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MarioBoards Token-Void Fantastic VVVVVV Race!
« on: August 05, 2013, 01:40:56 PM »
What a long title.

But yeah, this is...a little strange. I've gotten permission to do this but without tokens, but it'll still be fun anyways!

What is VVVVVV?
Well, almost everybody knows, but in the extremely unlikely event that you don't know, it's a Commodore 64 style platformer where you play as a guy named Captain Viridian that can flip gravity. The game is really short. I can any% the game in about 30 or 40 minutes.

How will we race this?
We will all join a chatroom (#vvvvvvrace) and get ready to race. For each individual race, you will have to select "Time Trials" from the play mode menu and find the area we will race that day. In the case of the intermissions, find them in the play modes menu and wait on the escort selection screen until my "go".  I will do the countdown, and on my "Go", you will start recording footage and racing the area. To record footage, you can use anything you like but I recommend you use Hypercam 2 (which is now permanent free download, don't use 3, or there will be a watermark) or Camtasia Studio. As far as I know, VVVVVV can't be recorded by Fraps.

What are VVVVVV's time trials?
You unlock them by beating the game, but I might be wrong. You get timed and ranked, and you skip cutscenes. Your rank does not matter - as long as you finish, you're good.

How will the tournament work?
There can be any amount of people in the tournament. You'll be separated into groups and race at times that work for everybody. We'll do every area in the game and more and more people will be knocked out. After The Final Level, the finals will be held, where the finalists will do a marathon of the entire game. The brackets will be adjusted based on how many people sign up.

What about trinkets?
They will do nothing in this tournament, as ranks don't count. Don't bother getting them.

Videos

Pictures are from the VVVVVV wiki.


The Entire Game
None yet.

August 5th, 2013 - In #vvvvvvrace, I'll answer questions from 1:40 PM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT, and tomorrow for a time I don't know yet.

The dates are likely to be August 10th and August 11th, but once again, the times depend on who signs up!

Maybe

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Re: MarioBoards Token-Void Fantastic VVVVVV Race Tournament!
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 02:22:02 PM »
Alright sign me up although video footage might be very bad quality as I only have the 3ds version.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 02:52:12 PM »
HELL YES, SIGN ME UP

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 02:55:40 PM »
Put me as a maybe
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 03:06:00 PM »
I have the 3DS version, so I'll have to find something to record it..

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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 03:31:59 PM »
I do have a download link from my friend's purchase of the game in the Humble Indie Bundle, but Da Rules don't exactly allow for illegal downloads, so I can't share.

Pyro, what settings would you like for us to have on the Hypercam?

EDIT: I did a ~1 minute trial run and the video took up about 30 MB. Is this tournament really realistic?
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 03:33:30 PM by Nabber »

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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »
EDIT: I did a ~1 minute trial run and the video took up about 30 MB. Is this tournament really realistic?
What do you mean by "realistic"? I'm not sure why Hypercam videos are ridiculously big - I'll download it too and do a Space Station 1 trial.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 07:13:57 PM »
Well, if you do plan doing a speedrun of the whole game, that'd be at least a gigabyte. Why can't we just take a picture of our final time?

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 07:34:34 PM »
Hmm. There's always compression. I believe Hypercam can set compressors.

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 08:19:14 PM »
sure, why not
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Re: MarioBoards Token-Void Fantastic VVVVVV Race Tournament!
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2013, 08:27:09 AM »
So, uh, what's the deal with this? We still don't know when it's going to be and the awards are already over.

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2013, 09:17:02 AM »
So, uh, what's the deal with this? We still don't know when it's going to be and the awards are already over.

Plus only 4 up-signs.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2013, 03:47:29 PM »
So, uh, what's the deal with this? We still don't know when it's going to be and the awards are already over.
Probably August 24-25. If we don't get enough signups. we'll just skip right to the finals.

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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2013, 04:20:41 PM »
Oh right, this isn't being done for tokens. Got it.

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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2013, 07:14:37 AM »
Unless one of us aren't free, the race is tomorrow at 2pm EDT! We're racing the whole game. Remembr to use video compressors, and you don't need audio. I will be racing with you guys as well to have at least one more racer.

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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2013, 08:14:22 AM »
well I am in a tournament on a minecraft server at 1pm, so that might be pretty close. xD

Sorry but I just realized I have no real way of making the video, seeing as doing a cam video straight from the screen of my 3DS doesn't work out really well.  :'(

Edit #2: Also I tried to film from my 3ds and it ends up being really blurry. I thought I would be able to purchase the steam version until now but I miscalculated. A bit.
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2013, 09:14:47 AM »
Unless one of us aren't free, the race is tomorrow at 2pm EDT! We're racing the whole game. Remembr to use video compressors, and you don't need audio. I will be racing with you guys as well to have at least one more racer.
Can I use twitch.tv to livestream this? Also, does that mean we will just do "new game" instead of time trials?

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2013, 06:56:52 PM »
Can I use twitch.tv to livestream this?
SURE! ;D
Also, does that mean we will just do "new game" instead of time trials?
Yes!
well I am in a tournament on a minecraft server at 1pm, so that might be pretty close. xD

Sorry but I just realized I have no real way of making the video, seeing as doing a cam video straight from the screen of my 3DS doesn't work out really well.  :'(

Edit #2: Also I tried to film from my 3ds and it ends up being really blurry. I thought I would be able to purchase the steam version until now but I miscalculated. A bit.
Sorry but I just realized I have no real way of making the video, seeing as doing a cam video straight from the screen of my 3DS doesn't work out really well.  :'(
Alright, it's fine. Thanks anyways!

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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2013, 03:23:11 AM »
also can't do it
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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2013, 08:34:09 AM »
I also will not be able to make the time. Would it be okay if I stream it to you some other time, since it's only one race anyway?