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This post explains how to calculate RTA-TB (real time minus time bonuses).

Sum up all time bonuses and divide it by the Genesis framerate 59.9228 times 100. This formula derives from the fact that 100 points equals one frame.


Example: 50 000 points
50000/(59.9228*100)=8.34406937 seconds

Subtract that time from your RTA time. Time to be subtracted is typically around 50 seconds or less.

You can do this semi-automatically with the plugin found under Resources or alternatively by using a spreadsheet. Remember that you can just submit your RTA time (or anything, really) and a verifier will calculate RTA-TB.

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