Sonic the Hedgehog Hacking Contest 2017

Discussion in 'Discussion & Q&A' started by Ayla, Dec 16, 2016.

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  1. Ayla

    Ayla Sonic Hacking Contest Founder & Co-Organiser Member

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    If the survey doesn't allow you to make more than one suggestion, feel free to fill out another survey that has the second suggestion (it does work that way, right?). Let me know if that works. If not, I'll bug Spanner and have him modify the survey =P
     
  2. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Thanks, it really worked. I just hope my (now three) suggestions are actually suggested by enough people to have a bigger chance to be fulfilled.
     
  3. redhotsonic

    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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  4. Natsumi

    Natsumi Markey's Member

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    I approve of the change to the shadow trophy.
     
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  5. Mr. Cat

    Mr. Cat The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    The "serious" logo that popped out at the end was really cool tho
     
  6. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    This is going to make so much stuff easier for people.
     
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  7. Novedicus

    Novedicus Well-Known Member Member

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    I 100% approve of this change.
     
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  8. Mr. Cat

    Mr. Cat The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    new site leaked

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  9. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Needs more Knuckles, though
     
  10. Burst

    Burst sanic bewm Member

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    Whoa man! Nice page! :)
     
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  11. Cinossu

    Cinossu A blend of secret herbs and spices Member

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    Fun thing; this was going to be the site design, to an extent.. last year. There's a new design beyond this one too.
     
  12. Mr. Cat

    Mr. Cat The Holy Cat Jr. Member

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    Oh wait, i forgot that I leaked the old version. Here's the newest one!

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    You can't hide any secrets from me :V
     
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  13. redhotsonic

    redhotsonic Also known as RHS Retired Staff

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    Plot twist in my video: The April Fools was the "April Fools" text...
     
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  14. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    As we have had to fill a judging space due to a judge leaving the contest, Dario FF will be taking their place. As he doesn't have a SSRG account, here is the cross-post from Retro introducing himself to the Sonic Hacking Contest 2017:
     
  15. Trinitronity

    Trinitronity Well-Known Member Member

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    Oh nice. I hope hope this year's contest will have Generations entries as well, just so Dario FF, the Generations modding pionier, can judge them. :3
     
  16. Zoney

    Zoney Newcomer Member

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    Hey guys.

    Due to the 3D content for modding cropping up a lot more now recently. I've been ask to participate as a judge this year. I've worked along with Dario before in SHC 2012 and 2013. So being a part of this is really exciting. And I look forward to seeing the entries this year. And to get myself familiarized with other 3D modding setups besides Generations. Been wanting to look into SADX, just never had a chance to.

    I've do Generations/Unleashed Modding so I know some of my stuff, and I want to try getting into SADX modding seems like a good time to try looking into it if any entries come up for it.
     
  17. MainMemory

    MainMemory Well-Known Member Member

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    Oh don't worry about that, you'll be seeing plenty of SADX mods this year, and an SA2 mod too for good measure.
     
  18. Selbi

    Selbi Plug in, baby. Retired Staff

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    Hey everyone! Due to lack of personnel that is significantly superior to me, you are all stuck with me now. But I've still been asked to formally announce that I've been inducted into the holy gang of SHC judges, so I'm gonna do just that. You can thank the big guys behind the judging desk later for that.

    Jokes aside, with the increased quality control that is gonna be implemented this year, I've been looking forward to becoming a judge this year more than in the previous years. Fresh hacks that brought lots of joy to everyone have been there even in shit show that was 2016's contest. It's just with the thick layer of poop covering the whole event that they didn't really get to shine. I'm proud to be part of something great this year.

    Thanks for giving me a chance! I won't disappoint.

    I think.
     
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  19. amphobius

    amphobius spreader of the pink text Member

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    While I give the best of luck to Selbi, I also should inform of my intent to leave judging for this year.

    Recently I have been pursuing other interests and if I'm 100% honest, I have zero interest in the hacking scene anymore. I have been wanting to further chase my music endeavours as well as helping out what is a fast growing sim racing community. I will always have massive thanks to this scene for allowing me to start building my talents, and I will be forever grateful for having the chance to help out with the contest these last few years, to the point of judging last year. But I don't think it'd be fair, nor appropriate, to stick around to something I just don't have the interest in any further, nor would it be fair on SHC to divide my attention from it on my hobbies and said community.

    I've said to Spanner privately that I'm still open to helping out in case of emergency, but I hope the person who inevitably takes my place realises the task ahead isn't going to be as easy as playing some games and giving a score to it. It sure was an eye opener to me last year.
     
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  20. Spanner

    Spanner The Tool Administrator

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    I know some people might feel rather concerned that four judges have left this year, and I can understand those concerns. I thank amphobius, LazloPsylus, Shannon and StephenUK for their time being involved with the Hacking Contest no matter how long they were judging for.

    Judging is a very difficult process and it is also time consuming too, and as well as judging there are other responsibilities such as being involved in planning various parts of the contest. A few judges left because they didn't feel they had enough time nowadays to take part fully in the process, some left for personal reasons and some left because they lost interest in the hacking side of this community, or even the Sonic community overall for various reasons.

    As stated in the first post of this thread, the judging list is not final and additional judges may be recruited to replace former judges who have left the contest due to retiring or other reasons. We have recruited five new judges this year, some to replace those who left; others to help expand the judging team. We've worked very hard this year on recruiting a few people who have been involved with 3D modifications. We may have a sixth new judge soon, or we may leave the slot vacant.

    We have a lot of good things in the works behind the scenes and we're nearly ready to announce a few of them. The website is still in the works, Cinossu is working very hard on a brand new site that'll do the job for many years to come and will have many new features. SuperEgg has been going around contacting a good load of people to take part in the Media Panel using the suggestions people have given us, and we've already got some new recruits lined up that you should be very familiar with – announcements will happen over the next few months regarding who will be there for the Contest Week.

    We've also got a few things this year that if we're able to pull them off, you're going to really like what we've got arranged.

    In the meantime, we've still got a few months to go until the deadlines so continue to work hard on your entries if you plan on submitting to either the Hacking Contest or the Hack Expo – don't forget to ensure your entries meet the Quality Control Criteria otherwise they won't be approved for submission.

    Also, we have re-opened the Discord Server, as we had to kill the link previously because of problems that have now been completely resolved. It's the same place as last year, so if you left thinking that the server was only there for last year's contest, you can come back. If you haven't been in the server before, feel free to join, we don't bite. We also have an IRC Channel which relays from the main Discord channel available at irc.badnik.zone #SHContest.

    In addition, the Sonic Hacking Contest now has a Twitch channel which will be used for various things including rehosting Contest Week streams from the Media Panel if they give consent for that.
     
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