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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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Eraser Plains: Beat the Level in 05m 28s 333ms by EightSixThree - 1st place

Submitted: 09/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
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I wonder what's actually left to improve besides a couple things in the Space Mama fight... :oops:
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Any% PC in 01h 19m 51s by Mr_R - 1st place

Submitted: 11/07/2021
Platform: PC
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Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 18m 58s by chirchri - 4th place

Submitted: 13/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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By the way, I finally got to watch the PlayStation TAS for this game and it's really interesting, maybe all the more since there's so many strats that are completely impossible for human players. Here's the video for those interested:

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Eraser Plains: Beat the Level in 05m 26s 33ms by kronkie10 - 1st place

Submitted: 15/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:28 pm By the way, I finally got to watch the PlayStation TAS for this game and it's really interesting, maybe all the more since there's so many strats that are completely impossible for human players. Here's the video for those interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwS5J-V5gaU
I have so many questions after watching this. :fou2: First of all, why look backwards when jumping? :o
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Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 34m 05s by jorisyo - 24th place

Submitted: 18/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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hoodlumsworld wrote: Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:48 pm I have so many questions after watching this. :fou2: First of all, why look backwards when jumping? :o
The page on TASVideos details a lot of the weird stuff that you see on screen. In this case, you can check the "backwards jumping" section:
If you make Rayman turn around in midair, he will go in the direction he was originally facing for one more frame. Turning around in midair and then holding Up or Down on the next frame allows Rayman to move backwards. This sometimes poses a problem, as Rayman can't turn back forward in midair without losing time.
Additionally, holding L+R in midair allows Rayman to face to the left, but move to the right consistently.
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Mr Dark's Dare: Beat the Level in 03m 53s 82ms by Thextera - 1st place

Submitted: 09/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation 2
Region: USA / NTSC

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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:58 pm The page on TASVideos details a lot of the weird stuff that you see on screen.
Thanks for this! I recognize plumboosting from the strategies used by human runners. The text often refers a GBA run too, any details about that?
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Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 33m 21s by AIMEN - 23rd place

Submitted: 22/07/2021
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hoodlumsworld wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:55 pm Thanks for this! I recognize plumboosting from the strategies used by human runners. The text often refers a GBA run too, any details about that?
It's the Rayman Advance TAS our own GOT4N made at the age of ten (the video is when he presented it at a French speedrunning show).
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Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 34m 43s by Suski - 26th place

Submitted: 24/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC
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Twilight Gulch 2: Beat the Level NG+ in 15s 550ms by chirchri - 1st place

Submitted: 25/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC
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Any% PC in 01h 19m 33s by Mr_R - 1st place

Submitted: 27/07/2021
Platform: PC
Mr_R wrote:Early game was amazing, and I was extremely nervous at SMC, CP

Biggest timelosses are in that levels - SMC(+13) CP(+21)
I had bad feeling about death on CP rings, wouldn't try that..RIP


Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 23m 43s by Destabilize - 15th place

Submitted: 26/07/2021
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:24 pm It's the Rayman Advance TAS our own GOT4N made at the age of ten (the video is when he presented it at a French speedrunning show).
That's awesome! But why the GBA version? It doesn't seem to get many runs.
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Moskito's Nest: Beat the Level in 05m 46s 670ms by chirchri - 1st place

Submitted: 27/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC
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Anguish Lagoon: Beat the Level in 02m 32s 104ms by chirchri - 2nd place

Submitted: 27/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC
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hoodlumsworld wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:53 pm That's awesome! But why the GBA version? It doesn't seem to get many runs.
Probably because back then it was much easier to TAS than the other versions. It's all about the tools that are available to you, really.
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Any% PS1 - USA in 01h 18m 12s by chirchri - 3rd place

Submitted: 28/07/2021
Platform: PlayStation
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:17 am Probably because back then it was much easier to TAS than the other versions. It's all about the tools that are available to you, really.
Of course, this makes sense. This also explains why we won't see a PC TAS anytime soon.
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The Swamps of Forgetfulness: Beat the Level NG+ in 01m 47s 829ms by chirchri - 1st place

Submitted: 01/08/2021
Platform: PlayStation
Region: USA / NTSC

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The Hard Rocks: Beat the Level NG+ in 02m 03s 250ms by chirchri - 1st place

Submitted: 01/08/2021
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Re: Rayman 1 speedrunning

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hoodlumsworld wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:35 am Of course, this makes sense. This also explains why we won't see a PC TAS anytime soon.
I very much doubt it, you'll probably run into plenty of desyncs without a sandboxed environment.
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