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  DontTouchtheDoorDontTouchtheDoor

I submitted a run 3 weeks ago that has yet to be verified. Is it possible that a new moderator of the game be appointed to verify the run?

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

I saw DTtD achieve this WR live on Twitch. I watched the VOD multiple times and it is indeed a legitimate run and correctly timed from start to finish. It's a very impressive run, and it is much faster than my 5:22 WR.

I'd love to see this up here 🙂 Plus, hey, maybe this will spark more interest in people playing this version of the game 😃

 
  ChuckGrodyChuckGrody

From what I hear El-Nino is difficult to come in contact with (a buddy of mine has been trying to contact him for a long time) so idk. If he never responds you can always submit a ticket to the global mods and they can add someone else as moderator.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

Thanks, Chuck 🙂

I just posted to the Leaderboards Moderation Request forum to explain our our current situation.

@DontTouchtheDoor, I am excited to get your run approved and I hope we can push this below 5! Congrats again on your current time.

 
  Non-Slim_JimNon-Slim_Jim

@mattmcgrathmattmcgrath Are you still around? I'm submitting a run today of 4:24.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

Congrats @Non-Slim_JimNon-Slim_Jim. It has been verified. I see that you used the shortcuts to select items. This is making all runs of the game (other than the NES one of course) get faster and faster 🙂 I am thinking we can get down to 4:19, if not lower, on the ScummVM version.

 
  Non-Slim_JimNon-Slim_Jim
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Thanks! Skipping the text during the cutscene at the end with (.) was also a big time save, around 15-20 seconds.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

Can you provide the version of ScummVM that you are using? I meant to ask you about that part -- in the DOS/DOSBox version you cannot skip the dialog like that. For my ScummVM runs, I wasn't able to do that, either.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

It wouldn't be fair to other runners if they do not have access to this version of ScummVM. I do not have the time right now to check the vanilla releases to see about this. So if you could provide your version, and it is a vanilla version that anyone can access easily, then that will be fine. Otherwise it would be considered invalid, as we do not allow customized engines that have this significant of an impact on timing.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

Ok, I downloaded the most recent version of ScummVM and it allows for dialog skipping in games that did not originally support it.

So yes this is a HUGE time save!

 
  Non-Slim_JimNon-Slim_Jim
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Ahh, I didn't know that earlier versions of SCUMMVM didn't allow the text skip. I am using a custom version, based on 2.1. Looking back at the video now, compared to the previous WR, I also notice that it seems that the version I'm using is running slightly faster (it appears for some reason that the screen transitions are much quicker). I pulled my run down, and I'll resubmit a run with vanilla 2.1. But keep the text skip?

 
  Non-Slim_JimNon-Slim_Jim

Run is submitted, the new time is 4:49. I had a few mistakes, so I think I can take that time down even more. I'll try some more over the next few days and see if I can get a better time.

 
  mattmcgrathmattmcgrath

Since the vanilla version that anyone can download from the official ScummVM site allows the text skipping, it is a valid strategy, yes.