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Sonic Hacking Contest 2020

Discussion in 'Engineering & Reverse Engineering' started by Spanner, Mar 5, 2020.

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  1. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    This is your reminder, TODAY is your LAST DAY to SUBMIT to the CONTEST.

    Please ensure you have a playable entry available to download, judges will be checking the entries for quality control purposes.

    The Updates Deadline has been revised to the end of Monday 28th September.
  2. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    This is a reminder that you have until the end of Monday 28th September to update your existing Contest entry. No updates can be made after this date.

    The Expo remains open until the end of Monday 5th October, and all trailer clips need to be submitted by this date as well.

    Quality Control checking is ongoing, if we have to move your entry to the Expo, or reject it altogether, expect an email coming your way.


    The cute one here Tech Member
    This is your friendly reminder to get your updates done for the Expo! The final deadline for Expo entries is end of Monday 5th October!

    If you've submitted to the Contest, double check your email in case we've tried to contact you. It seems like some people have not been responding to their emails.

    Any Contest entries are set in stone and can no longer be edited. Thank you for all participants and anyone else just following the contest, we hope you all have a fun one~
  4. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    We are nearing the final deadline of the end of Monday 5th October for Expo entries to be finalised. There is no updates period for the Expo.

    Also, if you are entering, please remember to submit your trailer clips, as the extension for that is also the same date as the Expo deadline.

    Again, if your entry does not meet the criteria, we will let you know. This year's Contest Week is now only a few weeks away.
  5. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    Sorry for double post. Just a reminder you only have a few hours left to finalise your Expo entries.

    Remember, you MUST have your entry marked as Complete in order to proceed.

    Once we have gone through ALL the entries and checked them for quality control purposes, we will release a list of Contest and Expo entries.
  6. redhotsonic


    Also known as RHS Tech Member
    United Kingdom
    Eager to find out what entries are available to play in this year’s SHC2020? Let me ease your mind! The official Sonic Hacking Contest 2020 Trailer is now here!

  7. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    Now that the Trailer is out, we can also say that the Quality Control has been completed for Contest and Expo entries.

    Any Contest entries that have been determined to be more appropriate for the Expo, and those that have been rejected altogether, have been emailed as to the reasons why.

    All of these will be able to be played from Monday 26th October to Sunday 1st November, with the Contest Entries being eligible for Community Trophy voting too.

    Stay tuned for this year's stream schedule too.

    Contest Entries:

    1. AMY MANIA 2020 by Troopsushi & CodenameGamma
    2. Bob-omb Battlefield in SADX by Rarefoil
    3. Bunnie Rabbot in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 by E-122-Psi
    4. Cream and Cheese in Sonic the Hedgehog by E-122-Psi
    5. Dash Adventure 2 by AeroIncarnated
    6. Dead Line - Sonic Lost World by AnotherBlob
    7. DOOM in Sonic Mania by TheStoneBanana
    8. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine: DX Edition (Ver. 3.0) by RadioTails
    9. Gex The Gecko in Sonic 1 by JoenickROS
    10. Knuckles' Emerald Hunt Mania by BlueStreakMods
    11. Labyrinth Zone EX by TheInvisibleSun
    12. Mighty & Ray in Sonic 2 by campbellsonic
    13. Motobug in Sonic Mania by PaisanoJay
    14. Nozomi Mania by YumeGipsu
    15. Pantufa the cat : Extended Edition by VAdaPEGA
    16. Return of Shadow by JoenickROS
    17. Sonic '06 - Greenflower Zone by Knuxfan24
    18. Sonic 06 Legacy of Solaris by JotaroPowered
    19. Sonic 1 - Point & Click Edition by Nat The Porcupine
    20. Sonic 1 Delta by MrLordSith
    21. Sonic 2 Chaos Adventure Demo by Jdpense
    22. Sonic 2 Tailsplosion by GTKoopa
    23. Sonic 2: Return to Westside Island by D.A. Garden
    24. Sonic Black & White by TheInvisibleSun
    25. SONIC DELTA 40Mb (Sonic Delta Next) by Neto
    26. Sonic Forces Re-imagined Demo by brandonj
    27. Sonic Forces Tag Team Revamped by SuperSonicThomas
    28. Sonic Halloween by CamManS5
    29. Sonic Heroes: Extended Multiplayer Edition by DonutStopGaming
    30. Sonic Mania: Boss Rush+ by Apollyon
    31. Sonic Megamix Mania - 2020 DEMO by MegamixManiaTeam
    32. Sonic Remixed Adventure by Dreamcast Team
    33. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Anniversary Edition by SophieDude
    34. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Mania by AChickMcNuggie
    35. Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Pink Edition by E-122-Psi
    36. Sonic the Hedgehog Frenzy by Yoshister
    37. Sonic the Hedgehog: ReOne by DeltaWooloo
    38. Sonic Visual Maze (Revised) by Joshwoakes
    39. SONICU THE CUBEHOG by C.A.L.D.M_2001
    40. Unnamed Mania Mod by Cyber1204
    41. Unoriginal Flappy Bird Clone by LJSTAR

    Expo Entries:

