Replay System
#1
This has been a highly requested feature in LT Discord especially from @Magniloquent and @bi3liu and I've always wanted this in PR2, so I spent all of yesterday making a little prototype to get the ball rolling and hopefully pique some interest here for this feature. 

Here's a modified client & custom server with rudimentary replaying capability, and switching cameras with the 1234 keys:

I was thinking there could be a "Replay Manager" somewhere with your last 10 replays, and you could save a replay or send someone a replay in a PM etc.

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It seems like a lot of work but it's surprisingly simple to add. Most of the work is server-side (which I heard you like,) the replays are recorded by the server and played back from the server so there's no room funny business, bar hacking the game, which would be on the replay. But you can do it however you like.

Here are my implementation details:
Any questions/criticism welcome.
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#2
Ohh!! That's a pretty neat idea!! Tongue

+1 from me
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#3
I like this a lot! Nicely done. Smile


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#4
that looks so cool man
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#5
A replay system would make Pr2 contests astronomically more accessible. I, and so many other Pr2 players, could finally participate in GGP, T&E, and future contests without the tedium of the current logistical restrictions (like praying a Judge is available and the limit of 1 session for 1 hour/day).

+100 from me.
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(28th August 2020, 5:15 PM)Magniloquent Wrote: A replay system would make Pr2 contests astronomically more accessible. I, and so many other Pr2 players, could finally participate in GGP, T&E, and future contests without the tedium of the current logistical restrictions (like praying a Judge is available and the limit of 1 session for 1 hour/day).

+100 from me.
Only +100, @Magniloquent? Sounds like +69 to me.. Wait wut
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#7
Very nice prototype and an even better idea. I can think of a lot of uses for this.

I think a good idea to add to this would be its own sections where replays are automatically added, saved/favourited and can be named, potentially at the bottom next to the level editor button.

Gj Godxyaf
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#8
This is the coolest thing ever for pr2 thanks for making it! I hope bls adds this as a update soon, it would be awesome with a leader board type thing!
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#9
This is very cool indeed
It'd be very good for judging contests (as said before, no need to wait for a judge to be on to enter a race with you and no relying on their connection)
If this could be combined with a clientside timing that'd be a nice extra bonus to make it so ppl with high ping aren't disadvantaged on contests like GGP where the times are tight and so even 0.15s of ping diff per race can add up

EDIT: ah the racer is server yes, would be cool if there was a version of this for client also (would provide smoother vid and the server one could be used for proofchecks to make sure the client matches up)
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While we're at it, I've always wanted to see an in game leaderboard for campaign's fastest times. Relying on Kongregate or Speedrun.com is a hassle that could be avoided.
Maybe with this update the server could record the replays of the top 3-5-10 runs and have the ability to watch each run back by clicking a ? beside the time or something. Goes hand in hand imo.
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#11
I really hope @bls1999 will make this happen, maybe a beta on 'Tournament' server, or an entirely new one (if the reason for not putting this in the game, should be worries about bugs/other mess-ups).

This is really a game changer, and could be the beginning for so many active and fun contests + much less work as for judges, recording, uploading etc.

Great job, Oxy
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#12
Brilliant! Now I can record speedruns without having to use a video capture software. oh boy. . . I will record many awesome glitches and display them for all to see!

Ben, please make this happen!!!!
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#13
wtf, oh boi why havent i seen this before until now?? this is insane @oxy good shit yet again, this must be the best pr2 update ever if it comes, wtf this thread was made in august and we still dont have it in pr2?? @bls1999 xD lel ye maybe its much work to do to implement it, but oxy said it wasnt as much work: "It seems like a lot of work but it's surprisingly simple to add. "
so wee need this saap bls asap* would be itneresting af tbh, u can even put a tab "replays" besides "Pms" and "account" and "chat" where if u click on it u will see ur recent 10 replays maybe or cra more idk, but good stuff oxy again, supringsly insane prototype, ur pro af for making this, but tbh we cant forget @bls1999 he prob spends much time on this game and makes funy motley monday videos so we shouldny take it for granted atleast someone isu pdateing pr2 remember in 2016 when pr2 had eerrors and 3304 error all the time, actually it was error 3032 i think or something like tat probably beacause juhla ddosed i think, and u could barely play cuz of error and evrynoe was frustrated and ppl was like ging crazy because of error in lt discord i thnk i rmemeber it now and it was kinda berzerk ppl were frustrated "sexually" lol but not really because it was just a pr2 error kinda but ppl didnt get to play the game they loved because of it and if u managed to get into a game without an error ppl would be in ecstascy so things have changed a lot from bls took ove nad we got knew parts and enew updates and things about the game and yheah sure some updates ****ed up and some bugs bu i think it was more positive than all the errors ofc nad maybe i n the future oxy can collab with bls to make pr2 even greater idk if eternal is hekping much with the programming/server side updayying part of p2 or only bls is but atleast oxy has someknowledge ik so hmaybe he could help out idk if bls want too cuz atm it seems like bls only one to update pr2 and stuff and maybe its otoo much wor k for him but in the end he can ask for help form us commmunity if needed but yeah again good job oxy i hope this works, kinda wen tout of topic a bit but i hope u for give me for that lel
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#14
i agree with both statements above
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#15
I agree with the statement above.
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#16
I still like this idea. Smile
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#17
All of the above
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#18
I like this idea a lot, great for any map that needs 'video only' & if you just want to store it and see it later.

1 thing that I want to see added when you do /reply is that maybe you can have an option to send it to a user so that way you don't have to post it on YouTube then send them the link and just send a reply of the map you did to them.

Great idea @oxy
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#19
maybe for the next update? @bls1999
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#20
Great idea
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