'lo. You probably haven't heard of me (except maybe on discord), but I come from the badlands so it's fine if not.
I took it upon myself to obtain, identify, and flesh out (not flush out) every little SMW pile within easy reach, good or bad. I am not a smart man with programming and data analysis skills, but with a spreadsheet of >500K cells, millions of various files ripped just in case, and some crusty .bat scripting, I was able to cobble together something out of it over time, culminating in what I hope preserves a fairly substantial portion of all SMW hacks released.
If you want to identify unknowns from your collection, you can see if I have it by link testing with the (de-headered) rom's SHA-1 hash. Conversely, I have some unknowns I'd greatly appreciate help in identifying, at the bottom of each list category. Additionally, I am missing some entries in past SMWC contests, detailed here, if you by chance have any.
If you have something I do not and want it thrown into the catalog, please PM me with the original release files in a zip/rar/7z archive, other resources you would like included on the page (docs, youtube vid, screencaps, etc) and any supplementary identifying information such as author and original file date.
For greater scanning and auto-naming needs, I have the means but not the permission to divulge on this site. I won't respond to requests for removal; if I have it, you released it. Grand scheme, this is all fun and games.
I've been doing the equivalent of googling myself in that catalog ever since you linked me to it last C3. You've even got the base ROMs from the German community's failed team hack, it's like whoa!
These are just the hacks that aren't hosted on SMWC, aren't they? It must have been a massive effort to collect them all, and how you even went about doing it is beyond me. (Also, those auto-generated visuals actually seem like a huge programming feat, so thumbs all the way up.)
My only question is does this have any way to differentiate full hacks from demos
In a sense, it's like judging a book by cover. So many demos never graduated to completed status, I chose to give them equal representation by not differentiating, Unless it was explicitly stated in the title or description. When there are multiple versions, I do provide a demo tag when it's made clear that it's the difference between them. For the most part, I adopt the version phrasing given by the author.
These are just the hacks that aren't hosted on SMWC, aren't they
Any and all hacks, wherever they're from, even here. If you guys didn't delete so many, I'd be over 20000 entries. Q/Q is meagering.
Lol my joke hacks are here too.
There's even the correct version of Super Merde World 2 that I lost (my only version which is also here as errors).
Where did you find it?
Also minor error, but http://smw.servegame.com:45726/db/6/69a284eeed76b6fb2e16c8b9d0b93d7c228f4d17/ is only made by me not by me+Lexou. (and technically SMW2 is only made by me but I used Lexou's hack for baserom)
Holy shit. This is amazing, dude. How did you do this? You have demos for my old hacks I thought were lost forever. This archive is really well researched! I'll have to dive deeper into this and play some random hacks that catch my eye.
just wanted to say how much i appreciate this website, especially that archive of japanese hacks.
Zandro, if I ever find any JP hacks you don't have I'll get in contact with you ASAP~
But just to make sure, do you have Anikiti's Mario X World 1 through 4, because they're not in the JP section.
I know fullsets that have 1, 2 and 4, while 3 can be found if you look hard enough (it was made specifically for Comiket 63; 64 too, maybe?).
aterraformer has an IPS of it (3 that is), if I recall.
Originally posted by Sayuri
Holy shit. This is amazing, dude. How did you do this?
The magic of archive.org and fullsets, I assume.
Originally posted by 1337doom
I'm also proud that something I made is in here, it's like I've left my 'mark' on the hack archive forever
This is how I feel whenever I see The Muncher Garden from MaGL2 on SNES fullsets lol
Okay, more slight shame because of the awkward dialogue I crammed in there (like shrek memes) in an attempt to make raocow laugh, but the level itself is an okay first attempt, and that's all I care about. I was gonna have a joke about Homura and the NGC 6357 ("War and Peace" aka "Lobster") nebula too but I didn't understand how to YY-CHR at the time (wanted to insert her Grief Syndrome sprite and the Doki Doki Panic rocket).