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4 seconds faster than FractalFusion's run.
  • Aims for fastest completion of one game
  • Plays at hardest level (3 card draw)
  • Music OFF
Version: FCEUX v.2.2.2
The time is saved mainly because of the missing jingle. The layout is not perfect but has a lot of cards that can be easily played, especially from the sixth and the seventh pile.

Nach: Judging... (not that there's much to judge here)

Nach: Replacing with faster run from author.

Nach: This is not even remotely entertaining, so this cannot end up in our tiers. This game is not trivial, and card games don't have a blanket ban in the vault. Since this is a speed record for a non-trivial game, accepting as improvement to existing run.
feos: Pub.

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This topic is for the purpose of discussing #4704: TheRealThingy's NES Solitaire in 00:38.05
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Whatever. Link to video
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Hey, given how short the game is like, I'm curious how you managed to shave 3 seconds. Please elaborate?
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Well, at least it makes it clear that it's tool-assisted. I can't say that I was enjoyed, though.
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... I mean, I guess solitaire isn't really a very entertaining game to watch anyways ...
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I'm voting yes, just because this is TASed. Game choice is probably not prime, but it obviously does complete the game. 100% would probably be "finish all solvable shuffles", but that numbers in the 7 quintillion range.
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Neat. I actually sort of like watching this, because you can almost follow everything that's going on but not quite. I appreciate the optimization that can go into ending input early, for instance. I'd be curious to know more about where the improvements come from. That being said, it's still not very entertaining. Meh.
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35 frames improved. http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/23046744159870522 This is getting awkward. Next time I'll triple-check everything before I submit a movie. 89 frames improved. http://tasvideos.org/userfiles/info/23072299048110088
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So we had a four-month discussion on allowing board games in the vault tier, that doesn't have a clear conclusion to it. What is the judges' consensus on that topic? Anyway, no vote. In my opinion this belongs in the vault, and if it's not allowed there, it should be rejected.
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Radiant wrote:
So we had a four-month discussion on allowing board games in the vault tier, that doesn't have a clear conclusion to it. What is the judges' consensus on that topic?
There isn't much of a consensus, as I still need some more input from a few people on the subject (most importantly, the site admins). I still stand by my post in that thread (i.e. I'll only allow changing Vault criteria as part of a larger site change, the proposed four tier system). If you want to discuss this, please do so in that topic.
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Anyway, no vote. In my opinion this belongs in the vault, and if it's not allowed there, it should be rejected.
Keep in mind that this run is an improvement to a pre-split publication of this game, which was auto-split to the Vault. Rejecting is therefore not an option without some other (good) reason. Instead, focus on figuring out what needs to happen to the current publication, as the same would likely apply to this submission as well. Probably elevate to Moons by default.
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Mothrayas wrote:
Keep in mind that this run is an improvement to a pre-split publication of this game, which was auto-split to the Vault.
Interesting. So the fact that the vault does in fact already contain board game runs should be a strong argument to, you know, allow board game runs to the vault in the first place. Given the poor viewer reactions to that earlier movie, it clearly does not belong in moons.
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Radiant wrote:
So the fact that the vault does in fact already contain board game runs should be a strong argument to, you know, allow board game runs to the vault in the first place.
Or, it is a mistake caused by automation. It's really not a strong argument for anything.
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Mothrayas wrote:
Or, it is a mistake caused by automation. It's really not a strong argument for anything.
Considering that (1) that run clearly does not belong in moon or star tier, and (2) by site policy we never un-publish any run, it follows that yes, this does belong in the vault. And since the vault contains board games by precedent, it follows that the vault can accept board games. Anyway, regarding this run, since it is an improvement to an existing movie, it shouldn't be rejected. Since the existing movie is in the vault, AND has low audience response, AND this submission also has low audience response, it follows that this run also belongs in the vault. So the vault contains board games, and should continue to contain board games. I don't see any problem with that.
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Radiant wrote:
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Reply in other thread (because constant crossposting is stupid). Also fixed the Solitaire publication tier to Moons because it is Vault-ineligible. (We have previous precedent of uplifting Vault movies to Moons, too, like this run).
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For reference: This TAS is 196 frames faster. However, the actual gameplay improvement is 26 frames. 170 of the frames saved are merely from turning off the music option. This TAS uses a different layout than the one used in the published TAS. By the way, the improvement posted by the author makes it 231 frames faster (gameplay improvement is 61 frames). I don't agree with turning off the music option, but a gameplay improvement is an improvement. I was hoping though that the author spent more time with making this (like searching over many possible layouts and optimizing them).
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This was an alright movie. This went by very fast, yet it was a little difficult to follow the moves made (not that it matters). Entertainment wise, it went by quickly that it didn't have a chance to bore me. Weak Yes vote.
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Yes vote. I find the computation is certainly non-trivial.
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pretty good,fast and yes vote
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Very fast and interesting gameplay, yes vote from me.
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This movie has been published. The posts before this message apply to the submission, and posts after this message apply to the published movie. ---- [2860] NES Solitaire by TheRealThingy in 00:38.05
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A longer TAS of that would be boring, but this was pretty okay imo, short and fast. I liked it. Yes vote from me.