Author Topic: Majora's Mask TAS competition  (Read 2365 times)

Offline Eumeus14

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Majora's Mask TAS competition
« on: December 29, 2016, 04:38:42 PM »
So I decided to host another MM task competition since there haven't been any competitions for a while. Any skill level is welcome, and I encourage some people to try to pick up TASing with this. For these tasks, please use the U.S. version of Majora's Mask unless the task specifically states otherwise I've come up with a simple goal for task 1 here: http://imgur.com/sGE3beq and there is a savestate for this task available here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/q78z5v887ccywa8/Task1.State . Do not purify the swamp. For this specific task, timing starts on first frame of control and ends on the final frame of the white flash when you kill the enemy. This task will be due on January 15th, 2017. If you need more time, let me know and we will try to work something out.

It is highly encouraged to use bizhawk for this task (preferably bizhawk 1.11.0 or higher), although I do have mupen64 on my computer, so I can accept mupen submissions in case anyone really wants to use mupen for some reason. However savestates will only be provided for bizhawk and only for version 1.11.0 or higher.

When you have finished with the task, please send an email with the .bk2 file (or .m64 and .st files) to [email protected]. Please make sure your file is named such that it contains your username and the task number (ex. Eumeus_task1.bk2).

For Bizhawk users: In order to play your movies, I will need to use the same settings as you. So under the N64 tab on bizhawk, please go to plugins and set core type to Pure Interpreter. Set Rsp plugin to Z64 Hle Video, and active video plugin to Jabo 1.6.1. It is also highly encouraged for your own sanity to go to Profiles under the Config tab, then set your profile to "Tool-assisted Speedruns".

For Mupen users: Your video plugin should be Jabo's Direct3D8 1.6, your Sound plugin should be Jabo's DirectSound 1.6, and your RSP plugin should be RSP emulation Plugin.
If anyone has any questions, please let me know.
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Re: Majora's Mask TAS competition
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 01:38:53 AM »
It has occurred to me that there will be people gone for AGDQ coming up, so I've decided to extend the due date to the 21st.

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Re: Majora's Mask TAS competition
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 11:47:24 PM »
I know it's a bit late, but MTA created a mupen state if anyone wants it https://www.mediafire.com/?d6hd1p9dxjetoir

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Re: Majora's Mask TAS competition
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 10:45:37 PM »
The task 2 compilation is up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpUVopiZ3P0 sorry for not posting the task on the ZSR forums, but they were down for a large portion of this task. If they are ever down again, remember there is another forum with this competition here http://www.speedrun.com/mm/thread/5ywn9 The task 3 goal will be posted tomorrow. Also note that from now on: Any glitches which prevent the visuals from updating or cause other severe graphical issues will be banned, you can have 20 hearts at the most, and of course do not do anything that is not possible on an official release of the game. This is to avoid stuff that is either stupid or bad for video.
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Re: Majora's Mask TAS competition
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 02:13:02 PM »
Here is task 3: http://i.imgur.com/sWD3lHt.png and a savestate for bizhawk is available here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/y1u7l11p280667s/Task3.State

This task will be due on March 24th. Email your submissions to [email protected] by then or contact me if you need more time and we will try to work something out. Timing starts on the first frame of control and ends when the final rupee is visible above your head.

For anyone who isn't familiar with the layout of Pirate's Fortress, there is another way into the main area of Pirate's Fortress. It is located above the entrance to the sewers over the surface of the water. What I'm considering to be the main area is the area that contains that watchtower, not the area with the boats. There are 8 chests in Pirate's Fortress which contain 20 rupees, and 1 that contains 100 rupees. I highly recommend exploring the area first if you don't know where they all are.

If anyone has any more questions, please let me know and I will try to get back to you promptly. Good luck and have fun everyone!
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Re: Majora's Mask TAS competition
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 04:06:56 PM »
This has been an issue in each task so far, and I didn't think it had to be overtly stated, but do not publicize your submissions until the compilation video for that task is up.