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Forum: Monkey Island 2: Lechuck's Revenge

Thread: New look leaderboards + Link to Urquan's ScummVM

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Hey everyone!

I decided to do some housekeeping and add some important stuff to the leaderboards.

From now on when submitting a run, please be sure to select the correct Emulator you are running on. The choices are:

ScummVM - Amiga
ScummVM - DOS
DOSBOX
WinUAE

Also for anyone who does not know, most people running this game are now using Urquan's updated version of ScummVM. This version runs closer to 30fps than other versions. If you are aiming for quick times I would recommened grabing it at https:/​/​www.​dropbox.​com/​s/​767muz0n2if7klr/​ScummVM.​7z?dl=0

Finally, feel free to join the Speedy Adventures Discord, there are many Lucasarts and other games runners there happy to answer questions. Plus most are friendly, sometimes.

Thx for reading
Steve

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Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Discord Link

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Hey everyone

Just to let you know I have added a link to the Speedy Adventures Discord channel on the left side of the page.

Since this game does not have a dedicated discord (like a lot of games) I figure it's good to get anyone interested in running to join in on there.

Speedy Adventures is also the host of monthly point & click marathons on Twitch. Give us a follow at www.twitch.tv/speedyadventures

If you would like to post anything related to TSoMI (asking questions etc) then please use the Lucasarts channel. Otherwise feel free to come and say hi 🙂 Hope to see you there.

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Forum: Monkey Island 2: Lechuck's Revenge

Thread: Discord Link

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Hey everyone

Just to let you know I have added a link to the Speedy Adventures Discord channel on the left side of the page.

Since this game does not have a dedicated discord (like a lot of games) I figure it's good to get anyone interested in running to join in on there.

Speedy Adventures is also the host of monthly point & click marathons on Twitch. Give us a follow at www.twitch.tv/speedyadventures

If you would like to post anything related to Monkey 2 (asking questions etc) then please use the Lucasarts channel. Otherwise feel free to come and say hi 🙂 Hope to see you there.

 

Forum: Thimbleweed Park

Thread: Discord link

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Hey everyone

Just to let you know I have added a link to the Speedy Adventures Discord channel on the left side of the page.

Since this game does not have a dedicated discord (like a lot of games) I figure it's good to get anyone interested in running to join in on there.

Speedy Adventures is also the host of monthly point & click marathons on Twitch. Give us a follow at www.twitch.tv/speedyadventures

If you would like to post anything related to Thimbleweed Park (asking questions etc) then please use the Modern channel. Otherwise feel free to come and say hi 🙂 Hope to see you there.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Potential errors the awesome guide

Started by: LeoLitzLeoLitz

I just verified your run. Very good. Welcome to the leaderboards.

Although I would recommend you (and anyone running this game) download UrQuans version of ScummVM 2.1.0 here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DhD9QwcOuUMATDCo1TIZMO3hpC1MfvZk/view

It has been optimized to run as frame perfect as possible and is almost 2 minutes faster over the course of the run.

Also feel free to join the Speedy Adventures Discord server https://discord.gg/ZQm3X2E, where we have lots of fellow runners from all sorts of point and click games.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Potential errors the awesome guide

Started by: LeoLitzLeoLitz

Thanks for the advice. I have corrected the 1st shopkeeper dialogue numbers.

Also brilliant strat on the safe, can't believe I didn't realise that before XD

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Sword Master% - Beat Carla as fast as possible

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

I have added a new level category called Sword Master%.

Simply beat Carla as fast as you can.

Does anyone DARE to go for a 5 insult run with only a 2% chance of winning?

(credit to Frozenspade for the idea)

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Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Different Solutions for puzzles

Started by: MilkToastMilkToast

I know for sure it can go lower than 32, with great RNG luck. Just a case of hammering away at it.

Hermans showing up must be an Amiga thing.

You are right about scolling slowing you down a bit, I thought that too after I posted that.

Yeah cooking the items has no effect on anything. Maybe you can do it because it's fun.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Different Solutions for puzzles

Started by: MilkToastMilkToast

Awesome thread

I had no idea you could get the ship that way. I just tried it out and it worked (having Guybrush not fully walk away twice, which I also didn't know would work. I thought you meant you had to leave the screen entirely). But even so, for speedrunning I am not sure if this can be faster than turning down 7 extras. Only if the time it takes to leave and return twice is quicker than that. On first glance it seems slower. Mainly because of Guybrushs unskippable walking.

Cool finding on the rest, didn't know some of that stuff was flammable.

Good idea on the compass and staple remover. It won't save much time because picking up the cannonball is so fast. Also never have a problem with meeting Herman there. He doesn't show until you go there a second time. Or maybe if you hang around too long?

It's such a shame you need the rope from the fort, because if you didn't what if you could get a 3rd amount of gunpowder AFTER loading the cannon. The walk to the hold would waste time but not going to the fort would be a huge time save. But I don't even know if you CAN get more gunpowder.

One thing i'd love to do is avoid talking to Herman after you push the rock, he wastes so much time.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Swordmaster fight - 4 multi use responses discovered

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Found a 5th one tonight

Only once have I met such a coward! = I'm glad to hear you attended your family reunion.

