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In case you didn't already know. Tool assisted speedruns (abbreviated TAS) are speedruns of games that aim to get as close to perfection as possible. This means everything from perfectly abusing a game's RNG or just slowing down gameplay to a frame-by-frame. This means you can beat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFlH90SrOKM, beat the legend of zelda NES without a sword, or in a more recent example that I like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdpsr_UYxtY. There are huge amounts of "regular" TA runs, like mario and metroid which are always cool. But my favourites are usually the more ridiculous ones like Brain Age or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-uknVS7kJE runs.

 

Anyway, just post and discuss your favourite runs here.

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I liked that Opposing Force 2-ish mod's speedrun. The guy BHOP's the shit out of the mod in less than 10 mins.

[82nd] Mr. Kochi Bracegirlde: You just blow that fife

[82nd] Mr. Kochi Bracegirlde: the 'if ye know what i mean' aside

Hooper: want to give your men a fast reload? BLOW ME FIRST

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I posted half life in half an hour in a thread a long time ago, though I'm sure I'm not the first on this forum.

Someone made one for the hazard course too.

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Not bad.

I believe CooL posted a run like that with HL2. Though I may be thinking of someone else...
I don't think there's a TAS for HL2. It would be extremely difficult to get any obvious results, especially with a relatively new engine like source. Then again, what do I know? There's a portal TAS. W1U5RUVENNE

Even though it doesn't say it's a TAS it has to be.

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I think using tools to assist in a speedrun is a bit like cheating, but that's just my personal opinion. I mean, if you can fundamentally alter the way a game plays, why not just give yourself the best weapon/armor/whatever and instantly teleport to the final level?

 

Rant aside, there's a run of HL2 in an hour and a half (1:36:57) that completely blew my mind. Also just about any speed-run of Goldeneye for the N64 is a masterpiece, the times are already so fast how they get beat is a mystery to me. A prime example is this 0:57 run of the Facility on 00 Agent. Also a favorite of mine is the first level run of Perfect Dark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGfpquOVOs

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I think using tools to assist in a speedrun is a bit like cheating, but that's just my personal opinion. I mean, if you can fundamentally alter the way a game plays, why not just give yourself the best weapon/armor/whatever and instantly teleport to the final level?
It's almost like cheating, but it's not exactly. They don't change anything about the way the game plays. The point is to show people what the perfect player would be able to do. Theoretically same could be done on the original console with no tools.

 

I had trouble finding a TAS HL2 before, I'll have to watch that later.

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And I was thinking you meant Tool as in the band. Well I'll be, I need to try my idea then.

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And I was thinking you meant Tool as in the band. Well I'll be, I need to try my idea then.

 

You must. I can already imagine Maynard slamming his keyboard "DAMNIT I WAS ONLY 3 SECONDS SHORT!!!"

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There's already a Speedrun for Half Life 2 Episode 1.

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Apparently a Route is being undergone for Episode 2.

This is a nice metric server. No imperial dimensions, please.

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guys, go to http://sourceruns.org/index.php to see all the half-life, expansions, sequels and mods speedruns by the best runners, Quadrazid, Spider-Waffle, Rayvex, pineapple, exe, etc.

The hazard course TAS mentined above is done by Quadrazid and Rayvex, and the hl2 speedrun is not TAS, it's just segmented, which means it's not done in one sitting, it uses saves and then video edit to put all good segments together.

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