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16 April 2006
Addicted to speed [demos]
I watched some of the Tomb Raider speed demos over at Speed Demos Archive and I think I could best a few of them. If nothing else, I feel confident I could do some single segment runs where there are currently only segmented runs. See, for example, the existing demo of St. Francis' Folly.

This isn't to dismiss the current demos. These are good runs; see the extremely well-executed moves in the final level. They've put the time in to play and record them. All around, good work.

I just think I could do a bit better, and unless I'm mistaken that's what speed demo runs are all about.

I started collecting my video capture card stuff again last night. I recall it being a royal pain to get it all working efficiently -- with sound -- the last time I did any recordings. See those over at Curmudgeon Classic.

Fast update: Well, tvtime works great in Fedora Core 4, no tweaking required. Last time I did this, I used xawtv to record, though. Anyone got a better suggestion for simultaneous view/record on Linux GNU/Linux? Something from this list perhaps?
--Matt Matthews at 15:58
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Comments on this post:

You mean GNU/Linux

By Anonymous jmro, at 16 April, 2006 17:32  

Corrected. I did tell RMS I'd try to use GNU/Linux...

By Blogger jvm, at 16 April, 2006 18:42  

You might could beat some of the speed demos.

Some speed runs are submitted more to generate interest in others that know they can beat such runs.

I've seen it happen in a few board topics, where several people might show interest in speed running a game, but no one wants to be the first to submit. Either because they don't want to be immediately beaten by everyone else, or because they don't want to bother until others show interest in the same goal.

Plus there are just people that see a game has no runs submitted, and realize they can get their name up there for an indefinite time even if they aren't that good. There are a ton of games, and only a limited number of speed runners.

By Anonymous Baines, at 16 April, 2006 20:04  

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