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  1. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 4:16 PM
    Team Fail
    It can work in emulators, quite a few GBA emulators have e-Reader dot code support. VBA-M has it, as well as No$GBA.
  2. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 4:12 PM
    Team Fail
    There's actually quite a bit you can do. Right now, custom trainers and berries are possible. I'm also looking at the Eon Ticket stuff, and it seems that we can also play with this and insert custom scripts to the save file to play with and assign them to virtually any NPC in the game.
  3. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 3:59 PM
    Team Fail
    Haha. I'm working on getting Mystery Events working for FireRed, and it's coming along well. I also found, after some Googling around, completely disassembled versions of the e-Reader dot codes too so yay.
  4. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 3:51 PM
    Team Fail
    eew effort lol
  5. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 3:27 PM
    Team Fail
    Well, I did lose it, but I've found it (Or sometimes friends have found it too), so I still have it thank God lol.
  6. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 2:51 PM
    Team Fail
    Yeah, I remember when I imported Heart Gold because I wanted to play it so badly. The Pokéwalker was really neat too, although it was so easy to lose :(
  7. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 2:32 PM
    Team Fail
    I still remember buying Pokemon Emerald when it was brand new and being all excited for Diamond and Pearl. I miss those times so much lol.
  8. Team Fail
    June 8th, 2015 2:09 PM
    Team Fail
    10 years? .-.

    Congrats though! :D
  9. Yuta
    June 8th, 2015 5:31 AM
    Happy Anniversary,
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  10. Rukario
    June 7th, 2015 10:12 PM
    Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary!
  11. TyHawk4501
    May 30th, 2015 8:07 PM
    Hey Mateo
  12. BettyNewbie
    May 25th, 2015 12:26 PM
    Eh, I wonder consider calling something "hipster" and calling it "cool" to be the same thing. I thought the whole point of being a hipster was to be into obscure things nobody has heard of. And of course, doing things "before it was cool" lol ;p
    The deal with hipsters is that their "purposeful uncoolness" is supposed to make them "cool," because it means they don't "follow the crowd," or some **** like that. I really don't see them as any different from "individualistic" goth kids who all wear the exact same overpriced crap from Hot Topic and listen to the exact same mass-produced mainstream nu metal "music."

    But yeah, I used to have a Blackberry. It was the first smartphone I got when I was due for an upgrade on my line. At the time, I had a Razr (remember when those were the cool phone everyone had to have (and now they're apparently in a museum)? lol
    Oh, gosh, Razrs... At one time, it was the hippest phone on the block. Now, it's a cheap piece of crap that only out-of-touch grandmas and poor people use. They haven't exactly aged well, suffice to say.

    Well, even though I've been working on some Gen 3 stuff recently, I'm not abandoning my Gen 1 and 2 hacks, so I'll still be trying to keep it alive, and trying to bring the same style to my Gen 3 stuff as well. (that being the same hacking style, I mean).
    That's good to know. There aren't enough Gen 1/2 hackers out there.

    Seriously. I know I got really lucky to make it through college without going into debt, but most people aren't that lucky. It's sad that it's gotten to the point where people start seriously considering stupid things like that just because they think it will give their kids a chance :/
    It is sad. It's hard for parents to deal with the very real possibility that their kids will be worse off than them because they either can't afford college or can't afford college without going into $200,000 in debt. There are just as many 25-35 year olds still living off their parents as there are 25-35 year olds getting married, having kids, and starting their adult lives. It's a dire situation.

    I do tend to put more thought into Continuity than GF does it seems, although there is still a little continuity problem between Gold and Christmas that I've never fully addressed (I think the closest I've come to explaining how Gold and Kris are in this and just now leaving, but Gold's events already happened, is that Lyra did that stuff this summer instead, but that hasn't been stated anywhere that I know of).
    Does Lyra even exist in Christmas' universe? And, I thought Gold and Hiro were the same person?

    (BTW, THANK YOU for not calling him "Ethan." That was NEVER a default or pre-selected name for the Gen 2 male PC, so it should ONLY be used for the HGSS version. The only "Ethan" in GSC is a Pokémaniac on the SS Aqua.)

