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Correct me if I'm mistaken, but is the real-time run you linked to (9:30) faster than the run you submitted (10:11)?
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feos wrote:
I feel weird, as I don't think I understand: does this run actually use that cheat code? Does it use SRAM for anything?
This run is 100% cheat code free :) edit: No use of SRAM, either.
Prion wrote:
Very yes, loved the way the final battle turned out (I always had to meteor his throne to get rid of that obscene DEF boost) and lots of little surprises during the run-- it's got me wondering which path through Der Langrisser would be the shortest for an any% run. Amazing how very little grinding was required to get everyone where they needed to be as far as classes/units/spells. Too bad about Elwin being the only one that can trip the secret tiles, everything else was action-packed. Really glad you came back to this, fantastic job!
Thanks, Prion! You were there since I started the thread. Glad the run met your expectations. Der Langrisser...I would think that the Light Path would be the shortest due to it being the default route; followed by Imperial, Chaos, and Independent.
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@SXL & Spikestuff Those are good points and valid criticisms. While making the subtitles, it was challenging for me to both create subtitles that weren't too "wordy", while also trying to time it along with the scenes in the game. The fast-paced nature of the run was also a challenge for me during the making of them. Hopefully I'll get better at this in the future.
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Tangent wrote:
I'd file it under the same category as Ogre Battle's Dragon's Haven map (single stage, only accessible only by code, game ends immediately after clearing it).
That's a good comparison, Tangent. It appears that the stage may have been designed as a hidden 'easter egg', as all other rumors I've heard about accessing it are just ridiculous to pull off in a normal playthough, let along a TAS. For example, I read another rumor that you could access the stage if you managed to reach S26, and kill Egbert, within 99 turns. In a TAS, it might be possible to do this if you don't go for any of the other Secret Stages. But even then, you still wouldn't get a "All Stages" run. You'd either have a run with 3 extra stages, or a run with just 1 (if the rumor were even true). Either way, after thinking harder about it, the only conceivable way I could imagine including ?4 would be to: 1) Create a save after S26. 2) Beat the game and wait for the credits to end. 3) Go back to the save screen, and stage select to ?4. However, this TASer is tired, lol. I may come back to it someday and, say, include ?4 as a 'bonus link' in the run description (provided the TAS gets published). But for now, I need a break. BTW, I appreciate the positive feedback from everyone so far! It definitely makes all the work worth it.
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Thanks for the encode, Spikestuff! It looks good!
Patashu wrote:
Since someone is going to ask it: Could the TAS be extended to do ?4 via this cheat after the completion of all other content? Why or why not?
If the stage is only accessible via cheat code, I believe it would have to be accessed immediately after S26, as the game immediately warps you to S27 upon winning ?4. You'd have to create a save after winning S26, and then be able to access the save screen during the middle of S27 (or do a soft reset). I did stumble across a way to bring up the save screen during the middle of a stage, but forgot exactly how to do it. The stage itself would be brutal. Every enemy Commander's stats are at least 65A/50D. On top of that, your "trapped" Commanders are still vulnerable to attack. If you can't act quick enough, it's just going to be Elwin and Hein duking it out up the Tower. Despite all that, though, I think I'd have a winning formula for beating it (even with my weaker guys). It'd take some time to figure out the specifics, though. Here's a nice video of the MIJET translation showcasing the stage: Link to video
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There's a clear difference in the GBC screenshot. It's more difficult to currently notice the difference on the DS and N64 ones, though. Looking good, though. Keep at it!
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That would be cool if you could post some comparison pics, to show off how the improvements would look.
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Dimon12321 wrote:
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You're working hard, Dimon! Already on TAS #5. Looking forward to your next one!
Rambo 3 is done in general! I've improved all parts of maTO's run, but I need to crossbreed some parts in 2 gens movies (.gmv) into one, because there are unbeatable parts and I have "disimproves" there. How to do this easily? Is it possible to do this with TAS Movie Editor?
You'd be able to "splice" them together with TAS Movie Editor, but your RNG might turn out different. It's worth a shot, though.
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You're working hard, Dimon! Already on TAS #5. Looking forward to your next one!
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Catchy tune. Reminds me of Linkin Park. Link to video
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The idea of actually making one of these movies was very appealing. I had no clue what input files, frame advance, or anything else TAS-related was. After lurking for a while, I downloaded an emulator (Gens 11b, at the time) and got started.
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Big improvement on the Pinocchio run, Archanfel. I do feel a little bad for gamerretro. Maybe he could get an 'honorable mention' in the published description text? As for the voting system, I have an idea on how to improve on it. So we currently have a set of choices which asks you whether you found the run entertaining or not, or so-so ('No', 'Yes', 'Meh'). Instead, how about we have an initial choice of whether or not the run is publish-worthy? It could look something like this:
Vote: Should this movie be published? (Vote after watching!)
