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Submission Requirements
« on: November 11, 2016, 11:51:21 PM »
For those that aren't aware yet, when a download is submitted, I have to approve the download before I release it to everyone. I wanted to go over a few rules to help avoid any issues in this process.

  • Effort. From here on out, I will rarely accept boards without a custom made background. There needs to be more effort put in!
  • The only kind of file we accept is the .json you get when exporting your board from PP64. No ROM files!
  • Please make sure your board works. Test it out, make sure it is playable. I should not be getting any boards that I can't even overwrite into the game.
  • You need at least one in-game screenshot so that users can see what it looks like in the game.
  • Include an image of the entire map. You can the image in PartyPlanner64 by using the Screenshot menu.
  • PartyPlanner64 has an issue with space alignment. Make sure spaces are correctly placed in-game. Fix this issue by turning on your board in the game and seeing where the spaces have moved. Adjust the spaces in the editor accordingly and test again. Keep doing this until your spaces are in perfect shape!
  • A maximum of 1 submission a day. We don't want anyone to flood the database with new boards.
  • Include some kind of version number. This will help users know what version they have and when a new one is released. Try to include it in the file name too (ex - Awesome_Board_1.2.json)

Updated July 23, 2017.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 12:20:08 PM by SuperZambezi »

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 05:14:31 AM »
That's all? Cool!  :-D
I'll start uploading then. I can always update my boards later, right?
But I have 2 questions:
1) I have an really big board that only works when PP64 priority is set on high. Can I post it if I told them so or is it too broken?
2) I made a version of the same board in 3 differents Mario Party games. Should I make an upload for the three of them or do a bundle?

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 11:19:58 AM »
You can always update your boards later, but an update requires my approval.

1) Yes, as long as you mention in the description.
2) Upload them separately. But I would suggest uploading only one first, getting feedback, then uploading the others when you know people like them.

And thank you for reminding me, I added a small thing about maximum downloads in a day.

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 12:10:03 PM »
Thank you for the answer! I'll now start uploading!  :-D

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 12:19:09 PM »
  • Upload in-game screenshots so that users can see what it looks like in the game. And make use of PP64' screenshot feature for an image of the entire map!
The problem I have with including a screenshot that's taken in the editor is that you'll be able to see all the possible star locations, which I kind of want to keep a secret until you actually play the board, you know? :P
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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2016, 12:22:33 PM »
Hmm, if that's the case, save the file, then remove the star spaces and take the screenshot then. You don't have to save that version, since you already saved the right one!

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2017, 10:47:09 AM »
Updated the rules.

I'm getting very tired of a) checking submissions to find out there are errors when trying to overwrite into the game b) submissions without in-game images or a map of the board and c) some very lazy designs that show little effort.

Please make sure you have everything in check and in order. This includes making your own custom background. I'm not interested in flooding the database with boards people made on a whim.

For boards that were submitted before I made this update, I'll accept the board into the database as long as it works - but I will ask for you to update with in-game images.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2017, 10:50:37 AM by SuperZambezi »

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Re: Submission Requirements
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 12:20:48 PM »
Adding another requirement - make sure your spaces are aligned. PP64 does not align all of them correctly so it's up to you to take care of that.