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

rchokler's movies:

#28152796309310233 - PwnAdventureZ WIP1
PwnAdventureZ.tasproj.bk2 (1.98kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2016-01-11 20:25:54 by rchokler (16 files)
In 00:48.4 [2909 frames], 1190 rerecords)
7193 views, 366 downloads
Optimized the first several rooms of the game. At this point, 91 frames have been saved.
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#20400621271745531 - Wizards and Warriors 2 Update 4
Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors II (U) update.fm2 (383kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-27 17:30:49 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:14.32 [26102 frames], 24334 rerecords)
7050 views, 545 downloads
Saved another 97 frames
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#20351047306603533 - Wizards And Warriors 2 Ironsword - Update 3
Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors II (U) update.fm2 (384kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-25 11:55:54 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:15.93 [26199 frames], 23677 rerecords)
7060 views, 548 downloads
Another cheap 1 frame cut.
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#20338379539004966 - WW2 Update 3
Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors II (U) update.fm2 (384kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-24 22:14:23 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:15.96 [26201 frames], 23296 rerecords)
7058 views, 558 downloads
Another 7 frames saved off the previous attempt.
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#20328404088202288 - Wizards And Warriors 2 Ironsword - Update 2
Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors 2 (U) faster boss.fm2 (384kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-24 11:27:28 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:16.08 [26208 frames], 23165 rerecords)
7049 views, 541 downloads
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#20308457084957722 - Wizards And Warriors 2 Ironsword - Update
Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors 2 (U) faster boss.fm2 (384kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-23 13:53:53 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:16.31 [26222 frames], 21997 rerecords)
7021 views, 552 downloads
15 Frames faster boss fight than in Alyosha's submission.
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#20251932498581920 - NES Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - Level 2-3 WIP.fm2 (644kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-21 00:48:13 by rchokler (16 files)
In 12:11.54 [43965 frames], 15675 rerecords)
7039 views, 595 downloads
Level 2-3 now complete. Note that I intentionally did the third bomb slightly slower. That way it didn't explode and I had enough health to beat the bosses in the fastest time possible. Note that the fastest boss fights rely on manipulating their behavior so that ideally you can kick as frequently as the game allows for the whole fight without ever missing.
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#20229235028176387 - NES Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - Level 2-2 WIP.fm2 (528kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-20 00:16:16 by rchokler (16 files)
In 09:59.56 [36033 frames], 13250 rerecords)
7035 views, 562 downloads
Level 2-2 is now complete. So far it looks quite fast, under 10 minutes. If you guys have any suggestions for additional optimization so far, feel free to post them in the forums page created by goofydylan8 in 2012.
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#20219707978295867 - NES Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - Level 2-1 WIP.fm2 (405kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-19 13:58:26 by rchokler (16 files)
In 07:39.28 [27602 frames], 10147 rerecords)
6992 views, 551 downloads
This completes all stages up to 2-1. Notice that there are a few moments where is looks like a character switch is needed to yield faster results. Caution must be careful as each character has an advantage over the other some skill. Specifically, Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) can jump higher and reach more places from the ground, while Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) can pick up and toss boxes that will kill enemies instantly. Level 2-1 was the hardest level to run so far since I had find when the character switches are worth it.
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#20164733983551806 - NES Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - Level 1-3 WIP.fm2 (309kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-17 02:33:19 by rchokler (16 files)
In 05:50.92 [21090 frames], 7346 rerecords)
7014 views, 558 downloads
Level 1-3 is now completed. goofydylan8 told me that he is not interested in continuing this TAS from the small fragment of input he once put but looks forward to me finishing the game.
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#20131166350021066 - NES Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - goofydylan8 Level 1-2 WIP.fm2 (204kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-15 14:16:26 by rchokler (16 files)
In 03:51.32 [13902 frames], 3827 rerecords)
6984 views, 535 downloads
The first two stages of level 1 are now beat. For now I am still including goofydylan8 in the file name in case he chooses to contribute additional parts of the TAS or to optimize my work where possible. That would then imply a coauthored submission.

Based on the results so far, I am even more convinced that a well made TAS for this game should easily land in the Moons tier.

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#20112191051370022 - Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon (U) rchokler - goofydylan8 WIP.fm2 (109kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-01-14 17:45:52 by rchokler (16 files)
In 02:03.26 [7408 frames], 1026 rerecords)
7020 views, 541 downloads
This is a TAS that completes level 1-1 of the game. The input until a score of 48000 points is due to goofydylan8. I filled in the rest.
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#17832684111993024 - Ironsword - Wizards and Warriors 2
rchokler_Iron_Sword_WIP3.fm2 (291kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-10-04 01:57:55 by rchokler (16 files)
In 05:29.87 [19825 frames], 10351 rerecords)
7256 views, 586 downloads
Improved parts of levels 1 and 2. Completed levels 3 and 4.

The new file manipulates luck for mana pellets and maxes out at the end of level 2. Also manipulates enemy and projectile spawns to avoid taking damage in later parts of the run so far.

This file ends when I gain control of Kuros at the beginning of level 5.

TODO: Level 5 to complete the game in record time. Will take more mana from enemies to prepare for the final boss battle.

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#17721185764427460 - Ironsword - Wizards and Warriors 2
rchokler_Iron_Sword_WIP2.fm2 (136kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-29 01:27:10 by rchokler (16 files)
In 02:34.51 [9286 frames], 9039 rerecords)
7262 views, 546 downloads
Optimized the mountain stage of level 1, and finished everything in levels 1 and 2. Found a faster way to kill the water boss. Unassisted runners should avoid that method as it would be suicidal (all attacks boss attacks are instant kill due to not having the Water Blight spell). I survived only because of heavy luck manipulation.

Up to this point, this run now outpaces the best WIP by Aglar from about 2 years ago by 10 frames despite the fact that I had to be behind him by almost 60 frames when picking up the Wind Bane due to me doing a no-damage run.

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#17632228355214748 - Ironsword - Wizards and Warriors 2
rchokler_Iron_Sword_WIP1.fm2 (46.3kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-25 01:18:12 by rchokler (16 files)
In 00:52.26 [3141 frames], 887 rerecords)
7272 views, 571 downloads
This is a WIP to improve on the run by Scubed. I chose not to manipulate for gold nuggets in the first level. However, like Scubed, I am aiming for fastest completion without taking any damage. So far, I improved the Mountain part of the first level by 63 frames. After the eagle releases me, I am ahead by 192 frames. The Sky part of the level will be harder to optimize because it depends heavily on being able to make Kuros have enough (but not too much) downward momentum each time before a jump in order to get the best possible completion time.
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#17583277889243121 - Quattro Adventure - Boomerang Kid
rchokler_boomerang_kid.fm2 (261kB fm2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2014-09-22 20:23:43 by rchokler (16 files)
In 04:56.68 [17830 frames], 8792 rerecords)
7289 views, 534 downloads
This movie completes Quattro Adventure's Boomerang Kid in just under 5 minutes. Any comments and suggestions are appreciated. If you think this movie is worth submitting for publication, I will promptly submit.

Note that the ROM used is "Quattro Adventure (Unl) (U).NES". In it, selecting Boomerang Kid will start Super Robin Hood and vice versa.

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