From: Newgamer2009 | #003 But what does tool-assisted mean?
Basically means using a ROM and emulator to slow down the game in order to do things that aren't normally possible. They use frame advance in order to tricks that require input in a very precise amount of frames. Offhand, I don't know any TAS-only tricks for OoT, but a good example is in the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES where you would normally climb up ladders, but a TAS will be able to pretty much fly up a ladder. --- XBL: mashystrr || http://www.last.fm/user/mashystrr http://dlcquickplay.com/songs/mashystrr || http://www.rockband.com/users/mashystrr
another good example is metroid fusion you normally can't use single-wall jumps or infinite bomb jumps in that game, but using frame advance and such, you can it's the only way to sequence break it --- waiting for Golden Sun 3DS My FF rankings (out of 10): I: 5, II: 6, III: 4, IV: 8, V: 9, VI: 7.5, VII: 6, VIII: 3, IX: 8, X: 10, X-2: 8.5, XII: 8
There's a form of infinite supersliding that moves just as fast as supersliding, but it requires hitting the Z button once every... I think 2 frames. If you are off even once at all, it will stop hence making it a TAS-only kind of technique. --- Samus ruined Metroid forever. She keeps killing them. ~CTsChoco
While the differences have pretty much been covered, I wanna add that I find TAS to be much more entertaining. --- 95% of all Zelda players are afraid of wallmasters. The other 5% are lying. SS FC: 4855 9038 1698 ACCF FC: 0989-5874-7825 James @ Funky