to put in the effort to test it out. In that scenario, opinions on whether or not it would be a good thing for the competitive scene will always be speculation. If allowing the tactic turns out to be a bad idea, then it would not be out of the question to recategorize the runs (though having to do that would certainly be a regrettable circumstance).

I've seen the issue discussed in the twitch chats of a couple runners recently. One runner claimed that the tactic wouldn't even save time due to lack of runewords. Another claimed that allowing the tactic would be unfair because skipping Act 5 twice would save such a huge amount of time.

If opinions on the subject are so far apart, wouldn't be a good idea to encourage people to explore the possibilities? I mean, this is a speedrun board, right? Shouldn't we all be interested in discovering the fastest way to complete the game? The 'convert to expansion' button was included in D2:LoD as part of the default game.

 

Forum: Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Thread: "Convert to Expansion" question

Started by: [Deleted user]

If, after an open discussion, the mods rule that this strategy is not allowed, then I would argue that the rules of the category would have to be updated to reflect the decision.

When players open the default game client for "Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction" and attempt to create a character, there are up to 3 boxes that can be checked (ladder, hardcore, expansion). These boxes represent different optional modes of gameplay, but they are all present within the same game. Blizzard chose to include the option of playing classic characters as a subset of the game they released title "Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction".

 

Forum: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Thread: Category rule and name updates, i.e. Fairy Feet allowed in more categories

Started by: EunosEunos

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"Another way to instantly reverse Link's velocity is to be damage boosted in the exit plane. I watched Jamevil do it playing Z2Randomizer."

Clarification question: Is this damage boost version of the trick allowed in categories where FF is now allowed and disallowed elsewhere?

So, for example, if it accidentally happened to someone during the AK tourney, their run would be invalid?

 

Forum: Talk

Thread: Two questions about the site

Started by: PharaohLawnPharaohLawn

thanks, the wall of text i mistakenly created was actually blocking out those 3 dots originally lol

 

Forum: Talk

Thread: Two questions about the site

Started by: PharaohLawnPharaohLawn

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Hello, I am new around here and would like to ask 2 general questions about the site:

1- In the list of top games, there is a number of "active users" next to each game. What, exactly, determines that number? is is the number of uses that have submitted a run in the last 30 days?

2- What determines which category of a game is the default tab when someone clicks on that game? Do the moderaters select it manually or is it automated based on some criteria?

thanks for reading

 

Forum: Tetris (NES)

Thread: I'm confused by the leaderboards...what gives?

Started by: RedbirdgradRedbirdgrad

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