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LCKay
June 16th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Hello all,
I have been playing pokemon games for a very long time and now I think I have enough knowledge to start hacking pokemon games. Sadly though, I have no knowledge in this area what so ever. I have downloaded a few hacking tools such as Advance maps and elite maps, hex workshop and a-text. I have read a lot of the Tutorial documents but I still am pretty lost. If any one could please give me lessons or pointers, please do. I am really in need.

Thank you

LCkay

johnlycett
June 16th, 2007, 08:34 PM
i could help you you add my [email protected]

Teh Baro
June 17th, 2007, 01:56 AM
The best advice I can give you is to try to research and understand the stuff yourself. It's not too complicated. Don't be shy on trying things and MAKE BACKUPS OF THE ROM. Good luck

~Dai-kun~
June 17th, 2007, 04:23 AM
What baro said basically but what u wanna do first is start reading tutorials and see what ur good at(Beta Tester not a skill)

Micamon 1
June 17th, 2007, 05:18 AM
I can help you with hacking maps text sprits and trainers

Good Luck though because i can't help untill i get the national dex

If you want LCKAY i can type up a Few easy tutorials for you to under stan like Mapping Text editing And Spriting how does that sound.
ill be back soon too help

Team Poison
June 17th, 2007, 06:12 AM
Don't worry about being a new hacker because I started hacking a few years ago on Pokémon Blue/Red then went onto Gold/Silver then when the Pokémon came to GBA I started on Ruby/Sapphire but I am still learning minor things.

So my advice is dont be afraid to try new things and as everyone says make a back-up in case you make a mistake and corrupt the rom because that is the worst thing about corruption is that once you do it you will have start from scratch.

LCKay
June 17th, 2007, 07:49 AM
Thanks all for your advice.

I made a backup of my FR and created a whole new pallet town with advance maps. I guess just going for it is the best way to learn. But there are some things im still unclear of. Such as, how can I change the starter pokemon in FR? Is it possible to put 4th gen pokemon in FR? Also, How do I change where a character event happens? For example when proffesor oak comes to get me before I go into the wild.

Thanks again for all your help,

LCkay

BlackDragonite
June 17th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Try A-Starter (Toolsource Thread) to edit the starters.
Yes, you can insert 4th generation Pokémon, but don´t ask me how^^
You can change the place of events with Advance Map, or you can change everything of the event with scripting.

Hope this helped.
Oh, and a great programm for beginner is Amplifier 2006 Ae, because you can easily change names, stats, evolving attacks, and so on.
It´s not allowed to post the link in here, but PM me if you want it^^

SytheXP
June 17th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Meh being new isnt to complicated. Get the right tools and my advice is dont start with GBA roms but use the GBC series (More tools and resources are understood better) in my opinion and make a few basic hacks to learn the basic things. My whole teams new to pkmn rom hacking we've all used our skills prior to hacking but just started not to long ago. Um thats pretty much all the info anyone can give. To sprite is easy use MS paint or any other graphic editing program and depending on program used save as bmp or png files. For scripting I cant help you there. Also a bit of info try to join a team, Having team mates to help you is easier than soloing anything. That way you dont have to worry about everything by your self. Hope I helped some......

ProtoAlex2006
June 23rd, 2007, 04:24 AM
Im also new to hacking
I have a question
can i ask it here?

time_dragon
June 23rd, 2007, 11:24 AM
Im also new to hacking
I have a question
can i ask it here?

the same here I dont understand how to script

duncanrcook
June 23rd, 2007, 04:59 PM
if you have questions about rom hacking, ask in the simple questions thread

needhexcodehacs
June 24th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Im also new to hacking
I have a question
can i ask it here?

ya im kinda new idk how to use hex workshop for emerald will any1help me
(i just wanna kno how to change random encounters like from a whismur to charmander)

cadethunt
June 28th, 2007, 10:16 AM
what pokemon hacking tools are the best to start off with
Im just staring and trying to make a hack of a game

