16x32? Got it. :3 Wow, that's awesome. I never realised you could do that before. I'll get to work on one right away. I'll post it for you when I have it done. Okay, I'll leave the colours to you then, lol. Do you want the boy's walking sprites and side and back sprites too? I have this sprite I made for Meowth's Pokémon the First Movie hack. I've improved since then but this is all I have on my laptop at the moment. Is it something like this you want?
Normal boy is it. I'm glad to help. I terrible at everything other than overworlds. xP
EDIT: Okay, just forward, back and side sprites. Got it. Lol, yeah, the last thing you want is for something as simple as the walking to be messed up. Can I ask what type of hack you're making? Is it a remake, a completely new region, etc.? Are you putting in those Fakémon things?
Lol, if things go well it could turn out be a pro-hack. It sounds awesome so far anyway. :3
Haha, yep, my name's Andrew. Andrew Shortall (my last name sounds like something I made up on the spot, I know. xD). Hey Eoin! Nice name, lol.
Haha, yep, that's me alright. You're so lucky. That sounds awesome. :3 Lol, nice. I've got caught by other people's parents but not my own. Haha, nice. Are you tall enough to look their age. I'm only 5'6" and half so I doubt I'd get away with that. D: I'd love to be able to do that though.
Haha, that sounds hilarious. What age is he? It sounds like something that would happen to me. xD My parents are way too strict. :/
Haha, German for Leaving Cert. Only 6 people in my whole year did Higher Level German for the Junior Cert (including me of course). Our teachers were so bad. Still, I kinda wish I'd done it now. The German class gets Fat Murphy to teach them. She just b!tches about teachers and some annoying guy in the class that everyone hates, lol. My French teacher is so boring.
Heh, I know yeah. He's a complete tool though. He's about 50 and his wife has to drive him to school. He looks like an overgrown child because he brings a school bag and a lunch box around with him. xD
Lol, yep, it costs 99c a day as long as you use less than 50MB. Any internet use on O2, Vodafone and Meteor costs that, I'm sure. Opera Mini is completely free. Is that what you meant?
Lol, man you're exactly like me, I go on the internet on my phone everyday, I'd be screwed without it.
You know, I pretty much can do most of the fun stuff easily xD. Oh, we've never gotten caught, thank god. Well... I mean we drink in pubs, which are obviously public places, but nobody really bothers us, as it's usually 18th parties (a perk of Leaving Cert year- everyone has parties) and there're loads of other people our age there.
Lol the last party I was at, my friend got absolutely SLASHED. I had to get him outta there, and just as I got him outside, he fainted, lol. We had to bring him in to his bed, and his mam found out, and he's not allowed out for god knows how long, haha.
Ah, German... We can barely form sentences. And I'm in the Higher Level class. So we're screwed... But I don't really care! :D
I hate teachers like that. They don't know $hit, and don't acknowledge when you do, lol.
Kinda going back to random part of our conversation, for Opera Mini, does it cost you €1 per day, any day you use it? It does for me, see, and I'm not sure if it's supposed to.
Edit: oh yeah, about the Overworlds. They must be 16x32 pixels. If you have VisualBoy Advance, open up Fire Red or Emerald, and when you're actually in the game, goto Tools and then OAM Viewer. Use the scroll bar that appears, until you see your trainer Overworld sprite. That's what I mean. If it's not too much trouble, could you just make a normal boy sprite? Not a trainer in particular- there's like 5 sprites left to be replaced, and only one of those sprites has a trainer class, but this way you can go wild with your imagination haha. Just a plain... Boy sprite. Fire Red style, as you probably know. The Overworlds, again, must be 16x32, and indexed to 16 colours. You needn't worry as to what colours you use, as I'll have to edit them to fit the existing palettes (if ya so much as have one colour wrong, about 14 different sprites screw up, because they all share palettes. That's why I did a mass-import of all the Fire Red overworlds and colour palettes, which took ages). You don't need to worry about the colours you use, though, I'll deal with that part. Ok, so if you want, a normal boy to start with. Thanks, I'm a spriter myself but I'm crap at Overworld spriting, so this is a great help.
