Encode of the first submitted movie:
(flowplayer module removed)
This run plays Road Runner in a fairly fast manner.
- takes damage to save time
- abuses programming errors
Suggested screenshots (the frame number is given in the filename of the image):
You must use the following sound settings for the movie to playback properly:
- Config -> SNES -> Flexible Sound Sample Mix turned off (otherwise you will encounter random desyncs, for example when fast-forwarding)
- Config -> Sound -> Playback Rate -> 32kHz (desyncs in 5-3 if you use 48kHz)
- Config -> Sound -> Interface -> DirectSound
- Config -> Sound -> Interface -> Mix Interval -> 50ms (or more)
- Sync samples with sound CPU must be turned on, or you will get very bad sound effects
Some tricks I used in this run
- "Instant stop": while running to the right with full speed without Y, you can use (<Y)(<Y)(>Y)(<Y) for performing an instant stop.
- "Horizontal jumps from vertical ramps": If you're running up a ramp by pressing right and want to jump from it horizonally (and not upwards and a bit sidewards), press (>Y)(>Y)(<B)(<B)
Comments for most of the levels
1-1: The jump after the elevator is almost impossible to perform, you need exactly the right speed for that.
1-2: The platform at the very top must be hit to let it start moving and at the same time, you need to land on it.
1-3: I need to wait for the elevator in that stage, so it would be useless to be faster in the beginning part.
Boss 1: There are "missed shots", and it's possible to do the last hit about 60 frames faster, but they would all go lost due to a frame rule.
I tested what happens if you die while the boss is killed - the battle just starts all over again.
Boss 2: If you find a way to avoid one more damage, this one could be sped up.
3-1: Absolutely straight forward, jumping through a cactus.
3-3: The goal line must be passed as slow as possible, so i use "instant stop".
Boss 3: Exactly as fast as in a non-assisted run because of frame rules and boss design. I hope it was at least a little interesting.
4-3: I found that shortcut when I was just playing around a little. You need to be in invulnerable mode while performing it, otherwise you just fall down.
Boss 4: As far as I know, all events at this boss are timer-based.
5-2: I could use a rather large shortcut here.
I'm picking up the bird seed because i do have to wait there for manipulating an enemy, and without collecting it, i would lose several seconds later on.
Final boss: Taking damage is way faster than avoiding it because you can also be hit by the explosions.
Hopefully you enjoy this run.
: The 32kHz file is unpublishable. SNES9x is incapable
if producing a 32kHz AVI and it also refuses to operate correctly when attempting to capture an AVI via .kkapture
Despite any improvements the 32kHz run brings, I believe that it should not be published simply because an AVI cannot be made without screen capture software. Screen capture software shouldn't be used, however, due to the high risks of dropped frames and the such.
Basically... I'm aware my position of Publisher doesn't exactly allow me to do a Judges work, but unless an encodeless Publication is made, SNES9x has fixed 32kHz AVI dumping, or an alternative means of capture can be made, I seriously think that the 48kHz edition should be reinstated.
: The game behaves different on different sound settings. I saved 6 or 7 frames of random lag and 9 or 10 frames for a jump which is impossible to do on the other movie for unknown reasons. I previously had to cut out two jumps as they suddenly became impossible too. I consider the difference as purely emulator-specific. And as no one seems to be able to encode the faster version, I think it should be reverted to the older file. In case of publication, it might be easiest to write it somewhere as a sidenote like this: "There is a slightly faster version available, see submission text for details."
Edit: I figured out a workaround for that: Play new movie in 32kHz, but create a savestate at frame 62450. Afterwards, switch to 48kHz, start AVI recording, play the movie up to this frame, load the savestate and continue. Edit: I created one myself.
: Delayed due to our technical problems. Please be patient while we are looking for a solution.
: Accepted as no problem was seen during my judging.