so there's no limit to the number of sublevels, correct? just as long as the hack doesn't exceed 4B screens in total? i'm not gonna get stupid with the number of sublevels, but they play an important role in my entry. i think i want 6 of them to be even more specific.
After some discussion with judges, I have altered the Technical Functionality category of the scoring. No longer is it the binary scoring that it was, i.e., the 0 or 5 point scoring. We felt that by only being able to score levels 0 or 5 points, we would be making scoring more difficult too judge. As such, it will now be a standard 0 to 5 point scale with half-points, just like the other categories.
imamelia SMW ASM & Music Moderator
Location: Montana, USA
Is the screen limit based on how many screens can actually be accessed in one playthrough or how many total screens there are? For instance, if I made a 16-screen starting level that led to one of two possible 12-screen second parts, would that count as 28 or 40 screens total? And if it would count as 40, what about levels that are identical in every respect except entrances and exits? Would two levels that contain 9 screens each, one of which has an entrance at screen 00 and a secondary exit to level 25 and the other of which has an entrance at screen 04 and a secondary exit to level 26, count as 9 screens or 18?
I've decided to take a break from Mecha-Bowser's Revenge and try my hand at this contest. It'll be nice not having to worry too much about glitches that can occur from ASM-based resources. The biggest challenge may be not using custom music since SMW's default tunes don't fit every possible setting that can be created, even under this contest's limitations. I'm doing a ruins level, and it's well underway.
2. No ExGFX will be allowed. Use of the Super GFX Bypass is only allowed with the original graphics files (GFX00-GFX33). Use of a third-party graphics editor such as YY-CHR, TLP, etc. OR the drawing function of the 8x8 editor in Lunar Magic is strictly prohibited. Use of ExGFX files or third party editors will result in disqualification.
I think use one ExAnimation file is allowed, but use any ExGFX slot isn't.
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Ideally, you should never need to come close to hitting the 75 screen limit in the confines of this contest.