Recently, like in the last week, I made a practice ROM for Rockman X1 speedrunners. It's a hacked X1 ROM that has some changes in order to assist speedrunners in practicing for their events:
- Game goes immediately to stage select.
- Infinite lives.
- Can always use Escape.U.
- Stage select lets you select the four Sigma levels via corners.
- When you choose a level, your items are set to what you should have for that level according to the typical "100% waterful" route. Sigma levels give Hadouken accordingly.
You can see why speedrunners would like this for practicing... I think it's an interesting ROM hacking type that I haven't seen before. I'm not a speedrunner, least of all not for Rockman games. I like to try
speed runs of Triforce of the Gods 2 (A Link Between Worlds), but I suck at it =)
By the way, I think that me having the "Newbie" label here is quite ironic... =)