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AetherSX2, a PS2 emulator for Android devices, is now allowed in speedruns. Runs made with it will be included in the PS2 Emulator categories. Similar to other emulators, to have your run accepted you will need to show the emulator's settings after the run is finished.

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Posted 2 years ago by

Recently a game patch for God of War 1 and 2 has been released on the PS3 Emulator (RPCS3), allowing to skip any pre-rendered cutscene by pressing X. After some discussion, there is unanimous consensus in favor of allowing this patch to be used in runs. Since PS3 emulator runs already have their own category, no changes to the leaderboard have to be made. You can simply submit your runs made with the patch on the existing PS3 emulator category.

To install the patch, you first need to update the game to version 1.01. Then, on RPCS3, simply go to "Manage Game Patches" and activate the patch to skip cutscenes. We may create a guide or tutorial on how to configure RPCS3 soon.

Timing rules are the same, and there is no need to correct the final time of the run (ie to add a fixed amount of time to the run to account for the fact that cutscenes were skipped). This is primarily because we don't want to directly compare old runs to runs made with the new patch, as it's now much easier to get a good run as you can reset more often. Additionally, in the case of glitched runs, there are some skips and strategies that are made obsolete with the new patch (reverse CoA, some cutscenes skips), so there is no way to compare them directly to runs that didn't skip cutscenes. However, if you really want to make the comparison, we calculate that there are 44min29s of skippable cutscenes on glitchless runs, and 21min27s on the Any% NG+ run (including just the cutscenes that are watched in the current PS3 route).

For now, the patch will be banned for runs made on Category Extensions, as there is no division of platforms there.


Agora é permitido skipar cutscenes no Emulador de PS3.

Recentemente um patch para God of War 1 e 2 foi lançado no Emulador de PS3 (RPCS3), permitindo skipar qualquer cutscene pré-renderizada apertando X. Após algumas discussões, existe consenso unânime para permitir que esse patch seja usado nas runs. Como as runs de emulador de PS3 já têm sua categoria própria, nenhuma mudança para o leaderboard será feita. Você pode simplesmente enviar suas runs feitas com o patch na categoria existente de emulador de PS3.

Para instalar o patch, você deve primeiro atualizar o jogo para a versão 1.01. Então, no RPCS3, é só ir em "Manage Game Patches" e ativar o patch para skipar cutscenes. Talvez um tutorial de como configurar o RPCS3 para runs será criado em breve.

As regras de tempo serão as mesmas, e não será preciso corrigir o tempo final da run (ou seja, adicionar um tempo fixo no final da run para compensar o fato de as cutscenes terem sido skipadas). Isso é principalmente porque nós não queremos comparar diretamente runs antigas com runs feitas com o patch novo, porque é muito mais fácil conseguir uma run boa agora que é possível resetar com mais frequência. Além disso, no caso das runs com glitches, existem alguns skips e estratégias que ficaram obsoletos com o novo patch (CoA reverso, alguns skips de cutscenes), então não tem como compará-las diretamente com runs que não skipam cutscenes. Mas, se você realmente quiser fazer a comparação, nós calculamos que existem 44min29s de cenas skipáveis no glitchless agora, e 21min27s na categoria Any% NG+ (incluindo apenas as cenas que são assistidas na rota PS3 atual).

Por enquanto, o patch será banido em runs das categorias do Category Extensions, já que não existe divisão de plataformas lá.

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Posted 2 years ago by

The Tycoonius Hard Glitchless category has been moved from the Category Extensions page to the main God of War leaderboard, along with all existing runs.

This is because this category is approaching the time of the NG+ Hard Glitchless category, which if surpassed would make a Tycoonius run valid on the NG+ Hard Glitchless category (since the latter has no requirement on costume). To preserve the current NG+ Hard Glitchless category, it has been renamed and now only accepts runs made with the Cow costume. To avoid having a category for one skin on the main board, and another skin on another board, both categories are now found on the main God of War page.


A categoria Tycoonius Hard Glitchless foi movida do Category Extensions para a página principal do God of War, junto com todas as runs existentes.

O motivo é essa categoria estar aproximando o tempo do NG+ Hard Glitchless, que se superado significaria que uma run Tycoonius seria válida para o NG+ Hard Glitchless (já que ele não tem requisitos de skin). Para preservar a categoria NG+ Hard Glitchless atual, ela foi renomeada e agora só aceita runs feitas com a skin da Vaca. Para evitar ter uma categoria na página principal, e outra no Category Extensions, ambas as categorias agora encontram-se na página principal do God of War.

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AetherSX2, a PS2 emulator for Android devices, is now allowed in speedruns. Runs made with it will be included in the PS2 Emulator categories. Similar to other emulators, to have your run accepted you will need to show the emulator's settings after the run is finished.

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