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Old January 22nd, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Thanks so much for this. I could not find any guides like this.
Old April 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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hey has anyone figured out a way to get this to work on windows 7? if not could i post my image here and have someone index it?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Really nice Tutorial, But a lots of Download's
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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"Open it back up in Irfanview to check if the BG colour is the same as the first colour in the palette"

What if it doesn't change? What if its the same as it was before? What would I be doing wrong?
I love Pokemon. Deal with it!
Old April 12th, 2012, 04:22 AM
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I follow the guide correctly, I corrected the pallete to come out with the messed up image, I then opened it up in paint and clicked 'Ctrl + V' to paste it, then I saved it and reopened it in Irfanview as the corrected image, but the pallete is the same as when I first opened it in Irfanview. What am I doing wrong? Help is appreciated!
Old May 19th, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Any idea what to do if, when the compressed size is too big, the number that shows up contains a letter, like "3E4"?
Old May 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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As long as it doesn't get to "G" or further, it just means it is in hexadecimal; just deal with it normally.
did u no there r 21 letters in the alphabet
o i forgot 5

Old May 22nd, 2012, 10:19 AM
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I did everything you did, but when I try to open my hacked version of the game, it just stays white. I did also try with flash 128K. How can I fix this? (I did also try this with multiple VBA's and an other game)
Old May 22nd, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Really nice share, thanks, especially for the unLZ & APE stuff ;-)
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Adding 0x0 - 0x57 Name Header to FireRed - Incomplete (Still working on it though [10-05-2012])
Old July 6th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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I couldn't index the image correctly. I did everything right more than eight times, but not once did it work. I use Windows 7 by the way. What could I be doing wrong? It could be because of the step where you paste the original image into paint. Are you supposed to save it after you paste it?
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Old July 17th, 2013, 06:35 AM
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I think I might have figured out part of it. The background color isn't the fourth option for editing the pallet. So am I supposed to just edit the fourth color option anyways, or do I have to do something to get that to happen?

EDIT: Well, that's not it. Not even what shows in the tutorial.

EDIT #2: I got it working! I didn't notice I needed the old version of paint. But still one more question: if I were to start playing, and then in the middle, I edited a sprite, would it still show the new sprite even on my old game data that existed first?

But I also got a problem with the next step. When writing the new picture to the rom, it came up as 0x2c4 for the compressed size. What's going on?
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Old August 11th, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Yeah Windows 7 Paint doesn't work aha . Nooope it wouldn't show because the sprite is stored in the RAM I think? It might change/freeze if you refresh the screen though but I'm not very sure. 0x2C4 seems like a legitimate hexadecimal number to me? Just use that normally.

ROM Hacking was getting frustrating for me. I've now stopped productions and writing the game from scratch in HTML 5.

That means it will be playable in the browser, and across multiple devices such as the iPod touch.
Old August 21st, 2013, 04:57 AM
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I have found that the easiest way to edit trainers of no particular importance is to leave them there and just edit their teams using VsTrainer. For important trainers or trainers that revert to the game that is being hacked over unfortunately you can't do this though.
Old September 12th, 2013, 08:57 PM
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i will post something if it worked for me.
Old November 30th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by EdensElite View Post
Yeah Windows 7 Paint doesn't work aha :). Nooope it wouldn't show because the sprite is stored in the RAM I think? It might change/freeze if you refresh the screen though but I'm not very sure. 0x2C4 seems like a legitimate hexadecimal number to me? Just use that normally.
This is what I was talking about. Here's what I get for this picture. There is no way I can put that into the FSF, so is it something to do with the picture I put in?
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Old June 25th, 2014, 01:44 PM
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Do anyone know the offset for FR HP bar and box for in battle in APE? Also how to make the hp bar in battle the same size like the one in emerald.
Old June 25th, 2014, 07:31 PM
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Holy crap, you are a life saver. I could not figure out what I was doing wrong for the life of me, but your tutorial solved everything for me! Thank you so much! Can I ask where the in-game sprites are for the main character?
Old August 23rd, 2014, 11:08 AM
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I followed every step but my sprite has a black square behind her
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