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Old October 3rd, 2008 (10:50 AM). Edited November 29th, 2008 by mystletainn.
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Just to let everyone know, this is a hack of Fire Red.




On Essia, a series of graphic murders have gripped the Essian's attention. Each murder was marked by a large, ruby en-
crusted dagger stuck firmly in the victim's chest - hence the name of the game.

One detective in particular - a man named Ronald Helsing - took a great interest in this case. While the police were bound
to their rules and standards, Helsing dug into the criminal underground of Essia and sought to apprehend the perpetrator
behind the grisly murders. However, while on the beat investigating, he suddenly vanished. His family, his friend, his contacts -
none heard from him for weeks. Suspecting foul play, the police invaded his private compound in the west, where his wife and
child stayed behind, waiting for him to return.

His child has long looked up to their father. At only ten years old, the child has studied all of their father's old cases and taught themselves his detective techniques. Frustrated by the laziness of the police department and their desire to see their father
again pushes them in one direction - leaving home and finding their father. So they set off with only a Pokemon at their side
and a letter left for them by who they think is their father. As the main character further investigates the murders, they come
to realize the murders are only a small part of a greater conspiracy consuming all of Essia. In order to find their father again,
they must stop this conspiracy from coming into fruition and protect the livelihood of the world itself.
























~The Womanizer~ / Forgotten Memory for all of his help.
All of the people who have helped critique my maps.
thethethethe - For the fabulous Starter Quiz Script
Fangking Omega - Tiles





Britney Spears - Creative Director / Mapper
~The Womanizer ~ - Graphic Designer / Site Admin
J - Story
dshayabusa - Scripting
Disturbed - Mapper







Code:
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{IMG}http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k362/PHO_Themes/support_rd_02.png{/IMG}

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{IMG}http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k362/PHO_Themes/support_rd_03.png{/IMG}
Replace "{IMG}" and "{/IMG}" with "[IMG]" and "[/IMG]".


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Old October 3rd, 2008 (10:50 AM).
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This looks great ;) good luck and I love your style of mapping :)
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (11:44 AM).
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I really like your maps, and I think that the starter system is very cool as well.

I'm also intrigued to see that there is a sense of mystery, and a more mature tone to the standard Pokemon games. It looks very nice, good luck!
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (11:59 AM).
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i love the story, and your mapping is wonderful.

best of luck with this one. :3
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (12:11 PM).
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well your maps need work and there are some tile errors but atleast there not square maps anyway i do like the starters.
so will you insert new tiles ?
well good luck
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (12:48 PM).
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Well, this is quite original. Good luck!

Also, if you would like an extra mapper to throw around as your slave, feel free to always ask me.
(PM me if you are interested and I'll show you my maps.)
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (01:01 PM).
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(First hack post in a looooong time)

Well, your story has awesome potential, and your map layouts are great aswell. But, I would seriously consider getting a new tileset. Your mapping in general is great, you've got maps with nice flow yet with a subtle complexity. However, we've seen this same tileset through two official games and countless hacks.
And I'm assuming it's a hack of ruby?

Keep it up!
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (01:05 PM).
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I spotted a few errors in your maps, but here is a very noticeable one.
Check the mountains in the second map.
I recommend getting a rombase.
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (01:10 PM).
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The most original Pokemon story I've read so far. The mapping is very nice too. I really hope it goes well
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (02:02 PM). Edited October 3rd, 2008 by mystletainn.
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If you guys can find me a ROM base that isn't ugly, maybe I'll use it. And I'll insert special tiles as I see fit. These are basic maps - I have someone with a better eye for errors go through them and fix them for me (he's not online so these haven't been corrected yet).
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (04:41 PM).
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yea few mess up on there. better fix it up
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (08:06 PM).
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Oh? What's this? You finally made a thread. :3
Interesting starter Pokémon, you never told me about those. xD
You may want to ask thethethethe a few questions about that question-starter script though. :X
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Old October 3rd, 2008 (09:17 PM).
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Yay, another hack by you~
I would be happy to help you with some mapping and basic scripting if that's okay? :3
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Old October 4th, 2008 (06:02 AM).
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Yeah I know there are errors already. I'm going to have Christos look it over hopefully and fix them up a bit. Also, these maps will probably change again. I just wanted to show you some examples of what the atmosphere of the beginning of the game is like.

