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wildchip (format)

token - wildchip

points - Chipist

file types - .mp3

max filesize - 7.5mb

description - Let your hair down -- Anything remotely chip and/or fakebit! =D/
Explain instrumentation in the description.
  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
  3. Accepted file format
  4. Playback (for voting)
  5. Render to MP3
Wildchip, formerly wildcard, is a format for any and all chip-sounding submissions.

Not to be confused with Allgear, which generally allows for any audio submission.


Being a general use Chipist format, anything that can compose, arrange, and mix chip music from scratch will do for this format.

Restrictions on submit

Generally, the resulting submission must at least be a piece of audio or something that can be played back as audio. The differentiating factor between this format and Allgear is that, barring the actual use of hardware chips, it must at least adhere to an aesthetic of chiptune which is potentially open to Criticists' interpretation.

In any case, it's encouraged that you document your instrumentation whenever possible, either through the description (on a major) or the comments (on an OHB, and definitely if your instrumentation needs justification e.g. the use of samples)

Accepted file format

Though it's specified that the file format must be an mp3, the format can actually be anything so long as it follows the rulesheet of the battle.

Playback (for voting)

For any entry that is submitted as an MP3, any media player that is capable of playing MP3 files will suffice. For any other format, refer to the original format's playback instructions for details.

Render to MP3

In the case that an entry isn't submitted as an MP3, refer to the original format's rendering instructions for details.