Author Topic: IMPORTANT - Link's Awakening rule changes  (Read 5270 times)

Offline giuocob

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IMPORTANT - Link's Awakening rule changes
« on: August 16, 2013, 10:07:53 AM »
There have been a lot of changes in the LADX scene recently, and records have been flying left and right. With the newest set of found tricks, some people are confused as to exactly what and what not should be allowed. So, many of us have gotten together and agreed on a new set of rules for the game, which will soon be reflected in the rules page. Here they are...

First, some popular emulators (including VBA) have been found to incorrectly emulate lag and give an unfair advantage to people using it. So a whitelist of valid emulators have been added. Any emulator runner must play on either gambatte or bgb. All the official versions are still allowed, except for the Super Gameboy. 3DS Virtual Console is allowed.

any% warpless is now rebranded as any% no oob.. For both games, this includes all the existing rules for warpless, as well as the following: "you may not clip through or jump over solid walls". This essentially bans any known use of the new ledge glitch, as all of those require jumping the wrong way over ledges to each out-of-bounds areas. In terms of already known tricks, this bans the walk-on-ceiling glitch in caves, the level 2 bracelet skip, and most forms of hookshot clipping (including frog song skip). It does NOT ban the tricks to enter and exit Richard's villa, as these only involve transitioning the screen over an area where a solid object exists and falling until Link reaches solid ground.

The only one of these tricks currently used by any run on the leaderboard is the walk-on-ceiling glitch. Because this is only a tiny 5 second time saver, we have decided that any run posted before this data (august 16) that uses it can remain there. However, new submissions are forbidden from using this trick.

If you have questions or concerns, post them here or PM me.

Offline RyanR

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Re: IMPORTANT - Link's Awakening rule changes
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 12:38:44 AM »
I have a question.

He says that the Super Gameboy isn't allowed, what about the Super Gameboy 2?

Offline Jbop

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Re: IMPORTANT - Link's Awakening rule changes
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 09:22:23 AM »
It's allowed
Quote from:  ZFG on March 24, 2008, 8:27:24 AM
Quote from:  Prognosis_4 on March 24, 2008, 8:25:50 AM
Why are you guys so certain it's possible?
Because its OoT.