Rules will be discussed and managed base on your score submissions.
- 1. Use of Non-Official hardware (emulation)
For "High Score" submissions, all emulator submissions are accepted. Emulators must run at 100% speed at all times and an unaltered Star Fox 64 ROM file must be used. There are no restrictions to which emulator or ROM version is used.
For "Speedrun" submissions (e.g. 2k%) emulator submissions are not currently accepted. This is because of the speed differences between console and emulator.
- 2. Use of Non-Official controllers
Non-official Nintendo 64 controllers for submissions are permitted as long as every input is controlled by the player. "Turbo" controllers are prohibited as the player will be unfairly assisted by a feature of the controller. Also, "2-to-1 button macros" (e.g. Pressing one button to press A and B at the same time) are not allowed as the player is once again assisted by a feature of the controller. Having multiple buttons represent a single button (e.g. more than one A button) is permitted as long as the player presses each button individually. This allows players to play on alternate peripherals such as a GameCube controller or a keyboard.
- 3. All submissions require video proof
In order for a run to be verified, video proof is required for the ENTIRE segment from start to finish. For "Total Score" runs, this includes every death and every retry. For "Individual Level" runs, the segments must, at minimum, show the entire level from start to finish. Submission exceptions will include editted footage where RAW Data is available, and approved by Moderators.
- 4. Usage of cheats/gameshark
For "Individual Level" runs, gameshark codes are permitted for the purpose of quickly accessing any level without having to replay the game to reach that point. This includes using an emulator and loading a "save state" at the beginning of the level. Cheats that alter your gameplay in any way (infinite health, unbreakable wings, etc) are prohibited. However, any cheat that alters your bomb count, laser status, or grant unlimited lives is permitted as long as it is possible to obtain said counts at the start of the level. As of now the only restrictions are:
-Corneria (main game OR expert) MUST start with single lasers, 3 bombs, and ALL teammates alive.
-Sector Y (expert) must start with no more than 7 bombs
For "Total Score" and "Single Life" runs, ALL game altering cheats as well as the use of save states are prohibited.
- 5. Level specific rules
Some levels contain exploits that can be used to "farm" points indefinitely. As such the community has decided to place restrictions on the following levels:
Solar - Runners are prohibited from farming points off the Boss. (Periodically the boss will send an arch which can be shot indefinitely for points. Any points obtained through this method, intentionally or unintentionally, will disqualify the attempt.)
Bolse - Runners are prohibited from farming points off shielded enemies during the first phase. (The level can be played indefinitely by not destroying the energy towers and continuously shooting shielded enemies. Any points obtained will be subtracted from your total score.)
Venom (from Area 6) - Runners are permitted to farm as many points off the Wolfens as possible. While it is possible to farm points indefinitely off wolfens, the community has decided that doing so indefinitely is very unlikely due to the limited number of mistakes allowed. This rule may change in the future.
- 6. "Single Life" runs
Single life runs must be played from start to finish without dying or retrying. Runs are ONLY valid when the player destroys Robot Andross (Venom 1) or exits the tunnel (Venom 2).
Retries are only permitted in Corneria and ONLY from the beginning - pausing and hitting retry.