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Forum: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Thread: Categories

Started by: StrackelStrackel

Everyone is able to do the screen wrap glitch if they want.

What about the dialog skip glitch?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request platforms here

Started by: Lighnat0rLighnat0r

Not exactly a platform, but I'd like to request Brazil as a potential game region. BR (PAL-M) would fit I guess.

This is fairly relevant for Master System speedruns.

Thanks

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Forum: The Site

Thread: 9 or 10?

Started by: 108457

Yes, @Quivico I'm not sure where I said that I didn't.

I use the "standard" rounding convention (not a gaussian one, but we could add that option to the mix!) that 51:09.5 is closer to 51:10 than it is to 51:09

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: 9 or 10?

Started by: 108457

It's neither 51:09 nor is it 51:10.

Both are wrong. So what's your point?

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Site Bugs

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

Please fix the (possibly now notorious) number bug.

number number number number

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Forum: The Site

Thread: 9 or 10?

Started by: 108457

I generally use standard rounding. (round to nearest number, 5 goes up).

1. It avoids most "ties" nicely even if you're not ready to start tracking ms for everything. 2-way ties that can't be handled in this way can be done by truncating the faster time and rounding the slower.
2. It's a more accurate accounting of what's happening than truncating (always rounding down).
3. I have a math background so it's just... what I do.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Question Regarding Old Computer platforms.

Started by: NihilistComedyHourNihilistComedyHour

I've gone back and forth on this type of thing, but the way the leaderboards and moderation are set up, I almost always prefer creating multiple games, one for each time-comparable version of the game.

In theory, this means that every game should (IMO) be capable of being its own "series" so game mods can add multiple leaderboards for incomparable versions of the game and not have to wait for the site admins. In practice, with the current feature-set, you could either request a series for the game and create new leaderboards, or only request the game for the platform you're interested in. There are obviously situations where this isn't cut and dried, but in my experience it works better.

To answer your question of using (CPU) for a distinguishing title, I would probably never use CPU as it doesn't mean anything. It's vague and misleading. There's always going to be a CPU.

I'm not sure what I'd use though. I think the site would be better served by creating a Series for a multi-platform game by default, even if it never had sequels, such that you can (1) offload some of the game creation, and (2) have separate full boards with separate moderation as needed for each platform if and when someone wants to submit a run.

 

Forum: Mickey Mouse Illusion

Thread: Series Relay Race interest

Started by: btrimbtrim

Gauging interest in a series relay, ideally this December (2017)

You can submit here https://goo.gl/forms/d4GrW3hYmQnytRNE2

 

Forum: Donald no Magical World

Thread: Sega Game Gear

Started by: kevinkrustkevinkrust

It's recorded from a game gear that's been modded using GGTV http://etim.net.au/ggtv/ggtv.htm

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Site Bugs

Started by: ZephilesZephiles

Following the link for the platform on a run doesn't work.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Go to a run. For example, https://www.speedrun.com/run/wzpw3k8y
2. Click the platform. (the URL is https://www.speedrun.com/games#platform=26)

Expected results: The list of games will be filtered by the platform of the run.

Actual results: The list of games effectively has no filter.

 

Forum: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Thread: First Speed Run Attempt

Started by: DynaGamerDynaGamer

The pause button is on console for Master System.

You won't get any sympathy from me for not wanting to use original equipment 😜

 

Forum: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Thread: First Speed Run Attempt

Started by: DynaGamerDynaGamer

What emulator are you using? Kega Fusion is a well-accepted emulator for SMS games.

If you're using keyboard then you might not have enough of a key rollover (how many keys you can have register at a time).

 

Forum: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Thread: First Speed Run Attempt

Started by: DynaGamerDynaGamer

That all sounds just about right.

As far as the capture goes, you'll need to be able to capture composite or S-video for your dazzle to work. Capturing RGB is a huge money and time sink I wouldn't approach if you're new and not sure if it's the thing to you.

As for submissions, yes, you'd want to submit as NTSC-US as I assume you're playing the BIOS version. There may be some minor differences (aside from the Hamburger and button swap) but unless there's a major discrepancy all the 60Hz versions go together.

This site doesn't really handle PAL/NTSC/50/60Hz the way I'd like it to, so for now, don't worry about it and submit as NTSC-U.

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Feedback thread

Started by: PacPac

This is just an idea since I'm not sure how you have things organized, but if you're elevating the constituent nations into their own first-level countries, then it seems logical to provide an option for UK in addition to them.

So, you'd have (alphabetical order to avoid sectarian responses, apologies if other nations are currently available that fall into the umbrella)
1. England (regions possibly forthcoming)
2. Northern Ireland (counties possibly forthcoming)
3. Scotland (regions possibly forthcoming)
4. United Kingdom (no regions; pick the others)
5. Wales (regions possibly forthcoming)

If you're elevating the constituent nations to the top, then you can also provide the UK as a nation at the top, even if you remove the special cases in code throughout the site.

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Forum: Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Thread: Categories

Started by: StrackelStrackel

I don't see the point; Just play without the glitches you're uncomfortable with. A different route does not a category make.

I'll consider adding a variable that says "uses glitches" if you really want to compare yourself against runs with or without glitches, but this is opening a significant can of worms about what is and isn't a glitch.

 

Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: ESA2017 Feedback Thread

Started by: PlanksPlanks

Headsets: The broken-in bands + the new ear cups made a massive difference in my comfort while doing a run. I still don't like them for aesthetic and hygienic reasons, but at least I was comfortable this time.

I was able to use a bike this year, and it made my week much more enjoyable. While I didn't need one of the pink rentals, making them available is important.

The main thing that really soured my mood on several occasions was the sheer amount of trash/food lying around everywhere. Mostly-full-but-open soda cans, BK bags, pizza boxes, candy, etc. It's not a big deal for me to do some minor cleanup around where I'm playing, but a more concerted effort to have crew there to clean up during the low-usage hours would be much appreciated. I'm a slob myself but I at least try to keep it together for a week while I'm one of hundreds instead of alone.

The business(es?) soliciting at the venue felt very out of place and awkward at all times. I assume this was either a conceit to Vaxjo or a sponsorship deal, but it really didn't fit with the event.

One of the ads on the wraparound display had a white background. It made it distracting when it came up in the rotation.

Edit: I forgot about this. The schedule on my phone didn't adjust to my time zone properly. It gave me times in EDT so I had to keep adding 6 hours. Either links to horaro schedules or a quick way to fix the timezone in use would have been nice. It's not the biggest deal but when trying to interpolate two schedules, figure out what time to get up for an early morning run, etc was annoying.

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Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Round 1 Cuts

Started by: flickyflicky

Since the usability of the submitted games page is so poor, here's sort of a way to see which phase a game might be in.

1. Use your browser to search for "Phase 0".
2. Note where the line is drawn in your scrollbar, and remember it or put a sticky note on it.
3. Use your browser to search for your username.
4. Note the lines in your scrollbar as you go through the entries. If the line is above the "Phase 0" line then it's in Phase 1. Below it's in Phase 0.
5. Repeat this process because it's easy to get confused or be wrong about it, because the submitted games page is terrible.

This is not commentary on the content, merely the presentation of it, which I'm guessing is out of peoples' hands.

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Forum: ESA 2017

Thread: Event Floor Layout - Ideas, suggestions and wishes

Started by: KrazyRasmusKrazyRasmus

Make it comfy. Comfier than you can imagine... it's all in your hands now.