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Submission #3909: mtbRc's DS Castlevania - Dawn of Sorrow in 03:50.05

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: 03:50.05
FrameCount: 13763
Re-record count: 7852
Author's real name: H.T
Author's nickname: mtbRc
Submitter: mtbRc
Submitted at: 2013-03-29 16:54:45
Text last edited at: 2013-04-08 17:19:19
Text last edited by: natt
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Status: published
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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. 2819frame was updated.This is because a new zipping glitch was optimized.


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.

About the place which made the zipping glitch reproduce this submission

The open space top of the two-room left cannot usually come and go from the place of Flying Armer.but, only by coming and going ordinarily being impossible, there is a map change judging in fact.The zipping glitch is started using this change judging more quickly than the obsolete.Moreover, it stopped on the way in order to earn exp for making it LVUP at this place, and Armer Knight is kill.


  • 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

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Mothrayas: Judging.

Mothrayas: Replaced submission file with a 46-frame improvement by the author.

Mothrayas: Excellent improvement once again. Again accepting as an improvement of the published run.

natt: peroecseing

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