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Submissions (OR: "Why is my sheet taking so long to get on the site?")
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I've noticed a few people on the forums asking stuff like this: 
(03-10-2015, 03:22 PM)SuperFlomm Wrote: Yes, my Sims submissions are quick. Others can take much longer. I still have one from november and 13 on The Sounds Resource.
Maybe somebody from the staff should explain how they go through the submissions. It would be interesting to know.


While I can't speak for Peardian over at TMR or.... whoever is running TSoR now..., I can speak for myself. 

1. We just haven't gotten around to it yet.


This happens sometimes. If it's been two days, give it some time. I'm usually checking the site through the day, so this isn't often a problem.

2. There's no icon.


This is, far and away, the number one reason your sheet isn't on the site. Did you submit something back in September and still haven't gotten that happy little PM that lets you know that we liked it? Here's why. Icons are a pain. We all know that, and now that you need transparency in a lot of them it makes it a little trickier to do them. I don't have Photoshop, so there aren't a lot of corrections I can do. Most of the time I have my laptop with no mouse, so I'm sure as hell not going to awkwardly try to use Paint with my dumb fingers. I hate that shit. So they'll just sit on the server. Here's a selection of my favorite icons in the queue that need to be replaced right now:

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So most of these are perfectly good sheets that I can't accept yet. Why?

SOM Girl- While incomplete, is something. We currently have nearly nothing for SOM's playable characters. Unfortunately, the multiple frames and terrible green background just don't look good. Check out any other RPG on the site. You have a single frame of the character and maybe a mugshot. We don't need this whole dance.

Enemies/Consumables- Same rules. Give me one enemy, or a couple enemies. I don't want a screenshot of the sheet enclosed.

Female Baphomet- Old-style icon inserted into a new-style icon. Great job, guy. This submitter has also done every other enemy in the game and all the icons are like this.

smw tiles beta- The spelling can be fixed. No big. The problem here is the skewing of the sprites so they look stretched and the bright blue background.

The Gym- This looks like a screenshot from MS Paint. Essentially, this is the same problem as SOM Girl.

Everything- Just because you have everything doesn't mean you need to cram everything into your icon.

Warrior Sprite (movement)- I don't know if this is the character's actual name, or just something the submitter called it. Also, there's no icon. Almost all of the sheets submitted without icons look like this. Obviously I can't accept them.

3. The sheet is fine, but the section icon isn't.


When you do everything right, sometimes the sheet isn't accepted. Why? Easy. I'm picky. I really don't like seeing the game icon with the title of the game in it.

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I know the titles of these games. They're in that big red box at the top. I don't need the titles in the image. That tells me nothing about the game. Show me an action shot. If the game is Super Mario Bros, I don't want to see a screenshot of the words Super Mario Bros. I know that. I want Mario jumping on a Goomba. Think of the site as a museum. We want the title, and an example of the work.

And, same as above, distorted images are ugly and I won't use them. Give me a clean screenshot. Cropping is fine, as long as it still looks good. You're an artist. Use a sense of balance and color and get me a pretty screenshot.

4. Your submission is a zip file.


I suspect this is a big reason why TSoR takes so long. With zips there are sometimes hundreds of files to go through. That takes a long time and it's why we prefer sheets. Sheets are more appealing, more fun to look at, and more accessible. If you have to submit in a zip there is a waiting process. I don't want to accept a zip file and then find out someone replaced the images with some hardcore porn. That ain't cool.


So those are the big three. And I can hear you all now "Well Ton, you work on the site. Why don't YOU fix those?" Simply put, I just don't have the time or energy to. On top of that, YOU know the game much better than I do. YOU ripped this stuff. It'll much easier for YOU to get a screenshot that embodies the game than for me to sift through Google image search for blurry jpegs. That's terrible. 

So follow these rules and I guarantee you'll see faster results. Thanks a lot, guys.
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Ton's most wanted rips: Time Splitters 2 Models (Gamecube, PS2), Radiant Historia Characters (DS), Final Fantasy 4 Models (DS),  Final Fantasy 7 models (Playstation/PC), Bravely Default/Second Models (3DS), Clay Fighter 1/2 fighters (SNES)
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#2
1000x this so much oh my God

A big issue is also that... admittedly, we're rather understaffed and it's difficult to find people who really know what they're doing to add to the team who actually has the time to devote to it.

