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  1. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 08:21 PM
    You're welcome!
  2. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 07:52 PM
    I see the changes you made, good job
  3. BettyNewbie
    April 18th, 2015 07:20 PM
    Bulding and Creating is more my scene too. I've been known to spend a whole evening trying to re-create a real place accurately if I can, or trying to create real people. One night, a few friends and I went to Waffle House. And while we were there, I:
    - pulled out my laptop
    - set it up on the table and opened TS2
    - sent our sims to the in-game Waffle House and sat them at the same booth we were in
    - waited for the waitress to show up.

    She came back to ask if we needed more coffee, looked at the screen, looked at us, looked at the screen, looked at us, then laughed and said "You guys have too much time on your hands".
    LOL, that's funny!

    Perfect realism is a lot more doable in TS2 than TS1 for the obvious reasons. Googling around, I found a pretty nifty TS2 Waffle House here.

    As for my favorite TS2 eps, let's see...

    - I like Nightlife, because of drivable cars and the new community lot options it gave
    - I like University, even though I almost never send my sims to Uni. It came with some stuff I use a lot though, such as pool tables and stuff. I borrowed that CD from a friend to install it anyway, so it doesn't matter if I actually use the Uni part or not because it was free :p
    - I like Bon Voyage because of the vacation destinations, hotel lots, and stuff like that
    - Open For Business is one I use a lot, since it lets you own community lots. That makes it easier when setting up things because I can control who works at a business and things for accuracy, or I can have fun when playing vicariously.

    I'm probably forgetting some of them that I use. I have all of them except Pets, Apartment Life, and Mansion & Garden Stuff installed so I sometimes forget which things went with what. The reason I don't have Pets installed is because I rememer hearing (at least for a while) that it could cause issues with some CC and I didn't want to end up breaking a bunch of my lots by accident by installing that EP. No idea if it would have or not though. I have it downloaded and I'm sure one of these days I'll install it
    Surprised you never got Ultimate Collection, especially since it was given out for free last year. From what I gather, it's TS2's equivalent of Complete Collection, with all EPs and SPs (as well as all of the patches) bundled into one.

    While TS2 copied some of TS1's EPs (Nightlife = Hot Date, Pets = Unleashed, Bon Voyage = Vacation), it had many nice unique ones like University, Open for Business, Apartment Life, and Seasons, so it truly offered a new experience from TS1.

    Nearly all of TS3's EPs, on the other hand, were knockoffs and retreads:

    - World Adventures = Vacation (TS1) and Bon Voyage (TS2)
    - Ambitions = Open for Business (TS2)
    - Late Night = Hot Date (TS1) and Nightlife (TS2)
    - Pets Expansion (ugh, they didn't even bother to give it a new name) = Unleashed (TS1) and Pets (TS2)
    - Showtime = Superstar (TS1)
    - Supernatural = Makin' Magic (TS1)
    - Seasons (again with the the unoriginal name) = Seasons (TS2)
    - University Life (ditto here) = University (TS2)
    - Island Paradise (yes, they cloned the travel EPs twice) = Vacation (TS1) and Bon Voyage (TS2)

    Only Generations and Into the Future aren't obvious knockoffs, but even they have some similarities with Livin' Large (TS1) and Free Time (TS2).

    Why is it so hard for EA/Maxis to give us things like pets and downtown in the Base Game instead of continuing to resell us the same old pet and downtown-themed EPs we already bought for the earlier games? Hope TS4 is more creative than TS3 was. *Googles and finds out that TS4's first EP is an Open for Business/Ambitions retread.* Drat!

    More recently I've played TS4, but I'm not sure what I want to do with things right now. My sim got to the point that she quit her job and is making a few thousand bucks a day off the royalties from novels she's written, so I have a lot of free time-- but I'm not sure what to do with it. I may end up going in and systematically redoing all of the vanilla lots and updating the vanilla sims and stuff to get it more customized and go from there. Not sure how I wanna go with it.
    Of course, you know they're going to release a million EPs and SPs for TS4, most of which will probably mess up any mods you made with the Base Game. Wouldn't hurt to check out custom content, nonetheless.
  4. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 06:34 PM
    Oh ok. That's pretty cool Awesome

    I'm not sure either
  5. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 05:50 PM
    I'm doing alright too. If I may ask, how's Red++ coming along, anything new?
  6. BettyNewbie
    April 18th, 2015 05:43 PM
    Ah, the Sims... Good one!

