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#43967119220333596 - Porky's TAS fixed
Porky'sTASlmao.bk2 (1.27kB bk2 movie [A2600])
Uploaded 2017-12-24 01:18:04 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 00:08.31 [498 frames], 329 rerecords)
8623 views, 392 downloads

Anyway, I got 1 frame faster than Spike with a glitch AND I added some playaround input to add to entertainment.

Please replace the input file on the submission with this improvement.

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#43842684315417604 - Santa Claus Saves the Earth GBA test TAS
SantaTAStest.bk2 (53.8kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-12-18 10:48:22 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 30:07.51 [107958 frames], 3250 rerecords)
8743 views, 394 downloads
EMULATOR: BizHawk 1.11.6

This is a testrun of Santa Claus Saves the Earth. It goes over pretty much everything that will be in the route for the TAS. This is mainly meant for users who have suggested to co-op this TAS with me to see, but others may too obviously. I am pretty excited to TAS this game because of all the cool strats and glitches that can be shown off within the run, despite being such a notoriously terrible game.

One thing to note is that, while some parts are optimized, at least somewhat, the majority of the run is not. It is still pretty damn fast for this game, but many portions of this run are either not frame-perfect, turboed through for convenience, done without frame advancing, and screwed up slightly on purpose.

About the run itself:

General notes:

  • This run takes high advantage of a ceiling glitch that I found. It's similar to the one used constantly in my Sabrina: Potion Commotion TAS. This glitch is used to save massive amounts of time throughout the run, sometimes to skip quite large portions of levels.
  • There is also a ladder glitch. So, in this game, you're not supposed to be able to jump while on a ladder, at all, like you would in most games. So, being able to jump off the ladder at a very specific frame right before falling off it is a glitch indeed. This glitch allowed for the new yellow key glitch route in Area 3 and in a few other parts of the game too.
  • Yeah...and about the ladder glitch. Because I found this glitch, it will probably be used to continuously jump up very tall ladders to save time, kind of like in TASes of the Donkey Kong Country series for instance, except slower than they do it. It's used to jump from ladder to ladder quicker, to jump from a ladder to an adjacent platform corner, etc.. I don't go out of my way to do this as much as I could have in this test TAS. It's probably one of the sloppiest points of the run. I got tired of TRYING to do it at some point and just went up the ladders normally for the most part after that point.
  • You can't collect any unnecessary amounts of green, blue, or red dots (which are useless except for gaining points and scores and for getting extra lives if you collect enough of them, which are all completely useless for speedrunning). In the end screen, it unavoidably counts these up. For every one you collect, it wastes a frame at the end of the level. So the objective is to collect as few as possible, and I certainly don't go out of my way to get any.
  • At the end of Area 9, I unexpectedly ran out of snowballs. That wasn't a big deal. Area 10 had a shit ton of snowballs. In the final TAS, I'll take more time to route out which snowball cans I do or do not get (each one contains 5, and there are quite a few we get along the way). Also, sometimes, in this run, I take a few shots sometimes that are unnecessary, but hard to avoid honestly.
  • If you turn before taking damage on spikes and some other things, you'll take damage facing the opposite direction, which makes it so that damage doesn't WASTE time.
  • If you jump on top of a keyhole at a certain position, Santa will insert the key on the opposite side, thus teleporting Santa from position to position. This is a minor timesaver that will be used a lot in the TAS.
  • Similarly, if you flick a switch at a certain position, it teleports Santa to the other side of the switch. Sometimes, you'll see me flipping a switch for seemingly no reason. Well, that's the reason.
  • Those damn cheetahs are hard to kill in a single shot!!!!
  • This isn't the worst game I've ever seen. After playing and beating both any% and 100% of Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race (GBA), I think SCSTE is heavenly.

