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Forum: Gun-Nac

Thread: Quick note about resetting/difficulty

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Hey everyone. It's been brought to my attention that when you reset the game, the difficulty/options you set before the reset stay the same. so if you pick Novice, then reset later, you'll still be on Novice.

there are still ways of knowing what difficulty someone is on (boss fights are the big example) but in the future, I'm going to recommend people show their settings before beginning a run. it's not a huge deal, honestly, but it does make verifying runs a bit easier.

I won't make any adjustments to peoples' runs or anything like that. just wanted to let people know about this games' resets/options.

 

Forum: Jaws

Thread: Adding milliseconds to the board?

Started by: SlackanaterSlackanater

milliseconds have been added to the board

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Forum: Super Spike V'Ball

Thread: Rules

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Hey everyone. I was added as moderator a few months ago as both previous mods were inactive, and I just now realized that there were no rules in any of the categories. Rules have now been added (and nothing's gonna change, don't worry. Simply put, no rules were ever added which is weird but it's taken care of now).

Timing begins when you press A on the Daytona/Vs. Japan screen (depending on what category you're doing) and ends when the ball hits the ground on the final point in the last match.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

I am requesting moderator status for Gun-Nac (NES). One of the mods can't be reached at all and hasn't been active in years, and the other mod hasn't been active on here in 4 months. I tried to contact him via Twitter on May 7th but no response/no action. I have a run I submitted more than 2 months ago and it hasn't been verified.

https://www.speedrun.com/gun-nac

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

Hi there, the 2 mods for Super Spike V'Ball haven't been active on this site for months and there's no way to contact either one of them (one of the mods has twitter but hasn't used it in years). I have a run I submitted almost 3 months ago and I am requesting moderation for the board.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​ssvb

Thanks.

 

Forum: Bird Week

Thread: Study Game

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

I was doing runs of the Study Game category and noticed that while it's only 1 level, you can actually pick any level from the 36 levels in the game. When the "Round 1" text appears you can press Up/Down on the D-Pad to select a level.

I just wanted to make a post to make sure this was a known thing already. Study Game would be great for practice/ILs, but since you can pick any level I'm not sure if this will change anything on the leaderboard (like if Study Game will still be a category or if it will become ILs, etc.).

 

Forum: Shrek 2 (GBA)

Thread: Requested change IL Timing rules

Started by: RetroEditRetroEdit

IL runs from before 4/5/2020 have been retimed.

 

Forum: Shrek 2 (GBA)

Thread: Requested change IL Timing rules

Started by: RetroEditRetroEdit

After speaking with RetroEdit through PMs, I agree that the rules should be changed. Selecting a level then pressing Start to skip the box shouldn't be timed as it's arbitrary. Also, if you wanted to start over after a death, going back to the level select is kind of pointless. The gameplay matters more when timing ILs. So, here are the new rules:

"Timing begins when you close the opening dialogue box and ends when the ending dialogue box appears. Beginning timing after a death is allowed."

For example, when you begin a level, timing starts when you press Start to close the dialogue box (every level has a starting and ending box). Timing will end when the dialogue box at the end of the level pops up (again, every level has this). If you are playing a level and you die, you can reset your timer and try again without backing out to the level select. When you die, the level resets, including the dialogue box.

Any IL runs on the leaderboards from 4/4/2020 and before will be retimed. Please note that full game run timings will remain the same. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.

 

Forum: Shrek 2 (GBA)

Thread: Emulators

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Hey everyone, just wanted to make a quick post regarding emulators.

I've added a new rule to this game which you can find in the "Game Rules" portion of the page.

"If playing on emulator, it is recommended you use mGBA or Bizhawk (with the mGBA core). VBA is not recommended, but will be allowed.

Please state which emulator you used when submitting runs. Runs submitted before 3/27/2020 will remain on the boards."

VBA is still accepted by sites such as TASVideos, and the emulator has been allowed for GBA games in the past (some games still allow it, but bigger GBA speedruns don't, hence this post). It's been brought to my attention that mGBA and Bizhawk w/ mGBA core are more accurate, so I'd recommend those emulators. But since this leaderboard has few runners right now, I'm not going to outright ban it. If we run into an issue regarding VBA, I'm willing to discuss it.

 

Forum: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Thread: Alternate Wall Clip Explanation/Tutorial

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

I was explaining to a friend how the wall clips work and I figured I'd post my explanation here in case it helps anyone else out.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Request leaderboard moderation (Read the first post before posting!)

Started by: DaravaeDaravae

Hi there. Recently the moderator of Shrek 2 GBA was banned from speedrun.com, and currently the page has no moderator. I have the world record for the game and I am requesting mod for the game.

I was fine with cheekychunk moderating the page, but since he hasn't done runs yet, we talked and we're both comfortable with me being the page moderator.

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​shrek2gba

Thanks

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Forum: Civiballs

Thread: Game name is misspelled

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

no worries 🙂

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Forum: Zen: Intergalactic Ninja

Thread: why everyone speedrun on normal?

Started by: PikachuPikachu

^ I'd like to know this as well.

 

Forum: Civiballs

Thread: Game name is misspelled

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Currently this game (and the sequel) are spelled "Civilballs" instead of "Civiballs". I had trouble finding the leaderboard for this game because of it. Just wanted to give a heads up.

 

Forum: Shrek 2 (GBA)

Thread: leaderboard stuff

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Hey guys. So I figured I'd make a post with a few things since this game's getting attention.

So I was the one who initially created the leaderboard for this game. I made the full game and IL categories, etc. However, shortly after my sub-30 in Any% I deleted all of my social media, including my old sr.c account because I had quit speedrunning. Since Ted had done runs and beat my time, I made him the mod for this game.

Obviously I came back and made a new account, but I haven't really considered returning to this game. I did make a tutorial a while back, but I remember looking at Ted's run at the time and I figured my tutorial was outdated. Though I could still show a few strats I found if/when I get a chance (I could make videos). I never found any glitches or anything but damage boosting is your best friend in this game.

I saw a question about emulator runs: I used emulator before I got the cartridge/Game Boy Player and disc. I used VBA, and I didn't notice any differences between that and cartridge. Of course if there are then we can have a discussion about that.

Anyways, hope that clears some things up. Have fun with this game.

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Forum: The Site

Thread: Attaching Non-User Runs to Account

Started by: kirkqkirkq

@DarQ_MassacresDarQ_Massacres yes it worked. much appreciated

 

Forum: The Site

Thread: Attaching Non-User Runs to Account

Started by: kirkqkirkq

Hey there, can this run be attached to my account please? (I'll fix the video link when it gets attached) Thanks

https:/​/​www.​speedrun.​com/​mvm/​run/​kz54renm

 

Forum: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Thread: Olimar Nerfed in Update 2.0.0?

Started by: DedigitizedDedigitized

yes, Olimar was nerfed. Idk what the next best option is if you wanna run the game on 2.0.0 (I haven't tried running this game yet), but I know Ganondorf is good for fights as well

 

Forum: Distant Star Cares Extra Life 2019

Thread: Distant Star Cares & Friends Submissions Open Until Oct. 8th

Started by: smartalec24smartalec24

Game submissions for DSC & Friends 2018 are open! Submissions can be done on our speedrun.com page. You have until Oct. 8th to submit, and the marathon will run Nov. 1-4. We'll see you in November!