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Submission #6360: keylie's Linux Minit in 07:14.88

Console: Linux
Game name: Minit
Game version: unknown
ROM filename:
Branch:
Emulator: libTAS v1.3.4
Movie length: 07:14.88
FrameCount: 26093
Re-record count: 3089
Author's real name: Clément Gallet
Author's nickname: keylie
Submitter: keylie
Submitted at: 2019-04-09 10:33:24
Text last edited at: 2019-04-21 02:35:57
Text last edited by: slamo
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Status: judging underway
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ALERTS POSSIBLY COMPROMISING MOVIE INTEGRITY:

Version info:

libTAS version: 1.3.4

Annotation info:

Game: Minit, v1.1, Steam version (64-bit binary)

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 amd64 with Linux kernel 4.13.0-36-generic, libTAS v1.3.4. Game executable is `/path/to/game/runner`.

The game requires several librairies, some of them from a specific old version not available anymore on recent distribution, so they must be taken from the Steam runtime. You need to copy libraries libcrypto.so.1.0.0 and libssl.so.1.0.0 from `/path/to/Steam/ubuntu12_32/steam-runtime/amd64/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu` into the game folder. Then in libTAS in `File > Executable options`, library path must be set to `/path/to/game/`. You also need to check `Runtime > Time tracking > clock_gettime()`.

The game starts in fullscreen mode from a fresh install, but you can control the resolution by setting `Video > Virtual screen resolution`. The game has a native 4:3 resolution ratio (except the splash screen which is 16:9) and will place black borders on other resolution ratios, but this does not affect sync.

Author's comments and explanations:
Minit is an adventure game released in 2018, where the player obtains a cursed sword, resulting in each live only lasting for one minute. This TAS follows closely the unassisted speedrun route, but with some heavy luck manipulation and tight movements.


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Game objectives

  • Emulator used: libTAS 1.3.4
  • Aims for fastest in-game time

Game version and mode

This TAS was done on the "v1.1" or "speedrun release" version of the game, as called by the community, because there is no mention of a version number in the game. It corresponds to manifest 6678403216955145752 in the Steam game depot for Linux. This version features a speedrun mode, which shows the in-game timer on screen, starts at the sword grab and ends at the boss. This mode has no consequence on the final in-game time, but saves more than ten seconds of real-time. This is the chosen mode for this TAS, so it spends a bit of time in the menu to activate it.

It should be noted that "v1.1" has a few gameplay differences regarding the any% speedrun:

  • the three crabs have a fixed pattern
  • the megasword has a smaller hitbox to pick
  • it is no longer possible to suicide during the boss

The later two items make the any% speedrun in "v1.1" about 1-2 seconds slower, but I considered that it was not worth using an old version for such a small time save. Also, the other speedrun categories use "v1.1" because of the introduced camera item which saves several seconds, so it would be more consistent with potential submissions of other speedrun categories here.

Tricks

Suicide early

When hitting the suicide button, the in-game timer pauses, but the environment still continues for several seconds. To save some in-game time, we can suicide while waiting for an event to happen. This is used when giving water to the lost person, and when destroying the last crate.

Watering can pumping

When throwing water, our character is very slightly pushed forward. By using it every other frame, we gain about 8% speed boost.

Thanks

Many thanks to the Minit discord and the UD community for the suggestions and feedback.


slamo: Judging!


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