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Forum: Octodad: Dadliest Catch

Thread: Rule clarifications, changes, enforcement

Started by: S.S.

Some rules, particularly with regard to timing, have been altered slightly to reduce the amount of homework one needs to do when submitting runs.

All previous runs have been changed to reflect these rulechanges, and where applicable grandfathered in. Around 5 runs previously on the leaderboard have been rejected due to providing too little information to work with (eg no vod and no time submitted.)

To summarize, these are the rules changes:
Timing will be done with 'time with loads / real time' and 'ingame time'.
All consoles that support IGT must specify the IGT as listed during the credits sequence (for full game runs), or during the fade/circle to black at the end of ILs. This includes miliseconds. PS4/XBone does not support such a timer, so only real time needs to be submitted.

DO NOT BOTHER TO TIME WITHOUT LOADS YOURSELF. You'll just be wasting your precious time, do more runs instead 😉

Note: IGT includes the final cutscene where Chef screams 'no no nooo'. From now on, it is highly recommended you skip this cutscene for extra speed.

Real Time:
No clear rules were specified in the past. A small community poll in the Discord server has established the following start and end points for the run:
• Start: When pressing Yes on the New Game confirmation screen.
• End: When the 'no no noooo' cutscene is skipped and the last map ends, in synchrony with the IGT timer. (Yes, this means that the final cutscene is now INCLUDED in the timing. Immediate skipping is recommended.)
From now on, this will be enforced. Past runs have been given quite the leeway when it comes to this, which could cause inaccuracies of up to a dozen seconds between runs.

No Real Time needs to be specified for ILs, for both Console and PC. Instead, PC/Mobile runs can use the IGT as shown in the top left, and console can use the top times as shown in the level select screen. Please ensure these are visible at the end of the video.

Furthermore:
I'm considering removal of the Shorts category. These two maps have been given their own IL already instead. For now, I'll leave the category until I decide, but it currently uses only real time, and no IGT.

All rules have now been written down in the game rules for quick future reference. Press 'show rules' at the top of each leaderboard.

I do not check these forums often, and I will forget I posted this. Please join the Discord server or contact us by other means of your choice if you have any questions. Thank you, and happy running! RBRBRBLRBLRBLRRBL

 

Forum: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Thread: Console Categories

Started by: VGCArchiveVGCArchive

Speedrun.com's filters option already allows for filtering out PC runs. A category split between yes and no caves noclip seems excessive at this moment considering the inactivity of the game's speedrunning scene, but might be worth considering in the future.

 

Forum: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Thread: Are runs still approved?

Started by: VGCArchiveVGCArchive

Yes, I verify runs whenever Speedrun.com does not lock me out of my account and I have some free time. Feel free to nag me about it next time.

 

Forum: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Thread: Loading screens are affected by framerate

Started by: J.P.J.P.

Interesting. A load remover timer might be needed if this turns out to become an issue.

 

Forum: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Thread: OOB in The Caves

Started by: J.P.J.P.

There is no reason to disallow this

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto III

Thread: Discussion on recently found things (record.dat, skin file names)

Started by: PowdinetPowdinet

1) Allow and/but make a variable tracking the usage of this. Variables feature exists on this website for a reason. Use it!
2) Disallow as it's a plain modification that isn't advertised unlike MP3s and BMPs. Just because there is code in the game looking for this file doesn't mean it's not a modification. In the case it does become allowed, use the variables feature, which is there for a reason, to keep track of its usage.
3) Abstain, but in the case FL off becomes allowed, use the unused variables feature to keep track of it. That's what it's there for.
4) Yes, we should be going back to Google Spreadsheets.

Chivu's "run from fresh install no custom additions" mentality is honorable, and one I would have agreed with in the past, but the gta series games are so fucked up that in many cases this is either impossible, or unethical.

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Forum: Grand Theft Auto IV

Thread: Good websites with GTA 5 mods

Started by: DonnaRiley67DonnaRiley67

Any website that isn't this.

Might I recommend www.​gta5pro.​com

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Forum: The Site

Thread: European Union country? HELP

Started by: bennygoatbennygoat

Come on man, don't be rude, tell us how you did it

scywowscywow, jummy0jummy0 and 4 others like this. 

Forum: Unreal

Thread: Aimbot used

Started by: AkoraxAkorax

By the Goddess, stop using these forums. Nobody looks at them

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: SRC Rules Feedback

Started by: kirkqkirkq

Where did you see me talk about abusing moderator privileges?

You don't need mod privileges to do enormous damage. I could go and fuck shit up severely on at least 3 full-game leaderboards right now without using any of my moderator rights. Obviously I'm not going to, but what if I WAS that emotionally unstable person, what then?

 

Forum: Unreal Tournament 2004

Thread: Categorizing With and without auto-aim ?

Started by: WitchcraftWitchcraft

If needed, I can make it a variable that is tracked. I will need a list of runs that use it and a list of runs that don't. I find it difficult to spot which ones do and which ones don't.

 

Forum: Unreal Tournament 2004

Thread: Semi and Final Glitch help

Started by: WitchcraftWitchcraft

Just set the Time Limit for Team Deathmatch in Instant Action to 1 minute.

Worked for Clan Lord and his team

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: SRC Rules Feedback

Started by: kirkqkirkq

@6oliath What good are regular backups though if destroying leaderboards is not actually against the rules?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: SRC Rules Feedback

Started by: kirkqkirkq

(edited: )

I'm sorry, I phrased my question poorly

How do you guys plan on maintaining the integrity of the leaderboards, and therefore the website, if any emotionally unstable person could choose is allowed to destroy the leaderboards by removing vital information from it, simply because they're having a bad day?

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Forum: The Site

Thread: SRC Rules Feedback

Started by: kirkqkirkq

How do you guys plan on maintaining the integrity of the leaderboards, and therefore the website, if any emotionally unstable person could choose to destroy the leaderboards by removing vital information from it, simply because they're having a bad day?

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Forum: Far Cry 4

Thread: Renaming categories

Started by: AlexYeahNotAlexYeahNot

Unless the alternative ending is considered to not actually be beating the game, I think slower any% categories should always be called 'any% no <whatever it is youre not doing>'. This is no exception to that, so I don't think it should be renamed.

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Vote: Add 'stadium music replaced with silence' to allowed mod list

Started by: S.S.

Did you actually find anything DomoTheRussian?

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Vote: Add 'stadium music replaced with silence' to allowed mod list

Started by: S.S.

Does that actually get rid of the ambient music like stadium music?

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Vote: Add 'stadium music replaced with silence' to allowed mod list

Started by: S.S.

That is an option, but it is not ideal. It is easy to forget to undo afterwards, as evidenced by people more competent than you and I actually already forgetting to do so. Also I want that airhorn to continue raping my ears. Call it stockholm syndrome.

Still A

 

Forum: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Thread: Vote: Add 'stadium music replaced with silence' to allowed mod list

Started by: S.S.

Getting vods muted because of this shit is stupid too. Pick your poison

Still A