Pi Day Celebrated With Pokemon Yellow TAS

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Mar 14, 2013
  1. Rydian
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    Today, March 14th (3rd month, 14th day) is Pi day. Normally a day where nerds everywhere tell you
    they exist and your math teacher makes you write stupid songs about numbers, this time there's
    something gamers and hackers can appreciate as well.



    This Tool-Assisted-Speedrun has FractalFusion using RAM manipulation begun via
    cutting power during a save in order to write a VRAM manipulation program within
    Pokemon Yellow, using nothing but button presses. He then uses this program to
    manipulate the tiles on the screen to write out Pi and make dancing animations, all
    in time to the music. See how many references you can spot!

    [​IMG] Source
    [​IMG] Pi Day
     
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    Wow... talk about too much spare time!
     
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    Pfft, Pi? Tau is all the rage nowadays :P
     
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    I saw some of those ASM rewrite type hacks a few months back but despite my condemning the month and then day arrangement as very silly I will certainly make a passing nod of approval for that hack.
     
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    pi is greater than 3!
     
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    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Holy carp that was awesome.
     
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    That was more entertaining than the entire Pokemon franchise.
     
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    Pokemon Yellow? That's fitting - my favorite was always Pi-kachu.
     
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    I think you mean "Holy carp that was magic!" :P

    I'd be inclined to agree, certainly!
     
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    He meant, "Holy magikarp that was Pokemon"
     
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    Is he seriously hacking a game using only button presses?!
     
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    Sweet!

    I saw a similar one a few months ago.
    Love this kind of stuff.
     
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    The possibilities are endless! Here's another using the same method, more or less!
    (Skip to ~12:12 for uber My Little Pony hax)
     
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    motherfucker wut. >.<

    ...so if you can replicate the button presses and the timing, you can replicate this on a real Gameboy? MIND IS BLOWN.
     
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    impressive..

    edit: by reading the source, this caught my attention:

    I believe he's talking about the stack frame where the Tile (current drawing that occurs on the top, in-game), and another frame including sound stacked one eachother could possibly not be perceived as sync (like the human's brain does), and that it was best to draw a tile first, then 6 frames later run the stack (draw) that occurs on the bottom screen [so it looks almost like they're in sync]

    ..
     
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    Exactly! No life at all
     
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    According to the people sitting around on the internet, watching people hack pokemon
     
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    What, no steak and blowjob hack?
     
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    Oi! I'll have you know I was supposed to be working at the time I was watching it ;).
     
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    Doesn't really change the fact that you watched it
     

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