* No
* Yes
SUBMIT VOTE
Selecting 'No' allows you to click the SUBMIT VOTE box and continue. Selecting 'Yes' brings up the same general selection of choices we have now:
Did you find this movie entertaining?
* No
* Yes
* Meh
In essence, these two sets of choices would be featured side-by-side. The selections for whether or not the run was entertaining, however, would be "grayed out" until the 'Yes' option was chosen on the movie being publishable.
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I liked this! I could tell a lot of work was put into the movements (especially synching with the music). It definitely reminded me of Adelikat's Gradius run. Yes vote!
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Gotta say that subtitle progress for me is going very well! Is there a built-in command for strikethrough text, though?
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Dimon12321 wrote:
From my experience as a member of this community, I discovered that feedback (also the number of it) depends on game's popularity and strangeness of final time (you may know what I mean).
I agree! Most often, the well-known franchises (Mario, Sonic, Pokemon, etc.) will attract the largest crowds due to familiarity. An unusual final time also draws attention, on a smaller scale. It kind of reminds me of MMA. A card featuring the likes of Georges St. Pierre will draw almost a million PPV buys, while a bout headlined by flyweight champ Demetrius Johnson (arguably the pound-for-pound most technical fighter) won't draw anywhere near as much. Anyhow, I'm veering off-topic. LaryDLobster, I hope you're encouraged to continue TASing! There's many cool titles out there (NES, and otherwise) which have yet to be TASed.
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Haven't watched the run, but I wanted to say that it's awesome how many people are welcoming LaryDLobster to the community and treating him kindly. This is just one reason why I like this community so much. edit: Perhaps it would also be a good idea to make more clear that TASvideos isn't a leaderboard record site (Top 10 rankings, etc.).
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You know DwangoAC, I still think you could pull off the Joust ports if you would feature a new one every month, or so. Looking back, I believe submitting them all at once prevented them from "standing out" on their individual merits. Maybe one port could be an "any%", while another could be a "playaround", etc. That way, each port would offer something new to the table.
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Bisqwit wrote:
I would so much prefer if people could just be people without bringing genders, races, religions, and other attributes into the discussion, requiring special acknowledgement of those traits in matters completely unrelated to them. Someone posted a picture saying: On the Internet nobody knows you're a cat. I would emphasize this to say: On the Internet nobody cares that you're a cat. It is irrelevant. (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I recognize that I probably failed to word my expression in a manner that doesn't come back biting me some day because of an alternative unintentional interpretation.)
You know, I can agree with this, as it generally makes matters much simpler. In relevance to this discussion, I've had cases online where I've mistakenly referred to the person I was chatting with as a guy/dude. This is usually how I handle the exchange: ars4326: "I agree with what you just wrote, man." Other Person: "Thanks. I'm a woman, by the way." ars4326: "Ah. My mistake. I'll refer to you as such from now on." Other Person: "I appreciate it."
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I wasn't part of the conversation in question, but that's very admirable to offer an apology, if you ask me. Like Nach stated, it's all good :)
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That was AWESOME. So many choices for screenshots... ...and a lot more entertaining that spamming Joker Doom!
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Also, with the use of the rewind feature in Bizhawk, rerecord numbers aren't as much of an indicator as they were in the past. In my current TAS project, I have over 17K rerecords, yet likely used rewind to go back and fix mistakes just as much.
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Scepheo wrote:
I suppose you could always use two separate subtitles and position them under each other.
Yeah, I could do that as a workaround. It gets the job done.
On another note, the initial issue has been fixed: newly generated rows contain default values.
Awesome! I'm glad this thread led to a contribution.
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Post subject: Re: Vault Tier Discussion
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Radiant wrote:
Well for starters, it's very easy to include vault tier when people list movies by platform. It's a URL that's part of our wiki (it currently goes NES-Star-Moons and if you change that to NES-Star-Moons-Vault it will include vault movies). Let's do that first. Then, it strikes me that we could use some reorganizing. Regardless of what the original intent was, at present
  • Vault is for any% and 100% movies, except if they're entertaining
  • Moon is the default tier, since the majority of movies are in moon
  • Star is simply the highest-rated movies from moon (since to get added to star, it must have top ratings, and the lowest-rating movies are routinely removed from star)
...that probably wasn't the intent, but that's more-or-less how it turned out. It would help if we started clarifying what the intent actually is (and also, how the intent benefits from having "tiers").[/list]
I agree with the overall idea that it would be better to "tweak" (reorganize, update, etc.) a couple of things, here and there, concerning the Vault tier and the website. Using an analogy, it would be like doing some handyman work/upgrading around a house vs. setting up a new foundation.
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creaothceann wrote:
I've never used it, but the first things I'd try are \n and \N.
Scepheo wrote:
Go for "\r\n" if "\n" doesn't work (obviously, without the quotes).
Neither of these commands work, unfortunately (both capitals and lower-case). Maybe Adelikat would know?
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Loving how much attention the old-school RPGs are getting this year! Can't wait for submission!
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