Forums  /  New Super Mario Bros. Wii  /  Help with splits
  thedcdestroyer1thedcdestroyer1

Hi everyone im kinda new to speedrunning and i see people start and end there splits automatticaly how do you do this without having to start each split manually as i feel im not getting an accurate time thanks!

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  LachursLachurs

First of all, welcome to nsmbw speedrunning its great to see new runners! 😃

Secondly, every runner, currently, manually splits for each split as we do not have an autosplitter developed yet. The best way to accurately split something is to pick a moment when you are not doing anything on the controller, i.e. when you finish a level, and picking a consistent que to split. For example, I split on fade out of every level. As for the last level, timing ends upon hitting the switch, in my opinion, it is safer to hit the switch and then split rather then trying to time it yourself. If you film your runs, mods and even yourself can retime the run so you can accurately determine your time.

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  thedcdestroyer1thedcdestroyer1

ok thank you so much how do you film your runs from ur wii?
Any recommendations?

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  TomppaaTomppaa

If you want capture card recommendations I advise you to join the discord server linked on this page.

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  LachursLachurs

Personally I use an elgato hd 60, however that can be very expensive. If you want to use a capture card I hear that Gvusb2 is a very cheap and reliable alternative.

The cheapest method of recording is to just film your run using a phone or camera of sorts, the only thing that needs to be viewable is the game.

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  SkeetSkeet

I use a USB to RCA. It's a lower quality capture card but it's also cheaper, around 35.00 CAN. For a specific model, I used an EasyCap for a bit, but it broke shortly thereafter, now I use an August VGB100. Again, not the greatest quality video, but it's solid for the price.

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