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  inkjectinkject

I started running this game recently and have a decent Intermediate run recorded. Can we get "Practice", "Intermediate" and "Expert" as categories?

 
  EvanGrillEvanGrill

I agree. inkject has an intermediate run listed under Any% and I just submitted a practice run under Any%. The two aren't equivalent and shouldn't be compared.

 
  EvanGrillEvanGrill

I was just made a moderator. Categories are now set properly. I made an executive decision to include qualifying times in harder difficulties count for lower difficulties as the major difference between them is number of levels. If you disagree let me know and we'll figure this out.

 
  LattMackeyLattMackey

Hello. I'd like to submit a run. Would WiiVC be acceptable? Currently, I don't have a tgfx. Are there any differences between versions? Thank you.

 
  EvanGrillEvanGrill

You can absolutely use WiiVC. We've categorized the runs by difficulty level but times in higher difficulties count toward the lower difficulties.

 
  LattMackeyLattMackey

I'm trying to finish some Expert runs. I was curious - have either of you clocked warping vs gathering 0 smiley faces? I think it's quicker without warps, but, I don't know yet.

 
  greatjhongreatjhon

I just started running this game too and it seems like collecting the smileys would be much slower. But that's just a guess as well. It's awesome we both started running at the same time though!

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  LattMackeyLattMackey

So true! I just watched your run and I definitely need to improve my boss strats. Great to know there are at least a few of us running this game. It's one of my favs.

 
  greatjhongreatjhon

For sure, super nostalgic for me! It’d be fun to get some more into the game and do a SpeedRunsLive race or something.

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  tjsnhgamingtjsnhgaming

Question - new to speedrunning, but I've got some competitive times on BR and I'm interested in recording and submitting a run or two. What software do people use to get the nice timer/etc with the waypoints and such on the left side of the video? I'm on original TG hardware but have a PC capture card.

 
  LattMackeyLattMackey

Hi tjsnhgaming! The timer many speedrunners are using is LiveSplit http://livesplit.github.io/
The software many are using to capture and/or stream the run is OBS https://obsproject.com/

Both are free to download and use. Myself and others are just starting to run BR so I'm excited to see your runs! Let me know if there's anything else you need help with.

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  EvanGrillEvanGrill

Glad to see new runners! In my experience, going out of your way for the smileys is too slow for the reward. It MIGHT be worth getting some to grab the blue hearts, but I suppose we're not supposed to be taking too much damage anyways. I've only been playing Practice so far so the smileys are literally worthless.

 
  LattMackeyLattMackey

I'm wondering if Intermediate and Expert should be Any% Intermediate and Any% Expert? I ask because other games with similar game modes are categorized on speedrun.com as Any%. May be pointless for Bonk's Revenge as the warps take longer than warpless. Thoughts?

 
  EvanGrillEvanGrill

We don't have to conform to any norms if we don't want to. This is OUR game!