The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Forum  /  can you use Snickerstream to capture Tri force through WiFi?
  SiesNatsuSiesNatsu

I want to use Snickerstream because I can't afford a $200+ capture card to record in 60 fps. Snickerstream usually streams at 30 fps.

Can I be verified a speed run with the software?

 
  LustNoelLustNoel

literally all my runs are recorded with snicker, you’re more than welcome to use it, it doesn’t add any inherent advantage over other 3ds’s with load times because those are static except albw, if the community (which there isn’t really any) decides to ban software capture (which would basically kill a already dead game) then I will remove all my existing runs

 
  SiesNatsuSiesNatsu

How can you be using snicker All the runs I see of you look like 60 fps and snicker can't because N3ds hardware limits? good pc?

 
  LustNoelLustNoel
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my pc is not that great, i used to upload runs on a laptop which are unlisted and viewable in playlists on my channel, snicker just feels like working whenever it wants to work it never reaches 60 the highest it goes is 40 in areas with not much going and 20 at the lowest on a good day on a bad day you get constant freezing and around 10fps to 2 before freezing and possibly disconnecting, as for the 3ds’s since software capture is only limited to N3ds models that really doesn’t matter all that much but I do use a N2ds XL and previously used a N3ds XL and both give relatively the same results it semi depends if your internet connection is capable to stream for long periods of time. oh and the deadly microwave killing 2.4ghz connections which is what the 3ds can only use.

one more thing, assuming you have a windows pc (using windows 10) press the windows key + I navigate to network and settings then to mobile hotspot, start a connection there and connect your 3ds to it (be sure to remove any other wireless connection) getting your local IP address for your 3ds should be easy enough. this will connect your 3ds directly to your computer for more consistency but its not perfect.

 
  SiesNatsuSiesNatsu

thanks for the tip I'll definitely submit a run then I'm not that good in terms of speed more for glitches but I'll grind my way through to get good times thanks for responding so fast for a small game.

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  zed0zed0

It was years ago, but for the same reasons as you we used Snicker to record our run: https://www.speedrun.com/tfh/run/y6783e0m
I'm all for allowing people to use it since getting a capture card is a silly barrier for entry, especially in such an unpopular game.

 
  LustNoelLustNoel

oh wow i'm surprised that didn’t have connection issues online

 
  SiesNatsuSiesNatsu
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I didn't start to speedrun Tri Force because I didn't want to get online banned back then. I usually wait for the last update for a console. Fun fact: this is the last console I had that did not had homebrew lol.

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  RaccoonAkibaRaccoonAkiba

Can someone explain to me what Snicker is/how it works? I have been tempted to run 3ds games I just happened upon this forum because I missed this little treasure of a game.

 
  LustNoelLustNoel
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you install snickerstream on your computer, have a 3ds with cfw with bootntr on it, run bootntr and get the 3ds’s local ip address then run snickerstream and copy the 3ds’s ip address and put it into snickerstream and run it

this is the most bare bones explanation.