Edit Again: for the actual sprite, just do one where the sprite is looking down, one where it's looking up, and one where it's looking to the left. I can manage the walking sprites, I just have to paste the heads on other bodies (but in a way that it works. Trust me, this is no noob hack...
...Having said that, it's no pro hack, either. Ah, sure it's alright, y'know?xD)
Can I ask, what is your real-life name (lol)? I'm Eoin, Eoin Finnegan.
Yep, if you go one bite over 50MB, you get ripped off. MP3s used to take mine a load before. I limit the amount I download now though so it doesn't happen as often. I try to keep my credit. I use the internet everyday though and I always have my phone with me so it still goes pretty quickly.
Yeah, that's one of the ones I was talking about. I never played it but it sounds pretty cool. I'm pretty sure it's only in Japanese too.
Aww, nice. I wish I was in 6th year, lol. It sounds awesome. You can do all the fun stuff easily so. Damn. I'm one of the oldest out of my friends so I'm pretty much screwed. One of their brothers has to get everything for us, lol. Haha, yeah, I'm a complete lightweight too. Lol, I'm always first drunk and the first to get caught. I can't wait till I'm old enough to be able to get stuff on my own.
Oh, that sounds great. I'd probably be interested in something along those lines as well. I really like those kind of things. I still haven't a clue what I'm doing though. Haha, I haven't been able to drop any subjects yet besides German. I had to do that for my Junior Cert as well though. Aww, I can see why you dropped it then. We have a couple of those here too, lol. I'm not that good at it. I got a B in my Junior Cert and he freaked. :/ I don't know why he thinks I'm so good at it. I get the same results in everything else and I got 4s in some of them, and the teacher that doesn't know my name or who I am, gave me 3 all the way across in computers, lol. He can't even get the Task Manager window to show up. xD
Oh right, lol. Yeah, it'd probably take a while to make. Haha, nice one. R/S/E sprites are terrible. FR/LG sprites are ace. It sounds awesome. :3
Oh really? That would be awesome. I'd love to make a few for you. Just tell me what kind of overworlds you're looking for (Male, Female, Age, Trainer class, etc.) and I'll make a few for you. What way do you put them in the game? Do you have a specific way that you need everything laid out? Thanks. :3
Oh cool, I might try that myself some time. It sounds simple enough. If it's just like Paint then it should be easy for me to get the hang of it. Thanks for explaining that.
Yeah, Scripting always seemed the most difficult to me. I'd probably just confuse myself. It takes a while for me to get into things like that.
Oh, god I haven't posted it yet. I'll not be finished for another ages. I got rid of all the horrible RSE overworlds with the Fire Red ones, though, so graphically the hack is wicked, lol. I didn't get to redo any maps yet but I know what I want them to look like, so it's all good, just a matter of doing it.
Actually, there are still a few slots left for Overworlds (there's more in RSE than Fire Red, so there's a few out-of-place ones. If you want to do some, I don't mind, i'll use them- with full credit of course:D. But it's no problem if you don't, because I can just use other in-game overworlds.
Mapping is pretty easy, once you download AdvanceMap. It's just like spriting, but not half as hard- you just pick a tile, and drag the mouse where you want the tile to appear. It's like using Paint, but with tiles. Scripting... Requires practice and patience. I haven't mastered it fully yet, which is part of the reason I haven't posted a thread.
AH! So THAT'S why my credit used to be gone. Well, either that or any MP3 file I downloaded took all my credit. It was really annoying, but I don't download alot of stuff in bulk anymore, so I get to keep my credit.
Oh, I think I know what you mean- one of my friends, a genius, got a japanese Rom called Final Fantasy- Tales of Dissidia or something, and it's basically a game a bit like Tekken or Street Fighter, but with Final Fantasy characters. It's pretty cool, but only in Japanese, as far as I'm aware.
