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Old March 2nd, 2010 (01:17 PM).
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the mew/pikachu cross is a pretty naff idea, sorry to say. Hybrid pokemon are made just for a laugh, not for actual games.
I like the idea of Mikachu. If you don't then just don't play it.
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Old March 27th, 2010 (02:17 PM).
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cool i have played this and it was pretty cool...
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Old March 29th, 2010 (08:14 AM). Edited March 29th, 2010 by Opalescent.
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Hmmm none too shabby. Mikachu??.... Alrighty... Rather have me Torchic but okee dokee. Looking pretty snazzy on the whole.

Edit: Mikachu is too cute I've decided, and I love it!
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Old April 4th, 2010 (12:03 AM).
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I don't know why but I don't like Mikachu. Btw. You should update some screenshot so people can see how is going your work. It is your hack, so can make any way you like but please think about people are they like your story. I don't likd mikachu but thats not mean I hate your hack. I really like it. Keep it up. I am waiting for new beta for play.
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Old April 4th, 2010 (12:56 PM).
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how to get vankret pass??? help
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Old April 18th, 2010 (01:36 AM).
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Mikachu Is awesome :D

That was a great idea
you did there
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Old April 19th, 2010 (02:36 PM). Edited April 19th, 2010 by diegoisawesome.
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This is, what, the fourth time I've tried to do this? I really should save my posts to a text document...

Anyways, it's mailbag and update time!
Quote originally posted by Swimmer Ryan:
The screenshots are nice, I'd defiantly want to see more, the only problem I have is with the title screen, the font just doesn't look good.
I really don't know what font FR's title screen uses. If anybody could help me out, it would be great.
Quote originally posted by simdu68:
it seems you haven't done much in your hack......have you got no maps of the game? because i don't want to download it if its not yet finished or far enough........
B2 goes up to the 4th town, Klindor City. B3 will go double that.
Quote originally posted by zein:
Look very nice i like it...i played it and are a very nice hack for your free time...
Thanks!
Quote originally posted by LightSlei:
Well I finished my replay through of it.

Hope you enjoy.

Diego: If I take something down it means I plan to re-do it because I am confident I can do better.
I really enjoy watching people play though my game. Although, looking back on it, B2 was really crummy...
Quote originally posted by effigia777:
dude, how do you justify calling this a beta 2? at this rate you'll be up to beta 37 before we have the full game! still, it may only be one town but it was really good. i like the mew/pikachu hybrid.
Yeah, B3 should go double what B2 went. Thanks for the encouragement!
Quote originally posted by altariaking:
i can't download it. it just comes up random letters when i click the link
I don't know what's up with your browser. Everyone else can download it just fine.
Quote originally posted by chrunch:
I've never got around to commenting on this before, so i'll do it now.

From the screens, it looks quite good, however, there's not very much to go by.
From the Hacks Showcase forum rules, this shouldn't even be in the Hacks Showcase, as it doesn't have 10 screens, or "signifigant progress"...
But, I've played the previous SO(Before the restart) and it was amazing.
I'll play the beta now, and, good luck!
Yeah, I know that I don't have enough screens yet. Don't worry, I'm updating them this week.
Quote originally posted by Luster:
the mew/pikachu cross is a pretty naff idea, sorry to say. Hybrid pokemon are made just for a laugh, not for actual games.
Quote originally posted by Swimmer Ryan:
I like the idea of Mikachu. If you don't then just don't play it.
I agree with Swimmer Ryan. Nobody forces you to play hacks, or video games for that matter. If you don't like Mikachu, then just go to some other, less Fakemon thread.
Quote originally posted by medoshichi:
cool i have played this and it was pretty cool...
Thanks!
Quote originally posted by Opalescent:
Hmmm none too shabby. Mikachu??.... Alrighty... Rather have me Torchic but okee dokee. Looking pretty snazzy on the whole.

Edit: Mikachu is too cute I've decided, and I love it!
Thanks for all the compliments, everyone!
Quote originally posted by Darkerm:
I don't know why but I don't like Mikachu. Btw. You should update some screenshot so people can see how is going your work. It is your hack, so can make any way you like but please think about people are they like your story. I don't likd mikachu but thats not mean I hate your hack. I really like it. Keep it up. I am waiting for new beta for play.
Again, thanks for your replies. Like I said earlier, I'm updating the screenshots soon.
Quote originally posted by emilian_gaara:
how to get vankret pass??? help
You can get the Vantrek Pass by talking to the "nerd" in the Pokémon Center.
Quote originally posted by Nintendork15:
Mikachu Is awesome :D

That was a great idea
you did there
keep it up
Thanks!

