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~Red
September 1st, 2011, 11:17 AM
KANTO EXPLORERS: WISTERIA
http://flickcabin.com/pthumbs/large/130334/title.PNG
(Previously known as Pokemon: Wisteria)

Introduction
On my second run through Pokemon Brown, it got me thinking. Hacking. Where did it all start? I looked through my drawers of stuff I used to make when I was younger and pulled out a small cardboard box. Inside was tons of paper drawings of fake pokemon, maps of towns and cities that dont exist, scrap paper of storylines and plots. I hadnt opened this box since I was 8 years old.

You're probably wondering where I got the name from? Well, I'm starting a series of hacks called the Kanto Explorers. These hacks both extend the story of Generation 1 and 2 but also incorporate stories from other gen 1 or 2 hacks. As you may have noticed, there are already references to the greatest Pokemon Red hack to date, Pokemon Brown.

I plan to have three hacks in this series: Kanto Explorers: Wisteria, a story about Blue's ancestry, the first in the series. Kanto Explorers: The Lost Gem, a story about Red's ancestry and Kanto Explorers: The Chapter Continues, about Red and Blue's endeavors after the Kanto Elite Four.

Version
Pokemon Red - Yes, I've gone totally old school.

Plot
The story is set some time before Red's story occurs. A young female who lives on Eins Island awakens from a disturbing dream, her father who was recently lost in the field telling her about a Vulpix stolen by the Schwarz Gang. Realising she is also late for school, she quickly rushes from Mohre Town - Where she lives - to Erdbeer Village. As she enters the village she is stopped by her best friend Li, who is also late. They quickly run to the school to pick up their Pokedex and their first Pokemon. When they get there they are confronted by their angry teacher. She gives them both a quest, one which she secretly wishes she had completed herself. She decides to tag along with the protagonist on her journey to find her lost father and to complete the Pokedex, leaving Li behind...

Characters

Protagonist - A young female just turned 16. She never got a Pokemon when she was eligable. Her parents wanted her to study first. Her father disappeared a few months ago after he left to research in the field. She sometimes gets strange precognitive dreams and they always feature her father. She longs to find him and it his her primary concern when she finally leaves her town. She is an only child, but wishes when she is older to have many children being a family orientated person.

Li - The protagonist's best friend. He is often getting into trouble at school and dislikes doing any type of work. He lives with his older sister who is always very kind. He never knew his parents who left for the Hoenn region when he was just a small child. He secretly has a crush on the protagonist but would never admit it to your face.

"Teacher" - A strange woman who believes discipline comes before education. She often has a freakout when she gets excited and holds many secrets. She has a son who she never talks about, and she hides him away in her mansion, or so they say...

Professer Oak - The protagonist's father. A strange eccentric man obsessed with capturing and observing every single Pokemon.

Brown "Senior" - An odd chap who never speaks. He is the leader of the WeiB gang, and although mute he can be very powerful with actions. People often call him Brown, no one is sure what his real name is. His wife is heavily pregnant with a son, who they are going to name Red...

Eli - A person so old you could hide in his wrinkles. No one is sure what his secret is, but he should've died of old age years ago. No one truly knows how old he is either, but he cannot move, and rarely speaks. When he does, all he can utter is whispers of the past and ramblings of the future.

Kanto Explorer "Red" - The most powerful trainer. That's all anyone knows about him, and has ever known. Rumours say he exists but no one has ever seen him. He is like a chinese whisper, a broken legend...

Features

-Totally New Region
I want this hack to be a complete overhaul. I want to throw the player into a new world!

-All text is changed
This is needed for the story.

-New tiles
I've added new tiles which are a mix of my own and some ripped from Firered and Ruby.

-A visit to a personal favourite region
Let's just say Brown/Prism fans will be happy.

-Slight Music Change
I've changed some of the music in the game. It will become obvious when you start a new game hehe.

-Genetically Modified Pokemon
The Schwarz Gang have no love for Pokemon. When they capture a Pokemon they send it to their lab to be modified to have no emotion and to grow stronger much faster. They also teach these Pokemon cruel ways and often force them to learn attacks they don't normally learn.

-Train
Yeah. The train from Gold and Silver makes a return. But not how you'd think.

-Virtual Reality Chamber
Wow. A virtual world in a virtual world? How crazy! The virtual reality chamber allows you to explore places and capture pokemon not native to the region. The reality you will explore will most probably be a cross between Kanto and Rijon.

Screenshots
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Download
Version 2.3 ~ 2 Gyms ~ Check attachment.