Wind~, I would take any scripting help offered. Thank you.

~Womanizer~, when I get home and back to my MSN, I'll talk to you then about the additions I made while you were busy.
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Old October 4th, 2008 (07:13 AM).
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I didn't think i'd see you making a hack again.
I have to say that the starters could be better, because wailmer poor defense, and that meowth doesn't have a type advantage(i know he has bite, i'm just saying) over anyone, nor a type disadvantage. The natu and makuhita are good though, they are nice and too underused.
Maybe one of the starters could be a fire type, such as growlithe or houndour?
anyways, the story is really lacking to me. It sounds more like an indiana jones movie than a pokemon game.But at least its realistic.
and now to the maps. They look nice and simple, although route 500 is plagued with tiling errors in the mountains and that the small "green" spots in the first town annoy me.
I also found it irritating in route 501 that you could go through the whole route without ever encountering a wild pokemon.
this hack seems like it really has potential, but for now thats what it only has.
I hope you can fix those "stuff" that i told you about, and can only wish you the best of luck for now britney spears.
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Old October 4th, 2008 (07:37 AM).
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Thank you for the honest feedback ~Fire. I will be posting a more detailed explanation of the game soon. This was just a bareboned post to get people's attention.

I wasn't really going for type advantages in the starters. You won't have a rival to deal with really and a disadvantage to overcome. But yeah, I was actually considering replacing Meowth and Wailmer anyway. The starters do have a theme though which I will explain once I get this thread situated (I know - I'm making a lot of promises).

I'm always editing my maps, and will probably make changes once I get home (I'm up visiting friends at a college at the moment, so I'm not on my own computer).
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Old October 4th, 2008 (12:14 PM).
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Nice first post O.O

I hope you will eventually finish this The story is so original!
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Old October 4th, 2008 (10:30 PM).
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New starters have been added. I think they are an improvement over the old ones.
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Old October 4th, 2008 (10:31 PM).
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Its great to see a hack that has had a lot of effort put into it in the Scrapbox.

Why have you posted maps? I think it would have been better to just have screenshots so we don't know what to expect when we play it. The maps are definitely an improvement from Piratite and the story is just as interesting.

I'd love to help with this hack if you want me. Take a look at my hacks thread (or better yet play beta 2) for proof. I think you could do with some new tiles too. How about Kyledove's?
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Not sure if it fits this hack though.
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Old October 4th, 2008 (10:40 PM).
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No screenshots yet as the maps aren't complete, haven't done any scripting or map connections yet, and I'm lazy. But you're right - don't want to show off an unfinished product.

I love his tile set, but as you said, it doesn't fit the time frame of this story. :(
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Well, some people make a script that brings you back in time. They use old tiles though. You could use those for a cooler kind of 3rd Gen. back in time. ;D
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Old October 5th, 2008 (09:47 AM).
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the new starters are really nice, its much better for there to be more starters.
and maybe you could use the project theta tileset made by christos.
but i suggest that you insert some tiles yourself, rom bases might not have(it happens often) what you are looking for, and some people just don't like it because it doesn't seem that professional.
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Old October 5th, 2008 (01:54 PM).
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I'm not sure if Luke will use a ROM Base just yet. I think developing of the actual game is more important. Besides, graphics can be implemented at any time of development. But ROM Bases have definitely been considered.
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Old October 5th, 2008 (02:33 PM).
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I like the new thread layout.
Also, Neti's tutorial could teach you how to make map connections.
It taught me.(I'm sorry, too busy to join other hacks now.)
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Old October 8th, 2008 (08:41 PM).
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Update:

Remapping everything and getting some scripting together.

Also, designing what would be considered "Gym Leaders" in this game. (More on the " " around Gym Leaders later) So far we have:

A 'demonic' clown [Ice-type]
A paraplegic, wheelchair-bound boy [Psychic-type]
A muscular thug [Normal-type]
A former pilot of the Essian Air Force [Flying-type]
A bored socialite [Grass-type]
???
???

If you have any suggestions for unique gym leaders, I'm all ears.
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