Ultimate Doom Forum  /  New to Speedrunning
  foxcraft22foxcraft22

Hello. I am interested in beginning to speedrun games, and I think Ultimate Doom is where I want to start. If there is anybody here who would be willing to give me advice of any nature, that would be much appreciated.

 
  wolfsbanejanewolfsbanejane
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Hiya, Ultimate Doom is a great place to start speedrunning. If you don't already have one, you should get a good sourceport. The currently recommended ones are prboom+ and crispydoom.
The best way to practice speedrunning is to just try running through the level again and again, or watching other peoples speedruns on the leaderboards (which I do all the time). You can learn so much just by seeing what other people do. But of course those two things are probably obvious, so if you want more general times, learning SR40 and/or SR50 (which is much more difficult). Both are tactics to move much faster through the levels. SR40 is achieved by running while also pressing [forward] and [strafe right/left] at the same time. So for example if you're using wasd, shift+w+d / shift+w+a. SR50 however is much harder to pull off, and I suggest looking it up for yourself. Cyberdemon531 posted a video explaining it some years ago.
Another general tip is to always move back from doors when you open them, that way you can gain momentum. You see this constantly in speedruns on the site.
Also if you're doing 100% runs, it's important to know that lost souls don't count towards the kill%, so you can skip them.

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  TheOnceFutureSlayerTheOnceFutureSlayer

How long does it take for a submitted run to be verified?

 
  Tezur0Tezur0

srcom gives you notice of 1-3 weeks. So whenever mods (generally only me, since Cyberdemon is barely around) have time, they verify it.
Other is - you don't have to submit here in order to do doom runs. As a matter of fact - main community doesn't treat this resource as valuable or legit AT ALL and that is part of reason why I add so little to LBs nowadays.
You can check this thread: https://www.speedrun.com/doom1/thread/n4wda

 
  TheOnceFutureSlayerTheOnceFutureSlayer

Im sad it got rejected 🙁

Probably should've put more datails into what i was doing 😔

 
  ProtokidProtokid

is there a community discord?

 
  Tezur0Tezur0

As for speedruncom community - no
As for dsda/doomworld - yes
https://www.speedrun.com/doom1/thread/igpov

 
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