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VGAura
December 31st, 2009, 07:45 PM
I will not be able to release the next version on new years as promised.
I encountered some major problems during testing involving the hacked engine.
I couldn't make Identity work properly and, to be honest, it was a huge mistake to not test it out before inserting the new maps and scripts.
(I applied the patch of the hacked engine first, then the patch of Identity)

In the worst case scenario, I will have to transfer all maps and scripts manually.
I'll try to find a way around this problem but as it stands, I cannot release a newer version at the moment.

Poll
It seems that the sprite that people wants to see is the mysterious woman.
Since you guys asked for it, here she is:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/PollResults.png


And a bonus, here's a single frame of Aster for getting second:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Second.png

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/identitydarknoslogan.png
Logo by Kip (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=73941)


Info
Hack Name: Pokémon Identity
Hack Of: FireRed(U) [BPRE]
Author: VGAura
Language: English


Intro
Happy New Years everybody.
I started this hack almost a year ago and since then, I’ve become quite skilled at scripting. I want to make a Pokémon game that has a larger emphasis on story and character development.

I didn’t want to reveal anything about this hack until I felt satisfied with how it turned out. Well, it’s been almost a year so I figured I’d release the demo anyways.
Enjoy


Log
February Began planning
2/13/09: Officially started the hack
2/21/09: Completed Prologue
2/23/09: Began Chapter 1
4/27/09: Research Starters
4/29/09: Completed Starters
6/4/09: Completed Chapter 1 Main Scripts
6/11/09: Begin Chapter 1 Sidequests
6/24/09: Completed Lava Cake Sidequest
7/13/09: Completed Vixie Sidequest
8/12/09: Completed Final Touches on Chapter 1, Begin Chapter 2 Mapping
9/11/09: Begin Chapter 2 Main Scripts
9/20/09: Main Scripts in Silvertone City/Sewers Complete
11/7/09: Main Scripts in Sid’s Inn Complete
11/20/09: Scripts in Silvertone Pass Complete
11/25/09: Major Scripts and Demo Ending Skit Complete
12/22/09: Sewer Trainers Implemented
12/26/09: Items Implemented
12/27/09: Extra Scripts Complete
12/28/09: Final Touches Done
12/29/09: Began Primary Testing
12/30/09: Completed Primary Testing
12/31/09: Began/Completed Secondary Testing
1/1/10: Thread Posted and Demo #1 Released
1/4/10: Began Character Designs
1/5/10: Basic Scripting Complete for First Chapter 3 “Mini-game”
1/8/10: Completed Id’s OW Walking Sprites
1/15/10: Began Protagonist Front Sprites
1/17/10: Complete Protagonist Front Sprites
2/10/10: Revamped Female Id’s Front Sprite



Story
In Auria City, the region’s 100th annual Pokémon League tournament is being held. As the tournament commence, a young child writes in a journal about how festive the city has become…

Our protagonist Id (pronounced EED) wakes up in an unknown location and discovers that most of his/her body has been replaced with mechanical parts. Startled, Id is determined to escape and find out what is going on but doing so will not be easy when there are strange scientists determined to capture him/her. However, with the help of a mysterious woman, the protagonist manages to grab a Pokémon before escaping the building through the back entrance. Id barely manages to avoid his/her pursuers before sneaking onboard a ship, not knowing where it will go…


About the game


You can select either boy or girl and the texts in game will change accordingly.



There will be different texts for boy and girl characters but most of it will just be pronoun changes (he/she, him/her)



This hack is extremely script and dialogue heavy so if you don’t like that kind of stuff, this hack is not for you.



Hack is split into chapters. This Demo contains Chapter 1, Chapter 2, and a Mini-chapter that serves as a bridge between Chapter 2 and 3. Chapter 3 will not be in this Demo.



There are a couple of maps that are unreachable because they play a part in the story. You will be allowed to explore these maps after you beat the demo but they won’t have any scripts.



I use my own mapping style in which I make my maps look like whatever it’s supposed to be. It’s hard to explain, you’ll see what I mean.



This hack uses the default FireRed tileset with some block edits.



Trade evolutions will be handled differently in future releases.


Starters
Starters are Machop, Ralts, and Seedot

Furthermore, their base stats and movepool have been modified to match regular starters. Of course everything is subject to changes throughout releases.
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Capture-1.png


Characters
There will be 7 main characters along with the protagonist.

Id (Or whatever name you chose) – The protagonist of this hack. Id is on a journey to return to his/her hometown, or at least what s/he believes is his/her hometown. I haven’t completely decided on his/her personality so most of his/her dialogue is just placeholder text.

Raine (Or whatever name you chose) – Id’s sister, not much else is revealed about her at the moment.

??? – A mysterious woman that helped Id escape, seems to appear at random times.

Aster – A naïve trainer who is just starting out on his journey.

Lilah – An extremely rude shopkeeper who helps out Id through the sewers.

Vivi – Chapter 3 Character: Coming soon


Map of the Demo
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Demo1.png
This is a map of the places you can go to in this Demo

Auria City
Marine Harbor
Silvertone City
Sunrise Town

Blue – Auria City Port
Pink – Lighthouse
Red – Harbor Street Corner
Orange – Ancient Grove
Yellow – Silvertone Outskirts
Indigo – Silvertone Pass
Violet – Silvertone Caverns

Towns and locations will be added as they are revealed.


Screenshots

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity1.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity2.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity3.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity4.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity5.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity6.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity7.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity8.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity17.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity18.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity19.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity20.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity21.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity22.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity9.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity23.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity24.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity25.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity26.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity27.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity10.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity28.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity12.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity29.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity13.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity30.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity14.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity31.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity15.png
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity16.pnghttp://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Identity32.png


Banners:
By: XxAzaliaxX (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=190302)
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/smile_baka/newiden-1.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/smile_baka/newiden-1.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)

By: Kip (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=73941)
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)


Credits:
XSE
OWEditorRE
Advance Map
Advance Trainer
A – Text
Item Editor
HackedUNLZ
YAPE

ROM Hacking Newsletter for the amazing tips like the seagallop animation
Authors of the countless documents I’ve used on Pokecommunity and PHO.



And of course, leave comments/bugs/feedback

Skullz
January 1st, 2010, 06:55 AM
Congrats for making it into the Showcase, are you going to change the OW so it has mechinal parts?

VGAura
January 1st, 2010, 09:57 AM
Yes, I do plan on changing the OW of all the main characters but I haven't decided on what they look like as of yet, except for the mysterious woman whom I'm already started designing her sprite.

To answer your question: No, those parts will be hidden under clothing. Wouldn't you freak out if you saw someone with a mechanical arm walking around?

RedSonicX
January 1st, 2010, 10:39 AM
Coll, this hack look's promising, are you gonna change the music in the game as well?

Ivysaur
January 2nd, 2010, 08:17 AM
Well, my main hacking adviser, Christos, told me to play this game because it looked promising, so I did and I have to say that I really like it. Mainly because it's something different, and has a good sense of humour. I miss some tile changes (the lighthouse could have some improvements), but I can't really say it's too necessary.

At first, I was scared I would need the cake to progress (and I was going to complain about a lack of money sources to beat all the money-drinking sidequests), but since they aren't, I'll just shut up and say that it just adds to the entertainment, you don't see many sidquests in games right at the beggining.

The scripts, well, they are really well made, so chapeau there.

About the starters, the stat boost makes them grow somewhat faster than usual, so it's really great for lazy bums like myself XD I also like the high amount of pokemon available out there, I already caught 17 by Silvertone.

I have seen some glitches, though: the borders of the text box in the lighthouse elevator stay during the animation, and in the entrance to Battle Road there are characters popping out of nowhere (Brandon and the guy next to the stairs inside- screenshots 1 (http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1156/brendan.png) 2 (http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2193/brendan2.png) 3 (http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1261/magicalguy.png) 4 (http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/2465/magicalguy2.png)); plus some grammar issues (not leaving a space after dotting, or this (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/was.png/)).

But, for now, I really like the idea of the hack. Good job, and please keep working on this, it has a good potential.

Live Update King
January 2nd, 2010, 08:25 AM
Nice to see this in showcase. Hope you will make more great hacks when this is finished :)

snap12
January 2nd, 2010, 08:42 AM
First of all, I want to say I respect your method of making a lot of progress before you made the thread, thats what I am planning on doing and I dont see why more people dont do it.

I'm planning on playing this later today and I will let you know how it goes, but I already get a feel that this has major potential. I would consider adding some screenshots or some videos or something to give people a feel for the game.

The Corrupt Plague
January 2nd, 2010, 09:48 AM
This hack looks like it has a lot of potential. Keep up the good work.

VGAura
January 2nd, 2010, 10:08 AM
To RedSonicX (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=99367):
I can’t answer for sure since I haven’t really thought about that.
However, I do feel that sometimes the music doesn’t fit whatever is happening in the game so there is a good chance the music will be changed someday.


To Went (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=42856):
It’s nice to hear that the Optional Quests, scripts, and starters are working the way I intended them to. Also thanks for telling me the glitches/grammatical errors and they will be fixed. You would be surprised at the amount bugs/glitches/grammatical errors I found when I play-tested the first two times.


To Live Update King (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=23024):
Thanks for the comment but its way too early to be thinking about another hack especially since it took me almost a year to complete two chapters and there’s still 8 more chapters to go.


To snap12 (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=143168):
I think the reason why people don’t wait until they have a lot finished is because the temptation to show others what they’ve worked really hard on is too great. I admit, I was tempted to release a demo back in July when I completed the last Optional Quest for Chapter 1.
Another reason is that people might need help on their hack early on.


To The Corrupt Plague (http://www.pokecommunity.com/member.php?u=165353):
Thanks, I appreciate your support.



By the way, I was wondering if anyone has completed the demo yet or encountered any game-breaking bugs.
Furthermore, what do you guys think of the story/dialogue?

chrunch
January 2nd, 2010, 03:59 PM
I've completed the demo, but found no "game breaking" bugs.
This is really good.
Good luck!

Benpro2011
January 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
AWESOME HACK!!!
I love the story line seriously...i cant wait for what happens yet, im really stumped on whats going to happen to the main character after his "death"
Well good luck on completing it, cant wait till this thing is complete

On the side quests and other stuff like that...you should try to put a reward system or somthing like that for when you do complete side missions, or have like the TV program talk about how good your character is...

No i did not encounter any bugs, but i think i saw when the deputy "May" Character it came out as Deputy Jenny or something i really can remember i was reading it fast...
Continue the awesome Hack!!!

Weavile Gemini
January 2nd, 2010, 11:27 PM
I'm just going to put it straight: I throughly enjoyed the demo.

The events were intriging. Kept up the excitement without being too fast. And as I walked through the towns, you had me worrying (and anticipating!) what would happen to Id next.

The sidequests piling up at the beginning seemed a bit overwhelming at first, but I soon found that the ways in which they were completed were entertaining. Especially the rewards, I certainly didn't expect to get a chance to trade for a Pokemon.

I also liked the story, the cut off word at the end of the note in the beginning was actually quite disturbing, (in a good, suspenseful way.) The characters were quite a bit interesting themselves. The one I find the most interesting is Lilah, with her casual speech and unexpected antics. Aster was a great addition, his personality contrasts with Id's seemingly dimmer one.

On that note, I'd like to reccomend that you give Id a personality on par with Lilah's. I think I'd make their confrontation much more interesting. (I'm imagining a sort of exchange of threats, that sort of thing.) Id doesn't seem (in personality) like much of a convincable criminal to me. (It might make the authorites confused of Id's motives.) Perhaps it would be more believable to make Id seem like something of an Anti-Hero. Maybe he or she could be a deadpan snarker with the occational psychotic smirk. Or maybe Id feels a bit uncomfortable around normal people because he/she has a mostly robotic body. Don't get me wrong however, an innocent or high-spirited character is great too; a contrast to Lilah.

Also, one question. Is "Id" referring to the Psychological term? If it is, then I'd like to say I named my Ralts "Ego." Haaa...

All in all, I really like how Identity is turning out. It's so fun, I can hardly wait for the next two chapters! Keep going with it!

minchan
January 3rd, 2010, 12:41 AM
I just downloaded the Demo and I'm about to start playing it. It seems really cool by the description! I'll be watching this hack...

