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Recolor Restrictions - A Forum Thread for Sonic 3 A.I.R.

Recolors - The New

1. Introduction

Hello. I am AirWay1, a game manager for the Sonic 3 A.I.R. Gamebanana page.

Since our no-recolor rule was lifted, we saw many new faces in the modding scene. However, many in our community have felt that this has lowered the barriers of what is considered a quality mod to be allowed on Gamebanana too much. Additionally, I felt that recolors were the "entry point" into modding, but some have interpreted as the "best way" to mod, considering all other options too unviable or hard, to the point where some modders have based their entire mod making career into recolors.

So starting December 10th, all mods that are considered recolor-based are going to have the following restrictions set on them. Failure to follow restrictions may have your mod withheld when the time comes.

2. Restrictions

To begin out of the box, recolors must contain a custom underwater palette that works well. This is a requirement, not a suggestion.

Your recolor must also contain, at the very least, ONE of the following:
  • 3 Audio Tracks that are looped properly.
  • 5 Sound Effects that are relevant to the mod.
  • Rawdata injections that are original and not from another mod.
  • Scripts that work properly. Any script from another mod or is modified based on another mod does not count.

For relevant sound effects, random sound effects added in the mod to try the meet the rule do not count. For a sound effect to be considered "relevant", make sure it contributes to the mod, not add onto the mod.

Please, as with all other changes to our ruleset, feel free to discuss about it. And I hope you all have a great day.
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    Ps:wait do these mods count as that ???
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    Are palette options allowed like this 

    Icon
    mod.json
    scripts
    palettes
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    Thank you.
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    No more rhs recolors let's go
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    Except palettes are seen as a "start" to modding. a new modder isnt gonna know rawdata and scripts.
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    oh my god YESSSSSSSS WOOOOOOOOOOO

    now can mods that only change backgrounds be banned :trolled:
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    I love you Airway. All of the homo.
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    Okay so since I have 3 mods that could be considered recolors I wanna make sure they are all okay. They don't have water palettes since they only affect to super or hyper forms (however Knuckles does have an adjusted water palette in 2 of the mods based off Sonic 3 Complete). All 3 have scripts to customize options in the ingame mod options menu. SSGSS and Fire Sonic should be fine since there's a plethora of music options and sounds effects in  them especially the SSGSS mod and the Fire Sonic mod  has some more scripting and some sprite work. Only mod I'm concerned that doesn't have enough is the Saturated Hyper Trio since that one only has one changed track outside of mod options and changing the hyper forms. Do let me know if I should change/add anything. 
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    With all these people asking stuff about pre-existing mods, I must ask something - are you gonna still follow the legacy rule for them or are those existing mods, many of which no longer have active creators to update them, gonna be trashed?
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    Oh boy, can't wait for the tiny little gb kids to scream in anger because they can't post another red sonic mod that they had to spend 3 days making.
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    Oh please yes, I need you to remove that rule of recolors and it annoys me that those red sonics continue to make me tired only if there was one that is mine it would have been worth it with that, nothing more so if they do not remove it I'm going to go crazy that I will have to send a ticket to remove that stupid rule.
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    The funny part(atleast to me) is, Sprite/Pallet mods are the only ones I can't do-
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    Yes, now I can't finally see Mcginnis03's mods getting recolored is finally banned. Thank you Airway1
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    question
    I was planning to make an inverted mod but after I read this I was confused saying, "How do I add sounds?!?" And the other stuff, since I only make recolors (Yes I color the entire thing.) Soo I might need help with all the modding stuff I dont know
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    As much as I hate these rules, it's better than no recoloring at all. Thanks for helping with that at least.
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