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The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack

Super Mario World Hacks → The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack

Submission Details

Name: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack
Authors: AnEvilGhost, SMW Central, Stivi
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Demo: No
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Length: 131 exit(s)
Type: Standard: Hard
Description: This is the collaboration hack of SMWCentral's 12th Vanilla Level Design Contest from 2020.
We started working on this hack right after the VLDC11 compilation got finished. 8 months of work that paid off in the end.
This hack has 127 entries and 4 switch palaces, with 131 exits in total.

Many cool new things have been created for this hack and the overworld, to give you one of the best VLDC experiences yet.
We hope you enjoy!
Tags: collab collaboration music sa-1 vanilla variety
Comments: 26 (jump to comments)
Rating:
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Virus610 Link
Originally posted by Stivi
you can use the L,R,Start function to beat the level and reset the midway point that way


Lifesaver! Lookin' forward to proceeding to get all exits!
Virus610 Link
Originally posted by AnEvilGhost
That was an issue in the submission too. I think you can get past by jumping on the red koopas off screen, but that's definitely a massive oversight for the level.


Tried for about 30 minutes, but even bouncing off the Wiggler, I couldn't get enough height/distance to even land on the first of the red koopas. Kinda bummed, as I was making my way through levels pretty smoothly until I hit that snag.
 Stivi Author Link
you can use the L,R,Start function to beat the level and reset the midway point that way
Virus610 Link
Is there an issue with GabrielJohn's Dark Forest in Fire World, where if you die after the midpoint, due to not being able to bring items into stages, you literally can't finish the stage?

I'm required to fly, and there seem to be no capes, and the pipe doesn't let me backtrack. Think I just got blueballed out of getting all exits. Resetting the game doesn't remove the midpoint, so not sure if there's any way to play the stage from the start again.

Also, maybe typo? "Elevetade Vaults" in Fire World, claims in-level to be called "Elevated Vaults"
AnEvilGhost Author Link
Originally posted by Virus610
Is there an issue with GabrielJohn's Dark Forest in Fire World, where if you die after the midpoint, due to not being able to bring items into stages, you literally can't finish the stage?

That was an issue in the submission too. I think you can get past by jumping on the red koopas off screen, but that's definitely a massive oversight for the level.

Originally posted by Virus610
Also, maybe typo? "Elevetade Vaults" in Fire World, claims in-level to be called "Elevated Vaults"

Also a thing in the submission for some reason. Level's just called "Elevetade Vaults".
erpster2 Link
Originally posted by GMB4
I'm having some issues trying to run the rom on my snes9x, it opens it but it doesn't run, it says "bad checksum", is my snes9x outdated maybe? I use v1.51


yea that 1.51 version of snes9x is about 15 years old - dump it and get a much newer version
you need snes9x v1.60 or newer to run VLDC12

quote from the Readme.txt file

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You can play this hack on:
- SNES9x 1.60+
- BSNES v115
- ZMZ
GMB4 Link
I'm having some issues trying to run the rom on my snes9x, it opens it but it doesn't run, it says "bad checksum", is my snes9x outdated maybe? I use v1.51
Atomicatoms Link
Awesome hack! Really liking a lot of the levels #smw{:TUP:}
MateusCarvalho590 Link
good hack
eujulio93 Link
why are stages released? #smrpg{gasp}
eujulio93 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
why are phases released? what is the purpose of the hack?#smrpg{gasp}
norwegianboyee From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
This is an awesome compilation. The overworld map and music is all great. Thank you for making all of these levels more easily accessible to regular players.

The only real complaint i have is that the level "muncher underground" has an midpoint that is essentially a kaizo trap, forcing the player to "clear" the level and then try again. But annoyingly it saved the Yoshi coins so i felt like i was cheating a bit in my otherwise perfect save-stateless run. I honestly feel like this midpoint should have been removed, but i understand leaving it in since that's what the creator did in the first place.

Otherwise i'm not sure i agreed entirely with the judges placements but that's obviously got nothing to do with the creators of this hack. Good job! Recommended play!
 Stivi Author From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Originally posted by norwegianboyee
The only real complaint i have is that the level "muncher underground" has an midpoint that is essentially a kaizo trap, forcing the player to "clear" the level and then try again.

This was fixed in 1.05, you played an older version.
OBthree88 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Wow it’s finally here!
Waffles99 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
I'm pretty new to the romhacking scene, and I'm having trouble working this one. I've tried a separate patching tool (Android APK), and the built-in patching tool on this site. It didn't work out on either, and here it says the patch isn't intended for the rom. I just used the SMW rom from removed, and it's worked for another SMW romhack, but maybe this hack requires a special rom as a base? Likely not, but I've seen that before, and that's the only reason I can come up with. I'll probably troubleshoot it successfully before anyone replies, but on the off-chance I don't, I appreciate any help. Cheers.