    It's been an off-and-on thing. I've been doing mostly building/creating in recent years, and I have a knack for building extremely detailed, crazy-realistic houses and buildings, so it often takes me forever to just complete one.

    (And, remember, this is TS1, where there are no 3rd or 4th stories or 100% customizable roofs. I'd probably take even longer in TS2.)

    What are your favorite TS2 EPs? My favorite TS1 EPs are Hot Date (the TS1 equivalent to Nightlife), Unleashed (the TS1 equivalent to Pets), Superstar (based around celebrities/Hollywood), and Makin' Magic (based around, you guessed it, magic). I love Hot Date for adding restaurants and buyable clothes (No more ugly default PJs!), Unleashed for expanding the neighborhood, adding pets (of course), and some pretty objects, Superstar for the extra TV channels and pretty Art Deco-themed objects (not as much into the celebrity stuff), and Makin' Magic for the (duh) magic, carnival rides, and even more pretty stuff. (Yes, Maxis actually made quite a few nice-looking objects with the last 3 EPs, I admit. )
  7. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 05:33 PM
    How are you doing today?
  8. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 04:51 PM
    Hey Mateo!
  9. BettyNewbie
    April 17th, 2015 06:48 PM
    Psyduck, the site ate my long ass reply to you. I'm sorry.

    Pick a new topic to talk about so I can get my mind off of What Could've Been.
  10. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 08:48 PM
    I never had a "Pokémon is for babies" phase, although I did have a while where I knew it wasn't "cool" to talk about around friends who weren't also nerds and into it still. Then sometime around college it was suddenly cool again.
    Yeah, when the first 90s nostalgia wave hit at the end of the 2000s, it became cool to like Pokémon again, but only the first two Gens and mostly in a detached nostalgic way. Gen 3 was still the Worst Generation Ever and the Death of Pokémon. It was only in the early 2010s, when the anti-"G****nner" backlash hit and the people who grew up with RSE started to hit their late teens/early twenties than Gen 3 suddenly became beloved and nostalgic and Gen 4 was now the Death of Pokémon.

    As for how I got into it, I was already into the idea of RPG Maker and even before that I had been drawing maps and writing down ideas for Pokémon games that didn't exist, even though I had no way to make them at the time. So when I was downloading roms and saw something called Brown Version I paused and said "wait what?" and downloaded it. Then I saw it was all changed around and in a new region and stuff and I was like "holy s*** people can edit these? I wanna do that!" and started doing some googling. And it took a while to have anything worth releasing, but yeah.
    Yeah, I think many of us made up our own regions and Pokémon back then, even if we had zero knowledge about ROM hacking.

    Brown is amazing. Hard to believe that hack has existed for so long now, and many people still point to it as a gold standard for RBY/GSC hacking. I know it's one of my favorites, no doubt.

    As for R/S, my brothers bought the games but at that point I was too spoiled by emulators and so I just downloaded the roms to play them on a bigger screen with the ability to speedup emulation. And I thought they were cool and all, but I was really disappointed that features that were in GSC were missing from R/S (I'm not saying RSE because Emerald wasn't out yet of course).
    I think that's the thing older fans were disappointed about the most with RS. Many of us were expecting another expanded sequel like GSC, especially since they were on the then shiny new GBA, and instead, what we got was a hard reboot that took two steps forwards, two steps backwards.

    When I heard about FrLg, I was pretty excited, but not as excited as I was when Crystal was released or when HGSS were announced. Even though I've been playing since 98, Gen 2 was my favorite which is why I was more excited for a remake of that than I was for Gen 1.
    I'm a Gen 2 fan, myself, even though I started with Yellow, so I can see where you're coming from. I think another thing that worked against FRLG is the simple fact that they came out before there was really any nostalgia for Pokémon. As big as the Gen 2/Gen 3 divide was, RBY were still only 5-6 years old when FRLG came out. On the other hand, by the time HGSS came out, the older games were already 10+ years old, so there was a lot of nostalgia and hype going around.

