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Submission #5026: hidaigai & FractalFusion's SNES Mega Man X2 "all upgrades" in 31:21.83

Console: Super NES
Game name: Mega Man X2
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Megaman X2 (USA).sfc
Branch: all upgrades
Emulator: BizHawk-1.10.0
Movie length: 31:21.83
FrameCount: 113096
Re-record count: 13261
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Author's nickname: hidaigai & FractalFusion
Submitter: hidaigai
Submitted at: 2016-02-26 15:28:35
Text last edited at: 2016-11-07 22:02:36
Text last edited by: hidaigai
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:
Mega Man X2 TAS (all upgrades) in 31:24.93 (60.00fps). It is about 18 seconds faster than the published run.

You can watch this TAS movie below. (If you don't want to watch moving comments in this movie, push right bottom button.)

(Link to video)

Note: With same 60.00fps as Published TAS, this TAS is in 31:24.93. 31:21.83 (title says) is with 60.0988138974405fps.

Goals

  • Obtains all Heart Tanks, Sub-Tanks, X's Parts and Shoryuken
  • Does not get Zero's Parts
  • Aims for fastest time without password
  • Abuses programming errors in the game

Stage Info

I explain techniques and glitches to save frames in below movies. Output of Lua script (hitboxes, ghost of Published TAS, random numbers, etc) is displayed in below movies. (If you don't want to watch moving comments in this movies, push right bottom button.)

http://www.nicovideo.jp.am/mylist/51010997

Table of time saved per stage

This TAS Frames Published Frames Frames Saved Time Saved(approx.)
Intro 2301 2306 5 0s
Sponge 4342 4343 1 0s
Gator 5981 6015 34 0.5s
Stag 4053 4131 78 1s
Crab 4219 4271 52 1s
Centipede 6117 6268 151 2.5s
Snail 5566 6261 695 11.5s
Ostrich 5460 5480 20 0.5s
Moth 7277 7315 38 0.5s
X-Hunter 1 3512 3589 77 1s
X-Hunter 2 2941 3013 72 1s
X-Hunter 3 3701 3742 41 0.5s
Boss Rush 13235 13249 14 0s
Sigma Stage 7333 7335 2 0s
Total 76038 77318 1280 20s
This TAS is made by BizHawk. Published TAS is made by Snes9x 1.43. BizHawk has more lag than Snes9x 1.43.

Reference TAS

In Closing

Thanks to Hetfield and FractalFusion, I can complete this TAS. Their advices, bk2, Lua is very helpful.


Samsara: Judging.

Samsara: Great run and audience response. Due to the feedback in the submission thread and on previous MMX2 submissions, I'm accepting this as a new category, with the caveat that both this run and the "best ending, no upgrades" run will be obsoleted by a true 100% run that achieves both the best ending and all upgrades.

Guga: Processing...


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