I'm thinking this will take place either Friday night or Saturday night, to best cater for people that want to participate.
SO FAR IT IS LOOKING TO BE SATURDAY NIGHT.
TIME NOT YET CONFIRMED.
11PM GMT IS THE CURRENT START TIME
So as some of you will be aware, last night TSC raced Sonic 1, then Sonic 2, then Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
THE DREAM IS THIS
A marathon race, of Sonic 1, Sonic 2, then Sonic 3&K, as Sonic alone.
All participants would begin at Sonic 1, and progress to Sonic 2 once they clear Final Zone.
Then they would dash through Sonic 2, and progress to Sonic 3&K after they clear Death Egg.
The challenge would be clear once the screen fades at the end of Doomsday Act 2 (Death Egg 2's Second Boss, for those not in the know.)
Once you game over, thats it, you're out (providing you have no continues), and you cannot just rejoin in at a later game, seeing as not everyone will start S2/3&K at the same time? Addendum: Trying to work out some sort of penalty system for letting you do so.
This would be an epic test of endurance and skill, the ultimate challenger for any TSCer!
First and foremost, game is tracked IN REAL TIME.
Secondly, game overs. (This is SonicAD's suggestion)
When a player game over's (And has no continues), they restart on the level they were on, and receive +1 to their game over tally (example below). They then restart at the beginning of the act they were on, read the section on recording for what to do when/if you game over.
The second point with this is how the results will be determined. Game Overing adds 1 to your
fail Game Over tally. Players with 1 Game Over cannot be ranked higher than players with none, even if they finish faster. 2 Game Overs cant be ranked higher than 1 Game Over etc etc. Each game over also adds 10 minutes to your finish time.
1st - Person A Time: 3 hours or something
2nd - Person B Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
3rd - Person D Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4th - Person C Time: 3 hours 30 minutes (1 GO)
.giz or .gmv are fine, use whichever emulator you prefer. In the event of a game over, KEEP RECORDING, go back to the title screen/optionsand input the level select cheat, or use your save file if your up to S3K, then go to the level you were on.
In terms of where to start recording, we will all start, from a frozen recording AT THE SONIC1 TITLE SCREEN. Recording of the other games should begin as soon as the rom is loaded.
Also note, if the game legitimatly freezes on you (and it isnt the emulator), this is what you should do:
[17:32] <+RPG> You should end the .giz
[17:32] <+RPG> restart the rom, start recording a new one and dont overwrite
[17:32] <+RPG> and level select to the level you were on
Yes you will lose lives and continues probably, but unfortunatly that is a case of tough luck
IMPORTANT NOTE!! When you start running Sonic 2, don't forget to select Sonic Alone through the Options menu!
Special Stages and Bonus Stages are completely fair game, as is super/hyper sonic should you wish to sacrifice finishing quickly for being mostly invincible.
Also it is totally mandatory to post your level times each time you clear a level while its tallying/fading
I think thats all, if theres anything else Ill update it to here later.
Current Entries: 26(28) (3 Maybe's, 5 Probably's)
DsS (Probably?! OK.)