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BattleMaster => BattleMaster Expansions => The Dream => Topic started by: [email protected] on March 09, 2011, 09:51:37 PM

Title: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: [email protected] on March 09, 2011, 09:51:37 PM
As the topic says, I think The Dream still works. And since I will have nothing better to do this upcoming weekend, why not.

However, I have some technical questions before I begin. What recording program would you suggest? I usually use Camstudio but that's hardly any good for stuff with graphics, and I can't get it to record sound directly from my audiocard. If there are other programs out there for recording stuff like this, that are also free, and by free I mean legally free, then I am open to suggestions. The Dream's soundtrack isn't exactly something to write home about, but I figured if at all possible I could add it in. If not, then meh, each run should be done within 5-10 minutes anyway.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: loren on November 05, 2011, 11:35:35 PM
I find this incredibly amusing.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Tom on November 05, 2011, 11:48:04 PM
I like this a lot. :-)

Keep us posted. And if for some reason it doesn't work, let me know and I'll fix it.

Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Zakilevo on November 06, 2011, 12:36:37 AM
Interesting idea. Do we get to hear your voice ? :o
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Shizzle on November 07, 2011, 01:06:34 AM
I've never played the dream (didn't have a character on BT, fixed now :)), so I'd be interested in watching a recorded session :) with audio-commentary?

Also, though I haven't got any recording experience myself, I've heard good things about Fraps: http://www.fraps.com/
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Nosferatus on November 08, 2011, 09:08:12 PM
use audacity, it can record your sound cards output directly, just select it under recording device under preference.
As a musician i use it allot and find it very useful for various tasks.
You can save it as ogg or mp3, what ever suits you.
Audacity is easy and simple and has lots of handy features, above all, it's free.
The linux version has much more features btw.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Nathan on November 08, 2011, 11:17:45 PM
I've never played the dream

It was a nice little game, and I'm fairly certain you can still play it even without a character on Bel.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Shizzle on November 09, 2011, 08:28:33 AM
It was a nice little game, and I'm fairly certain you can still play it even without a character on Bel.

I'll consider it, though I'm kinda full in the game compartiment right now. M2TW, ET, TF2 and soon Skyrim :)
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on November 09, 2011, 09:31:14 AM
I'll consider it, though I'm kinda full in the game compartiment right now. M2TW, ET, TF2 and soon Skyrim :)

M2TW, eh? I, dear sir, wish to challenge you on the field of battle!
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Tom on November 09, 2011, 11:45:43 AM
So, Artemesia - what's the result? :-)
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: egamma on November 09, 2011, 05:08:33 PM
So, Artemesia - what's the result? :-)

He's not posting in the forums, now that his post count is 1337.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Gustav Kuriga on November 09, 2011, 05:33:38 PM
The cheeky bastard.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Shizzle on November 10, 2011, 12:56:55 AM
So we got all worked up on a fossil post? Damn :P
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: [email protected] on December 04, 2011, 05:52:54 PM
Huh? Y'all actually wanted me to do it? Well, ok, if it still works... Mr. Tom, I'll need a...link to the working version because I don't have it installed anymore. And I'll get back to you guys come Christmas because that's when I'll actually have free time. I will probably need like three days or so to get my mechanics back, remember all the locations and the routes, and practice them. That, and I need to get a video capturing program.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Tom on December 04, 2011, 06:35:23 PM
http://wiki.battlemaster.org/wiki/The_Dream should still work.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: [email protected] on December 04, 2011, 07:32:26 PM
Can I also get restrictions on log-in to the Dream lifted? If they still exist. I have a feeling that 1 play per day isn't going to cut it for a good run.

And to be clear: The conditions are that I will do speedruns of each faction. That means quite literally I will beeline for each faction's safety item only, because obviously I know where to find their lairs, and then go to the lairs. A run will be timed as the moment I can control my character, to the moment I touch the book, with the exception of the monsters (This is because on my computer I have had immense difficulty reaching the monsters' lair because the water stuff doesn't work. For that, I might have to call the end of run as me touching the water around the area that the lair should be.)

Since the Dream isn't of any importance anymore, I don't see why anyone would still be interested in this, and I am probably being dumb for wasting a good 3 days of my life on something with absolutely no reward, not even bragging rights because, seriously, who cares how fast I can play it?

Oh, and I still don't know what capture program to use. Suggestions? Preferably something I can download for free legally. If not, I'll use a camcorder.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Tom on December 05, 2011, 12:56:25 AM
restriction should be lifted now.

Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Shizzle on December 05, 2011, 11:27:08 AM
http://www.fraps.com/
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: [email protected] on December 24, 2011, 01:30:14 AM
Login fails. Says server thinks app key is wrong. Wrong my ass, I copy-pasted and double-checked each character (including deleting any spaces that come before the key that weren't supposed to be there.)
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: Tom on December 24, 2011, 01:37:09 AM
Login fails. Says server thinks app key is wrong. Wrong my ass, I copy-pasted and double-checked each character (including deleting any spaces that come before the key that weren't supposed to be there.)

Strange. It should accept any key - I patched the checking out.

I've changed the test around. Please try again now.
Title: Re: Speedrunning The Dream? b/c I can
Post by: [email protected] on December 24, 2011, 01:42:22 AM
It's a go now.