Yeah, almost all of them can drink and drive legally. It's great, though, I can always get a lift, and don't have to worry about not getting served, as they can just get it for me, lol. Not that I'm an alco- I'm a total lightweight, but.. Yeah. :D lol.
I was thinking of Games Development, Music Technology, Software design, along those lines. I make music, too, so it'd be good to get a proper understanding of the technology. Ugh, I haven't done business since first year. My teacher was the hairyest woman I've ever seen, it was horrible. You must be good, though, getting 5/5 on everything:D do you like business, no?
That's cool, I'm not talking to myself then. xD Is XII any good? I haven't played any of the newer ones. I've played I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII and X. IV and VI my favourites though, and the only ones I've actually completed on my own.
Hardly any of the stories tie in with each other. They're all seperate stories with different characters. X-2 is the sequel to X though. I haven't played it at all but I heard it's better than X. Then, they have a few others such as Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, which is seventeen years on from IV. The same characters are in the story and stuff. There are a few spin-off games and ones where they take a main character and enemy from each game and put them into one game. I haven't played the online one but there definately is a new one online. You have to pay and stuff though so I'm not playing it. I'm the one rambling. xD
Aww god, I don't want to go back ever. Dx Haha, homework. I haven't done that since early 2nd Year. Physics. O.o I don't know what I'm going to do. Every career I think I'd like involved science, but my business teacher thinks I'm uber smart and gave me 5/5 in everything on my report card and told me he wants me to do accountancy. o.O Haha, nice. That's probably what I'll do. Oh god, 17 in college? o.O I'll be 19-20 at least? Haha, that's pretty cool, but not so cool at the same time. Your friends can drive and drink legally and stuff? D: I want to be in 6th Year. xD I wouldn't be able for the Leaving Cert at your age. I don't even know which subjects I'm taking. Awesome, parties. xD That sounds so cool.
Haha, I haven't the slightest clue. I was supposed to do careers investigation before Christmas but I... eh... forgot... I hope I don't get asked for it after Christmas. xD I'll just pretend she lost it. xD What are you planning on doing?
Haha, nice. xD Yeah, Opera Mini is my best friend. I use it more than I use my computer. Haha, that sounds awesome. :3 My only problem is I tend to use more than 50MB sometimes and waste all my credit. TT.TT
Heh, yeah, they can be really cool. I just don't like the ones filled with poorly drawn Fakemon. Awesome, have you posted it here? I might take a look at it. :3 That sounds annoying. I'd love to make a hack but I have no idea on how to map or script and I'm not great a spriting. The only thing that ever turns out good for me is overworlds. So basically, I'd end up with one of those crappy ones nobody wants to play, lol. Hacks can be awesome though. :3 Lol, that's alright so.
Oh, cool:D I've only 2GB for my phone, but that's more than enough for me (like you, I'll never fill it.
Believe it or not, one day we were out shopping, I decided I wanted to play the HeartGold ROM when I got home. I didn't actually have it, so I just downloaded it to my phone, rofl. It was something like 40Mb but by the time I got home it was finished, and I just stuck in the card reader and I was able to play, haha. I love Opera Mini, it can download anything.
Yeah, I don't really play much hacks. I look at them, and I'm trying to make one. Had to start over again today, though, and it took ages to replace the graphics I had put in. Still not finished it yet.
No, no more buckets...:D haha.
Oh, Final Fantasy. Yeah, I like them. I only ever had XII to own, myself, but that wasn't that great. My friend has all the old ones on Roms though, and gave some of them to me. I like the 2D graphics, too, lol.
I don't really get it, maybe you can explain- do any of the stories actually tie in with each other? Because... They's on what, XIII or XIV now (the newest is online- only, I think? I dunno. Rambling, lol)?
Yeah, school... I'm back Thursday, too. Gonna suuuuuuck. I actually had homework, that I haven't really done yet, per sé... Lol. Physics is tedious.
