The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Randomizer
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Race Rules (last updated January 3rd, 2024)
Streaming is required for all recorded races. Currently, we allow a race monitor (person who created the room) to disable streaming enforcement. This should only be done for tournament races on a stream delay or other scenarios where streaming shouldn't be enforced. Failure to provide a VOD with proof of your finish time will likely result in a disqualification. Stream archival MUST be enabled in Twitch (take care, this is not enabled by default).
Racing under multiple identities (aka "alting") is strictly prohibited. If you are switching your identity, please instead rename your account or at least notify the TARC admins of the change.
Only permitted glitches (listed as competitive rules) for No Glitches logic races are allowed. An accessible set of glitch rules is available (if using this ruleset, note it clearly in the race info). Any race using a glitched ruleset should use the "Beat the game (glitches)" goal.
You may .done to complete your race when the mosaic pixelation starts on the screen, from entering the Triforce room or after the animation of pulling the pedestal is finished (for pedestal goal seeds).
All voice calls are banned while racing on a recordable race. This includes but not limited to tournament races, pickup races, and daily races. If you have a phone call from family, work or an emergency, you are allowed to take these while racing, but we ask that they be brief. You may also use the "Voice Call" goal for these races. Use "Beat the game (assisted)" for races that involve communication with a teammate, you are only allowed to be in a voice call with your teammate.
Auto-tracking is allowed. The auto-tracker can only perform the following actions automatically
1) Record and track any item collected by a player, or record items already pre-equipped (for example, starting boots, sword, flute, etc).
2) Record and track any small or big keys collected by a player.
3) Record when dungeon boss has been defeated.
4) Record and track checked locations that are not in a dungeon. Location checks inside a dungeon cannot be tracked.
Emulator-specific functionality is banned (fast forward, save states, disabling layer rendering, etc), with the exception of "Joypad Swap", "Switch Controllers", or similar functions that allow changing your input device (controls must remain 1 for 1). The "runahead" feature must be disabled in Retroarch.
ZSNES and Snes9x 1.4x are BANNED (they probably don't even work anyway).
No controller turbo, no left+right or up+down
Do not get help from another human during the race, do not look at the streams of other players.
Do not post anything in chat, or put in a comment, that contains spoilers. When in doubt, wait until the race has concluded before adding a comment to your race.
ROM and RAM inspection (except for auto-tracking) are BANNED
Spoiler log and vanilla preset race exceptions
Looking at another player's stream is allowed for spoiler log and vanilla preset races.
Voice calls are always permitted for spoiler log and vanilla preset races.
If in doubt of the above, please ask!
Suspected rule violations or cheating should be raised to The ALTTP Racing Community (TARC) admins. You can find them at TARC Discord.