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4th Annual Sonic "ROM Editing" Contest Results Its Finally Done!

#31 User is offline SMTP 

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View PostMilesUS, on Oct 19 2006, 09:56 PM, said:

Then the normally provide a link to it, rather then PM. that's is what everyone pretty much did, I think.


Then it should be all compiled into one post at the end of the contest, so we won't have to search through ten pages worth. =P

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View PostStephenUK, on Oct 19 2006, 07:06 PM, said:

Not everyone wants to release their hacks though and might submit buggy hacks into the contest. Bringing up any rule to force people to either release their hack or show off things which they want to keep hidden until release will only prevent some people from entering. It's only the judges opinion that really matters in the contest anyway, and someday, the persons hack will be released in a playable state.

People could always just submit a demo of the hack, with the completed stuff they have at the moment.
Also, if the hack is not in a "playable state", it might not be fair to submit it against other complete and betatested hacks, even if it has some "neat yet still not correctly implemented" stuff. But this way you could select the stuff you want to be seen, and polish it till everything works flawlessly.




And then, the rest of us won't be like "I wonder why did X person won".

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View PostICEknight, on Oct 20 2006, 08:16 PM, said:

View PostStephenUK, on Oct 19 2006, 07:06 PM, said:

Not everyone wants to release their hacks though and might submit buggy hacks into the contest. Bringing up any rule to force people to either release their hack or show off things which they want to keep hidden until release will only prevent some people from entering. It's only the judges opinion that really matters in the contest anyway, and someday, the persons hack will be released in a playable state.

People could always just submit a demo of the hack, with the completed stuff they have at the moment.
Also, if the hack is not in a "playable state", it might not be fair to submit it against other complete and betatested hacks, even if it has some "neat yet still not correctly implemented" stuff. But this way you could select the stuff you want to be seen, and polish it till everything works flawlessly.




And then, the rest of us won't be like "I wonder why did X person won".


Well the only way I can explain this would be to take my hack as an example. I've done quite a lot of technical things which are all complete, but I only have 1 zone 100% complete. I've done a lot of Act 1 for the 2nd zone but not all. This means that the hack is hardly playable for long, so it wouldn't win any awards in the layout department or anything. Now, it may well win stuff in the technical department. Is it fair to prevent someone from entering a hack which they are submitting for the technical aspect, just because most of it isn't complete? If a hack is in a decent enough state to be released, then the creator would have released it. A release should be made at the discretion of the author, not because that person is being pressured into it for the sake of a contest. If people want to know why the hack won something, they should have a little patience and wait to see it in all its glory.

I know if I had to choose between releasing a hack I didn't want to and being stopped from entering the contest, I'd rather not enter.

#34 User is offline Neo Majin 

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I have to say, it does seem silly to have a contest where the winners can't be seen by the general public- I mean, if you don't want to release it I'd say simply don't enter it, I mean, it is a yearly contest.

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View PostStephenUK, on Oct 20 2006, 12:37 PM, said:

I know if I had to choose between releasing a hack I didn't want to and being stopped from entering the contest, I'd rather not enter.


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Personally, I'd rather see a hack in it's full glory, and THEN realize why it won.

#37 User is offline Tweaker 

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If I choose not to release my hack, I'm not doing it. End. If that means I have to miss out a contest, then so be it. It's fucking retarded to force someone to relinquish thier privacy just to enter in a competition. Judging is left to the judges, and nobody else.

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Okay, I've decided to make a image of all the trophies so that the people who were wondering what they look like because not everyone likes to put them in there signature and there were trophies not won.

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For thoes who didn't recive there trophy, You can just copy/paste it out. Sorry that I didnt send it.

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