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Zelda's Birthday Speedrun
« on: May 01, 2014, 05:27:52 PM »
"First Dungeon" in 10:31 Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUpTrEIgwsQ
"First Dungeon" in 10:31 Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ximVw43fEIk
Ice Cavern "2nd Dungeon" in 4:37 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6ybPnZvdh8
Bottom of Hell (Level Only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INlWGRVn38w
Bottom of Hell (Boss Only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH_p_g_0lpY
Bottom of Hell Early: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krLaUUX-dPw

YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC5X7P74sv6_ZIZAwRtAksYnBnkzH07MA

Bottom of Hell is THE WORST. Since I didn't care about perfection, I got 12:05 on this dungeon, 30 seconds slower than my pb. The run's terrible overall, but I show off some neat stuff.

Bottom of Hell key points from the vid:
1. Come in with Deku Stick, Nuts, and Slingshot on C Buttons
2. Try not to lose Deku Shield before the Moblin room. Do what I do in the video. Tactics here might be questionable, though.
3. Deku nuts are obsolete after you kill all the enemies in the first room of the dungeon, so just switch them out with Boomerang.
4. Sticks are obsolete after getting the hammer, so switch out with that
5. If you manage to get the key and get back to the main room w/o losing your shield, you're pretty good, but you'll probably lose it on your way to the Stalfos room
6. Stalfos room is terrible. Just disgusting. I don't know what to say about it.
7. In the hole taking you to the hammer switch, you can just jump slash down with the hammer at around a 110-130 angle and you'll hit the switch
8. If you lost your shield, buy it from the Business scrubs. You'll need it for the boss fight and onward
9. The boomerang is effective against Volvagia's flying state. Try to power crouch stab it when it comes up and when it goes down for additional damage.

RNG sucks in the Bottom of Hell, so brace yourself for that. Total urn killer for sure.

What and Why:
So if you don't know, Zelda's Birthday is the first official hack of Ocarina of Time, and it's a very good one. The plot, the dungeons, and the overworld layout are almost completely redone which leads to some very interesting sequence breaks and glitches. I'm not gonna put up how to get the hack or how to run it because you all are smart enough to use Google and figure everything out. I had to go through all that trouble to get the game to work, so you should, too.  :P

What I am going to put up are some of the individual segments of the game like the dungeons and such. I'm aiming to eventually do a run that beats the game while doing all the dungeons and getting the "best ending" (finding the master sword and beating Ganon).The tricks and glitches I exploit are explained in the video descriptions. I'm doing this because I did a YouTube search of the speedruns for the game, and only about 10 videos popped up showing you how to beat it in less than 3 minutes. I thought "That's it? No dungeon runs or anything like that?" I then decided I needed to show that the game is a whole lot more interesting and broken than just a couple simple-but-major sequence breaks.

Lemme know if you are interested in doing this "All Dungeons% Best Ending" category so that we can collaborate and make this game as optimized as possible.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2014, 09:03:13 AM by Powerstar9 »
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Re: Zelda's Birthday Speedrun
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 11:21:10 AM »
Update: Routing Notes
So there are many crash spots in the game, mainly due to lag. If you go into a laggy area like Hyrule Field or Sacred Forest Meadow and try to pause, the graphics will fail to render correctly resulting in a crash. I've done all these runs on Project 64 1.6 since it is the most stable for this game (on my PC at least).
 
There's only one spot where you should savewarp, and that's at Lon Lon Ranch when you get the bottle. It's only attainable during the day, and the blue fire is only attainable at night. The only way you can pass time in this game is by staying in Hyrule Field since the Sun's Song cannot be obtained. 2 problems arise: What's the fastest way to get to Hyrule Field? and How can you minimize lag in Hyrule Field? This is where the savewarp comes in. It takes quite a while to get out of Lon Lon Ranch and get to the entrance to Kakariko from Lon Lon Ranch, PLUS the fact that Lon also lags. It's natural then that Kakariko-Hyrule is faster than Ranch-Hyrule. Minimizing the lag in Hyrule is easy. Once you exit Kakariko, go into 1st person and turn behind you. The game won't be busy showing off the 20+ objects and reduce lag significantly (Just be aware of the Lizalfos as they will follow and attack you).

On a final note, once you get to Gerudo Valley, be sure not to get caught, or it's Urn Over. You can use your boomerang to stun the guards if you have trouble.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 09:25:00 AM by Powerstar9 »
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Re: Zelda's Birthday Speedrun
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 04:52:24 PM »
I want to speedgame this on my Nintendo 64 but it crashes when I exit Link's house!  Help!