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Forum: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Thread: Emulator run, but can't show the window?

Started by: RazorflameRazorflame

What emulator do you use? What category are you interested in running? We are in the middle of redoing some emulation rules and the safest bets at the moment are Bizhawk and Mednafen.

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Forum: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Thread: Emulator run, but can't show the window?

Started by: RazorflameRazorflame

Are you using Bizhawk? Also why would you not be able to do that?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Pronouns

Started by: Laika_the_SpacedogLaika_the_Spacedog

I don't think assuming everyone is male is the predominantly case though. Especially in the small speedrunning community, where there are plenty of trans people. As I pointed out before there are things that lead people to assume one way or the other. In chat it would be the user name, in a forum the avatar too. Your name is Laika, who was a female dog and your portrait has a lgbt flag, so any reasonable person would assume to use she. It's just like one's real name and appearance in real life. People feel weird about adding a gender tag, because the irl equivalent would be tattooing your gender on your face. When it comes to greetings it feels extreme to get offended at something playful like boys/dudes/girls. Being misgendered is obviously unpleasant. When someone does it on purpose it is offensive. There are gonna be respectful people and there are gonna be pieces of shit beyond reason. People ARE gonna make mistakes sometimes and it should be ok if they correct themselves. Living in fear of that happening should not be a thing, that is not a healthy mindset. I think one easy step is for people that really care about this to make sure their username reflects their identity well and is not ambiguous.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Pronouns

Started by: Laika_the_SpacedogLaika_the_Spacedog

It's weird to me that what should be normal in human communication is something we are trying to circumvent. Obviously it is not acceptable to be purposefully misgendering people with malicious intent. At the same time it seems pretty obvious that in a forum most of the time you won't know what people are so you use 'them'. If something about their name or avatar really seems to indicate something you can absolutely assume, just like you can from their appearance in person. That's not a crime, its completely normal, since it is accurate almost always. Yes, sometimes you will be wrong, but then if they point it out, you take not of it and remember for the future. And if you tell me that you identify as a tractor you need to be prepared for me to inevitably tell you to go plough yourself. I understand that for people that are transitioning that may be disconcerting, but you cannot be outright offended by default. You can not expect everybody to switch to introducing themselves with their gender identity, sexual orientation, religious views, nationality, etc. just so that people don't assume the wrong thing. Socializing is by nature not always something comfortable. There are gonna be awkward situations, but that is ok.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Pronouns

Started by: Laika_the_SpacedogLaika_the_Spacedog

Isn't the whole point that it shouldn't matter what gender anyone is, especially for something completely unrelated like speedrunning? This would only invite trolling and achieve nothing. I don't give a fuck what anyone is or what they identify as.

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Forum: Hitman: Codename 47

Thread: A run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

You can see it at 6 seconds , it is the channel linked in your profile.

 

Forum: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Thread: jolop is a run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

I don't have to do anything. You deleted your run and made the video private after it got rejected. I'm just letting people know that you're a piece of garbage.

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Forum: Hitman: Blood Money

Thread: jolop is a run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

I don't have to do anything. You deleted your run and made the video private after it got rejected. I'm just letting people know that you're a piece of garbage.

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Forum: Hitman: Codename 47

Thread: A run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

I don't have to do anything. You deleted your run and made the video private after it got rejected. I'm just letting people know that you're a piece of garbage.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Bots deletion thread

Started by: GyooGyoo

Not a bot, but submitted a stolen run. TY account 2 weeks old with a whole bunch of games, so I'm guessing they're all stolen. https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​user/​jolop

This also puts his co-op parter into question: https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​user/​psp228

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Forum: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Thread: jolop is a run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

Just caught user jolop trying to pass off a stolen run as his own in a submission. I see that they have some runs on this board and the yt channel is only 2 weeks old, so I wanted to let you know.

 

Forum: Hitman: Blood Money

Thread: jolop is a run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

Just caught user jolop trying to pass off a stolen run as his own in a submission. I see that they have some runs on this board and the yt channel is only 2 weeks old, so I wanted to let you know.

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Forum: Hitman: Codename 47

Thread: A run stealer

Started by: TalicZealotTalicZealot

Just caught user jolop trying to pass off a stolen run as his own in a submission. I see that they have some runs on this board and the yt channel is only 2 weeks old, so I wanted to let you know.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Tips on growing a community?

Started by: WoofMasterArfWoofMasterArf

The more you try and invest yourself in this, the more disappointing it seems 😃

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Speedrun games that deserve more attention

Started by: Peace2drivePeace2drive

I mean, everybody is gonna post their main game, since being involved will always make you see the value in a speedgame. Doesn't make it untrue, but at the same time maybe defeats the point of asking such a question.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​sotn has had tons of exposure at marathons, and yet has never been very active as a speedgame. Very movement focused with intense and flashy segments, including a couple of cool and execution-heavy, though consistent, skips. The public likely has a few misconceptions about the game that I can clear up. SOTN is not a mashing game, shield dashing speed really doesn't matter. In fact doing it with a low frequency is more consistent and almost always faster. We have many resources for new and experienced players and a helpful community.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Legacy_of_Kain_Defiance developed into a very cool and quick speedgame. More peoople should give it a shot.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​Castlevania_Lords_Of_Shadow I would love to see experienced action game runners dig their hands into this. Lots if precise tricks and skips.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Castlevania Rondo Of Blood

Started by: Mateus_OliveiraMateus_Oliveira

If you want to play the game on PC use Bizhawk and emulate it, instead of using an unstable, inaccurate and unofficial version. If i were in their place I would definitely not accept it. If you really want to play on it, then nobody is stopping you, but it won't be tracked on the board.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Sub Badge here

Started by: Z4T0XZ4T0X

Just noticed the same thing. I Ctrl F5 ed it and it changed again to something else that is still definitely not my badge.
Looking at other people's profiles it seems like they are correct though. Yours looks like a horseshoe on my end.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: SRC Rules Feedback

Started by: kirkqkirkq

This is pretty much exactly the kind of thing I was talking about. Not the way to deal with this. If they just list a time without a name and a video that still stresses you out? If they remove it they are still gonna talk about it, unavoidable. You can't remove yourself from the game's history and you shouldn't, just a poor way to handle this. On top of that it's just a dick move to the community. Leaderboard becomes inaccurate, strats/routing/execution of a top run become hidden. Lame.