Forums  /  Introductions  /  So, You want to be a Speedrunner. How do I do that? (Inguide Q&A of being a speedrunner)
  CriticaLCriticaL

Good idea for a thread!

 
  TrafficPossumTrafficPossum

What does SoB mean in speedrunning exactly?

 
  TrafficPossumTrafficPossum

Nevermind, it says it in the desription

 
  RetroPacmanRetroPacman

Thanks for the info. I have my setup on Linux if anyone else doesn't use Windows I can help. Also with MacOSX.

 
  PangoPango

When i use livesplit and the. game like on the screen the video dosen’t show liveslpit so i can’t prove my time 😅

 
  SuperAL1

Wow thanks Toastybread for necroing this Post, this Post is actually really cool!
(Can’t help you with the Livesplit Problem tho)

 
  QuivicoQuivico

@Toastybread12Toastybread12 If you're using a Display Capture, you'll need to make sure that LiveSplit is visible on your actual display at all times (run it as an admin and make sure "Always on top" is enabled). If you're playing a fullscreen game, you may have to make two Window Captures instead; one for your game and one for LiveSplit.

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  Merl_Merl_
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@Toastybread12Toastybread12 most games don't require you to have a timer shown anyways. It's nice to have, but the time of your run can be found as long as you have a video.

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  OnionSoupsOnionSoups

How do you get an in game timer, mine is just real time.

 
  PearPear

You need to play a game that has an in game timer.

 
  OnionSoupsOnionSoups

@PearPear I mean when you watch speed runs there are two timers, real time and in game time.

 
  SuperAL1
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If I get it right, you mean that There are two timers, one which is going with the loading Times and one without. In that Case, the Game needs an loading time remover. (Like Little Nightmares, Ori and the Will of the Wisps etc.) This isn't needed for Most Games tho and some Games Display the Final Time at the End Screen. And sorry for this crappy description about it, this didnt Help at all lol. Just wanted to say what those are.

 
  QuivicoQuivico

Right click -> Edit Layout -> + -> Information -> Alternate Timing Method for a component which shows up in LiveSplit.

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  James_19James_19

this is really good! but i only have an old computer and i need video proof to submit my runs. how would i do that? Can i use my phone?

 
  MrMonshMrMonsh
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@James_19James_19 Depends on the mods of the leaderboard for the game that you want to speedrun, so you would have to ask them through their leaderboard's specific forum (or check the rules in case they mention this there somewhere).