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Post #1 · Posted at 2014-05-30 07:05:12pm 5.4 years ago

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The wait is finally over! Summer Contest is back for another amazing year!

What is the Z-I-v Summer Contest!?
Summer Contest is a series of weekly simfile tournaments with each week having a unique theme whose criteria must be met. Winners are decided at the end of each week, and the Contest winner is decided by the amount of weeks won. The goal behind this contest is to attract new simfile artists and for experienced simfile artists to test themselves creating simfiles in such a short amount of time and conditions.

What's new this year?
Not much is new this time around seeing how we pretty much got a steady system now. We will only have 2 people picking themes for the contest this year. I’ll be too busy to pick themes and all that jazz this year (sorry guys). The two members picking themes will be the two winners of the TOI4 tournaments, GariK+ and Telperion.

Contest Rules:
1. You are required to vote. Failure to vote will disqualify your entry for the week.
2. You are not allowed to vote for your own song.
3. ONLY ONE SONG PER WEEK. No one wants to judge 60+ simfiles again like last year.
4. Entries must be uploaded by the deadline. No exceptions.
5. The entries must be named accordingly: [Name of the Week's Theme] - Song Name. This is so the simfiles are well organized and easy to get to.
5a. In the event of duplicate entries from multiple contestants, use the above format, while adding your name in parentheses.
Example [DDR Edit] - Love is the Power (Pandemonium X) and [DDR Edit] - Love is the Power (Oni-91).

Simfile Rules:
1. Light, Standard, and Heavy are required. Doubles and other charts are also allowed but they are not required.
2. Songs must be rated in DDR's old scale of 1-10 or ITG's scale of 1-13.
3. Songs are required to be less than two minutes and thirty seconds, unless otherwise stated.
4. No keyboard charts. DDR/ITG/ect like charts only.
5. Automatically generated steps are not allowed.
6. New simfiles only. Previous publically released simfiles are not allowed.

Any violation of the rules will result in immediate disqualification from the contest and all entries will be deleted.

Voting Procedure:
Members will Vote for their top 5 simfiles and the winner is decided on what simfile has the highest score.

1st: 5pts
2nd: 4pts
3rd: 3pts
4th: 2pts
5th: 1pts

WEEKLY DEADLINES:
Week Deadline will be Monday 5pm UTC is 1pm EST. No exceptions! THIS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BEFORE THE CONTEST STARTS. (depends on what the best time is for the two members picking themes.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
-Where do I sign up for the contest?
You can make a post in this thread stating that you want to participate in the category and you will be added. You can also send me a PM with the request.

-Where do I submit my entries?
You submit them to the simfile category made exclusively for this year's contest. Please provide simfile information when uploading. As a courtesy for others that will download your entry, please use the comment box to mention any extra information about the simfile.

-Can I upload a simfile that doesn't meet the week's theme requirement?
No you cannot. Any simfile that does not meet the week's theme will be disqualified and deleted from the category.

-Will I be disqualified from the tournament if I do not vote?
No. You will only be disqualified for the week you did not vote in. It does not affect previous or following weeks.

-Can another contestant or non-contestant submit my entry if I am unable to?
Yes as long as the entry is submitted before the deadline and in the appropriate category

-Can I create Beginner and Challenge charts for my simfiles as well?
Yes, but the Light, Standard, and Heavy charts are still required.

-I have a YouTube video of a simfile I made that I did not release. Can I still submit it for the contest?
If the simfile in the video has not or is not available for the public to download, then it is allowed.

-Are graphics required for the entries?
Graphics - such as the background, banner, CD jacket, etc - are entirely optional. They may, however, be the deciding factor when people submit their votes for the week.

-Are Doubles charts required?
Doubles charts are completely optional unless otherwise stated. Solo, Couple, and Pump It Up charts are optional as well.

-Are mines/shock arrows allowed when creating the charts?
Yes

-Can I use graphics provided by another contestant or noncontestant?
Yes

-Can I submit ideas for the weekly theme?
Of course! You can post them in the thread or send me a PM. However, it may or may not be used so don't keep your hopes up.

-Am I required to post a review?
No, but it would benefit the other users greatly. There will be times where there are too many files to give detailed reviews. If you are intent in giving reviews, you can make a post in the thread to let the contestants know that they can have their review via PM. However, please refrain from posting short reviews that may agitate the contestants. If you state the entry was terrible, then explain why it was terrible. Also giving someone a review can help them make better files and have the contest be much more exciting and competitive.

-I am not participating in this contest. Can I still review and vote?
Yes.

