Seen April 16th, 2020
Posted December 16th, 2019
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Progressing ROM Hacks Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Progressing ROM Hacks is exclusively for showcasing ROM hacks with less progress than is required in the ROM Hacks Studio. More general discussion of ROM hacks belongs in ROM Hacking Discussion. Questions for help ROM hacking belong in the ROM Hacking Help forum (or Decomp & Disassembly Help), and team-building belongs in Recruitment. Before posting in this forum, please read this post in its entirety. Contact a Fan Games moderator if you have queries.

The PokéCommunity global rules apply.
The PokéCommunity global rules can be found here: Any exceptions or clarifications to the global rules are made clear below.

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.

Threads must abide by the Progressing ROM Hacks restrictions.
All threads must contain the following:
  • At least six screenshots, which must not simply be battle screens, Pokédex entries, stat screens, or showcase areas which have not been significantly edited. Screenshots which have been manipulated to inaccurately portray the ROM hack, or are otherwise fraudulent, will not count towards this minimum.
  • A story or overview of the themes of the ROM hack, 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.
  • 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 and available on PokéCommunity. 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.

Games must not contain bigotry.
We do not tolerate bigotry, and do not permit any bigoted content - including ROM Hacks and Fan Games - to be hosted on PokéCommunity. This includes, but is not limited to, racism, homophobia, and transphobia, even if claimed to be 'just for fun' or 'a joke.' We strive to create an inclusive community and such content does not align with our views. If the ROM Hack or Fan Game you plan to submit has such content, you will be contacted by staff requesting its removal (or the thread may be unapproved entirely).

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