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
You mean GNU/Linux
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.