Perfection in all of its glory

I'm happy to publish an incredible Tool Assisted compilation by newcomer DomTurchi, who hails us with years of experience from Zelda: A Link to the Past as a theory TASer.
For the uninitiated, Tool Assisted Superplays are played frame by frame, with runners usually rewinding to previous points in the game to optimize their movements, or force the game RNG in their favor. As Marble Blast does not have any kind of rewind inbuilt, custom scripting tools were built by HiGuy from the ground up in order to execute frame perfect inputs, followed by a conversion to the game's internal .rec format to replay the script.
DomTurchi blasts his way through all 24 beginner levels, demonstrating not only full-blown optimization but also showing how far the community's runners have gone to optimize this game.

Special Thanks:
HiGuy, IsraeliRD (Matan), Xelna, Nature Freak, Cobalt, DKman00, Anson & Mazik.
Videos recorded and edited by IsraeliRD.

Additional TAS information:
- While all recordings will play in a vanilla Marble Blast Gold, all of these were recorded on the community used Framerate Unlocker modification by Derpking (which lets the game run at 1000fps), and I (Matan) created for this TAS a small mod to the game to show the game's third decimal place.

- Minimum allowed FPS is 30 and used in Marble Materials Lab. This is a community accepted minimum.

- All techniques (except banned glitches such as Screenshot Glitch) that are used can be found at: https://marbleblast.com/index.php/forum/general-mb-discussion/7818-advanced-techniques-in-marble-blast

Enjoy!

[TAS] Marble Blast Gold - Beginner Levels by DomTurchi in 2:03.600

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Marble Blast Ultra - World Record Rampage #2

This unexpected World Record Rampage was started a few months ago after we noted that most levels now have new records!
Played in PlatinumQuest, this rampage contains 60/61 new records and 21.036 seconds improvement. Platform Party is from previous rampage, and Scaffold is NOT a world record, but an improved time over previous rampage.

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/a8tSIJ5IJek

 

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SuperSpinout replied the topic: #1 09 Oct 2020 19:01
J'ai regardé votre vidéo et je suis impressionnée (j'ai essayé de faire la même chose)

Labor Day Madness 2020!

Hello all,

Wow, 2020 has been quite a year, huh? All this madness is really driving some of us inside, leaving school and work early, seeking some sort of asylum during these times.

Well, what if I told you Labor Day is right around the corner, and with it, the annual Labor Day Madness event?

That's right! You too can join us on Monday, September 7th from 2:00 PM EDT (18:00 UTC) - 8:00 PM EDT (0:00 UTC) for the largest Marble Blast event of the year! Please join us in Aayrl's "Labor Day Madness" Server during the specified time window to join the fun!

The event will feature several rounds of traditional multiplayer gameplay, a series of special Event Custom Levels (including some from the Marble Blast Developer Archives), and end with a full play-through of the classic Marble Blast Gold levels in a round of multiplayer Co-Op! There may be a few surprises in store, as the Community Staff have a knack for playing with console commands ..

Doing something else on Labor Day? Hey, that's totally fine - I'll be streaming the whole thing LIVE on Twitch, so you can experience the action on your own schedule!

https://twitch.tv/aayrl/

Rest up, we'll see you on Monday!

~Aayrl
Marble Blast Community Administrator

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SuperSpinout replied the topic: #1 22 Sep 2020 17:31
Ohhh shoot I missed the event.
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Alexnico replied the topic: #2 06 Sep 2020 12:35
big hype
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Marble Blast Gold - World Record Rampage #5 is LIVE

After five years of hard work, the Marble Blast community is proud to present an achievement not seen in Marble Blast Gold for 11 years: a World Record Rampage which showcases all levels' runs as World Records. All 100 of them!

Fair warning: this is also likely the last World Record Rampage for this game, and we will only do smaller updates depending on improvements.

Enjoy!