Support
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/885/pokemonwisteriabanner.png
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/885/pokemonwisteriabanner.png

Credit
Coolboyman ~ For LOTS of help. Couldn't thank him enough.
Sawakita ~ For EVEN MORE help. Gosh I love this guy.
Iron Nidow ~ Yellow Sprites in Red patch.

giradialkia
September 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
I assume that something just went wrong when posting the screenshots, because it seems that there are none there (at least, I can't see them). So, I'll approve this, providing you add screenshots within the next 24 hours. :)

MantisboyN
September 2nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
Looks really good, I think this hack could be a winner

NarutoActor
September 2nd, 2011, 08:27 PM
The screen shots don't appear for me :c

Satoshi Ookami
September 2nd, 2011, 11:19 PM
I think this hack could be a winner
For being number one no-info hack that is...

Anyways, your thread looks profesional but if we see broken images almost no one will care about playing your game... :/

~Red
September 3rd, 2011, 12:32 AM
For being number one no-info hack that is...

Anyways, your thread looks profesional but if we see broken images almost no one will care about playing your game... :/

I can see the images perfectly fine. What browser are you using?

chrunch
September 3rd, 2011, 12:40 AM
I can see the images perfectly fine. What browser are you using?

I can't see the images either. D: I'm using Google Chrome.

Cartmic
September 3rd, 2011, 01:16 AM
I am using Firefox, and I also cannot see the Images, the same happens over at Skeetendo.

Just double checking that my browser wasn't doing something strange I wget'ed one of the images:


wget http://flickcabin.com/pthumbs/large/117256/1.PNG--2011-09-03 10:18:59-- http://flickcabin.com/pthumbs/large/117256/1.PNG
Resolving flickcabin.com... 173.236.228.221
Connecting to flickcabin.com|173.236.228.221|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-09-03 10:19:00 ERROR 404: Not Found.


It simply does not exist on the server, it's likely showing on your computer from your Cache.

~Red
September 3rd, 2011, 02:31 AM
I'll get them up as soon as possible.

EDIT: Fixed. Also, some news, the Virtual Reality chamber is pretty much done, I just need to map what's inside it and change the control panel text.

Britani Knight
September 3rd, 2011, 05:24 PM
how long is the current beta?

hinkage
September 3rd, 2011, 06:15 PM
I can see the images and am using Google Chrome.

I started out the same way as you, drawing maps, and have released two hacked GBA games. I'm waiting for my latest one's thread to be approved.

~Red
September 4th, 2011, 12:55 AM
how long is the current beta?

2 gyms. I'm releasing beta 3 soon which will feature 5 gyms.

Gawerty
September 4th, 2011, 06:00 AM
Well thats good for you keep up the progress! :D

Sooyun
September 4th, 2011, 07:02 AM
While I'm very interested in playing (and I've already downloaded the .ips), I think you should provide the following information in the OP:

Pokemon generation available: Is this exclusively 1st gen? And if so does this feature all 151 (version exclusives included)? You should provide more specifics for those who may not have played Prism/Brown.

If this isn't the final version, how far does this current beta get you? How many badges can you expect to finish the beta with before it's over? We shouldn't have to ask for this information to receive it.

icychill66
September 4th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Awesome, a Red hack! Wisteria was one of the hacks that got me interested in hacking Gen 1, so I'm glad to see it back. I'll play this as soon as I am able to. I have a question about this hack, though. Do you recycle scripts from Red Version (like Koolboyman's Brown Version), or are you making completely new scripts (like Sawatika's Wood Version)?

~Red
September 4th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Awesome, a Red hack! Wisteria was one of the hacks that got me interested in hacking Gen 1, so I'm glad to see it back. I'll play this as soon as I am able to. I have a question about this hack, though. Do you recycle scripts from Red Version (like Koolboyman's Brown Version), or are you making completely new scripts (like Sawatika's Wood Version)?

I'll probably be doing a combination. I'd like to finish the game with red's scripts, and if I learn ASM after the release, I'll go back and change the game to be more like I intended.

Pokemon generation available: Is this exclusively 1st gen? And if so does this feature all 151 (version exclusives included)? You should provide more specifics for those who may not have played Prism/Brown

I don't see how this is important.

Sooyun
September 4th, 2011, 10:35 AM
I don't see how this is important.

It's important because 1. Some people like planning their team ahead of time before actually playing. 2. Some players don't like surprises. 3. Many hackers use more than one generation in a single game; it's expected that people know what they're going to find. 4. It will prevent more posts like my last one from coming up. Eventually, you will get tired of having to repeat yourself, the longer this thread gets.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/885/pokemonwisteriabanner.png

abrar14
September 5th, 2011, 01:02 AM
erm...hi im new to playing hack and want to know why it wont work. i downloaded it but when i try to play it it says windows cant open this file. ay help would be appreciated

~Red
September 5th, 2011, 01:06 AM
erm...hi im new to playing hack and want to know why it wont work. i downloaded it but when i try to play it it says windows cant open this file. ay help would be appreciated

Hmm, that sounds like a windows specific error. Are you sure you patched it to a clean Pokemon Red ROM? Try using a different emulator, I use VisualBoyAdvance.

