Forums  /  PAYDAY 2  /  Speedrunning Mod
  davidwiki8

After carrying out a survey about the use of RNG mods on the PAYDAY 2 Speedrunning Discord server (which you should join if you are interested in running the game, check the sidebar), and taking into account all your opinions, we’ve decided to create a specific Speedrunning mod based on the RNG modifier mod originally developed by Dr_Newbie. Znix included all the changes needed to adapt it for speedrunning. We hope this huge change can help to develop the game further and get even more runs submitted, as it reduces the time spent to get nice runs. Nonetheless, it also means that some changes need to be done to the leaderboards. We will try to explain everything here (prepare for a long but hopefully worth long read):

The idea was to make the mod completely optional to those runners not willing to reset thousands of times. But ZNix helped us to make sure nobody was cheating by adding a feature which is basically a mod list on the top right of the screen. For that reason, as we want to keep the runs fair for everyone and to make sure no one is using mods of any kind, ALL RUNS NEED TO HAVE SPEEDRUNNING MOD INSTALLED , even if the rng is not being modified.

The download for the mod can be found in the Resources tab. It will take you to a Google Drive folder which contains the Speedrunning mod, and a text file with both the info you need to install the mod and the features it comes with. (You can read the file online, and it’s really advised).

We have developed a ruleset regarding the mod, hoping to control the use of it so that it’s only a way of saving the time you would spend resetting and doesn’t mean a real advantage over whoever decides not to use it:

• Speedrunning mod must be used in every run, either individual levels and full game runs.

• Only the Speedrunning mod and SuperBLT (required for the mod) are allowed. NO OTHER MODS ARE ALLOWED. The Speedrunning mod features a list of mods installed. If anything else appears on that list, YOUR RUN WILL BE REJECTED.

• The mod comes with an updated in-game timer, featuring hundredths. That timer is ONLY INDICATIVE. When submitting a run, submit the time displayed on the crew stats as we have been always doing.

• You are allowed to change your RNG settings between days. However you must restart the heist for the new settings to be applied, so you will have to restart IN THE PREPLANNING SCREEN. If you restart during gameplay, the time displayed on the in-game timer will be added to your final time.

• Your RNG settings must be possible when playing vanilla. IF YOU USE AN IMPOSSIBLE RNG SETTING ON VANILLA, YOUR RUN WILL BE REJECTED.

• Changing RNG with the mod is only allowed in individual levels and not in Crime Spree. However, the mod automatically prevents the RNG from being changed in this gamemode, so you need to keep the mod installed when running this category.

• If another player (that is not the host) is using mods, at the end of the heist, you must show which mods are they using at the player list. Still, only speedrunning mod is allowed.

For any questions , help, or concerns regarding the mod or anything, feel free to leave a message here and we’ll try to answer asap. Thanks for reading and good luck (you won’t need it anymore LUL) with your runs!

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  N_oob

First of all, I just wanna say thanks for the people who made this!

Anyways, I'm not sure if this is just on my end, but my HUD color stays black even though the RNG modifier is active.

Also, the modifier dosen't always work.

 
  davidwiki8

Many people had this problem. We just released a new update of the mod where this is fixed. Sorry for the inconveniences!