    Gen 4 almost made me quit Pokemon. I didn't like a lot of the Pokemon, didn't care about the region, and got really bored with the game. To this day, I don't think I've gone further than getting a single badge in Sinnoh without saying "Meh" and pulling out another game to play. Then when HG/SS were announced it was like SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! and I had a japanese promotional wallpaper for HGSS as my wallpaper for a while, and then I downloaded Soul Silver in Japanese to play around with before I could get it in English, then once I could buy it, I was all about that and like taking my Pokéwalker to class and everything.
    Yeah, HGSS (as well as BW, which came out not long after) did bring a lot of people back into Pokémon. It was the first time GF really started to pay more attention to older fans, even if it may have meant lower sales in the long run (BW and XY both sold worse than DP, the latter of which being the worst-selling main paired games of all).
  11. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 07:16 PM
    I'm honestly not sure what my first hack that was worth releasing was. I know for the first while there, I was just playing around with tools and getting a feel for them, and didn't even know hacking forums existed. I found the roms, and I found some hacks on the rom sites, and so I googled something like "Pokemon Red Map Editor" and found Pokemap on like Zophar's Domain or something, and started playing around with that. Pretty sure my first one was a red hack of no real consequence. I also was working on a Silver hack called "Pokémon Legends" which eventually was rebooted as Sterling Silver, which was cancelled but some of the ideas came back in Christmas. But yeah, I got into it between R/S and FrLg. I was much more active on the Mew3Inc forums back in the day than I was here on PC.
    Yeah, that was a long time ago. Why did you get into in the first place? Were you put off by RS' many changes? How did you feel when you first learned about FRLG?

    I know I'm asking many questions, but I'm just curious to know about how it was like for an original fan in the GBA era. I was deep into my "Pokémon is for babies" phase by then, so I pretty much missed everything after Crystal.
  12. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 04:23 PM
    Thinking about this to reply got me feeling old and nostalgic again, as usual. It reminded me of when Gen 3 was still current, and back when I got involved in the Game Dev scene with RPG Maker and stuff. Like, when I met Fangking Omega, it was actually on the Booda Sack Project Forums, which was part of the main site for Pokémon Call of Latios whose name ended up inspiring one of my cancelled hacks' names -- Pokémon Sterling Silver: Cry of Celebi. Best I can tell, that fan game was never finished, but it had some interesting ideas. And I remember I had a fan game that I had started in RM2K called "Pokémon Advance: Mewtwo's Revenge" and it was, well, nothing to write home about. When I started it, FrLg weren't even out yet, so it was only using RS tiles. Then partway through, some screens were released and people ripped some stuff from Fr and they got in, then I used some actual FrLg tiles a bit before finally deciding the project was a waste of time and cancelling it xD.
    Wow, you've been doing this for a long time, now. What was your first hack, anyways?
  13. BettyNewbie
    April 15th, 2015 09:53 PM
    Yeah, to me anything newer than Gen 2 is still a "new gen Pokémon" or "one of the newer games", despite the fact that some of the people on this forum probably weren't even born yet when those games came out (it blows my mind that people here weren't born when Gen 1 came out, Gen 3 is just like "omg you guys are babies how did you find the internet?" haha). I had someone randomly comment on Christmas today saying they probably won't be playing it because they are 12 and like flashy graphics. I wanted to say a lot of things, but I just said "Have fun with that, then. Thanks for stopping by." It's like seriously, kids these days. smh.
    Good grief, someone who's 12 isn't even old enough to have experienced Gen 3! (And, *I* was 12, myself, and had mostly grown out of Pokémon when RS first came out! Scary! )

    And, to think, that even the kids who did grow up with Gen 3... aren't exactly kids anymore. The 7-8 year olds of 2003 are the 19-20 year olds of today, which is why so many college aged people were hyped about ORAS. RSE were their "Gen 1," so they love it and worship it as much as we do RBY. Time sure has flown.
  14. BettyNewbie
    April 14th, 2015 04:58 PM
    Haha, I know I'm kind of the odd-man-out these days by still being focused on the first two gens. I know the nostalgia is a large part of why I'm still involved in the hacking scene at all, and I don't have as much nostalgia for Gen 3. I do have plans to make some Gen 3 hacks eventually, but not wanting to give up Gen 1 and 2 either.