Stage-by-stage commentary:

  • Area 1: No notable skips, nothing special
  • Area 2: No notable skips, but I'm proud of myself for discovering that you can get the invincibility pouch that's out of the way and get back to the elevator in time, thus saving yourself from taking damage at those crusher things. Also, a music glitch occurs at the end of this level due to the fact that I completed it while still having on a powerup (and the powerup time being almost over).
  • Area 3: This level is full of skips. First off, getting the yellow key early is not the only thing I intended to do there, but normally when you get the yellow key you have to go all the way back around that part of the level, i.e. go all the way up the elevator and stuff too. This new route saves you from having to do that, and allows you to do the trick to use the superjump on the second elevator, which in itself is essentially skipping many seconds of waiting on a stupid elevator. In the second room of the level, you normally have to go through a whole lot before you can get to the green key, but with the ceiling jump all of that can be skipped. This saves about a minute of time, actually.
  • Area 4: There are actually two ways to complete this level; one with no yellow key required, but it's WAY out of the way of any reasonable route so we definitely don't take that one. In this route, we take the yellow key door. I do a fairly decent skip in the yellow key sequence where I get up to an area that was only intended to be reached with superjump OR dropping down into that part of the level from above (on the crowbars). The reason I go to the left rather than the right during that skip though is because otherwise the cheetah would have knocked me back off, wasting time. At the end, I also do the music glitch from Area 2 again.
  • Area 5: Just a basic boss battle, nothing really more to say. Actually pretty unoptimized, but it gets the point across. We just have to shoot snowballs at him, and make sure he's on screen the frame that his blinking stops.
  • Area 6: The first thing we do in this level is a ceiling shortcut straight to the red key. There are a ton of other minor skips done with the ceiling glitch here too, but you can see those for yourself.
  • Area 7: This doesn't really have anything to do with the ceiling glitch itself really, and I can't believe I didn't actually find this before, but by getting the superjump that's around the beginning of the level, one can already do a shortcut where they get to the switch to turn on the elevator to the red key door. That in itself is a pretty major shortcut. A pretty obvious one, too, so I can't say whether it's an overlook by the developers or whether it was intended to be done that way. There certainly isn't much else of a place to use the superjump in this level. Anyway, to extend on that shortcut, I don't even need to flick the switch at all, because, try to guess...yes...the ceiling glitch. Already skipping about a third of the level, this saves even more time than that here. The rest of the level is pretty straightforward though.
  • Area 8: This level is where I get the "candy cannon" ammunition (yes, the manual calls it that). This is used later in the run, in Area 10, the second boss, in order to defeat the boss much quicker. And, yeah, I use the ceiling glitch to save a lot of time again right at the beginning of the level. I skip right to the red key. It only saves about 10-15 seconds or so, but still is cool. Everything else is pretty straightforward, though. Although, at the end, where the elephant head is where you have to climb the ladder, I use the ladder jump glitch to take damage and then land right back on the ladder. Previous routing required me to take damage with him twice before I found this glitch.
  • Area 9: There really aren't any special shortcuts in this level. The switch for the door to the level exit is right next to a huge wall, on top of which sits the final door. Unfortunately, you have to go ALL the way around the level to get to it. I tried to get up there with the superjump and the ceiling glitch combined even, but I did not succeed to get up the wall (I was close though! Damn!). Currently, there does not exist a glitch that allows you to skip up there. If only it was just a little lower... Anyway, yeah, average level otherwise
  • Area 10: Other than the fact that this boss is pretty freakin weird as far as movement...and appearance...it's just an average boss battle again. In previous routing for this game, I just threw snowballs at him until he was dead (it took about 5 I think). The current routing relied on my idea to use the "candy cannon", the most rare and powerful type of weapon you'll find in the game, to beat him quicker. It actually WOULD save time in the first boss too, except that there don't exist any candy cannons until Area 6. It didn't really take much routing to figure out how I would get enough ammunition for Area 10; I only need one shot of it, and there are several instances throughout the game where candy cannons sit there right where we're walking. I picked Area 8, since it wastes no frames at all in that instance actually. Anyway, about the battle, there's no sense really in using the cannon twice; you can use it once and then use the snowball. It doesn't matter either way, though, two cannons or one cannon and one snowball, it still kills him in 2 shots.
  • Area 11: This level is extremely sadistic in so many horrible ways. And I'm only gonna describe it in this way: Unavoidable damage. When I say unavoidable, I don't mean really difficult, no I literally mean UNAVOIDABLE!!! What were these game developers thinking with this level? It's one of the worst levels in a video game I've ever seen. Anyway, aside all that, gameplay is pretty average, no real skips except for minor timesavers. Just sitting around on that side elevator getting hit by lasers you can't avoid is depressing... Most of the level relies on side elevators and where they are and what they're doing.
  • Area 12: In around the middle of the level, you notice I drop down to an elevator I went on before, go up, jump on a platform with spikes on purpose. Well, actually, this is a pretty big shortcut. Before then, you noticed that I flicked one switch. That switch was the switch to the door into the second room to open. Well, there's another switch the developers WANTED you to press, but I don't to save time. That switch gets rid of the spikes on that platform, making it easier to get across. Well, screw conveniences, this is a TAS.
  • Area 13: There aren't really any notable skips here either. There are quite a few times when I take damage through plains of spikes to save just a little bit of time though.
  • Area 14: It'd be really nice if there was a skip right to the end for this long, drawn out level, but unfortunately there isn't. Instead, you've got to go through this level full of timed bricks that you have to wait for sometimes. These developers really know how to torture players.
  • Area 15: The last level, the final boss. I didn't just switch to the pack to save time or something during the fight; no, the fight doesn't allow you to use your normal weapons, just the pack. That doesn't make any SENSE!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, to defeat the "wicked fairy Nilam", you have to hit certain parts of her body, which weirdly change according to where she is on the screen and stuff. I have a RAM address for Nilam's health. If you hit her in certain ways, you can hit her multiple times in one swing. In this run, I hit her 2 times most of the time, but towards the end I did some triple hits. You know, it would have been nice if the developers at least gave the bosses a health bar, so that you could see if you were actually doing damage or not without having to know how to search for RAM addresses on an emulator. Again. What. Were. They. THINKING!!!!

