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Forum: 140

Thread: So, New level

Started by: NarbeVoguelNarbeVoguel

No runs invalid, any% will keep levels 1-3 as this is - as said by the developer himself - considered a bonus stage and level 3 still contains the ending sequence. A new category containing the 4th level will be introduced. The console versions all don't include the 4th stage so a separation of Any% (or whatever we're going to call it) and All Levels is advised. Also IL runs will be introduced . New ingame by Dalet timer is pretty much done, retiming of all runs might happen into "true loadless". I was superduper busy recently so I couldn't restructure the leaderboards as of yet. Legacy version is still available through the Steam beta tab.

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Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: PC Runners -- Gaming PCs

Started by: oasizoasiz

For both Inside and The Swapper, I would prefer to use at least the mid-tier PC. These seem to be absolutely up for the task to run the games non laggy and in a pleasing aesthetic in 60fps. 🙂

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Gore Filter controversy

Started by: ZetZet

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http://www.speedrun.com/The_Site/thread/k4ke7

Same variable for multiple (but not all) categories is in the works. We just have to wait for the update.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Congrats Méléagant!

Started by: XyconXycon

Bump.

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Gore Filter controversy

Started by: ZetZet

Okay so, I thought we'd be through this, but apparently this topic is still bugging some people, so here we go again. I want to ask everyone interested in the debate to keep it to this thread only not because I want to keep the theme out of the Discord but because finding stuff again in the Discord is super confusing.

Here are the basic points:

- The xbox 360 version was the first released version of the game and is the most different to any other version (hidden eggs, no hard route, different menuing, less checkpoints...)

- In addition to the other changes, only the XBOX360 version has the option "Gore Filter" in the menu which will take some of the game's graphical morbidness. In one scene of the game, this will save a significant amount of time, as you won't have to wait for an animation to finish

- There's other scenes in this version wich are slower than all the other versions though (see the video below for more)

- Virtually nobody runs the game on 360 and those who did any% runs on it didn't use the gore filter

Some runners opted for banning the gore filter. Yajijy and me, the only active mods at the time, did not agree on that and we all had a nice little debate. I'll roughly outline my points again:

- Gore filter is a legit release of the game, on a legit platform; it's an option you can activate without even using a cheat code. No external tools are needed to access it

- Banning it would disregard the 360 version as a speedgame completely. People shouldn't be outraged because it saves time on the least popular version; people should just as well, in my opinion, be equally outraged if it turns out that very least popular version was the one which DIDN'T have the gore filter time save. This in our heads makes no points, so it seems improbably that banning the gore filter is in fact an objective and logical decision.

After a long debate the consensus seemed to be that by integrating a checkbox you can use when submitting the run which you would see in the lb's page would be a good way to deal with this problem. Now all of a sudden I see people demanding to get rid of the checkbox again but don't ban the gore filter after all which I would be okay with as well but I don't want to decide anything above anyone else just because I can.

Thanks to toothpickwilly who kindly compared 360 gore filtered against other platforms. See his video here:

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Same variables for multiple - but not all - Full game categories

Started by: ZetZet

Is it possible to have the same variable for multiple but not all categories?

E.g. in Limbo at the moment there is the "Gore Filter" option supposed to be available for two categories only but due to the way (it seems to me) it works, I can either apply it to one or all categories. And to apply it to a certain number of categories, the option appears twice in the filter which is inconvenient and ugly.

Is there something I'm missing? Or is there a possibility of an update in that regard in the future? 🙂

Cheers!

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Schedule

Started by: bangerrabangerra

Hello, unfortunately I come with bad news from Zin. (He's not much of an active speedrunner, hence I am doing this post.) The THOTH Standard Coop run we were REALLY looking forward to can in the end no take place. 🙁 We appreciate the consideration and hope to eventually be able to run it together at a live event. As opposed to ESA Germany, I don't think it's a good idea to run Standard Solo instead and thus run will have to be canceled without a replacement.

Sorry for any inconvenience, unfortunately IRL didn't agree with the run.

