I finally finished the Kasandora simulation, saving 193 frames, comparing from level up to level up which will be explained later. It took a really long time to find the quickest path. My initial idea saved 163 frames, but then I had an idea to do an extra rain, which ended up saving an additional 30 frames, surprisingly. Since there are many places to do an extra rain, it resulted in a massive amount of testing.
Cycle 1 took a really long time and was very frustrating. I can't believe how lucky I was last time with the monsters being in a good position. Even so, it was difficult then to get 24 souls. This is the most difficult part of the run. I had to luck manipulate the monsters a bit, which resulted in a little bit of research. It seems that one of the factors that modifies the RNG is the frame that a monster was hit. It seems that button presses do not affect the RNG. I need to do more research to verify that. For the other cycles, I hex edited in the pieces from the old run wherever they fit, so most of the old run is there. It was a little difficult because the blue dragon was uncooperative.
The reason I am doing the frame comparison that way is that I am waiting for the road over the blue dragon's lair to be built. The waiting does not cost any frames because the construction counter is going. This means that cycle 1 of Aitos will happen 24 frames earlier, which will cancel out the waiting. I don't need all 720 frames in cycle 1, unlike Kasandora. The waiting temporarily changes the frame comparison. To do a comparison, subtract the construction counter from the frame count.
The delay is also good for doing luck manipulation of Kasandora Act 2 (and Aitos Act 1, though I believe none is needed). Zidanax can delay leaving Kasandora further, and this time the luck manipulation will not cost any frames. I moved the angel to a spot where no movement is needed for a little bit, so there is no need to move the angel unless the wait is really long.
Here is the link to the WIP. http://dehacked.2y.net/microstorage.php/info/1340563838/ActRaiser_%28U%29_Zidanax_and_Dunnius_v2_Kasandora_Sim_Done.smv