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=> A Link to the Past => Topic started by: Tompa on February 22, 2010, 11:28:36 AM



Title: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: Tompa on February 22, 2010, 11:28:36 AM
I'm going to host an ALttP impromptu some day. How many of you are interested in competing? When do you want it to be? I believe weekends are prefered at least.

What about the first weekend in March?


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: SD2 on February 22, 2010, 08:22:41 PM
I'm fine with the first weekend, so long as it isn't the Saturday.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Elminster45 on February 22, 2010, 09:10:16 PM
Oh shit, son, I'd better refamiliarize myself with this game.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: mysticremen11 on February 23, 2010, 03:58:27 AM
im fine as long as you accept the GBA version


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Tompa on February 24, 2010, 09:11:27 AM
Sunday the 7th at 3PM CST/4PM EST/9PM GMT? How does that sound for people?


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Elminster45 on February 24, 2010, 10:18:07 PM
3PM CST/4PM EST/9PM GMT?

Stop being so indecisive and pick one. </troll>


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: mysticremen11 on February 24, 2010, 11:26:24 PM
Stop being so indecisive and pick one. </troll>
how is tompa being indecisive ? btw can i use the GBA version


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: SD2 on February 25, 2010, 03:49:19 AM
Yes, GBA version is fine.  You'll have to watch the intro, but it's easily made up for with MUCH faster text.

Though, if the Ice Palace becomes necessary, SNES version will be much faster. :(


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Tompa on February 25, 2010, 06:54:26 AM
Oh yeah, sorry Remen, I forgot to answer that. But yeah, it sucks that you are forced to watch the intro, it is over two minutes long. And the time saved from faster text won't even it out, quite certain of that. We'll see if I'll have to do some calculations afterwards.

If you are using a PAL game, I'll change that into NTSC time once the run is done. You could also run it on an emulator, using a NTSC rom, while recording it all.

For the Ice Palace: You could use a bomb to boost you over the holes in the GBA version as well. Skipping everything in the dungeon. can be seen in Wak's any% runs over at SDA. Or THIS (http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/160480298/IcePalace.smv) emulated movie of it.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Greenalink on February 25, 2010, 10:50:33 AM
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Oh yeah, sorry Remen, I forgot to answer that. But yeah, it sucks that you are forced to watch the intro, it is over two minutes long. And the time saved from faster text won't even it out, quite certain of that. We'll see if I'll have to do some calculations afterwards.

It's possible to start a new quest without having to sit through the intro on the GBA version by selecting a file that has a 'Ganon cleared' status and select New Game from the title screen.
This is useful as long none of the impromptu ruls say name your character "Z" or something (because that is when you will have to watch the 2 minute intro).


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Tompa on February 25, 2010, 02:25:12 PM
Yeah, I know. But as people could easily cheat that way, by having played on a save file before. And as the text scrolls much faster in the GBA version (The text at the beginning of the game in Link's house is about 720 frames faster in GBA version, 12 seconds) it will be better to keep the intro and I'll try do calculate the time if needed.

Would you like to compete, Greenalink?


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Greenalink on February 25, 2010, 03:52:04 PM
I would but I'm lacking a webcam or a capture card. :(
So it would a while before I start trying out inmpromptu runs.
Intensity Pro capture cards are apparently pretty good (can record HD consoles in 480p or 720p) and supports 480i (SD TV users) the problem is that... would my PC unit beable to handle it

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* NVIDIA GefORCE FX 5900 Ultra  with a memory size of 256MB
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My PC unit's has 1 Gig of RAM. (Yeah it's nearly 6 years old).
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But as people could easily cheat that way, by having played on a save file before. And as the text scrolls much faster in the GBA version (The text at the beginning of the game in Link's house is about 720 frames faster in GBA version, 12 seconds) it will be better to keep the intro and I'll try do calculate the time if needed
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Not to mention all of the other text in the game I can see your point ;)

 


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Tompa on February 25, 2010, 04:20:52 PM
It isn't a most to stream your run, even though it's a certain plus. Could also stream on the emulator very easily.

I sadly don't know anything about capture cards and computer tech, so I have no idea if your computer is good enough. But others could probably tell.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Wak on February 28, 2010, 11:18:19 AM
Interrested! =)


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Elminster45 on February 28, 2010, 05:00:23 PM
Est-ce que la version fran├žaise a le texte plus lent que la version anglaise?


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Cosmo on March 03, 2010, 06:47:11 AM
is this definitely happening? :)


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu!
Post by: Tompa on March 03, 2010, 01:57:31 PM
Of course it is! :D
I guess I should include it in the topic here as well. Hopefully there will be a couple of people joining in.

This Sunday at 4PM EST, I hope you can make it!


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: JRD05 on March 07, 2010, 08:09:42 AM
I will be there for this race with my gameboy advance version and gameboy player in hand.  I am probably going to be referencing the Nintendo power players guide that is written entirely in 3rd person, because it has been a while.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: ComboKing on November 03, 2010, 02:22:38 AM
Is there going to be another one of these some time?


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: Nightwing on November 03, 2010, 08:17:03 PM
Probably not. There might be some spontaneous ALttP races if people feel like it, but it happens very rarely.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: Tompa on November 04, 2010, 09:48:33 AM
I'm willing to do any kinds of races in this game. Pretty much only me and Cerpin that are willing though.
Get on IRC and we can plan things there =).


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: ComboKing on November 04, 2010, 11:29:50 PM
Let me beat the game first lol.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: GhostNinja on November 07, 2010, 09:41:51 PM
Now now Tompy, don't forget me. D:

I'll race ALttP too.


Title: Re: A Link to the Past impromptu: 7th March, 4PM EST
Post by: Tompa on November 08, 2010, 06:49:08 AM
Oh yeah, sorry Ghosty <3 :-*.