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Submission #2677: FractalFusion's NES The Chessmaster in 00:07.12

Console: Nintendo Entertainment System
Game name: The Chessmaster
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Chessmaster, The (U).nes
Emulator: (unknown)
Movie length: 00:07.12
FrameCount: 428
Re-record count: 635
Author's real name: Justin Chan
Author's nickname: FractalFusion
Submitter: FractalFusion
Submitted at: 2010-05-20 23:26:31
Text last edited at: 2012-12-19 19:57:48
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (623 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
FractalFusion's Chessmaster in 0:07.12 (428 frames). This is my 8th version.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVO5PtcKuAg

The key to the run was in the little-known address 0x623, also known as a timer. I had to carefully manipulate so that the delay between actions was as short as possible. Note that even after performing some action as fast as possible, I have to move the cursor to luck-manipulate.

For a while, I was stuck on a time of 489 frames. It was only after I reduced the delay to almost nothing that I managed to get the dumb AI to make its last move soon enough. One good second saved.

Nach: While this is quick, and this is possible, I don't see the interest of this extending beyond the actual move list. Publishing a key press file or an AVI of this is redundant.

The moves: e2-e4 e7-e5 d1-h5 e8-e7 h5xe5++

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