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Ohio, USAQSHV2 years ago

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Ohio, USAQSHV4 years ago

IMO the different source ports should be split up into their own leaderboards. Gzdoom is faster in general, and is missing a lot of quirks the original engine had. This is especially noticeable when getting 100%, as in the original game you could only push one secret wall at a time and had to wait for it to fully finish moving before you could push the next one.

Ohio, USAQSHV4 years ago

I agree, different ports of the game should be their own categories. (IMO, different source ports should also be their own categories, especially since there are strategies and timesaves not possible in the DOS version of the game. This is most notable in the mission packs for Spear of Destiny, where in GZDoom the runner can open multiple secret pushwalls at the same time to save time)

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Ohio, USAQSHV5 years ago

In the final warehouse of Episode 2 Mission 2, Warehouse Run, it is possible to skip climbing the ladder to the second floor.

There is a small wooden box inside the final room of the level that slightly sticks past the green crates. It is possible to jump on this box, then from the box onto the crates, and thus make it to the final room without climbing the ladder. I've found that it is easier to make this jump while moving backwards, facing away from the green crates. With practice it can be done consistently, and it saves a few seconds.

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Ohio, USAQSHV5 years ago

The leaderboards for individual levels have four categories, two for Any% on different difficulties, and two for 100% on different difficulties. For most levels it's pretty obvious what getting 100% means - get all kills, secrets, and treasures. However, for some levels (such as E2M8) getting 100% is impossible, and for others (such as E6M2) glitches or other tricks are necessary to work around mapping errors in order to get 100%

I was wondering what the rules surrounding these types of levels are. In E2M8, for example, it is impossible to get 100% secrets. For the 100% categories, should a runner just go for all kills and treasures, or should they also try to get the maximum amount of secrets possible even though they cannot get them all and the secrets do not count towards the total score in these levels?

I was also curious about levels such as E6M2. There are two pushwalls in that level that, when activated, will move back 3 spaces and permanently block off things necessary for 100% completion. In both DOSBox and the ECwolf sourceport, there is a glitch to work around this. DOSBox involves turning the cycles really low temporarily, so that the pushwall moves only two spaces, and ECwolf involves pausing the game at just the moment the wall moves 2 spaces, then unpausing. Should these glitches be used when going for 100%, or should the runner simply not worry about using work arounds to get past the mapping errors?

Ohio, USAQSHV5 years ago

I also noticed that it's possible to TVC from Smellraiser into Gilligex Isle, saving a couple seconds if pulled off correctly.

Ohio, USAQSHV5 years ago

Yeah, with practice I was only able to get it about a quarter of the time. There is an easier time save too, but it doesn't save as much time. You can tail whip up the angled sliding floors in that room to skip the first two bridges.

Ohio, USAQSHV5 years ago

I think I might have found a slight time save for the bridge room in www.dotcom.com, not sure if it's been discovered yet or not. I'm not sure how to describe the room itself, so I just made an unlisted video. I apologize for the poor video quality.

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Ohio, USAQSHV6 years ago

Did some testing, Far-Click is more effective if you temporarily turn your detail up:

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Ohio, USAQSHV6 years ago

For example, in the palace in Rihad you only need to walk two blocks ahead in order to talk to the queen. As far as I know, this trick works with every single NPC that you have to talk to. It does not work with random townsfolk, unless they are static NPCs (like priests, or hookers.)

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Ohio, USAQSHV6 years ago

I've noticed that NPCs inside of buildings (as well as static NPCs in towns) can be clicked no matter how far away you are from them, just as long as you are close enough that their ability to be clicked is loaded. I haven't seen this done on any of the runs I've watched. Is there a reason you guys don't use this glitch, or did nobody know about this?

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