The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Forum  /  NMG - MS - Region: PAL
  LuckwurstJoeLuckwurstJoe
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Hey there,

I'm a little bit confused... i watched the speedurns on the filtered section NMG - MS - Region: PAL / Europe, but there are runs, that don't belong there, i think.

The runs there look like they are in 60fps, but PAL is restricted to 50, isn't it?
Place 3 is a japanese version, thats definitly not PAL.

Or am i wrong?

 
  BambooShadowBambooShadow

You're right, those runs probably have been submitted with a false region-selection and mods didn't change/correct it. Since this is a mixed-region leaderboard, it doesn't really matter.

 
  Link00ZeldaLink00Zelda

Well, I care, because I have no way of playing my 1.0 cartridge on an ntsc version (unless I would buy a japanese console). Secondly, I find the category pal50hz quite interesting. It would be a shame if the moderators don't see any need for change, because there are many European runners who are bothered. I hope something will be done soon. greetings Eddy

 
  LuckwurstJoeLuckwurstJoe

Normally i would say "yeah, its ok", but whats the matter of a filter then? 😉

 
  BambooShadowBambooShadow
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@LuckwurstJoeLuckwurstJoe the filter is a speedrun.com-wide feature, which probably most people don't even know or use.

@Link00ZeldaLink00Zelda it is common among many speedrun-communities (at least for SNES/Retro-Games) to use the "fastest" version/release of a game and speedrun that version. The "fastest" version which is run of course may change, e.g. if there are glitches that can only be exploited in a specific release/version of a game.

However some very few leaderboards have seperate leaderboards for PAL-releases of game. It doesn't make sense to mix them with NTSC-releases, since most PAL-releases have been adapted poorly and simply run about 17% slower than their NTSC-neighbors.

If you consider running this game seriously: get a Super Famicom and Cartridge+proper equipment. It really isn't that expensive. Or just run on emulator, if you're on a budget.

Inquiries about making a separate category for PAL-releases should be directed to the mod-team. However, maybe they can just fix the runs that are submitted+verified with the wrong release-version and that should suit your inquiry already.

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  GlanGlan

I'll take a look at the mislabelled runs and will bring this up to the rest of the mods.

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  LuckwurstJoeLuckwurstJoe

Thank you very much. I'm afraid that there won't be many runs left... all SNES Classic-Runs are NTSC, also the one on the Switch.

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  LuckwurstJoeLuckwurstJoe
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Aaaand all the others… damn. Doesn‘t anyone of these people know the difference between PAL and NTSC?

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