Keira Cutscene Skip

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Keira Cutscene Skip is a pause buffer cutscene skip used in speedruns of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. It allows the player to skip the cutscene talking to Keira when activating the warp gate at the end of Lava Tube.

It is performed by pause buffering, activating the warp gate and dying in the nearby lava before the pause buffer ends.

Discovery

In May 2015, Kuitar found that by standing next to the warp gate at the end of Lava Tube, and pausing at the same time as hitting the button to activate it, upon unpausing the game there was a 1 frame window in which it was possible to press circle to open the portal menu and be able to use it during the cutscene. By mashing circle after unpausing, he was able to warp to Geyser Rock during the cutscene, and then warp back to the end of Lava Tube, skipping it. However, due to loading times, this version of the skip was actually slower than simply watching the cutscene. However, it was known that the portal menu opening puts Jak into a grounded state, and that closing it restores movement. Using this information, blahpy theorised that it would be possible to time opening the portal menu instead of mashing, and then just exit out of the portal menu to gain the ability to walk around in the cutscene and die to skip it. This was soon confirmed when Piggleberry successfully performed this version of the skip.

The first version of this skip was never used in a run, because while trying to find a way to lengthen the 1 frame window to open the menu, blahpy accidentally discovered the pause buffer and the current version of the skip was created.

Other Info

Keira Cutscene Skip is also occasionally used as an alternative name for Boulder Skip for the No Major Skips category. It is sometimes considered a different skip to Boulder Skip in the context that the 45 power cell requirement is met before performing the skip.


Skips in the Jak and Daxter series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy Sequence Breaking Skips Fire Canyon SkipBoulder SkipLava Tube SkipCitadel Skip
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Jak II: Renegade Sequence Breaking Skips Mar's Tomb SkipRobot Skip
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