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SNES Family Feud


[Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers]SNES Family Feud (USA) "playaround" in 06:46.28 by Heisanevilgenius.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-01-26)
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Family Feud (1993) follows the premise of the American TV show of the same name. Two families are pitted against each other in a contest aimed at guessing the results of a public survey. In the first two rounds, the first family member to press a button and give a concise answer that happens to be on the survey earns points. After that, this family can continue guessing answers on the survey, with control switching to the other family on incorrect guesses. After two rounds, the family with fewer points is disqualified, and the last round allows two members of the remaining family to list several of the existing survey answers in a very short time period.

Heisanevilgenius's family, The As, ignores all that and goes with elaborate and utter nonsense instead… only to find the host accepting their answers as correct. The other family, The Halls, doesn't even get the chance to insert a word, proving the racial prejudice of the host. Watch the game and see for yourself.

If you liked how this movie abuses a text recognition system, also see the trouble that TAS tools bring to a drawing recognition system.

Note: Some answers contain coarse language.

#45033223707187924 - Family Feud
Family Feud.bk2 (10.7kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-02-10 01:35:51 by Evan0512 (2 files)
For SNES Family Feud (1 file)
In 05:22.29 [19369 frames], 556 rerecords)
2467 views, 231 downloads
A movie of Family Feud for 5:18.
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The following information is from Zanoab:

All the questions and answers are encoded in ascii. Using the second image as a reference:

  • Red boxes contain the question. I believe the first copy is used as a buffer for displaying the text.
  • Blue boxes contain the inputted answers. The first is the answer the computer will submit and the second is a buffer for the player's answer.
  • Green box contains the point value to display for each answer. Fixed size of two digits (or chars) each.
  • Black box contains the answers. Rules for parsing and reading below.

Here are the rules I figured out so far and have confirmed:

  • \x00 terminates the answer.
  • '\' terminates a possible answer (player can match the preceding or the following answer).
  • ' ' (space) are mandatory spaces.
  • ';' (semi-colon) are treated as optional spaces.
  • Upper-case letters (ABC) are mandatory except for special exceptions.
  • Lower-case letters (abc) are optional.
  • Consecutive identical letters (AA) may be omitted.

Hopefully a list with all answers: http://pkhack.fobby.net/misc/txt/familyfeud_textdump.txt