Unless you are using a version of LM from the ROM-hacking stone age (why would you do that?), or explicitly disabled the auto restore point feature (why would you do that!?), you can simply recover most, or even all of your work via the file -> restore menu. You're welcome!
How I would kill to have that feature back in 2007.
Anyway I spent the better half of the day trying to access this site to submit my Secret Santa (I kinda over did my download limit and thus was cut off), I managed to send it though with a combo of my 3DS, PSP and my local McDonald's (then I came home to find my internet back on, lucky me ). Despite this, I think I did aright considering I only did a vanilla hack.
Due to a large number of people requesting extensions, there will be a second deadline 4:00 AM UTC, January 1st, 2011 (11:00 PM EST, December 31st. If you're all set to submit before the original deadline, please do so. The only difference is that I will post a second batch of levels on New Year's day in addition to the one planned for Christmas morning. Submit these patches to me rather than Chester. Thanks for understanding if your Secret Santa has requested an extension.
Woah. That's so much time. Everyone should do that level without problem. Meh, that's little long waiting for submitting all the patches with levels, but some people need an extension so it's a good way out.
And here I was, preparing to rush out the rest of my level after a few scraps... know what, I'll just try to finish it up tonight. It's not like I intended to do anything overly complex for this event anyways. I've got something simple in mind that should fulfill my assignment.
Well, I'm finished with the level from a gameplay standpoint, so today I'm just going to try to make the level look a bit prettier (which I suck at :) ). It's kind of on the short side for what people might expect from SMWC, but I kind of needed to make a short level with everything that's been going on this past week, or I never would have finished on time.
Hope the guy that gets my level appreciates the relatively unique theme and doesn't mind the length!
Ah that's great to hear for those who need it. Thankfully I'm about half an hour from being done, so it should be up within the hour, but if not I'll use the extension to extend the level. Although, if I'm honest, after rushing a little today I'll be glad to see the back of it, heh.
I went ahead and used the day to do a little more QA, and I think I ironed out any non-graphical bugs. Dealing with carry enemies is such a pain though, that I'll just have to hope my Santee won't do that. It's still a little on the short side, and very much on the easy side, but I'd rather that than make something too tough for someone.
It's been cool, and I hope I'll get something in return!