Forums  /  Introductions  /  [NEW] Final Fantasy Legend II Fan !
  breaktubebreaktube

Hello everyone, my name is breaktube
And very happy to be able to join the site.
I am a fan of the old Gameboy titles
With Final Fantasy Legend II being one of my favorite !
Anyhow, I will do my best to learn how to navigate these forums
And I hope to learn how to properly submit speed runs soon ^_^"

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  Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

Always happy to see that new people are getting into speedrunning, you can contact me if you need any help with anything.

Good luck with your runs.

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  breaktubebreaktube

@Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

Thanks, I have been having trouble finding where/how to submit runs here.
More or less what makes a legal run and how to record/save the run.
I am very new to timers and the like...unsure how to capture it and the game at the same time.

 
  BackspacedBackspaced

Hey @breaktubebreaktube, welcome to the site! As @Kid_GamerKid_Gamer said, it's always good to see new members join the speedrunning community.

As for your questions, runs can be submitted through the "Submit run" button on the leaderboards of your respective game. In your case, here are the leaderboards for Final Fantasy Legend II; the button can be found on the far right of the screen. To determine what makes a run legal, you can click on the "View rules" button to the left of the "Submit run" button.

For recording your run, I recommend using OBS Studio, and for timing, I recommend LiveSplit. However, keep in mind that timers are usually not required for runs; as long as the gameplay is visible, you should be good. After finishing your run, you can simply upload the raw recording to a video hosting site like YouTube, and then submit the video link. I'm not sure how it works for other recording platforms, but for OBS, you can record your game and your timer by using Window Captures on both applications.

Hope this helps, and happy speedrunning!

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  Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

I'd also recommend using the tools page of SpeedRunsLive here:
http:/​/​www.​speedrunslive.​com/​tools/​
It gives links to OBS Studio and Livesplit, but also presents good alternatives.

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  breaktubebreaktube

@BackspacedBackspaced

Thanks for the welcome and the knowledge !
I overlooked those buttons (View Rules & Submit Run)
And really appreciate you taking the time to explain them.
Also, if we are emulating gameplay
We would need to record the full playthrough (start ~ finish)
Upload the raw gameplay to a video streaming site (example: YouTube)
Then share the link via the Submit Run button.
Seems simple enough, but if you do not use a timer
Who would keep time or rather verify your gameplay time ?

@Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

Ah, so these are the tools you need to stream the gameplay ?
Streaming is very foreign and new to me.
I take it you would need high-speed fiber internet with a powerful PC
To take on that challenge.
But it is nice to know that the software is free !!

 
  BackspacedBackspaced

@breaktubebreaktube The leaderboard mods should still be able to keep/verify your speedrun time without a timer, just by using the start and stop timestamps of the YouTube video. Despite this, however, I would still recommend using a timer in your runs, as it's extremely useful when it comes to measuring pace, overall time, etc.

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  breaktubebreaktube

@BackspacedBackspaced
Thanks for the heads up !!
I have started posting on the forums there :
https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​ffl2/​thread/​4xxh6
Everyone is really friendly
And I have been inspired to work on a rom hack of the game
I make it more fun to speed run the game ^_^"

 
  BackspacedBackspaced

@breaktubebreaktube Glad to see you're familiarizing yourself with the site, and I hope you stay in the speedrunning community for a long time!

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  breaktubebreaktube

@BackspacedBackspaced

Thanks, really been pouring a lot of time into Final Fantasy Legend II !!
It sure is a fun time hacking/modifying a game you enjoy playing.
Yes, I do believe I will stick around here
Everyone is so open to creating new challenges and figuring things out.
I can't wait to start speed running game ^_^"

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  breaktubebreaktube

@BackspacedBackspaced

Hello again, and sorry for double posting.
My rom hack of Final Fantasy Legend II for the old Gameboy is now publicly available.
You can find it here if you are interested in checking it out :

http:/​/​www.​romhacking.​net/​hacks/​4659/​

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  Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

While not that relevant, this looks pretty cool. I've never seen a Final Fantasy Legend II rom hack before.

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  breaktubebreaktube

@Kid_GamerKid_Gamer

Thanks, I have noticed many people have downloaded it
And looking forward to people to start streaming it and speed running it soon.
It was a bit tricky to learn how to Hex-Edit and figure out the offsets for a Gameboy game
But I am happy with how it turned out !

I believe there are a few, but most are dialogue or localization edits.
The "NEO" one is really ambitious, but my skill level it not that high yet ^_^"
With that said, I encourage you to check it out
I plan to start uploading short videos to help new people walkthrough the game.