After careful consideration and deliberation, we've decided that all versions of Dolphin prior to 4.0-3595 are to be considered deprecated. In the future, we will no longer accept runs from these earlier Dolphin versions.
If you have already started a project with earlier versions of Dolphin, we will allow these to be completed and submitted without issue. For those planning to create new TASes with Dolphin, please use versions of Dolphin greater than 4.0-3595.
The SGDQ 2015 speed TAS competition is over! The game choice made by dwangoAC was Streemerz in "Streeeeemerz Mode" from creator Arthur 'Mr. Podunkian' Lee and thefox who ported it to the NES (used with permission).
Over 150 submissions completed the game, with Mothrayas coming in as the winner (despite preliminary results that kaizoman had won). Full results are here.
A proper submission of the category was made with the help of multiple authors. Overall feedback on the competition has been very positive.
A normal TAS is like a grand master in an untimed chess match playing perfectly. A speed TAS is like the same grand master playing speed chess slightly less perfectly. At the end of the SGDQ 2015 TASBot block on Saturday Aug. 1 an NES game and a ~4 hour time limit will be announced during which participants will be able to submit a BizHawk or FCEUX movie file, with the winning submission played back directly following Super Metroid. More details can be found in the competition announcement.
We are going to be phasing out support for PCSX-based emulators. So if you creating or are thinking about creating PSX runs, please read our important announcement.