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I've made a few simple levels some time back but never really had the time to get too serious... Now that I've got more time I've decided to start making a full hack... Right now I've only got a simple small level made and I'd like to see what people think about it...
You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdC9tzjV6qQ


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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D
Could you please post screenshots within the next 24 hours? It's our policy that threads for hacks need screenshots of some kind.

Welcome aboard!

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[?] Miscellaneous Helpful Hints
If I moderated your hack, there was apparently a 90 percent chance it was rejected.
I don't think he's announcing a hack, i think he just wants to show it off and get some advice from the more experienced people here.

Anyway:The level is very short. There is cutoff at 0:15 at the ground. end all your tiles with corner and wall tiles.
And there's the water. you can go through the tiles which "blocks" the water, so you can fall out of the water if you get in there. (seemingly you don't, but it looks weird. you should change the legde end tiles to the solid ones.

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aran - Graces of Heaven
The first part of the level is fairly flat, and while it has decoration (which is good), seems to lack in any real enemies or obstacles to keep it interesting. The jump is okay, although I'm not sure what the coins are for, it's not likely be a blind jump in any circumstances. The enemies used are okay, but the idea of using a Koopa then a Goomba like that seems so utterly stereotypical and has been done way too much in other hacks. The level does have a decent amount of elevation and decoration from there on though, so the general base design seems fine, and I can't really any cut off so to speak. And the use of a Goal Sphere in a midway point is original, but looks kind of strange.

It's a decent attempt at a level though, and as a first real attempt is excellent (especially considered to some of the horrors I see in hacks played by Youtube LPers). Keep up the good work!

If you do make a hack, will it be vanilla or use custom stuff?

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Why do you use a sphere as opposed to a normal goal tape, they're not that hard to set up.

Aside from that, some general advice from me.
Put yourself in the player's perspective. They won't know the level first time playing and may die unfairly because of this.
Originally posted by cheat-master30
If you do make a hack, will it be vanilla or use custom stuff?


Odds are it will be a vanilla hack... I'm not experienced enough to perform any kind of custom work and ASM sounds very complicated to me... Once I get out of school and I don't have to worry about learning about Shakespeare, and how the digestive function works, I can flush all that crap out of my head and focus on learning things like ASM... I may try and add custom music to it but that's about it...

Originally posted by scrimpy
Why do you use a sphere as opposed to a normal goal tape, they're not that hard to set up.


Honestly, I have no idea... I didn't want to just put the goal sphere on the ground and leave it at that, and using the regular goal point seemed kind of big for the goal sphere...

As for the coins, well, I didn't really have any ideas on where else to put them... I fail at ideas most of the time... Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it... And do I still need the screenshots then? o.O?

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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D
Nah, you don't need screenshots. Unless you want to announce a hack(which most of the threads here are about), screenshots are not mandatory.

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aran - Graces of Heaven
Thanks a bunch for the feedback... I fixed the cutoff issue with the bridge, and I've moved the coins to different places... I'm trying not to flood the level with them though... I'm also going to make it a little longer at a later time...

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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D


Originally posted by Adrammelech_The_Wroth
using the regular goal point seemed kind of big for the goal sphere...

You didn't have to use a goal sphere at all. There's a "Goal Tape" sprite. And not everything custom is ASM, most custom things are really easy to add.

The level looked pretty nice, but maybe a tad boring. Add some more slopes, enemies, and secrets to spice it up. The fact that there wasn't any music was depressing. SNN would be sad.

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Who knows when I'll have
something to put here.


Credits go to Counterfeit for the bitchin' post layout.

Originally posted by Rabees
You didn't have to use a goal sphere at all. There's a "Goal Tape" sprite.


I know there's a Goal Tape sprite... I've gone through the entire list of sprites that are possible to use... I just preferr to use it... I'll probably use it throughout the hack...

Originally posted by Rabees
The fact that there wasn't any music was depressing. SNN would be sad.


The reason why there wasn't any music at all was because I had already tried, and failed to insert custom music and forgot to switch it back, thanks for reminding me... And there IS at least one secret in that level... It would be kind of pointless to add a secret if I gave away what the secret was in the video wouldn't it?

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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D
Well yes and no...

When you're still looking for advise, its probably better to show us the secret so we can give feedback... once you're a bit more confident in your abilities, then theres no need to show off the hidden fun stuff.

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I have a hack thread - Link (Now with a demo!)
Also a music thread - Link

C3 Projects
2013: Modern Spiny Pack
2012: MGSS v0.1
Spring 2010: SMB2 Autobomb Sprite
Originally posted by NamelessProtagonist
Well yes and no...

When you're still looking for advise, its probably better to show us the secret so we can give feedback... once you're a bit more confident in your abilities, then theres no need to show off the hidden fun stuff.


You've got a point... I'll be making an updated video soon... I also finished adding in the proper amount of Yoshi coins...

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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D
Alright, I've remade parts of the level, fixed some things, here's the new video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkDplWEh8U

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After a year and a half or so of dealing with a Laptop with a crack in the screen, a battery failure issue, and a resetting issue, I now have a new laptop, however due to memory loss issues, I am having to start my hack from scratch... Again...

Actively looking for new ideas for my hack, got one? PM me!

Actively looking for testers for what I have made so far, interested? PM me!

:D
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