Update to Allowed Emulators
3 years ago
Buffalo, NY, USA

These rules will be in effect on February 23, 2022 at 12AM UTC

When streaming/recording a run you must be able to capture the window to show what emulator is being used. BizHawk is able to display the status bar below the game window. That must be displayed. DuckStation will has specific requirements below. You are able to run without showing the window. You must also state what emulator is being used when submitting your run.

Accepted Emulators:

Accepted Emulator on Mac:

BizHawk Setup: Games can only run under the cue format.

  • Config > Speed/Skip > Audio Throttle If you're using the Octoshock core
  • PSX > Options
  • Select either mednafen mode option To verify that you are running with Audio Throttle enabled you must hit the increase/decrease speed keys [plus/minus] it will display a message on screen.

DuckStation Dedicated Rules: You must be using the NoGUI version, that means a keybind for Quick Menu is required. These settings can be set in the Qt version of DuckStation. You must show settings of the core settings before/after the run. Your settings must match this: Interface Menu (NoGUI Setting)

  • Pause On Menu: Disabled BIOS Settings
  • Fast Boot: Disabled Console Settings
  • 8MB RAM: Disabled
  • CPU Emulation - Execution Mode: Interpreter (Slowest)
  • No change in Clock Speed
  • CD-ROM Emulation to remain on defaults
  • Async Readahead: Disabled (Synchronous)
  • Read/Seek speedump set to None (Normal Speed)
  • Preload Image to RAM: Disabled
  • Apply Image Patches: Disabled Emulation Settings
  • Emulation Speed set to 100%
  • Runahead: Disabled Display Settings
  • Auto (Game Native) or 4:3
  • Cropping overscan is allowed Enhancement Settings
  • Widescreen Hack: Disabled
  • Force NTSC Timings: Disabled
  • Recommended: Keep PGXP Disabled Custom settings are allowed for anything that isn't mentioned such as internal resolution scale. We would allow enabling "Show Enhancement Settings" to simplify the end user side, however some of the settings do not appear if they're enabled.

NOTE: All existing runs done on different emulators will be grandfathered in and will not be removed from the leaderboards.

If you have any questions or need help setting anything up, feel free to join the community Discord server linked above.


Edited by the author 2 years ago
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