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Post #1 · Posted at 2016-06-30 06:38:14pm 6.6 years ago

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Link to Category. Graphics coming soon.

OHHHHHH HERE WE GO! It's time for the 7th edition of the biggest contest of the summer! A late start but better late than never!
Because of the late state, this contest may go until mid September depending on how things die down around that time.

WHAT IS THE SC2016?
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

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).
6. NEW. One member = One vote. Do not make alternate accounts to get more votes. We will find out and violation of this will result in being removed from the contest and possible site ban.

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
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/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. You do not have to enter a file every week.

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 a PM to either ddrstepper and/or Aegis. 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.

-Do I have to upload a file every week?
You do not have to upload a file every week. You can leave the contest if needed and can come back.


This year, ddrstepper and Aegis will be calling the shots as they are the finalist from this year's TOI.

Sign ups are up now and the first week will start Monday July 4th. Good luck, and have a great summer!

Post #2 · Posted at 2016-06-30 06:40:56pm 6.6 years ago

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FIRST
(I'm in)
No need to qulufiiy this time.
Not around here too often anymore, but I still play DDR & maimai!
My final contest run was in my signature so I guess I'll keep it here for those who wanna play my last few charts:
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Post #3 · Posted at 2016-06-30 06:40:57pm 6.6 years ago

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am in
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Post #4 · Posted at 2016-06-30 06:42:16pm 6.6 years ago

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I'm tentatively in favor of participating. I also hope that I'll get good ideas for songs to step.

(though I admit, my self confidence in chart making took a plummet after me once again falling out early in ToI...)
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Post #5 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:15:30pm 6.6 years ago

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Post #6 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:33:57pm 6.6 years ago

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i have been waiting for this! im in.

Post #7 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:39:56pm 6.6 years ago

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Not really happy about two files per week.

Anyways, I'm in.

Post #8 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:45:42pm 6.6 years ago

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Ooh, I might get in on this after quite some time.

Lemme get a graphic set for you Pandy :3
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Post #9 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:52:27pm 6.6 years ago

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Definitely getting in.

(I'm scared at the huge volume of files that is bound to show up in the first week)
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Post #10 · Posted at 2016-06-30 07:57:51pm 6.6 years ago

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I'd love to join but sadly I've burned myself out so I'll have to pass...

However, I'll still be playing the files, and good luck to everyone!

Post #11 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:04:30pm 6.6 years ago

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Post #12 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:06:18pm 6.6 years ago

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I am not sufficient enough to actually compete, but would I be able to take part in judging the competition?
I am here for experiencing excellent dance routines. Fellow enthusiasts are welcome to becoming my internet friends

Post #13 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:06:24pm 6.6 years ago

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Post #14 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:08:22pm 6.6 years ago

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I am not sufficient enough to actually compete, but would I be able to take part in judging the competition?

Yes. Everyone, even non-competitors, are allowed to vote.

Post #15 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:10:29pm 6.6 years ago

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Probably not going to be doing something every week but sure why not.

(At the extent of that I'm probably not doing 2 files a week nor anything on the first week because of the large mass of files, but hey, that might give me time for like one FG change chart or something.)
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Thanks to Lord Toon for the wonderful sig image!

If you'd like a review on a contest chart, PM me! (Reviews will probably be given on or around the Friday after the PM fyi.)

Post #16 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:13:51pm 6.6 years ago

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Finally, my first SC. I'm entering!
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Post #17 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:26:41pm 6.6 years ago

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I want in. Nvm.

Lets see how exciting this gets. Smile

Post #18 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:29:06pm 6.6 years ago

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Pandemonium X, if you don't mind I would like to participate as a judge
I am here for experiencing excellent dance routines. Fellow enthusiasts are welcome to becoming my internet friends

Post #19 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:30:46pm 6.6 years ago

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Pandemonium X, if you don't mind I would like to participate as a judge
Everyone judges.

Post #20 · Posted at 2016-06-30 08:47:01pm 6.6 years ago

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hello i am here
i am ready
i want to pARTICIPATE!!!
count me in, daddy-o.
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