January 20th, 2013 6:53 AMmiksy91
Talk to ya sometime later, probably
January 19th, 2013 3:30 PMNarutoActor
That is true, good luck with your storyline.
Yeah I knew it was Intel base, but I didn't know it was similar to the z80, so that is cool.
January 19th, 2013 3:13 PMmiksy91
That's kinda funny actually, hahha! But then again, we can be at the same "point of life" so it's obvious we may pick up many similar ideas too.
Basically, x86 processors cover many different processors out there used in the past. You know, if I'm not mistaken, you may run into z80 assembly there as well and figuring out how a lot of data is coded in RBY and GSC if you ever feel like experimenting with them.
January 19th, 2013 8:12 AMNarutoActor
Omg. . . "archeologists from the uni", "Elemental Orbs", "No reason for gym leaders, but you have them anyway"
This is sounding way to much like my hack xD (I also fall into category A as well, but recently I have been thinking about letting on a little more)
Yeah and I think my class is for x86 processors, what ever that means
January 18th, 2013 11:34 PMmiksy91
"It is hard to show that your hack/ a hack as a good story. Because either A: You keep it a secret for the player to find out, but then most people will have a hard time starting it/giving it a try."
I've a strong feeling DE is like A here. At least it is totally different from what you would expect but as minus, the storyline can be a bit cliche at times though. I was going on for something you wouldn't see in any other hack and in this one, even having gym leaders to face would be totally pointless even though I have added them there. You're on a quest to reach some archeologists from the uni you're studying in a place called Rocky Mountain who found some strange writing about Elemental Orbs and the past there. Doesn't sound that cool but as things go on, you're going to understand more and more about the past leading into an epic way of ending pokemon, or maybe even an RPG game. But yeah... it doesn't work the way I want it at times though, there are still lots of things to be improved about the planning I've done.
Well, assembly isn't that difficult. Especially if you're planning to study ARM/THUMB that is. I'd even say z80 for GB/C is a bit "harder" because of all the restrictions behind the operations you can use but it ain't that bad either. I have never properly used ARM/THUMB for GBA hacking though so I may be wrong what I said though.
January 18th, 2013 9:18 PMNarutoActor
Okay I will do, your hack as always look interesting to me.
As of now animating this cretin tile set has been a real pain, your hack might be a good refresher. XD
It is hard to show that your hack/ a hack as a good story. Because either A: You keep it a secret for the player to find out, but then most people will have a hard time starting it/giving it a try, or B: You give the story away - right from the gecko, but then that ruins the game( Well for me personally, I hate it when people have the whole storyline/list of events mapped out in their opening post). It is this balance, that is very hard to come by.
I can ASM a little, I self thought my self, but it is pretty tricky for me at times. I am actually taking a class on assembly this up coming semester, so I am hoping that will help. I really do enjoy, the actual game mechanics that go into making a game/hack, and the opportunity it presents.
January 18th, 2013 12:09 PMmiksy91
Gotta agree I mostly follow the same line as you. Most of my time on rom hacking business goes with planning and implementing new stuff in my own hack.
Out of curiosity, I tend to test hacks other people have made though. But most times, I don't get enough addicted to them so that I could actually get farther than play for an hour at maximum.
But I've got to say that even if you don't take much time at all with other hacks, test out my DE! Maybe not yet but sometime this year when I should be able to release another beta.
And not just advertising it here to you but it's actually different from the others, in a refreshing way. See for yourself, watch that video in my profile here
But I guess the reason they asked me was partly the fact I tend to hack gen II instead. But it's not just that; I believe they felt like asking me is because I have so wide experience with rom hacking these days. There aren't many restrictions what I couldn't do anymore; simple assembly coding is a piece of cake, hahha.
January 18th, 2013 11:42 AMNarutoActor
Oh wow, that is really cool, and to be honest I don't play to many hacks myself. The only ones I end up planing are the ones I helped with, or beta test for, other then that I would rather use my time to work on my hack rather than play one.
I just always find it interesting/funny how people vote. XD
I could see why they picked you, they want someone that has an opinion outside of gen 3
January 18th, 2013 11:20 AMmiksy91
Well, I actually picked that idea soon after being asked as one of the judges there. I refused though; simply because of the facts it would have taken a lot of time and I'm not a big fan of any of the three hacks that qualified (so that I would have had motivation to even finish one of them).
And yeah, I guess it feels a bit strange seeing me point some background to that thing you had been wondering. But I neither know anyone else who gira and DrFuji asked for the job (or about the one who happened to replace me either).
January 18th, 2013 7:44 AMNarutoActor
Yeah, that was really the only thing I was thinking about( Drastic Over/under ratings)(For instance if someone really doesn't like the hacker they would give their a hack a 0 just to mess with that hack's score/rating)
Side Note: I am actually curious as to whom will become the judges of this years HOTY and how they will score the hacks.
January 17th, 2013 10:41 PMmiksy91
Yeah, I think it would work fine as well. There really doesn't seem to be anything else that could need improving. Of course, even the ratings could still be moderated so that clear (over- and) underratings wouldn't count.
January 17th, 2013 5:57 PMNarutoActor
That sounds very interesting, seems perfect on paper my only concern would be people not be able to be objective. Which is something that can never be fixed. The only possible upgrade/change would be to minimize the impact of human flaw, which I see your system doing. . . so kudos.
January 17th, 2013 3:08 PMmiksy91
I don't think I'd want to take it to the thread there but I personally planned out a way of removing this "quality-based voting thing". I discussed it with DrFuji already and he kinda agreed with the idea. It won't be implemented like that but will be taken in consideration if rules are changed.
What I pretty much planned was that everyone could vote for as many hacks being part of the competition as they like. But instead of giving the hacks one vote, they would actually rate them instead. Ratings given between all the voters wouldn't be summed but an arithmetic mean would be formed out of all of them.
So even if popular hacks would catch the most attention, that attention would only balance the rating given for the hack instead of raising it to overcome all the other unpopular, and possibly better productions.