Edit: I'm playing the Demo right now, and I have to say that I love it!

However, I'm a bit... stuck. I can't seem to figure out what to do after giving that orb thing to the twins... I mean, I know I have to go to the next town, but I can't seem to figure out how...

Don't get me wrong though, I love the game play and just about everything about this hack so far! It's a great storyline, and I'm really enjoying myself.

Benpro2011
January 3rd, 2010, 11:12 AM
I just downloaded the Demo and I'm about to start playing it. It seems really cool by the description! I'll be watching this hack...

Edit: I'm playing the Demo right now, and I have to say that I love it!

However, I'm a bit... stuck. I can't seem to figure out what to do after giving that orb thing to the twins... I mean, I know I have to go to the next town, but I can't seem to figure out how...

Don't get me wrong though, I love the game play and just about everything about this hack so far! It's a great storyline, and I'm really enjoying myself.

That took a long time for me to figure out too, but what you have to do is get Cut and then catch a pokemon that can learn it... it took me forever to find one xP

Hope that helps you out

VGAura
January 4th, 2010, 06:41 PM
I’m glad everyone is enjoying the story.

As for Id’s personality, I am thinking about giving him/her a cheerful, upbeat, and perhaps naïve personality to start with but gets progressively darker as s/he uncovers more secrets about the world around him/her.

So in other words, I’m giving Id a slightly modified personality of Aster.
Also, I’m already starting to design the Hero and Heroine’s sprites and overworlds.


Now, about the hack itself:
Should I have made the next destination after giving the orb to the twins more obvious?
Are there too few Pokémon that can learn Cut in that stage of the game?
I can’t believe I didn’t fix that error with the deputy. I actually caught that error on both my play-tests but forgot to fix it both times.

Spinksy
January 4th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Um, at the start of the game, when it asks you for the name of your sister, it gives a list of pre-defined names, then a picture of Gary Oak (?). Just thought I'd point that out, it's somewhat confusing...

Benpro2011
January 4th, 2010, 08:53 PM
I’m glad everyone is enjoying the story.

As for Id’s personality, I am thinking about giving him/her a cheerful, upbeat, and perhaps naïve personality to start with but gets progressively darker as s/he uncovers more secrets about the world around him/her.

So in other words, I’m giving Id a slightly modified personality of Aster.
Also, I’m already starting to design the Hero and Heroine’s sprites and overworlds.


Now, about the hack itself:
Should I have made the next destination after giving the orb to the twins more obvious?
Are there too few Pokémon that can learn Cut in that stage of the game?
I can’t believe I didn’t fix that error with the deputy. I actually caught that error on both my play-tests but forgot to fix it both times.


Well personally i thought that when i was in the forest and then suddenly i appear in a Time Stand Still Zone i was like "ok wtf?" but yea..
On the Cut using pokemon though... thats a different stroy..
the only pokemon i found that could learn cut was nicuada (however you spell it)
But im hoping there is a way to get the second badge before going through the demo part of the story itself.

chrunch
January 4th, 2010, 09:51 PM
Cut was easy.
Maybe I'm lucky, but...

Nincada was the first pokemon I encountered after getting Cut.

Ivysaur
January 6th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Well, I finished the beta and I have to say that it's one of the best storylines I have seen, and the execution is just great. The scripts are really variated, not over the top and never any more than the necessary. Please don't stop this, because it would be a great loss.

About the lack of pokémon with Cut, you should add some more Odissh, Rattata, Bellsprout, etc. Simple enough for a forest.
And I have to say a thing: I love the great number of healing spots. There is only one thing more annoying than games with overleveled pokémon: games with overleveled pokémon where, after beating a helltrainer in a cave, you are forced to spend 5 minutes walking back to the "nearest" pokémon center just to find out that there are still a lot of helltrainers waiting for you. Not like your trainers have specially strong pokes (in fact, I think the guys from the sewers could work with a couple more of levels, but I'm a lazy bum so better ignore this suggestion, the weaker the easier it is to keep progressing XD).

Also, the "End of beta" sequence is by far the most awesome I have ever seen. In my life. Period.

But since I'm known by my beta-testing pickyness, have a few errors:
- The tile behind the character is wrong. (http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1203/tileerror.png)
- You might want to move the ladder a tile up. The character appears to be jumping on the rock (http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4716/ladders.png).
- Sadie (http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9232/sadieg.png) or Jennie (http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2425/jennie.png)? Name mistake here. EDIT: I think you already caught this one XD

callumjames3
January 7th, 2010, 05:24 AM
A promising sounding hack, what with the emphasis on character development.

SonicBlazePlatinum
January 8th, 2010, 04:43 AM
The game is good, the idea of Battle Road, the Lighthouse, Lava Cake, Silverton slums and sewers, the Inn with an Azure Horizons/ Kanye West reference, cliffhanger with Lilah using Earthquake is very interesting. The only problem I have is the wild Pokemon in the sewer, I need more Repels!

VGAura
January 10th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Ok, I've made a note of all the problems you guys mentioned.

I'm glad that you guys enjoyed the demo and I want to make sure that there aren't any problems that would cause the player to get stuck.
I'm mostly referring to the bridge scripts in the sewers and whether whiting out would cause the player to get stuck.

So, please let me know if anything like that happens.

doublel
January 11th, 2010, 11:47 PM
the guard says i can't get to silverstone, what should I do then?

Tytelr
January 14th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I can't believe how awesome this demo was. I can't wait to see the project come to fruition. This is what I've always wanted in a Pokemon game: a gritty storyline.

The storytelling is flawless by the way. I only saw one spelling error, though I can't remember when. (I DO know that "were" was misspelled "where".)

Bravo!

NiKaNoRoU
January 15th, 2010, 08:19 AM
Okay, this hack is seriously well though out. And wow, a year's work! you must be really proud of this hack!

So, I made a test, so far I'm fighting the pixie guardian. Now, just telling you about two things I've noticed:
On the lighthouse elevator, when you talk and choose a floor, the textbox edges are left like that afterwards.
And if you don't exit and talk to the elevator switch again, the "which floor you want to choose" text won't appear, just the multibox.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2zhhbwy.png


Nothing really bad, just that building, which has short walls and a looooooooooong roof, which just seems weird to me.
http://i49.tinypic.com/15nrgwh.png

Also, on the timeless grove, on that pond where you heal your pokemon, on the tile that has the flower, you actually see your own reflection on that flower... :D
Good luck with it! You're my 2nd favourite hack in preference right now, after Sienna, so I may not have voted for you on Hotm, but you definately got my vote on Hack of the Week! (and people should actually start voting as well, one day left until next week's nomination).

XxAzaliaxX
January 16th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Hello! I'm very knew to hacks and yours was the first I tried. It was amazing!!! :D I can't wait to see what else happens.

Also, I'm pretty sure this has been addressed, but the next hack you make, will we have to start from the beginning? D: I have some really awesome pokemon.

I'm also going to reply the game so I can see if they're any problems :D Unfortunately I can't play it on mah PSP

VGAura
January 17th, 2010, 01:12 PM
I would like to thank everybody for their feedback.

About having to start over in the next demo, I’ll make it so you don’t have to start from scratch but if you do, there will be plenty of revised maps, dialogue, and scripts along with additional side-quests including one in the sewers that I had planned but didn’t manage to finish.

SonicBlazePlatinum
January 18th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Interesting. I wonder where you got the idea for the slums. It seems interesting to me.

chrunch
January 18th, 2010, 10:33 PM
I'm too impatient to wait a year for the next release:P
I'm really excited to find out what happens after the player "dies"!
did you have to end the demo there?!:disappoin

VGAura
January 18th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Definitely :)

After all, that was the best way I could think of to end the demo.
End it with something suspenseful in the mini-chapter, otherwise it would just end with the player walking out of the warehouse, and nobody wants a boring ending like that.

Anyways, I've been doing some spriting and, needless to say, the result didn't turn out the way I would have liked.
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/SpriteSheet.png
It looks okay here but when animated the sprites look stiff and flat. I don't know what the problem is.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/IdFrontM.jpg
I had a lot of color related problems with male Id so the final result just ended up with horrible colors.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/IdFrontF.jpg
Female Id's pose is a little awkward. Also, how can I make her look more feminine.

If someone with spriting experience would give me advice on how I can improve these, I would really appreciate it.

Weavile Gemini
January 19th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Hmm. Maybe you could give the female Id longer hair to make her look more feminine?
I will say that I like the way you did both of their jackets.

One question, is that thing on their heads a helmet or something else?

Chibi Robo
January 19th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Ive played through the hack and I have to say it seems this hack is getting alot of hype. This kind of hack doesnt really fit in the pokemon genre. The hack would probably work out better as a completely different genre of game. Because right now it doesn't really seem to focus much on Pokemon. It has good scripts nonetheless. Though the mapping could use some major work. A Nintendo styled map would probably work out the best. The lack of new sprites or graphics really irritate me, since it sounds like this hack would need a lot of new graphics and your just using the default fr tiles (which are nice don't get me wrong) but the hack just needs some new sprites. Anyways Here's a list I recommend you improve on the game.



Focus the game more on Pokemon.
Work on maps (Nintendo mapping style preferably)
Get some new sprites

Anyways its a better then average hack but not enough to keep me entertained.

TB Pro
January 19th, 2010, 08:25 PM
Ive played through the hack and I have to say it seems this hack is getting alot of hype. This kind of hack doesnt really fit in the pokemon genre. The hack would probably work out better as a completely different genre of game. Because right now it doesn't really seem to focus much on Pokemon. It has good scripts nonetheless. Though the mapping could use some major work. A Nintendo styled map would probably work out the best. The lack of new sprites or graphics really irritate me, since it sounds like this hack would need a lot of new graphics and your just using the default fr tiles (which are nice don't get me wrong) but the hack just needs some new sprites. Anyways Here's a list I recommend you improve on the game.



Focus the game more on Pokemon.
Work on maps (Nintendo mapping style preferably)
Get some new sprites

Anyways its a better then average hack but not enough to keep me entertained.
Ignore this. The maps are fine man. max likes ugly maps just like his face

VGAura
January 20th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I admit that the game doesn't focus too much on Pokémon but the connection is there (one scene mentions that the protagonist is able to talk to a certain kind of Pokémon which becomes a significant fact later in the story) and I might as well say this now since the titlescreen won't be completed for some time. The cover Pokémon will be the Unown.

Also, the plot is already written down and checked thoroughly for consistency so forcing any inclusion would just make it feel out of place.

I'm mapping with the mindset of creating areas of the Pokémon world that are less traversed. I know that doesn't make any sense but I'm more or less experiementing for the time being.

What I plan hope to do is find a style (and not just mapping either) different from Nintendo that also works. After all, its easy to mimic Nintendo's formula because, well, it works but we've seen that already. I'm doing my best to mix up the standard formula so the player's experiences with this hack are different than the regular Pokémon game.

I didn't plan on changing the graphics but the sewers, at the very least, needs a custom tileset.

All main characters will receive new sprites, in fact, you can check out the drafts of the protagonist's sprite a couple posts up and yea, they are wearing helmets.

Mastercomp
January 22nd, 2010, 06:48 PM
Where does the demo end at because the guard wont let me in to silverstone? Also i found a grass area in the Ancient Grove past the Timeless Grove that you just cant walk on but its not major or a big deal just wanted to point that out.

Znood
January 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
i just finished demo 1 of this pokemon game and it is my favorite game of all time now!
i love this game dude, the story is awesome and better than all the pokemon games i've ever played
keep up the amazing work! ur so awesome for coming up with this = D

chrunch
January 22nd, 2010, 11:27 PM
Where does the demo end at because the guard wont let me in to silverstone? Also i found a grass area in the Ancient Grove past the Timeless Grove that you just cant walk on but its not major or a big deal just wanted to point that out.
No...
The Demo ends After you "Die"...

Roxasabridged
January 24th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Where does the demo end at because the guard wont let me in to silverstone? Also i found a grass area in the Ancient Grove past the Timeless Grove that you just cant walk on but its not major or a big deal just wanted to point that out.

