FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

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rhaining
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FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Tue May 21, 2013 11:05 pm

I'm done with all the normal goals. I've been wanting to try a self-imposed challenge for a while. Several sound interesting, but I also wanted something unique. I searched YouTube and couldn't find anyone who had done this before. Hence, the "SS Breathless" was christened.

Challenge: vent all O2 immediately and leave the O2 system off for the entire game. (And still beat the rebel flagship, of course.)

The voyage of the "SS Breathless":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNHfxwbETaM

Recorded in a single take, no pausing or saving, so there was never a save file generated that I could have used to cheat permadeath.
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Tue May 21, 2013 11:06 pm

One caveat: this run is longer than my usual runs. It was completely nerve-wracking while playing, but it might be boring/repetitive to watch. Feedback most definitely welcome.

I'm considering ways to make it more interesting to consume. Here are some possibilities:

* Clip out or fast forward through battle resets. (PITA to edit the video this way. Plus, I'd need to leave the original video online as proof that it was done in 1 take w/o pausing the video or saving the game.)

* Make a "highlights reel". (Similar problems to the above.)

* Fast forward through the entire run and set it to "Benny Hill" theme music. (Unless I set it to hyperspeed, it would be too long for just a single music video. And if I set it to hyperspeed, you wouldn't be able to see anything, though maybe you could see that the O2 system never turns on.)
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby VanguardOfValor » Wed May 22, 2013 1:14 am

Very interesting challenge idea. Nicely done!
Various Valorous Videos, should you be interested...
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Wed May 22, 2013 1:29 am

That's high praise coming from you, sir! :)

(And I should clarify. When I said, "no pausing", I meant I didn't pause the recording, so it was more obvious that I wasn't cheating permadeath. I did *plenty* of game pausing.)
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:36 am

I finally got around to producing a humorous, condensed version of this challenge video. The full video was 4.5 hours. I'm stunned and amazed to see that it has 1400 views! But I figure more people could enjoy it if I squished it into 5 minutes. (It's the final boss battle, played at 4x speed, set to silly-ish music.)

Full video (4.5 hour video with commentary):
http://youtu.be/GNHfxwbETaM

High-speed boss battle only (condensed down to 5 minutes!):
http://youtu.be/LNRTJ1UJ7kw
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:50 am

I have a new video which is the spiritual successor to this one. Details here:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23478
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Re: FTL challenge video: look ma, no oxygen!

Postby rhaining » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:38 pm

Unrelated to my other challenges. My last(?) challenge video: no pausing! The first and only time I've ever played without pausing. Hilarity ensues?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7gSqa--LM

(Big spoiler: I won! Very surprising, given how close I came to the abyss several times.)

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