So "family reunion". is a 3 use multi-resp, and the best one to get in a run. (so far)

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Swordmaster fight - 4 multi use responses discovered

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

I have updated the Speedrun Guide to reflect my findings on this. Probably best to go check that out. But I will summarise it here.

As people should know. There are insult responses that can be used against the sword master that actually can work on 2 insults. The first being "family reunion" and the second being "Even before they smell your breath"

Yesterday I accidentally discovered another multi response (I call these Multi-resps for short), and today I found yet another.

So now there are 4 multi-resps we know of. This helps the run out significantly since every multi-resp is worth 2 insults against Carla. So just getting 1 in a run is helpful, 2 is gonna help a lot. 3 or more means having 8 responses (including the starting 2) Which is the minimum you want in the fight to have a good chance of succeeding.

I am curious if there are any more. I am not sure and testing takes time. If anyone wants to investigate please report your findings here.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Floppy vs CD-Version

Started by: MilkToastMilkToast

You can tell the difference for sure the longer you play. The longer you go into a run without this glitch compared to having it the more obvious it becomes that you lose time.

Of course also the more you run the game you will become more used to how fast the game is, so if you didn't have the glitch you would be able to tell fairly quickly. After 150+ runs I'm 99% sure I can tell if I don't have the glitch as soon as Guybrush walks past the poster.

I have no idea about running the floppy version. We all just use the cd-rom version by default.

You can indeed use the lens in the spyglass to blow up the dam instead. It could be faster since you avoid a line of dialogue you have to read when you pick up the rock. I tried it out and I found if you put the gunpowder on the dam when you ENTER the scene for the first time then it's ready for you on the way back so you can use the sun on the lens (but only works when used in the correct position, otherwise Guybrush just burns the scenery. So it can result in a mistake). More testing is required on this. The difference between the strats may be almost unnoticeable.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Floppy vs CD-Version

Started by: MilkToastMilkToast

Run verified

Getting the glitch is not too hard, it's harder to be sure you have it. I always had to time how long it took to walk from the lookout to the bar door, that should make it clear if you are walking faster.

Regarding the Hermanless ending, that's interesting he doesn't appear. I don't see you do anything different. Maybe that's just a version difference.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: special edition

Started by: mugg1991mugg1991

It should be a separate game entirely IMO. Whether it is run in Special Edition graphics or Classic mode, the game is too slow compered to running on ScummVM (with or without speed glitch) and it's unfair for times set on SE to be on this board.

That's my 2 cents.

 

Forum: The Secret Of Monkey Island

Thread: Floppy vs CD-Version

Started by: MilkToastMilkToast

Heya, welcome.

Interesting choice. Although I would say its not worth creating another category since this is much slower. Unless more people ran it. I will however add Amiga as a platform.

I would be interested if you can try getting the speed glitch to work. Oh and what's this different ending you hint at?

Anyway, go ahead and submit it and it can go on the leaderboard.

 

Forum: Simon the Sorcerer

Thread: Speed-toggle

Started by: RuunayRuunay

Wow is that really why the game is so fast? Guess that what happens when you have no defined rules for runs.

 

Forum: Thimbleweed Park

Thread: Speedrunning Marathon

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Another update: We now have a website for Speedy Adventures at https://speedyadventures.tv/ where you can find info about the marathon and run submission links.

Also the marathon will now not be taking place in May and should be happening in June instead.

 

Forum: Thimbleweed Park

Thread: Speedrunning Marathon

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Ok a quick update on what's happening with the Marathon.

We have a twitch channel ready to go at https://www.twitch.tv/speedyadventures, give it a follow if you want to see it live.

We also have a twitter at https://twitter.com/SpeedyAdv

The marathon was scheduled for May but it may be pushed back to June to give us more time to prepare.

As of right now no one has submitted to run Thimbleweed Park at the event, but we will also be streaming VOD's of speedruns during the marathon if we have games that we would like to feature but have no runners available at the time. This will also include a live commentary over the video. So if kcccc is available to at least provide commentary that would be awesome. Otherwise I can take his place.

As per my previous post if you would like to take part in the marathon please join our discord channel and let us know. Thanks.

 

Forum: Thimbleweed Park

Thread: Speedrunning Marathon

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Thanks for considering anyway, shame you can't join us.

Also this may not be a yearly thing, might end up being something we do a few times a year.

 

Forum: Thimbleweed Park

Thread: Speedrunning Marathon

Started by: aWay0fLifeaWay0fLife

Hey everyone. The Point & Click speedrunning community has recently got together and decided to organise the First (of hopefully many) Speedy Adventures Marathon. Where many different runners in all sorts of P&C games will be taking part. However this game is not yet represented at that marathon and we need YOU to help us with that.

We are looking for someone to run and stream the game, doing either of the main catagory's (though preferably Any%, depending on who wants to help out) Skill level is not a huge issue although of course we would like to get the highest level of skilled runners possible.

This event is still a work in progress, but we are currently aiming for sometime in May of this year.

If you are interested please let us know by joining the Discord channel here https://discord.gg/FEp37FT. Sign up for run registration by entering your details at the link provided there, and also please use the doodle poll link to indicate your availability in May.

Thanks in advance runners.