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  JustAPigJustAPig

Im new to the scene of speedrunning, I have seen many runners do amazing strats and attempts and so I want to try it myself. I found a game and got the recommended software, but still have some questions regarding what to do. Like, how do I set up the timer to switch during levels? What recording devices are good? and more game specific questions. Glad to try anything and happy to be here!

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  AquaBlakeAquaBlake

well what timer are you using? when i was running games with livesplit you had to split manually, depending on the game you run there may be an auto splitter for you're game now days.

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  JustAPigJustAPig

I havent picked one yet but I was thinking of using livesplit, I highly doubt there is an automatic one for the game I chose though sadly.

 
  AquaBlakeAquaBlake

if you have video you dont need a splitter for you're run to be accepted! livesplit is mostly used for you to do multiple runs so you can see if you are on pace for a PB or not, it is fun to see the splits while playing.

 
  JustAPigJustAPig

I do hope to go after my own PB and such, so im guessing livesplit is something useful, im still trying to get better at my gsme and all so seeing how i improve is nice. Also, if this is an appropriate question, where is a good place to get ROMs?

 
  AquaBlakeAquaBlake

hehe ROMs huh? i think we can't talk about that publicly but if you send me a dm on discord or twitter i can tell you

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