-Can I still sign up as a contestant after the contest has started?
Yes

-Is it required to add the hyphen when naming the simfile?
YES OR YOU WILL GET YELLED AT BY THE COMMUNITY

-How can I become a co-host of next year's tournament?
As of now, it's by winning the Z-I-v Tournament of Immortals, which is held before the summer contest. There may be other methods in the future, however, so stay tuned for further information.

-Hey I changed something on my simfile and now it's gone!? What happen!?
If the file is renamed in anyway, then all your files will be deleted due to the files being tied to the name you previously had. It might also be if certain punctuation marks are used such as question marks or exclamation points. If you make any changes to the title of the simfile upload, then make sure you re-upload everything as well.

-Hey why are my jackets not working and/or showing up in my banner space all weird?
When you upload a file to ZIv, it renames your files as example *[DDR EDIT] - PARANOiA Rebirth-jacket*. Make sure your files match the names that are in the SM file and that should fix it. This is only if you are using jackets in your files.


The contest will start Monday, June 9th! We also need an awesome banner/jacket for the category. Cool

Post #2 · Posted at 2014-05-30 07:08:26pm 5.4 years ago

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Big Grin excited!

My online class begins Monday, June 9th as well. That sucks.

Oh well. I'll do this thing.

Hopefully my dad lets me use his computer because mine's breaking. Or I can get mine fixed really quickly.

EDIT: I recall last year's SC dropping it down from 3 to 2 submissions because of too many entries, and then 2 entries/week was tolerable. Can we raise it to two, possibly? I'd love to make two "different" sims.

Post #3 · Posted at 2014-05-30 07:17:28pm 5.4 years ago

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Post #4 · Posted at 2014-05-30 07:22:14pm 5.4 years ago

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I'm in.

I had an idea for a theme, [Throwback] or something like that. Basically, step a remix of a song that was included in Summer Contest 2013, or, if a remix was stepped, you can step the original song (if it wasn't stepped in SC13).

Post #5 · Posted at 2014-05-30 07:31:52pm 5.4 years ago

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Post #6 · Posted at 2014-05-30 08:13:31pm 5.4 years ago

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Post #7 · Posted at 2014-05-30 08:19:10pm 5.4 years ago

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I'm in!

Quick question - How many weeks does the Summer Contest usually run for?

Post #8 · Posted at 2014-05-30 08:35:38pm 5.4 years ago

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I guess I'll get in.
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Post #9 · Posted at 2014-05-30 08:37:21pm 5.4 years ago

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EDIT: I recall last year's SC dropping it down from 3 to 2 submissions because of too many entries, and then 2 entries/week was tolerable. Can we raise it to two, possibly? I'd love to make two "different" sims.
I'm honestly fine with just one file. It's less files to judge and it allows people to give their best instead of submitting one experimental/crappy sim and one really good one.

Post #10 · Posted at 2014-05-30 08:44:09pm 5.4 years ago

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Experimental sims are fun. That was good about SC. Two files are good.

Also count me in.

If you will be lacking theme for a week I have a fun one (I used to think that I will win ToI like Telperion, then I took an arrow in the knee).

Post #11 · Posted at 2014-05-30 10:16:16pm 5.4 years ago

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EDIT: I recall last year's SC dropping it down from 3 to 2 submissions because of too many entries, and then 2 entries/week was tolerable. Can we raise it to two, possibly? I'd love to make two "different" sims.
I'm honestly fine with just one file. It's less files to judge and it allows people to give their best instead of submitting one experimental/crappy sim and one really good one.

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Post #12 · Posted at 2014-05-30 10:32:15pm 5.4 years ago

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Post #13 · Posted at 2014-05-30 11:09:48pm 5.4 years ago

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im in c:

although honestly 2 simfiles wouldn't be so bad as I also enjoyed experimenting.
last year we only had 60+ files during the opening week when we had the limit of 3 files per person and thats why we reduced it to 2 files so I don't see as to why we need to just reduce it to 1 now.

Post #14 · Posted at 2014-05-30 11:23:35pm 5.4 years ago

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Post #15 · Posted at 2014-05-30 11:24:09pm 5.4 years ago

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im in c:

although honestly 2 simfiles wouldn't be so bad as I also enjoyed experimenting.
last year we only had 60+ files during the opening week when we had the limit of 3 files per person and thats why we reduced it to 2 files so I don't see as to why we need to just reduce it to 1 now.
We had 30+ files in the 2nd and 3rd week as well. Also seeing how there will likely be more members then last year, that number would go up. If there's enough of a outcry for it I can change it to 2 files a week but trust me when I say not many people are willing to look at and judge 30+ simfiles.

I got everyone in the category that's signed up so far.

Post #16 · Posted at 2014-05-31 12:30:37am 5.4 years ago

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I want in on this contest :3

Also I don't mind making some for the contest.
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