Speaking of which, I'll really have to see about helping puggsoy out with the sounds maybe this summer...
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#3
ahh i see i'm assuming the texture resource is the most understaffed though since i still have textures that are pending since November 14 over there, or there's just a boatload of pending textures which is way to much for a few people, i'll just be patient and wait some more Smile
What Rips am i doing next not sure?
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Yeah, Textures has been pretty stagnant since Ultimecia disappeared. It also exists in kind of a limbo right now because Models covers a lot of what it does. (I think? Maybe? I know nothing about modeling.)
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Ton's most wanted rips: Time Splitters 2 Models (Gamecube, PS2), Radiant Historia Characters (DS), Final Fantasy 4 Models (DS),  Final Fantasy 7 models (Playstation/PC), Bravely Default/Second Models (3DS), Clay Fighter 1/2 fighters (SNES)
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(03-10-2015, 08:46 PM)Ton Wrote: Yeah, Textures has been pretty stagnant since Ultimecia disappeared. It also exists in kind of a limbo right now because Models covers a lot of what it does. (I think? Maybe? I know nothing about modeling.)

Yeah, usually the models have the textures included with them
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(03-10-2015, 08:46 PM)Ton Wrote: It also exists in kind of a limbo right now because Models covers a lot of what it does. (I think? Maybe? I know nothing about modeling.)
I think with actual characters it does sort of? I definitely feel having both is beneficial. It's helpful regarding the organization of a broader category of textures. (Like environments, objects, e.t.c.) Otherwise, you'd have to download single or packs of models from the models resource, which can make things slightly more tedious if you're just wanting the textures specifically.

Example: http://www.textures-resource.com/pc_comp...ture/4812/
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Oh wow! That's a really in depth view behind the scenes!

(03-10-2015, 06:57 PM)Ton Wrote: 3. The sheet is fine, but the section icon isn't.

How can I fix this?
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Yay now I have something to link to next time this comes up (although I hope its existence cuts down on those questions anyway).

(03-10-2015, 06:57 PM)Ton Wrote: whoever is running TSoR now

I took on this responsibility, but university has been eating into my time recently. I know I keep saying this but I will try and dedicate a certain amount of time to TSoR submissions because I do really want all those submissions up on the site!

(03-10-2015, 07:06 PM)Mighty Jetters Wrote: Speaking of which, I'll really have to see about helping puggsoy out with the sounds maybe this summer...

That would be awesome Smile

Also, once again I apologise to all those people waiting for their sounds to be approved! It's really great that you guys go to the trouble to rip these sounds and it really is appreciated, I assure you we will moderate them as soon as we can!
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(03-11-2015, 02:57 AM)SuperFlomm Wrote: Oh wow! That's a really in depth view behind the scenes!


(03-10-2015, 06:57 PM)Ton Wrote: 3. The sheet is fine, but the section icon isn't.

How can I fix this?

Just replace the existing game icon with a shot of the game in action and we'll be all good. Smile
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Ton's most wanted rips: Time Splitters 2 Models (Gamecube, PS2), Radiant Historia Characters (DS), Final Fantasy 4 Models (DS),  Final Fantasy 7 models (Playstation/PC), Bravely Default/Second Models (3DS), Clay Fighter 1/2 fighters (SNES)
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(03-11-2015, 09:12 AM)Ton Wrote: Just replace the existing game icon with a shot of the game in action and we'll be all good. Smile

I think normal users can not do this?
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Correct, this isn't possible at this stage - and there's no plans to implement that. You can pm one of us though and we'll sort that out for you Smile
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#12
To further elaborate on what Dazz said, you can PM us (or post on the forum - maybe I'll make a thread so these kinds of things are separated from actual errors) with an updated image and we'll get it sorted out. Just PMing us to tell us that something needs to be fixed won't be terribly helpful.
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#13
Is this good? I know there is not much action going on...
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#14
Oh, wow. I only read about the title thing now, lol. I'll resubmit the Kirby Air Ridez.

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#15
I'm not sure where to ask this, so I'm asking it here.

I tried submitting the model for the SSB4 Count Bleck trophy and it was rejected with a message saying I could submit the flat Paper Mario trophy textures to TSR instead. I have them all in a sheet, but I'm not sure if this icon is valid. I've seen icons like this before, but I'm still skeptical so could someone tell me if this icon is OK?
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