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TASVideos News and Announcements (posted by TASVideos senior staff).

Call for new encoders!

posted by fsvgm777 at 2021-09-15 19:43:52

A fair amount of publications, both current and obsolete, are lacking a YouTube encode. In order to preserve our history on YouTube, I am calling for new encoders!

If you have some CPU power to spare (and you're going to need it), feel free to choose any publication from the above list, upload your YouTube encode to your own YouTube channel as well as to a file sharing service (e.g. MEGA). Should you require any assistance, you can ask me (either via forum PM or Discord DM).

For starters, here are the encoder guidelines.

And here's a comprehensive publication manual. It also contains links to the current encoding package as well as the required stuff. Don't forget to make your own encoder logo.

Note: If you wish to do downloadable encodes as well, there are published movies that can be re-encoded so that they meet our current standards.

If your contributions prove to be valuable for the site, you may be promoted to the Encoder rank.

Site Rewrite: Feedback and Testing Wanted!

posted by Memory at 2021-09-01 14:40:01

We have been working on a complete rewrite/redesign of TASVideos and are now ready to open it to public feedback/testing. A demo of the site can be found at https://tasvideos.mistflux.net/.

Details can be found in the thread.

Now accepting PCem for DOS games! More DOS games TASable.

posted by feos at 2021-08-29 16:23:07

We allow libTAS to run PCem as a DOS machine emulator.

Only TASVideos releases of PCem are allowed. Such releases are marked st to indicate single-threading - modification required for determinism, not available in the original PCem. libTAS is needed because PCem doesn't have any TAS tools.

The setup required may be non-trivial, but game support is overwhelming, because PCem emulates much more hardware than JPC-RR does.

See the relevant section of the Movie Rules:

libTAS specific rules also fully apply:

Guide on TASing DOS games in PCem+libTAS:

Huge thanks to people who helped making this possible: keylie, slamo, Dacicus, Nach, and fsvgm777!

Tier System Overhaul

posted by Memory at 2021-08-17 17:18:52

We are in the process of overhauling what we previously called our tier system to what we now call a class system with Standard class replacing Vault. Standard will over time allow for more goals than what was allowed in Vault. We will be overhauling a lot of wiki pages for the near future, so there will likely be incorrect or outdated information present on them. We will also be in the process of moving movies into their correct classes. Once we are largely done with both of those things, we will add new goals and rejudge old submissions that apply.

Discussion on what to implement into Standard and more general feedback is taking place in this thread.
Announcements and documentation relating to the overhaul process is taking place in this thread.

TASGiving 2021 announced!

posted by Noxxa at 2021-08-09 17:49:33

The second iteration of TASGiving is due to be held from Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28th. TASGiving is a TAS-focused charity marathon that benefits NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The first TASGiving raised over $10,000 for NAMI, and this year we hope to achieve a similar success, or even better.

Submissions are currently open, and will be running until September 15th. More information is available here.

libTAS 1.4.2 has been released!

posted by feos at 2021-07-07 17:15:38

libTAS 1.4.2 has been released!

Lua support was added, and input editor was improved. See the full changelog.


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