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Submission #2487: knbnitkr's PSX SaGa Frontier (Lute) "Lute" in 21:08.5

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: SaGa Frontier (Lute)
Game version: USA
ROM filename: SaGa Frontier [U] [SCUS-94230].img
Branch: Lute
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 21:08.5
FrameCount: 76110
Re-record count: 7745
Author's real name: T.M.
Author's nickname: knbnitkr
Submitter: knbnitkr
Submitted at: 2009-12-09 07:32:25
Text last edited at: 2011-07-11 19:48:57
Text last edited by: Nahoc
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Status: published
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Emulator details

  • Emulator: PCSX-RR v0.0.9
  • Options → CPU → Put the check in "Resident Evil 2/3 Fix"
(If you don't put the check in the fix, music will become too fast.)

Plugins

  • GPU:TAS Soft Graphics Plugin 0.1
  • SPU:TAS Sound Plugin 0.2 (Movie sync mode)
  • Bios:Sony PlayStation BIOS (U)(v4.1)

Game objectives

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Recorded from Power-On
  • Manipulates luck
  • Genre: RPG


About the game

SaGa Frontier is a RPG by Square, released in Japan on July 11, 1997. The game was later published by Sony Computer Entertainment in North America(SCEA) on March 25, 1998. It is the seventh game in the SaGa series and the first to be released on the PlayStation.
The plot of SaGa Frontier take place a science fiction/fantasy setting called the Regions, a group of worlds with varying degrees of culture, unique races, technology, and magic. The game allows the player to follow the exploits of one of seven protagonists, each with his or her own storyline and goal. The game's Free Scenario System offers a large amount of non-linear gameplay, allowing the player to freely travel between many of the Regions, interact with other characters, and take part in turn-based combat.If certain conditions are met within the battle, party members on either side can create combination attacks for added damage.

About the run

I beat the chapter of Lute

Route

Yorkland → Manhattan → Koorong → Shingrow → Koorong → Scrap → Koorong → Devin → Shrike → Koorong → Owmi → Nelson → Mondo Base

Shingrow

Obtain 'HyperScale'.

Scrap

Riki, Mei-ling and T260 join the party.
Obtain some equipment in the Junk Store.

Infinite Items in Scrap Junk Store
Go to the junk store in Scrap and agree to pay 300 credits to search for 3 items. After doing this, talk to the owners again and pick Selling, then go to the bottom selection 'Hyperion Bazooka' and hit circle. Then hit cancel and go into the room with the junk, you'll be able to get 7 items instead of 3. Moreover, the obtained item changes by credit on hand. After picking 7 items, talk to the owners agian, hit selling, highlight circle on 'Hyperion Bazooka' and hit circle. You can do this as many times as you like.

Actual procedure
Sell 'HyperScale' → Pay 300 credits → Sell 'RepairKit' → Highlight circle on 'Hyperion Bazooka' and hit circle

Obtain the following equipment.
CyberSuit×3 Thunderbolt×2 MirrorGlass×2 LethalGun×4 ExcelShield×3

Devin

Receive 4 pebbles.
Buy 'VictoryRune' for Mei-ling.

Shrike

Roufas and EngineerCar join the party.

Owmi

talk with the Capt.Hamilton.

Mondo Base

Change the formation and equipment. (Bold-faced type = Changed point)
Member Equip1 Equip2 Equip3 Equip4 Equip5 Equip6 Equip7 Equip8
T260 Armor
Vest
Armor
Vest
Nakajima
Board2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt Laser
Knife
Samurai
Sword
Mec
Body
EngineerCar Lethal
Gun
Eagle
Gun
Mirror
Glass
Mirror
Glass
Laser
Scope
Machine
Vulcan
Pepair
Pack
Mini
Plant
Capt.Hamilton Lethal
Gun
Lethal
Gun
Osc-
Sword
Excel
Shield
- - - Cyber
Suit
Roufas Lethal
Gun
AGUNI-
SSP
Excel
Shield
- - - - Cyber
Suit
Mei-ling - - Excel
Shield
AGUNI-
CP1
Cyber
Suit
- - -

To obtain some techniques and items, I fight against 'Giant' twice.


