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Dacicus

Hi!

I am one of the encoders on TASVideos. I was a publisher previously but resigned for a number of years after this happened. If you're interested in encoding EmulatorResources/Famtasia movies but don't want to go through the emulator configuration process, you can download my setup here.

Possibly useful information about encoding challenges I have come across.

[630] NES Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (USA PRG1) "last boss only" by LegendOfMart in 04:50.4 and other MTPO runs made with Famtasia - I likely dumped these using FCEU 0.98.15, which can automatically convert FMV files using Nesmock.

[856] NES Shadow of the Ninja (Europe) by xipo in 09:22.13 - You need to disable PAL mode to get this to synch. It seems like FCEU 0.98.15 enables PAL mode every time you replay or restart the movie, however, but it doesn't toggle the PAL Emulation checkmark in the Config menu if you disabled it previously. If you get a desynch on the character select screen, try this: Stop Movie -> Replay Movie -> Enable PAL Emulation -> Disable PAL Emulation. You could also do NES -> Power instead of the Stop and Replay steps.

These are the TASes that include me as an author.

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Vault]GB Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear (Europe) in 09:59.32 by Dacicus.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2008-02-04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 8.97 MB, length: 11:11)
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Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #1817 — Author's comments
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Rating: 5.0 (21 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Genre: Platform
According to the dates given in the manuals, this game takes place after Wizards & Warriors III, although it was published earlier. Malkil is back at his evil deeds. He has abducted Princess Elaine and taken her to his Fortress of Fear. It's up to Kuros to save her.


Note: This movie requires either VBA rerecording v20 or v24.

[Tier: Moons][Console-verified]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:27.95 by Ferret Warlord & Dacicus.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-08-28)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 36.17 MB, length: 19:53)
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Submission #781 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #316 (17:53.23)
Rating: 6.7 (26 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.

There is some major sequence-breaking going on in this movie. Only 6 out of the 9 supposedly mandatory quests are cleared, meaning the author has to find original ways of passing obstacles he's not supposed to pass.

The ending of this game is epilepsy-inducing.

This particular movie is an updated version of the second TAS, with Malkil beaten with some magic not even the game programmers knew about.

The first 17 minutes are identical to the previous version, and were played by Ferret Warlord. The Malkil battle was played by Dacicus.

You can also see this run played on a real NES here.


[Tier: Moons]NES Wizards & Warriors III: Kuros: Visions of Power (USA) in 17:25.61 by Ferret Warlord, Dacicus & Alyosha.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2015-06-13)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 32.39 MB, length: 19:49)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 41.76 MB, length: 19:49)
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Submission #4706 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #401 (17:27.95)
Rating: 5.8 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Platform
The third game in the Wizards & Warriors series. Having been tricked out of his victory in the previous game, Kuros once again returns to do battle on evil and pretend he will marry every princess he meets.

Most of the old run remains unchanged, however, a known improvement over the previous run was implemented as well as a small oversight fixed. Therefore, this is an improvement of 2.34 seconds over the previous run. (note: the actual improvement is just of over 30 frames (roughly half a second), but due to the different FPS used by FCEU and FCEUX, it passes off as more)

The ending of this game is still epilepsy-inducing.



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