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Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Should emulators really be banned?

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

An update I should mention in this thread is that I split the categories, because I found out about the significant timing differences that were putting console runs at a huge disadvantage. The GD-ROM in a Dreamcast has longer loading times, of course, and I also discovered that Flycast does not emulate lag that happens on the real Dreamcast.

So Mikeke, I currently believe the English patch (burned onto a CD) would be fine to run as a non-emulated run, but I admit that I've never tried it.

If it changes the number of text boxes, that's a tiny difference because text boxes can be instantly mashed through, and also English text probably takes up more text boxes than Japanese anyway. My partner who knows more about the Dreamcast tells me that a burned CD would probably be slower than the actual game disc.

If it's a modded Dreamcast that loads games off a flash drive instead of an optical disc, though -- I know these exist and kinda wish I owned one -- that'd make a lot more sense to group in with the emulated category, because it would load so much faster.

 

Forum: Number Munchers

Thread: are there any rule about platforms and cycles for this game?

Started by: herrabananiherrabanani

classicreload is fine!

As listed in the overall game rules, DOSbox should be at a maximum of 3000 cycles.

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Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Categories!

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

I might go back to starting any% when you choose "New Game", there's too many uncertainties about how to define the start otherwise. Getting feedback on Twitter: https:/​/​twitter.​com/​arborelia/​status/​1230937790835286018

 

Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Categories!

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

When I started running this game, I lamented that a speedrun would have to involve skipping the songs -- the _only skippable cutscenes_ -- and that's a tragedy.

So I decided I'd do an "All Songs" speedrun where you let them play. Some folks on Twitter agreed this was the correct category.

But in Any% you can skip the songs, and stop time when you defeat the boss and lose control. And, at the suggestion of a friend, I have the Any% time start at the first save point, so you can reload that save to reset instead of playing 10 minutes of mostly-unskippable intro.

Anyone else who's interested, are there adjustments I should make?

 

Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Should emulators really be banned?

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

And yeah, English should definitely be allowed, to make the game much more accessible. I've done a run in English. I started learning the run in Japanese but that shouldn't be a barrier to entry.

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Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Should emulators really be banned?

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

Great to hear that you're also interested! And yeah I just talked to Gqro and there's really no reason for the rule.

Gqro made me a mod, so we can change the rule now!

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Forum: Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream

Thread: Should emulators really be banned?

Started by: arboreliaarborelia

I messaged the mod, Gqro, about this as well, but I think that disallowing emulators is one reason this leaderboard is empty. It's too much of a barrier for most people to get started.

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