Welcome to Super Famicompo 2
! If you're new or you forgot, Super Famicompo is an open competition for SNES music of all kinds. The competition is split into two categories, and you can submit as many entries as you want. As the challenge category last time was underused, it has been removed this year.
This category is for anything in the realm of covers. Covers of game music, non-game music, whatever you want, as long as it is a cover of something.
This category is for original songs of any kind. Anything goes as long as it's original work.
- All content must be made for this competition
. You're free to finish up an unreleased old song or whatever, but if material has been previously released in any form, it may not be submitted. It follows, of course, that you may not upload somebody else's work (excluding collabs - see below).
- You may collaborate with up to two others on any given submission. If you choose to do so, tell me as such when you submit.
- You may use any tool that generates SPC/SFC output, as long as it is not an automatic conversion tool (in the case of covers). This means no SPC2MML, nintspc, etc. Examples of tools that are allowed are AddmusicK, SNESGSS, SNESMOD, XMSNES, and so on.
- For the cover category, please refrain from submitting 1-to-1 SNES ports. While it may be technically impressive if you transcribe a complex Tim Follin song to MML, the SPC output is all that matters here, and a 1-to-1 port is not distinguishable as a "cover". You are of course still allowed to cover SNES songs in your own way.
I was hoping to have a webpage up in time for this, but it is not quite ready. For the time being, submit any entries via PM on SMWCentral (this account), by DM on Discord (sincx#9611), or by email to s3x5samps youknowwhat gmail.com. If/when the webpage becomes available, I will post an update. All you should submit is either an SPC file or SFC file (either an audio file or a ROM file). If you choose to submit SFC, there is a size limit of 2MB, and it MUST be your own content, that is, it must not contain any copyrighted material - no Super Mario World ROMs or anything like that. You must also tell me which category you are submitting to, and if it's a cover, you must include the name of the original song and game (if applicable).
In terms of prizes, SMWCentral has some Steam game codes to offer, one of which will be given to the winner of each category. There will also be SMWCentral trophies available to the top 3 in each category, for those who have an account there at the time of results (if not, tough luck - I'm saying it here right now so I don't get any complaints, if you don't make an account before the results are out you will not get a trophy). Note that if your account is brown-banned on SMWCentral, you will not be eligible for SMWCentral-distributed prizes (but you can still enter).
With all that said - it's time for everyone to get SNES'ing! The deadline for submissions is
September 30th October 11th
at 23:59:59 UTC. Feel free to discuss things in this thread, or join the Discord server at https://discord.gg/MGerQFU
. Have fun!