Mind = Blown.

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  1. Rydian
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    http://tasvideos.org/1555M.html

    T.M. (neo_omegon) beats Final Fantasy 5 and 6.
    At the same time. Using a single controller.

    They've done it with Megaman (X2 and X3 at the same time, and then 3+4+5+6 at the same time), but those all play almost the same so it's understandable how it'd be done. But this? Two different RPGs at once? That must have taken a hell of a lot of planning. They beat Omega and Shinryuu in 5, even.
     
  2. Scott-105

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    Holy balls that would be difficult!
     
  3. zeromac

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    I don't get what you mean by 'at the same time with only one controller' does that mean he controled both screens with one controller?
     
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    Yes.

    Here's the video two guys did beating 3+4+5+6 I mentioned.
     
  5. beegee7730

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    That can't be using only one controller, at about 16:20 in FF5 they are walking down and in FF6 they are walking up.
     
  6. tj_cool

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    Even as a TAS, it looks quite difficult to play 2 games at once to me [​IMG]
     
  7. raulpica

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    Yeah, this happens quite often. Maybe TOO often.

    He's a psycho-zombeh! He can control the games separately using his mind! Aaaaah *jumps in a window*
     
  8. Fudge

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    They must be using a third-party or modded controller.
     
  9. BlueStar

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    Aren't there usually bits on FF games where your character walks/travels somewhere automatically as part of a cut scene type thing?
     
  10. Rydian
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    Remember that these games are grid-based. If your character is moving up, and you press down while it's transitioning from one square to another, it won't respond. However, if the other game isn't currently moving in a direction, then it's character will start moving down... and when it's halfway down, the original has reached a new square and you can press up (moving the original up again, while the second one doesn't respond because it's still transitioning squares).

    They do this in pretty much all multi-game TAS runs, because there's always times where certain controls don't respond (for example, shooting while sliding in megaman), so they just play the games in such a way to keep them off-beat from eachother so they can enter in the relevant commands at a time when only the game they need to respond will respond, because the other(s) is/are in a state where the command won't do anything.

    Some emulators have a "button display" option, so you can play the recording and see the button presses that're done, it really gives a lot of insight into how they do this stuff.
     
  11. Cyan

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    yeah I thought it might be something like what Rydian said about the sprite moving over a squared surface.

    I'm not as impressed as with megaman though.
    The battles are almost always escaped when the other game is at an important part [​IMG]
    What I'm impressed at is finishing FF6 games in 4H ! XD
    I remember my first play .... 60H (30H per world) for FF6
    I never thought it could be beaten that fast, even when skipping all text and events.
     
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