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Hiroshi Sotomura March 13th, 2008 12:58 AM

[Hack of the Year 2008] Pokémon: rijonAdventures
rijonAdventures official website:
rijonAdventures project developed by Haruki Hanai and coordinated by Coolboyman.
So, it's that time for a new update! The website just received a fresh new update, and so should give this one a fresh coat of paint. (If you haven't checked rijonWorld already, check it out - it's got new information for Prism!)

You can also check out older information about rijonAdventures in these older threads: check these out - the thread before this one, the old thread before the just-mentioned one or the first thread.

What is rijonAdventures? What the hack is about.

rijonAdventures is quite basically a Pokémon FireRed ROM hack. It's the game that represents my personal hobby of ROM hacking, and is a project I took up quite long ago after Coolboyman needed to offload his projects. He supervises the work I do on rijonAdventures. Want more information on the game? Click on the links below!

Thread table of contentsFeatures, Pokémon information, maps, events, etc.

Sorted by most recent feature. New content will be listed and linked to in this thread! Click a link to view information on the section.
2009 beta
January 12th 2009
rijonAdventures X [Unofficial release]
Unofficial post by Disturbed - January 3rd 2009
Merson Cave VERSION UP.
December 28th 2008
Merry Christmas!
December 25th 2008
The Elite Four's Nina appears!
Originally posted at the rijonAdventures website on November 20th 2008
Definite while
Originally posted at the rijonAdventures website on August 31st 2008
May 31st 2008
April 27th 2008
Azalea Town [teaser]
April 25th 2008
Decisions, decisions...
April 21st 2008
Elite Four Marisa
April 9th 2008
Gym Leader Scott
April 2nd 2008
Merson City Hot Springs
March 15th 2008
Pokémon Mart stock
March 28th 2008
Merson City Hot Springs
March 15th 2008
Beta testing program closed
March 13th 2008
The story
March 13th 2008

Public version download Latest public version here.

Download beta (2008)

Please check the downloads page on the rijonAdventures official site for up-to-date information on releases.

Christmas 2008 Beta release notes
The game finishes after the Elite Four campaign. It introduces many new areas to check out (and they will be almost the same as the final version, hence why this is a "beta" release). I recommend that, so people can enjoy this new beta a lot, that you DON'T transfer your save files over if you've played a previous alpha or beta. If you do transfer your save file, you'll notice that all of the Rijon region is unlocked. Goldenrod City is incomplete in this release, however.

If you want to give this a shot, check for bugs and glaring errors and report them in this thread if you'd like.

Screenshots Frequently updated!

Lupe March 13th, 2008 1:07 AM

why did you make a new thread?

Hiroshi Sotomura March 13th, 2008 1:12 AM

The story
The story
March 13th 2008
Dear Journal,
It's finally the day I tour the region of Rijon. I've been looking forward to this day for many years.

It's been twenty years since my dad fought in a battle with who was once his toughest adversary for Rijon's champion title. The two are now the best of friends.

And from today, I'll be the one embarking on a big journey for which I'm sure to enjoy. As I walk through it, I hope to meet lots of new friends. Those friends may help me reach my sole aspiration - becoming the Pokémon League Champion!

That may mean though, that I will not write in my journal. Without a doubt, though, I'll have lots of things to write about when this journey comes to an end!

So here's to a great adventure!

So, you've been playing with the Wii on the morning you're going to go. Get off your bum and start moving!

Hail the green directions. They tell all.

So, the story's quite… normal, I guess. It's not going to be so simple as the game goes by, (because you won't be collecting just eight badges). But, that's all to be detailed later!

And, to the next post of the day!

Hiroshi Sotomura March 13th, 2008 1:22 AM

Beginning! Seashore City!

Originally Posted by Lupe (Post 3398410)
why did you make a new thread?

To utilise a brand new format. Almost blog-like, if you don't get it. :D

(So, I'm breaking double post rules? Not really. I'll be updating the rules in this forum with a new clause later.)

Beginning! Seashore City!
March 13th 2008
This area is accessible in the beta already. I'm sure you all know that. But, there might be a few things you don't know about the town.

Seashore is the down you start out at. There are all sorts of places worth visiting here, though there are more outside, of course!

I won't go into too much detail about the places you can already visit in the beta, though. Soon, I'll be talking about the new areas!

But first, there's one more thing I should talk about for the day.

Hiroshi Sotomura March 13th, 2008 1:41 AM

Beta testing program
March 13th 2008
From March 13 to March 26, I was looking for six beta testers to look for errors in rijonAdventures. Needless to say, that program is now closed.

A second round will open close to the game's final release.

