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United Statesslaurent3 days ago

the colo1-waves won't work unless you use a special modified save file/save state that can be found in the Discord. Should be in #resources or #il-combat

United Statesslaurent13 days ago

There is currently no officially-approved way to do this, so you'll have to submit real time. If you want to participate in testing of the potential future solution, join the Discord (linked at the top), find src-forum, and locate the post "Autosplitter ready for testing" from Alex Knauth.

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United Statesslaurent1 month ago

Be sure to select "1.4.3.2+ NMG" on most boards to properly filter for latest patch runs. For latest patch any%, the top few runs use Isma route which is prohibitively difficult so I don't recommend it

United Statesslaurent2 months ago

If you mean with the Glass Soul mod installed, that would go into https://www.speedrun.com/hkmods

There are people who do hitless runs, which usually involves having a minimum-hits PB rather than a 0-hit speed PB. 0-hit is hard enough without worrying about speed. If you join the Discord (linked from this page), there is a #hitless channel where you can discuss

Have you done any 0-hit runs yourself?

United Statesslaurent4 months ago

that's neat but it doesn't belong on a Hollow Knight speedrunning leaderboard

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United Statesslaurent8 months ago

if you want a geo grind category you could do All Unbreakable Charms. It's not on src but a few people have done it

United Statesslaurent10 months ago

It's not on src but it IS on the extended memes spreadsheet. Join the Discord and check the pins in #misc for a spreadsheet for non-src extensions. Then once you're in the Discord you can ping Zonk or mayo with your pb and they'll add it

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United Statesslaurent11 months ago

That all being said, note that some games do have autosplitters for console actually. They operate by reading in the video data and looking for certain features (e.g. black screen, or lap indicator flag in the case of mario kart 8 deluxe)

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United Statesslaurent1 year ago

A couple of great replies already, but I will share a lesson I had to learn the hard way: I don't HAVE to play this game. If I don't feel motivated, it usually means I'd rather be doing something else. Lately, for me, that has been Tears of the Kingdom.

When I feel motivated to play Hollow Knight again, it'll be waiting for me

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United Statesslaurent1 year ago

@Hollow_Pass of course it would lose time; simply stating so isn't helpful. I believe the original poster understands this, and would rather finish a slower run than be stuck without finishing one at all

All Skills with lantern was my first category nearly three years ago. Here's where I asked this same question (back when speedrunners were in the main hollow knight Discord) https://discord.com/channels/283467363729408000/283467985224466442/730920115687653486

A few messages down from there, Xero gave me the route

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United Statesslaurent1 year ago

Path of Pain and White Palace are both under https://www.speedrun.com/hollowknight/levels

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United Statesslaurent1 year ago

LiveSplit Troubleshooting Checklist:

  • If you're using a file from hksplitmaker, close and reopen the split file
  • Right click -> Compare Against -> make sure Game Time is checked instead of Real Time
  • Right click -> Edit Splits -> Ensure the autosplitter is Activated (the button itself should say "Deactivate" since pressing it changes between the two)
  • Right click -> Edit Splits -> In Settings (next to Activate/Deactivate) ensure that the Ordered Splits box is checked
  • Only open LiveSplit after HK is open
  • Ensure that you haven't changed the name of your game's executable (should be hollow_knight.exe) when downpatching or making a separate install, for example
  • Try it out on a different patch (i.e. current patch instead of 1221). If it works, try reinstalling the patch it's not working on using Steam betas.

If none of these work in isolation, you may wanna start from the beginning with a new split file and check them all as you go.

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United Statesslaurent1 year ago

Evaluation of "Crossroads Boss%" as good meme categories:

  • False Knight: Most categories do the first phase of the fight, and some complete the fight. You're basically just grinding for community VS golds at that point
  • Brooding Mawlek: just run 4 Mask Shards
  • Gruz Mother: just run 4 Mask Shards
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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

What in the absolute fuck is happening

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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

In my opinion, it's a little off-putting that you've made multiple posts talking about specific runners when (a) we don't really know who you are, and (b) you haven't submitted any runs yourself. I think your enthusiasm is great but try to remember there are real people with real lives behind the runs

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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

This is wallcling storage (wcs for short). It's a fairly common glitch

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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

the fastest death will be me, dying of the cancer your username gave me

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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

We already have a much better Elderbug%: deliver the Delicate Flower to Elderbug. You can see runs here: https://www.speedrun.com/hkmemes#Elderbug

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United Statesslaurent2 years ago

I get sad when I see others get angry at Uumuu. Sad, because I know that they’re actually angry at themselves, for having terrible Watcher Knight and Hollow Knight fights. Because Uumuu is so easy to optimize, they take their anger out on him, becoming more and more insecure and never addressing their own personal problems. I just wish more people understood that RNG doesn’t ruin runs: speedrunners ruin runs.

United Statesslaurent2 years ago

The audio/visuals are good, and you included the title screen which is also required

However, all mods are banned outside of https://www.speedrun.com/hkmods - even just having the modding API installed at all affects the game. So no custom knight unfortunately

DISCLAIMER: I am not a run verifier

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