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#68402719500136279 - Kid C - Wins' score run with changed Elsewhere 1
KidChameleon_MaxScore(Wins-WIP-)-E1-test.bk2 (9.57kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2020-12-28 12:27:21 by TheRandomPie_IV (5 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 04:07.97 [14859 frames], 25832 rerecords)
456 views, 52 downloads
Changed Elsewhere 1. Very sloppy ending
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#68363824869058784 - Kid Chameleon: Improvements to Current TASes
BoomBosses.bk2 (3.70kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2020-12-26 18:25:00 by Winslinator (15 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 01:21.1 [4860 frames], 5340 rerecords)
502 views, 53 downloads

bk2 works best on BizHawk 1.11.8 | You must freeze 68K RAM address FC5A to a value of 1E (hex) for the movie to play from power on.

  • The linked .bk2 is of an improvement to Boomerang Bosses over the Any% TAS which is 6.5 seconds faster and uses no 20-diamond power.

Maximum Levels TAS Improvements

  • If the Maximum Levels TAS is to include dead-end elsewheres in the next update, The Valley of Life > Elsewhere 13 > The Black Pit path would be faster than the Forced Entry > Elsewhere 12 > The Cliffs of Illusion path. Plus, the former allows you to start Lion's Den as Skycutter.

  • We would also have to test if the Elsewhere 19 > Towers of Blood > Elsewhere 20 > The Crypt > Elsewhere 21 path is faster over Elsewhere 17 > Elsewhere 18 > Scorpion Isle > The Hills Have Eyes > Elsewhere 22. The latter allows Alien Twilight, Secrets in the Rocks, and Ice God's Vengeance to be played as Skycutter while the former does not, so these options would need to be weighed carefully.

  • We would even see a use for this strat to get to Elsewhere 25 (read video description):

General Improvements

  • As explained in the "Teleporters" section of this game's resources, one frame of teleportation delay can be saved for each tap of the right button from a standstill. This equates to 30 frames saved per teleporter. My Maximum Score WIP has some examples of this already implemented.

  • Blue Lake Woods I and II received some slight improvements over both TASes in the Final Boss Warp TAS, which would need to be integrated.

  • About 50 frames could be saved in Elsehwere 1 if the restart round strat at the beginning is removed and we instead restart round on the same frame Cyclone is collected (to execute a helmet storage glitch). We would be two diamonds short but I imagine it shouldn't take more than 50 frames to recover them later on.
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#68362432355304846 - Kid Chameleon Maximum Score WIP
KidChameleon_MaxScore.bk2 (29.0kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2020-12-26 16:54:42 by Winslinator (15 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 13:54.42 [50001 frames], 25590 rerecords)
521 views, 57 downloads

==bk2 works best with BizHawk 1.13.2 and is encoded below==

I am posting this here because I am retiring from my work on this TAS; I simply don't have the time to complete a commitment of this magnitude. That being said, this is open for anyone to pick up and continue where I left off. Have at it!

I will outline the rest of the proposed route for the TAS below. You'll need this guide if you were to continue this project. Note that I'm skipping over a lot of basic Kid Chameleon highscoring and TASing information here. For more general info, search the Kid Chameleon Wiki (especially the Score page), and TASVideos Kid Chameleon Tricks.

1) The RTA world record is 1,817,060 points, so the TAS must beat this score. Video below (timestamps of each successful attempt in description):

2) Two players are selected due to two exclusive glitches that give extra points.

Only one player will go for the maximum score while the other player is just around to make the glitches happen and usually completes levels as fast as possible to reach key levels. In the case of this TAS, it's fastest for player 2 to be the high-scorer and player 1 to give special assistance. Anyway, one of the glitches allows player 1 to give any helmet to player 2 (usually a Skycutter helmet), which is useful when player 2 is in a level where the most optimal helmet is not available. Refer to the video below for explanation:

Additionally, there is a wrong warp glitch which changes the level a teleporter leads to and comprises an extra 800+ points:

As the second video states, this glitch can only be performed once in the run and because player 1 will be gone afterwards, no more helmet storage glitches can be performed. Best place to do it for this TAS will undoubtedly be to wrong warp player 1 from Alien Isle to player 2's Beneath the Twisted Hills. Normally you cannot collect two clocks in Beneath the Twisted Hills but if you do so in Alien Isle and then do the wrong warp, you will get the points from those two extra clocks!

3) Things I forgot to do during this WIP

  • TheRandomPie_IV noted in this userfile that about 50 frames could be saved in Elsehwere 1 for each player if the restart round strat at the beginning is removed and instead restart round on the same frame Cyclone is collected. We will be down two diamonds for both players but I imagine it shouldn't take more than 50 frames to recover them later on.
  • On a teleporter, coming to a standstill and tapping right every other frame saves you one frame of teleportation delay for each tap. I forgot to do this with Player 1 as they exit Woods of Despair 2.

4) Notable tasks left for Player 1 (the helper) to perform

For the levels that Player 1 needs to get through as fast as possible, I've just been copying and pasting input from TheRandomPie_IV's Any% and Maximum Levels TASes. So if you ever submit a final version of this, be sure to credit him too.

