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Submission #6410: Wobmiar's GC Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles in 1:37:34.03

Console: Nintendo GameCube
Game name: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: Final Fantasy - Crystal Chronicles (Japan).iso
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Emulator: Dolphin 5.0
Movie length: 1:37:34.03
FrameCount: 1052679
Re-record count: 58819
Author's real name: Laetia
Author's nickname: Wobmiar
Submitter: Wobmiar
Submitted at: 2019-06-04 01:59:15
Text last edited at: 2019-06-05 22:55:09
Text last edited by: Wobmiar
Download: Download (24156 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Author's comments and explanations:
Leo trained all his life for this. Today, he will embark in a grand adventure to collect myrrh and protect his village. But the powerful Lilty has something else in mind. Time must not be wasted, and it's the entire world he vows to deliver. His quest will be short, but efficient.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a rpg created by Square Enix where you control a caravan and its members, and travel in a hostile world with dungeons and monsters. You collect drops of myrrh to protect your village, and go on a quest to find and destroy the source of the miasma that corrupts the world.

Sync Instructions

It's necessary to provide the game with a formatted memory card before being able to play the movie file.
  1. Set up a memory card in the Dolphin settings;
  2. Launch the game;
  3. When this screen appears, select the upper option twice and press X key;
  4. Now the movie file can be played.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Dolphin 5.0
  • Complete the game as fast as possible
  • Don't use any glitch

Comments

When I started this TAS, it was because I discovered a new trick that makes me able to manipulate events to get the items I need. But unfortunately, I noted early on that it wasn't worth. Nonetheless, I had created a route using the Lilty class, wich has 1 more strength at start than the Selkie (used in the previous TAS). It proved to be very effective, and, saving time almost everywhere, this new run saves 50 seconds over the previous submission.

As always, Japanese version of the game is used more than ever because food boosts are kept between dungeons (for a certain time).

The route is very similar than the previous TAS, main differences being related to the 1 strength difference. Per example, I eat more meat to get better stats (wich is why my father is a rancher). I also can skip some chest artifacts that I don't need anymore since I have enough strength. Adding to this, this TAS is simply BETTER. I improved a lot, and it shows with small optimisations here and there, some new techniques I discovered on the fly like using the monsters on the traps in Veo Lu Sluice, and bigger rng manipulated (shown mostly at the end of Kilanda).

Timesave?

Even if it's close to be, it's never perfect. Manipulating rng costs frames, and it might always be possible to save some here and there. Still, RNG is way better in this TAS than the precedent. Also, Meteor Parasite is such a hard boss I can't imagine there's no way to make it faster. But the way I did took me a really long time and I did my best, I'm not even sure I would be able to redo it as fast if I try.

Special thanks

  • Leossier, my best friend, always there for me, and the protagonist of this TAS
  • The speedrunning community of FFCC. I have the chance to have found the Discord channel and talked to a lot of nice people. Hello to all of them
  • The TAS community, wich is the reason this beautiful video can be made and published for others to see in the first place (a classic thank you)

Enjoy the movie everyone! :)

Unfortunately, the dtm file has a desync, wich kills the run. But before I cancel, I want to thank ThunderAxe for his help. If I redo the TAS someday, it's probably because of him. I'm sorry everyone


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