Finally, here come the updates!
Updates - 4/19/2010

Guess what? For those who didn't hear it the first time, Shining Opal is currently undergoing a HUGE revamp. This means:
  • Non-cheesy events
  • Better graphics and tiles
  • New music
  • New characters
  • New title screen
  • Better, less square maps
  • A fresh, clean storyline
Not only that, progress has been going along at an extremely fast pace!
  • Lake Zigger finished and done with!
  • Route 1 finished and done with!
  • Vantrek Pass (the new area) finished and done with!
  • Vantrek City is currently being worked on!
I'm extremely sorry that I haven't been releasing updates! I really wanted to get a lot of work done before the public showing (and my post keeps getting deleted).

Now, finally, here are the screenshots!




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Old April 19th, 2010 (02:58 PM).
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Wow! Cool, looking title screen. Are you looking for someone to beta test this? I'd be more then glad to do it.
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Old April 21st, 2010 (02:54 PM).
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w00t! Updates!

The maps look refreshing and as Konekodemon said the title screen is nice.

I'm ready for Mikachu!
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Old April 27th, 2010 (01:44 PM). Edited April 27th, 2010 by bobman1234.
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I really like this hack, but when the intro is over, the little message that is right before the start screen is glitched up, but it does not effect anything. Btw, I love the edited music, especially this intro music, keep it going! Hey when I was in the first route looking for pokemon, I was pressing the space bar to speed up, I found one but my game just crashed, can you please fix that bug?
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Old April 30th, 2010 (02:45 PM).
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This is a really good hack. I've completed the beta three times now and I am looking forward to the next update. So many things about the hack just click into place and make it a enjoyable hack - probably one of the best on PC. It's too bad that it's so early in production, or I would really consider a recorded play-through of it.
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Old April 30th, 2010 (04:28 PM).
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Hello, I'd like to play your updated version of Pokémon Shining Opal, but I can't find the download anywhere. On the first page there is only old version.
Where I can find it? And have you ever released the download for the newest big update?
Anyways, your hack looks very good, I'm looking forward to playing it.
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Old April 30th, 2010 (06:26 PM).
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Omg! i love it,more than the older style of the hack.Really awesome combinations,tiles and sprites,very good pallets and all are good.Waiting the new release.

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Old May 1st, 2010 (12:23 PM).
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Awesome. I remember playing you hack a long time ago. I was really disapointed when it ended so quickly. I hope the next release will be very soon cuz i want to play forever!
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Old May 22nd, 2010 (09:07 AM).
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Hey Diego, I really liked your hack. I think every one who disliked Mikachu is crazy, I personally loved it. I was just wondering how you are progressing on the hack, I really don't wanna see this die. =]
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Old May 23rd, 2010 (02:51 PM).
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i like the mewpikachu fakemon :D nice work on this!
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Old May 29th, 2010 (02:53 PM). Edited May 29th, 2010 by Caecilius_CP.
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Guess what? I actually know the creator of the game IN PERSON. Play this game, it rules.

...Oh wait, that's beta 3. Beta two is still good I guess. But beta 3 will kick beta two's butt. Trust me.
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Old May 30th, 2010 (07:28 AM).
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Lake Zigger's looking good, but the bridge tile looks somewhat messed up.
Well good luck!
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Old June 15th, 2010 (01:59 PM).
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Hey Diego, how's the hack coming along? I mean I really hope this doesn't get canceled, your hack was one of the main reasons I joined PokeCommunity. Also, I was wondering if I could help anyway at all. I'm not to go at mapping but I just started and if you need any help I'll try. If you need any ideas I could certainly help. Also, I was wondering if I could beta test. I really like your graphics, especially Lake Zigger, I like the idea of Mikachu, and I think your presenting your hack really nicely. Well, Good luck!
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Old June 21st, 2010 (02:43 PM). Edited June 22nd, 2010 by diegoisawesome.
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Guess what? I'm still alive, and here to bring you more updates!
Quote originally posted by Konekodemon:
Wow! Cool, looking title screen. Are you looking for someone to beta test this? I'd be more then glad to do it.
Sure! In fact, read later on into this post for more info.

Quote originally posted by Fire Blazer:
w00t! Updates!

The maps look refreshing and as Konekodemon said the title screen is nice.

I'm ready for Mikachu!
Thanks!

Quote originally posted by bobman1234:
I really like this hack, but when the intro is over, the little message that is right before the start screen is glitched up, but it does not effect anything. Btw, I love the edited music, especially this intro music, keep it going! Hey when I was in the first route looking for pokemon, I was pressing the space bar to speed up, I found one but my game just crashed, can you please fix that bug?
I don't know about the first glitch (probably left over from crappy overwriting of vital data) but the second one was caused by a Pokémon's messed up battle sprite (I believe it was Sentret).
Quote originally posted by Kozoi:
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LOLOLAOALAOALAKPAKAPFKDFPK.