    But yeah, I do try to focus more on the story and less on the metagame. Like when I was replacing Pokemon for Christmas, it wasn't based at all on which ones were used in competitive play, it was on which ones I thought made sense with the story and the region. Which ones I could believably say were native to Johto but seasonal (for example, Obamasnow's Pokedex data says that he lives in the mountains and only comes down in winter in the canon games, so he appears in Christmas in mountainous routes).
    Well, it was kind of hard to focus on competitive viability to begin with when it was mostly Ice types you were focusing on. (Outside of Kyurem-B and Kyurem-W, Mamoswine is pretty much the only Ice Type in the higher tiers. And, the other two are 700 BST Legendaries!)

    A lot of hackers have a tendency to make their games "hard mode" and and stuff them full of "competitive" Pokémon and give every NPC a perfect "competitive" team. I'm glad that you don't do any of that crap. You put more effort into storytelling, which, to me, is one of the main reasons to make a hack in the first place.

    Heck, even in Gen 1, there was a Gamefreak NPC who did nothing but go on about how hot he thought Misty and Sabrina and Erika were.
    Yeah, I remember him. There was also a similar guy (possibly the same one) in GSC who went on about how hot Jasmine and Whitney were. (Clair was obviously the ugly duckling of the bunch.) Blecch!
  13. BettyNewbie
    May 14th, 2015 9:55 PM
    I do actually know 1 person, online, who has a Windows phone. You're right though, Android is the Windows of the mobile world (despite technically being a Linux distro) and Windows Phone is like... well, no, it isn't the Linux of the phone world because lots of people use Linux. Windows Phone is like some random Hipster OS you've never heard of.
    Something being a "random Hipster OS" implies that it's cool, which Windows Phone sure as heck ain't. People would rather use a Blackberry (Remember those?) than a Windows phone.

    Well, it's not really my first rodeo with Gen 3. I started looking into it back when they were still new (ie, before Fire Red came out) but I decided to stick with Gen 2. That was also the time that we were starting to get some crossover stuff from the German romhacking community and were finally able to edit Pokemon sprites and start learning how scripting worked in Gen 2 (the germans figured that stuff out a couple of years before we did it seems) so yeah, I stuck with Gen 2 and let people go on with their Gen 3 stuff. Then later I looked stuff up about it here and there, but never did much besides poking around in A-Map and all. But I know some of it now and the rest I can probably pick up really quickly nowadays when I get around to it.
    Cool that you stuck with Gen 2 when everyone was jumping on the Gen 3 bandwagon. GSC (and even RBY) still had plenty of things to offer that the Gen 3 games didn't, and even now, I still find them worth hacking and playing. It's hackers like you who keep the early games alive.

    It does confirm what I always sort of thought all along though. Back in the 90s when everyone else made a big deal about them, I was like "Those beanie babies aren't really going to be anything. F it, I'm gonna play with mine, because they're just plushies" so I had a few but I never went nuts about it like everyone else did.
    Yeah, I think many people could've told you that. They were just cheap, mass-produced toys that everyone owned and collected, after all, so they were never going to be rare or truly valuable. Once the fad ended, you couldn't give those things away, they were so worthless.

    It's sad, though, that someone would be so desperate as to invest in something like Beanie Babies, comic books, or whatnot, just to put their kids through college. College has become so unaffordable (yet necessary) for the middle class that it's driven people to these risky "get rich quick" schemes that almost always fail and leave them broke.

    Again, I think Gamefreak are just lazy and don't think things through. I know I'm one to talk about that, but still lol.
    I think you're allowed to say that, to be honest. Even incomplete, I find your hacks to be superior to the official games. You have an attention to detail that GF has never had, and since you lack their obsession with catering to the "metagame," you care a lot more about things like story and casual gameplay. Red++ is already a better Gen 1 remake than FRLG ever were.

    No idea, tbh. I mean, I can see the scientist thing since there was the laboratory there and his other trainers were scientists so he fit right in. But why they changed him into this "Look at me, I'm a gentleman" thing is really random. "I live in a cave, but I dress like I'm made of money".
    Again, many of HGSS' redesigns were random and completely OOC. Just look at Sabrina's skanky "makeover," for example. Apparently, somebody felt that there wasn't enough cheap fanservice in the game.
  14. BettyNewbie
    May 14th, 2015 4:22 PM
    LOL, I was wondering where you were.