Mr. X March 13th, 2008 4:28 AM

Well i would really like to be a beta tester.

Why? Well although i don't find major bugs i usually find the bugs that no one else bothers to find. I've had some experience. Although i wasn't a beta tester for sg and rdrol i did find a good amount of minor and a couple major bugs.

By what i mean in finding bugs no one else bothers to find i can relate that to the first bug i found is sg. The prof jump error. That is a bug that no one would have bothered to find since they most likely didn't think about checking all the ways that the script can activate, and in some cases, cause messed up movement. So basicaly... i check everything. (or at least try to)

If you don't think im good enough then its fine with me. I'll just wait a while longer until i can say i was a offical bug tester (Instead of just reporting the bugs from a public beta)

Ivysaur March 13th, 2008 7:30 AM

Well, I am interested in testing the game.

First of all, I'm interested since this is a very professional one and really caught my interest. I'm interested because probably testing and looking for glitches is my favourite part of playing a game.

About experience, I have officially worked as tester for Shiny Gold and found all the known glitches up to date in Marble. Also, outside of this forum, I have worked testing foullump's White (you can PM him if you want to make sure). Finally, I'm applying here since today I'm getting a two weeks holiday, so I would have a lot of free time.

So, if you chose me, I would be pretty honored. If not, I understand it, after all, it's your hack.

Lash March 13th, 2008 9:43 AM

Yeah, I would be availiable for the testing position too.

No glitch/error, whatever has the ability to escape my eye. I am very attentive and what not.

Along with that, I have a load of free time on my hand so I wouldn't have to rush through anything, so I would take the needed time to notice anything wrong with the game. The only game I have tested for was Twilight Illusion, by Twilite Darkrai. There was a good amount of glitches in the test version, especially the crash. I do not have much experience in the hacking world, but I would like to help/benefit you with anything I can do.

So yeah. That would be a good energy boost if I was chosen for the testing.

Kampher March 13th, 2008 10:05 AM


Originally Posted by Hiroshi Sotomura (Post 3398448)
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So if you're interested, why don't you reply to this post? When expressing interest, say why you should be a beta tester!

Note, that acceptance isn't random and is checked through. Perhaps you'll have better chances if you can prove you've beta tested a lot of hacks before.

Well, I've never personally tested pokemon hacks before, as I am relatively new to the scene. I have, however, tested more proffessional mods for games like Freelancer, Battlefield 2142, battlefield 1942. Such mods include Alpha Tester for the Galactic Conquest mod, the First Strike mod (Which I have to go test in about an hour, coincidentally) and Tides of War.

I've also been a head modder for a mod called Total Realism, which ended up being merged with another mod group. I've also been playing pokemon since I was a wee boy, and still play hacks quite a bit. In any event, good luck with your project. I've been looking forward to more updates.

Frostbite March 13th, 2008 10:49 AM

I'd like to be one of the Beta testers for this.

I have a strong personal interest for this hack, it's my absolute favorite one. Aiding it in it's creation would make it even more worth while for me. I have honestly not been a beta tester for any other hacks. However, I do have some experience in the whole hacking business. I have a sharp eye for scripting, mapping, and many other bugs in the games. When I hack, I strive for perfection or anything I can get close to with as little error as possible. Scouting out for glitches and some other unwanted things is one of my best qualities. I also have some free time now and then that I can burn off.

I would be extremely grateful if you were to choose me as a Beta tester, I will attempt to do my best if I were chosen. I may not have much experience bug testing for other hacks but, you need to start somewhere, right?

wolverfrog March 13th, 2008 11:40 AM

i'd love to be a beta tester. i loved the first and there wasn't much wrong with it, and i'm not the sort of person who would just say "ye it was good innit", i'd provide a full mreport with pro's, con's and any screenshots posting glitches/really good ideas/where you could improve something
i've got quite a bit of pc time on my hands(apart from school time) so i'll be able to play itm pretty thorughly.
so, vote for wolverfrog as beta tester!(i always wanted to say that, keke)

tImE March 13th, 2008 12:12 PM

I would gladly help with
Beta testing of this game.

Brown, Prism and Rijon Adventures
has always been my favorite games
through my hacking life and it would be
so totally awsome to help with this hack
as it's the one I've been following most
during it's making.
(Even more then Shinygold... no offense zel)
And I also am a great BETA tester as I
am very skilled in the english language
and easily spots any text errors.
I talk to every person in a town, walk into
every house, and check every signpost
(I almost talk with every empty tile
that looks interesting :P)

I really hope I'll be chosen as
a Beta tester. :D


SonicBlazePlatinum March 13th, 2008 12:42 PM

I want to be a beta tester,because the hack is good especially the 2008 beta.The hack is even better than (in my opinion) :

Pokemon Shiny Gold
Pokemon Ruby Destiny Reign of Legends/Rescue Rangers

EDIT:I obtain every item,battle every trainer,visit optional areas,and talk to everyone.