This is a really good hack. I've completed the beta three times now and I am looking forward to the next update. So many things about the hack just click into place and make it a enjoyable hack - probably one of the best on PC. It's too bad that it's so early in production, or I would really consider a recorded play-through of it.
Wow, three times? O_o You must really be crazy about my game. :D
Don't worry, because once B3 is finished and released, it'll be more than double the length of the current one (hopefully making it more walkthrough-worthy).
Quote originally posted by Klofkac:
Hello, I'd like to play your updated version of Pokémon Shining Opal, but I can't find the download anywhere. On the first page there is only old version.
Where I can find it? And have you ever released the download for the newest big update?
Anyways, your hack looks very good, I'm looking forward to playing it.
If you're asking about B3, it won't be out for a LONG while. (But be sure to look out for the B2 Redux soon!)
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Omg! i love it,more than the older style of the hack.Really awesome combinations,tiles and sprites,very good pallets and all are good.Waiting the new release.

PS: Your name is Diego?
Thanks a lot. Most tiles were made/ripped/inserted/found by Full Metal, thank him. :D
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Quote originally posted by sir.euge:
Awesome. I remember playing you hack a long time ago. I was really disapointed when it ended so quickly. I hope the next release will be very soon cuz i want to play forever!
I was also disappointed. XD And the next "release" will be coming soon (as soon as I get that new PC).
Quote originally posted by tjwilliams24:
Hey Diego, I really liked your hack. I think every one who disliked Mikachu is crazy, I personally loved it. I was just wondering how you are progressing on the hack, I really don't wanna see this die. =]
Well, I'm guessing that today's updates are exactly what you wanted then, huh?
And no, SO is still being worked on (although extremely sparingly, because my PC is getting BSODs every hour or so even after a system restore/format, and my parents still haven't bought me a new PC yet).
Quote originally posted by solspear:
i like the mewpikachu fakemon nice work on this!
Thank you!
Quote originally posted by Caecilius_CP:
Guess what? I actually know the creator of the game IN PERSON. Play this game, it rules.

...Oh wait, that's beta 3. Beta two is still good I guess. But beta 3 will kick beta two's butt. Trust me.
Thanks for finally getting an account and posting on here, Frank!
And yes, we DO know each other.
Quote originally posted by Tropical Sunlight:
Lake Zigger's looking good, but the bridge tile looks somewhat messed up.
Well good luck!
...What do you mean about the bridge tile? Please elaborate.
Thanks for the criticism, though.
Quote originally posted by tjwilliams24:
Hey Diego, how's the hack coming along? I mean I really hope this doesn't get canceled, your hack was one of the main reasons I joined PokeCommunity. Also, I was wondering if I could help anyway at all. I'm not to go at mapping but I just started and if you need any help I'll try. If you need any ideas I could certainly help. Also, I was wondering if I could beta test. I really like your graphics, especially Lake Zigger, I like the idea of Mikachu, and I think your presenting your hack really nicely. Well, Good luck!
Now HERE is the long message that got me to finally start work on this post, even with all the blue screens.
But, really? You joined PC just for SO? :') That just about proves how much people care about my hack (which is awesome)! Sure, you can beta test. Like I said to Konekodemon, just read on for more info on that.

Thanks for the wakeup call, everybody! Here are the long-awaited updates!

Updates - 4/21/2010

The revamp of the areas found in B2 are around 50% done, with Vantrek City being about 98% done! Sorry it's not closer than that, but numerous glitches with my computer (this post has had to have been restarted about, maybe, 10 times) have stopped me from working much. Now, though, I'm getting a new computer!!!!
Awesome, right?

By the way, B3 Alpha (Preview) is ready to be beta-tested! Testers, please PM me your email address (and some proof that you work for my team, be it in link form or referencing back to an old VM or PM, but no copy/paste of conversations) for me to give you a link to the ~48% done B3 Alpha (AKA B2 Redux)!

How about I not keep you away from the screenshots any longer, and just show them to you now? Would you like that?



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Old June 22nd, 2010 (01:52 PM).
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Awee shucks, you made the post just cuz of me? But, I love the screenshots. I'm just wondering, is that a tile error in screenshot #4? The stairs seem kinda wierd on the left side. But, about that beta testing, could I? I'll just fill out the usual form.

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It's good to see that your back and getting a new computer =D
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Old June 22nd, 2010 (02:01 PM).
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Awee shucks, you made the post just cuz of me? But, I love the screenshots. I'm just wondering, is that a tile error in screenshot #4? The stairs seem kinda wierd on the left side. But, about that beta testing, could I? I'll just fill out the usual form.

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It's good to see that your back and getting a new computer =D
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Old June 23rd, 2010 (12:03 AM). Edited June 24th, 2010 by Sarcastic Prince.
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Hmm... the updates and the scripts are great, but
you should remove the hat for the Hero.
It will be better, because it'll be turned into a new OW then.
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I like the new tiles that you've chosen and I look forward to playing the new beta, because the old one was satisfying.
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Old June 30th, 2010 (08:47 AM).
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Yes the old beta made me want to do a video playthrough but I was dissapointed when it ended so fast. So can we download the new beta already or do we still have to wait?
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