 

Forum: The Swapper

Thread: Discord

Started by: ZetZet

Hello runners,

after talking to Seb, I have created a Swapper discord server for all of us to join and talk about the speedrun and lore of this game.

Here's a link you can use to join it until the bots abuse it. MingLee Hope to see you all there! 🙂

https://discord.gg/as6cDNJ

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

I'm sorry, I totally forgot:

In case THOTH Standard Coop gets in, this can only happen on the weekend, not during the week. Sorry for being so late on this. 🙁

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

The next cuts are due soon and I'm afraid I cannot get the goals I hope I'd have by April 28th. I think about my progress of The Swapper and Inside the team is informed enough through the leaderboards. Otherwise, there's a few things I want to get rid off:

As much as a letdown it was that Zin had to opt out of ESA Germany, we have since met and he told me, he does not want to withdraw his THOTH Standard Coop (the category names changed since we submitted, former "any% coop") from ESA17 and would be committed doing this run, should we get in. We might not meet each other as often anymore, but just after a bit of training being rusty, we got in shape quickly again. 🙂 That being said, what such a run might look like is pretty much like this:

As for the Swapper, you might want to take a look at my ESA Germany run to get an idea what a marathon run of this game can look like.

And last but not least, even though I don't run 140 actively right now, I got to do it as a bonus game at ESA Germany and the run went quite well. I hadn't touched it for one and a half months, so consider me being oiled up, the run would go way smoother even. 🙂

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Forum: Limbo

Thread: All categories - rules - rewording proposal / suggestion

Started by: par_h3lionpar_h3lion

Hello, here's a few thoughts about the matter:

- Gore filter should be allowed imo. It's a legit method of playing the game on a legit release. That's how it works, some versions are faster than others. We wouldn't ban all of sad_david's run which had the gear glitch just because it's apparently macOS exclusive. So if you have the game on 360, congratz you just saved yourself a free ~4 seconds!
- As much as I dislike the name "Hard Route", I'm not really content with "Dark Route" either, as it doesn't imply its property of needing to be unlocked. I'd prefer "Special Route" or "Secret Route". For "Normal Route", I think "Standard Route" could work as well. Heck, do we need "Route" in the name at all? As far as I'm concerned, we might switch - SM64 style - to simply "egg" categories. How about "0 Eggs Standard Path", "0 Eggs Secret Path", "9 Eggs", "10/11 Eggs", "20 Eggs", "21 Eggs"? It might sound ridiculous at first but I would be down for that.

If there is any official statement by Playdead as to how the "Hard Route" is 'officially' called, we might integrate this into the name. But I doubt it, since Playdead are staying silent about their games' content most of the time. 😛

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Forum: ESA Germany 2017

Thread: Feedback Thread

Started by: FPaulFPaul

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Something I might want to add (and not just edit my post because it might get overlooked otherwise):

As a host:

For future events it might be cool to have a nice overview about the schedule and their donation incentives as a host. While we might not want to overdo it like at certain other events, it's nice to let viewers know for which upcoming games incentives do exist.

The incentive list was a bit hard to get a clear overview from and as such presenting it as a host - which I thankfully didn't have to do myself - was pretty hard. I don't want to say, we hosts are lazy idiots who don't want to do some thinking of their own, but let's face it: We need to tell the audience as clear and precise as possible what's going on, if we have to think about it every few words, our communication with the viewers will be worse. Especially for those with less experience!

I'd be willing to help out on the hosting issues for next year's event. 🙂

Edit: Okay, I edit this time, this is something very minor but should imo actually be considered for an international event - on the pc the games are played on, Steam should be set to English as the default language, then most games will have English as their main language as well. I think some viewers were confused about the games having German text on screen. 😃

 

Forum: ESA Germany 2017

Thread: Feedback Thread

Started by: FPaulFPaul

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Abusing the FlixBus WiFi for writing some feedback. Kappa

I'm a friend of long words, but I'm trying to keep it short:

As an attendee:

Honestly, I liked the location. I even regretted a bit I stayed in Berlin and not in Potsdam, that gave me about 1 hour travel time each day to and from the venue. The internet problems suck of course and if the event grows - what we all hope it does - there needs to be space for more people!

