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Florida, USAdraculantern1 year ago

just fyi, your game is running quite slow at times

thread: Cave Story
Florida, USAdraculantern2 years ago

each time this has been brought up in the discord the mods have agreed that its fine if you can show that it runs the same as the standalone exe

but for some reason i haven't seen anyone even attempt to do that, its always just the conjecture "of course it runs the same"

The concern that wine might invisibly save time is legitimate. Something similar happened in kero blaster where a runner's game was actually running at 61-62fps which turned into about a minute timesave over the whole run

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thread: Aquaria
Florida, USAdraculantern2 years ago

it requires using a previous save file to execute the glitch, so definitely should not be allowed

thread: Aquaria
Florida, USAdraculantern2 years ago

so, i'm super late to the party, but runs including this glitch should definitely be on their own category separate from any%. even though you can filter by the 'slow frame rate' column, the any% leaderboard shows RCHelicoptr being #2 which doesn't feel right to me because the faster time is achieved with essentially a hardware-dependent glitch.

Florida, USAdraculantern7 years ago

well, this is a discussion, so here's my opinions:

I'm generally not a fan of bloating speedrun leaderboards with subcategories that no one runs. Specifically "Clear intro cart" seems like a useless category, since its essentially defined as "Best ending + this random thing at the beginning". So there is essentially zero difference between the run/route except for the first few minutes. But if the ones you've listed prove to be competitive, then I obviously have no problem with it.

The name "Friend%" doesn't really make sense. Making the friend doesn't really denote the amount of % you have completed of the game. So I would change the name to "Make a Friend" or something similar, since that is more descriptive of what you're actually doing in that run.

As for the rules of categories that are already there, the rules:

Any%: "This category does not include clearing the intro cart" This seems obvious? As beating the intro cart is not required to beat the game. I don't see a point to including this.

All collectibles: "This category does not require collecting all keys." But you need the keys to unlock other collectibles. Its generally bad form to include things you're NOT doing in the speedrun, unless you're specifying to not use a specific glitch/trick/powerup/etc. Again seems like a pointless rule

General: "Runs must include video with minimal frame drops." This is a rule for every speedgame ever, is it not? Seems redundant to me.

thread: Cave Story
Florida, USAdraculantern7 years ago

Sorry for getting to this thread so late, let me summarize the differences.

First of all, CS+ runs at 60fps, the original runs at 50. But nicalis, only putting superficial effort into the port, did not adjust the physics to compensate for this change. As a result, the game runs 20% faster, always. Yes, this does technically make the speedrun faster, but not in any meaningful way. Its quite literally running this game on turbospeed.

They fixed some bugs, but not all the way. For example, one of the glitches that we use a bit in the run is bringing up the inventory to reset invincibility-frames. This is technically patched out in CS+, but you can still do it by bringing up the map from the inventory screen. So you make a small detour at the beginning of the run to get the map in CS+ in order to do the same glitch, but with an added step. The other bug they fixed is sister's skip (you can pick up the missiles before The Sister's fight and leave the room before the fight starts). But, they didn't patch it all the way, they just closed the timing window to be smaller before the fight starts (independent of the regular extra 10 fps). There is a really weird way to do the skip in CS+, i don't remember all the details, but it involves flying fairly high up in the room to prevent the fight from starting.

On top of that, there's no reason to play CS+ over the original. Every change that nicalis made takes away from the charm and fun of the game. And none of the sales go to pixel anyway, so you're not even supporting the real developer by doing so. If you want pixel to have your money for making this amazing game, buy kero blaster (from steam/playism)

Florida, USAdraculantern7 years ago

that's true @Metallama, but i don't like the idea of my times being compared to those using this exploit (even if there is a note). But at the same time, it would also be unfair to completely undo the effort those people did put into the game before there was this rule in-place

Florida, USAdraculantern7 years ago

Hit the nail on the head, half. If there was a way in-game to bind multiple inputs to the same key there would be no problem. But considering the fact that you need to modify a game file to circumvent this restriction, this is no different than using a script.

As for the leaderboards, I don't think its fair to me or any of the other runners (who don't use this script) to have our times be compared to people who do use a script under the same category. But rather than flat out removing their runs, I think it would be better to separate them into 2 different categories "Any%" and "Any% with script". That seems fairest to everyone.

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Florida, USAdraculantern8 years ago

i just paid

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