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New Sonic Adventure 2 charts

April 10, 2015 - 2:50 AM
We all know that speedruns that don't involve checkpoint abuse are, in general, way more impressive than those that do. For this reason, we are considering adding Mission 4 time charts to the rankings. We would allow submitting checkless Mission 1 times to said charts, as long as the player provides a video of the run. What do you think?

Anyway, let me seize this opportunity to try this new YouTube feature recently implemented...
24 comments , News Posted by (Zeupar)

Race Nights get revived... again

March 9, 2015 - 9:18 PM
Race Nights are returning this Saturday 14th March with not one, but three races! Here is a paste bin explaining how the new Race Nights will work and including the games list.

The first games raced will be Sonic Advance at 12 pm, Sonic Heroes at 4 pm and Sonic Generations at 7 pm (times shown here are EDT. Add 4 hours for GMT times). Please note that you will need to be in #sonic (server: at least one hour before the race starts, in order to help decide the goals for these games on race day.

For more information, either head over to #sonic on the SpeedRunsLive server or ask in this topic. If you don't know how to setup an IRC client or simply are a lazy bum, there is an easy alternative. Once you connect there, type /join #sonic and hit enter.

0 comments , News Posted by (Flying Fox)

Dreamcast Emulators Banned From Competition

March 5, 2015 - 10:37 PM
Due to findings presented here, we have no choice but to ban Dreamcast emulation from competition. With that in mind, know that it is simply not possible to sift through the rankings and identify all emulated statistics. If you know you used an emulator, please talk to us about having your statistics removed. We really do need to use the honor system here, and we appreciate everybody's cooperation.
1 comment , News Posted by (Thorn)

Sonic 3 Remastered Campaign Active Again

February 11, 2015 - 5:15 PM
I previously wrote about a fan effort to get a Sonic 3 & Knuckles remake made by Simon "Stealth" Thomley and Christian "The Taxman" Whitehead—the creators of the official Sonic CD, Sonic 1, and Sonic 2 widescreen remakes—backed by SEGA and formally released to the masses. The campaign took a short hiatus to get itself better organized but is back again, this time using an online petition instead of just a Twitter hashtag. Give it a look!

Prototype video
Campaign website
Stealth's opinion on the matter
3 comments , News Posted by (Thorn)

Huge "Get Yourself Speedrunning" Sonic 2 race on SRL on Saturday 31/1!

January 29, 2015 - 8:24 PM
Since AGDQ, SpeedRunsLive have been doing a series of introductory races to get new players interested in speedrunning. The third and final of these races is taking place on Saturday January 31, and is a full-game race of Sonic 2. Details here, but the relevant part is posted below:

Game: Sonic 2
Goal: Beat the game
When: Jan. 31st, 2pm EST / 7pm GMT
Goal clarification: Start on title screen, .done on screen fade to black after final boss.
Rules: No S&K cart. Zips allowed. Stage select allowed to return to your last stage.
Stage select: At the title screen, select Options. Highlight Sound Test then play the following music and sounds: 19, 65, 09 and 17. You will hear a ring-collecting sound for correct code entry. Then press START to return to the title screen. Highlight 1-Player, hold the A Button and press START.

The last two races in this series had 140 and 300 racers respectively, so this is probably going to be the biggest race of any Sonic game we've ever seen. Come and join in! You just have to be in the SpeedRunsLive IRC (server, #speedrunslive) to join on race day.

See you there!
1 comment , News Posted by (mike89)
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