There's a path between two houses near the first guard (The path's behind a small blue-roofed one I think)

Anyways, nice work on this. Normally, I get bored of 3rd gen hacks pretty quickly, but this has me hooked.

slashedsickness
January 24th, 2010, 11:39 AM
I admit that the game doesn't focus too much on Pokémon but the connection is there (one scene mentions that the protagonist is able to talk to a certain kind of Pokémon which becomes a significant fact later in the story) and I might as well say this now since the titlescreen won't be completed for some time. The cover Pokémon will be the Unown.

Also, the plot is already written down and checked thoroughly for consistency so forcing any inclusion would just make it feel out of place.

I'm mapping with the mindset of creating areas of the Pokémon world that are less traversed. I know that doesn't make any sense but I'm more or less experiementing for the time being.

What I plan hope to do is find a style (and not just mapping either) different from Nintendo that also works. After all, its easy to mimic Nintendo's formula because, well, it works but we've seen that already. I'm doing my best to mix up the standard formula so the player's experiences with this hack are different than the regular Pokémon game.

I didn't plan on changing the graphics but the sewers, at the very least, needs a custom tileset.

All main characters will receive new sprites, in fact, you can check out the drafts of the protagonist's sprite a couple posts up and yea, they are wearing helmets.

You should stick with what you're doing! I have not actually played it yet because I always read every post before downloading and testing. I didn't want you to get too bummed out by that loser that likes the same old pokemon game with a few new graphic changes. I am a pokemon fan, but seriously not much has ever changed about the games. I would LOVE to see a full-featured game like what you are doing! I would help out but I am a spriting noob and a programming illiterate. I am a fan though! If you could add a lot to it I would donate every cent of my PayPal account to you! Your pokemon game seems a lot better than anything else I've seen.

Roxasabridged
January 24th, 2010, 01:47 PM
Finally got round to finishing the demo. Love those references in there (Especially Chester. A. Bum).
The interactions and characters are awesome too. Especially Lilah and her remark for when you try and get past a homeless person blocking the path...

Lati-Fan95
January 25th, 2010, 10:14 AM
I just gotta say... This hack is one of the most awesome hacks I've ever seen!^^ I git hooked by the stroy in the first minutes of gameplay!^^ In every town I really asked myself what will happen to Id next and I was always even more hooked in when a important event (dream) happened!^^ I also felt quite uneasy or sometimes a little scared in the sewers everytime I read the things the guys were saying (depends on what they said, the guy that always said something about Pay Day scared me a bit)...^^ And the ending is soo epic, I can't wait for the next beta release (hope it'll be earlier than you said...^^)


And the new OWs: The male one is great, he suits to the story with his look and in a special way, he looks pretty cool!^^ I just think that the female hero looks too male... Maybe longer hair and a more female outfit, and it'll be alright!^^

DDk
January 27th, 2010, 05:03 AM
Never mind got passed it.

Mastercomp
January 28th, 2010, 02:43 PM
There's a path between two houses near the first guard (The path's behind a small blue-roofed one I think)

Anyways, nice work on this. Normally, I get bored of 3rd gen hacks pretty quickly, but this has me hooked.


Thanks but i just figured that out a day after my post on here..lol. Also i wanted to say the the demo was the best i seen yet out there and i like how it ended.

VGAura you put hard work and effort in this demo. I wish you the best for the next one. Keep it up with the good work and thanks for letting me play your ideas and skills.

giradialkia
January 28th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Those overworld sprites are nice. I can't really tell from my mobile screen, but if they look stiff when they walk, make sure the stepping frames are one pixel lower than the stationary frames. That makes their heads bob while walking, which may be your problem..
Although on closer inspection (again, on my small screen) you appear to have done that. I don't know, just insert them and when people see them animated for themselves, you'll get more accurate feedback. I wouldn't worry too much, they seem fine to me.
As for the trainer sprites, I like Female Id, don't touch her:D Male Id.. Make him a bit more blue rather than that gray/black. (don't even redo the sprite, just do a palette change). It should be fine, then.
I actually remember playing this demo before, I wasn't sure. It was really great. I found it a tiny bit annoying that everytime you met the person you were looking for, you'd have to keep going, but it wasn't that bad, and I'm lazy, so that's the only thing I'd say against it, but don't pay it any heed. Keep going the way you're going. It's no surprise to me that this is in the Showcase. Best of luck :)

SonicBlazePlatinum
February 1st, 2010, 02:58 AM
Will sprites for trainers like Bum be changed too? I like the choice of starters you made: Machop, Ralts, and Seedot.

chrunch
February 11th, 2010, 12:41 AM
Any progress or updates, VGAura?
You haven't been posting lately.

VGAura
February 11th, 2010, 03:56 PM
I was in such a good mood yesterday with the Gen V reveal and all, I've decided to revamp the female protagonist sprite.

I just got this done and I'm actually satisfied with the results this time.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Capture.png

Sarcastic Prince
February 11th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I was in such a good mood yesterday with the Gen V reveal and all, I've decided to revamp the female protagonist sprite.

I just got this done and I'm actually satisfied with the results this time.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Capture.png

Looks pretty cute. The red hair looks incredibly nice.
Oh, and by the way, I'm gonna download this now.

chrunch
February 12th, 2010, 02:22 PM
I was in such a good mood yesterday with the Gen V reveal and all, I've decided to revamp the female protagonist sprite.

I just got this done and I'm actually satisfied with the results this time.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Capture.png
Me too.
And the sprite looks great!
Good work on it.

The Cynic
February 12th, 2010, 02:35 PM
I'm liking the way this hack is very story-oriented and actually has an original story rather as opposed to hacks which just throw you against "an evil team the wants to capture a legendary". Well done, those screenshots really are very appealing. Your map layouts are terrific!

I just want to point out that choosing Seedot gives you an advantage above the two other starters. Dark is immune tp psychic, not just resistant.

Keep it up!

~Gary~
February 13th, 2010, 04:33 AM
hey i liked the hack alot it is very intresting and nice

cannot wait for chapter 2 and or 3

Lati-Fan95
February 13th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Hey, you managed to look her more female without losing this special feeling about her!^^ She looks pretty good now, nothing to say against her!^^ Any other things you've done so far (I don't wanna be annoying or something but I even played through it a 2nd time because it's so epic and I also looked at all the maps after you played through the demo and right now, I'm even more excited about this, I'm even so far that I'm grinding to pwn the grass gym leader you put into Silvertone!^^)

Leafbarrett
February 13th, 2010, 05:29 PM
I am hooked. I am ****ing HOOKED. <3

During the third rival battle, it hit me. You set up a completely new starter type triangle. Dark->Psychic->Fighting
I'm impressed. Never would have thought of that.
Also, you win instant bonus points for having Ralts as a starter.

If there is any way I can help, any at all, just ask. I want to see this completed as fast as possible (without sacrificing quality of course).

KuwabaraTheMan
February 16th, 2010, 09:22 PM
What you've done with this is amazing. Never before have I been so captivated by the story to a Pokemon hack, or any Pokemon game at all. You've done a great job with that, and I can't wait to see what happens next.

Trainer Ninja
February 18th, 2010, 02:22 AM
I just got 2 words for this hack.... 100% awesomeness.

Can't wait till rest are up.

SonicBlazePlatinum
February 22nd, 2010, 03:35 AM
I like the player character sprites. The helmet is cool also. Where do you deliver the Lava Cake?

Lati-Fan95
February 22nd, 2010, 07:35 AM
I like the player character sprites. The helmet is cool also. Where do you deliver the Lava Cake?

Well, remember that guy that ran into you when you entered the Lighthouse? The one that forgot to buy a cake and a present for his kid!^^ Give him the cake!^^

nicknoord
February 27th, 2010, 07:36 AM
great game and very original
i did found a grammar glitch
it's when you have the dream about your mom she said something about your sister and here being worried
anyway don't remember the words but you should fix it

Scarex
February 27th, 2010, 07:39 AM
Well, the hack is not bad

Although I really like that do not change the graphics on Fire Red, no, it's like losing style do you recommend for a more proper, moreover, is well ^ ^.

Good luck with the hack

Greetz!

Sarcastic Prince
March 1st, 2010, 02:47 AM
great game and very original
i did found a grammar glitch
it's when you have the dream about your mom she said something about your sister and here being worried
anyway don't remember the words but you should fix it

Actually, there's more.

I'll show you a list of it. Don't take me wrong though, I just wanted to
improve this Hack.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1846/1636pokemonfireredversil.png (http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversil.png)
It's "what's", not "whats".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2416/1636pokemonfireredversi.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversi.png)
"Sunrise Town" is a name. The "T" for "town" should start
with a capital letter.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8500/1636pokemonfireredversivy.png (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversivy.png)
This sentence isn't correct.
It should be: What's up, Aster?

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3540/1636pokemonfireredversim.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversim.png)
It should be "It's", not "Its".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/319/1636pokemonfireredversiu.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversiu.png)
This sentence isn't correct.
It should be: No, no! Don't apologize!

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3481/1636pokemonfireredversiz.png (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversiz.png)
It's "is", not "it".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3540/1636pokemonfireredversim.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversim.png)
It's "name's", not "names".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3661/1636pokemonfireredversip.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversip.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2550/1636pokemonfireredversiv.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversiv.png)
It's "let's", not "lets".

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3977/1636pokemonfireredversiq.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversiq.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2098/1636pokemonfireredversixx.png (http://img194.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversixx.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7190/1636pokemonfireredversiy.png (http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1636pokemonfireredversiy.png)
This sentence doesn't have a period.
It should be added.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/7656/adasdsdsdsdsdsdsd.png (http://img717.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adasdsdsdsdsdsdsd.png)
You forgot the "!" at the end of this sentence.

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9703/asffsf.png (http://img26.imageshack.us/my.php?image=asffsf.png)
It's "let's", not "lets".

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9607/dfdsfdsfdsfdsfsdfsdfsdf.png (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dfdsfdsfdsfdsfsdfsdfsdf.png)
This sentence isn't grammactically wrong,
but the Earthquake used in the Script is totally problemetic.
A rumble is not enough.
Replace the rumble with this:
setvar 0x8004 0x3
setvar 0x8005 0x0
setvar 0x8006 0xC
setvar 0x8007 0x3
special 0x136
pause 0x3C

That's how you call an Earthquake is.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8313/dsddddddddddddddddddddd.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsddddddddddddddddddddd.png)
It's "there's", not "theres".

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2152/fdddddddddddddddddddddd.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fdddddddddddddddddddddd.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2636/gggggggggggggggggggggggr.png (http://img26.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gggggggggggggggggggggggr.png)
It's "that's", not "thats".

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5818/hjhgkkgh.png (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hjhgkkgh.png)
I don't think the sentence is correct.
It should be: [player]?: Why can't I play with them?
They're my friends.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2207/kjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkj.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkjhkj.png)
It's "can't", not "cant".

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7370/sadasdasdsssaaaaaasaasa.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sadasdasdsssaaaaaasaasa.png)
This girl's name is Sadie, not Jennie.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3894/safsfffffff.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=safsfffffff.png)
3 grammar mistakes here.
One is "its", the other is "anyone's", and you also forgot to
add a period at the end of the sentence. They should be
replaced with "it's" and "anyone's".

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7025/sdaaaaaaaaaa.png (http://img26.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdaaaaaaaaaa.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3522/sdasdsdadd.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdasdsdadd.png)
This sentence isn't correct. It should be:
Aster, do you know she is now?

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6185/sdsdsdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdsdsdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.png)
This sentence isn't correct.
It should be:
Gotta hide, gotta hide!

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1735/sdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdddddddd.png (http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdddddddd.png)
This sentence isn't correct.
It should be: Hide, fool!

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/4451/sdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsd.png (http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsd.png)
It should be "name's", not "names".

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/665/sfaas.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sfaas.png)
There's a Tile Error here.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/5668/sfaffsfffsfff.png (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sfaffsfffsfff.png)
It's "it's", not "its".

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/5467/sfasf.png (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sfasf.png)
It's "isn't", not "isnt".

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8260/sfsafdsfd.png (http://img717.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sfsafdsfd.png)
There are 2 grammar mistakes here.
One is "anyones", and the other is "its".
They should be replaced with "anyone's" and "it's".

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/8260/sfsafdsfd.png (http://img717.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sfsafdsfd.png)
It's "it's", not "its".


Apart from the 30 grammar mistakes, this Hack's pretty
cool and original. And I have a question.
Will you make OWs for the major people?
Like Kaius, Aster, the mysterious girl, etc.?
I hope you do, because that will make the Hack better.

