I’ve been meaning to get into HL speedrunning last year already but unexpectedly had less time than I wished, so I’m looking to get on top of that this year. I’ve been speedrunning kz maps for a few years already so I don’t need introduction to movement related things, really. I also watched a good amount of SS/RTA/TAS runs - whatever I could find basically.
I have a few questions about setting things up and the rules for the categories. I am most interested in single segment running.
First thing, which client is most common? I remember a year ago many people said that NGHL should be used. Is there any alternative now? Is it necessary to use NGHL? Is bunnymod pro allowed in SS/RTA runs? Are aliases for things like object boosting, gaussing or bhopping - if bunnymod pro is not allowed - allowed? Is changing fps_max within the run allowed (or even possible since I know that some games don’t allow changing fps_max while inside a server and others like CS:GO do)? What are the core differences between the different HL versions?
I might update this with more questions as I come up with them.
Thanks in advance!