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Post subject: Latest WIP up!
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Swamp Shrine done! (60227 frames): http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/19932457799831151 As I have mentioned in my user file description, there are a whole load of improvements over the niconico any% TAS. The Swamp Shrine, alone, is about 11 seconds faster, despite the 100% branch and language differences. Fights, puzzle solutions, sequence breaking; almost everything that could be improved has been made, to the best of my ability. Hope everyone enjoys, so far :)
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So how exactly is this glitch being pulled off? (Sorry, twitch streams don't play well at all on my browser) I notice Maxim goes into a Spell Shop in town and starts replicating this glitched text box everywhere, kinda like Earthbound. This would be very cool to TAS, especially if the time could be cut down even more! edit: Thanks for posting the link, Samsara! Whoa... I was always curious about that bugged config menu. The game seemed rushed in a couple of ways (the garbled screens in the Ancient Cave and Dual Blade room, for example), looking back. This has ACE potential written all over it. It'd be awesome if someone messed around and changed Maxim's sprite to Erdrick and switched the music to Dragon Warrior 1's overworld theme :D
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This almost uncannily reminds me of a game I once played on Namco Museum Vol. 4, called Ordyne. Did Namco develop this one, too? Anyhow, this was an enjoyable, short run. I especially enjoyed the pwnage at the end, during the boss rush. Yes vote.
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9
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1st submission of 2015! Despite the stages becoming a bit repetitive, I think this is definitely a publishable run. Nostalgia is also one of the elements that draws me to TASing :)
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feos wrote:
But in China and Japan, such communities exist (and are huge), simply because of the language barrier with us (and some other minor reasons) and strong video services alternate to youtube.
I was actually wondering about this today, while browsing through niconico. Do these communities have actual websites like tasvideos? I was skimming through video descriptions on niconico and didn't notice any. And puppy610, please don't take submission rejections here personally. As others have already stated, Super Mario World has been one of the most optimized TASes done, since this website launched in 2004. The "warps"% (formerly 11 exits) alone, has been obsoleted 9 times, over the course of a decade. That's 10 years of accumulated knowledge; a monumental effort for even the most skilled TASers to improve upon. There's still plenty of good games out there, on multiple systems, to work on.
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9
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thatguy wrote:
Shouldn't people be nominating for funniest TAS, not funniest game?
That's a good distinction, now that you mention it. I'll re-frame it this way: The tool-assisted movement, primarily, is what cracked me up the most. Having the Engrish dialogue with it is like the icing on the cake.
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[2723] NES Strider by biggyboy in 03:15.58 I enjoyed watching the runners over at SDA compete for the WR, using the wall-clipping glitches. This updated TAS, in my view, made it even better. The intended game is barely recognizable, due to the glitch abuse.
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[2641] Arcade Magician Lord by £e Nécroyeur in 07:17.73 Agreed with scrimpeh. That twinkle-toe two-stepping, along with the hilariously bad Engrish dialogue, made this an easy nomination for me. A couple of gems: "Your are very dangerous. Be dead down here." "Come on nice guy! But your life is mine very soon"
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adelikat wrote:
Ratings have yet to be reliable enough to base things on. A shame, since if they were more trustworthy, there's some cool stuff we could do.
Hypothetically, what cool ideas did you have in mind, adelikat?
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[2661] PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night "all relics & bosses" by ForgoneMoose in 36:58.32 Out of all the different branches, this one impressed me the most. So much planning was obviously put into this, with the routing and skillfully combining all abilities in conjunction in order to quickly race throughout the castles. Everything about this one (glitches, boss fights) blew me away.
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Nominating this one:[2650] Windows Spelunky by Tseralith in 01:54.03 That teleporter abuse made movement so fast, it was tough for me to follow what was going on the first time watching, lol.
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Nominating MESHUGGAH and TASeditor. They've been the NES tasvideos 'tag-team' of 2014.
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Lots of impressive newcomers on the scene, but I've gotta say that I was particularly impressed with Dimon12321. After a couple of gruefood submissions, he improved quickly and cranked out a number of entertaining Genesis runs during the latter half of 2014 (I particularly enjoyed Zero Tolerance). *honorable mention to Spikestuff for correcting Dimon's inputs ;) *
"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9
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Gotta give a nomination to[2543] SNES Final Fantasy IV "warp glitch" by pirohiko in 1:42:03.71. Aside from me being an RPG guy, this one blew me away. Just such sheer technical prowess went into this one; including the warp glitch, unexpected improvements in boss fights, as well as the big payoff in the end (Zeromus likely didn't see that one coming!). I don't see this run being obsoleted, anytime soon. Great work from pirohiko!
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"But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9
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Hey puppy610, Your account has been restricted exactly due to the message you quoted (i.e. too many bad submissions). You have to understand that it takes a lot of diligent effort to create a TAS worthy of submitting to the workbench. At the very least, members here have put many weeks or months (even years in some cases) into creating a quality run. With that stated, you would get the best feedback for your WIP (work-in-progress) by posting in the Super Mario World thread, in the SNES forums: http://tasvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1571&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=2560 Be patient on getting a quality run made :) TASing is a skill that takes time to get better at.