SonicBlazePlatinum
March 2nd, 2010, 03:40 AM
In the next alpha are we returning to the slums? The names like Bum and Bug Catcher are capitilized, is that going to be fixed? Good ROM Hack VGAura!

Sarcastic Prince
March 2nd, 2010, 04:48 AM
In the next alpha are we returning to the slums? The names like Bum and Bug Catcher are capitilized, is that going to be fixed? Good ROM Hack VGAura!

It's quite easy to fix actually.
Go to A-Trainer, and decapitalize the Trainer Names.
It's very simple.
It's just like taking a candy from a baby.

VGAura
March 3rd, 2010, 10:44 PM
Thanks for making such a thorough search for grammar errors.
Thanks to you, I understand now that I need to make sure my contractions are correct in the future.

I don't quite understand what you are trying to say about this one, I think you made a typo.
Is it just to decapitalize the "d" in Do?

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/3522/sdasdsdadd.png (http://img638.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sdasdsdadd.png)
This sentence isn't correct. It should be:
Aster, do you know she is now?


Also, you should not be able to read the newspaper from the bottom right corner of Lilah’s store. That will be fixed as well.

Sarcastic Prince
March 5th, 2010, 04:10 PM
Thanks for making such a thorough search for grammar errors.
Thanks to you, I understand now that I need to make sure my contractions are correct in the future.

I don't quite understand what you are trying to say about this one, I think you made a typo.
Is it just to decapitalize the "d" in Do?


Also, you should not be able to read the newspaper from the bottom right corner of Lilah’s store. That will be fixed as well.

Correct.

Thanks.

Oh! And I didn't make a typo or anything, I just wanted
to say to decapitalize the "D" in "do", but I just
don't know how to spell decapitalize at that time
and it would be stupid to spell a word wrong during a
grammar mistake report.

Zang123
March 7th, 2010, 01:34 PM
hey thanks for making such a great hack! ive never played one like it and i hope the next beta will be released before 2011...

sabre91
March 7th, 2010, 01:56 PM
This absolutely blew my mind.

Me posting about it should be 'nuff said, considering I never do so.

Keep up the good work.

Halcyon
March 12th, 2010, 01:34 AM
After playing the demo, I wanted to say:

I absolutely love the storyline; as well as Seedot's new moveset.
Keep up the good work, I'll be looking out for it. ;)

big NATE alpha
March 16th, 2010, 10:01 AM
I hope we get to see more progress soon. I completed the demo, and I'm dying to see what happens after the player "dies"! It's coming along well, I'm very impressed. This is definitely one I'm going to keep an eye on.

Sinta12
March 16th, 2010, 07:44 PM
The demo was tons of fun, is this hack still progressing?? I want to know cause i look forwards to playing it more :).

daggerd
March 20th, 2010, 05:34 PM
I actually think its better than the official pokemon games. I just know I will have forgotten about it when the next demo is out so i'm putting the banner in my sig to remind me.

Slapagnome
March 20th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Oh... My... God... This hack was freaking AWESOME! I loved it so much. I can't wait for the next part. I love this game for the fact it is just random, like me! I am in the process of working on a hack and I have to say, this just gives me inspration to go crazy with it. I would love to make something like this, not story wise, but humor and just that type of stuff I love. This was very well done, good job. (Btw, my fav. part in the whole game is the part where you are kicking the bum, not because kicking bums is fun, I never tried it, just it was an awesome part)

big NATE alpha
March 20th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Oh, I hope more updates come soon!
I'm thinking about starting over just to play it again... I love this hack!

BTW, for all you lazy people or those who aren't exactly the best...
Ralts is the best starter to choose if you do the sidequests for the girl with the Vulpix. She'll eventually trade you her Vulpix for a Hoppip, so then your Vulpix will be super-effective against Aster's Seedot/Nuzleaf, and vulpix and kirlia will be super-effective against a tough Heracross you'll be fighting in the story.

daggerd
March 21st, 2010, 10:49 AM
I couldn't find a way into silvertone so I walked through the slums and got into a place where police got me then into an underground tunnel where a girl was and then into a gym with the person who helped at the start in.Also the first time I played it when I walked out of the door the scientists didn't react and I went into a room with an unown in.

The Cynic
March 21st, 2010, 11:42 AM
Oh, I hope more updates come soon!
I'm thinking about starting over just to play it again... I love this hack!

BTW, for all you lazy people or those who aren't exactly the best...
Ralts is the best starter to choose if you do the sidequests for the girl with the Vulpix. She'll eventually trade you her Vulpix for a Hoppip, so then your Vulpix will be super-effective against Aster's Seedot/Nuzleaf, and vulpix and kirlia will be super-effective against a tough Heracross you'll be fighting in the story.

I did that (mainly because I like Ralts) when I first played the hack. What you're forgetting however is that both Vulpix and Kirlia are weak to the Larvitar that Kaius has. Luckily I had both a Shroomish and a Wooper so it all worked out fine.

Konekodemon
March 21st, 2010, 02:14 PM
Oh no! You killed me. Did my character really die?

VGAura
March 21st, 2010, 06:08 PM
Oh no! You killed me. Did my character really die?

Who knows? (Well, I know but I'm not telling :))

As for updates, I'm currently making the OW sprites for Aster, Lilah, ??? (a.k.a. Mysterious Woman), Kaius, and Vivi.

I should finish their sprites in a week or two.

leachim_paloyz15
March 21st, 2010, 10:04 PM
good game man!!! i think the story is great!!! keep up the good work! :D

i mean its like an original game!!! can't wait for the next chapter! :D thank you for this awesome hack!!!

AimayBee
March 22nd, 2010, 02:54 AM
VGAura, i love you.
This hack should get hack of the generation!
You have an official fangirl!
If there is anything i can help you with, spriting, testing, anything, please let me know!. xxxxxxx

big NATE alpha
March 22nd, 2010, 04:19 AM
I did that (mainly because I like Ralts) when I first played the hack. What you're forgetting however is that both Vulpix and Kirlia are weak to the Larvitar that Kaius has. Luckily I had both a Shroomish and a Wooper so it all worked out fine.
Vulpix yes, but only Kirlia if Larvitar knows bite (can't remember). Remember, it's not dark type yet. But yeah, all you need to do is catch a few more Pokemon and it's all good.

Masterge77
March 22nd, 2010, 06:07 AM
This hack is very cool, yet, it's quite creepy......

Konekodemon
March 22nd, 2010, 07:10 AM
If this was one of the hacks I could vote for, for Hack of the Month I'd vote for it.

Nutimik
March 24th, 2010, 11:19 AM
I think I found a bug.. Very early in the beginning when you come out of the genetics lab, and you walk down the stairs I suddenly get an exclamation mark above my head and run to a nearby truck. But then nothign happens.. I keep pressing buttons but I just stand there, presumably looking at something that won't come.
It looks very promising though, so I hope you can give me a hint or maybe fix it.

Below is a picture of where I stand..

SonicBlazePlatinum
March 27th, 2010, 12:23 PM
I like the Lighthouse at the beginning of the game! Is it important in later on in the game? Also does it seem like the Lighthouse in Marine Harbor is embedded into the mountain?

Jirachi-Fan
March 28th, 2010, 05:21 AM
It's like I am watching a movie, so much excitment =D
Really, I love this hack, for some reason it really makes me feel like it's the best hack I ever played. I often say yea very good hack but this one is for real. The plot makes you wanna play more, and I read every single sentence thats being said. Really I love it =] Don't give this hack up =D
I wish you good luck with making the next chapter ^^

GamerXtreme
March 31st, 2010, 05:41 PM
OMFG, this hack is phenomenal!! The game plot is very thorough, and I really like the starter set on this one ^^ (Ralts FTW!) Haven't played a really good hack in a big while! I definitely can't wait for the next release!! This is worthy of being Hack of The Year =D Keep it going!

-GX-

IrishButSober
April 1st, 2010, 06:39 AM
I just started playing this game and I've got to say, it's been really well put together, I'm loving the unusual story and you clearly put a lot of effort into it.

One thing I have to ask though, how will Machoke evolve into Machamp if there is nobody to trade with him?

HaloSonic
April 1st, 2010, 02:10 PM
wow, i just finished beating the hack (as the female character), and honestly, this is one of my favourite hacks ive played. a great story, a nice mix of pokemon to catch and train, and a good challenge too! i wish the release date wasnt so far off, but i will be waiting in anticipation for it!

Pros:
- Great & Original Story
- Good Challenging Level range
- Nice mix of wild and available pokemon
- you left the some of the original scripts in the game, giving even more replay value

Cons:
-Why'd it have to end already!?

9.5/10

Although at the end... i somehow have a feeling that those cybernetic implants may have saved her(or him) at the end, so the story seems even more interesting now.

The Corrupt Plague
April 8th, 2010, 06:40 PM
There was a useful little glitch that I have kept to myself for long enough, it's about time I shared it because I saw no one mention this. You can get infinite master balls and all you need to do is use the walk through walls code in Marine Harbor. Just search around the area east of the southern Lighthouse entrance in Marine Harbor until you find a sailor standing next to what looks like an old Amber. Take it and it will give you a masterball, and to make things better, it regenerates after one step! Repeat and profit.

Ninja Caterpie
April 12th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Is strange...the game keeps freezing when I leave the lab. =|

VGAura
April 12th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Is strange...the game keeps freezing when I leave the lab. =|

Does it freeze right when you enter a map or when you step on a specific tile?

Has anyone else come across that problem?

Or maybe you the FRed ROM you used wasn't a clean one.

Blackberry
April 12th, 2010, 11:24 AM
I believe that the ROM that you used was already hacked or something then you patched the game into it. xD

Sarcastic Prince
April 18th, 2010, 04:55 AM
Maybe you should change from IPS to APS.
You see, APS causes less trouble and it's also more stable.

AimayBee
April 18th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Maybe you should change from IPS to APS.
You see, APS causes less trouble and it's also more stable.

If that happens i can't play it! Don't do that, please. Or do both!

VGAura
April 18th, 2010, 11:51 AM
From now on, I'll upload both APS and IPS.

Do you guys want the APS for demo 1?

xJordan360
April 18th, 2010, 08:16 PM
This looks amazing so far, I'm impressed. :D

Now, first off. The intro needs a bit of work. Obviously, it's not the most important aspect of gameplay, yet the FR title screen and Obviously male Sister bugged me. X.x
However, I do love that my character actually gets dialogue.

Beginners package is possibly the greatest new idea I have ever seen. :D
Nintendo should take a hint from you.
ON TO BUGS:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vUU-zxS2I/AAAAAAAAAHU/TPGblKz3VzQ/Jennie.PNG
Her name was 'Jennie' in the battle.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vUU2VYcTI/AAAAAAAAAHY/KNXFKKIxq0s/kanto.PNG
Kanto towns?
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vUVDsaOrI/AAAAAAAAAHc/lwFINOoVLP4/Lighthouse%20Elevator.PNG
Notice the outer edges of the text box do not disappear.
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vUVB1lJ9I/AAAAAAAAAHg/0tuZ5ew5TYs/OAK.PNG
I don't recall ever meeting an 'OAK' in this game...
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vUVOjZyCI/AAAAAAAAAHk/VivwbaCyAxs/no%20warp.PNG
Most of the doors in the sewers do not lead anywhere, despite the misleading arrows indicating a new map...
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_-V2ZjqPwY7Q/S8vYkRBSETI/AAAAAAAAAHs/JEC1HSu4gxQ/was%20were.PNG
Should be 'were', not 'was'.

The storyline was rather entrancing, and I can't wait for the next installment.
Keep up the good work.

white_amithy
April 18th, 2010, 11:27 PM
This game looks fun to play. I'll try it out tomorrow and I'll tell you if i like/hate it okay

AimayBee
April 19th, 2010, 01:47 PM
From now on, I'll upload both APS and IPS.

Do you guys want the APS for demo 1?

I think you should do that, i know a few people who can't play IPS pathches.
That would help some people.

ChrisTom
April 22nd, 2010, 04:51 PM
I am sorry to say this, but I did not like this hack. I'm not saying this to belittle you or make you feel bad, but I am saying this to help you for later on. This is constructive critisicm and if I offend you I'm sorry.

