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In this tas, Captain Viridian teleports back and forth, and is then smacked into a wall so hard he think he's saved everyone.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: Hourglass r81
  • Settings: allow threading
  • Game version: VVVVVV 2.0
  • Takes damage to save time

Comments

After playing around with text storage a bit (okay, a lot) I found this. So I made a run of it. It's short. Using normal RTA timing, the run is 0:48.07.

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Glitches used

Intro skip

I suicide to get out of the introduction level. Normally this is used to skip the second intermission as well, but we never reach that point.

Telejump

Recently discovered by CtrlAltDelicious, telejumping allows you to be catapulted out of a teleporter. Normally used to clip into walls, I use it for a small speed boost when going back to the ship. Except now with the updated version I don't.

Text storage

Exiting the game while you're in a dialog causes the dialog state to carry over. Combine this with level completion, trinket collection and teleporting for weird results. Apparently it also allows you to beat the game really, really fast.

Other comments

No, that's about it, really.

turska: Judging.
Movie file replaced at the author's request. The new movie is 396 frames faster.

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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #4268: Scepheo's Windows VVVVVV in 00:59.60
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Was not expecting this. Pretty silly stuff. Yes vote from me.
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Hahahahaha, really nice and short, yes vote !
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Shorter version coming up, I'm apparently retarded.
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What the hell did I just watch?! That was pretty nuts. When you get a shorter version done, you should just be able to update this submission. I look forward to seeing it!
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Gameplay? What gameplay?
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Oh... Yes vote.
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Scepheo wrote:
Shorter version coming up, I'm apparently retarded.
A shorter version!? Already saying yes!
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Wow did I just really watched that? At first when I saw the time I was thinking to myself that you were late for an April Fool :P Easy yes vote :)
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Requesting movie file to be updated to this: http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/13858314835516601
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What did I just watch? It's shorter than the Pokémon Yellow run! Longer than the Maxim run of HoD though :P YES vote.
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Scepheo wrote:
Requesting movie file to be updated to this: http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/13858314835516601
Sub-1 minute. Amazing.
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Uh...huh. Okay. That sure was a thing!
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1:06.2? Not bad.
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What.
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scrimpeh wrote:
What.
The.
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+fsvgm777 never censoring anything.
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Spikestuff wrote:
scrimpeh wrote:
What.
The.
F!#K?! -------------------- When you told me you had made progress on this game, I thought you got sub-5 minutes (RTA-timing, not sub 1) I agree with Patashu: "What gameplay?" Yes vote.
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CtrlAltDelicious has already made a (slower) RTA.
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Crazy. Almost voted meh because it's a cool game and you see nothing of it! :P So little is actual character control compared to intro. Was a yes vote though because it's damned interesting
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One question remains: to obsolete or not to obsolete? I'm leading towards no because I don't want to see such a great run disappear.
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One question remains: to obsolete or not to obsolete? I'm leading towards no because I don't want to see such a great run disappear.
"No save+quit" would be a fine category, I think.
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thatguy wrote:
One question remains: to obsolete or not to obsolete? I'm leading towards no because I don't want to see such a great run disappear.
Obsolete for sure. The run on the site would have to ban S+Q and teleflings to be optimized for its category - it's simply outdated with all these new finds.
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Why wouldn't you obsolete if we can build it faster, better, stronger. Let's make this the Six Billion Dollar TAS... or something.
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Patashu wrote:
The run on the site would have to ban S+Q and teleflings to be optimized for its category - it's simply outdated with all these new finds.
Which is why I lean toward not obsoleting it and instead tagging it "no S+Q," then waiting for someone to make an improved run in that category.