Sunday, July 26, 2015
Speed Run of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
(PC) - 0:34:03
by David 'RandomEngy' Rickard
Speed run of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II done in 21 segments (one per level) and appended into one avi recording, done on September 23 2004.
Author's comments: Each level on this run was recorded separately because Fraps would just stop recording after each level. What gets recorded is everything from the level "Restart" point to just before the menu pops up and you see the cutscenes. Basically, everything that you have control over, minus the selection of force powers, which I explain here:
After level 1: Got one star
After level 3: Spent one star on Force Speed
After level 4: Got two stars, spent both on Force Speed
After level 6: Got two stars, spent both on Force Jump
After level 8: Got two stars, spent one on Force Speed and one on Force Jump
After level 10: Got two stars, spent one on Force Jump and one on Force Sight
After level 12: Got two stars
After level 14: Got two stars, spent four on Persuasion
After level 16: Got two stars, spent both on Blinding
After level 18: Got two stars, spent both on Blinding
At the end, I had 4 Speed, Jump, Persuasion and Blinding and 1 Sight.
The early levels are kind of slow, but once I get Speed and Jump, things go much quicker. And as you can see, it's a light side run. I haven't done any testing on a dark side run, but I'm somewhat certain that light side is faster, since it gives you access to Blinding, which is useful for setting up sequencer charges on Boc and Jerec. Another major thing I did was get all the secrets in the first level. This allows you get get force speed in level 4 and gives you one extra star to work with through the whole game. I never really added up or compared the alternatives to it (not getting the star, doing it on level 2 or 3). I just sort of decided to do it and went that way. It's an area of possible improvement.
The quality is kind of iffy, because I had to play in 320x240 to get over 30fps and for some reason my system gets weird artifacting problems in third person mode. Sometimes you can see some red stuff in the upper left corner of the screen, which is the Fraps framerate indicator showing through the weirdness. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
Run time 0:34:03
Producer David 'RandomEngy' Rickard
Audio/Visual sound, color