Hey Speedfriends! I updated the rules for Single Segment Speedruns Of "The Evil Within (1)".
Rules for ALL Main Game Categories:
-Category & Difficulty have to be shown in the VOD.
(Selecting New Game or New Game+ & the difficulty MUST be included!)
-Final In Game Time has to be shown after Chapter 15!
(Chapter 15 Clear Screen MUST be shown at the end of the run or the run will get rejected!)
-Loading Autosaves is not allowed in Single Segment Runs.
(Loading Autosaves rewinds The In Game Time back to the last save. Obviously, this makes the Final In Game Time of a Single Segment Run inaccurate!)
Note: IF loading the Autosave is your ONLY option to continue the run (Sebastian does not move anymore glitch or ch11 gondola glitch [press the lever then reload teh autosave to get access to the gondola]) you are allowed to load the Autosave and start from there.
BUT if you "just" die or lose too much time on a certain part of the game loading the Autosave is banned.
-"Pause-Trick" is not allowed in Single Segment runs.
(mainly used on consoles before cutscenes. if you pause the game before a skippable cutscene, the In Game Timer gets stopped and the game loads the skip option during the pause. this also messes with the In Game Time and is NOT allowed in Single Segment runs!)
-Using the debug console (PC) for cheats etc is not allowed in Single Segment Runs.
(Starting the run with cheats enabled or bringing up the console and using ANY cheat command during a Single Segment run will lead to a reject!)
NOTE: If you decide to run the game at uncapped FPS, you can do that via the debug console or the TXT file. Please make sure to select "Unlocked" at the FPS dropdown menu if you submit a run with uncapped FPS!
PLAYING WITH UNCAPPED FPS SPEEDS UP THE IN GAME TIME WHICH LEADS TO A HIGHER FINAL TIME SO IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED - 60FPS IS THE WA TO GO!
You can use "r_skipglare 1" command (or type it into the config file)
This deactivates ALL post processing and makes the game look way better and perform smoother, especially on lower end PCs. I am currently trying it out if it saves time too in some areas!
-Fighting Chance Pack DLC is allowed for all main game categories.
-Ch1 (early locker escape/Sadist Checkpoint Warp) Ch7 (Grenade Clip) & Ch11 (Fence Clip) Skips are allowed for all main game categories.