Here are my following complaints:

1. What does a Cyborg have to do anything with Pokemon?

2. What do ghost twins have anything to do with Pokemon?

3. The characters weren't believable. They didn't seem to have any real emotion.

4. The Plot seems to be more based off of a Sci-Fi movie than with Pokemon. You need to watch out for that. Pokemon games have to be primarily based around Pokemon.

5. I like what you did with putting yourself as an NPC. People always like that.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my complaints.


With all regards,

-ChrisTom

Vrai
April 22nd, 2010, 05:03 PM
I am sorry to say this, but I did not like this hack. I'm not saying this to belittle you or make you feel bad, but I am saying this to help you for later on. This is constructive critisicm and if I offend you I'm sorry.

Here are my following complaints:

1. What does a Cyborg have to do anything with Pokemon?

2. What do ghost twins have anything to do with Pokemon?

3. The characters weren't believable. They didn't seem to have any real emotion.

4. The Plot seems to be more based off of a Sci-Fi movie than with Pokemon. You need to watch out for that. Pokemon games have to be primarily based around Pokemon.

5. I like what you did with putting yourself as an NPC. People always like that.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my complaints.


With all regards,

-ChrisTom
Here are my comments on your criticism. Nothing personal, though. :>

1 (oh, and 2): Who said this was strictly enforced to stay true-and-blue to the Pokemon generics? If someone wants to step out of the box, they're perfectly welcome to. ):

3: They're more believable than pretty much any other hack, sir. :D

4: No, they don't. :> Seriously, if he invests his time on making a hack, he can make it however and do whatever he wants it to do. Perhaps you don't like it that way, but there's no 'guideline' that one must follow when making a hack.

5: Sure dude. :D

Itz Spadezz
April 24th, 2010, 03:17 PM
First time trying out this hack and I absolutely loved it... Keep up the great work.

BoomChakalaka
April 24th, 2010, 06:32 PM
If only I voted for this hack instead of that turquoise nonsense. Seriously I just played the demo the whole night, I have even beaten team rocket btw the storyline is so amazing but the clifhanger at the end killed me :(

tjwilliams24
April 26th, 2010, 02:13 PM
is this game dead? just wondering it had a lot of potential

VGAura
April 26th, 2010, 05:36 PM
Of course not.

I just don't want to show anything until I have the entire next demo completed. That way, everything will be a surprise.

But, I will show a small preview once I finish spriting every main character.

ChrisTom
April 27th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Firstly Vrai, I was asking the creator of the game, not a fan.

Secondly, I'm aware that it is okay to step outside of the box for things. But stepping out of the box, stomping it, and then driving out into the middle on nevada before shooting the box with an grade 1-19 missile is NOT ok.

You've got to realize that there is a fine line between unique and rediculous. This is coming from a Lewis Carroll fan, so you know I think that your work is incredibly far fetched.

Also the characters in Koolboyman's and Zel's hacks were much more believable. I'm not saying you have to be perfect, but try a bit better.

The whole Twins thing should just go. I understand that him being a Cyborg is a very big part of your hack now, and that's okay. But I think it would make more sense if he was a clone or something. That would get me interested (but that's just me). I know you're busy enough as it is, but I thought you would like to hear my complaints to improve upon this. Thank you for your time again.

With all regards,

-ChrisTom

RuRuBell
April 27th, 2010, 08:41 AM
When I downloaded this, I was getting a bit tired of Pokemon hacks that were so similar. I really wanted something different and unique. Your hack was really a breath of fresh air, and it's really well done!

Keep up the good work! Eagerly awaiting to play more. :)

trebornosliw
April 27th, 2010, 09:39 AM
This sounds really good, and I very much like plot-intensive hacks; I'll try it out tonight.

tjwilliams24
April 27th, 2010, 12:35 PM
well thats good it isnt dead. one thing i like about the hack is how it brings a twist into games not seen in other hacks

Sarcastic Prince
April 29th, 2010, 05:30 AM
It's awesome that this Hack's based off as a Cyborg, and stepping out of the box just makes
this Hack better, as it's unique. And what's wrong with the Ghost Twins?
They're perfectly fine. At least it has something to do with the plot.

Try to think of that, Chris Tom.

VGAura
April 29th, 2010, 08:17 PM
The cyborg thing is more of a byproduct of the story than a main plot point. (I hope that makes sense)

I'll admit, the story makes little sense in the context of just the first two chapters but trust me when I say that everything will come together in the second half of the story. (Chapter 5+)

Imagine if you played something like Chrono Cross or The World Ends w/ You only a quarter of the way through. The story wouldn't make a whole lot of sense that way. Not that Chrono Cross makes much sense after playing through the whole game either.


Now for the small preview since I FINALLY got done with all the character OW sprites.

You will be the ones to choose what you want to see.
You may vote between Aster, Kaius, Lilah, Sadie, the mysterious woman, or the Chapter 3 character Vivi.

Here are the front, back, and side silhouettes for each of those characters:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Silhouette.png
I'll reveal the sprite for the one that gets the most votes in two weeks.

Dano_
April 29th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Hmm, tough choice...

I'd have to go with Aster, as he seems to have the most interesting design.

shinbot
April 30th, 2010, 05:34 AM
where can i get pokemon aster and is it complete? atleast to the last gym

Sarcastic Prince
April 30th, 2010, 10:29 PM
where can i get pokemon aster and is it complete? atleast to the last gym

This is the wrong thread to ask this question.
There's no such thing as "Pokemon Aster".

If you ask me, I think you should reveal Aster's OW.
His design looks kinda interesting.

Ivysaur
May 1st, 2010, 04:17 AM
I'm going to vote for Three Question Marks, mysterious characters are always more interesting to see!

SonicBlazePlatinum
May 1st, 2010, 04:20 AM
I'm voting to see Aster's sprite, his looks interesting to me. Is the person with ???, the girl with Erika's overworld?

VGAura
May 1st, 2010, 07:29 AM
I'm voting to see Aster's sprite, his looks interesting to me. Is the person with ???, the girl with Erika's overworld?

Yep, she's the one that pops up from time to time.

big NATE alpha
May 1st, 2010, 08:36 AM
I'm interested in seeing ???'s sprite, she's a very intriguing character, despite the fact that we know nothing about her. Second for me goes to Aster, and then Kaius.

Lati-Fan95
May 1st, 2010, 12:00 PM
First, I couldn´t decide between Kaius and the mysterious woman. But I took her because I like her role and her character which is full of mysteries!^^ I actually found the Erica OW pretty siuting so I was very curious on whether the new one will do so, too, so I just picked the woman!^^´

violentiris777
May 1st, 2010, 05:08 PM
This is a cool idea, having people vote. It keeps interest up, at least.

Kip
May 2nd, 2010, 07:40 AM
So here I an casually glancing at this thread for about a week and thinking 'That looks mildly interesting, I must give it a try'. Finally I had some free time, so I downloaded the first demo last night. When I first started it was about 10ish, and I thought I would play it for a about half and hour just to get a feel for it.

Fast forward to 1 in the morning and I'm still going. Absolutely hooked by the story - I just had to find out what happened to this guy. Everything about this game has been thought through very carefully (unlike most hacks) and you can really tell when playing it that a lot of hard work went into it. Very well done :) I love how it's not just the standard Pokémon story (i.e. battle, collect badges, fight league, complete dex), and it more character driven than developing your party and whatnot - in fact, it goes beyond that in that your character is watching someone else do that traditional quest from an outsider's perspective, which I have never seen before in a Pokémon hack and is a very nice touch.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I love this game and am waiting on tenterhooks for the next instalment (no pressure!).

And now the inevitable constructive criticism. Mwhahaha! One thing that strikes me that this hack could have is some more emotional-evoking music - in some situations the standard FR music doesn't quite cut it. Have you considered some tracks from the Mystery Dungeon series (is that even possible? I don't know)? I know that music tracks are fairly low on the priority list but it's something you could look at when you've finished :)

Finally, I like this game so much I've had a go at a logo (which could double as a support banner).

http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/332/identity.png


I've tried to go for a different approach to most hack logos because this hack is so different, so the Pokémon logo has been dulled and has some lighting effects thrown in. Hope you like :) . It's fairly minimalistic at the moment, so any suggestions anyone has would be nice.

One more question: do you know yet if I will be able to use my current save file in the next demo or would I have to start again? Thanks. :D

Anyways, nice work. :)

conorizacorpse
May 2nd, 2010, 02:36 PM
I loved how your hack is more dialog based. It gives it a better RPG feel. Just wondering if you have a rough estimate how long it'll be till the next demo, the cliffhanger is killing me.

ChrisTom
May 4th, 2010, 11:03 PM
I've never heard of Chrono Cross or the other one.

Also if the Cyborg is a byproduct of the story then what is the point of keeping it in there?

Again, I think your hacking skills are superb and the way you tell the story is fantastic. But in my opinion none of that matters if It is too complicated.

*COUGH COUGH*J.J. Abrams*COUGH COUGH*Lost*COUGH COUGH*Cloverfield was okay but...*COUGH COUGH *

Dark Sceptile
May 6th, 2010, 05:20 PM
This is an awesome game! I hope the next Demo will be out really soon. The scripting is fantastic along with the mapping!

Good Luck on this. :D

Vrai
May 6th, 2010, 06:35 PM
I've never heard of Chrono Cross or the other one.

Also if the Cyborg is a byproduct of the story then what is the point of keeping it in there?

Again, I think your hacking skills are superb and the way you tell the story is fantastic. But in my opinion none of that matters if It is too complicated.

*COUGH COUGH*J.J. Abrams*COUGH COUGH*Lost*COUGH COUGH*Cloverfield was okay but...*COUGH COUGH *

You keep it in to keep it believable, sir. Think of something this way... say you have a purpose. A purpose to, uh, go to places really fast. So, what do you do? You go buy some crazy-fast sports car, yes? That likens to this 'overall story' we have here.

However, because you have that awesome hot rod, all of the ladies are attracted to you. It's a byproduct of having the hot rod. Even if your intention was just to get places really fast, the lady-lovin' is a byproduct and, no matter how much you don't want it to, it still exists. See, the thing is, you can't really make a point on removing the cyborg part of the story because you don't know the whole story yet. There's still much to be learned.

And sometimes complicated things are nice. To be completely honest with you, I love complicated things in a sense that I like to try to wrap my mind around them. Some other people are like that. Some people, presumably those akin to yourself, would think otherwise. It's all opinion, and opinion doesn't change things.

Also, I can probably assume you "weren't speaking to a fan", you were speaking to "the creator" or whatever you said in your last post. But, same as you do, I have the rights to express my own opinion. :>

VGAura
May 13th, 2010, 10:08 PM
It seems that the sprite that people wants to see is the mysterious woman.
Since you guys asked for it, here she is:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/PollResults.png


And a bonus, here's a single frame of Aster for getting second:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Second.png

Edit: I made the sprites 4x larger before uploading it to photobucket so they could be seen much easier but for some reason, the forums shrinks them down

The Cynic
May 14th, 2010, 12:07 AM
It seems that the sprite that people wants to see is the mysterious woman.
Since you guys asked for it, here she is:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/PollResults.png


And a bonus, here's a single frame of Aster for getting second:
http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r414/llxarcxll/PkmnID/Sprites/Second.png

Edit: I made the sprites 4x larger before uploading it to photobucket so they could be seen much easier but for some reason, the forums shrinks them down

Well the mysterious woman's sprite is pretty plain but that of course adds to the mystery of her.

Aster so far looks awesome! I especially like the pokeball bandana and it would be wonderful if someone did concept art for him (I can't as I'm graphically useless).

Look forward, as ever, to Beta 3.

SonicBlazePlatinum
May 14th, 2010, 04:54 PM
A beta hasn't been released for Identity yet, I'm guessing you meant to say Demo 2 or something like that. I like the mystery woman's overworld! It reminds me of Sabrina's overworld somewhat.

chrunch
May 14th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Asters OW looks really interesting.
I really can't wait to see that.
And, like The Cynic said, the Mysterious women looks abit plain.

SkyAngel
May 15th, 2010, 01:29 PM
I think the mysterious woman's plainness just adds to the mystery :3 I do love aster's OW, tho. I was curious to see Kaius, however, just because it reminded me of Cyrus when i saw it. Oh well. Oh, and Pokemon Identity is, so far and for whatever it is worth, the best hack I've ever played. I absolutely loved it and hated the cliff hanger ending. Ah well, I can't wait to play the next part of it. :)

RuRuBell
May 16th, 2010, 06:47 AM
I voted for Sadie, but I love the mysterious woman's sprite. I think it suits her perfectly, from what I've played.

