Tool-assisted game movies
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Submission #4051: Arnold0's SNES Sim City in 06:52.09

Console: Super NES
Game name: Sim City
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Sim City (U) [!].smc
Emulator: BizHawk 1.4.1
Movie length: 06:52.09
FrameCount: 24766
Re-record count: 531
Author's real name: Arnold Rondel
Author's nickname: Arnold0
Submitter: Arnold0
Submitted at: 2013-08-17 18:48:15
Text last edited at: 2013-08-29 09:35:12
Text last edited by: Arnold0
Download: Download (9800 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
This is my 1st and may be my only TAS. I wanted to get a registered movie of Sim City SNES, since I love this game and it seams no TAS of this game is already done.

Temp Low Quality encode : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g6uPk-A1HY (After 47:50 I watch some of the city informations, this is not in the TAS and souldn't be in the final video)

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.4.1
  • Getting 600,000 people
  • Fastest last input


I saw that a unsubmitted run was done, and this game that I'm liking looked good for trying to do my first TAS. The rerecord counter is low, but I did many text editing at first before doing frame by frame buildings because it's less frustating (Because Sim City sometimes add some waiting frames). I used my own pattern that I tested to see if it can reach 600,000 with snes9x before starting the TAS. I didn't named the city because I started without reading the rules (I had to restart near the begining because I used debug menu...) and now I'm fear that changing it may dessynch the run. Also it win some frames so why not.

If you know money glitch you'll see that I stoped before getting 0 and I didn't go back in tax screen. What I did is simple, I keep enouth money to keep all fundings to 100% then, when the tax screen apear, I press L and keep it until I build something. Then, later I just have to let a single frame without input to make the money in a negative value (which makes it 999,999)

Other comments

You have to wait about 2 min near the start because I need to wait for the money glich and inputs froze the ingame timer so that's why I did nothing. The last input is at frame 24766 and 600,000 people is got at frame ~170000

Since it's my 1st TAS, maybe some moving could be inproved ? I'm also not sure if switching R/police/R while building the Residential part could be faster than building all police centers at the end.

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