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Some Small Updates

1) We have added a DTS variable to True Ending, All Chapters, and 100% Leaderboards so that it is easier to discern which runs do the skip without opening each run individually. Value has been set to "No" for all current runs, except for based god @Isaac#9258's 100% run. "Game Version" variable was renamed to "Version" for formatting purposes.

2) Game Rules have been updated on all boards to include some guidelines that we've been enforcing on high level submissions for quite some time now. These rules replace the previous audio recommendation, and then add an additional rule about gamefeed freezes. Full text:

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Submission Recommendations:

The following two bullet points are not mandatory for most submissions, but high level runs that fail to adhere to one or both of them will likely require the runner to provide additional proof measures to moderators. If this cannot be done, the run may be rejected. Repeat instances will be treated more harshly.

• Have clearly audible game sounds and music in your video proof.*
• Unless you are on the chapter select screen, avoid tabbing out of the game while playing in Fullscreen mode, as this freezes the game feed during sections that are relevant for verification.

3) From the initial wave of mod/map form responses, "Cat Isle" has been added to the Modded Celeste Board, which you can find here: https://www.speedrun.com/modded_celeste#Cat_Isle . enjoy petting all the kitties!

Run Comments Disabled

Run comments have been disabled on all Celeste leaderboards. As we are not able to suitably moderate them at this time, this seemed like a prudent measure to take. When more adequate tools are released to moderate comments, they will be reinstated for users with a verified Celeste run on the main board, and users with any verified run on subsidiary boards.

Leaderboard Changes due to Farewell Glitch

Recently, a glitch was found in Farewell that allows the player to keep two dashes from Start until the end of Determination. Here's a video showing both parts of the skip, as performed by Zkad:

With the discovery of this skip, some changes have been made to the Celeste SRC leaderboards. IL speedruns of Farewell (both Clear and Moon Berry categories) are now split into two sub-categories: Unrestricted and No DTS.

The reasoning for making this split is that this skip fundamentally changes how much of the level is played, so we wanted to provide leaderboards for each way you can play the level. That being said, we will revisit this change in 3-6 months to see if one or both of these two splits can be undone due to inactivity of any of the four sub-categories.

Fullgame categories that play farewell allow the use of the glitch and their leaderboards were not split. Some reasoning contributing to that decision is that the skip affects a much smaller portion of the run. Because the scope of the skip is narrower in the context of a fullgame speedrun, it's more comparable to a routing choice that a player makes when learning the category, instead of running a largely different category—much like the options in Temple and Reflection for Any%.

One final note: the Unrestricted sub-categories are currently only for runs that successfully perform the second part of the skip, meaning any runs completed with the infinite height glitch which fail to preserve 2 dashes will be put on the No DTS board. This is an edgecase reserved mostly for IL PB's in fullgame runs that fail the skip and elect to continue, so it's open to change, but this was chosen because it seemed silly to punish the use of a glitch that amounts to timeloss.

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