Reposting this due to new UI changes done by speedrun.com where the original post is now harder to find.
July 10th 2021:
As of today, a bunch of rules and categories have either been added, changed, and/or removed due to some recent developments for this game. The following has been changed.[Hide]
Starting off with some rule changes, we now have some general rules that must be followed for every category. These are just general rules that we already follow, but they haven't been written out on this forum, so here are some highlights of what we must follow...
- All runs must be done on on either a GameCube, Wii, or any other console that has an official re-releases of this game. This is due to this game having a very poor track record of emulating accurately across various different PCs.
- Any controllers that have remapped buttons are allowed for this game. However, the following is not allowed:
- Remapping a controller during the middle of a run
- The use of a Turbo Controller
We've also decided to lift the ban for both ESW/RESW on all categories besides Glitchless and the old ESW category (Only RESW is still banned for Old ESW) due to some recent rerouting that has shown that the use ESW/RESW saves a huge amount of time without the use of premade files. That being said, runners from this point forward MUST reset their consoles when starting a new run. This is in order to clear any flags and/or memory leaks that have been stored from a previous run. Runners can also setup save files that are at the intro cutscene of the game. However, runners must also show the creation of these files in their video submission and they must show that chapter select/cheats have not been used when creating each save file. I've also updated Glitchless to include an Air Swim and Roll Cancel ban since these weren't apart of the rules. There's some other changes I've done for the rules for each category that just clarify things for new runners.
Now that I've mentioned all of the important rules changes, we can now move on to the biggest change for this game besides the unbanning of ESW/RESW. We are now splitting Any% into two sub-categories, Blank Memory Card, and Single File. Blank Memory Card will be used of any run that uses multiple files while Single File will be used for runs that only use a single file. The use of premade files that aren't at the intro cutscene are still banned for these sub-categories. That being said, any runs that were submitted before this update have been moved to the Single File category while any runs that were submitted that used multiple files have moved to the Blank Memory Card category. Since ESW/RESW has been unbanned I've also renamed the ESW category to "New Game+" to prevent some confusion on why we have an ESW category when it's now used in almost every other category.
These are the major category and rules changes that have been done. If you have any questions feel free to respond to this post. Other than that, get ready for a new age of Star Fox Adventures speedruns.