Installation Instructions for PC Entries

Posted by Spanner @ 2018-10-18 16:05:39 User Image
We have had some good entries submitted so far. 

Can I remind those with PC entries to provide installation instructions for their mods on their entry pages. Some have, whilst others haven't. 

We don't want issues that cropped up last year to happen again, so please state how to install your mod, whether it is for a specific mod loader or you just copy the entire contents to the game folder.

SHC2018 Trailer Clip Submissions

Posted by Spanner @ 2018-10-08 17:48:30 User Image
As it has been the case for a few years, redhotsonic will be responsible for this year's trailer promoting the entries for the Contest, Expo and of course the Contest Week. However, unlike previous years, as he is a busy man nowadays, RHS won't be recording your footage for the trailer - it is up to you to do that. This means that you show what you want to show, and we'll put it in the trailer. 

All we ask is that you keep it to 15 seconds per submission. For longer videos, you can show them as part of your contest or expo submission page. Please note that there is no guarantee that all of your video will be in the trailer. Longer videos can be added to your entry page.

RHS has requested that all clips be submitted in MP4 format, in 1080p at 60fps if possible and in the game’s respective aspect ratio. All videos must be attached and emailed to redhotsonic[@]redhotsonic[.]com with SHC in the subject title. Please also link your SHC page so we know it’s an entry. You have until the end of Sunday 11th November to get your clips in, get them in as soon as you can!

Remember, if you have multiple submissions this year, you have multiple clips you can make. If you've only got one, make those 15 seconds count! If you've got issues capturing video, feel free to ask someone you know to help out. 

Taking part in the trailer is not compulsory but it allows for additional exposure before the contest week begins.

Also, in the past we have had workshops on demonstrating various things that entail hacking Sonic games. This year is no exception - I have already had a request from someone for a potential workshop and the door is open for more. If you are interested in running a workshop please email shc[@]sonicresearch[.]org with details as to what you'd like to do.

Welcome, finally, to the Sonic Hacking Contest 2018!

Posted by Cinossu @ 2018-09-29 15:07:29 User Image
Welcome, one and all, to the Sonic Hacking Contest 2018!

What's this? A late opening to the hacking contest website? Never. Blame a mix of work and actually trying to get this damn thing to work properly. Mmmnngh. If you find things not working as they should, please let us know on Discord and we'll see what we can do. You know how these things go in terms of teething issues.

But enough with the theatrics, welcome! Let's go into some more detail again...

Account registration is still separate to your forum accounts.
Once again, you register on this site first and then verify with your Sonic Retro or SSRG account. Once registered, your account starts off as unverified. Unverified accounts will have some privileges on the site, but for now there is nothing for them to be able to do. If you already had an account last year then you have an account already, but you may find you need to re-verify.

In order to submit an entry, you need to Verify your account.
In the user dropdown menu on the top navigation bar, you will currently see two buttons to verify your account with your Sonic Retro or SSRG forum accounts by going to a specific authentication form on those forums in question. Once verified, your account will then allow you to submit an entry to both the Contest and the Expo from the top navigation bar.

You need to be a full and unblocked member of either forum in order to become automatically verified.
If you aren't, while you can still link your accounts to your SHC account, you will still be marked as unverified. While the site currently does not have a messaging service, there are some methods of which you can use in order to attempt getting your SHC account verified and able to submit entries:
• Send an email to shc[@]sonicresearch[.]org with your SHC username, as well as your forum account(s).
• Send a Direct Message to the @shcontest Twitter account with your SHC username and your forum account(s). Our DMs are open.
• Private Message a Judge on SSRG or Sonic Retro with your SHC username. Obviously you need an account that can PM with this method, but if you can't, the above two options will work, especially email.

We decided in the end to not get rid of the full member requirement this year, so for now if you aren't a full member of either site and want to get involved, please ask!

You can make as many entries as you want.
Once verified, you can make as many or as few entries as you want to the Contest and the Expo. Just click the Add New Entry link in the appropriate menu. The page that appears is your entry page, and you can edit each entry's elements directly on the page.

Stay tuned for more information, and once again, welcome!