Spelunky World Document Holder Discovered To Have Cheated On Their Run
A participant by the identify of BarryMode has, for the final eight years, held the world report for a run via Spelunky. Not anymore, although, after followers found that he’d cheated, with the proof clearly seen within the video he’d recorded of the run.
As Vice report, whereas BarryMode has now eliminated his video from YouTube, whereas it was nonetheless up followers and fellow speedrunners seen earlier this yr that one thing was off about it. Particularly, there was a single tile that was frequently lacking from BarryMode’s footage that shouldn’t have been lacking, and he stored making choices on the place to go subsequent that ought to have resulted in him failing to publish a very good time, as a result of the percentages of him selecting the best path each time had been very unlikely.
And it’s not like this suspicion was new; some members of the Spelunky speedrunning neighborhood have had critical doubts about BarryMode’s run for years now, since his time of two:30, posted eight years in the past, has but to be overwhelmed, even by followers placing 1000’s of hours into the pursuit, and pooling all of their speedrunning information.
Then, in September of this yr, neighborhood member saturnin55 discovered a mod from 2012 that that defined why that tile was lacking: the mod allowed gamers to save lots of and reload their runs, and inserting the article that loaded this mod within the sport would…take away that very same single tile that was lacking from BarryMode’s run.
The one factor left to elucidate now was why that tile was there on the very begin of BarryMode’s run, however lacking in subsequent ranges. The neighborhood’s reply is straightforward sufficient; as a result of the mod he was utilizing skips the opening display, BarryMode spliced two totally different units of footage collectively, the primary few seconds from a vanilla model of the sport, the remainder from his modded run.
This nice video under from Xanagear offers an ideal breakdown of what the mod was, and what led to the invention of BarryMode’s dishonest, while the full interview at Vice has remark from Spelunky designer Derek Yu, in addition to the revelation that Barrymode—who rapidly confessed to the dishonest when confronted—is now busy making very dangerous conservative memes.