Beginner: https://youtu.be/8UlnSYjD-eI

Intermediate: https://youtu.be/wVUB0o3X2F0

Advanced: https://youtu.be/5JPqs8pGgbM

Bloopers: https://youtu.be/6yqryGsaXU8

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Feeling like a champion

Come join us for the Festival of Champions, a tournament being hosted in just a couple of days! You can sign-up ahead by pinging me on #tourney-hype on our Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up this Sunday at 15:30 to 15:55 UTC on the leaderboards and announce your intention to play. We will begin at roughly 16:00 UTC, with sign ups closing 5 minutes prior.

It is recommended to check your pings to Tsuf and Thistle and preparing to play on both.
Further details are posted within the thread of this news post, so be sure to check it out.

- Matan

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UndeadPianist replied the topic: #1 02 May 2020 19:28
I wanna play Marble Blast XP. How do I download it? I can't find a single download website for that game.
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IsraeliRD replied the topic: #2 27 Dec 2019 05:52
Tournament Details

Date and time
Sunday, December 29th at 16:00 UTC.

To compare UTC to your local timezone, you may use one of the following internet services: greenwichmeantime , timeanddate , timezoneconverter .

This tournament will be run on PlatinumQuest's Online section, so please confirm that you have signed up there and activated your account on MarbleBlast.com. When you join the event your Online username will be used.

It is your own responsibility to make sure you show up at the correct time (15:30 to 15:55 UTC) and date. The entire tournament will be finished within an estimated 4-6 hours, so please make sure to clear your schedule in advance.

Prizes
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
- First place: 70 USD
- Second place: 40 USD
- Semi-Finalists: 20 USD each

The prizes are sponsored by Matan.
You can select on receiving the prize as gift cards on either Amazon.com or Steam.


Rules and Formalities

Event Format
The tournament will be played as a single elimination tournament in best of three rounds up to the semi finals and finals, which both will be played as best of five rounds. There won't be a 3rd place match.
The person who chooses the first match is chosen by a coin flip done by me, and then the next map will be chosen by alternating between both players. Should a tie breaker occur (scores of 1-1 or 2-2), the final match will be picked by the in-game randomizer. Snowball mode must not be enabled! You CAN NOT CAMP. I will end you.

Titles and Achievements
A number of unique titles and flairs are available to be won in addition to the above prizes. Their timely arrival is not guaranteed.

Servers
Each game must be played on Tsuf or Thistle, and both players must be present in the chosen server. Additional observers are strongly discouraged as to avoid excessive lag connection, but should both players agree that additional observers can watch, they may open additional slots.

Map pool
All Winterfest maps can be played.

Seeding
Players are entered into challonge which will then seed them randomly into their spots.

Result Reporting
Games will be reported via live stream, and should Matan crash during the match, both players should continue the game and report the match results. Once your match is finished you must wait until your next round in the leaderboard's lobby.

Conduct at the Event
Any conduct which tends to disrupt the event, including a failure to follow its instructions or discourteous or disruptive conduct generally may result in disqualification from the tournament. Players or individuals that disrupt or attempt to disrupt the event will be kicked or banned.

Camping
Not allowed, no exceptions.

Disconnection issues
Should a player be disconnected mid-match, the following data is required: level played, time remaining, scores and who was closest to the next spawn (if applicable). If there is a clear winner, that person will be given the game point. If not, the match will be replayed. Intentional disconnecting will result in exclusion from the tournament. Cheating will result in an immediate ban from the tournament and all MarbleBlast.com services.

Being Late or Away
Players should check-in on the leaderboards between 15:30 to 15:55 UTC. Players that fail to check-in or that do not show up to their match will be disqualified. At this point their opponent will advance. Players are expected to continue playing until eliminated or until the end of the tournament is reached. I am being lenient by skipping over your turn if you're idle/afk/brb unless you are withholding the next round's match (i.e. final match before semi finals, or quarter finals etc.), in which case you will be disqualified and your opponent will advance.

Registration
If you accept the rules and wish to participate in this tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel on the Marble Blast discord channel, or just show up between 15:30 and 15:55 UTC and announce your intention to play.

Please do not sign up if you are not 100% sure that you will be attending the tournament.
If something comes up and you are unable to attend the tournament, please post on the #tourney-hype channel ASAP.

Streaming
The event will be streamed live by Matan, at twitch.tv/IsraeliRD


Good luck to all players!