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Have we got the skills?

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I haven't given up on my hack. I just put it on hiatus because I'm lazy and I'm currently doing other things. If I could just find the time and stop being lazy, then I could get back into hacking. This is why I haven't made a hack thread, because there's no point in me making one unless I have a lot to present (screenshots, etc.). I came up with a partially good storyline for my hack, but backing it up will be a different matter.
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A good explaintion there are more demos than big hacks: lack of patience! Taking for example FPI, he makes big and good hacks, but he has the patience to make them in about 4 years... and he of sure doesn't spend every minute of 4 years working on his hack. A hack like that can be finished in less than a year, but this is a matter of patience. No matter if you spend much time on a smw hack. Even because making a smw hack is not a matter of life, so it is to be taken as a joke.

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Well as you said Dinomar I think a lot of people fall into that there are many outs out there that the creators took months to years to make due to them having the will to go back to them. I know from my experiences I have the patience to go back and work on a hack but by the time I'm ready so many new things have come out and I have had so many new ideas that I don't have the will.

I'm going to talk about one of my hacks now. I call it my 200th video hack. Why it's called that is because I LP things like a lot of people know and I posted a video of it for my 200th video. Well soon after that I lost motivation so I took a break then after new programs were coming out and I was learning a lot of new things in the way of SMW hacking. Because of this fact I still have a fully beatable but incomplete first world sitting collecting digitalized dust. Did I talk big? Yes. Did I show proof of concept? Yes. Will it ever reach the public? Most likely not. Do I have anymore proof except that video and a very out of date rom file? No not really. In the end I turned my time from making hacks to making things for hacks like graphics and blocks.

As you said it's no a matter of life even though some people think it is, I mean I would love to find the will and motivation to finish it but sadly it's not there. I don't think however it should be taken as a joke because hacking can build great skills of later like level design 2D character modeling and basic coding knowledge. Anyways thats how I feel about this whole subject.

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Hacking is fun, people lose the will to continue them, can build useful skills, the end.


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I don't think the question is really "Have we got the skills?" but "Do we have the motivation?"
Most people who talk big hacks end up giving up because they don't know how to do something and don't feel like learning how, or loss of motivation. I've had multiple times where I had a really good idea in my head, but it just turned out to be too much to handle. The old saying "Anything is possible" is definitely missing an ending. "Anything is possible...If you try hard enough."

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as much as I agree with you I have to disagree with the anything is possibleness it's more like "anything is possible as long as it's within system parameters and I have the williness to learn how to make it work."


Originally posted by ninja boy
"anything is possible as long as it's within system parameters and I have the williness to learn how to make it work."

That's a better way of putting. Guess I was lazy. :P

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Originally posted by Rabees
I don't think the question is really "Have we got the skills?" but "Do we have the motivation?"

While that may be the real question at hand, as I already stated earlier, what I mean by "Have we got the skills?" is "Can we back up our claims?" But yeah, having the motivation to do it can be another neck-breaking issue we may be dealing with from time to time.
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usually the "do we have what it takes to back up what we say" is greatly determined by "do I have the motivation or will to learn what I don't know". Some people can talk big take a couple months to learn then back up there claim but others will talk big then say oh well i can't do it and drop it right there.
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