slYnki

My right armpit sweats more than my left one.

Nov 262013
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Ak-wmD0eA

 

After almost six years of planning and practice, and after almost nine months of attempts, I’ve finally finished my no death single segment run through Halo: Combat Evolved, on Legendary skill. For those that may be unfamiliar with speedrunning or Halo, to sum this run up simply, I ran through the entire campaign, on the highest difficulty, in one sitting, and didn’t die once. Cody Miller was the first to do this in Halo 2, and for the longest time people have been asking about a no death run of Halo CE. Well, here it is! I’m very proud to have finished it, and to have the run clock under 2 hours is a huge milestone for me. Especially after the massive fail at the end of The Maw. That was brutal, but the recovery was nice!

Originally my route through the game was very safe, and over the years as I’ve gotten better at Halo, I’ve made hundreds of adjustments to this route, getting more and more aggressive. As such, this route is a lot more risky than you would think. There’s still a fair number of safe strategies used, but the combat and the tricks utilized should be very surprising and entertaining to watch. Enjoy!

 

I also have a commentary track for the run, for those that are interested!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXZKJZ9oBFo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Ak-wmD0eA   After almost six years of planning and practice, and after almost nine months of attempts, I’ve finally finished my no death single segment run through Halo: Combat Evolved, on Legendary skill. For those that may be unfamiliar with speedrunning or Halo, to sum this run up simply, I ran through the entire campaign,

Jun 152013
 

http://youtu.be/qXz5wDVTUEg

Yet another single segment run from me! This time, I’ve finally gotten around to finishing my very old Halo 2 run, a project that has been in the making for almost 8 years. I finished this run a very long time ago, but the VHS tape I recorded it on never made it to NOKYARD for capturing. After I finished my Halo 3 single segment, I thought it would be nice to take a break from Halo 1, and focus on getting this done. And I did!

This run beats a total of SIX world record runs and ties another. You’ll find little mistakes throughout, but overall, I thought this run was superb. This bests my current world record for single segment that I set during my charity marathon (1:27:00) by over 4 minutes. I’m very happy to finally see this done. Please enjoy!

Final times:

Cairo Station: 4:48 (WR!)
Outskirts: 4:21 (WR!)
Metropolis: 4:26 (Tie)
Arbiter: 3:59
Oracle: 13:09
Delta Halo: 3:41
Regret: 9:53 (WR!)
Sacred Icon: 8:11 (Slow ._.)
Quarantine Zone: 7:55 (WR!)
Gravemind: 9:22 (WR!)
Uprising: 2:01
High Charity: 4:00
The Great Journey: 7:11

1:22:57 (if my timing is accurate and I added all the times properly)
NOTE: I cut out Heretic and Armory just to make the video more youtube friendly.

http://youtu.be/qXz5wDVTUEg Yet another single segment run from me! This time, I’ve finally gotten around to finishing my very old Halo 2 run, a project that has been in the making for almost 8 years. I finished this run a very long time ago, but the VHS tape I recorded it on never made it to

Dec 092012
 

Hey everybody! slYnki here with the first single segment speedrun of Halo 4:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL3enBKt_Jg

 

For those who don’t know, a single segment run is where you start the game, and play until the end without stopping. I edited out all of the loadzones to make the run easier to watch, and to make it easier to render and upload. This run includes just about all of the tricks and shortcuts known thus far. You’ll notice plenty of nagging mistakes peppered throughout the run, but it’s more experience for me for when I decide to improve this, and more experience for my Halo marathon at the end of the year. I haven’t had a lot of free time in the past month, so I was happy to get a good attempt on film. This is the current time to beat for fastest completion of Halo 4.

Enjoy!

Halo 4 Single Segment on Easy in 1:34:12 by slYnki

Oct 122012
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFummpxtT0E

I will let slYnki explain:

Hello everyone! Welcome to my No Jump speedrun through Halo 1. As you may have guessed, the goal of this (segmented) speedrun was to make it through the whole of Halo 1 without ever jumping. I got the idea from “quadrazid” of the Half-Life community. After he completed Half-Life and Opposing Force without jumping, I was curious to see if it would be possible to complete Halo 1 in this fashion. Given the large number of obstacles in this game that require jumping to get past, it was quite the challenge to figure out. But with a little creativity and physics manipulation, it was possible. I hope you enjoy the run, as well as the problem solving aspect!

~slYnki

Featured on Halo Waypoint

Halo CE No Jump Speedrun in 1:21:25 by slYnki

Apr 062011
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAwFnItSDPo

High Impact Halo.

You have been our home, hang-out, and host for 7 solid years. When i heard you were closing your doors (but leaving a window open) i decided to ask scurty and slYnki to keep this masterpiece under wraps and wait until a very special day for its release. They had no idea this would be the day i was referring to when the request was made. I thought it fitting to go out on a ‘High’ note with what i believe is one of our most astonishing feats, set in Halo CE, and crafted by two of our highly respected and talented trixters. Halo 1 Done Segmented is not some old rehashed speed runs with a new coat of paint. It is the state of the art in Halo speed running. There are more new tricks and speedups packed in here than you would find in a dozen variety vids (i maybe exaggerating a bit since i am drunk on tears right now).

Ducain, High Impact Halo, this is our gift to you. We <3 you. We salute you. We will miss you.

~NOKYARD

For those of you not familiar with segmented speed runs let me bring you up to speed. Segmenting is a form of speed run which is very common in other games. For High Speed Halo it is Legendary only, reserved for special projects, allowing one project per game, and only when the time is right. All speed runs are a balance of risk versus reward. Do you attempt an extremely tricky high risk launch, with the possibility of scrapping the entire run, but rewarding you with a 24 second savings? Or, do you play it safe and go the long way around? Segmenting removes risk from the equation, leaving you with pure, and highly entertaining, reward. Our only other Segmented project was Halo 2 Done Segmented in 1:30:29 performed by Cody Miller, Scurty, Goatrope, Louis Wu, djDAP, and myself.

slYnki explains it further here.

