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  1. Listed by Class
  2. Unlocking a Format Badge
  3. Upgrading Badges
  4. See also
A format refers to the file type of a submission on BotB. Different formats are enforced to not only encourage diversity in submissions, but to ensure that each BotBr competes under the same set of technical limitations - in the world of chiptuning, the limitations imposed are incredibly important. In the world of remixing the limitations are typically no outside instruments or samples.

Every battle on BotB - whether a OHB or major battle - has a specific format. Some major battles, such as Winter Chip have many different formats - in such a scenario, a BotBr may submit one entry for each format (though this is not enforced at all). Submitting a file of the wrong format is cheating, and will probably result in the down-voting of the submission by the Criticists.

Typically, each format will have one or two bespoke software that deal with its creation or playback, though there are exceptions.

Listed by Class

By submitting an entry to BotB, you will receive bonus points. The type of points received is based upon the format, as shown below.

Chipist Formats
The following formats will result in Chipist points being awarded. Chipist formats involve the creation of chiptune music - music that is designed to play on old video game consoles and computers. The sound processing would typically be done by a piece of hardware - a sound chip, hence its naming.

Mixist Formats
The following formats will result in Mixist points being awarded. Mixist formats involve the creation of sample-based music.

Samplist Formats
The following formats will result in Samplist points being awarded. Samplist formats involve the creation of bits which will later be used by the Mixists in a Remix Compo such as Detroit I.

Pixelist Formats
The following formats will result in Pixelist points being awarded. Pixelist formats involve the creation of pixel art. Palette and resolution limitations may also be considered in order to achieve results with a more "retro" feel to them.

Grafxicist Formats
The following formats will result in Grafxicist points being awarded. Grafxicist formats involve the visual art that would not be considered as pixel art, such as high resolution images.

Mappist Formats
The following formats will result in Mappist points being awarded. Mappist formats involve the creation of custom levels for video games. Currently, the only game supported is Doom.

WebDevist Formats
The following formats will result in WebDevist points being awarded. WebDevist formats involve the creation of webpages using HTML and CSS.

Unlocking a Format Badge

When a BotBr has 7 or more entries in any given format with a score of 20 or higher they have 'unlocked' that format and earned a badge. A BotBr can not host a battle with a locked format unless they are an admin. The exceptions for that are Mighty BotBrs with 7 or more badges, and Ascended BotBrs, both of which can host any format.

Upgrading Badges

BotBrs can also get upgraded versions of format badges if they continually do well in a specific format. Bronzed badges are earned if a BotBr scores 20 or higher in 28 entries of that format. Argentor (silver) badges are earned if a BotBr scores 20 or higher in 56 entries of that format. Golden badges are earned if a BotBr scores 20 or higher in 98 entries of that format.

See also

1 I Registered-Now what
BotBr Classes
Winter Chip

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