Questions posted in the Rules and Submissions thread will not be answered + removed, so use this thread instead.
- Can my level be completely Vanilla?
Yes, nothing in the rules dictates that you must use custom elements. Being honest, however, you may face an uphill battle if you try to do a completely vanilla level in a contest that allows for custom elements. We tend to have VLDCs or OLDCs for a reason.
- Does my level have to be themed around chocolate?
No, Chocolate just refers to the usage of custom ASM, graphics, or other things not found in the regular SMW. You can theme your level around whatever you please.
- How do I insert [ASM, ExGFX, Custom Music, UberASM, etc]?
We have many Tutorials
here for how to use custom tools, and our FAQ
has further information on Custom Resources for SMW.
- What do you mean by "Completely unchanged Vanilla SMW aesthetics will be given a 6/10."?
Basically, any level that uses regular SMW Tilesets, regular SMW palettes, and
regular SMW music will be given a 6/10. That doesn't mean you have to use ExGFX, but we do encourage you to play around with palettes and music at least to create a unique aesthetical experience. I do understand if this rule may be seen as controversial, but I wanted to try it out for this contest.
Have fun! I may add more stuff to the FAQ if there are common questions here or over the Discord channel.