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Old October 9th, 2010 (06:06 AM). Edited November 2nd, 2010 by hashtag.
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Introduction


Welcome to 2010's Hack of the Year competition. Here you can nominate your favourite hacks for recognition of the highest form. 2010's been an up and down year for ROM Hacking. We've seen some hacks stand-out and seen some real down points. But here on PC we're quite content with how things have gone. We've keep two moderators consistent for the past year, we've not lost a great deal of hacks, our main problem has been hacks being pushed into the Hacks Showcase. Granted that doesn't happen a lot, but it'd be a great deal nicer if it did happen more. Well, me rambling about past experiences isn't the best thing to be reading, especially when you just want to get on and vote for your favourite hacks!

Ineligible Hacks

  • Pokémon Genesis - Author requested hack to be taken out
  • Pokémon Crono - Author requested hack to be taken out
  • Pokémon Shiny Gold - Author requested hack to be taken out
  • Pokémon Azure Horizons - Winner of HotY 2009
  • Pokémon rijionAdventures - Winner of HotY 2008
  • Pokémon Prism - Winner of HotY 2007
  • Pokémon Liquid Ocean - Winner of HotY 2006
  • Pokémon Naranja - Winner of HotY 2005
  • Pokémon Ice - Winner of HotY 2004

Rules & Guidelines


  • You may not vote for any of the hacks listed above
  • You may not vote for your own hack
  • You may not vote for more than one hack per category
  • You must complete every category for your vote to be counted, it will be deleted otherwise
  • Do not vote upon the author's personal record or progress; we're evaluating the hacks
  • Any posts that aren't nominations or do not follow the rules will be deleted, there is a separate thread for discussion
  • Make sure you have tried as many hacks as possible before you vote
  • Nominations last October 10th 2010 - November 10th 2010

How to Vote


Nominations are near enough the same as last year's format. If you remember it from last year then there's going to be no excuses as to why your posts will break rules. The following categories are what you may vote for hacks in:

Best Mapping - the hack that you think has the best overall mapping
Best Scripting - the hack that you think utilises scripting commands and techniques to the best possible effect
Most Graphical Appeal - the hack that you think has the best aesthetic appeal
Best Storyline - the hack that you think has the best storyline
Best Gameplay - the hack that you think plays out the best
Most Engaging Hack - the hack that has left you wanting more the most
Overall Favourite - your favourite hack

For every category a hack is nominated in it gains a point (HotM winners from 2010 are given three points as reward for winning HotM) here is an example:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake Reardon's vote
Best Mapping: Azure Horizons
Best Scripting: Genesis
Most Graphical Appeal: Shiny Gold
Best Storyline: Genesis
Best Gameplay: rijionAdventures
Most Engaging Hack: Prism
Overall Favourite: Genesis
Now, this vote obviously isn't valid according to the rules we've put down. However, if it were to be valid the points would be awarded like such: Genesis = 3, Azure Horizons = 1, Shiny Gold = 1, Prism = 1, rijionAdventures = 1. The top five hacks with the most points will be moved onto a second round. Hacks with most points in a specific category will be given an individual award such as 'Best Mapping' or 'Most Engaging Hack'. A 'Fan Favourite' award will also be given for the hack with the most points overall after Round 1.

Voting Format


Code:
Best Mapping:
Best Scripting:
Most Graphical Appeal:
Best Storyline:
Best Gameplay:
Most Engaging Hack:
Overall Favourite:
Credits to Hiroshi Sotomura, Thrace and Vrai. Compiled and written by Manipulation with extracts by Vrai.
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Old October 10th, 2010 (07:42 AM).
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Age: 19
Best Mapping: Dark Cry: Sienna by Manipulation
Best Scripting: PureGold by ZodiacDaGreat
Most Graphical Appeal: DarkViolet by Chaos Rush
Best Storyline: Legend of Giritina by Mitchel1
Best Gameplay: ToxicPurple by ckert2*
Most Engaging Hack: DarkViolet by Chaos Rush
Overall Favourite: DarkViolet by Chaos Rush

*Yes, I know he has been gone forever, but it is still a fun beta to play.

