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Induviel
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Instead of getting the spanner and flashlight individually you can GET ALL, it generates extra text but it should still be faster.
Induviel
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Messing around with the submission file, I managed to save 3 frames. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638471270409958956
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Was playing this one casually and it seems that at the start of the game you can wear the cloak without first getting it, should save a few frames from skipping the GET CLOA command
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Just found out about this other TAS on the game. https://youtu.be/Xwf61j1chRQ A good chunk of the time difference comes just from loading times, but it does do some faster stuff I'm not doing, which I'll have to implement. No need to delay, probably, hopefully the improvement will be done before this gets claimed. Edit: Finally done with the improvement, it is still slower overall, because of the loading time differences, but I made sure I beat or at least tied that TAS in every level gameplay-wise, I'll be updating the encode now, once the encode is done. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638450992467542281
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The RTA record of this game does many things that are not done here, that should be able to save a lot of time, like clipping through some doors, and somehow teleporting around, and even OoB, would be interesting to see a new TAS using those new tricks. I'd do it myself, but I don't think I could make it justice, probably.
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Dimon12321 wrote:
Why didn't you use your special attack against the slug boss? The reviews say it's possible to collect certain items (or craft them) and bypass boss fights. Is it possible to skip the slug boss? Because, you spent an entire minute fighting it.
The special attack doesn't deal damage to the slug. I know you can skip the spider boss by crafting an item, tho its slower to collect the items needed, I didn't find any item that could be used to skip the slug. In this longplay, for example, it looks like it's collecting and doing everything, and in the forest level you can craft an item to become inmune to bushes, and an item to disable bear traps, but none for skipping the boss. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN4ANwfUlW4 It also manages to find fire, but needs the same amount of hits to kill the slug.
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WhiteHat94 wrote:
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on Sega CD, totally different from the Genesis/SNES version, this is an adventure game with 2D fighting boss fights. The adventure parts are pretty straightforward, not much you can skip. For the fights I believe they react to you so you can probably manipulate them all to do what you want. RTA run - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2-LTYLY8H4
I was thinking of doing this one next, that run will help a lot.
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scrimpeh wrote:
It's a bit unfortunate that you have to run past most enemies, letting them just hit you. Since all damage that you take slows you down, along with the creature having a pretty slow acceleration, it does hurt the flow of watching. Same goes for landing from a jump, and a lot of other animations you need to recover from. Without knowing anything about this game, could you have picked up a stronger weapon in Stage 3 to finish the slug boss faster? Or is the stick all that you get? Fwiw, the game was short enough and the TAS was interesting enough to hold my attention, so I'm giving it a yes.
Didn't find any other weapon, and in all the longplays or speedruns I've seen no other weapon was used, so I don't think theres anything other than the stick, in that level there's also no fire to lit the stick, tho I don't think that would deal extra damage to the slug, since I've counted the hits needed to kill the spider boss in two different speedruns, one where the fire was taken and one where it didn't, and both needed the same amount of hits. Also, I don't think damage itself slows you down, its the landing animation when you land after a jump, done to prevent the animation of getting hit while on the ground, which is way longer than the landing animation.
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FYI I just found a new glitch, right after submitting... anyway, it shouldn't be too hard to implement, no need to delay or anything. The glitch in particular is done by jumping into a room transition trigger, and fall into a pit in the next room without touching the ground, this makes the game put you in the next room with the coordinates of the previous room, which could be used to warp to the other side of a room, if there's a pit near enough to the door. Since the fall animation is somewhat long there aren't that many places where this should be useful anyway, since walking would be faster if theres no specific obstacles in the way. Here it is: https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638412076690829915 Found one room where its useful, since it skips waiting in a moving platform, on level 4, had to change around the movement on some rooms later on because of different enemies patterns, which lost a few frames over the previous movement.
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Kentilla, a text adventure. You can buffer every key before the game even loads, so the TAS would probably be done way before the game is finished, and you can do some extreme word shortening. "Unlock the red door with the small key" can become "UN RE W SM"
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Looked into Super Hunchback, everything seems to be on a global timer, the variations between runs probably come from jumping into the bells at the end of each level, the level transistions start earlier if hunchback lands earlier, which depend on the jump you do to grab the bell.
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Here's that file that starts from the savestate, but that savestate is on power on. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638406961606317304
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Estoy intentando hacer una TAS de este juego en este momento, y he descubierto una optimización que debería ser útil para otros que intenten hacer este juego, por si no lo termino yo. Básicamente, si lanzas un proyectil mientras estás reptando por un túnel, te empuja un poco hacia adelante, la diferencia puede ser muy grande, dependiendo de si hay un enemigo u otro objeto que absorba los proyectiles, ya que así puedes lanzar más. Por ahora estoy en el nivel 3, así que no sé qué efecto puede tener esto con los recursos, puede que en algún momento te puedas quedar sin projectiles.
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Anvil of Dawn There's a glitch in this game involving the Backlash throwable weapon, a special weapon that comes back to you after being used, where if you spam it into an enemy that's on a certain distance while on a dungeon with a lot of objects, happens mostly on the Underground City, there's a high chance for a null reference error to happen, and crash the game, after pressing C to keep playing, not sure why it lets you do that, the inventory becomes scrambled and mostly unusable, with random sprites. The whole point of the game is to obtain a specific item to then trigger the ending when reaching the Anvil of Dawn, so maybe this glitch could be used to get the item to appear on the scrambled inventory. You can also skip overworld movement animations and stair animations when exiting a dungeon or inside dungeons, by pressing F11, or one of those F buttons, can't remember which exactly at the moment, one side effect this has tho is that doing it on the stair animations inside a dungeon break the graphics, and make them darker until you open a menu.
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Tarzan for GBC might be a good one to TAS, its a simple platformer, there's a double jump glitch you can get if you jump again after jumping once and still being near the florr, and holding L+R plus other buttons glitch the sprites, maybe something can come from that.
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Technickle wrote:
Hey Induviel! I've found some time save regarding this movie. My Setup: Bizhawk 2.9.1 Core: Gambatte Profile: Tool-Assisted Speedruns - Suggested Time Saves: *WB Splash Screen -10f (frame # = 342) *DC Splash Screen - 10f (frame # = 448) *Ubisoft Splash Screen -10f (frame # = 554) *Digital Eclipse Splash Screen -10f (frame # = 660) *Red Background with Gate -10f (frame # = 707) *New Game -29f (frame # = 761 & 762) *Car scene -29f (frame # = 823) *First frame of Batman's Movement happens on: (frame # 1117) *Total Frames Saved = 29f (frames with same frame value equates to the concurrent value of time saved and not more than) Note: Opinions expressed by me do not necessarily translate to the current involvement of a judge and are only user to user suggestions at the time of findings
I swear I checked this. Thank you, I'll fix it right now. Here it is. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638394821650216800 Had to redo Mr Freeze and Poison Ivy, I lost a frame to slightly worse RNG unfortunately but other than that its fixed.
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Could the file be changed to this one? I missed that you could skip the startup screens early, other than that its the same. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638383220323738039 I was made aware by WhiteHat94 that you can actually make the jump at the end of Volcano 4, so you don't need to wait for the flame cycle. For some reason every time I tried improving that level that jump was impossible in my head. Here's the new file. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638383507847286723 Technickle mentioned I could skip the startup screens even sooner, so here's a file that does that. It messed up the input polling timing or something, so to make it sync I had to add a frame before entering The Wilderness, and remove one frame off The Wilderness 2, it synced fine after that. https://tasvideos.org/UserFiles/Info/638384031395926722 If I missed anything else please let me know.