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Great work, yes vote. Did you manage to save the lvl 3 frame rule or you just removed lag frame at the lvl2 boss ? And I was so amazed when I saw that you found same thing in lvl 7 with the spike walls. I had my own 1p run with first wall killed about a month ago but I tried to find some improvements at lvl 8 and didn't submit it right away. I guess I have to submit it now :)
alex_ik
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nymx wrote:
I share the same sentiment. It is amazing to see that this game is still being cut. I finally decided to watch this Contra TAS, side-by-side to the current WR. I really don't follow this game, in terms of technical details...so I'm a bit confused on how you are able to skip the end screen of each stage. I looked at the history of this "1 Player" category, and it looks like you accomplish this over Genisto in your previous attempt. I wasn't able to find anything on this in the submissions. Would you mind explaining how this was accomplished? oh, btw yes vote! :)
It's because Genisto's TAS was played on the US version. The Japanese version of the game uses skippable cutscenes instead of the transition screen like in the US version.
alex_ik
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If this run will be accepted I request to replace it with this 24 frames improvement http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/69667378779438943 .
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arkiandruski wrote:
Looking at the history for this game, it seems that the 2 player run obsoleted the 1 player run when it first came on the site. What about this run makes it worth undoing that? Speedrun leaderboards really aren't convincing. We have said multiple times that we use different criteria for what we accept.
As I've written in the submission's description it based on NES Super C precedent. Does this run worth it ? I guess it's not for me to decide.
alex_ik
Posted: 1/28/2019 6:13:36 PM Gruefood#6236: alex_ik's NES Contra in 08:48.36
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MESHUGGAH wrote:
Just saw this submission. Well it's already accepted but does it features my very old improvement? edit: 1st boss 6 frames faster User movie #8940885000663654
Great lvl1, unfortunately i didn't think of checking wip files to find any new strats and by myself i was able to improve zyr's lvl1 only by 1 frame.
alex_ik
Posted: 1/20/2019 10:54:54 AM Gruefood#6236: alex_ik's NES Contra in 08:48.36
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Spikestuff wrote:
Just a question. Since you do bring it up in your submission text. FCEUX brings this up: comment author by zyr2288 Is this TAS combing Soig's input at level 3 to zyr's all round and you're cleaning it all up meaning that the authors are yourself, zyr and Soig? --- Great job mashing up the input if that's the case and for a newcomer it's well done.
If by cleaning you mean removing lag frames it's not the case. Soig's lvl3 jumping root saves 12 frames. Removing lag frames saved me 17 frames. Overall run improved by 147 frames. So it's not only that. Sometimes I used zyr's branches if i can't find faster solution and anything else would be slower. But, I do not mind if there will be three authors.
alex_ik
Posted: 1/19/2019 11:21:41 PM Gruefood#6236: alex_ik's NES Contra in 08:48.36
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EZGames69 wrote:
Hi alex_ik, and welcome to TASVideos. I see that you had recently submitted a movie that you quickly deleted because you had a faster movie to post instead. just so you know you did not have to cancel that movie, you can simply ask staff to replace the submission file with the new one and there would be no issues. anyway I had previously watched your last movie and I will give it a yes vote. great job improving an older movie like Contra.
I forgot to cut off frames after last input. Thank you for advice.