EDIT: First Post!!!
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:00 AM). Edited November 7th, 2010 by Spherical Ice.
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UK
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Best Mapping: Pokémon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokémon Eruption
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Lilac
Best Storyline: Pokémon Super Rising Thunder
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Sienna
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Super Rising Thunder
Overall Favourite: Pokémon Sienna
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:10 AM).
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ponyville, Equestria
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Best Mapping: Life of Guradians
Best Scripting: Life of Guardians
Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay: Light Platinum
Most Engaging Hack: Light Platinum
Overall Favourite: Light Platinum

I am not mentioning Azure Horizons this time since it already won Hack of the Year.
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:27 AM).
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The dragon master
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Soaring in the sky!
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Best Mapping - Light Platinum
Best Scripting - Flora Sky
Most Graphical Appeal - Light Platinum
Best Storyline - Flora Sky
Best Gameplay - Light Platinum
Most Engaging Hack - Light Platinum
Overall Favourite - Light Platinum

Basically Light Platinum and Flora Sky are the best hacks you'll find, but the gameplay of Light Platinum is far longer, so my favourite is Light Platinum!
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:36 AM). Edited October 30th, 2010 by Kevin.
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Virginia
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Best Mapping: Pokémon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokémon Sienna
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Identity
Overall Favourite: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:45 AM).
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Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Bold
Best Mapping-Pokemon Sienna
Best Scripting-Pokemon Sienna
Best Graphical Appeal-Pokemon Crono
Best Storyline-Pokemon Crono
Best Gameplay-Pokemon Sienna
Most Engaging Hack-Pokemon Marble (seriously ,I wanted to find out what happens)
Overall Favorite-Pokemon Crono
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:49 AM).
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Booted out - don't be like me!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ever Grande City, Hoenn
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Best Mapping: Liquid Crystal
Best Scripting: Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Light Platinum
Best Gameplay: Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Liquid Crystal
Overall Favourite: Liquid Crystal

Sorry for not filling it out correctly-I thought I did lol
anyways, Light Platinum was pretty good, but I can't stress enough how amazing LC is
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Old October 10th, 2010 (08:50 AM).
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Cookie Lover
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Cookie Island - My Imagination.
Gender: Male
Nature: Sassy
Best Mapping: Light Platinum
Best Scripting: Light Platinum
Most Graphical Appeal: Flora Sky
Best Storyline: Flora Sky
Best Gameplay: Flora Sky
Most Engaging Hack: Light Platinum
Overall Favourite: Flora Sky
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Old October 10th, 2010 (10:07 AM).
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Beginning Trainer
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: POLAND
Gender: Male
Best Mapping: Shattered Dreams
Best Scripting: Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal: Palladinum
Best Storyline: Toxic Purple
Best Gameplay: Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Liquid Crystal
Overall Favourite: Liquid Crystal
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Old October 10th, 2010 (12:29 PM).
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Welcome to the Underworld!
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lost in my mind
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Best Mapping: Pokemon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokemon Sienna
Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay: Light Platinum
Most Engaging Hack: Light Platinum
Overall Favorite: Light Platinum


