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Forum: Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Thread: Recording a speedrun...... sorta

Started by: syntheticserotoninsyntheticserotonin

I used to use my laptop camera at the beginning. So, I don't see where is the problem. Yes, it is a long run... One thing that you can do is not recording the first runs, as they are going to be extremely long because you aren't familiar with the route but after the 3rd or 4th run you can start recording them. This means that you won't be able to submit your first runs, but hey, speedrunning isn't appearing on a leaderboard. Speedrunning is the journey of success, failure, practice and nerves management. And it is beautiful. One thing to add is that once you see that you like speedrunning, a good thing would be to save money for a 20-30 bucks webcam, they are cheap and of enough quality to upgrade the recording setup. Godd luck on your journey and most importantly, HAVE FUN.

 

Forum: Metroid: Zero Mission

Thread: VBA & Livesplit problems

Started by: theroyalvoidtheroyalvoid

If you join the Discord (at the left side of this site) you can find help easier.

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Forum: Metroid: Zero Mission

Thread: VBA & Livesplit problems

Started by: theroyalvoidtheroyalvoid

I recommend using numbers as hotkeys, as they do not overlap at all. From there, I personally don't know what you can do.

 

Forum: Metroid: Zero Mission

Thread: VBA & Livesplit problems

Started by: theroyalvoidtheroyalvoid

VBA is banned. But, if you read the rules, you can find a link with everything you need to know about the allowed emulator and how to set it up.

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Forum: LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

Thread: Ps4 version

Started by: Beardgaming85Beardgaming85

As of right now, they are reworking the page, as they want to include the Load Remover. So first, be patient about submitting runs. Secondly, you can enter the discord server (which is on the left side of this site) and submit your suggestions (I agree that there must be an option for all the platforms. But, just be patient or when submitting, make sure that you submit to the "1-7 Collection" categories and as of right now, put that the run is on PC and on the comments write that the run was performed on PS4). You can also use the server to ask questions about the run and also to share your progress. Everyone will be willing to help. Also, GL on this journey, it'll be fun.

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Forum: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Thread: Cannonless Help

Started by: PTLPTL

There's a cannonless route in the guides section.

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Forum: Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy

Thread: New Runner

Started by: robotpirategaryrobotpirategary

Play the game casually... like for real. That way you familiarize with the basic possibilities regarding movement. From there beat it again, it gets you familiarized with the game a bit more. From here, watch runs and watch tutorials for basic speedrun movement. And go easy and complete runs. GL

 

Forum: LEGO Battles

Thread: Cats

Started by: gayannabethgayannabeth

Hi, good to see some interest for this game. First of all, I would recommend you to join the LEGO Discord server (discord tab on the left side) to ask any further questions (it makes routing also very effective).
Second, related to your current question, the way this game is layed out is by dividing the game into 6 stories. As every time you beat a story, the credits roll, I decided to separate each story in 1 category each, plus one category for all of them. The categories that you see on the leaderboard are basically the standard definition of "Any%". I also thought that may be some people liked to play with Red Bricks and some may like to play without them. That's why there are separate categories for them. As you can see there are lots of categories already (14 to be exact) and that can be overwhelming to newcomers. Because of that and the fact that I haven't 100%ed the game, we are still working for a definition of 100%. As you know there conquests that are related with multiplayer games and Free Play games (which, in my honest opinion lowers the appeal for the category) and we don't know if that counts towards the IN-GAME 100%.
Another note, for each category you can run them from a non-fresh file, because beating every time 25 min of king act 1 is boring (and having to beat the first act of pirate (or earth) to play imperial (or alien) it is just stupid to me).
Hope to see you around, and welcome to the community.

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Forum: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Thread: I beat my PB 3 times in one day and they aren't verified yet, do the other 2 count

Started by: BMANBMAN

They will probably verify all of them. But be patient, sometimes the verification time is longer than what we think.

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Forum: New Super Mario Bros. 2

Thread: About streaming software

Started by: GhostSenpaiGhostSenpai

If you read the rulea, it says that it is banned.

 

Forum: Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

Thread: General info

Started by: [Deleted user]

You can join the discord of MvsDK (go to the original mvsdk srcom page and join there, there's no permanent invite link here)

 

Forum: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Thread: I can't make a glich on dark maze

Started by: TheHylianSpeedrunnerTheHylianSpeedrunner

If you join the discord, your question will be more likely to be answered. Sadly, I don't know anything about the game, so i can't help you. But, people in the discord will.

 

Forum: Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure

Thread: NES classic emulator GBA

Started by: Vossler_XIIIVossler_XIII

I think you can't play this game there as you need L and R buttons

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Forum: New Super Mario Bros. 2

Thread: mods mean to me

Started by: LunaSpeedLunaSpeed

What you just described is basically what every people (even speedrunners) do when they get the game. You just play the game and try to get everything. But it is not a speedrun as it wasn't planned.

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Forum: New Super Mario Bros. 2

Thread: mods mean to me

Started by: LunaSpeedLunaSpeed

There is one thing that you have to understand. Although every level of skill at a speedrun is legitimate, if you submit a longplay it is gonna be rejected for different reasons. In the first place, noticing that you have a run in this game in the Any% category, we will talk about that one. You have a run that lasts 5h. It doesn't have a video proof, so the mods are likely to think that it is probably gonna be one of your first playthroughs. This statement can be proved very easily. If you see the top 10 times they are around the 26 min mark, which can lead you to think that this game is fairly short, almost under an hour (if you see the whole leaderboard that is the trend). Second of all, I think you have a bad understanding of this hobby/career (please, let me explain). A speedrun is a "playthrough" of a said game of your choice done in a way that you go the fastest you can. Playing a game and putting a timer isn't a speedrun. In this type of playthroughs you know where to go, what to do and how to do it. You can be better or worse at the game, but you still know where to go, what to do and how to do it. In the context of an Any% run, going through each world (W-1 until the cannon, W-Mushroom until the cannon, W-Flower until the cannon and finally W-6) shouldn't take more than 20 min each on average. If you do the math, it is a total of 4 * 20 min = 80 min, which are 1h 20 min of run. As you can see, it is way far from where you were. Does this mean that every first run should take that time? The answer is NO. You can't predict your first run. But, for example W-1 is only three levels, and honestly with a bit of PRACTICE it shouldn't take you more than 10 min. Finally, I want to highlight one word. PRACTICE. When you approach a speedrun, you should practice a bit what you are going to perform, let me explain this with an easy example. Imagine you are told to play a song on the guitar in front of 100 people. Would you go there without any practice? The obvious answer is no. So in a speesrun is the same.
I hope this let you understand the point of view of all the people in this community and I ensure you that if you have any questions about how the run is done, everyone in this community will help you gratefully. Thanks for reading.

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Forum: Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs

Thread: How to Record?

Started by: vinnyocruzvinnyocruz

You can find a better setup that the one i had, but yeah, use a webcam if you want

 

Forum: Super Mario 64

Thread: Running SM64.

Started by: LongshotLongshot

Left hand stick right hand buttons. EZ