1st

VS Giant (HP 10552)

The 1st turn:
  Defense(Roufas),
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar),
  SunRay(Mei-ling)+SharpShot(Captain)
The 2nd turn:
  Same as the pre-turn.
The 3rd turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar),
  AnyGun(Captain, Roufas & Mei-ling)
After the battle:
  Captain: Learns 'CrossShot',
  Roufas and Meiling: Learn 'Twogun'
  Obtain 'PowerBelt'.

Captain: Put on 'PowerBelt'. Add 'CrossShot' to the Equip Ability

2nd

VS Giant (HP 10552)

The 1st turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar)+CrossShot(Captain),
  Defense(Roufas and Meiling)
The 2nd turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar),
  AnyGun(Captain, Roufas and Mei-ling)
After the battle:
  Roufas and Meiling: Learn 'Twogun'
  Obtain 'PowerBelt'. 

Change the equipment.(Bold-faced type = Changed point)
Member Equip1 Equip2 Equip3 Equip4 Equip5 Equip6 Equip7 Equip8
T260 Armor
Vest
Armor
Vest
Nakajima
Board2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt - - Mec
Body
EngineerCar - - Mirror
Glass
Mirror
Glass
Laser
Scope
Machine
Vulcan
Pepair
Pack
Mini
Plant
Capt.Hamilton Lethal
Gun
Lethal
Gun
Osc-
Sword
Excel
Shield
- - Power
Belt
Cyber
Suit
Roufas Lethal
Gun
AGUNI-
SSP
Excel
Shield
- - - Power
Belt
Cyber
Suit
Mei-ling Lethal
Gun
- Excel
Shield
AGUNI-
CP1
Cyber
Suit
- - -

Roufas: Add 'CrossShot & Twogun' to the Equip Ability.
Meiling: Add 'CrossShot, Twogun & VictoryRune' to the Equip Ability.


VS Spriggan

Spriggan shifts to the next form when its HP becomes below the half. (Excluding 'Tamashii')

Spriggan 'Kyoten' (HP 35000)

The 1st turn:
  VictoryRune(Mei-ling)→Roufas,
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar)
   +CrossShot(Roufas)+CrossShot(Captain)

Spriggan 'Douchi' (HP 35000)

The 2nd turn:
  VictoryRune(Mei-ling)→Captain,
  Thunderbolt(T260)+Crosshair(EngineerCar)
   +CrossShot(Captain)+CrossShot(Roufas)

Spriggan 'Iryoku' (HP 25000)

The 3rd turn:
  Defense(EngineerCar),
  VictoryRune(Mei-ling)→EngineerCar,
  Thunderbolt(T260)+CrossShot(Roufas)+CrossShot(Captain)

Spriggan 'Choshin' (HP 55000)

The 4th turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+CrossShot(Meiling)+Crosshair(EngineerCar)
   +CrossShot(Captain)+CrossShot(Roufas)
The 5th turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+CrossShot(Captain)+Crosshair(EngineerCar)
   +CrossShot(Roufas)+CrossShot(Mei-ling)

Spriggan 'Tamasii' (succeeding HP of 'Choshin')

The 6th turn:
  Thunderbolt(T260)+CrossShot(Captain)+CrossShot(Roufas)
THE END

Links

Movie of this run Reference
  Saga Frontier (Blue) (JPN) in 18:43.60 (Played by knbnitkr)
  (Using system data. NOT from Power-On)

  Saga Frontier (Asellus) (JPN) in 43:56 (Played by gure)
  (Using system data. NOT from Power-On)

  Saga Frontier (Riki) (JPN) in 38:02 (Played by gure)
  (Using system data. NOT from Power-On)

I hope you enjoy my run.

Nach: We now have Rules regarding BIOSes, and how to make submissions for runs for emulators that use BIOSes. This run adhears to them. Accepting.


Aktan: Processing.

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