Yep, it's almost here again. The spring* 2010 C3 officially starts May 8, so start getting your submissions ready!
For our newcomers, I'll briefly explain what's going on. Twice per year, we host the so-called SMW Central Creativity Convention (more commonly known as C3), an event lasting two days where a lot of people submit their latest hacks, demos, screenshots, trailers, graphics, sprites, ASM hacks, you name it. In other words, it's two days where everyone helps filling a big pool with awesome and you dive into it. So, if you have something awesome to show, don't be shy! The more, the better!
Anyway, the primary reason of this post is to announce the C3 motivational poster contest, the details of which can be found here. If you have any artistic skills, check it out. If you don't, check it out anyway.
*) Inhabitants of the southern hemisphere are not eligible for the Spring Guarantee.
If you have signed up for a level for SMWCP and haven't yet started, it is best advised that you do so ASAP. We have moved up to LM 1.71, so you are able to reserve any extra Map16 space you may need. Because of C3 occurring within a couple of weeks (it will be on May 8th/9th), the deadline for SMWCP's levels is officially June 1st.
FuSoYa released another version of Lunar Magic. This one is version 1.71 and fixes some bugs listed in the "what's new" section of the readme. It also has a new ROM expansion feature added. You can find it here.
If you want to discuss this new version of Lunar Magic, post in the Lunar Magic 1.70 thread in SMW hack discussion or something. I don't think there are major changes though; just a couple of minor bugfixes.
Edit: for your information, it does not fix the errors which were on our side. This means that incompatible patches/tools/etc remain incompatible!
Hey, does anyone remember that SMWCnet News YouTube channel? You know, the one that we were totally going to update every week but didn't? Yeah. Two of our lovely hack mods grabbed their c00lshades and revived it.
Check it out here! Thanks to Dotsarecool and Kristian.
This might seem like an April Fools joke, but FuSoYa has indeed released Lunar Magic 1.7 (also known as "The new LM" or "The new LM with lotsa GFX and Map16 space that some people think can do anything they want"). I've tried it out a tiny bit, and it does seem to work fine. More info can be found on FuSoYa's site. Also, you can discuss it here.