It's important because 1. Some people like planning their team ahead of time before actually playing. 2. Some players don't like surprises. 3. Many hackers use more than one generation in a single game; it's expected that people know what they're going to find. 4. It will prevent more posts like my last one from coming up. Eventually, you will get tired of having to repeat yourself, the longer this thread gets.

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/885/pokemonwisteriabanner.png

Ok, I see what you mean. Thanks for creating a banner :)

abrar14
September 5th, 2011, 01:18 AM
this is gonna sound stupid but how do i patch it. its my first time trying to play a hack

~Red
September 5th, 2011, 01:27 AM
this is gonna sound stupid but how do i patch it. its my first time trying to play a hack

You need to download an IPS patching program (LIPS is the most common one). You then need to apply Wisteria2.3.ips to a clean pokemon red ROM.

abrar14
September 5th, 2011, 02:11 AM
ok ive got a red rom and vba so i can play the normal game but when i try to patch it with lips i cant find it?

icychill66
September 5th, 2011, 02:14 PM
I played the demo version 2.3. Here are my thoughts on it!

There are many many things that could be improved about this hack so far. However, I think it has an original, unique story. It was interesting how you switched the characters around in the school, and I like battling the teacher instead of the rival. Also, the new tiles everywhere was a breath of fresh air.

Here's what I think needs to change/be improved:

There are too many places where the text is too long, so it glitches the textbox.
The level of difficulty is much too high!! I struggled going north through the grass because the wild Pokemon were simply too high-leveled. Same goes for the Gyms and their trainers. I mean, a level 17 Lapras in the first Gym is borderline impossible without save-stating. The Pokemon on routes is also unbalanced. I can catch a Muk, Gloom, and Ditto before I even get 2 badges.
The Mart in the first town sells HM01 for $0 (why?). Also, it sells Pokedexes and Town Maps which is just strange, especially since you receive these items earlier in the game.
The area where you get the Secret Key was very easy, and extremely small.
There is a lot of unchanged text with NPC's which is a major turn-off.


Good luck with this hack! Have fun with it

Huntyx3
September 6th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Bulbasaur's stats seem to be glitched.

At level 11 he has 50 Attack, 30 Speed, and extremely low Defense and Special stats. Upon evolving into Ivysaur, his stats become regular once again.

~Red
September 6th, 2011, 08:23 AM
I played the demo version 2.3. Here are my thoughts on it!

There are many many things that could be improved about this hack so far. However, I think it has an original, unique story. It was interesting how you switched the characters around in the school, and I like battling the teacher instead of the rival. Also, the new tiles everywhere was a breath of fresh air.

Here's what I think needs to change/be improved:

There are too many places where the text is too long, so it glitches the textbox.
The level of difficulty is much too high!! I struggled going north through the grass because the wild Pokemon were simply too high-leveled. Same goes for the Gyms and their trainers. I mean, a level 17 Lapras in the first Gym is borderline impossible without save-stating. The Pokemon on routes is also unbalanced. I can catch a Muk, Gloom, and Ditto before I even get 2 badges.
The Mart in the first town sells HM01 for $0 (why?). Also, it sells Pokedexes and Town Maps which is just strange, especially since you receive these items earlier in the game.
The area where you get the Secret Key was very easy, and extremely small.
There is a lot of unchanged text with NPC's which is a major turn-off.


Good luck with this hack! Have fun with it

- Fixed most text errors for next beta.
- Pokemon encounter levels are now lower at the begining of the game.
- The mart seems to be an error, I'll look into it.
- The secret key area will be extended in the next beta (if you can be bothered to go back there :P )

Sooyun
September 6th, 2011, 06:17 PM
These are the errors I noticed in the very beginning of the game.

minor:

Nouns are given in the old school format (Everything in Caps), but sometimes things are spelled normally a-la BW (Plus, the default names you're given are spelled normally, so you can't help but expect everything else to be normal). You should make this consistent. Either make all nouns normal or make them CAP-LOCKED. Don't switch back and forth.

Li's text after your battle with Jade is glitched.

Jade and Li's role switches back and forth. Li's a student, yet he's given Oak's Parcel (and his recycled text). Jade says that "you two" are going to fill the Pokedex, but she's the one who leaves, has the second starter, is the one who battles you, and is presumably your rival.