Hello everyone! Finally, after several months of waiting, scurty and myself are very proud to bring you Halo 1 Done Segmented.

With segmented runs you progress through a certain point in a game, then save. Then you load up that save and continue until you want to save again, rinse and repeat. In Halo’s case, these save points are Checkpoints. The intervening period between one checkpoint or save point and the next is called a segment. Segments can be as short as five seconds or as long as five minutes. Segmenting allows you to attempt certain sections of games as many times as you want until it’s perfect, which of course allows for far more precision and more insane tricks than you would see in a normal run. Splicing/editing and carried-over weapons are a requirement of segmented runs, but the run must be one continuous effort. You must start the Level, and run through to the beginning of the next Level. Then splice all of the good segments into one run. Splicing in segments from other runs is not permitted. When you have all your segments, you basically just paste them together to give the illusion that it’s played in one fluid motion, though you will notice the video skip at the start of each new segment. This is what scurty and I did for this project.

The back story to this project is mercifully brief, so you can dive into the run(s) quickly. After the completion of Halo 2 Done Segmented, the idea for a similar run through Halo 1 was up in the air, but never went anywhere. Then one day, long after H2DS was released, after a near two year absence from the community, scurty returned to the forum. Not long after, he sent me a private message asking if I wanted to work on a secret project with him, and I agreed immediately. We tossed up a few ideas, but eventually settled on a segmented run through Halo 1 on Legendary, being that Halo 2 received the same treatment. We started testing levels that same day, and just under two months later, Halo 1 Done Segmented was complete.

Two months is a surprisingly short period of time, which is not proportionate to the amount of effort we put into this. Even though the both of us lead busy lives, we still managed to find the time to work on this project every single day for almost two months. Whether we were discussing routes and tricks or testing levels even briefly, we were at it every day. I expected the both of us to go mad within days, but we stayed enthusiastic through it all, even the low points. scurty definitely ran into a few segments that frustrated him (including one that took three days to get right), and more than a few frustrated me. But we never went at each others throats, and I don’t remember a point where we considered giving up or even taking a break, because we were always having fun, and now our hard work has paid off. Enjoy!

~slYnki

When done viewing, please click the “Discuss this Speed Run in our forums” link and leave comments our new forums.

You may also revisit specific Levels of this speed run by viewing the run on our YouTube channel and selecting the Level in the description.

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Halo CE Done Segmented Legendary in 1:16:43 by slYnki and scurty

Aug 072010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ0h_C-jtF8

From the original High Speed Halo News Post:

Back in January I received a tape in the mail from a new speedrunner named slYnki as part of a project called Halo in 77 (or is it 1:17, anyhow, more on that later). I was cautiously optimistic when he posted his proposed times in the forums, but was totally blown-away when i actually viewed the runs for the first time.

Pillar Of Autumn Easy in 6:16.

Pillar Of Autumn Normal in 6:23.

343 Guilty Spark Heroic in 6:17 – This one is a ‘Must See – two thumbsticks up’ !

Library Easy in 13:41.

slYnki is taking some time off from speedrunning for personal reasons. When he returns I’m sure he will continue to amaze us.

Halo CE 343 Guilty Spark Heroic difficulty in 6:17 by slYnki

Aug 072010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NacXWghRT0I

From the original High Speed Halo News Post:

Back in January I received a tape in the mail from a new speedrunner named slYnki as part of a project called Halo in 77 (or is it 1:17, anyhow, more on that later). I was cautiously optimistic when he posted his proposed times in the forums, but was totally blown-away when i actually viewed the runs for the first time.

Pillar Of Autumn Easy in 6:16.

Pillar Of Autumn Normal in 6:23.

343 Guilty Spark Heroic in 6:17 – This one is a ‘Must See – two thumbsticks up’ !

Library Easy in 13:41.

slYnki is taking some time off from speedrunning for personal reasons. When he returns I’m sure he will continue to amaze us.

Halo CE The Pillar of Autumn Normal difficulty in 6:23 by slYnki

Aug 062010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4WwsZOqb_E

From the original High Speed Halo News Post:

This is the first Single Segment speedrun of Halo CE to be submitted to High Speed Halo. Most Halo players have attempted to run the entire game in one sitting before, but to do so in less than one and a half hours is quite an impressive feat. slYnki’s smooth running style and his ability to perform some of the more difficult tricks and grenade jumps are nothing less than spectacular. There are quite a few new methods and shortcuts (and even some eggs) to watch for. Three of the Levels (PoA in 6:05, T&R in 8:47, 343 Guilty Spark in 6:08) beat the current Level Records.

Enjoy The Run.

Download the complete run from Internet Archive.”

Halo CE The Truth and Reconciliation Easy difficulty in 8:47 by slYnki

Aug 052010
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsIW19pk8X0

From the original High Speed Halo News Post:

Back in January I received a tape in the mail from a new speedrunner named slYnki as part of a project called Halo in 77 (or is it 1:17, anyhow, more on that later). I was cautiously optimistic when he posted his proposed times in the forums, but was totally blown-away when i actually viewed the runs for the first time.

Pillar Of Autumn Easy in 6:16.

Pillar Of Autumn Normal in 6:23.

343 Guilty Spark Heroic in 6:17 – This one is a ‘Must See – two thumbsticks up’ !

Library Easy in 13:41.

slYnki is taking some time off from speedrunning for personal reasons. When he returns I’m sure he will continue to amaze us.

Halo CE The Pillar of Autumn Easy difficulty in 6:05 by slYnki