Here's my input, I don't believe it's time for this again.
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Old October 10th, 2010 (12:43 PM). Edited October 10th, 2010 by TB Pro.
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Midwestern USA
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Best Mapping - Celestium
Best Scripting - Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal - Mystic
Best Storyline - Identity
Best Gameplay - Turquoise
Most Engaging Hack - Super Rising Thunder
Overall Favourite - Liquid Crystal
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Old October 10th, 2010 (12:44 PM).
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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Best Mapping: Pokémon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokémon Sienna
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Chrono
Best Storyline: Pokémon Identity
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Toxic Purple
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Identity
Overall Favourite: Pokémon Toxic Purple
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Old October 10th, 2010 (01:00 PM). Edited October 10th, 2010 by itari.
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 魔法の森
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Best Mapping: Light Platinum
Best Scripting: Chrono
Most Graphical Appeal: Light PLatinum
Best Storyline: Dark Cry: Legend of Giratina
Best Gameplay: Sienna
Most Engaging Hack: Light Platinum
Overall Favourite: Light Platinum
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Old October 10th, 2010 (01:15 PM).
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Jacen The Robot Floatzel
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sinnoh Region
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Best Mapping - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Best Scripting - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Most Graphical Appeal - Light Platinum
Best Storyline - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Most Engaging Hack - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Overall Favourite - Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
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Old October 10th, 2010 (03:38 PM). Edited November 2nd, 2010 by HallwayKid.
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The Illogical Scientist
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Canada
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Best Mapping - Pokemon Sienna
Best Scripting - Pokemon Identity
Most Graphical Appeal - Pokemon Light Platinum
Best Storyline - Pokemon Identity
Best Gameplay - Pokemon Identity
Most Engaging Hack - Pokemon Identity
Overall Favourite - Pokemon Identity
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Old October 10th, 2010 (03:55 PM).
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Best Mapping: Light Platinum
Best Scripting: Ash Grey
Most Graphical appeal: Dark Violet
Best Storyline: Ruby Desteny Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay: Liquid cryrstal
Most Engaging:toxic purple
Overall Favorite: Liquid crystal
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Old October 10th, 2010 (04:15 PM).
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Psychic Lover
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Docile
Best Mapping: Pokemon Identity
Best Scripting: Pokemon Sienna
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Sienna
Best Storyline: Pokemon Sienna
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Sienna
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Sienna
Overall Favourite: Pokemon Sienna
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Old October 10th, 2010 (11:07 PM).
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merry freaking Christmas!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: the bedroom
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Best Mapping: Pokémon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Rescue Rangers
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Life of Guardians
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Reign of Legends
Overall Favorite: Pokémon Ruby Destiny: Reign of Legends
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Old October 11th, 2010 (01:52 AM).
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Join Date: May 2006
Location: South Pacific
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Nature: Calm
Best Mapping: Pokémon Pure Gold
Best Scripting:
Pokémon Pure Gold
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Sienna
Best Storyline:
Pokémon Pure Gold
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Pure Gold
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Pure Gold
Overall Favorite: Pokémon Pure Gold
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Old October 11th, 2010 (02:26 AM).
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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In your head
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
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Best Mapping: Pokémon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokémon Ruby Destiny-Rescue Ranger
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Light Platinum
Best Storyline: Pokémon Ruby Destiny-Life of Guardian
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Light Platinum
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Ruby Destiny-Life of Guardian
Overall Favourite: Pokémon Ruby Destiny-Life of Guardian
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Old October 11th, 2010 (01:47 PM).
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It's been a long time!
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mexico City
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant

Best Mapping: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Best Scripting: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Best Storyline: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Best Gameplay: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Never: Black & White
Overall Favourite: Pokémon Never: Black & White
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Old October 11th, 2010 (01:48 PM).
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Now too much of a life.
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midgar
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Timid
Best Mapping: crono
Best Scripting: darkcry ledgend of giratina
Most Graphical Appeal: dark blue
Best Storyline: never black and white
Best Gameplay: sienna
Most Engaging Hack: ruby destiney rescue rangers
Overall Favourite: ruby destiney rescue rangers
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Old October 11th, 2010 (03:58 PM). Edited October 12th, 2010 by MunchingOrange.
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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Puerto Rico
Age: 20
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Nature: Adamant
Best Mapping: Pokemon Sienna
Best Scripting: Pokemon Light Platinum
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Crono
Best Storyline: Pokemon Identity
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Identity
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Sienna
Overall Favourite: Pokemon Sienna
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Old October 11th, 2010 (05:53 PM).
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Drowzee
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New York
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Best Mapping: Pokemon Sienna by Manipulation
Best Scripting: Pokemon Ash Gray
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Sienna
Best Storyline: Pokemon Mythic Legends
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Ultimate Quest (By Nikolai Fox)
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Rescue Rangers
Overall Favorite: Pokemon Sienna
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