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Post #1 · Posted at 2015-06-02 08:48:14pm 4.4 years ago

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The biggest simfile event of the year is back for it's 6th year!

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WHAT IS SC2015?
Z-I-V Summer Contest started in 2010 and is a series of weekly simfile competitions. Each week will have 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 under specific conditions. It's also a perfect time for newer simfile makers to go out and show everyone what you are made of. Big Grin

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?
Voting this year will be a little different. It will be under the Simfile Shuffle voting system. Information on that under the voting rules. It seems many members like this methoid of voting more and it decreases the chance for ties. The runners of this year's contest is Scarz and Silverhawke.

CONTEST RULES
1. You are required to vote. Failure to vote will void your entry for that theme week.
2. You are not allowed to vote for your own song.
3. You can have up to TWO simfiles a week. We're going to up the limit from one to two files and see how it plays out.
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 [BEMANI] - FANTASTIC THREE (Pandemonium X) and [BEMANI] - FANTASTIC THREE (Silverhawke).

SIMFILE RULES:
1. Light, Standard, and Heavy are required. Doubles and any 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. This is so ratings are consistent
3. Songs are required to be less than two minutes and thirty seconds, unless otherwise stated.
4. No keyboard charts. Pad style charts only.
5. Automatically generated steps are not allowed.
6. New simfiles only. Previous publicly 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 NEW!:
You are given 15 points which you can freely distribute to any number of entries, subject to a maximum of 5 pts per entry. The winner is decided on which simfile has the highest score.

Example:
Song A: 5pts
Song B: 3pts
Song C: 2pts
Song D: 1pts
Song E: 4pts

OR

Song A: 5pts
Song B: 5pts
Song C: 5pts

ORDER OF EVENTS
Week 1. Send in your song files for WEEK 1
Week 2. Song from WEEK 1 will be voted on and you can send in song files for the WEEK 2.
Week 3. results for WEEK 1 files come out, WEEK 2 files are voted on, send in files for WEEK 3.

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).

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
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 asking to join the contest. If you joined the contest but are still not able to upload anything to the category once the contest starts, contact me and I'll fix it.

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. You can also use graphics provided by another contestant or noncontestant with their permission.

-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/hands allowed when creating the charts?
Yes. Rolls are also allowed but keep in mind some members do use older versions of Stepmania (like 3.9) where Rolls are not supported.

-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. You can also leave the contest anytime too and come back later if need be.

-Is it required to add the hyphen when naming the simfile?
YES OR YOU WILL GET YELLED AT BY EVERYONE. This is so things stay organized.

-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.


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The contest will start Monday, June 8th! We are also more than open for anyone who wants to make an awesome banner/jacket for the category. Also requesting a sticky for this thread. Good luck, and have a fun summer. Get to steppin' Cool

Post #2 · Posted at 2015-06-02 08:49:35pm 4.4 years ago

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I'll sign up, although it's just to review and vote.
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Post #3 · Posted at 2015-06-02 08:55:38pm 4.4 years ago

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I guess I'll have a go at it this time as well, hoping that I'll do better than my debut.
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Post #4 · Posted at 2015-06-02 09:09:48pm 4.4 years ago

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Post #5 · Posted at 2015-06-02 09:28:47pm 4.4 years ago

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Let me do some artwork right now!! Smile

Might join later though Tongue
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Post #6 · Posted at 2015-06-02 09:30:28pm 4.4 years ago

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IN. Not sure how much time I'll actually have this year though, I'm expecting this summer to be kind of busy.

Post #7 · Posted at 2015-06-02 09:32:45pm 4.4 years ago

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Post #8 · Posted at 2015-06-02 10:29:08pm 4.4 years ago

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Finally, I have been waiting for this since.... I don't know. :/

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Post #9 · Posted at 2015-06-02 10:30:31pm 4.4 years ago

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The biggest simfile event of the year is back for it's 5th year!
6th.
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Post #10 · Posted at 2015-06-02 10:43:55pm 4.4 years ago

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Yes sign me up.

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3. TWO songs a week. We're going to up the limit from one to two files and see how it plays out.
By this, do you mean you can have two simfiles a week or you must have two sims a week?

Thanks, Gameoson, that's what I had figured

Post #11 · Posted at 2015-06-02 10:44:34pm 4.4 years ago

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Just that you can have two songs in one week if you want, not that you have to have two songs.

Post #12 · Posted at 2015-06-02 10:49:29pm 4.4 years ago

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Here's some graphics if you're unable to provide graphics for your files:

BN:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74326537/zivsc2015-bn.png

BG:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74326537/zivsc2015.png

JKT:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/74326537/zivsc2015-jkt.png
Sorry if links aren't working, I've almost rarely had problems with db..
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Post #13 · Posted at 2015-06-02 11:30:17pm 4.4 years ago

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It's the 6th year. Man 6 years of this? Shocked

It's up to two simfiles a week. Made that rule a little clearer now.

Post #14 · Posted at 2015-06-02 11:36:41pm 4.4 years ago

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Post #16 · Posted at 2015-06-02 11:39:22pm 4.4 years ago

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wouldn't expect much of a "long simfile" theme where all submissions have to be over 2:30 lol

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Post #18 · Posted at 2015-06-02 11:57:53pm 4.4 years ago

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Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe I'll submit a file :>

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