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Forum: The Site

Thread: Vivecraft/Minecraft VR Java

Started by: DyottonDyotton

The Minecraft community asks for all requests to go through the series mods through a google form linked here rather than the game request page on the site:

https://www.speedrun.com/minecraft/thread/4ez6s

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Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Speedrun Controller input display program

Started by: XeeliumXeelium

The most common program was originally called NintendoSpy, however I would recommend using zoggins’ fork if it called RetroSpy as it contains support for significantly more controllers. This assumes of course that you have an input display built for the console you want to capture inputs for.

https://github.com/retrospy/RetroSpy

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Is Blu-ray games accepted?

Started by: Mario160Mario160

I mean I'm also not a member of site staff so I can't speak for them (like I said, just my opinion up above), so you can still submit it provided you can get a run recorded of it. Just use your best judgement when submitting games so as not to clog up the request queue - which is already sufficiently backed up - with a game that goes against the rules on the Request Game page.

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Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Alternative options for recording livesplit?

Started by: ExtraLargeGunManExtraLargeGunMan

If radeon’s software performs better than OBS, then it sounds like you have a weak CPU and a strong GPU. I’m trying to rack my brain to remember if OBS allows you change what processes the video from your CPU to your GPU, and if there’s a setting that lets you do that, I would change that and see if it fixes your issue.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: is it allowed to use this code to restart your server quicker in a speedrun

Started by: DonutLDonutL

I have no idea what game you're talking about, but you need to ask the mods/community of the game in question. Rules are specific to each game when it comes to things like this. The broader site has very few rules when it comes to games.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Is Blu-ray games accepted?

Started by: Mario160Mario160

I mean a game is a game, whether or not that game meets the site’s criteria for being accepted is another matter entirely. I don’t know anything about the game you’re describing but it sounds like it wouldn’t be accepted on the basis of being short or trivial (given that it only has 3 levels).

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Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Recording Raw Footage?

Started by: UnbonesUnbones

A friend of mine made a video a year ago that showed how to capture raw video/audio of the game without an overlay or any other stream related stuff. It uses multiple instances of OBS and a plug-in for OBS to pipe the video from one instance to another. Idk if this is the only method or even the best one but it’s one that I’ve personally used:

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Where do speedrunners get there badges?

Started by: Carboy45Carboy45

You mean moderation icons? (Red sword for super mod, green sword die regular mod). Those show up on users who are moderators for an LB and it only shows up for the users on that specific board.

That’s the best I got, without a picture or something I’m in the dark as to what you’re talking about.

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Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Looking for an (inexpensive) upscaler

Started by: ShikenNuggetsShikenNuggets

RetroTink-2x. It takes 240p/480i inputs and outputs 480p60fps over HDMI. The original model used to be $99 USD but it looks like it’s gotten an upgrade so it’s now around $130 with a nice case. Although it’s slightly over budget for you, I can recommend this personally as I used one for a year before upgrading to an OSSC

https://www.retrotink.com/product-page/retrotink-2x-pro

An OSSC is going to be better, but it’ll also add like $40 or so to the price. You can also poke around the RetroTink website as I think they have some other models that are cheaper (idk if they have component input or not though).

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Where do speedrunners get there badges?

Started by: Carboy45Carboy45

Unless your talking about the shields (like the one Shiken has). Those are indicators for site staff - the gold A badges are the site admins, the silver F ones are for site full mods and the bronze C ones are for site content mods.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Why is it called "USA/NTSC"?

Started by: LPSdynamiksiLPSdynamiksi

They’re talking about when selecting a region for a console when submitting a run. It’s called USA/NTSC to differentiate from JPN/NTSC, but yes, it should be renamed to NA/NTSC to be better indicative of Canada being included.

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Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Bedrock speedrunning

Started by: niflunarniflunar

You need to ask this question in the forum for the game in question. The mods/community of the game will be able to help you better than we will (although my gut and logic say that you're still running on console regardless of what controller you use).

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Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: recording runs with *retro-Bit Super Retro Trio Plus HD*

Started by: Swedlund_Swedlund_

Idk what thing is, but it sounds like one of those crazy consoles that plays NES/SNES/Genesis games all in one. If that’s the case, those types of consoles (like the ones by Hyperkin for example) are almost universally banned for their very poor emulation of games. They also tend to have very bad input lag for what it’s worth.

But, anything like that is controlled by individual games and their communities so you will need to check with the mods of any game in question on how they feel about those consoles and their legality for the LBs.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Report a site bug

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

I believe that is a known issue, and I believe the current workaround is to zip the files first, then upload them.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: tasbot compatible with flashgames/steamgames/oldgames etc

Started by: speedmaster24speedmaster24

TASing is still speedrunning, it’s just another form of it. So the question still makes sense, it’s just better suited for TAS Videos as mentioned above.

 

Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Livesplit issues on MACOS

Started by: mr.aremmr.arem

OBS can record your screen just like Fraps can, I would use that. I would always recommend OBS, it's the defacto standard in recording/broadcasting.

 

Forum: Streaming / Recording / Equipment

Thread: Livesplit issues on MACOS

Started by: mr.aremmr.arem

If you’re using LiveSplitOne, you probably need to capture it with a window region in order to get it into OBS due to the fact that it’s a browser source. Alternatively, I think there’s a way to add the full webpage into OBS (screen capture maybe?) and then you can crop it down to just the timer.

Disclaimer: I’ve never used LiveSplitOne myself nor do I frequently capture browser sources, so anyone can correct me if needed.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Trading frame perfect inputs as method to make certain TAS-only tricks possible in RTA

Started by: AranJaegerAranJaeger

TLDR but yeah, this literally sounds like pause buffering, you just called it something else lol. Games like OOT have been doing this for years to buffer inputs so achieve what is normally a frame perfect action. But of course this really only works if the game has some form of un-pause lag that allows you to buffer inputs, otherwise you're just pausing with no benefit.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Is it insane to ask for uncut footage?

Started by: ScaledishScaledish

It depends on the length of the run. For a run that’s under 20 hours, probably not too crazy to ask for a full video no (or at least a video that doesn’t have any huge gaps since streams can drop and local recording a run that large takes a lot of space). If the run is over that, it’s not unreasonable to allow multiple videos due to upload limits on sites. But again, as long as there isn’t any gaps, then it’s usually fine.

Please note this is dependent on each game and community, everyone might have different rules and regulations they look for with runs.