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Hey everyone, I'm Karus. With a lot of extra time on my hands at the moment, finally had a revelation that I might be able to actually compete and submit some of my own speedruns here.

I do have a lot of questions, which I know isn't really the point of this forum, but if there's any advice y'all have I'd love it!

My goal is to run Silent Service, an old NES game. But, to be honest, I don't know where to start. I have a physical copy and original NES, and finally have a capture device for analog, but no dedicated PC for it yet. Also can run it on FCEUX, but not sure if that's allowed.

There's lots of little questions I'm sure I'm missing. Like...if time starts when I make a menu selection, I'm not sure how to start a 'split' graphic on the screen or anything.

Also not sure how to make a submission for a category that doesn't exist yet. >.>

Sorry, that was a ton of questions and very little intro. Anyways, I'm really interested in running this game, it has a lot of sentimental value for me. My grandfather used to play it with me a ton while I was growing up. He was a Navy veteran, and I am too. It's kinda interesting too that we both love it, neither one of us was ever on a submarine.

Anyways...that's about it for initial post. Sorry for such a long one, I tend to write/type a lot. Good to meet ya in advance!

Laika_the_SpacedogLaika_the_Spacedog likes this. 

some games accept FCEUX, the accepted emulators should be in the rules of the category but if they are not ask either in the communitys own discord or in the game forums

for a timer you want livesplit

and for any other useful recourses you can find here -> https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​resources (livesplit download can be found there)

and you cant really make a submission for a category that doesnt exist but you can always ask the games moderators if they would like to add the category for the game and then if they do add it you can submit your run there

KarusdaedlynKarusdaedlyn likes this. 

Thank you so much for the info! Got a few things to read and set up but very eager to start :3