Super Mario Galaxy Forum  /  Timing Rules
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Since the timing rules can be vague sometimes here is a list of the exact frames timing starts and ends for Full Game and IL Runs respectively:
- Full Game Runs:
-> Timing starts on the first frame where the file select button is visibly flashing.
Example:
Last frame before timing starts:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/883843846511947817/958374290535907388/unknown.png
First frame of the run:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883843846511947817/958374709173559297/unknown.png?width=1239&height=701
(note that the appearance of the flashing button may appear slightly different depending on if you record in 30 or 60 fps along with other things)
-> Timing ends on the first frame of the star grab cutscene after touching the final (grand) star.
Example:
Last frame before timing ends:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883843846511947817/958375460457283684/unknown.png?width=1239&height=701
First frame after the run:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883843846511947817/958375656612327444/unknown.png?width=1239&height=701
(appearance might vary slightly due to the same reasons as mentioned earlier)

- IL runs:
-> Timing starts on the first frame where the selected power star noticeably flashes.
Example:
Last frame before timing starts:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883843846511947817/958376919852793926/unknown.png?width=1245&height=701
First frame of the run:
https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/883843846511947817/958377164280045609/unknown.png?width=1245&height=701
-> Timing ends the same way as it does for full game runs.

If you have any questions about these timing rules feel free to ask in this thread or contact a moderator in our discord server.

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