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A profile... why not.

Some things I enjoy doing: reading, mountain biking, hiking in the mountains, anything with computers, er, most things really. I love to ski, and just wish I could go on a slope longer than 180 metres.
Partly inspired by enjoying DinkC coding, I went to college to learn a bit of Software Development and am now working with a local developer, using VB.NET.

I have many things I should be doing so writing a profile seemed a good way of putting them off.

I live in northwest England (south originally), I have 3 cats, 1 rabbit and that's about it.

I'm making a D-Mod and have some ambitious ideas for future ones but don't expect anything soon!

Private Message

2012-05-08 03:55:36
It's time for another contest!

Click on the comments to see the details...

Smallwood Throwback Contest

General Idea:
The general idea of this contest is to make a "traditional" D-Mod, using only what's available in the original game.

1. Your D-Mod can't use any of the following:
a) New graphics (Only those available in the main game)
b) New spells or items
c) New MIDIs/sound
d) New scripts
No wait. New scripts are allowed

2. The D-Mod can be any size. This includes how long it takes to complete the game, and how large the map is.

3. The D-Mod must use Dink as the protagonist, but the story does not have to be related to the story of the main game (it doesn't have to be a sequel, prequel, or any other -quel).

4. Try to stick to "traditional" Smallwood as much as possible. This means no elemental damage, new leveling systems, new stats, etc. Want to create some fancy puzzle Dink has to get past? Just try not to be too fancy.
This rule is going to be a judgement call on a lot of things. Basically, if it doesn't feel at all like the main game, it's out.

5. Your dmod may have already been started (and may be redefined to fit the criteria of this contest) BUT it cannot be a dmod you have previously uploaded in any form. For example, Sharp could not take Milderr 3 and use it for this contest.

6. Team efforts welcome (only one prize per placing) but a minimum of 4 entries before we "have a contest"!

7. Entries should be uploaded here, to be judged by any eligible staff member (ie, no one who's entered the contest!).

8. The deadline for entries is 8th of July 2012.
**EXTENDED** to the 22nd of July

Good luck!

Thanks Pillbug for the suggestion

Sparrowhawk has released 9 files

DinkC Syntax Highlighting for Notepad++Development, MiscellaneousExceptional 9.5March 30th, 2012
Developer KeysDevelopmentGood 8.9January 30th, 2011
Broken WindowsD-Mod, RompExceptional 9.0January 12th, 2011
Savebot Massacre (The)D-Mod, MiscellaneousGood 7.7September 6th, 2009
Chickens!Development, GraphicsExceptional 9.4July 16th, 2009
Countdown TimerDevelopment, SourceGood 8.3May 8th, 2009
Bug ManiaD-Mod, Miscellaneous, RompGood 7.5May 2nd, 2009
Dink Sound ReferenceDevelopmentGood 8.4September 11th, 2008
One Screen D-Mod CompilationD-Mod, MiscellaneousExceptional 9.5October 18th, 2007

Sparrowhawk has written 5 reviews

Amusing Happy Sunshine LandNormalTolerable 4.5October 22nd, 2009
Short and (almost) sweet. TrappedFeaturedFair 5.9November 23rd, 2008
Buggy but worth it Rise of the Goblins (The)FeaturedGood 7.5November 23rd, 2008
Maybe I just have a strange sense of humour... DryNormalExceptional 9.0June 3rd, 2007
The Legend of Smallwood… Friends Beyond 3: Legend of TenjinFeaturedExceptional 9.6June 3rd, 2007

Sparrowhawk has taken 8 screenshots

Preview Christmas 2011 (Wallpaper)December 12th, 2011
Preview Chickens!January 16th, 2011
Preview Chickens!January 16th, 2011
Preview Friends Beyond 3: Legend of TenjinSeptember 20th, 2010
Preview 10 Sword IconsJanuary 3rd, 2010
Preview Bug ManiaOctober 19th, 2009
Preview Bug ManiaOctober 19th, 2009
Preview Bug ManiaOctober 19th, 2009