posted by Memory 12 days ago
For the longest time, the record for most submissions in a single year was 540 submissions set in 2004, when the site first opened its doors to submission. For years since, the numbers consistently dwindled. This year however, we bucked that trend and have hit 541 submissions and counting. This is completely unexpected levels of growth. It is great to see the efforts put into improving the site have truly paid off. Thank you to everyone who uses our site, it is greatly appreciated.
posted by Samsara 20 days ago
Submission volume has been record-breakingly high, which is absolutely fantastic! I love it! The only issue is that it's overwhelming our current Judge team, and we're in need of more to help maintain the heavily increased flow.
  • You should have experience with high-level TAS optimization. Having published runs is highly recommended!
  • You should be an active and supportive member of the community. Judging isn't all looking at submissions, it's being a helpful guide for the community as well!
  • Joining our Discord Server is a requirement to be able to keep up with staff conversations.
  • Those interested in being Judges will be trained and advised in the Reviewer role first.
For more detailed information, please read the Wiki: Judging page. If you're interested, please contact me as soon as possible!
posted by feos on 9/10/2022 9:49 AM
libTAS is able to run MAME quite well, and we accept movie submissions made that way! We made a guide that should help you set it up: Wiki: EmulatorResources/MAME For movie submissions, general libTAS rules apply, and we have some MAME specific rules too. MAME emulates a lot of different systems, most notably Arcade machines, and their TASing is the primary goal here. But if a non-Arcade system is emulated well, without obvious problems, and we don't have an approved rerecording emulator for it, we're allowing that too! Just note that those systems will need a bit of review (and movie parser support).
posted by Samsara on 9/9/2022 11:10 AM
As of today, submissions that rely on premade saves are universally acceptable and publishable as standard publications! Prior to this announcement, SRAM-anchored submissions were required to be entertaining enough to make it to Moons, and this is now no longer the case. The following changes are now in effect: SRAM will be allowed in standard publications.
  • Runs that utilize SRAM are separate branches that do not compete with or obsolete runs from power-on.
  • Verification movies are a hard requirement, and will now be included with publications. Arrangements can be made for submissions where a verification movie is impossible, however.
The following SRAM-anchored branches will be acceptable as standard publications:
  • Unlockable modes, characters, and difficulties that cannot be unlocked through in-game codes.
  • New Game +, including minor things like cutscene/text skipping.
  • Heavily glitched runs that rely on premade SRAM, i.e "save glitch" and "game end glitch" runs that are otherwise impossible to perform without a premade save.
  • DLC missions and equivalents such as E-Reader, as long as verification is possible in some legally hostable form.
Further changes may come in the future as well. For more information on how this change was presented and discussed, see this thread. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the Ask a Judge thread, or contact Samsara via PM or Discord!
Ever since Morimoto published his legendary movie in mid-2003, the players at TASVideos have repeatedly made it faster and faster and even faster! Of course, there doesn't ever seem to be a stop for when it is fastest.
This movie is 00:00.60 seconds faster than the previous movie. Most of the improvement comes from Bowser's Castle, where the authors didn't have to lose time in order to get a favourable Bowser pattern. For more details, see the run's comments.
You can see this run played on an NES right here.

The encodes feature commentary as soft subtitles.

Latest Publications

Date Game Time By
2 hours ago Flash GROW Cube 00:32.38 Spikestuff
9 hours ago Flash Light Cut 02:53.87 Spikestuff
16 hours ago C64 Yathzee "maximum score" 02:10.67 nymx
23 hours ago PICO8 The Lost Strawberry 02:04.50 ikuyo
1 day ago PICO8 PICOHOT 00:46.45 ikuyo
1 day ago Wii Spider-Man: Edge of Time 1:11:17.42 Natetheman223
1 day ago Linux FEZ 19:20.20 Wobmiar
1 day ago PSX The Legend of Dragoon "save glitch" 1:49:06.01 lapogne36
2 days ago GB Caesars Palace "best ending" 00:54.42 ShesChardcore
2 days ago NES Rampage "1 player" 1:27:27.59 SpaceColonizer
GROW Cube by Spikestuff

Newest Submissions

Date Game Time By Status
13 hours ago Windows Pajama Sam: No Need To Hide When It's Dark Outside 00:43.72 EZGames69 New
17 hours ago NES KUBO 2: L'Aventurier Courageux 00:27.11 LogansGamingRoom New
1 day ago GBA Power Rangers - Ninja Storm "any%" 28:10.86 MamaLuigiMomsLotsaSpaghetti New
1 day ago NES KUBO "game end glitch" 00:02.50 MarioAtWork New
2 days ago Genesis Rolo to the Rescue 08:51.77 Aqfaq & Alyosha New

Newest User Files/WIPs

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2 hours ago SpaceColonizer GodzillaDAMtas3.fm2 Improved DAM TAS
11 hours ago Technickle Scooby-Doo! - Unmasked (USA) (En,Fr) Chinatown 1.bk2 SDU ~ Chinatown 1
13 hours ago MamaLuigiMomsLotsaSpaghetti [Proof of Concept TAS] Power Rangers - Ninja Storm (Thunder%).bk2 [Proof of Concept TAS] Power Rangers - Ninja Storm (Thunder%)
14 hours ago LogansGamingRoom kubo2_faster.fm2 KUBO 2 TAS improvement
16 hours ago MamaLuigiMomsLotsaSpaghetti [Proof of Concept TAS] Power Rangers - Ninja Storm (Samurai%).bk2 [Proof of Concept TAS] Power Rangers - Ninja Storm (Samurai%)
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