Forums  /  Doom series  /  Doom (XBOX/BFG/PS3)  /  Can I submit my runs?
  AlauxAlaux

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting something in this site. I'm looking for some advice.

Here's the deal: I want to submit my run of E1M1 in the BFG Edition of the original Doom on PC, but I can't select PC as a platform. I guess that this may be because PC games can be easily tweaked to get advantage, but I want to know if there's any way I can publish my run and any future ones in a valid manner.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

 
  Treewood50Treewood50

this is for xbox live arcade doom and PlayStation doom, i assume BFG runs would go to speed demos archive but hey what do i know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 
  AlauxAlaux

The only reason I have to believe that PC runs should be here is the game's listing in the page [Doom (XBOX/BFG/PS3)], I'm almost sure XBox and PS3 versions are BFG, so the BFG between them in theory means the BFG Edition for PC.

 
  Treewood50Treewood50

Yeah, actually, you’re right. I guess submit them then.

 
  AlauxAlaux

I'm not going to submit a PC run as a PS or Xbox run, I'm sure that's not how it works. I'll keep waiting until someone (most likely a mod) can clear all this.
Anyways, thanks for the support.

 
  AlexoAlexo

Hello @AlauxAlaux, I can clear this up for you.

The BFG edition was multiplatform release, and this board is specifically for console ports of Ultimate Doom for the following consoles:

Original Xbox using the Doom 3 special edition or Resurection of Evil expansion Bonus section with classic Doom titles.

Doom for Xbox Live Arcade (2006 and 2012 releases)
(Backwards compatible on xbox one)

Doom Classic Complete for Playstation 3

BFG editions for Xbox 360, PS3
(backwards compatible on Xbox One)

BFG edition for PC provides the wad (data) file for Doom, and can be played back in a number of custom game launchers called source ports.

The reason this board exists is due to the fact these ports are unable to provide low times compared to the PC version. This is due to the fact there is only strafe run 40 (SR40), and the fastest movement tech, called SR50, is only possible with PC controls.

To submit IL times for the PC version, which is no longer hosted on SRC, please read this thread in the Ultimate Doom for PC forum:
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​doom1/​thread/​fspli

Hope this helps clear up some confusion!

TL;DR : These versions will never be as fast as PC, and PC runs will not be accepted. BFG was multiplatform, and runs the Xbox Live Arcade and PS3 versions directly from the disc for these consoles. BFG is just a way to physically own these games, and help identify them.

 
  AlauxAlaux

Oh, ok. Thanks for your help Alexo!