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  1. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 6:34 PM
    Oh ok. That's pretty cool Awesome

    I'm not sure either
  2. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 5:50 PM
    I'm doing alright too. If I may ask, how's Red++ coming along, anything new?
  3. BettyNewbie
    April 18th, 2015 5:43 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. )
  4. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 5:33 PM
    How are you doing today?
  5. TyHawk4501
    April 18th, 2015 4:51 PM
    Hey Mateo!
  6. BettyNewbie
    April 17th, 2015 6:48 PM
    ****, 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.
  7. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 8:48 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).
  8. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 7:16 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.
  9. BettyNewbie
    April 16th, 2015 4:23 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?
  10. BettyNewbie
    April 15th, 2015 9:53 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.
  11. BettyNewbie
    April 14th, 2015 4:58 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.
  12. BettyNewbie
    April 13th, 2015 8:39 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).
  13. BettyNewbie
    April 12th, 2015 9:57 PM
    Definitely. Plus, that would open the doors to porting some of the yellow-exclusive features to Gen 2, such as following Pokémon and (going out on a limb here) the surfing Pikachu Mini-Game. But that's getting the cart before the horse, so to speak.
    Yeah, the following Pokémon would be huge. I partially blame people's lack of knowledge about it on the lack of Yellow hacks. Few have really explored Yellow's code, so most can't figure out how the mechanic works.

    I haven't done it yet, but I was planning to give the Elite Four stronger rematch teams in Christmas as well, for the same reasons

    Yep! I also made the New Bark Town houses in Crystal Dust, unless he has changed them since then. I didn't make them specifically for those projects though. A long time ago I was on the team for that fan game "Pokémon Acanthite" and somewhere along the road, someone made that game's tileset public asking you to credit "the Acanthite Team" and so yeah. A few things on that huge tileset are from me, but certainly not all of them haha.
    *One Google Search later*

    Oh, a fakemon hack. Yeah, not too much into those, myself.

    A Misty series could be fun. We'd finally get to see what she's been up to after leaving Ash. Probably being a lot more productive without him around.
    Yeah, being with Ash undoubtedly held her back. (As well as getting saddled with that Togepi.) Unfortunately, it appears that the anime's writers have a vendetta against her. She hasn't been seen or heard from in a decade, and she was never given true closure to begin with. We still don't know whether or not she fulfilled her goal of being a Water Pokémon Master.

    Yep, you've got a point there. That is definitely one thing that Gen 3 did get right. Maybe they'll bring back character customization in a Red remake, so even if they do try to make Green into something weird, we can make her how we want. Sorry, I know I keep bringing that feature up, but I liked it >.<
    Yeah, as long awaited as character customization was, it was pretty rotten of GF to dump it in ORAS. Could they have, at least, let us dress May/Brendan in their older outfits?
  14. BettyNewbie
    April 12th, 2015 2:38 PM
    Well, disassemblies take a long time haha. But they are slowly but surely working on adding the option to build Yellow into Pokered (which can currently build Red or Blue). That will be nice once they get all the way there!
    That's good to know. I'd like to see more Yellow hacks, myself.

    Yep, I've raised the Gyms' levels for Kanto. They were, at that point, basically a joke in vanilla GSC and we can't have that!
    They obviously wanted to keep their levels equal to or below Lance's for story reasons (with only the character who canonically defeated him, Blue, surpassing his levels). Lance can't so easily claim to be the Champion if the likes of Misty and Sabrina have stronger Pokémon than him, after all. HGSS got around this issue by having an Elite Four rematch after beating the Kanto Gym Leaders, so they could have higher levels now.

    Crystal Dust is awesome. Not gonna lie, if you compare a few areas in Crystal Dust and in Christmas you'll notice that some of my maps look pretty similar, since we were both using FireRed graphics a lot.

    Also, I'm pleasantly surprised nobody has accused me of stealing the Celebi Shrine from Liquid Crystal (and I think Crystal Dust) since I actually made the original that they used, and then devamped it for Christmas xD
    Oh, I didn't know you made the Liquid Crystal/Crystal Dust Celebi Shrine. That's pretty neat.

    Crystal Dust isn't bad at all. It's great for people who want a more updated Gen 2 that can be played on VBA and/or doesn't have HGSS' many design changes. It's a very literal remake like FRLG, but luckily, Crystal was a more complete game than RBY to begin with.

    I'm more "eh" on Liquid Crystal. It's nice that they tried to do something different with Gen 2, but it's not-so-nice that their "something different" was a completely new and boring and irrelevant Evil Team. If a Gen 2 sequel was what you wanted to make, then make a Gen 2 sequel. Don't shoehorn a sequel plot into what is supposed to be a remake.

    Yeah, once Pokecrystal gets to the point that it can build the rom on its own without having to include chunks of the original rom, I'll probably end up using it for Gen 2 hacks, and it would make things like that at least somewhat easier.
    Yeah, that'll be a huge step forward for GSC hacking. Crystal's a better base than Gold, anyways.

    Maybe they can replace it with a reboot that would be better quality, and everyone wins!
    Ah, if only. I'd love to see an Ash that was more of a true counterpart to Red, or even just a completely new series centered around a different character. (I'd love to see a Misty-focused series, myself.)

    I mean, c'mon Gamefreak. You can make a female character cute pretty or feminine without overdoing it and making them look... well.. like that. smh...
    Yeah, just look at, well, Green, herself. She has long hair and wears a skirt, yet isn't drenched in pink and still looks practically-dressed and battle-ready. Also, May wore a dress in Emerald (albeit, with bike shorts underneath), but again, she looked strong and battle-ready and wasn't all weak and frilly-looking as her ORAS counterpart. (Coincidentally, both are Gen 3 designs. Whatever its other faults, it was a good Gen for female PC designs.)