The Cynic
May 16th, 2010, 06:53 AM
Next up, if possible, I'd like to see Sadie's overworld. She'll be more cop-ified by now I presume.

LikeUberHackFan
May 18th, 2010, 08:23 AM
This Is the most Epic hack ever !!
how long till The whole thing will be done a dusted the total 10 chapters?
Hopefully not something obserd like 2012 :(

I love the game WAY more than most silly pokemon games and if your fixing things up could you put a fire stone somewhere so you can Evolve Vixie when you get him =D I wanted a Ninetails ♥

Also I'm not a fan of the helmets on the Female and male characters. Would you mind a little rethink of the sprites. I love drawing sprites and stuff so if you need any help/inspiration I would help you.
I seriously hope this is not dead :S I've played the Demo like 4 times now its so EPIC at my best my pokemon were like in their 30's at the time of my characters 'death'

The Cynic
May 18th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I love the game WAY more than most silly pokemon games and if your fixing things up could you put a fire stone somewhere so you can Evolve Vixie when you get him =D I wanted a Ninetails ♥

Well I think VGAura would probably not make a Fire Stone available later than mid-way through the game rather than in the first few chapters. Besides, Ninetales dosn't learn any moves via level-up.

LikeUberHackFan
May 18th, 2010, 08:58 AM
Yeah Vixie did not learn much moves anyway, Maybe more TM's would be great. Or move tutors :)

Finnix
May 19th, 2010, 11:23 AM
One thing I have to ask though, how will Machoke evolve into Machamp if there is nobody to trade with him?


I have the same question :P

The Cynic
May 19th, 2010, 11:41 AM
I have the same question :P

VGAura is smart enough to realise that and will have edited the characteristics of its evolution to something possible.

LassLaura
May 20th, 2010, 09:59 AM
The main's name is Id? Like Id from Xenogears? Or am I totally off the mark?

mattman324
May 20th, 2010, 03:08 PM
The main's name is Id? Like Id from Xenogears? Or am I totally off the mark?

More likely named after the mind: The Id, the Ego, and the Superego.

LassLaura
May 20th, 2010, 03:32 PM
More likely named after the mind: The Id, the Ego, and the Superego.

Well that's what Xenogears' Id was named after, since he was a manifestation of Fei's Id :P

http://xenosaga.wikia.com/wiki/Id

VGAura
May 20th, 2010, 04:32 PM
I love Xenogears <3
But Id isn't named after the Xenogears character.

I just named him/her the way that Pokemon protagonists are usually named.

LassLaura
May 20th, 2010, 05:21 PM
I love Xenogears <3
But Id isn't named after the Xenogears character.

I just named him/her the way that Pokemon protagonists are usually named.

Oh, i see. Why didn't I think of that *slow*

DoodleZ
May 21st, 2010, 08:07 AM
Aura I love the mysterious woman's sprite! It kinda reminded me of one of the sprites from Pokemon Red in the ghost tower
I cant wait for the new version to come out T_T, any unofficial basic date? Like November or something?

Chaos Rush
May 21st, 2010, 02:59 PM
I have to say, this hack is quite interesting. It doesn't feel like a FR hack, even though most graphics have been unchanged. I love how the plot is different from average Pokemon games, rather than, "Hi, I'm Professor Tree! Welcome to the world of Pokemon!" we get (I'm reciting from memory) "OHMYGOD UR GONNA DIE!!!!".

Also, some of the dialogue is funny. Like the one where it says something like, "To become a member, you need to see the president. In order to see the president, you have to be a member."

Do we ever find out why the protagonist was in critical condition during the intro, and why he/she's part cyborg?

VGAura
May 21st, 2010, 05:17 PM
Plot holes are the last thing I want in my story so you can count on everything "mysterious" being explained in one way or another.

About the release date for the next demo, I thought I already mentioned it at the end of the current demo. :\
December 31 at the LATEST.

DoodleZ
May 22nd, 2010, 12:51 PM
Plot holes are the last thing I want in my story so you can count on everything "mysterious" being explained in one way or another.

About the release date for the next demo, I thought I already mentioned it at the end of the current demo. :\
December 31 at the LATEST.
Well I didnt remember since I tried it a long time ago [If you remember me - Ori]

SonicBlazePlatinum
May 24th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Are you going to update the screenshots on the first post with the new overworlds? I am just wondering...

VGAura
May 24th, 2010, 09:18 PM
I'll update the screenshots and the world map once I release the second demo.

Sarcastic Prince
May 25th, 2010, 12:39 AM
The Mysterious Woman's OWs and Aster's left frame OW is very awesome.
But does the Hero ever get a chance to know the Mysterious Woman's
name?

xDaisuke0
May 26th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Up to the sewers and a bit confused, the Map doesnt really match the sewers, or is it just me? Where is the old man's store? None of the doors unlock ~_~
Or I cant read maps, and im stupid... ADDED: NVM, Figured it out x_x

Also, Amazing Hack, Love the original storyline and how the Character can finally talk :3
The new Starters are awesome and I just like the style and feel of it all. <3
Keep it up!

*Just finished the first Demo and it's awesome!!~ Can't wait for the next and is there anyway where you can start off where you left off? O.o

Scathe
May 30th, 2010, 04:49 PM
I tried to make a video playthrough of this for youtube, except I got too hooked and forgot to record some of it! This game is so great, the storyline, character depth, and everything! Hopefully my video coverage will shed more light on it and bring more people to play this amazing game! I can't wait until the next demo so I can see the overworlds, etc!

PS - If you need any sprites or anything I can try. I used to sprite and I know a bit about ROM hacking in general, so I can do some of that.

Kip
May 31st, 2010, 12:53 PM
More graphics!! :) I thought the logo I did before was a bit small, so I've bumped it up a few notches for you to see some more detail. I've also tried to make it look a lot darker (more stormy than overcast), and added a slogan - please tell me if it's too cheesy :P

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3208/identitydark.png


I've also done some corresponding userbars for you lot too. The first one is still:

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)And an animated one with the slogan thing:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4530/identityuserbaranim.gif (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4530/identityuserbaranim.gif (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)Hope these are all right. :)

TheChaosBlue
May 31st, 2010, 08:22 PM
I just finished Identity a few hours ago, and I may be exaggerating a bit, but this hack is the best thing since sliced bread. Seriously, this is the best Pokemon game I've played since I brought SoulSilver. Keep up the good work!

VGAura
June 1st, 2010, 12:21 PM
More graphics!! :) I thought the logo I did before was a bit small, so I've bumped it up a few notches for you to see some more detail. I've also tried to make it look a lot darker (more stormy than overcast), and added a slogan - please tell me if it's too cheesy :P

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3208/identitydark.png


I've also done some corresponding userbars for you lot too. The first one is still:

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/1574/identityuserbarstill.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)And an animated one with the slogan thing:

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4530/identityuserbaranim.gif (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/4530/identityuserbaranim.gif (http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=204403)Hope these are all right. :)

Wow thats a nice logo.
I especially like the fog, very mysterious

I never even thought about a slogan before now. I'll come up with a slogan myself but yours gave me some ideas.

Anyways, thanks for the userbars.

Kip
June 2nd, 2010, 02:24 AM
I never even thought about a slogan before now. I'll come up with a slogan myself but yours gave me some ideas.

Fair enough :) My one was grammatically incorrect anyway (it should be 'wake' instead of 'woke'). Here's one without the slogan for you:

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/8571/identitydarknoslogan.png

Dylanimus
June 2nd, 2010, 04:51 AM
Cool hack! but maybe you should need some new tiles, that would be great!

flavios
June 2nd, 2010, 04:58 AM
I have to say this hack is the greatest pokemon game i have played so far. After Platinum, SS and HG where a great disapointment and i thought that pokemon would go down hill from there. But after playing your hack, gotta say the future looking bright. Awesome hack, cant wait for the next release. :)

VGAura
June 2nd, 2010, 08:46 AM
Thanks for the new logo.

And I know I don't say this enough but thanks everyone for the comments and support.

strawn
June 4th, 2010, 06:51 AM
Awesome hack, dude! This is by far the best pokemon hack I've ever played, and I am definitely looking forward to the when it gets finished. Keep up the good work!

Sparky1232
June 16th, 2010, 10:58 AM
I'm playing this hack right now and enjoying it a lot. I'm really looking forward to the future releases! :D

LassLaura
June 19th, 2010, 01:14 AM
I'm not sure if this is really worth mentioning, but Suzie keeps referring to Vixie as a she but when you trade the Hoppip for it it's a he :\

Also, if Id has this super cool robo-body, he should be able to download HM data to it like he downloaded the Pokedex and running shoes upgrades instead of having to teach it to Pokemon like usual. I think it would be a pretty neat touch and not because I hate HMs or anything >.>.

VGAura
June 21st, 2010, 07:40 AM
You're right, Vixie is a she
I forgot to set the Vulpix gender ratio to 100% female.

Still, you must've been pretty unlucky (or really lucky) to get male Vulpix.


Something will be done when it comes to HMs since I absolutely hate HMs too (who doesn't)

LassLaura
June 21st, 2010, 02:46 PM
You're right, Vixie is a she
I forgot to set the Vulpix gender ratio to 100% female.

Still, you must've been pretty unlucky (or really lucky) to get male Vulpix.


Something will be done when it comes to HMs since I absolutely hate HMs too (who doesn't)

Well it wasn't from lack of trying... I saved right before the trade and reloaded like 10 times and got a male each time. Now I just pretend that Suzie never checked Vixie's gender when she got it, lol.

I'd hate HMs less if the rocks/trees/boulders stayed cut/destroyed/moved so I didn't have to lug around Pokemon that know the HM moves to get around, but hardly any hackers do that. So I think having Id download them to himself as "upgrades" would be a good idea since it eliminates the need to carry around weak Pokemon, plus Id's wanderings may take him to places were it might be illogical/inconvenient to place a Pokemon Center or pc just to allow him to withdraw his HM-taught Pokes so he can progress.

[EDIT] I almost forgot, I found a glitch right at the end of the beta. I picked up the Dig TM after the rockslide was cleared, saved & quit, reloaded my file and the TM was back. I picked it up again, saved & quit to see if I could use this glitch to get infinite TMs and the emulator froze up as my file was loading. Luckily I save-stated before I picked it the second time up or I'd have lost my file D:

Orinjmate
June 21st, 2010, 02:56 PM
nice starters! I'm guessing you'll make it so ralts has an attacking attack by level 5.

ShinxO_O
June 23rd, 2010, 05:23 AM
I'm not sure if this has been hit on, but if you white out during the sewer part, or leave for any reason, then come back, then the bridge is stuck at the other side. Happens in a couple places.

Other than that, really great game. I love the character development that other Pokemon games seem to lack. That's why I always liked PMD.:cheeky:

n-nnnn
June 23rd, 2010, 06:29 AM
how do i download the full game/ patch because i can only find the demo patch?

burger29
June 23rd, 2010, 07:51 AM
The game isn't finished yet, I have to say that this hack is the best by far compared to the others :).......oh yeah, how can I add your banner to my profile

VGAura
June 23rd, 2010, 09:14 AM
Sorry, the Dig TM is definitely a glitch, it's one of the things I forgot to take out before the launch of the demo.


Can you tell me where you got stuck in the sewers and whether it was before or after getting the warehouse key.
I thought I made sure you wouldn't get stuck when whiting out in the sewers.


The banners are in the front page.
Just copy the HTML code into your signature and it should work.

pokenoodle
June 23rd, 2010, 10:12 PM
HACK LOOKS awsome I HOPE ITS A BIG HIT .......GOOD LUCK

hack1
June 24th, 2010, 12:54 AM
This is awesome hack! I love the story. Just wondering, how does Machoke evolve?

Chaos Rush
June 24th, 2010, 08:28 AM
I found a glitch in the beta, but I encountered it and had to restart a while ago, so I'm gonna try to remember it best I can:

In that one city where there's all those slums, plus the underground sewer with all the crazy people, after you find a certain key (I think) and enter a certain room (can't remember which) where you see that Lorelei look-alike telling you're too slow or something, if you press one of those circle thingies that changes tiles AND lose to one of those crazy people in the sewer after you get the key, you'll be unable to progress further since you pressed that circle thing that changes tiles.

