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08-06-2021 at 04:07 PM
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System Reset vs System Boot Up

So just curious is a system reset comparable to a system boot up? Meaning if you start your video and the game menu is already up (no boot up), then you play the game and afterwards you reset the system so the main menu is showing again, but there is no boot up and no system shut off is this considered acceptable here at TG or no? Just trying to best understand the difference(s) between the two here at TG. Please explain. Thanks so much.


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  1. freeko's Avatar

    My personal preference is that the system be shown at the start, though it probably does not matter if it is shown at the end. As for resetting the system as opposed to a full power on, that is a little trickier to answer. For the most part, I can not think of any reason why there could be a difference between the two on the older consoles that have reset buttons on them. SMS, NES, SNES, GEN, and others. Though I am not sure about modern consoles as I do not think I can simply reset my PS3. I think there was a way to reset a PS2, but it has been about 10 years since I have seen or touched a physical system. So for modern consoles I am not certain that resetting the console is even an option.

    As for what the rules specifically state, I do not know. I am speaking toward what my personal standard is that I am either going to do for a recording or expect to see from another recording. Even with recordings being out in the open for everyone to see and evaluate, I feel that seeing the console, cartridge/disc, and possibly even the controller while the game is being played is just more irrefutable evidence that the score being submitted is legitimate.

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    Yeah I believe the system should always be showed somewhere on the video. Before or after is fine I think as long as it's done. The reason I am asking is I have an Emulated Intellivision Demon Attack score that I want to submit. I would have to create a Demon Attack track under EMU on the Intellivision platform. In that video I start off with the main menu, I showed my controller and pressed the number 1 button which is the setting for game 1. The game is already on so no boot up to start. I play the game for 2-1/2 hours and then I show my Emulated Intellivision after the game, the power was on. Then I do a soft reset on the game and then I do a hard reset on the game which goes out to the main menu. I did not shut the system off and the video ends. Most of the people on my last post said I should add tracks for my Emulated Intellivision into the Intellivision platform under EMU so that's what I'm looking to do.

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    I think a reset vs a full power on/off cycle has to do with a game keeping coding in the systems memory. If you reset a game, some games would keep settings you previously used. If you power off then power back on, the settings are all returned to the default settings.

    I believe this concept is what is used to speedrun Ocarina of Time so quickly now. A person plays Paper Mario and gets to a certain point, then removes the cartridge. They replace it with Ocarina of Time cartridge and hit reset. There is a specific code from Paper Mario that gets transferred over to Ocarino of Time. If it was a full power cycle, it wouldn't happen. At least thats how I understood it anyway.

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