    You're definitely right about that. Windows Phone is a joke -- to be honest, I forget Windows phones are even a thing until someone else brings them up.
    Do you know someone that has a Windows phone? Exactly. If somebody doesn't want/can't afford an iPhone, then they get an Android phone. Android is the true mobile equivalent of Windows, not Windows Phone. Microsoft is wasting their time trying to compete in that market.

    Well, right now I'm theoretically working on a D&D campaign for people to play, so that's kinda like writing, but in a non-traditional way. And somewhere in here, maybe I'll start back legit writing too. Either way, hopefully I can do something about that whole "not finishing projects" thing by getting Red++ and Christmas finished haha.
    That's good to know, but don't try to rush yourself. You still want to release a quality product.

    Also, to add to the list of projects that may never be finished, Pyro and I have recently gotten into the early stages of rebooting Pokémon Sterling Silver as an Emerald hack like I think I mentioned before. Still too soon to really show anything or make a thread or anything. Just ideas, concept art, and that sort of thing for the most part. Guess we'll see where it goes!
    So, you want to make the leap into GBA hacking? Well, at least, Emerald's a better/less overdone base than FireRed.

    Oh well, no big deal. To be honest, I probably never would have gotten around to trying to sell it anyway. That does make sense though, if it took them a long time to correct it.
    That's how it usually goes, alas. If you think something's worth a lot, then chances are, it isn't.

    This is the big reason why collecting fads are not something you want to build your future around. Just ask this family who went bankrupt collecting Beanie Babies.

    What I personally think they should have done with Mt Silver is have it so it is randomly one of the two, OR if you have FireRed/LeafGreen in the GBA slot, it is whichever one matches your gender in that save. Wouldn't have been hard to do at all, but they were clearly just being ignorant. No surprise there, though...
    Taking advantage of Dual Slot Mode would've been the obvious solution. Whoever's at the end of Mt. Silver is your character and team from your FRLG save. People without FRLG get a default team with Red in HeartGold and Green in SoulSilver. Perfect.

    Unfortunately, there was a pretty big obstacle in the way of doing that at the time: the DSi. Nintendo started to heavily push the DSi by 2009-10, which for GF meant phasing out the Gen 3 games. This was part of the reason for Platinum's Dex expansion, as well as HGSS' mere existence; they wanted to make it so you could complete the National Dex without RSE/FRLG/Colosseum/XD. While Platinum and HGSS still had Pal Park for people with older DSs and the older games, they didn't emphasize and promote Dual Slot Mode nearly as much as DP did, and this was why.

    Hmm, considering that his Gym is on an island, the beach bum persona would have made plenty of sense if they had decided to go with it. It would have made even more sense in GSC/HGSS, since his Gym had burned down and he was literally living as a bum on a mostly deserted island.
    Yeah, it does. I wonder why they changed his character?
  15. BettyNewbie
    May 4th, 2015 10:05 PM
    Actually, in my experience, it's just as common (if not moreso) for people to have a Mac that dualboots Windows and OSX as it is for someone with a PC to want to make a Hackintosh. Bootcamp is software that Apple ships with OSX specifically to make it easier for people to do that. Which I told JD means "Apple knows you'll have to put Windows on there to actually do anything useful with it, so they went ahead and made it easy for you." lol.

    I know there are Mac versions of the game, but I only have the PC versions and that was where he was getting the install disks for the games from. And I had an XP install disk lying around and spare product codes, so that actually seemed simpler haha. But like you say, the PC community has far more support in terms of modding. That's how it is with hacking too :p
    Interesting... Macs have their benefits, but it's very true that there's just more support for Windows. It's far more common, and far more programs are designed with it specifically in mind. There's a reason why most gamers, hackers, modders, etc, use PCs and not Macs.

    Of course, where Apple does dominate over Microsoft is in the mobile market. While neither can match Android, Windows Phone barely exists compared to iOS. I'm one of many people who owns an iPhone, yet uses a Windows laptop. Mobile is clearly where Apple's calling card lies, while Microsoft's is in traditional desktops and laptops (which is why Windows 8 bombed).