Enjoy! This is only a summary of all the crap that's gonna be mentioned on the submission text of the final TAS, too, so if you think this is a lot...

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#42656154991025618 - Narnia RAM watch 1
Narnia.wch (497B Memory watch file)
Uploaded 2017-10-26 00:20:56 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
8681 views, 576 downloads
This is my RAM watch for Narnia as of 10/25/17. I hope others find this useful, and if anyone finds any other useful addresses, let me know.
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#42570076708006142 - Narnia LWW Sloppy Test TAS in 44:17
NarniaTestTAS.bk2 (91.9kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-10-22 03:18:41 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 44:17.28 [158713 frames], 536 rerecords)
8736 views, 403 downloads
The full name of the game is GBA The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, but I didn't write the full name since it's so long.

Not only is the game's name extremely long, but so is the game itself.

Well... I want to TAS this game, but as you can see it's so damn hard and complex, especially with the RNG.

So, this TAS is barely even a TAS at all. It's not meant to be optimal, and even makes a few minor mistakes here and there. This TAS also only manipulates RNG to a good-enough kind of extent, and is by no means near optimal. Overall, though, the point of this is to show what speedrunning potential this game has, and shows off the route, which I've been working on for over a year now, and a few glitches and tricks that I found that save time.

Idk if I want to upload this to YouTube, since it's so long...

With the walking-through-crystals glitch, there are a lot more places in the game that can happen, but a lot are actually very difficult to do and some I don't really remember yet. When the optimal TAS is created, I'll be sure to test every crystal, rock, and snowpile in the game to make sure there isn't a place I can sneak or clip between them.

With the lighter I went out of my way to collect in Chapter 3, I collected it because I need to use one lighter in Chapter 5, but later, in Chapter 4, I actually saw one of the other AI (the siblings of Peter) go and collect another lighter that was out of the way while I was doing the route normally as if not to collect it. This certainly suggests a change in route for the mandatory lighter.

This test TAS is over three minutes faster than any of my actual speedruns of the game, by the way.

This is a very good game, and it'll make quite a TAS for sure. It's an overworld action game with great emphasis on the storyline (a lot of text to be skipped). The game in a speedrunning sense mostly consists of dodging enemies that would be in your way and attack you and stuff in order to get to the goals of the level as quickly as possible. However, the game will encounter a few boss battles, and some instances where you have to battle multiple enemies. Sometimes, I'm guessing we may have to manipulate enemy RNG to our advantage to quite a massive extent, since I've seen enemies clip me through rocks and stuff when hitting me, which can save time sometimes since I can't otherwise do that. The game, as mentioned above, will also involve some manipulation of your partners' AIs.

Other than just the RNG manipulation (despite that it will a MAJOR portion of this game's TASing process), the game also features a great amount of adventure and exploration, and the environments are quite different from one another. It also features pretty much all of the LWW storyline (which the viewer won't see much of since text is skipped very quickly). Routing is also quite mandatory for the run, and some glitches and tricks that do not have to do with enemies even are impressive.

