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No more good hacks....

Whatever happend to the good ol' days where Smwcentral used to be flooded with decent hacks? Nowadays the only kind of hacks you see are the shitty half-assed ones that barely had any effort put in to it, And it's rare that you actaully find a good hack these days worth playing. Most of the good hacks you see here at Smwcentral or either a work in progress or has been cancelled. I mean comm'on dude how hard is to actaully make decent hack worth playing? It isn't that hard really. What a person needs to make a good hack isn't whats on the outside but's what's on the inside. You need perspective, creativity, Quality, originality, And a good sense of judgement and style. A real Mario hacker when hacking a level should automactically be able to tell right from wrong when something doesn't fit inside of a of level. When something doesn't fit something in your mind should automactically go off and you should STOP and say to yourself "WAIT!! that doesn't go there. I should go back and fix it right away!!" Don't just keep on going when something doesn't feel right to you. It won't feel right to others when there playing your hack. Also make sure the hack is enjoyable and fun to play over and over again. Don't make playing your hack a chore for other players. Cause then they won't wanna play it, And then you've felt like you've wasted your time creating the damn thing. Remember, making a good hack isn't hard, And always remember it's whats on the inside that counts. You can have all the greatest looking graphics, ASM, Hdma and other stuff in your hack but if you don't have what I mentioned above then trust me, it would have all been for nothing.
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Originally posted by YydrasiLL
You need perspective, creativity, Quality, originality, And a good sense of judgement and style.


Here is the problem.

@Boing:
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I have an idea... how about you stop complaining and make "a good hack" instead of relying on others to make one. there are a lot of fun hacks out there. is yours considered to be one? oh wait, you don't even have one. +_+
Originally posted by Therockster
I have an idea... how about you stop complaining and make "a good hack" instead of relying on others to make one. there are a lot of fun hacks out there. is yours considered to be one? oh wait, you don't even have one. +_+


Dude, who said I was I relying on other people to make a good hack? I of all people should know better than that. All I was trying to say is if your going to make a hack just please put some effort in to it and not have it half-assed. And as for my hack...


http://www.smwcentral.net/?p=thread&id=5825



Edit: Ignore the clashing graphics. I already fixed
Link directly to the image if you want it to show up... >_>
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Originally posted by Boingboingsplat
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Useful as always -_-
disregard my last post =X
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*ahem*MitYH, though the thread hasn't been updated...
Originally posted by Boingboingsplat
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Postcount++ from the person who got angry at all the threads in WoI.
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Boing, stop being useless like that. That's why nobody likes you. -_-

To everybody:

Check the Featured Hacks, there is a reason why such section exists in this site. Check them out and play. :P

Unless, everybody has already played them all. :P
One or two spammy posts out of 4000 from an outstanding and intelligent individual can't be that bad, can it? ...owait /derail
Well, YydrasiLL, what hacks have you played? I might be able to recommend you some...
I think what he meant is that people aren't making good hacks anymore.
fuck yeah meowingtons
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People said the design of my hack is awesome :D

I know were your coming from though.Now people are just making a simple grassland...Nothing more complicated than that!
Such as Bowser's Return, for example.Though it has nice graphics and hdma, it just isn't that "fun" as some of the other hacks.

However keep in mind that most of the hacks are still in development since new tools were released, so we had to start over.
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There are a lot of great hacks in progress, but too many of them end up being canceled, such as Game Over. There's a lot to look forward to, but it's a good idea to provide support in order to encourage people to keep up their work.
I'll take a crack as to why there's been downtime on the creation of great hacks:

Personal life.

Some of the guys whom have released hacks here definitely have the potential to make the greatest hack creations ever.

...of course, factors such as school, work, bills, social life, homework, family events, life troubles, and other variable factors prevent people from putting 100% into their creations.

There's no money to be made from hacking. (That would render the whole process illegal). Hacking is, as I like to refer it as, "The average joe's game programming experience". Within this community, is the opportunity for one to become a video game editor for a set while.

...of course, the dreams fade, as reality starts to kick in. Those who just did it as a hobby (Majority) move on due to personal reasons. Some just get bored. Some finish, and decide to retire, having done their job.

...of course, those are about good hackers that dont get a chance to finish their work.

The wide majority of hack makers now are between 9-16 years old (With exceptions ranging from 17-21, myself included). Young teens usually start to grow a sense of imagination, and what was considered awsome at 9 is considered dreadful around prom time. Due to the fact that most hackers are younger, they're still new to technology and creativity, and thus, release mediocre work, simply because they dont know any better, just like I didn't know any better about how the world works when I was that age.

...I guess, for a good hack to be made, time (2 years minimum) has to be taken to make something worthwhile. Unfortunately, lots of shit happens in 2 years. Out of 10 hacks that have potential, only 2 to 4 might make it to publishing IF LUCKY.

That's one perspective.
That is a valid reason, but this irks me:

Originally posted by Sagittaire
Due to the fact that most hackers are younger, they're still new to technology and creativity, and thus, release mediocre work, simply because they dont know any better, just like I didn't know any better about how the world works when I was that age.

I'm in the range of 9-16 years old, and my most recent hack was featured. Younger people aren't new to technology and creativity...for example, I first used a computer when I was around 2 or 3 years old, and I was creative even before that. Age does not matter; it is just yet another stereotype that people weigh way too much.
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Originally posted by 2731yugeip
That is a valid reason, but this irks me:

Originally posted by Sagittaire
Due to the fact that most hackers are younger, they're still new to technology and creativity, and thus, release mediocre work, simply because they dont know any better, just like I didn't know any better about how the world works when I was that age.



I understand where you're coming from.

Usually, most would-be hackers would come into the community by 10-13, and be bedazzled by all the possibilities that could be done by LM and the other programs. Cmon, what good, fun loving kid wouldn't want to edit a possible favorite game easily? (I was one of them, wishing I could edit and make my own.)

Of course, a common thought most, including myself, had, was thinking that a hack could be done instantaneously, within a few weeks. As time passes, many lose interest. In a young kid's POV, better to relase something as soon as possible than let it go to waste. Unfortunately, the work turns out to be a mediocre creation most of the time, due to a lack of revision, last-minuted editing, and a need to share something, which is normal.

That's where my view of younger hackers releasing mediocre work comes from. Upon second thought, "younger" isn't the word to use. Rather, "inexperienced" is the word here, and that's where most of the fuel and backbone for a hack is present: Experience. That's where most potential hackers end up failing: Lack of experience, due to lack of time and discipline to learn the art. It's like wanting to become a professional Muay Thai fighter, without going through the years of practice and work it takes to even land a good kick.

Rome wasn't built in a day, but when one knows ALL the tricks, Rome can certainly be built in 3 months. That's where I'm getting at.