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Submission #6576: Karaage's DS The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks in 3:57:26.32

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Game version: JPN
ROM filename: TLoZ_Spirit_Tracks_(J).nds
Emulator: DeSmuME 0.9.9a
Movie length: 3:57:26.32
FrameCount: 852302
Re-record count: 245403
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: Karaage
Submitter: Karaage
Submitted at: 2019-12-22 12:08:25
Text last edited at: 2020-05-11 21:14:50
Text last edited by: Stovent
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

Happy 10th Anniversary, Spirit Tracks!!!

About the Movie

  • Aims for fastest time
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Uses death to save time

To Sync the Movie

  • Use DeSmeME 0.9.9a
  • Set firmware settings as following:
    • Nickname: TAS
    • Message: (empty)
    • Language: Japanese
  • Set Sound settings as following:
    • Sunchronization Mode: Synchronous
    • Synchronizer Method: "N"
    • Interpolation: Cosine
    • Check Advanced SPU Logic
  • Do NOT use external BIOS and dynamic recompiler.
  • Microphone settings: Use Microphone Sample

Hi-res dumping

You can use DeSmuME git#41e9b16 for hi-res dumping. To avoid SRAM issue, follow these steps:
  1. Delete SRAM files and boot Spirit Tracks on DeSmuME.
  2. Pause emulation and load the movie.
  3. Create savestate and unpause emulation.
  4. Load the savestate.

Why did you use Japanese version?

  • In Japanese version, some puzzles in Tower of Spirits (ToS) are shortened or deleted.
    • In ToS 5th visit, 2 puzzles in 20th floor are shortened.
    • In ToS 6th visit, 25th floor of NA, AUS and EU version is optional. ToS 6th visit starts from 30th floor in Japanese version, not 31st floor.
  • I'm Japanese.


Commentated video is available. (Japanese only)

(Link to video)


The movie here ends upon defeating Malladus.
For publication, you can use epilogue extended movie file.
http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/63067350973390167 (DeSmuME 0.9.9a movie, mic sample included)

Special Thanks

  • Pirohiko: Egg of Columbus
  • Stovent: Some RAM staffs
  • MidoriSM64: Some donations
  • Merilly: Some donations
  • All those who enjoy this TAS.

GoddessMaria: Judging.

feos: Replaced the submission with the file that includes the mic sample. DeSmuME 0.9.9a is required to play it.

GoddessMaria: Hello, Karage, and welcome to TASVideos!

For your first submission, you have done well on this. The optimization was solid and didn't appear to be any gaps in the overall gameplay quality. Audience reception was also overall positive. That being said...

Accepting this into Moons.

Stovent: Joint Publication with Spikestuff.

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