Status on decompilation
10 months ago

So Sonic Mania got decompiled back in August. I figured you'd already know about this, but I wanted to know if there's any consideration to include times achieved on the decompilation in the leaderboards.

ShroomyRalsei likes this
Dominican Republic

personally i think a separate leaderboard for the decomp would be nice

I don't speak for the mods in any way but as far as I'm aware the current stance is that runs done on the decompilation will not be allowed, primarily due to the decomp (both v5 and v5U versions) not being faithful to the original among other things.

noobguy57 and Glitchedblood like this

v5 is pretty faithful to the original in terms of pure 1:1 comparisons; the only things that you would need to take into consideration is bugs with the decomps and which versions you would need to run (1.1.0 should be releasing soon: maybe use that?)

the thing i thought the mods would be most wary of is how easy it is to both create & enable modifications when playing runs, and disable them when watching them back & recording them for a smooth run. For example, you could make a mod that remove Sonic's ability to outrun the camera, making it easier to see what could be coming up ahead. Disabling that before a rewatch would make it virtually indistinguishable from a regular, outrunnable-camera run.

Edited by the author 10 months ago
United Kingdom

I'm not sure I see the point in the decomp being allowed for the vanilla game. For S1 and S2, it brought it to pc without needing to use an Android emulator. But mania is already available on PC, so that benefit doesn't exist.

Am I missing something?

timpz, DisgaeaFan77 and 2 others like this
Illinois, USA

Kinda see it as a headache if nothing else.

Edited by the author 10 months ago
United States

it's kind of pointless to have a decomp when the fastest platform already exists, so I think a leaderboard for it would be irrelevant and unnecessary.

Dominican Republic

mania's only playable on mobile through decomp