Submission #2677: FractalFusion's NES The Chessmaster in 00:07.12

Console Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator
Game Version USA Frame Count 428
ROM Filename Chessmaster, The (U).nes Frame Rate 60.095478798090426
Branch Rerecord Count 635
Unknown Authors FractalFusion
Game The Chessmaster
Submitted by FractalFusion on 5/20/2010 11:26:31 PM

Submission Comments
FractalFusion's Chessmaster in 0:07.12 (428 frames). This is my 8th version.
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Manipulates luck (not heavily)
  • Makes the AI look horrible
The key to the run was in the little-known address 0x623, also known as a timer. I had to carefully manipulate so that the delay between actions was as short as possible. Note that even after performing some action as fast as possible, I have to move the cursor to luck-manipulate.
For a while, I was stuck on a time of 489 frames. It was only after I reduced the delay to almost nothing that I managed to get the dumb AI to make its last move soon enough. One good second saved.

Nach: While this is quick, and this is possible, I don't see the interest of this extending beyond the actual move list. Publishing a key press file or an AVI of this is redundant.
The moves: e2-e4 e7-e5 d1-h5 e8-e7 h5xe5++

Last Edited by Ilari on 12/19/2012 7:57:48 PM
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