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How to Live stream Your Speedruns on Twitch
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How to Live stream Your Speedruns on Twitch

Streaming has been a big part of speedrunning. Whether to prove the validity of a run, or just provide and receive speedrunning help from others. If you are looking to get into speedrunning but don't have a stream, you've come to the right place. Making Your Own Speedrunning Stream There are a couple things which may discourage people from streaming all together, but some of them may not be entirely valid. These reasons can include things like: "Who would even watch me?" "Streaming to nobody doesn't help me at all." "Why bother?" Points number one and two are pretty much the same thing, and for that I have to say that you're looking at it in the wrong light. Worst case scenario, you have a categorized catalog filled with all of your runs so you can look over them and im...
How to Start Speedrunning a Game Which Has No Runs – Creating a New Speedrun
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How to Start Speedrunning a Game Which Has No Runs – Creating a New Speedrun

As someone who has personal experience speedrunning two games which nobody else has ever ran, I am going to give you my advice for creating your own speedruns from a game without any runs. If the game you want to speedrun does not currently have any speedruns, the majority of the process is going to be up to you -- however, I'm going to help guide you along, assuming you're here because you would like some insight. If you would like to learn how to start speedrunning, in general, this will be a better place to start: How to Start Speedrunning: A Beginner's Guide. (Coming soon) Or if you are looking to create a new speedrun category for a game which already exists, this is going to be your launch zone: How to Create a New Speedrun Category – A Speedrunner’s Guide First off, I want ...
How to Create a New Speedrun Category – A Speedrunner’s Guide
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How to Create a New Speedrun Category – A Speedrunner’s Guide

Checking out the leaderboards of the game you're speedrunning, or about to speedrun, you may find that you need to create a new category. There are many variables to speedrunning a new category and getting it accepted on the leaderboards, so there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. However, as someone who has created a new category on the leaderboards for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, I can provide you with the best advice I can give. If you are instead looking for how to start a speedrun of a game which does not have any categories at all, you're probably more interested in checking out this article: How to Start Speedrunning a Game Which Has No Runs - Creating a New Speedrun. First off, let me tell you... getting a new category on the leaderboards was not easy. Things...
Which Game You Should Speedrun as Your First Speedrun
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Which Game You Should Speedrun as Your First Speedrun

So you want to start speedrunning, but you don't know which game to start with. Nearly everyone who speedruns had to, at some point, ask themselves this one question: "Which game should I speedrun first?". To help you along, consider this a helpful and insightful guide for choosing the game which is right for you to start your speedrunning journey. How to Pick your First Speedrun Choose a game you enjoy Pick a style you enjoy (side-scroll, 2D, 3D, shooters) Decide PC or a console you feel comfortable with Consider if your accessibility to the game These are the major factors in getting you started. I'll break this down in detail below, so you can really consider which game is best for you to start speedrunning as your first speedrun. 1. Choose a game you love The most c...
The Best Speedrun Timer – Which Timer to Use For Speedrunning?
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The Best Speedrun Timer – Which Timer to Use For Speedrunning?

I recall when I was getting ready for the very first speedrun I was super excited, but I quickly found myself not sure of which timer I should use for speedrunning. I found myself asking which timer is the absolute best for speedrunning? The simple answer is that there actually is an overall best speedrun timer. The most common timer used for speedrunning is LiveSplit. LiveSplit is a user-friendly timer program that includes features such as time comparisons, automated split colors, and various theme options. The timer accurately displays data to the hundredth of a second and includes a speedrun leaderboard integration. With that said, "best" is based on your situation and preferences. You will be best off with a timer unique to your setup and interests. In this article, we'll cover ...