Oh, Jaysus, I'm honestly not sure if anyone really studies. Or cram. We just read stuff and hope it sticks, haha... I may actually study this year, though. Unless I have to repeat. I'm not 17 til september, which is around when everyone else is starting college, heh. I think, depending on my Leaving results, I'll be repeating, because I'll be too young to do anything anyways (three of my best friends, who are in my class, had their 18ths while I was 15. They all did Ty, hahaha. The parties were great, until one of their older brothers found out just how young I was...
Nah, he didn't care:D lol. I know you don't even need to be thinking bout it, but have you thought about what you want to do for a job when you're done with school?
Haha, you still have quite a lot. I don't sacrafice Pokémon for any game. Well, maybe Final Fantasy. Those games are amazing. I'm still really into IV and VI. I love the 2D graphics for some reason. I love the new ones too, obviously. IV and VI just have the best storyline, in my opinion. If you don't like Final Fantasy, you can just ignore this paragraph. I'm just going on about nothing again.
Wow, lol. That's a lot of ROMs. I don't have any of the Nintendo DS ones. I really want to get my ROM Pokémon to my DS. It's way too complicated for someone with a short attention span like me though.
I never actually got that far in puzzle challenge. My friend got pretty far. I think I deleted the game though... Oops. I love some hacks. I should really download some. The only one I've completed is Pokémon White. I played it as a joke. xD Yeah, MeBoy is awesome. I'm so glad I found it.
Oh, that's good. No more buckets then? xD Aww god.. School... uurggh.. I'm back on Thursday, I think. How about you? I'd love to just go off to the city on a bus or something. I'm not looking forward to it, even if we do nothing. It means I'm closer to 5th Year. I was barely able to handle the Junior Cert. Cramming won't be any good for the Leaving. :/
Haha, alright then. I have a thing for long messages at times, lol.
I know right, I really want them to be released in March. Oh right... Oops. Haha, I suppose it's the game that matters, not the name. Meh, I'm not really a Legendary Pokémon fan. They're too common for me. I like training up teams of average Pokémon. That's why it doesn't make a difference to me. Sure I'll capture the legendaries, but just to complete the Pokédex. I think legendaries are a bit overated. They take the fun out of the games. Everyone has an Arceus. D:
Haha, yeah, I have them all so if I get bored in one game, I can play another without deleting everything. I have 4GB on my phone anyway and I won't use it. I have my iPod for music and videos. I only put new music on my phone so I can send it to people.
Haha, that's pretty cool. :3 But sad at the same time. Yeah, my dad's a buildery thing too. I don't know for sure. xD Heh, I don't even know what my dad does half of the time. He had to work in Limerick for a while. Haha, I love nicknaming Pokémon. I don't even know why.
Cyndaquil looks awesome. I used to always start with it. I only realised how awesome Chikorita is last month. I never liked Meganium until I got one - it's ace.
Oh cool. It sounds unreal. I didn't bother downloading it though. Japanese wrecks my head. I just look at screenshots. xD Yeah, I'm waiting for the English version too.
Haha, post as long a message as necessary, lol- I don't mind.
Omigawd yes I can't wait til they come out. I'm actually getting HeartGold. Yes, the name is stupid, but I prefer Ho-Oh. Which is a stupid reason as it's in both games, but I'm still getting HeartGold, haha. Oh, yeah- I put Crystal on my phone so I can always play it if I'm bored. It's brilliant!
Rofl, we're on roughly the same boat, regarding... Everything. My dad is pretty much unemployed right now- he's a carpenter/builder (I don't even know for sure, lol) but now I think he's pretty much a handyman for people who need doors put in or something. Anyways, I too have chosen my starter and some nicknames...
I have the ROM of HeartGold. It's slow, though, and Japanese. But the new graphics are amazing... I played to like Violet City. Then I got bored of resetting, and not understanding. So I'm waiting for the English version to come out.