Edit:
Fixed the issue, I just had to get a fresh rom. Can't wait to play this!
erpster2 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Originally posted by lordkronos100

Those Emulators are all dont working on my Os the Curently Working ones are Snes9x 6.0 I think was The Versions name and Zsnes I Would like to Record it but on Zsnes its Slowdown and some Freezes and Snes9x Doesnt Record Long Parts and as i Record its witout Sound using Bandicam or Hypercam 2 It Lags a lot and Destroys the Sound to #wario{-_-?}


snes9x 6.0? for what OS?
maybe you need to get a newer & faster computer (unless you are already using a modern one)


I also use Snes9x but a dev build (it was 1.61 10/22/2022 nightly build but there might be newer nightly builds available) on Windows 10 LTSC (on an old 2011 HP desktop computer with an AMD Phenom II X4 955 quad core CPU & 8Gb of RAM) and VLDC12 runs fine without any problems

Lotica From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Wow! It's finally great having an entry in one of these (Hint: Mine is located near the giant pumpkin). Loving the new additions, and I can tell a lot of work was put into making this as easy to navigate as possible. Great work, and once again, congrats to everyone who participated!
lordkronos100 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Originally posted by erpster2
Originally posted by lordkronos100
I Know About The Warning Becouse of Zsnes I Tested it i didnt had Chrashes Yet but its Very Slow Down yet Now My Question which one is The Prefered Emulator I Tested it on Zmz and Snes9x to And even there its a Bit Slowdown Bsnes Alias Higan and mesen-S Seems not to work for me #wario{-_-?}


what versions of bsnes, higan & mesen-s are you using, lordkronos100?
what levels were you encountering those "slowdowns?"

I haven't found any problems playing VLDC12 on those emulators as it runs okay on my end, using bsnes-plus v05.88 (10-2021 dev build) & mesen-s v0.4.0.0

Those Emulators are all dont working on my Os the Curently Working ones are Snes9x 6.0 I think was The Versions name and Zsnes I Would like to Record it but on Zsnes its Slowdown and some Freezes and Snes9x Doesnt Record Long Parts and as i Record its witout Sound using Bandicam or Hypercam 2 It Lags a lot and Destroys the Sound to #wario{-_-?}
erpster2 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Originally posted by Stivi
just a heads up, there are currently 2 issues in the hack that need to be updated
- Muncher Underground spawns you into thin air when you get the midpoint.
- Diet Pit of Vulldec has a bug where yoshi won't respawn in the boss arena.
This was already fixed in 1.03, but i must have accidentally opened the rom in LM 3.31 instead of LM 3.31 when i updated the hack to 1.04.

EDIT: it's all fixed now in version 1.05


thanks for the newest version, Stivi.

btw, speaking of the "Diet Pit of Vulldec" level, how do you get the 3up moon there? I got all the 3up moons in nearly all the levels except that one.
 Stivi Author From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
just a heads up, there are currently 2 issues in the hack that need to be updated
- Muncher Underground spawns you into thin air when you get the midpoint.
- Diet Pit of Vulldec has a bug where yoshi won't respawn in the boss arena.
This was already fixed in 1.03, but i must have accidentally opened the rom in LM 3.31 instead of LM 3.31 when i updated the hack to 1.04.

EDIT: it's all fixed now in version 1.05
ForthRightMC From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
I use snes9x and it works very good.

BTW nice new collab hack!
erpster2 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
Originally posted by lordkronos100
I Know About The Warning Becouse of Zsnes I Tested it i didnt had Chrashes Yet but its Very Slow Down yet Now My Question which one is The Prefered Emulator I Tested it on Zmz and Snes9x to And even there its a Bit Slowdown Bsnes Alias Higan and mesen-S Seems not to work for me #wario{-_-?}


what versions of bsnes, higan & mesen-s are you using, lordkronos100?
what levels were you encountering those "slowdowns?"

I haven't found any problems playing VLDC12 on those emulators as it runs okay on my end, using bsnes-plus v05.88 (10-2021 dev build) & mesen-s v0.4.0.0
lordkronos100 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
I Know About The Warning Becouse of Zsnes I Tested it i didnt had Chrashes Yet but its Very Slow Down yet Now My Question which one is The Prefered Emulator I Tested it on Zmz and Snes9x to And even there its a Bit Slowdown Bsnes Alias Higan and mesen-S Seems not to work for me #wario{-_-?}
 Pokemon Hacker From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
I look forward to the aesthetics, music and plot
Enan63 From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
It's finally freaking here at long last! VLDC 12 overworld is one of the best SMW Romhack overworlds ever made along with VLDC 11!!! Also, I am in this VLDC 12 Collab as well!!! #smw{:TUP:}
melondrank From older version: The 12th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack Link
I love collabs like these! Some of the levels are hard to believe that they're actually vanilla, these guys are that creative! Great work as always #smw{:TUP:}