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Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Adding subcategories to the leaderboards

Started by: ZarcatusZarcatus

I have no objection to that suggestion. I will get on with that shortly.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Small tenchnicality may make 100% + CD WR not valid?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

I have had another look at the achievements list and admittedly there is not one that requires buying those items. I will reinstate the run, unless you had any comment Jason?

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Potential glitches and skips

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

I suspect there are some undiscovered glitches and thought I would mention some possible 'lines of enquiry' in the hope that with some new tech the run time might start to get towards the 60 minute mark, which would make it much easier for me to try runs.

1. I have heard that by wearing the fire amulet on armor the Ice Dwarf can be damaged even with his shield up (untested).

2. Whereas you normally need to fetch the vase for the ferrymaster in order to cross the river and progress near the beginning of the game, I can actually jump that gap without doing the vase quest by picking up some nearby pots and stacking them on the edge of the river. This definitely doesn't save any real time but I haven't tested whether it messes up any scripting yet.

3. Similarly, I can actually get to the platform where you get the Mageblade without getting the pieces or raising the bridge over the lava. You need a health potion and jump over the lava, healing half way across, and can survive the trip. Unfortunately, the Mageblade does not materialise when you get to the platform, but if there is someway of triggering it without getting the pieces then this has potential.

4. I have already posted elsewhere the glitch I got by chance whilst fighting the Ice Dwarf which maxes SS. If the effect could be replicated somehow, perhaps even on an earlier boss / mob, then that has huge potential to enable purchasing the magic armor much earlier (could also avoid the need to get chests and help with the 100% run). Video posted again below.

5. At about 47 mins into Zach Miller's any% run he gets killed by a bat and the death animation clips him through a locked gate. There may be nothing in this because the respawn is always at the previous gate.

6. Pots and blocks can be placed on some mobs and causes some awkward clipping / repositions them vertically. Again, probably no useful application but who knows.

7. Generally, running whilst carrying things can seem to cause some awkward collision issues in tight gaps etc but I have not come across anything of use yet.

May be nothing useful here, but thought I would share these in case anyone finds the opportunity to carry out any further testing. If I find anything of actual use I will of course add it to this thread.

 

Forum: Speedrunning

Thread: Are there any obscure games that you run/wish more people ran?

Started by: NarratorNarrator

Sword of Xolan for mobile is one of my favourites but only 2 full game runners.

Generally, I wished more people ran mobile games as that is the only platform I can realistically run on at the mo.

 

Forum: Cordy

Thread: ILs

Started by: drgrumbledrgrumble

I have created individual level leaderboards as I want to practice individual levels to ultimately improve my full game time Heromaster. If you wanted me to submit your level times from your full game run let me know.

When Cordy 2 gets added, I would appreciate it if you could do the same thing for that game as I will do ILs first as practice for the full game run which I will definitely do at some point.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: 100% Catagory?

Started by: xEarthxxEarthx

Ouch!

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Small tenchnicality may make 100% + CD WR not valid?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

Good spot. Tough call but rules are rules and buying those items can have a material effect on the time, so I'll reject it.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Official or Unoficial WR?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

Thanks Jason. I have added you as a mod. I am on SR.com almost daily, but I think it is good to have you on board especially if you will be running the game actively.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: iOS faster than Android?

Started by: ZarcatusZarcatus

I have just checked and no skip function on the Android version that I can see - last time it was updated on Google Play was in 2015. Hopefully Android will get the update at some point. Until then, I guess either add cinematic time to iOS runs (if skipped) or deduct the time from Android runs. I prefer the former as all existing run times are with the cinematic and easier not to change them, but I'm easy either way.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Official or Unoficial WR?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

Sorry, last point. I have speed-watched Zach's 100% run and checked that he seems to get all treasures, bosses etc. However, the list of achievements is a long one and I wouldn't like to say for an absolute certainty that he ticked every one. On the basis that you are thinking of running that category JasonAce, if you happen to spot anything missing from his run please let me know. Cheers.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Official or Unoficial WR?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

As an aside, this game is my favourite of all time to speedrun but I really struggle now to be able to do any runs over 60 mins as I am limited mostly to lunchtimes at work and the odd free hour here or there. If a new skip or exploit brings WR down below 60 mins I will get back in the mix but otherwise I doubt I will submit anytime soon.

On the basis that at least one of the mods should be actively running the game, either of you want to be an additional mod? MarcoDTL is not active.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: Official or Unoficial WR?

Started by: JasonAce13JasonAce13

Good spot JasonAce, they are relatively new uploads and I hadn't seen them before. I would message Zach Miller to see if he wants to join SR.com but comments are disabled on all his videos. I will add them to the leaderboard as I can't think he would have any objections.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: 100% Catagory?

Started by: xEarthxxEarthx

Indeed, given your math I wonder whether it is even worth leaving in 100% no CD? No point in having an empty category. xEarthx, if you still want to run 100% no CD please let me know in the next couple of weeks.

 

Forum: Swordigo

Thread: 100% Catagory?

Started by: xEarthxxEarthx

Hi JasonAce, good point. I will add a 100% with CD presently.

 

Forum: Speed Run

Thread: New category

Started by: MrVirusYTMrVirusYT

I have submitted world runs which include small jump starts, so they are not glitchless.

However, I think it might be worth having a glitchless category for world runs too as we will have the same lag issues with world runs if a lot of people start running them.

I am happy to leave it to Gangscred and MrVirus - if they think world runs should be glitchless only, then I do not mind if they reject the runs I have submitted and I will do new ones.

The only problem with full / world runs being glitchless is that (a) it will be difficult to police and the mods can't be expected to closely inspect every level and (b) it is easy to accidentally jump start a level, which would ruin a run if glitchless was a rule. My preference would be for full / world runs to both have a glitchless and any% category as with the ILs.

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Forum: Speed Run

Thread: Speed Run Settings Strategy created by ChocolateTheGaming

Started by: ChocolateTheGamingChocolateTheGaming

Hi Choc, by all means beat my times - you have already made a good start I see! I just wanted to populate the glitchless leaderboard initially so many of the times are far from optimal. I hope to improve my full game and world runs steadily as I think they involve some interesting strategic issues re settings.

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Forum: Speed Run

Thread: New category

Started by: MrVirusYTMrVirusYT

Great, thanks MrVirus. I will submit times for all worlds now but these are just to kick the categories off - most of the levels are a good 10%+ over decent times and I am sure someone else can beat them easily.

It takes me about 8 secs in total to change settings and change them back on the next level, but I think it is worth changing them occasionally for the big skips.

Regarding the rule for leaving the real time column blank, I think it is preferable (although not essential) that it is left blank as the leaderboard looks a bit messy otherwise, with some times showing in that column and some not. I think the current rule, which just asks runners to avoid inputting a real time if possible, is about right.

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Forum: Speed Run

Thread: New category

Started by: MrVirusYTMrVirusYT

Thanks MrVirus, no worries and no rush, whenever you get a moment.

 

Forum: Speed Run

Thread: New category

Started by: MrVirusYTMrVirusYT

I have been trying a single-segment World 1 as below (2:11 is my best time so far, kept settings at 10-10-10 throughout). I think sub-2 is possible. If categories for World 1, World 2 etc could be added, that would be great cheers.