    And yeah, it really doesn't seem like 2006 should be almost a decade ago. And I mean when someone says "10 years ago" I still think of the 90s, not 2005. I was in highschool in 2005, that can't be a decade ago! At least that's what my mind thinks. Then again, my brain was hit by the y2k bug, I know. Ever since 2000 I've had the worst time keeping track of how long ago things happened. It's like I *know* it's 2015, but 1997 was only a few years ago. And my car is still brand new, even though I got it in 2008. And while I was in college, I once accidentally wrote the date as 1998 on an in-class writing assignment by accident. Nevermind the fact that I was in like... 4th grade in 1998? lol.
    I'm often the same way, myself. "10 years ago" still equals "the 90s," even though 1999 was 16 years ago, now. It's a big reason why I still see RSE as "new Pokémon" instead of nostalgic, even though the games are 12-13 years old now. Stuff that came out in the 21st Century when I was a teenager just doesn't seem like it should be nostalgic at all.

    (Plus, it still feels like we've only just moved into the era of late 80s and 90s nostalgia. It's way too soon to start getting nostalgic for the 2000s, especially since it was only 5-6 years ago that we were calling them the "Worst Decade Ever.")

    Of course, these kinds of discussions reveal a hard, yet unavoidable truth about us Millennials--We're no longer the youngest ones out there. An entirely new, younger generation has been born in the 20 or so years since us, and they've become old enough to start having a real presence on the internet. That early-mid 2000s stuff we sneered at for being "lame" and "not as good as the 90s" (like, again, RSE) is their nostalgia, and they've got no shame about it.

    This hilarious Buzzfeed article may be relevant here.

    (Oh, and speaking of them, they've unironically hopped on the 00s nostalgia train. I feel old. )

    I mean, I can't blame him for sticking with Charizard, since Charizard looking cool on the box for Red Version is part of what got me into Pokemon in the first place, and my first starter was of course Charmander lol. But I know what you mean.
    Which is why Charizard cards are worth a fortune. Even today, it's still one of the most popular and iconic Pokémon ever, often eclipsing even the mascot, itself.

    As for myself, I was more into Meowth/Persian back then (big cat lover here), but Charmander's line is cool.
  15. BettyNewbie
    April 13th, 2015 08:39 PM
    In Gen 2, it's crazy simple to make a person just follow you around on the map. Trick is making it work across maps, since it doesn't work that way (NPC following you would get unloaded) so it seems like you'd have to get into whichever routine draws the player and expand it to always draw an NPC behind you too. Or something like that, anyway. That's how I'd try to go about it if I was going to try and add it since I don't know how Yellow did it. Seems like it would be easier said than done, especially in a gen that doesn't have a disassembly. Maybe one day we'll get it working!
    *Sigh* I wish there was more interest in Gen 1-2 hacking. Understandable as it may be, it's annoying how much further behind GBA hacking GB/C hacking is, despite RBY/GSC being older games. You deserve props for being one of the few people left who still messes with RBY/GSC and isn't cranking out FireRed hacks like almost everyone else.

    Honestly, I'm not either. But I was friends with Fangking Omega when he was the one in charge of it (back when it used Gen 3 style graphics and stuff) and I ended up helping out with tiles a bit, and made some concept sprites of trainers (but not the ones they ended up using). Wow, guess that really was a long time ago. It's funny how time works. That feels like a long time ago, but other things from back then seem like they were just the other day. #nostalgia
    I gather you're not fond of their decision to switch to a Gen 4 style look (aka. your most hated style).

    Yeah, it is hard to believe how long ago that was. 2006 was almost a decade ago now.

    For her sake, I hope she got on with her dreams and at the very least put more effort into her goals than Ash did. "Gotta catch 'em all" eh? More like "Gotta catch like 5 and then quit" :rolleyes:
    And, only evolve 1 or 2 of them before dumping them all (except Pikachu) off at Prof. Oak's after you lose the League and move on to another region. Can't have any old or ugly Pokémon, unless they happen to be extremely marketable and badass-looking fire-breathing dragons. "Gotta market 'em all," right?

    I blame Gamefreak catering to Smog Heads. "Change clothes? Psh. I'm too busy spending all day trying to breed an Eevee with perfect IVs and the right nature so I can *starts rambling bull**** nobody cares about*
    Ironically, some Smog Heads complained about the removal of character customization because everybody would look the same in wi-fi battles, but this has zero effect on the many who exclusively use emulators like Showdown (who don't even deserve to have any say on how the games turn out, if you ask me).

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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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