Recycled NPC text.

The trainer card should be changed to have a girl and so should the back sprite. Your card and back sprite are still Trainer Red.

The kid in the house with the scientist asks to trade your Alakazam for a Moltres.

Sometimes the text is too big and words get cut off.

The Pokedex is spelled pkDEX when Jade gives it to you.

Routes are called Wuste (is this German/Dutch? :confused:)

definitely needs fixing

When losing a battle, you're transported to a placeholder house in Erdbeer. You're supposed to be taken to a) your house if you never visited a Pokemon Center. b) the last Pokemon Center you visited.

error! does not compute! GAME BREAKING!

You can buy the following:

Town Map for $101010
Escape Rope for $550
HM01 for $550 (but the clerk sells it to you for $0)
Pokedex for $0

Edit: For s*its and giggles, I actually purchased all that I could afford from that particular Mart (after save-stating of course). The Pokedex is useless since it just does the same thing the 'pkDEX' does while also taking up a slot in your bag. You can't throw it away. Same thing goes for HM01.

The starters are very uneven, stats wise:
Charmander is so weak that I die in a few hits and my attacks do little damage.
Squirtle is a bit stronger than Charmander and more often than not: wins when owned by your rival.
Bulbasaur is so haxed that he can kill you with 2-3 tackles.

Growl does damage, yet other moves such as Tail whip only effects stats.

The level curve is way too high and wild encounters are haxed out of proportion. If you chose Charmander or Squirtle, you would have lost to Jade and would still be level 5. Even with Bulbasaur at level 6, you'll still lose to wild Pokemon. All the Pokemon in the first patches of grass you encounter are levels 6-8 and all are powerful enough to kill you in 2-3 hits.

Wild Pokemon make you lose money if you lose to them. Not only this, but losing to them is the equivalent of losing to a trainer (1/2 your money).

~Red
September 7th, 2011, 07:46 AM
All the starter pokemon stats have not been changed from Pokemon Red. If you keep in mind that this is a brand new game, nothing like Red, then li's and the teacher's roles plus stories work perfectly fine. Pokemon Brown also transported you to a placeholder house in Gravel Town, I figured this wouldn't matter here.

Huntyx3
September 7th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Bulbasaur's stats are definitely glitched, I can't post screen shots because I need over 15 posts, but you can check for yourself by playing up to the part where you get your starter that Bulbasaur's Attack and Speed stats are way higher than any of the other starters, whereas his Special is extremely low.

His evolutions however, have the correct status, which is easily verified by evolving Bulbasaur into Ivysaur and comparing their stats.

Neither Charmander or Squirtle have similar glitches.

Sama1990
September 7th, 2011, 03:25 PM
I am going to try this Beta, seems really interesting, always loved Red. Brown and Prism were AWESOME! I hope to play the complete version soon.

jstolze
September 8th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Huh... I could have sworn I've played a hack before with the stats changed to Bulbasaur. In fact, it had great speed and attack, but it's special and defense was really low... On top of that, when it evolved, it's stats were reset back to normal... It was he only stat change in the game, too. This seems really familiar for some reason.

~Red
September 8th, 2011, 09:52 AM
Well I cannot explain it. I truly have not modified the stats, and in my ROM the stats are perfectly fine. I'm using the British ROM, try that.

blazerj13
September 10th, 2011, 09:59 AM
sonuva (cencored for obvious reasons) this looks great! i know nothing about hacking but if your experienced enough id love to learn from you and help you with these projects!

machomuu
September 11th, 2011, 08:33 AM
This looks extremely interesting, I'll give it a shot.

DaleH771
October 9th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Wow, it's cool to see an old school looking hack going on, it'd be even cooler if someone made a Firered version of this same game after ;D

Your descriptions were brief, but I hopenthe story lines are more complex than they first seem, the screenshots show little in the way of bad guys and battles.

Other than that, I like it..

donquixote123456
November 29th, 2011, 11:08 AM
all your wall papers are dead....... bummer......

~Red
December 4th, 2011, 02:27 AM
all your wall papers are dead....... bummer......

I haven't made any substantial updates yet, but when I do which may be in the new year (progress is slow) I will upload completely new screenshots.

donquixote123456
December 18th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Dude seriously..... upload some pics of your work man....... The host site has deleted them....

~Red
December 18th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Screenshots are now fixed.

slim spazzy
April 5th, 2012, 05:11 AM
hey nice idea ! the screenshots shows a lot of promise ! hope this hack excels

DrFuji
April 5th, 2012, 05:14 AM
sako, please don't bump threads that haven't been posted in for over a month.

~Red, just contact either myself or giradialkia if you want this thread to be reopened.