I want to contribute! What can I do?
This site depends on the contributions of its audience. Without you, there would be no TASVideos! Everybody has something they can contribute!
This list is broken down into types of contributing depending on the experience and resources of the user.
Just watching and giving your opinions can greatly help the site.
- If you have logged in, you can rate movies. This helps improve the quality of the current ratings. The more opinions the better.
- Registered users at the forums can become a test audience and vote on submissions, based on whether they liked it or not.
- It helps the judges in deciding whether the submission should be published to become part of the site's material, or rejected because it does not have enough entertainment and/or perfection in it.
- Note: Voting does not become available immediately. One needs to spend some effort in getting known by fellow posters before the voting becomes available.
(Advice on rating/voting is available at Voting Guidelines.)
Watch our movies on our Streaming media accounts
- Every publication has a link to the movie on YouTube and/or other streaming sites. Watching movies here increases our views which indirectly helps contribute to the site.
We need help uploading our publications to our StreamingMedia accounts.
The goal of the site is to share high quality Tool-assisted Speedrun/Superplay (abbreviated TAS) movies to the world. Therefore, our most important contribution are TAS movies themselves!
Making a TAS movie requires a rerecording capable emulator.
Be sure to read our TASing Guide before attempting a TAS. This page includes some instructional videos on TAS making as well.
- Do you think you know a game you can make an entertaining TAS of?
- Do you think you could improve some existing movie?
You are more than welcome to try!
This site is a wiki. Almost anyone can become an editor upon request. To do so, contact an admin assistant or site admin. Please mention if there is anything in particular you are hoping to contribute. Editors can edit the pages of this site and create new pages.
Check out the custom markup before you start.
Needed editing contributions
- Adding descriptions to published movies.
- Creating screenshots for publications that need them. Read Screenshots first.
- Adding TAS techniques to pages in the Game Resources. We are always desiring a greater body of knowledge of gaming techniques.
- Combing the forum wishlists and adding them to the ListOfIdeas as well as adding your own requests. It is important to keep this page up to date with good TAS ideas.
- Helping with the TODO.
- Writing a good TAS tutorial. Our site needs good instructional tutorials on how to get started making a TAS. Any TAS tutorial should be linked in the Guidelines.
People with coding experience are always needed.
Coding for the site
Our site is open source and always looking for help with bugs and new features. The site is written with C# and PostgreSQL.
Helping emulator development
This site depends on emulators capable of rerecording, most of which are open source. We are always in need of help from coders for maintaining and developing these emulators. Anyone interested in rerecording emulator development should consult Emulator Resources/Development.
We definitely want new good rerecording emulators. People often over estimate the amount of experience needed to make useful coding contributions. Many times, unimplemented features, or bugs are the result of lack of time, not difficulty in coding. If you have any experience in C, C++, or C# and are curious about helping, please contact adelikat!
The site is founded on publishing encoded movies. Without these, we have no site. Therefore, we are always looking for people capable of making good encodes.
Making quick encodes of submissions
These encodes aren't as demanding as our Encoder Guidelines. We like it when our submissions are encoded and put on a streaming media site. Contact a publisher for more information.
Making encodes for publication
Accepted movies need to be published, meaning they require high quality multimedia files meeting strict requirements to be created; the Encoding Guide has suggestions for how to get started.
In addition, we have many historical movies requiring encodes suitable for streaming on YouTube.
Becoming a publisher
If you have encodes published on the site and feel you can contribute to the publication process, contact a senior publisher or administrator about becoming a publisher.