I'll zap your dos!
June 28th, 2007, 10:30 AM
ya im kinda new idk how to use hex workshop for emerald will any1help me
(i just wanna kno how to change random encounters like from a whismur to charmander)

download advancemaps. load the ROM, find the map you want to change the encounter on. Click on "Wild Pokemon View" and it should show you every pokemon you can run into there, along with the level range. simply click the whismur in the text box, type "char" and it should take you to CHARMANDER. make sure it says that in the text box, and then select the level range you would like to have. for instance, if you want a level 50, put min=50 max=50. and you can also change the frequency index, which is how often you run into the pokemon, but i'm not sure if lower means more often or vice versa. so i hope that helped, idk cause i only started yesterday. :pirate:

marz
June 28th, 2007, 10:43 AM
Backups of ROMs are your best friend. Usually a newbie hacker like you can make mistakes more frequently. Now, don't take this personally, because you have to face it, newbies are worse then experts, common knowledge.

If you should mess up somewhere, it might just result in your ROM crashing, therefore you have to make backups using LIPS (an IPS program) to make your IPS patch.

Next best thing is just to experiment. Best way to learn is hands-on. Use these tips you're getting from the thread to help you experiment, and just start doing it.

Sometimes people get way ahead of themselves and as soon as they make a relatively OK map, they think they can do anything and start a ROMHack, and make the thread here at PC. The following week they close it because they realize they're not half what they thought they were. So make sure you've gotten a few months of experience, because people here at PC expect a lot, PC has real good hacks, and you'll have to keep up with that.

I think that's about all I can tell you. Just remember: Keep backups, and do not get ahead of yourself...

cadethunt
June 28th, 2007, 10:52 AM
anyone know where to get the programs needed

destinedjagold
June 28th, 2007, 05:11 PM
All hacking programs needed are be found in www.studiopokemon.com/wah

cadethunt
June 28th, 2007, 07:13 PM
where do i get the snow and ice tiles from to make a city in the snow

LCKay
June 28th, 2007, 07:59 PM
This thread was not made for all new hackers to ask questions. I just needed a few things. If you have a questoion you should ask on the Simple Questions thread.

cadethunt
June 28th, 2007, 08:01 PM
hey you dont need to get mad man im just trying to get to a good start

needhexcodehacs
June 29th, 2007, 09:02 AM
destinedjagold
i went to that website and its in spanish
how do u change it to englsih

pokemonranger_john
July 1st, 2007, 07:51 AM
Yeah the website is spanish

cadethunt
July 1st, 2007, 12:29 PM
MAn i was trying to that website to find out how to make my pokemon sprites
but their bad english made it hard if not impossible to understand

bxela1
July 15th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Don't download anything from that website. Some of the files are Trojans and will totally wreck your computer.

treytrey113
July 29th, 2007, 12:59 PM
i need just one thing i am trying to edit a gyms trainers pokemon but pet won't let me edit him any ideas?





















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Latieon
July 31st, 2007, 10:15 PM
as i said in another thread in rom hacking
you cant learn hacking from someone
you gotta learn it yourself
You have to experiment with new stuff.
If you need tools check the toolbox sections.
If you need to know how to use them see the documents and tutorials.
Also make backups incase you gilch up.
No hacker is perfect
Zel said and i quote"People may feel i am the best hacker but i still feel that i am still learning"

Well this is the modesty to be seen in any hacker.
Any hacker who feels he is de best is surely not.
Even if you are de best you have a lot to learn.
And lastly
Dont attempt to do a hack alone
Take help from your friends on pokecommunity
Most users are friendly and will help you.
And if you need any help feel free to PM me.

Elementologist
September 7th, 2007, 05:24 AM
You don't need a hex editor for that you can do it with advance map

TheLilacNinetales
September 12th, 2007, 08:01 AM
Hello everybody...
I'm looking into making a hack of Fire Red...
I want to invent all new pokemon and put them in, and also change the maps, story and things, but if i do invent new pokemon, how do i put them in and make them look good?
If you just have to be a good computer artist then would anyone else be interested in helping?
Someone please reply as I am very very confused.

spenceroone3
September 15th, 2007, 02:01 AM
I started on firered =) It didn't take long to figure out what to do.Just try new things all, the time, and you get where you wanna be.