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How's it going, puppy610? Welcome to the tasvideos community :) I don't intend to kill your enthusiasm, but as a newcomer it's best to post your run ideas in their respective forums before submitting them to the workbench (especially with a game like Super Mario World). That way, more experienced guys can critique your work and help improve and shape it up for a better submission, down the road. Masterjun, especially, can get you up to speed if you're willing to learn. See you around!
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Waterfall Shrine completed, and now headed towards Gumi Village (33583 frames): http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/19751186461339219 I mentioned a lot of this on my user file comments, but there are already numerous gameplay improvements over the niconico any% TAS. The hidden Life Stock in Massan is obtained immediately, and the Waterfall Shrine is much more optimized in terms of movements and the use of a clever shortcut I found which saved around 3-4 seconds near the beginning. Slime/enemy movements can be manipulated depending on which frame you jump, slash, or do both. It's just a matter of trial & error and working toward getting the outcome you desire. As for a 100% branch, I've narrowed that down to obtaining all Life Stocks, equipment, and completing all lineal and optional side-quests. This is based on a 100% RTA a runner named ccpato did a short while back (linked in my user file upload). Next WIP will have the Swamp Shrine completed--which I'm expecting will include a lot of new time-savers. edit 2: Since my first teaser fell through (looks to be impossible to access the dungeon in Massan early...), I decided to swap with a suitable replacement;)
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feos wrote:
That's why people bind frame advance on Ctrl and D-pad to arrows.
Awesome! Reassigning frame advance to Ctrl did the trick! Thanks everyone for responding. I've actually been putting up with this for over a year now. Had no idea it was an issue of too many keys being pressed.
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Post subject: Holding down+right during frame advance
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Sorry if this has been answered in the past, but I've always wondered why frame advance doesn't work when holding both the down and right-arrow keys (like when you want to move diagonally). I've noticed this while using Gens, Bizhawk, and FCEUX. I don't get it. Is there a certain reason why frame advance won't work when pressing this certain combination of keys?
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Man, and to think these games used to sell for $44.95. I voted meh, but it was an impressive optimization, nonetheless!
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I made a brief WIP that got past the intro cave, and I'm now in Massan (20,189 frames): http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/19711401637467247 Due to the shorter Japanese text, I'm about 555 frames behind the most recent any% TAS uploaded to niconico. However, I'm around 75-80 frames faster, gameplay wise, due to better movement and creative use of jumping to reach higher platforms quicker. I'm going to stick with the USA version, due to preference on the language. As I mentioned in the last post, I also intend to do a category besides the any%. If I can narrow down a set standard for 100%, I'll likely work toward that (all life stocks, quest items, events & dungeons, etc.). This should be a fun project! Aside from DTC5, this will be my first platformer; which has added a nice challenging element. I hope to have this one done...sometime in 2015 :)
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Samsara wrote:
Honestly, my main New Year's Resolution is to try to get over all the personal issues that have been plaguing me over the past year and "turning me into a right creep", as Zeupar once put it. 2015 will be the start of a newer, nicer Samsara, which is perfect timing now that I've probably sullied my reputation completely!
I can understand you on confronting personal issues. I feel confident in saying that each and every one of us are plagued with them, in some form, when we come on this forum. If you can keep in mind that we're all looking for friendship on here, and to share in this hobby, I believe you'll do fine in 2015. You've been a pleasure to work with in DTC5. I know you can translate that side of you on here :)
got4n wrote:
Better grades? Better TAS skill? Better game skill? Less lazyness More calm
Keep up with your grades, Got4n :) It will absolutely serve you well, if you ever decide to go to college/university.
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What was your resolution, jlun2?
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So I've read through the Landstalker thread, and watched the Landstalker run on niconico. And the only reasonable conclusion I can now come to is: It's about time tasvideos had a Landstalker run. (throws name into the hat) Now onto the type of run I'm envisioning. It looked like momentum kind of fizzled out on here once the niconico any% TAS was found and posted. Admittedly, it's very good, and can improved via minor optimizations and correcting some mistakes the runner made. However, I've gotta say that doesn't sound appealing to me. Reason being: The any% has already been done, and I'm not interested in striving to obsolete something that likely won't even shave off a minute or so. I want to break new ground and take on something with more of a challenge. So I'm leaning towards either a "non-sequence break" run (no glitching through the axe magic trees), or a 100%. 100% seems iffy and ambiguous, as collecting every last treasure/item/etc. doesn't sound like the most entertaining option, on paper. Maybe you guys can help me here in better defining a branch...? I also want to run the USA version. With that said, looks like this project will have to start from scratch (unless someone wants to pay MaTO's bills and unfreeze his website).
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