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Old December 2nd, 2009 (04:15 PM). Edited August 31st, 2010 by ZodiacDaGreat.
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Introduction

The Pokémon Gold, Silver & Crystal Versions were the popular second generation games from Nintendo, they inspired this hack. I've always wanted a G/S/C remake on the third generation of the Gameboy Advance console and with the Fire Red & Leaf Green graphic set.

With this, you will wake up one day and find your neighbour Professor Elm looking for you. Upon visiting him, you get a request to visit his acquaintance and your very own Pokémon as you have always dreamed of having. After visiting Mr. Pokémon, you decide to embark on your own adventure and a quest to complete the PokéDex that Professor Oak just gave.

Along the way, you'll face tough challenges, meet friends & foes, discover secrets, make legend and most importantly - have fun. Do you have what it takes?


Hack Information

Name: Pokémon Pure Gold
Code Base: Pokémon Ruby Version [AXVE]
Author: ZodiacDaGreat
Website: Here
Major Helpers: HackMew, Mastermind_X & Interdpth
Language: English

Progress
~Brushing or Polishing up for a beta release~

Programs Used
  • AdvanceMap
  • Advance Palette Editor
  • A-Trainer
  • Assembler from DevkitARM
  • Door Manager
  • Hex Workshop
  • Item Manager
  • Lips IPS Patcher
  • Overworld Editor - Rebirth Edition
  • Trader Advanced
  • Tileset Manager
  • unLZ.GBA Hacked Version
  • VisualBoyAdvance
  • VisualBoyAdvance Debugger
  • VisualBoyAdvance Hacker's Editon
  • eXtreme Script Editor


Features

Since I've used Pokémon Ruby Version as base, there's a lot of lackings. To overcome this and to make sure that certain features are possible, I've resort to ASM hacking - hacking of the game's original code, one way or another to accomplish what I intend to do. In the future, there will be more and more ASM hacks applied which will contribute to the success of this hack as a remake. My sincere thanks goes the people who've taught me the GBA assembly language.

Fire Red & Leaf Green Graphics
Although the base game is Ruby version, the graphics of it in plain words is that it sucks A lot of modification has been done to the tilesets, backgrounds, textboxes and so on. In the future there'll be even more

Time Events
It is known that Ruby version has a Real Time Clock (RTC) but it wasn't really used to the full extent, in this hack it will be misused - badly. There you have it: Day Night System[Morning, Day, Afternoon, Evening, and Night], Apricorn & Berry System, Seasons and other timed events will unfold.

Classic Tunes
The classics that you loved from G/S/C is back. There will also be different tunes for the different time periods, just be sure not to doze off to sleep..

Miscellaneous
Most of the other features of the G/S/C will be implemented if possible, this is all thanks to ASM work eg. Ruins of Alph puzzles, Phone call system, Clothes System, Money Savings, National Dex... There's just too many to name.

With all these features, all I can say is Ruby has been hacked extensively lol


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Videos

Pure Gold Titlescreen - View it here. Thanks to tanui.


Bugs & Glitches

This are mainly scripting and programming errors that tend to mess up game play, usually due to my carelessness and error. There are three sections: Bugs, Oddities, & Glitches.
To make sure that Pokémon Pure Gold is as clean as ever, I'd need all your help; so let me know if there's any weird things going on - Be sure not to use save states when playing. Oh and no cheating


Bugs
  • Currently there's nothing.

Oddities
  • Currently there's nothing.

Glitches
  • Currently there's nothing.


Credits & Thanks

The following contributed to this hack in one way or another. Please note that this list is not in any particular order.

The G/S/C Platinum
A lot of graphics from them have been used either directly or as inspiration purposes.

HackMew & Mastermind_X
You two are one of the greatest hackers I've known in all time, I'm glad and honored to know you XD You both are what I'am now, I remember those countless hours of bothering you. My heart felt gratitude goes to you both

Matt & Cearn
Matt aka interdpth and Cearn helped increased my GBA knowledge, you have to say that ASM works hand in hand with the hardware so without the hardware it's null. Matt also gives me advice everytime I ask - hope it wasn't a bother We don't call you old skool for nothing huh Matt?

Nitram & ~Teh Panda~
Gratitude goes to Nitram aka Martin for teaching me CSS long time ago and ~Teh Panda~ for reminding me about the CSS bbcode used in this thread. Thanks guys.

Aminex
Dude... Thanks for doing the music for my hack. I'll ask you to do more when you're active

Zel
For some of the resources used in Shiny Gold. While working on the hack I had to refer to Shiny Gold, Gold Version, and so on. Shiny Gold sure is guidance and inspiration to fellow G/S/C remakers. I'd leave a personal message to Zel here, "Don't give up, you've come too far to give up on Shiny Gold "

ash2000
He's my beta tester. Speaking honestly here, beta testing can be boring and takes a lot of patience and loyalty - especially when you're torn between keeping the private beta to yourself or to someone who keeps bugging you and pleading and all. So... Thank you ash2000

The Tool Makers & Myself
Tools are always easier than HEX and those gibberish numbers. They are deserve a thumbs up and a round of applause XD

Supporting Pure Gold
Fanbar 1

Code:
[URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=202176"][IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/amqnmh.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Fanbar 2

Code:
[URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=202176"][IMG]http://i47.tinypic.com/waqdu0.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Awards and Claims



Claims
- First ruby hack to date to feature the dual text boxes of Fire Red.
- First hack to a close to complete animated title screen.
- First ruby hack to have a completely hacked Trainer Card.
and more to come.


Help

White screen problem
Help, I patched my ROM and when I run the game I get a white screen. This is most likely that your save type isn't compatible, goto Emulator=>Save Type=>128K. If not, then there can be chances that your ROM is corrupted or wasn't patched properly.


