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Forum: Pandora's Box

Thread: 100% no skips/hints subcategories and the CHISLER cheat

Started by: SirbruteSirbrute

I decided to make a sub-category for each stage in this category. One subcategory for each level. This because running the full thing is a marathon. I don't know how long it would take but it will be brutal, good luck to anyone wanting to run all 350 puzzles + 7 bosses with no skips or hints. The subcategories were made to bring all the puzzles into play.

If you want to run any of the subcategories from level 2 to 7 you MUST use the "CHISLER" cheat to skip any prior stage. Say you want to run the Coyote level without having to complete earlier stages. You just make a new game, then hold "Alt" while typing "chisler". A window will pop up where you can change the level to 4. Once you have done this you can click on New York City (which should still be on the map), but after entering it it will tell you you completed this level. When you get back out on the world map the cities from the level you set should be there. Your run starts when you enter any of these cities and finishes once you hit "continue" after clearing the boss stage.
Note that if you enter any level prior to starting your run then your speedrun will be DISQUALIFIED. This is because you can make the game skip the "tutorial" for each type of puzzle if you've entered it prior to starting your run, thus saving time. This is important to streamline runs.

You can see how i set up the run in the beginning of this video:

Please make sure your video capture software captures the pop-up dialogues making the run easier to verify.

 

Forum: Pandora's Box

Thread: Timing on Individual levels

Started by: SirbruteSirbrute

Since the game has a built-in timer, that will be used when running individual levels.

Use the "puzzles only" to run individual levels. It appears that the boss stages cannot be done this way. So a good idea is to save before entering a boss stage to run in the full game to be able to rerun it indefinetly.
For some reason the timer does not reset even if a stage is completed in a run, and therefore saving and reloading to re-run a boss stage starts where the timer finished. So to avoid having to play through the game to run the boss stage the timing will be counted from the beginning of the boss stage to the end time. For instance if the first number the timer shows is 8 min 25 sec and ends at 8 min 55 sec, the run is counted as a 30 sec run.

I will be adding individual levels whenever there is a run for it. Please just write me if you've done one not on the list yet, then i will add it.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

Request to become moderator of the 1999 puzzle game Pandora's box: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Pandoras_Box

- My WR run was submitted over 1 month ago. (My first WR run was submitted at an earlier date but dummy me edited the submission instead of submitting a new run each time, so only the latest run counts.)
- Mod was last logged on 3 months ago.
- I tried contacting the mod on twitter where he is active (had to tweet since private messaging is turned off). I tweeted him on 21st of july and he has not responded but has been active on twitter everyday since my tweet.

 

Forum: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Thread: Opinion on skipping Timothy in Glitchless?

Started by: SirbruteSirbrute

Thanks, makes sense to grab him then.

Another question: Do you skip the cutscene with him dying if you never grab him? I could prolly just test but it is faster to ask.

Oh djeez this game is my childhood. I don't have time right now to get into speedrunning it but i will give it a go at some point. Most likely won't beat your records though 🙂

 

Forum: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

Thread: Opinion on skipping Timothy in Glitchless?

Started by: SirbruteSirbrute

Is there a timesave in skipping the inn to get Timothy and going full speed to Rolands manor and back to Gladstone?
You will also save his passage fee which may come in handy.

I guess the main disadvantage is losing some fighting power which can make the fights slower, but should be doable on wimpy.