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Movies for GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity


#23965587579556294 - GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - VBA display script
FZMV_basic.lua (3.69kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2015-07-07 06:41:53 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
1677 views, 81 downloads
Second exhibit. Apparently, I was making a visual compass or something. My guess for the numbers are about as good as yours, and I sure hope yours is any good, since I believe they relate to speed, position, facing, and momentum. The numbers on the bottom right may have something related to boosts, I'm pretty sure their purpose will be obvious when you try to boost.

The compass would be much better with some margin off to the side, or on a separate canvas, which VBA doesn't have. Any plans to port this to an emulator with such capability should look to adjust the display for that feature.

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#12964102343777807 - GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - P1 19"48 flap
FZMV_FRK_P1_1948flap.vbm (21.7kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2014-02-26 19:46:17 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
In 03:03.53 [10962 frames], 938 rerecords)
3223 views, 289 downloads
Emulator: VBA-RR v24m svn480

Unassisted fast lap for Pawn 1, Bianca City - Stretch Circuit: 19"28

I'm doing something wrong, as I'm 0.20 seconds slower. Either that, or the Master level Rival in Training gives enough of an advantage over Expert level Grand Prix. But I'd like to say it's my error.

I know, this is meant to be a verification movie. But it's no good if I don't hone my knowledge over the game. So make the verification good at something, or try to.

Splits: 36"33 34"11 23"64 40"15 19"48

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#12907400947310067 - GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - Sync test with VBA v24
FZMV_FRK_vba24m.vbm (7.91kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2014-02-24 06:29:10 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
In 01:05.65 [3921 frames], 222 rerecords)
3227 views, 266 downloads
Emulator: VBA-RR v24m svn480

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7OeNApAntY

I don't know... Either I'm playing this game horribly wrong, or I'm doing it incredibly right. The game was telling me to turn back most of the time. I got a time of 36"35 for my first lap before blowing up in a tragic explosion, while still in first place in Expert.

To convince you to look, this is a hilarious 36"35 to watch (my opinion). I don't believe I was driving in any fashion a sane player would do.

Seems to work fine (though this was made in v24 and probably won't work in v23.6). I'm curious about thoughts of any experts who've been messing with multiple versions of VBA.

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#12882383957282529 - Password calculator for F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
FZMVname.lua (1.89kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2014-02-23 03:26:47 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
3238 views, 183 downloads
Go into name entry. Run script. Mess around in there. Tells you what password for any name you input as you're messing around.

I left a few notes in the code, if you need them.

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#12882193794445245 - GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - Testing a name for fast password.
FZero_MV_GetJV.vbm (1.79kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2014-02-23 03:14:27 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
In 00:13.18 [787 frames], 119 rerecords)
3231 views, 266 downloads
Emulator: VBA-RR v23.6 svn480 (How is VBA-M v24, anyway?)

The only thing I do is give myself an odd name to change the unlock password, set up the options as usual, then unlock Jet Vermilion with password and select it for Pawn Expert.

I expect someone to beat this time by a few frames sometime in the future. There's only 20 trillion names to check.

Oh, and watch as I manage to input the 8th character of the name before the 7th character to speed up the name entry. That should cause some worry for any distance algorithms to take into account that trick.

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#12809468352107768 - GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - Test movie.
FZero_MV_FRK_PawnEx_2laps.vbm (9.26kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2014-02-19 20:38:09 by FatRatKnight (119 files)
For GBA F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (6 files)
In 01:17.23 [4613 frames], 563 rerecords)
3260 views, 250 downloads
Emulator: VBA-RR v23.6 svn480

I don't actually know if these two laps with the Fire Ball in Bianca City - Stretch Circuit (28"18 and 23"67 in the first Pawn track) is any good for TAS. I haven't found any ridiculous speed tricks, though.

I did mess with the in-game controls (to type 6) so that up triggers the boost instead of L+R. L and R buttons do a pretty good job at making you go a bit faster, especially if you're holding one opposite of where you're turning. Freezing this helpful boost for a few frames waiting for the boost to trigger is one way to slow you down, so I shift controls to the less-used up.

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