Originally Posted by Fat Expert Evan
12/4/2010 6:30:27 I allow 22 seconds to get to this point, then press A, which essentially takes another 7 seconds to where it displays the season "Winter" and scene starts
That explains the timing issues you had earlier. If you say yes to turning on the C-Gear right after the Continue menu, it'll be a few seconds before the C-Gear is actually turned on.
But if you wait until the game starts, click the C-Gear power button, then say "yes" the moment your timer ends, you should get much more accurate results.