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So... here we go! This topic will contain all the info for Dream Team Contest #3. 1) Game choice First, I'd like to thank everyone for the many suggestions for games that were sent in. Thanks! And the game for this competition is... Alien Hominid for GBA! Get TASing, people! Alien Hominid is a run and gun game, in the vein of Metal Slug and Contra. There are different weapons to choose from, grenades, a pretty large moveset, lots of bosses. The weapon drops are random, so there is some luck manipulation. There is some saucer flying, but don't worry, it's not auto-scrolling. Also, it is not too long. I think it has potential to result in varied and interesting movies. ROM: Alien Hominid [E], sometimes numbered 2310 MD5: 18EF4EC828A4BF14B6FD241230BB349A Rules: * Hard difficulty. * Use English mode. * Death is allowed. * There is one extra button press needed after killing the last boss. You need to get to the ending, not just kill the last boss. I understand this might create some controversy. Here is for example what Atma said: "oh hey, I got all these possibly awesome suggestions that I asked people for, but I'm going to go with one I chose before that anyway" This was NOT the process used. Some suggestions were great, some were not so great. I narrowed it down to a list of 5 games, test played, watched youtube playthroughs, read FAQs etc. Of the top two contender games I had, one was too long (70 minutes regular playthrough), one had desynch issues, and the other suggestions were not as varied and interesting. ---- The emulator is: VBA! Important info: there are some bug fixes in the pipeline. adelikat has promised to get a new release out before the competition starts, so that everyone will have the same tools available. 2) Team formation Signup is closed. Please see below for teams. This will work a bit differently from previously. I will allow people to sign up both as teams and as single players. There is no limit on the number of teams, but the team size will be limited to 4 when signing up as a team. If you sign up as a team with less than 4 players, please specify if it's okay to have other random players in your team (open team) or if you'd rather keep to yourselves (closed team). You can also say that you want to participate. You will then be randomized into either an open team or an all-random team. The team size might be 5-6 for these teams (depending on if we get unlucky with the number of players). Signed up closed teams: Team 1, Totally Awesome Syzygy) Xkeeper, alden, Acmlm, Kumquat Team 2, Tortoise) DarkKobold, adelikat, Cardboard, Tompa Team 3, If We Lose It's Erokky's Fault) Atma, erokky, kirkq, Nitrodon Team 4, Tastards) Sonikkustar, MUGG, Aqfaq, Mukki Signed up open teams: none Signed up random teams: Team 5) FatRatKnight, micro500, NitroGenesis, pirate_sepiroth Team 6) boct1584, Mitjitsu, Twisted Eye 3) Starting date It was decided in the poll that the competition would run 3 weeks, 4 weekends. Proposed timeline: Friday 22 October, CET 22:00 (t= -1 week) Signup closes. Teams are announced. Emulator is announced. (This is because some people do not want to play some emulators. Also, people should have time to get used to a potentially new emulator.) Friday 29 October, CET 06:30 (t=0) Competition starts! I will update this post with the game, and other info if necessary (difficulty mode and other settings, what counts as beating the game). Sunday 21 November, CET 22:00 (t= 3 weeks and 2 days) Competition finishes. Submissions must be sent to me before this. Use either Microspace + Forum PM, or email (see my personal page). You can send more than one movie file. Only the last movie file you send counts. Late movie files are NOT accepted. I will check the post times. 4) Results The results are in! Team 1, Totally Awesome Syzygy) Xkeeper, alden, Acmlm, Kumquat Clocking in at 61081 frames. http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/1555697375/Alien%20Hominid%20TAS%20by%20Team%20Totally%20Awesome%20Syzygy.vbm As a bonus, team 1 also submitted a version which enters a name in the highscore table: http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/36110321/Alien%20Hominid%20TAS%20by%20Team%20Totally%20Awesome%20Syzygy%20(+Name).vbm Team 2, Tortoise) DarkKobold, adelikat, Cardboard, Tompa Clocking in at 66516 frames. http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/1523749886/AlienHominidTeamTortoise.vbm Team 3, If We Lose It's Erokky's Fault) Atma, erokky, kirkq, Nitrodon Did not finish, and chose not to send in their work in progress. Team 4, Tastards) Sonikkustar, MUGG, Aqfaq, Mukki Did not send a complete movie. MUGG left the team halfway through, but was kind enough to let me have the latest version he had: http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/839009667/sonik3%20-%20redo.vbm I have been unable to contact any of the others. Team 5) FatRatKnight, micro500, NitroGenesis, pirate_sepiroth Clocking in at 56985 frames. http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/432716846/AH_DTC3_T5_56985.vbm Team 6) boct1584, Mitjitsu, Twisted Eye Did not send a movie. I have been unable to contact any of them. This means that the winners are... Team 5! Big congratulations to FatRatKnight, micro500, NitroGenesis, pirate_sepiroth, the movie looks awesome. In second place... Team 1, Totally Awesome Syzygy In third place... Team 2, Tortoise DNF: Team 3, If We Lose It's Erokky's Fault Team 4, Tastards Team 6 I have put up a wiki page which will lists each section of the movies for comparison. It is here: http://tasvideos.org/DreamTeamContest3.html This is because the forum does not handle tables.