I hope some people start to take interest in this game, because I don't feel I can do this project alone.

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#42520069822756811 - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friend TAS WIP
FostersTAS.bk2 (6.52kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-10-19 21:15:42 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 02:52.32 [10292 frames], 5079 rerecords)
8754 views, 380 downloads

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I'm actually quite proud to be TASing this title. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends was my favorite TV show as a kid, so it's just natural that I'd bought this game back then too. So, for me, this game is what I'd call a "classic." I've also studied this game quite extensively for over a year now and know it head-to-toe. Enjoy!

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#42437023452216257 - Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 - Sand Stage 1 COMPLETED
SandStage1.bk2 (4.45kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-10-16 03:30:04 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 02:01.97 [7285 frames], 835 rerecords)
8823 views, 419 downloads

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This time, Sand Stage 1, the first level, is all done. Enjoy!

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#42425677622612526 - Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 short WIP
WoodyTAS.bk2 (2.88kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-10-15 15:14:17 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 01:04.73 [3866 frames], 469 rerecords)
8807 views, 377 downloads
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#42419171220182212 - GBA Noddy: A Day In Toyland WIP
Noddy2TAS.bk2 (12.4kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2017-10-15 08:12:20 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 07:06.75 [25489 frames], 2910 rerecords)
8748 views, 376 downloads

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Yup. I'm dead serious. This seriously exists! For fucking real.

This has got to be the worst game I've ever seen yet! There is absolutely nothing remotely interesting about this shit other than the weird platform glitches I've been encountering throughout the production of this run. It's so mind-bogglingly bad, that I can't even stand to play it, so I've postponed the project until I can stand it again.

FYI, the developers were so embarrassed about this game, that they didn't even include a CREDITS sequence at the end when you beat it.

I can't stress this enough. I don't know who the hell would play this game for fun. Probably some 5-year-old British kid who likes Noddy and decided to GET THE VIDEO GAME FOR IT!!!

From what I'm seeing so far, this TAS will be about 15 minutes long. That's TWICE as long as the GBC Noddy game took, and that's WAY too long for a game this bad.

Oh, and just look at those awesome driving minigames. Gee, I have a ton more fun ACTUALLY driving for three hours than playing this minigame shit for three seconds.

It takes a lot for me to sincerely dislike a game, since I have very low standards, but this really succeeded at making me hate it.

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#41923761035227301 - Noddy and the Birthday Party WIP 2
NoddyTAS.bk2 (2.96kB bk2 movie [GBC])
Uploaded 2017-09-23 00:44:34 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 02:34.85 [9249 frames], 1477 rerecords)
8689 views, 412 downloads

This time I have three levels done. I LOVE THIS GAME!!!

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#41900937330779331 - Noddy and the Birthday Party WIP/test
NoddyTAS.bk2 (1.71kB bk2 movie [GBC])
Uploaded 2017-09-22 00:04:26 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 00:48.8 [2915 frames], 595 rerecords)
8698 views, 379 downloads

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I think it's a pretty damn good game for me to be doing!

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#41771516543787906 - Frozen: Olaf's Quest (first 3 levels)
FrozenTASWIP.dsm (152kB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2017-09-16 04:11:23 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 01:36.41 [5768 frames], 1190 rerecords)
8674 views, 567 downloads

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This game has recently caught my attention. I'm gonna really love TASing this. It's actually better than thought it'd be.

The game is based on Disney's very successful 2013 3-D film Frozen. Olaf the Snowman, a tertiary character in the film, is the main character in this game, taking with him his gentle humor. Despite being based on the film, it's not really a very story-typed game AT ALL like a lot of other franchise-based games. Heck, Elsa and Anna, the two main characters of the film, never even are seen anywhere in the game! Yeah, this game is pretty down-to-earth and they want you to actually do stuff, which I like a lot about it.

Aside from just Olaf's humor, he also can do a lot of weird tricks in the game. I quite literally throw Olaf's head around the levels to save time. I haven't found any glitches yet, but I can already tell you this will be loads of fun and entertainment (at least for me). I hope it is for you too!

100% is the best category for this game. In 100%, you have to collect every single item in all 60 of the levels. In the end, you will have unlocked 30 clothing items, 1 for every 2 levels. (The clothing items will never need to be used in any speedruns or TASes, since all they do is change how he looks)

I'm doing both 100% and any% at the same time, but any% is pretty boring, since all you do is go through the levels without doing much else at all most of the time. 100% is what you really want to watch.

