I am in favor of save deletion, BUT:
No using the ‘kill’ command to kill yourself and no ‘reload’ to skip the suicide altogether. These are not actions you can do normally without having to bind it to a key using the console (similar to ch_createairboat, ent_fire and wait). Binding actions to more than 2 keys isn’t possible either, but there’s hardware solutions for that so I say allow that just to prevent people from going through useless effort.
If a save deletion were to occur on the first map of a chapter, you could also go into the main menu and use the chapter selection screen, because you don’t unlock a chapter in there until you actually reach it. Therefore this would work from a complete fresh game install perspective.
Continuity might be lost, yeah, but who cares? Your goal is to reach the end of the game without using console or using stuff you unlocked from earlier playthroughs (future chapter selection buttons). If you want continuity, run SS and don’t do any save/loading. Clipping through the floor 50 times is a more stupid glitch than deleting a save once and then loading it.
Timing the main menu is a MUST. This also applies to the pause glitch/pausing in general (OoB speed removing, maybe other stuff I dont know of) as per previous discussion. Fatalis apparently doesn’t want to work on sourcesplit anymore, so someone needs to come up with a proper way of timing the main menu (but not loadings).
Dumb and meaningless counterarguments that I want to debunk before someone brings them up
Hurr durr, this is literally doing ‘map’ in console. HURUHRHRUR.
Except it isn’t. When did you ever type map in the console? When did you ever use the console at all to execute this glitch? By this same logic, picking up items is the same as using the ‘give’ command and using the teleport during A Red Letter Day is the same as ‘setpos’
This glitch is dumb. Waawaa
Fair enough, continue running what you’ve been running then. I don’t see the problem here. The split in opinion is big enough to warrant a separate category.
In favor, but there’s a lot of stuff that needs to be sorted out first before people start using it in proper runs.