TASVideos

Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough

Post Completion Input

For some games, the length of inputs necessary to guarantee game completion will be achieved is significantly shorter than the length of inputs necessary to actually reach the completion point. Some examples include: requiring inputs to progress through an epilogue, high score name/initials input, or to simply clear a credits screen to reach some final screen.

For the purposes of speed records, TASVideos allows TASers to stop the movie when the initial ending sequence is guaranteed to begin, without including extra input to process the entire ending. This is only allowed under strict conditions, and movies that have all the necessary input are still preferred for submissions.

This page attempts to list such timing variations for reasons of comparison.

As a bonus comparison, a third time is listed for each game based on the branch-specific speedrun.com rules for timing. Links to movies with alternate ending times are provided, as well as any explanations on timing measurements.

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Armadillo

Branch Full movie Truncated movie speedrun.com timing Notes
Trunk 18:16.91 Publication 18:10.17 Userfile 18:15.92 Rules Truncated version removes input necessary to progress through epilogue

Circus Caper

Branch Full movie Truncated movie speedrun.com timing Notes
Trunk 7:03.75 Publication 6:53.78 Userfile 6:20.72 Rules Truncated version removes input necessary to progress through epilogue


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PostCompletionInput last edited by feos on 2019-01-05 12:16:44
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