Forums  /  Happy Wheels  /  Important thread about future of replays (Locked)
  ReverseDmitryReverseDmitry

Well, af you know, replays from Happy Wheels are allowed there, but I wanna reject every single run with replays for this reasons:
1) You can choose a someone else's replay and request a run.
-Yep. I already seen a requested run with replay from 2013 or month before requested date.
2) Sometimes replays don't work well.
-A lot of replays I can see and look but others can't see a win in this replay or just this replay doesn't want to be showed.
3) It is better to watch runs from YouTube or Twitch
-Waiting for game and replay loading spends time. Not a lot, but it is anoying to wait for big game's loading everytime you watch a replay. YouTube or Twitch videos show automaticly which is waaaaay easier to watch.
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After all this, I offer you an option that can arrange even a replay-runners:
I reject all replay runs, BUT if your Happy Wheels nickname is the same as on speedrun.com, you can rerequest a run with a message that your Happy Wheels nick is the same or looks the same.
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You choose

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  ItsMaximumItsMaximum

you can't really submit other people's replays because the menu is different

 
  Cool2manCool2man

Also, with replays, you could theoretically use a program like Cheat Engine to slow the game down for the "run", get a PB/WR, then save the replay, and get away with it.

 
  ItsMaximumItsMaximum

I mean... You can do the same with a video. And idk if cheatengine works with chrome.

 
  ReverseDmitryReverseDmitry

People can save replays and put link to this replay which is bad. I can't know if this replay is by runner

 
  ItsMaximumItsMaximum

just require the replay to be filmed, you will know if the replay is theirs from what the menu looks like.

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  aggelbeatboxeraggelbeatboxer

Yeah, you guys should ban replays. I have tried cheating my self, and im gonna say it here anyways cause whatever i have only tried to cheat once and i regret that, I requested a replay from 2013 that wasnt even mine. I really dont support cheating and that wassnt something to "test the mods" or some shit i wanted to cheat because i was kindof mad with eople geting ym WRs and i got salty so decided to do that. I was an asshole. If the person has proof that its their account, like maximum said, the menu is diffrent, so you can just tell if its theirs or not. My account is "aggel teh gamer" , as you can see from my speedrun.com name. I apologize for trying to cheat. Just ban random replays. And accept certain replays. I sometimes request a replay because i dont think its a good time and it takes quite a while for the recording and uploading progress, so i just save a replay and request. You can try having a person's totaljerkface.com account verified, and any replays from that account, get verified if it matches with the user that requested it or something like that.

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  ReverseDmitryReverseDmitry

Done. Only one thing left: After searching throw runs, I faced a lot of unavailable videos.
I think we should not reject it, because in time mods approving these runs the video was available. What do you all think?

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  Cool2manCool2man

I'd reject all of the unavailable videos. Otherwise, they'd be just taking up space on the boards.

 
  ItsMaximumItsMaximum

"taking up space"
Isn't that what you want for a leaderboard? People on it?

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  Cool2manCool2man

Ok, I see what you're saying. I was thinking of the case where somebody would upload a youtube video, and then the video would be later taken down due to whatever reason.

 
  Cool2manCool2man

Honestly, I'd first film a live run attempt, upload it to YT, then submit the run here with a link to the vid. The second option (which I already know exists) would be to submit a direct link to YOUR replay (using anybody else's replays results in a ban) for run submission.

 
  ItsMaximumItsMaximum

right, but usernames are different so there is no way to know for sure. So recorded replay is now required.

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