What is Discord?
is a multi-platform text and voice chat program geared specifically towards gaming. Using Discord, you can hang out and talk to a bunch of other SMWC users by joining the SMW Central server.
Discord works as a program you can download and run on your computer, as well as inside the browser itself or as a mobile app.
If you don't know how to use Discord yet, head on over to the short introduction
at the bottom of this page before reading on.
If you have Discord set-up, you can find the SMW Central Discord Server under this link:
Please note that, in order to combat abuse, you are required to own an account here at SMW Central and enter your Discord tag (your username followed by the 4 numbers displayed in the bottom left corner of your Discord window, eg. "User#9021") into the field labelled "Discord tag" through the Edit Profile
If you joined the SMW Central Discord Server before doing this, simply follow the instructions found in the topic of the aptly-named #read-the-topic
channel to verify your SMW Central account. If you don't see that channel, but you do see ~20 other channels, you're already verified; go ahead and say hello.
The SMW Central Discord Server
To ensure a fun experience for everyone on the server, you'll be asked to follow the following server rules:
- Do not flame, troll, or otherwise project hate onto any user or group of people.
- Do not bring personal drama into the server and do not pick fights for the sake of stirring up chaos.
- Do not upload or link to copyrighted material in the server. This includes commercial ROMs. If you want to upload a hack, create a BPS file and upload that.
- Do not post any NSFW material, not even with a warning.
- Do not spam or flood the chat excessively without reason.
- If you need the attention of a moderator, feel free to notify an online moderator. If the situation is urgent or you can't think of any currently active moderators, feel free to notify the entire @Moderators group by typing "@Moderators" into the chat.
Additionally, moderators reserve the right to remove anyone from the server, including for reasons not stated above, should they believe the situation calls for it.
If you think there was an error or that a moderator acted out of line, please use the anonymous Staff Feedback Form provided here: https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=staff_comment
The SMW Central Discord Server consists of a sizable list of channels for different topics of discussion.
Protip: If you aren't interested in certain topics, you can right-click the channel in your Discord client and hit "Mute #channel-name". Once you've muted 4 or more channels, an option to hide them completely becomes available, helping you avoid a cluttered up channel list!
Here's a list of all the channels and their functions:
SMW Central Discord Channels
This channel contains a copy of the server rules above.
Community events and site changes are announced here. You cannot talk here, but feel free to spam every post with reactions!
A bot will report every single post and section comment posted on the site here. If you always want to be up-to-date with the latest posts, looking in here regularly will prove handy!
The main channel where most of the discussions about various topics happen! Embedding images is disallowed here to encourage actual discussion.
The channel to post videos and images within. This channel is not there to spam memes in, take that sort of stuff to #world-of-insanity.
A channel to post memes and be silly in. The server rules still apply.
A container for gaming discussion besides ROM hacking. Anything from Super Smash Bros to Minecraft is welcome.
The catch-all channel to discuss any plot, gameplay and content spoilers for both upcoming and recently released games. If you're not sure whether it's fine to talk about a final boss or a key plot point to a rather recent game, post it here to be safe.
In this channel, you can show off your work and comment on others'. What work? All work. You can show off your SMW hack, your latest graphics, a game you've been working on or even just a picture you drew.
This is the channel for more serious discussion, be that about your personal life or current going-ons in the world.
The place to have fun with our useless bots. The only place where it's fine to be a little spammy, but all other rules still apply!
Your go-to channel for all things hacking help. If you get stuck trying to do something in Lunar Magic, here's where you should ask!
The channel to talk about ASM in. Show off projects, ask for help coding something or just discuss the programming language.
Specifically, SMW music. If you want to show off your ports or compositions, or need help learning the art of porting, #music is the place.
The place to discuss all things related to Kaizo hacking, from Kaizo Light to Pit, both discussion about the creation and the playing of Kaizo hacks is welcome here.
The catch-all channel for everything regarding SMW2:YI hacking. Feel free to discuss and ask questions about anything!
Here you can talk about SM64 hacks. From Last Impact to Star Road, or even your own work-in-progress hack, everything is up for discussion.
How to set-up Discord
To get started using Discord, head on over to the Discord website at https://discordapp.com/
to register an account by either downloading the app or opening Discord directly in the browser:
Once you have reached the Discord log-in menu either in your browser or in the downloaded app, click on the little Register
link below the big Login button to create an account:
Fill out the information they ask for, then wait for them to send you a verification e-mail, click the link inside and voilą, you are now ready to jump into the SMW Central Discord Server!
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