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Submission #5175: paosidufygth's PSX Rockman X3 in 13:36.56

Console: Sony PlayStation
Game name: Rockman X3
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Rockman X3 (Japan).cue
Emulator: PSXjin v2.0.2
Movie length: 13:36.56
FrameCount: 48416
Re-record count: 5281
Author's real name: paosidufygth
Author's nickname: paosidufygth
Submitter: paosidufygth
Submitted at: 2016-07-16 15:15:40
Text last edited at: 2018-05-10 21:19:02
Text last edited by: ThunderAxe31
Download: Download (9835 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:

Rockman X3 PSX

Intro Stage

1st level

Doppler levels

Stage 1

2nd level

Stage 2

3rd level

Stage 3

4th level

Stage 4

5th level

Mothrayas: Judging.

FractalFusion: The BIOS used is SCPH1000.BIN .

Mothrayas: I'm rejecting this run for a few reasons.

First of all, about the password glitch usage - it is, as with practically any password glitch, a grey area issue. The behavior in this specific case is that the password sets certain values in memory, but then rejects the password anyway. This means that the run still directly makes use of the password's benefits to save time and make the game easier (by skipping one boss battle and allowing X to obtain the Z-Saber without defeating Vile). This violates the principle that the password rule was made for, using a password's effects to lower difficulty and skip challenges. As such, I'm disallowing usage of this password glitch, for this category and any other speed category of this game.

However, another important reason I'm rejecting this submission is because of poor emulation. PSXjin is a deprecated emulator, and pending non-acceptance, precisely because it emulates PSX games poorly. Its poor emulation manifests itself in this game as well, by not playing any music tracks in-game (outside of FMV scenes) and by freezing the game near the end part of the game ending. Historically a few exceptions have been made for this, but that was because of lack of an alternative. Since then, though, we got BizHawk with PSX support, which doesn't have the aforementioned emulation issues with this game, and therefore should be the emulator of choice for TASing this game. Rejecting due to poor emulation where a better alternative is available.

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