Recently, I’ve been attempting speedruns of Chuck Rock. It remains a rather unremarkable game, but I’m slowly getting better at making my way through it quickly. The one part I need more work on is the last level, particularly the first section–I ruined a great run today by choking at that part, whereupon I threw a not-even-gaming-level tantrum. Despite that, one good thing about Chuck Rock is that it’s short. I don’t even mean that in an ironic “Haha what an awful game!” sense–generally speaking, a failed speedrun attempt on it doesn’t make me want to cry (As came close to happening a couple times when I would screw up Willow runs an hour in.).
Other than that, I managed to overcome one other obstacle in the way of Chuck Rock speedrunning glory, in that my DVD recorder didn’t like the fact that my TV ultimately wasn’t hooked up to anything. In other words, I wasn’t getting a complete signal (Because the TV isn’t hooked to the wall), so it refused to begin recording anything. I managed to get around this by grabbing some composite (Red-White-Yellow) cables and hooking them into the front of the TV–in this way, I could select “AUX” on the TV, and still record stuff, since my game systems are hooked into the recorder itself.