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Old August 27th, 2011 (06:38 AM).
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I've been very fancinated by how 'more' improved the mapping engine really is in Pokémon Black/White. So far what I've noticed just by using the Walk Through Walls code... is the fact that the maps have their boundries. Could the whole mapping engine be based on designing the layout then inserting the movement area? What I've noticed during my research on a Pokémon Black ROM is the fact that every movement area consists of 32x32 blocks. It is quite different from Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum in how every map piece consisted of 24x24 blocks. Something that everyone would possibly like to see ways of knowing how to edit that mapping engine... then maybe one day if a map editor was made for Black/White, then we might see Ruby/Sapphire remakes, eh? So far as what I've noticed when using the walk through walls code... is that the movement permissions that require surf cannot be passed through, I guess the game prompts for the character to use surf in order for the wild Pokémon encounters? In Diamond/Pearl/Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver, the wild Pokémon encounters on water were activated via the texture, not the movement permission. And there's layouts of maps that extend out into areas that have no movement area (in other words is an unpassible area). Nobody has managed to go into a Mystery Zone as of yet (not even I can), however I've found the Mystery Zone music for Pokémon Black/White, it sounds exactly the same as Icirrus City. The name "Mystery Zone" is found while using PPTEXT. And there's still many things we yet have to confirm about the mapping engine in Pokémon Black/White.

Remember... "nothing is impossible".

There are things that I don't even know about either... such as the locations of the 3D Model data and the map layout/land data. And prahaps also finding out how the movement of curving around in places such as the Skyarrow Bridge, Castelia City, Village Bridge. I aren't even sure if they are movement permissions. It surely is something we need to research. First off... knowing the location of the land data/map layouts in Pokémon Black/White. Once we learn about them... then we'll have fun messing around with the ROM and changing many portions of it and learning even more stuff about the mapping engine. This will be a brillient step in Pokémon Black/White hacking. After all... research is something that is shared across everyone on the world wide web.
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Researching the NDS ROMs...

sure does feel like a brand new adventure!

I'm really looking forward to learning how to understand what the hex values mean and how to create programs using Microsoft Visual Studio!

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