No friction speedrun?


#1

So, I have taken interest in the whole concept of speedrunning, and I have found it quite amusing. I have seen some runs that focus on completing a game in a certain way, instead of just plain completing it quickly, such as the No Suit Run, or the Crowbar Run, and I thought of the idea of completing Half-Life with the command “sv_friction 0”.


#2

Good idea, but in my opinion, a negative air accelerate run would be more entertaining to watch (sv_airaccelerate -10).


#3

I guess with negative air accelerate it might end up in a no jump fashion or in an ADing fest. No friction sounds really interesting tbh.


#4

9mmhandgun run
no gravity run
trigger_changelevel-delay run, using every possible shortcut (using impulse 101 where the weapons are lost)

YaLTeR made a testrun of hazard course with -10 airaccelerate. Would be cool to have of the full game.


#5

There it is if someone is interested; it is more like a PoC really.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DonCa0KYbPI


#6

I wanted to do a 9mmhandgun only run earlier, since you can get it before crowbar. Anyway, I stopped after c1a0c because I realised that you have to get the crowbar in Residue Processing :frowning:

No friction run would be the same bunnyhopping, except sliding on the places where you must walk, but because of the limited airaccelerate you’ll have to slow down at turns anyway.


#7

The reason to bunnyhop is because there is no friction in the air. Without friction on the ground it’s faster to slide than bunnyhop. I think that was OPs main intention about it.


#8

I have expeirimented a little bit with zero friction in HL:S. It is quite fun when you are in an open area, but HL1 doesn’t have too much of that. I was thinking I would do my own speedrun of the game, but I am not very fond of health sacrafices, which speedruns are all about.


#9

Yeah I get it. You’d still have to Bunnyhop in order to gain speed :stuck_out_tongue:


#10

I insist. Without friction on the ground it’s faster to slide than bunnyhop. Try it.


#11

No, you wouldn’t have to bunnyhop. Strafing can make you gain an insane boost. You can try this in long hallways. You will have to get used to looking not-forward, though. I tried doing this, and I slid right over the catwalk that the bullsquid falls on in “Unforseen Consequences”.


#12

Frictionless Bump
PS: Just went frictionless all the way to the the cliff in surface tension. Rage Quit at that point.


#13

I think this should be made into a run, its got a lot of potential