Detailed rules

The Decathlon is a speedrun challenge.

It consists in learning 10 speedruns from January 18th to May 17th and participating in tournaments (on this website), restreamed in French on Twitch de l'Ultime Décathlon and in English on one of Speedgaming Twitch channel, to possibly qualify for the Ultimate Final, last tournament of UD8, live at the Stunfest. Most of the information is provided on Discord

Basics

Learn 10 speedruns with the community, submit your times on the website leaderboard, and participate with other runners in organized races or tournaments. Each game has specific rules that can be found in the resources. Record your speedruns and submit your best times as you go. You must register in advance for tournaments. Information about streaming are in the resources. Every week, join us for events on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, Fridays, and especially on Saturday afternoons for the UD8 tournaments.

Games

Games are announced at the beginning of the season, with specific categories. The list is varied in genre and duration, as in previous seasons. Each game follows a set of rules that can be found in the resources.

  1. Bubble Ghost : Any%
  2. F-Zero : League% (league of your choice)
  3. Action Henk : 45 first classics (UD category derived from "All levels")
  4. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse : Any% easy
  5. Extricate : Sections A B C (UD category)
  6. Another Perspective : Story no WW
  7. Battleblock Theatre : 3 first chapters, weaponless (UD category)
  8. Heavy Bullets : New Game
  9. Skyblazer : Any%
  10. Color Symphony 2 : Any%

Participation rules

The Ultimate Decathlon is free and open, everyone can participate. When you exceed 100 points on a game, your runs must be recorded (with OBS, for example), locally or on Twitch, and if possible uploaded to YouTube. The related tools are also free of charge and the relevant technical details will be provided on the website. The players and organizers are also here to help you! It is essential to be able to stream for tournaments. When you complete a run, simply submit it to the website. The time will then be validated by a moderator, and your score will appear on the championship.

Speedruns must be done on the correct versions of the games, following the specific rules of each event.

UD8 phases

UD8 is split into three periods :

  • The discovery : Weeks 1 to 6
  • ??? : Weeks 7 to 10
  • ??? : Weeks 11 to 14

Each period is separated from another by a decathlon and is distinguished in several points, detailed at the time of the start of a new phase.

Regarding the first period, "the Discovery", it consists in a preliminary approach to learn the 10 games within 6 weeks (for the most active and assiduous players). Thus, the games will appear gradually during the Saturday tournaments until the appearance of the 10th game during the first decathlon of the season, on February 29th. In addition, each game will be showcased during Monday and/or Wednesday evenings of each week. This will give the keys to start learning each speedrun, through tips and tricks, as well as a commentary of the World Record. These evenings will be hosted as much as possible by a specialist in the game.

The second period will start after the decathlon on February 29th.

The third period will start after the decathlon on March 28th.

At the end of the third period will start the final stages of the season, with :

  • The Last Chance Tournament on Saturday, April 25th.
  • Grand Finale 1, Saturday May 2nd
  • Grand Finale 2, Sunday May 3rd
  • The Ultimate Finale, Sunday May 17th

Scoring system

UD8 is based on a points system made to reflect the level of players on the complete collection of games:

Each game has a maximum time above which the speedrun will score no points at all. (We encourage you to submit these times on the website anyway!).

Between 1 and 100 points, the points follow a logarithmic rule. Therefore, you need to save more time to go from 1 to 2 points than to go from 99 to 100 points.

Beyond 100, each point corresponds to a gain of 3 to 20 seconds depending on the duration and difficulty of the game.

The 200 points represent a very good time on each game, chosen so that the World Record at the start of the UD is between 210 and 220 points.

Games are capped at 220 points.

Submit a personal best (PB)

There are two separate rankings: Grind and Race.

The Grind ranking is the main ranking of the UD, where your PBs are found. To do this, submit each of your PBs so that you have a clear view of your progress. For a PB above 100 points, it will be important to send it with a video to allow the moderators to validate it.

You will be able to submit your PBs until the end of the UF.

The races ranking gathers all your best times achieved during the official races. Namely the Saturday tournaments, the decathlons, and any other race organized within the official framework of the UD. You will not have to submit these times which will automatically be filled in the ranking.

Tournaments

The UD8 tournaments are commented and broadcasted live on the Ultime Décathlon's Twitch channel. They are open to everyone and bring the community together around a common event. Individually, it will also be a matter of evaluating one's progress in racing conditions.

These tournaments will take place every Saturday, starting at 3pm. The 10 best players in a tournament will be awarded a star that will be of importance for the "Star Wars". During the decathlon, the 20 best players will be rewarded.

