Please test your patches, to make sure they were created properly and do not crash the game before submitting them!!! I've had to remove a surprising amount of these recently, and it's getting a bit depressing.
Signs to look out for:
- Patched ROM's filesize isn't rounded off to the MB (1mb, 2mb, etc.)
- Upon loading, SNES9X's info text is yellow and mentions a "bad checksum"
- The game crashes on the titlescreen or selecting a file.
- The patch does nothing.
- The patch doesn't seem to include the ExGFX.
If you see any of these, you might want to try remaking the patch from a clean ROM. If you still don't have any luck, ask politely on the forums.
Another friendly reminder from Oni:
If you notice that your layout is somehow mimicing another user's layout, change the CSS Classes! Also, make sure to backup your codes, that way we don't have people losing them because we didn't back them up after we nuked them!
I'm sure we all saw this coming.
WE NOW HAVE OVER ONE THOUSAND SUBMISSIONS TO THE ExGFX SECTION!!
Feel free to party. Beer is on the house all day.
SNN'S NOTE: If you have not watched this video, it is of dire importance that you do. Thank you.
ONI's NOTE: Okay, i already made a note of this in the layout request shop, but obviously it didn't sink in. If you notice that your layout is somehow mimicing another user's layout, change the CSS Classes! Also, make sure to backup your codes, that way we don't have people losing them because we didn't back them up after we nuked them!
Title Screen Contest
Today's the final day of the Title Screen Contest, so don't forget to submit your entries; you don't want to miss the grand prize of $40, do you?
(For additional info, see the thread.)
Since there is nothing overly exciting to note, I'll simply mention that the overworld contest has been judged, and the results are here.
Also, remember that the next C3 is only a month and a half away. It will occur on the first weekend in May, which happens to be May 2 and May 3. Make sure you're preparing your awesome hacking related stuff for it!
Kieran's edit: Actually, it will most likely be postponed. Stay tuned.
Broozer's edit: I would like to thank everyone who has recently contributed to the site by submitting ExGFX files to it - we have OVER 990 ExGFX files available in the nearest ExGFX section now, and we will hopefully have a thousand soon!
Happy St. Patrick's Days
To all our Irish members, we wish you a happy St. Patrick's day.
To everyone else, I wish you a happy-drink-alcohol-till-you-pass-out day. ^_^
Please enjoy this friendly news announcement that is a mere one/two/three lines long! Have an awesome day!
Also, if you are interested in a tentative Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon tournament, please check here!
In other words: Ersanio is a loser.
Also, it's come to our attention that a number of users are changing their name colours (colors) with HTML. Any users caught doing this will get a short ban. Those who are doing this have until March 20th to change this before any punishments take place.
We're back from the dead with a fresh new look (thanks to spigmike). It took a little longer than expected due to my host being slow, but everything should be in order. I will be writing more about what happened later on. For now, I just hope you enjoyed your day off.
By the way, I highly recommend that you change your password. If you don't, you might risk your account getting hijacked.
KINSNOT: I highly, HIGHLY recommend KeePass for random generation of passwords. BOOMSNOT: Or random keyboard mashings. SUPERTAILSNOT: Also, please welcome our two newest staff members: Broozer and Foursword4! SMALLSNOT: I want my own note too. D: SNNSNOT: words TECHSNOT: Why am I contributing to this silly fad? RAIBYSNOT: Because it's fun, Techokami! SAMUSLOGBOOK: My notes are high-tech. DISPARISNOT: what is this i dont even BLUMIERESNOT: I wanted to be part of this :3 smkdan with snot suffix: *poast* FS4SNOT: Might as well help with the list :3 STEVESNOTE: how did this get here i am not good with fad LUDWIGSNOT: My cat is being so spammy right now... SUPERMARIOFAN74824SNOTE: i am so combo breaking i dont even INVISLBLENOTEBLOCK: I think that's enough, kids. BUUSNOT: smkd's lard level is over 9000. Also found SNN's secret feces collection. ;P SNNSNOTAGAIN: new news article coming soon. Lightvayne:Check me out mom, I made the front page! Kipnote: Wow, our staff is... wait... HHSNOT: This text box is way too small!
There's been a few common issues in some recent submissions that I'd like to address to try and make things flow a little quicker moderation-wise.
The first is ROMs. Please, do NOT submit ROM files! Doing so is an instant ban from the site. Please make an IPS patch of your hack instead - it's smaller, and less illegal.
The second, on that note, is hack IPS patches. Please test your patches before uploading, to ensure that they correctly patch to a clean, 512kb SMW ROM. It's very simple to create a working patch using Lunar IPS.
Also, just some reminders: Putting a button in your layout will get your layout nuked. It doesn't matter what the button does. Likewise, make sure your reviews have substance and live up to these standards or they will be removed. Repeat offenders will be banned.