Decompression Optimization
Release Date: Dec 10, 2017
Author: Kejardon
Type: Assembly
Rating: Star Star Star Star Star
[download] .asm (15 downloads)
Game: SM
It follows the original compression scheme, it's just smarter and faster (In other words, as long as there are no bugs I missed there is no reason NOT to use this patch). 3 trials showed the following improvements in decompression times (measured in frames): 43 to 28, 29 to 19, and 5 to 3. I can't think of any more ways to speed it up further, so this is it I think.
Compatibility: Harmless? (Modifies decompression code, involves questionable hardware quirk)

2022-04-12 update by Maddo: fix rare off-by-one bug
2023-12-21 update by Tundain: further optimization
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Ratings and Reviews
By benox50 on Jun 18, 2022 (Star Star Star Star Star )
Love at first sight
By Tundain on Jan 28, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
Faster doors? definitely!
By MetroidNerd#9001 on Mar 09, 2023 (Star Star Star Star Star )
Maybe I don't have enough direct comparators, but I can't really tell the difference in load times after applying the patch. I guess I wasn't really paying attention to the load times before, but after applying the patch, even some of the bigger rooms in my hack don't seem to have any loading delays, so I guess that's good? Still definitely something you should put in your hacks, especially if you make a lot of big rooms.
By dewhi100 on Apr 15, 2024 (Star Star Star Star Star )
It didn't break my hack. Maybe it made it faster. Probably. IDK. Include it just to be safe, it's not likely to conflict with pretty much anything.

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