The classic tournaments will be divided into two parts, each consisting of 3 games. Players will be rewarded for each game, but also for the whole tournament. Therefore, if a player participates in the full tournament and finishes each game among the top 10, he will be rewarded with 3 stars, according to the ranking below.

Saturday Tournament Rewards:

  • 1st: a gold star (8 points)
  • 2nd: a silver star (4 points)
  • 3rd : a bronze star (2 points)
  • 4th to 10th: a paper star

Decathlon Rewards:

  • 1st: a "rainbow of stars" (one of each star) (15 points)
  • 2nd and 3rd: one gold star (8 points)
  • 4th to 6th: one silver star (4 points)
  • 7th to 10th : a bronze star (2 points)
  • 11th to 20th: a paper star (1 point)

Throughout the season it will be necessary to collect stars to get the maximum points and qualify directly for the Grand Finals (the qualifying conditions will be announced at the start of the third period). This is known as the stars competition.

The races will have a maximum duration of 100 points for each game. Therefore, in order to open tournaments to as many players as possible, the completions will make their comeback (races only) so that nobody ends up with 0 points at the end of a game.

To be able to participate in a tournament, runners must register on the site before the start of the tournament. It is impossible to add a latecomer once a tournament has started. The restreams of the official tournaments will go through the UD server. You will find in the resources the necessary explanations to be able to be a restream during a tournament.

In order to have an optimum re-stream, players will be asked to stream towards the UD server 15 minutes prior the start of the tournaments.

Race starts will be given on discord, in specific channels in the #live-races category. Runners will have to submit their race time on the website, in the tournament tab.

Achievements and Player Cards

Achievements are an important tool in the UD8. They will be with you throughout the season to offer additional challenges in the games. It is a way to do something different from speedrunning while making it possible to improve specific skills.

They will be divided into 3 sets: Easy, medium and difficult. Each corpus will be announced alongside each new period. A document is made available to runners to view and report completed challenges. Runners are trusted to fill in the form for each achievement. However, a video should be attached (by adding it in "comment" on its cell in the document). It is mandatory for difficult achiements, but you can also attach a video to the challenges of lesser difficulty so that it can serve as an example for other players who may need it.

If an achievement is already validated before its release (but still during the UD8 season), it is obviously considered as already done by the runner and therefore validated.

For each validated achievement, a black star (which will have no impact on Star Wars) will be added to the player's card. This can also impact one of the icons on the card. In addition, a reward awaits any player who completes all the achievements of the season.

The other icons on the cards will reward players who reach certain levels in grind and race.

The arrow for each game will be obtained when the score reaches 203 points, the double arrow at 206 points.

About emulators

All games in the UD are played on a PC for cost and accessibility reasons. If you have the original console (and the correct version of the game) and you have the ability to capture your gameplay, you can play on the original console.

For emulators, it is mandatory to only use those explicitly allowed in the detailed rules for each games.

It is forbidden to use a turbo controller and make macros. Key bindings must follow this simple rule: one key per action, one action per key. Example: the A button on the NES controller must correspond to a single key on your controller, and this key on your controller must not be associated with any other key on the NES controller.

Communication between players and the organizers

All the information is transmitted through the website. There is also an open Mumble server that all participants are encouraged to join. The UD is essentially based on its community, do not hesitate to ask questions, interact on Discord, Mumble and Twitch! The event gets its visibility from twitch, so don't hesitate to stream your progress as well!

Be sure to get all the information from the site first. Especially in the resources. One of the most critical is the schedule, with weekly details of all the streams and tournaments that are planned.

Training

Feel free to practice all ten games as you see fit. Talk about your difficulties, your progress and your discoveries to other runners. The important thing is to learn speedruns and to be part of a community. Don't hesitate to organize races on the games you play, to motivate people to run with you, to do tutorials or coaching on the games you know. Search the resources for tutorials and explanations, and do not hesitate to ask questions.

Previous UD Seasons

Season 2 ; Season 3Season 4 ; Season 5

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Score calculator

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Calculatrice des scores

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Code of conduct

Code of conduct:

We want our community to be as respectful as possible, so that viewers can watch our streams and our participants be integrated into the community, without feeling disturbed or shocked by the behavior or vocabulary used. In the work environment as on the Internet, certain behaviors or words convey certain relationships of domination (reflecting a factually unequal society) or are in themselves discriminatory. The Ultime Décathlon should not be "like elsewhere", but "better than elsewhere", and for that reason we invite you to become aware of a certain number of problems and to make efforts to overcome them. We also know that many members of the community are already sensitive to these issues.