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#32044121566014648 - [GBA] That's So Raven - TAS WIP 1
ThatsSoRavenWIP1.bk2 (5.48kB bk2 movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2016-07-05 02:21:37 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 02:39.14 [9505 frames], 2030 rerecords)
9718 views, 452 downloads
This TAS is Raven to the max.


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#30993722384370862 - [DS] TV Anime - Fairy Tail: Gekitou! Madoushi Kessen! TAS WIP
Fairytailanypercenttas.dsm (736kB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-05-18 19:02:21 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 07:46.13 [27887 frames], 4360 rerecords)
9761 views, 675 downloads
"This video is an almost 8 minute WIP of this anime-based video game that almost no one has ever heard of. I don't usually upload WIPs, but I don't feel that I'm interested in continuing this project any longer, so I went ahead and uploaded the WIP so that my hard work would not just go to waste. The WIP starts at Power On of the game, no save progress, and goes up to the last of the three battles with Lullaby in Story Mode.

Just to put it out there, yes, it is any%, with the goal of beating Story Mode once and seeing the credits as quickly as possible, rather than 100%, which I believe would be unlocking all the characters, or whatever else is unlockable. 100% would be totally and completely demandless, however, since it involves completing Story Mode more than once.

The reason I chose the Japanese version you ask? Well, funny you ask that, because ironically, this game was so unpopular that they didn't even make any non-Japanese versions. So basically, I had no choice but to work with Japanese.

Yes sir, I did aim for the FASTEST time rather than the most ENTERTAINING time, so this run does not contain speed-entertainment tradeoffs. There are many ways to make the fights much more entertaining, but they would also be about 5 to even 10 seconds slower in some cases.

About 90% of this TAS is purely based on luck manipulation, as it is an (extremely) typical fighting game. With most of the battles in the game, if you manipulate enough luck, you can corner enemies and continuously strike them with the strongest and most stable attacks possible. However, this is why many parts of the run are not so entertaining.

Most of you have probably never played this game before, and I don't blame you to be quite frank. There is one minor glitch used several times in the run, but it may not be so noticeable, so I'll tell you. In the Lullaby (tree-looking character) battles, Gray gets hurt by the purple gas after finishing the battle, but doesn't actually lose any health. For those VERY few people who know the game, this glitch makes us laugh slightly. That was pretty much the only glitch I've found thus far, unless you count jumping and taking damage on the third Lullaby battle to avoid being paralyzed for 10 seconds on the ground. Not sure if that's a glitch or not, but it is peculiar and cool. I always love purposeful damage to save time.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the WIP. Not sure if I'm going to finish it or not, but I'm far from it and have other projects I'm currently working on, so I'm setting this one wayyyyy aside nonetheless. I am very proud of myself for actually getting this far with the game, though. It also has very much helped me learn how to deal with luck manipulation in other games, and is making me less afraid of it."

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#24161292392589759 - (GBA) Donkey Kong Country 3 - any% TAS WIP
DKC3TAS.vbm (14.1kB vbm movie [GBA])
Uploaded 2015-07-16 02:13:30 by Ready Steady Yeti (14 files)
In 01:58.37 [7070 frames], 2715 rerecords)
9647 views, 606 downloads
EDIT: PLEASE DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK! This will desync because it was done with an older emulator (namely VBA 21). Thanks.

This is a WIP of my Donkey Kong Country 3. I uploaded because some people feel they have not seen my TAS potential, well, here it is! This is a project I plan to finish. I'm taking my time. This WIP goes to the third level of the game. Let's see, I've been playing this game on a GBA console since I was about 6 years old and that was 10 years ago, so I know a hell of a lot about the game.

You guys may be wondering about why a TAS of this game should be allowed on this site. Well first off, the game physics are very different from the SNES version, especially since you can roll infinitely with Kiddy Kong without having jumps in between. There are also some levels and places in the game that are different. Most importantly, DKC3 for the GBA has an entire world that was not put into the SNES version, this world is called Pacifica. That world is the 5th world we will visit in this TAS, out of 8. Also, all of this info, especially because of the Pacifica world, also means that the GBA any% TAS will be much longer than the SNES TAS, which is a good thing, I love long TASes. They're like movies.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my WIP! I also hope you like the TAS when I finish it!

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