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  finnaboingfinnaboing

I feel that the community for this game could greatly benefit from Category Extensions. I've seen plenty of cool ideas in the forums for new categories, but not too many would really fit under the actual game. If we had SM64DS Category Extensions, all those cool ideas could actually be used. This community's decently large, too, so it's not like it would be too terribly niche. Who's with me?

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  Really_TallReally_Tall

There have never been any good category suggestions in the SM64DS forum, ever. Even if there were, there's absolutely no point adding a category if nobody has done a run. We already have many categories that explore the game in different ways and offer more than enough variety. And if there was, one day, a really great category suggested that had some runs and wasn't trivial, arbitrary, boring, or a healthy combination of the three... it could just go on the main leaderboard.

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

If someone coded a nonstop mod for super mario 64 DS I think it would be a valid new category.

 
  iplaymario124iplaymario124

What do you mean, nonstop mod?

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

A mod that means stars don't kick you out the level so you can collect all 8 stars in a course in one go

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

Makes 150 star more fun.

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

It already exists for the original (super mario 64 for n64):

 
  iplaymario124iplaymario124

Oh that's cool. Thanks for the response

 
  GhostKumoGhostKumo
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Please take the time to think about what youre posting before you post.

First, why do we need category extensions as you say? To rank what exactly? Sub-categories that dont even exist yet? If you're making up subcategories to run, that's your prerogative but they don't warrant a ranking system just to hold one time and give people free WRs. You say you've seen "plenty of ideas" yet have enumerated a whopping zero of them in your OP, much less actually described their purpose or posted a proof of concept.

As for yoshi's suggestion of Non-stop, this is a DS game. The amount of people who actually own a flash cartridge to play on console is very low and emulator runs are hidden by default for a reason. And the all important problem of such a thing doesnt exist yet, and in all likelihood may not. So why make a leaderboard for something that physically cannot be done with no impending release date for when it can be?

This thread just sounds incredibly wishful, with no effort put forth to actually prove that any effort has gone into doing the work to actually justify making category extensions.

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  nesnes

seconded

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

nonstop is a super mario 64 category extension tho
https://www.speedrun.com/sm64memes#Nonstop

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

I thought category extensions were just so runners could have a break and have fun in between real runs.

 
  conmangamer22conmangamer22

That doesn't warrant a leaderboard

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  finnaboingfinnaboing

Welp. So much for that idea.

 
  c_yoshic_yoshi

Sad times lol

 
  finnaboingfinnaboing

I hate to admit it, but GhostKumo has a really good point. The idea sounded a lot better in my head.

 
  DoubleDubbelDoubleDubbel

The main reason Category Extension boards exist is because the main leaderboard would have way too many misc categories, and imo sm64ds doesn't have a boatload of side-categories so any new ones can still reasonably go on the main leaderboard

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  b_yoshib_yoshi

We could have stuff like Pacifist or BBC And Sm64 and Ds are kind of similar with physics so i could see alot of catatgories more than the original

 
  DoubleDubbelDoubleDubbel

If you've got ideas, feel free to do a run of them. Perhaps then mods will give it a look and potentially add them. I'm curious to see what you can come up with.

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