Concerning behaviors, we have nothing to complain about at the moment. However, we prefer to take the lead by specifying that every participants are expected to maintain a friendly environment and to be respectful of others and their differences. We cannot forbid taunt or trash talk but we would like to remind you that it has to happen with the acceptance of those concerned: make sure that others accept the way you approach them. To keep the overall atmosphere pleasant for everyone, it is better to encourage and support each other rather than to denigrate others. The Ultime Décathlon must remain an event of conviviality and surpassing oneself. Even if the competition has an important place in the event, it must remain strictly within a playful environment, where cheating and harsh rivalry have no place.

Regarding vocabulary, we noticed the use of oppressive and violent terms. We focus on oppressive language, not oppressive people. It is not because you are not disturbed by your own remarks that others are not: sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, validism, psychophobia, rape culture... Discriminating remarks must stay in the private sphere and have no place whatsoever on Mumble, Discord, nor on the Ultime Décathlon stream or chat. We encourage you to apply the same rules to your streams.

We hope to be heard and understood and we thank you for your efforts to maintain a pleasant and respectful environment. For those who do not follow this Code, measures/sanctions will be taken and may go as far as the definitive exclusion of the Ultime Décathlon. If you have any problems with any of the participants, or if you have any comments about the Code of Conduct, please contact the team.

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L'équipe

Équipe "Ultime Décathlon" Saison 8

 

  • Contos : Organisation, Réalisation, Commentaires, et plus
  • FrapZC : Organisation, Réalisation, Commentaires, et plus
  • Zigouigoui : Réalisation, Commentaires
  • BiiWiX : Réalisation, Commentaires, clips vidéos
  • Chachany : Commentaires
  • Vandal : Commentaires, Administration & Communication
  • Twyn : Commentaires anglais, idée originale et direction
  • Mithical9 : Commentaires anglais
  • Anxest : Développement du site (lead)
  • Djodjino : Développement du site
  • Yumike : Graphismes (Lead)
  • Patatecarré : Graphismes
  • Indigestes : Administration & Community Management

 

Remerciements :

  • CdV : Idée originale et direction
  • Prospere : Idée originale et direction
  • Hurubas : Icônes des jeux
  • Moox : Traduction en anglais
  • Harest : Création du site à la base (et Bêtatesteur du site)
  • CrokNoks : Développement du site
  • Gnuk : Développement du site
  • Kilaye : Mathémathiques relatives aux formules
  • ButtersDickinson : Développement de l’application

Planning prévisionnel

Première période : La découverte

 

Semaine du 19 janvier au 25 janvier

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Action Henk (Début à 22h)

Mercredi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Magical Quest (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Duel d’orgas entre Contos et FrapZC !! :o

 

Semaine du 26 janvier au 1er février

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : F-Zero (Début à 22h)

Mercredi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Bubble Ghost (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Tournoi #1  : Bubble Ghost , Action Henk , F-Zero   // Magical Quest , F-Zero , Bubble Ghost

 

Semaine du 2 février au 8 février

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Extricate (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Tournoi #2  : Extricate , Bubble Ghost , Magical Quest   // Action Henk , Extricate , F-Zero

 

Semaine du 9 février au 15 février

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Battleblock Theatre (Début à 22h)

Mercredi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Another Perspective (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Tournoi #3  : Magical Quest , Another Perspective , Action Henk   // Extricate , Battleblock , Bubble ghost

 

Semaine du 16 février au 22 février

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Skyblazer (Début à 22h)

Mercredi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Heavy Bullets (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Tournoi #4  : Battleblock , F-Zero , Heavy Bullets   // Another Perspective , Skyblazer , Action Henk

 

Semaine du 23 février au 29 février

Lundi: Soirée autour d’un jeu : Color Symphony 2 (Début à 22h)

Vendredi: Récap’ (21h - 22h)

Samedi : Décathlon #1

Seconde période : ???

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Utilisation du site [FR]

Seront ici présentées quelques features du site non explicitées.

  1. Historique des PBs
  • Afin de visualiser l'historique des PBs d'un joueur vous pouvez, une fois dans l'onglet Championnat, cliquer sur le nom d'un runner et ainsi avoir accès à tous les PBs qu'il a soumis accompagnés de leur date de soumission et de la vidéo associée.

 

Voici une vidéo complémentaire expliquant le fonctionnement du site et de sa gestion des tournois.

Action Henk - 45 first classics

Rules

  • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 01:50:00, calibrated time : 00:19:45.
    Speedrun : 200 points.
  • To complete an Action Henk run, complete the 5 classics maps of the first 9 worlds, doing them in game order. Challenges and bonuses are not to be done.