natu133
September 22nd, 2007, 11:28 PM
Just 3 days ago i started hacking....to find out how to hack, i just made a new folder, and kept unzipping pokemon fire red into it. and experimented..then i used a-text..a mart..allsorts of stuff.. a starter...but then the text was overlapping other text..so i just used a back-up. now im doing a game..just need some sort of tool to change the title screen on fire red...that I77 commpressed tool doesnt work for me...anyway, just experiment back-ups.

thepog
September 23rd, 2007, 04:28 AM
Hello all,
I have been playing pokemon games for a very long time and now I think I have enough knowledge to start hacking pokemon games. Sadly though, I have no knowledge in this area what so ever. I have downloaded a few hacking tools such as Advance maps and elite maps, hex workshop and a-text. I have read a lot of the Tutorial documents but I still am pretty lost. If any one could please give me lessons or pointers, please do. I am really in need.

Thank you

LCkay


Well here's a big tip, MAKE BACKUPS!!
Also if u want help email me [email protected], I'm actualy a good hacker, but i've been shy with my work and I haven't released it to the public :P Incase pplz hate what i've done

If you have read this you have wasted 5 seconds of your life

natu133
September 23rd, 2007, 10:22 PM
i dont think im going to realese mine to the public. someone will steal it. ill find a place to host it, but ill only tell those i can trust where its held.

palkey1
September 30th, 2007, 12:41 PM
i am new too so a noobie question how do you change the trainers pokemon and levels

Bebetrunks
October 24th, 2007, 02:13 PM
Reminder to you chidlens, THIS thread is for LCkay not for you to ask some wide variety of newbie questions, there is a thread for that, use it. Now GTFO, in the most polite way I can say it.

Had to cause it was starting to annoy me, anyways good luck I think I might start some hacking but thats beside the point.

cooley
October 24th, 2007, 03:16 PM
ya im kinda new idk how to use hex workshop for emerald will any1help me
(i just wanna kno how to change random encounters like from a whismur to charmander)
That is Off-Topic, And this thread is for Lckay only. That is why he made the thread,
not to be spammed up, but to get tips, and learn new things about hacking.

the same here I dont understand how to script
Come on, Stop Spamming!

if you have questions about rom hacking, ask in the simple questions thread
He is right about that, so do so.

anyone know where to get the programs needed
You aren't supposed to ask for programs, or is that roms?.....The main thing is
That is SUPER Off-topic.

where do i get the snow and ice tiles from to make a city in the snow
Wah. Off-topic, don't do it again.

hey you dont need to get mad man im just trying to get to a good start
He has every right to get mad because you are spamming his/her thread up.

destinedjagold
i went to that website and its in spanish
how do u change it to englsih
You know the rules, don't follow others.

Yeah the website is spanish
.........What is the point.


Please excuse them for spamming up your thread. Each of you should receive a warning!!!
-cooley

Yoshimi
November 23rd, 2007, 09:49 AM
the only thing you need to know about hacking to be good at it is researching the three easiest things.
1.the movement permission if you go on a "10" when your next to a "C" it wont work
but if you put a 0 between them it will.
2.Make the map as non glitchy as possible.
3.when you want to change scripts some of the people will have letters missing or nothing to say.most of the times it will work if you put in words or letters/numbers.
Also does anyone like my pic?

Nytkoi
November 23rd, 2007, 02:36 PM
I would say to start a hack:
Start easy: Don't change much. Mabye the text and maps.
One you've done that, you can try harder things, like tile editng,
palette editing, spriting, and get advanced with the title and scrpiting.
Thats what I'm donig. I hope this helps.

Neminoa~

Col~
December 19th, 2007, 03:58 PM
congrats on becoming a hacker

although i can help you through
PM and website, i find it strange
that you have to announce it to
everyone here.

but ive done that before.

PM me for help.

derv1205
December 19th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Someone had also said this, the best way to learn is trial and error, you have to
investigate all the tools yourself, i learned that way (except fot professional title screens
in ruby and scripts :P) so just download one Ruby Rom and one FR Rom and start
using all the hack tools with them ^^ :D