It's hard to explain, but if I have the patience to get that far again, I'll take pictures.

pokenoodle
June 24th, 2010, 10:19 AM
this is a AWESOME hack i love the story i like the geneticaly changed starters who know tackle at level 5 (for ralts) and learn magical leaf.... love the backstabbing librarian looking girl idea...but for demo 2 do i have to go through it all over again because i saved in silver town after beating it........?
again awsome hack

Yuukihime
July 9th, 2010, 01:42 PM
This is a brilliant hack, I love the storyline and I especially loved going through the sewers. They had a very dark and sad feel to it and I felt so sorry for some of the people living in there. The plot twists also kept me interested in the game.

Keep up the good work. :D~

LikeUberHackFan
July 15th, 2010, 04:56 PM
I'm realy excited. God I need this Hack to be Finsished ASAP :L you take longer than the real gamemakers who are make the actualy pkmn games

Quilava's Master
July 15th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I'm realy excited. God I need this Hack to be Finsished ASAP :L you take longer than the real gamemakers who are make the actualy pkmn games

Jeez dude, have you ever made a hack before? Have you ever made a popular hack? If you have you would know how annoying it is to have someone breathing down your neck about progress. Relax.

The Corrupt Plague
July 15th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I never would have thought that no one else would find that infinite masterball glitch for that long. In the southern part of Marine Harbor, use the walk through walls code until you see a sailor standing by a piece of old amber. Pick it up and you will get one masterball! The amber "regenerates" after one step and you can get another one every time.

VGAura
July 16th, 2010, 07:52 AM
I wish I can complete this hack faster, I really do but the problem with making such a story centered hack is the amount of dialogue I have to come up with in the main story along with the trainer and npc dialogues that every hacker has to deal with.

Not to mention planning and scripting story events and sidequests. I don't want them to be a wall of text, so the sprites onscreen has to be doing something while they're talking.

And I do everything by myself but I'm not complaining because that means I get full control over everything in the hack.

At least I'm pretty much done with spriting up to chapter 4 so that only leaves mapping, writing, and scripting.

lizardman974
July 16th, 2010, 01:18 PM
I absolutely LOVE the Nostalgia Critic reference. "Change! You got change?" "Bum Chester would like to battle." I literally lol'd at that. I have one problem, though. I lost to Deputy Sadie, and when the pokemon center teleported me back in front of the house (where you get the key), I went downstairs into the sewers, but there wasn't a way for me to cross!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/lizardman974/IdentityGlitch.png

VGAura
July 16th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I think you can cross the bridge by going the other way around through the refugee area.

I know its troublesome so I'll be sure to change the respawn point next release.

lizardman974
July 16th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Thanks! One question, though. Is the heracross supposed to be extremely difficult? I couldn't even get its HP down halfway!

tetrix1993
July 16th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Your ROM is fantastic! I like the idea that people living in sewers, good one.

Tomackze
July 17th, 2010, 06:46 AM
How far does the demo go?

lizardman974
July 17th, 2010, 11:20 AM
CRUD! I lost to Deputy Sadie a second time, and this time, when I tried to go back through the refugee area, this screen came up after going through the cave-area:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/lizardman974/Picture1-3.png

I can't even go back the long way! It is literally impossible for me to continue!

The Cynic
July 17th, 2010, 02:25 PM
How far does the demo go?

Until an Unown named "VGAura" within the game tells you you've reached the end. :cer_smile:

LassLaura
July 17th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I absolutely LOVE the Nostalgia Critic reference. "Change! You got change?" "Bum Chester would like to battle." I literally lol'd at that.
How did I miss that O.O I love Bum Reviews.

CRUD! I lost to Deputy Sadie a second time, and this time, when I tried to go back through the refugee area, this screen came up after going through the cave-area:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f194/lizardman974/Picture1-3.png

I can't even go back the long way! It is literally impossible for me to continue!
...Stop losing?

Also VGAura, have you thought any more about what you're gonna do with Id and HMs?

lizardman974
July 17th, 2010, 03:43 PM
When you say stop losing, you sound like it's possible for me to battle her again. Also, the only reason I lost the second time was because my Vulpix fainted halfway through the battle and I had already used the revive.

Flagella114
July 18th, 2010, 04:58 PM
I just finished and it was great. i can't wait for the next one.

Outbreak
July 19th, 2010, 03:48 AM
incredible hack...i ove the story so mush
can't wait for the next update...:)

conorcorpse
July 19th, 2010, 02:45 PM
In the first pokemon center, if you walk to the right of the cushions on the right, you walk into the blackness and you can walk down a little ways. Kinda surprised no one saw that xD

The Shiny Psyduck
July 21st, 2010, 01:32 PM
Amazing hack! I downloaded the demo late last night, thinking I would play through the intro and continue in the morning, but I couldn't put it down! The scripted events are flawless, the plot amazing, and the game itself is fairly challenging, too. Can't wait for the next release!

MiniM00se
July 21st, 2010, 01:50 PM
I watched Scathe's LP of this, and it was awesome! I loved the plot.

I'm trying to download it, and I did. It comes as an IPS file. But whenever I try to open it in No$GBA, it gives me this:
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af262/MiniM00se/417ce59c-1.png
And when I try on VBA, it says unsupported file type. D:

Is there any way I can get it so it's a GBA file?

mattman324
July 21st, 2010, 01:58 PM
I watched Scathe's LP of this, and it was awesome! I loved the plot.

I'm trying to download it, and I did. It comes as an IPS file. But whenever I try to open it in No$GBA, it gives me this:

And when I try on VBA, it says unsupported file type. D:

Is there any way I can get it so it's a GBA file?

The point of it being an IPS file is so you can use Lunar IPS and patch it to an actual ROM.

michelleiswell
July 21st, 2010, 03:53 PM
this hack is awesome! but just letting you know if you lose a battle on the last part of the sewers, the part where you have to fight the police officer, you cant get back to where you were. i had to use the walkthrough walls to get back over there.

MiniM00se
July 21st, 2010, 05:01 PM
The point of it being an IPS file is so you can use Lunar IPS and patch it to an actual ROM.
Um... *Googles Lunar IPS*

I got the program, but I don't understand how to patch it >.<

EDIT: Nevermind. I got it.

I'm playing right now, and it is epic!

But I ran in to one Poocyena, and decided to catch it. But I accidentally killed it. And I can't find another. IS THERE ONLY ONE POOCHYENA OR SOMETHING? (Sorry, I've been trying for a while)

cipE
July 22nd, 2010, 03:09 AM
Amazing, just beat it a while ago. The story plotwise is amazing.
I haven't played any hacks like this even though I haven't tried that many hacks before.
The dialogue is great, the hero's character is great and I don't really have a bad thing to say about this.
This is probably the first hack that has compelled me to beat it just because of the story. It's even challenging, but maybe that's because I chose Machop in the beginning.

When you say stop losing, you sound like it's possible for me to battle her again. Also, the only reason I lost the second time was because my Vulpix fainted halfway through the battle and I had already used the revive.

I don't know why you're losing, maybe your Vulpix is not at a high enough level. Honestly she was the easiest match up in the Sewer Chapter. I just used Vulpix to get rid of Heracross and my Machoke for her Aipom.

I really wish there was more, but I'll just wait until you release the next Beta.

burger29
July 25th, 2010, 03:15 AM
How will the machoke evolve?

Pachikip
July 25th, 2010, 09:39 PM
I can say that I've never been mad to complete something before now.
That was amazing! I love the story breaking from the general Pokemon theme and it's just fun to play. Silent protag speaks! That's even better!
I can't wait for the next release-- I'll probably be playing with this one for awhile too!

shininglatios217
July 25th, 2010, 09:49 PM
How will the machoke evolve?

Levelling up, maybe?

By the way, I hope it doesn't ends up like Pokémon Naranja (cancelled).

cipE
July 25th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Levelling up, maybe?

By the way, I hope it doesn't ends up like Pokémon Naranja (cancelled).

It evolves at level 36. All of them evolve like normal starters at 18 and 36. I tested this before I even started to actually play the game.

minime010
July 29th, 2010, 05:28 PM
do you need a spriter? ill just do it for the fun of it if wanted. i just really want to see the completed Pokemon: IDENTITY. im replaying it right now i just have it minimized though.

chrunch
July 30th, 2010, 04:09 PM
I really can't wait for Beta 2. :3
Although I played it in back in January,
I think I'll play it again. :D

skyeatshelicopter
August 1st, 2010, 11:43 AM
So yeah this is like my first post. But anways, i thoroughly enjoyed this hack. The storyline and plot was incredible. I really liked how the intro flowed with character creation and all. There were really no flaws on this hack, it honestly kept me on the edge of my seat. I really hope for this hack to be completed. Rats off to ya! hahaha

hashtag
August 2nd, 2010, 03:16 AM
Congratulations on winning July's Hack of the Month.

(Award coming soon.)

Stickied~

Kip
August 2nd, 2010, 01:46 PM
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6245/picture1cgd.png

AWESOME!

This has been a long time coming and is richly deserved! Many congrats to such a superb hack and of course the mastermind behind it!! ^^ Woooooo!

SephirothX
August 9th, 2010, 08:00 AM
This hack is freakin' amazing. I'm really impressed with the scripting and the story (and the sense of humor that Nintendo lacks... "Look, I'm getting really tired of your bit- She hung up!" xD) I thought that sewer map bit was just brilliant, and I gotta admit, kicking hobos in a Pokémon game made my day.
There's just one little oopsie that's been bugging me: Vixie, the *female* Vulpix that you save early on... is male. Let me say that again. When you trade a Hoppip for Vixie, *she* is *male*. I didn't know trading could cause sex changes in Pokémon. xD
Otherwise, this is probably in the top three hacks I'm enjoying the most (and I can't decide an order for those three... I'm also playing like twelve hacks right now xD). I've actually been neglecting the others to keep up with this one's story. :3

Vrai
August 9th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I didn't know trading could cause sex changes in Pokémon. xD

Azurill does that when it evolves sometimes. ;3

(something about having different gender ratios to Marill/Azumarill so if it is in the overlap or w/e it changes gender!)

SephirothX
August 9th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Azurill does that when it evolves sometimes. ;3

(something about having different gender ratios to Marill/Azumarill so if it is in the overlap or w/e it changes gender!)
OK, that is hilarious.
By the way, I played a bit further since my last post, and I gotta say, the "cardboard box!" bit made me laugh. Also, a little typo: When you get the key, Lilah nags at you a bit, and then *you* say "Now get yer ass down there!" (or something to that effect). Green text,
Player's name, and all. I think that's Lilah's line, though. ;)

kamranh1
August 9th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Love it, starters are my only problem though :/

jake ranson
August 10th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Hey I loved the beta. It was the best hack I have ever played. It really isn't that long if you take out the sewers. I spent forever trying to find a Pokemon to learn cut. (Sentret). I found a glitch too. If you pick up an item, beat the beta, come back all items go back to before you got them. Just wanted to point that out. And I have an Idea for the "badge" system. Everytime the twins "inform" you about your past and future, it counts as a badge. Maybe you could use that as the chapter thing too. (cause i couldn't figure out when one chapter ended and another one began. And Why do you start out with a badge. Is it from the machine in the lab? Is that what you planned to use as a badge system instead?

SephirothX
August 10th, 2010, 07:05 PM
AH! F$%&! Cliffhanger! I didn't think the beta would be so short. I had actually committed to NOT playing any other hacks 'til I cleared the beta. I made that commitment *yesterday*. :(
Kickass hack, though. It's about time somebody scrapped the old *battle, get a badge, beat some goons, get another badge* story clichés. I love the storytelling and scripting. I just don't love how cramming that much scripting into such a short frame of game time makes for short releases (I don't blame you though -- at least you CAN script, that's better than I can claim).
Itching for the next chapter! :D

By the way, would it be better to save *before* Lilah -- er, y'know, the last event -- or are you gonna throw in a script to, like, warp us from the last city to where we're supposed to be if we saved after the beta ended?

