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Movie Record/Rerecord/Playback and TASing tools?
07-01-2016, 01:17 AM
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RE: Movie Record/Rerecord/Playback and TASing tools?
Well... it'd definitely be hard for someone not familiar with TAS features to implement them. But yes, rerecording is basically that. You have an option to record inputs (controller/keyboard inputs), and then be able to replay them afterwards. The thing is that rerecording emulators allow you to save/load state freely while recording the inputs, and any input made after the state load will automatically be deleted. This allows many possibilities like people producing the perfect movie when human skills are just not enough.

An .avi dumping feature comes in hand if you want to upload your movie to the web. It's true that you can use external recording programs such as Fraps, but screen recorders are generally not good because they only record what they see, and that includes lag/hiccups or the like. When an emulator has a built-in .avi dumping feature on other hand, the movie is dumped in uncompressed format perfectly, so even if the emulator lags during the dump, it doesn't matter because the .avi file will still be written 100% lagless.

I'm not a developer, so I can't add TASing features myself. But there are some folks over that could certainly help with it. Since PPSSPP is open source, maybe they could get around to implement the features eventually. But maybe not right away since they're already working on some other stuff...
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RE: Movie Record/Rerecord/Playback and TASing tools? - crystal - 07-01-2016 01:17 AM

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