    2. Chat VS Sonic Mania V2 by CodenameGamma
    3. Classic Sonic Improvement Mod - THE CHAOS UPDATE!!! by Showin
    4. Cursed Hedgehogs pack by PkN0PE
    5. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine: Redhotsonic Edition by RadioTails
    6. Green Forest (Team Battle) by Shadow Side
    7. Mighty Redone by CrappyBlue
    8. SA2 Vs Chat by MainMemory
    9. SHC2020 The Real Sonic 2 by lavagaming1
    10. Sonic & Knuckles Master Edition Demo by Xebninmaj
    11. Sonic 1 published by EA by VAdaPEGA
    12. Sonic 1 Tag Team Adventure by Jdpense
    13. Sonic 1: Character Pak by LuigiXHero
    14. Sonic 2 but with Chaotix Physics by Jdpense
    15. Sonic Acceleration by Staffer
    16. Sonic Adventure DX: Hebrew Translation Project by TeamKipod
    17. Sonic Forces - Tropical Jungle by Knuxfan24
    18. Sonic Generations: LATAM Spanish Conversion by senorDane
    19. Sonic Mania J2ME by Iso Kilo
    20. Sonic R Improvement Mod by Showin
    21. Sonic R Mania (Sonic R Texture / Sound Mod) by Rlan
    22. Sonic the Hackable - 23-07-2017 built by CHRdutch
    23. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Encore Mode by SonicFan300
    24. Sonic the Hedgehog 2+ by Alex Field
    25. Sonic The Hedgehog: RANDOMIZER by cyberkevin
    26. Sonic: Painful World Spikes Kazio by Vadim_Super
    27. sonics epic quest by Sonic_the_dutch_hedgehog
    28. UMGZ by TheInvisibleSun
    29. Zack Fair Sonic by PkN0PE
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  8. Did I just see a Chaos boss fight hacked into Forces?

    Have we really come this far in hacking? From simple palette swaps in 2003 to now full on Boss edits in 3D games?

    The Sonic scene might be full of OC characters and whatnot, but damn it, we've always been the most technically competent.
  9. Spanner


    The Tool Member


    The cute one here Tech Member
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2020
  11. RadioTails


    Guess who will be streaming? See video for details:
  12. Cinossu


    London, UK
    Sonic the Hedgehog Extended Edition
  13. Dark Sonic

    Dark Sonic

    Working on my art!
    So where can I report glitches? Not sure who from the Megamix Mania team will see this, but in not spring yard I can't seem to move my character while they're on solid ground. I can move on objects and in the air but on normal ground I run in place. Great hack though.

    Also shout outs to Sonic 2 Mania. Finally, a way to play the Taxman layouts on my laptop as Mighty or Ray (although ironically a hack this year exists that puts Mania Mighty and Ray in the original Sonic 2, I'll try that too). Shame the bosses and some Sonic 2 gimmicks weren't implemented in this, but that's a tall order
  14. It would be neat to have a thread for those hacks / mods.
  15. TheInvisibleSun


    Buffalo, NY, USA
    The Water
    The website does have a comment section, although the 512 character limit can be a bit limiting.
  16. Spanner


    The Tool Member
    We hope people have been having a good Contest Week so far. It is good to see that so far, people have been able to download the entries this year without any site troubles.

    There's still plenty of time to download the entries, watch the streams and take part in the Community Trophies, but we are also looking for feedback to see what we can improve for next year's Contest.

    Please click on to fill out the form.

    Do note that we will keep the form available for a week or two after the Contest Week, but please fill in as much as you can when you are in a position to fill it in.

    In addition to the standard questions we have, we also have a few new questions we are interested in seeing people answer them, to provide their opinion on a few things.

    We will take all feedback into consideration as part of next year's Contest and Expo.

    Also note one question we are looking to see when people would be wanting the Contest Week to be, so we can find a suitable date that won't conflict with particular events or time zone clock changes, as seen this year, which affected some streams.
  17. E-122-Psi


    I watched Johnny's stream yesterday and, I really don't wanna be a killjoy about this, but I have to say he did a pretty poor job showcasing most of the hacks. I get these streams are largely meant to be fun and banter and getting through all these entries is exhausting, but he's still meant to be paying attention enough to the games he's playing to demonstrate their features. I also don't get the point of being made to write concise notes for judges and streamers if they're not even gonna bother reading them. They complain all the time about not being able to find secrets and just playing the first few levels of the game standard over and over but often that feels like all they can be bothered to do, even with detailed notes ready made for them.

    I don't care how funny a Smithers orgasm is heard the billionth time over, Johnny, all you and Donnie had to do was read the article properly and look in the options screen to find the bonus character! (If you'd been streaming on Youtube instead of Twitch, I'd have been screaming this at you in the chat section. :P) You made it look like I'd just lazily rehashed the exact same character hack I'd made seven years ago.
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  18. Dark Sonic

    Dark Sonic

    Working on my art!
    ... what's a Smithers orgasm
  19. E-122-Psi


    Oh, the birthday cake scene in the 'Rosebud' episode. A genuinely funny gag, but I think that three hour stream completely drained the humour out of it.

    Yeah that comment probably did sound weird out of context didn't it? :P
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020
  20. Dark Sonic

    Dark Sonic

    Working on my art!
    Oooohhhhh. And I've been rewatching the Simpsons i should have guessed it was something related to Smithers love of Mr. Burns turning weird in some way.

    "Happy birthday, Mr. Smithers :ruby:"
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