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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Well done Darnok! This IL run of yours illustrates pretty well what you said about 100% glitchless since you're pretty much taking shortcuts for every secret room there is. I can't say I'd find 100% glitchless painful though, since it's my favorite level, but I must admit it would be way too long for a speedrun.
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Hunchman801 wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:43 pm Well done Darnok! This IL run of yours illustrates pretty well what you said about 100% glitchless since you're pretty much taking shortcuts for every secret room there is. I can't say I'd find 100% glitchless painful though, since it's my favorite level, but I must admit it would be way too long for a speedrun.
Thanks!

100% ILs of Cave of Bad Dreams, Whale Bay, Tomb of the Ancients and Iron Mountains are coming soon - my viewers on YouTube will vote for the order! :)
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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

Tomb of the Ancients: 100% IL - PC in 07m 34s 40ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 24/11/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:It would have been a perfect run... if I was careful at the final pirate (and if I got OoB first try, which never happens)...


Cave of Bad Dreams: 100% IL - PC in 06m 39s 509ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 26/11/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:Due to one stupid death this run is for sure not perfect, but still satisfactory to me for now - it is hard to get all wronggrabs and Jano skip quickly in one run...


Fairy Glade: Any% IL - PC in 05m 50s 730ms by flakescorn - 1st place

Submitted: 27/11/2021
Platform: PC



Any% - PC in 01h 10m 50s by Torcnein - 3rd place

Submitted: 28/11/2021
Platform: PC
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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GG Darnok, I can't wait to see the Iron Mountains too. 👌
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A new run has just been validated on speedrun.com!

Iron Mountains: 100% IL - PC in 08m 53s 90ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 01/12/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:The only good things in this run were the 1st and the 2nd section...
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hoodlumsworld wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:17 pm GG Darnok, I can't wait to see the Iron Mountains too. 👌
There you have it! Man, I would really hate to speedrun the first part of this level with the switches on the hexagonal platform, it always takes me ages to disable that electric ray. :fou2:
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Re: Rayman 2 speedrunning

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Hunchman801 wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:10 pm
hoodlumsworld wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:17 pm GG Darnok, I can't wait to see the Iron Mountains too. 👌
There you have it! Man, I would really hate to speedrun the first part of this level with the switches on the hexagonal platform, it always takes me ages to disable that electric ray. :fou2:
Yes, one of the switches is clearly broken - Rayman aims a wrong spot - you can either hit that switch before you land on the platform, try a lot, or just skip the thunder. ;D
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Yeah, the auto-aiming on that switch is borked. I've always wondered if that was on purpose to make it more of a challenge… Either way, that sequence is a nice lesson on the Coriolis effect. :hap:
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PluMGMK wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:41 pm Yeah, the auto-aiming on that switch is borked. I've always wondered if that was on purpose to make it more of a challenge… Either way, that sequence is a nice lesson on the Coriolis effect. :hap:
Coriolis, but apparently affecting 1 out of 2 switches only. :P
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Well yeah, but even if they hadn't messed that up (on purpose?), the "curving" fist would still be a nice illustration!
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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

Whale Bay: 100% IL - PC in 05m 24s 610ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 06/12/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:Could have been worse... for sure...


Any% - PC in 01h 09m 39s by Torcnein - 3rd place

Submitted: 30/11/2021
Platform: PC
Torcnein wrote:sub 1:10! happy for now


Whale Bay: Any% IL - PC in 03m 04s 340ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 06/12/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:The end of the run was poop...
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Congrats again Darnok, have you also decided to do Any% ILs or you just did Whale Bay because 100% got you warmed up?

GG Torcnein on the great progress too. 👍
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hoodlumsworld wrote: Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:02 pm Congrats again Darnok, have you also decided to do Any% ILs or you just did Whale Bay because 100% got you warmed up?

GG Torcnein on the great progress too. 👍
Yes, as you mentioned - and additionally because there was apparently no Any% IL for Whale Bay yet. ;)
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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

Crow's Nest: Any% IL - PC in 01m 26s 650ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 08/12/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:I had an issue with the autosplitter - but at least the end of the run is when the timer changes color to green.


Any% - PC in 01h 16m 58s by Torsinn - 6th place

Submitted: 08/12/2021
Platform: PC
Torsinn wrote:First run I'm proud of, now I still have several minutes of possible time save so let's keep going!
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DarnokPL wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:15 pm Yes, as you mentioned - and additionally because there was apparently no Any% IL for Whale Bay yet. ;)
Yeah, after practising those air swims you might as well put them to use for more. Also, I guess you're heading to that last cage first because waiting for the Teensie gives you time to get the remaining Lums, right?
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Hunchman801 wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:43 pm
DarnokPL wrote: Wed Dec 08, 2021 4:15 pm Yes, as you mentioned - and additionally because there was apparently no Any% IL for Whale Bay yet. ;)
Yeah, after practising those air swims you might as well put them to use for more. Also, I guess you're heading to that last cage first because waiting for the Teensie gives you time to get the remaining Lums, right?
Yes, exactly - in 100% run I get the last lums after freeing Teensie, as I would have to wait anyways.
In some levels in could also skip waiting for Teensie - by deathwarping, level the room, etc. - but not in this level. ;)
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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

100% - Console in 02h 23m 44s by Payman - 1st place

Submitted: 08/12/2021
Platform: Nintendo 64
Region: USA / NTSC
Payman wrote:Great early game, good mid and late game, mediocre end game


Any% - PC in 01h 09m 14s by Destabilize - 3rd place

Submitted: 10/12/2021
Platform: PC
Destabilize wrote:Got my Goal of Sub 1:10:00 :D


Any% - PC in 01h 13m 08s by Torsinn - 6th place

Submitted: 11/12/2021
Platform: PC
Torsinn wrote:Nice PB for me, and a good improvement for my Sum of Best!
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DarnokPL wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:55 pm In some levels in could also skip waiting for Teensie - by deathwarping, level the room, etc. - but not in this level. ;)
Can you give me an example? I'm not sure how this would work.
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hoodlumsworld wrote: Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:10 pm
DarnokPL wrote: Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:55 pm In some levels in could also skip waiting for Teensie - by deathwarping, level the room, etc. - but not in this level. ;)
Can you give me an example? I'm not sure how this would work.
Well, in my Any% run I use it in Echoing Caves (that's why I die right after destroying the final cage) and in Top of the World (I deathwarp not only to shorten my way, but also to avoid escorting Teensie to the end). In Canopy (look at my All Masks or 100% run) you can leave the room and re-enter it, which skips the dance. The same can be done in Rock & Lava (but it is not worth it).
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New runs have just been validated on speedrun.com!

Any% - PC in 01h 08m 33s by Torsinn - 3rd place

Submitted: 15/12/2021
Platform: PC
Torsinn wrote:This run is incredibly good for me, the only big time losses were deaths at EEC and in Prison Ship (damn switch).


Fairy Glade: 100% IL - PC in 10m 23s 419ms by Darnok_PL - 1st place

Submitted: 17/12/2021
Platform: PC
Darnok_PL wrote:Not proud and not sad. Good enough for the first IL of this level. Easily beatable - by using more tricks or improving fails.
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