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  queenchanleenqueenchanleen

Hey all,

I'm queenchanleen (www.twitch.tv/queenchanleen) and I've been thinking about speedrunning for a while now. I'm mostly interested in speedrunning FFVII, Resident Evil 2 remake on PS4 and Brigandine: Legend of Forsena on PS1 or emulator. Anyone have some tips and resources to get started? Also, if you play a PS1 or PS2 game on PC emulator, does it count as PS1 or PS2? Or do you need to physically play on a PS1 or PS2? And if so, how do you get a timer on that thing? So many questions . . .

 
  xDrHellxxDrHellx

Hey hey

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Anyone have some tips and resources to get started?

A good start would be checking the leaderboards for the games, there's most likely resources on them.
If they have a link to a discord server, you could join it and get in touch with the community.

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if you play a PS1 or PS2 game on PC emulator, does it count as PS1 or PS2? Or do you need to physically play on a PS1 or PS2?

When you submit runs, you can check an option that adds "EMU" (for emulator) on your run. Checking it would be what you wanna do.

However, you'd want to ask the community for each game to see if they accept emulator or not, and if they do, which emulators are accepted.
Though PS2 emulation isn't that good afaik.
As for OPL (Open PS2 Loader), which lets you play PS2 isos through HDD or USB on an actual PS2, you should always ask the game community. It's not always accepted but there are exceptions (such as Haunting Ground / DEMENTO for example).

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how do you get a timer on that thing?

The timer is always a separate program, on PC the best one atm is LiveSplit.
Basically, you start it, you set things up, and then when streaming or recording (for example with OBS Studio), you add it as a source so it shows on your stream or recording.

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