The Sideshow Showcase is exclusively for showcasing ROM hacks which do not significantly alter the base ROMs enough to qualify for the ROM Hacks Studio or Progressing ROM Hacks. More general discussion of ROM hacks belongs in the Fan Games Hub. Questions for help ROM hacking belong in the ROM Hacking forum, and team-building belongs in the Launchpad. Before posting in this forum, please read this post in its entirety. Contact a Fan Games moderator if you have queries.
Threads owners may double post for updates.
Other cases of double posting, such as double posts by users who are not the thread owner, or double posts which are not explicit updates to the ROM hack, are subject to the global PokéCommunity rules on double posting.
The thread revival rule does not apply to the ROM Hack Studio.
Threads are exempt from the global thread revival rule. This is to allow the ROM hacks to always be open for questions, help and feedback from their players. Moderators still reserve the right to close threads for ROM hacks, however.
Threads must abide by the Sideshow Showcase restrictions.
All threads must contain the following:
An introduction which explains the changes from the vanilla ROM the ROM hack has made, or perhaps your goals in creating it.
Explicit credits to the work of other members of the community, whether that be for art assets, music, custom code, maps, etc. The user which submits the thread should have contributed a significant amount of work to the ROM hack. ROM hack theft is not tolerated, and punishment falls under the global PokéCommunity rules for plagiarism.
While not necessary, the following are also strongly recommended:
At least two screenshots, which showcase the changes made.
A list of features of the ROM hack. This may include the amount of Pokémon available, changes to the game's battle engine, or other changes which can help differentiate your ROM hack from others for the player.
Ultimately, the approval of a thread is up to the moderator's discretion.
While downloads are not required, if they are present they must be in patch form. The distribution of ROM files (.GBA, .NDS, .CIA, etc.) is illegal, and completely forbidden on the PokéCommunity.
Threads are subject to moderator approval.
Moderators will review threads submitted to ensure they meet the requirements outlined above. Please wait 48 hours after submitting a thread before asking a moderator of its status.
Maintain civility when criticising a ROM hack.
Irrespective of your opinion, remember that the global PokéCommunity behavioral rules always apply: sarcastic comments, flaming, or any other snide comments are strictly forbidden. Try instead to be neutral in your commenting. Similarly, thread owners are expected to react calmly to the comments of others, and to not expect constant praise.