    I know what you mean about finding it hard to complete things, whether stories or hacks or any kind of project. If I had a nickel for every project I've legitimately finished, I doubt I could buy a can of store-brand soda. Oh well, trying to work on changing that. I keep saying I'm going to get back into writing, maybe one of these days I actually will. I'll let you know if/when it happens!
    Yup, that's exactly how I am. I have lots of ideas, but I can just never seem to make them real. I try, though.

    As much as I don't like the idea of Nintendo getting into the Freemium thing, I do think it would be nice if it means a lot of these ripoffs getting shutdown. Not sure if that makes sense or not, but it makes sense to me somehow.
    Knockoff freemium games directly threaten Nintendo's own freemium games, that's what. The traditional handheld games are aimed at a different audience than crap like Super Monster Bros, but not so with Shuffle and Rumble World.

    /me adds a cheatcode where if you name yourself Tracey, your starter is Marill and your sprite is Tracey. (not really).

    I do have a rainbow energy, but not sure if that's it. I was thinking it was a gym card, like Rocket's Minefield Gym or something like that (I forget the exact name, been years since I actually looked through and saw it, so not sure if that's even the right card) but it makes me wanna pull my cards out and have a look one day when I have a chance, for sure!
    Unfortunately, that happens to be one of the few error cards that's worth less than the corrected version. The error card doesn't seem to be worth much more than $2.00, while the corrected one can go for as high as $100. Apparently, it took them longer to correct this error than it did other ones, so there are actually fewer corrected versions than there are error ones. Wish I had better news, sorry.

    I've always thought Kris needed more love than GF gave her, especially when they replaced her in HGSS.
    What makes it really irritating is that she was originally going to be in HGSS. An unused map sprite of her still exists in HGSS' data, so she was clearly scrapped at the last minute.

    The games do not have a great track record with female PCs. Not only was Kris scrapped from the remakes, but Green was retconned out of canon (with only Red appearing on Mt. Silver in HGSS), and May/Dawn/Hilda/Rosa/Serena are all pretty obviously treated as lesser, secondary versions of their male counterparts, especially in marketing.

    This could possibly be extended to female NPCs, as well, such as Sabrina's fanservicey makeover, or Lorelei and Agatha getting scrapped from Gen 2 while Bruno and Lance got to stay, or the simple fact that we still have yet to see our first female Evil Team leader. (And, let's not even get into the glorified Barbie doll that they love to shove onto us as the Ultimate Strong Female Role Model.) Just because Pokémon's better with women than other games doesn't make it perfect.

    I can agree with almost all of those. But Blaine still doesn't bother me as much, since at least in the anime he wasn't even showing off that he was a gym leader in public, but then again his alter ego was a long-haired beach bum in the anime, so totally opposite from the classy gentleman look. And it doesn't make a lot of sense to look like a million bucks when your gym is in a cave...
    There's actually a reason why anime Blaine looked so different from the game version: He was based on an early prototype design for Blaine (which you could clearly see once he took the wig and glasses off) instead of the more familiar one that was introduced with Yellow. Why, you ask? Because, Blaine's anime debut aired a month before Yellow (and thus, the updated look) was released in Japan. Ironic how the game that borrowed so heavily from the anime ended up giving him a drastically different design from what he actually had on the anime.

    It's possible that they originally envisioned Blaine as being more of an eccentric old hippie/beach bum type instead of a hot-headed quiz-master scientist, which the anime portrayal was a remnant of. Who knows?

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  • About Mateo
    Hey guys, I'm Mateo. I was the co-founder of the Skeetendo Inc. Hacking Group (before it was a community, when it was just me and Pyro). I'm still a huge fan of Gen II, and so I still enjoy playing and hacking those games. I'm currently working on a "Johto Legacy" series that continues the story of G/S/C that consists of the "Pokémon Christmas" hack, and an upcoming prequel called "Pokémon Spirits and Legends" (that currently has no thread here).
    Rom Hacking, Internetting, Cooking, The Sims 2, Music, Random things, Etc.
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    Lugia, Mewtwo, Zigzagoon, Eevee, Espeon, Umbreon, Suicune, Charmander
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