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Submission #3904: mtbRc's DS Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow in 04:37.94

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow (USA).nds
Emulator: DeSmuME 0.9.8_r4382
Movie length: 04:37.94
FrameCount: 16628
Re-record count: 25164
Author's real name: H.T
Author's nickname: mtbRc
Submitter: mtbRc
Submitted at: 2013-03-24 05:30:00
Text last edited at: 2013-03-29 08:51:51
Text last edited by: mtbRc
Download: Download (5361 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: desmume-0.9.8_r4382 and Advanced Bus-Level Timing OFF
  • Aim For Fastest Time
  • Uses zipping glitch
  • Manipulates luck
  • Takes Damage To Save Time

About the run

This is an improvement Version of My TAS. 10416frame was updated.This is based on new zipping glitch.


All the tricks and glitches used in this run can be found here: http://tasvideos.org/2392S.html and http://tasvideos.org/3780S.html.

New zipping glitch

It will reproduce , if screen outside LVUP at a place with a screen change.In order to make it reproduce by the skill of axe, a certain necessity for a change is upside a screen. Furthermore, a return place needs to be in a wall. This place can attain this condition early most.


  • The soul of balore does not acquire.This is needed for carrying out additional acquisition 300F, and is because it is later than the time of un-acquiring.
  • This glitch can be used also by Julius Mode.Since it can go to Mine of judgement, without setting a flag, julius mode tas should be able to also be updated sharply.

Special thanks

  • McBobX: TAS which took in new movement was created first.
  • gocha: Most technology currently used by this TAS is built by him.Moreover,it was exerted for the improvement of DeSmuME.You could not make this TAS without him.
  • Kriole: Technology shown by 100% soul TAS , such as a random number method of preparation and motion cancellation, was greatly consulted. Moreover, it is referring to a part of course of this TAS.
  • KAZU:New zipping gliche used for updating this TAS was discovered.

Author's Encode

(Link to video)

Mothrayas: Judging.

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