EDIT 2:I don't hate those hacks I mentioned.

grandpokemonmaster March 13th, 2008 12:59 PM

RE: Beta Tester, Music Changer, Mapper.
I would be so glad to help you! I really want to be part of your hack. I am great in mapping. I have the newest Version of Advance Map now. AM_1.90. I am only a Moderate (example: playing video games at the Medium Difficulty) Mapper. I can't do the new feature that let's you change your maps a new way or whatever, so. If you want, I can also try to put, not make, music in your game using Sappy.

Luck March 13th, 2008 1:27 PM

well hiroshi(can i call you that?) i'm not here to beta test but i can find glitches in the game that are usually hard to find.
and sorry if its not in the first post but grandpokemonmaster i think he is only looking for beta testers.not mappers.
but if i may,i suggest you change the school building in seashore town.
and if you want to/can, you should change the meowth script and make the "flash"
I have always admired this game and its creator.
Good luck and sorry if i'm making offtopic posts.
and i can check for some errors like border block because i usually check stuff like that out.

Hiroshi Uwishicarwei March 13th, 2008 2:46 PM

hey, I can't script. So, I can map seashore city's building. But, I never helped a hacker.

Har D Har March 13th, 2008 4:12 PM

I would love a testing postition. I do have experience, I am a beta tester/screenshot taker for Rocket's Revenge. I would love to test for you, as you're my favroite hacker ever. I have also beta tested for Pokemon Chartreuse.

Virtual Chatot March 13th, 2008 4:51 PM

I like the threads new look Hiroshi =D

I'll take a seat as tester if its still open, although I doubt it

Tanro March 13th, 2008 6:58 PM

I would love to beta test this game if You still need another tester. I have plenty of free time right now with no work and no school. I am a big fan of Rijon Adeventures as well as Brown and Prism.

Twilight Hero March 13th, 2008 7:23 PM

Hello Hiroshi. I would like to apply for the position of a Beta Tester. I'm interested in the position for a number of reasons.

Firstly, I'm really interested in your project. It looks very well put together, and very neatly polished. What's more is the level of presentation. The blog-esque format you're using to display your work is a wonderful, fresh idea. It's got me hooked, and I can't wait to see more.

My second reason is a little selfish, really. I'm new here, and I've been going about the forum trying out all these different Hacks. I'm really impressed with everyone's work, and it got me thinking "Hey, I can do one of these too". So, I'd like to participate in the effort of making a great hack, no matter what the position. Any experience I can get will help me become a better Hacker. I'm sorry. I wish I had a better reason.

Regardless of whether I'm chosen or not, I still support this hack, and I can't wait to try it out. Looking forward to future spoilers!

Hiroshi Sotomura March 13th, 2008 9:24 PM

To this point, I must comment. I'm not looking for help on any area besides beta testing as I intend to do everything from start to finish (with some help) on my own. I'm a very capable person with the game, so asking for a position of staff… isn't so good.

There are a bunch of interesting submissions so far. I'll be making the difficult choice of picking quite soon.

Lollypop March 14th, 2008 12:57 AM

Can I be a Beta tester?
Can I please be a beta tester? The hack looks Good!

Νιτραμ March 14th, 2008 2:21 AM

I would like to apply for the beta testing program. I have been a beta tester for RijonAdventures before, but here at PC I have made new account so you might not recognize me. (The newest username for my old account is Martin Yiu. Note that I am not using it anymore. You might have known me either as Sugimori or Matt NG, not sure of those.) Anyway, when I saw this opportunity to test the game again, I would like to join in and help you get rid of any bug that could be found.

Why should I be a beta tester? ...Hmmm, hard to answer. I am really precise when testing games, so I talk to everyone and go through every place in the game. And so I can bring really nice results when testing.

Hope that being a former tester and a precise gamer is a reason good enough to accpet me as a tester again. I think RijonAdventures is a game really worth of playing, and therefore I would like to get additional fun from it ^^


Lockmaster24 March 14th, 2008 4:20 AM

can i be a tester ^.^ the verison of rijon i got didn't work :( so i think its fair i downloaded it several times as well

Tyrantrum March 14th, 2008 5:50 AM

I'd love to be a beta tester, too.
This game is soooooooooo fun.
I love the events you put in it.

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