As a runner:

As far as I'm concerned, things went smooth. Of course it's bummer we couldn't download the larger games via Steam on site; for me that wasn't a problem since the games I run are all fairly small and I just brought them on a USB stick. Being ahead of schedule was something I wasn't used to before but then again, I have only visited ESA16 so far and there the schedule... well, I guess everyone knows. 😃 Cool we could do Bonus games and honestly, having me run spontaneously 140 was a dream come true as I always wanted to run this game at marathon from the moment I started speedrunning it. 🙂
There was a bit of a lack of decent practice pcs, but I understand that these are not cheap to get. If there is the opportunity however, would be cool, since not every runner of pc game also has a gaming laptop.

As a host:

Hosting was a new experience for me and I hope I did a good enough job. Sorry to all runners I might have interrupted by trying to read a donation. Speaking of donation: Would it be possible to give donators who don't have an SRC account the ability to enter a name as well? Also please fix if somebody else writes "ZEEEE~EEEEET" in the donation text that the site layout will freak out again. 😃 Over my three shifts I think, my hosting abilities did improve and I really enjoyed getting to do the finale! For future events, it would be cool if we'd have some kind of cheat sheet, maybe as a laminated piece of paper, where a view standard sentences about our partners stand on. At my first hosting shift I really didn't know what to say about our partners most of the time. I'd be willing to help out with such a sheet for next time. I'd definitely like to be a host again at another event. 🙂

As a viewer:

I think the stream went smooth after initial connectivity problems, but for next time: Please check spelling errors beforehand ("Safe" instead of "Save the Children"). What people suggested could actually be a good idea: A local time clock on stream so viewers know why it's empty at 4am in the morning local time. Also I saw chat asking a few times who was hosting at the moment, without trying to get any benefit out of it, but maybe that could be faded in and out of the stream every once in a while? ALSO: Titles of the music tracks which are played during setup!!!

I ¤think¤ that's about what I have to say. Good luck on future events and see you all hopefully at ESA17! 😃

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Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: PogChamp

Started by: Mhmd_FVCMhmd_FVC

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Forum: Limbo

Thread: Request for new category: Demo

Started by: [Deleted user]

Hello ZertYoup,

I am with the two posters above me, but if you feel like doing a speedrun of the demo of Limbo, then go for it, nobody is stopping you. 😃 You don't need a leaderboard at src to run something. I have done hard route segment blindfolded speedruns myself even though there's no "official" site to show them.

Since the demo is just the first ~3.5 minutes of the game, there's really not much point. Had it been a completely different demonstration, like the Amnesia demo or Half-Life Uplink, the odds would be different. But now? I don't see a point - but as I said, don't let that discourage you from running the demo, if you feel like it and think it could be fun and challenging. 🙂

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Forum: ESA Germany 2017

Thread: Hype

Started by: toca_1toca_1

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Forum: Limbo

Thread: Dark egg fast get

Started by: toothpickwillytoothpickwilly

Just so y'all know, you can breathe up in relieve: We don't have to debate about that "death egg" anymore, I've tested it and the tests have shown that the game indeed counts the egg as collected, so we can all keep doing this strat. 🙂

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Discord

Started by: ZetZet

Damn, I saw it too late... since src doesn't support sending private messages, you can use this link in the meantime (and others until I revoke it):

https://discord.gg/HKAssZE

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Dark egg fast get

Started by: toothpickwillytoothpickwilly

Speaking of fast eggs: Next week I'll do some investigation on the Going Down fast egg, collecting while dying. It could be that the game doesn't register the collection of the egg as collected, in which case I'd declare this method of "collecting" it as non legit. But we can debate about it. 🙂

 

Forum: Limbo

Thread: Discord

Started by: ZetZet

Hello all! I don't know how many of the "old runneurs" are still active, but new members come along every once in a while. If you want an invite, pop me a message. I'd love to welcome old and new runners alike. 🙂