Slasher790
August 10th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Hm Ill have to try that some time its looks AWESOME

Ocarion
August 13th, 2010, 07:05 AM
I really enjoyed this hack, possibly one of the best I've ever played. It's very suspenseful and it makes perect sense in every part of the chapter. The glitches I saw weren't too bad and I can't wait until you release the next couple chapters!

VGAura
August 13th, 2010, 09:13 PM
I want to thank everybody for their support.
When I do release the second demo, you can load up your old save, but make sure it's before the last event.

Personally, I'd rather you play through chapters 1 and 2 again because you get to see and experience new sprites + new chapter 1 ending + new chapter 2 area and sidequest + a new feature that I'm gonna try to implement.

But if you're really eager to continue the story and jump into the 3rd and 4th chapters, I'm not gonna stop you.
Just saying that you'll be missing out on some cool stuff if you do. :)

AimayBee
August 14th, 2010, 06:57 AM
I want to thank everybody for their support.
When I do release the second demo, you can load up your old save, but make sure it's before the last event.

Personally, I'd rather you play through chapters 1 and 2 again because you get to see and experience new sprites + new chapter 1 ending + new chapter 2 area and sidequest + a new feature that I'm gonna try to implement.

But if you're really eager to continue the story and jump into the 3rd and 4th chapters, I'm not gonna stop you.
Just saying that you'll be missing out on some cool stuff if you do. :)

I'm definately going to start the game again when you release the second demo.

I really can't wait to see how much more amazing it's gotten.

gogoplata
August 18th, 2010, 01:49 AM
creative, exiciting, and fresh. The concept of beating gym eaders for badges is fun but the way this hack comes across is a breath of fresh air. The story is compelling, the humor isn't cheesy, and the whole characters story is creative. The starters are different as well and im enjoying this hack a LOT. can't wait for the next beta!

aka825
August 18th, 2010, 03:05 AM
Okay, in short,... THIS IS THE BEST HACK I EVER PLAYED!!!!!!!! I can't wait for the next beta!

ThaWinnerGON
August 22nd, 2010, 12:41 PM
Brilliant hack dude, just got finished playin through it so far. Lilah betrayin me :O --- caught me off guard. I just thought she was some b!+chy chick. Not sure if I wanna start all over though...worked my donk off tryin to raise Cutty the Nincada til he evolved so I had a Ninjask and a Shedinja. Guess I'll make time again for it.

By the way...Vixie ended up gettin a sex change for me too when I traded for her (him) XD

Kip
August 22nd, 2010, 02:23 PM
I want to thank everybody for their support.
When I do release the second demo, you can load up your old save, but make sure it's before the last event.

Personally, I'd rather you play through chapters 1 and 2 again because you get to see and experience new sprites + new chapter 1 ending + new chapter 2 area and sidequest + a new feature that I'm gonna try to implement.

But if you're really eager to continue the story and jump into the 3rd and 4th chapters, I'm not gonna stop you.
Just saying that you'll be missing out on some cool stuff if you do. :)

Good to know that it's still going strong VG. I'll probably restart my game as you suggest to see all those neat improvements. ^^ Keep it up!

KingDoubt
August 22nd, 2010, 04:37 PM
Best hack I've ever played. Ever.

However, I found a glitch: In the bit with the sewers, in the second set of sewers when Lilah heals you, if you die after that then you can't get back into the sewer because the bridge is flipped and there's no switch. (I used a walk through walls to get past it.)

julianP
September 2nd, 2010, 11:15 PM
Yes, I do plan on changing the OW of all the main characters but I haven't decided on what they look like as of yet, except for the mysterious woman whom I'm already started designing her sprite.

To answer your question: No, those parts will be hidden under clothing. Wouldn't you freak out if you saw someone with a mechanical arm walking around?
could you plz tell me what happens to ID i need to know plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Ocarion
September 3rd, 2010, 06:19 PM
I'm glad to see you are putting more time into the art. All the sprites are looking great. If anyone could tell me how to support it I would. A truly awesome game. The only thing I'm kind of mad about is my kirlia's psychic (aka strongest) attacks don't affect Nuzleaf. And can you Galade in the hack? Other than that I really think this is the best hack I've ever played.

flavios
September 16th, 2010, 01:33 PM
Originally Posted by VGAura
I want to thank everybody for their support.
When I do release the second demo, you can load up your old save, but make sure it's before the last event.

Personally, I'd rather you play through chapters 1 and 2 again because you get to see and experience new sprites + new chapter 1 ending + new chapter 2 area and sidequest + a new feature that I'm gonna try to implement.

But if you're really eager to continue the story and jump into the 3rd and 4th chapters, I'm not gonna stop you.
Just saying that you'll be missing out on some cool stuff if you do. :)

Im def gonna start dis game over again from scratch i played it like 3 times after i completed the first demo. That was a few months ago since i last played it. Anyway this is the best hack i have seen so far. At first i just kept wandering if i should play it but then your story idea just drew me in dude.

Dis hack is truely a work of art forget nintendo lolz you are the true mastermind.(Sorry for my grammar but im tired and cant be bovered to speak properly)

nasonex
September 16th, 2010, 07:09 PM
This Hack really deserves the HotM!

It looks cool especially the plot.

Nice tiles VGAura, Can't wait for your next Update.

It's been a while now and I hope all goes well
in your Hack!

SonicBlazePlatinum
October 7th, 2010, 03:21 AM
VGAura I like how you use default tiles. You don't see a lot of them in ROM Hacks nowadays... When the next demo or whatever is out I will play it obviously.

VGAura
October 7th, 2010, 08:02 AM
Thanks =)
However, I don't think I'll keep using them because I'm having a hard time getting the environment to look the way I want with Kanto's mostly urban tileset.

chrunch
October 7th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks =)
However, I don't think I'll keep using them because I'm having a hard time getting the environment to look the way I want with Kanto's mostly urban tileset.
But Identity looks so amazing with FR tileset. What tiles exactly do you need?

Kip
October 8th, 2010, 09:13 AM
But Identity looks so amazing with FR tileset.

I agree - that was one of the things that made Identity different because it didn't have a somewhat gimmicky tileset (*cough* DP Tiles *cough*) and focussed on story rather than graphics. However, what might be interesting is instead of substituting for another tileset totally, the FRLG one is simply extended. So more graphics in the FRLG style?

But at the end of the day it's your hack VG and it's entirely up to you what you do. ^^

VGAura
October 8th, 2010, 01:11 PM
The most important tileset change that I want to make is the sewers.

But in addition to that I have a prairie environment so I need buildings that are more...umm...natural?

Well, I'm planning on having something like the buildings in Fortree and Pacifidlog but on mountain and desert environments.

TB Pro
October 8th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Prarie buildings you say? Something like this:
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh290/Blazikendude/Screens/16-1.png

VGAura
October 8th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Yes, that building is just what I was thinking of, from the wooden walls to the straw roof. Is that from one of your tilesets?

chrunch
October 8th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Yes, that building is just what I was thinking of, from the wooden walls to the straw roof. Is that from one of your tilesets?
exactly - you could extend the FR tileset with some stuff like that, maybe? In my opinion it would be much better than new tiles.

samiixx
October 18th, 2010, 11:58 PM
best storyline ever!!!!!!!! totally addicted... eagerly awaiting release of next beta. :) :) :)

Cutlerine
October 27th, 2010, 08:08 AM
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, my favourite hack ever. I downloaded it a couple of days ago and played it through in about an hour, unable to stop. It's just so good. Keep up the excellent work!

.EJ
October 28th, 2010, 05:08 PM
This hack is quite awesome. Keep up the good work bro.

Waiting for the next...

Endless.Eclipse
October 30th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Im really enjoying this hack so far, I think it has a great plot and some nice ideas behind it. I did find a bug that may or may not have been noted. In the pokemon center in the lighthouse, if you stand on the blue or yellow chairs at the far right against the wall you can walk through the wall to the right of them and go quite a distance into the black space around the center. Hope this helped

Geno9213
October 30th, 2010, 09:02 PM
I just played through it. It's great! The ending of the demo was a great way to...end it. Can't wait for the next beta or demo! One little thing though. In the sewers, if you leave the bridges a certain way after leaving, you can't access the sewers anymore.

XDragonRiderX
November 13th, 2010, 12:58 PM
Is this a glitch or what because I can access Erika's gym and Celadon's Department store?

VGAura
November 13th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Does this happen before or after the demo ends?

aka825
November 14th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Your hack is the best one on Pokecommunity.
I keep replaying it, wanting it to never end.
My friend (who does not play pokemon hacks usually, but came over one day and has the equivalent of a doctorate in pokemon) agreed this was one of the best pokemon games out there (including releases).

wingman11
November 19th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Wow. This hack. I absolutely love this. I played through the whole demo, and I am VERY impressed. Everything was very well scripted, and the maps were ingenious. They were laid out with a lot of care it seems, and they all seemed much more realistic than any other maps I've seen. Especially the jumbled slums of Silvertone City. There were a lot of small grammatical errors, but those should be easy to correct, especially with that list you got.

I only have two things to say:
One) A map of the sewers would've been very handy; I got way too lost in there.
Two) I really think that it needs custom music, or at least remixes of the existing music. Walking in the slums and hearing the Vermillion City song (I think) did not give off the right vibe. :P

All in all, I'm really looking forward to the release of your next demo. Stupid cliffhangers.

Ian Blacky
November 19th, 2010, 07:11 PM
What must I do after the cave near the pass, then an unown appeared as "VGAura"

wingman11
November 19th, 2010, 09:14 PM
What must I do after the cave near the pass, then an unown appeared as "VGAura"
That, my friend, is the end of the current demo. I believe the Unown that called itself VGAura said that before you regained control of your character. As for what to do now, you wait for the next demo to come out.

Zetsubou Johnny
November 22nd, 2010, 04:35 PM
When my ex left me, I didn't cry. When my cat died I didn't cry. When everyone forgot my birthday I didn't cry. At the moment i am BAWWING like a baby because i want more. I need more. I desperately desire more. This is the best pokemon game i have ever played. Keeping Colosseum and emerald in mind, this blows them out of the water. I am very glad I discovered this game this late in the year so I don't have to suffer very long waiting for the next part. I wasn't that invested in the PokeCommunity Forum before aside from downloading random hacks but now i am glued here waiting for your next move. I desperately desire more. I only wish i had some hacking skills or experience so i could be an active part of this hack aside from it's number one fan.

Ian Blacky
November 25th, 2010, 11:48 PM
That, my friend, is the end of the current demo. I believe the Unown that called itself VGAura said that before you regained control of your character. As for what to do now, you wait for the next demo to come out.

Then after the "regain session" can I go to the Sunrise Town?

SonicBlazePlatinum
November 28th, 2010, 08:49 AM
You won't be going to Sunrise Town in a LONG time probably. I think you might be going there in the final beta? Unless VGAura has different ideas or something like that.......

ShadowDragon3812
November 28th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Just finished the demo, and I have to say, it was great. No glitches at all. The story was great, and a lot of things being blocked off makes me even more eagerly await the next demo. Also, the ending was great.

Looking forward to the next demo!

Kip
November 28th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Just checking in to say congrats on getting fourth place in the Hack of the Year competition this year VG. Identity did really well considering what it was up against. Hopefully we can all pull together and get Identity to the top next year! :) Keep it up!

SonicBlazePlatinum
December 6th, 2010, 05:45 AM
Congrats for getting that place in the HotY thing! Oh and in 25 days it will be the one year anniversary for Pokemon Identity! Maybe a new screenshot of what's to come in the next demo but you should decide for yourself what to do.

VGAura
December 6th, 2010, 08:48 AM
Thanks, everyone will get more than a couple of screenshots of the next demo. As I mentioned many times before (and in the first demo itself) I will release the next demo on New Years.
Look forward to it. :)

chrunch
December 7th, 2010, 01:22 AM
Thanks, everyone will get more than a couple of screenshots of the next demo. As I mentioned many times before (and in the first demo itself) I will release the next demo on New Years.
Look forward to it. :)
So you'll still be using the fr tiles, right?

anyways, good luck with the demo, I'm really excited - I was hoping you'd release it earlier, but good luck anyways. :3

Cobe
December 10th, 2010, 01:07 PM
What turns me off is the starters :P

Glaciezxstar
December 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
This is a great hack. I can't wait for the next demo. Also, the sewers seemed to be abit tedious to go through because of the many trainers and the maze. :\