    Timer starts with the selection of the first "Hello world!" map and ends when crossing the finish line of the last classic map of the world 9 'Pinball'.

    The timer will be in RTA Loadless.

Other information

  • World record when event started : 00:17:38
  • Current world record : 00:17:38
  • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

Resources

  • There are no resources for this game.

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    F-zero - League%

    Rules

    • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 00:52:00, calibrated time : 00:12:40.
      Speedrun : 200 points.
    • The player is free to pick the league, the ship and the difficulty of his choice.

      Timer starts when the difficulty is selected and ends when the player crosses the finish line of the last race of the chosen league.

      Emulator: Bizhawk or Snes9X (1.44 or above)

    Other information

    • World record when event started : 00:11:41
    • Current world record : 00:11:41
    • Current TAS : 00:11:27
    • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

    Resources

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      Bubble Ghost - Any%

      Rules

      • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 00:45:00, calibrated time : 00:06:00.
        Speedrun : 200 points.
      • Timer starts at "Push Start" on the title screen, and stops when the bubble goes past the window on level 35.

        Emulator: Bizhawk.

      Other information

      • World record when event started : 00:05:23
      • Current world record : 00:05:23
      • Current TAS : 00:04:41
      • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

      Resources

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        The Magical Quest - Any% easy

        Rules

        • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 01:34:00, calibrated time : 00:16:45.
          Speedrun : 200 points.
        • The game must be set on easy mode in the game options.

          The timer starts by selecting "1P Mode" in the main menu and stops with the last hit on the final boss.

          Emulator: Bizhawk or Snes9X (1.44 or higher)

        Other information

        • World record when event started : 00:15:04
        • Current world record : 00:15:04
        • Current TAS : 00:14:57
        • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

        Resources

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          Extricate - Sections A B C

          Rules

          • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 00:44:00, calibrated time : 00:04:50.
            Speedrun : 200 points.
          • Run starts at "play", after selecting "speedrun" from the menus.

            The timer used is the in-game time, it must be visible during the whole run.

          Other information

          • World record when event started : 00:03:59
          • Current world record : 00:03:59
          • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

          Resources

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            Another Perspective - Story - no WW

            Rules

            • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 00:49:00, calibrated time : 00:09:50.
              Speedrun : 200 points.
            • All glitches are allowed, except Wrong Warps and their derivatives.

              The timer used is the in-game time, it must be visible during the whole run, as well as the fps.

            Other information

            • World record when event started : 00:09:16
            • Current world record : 00:09:16
            • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

            Resources

            • There are no resources for this game.

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              BattleBlock Theater - 3 first chapters - weaponless

              Rules

              • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 01:47:00, calibrated time : 00:27:15.
                Speedrun : 200 points.
              • This is a weaponless category.

                The goal is to finish all levels of the first 3 chapters.
                Except for the levels with secret passages, where you can leave once you enter the secret level.

                The timer starts at the end of the avatar selection screen and ends when you catch the key of the 3rd chapter.

              Other information

              • World record when event started : 00:27:19
              • Current world record : 00:27:19
              • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

              Resources

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                Heavy Bullets - New Game

                Rules

                • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 04:35:00, calibrated time : 00:17:00.
                  Speedrun : 200 points.
                • The in-game timer is used (the time is given at the end of the game).

                  As a "New Game", it is forbidden to retrieve money from a previous game (such as depositing money in the bank).

                Other information

                • World record when event started : 00:08:48
                • Current world record : 00:08:48
                • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

                Resources

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                  Skyblazer - Any%

                  Rules

                  • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 02:24:00, calibrated time : 00:27:30.
                    Speedrun : 200 points.
                  • The timer begins at the "start" of the main menu screen, and ends with the last hit on the final boss.

                    Emulator: Bizhawk or Snes9X (1.44 or higher)

                  Other information

                  • World record when event started : 00:25:11
                  • Current world record : 00:25:11
                  • Current TAS : 00:24:27
                  • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

                  Resources

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                    Color symphony 2 - Any%

                    Rules

                    • Scoring scheme : Double speedrun. Max time. : 01:29:00, calibrated time : 00:11:30.
                      Speedrun : 200 points.
                    • Finish the 7 main chapters under New Game condition.

                      The timer starts by validating the choice of a "new game" and ends by touching the last purple color, at the end of chapter 7.

                    Other information

                    • World record when event started : 00:09:56
                    • Current world record : 00:09:56
                    • Required score to have an arrow on your personal sheet : 203

                    Resources

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