Wow, you've much more than me lol. I've Yellow, Gold, Silver, Ruby, Emerald, Fire Red, Leaf Green, Pearl and Platinum. I sold Diamond recently, because it took the price off Modern Warfare 2, and I didn't need it:D
I have the ROM of every handheld Pokemon game, excluding the Ranger games and Mystery Dungeon Blue (but I got my Manaphy from Ranger before I sold it, lol, hence it's not in the above list. I also had Blue Rescue team, but sold that back, too). I've recently been playing the likes of Pokemon Puzzle Challenge. For an old spinoff, it's great! Basically, on my phone I've got the ones you have, along with a few hacks, like Prism and Brown. I love Meboy, lol.
Oh, yeah, the water came back yesterday. Thank god. And it's like.. "stronger" than it was before. Probably coming right from a river or something lol.
Ah.. Only one more week til school. When are you back?
My laptop wouldn't let me send all the message at once. D:
Haha, yeah, it does sound a little strange but I actually love most of it. I love the main games, the Mystery Dungeon series are alright (but I get bored if I play them more than once), I still love the original anime <3 (not so much the new one) and I like most Pokémon websites. How about you?
Indeed I am. I can't wait for them actually. I frickin' love them. I've restarted Silver and started to play through it again. I'm getting SoulSilver. HeartGold... The name makes me cringe. If anyone ever found me with that my social life would be ruined, lol. </3 Do you know which one you're getting?
I've chosen my starter and everything already. I even have some of the Nicknames picked out, lol. Yes, I'm that sad. I'm going with Chikorita. I like challenges. Cyndaquil looks cool and all, but its way too easy to get through the game (until you get to Whitney, that is).
Do you have any of the other games? I have loads of them. On GBC/GBA/NDS, I have Red, Blue, Yellow x2, Silver x2, Crystal, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, Pearl, Pinball, Blue Rescue Team, Ranger and Dash. On my phone I have Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Trading Card Game, Pinball and Puzzle Challenge. Then I have ROMs for all of the ones on my phone, Emerald and FireRed. Obsessive, much?
Sorry, I left this even longer. I thought I'd replied already.
Oh yeah. :3 I love my laptop, lol. Now I can sit in my room all day. :3
Oh, that's no problem. It's all done now.
Aww, that sounds terrible. Nice, haha. Yeah, just a tad too much there, lol. That's good... ish.. Has it come back yet? I'd hate if that happened to me. I freak if our electricity goes for a day. Lol.
Oh, that's alright so. At least you've made money. Haha, I need to start saving up now. I'm broke! Oh right, sounds cool. Presents are presents. :3 I know you mean. My dad's job is gone so now he's fixing up our old pub. Money's tight here too. I'm happy with my laptop. It was a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much really.
Sorry, left this on for ages, you're probably offline now.
Yeah, I suppose a job'd be good for me, too. That way I could afford a laptop, lol:D
Oh by the way, I thought the last message hadn't sent, so I delayed adding you as a friend. Which is now irrelevant, as you added me. Lol.
Yes, no water is suckish. I'm feeling distinctly unclean (ooah, that's kinda creepy lol). And we have to keep a bucket of water beside the toilet to refill the bowl when we flush it. (sorry, bit too much info, haha). Today, it came back. Well, it kinda came back. There's literally feck all pressure and it'd probably stop if you left it long enough. Hopefully it'll be back by tomorrow or the next day.
I've actually not thought about it... I suppose I might actually get paid, so it's not too bad. I also finished Modern Warfare 2, so I can sell it back, lol. Great, they also gave me €20 as a late Christmas present, so I'll probably make about 60 altogether, haha!
I got Modern Warfare 2, GTA IV, and clothes and such. My sister started college this year, and that along with the recession made things fairly tight, money wise. But I couldn't care less as to what I got, as I didn't really want anything in particular, anyways:D
So, although it ironically feels a bit strange to ask at our age, what Pokemon related stuff are you in to? Are you planning on getting one of the remakes? (I'll be honest- I am. They were the best games of my childhood, and I'm a nostalgia freak, lol)