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Submission #2630: jlun2's DS Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars in 03:42.93

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars
Game version: USA
ROM filename: 3517 - Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars (U)(Xenophobia)
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 03:42.93
FrameCount: 13337
Re-record count: 2882
Author's real name: Jesse Lun
Author's nickname: jlun2
Submitter: jlun2
Submitted at: 2010-04-03 12:57:34
Text last edited at: 2010-04-05 06:50:09
Text last edited by: Aktan
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Status: published
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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: DeSmuME 0.9.5
  • Clears the game faster than published run
  • Does not destroy Police vehicles.


Last week, I accidentally found a way to mainipulate the vehicles on the road. So I started this run.

Stage Comments

Salt In The Wound

I recorded a new movie, paste the last movie's input in, then from that I editted it repeatly to find the fastest way to obtain a Red Dukes. This took 0 rerecords.

During the ride, I added around 2000 frames all with the "B" button pressed, then added the camerea change later. This is when I found out that you can only change the camerea on a laggy frame. I manually tried most of the possible frames that, when the camarea angle is changed, results in a road without cars. This also took 0 rerecords.

During the start of the mission, I paste the input from the last movie, then editted to be 2 frames faster.

The boat chase is one of the 2 parts that actually require rerecording. As the stage frequently consist of lag spanning multiple frames, input that is pasted into it will desync. I mainipulated 3 jetty's to group together so that I can destroy the Helicopter. I grouped them up again to cause a huge explosion at the bridge. The rest is prety much the same as before. This took the majority of the 2882 rerecords used.

The moment I arrived on the island, I was immediately slapped with a 4 star wanted level. Luckily, the police were too busy eating donuts mysteriously absent during the chase, so I sped ahead of Kenny and stopped in front of the Penthouse.

I killed Kenny, therefore I'm a bastard.

I skipped the ending by pressing Start.

I then used a bot to kill off half of the movie's input.

Addresses Used

  • Character Speed: 02340CA9
  • Character Health: 02340CB1
  • Red Dukes Speed: 02342E5A
  • Comet Speed: 0234635E
  • Bullets Fired: 021F1318
  • Boat Health: 023474A5
  • Kenny's Health: 0233E72D

Suggested Screenshot: Frame 1677


(Link to video)

adelikat: Accepting for publication because you killed Kenny, you bastard.

Aktan: processing...

flygon: Suggested YouTube link for Aktan when publishing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irj-O1hfyK4&fmt=37

It still has 5 and a half hours at the time of writing to go of uploading, but it will be the High Definition encode.

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