Steffen Udluft (Rini)


Steffen "Rini" Udluft (born April 1969) is a German Doomer and speedrunner. He is most notable for maintaining the Doom and Doom II pacifist collections. From 1997 to 2001 he submitted over 190 demos to Compet-n, first as a keyboard only player, then transitioning to keyboard and mouse, as well as more than 170 demos to the Doom Speed Demo Archive. At Compet-n he recorded a large number of undone respawn demos and the first ever nm100s movie of The Shores of Hell.

Pacifist demos[edit]

Though demos in which the player ran to the exit without harming monsters had been recorded before, pacifist style became a separate category of speedrun play in May 1997 when Steffen Udluft emailed Frank Stajano, maintainer of the Doom Honorific Titles. Inspired by a growing trend of Compet-n speedrun submissions featuring 0% kills, Steffen suggested a DHT category where the player "Can do any level from scratch on Ultra-Violence without harming any monster". Within days a team of Compet-n and DHT players was assembled and began to assess the suitability of each Doom and Doom II level for pacifist speedrunning. During this period the accepted pacifist rules (such as disallowing intentional telefrags) were codified and 27 Doom and 22 Doom II levels were recorded pacifist style. These demos were bundled into collections which Steffen continued to maintain until 1999.

Current Compet-n records[edit]

The following data was last verified in its entirety on November 22, 2020.

Level runs for the original Doom games[edit]

Record count
Doom 1
Doom II 0
TNT: Evilution 0
Plutonia 0
Total 1

Compet-n maintains two separate competitions for levels that have an exit to a secret level. The styles with such a differentiation are UV speed, NM speed and UV pacifist.

s = The level is finished via the secret exit.

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