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I would like to work on a team; I have no preference as to with whom.
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Thanks boct1584, I will put you in the random group. Maybe I should clarify: everyone will be assigned to a team, noone will have to work alone. (Well, theoretically you could enter as a 1-man closed team...)
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Oh, okay. "Single players" implied to me "people who want to work by themselves."
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micro500 contacted me and has been added to the random group. Single players have been changed to people randomly assigned to a team, to avoid confusion. It was suggested to me to reduce the "teams locked" time before competition starts from 2 weeks to 1 week, and to start the competition in two weeks: 29 October. How would the participants feel about this?
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Xkeeper, alden, Acmlm, and I are signing up as a team. Our tentative name is "The No Names" until further notice, and is subject to change.
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I'm going to try to get a team together. But who would honestly join it? XD
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I'm pretty interested in participating in this as a way to start learning my way around TASing a little better. I wonder if there is some team that wouldn't mind having an extra guy around who could do some grunt work and brainstorm about strategies etc, and mostly just try to learn by watching/doing. Not asking anyone to hold my hand through the whole process, just to be a little patient and hopefully find ways I can usefully contribute and get some experience despite not having much already.
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Post subject: Starting date annouced
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Starting date is announced! Also some rules and a timeline of when what happens. I will get back with times and timezones.
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I guess I'll sign up, but everybody would avoid me like the plague XD
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Normally i would say Yes, but thennI thought "its not the same hack" so ill stick with meh.
Post subject: Re: Dream Team Contest #3!
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Team 2) DarkKobold, adelikat, Cardboard, Tompa
Might as well give up now, nobody's beating this team. ;)
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Lol. I only want to do it because I'd like to TAS with a team. :)
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I have added NitroGenesis, clarified Mitjitsu's restrictions on emulator, and removed MUGG's restrictions on emulator. Also, times in CET are now added. Personman, I haven't added you to the random list. My interpretation was that you don't want to be counted as a "full" player, but rather tag along a team and help out. I'm sure there will be teams looking for extra help. If I misinterpreted, tell me and we'll fix it.
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I'm in. Preferably teaming with BagOfMagicFood, if he remembers to join. But I'm out if it's a shitty game.
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I've been tossing around the idea of joining, so yes I'll make the jump. I'd like to have some more TASers to chat with, and a common TAS is a good start. Sign me up for a random team!
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Me, MUGG, and Aqfaq are now one team! Aqfaq suggested "Tastards" as a name and I think it sounds quite funny.
Post subject: Re: Dream Team Contest #3!
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Tentative: mz - only Gens, FCEUX or Snes9x Tentative is a list for people who put caveats in their post.
I had put one more caveat in my post:
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I can participate if we use Gens, FCEUX or Snes9x, and the contest doesn't run for more than two weeks...
I'm not participating this time... Good luck to all who will participate.
You're just fucking stupid, everyone hates you, sorry to tell you the truth. no one likes you, you're someone pretentious and TASes only to be on speed game, but don't have any hope, you won't get there.
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Truncated, that's about right. If no one speaks up before the deadline, will it be okay if I find a team to tag along with during the week before it actually starts?
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You're already on my team, Personman
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I have added two new teams! mz, sorry, I had missed that part of your post. I have removed you from the random roster. It's unfortunate, the reason the time was increased was so more people should be able to participate... Personman, yeah, that's no problem.
Post subject: The No Names have a name now!
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After months of intense deliberation, we have decided to change our team's name to "Totally Awesome Syzygy".
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Wow, months of discussion in a week's worth of time? That's really intense discussion you've been going through! All I can come up with is "Absolute Nuts". Overnight, just by my lonely self. Surely your name is far superior to my own. Incidentally, I'm fine being placed randomly at this moment. Any team I'm placed in should at least consider the name "Absolute Nuts". Far better than "Team 5", I think.
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Our team name will be: Erokkyless Perfection (ft. erokky) EDIT: "If We Lose It's Erokky's Fault"
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Yay! Thanks pirate_sephiroth ^^
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