When player 1 reaches Nightmare Peaks 2, they should give a Cyclone helmet to Player 2 for Nightmare Peaks 1. I think the fastest way to do this is to allow a fireball to kill you while collecting the leftmost Cyclone helmet in the level.

When player 1 reaches Diamond Edge, they should give a Skycutter helmet to Player 2 for Nightmare Peaks 2, and also for when Player 2 reaches Alien Twilight.

When player 1 reaches Alien Isle, they should wrong warp to Beneath the Twisted Hills in the manner suggested by the Highscoring with Wrong Warps video. I realized after making the video that it might not be faster to have 50 diamonds by that moment in the game than to just collect the ankh at the start of the level to increment from -1 to 0 lives. Be sure to weigh both options!

5) Notable tasks left for Player 2 (the max scorer) to perform

After receiving the Cyclone helmet from player 1, Nightmare Peaks 1 should look like this except more optimized (be sure to collect both 10-diamond prizes as well!):

Nightmare Peaks 2 should look like this except using the Skycutter obtained from player 1, and using invulnerability to bypass waiting at the drill blocks:

In Bagel Brothers, the goal is to obtain the fastest time without being hit and collecting three clocks. Remember that collecting three clocks subtracts 120 seconds from the speed bonus due to a glitch (which is why for most levels we only collect two). However, since the speed bonus is normally 220 seconds on this level, it is therefore just reduced to 100 seconds and does not create any issues. Therefore, an IGT of 9:59 is possible here.

Player 2 should have a Skycutter helmet for the Crypt (obtained from Diamond Edge), and it should look like this except more optimized:

Player 2 should receive a Skycutter helmet from player 1 when Alien Twilight begins because The Crypt was just finished as Micromax. Don't forget to collect the 10,000 points block in Secrets in the Rocks. Tunnels Beneath the Woods should look like this except more optimized:

In Hills of Forever, Player 2 should take the telepad to the dead-end Elsehwere 25 so that they can respawn back in Hills of Forever about 25% through the level for some extra points. The level itself should look something like this:

Beneath the Twisted Hills should progress similar to how it is hypothesized in the Highscoring with Wrong Warps video. Helmet storage will not be available for the rest of the levels. The Land Below and The Final Marathon should look like this except more optimized:

Plethora should look similar to how TheRandomPie_IV did it in his Any% TAS. Be sure to collect the two clocks as well!

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#36009974368461154 - KC Any% (1:21.95)
KC Any% (1;21.95).bk2 (3.95kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-12-30 16:50:31 by Winslinator (15 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 01:22.07 [4918 frames], 19427 rerecords)
5554 views, 532 downloads
Massive 294-frame improvement over the previous WIP
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#33481442694174900 - KC Any% (1:26.86)
KC Any% (1;26.86).bk2 (4.79kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-09-07 19:53:07 by Winslinator (15 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 02:11.87 [7902 frames], 1879 rerecords)
5852 views, 517 downloads
Saves 1 frame over the last file, due to better movement at the BLW1 rubber block pit.
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#33462102174540930 - More BLW1
Any%_Spliced_blocktest.tasproj.bk2 (2.18kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-09-06 22:58:52 by TheRandomPie_IV (5 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 00:34.31 [2056 frames], 1024 rerecords)
5740 views, 514 downloads
More BLW1. Faster in some places but slower in others.
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#33414609093679181 - Kid Chameleon Any% Progress
Kid Chameleon Any%.bk2 (4.73kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-09-04 19:38:54 by Winslinator (15 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 02:11.89 [7903 frames], 1702 rerecords)
5869 views, 542 downloads
Our progress in the KC Any% TAS thus far. TAS time is 1:26.88, and RTA time (assumes perfect flag hit on Plethora) would be 1:31.05.
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#33172480726180494 - Optimised version of TheWinslinator's BLW2 opening
Any%_Spliced_blocktest.tasproj.bk2 (2.15kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-08-24 21:56:40 by TheRandomPie_IV (5 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 00:34.38 [2060 frames], 638 rerecords)
5766 views, 503 downloads
Optimised version of TheWinslinator's BLW2 opening. Just under 2 frames faster than the version in my published runs.
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#32504983120391886 - Very Basic Kid C Ram Watch
Kid Chameleon (UE) [!].wch (138B Memory watch file)
Uploaded 2016-07-25 20:28:53 by TheRandomPie_IV (5 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
5763 views, 675 downloads
Very Basic Kid C Ram Watch. Only X position and X speed (including subpixels)
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#32504934390164662 - Short Kid C Demo on BizHawk
kid_chameleon_short_demo.bk2 (1.52kB bk2 movie [Genesis])
Uploaded 2016-07-25 20:25:43 by TheRandomPie_IV (5 files)
For Genesis Kid Chameleon (10 files)
In 00:13.35 [800 frames], 2781 rerecords)
5816 views, 540 downloads
Short Kid C Demo on BizHawk. Only 800 frames long.
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