    Dawn, on the other hand, looks like she would rather go shopping than become Champion, and Lyra's just a skinny, cutesy moeblob cosplaying as fem!Mario. Ick.
  15. BettyNewbie
    April 11th, 2015 5:35 PM
    The Gen 2 Graphics patch would be doable, I'm gonna currently say No on Yellow though, because I wouldn't know how. I honestly wouldn't even know how to put it in Red using a hex editor instead of the disassembled source code, like I'd have to do for Yellow, so I don't know how to put it in Yellow. Maybe one day!
    Maybe, someone should do a disassembly for Yellow, then? I don't think that game has been explored enough, anyways, and people might learn more about how the following Pokémon mechanic works. (As it stands now, Yellow is comparable to how Emerald was several years ago, a stabler and more advanced base that was poorly-understood and thus, rarely hacked.)

    Yep! Viridian Forest, Cerulean Cave, Safari Zone (although it is planned to be a bit different, probably doing Friend Safari like the Johto Safari Zone will be, or it might be more Safari Zone-like, I'll have to see when I get there), Pewter Museum, all that stuff that was taken out will be back. You also get Old Amber in Kanto, and can revive it by taking it to the Museum like in HG/SS. So yeah, should be plenty I can mention to promote it
    Yeah, it'll be fun to see a more complete Kanto in GSC, Safari Zone and all. Will you also raise the Gym Leader levels like HGSS did?

    Adding new names is relatively easy, but still, having a bunch already in Emerald is a major plus too for sure!
    Definitely. At this point, there's literally no reason to hack Ruby over Emerald. Emerald has everything Ruby has, plus more, and on a far stabler base, to boot. It also has more to offer than FireRed for all but the very lazy and inexperienced.

    When it comes to GSC remake/reboot hacks, in particular, Emerald is the best base. Unlike FireRed, it has a clock and berry trees, as well as a phone device, and the Frontier Pass also gives you a second trainer card of sorts. No surprise that the most accurate fan made GSC remake to date is on an Emerald base.

    That's what I did with Christmas, so that's what I'd end up doing here as well I'm sure. Really the only way to go unless the Crystal disassembly gets a lot further along to make it viable to do something crazy like restructure the data to let you use 2 bytes to store Pokemon and Move IDs instead of one, so you could have more than 255 entries lol.
    I'm sure GSC hacking will eventually get to that point. Remember that it's only been recently that people have figured out how to have more than 386 Pokémon in the GBA games, games that people have been hacking for more than a decade now.

    Oh yeah, I was never saying it was a good idea to only use them as eye candy regardless of age, I just meant it would be less gross if they hadn't insisted on claiming they were 10. It's like, it would still be perverted, but at least they wouldn't be trying to make themselves and fans look like pedos on top of it.
    That entire interview I quoted was just sickening. If you ever needed evidence of why the anime went so far off track after the first couple of seasons or so, look no further than Masamitsu Hidaka's statements to PokéBeach. He knew very well that they had been turning the show to crap, and he didn't give a damn about it.

    Luckily, though, the anime's time may have finally run out. The ratings have hit rock bottom, and there's enough evidence even in the show, itself, that they may be planning to finally retire Ash and end the show for good.

    Wait, for real? That's news to me. I don't think I've ever heard anyone of any gender have anything nice to say about Lyra o.O

    I've always gotten the impression she was near universally hated, and everyone either preferred Kris or just didn't care about her one way or the other. I've only ever heard her outfit described as "ugly", "weird", "mario-looking" or "stupid" (or something similar). Guess I learned something today. You're right though, Gen 5 was a lot better, especially White/Hilda. To me, Rosa seemed a little less normal because I just wasn't quite sure about her outfit but still better than Lyra.
    Oh, Lyra has her fans. I can't understand them at all, myself, and how anyone could tolerate that dumb mushroom hat, Mario overalls, and clown stockings, pervert or not, but some things are like that.

    Yeah, the Gen 5 girls were a huge step up from Gen 4's. Yes, Hilda's shorts were kind of short, and Rosa had that weird Sailor Moon hair, but they were both strong-looking and practically-dressed, as player characters should be. (Rosa even holds the honor of being the first female PC to have her legs fully-covered, albeit with a wetsuit instead of pants.) I think both of them being explicitly teenagers instead of pre-teens helped; there was less of an impulse to make them all cutesy like Dawn and Lyra were.

    With Serena, they went back to a girlier design, but, at least, she isn't drenched in pink like Dawn (and her skirt's a little longer, too, especially when you consider, like Hilda and Rosa, she's also definitely an older teenager), and you can actually change her outfit in the game.

    As for new!May, on the other hand... I'm not so sure about her. Right away, I don't like how her legs look like literal toothpicks. She makes even Lyra look chunky! And, I'm definitely not fond of her bow and added frills and her younger, girlier look, in general. Despite her girly, fanservicey anime counterpart, game!May was strong and assertive-looking, especially in her Emerald art. This is why I really wish they had brought back customization in ORAS, even if it was only to put May back in one of her older outfits.

    Suffice to say, when and if Gen 1 gets remade, I fear for Green. At the very least, she'll probably get a girlified redesign like May, but more than likely, she'll get dumped for a new character like poor Kris. HGSS already retconned her out by only showing Red on Mt. Silver, and the new remakes would likely be redos of the original games (particularly, Yellow) instead of FRLG. Plus, Green was the only PC besides Kris to have never been established as separate character in the game. If you play as Red, she doesn't exist, and vice-versa. Since the new remakes would likely put the unselected character in a secondary rival role (like HGSS did), that only increases the odds of them just making a new female PC out of scratch instead of trying to un-retcon an older one. Sucks, I know.

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    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).
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