Downloads

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Attached Files
File Type: ips Pure Gold - Alpha.ips‎ (410.4 KB, 3614 views) (Save to Dropbox)
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First post ftw =]

This looks pretty legit so far. I love RSE GSC remakes, but the only other one I've really seen even up to this date(besides my own confections LOL) was CrystalShards. This is esque to that, of course, which is legit in itself.

I'll be looking foward to a release.

Btw, some advice, the features are pretty nice in this, but I hope you don't let them and tools take over the hack. Gameplay should be the main focus. Just saying.

Also, would you mind showing us something on the clothing system? =]. Seems interesting...
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First post ftw =]

This looks pretty legit so far. I love RSE GSC remakes, but the only other one I've really seen even up to this date(besides my own confections LOL) was CrystalShards. This is esque to that, of course, which is legit in itself.

I'll be looking foward to a release.

Btw, some advice, the features are pretty nice in this, but I hope you don't let them and tools take over the hack. Gameplay should be the main focus. Just saying.

Also, would you mind showing us something on the clothing system? =]. Seems interesting...
Thanks What do you mean by let the tools take over? XD Yes, I agree - Gameplay comes first... Therefore I'm open to your suggestions and tell you what I think also.

Clothes system? Sure... I wasn't the first to do this though - On Ruby maybe yes :D I can't do the screens though, cause it doesn't look real XD
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Quote originally posted by ZodiacDaGreat:
Thanks What do you mean by let the tools take over? XD Yes, I agree - Gameplay comes first... Therefore I'm open to your suggestions and tell you what I think also.

Clothes system? Sure... I wasn't the first to do this though - On Ruby maybe yes :D I can't do the screens though, cause it doesn't look real XD
I mean, like, let the hack gain popularity only by its features and tools involved in it, and look past basing it around fresh gameplay too.

and why does it matter if it doesn't look real? lol. But really, if you're up to it besides that, it would be nice to see
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Okay... I hate to see people say I edited the palette in Photoshop or something like that.

There it is. One's normal or default clothing and the second's changed after talking to that old lady. Currently, the clothes change will take effect after the map refreshes. But there's simple way to overcome it, simply copy the new clothes palette directly
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oh nice! something to keep us occupied till the HGSS comes out. I dont like your morning and sunset tints. Morning doesnt look good greenish. maybe a shade of yellow? and evening should be a bit lighter.
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*facepalm* oh great, it's THIS hack again, sheesh, was'nt ShinyGold enough, and we already have HGSS
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*facepalm* oh great, it's THIS hack again, sheesh, was'nt ShinyGold enough, and we already have HGSS
it's /facepalm. And, what is that pokemon hack in your username?
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Quote originally posted by Aljam:
oh nice! something to keep us occupied till the HGSS comes out. I dont like your morning and sunset tints. Morning doesnt look good greenish. maybe a shade of yellow? and evening should be a bit lighter.
Thanks. I'll see what I can do about the colors.

Quote originally posted by Masterge77:
*facepalm* oh great, it's THIS hack again, sheesh, was'nt ShinyGold enough, and we already have HGSS
Whatever floats your boat my friend Shiny Gold isn't completed yet and HGSS is still different in some ways.
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i will defenalitly keep an eye on this. is the any notched ear pichu events? or this a full remake of the origanal?
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this is looking good... very good idea using fire red graphics on ruby... R/S/E graphics suck
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Well Zodiac, you've outdone yourself! This is looking nice! I like how Ruby has been made to look like Fire Red! Just curious, and I know you're a long way away, but how will Kanto work without a Region Map?! Anyways, good luck bro!
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Well Zodiac, you've outdone yourself! This is looking nice! I like how Ruby has been made to look like Fire Red! Just curious, and I know you're a long way away, but how will Kanto work without a Region Map?! Anyways, good luck bro!
yeah thats right how will he?
maybe make a new item that is a kanto world map?
idk if thats possible though
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Quote originally posted by Zeikku™:
Well Zodiac, you've outdone yourself! This is looking nice! I like how Ruby has been made to look like Fire Red! Just curious, and I know you're a long way away, but how will Kanto work without a Region Map?! Anyways, good luck bro!
Thanks That's my major goal, to make people playing the game think that it wasn't built on Ruby :D I guess I'll study how the map works on Fire Red and port it to Ruby. If its just a plain kanto map than it's easy but with labels and all... It becomes harder.

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yeah thats right how will he?
maybe make a new item that is a kanto world map?
idk if thats possible though
Yeah, that's do-able. But like I said early, it becomes way too easy if I just show the map and only the map XD
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how come some of the best rom hackers only make gsc remakes?
Ahhh the screen shots look nice. I can't wait to play/see some of your asm you will use. I love gold so I will definitely play this.

Greatest hopes for this hack. Nice job your great O.o amazing.
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how come some of the best rom hackers only make gsc remakes?
Ahhh the screen shots look nice. I can't wait to play/see some of your asm you will use. I love gold so I will definitely play this.

Greatest hopes for this hack. Nice job your great O.o amazing.
Hehehe.... True's up... I guess we like to test our capabilities Oro Sole along with Pure Gold is one of those hardcore hacked ones XD
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Finally, the thread is up.
Well, all I have to say you probably already know. This hack looks amazing, especially because its based off of Ruby. Not too many people hack RSE nowadays.
Anyways, knowing you, you probably inserted a crapload of ASM stuff in there... Can't wait!
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question, what are you using in your hack for daytime events

also on a critics note:

I think that the fact that you are using almost everything FR and LG is extremely well executed

also on a other note:

the intro does not look as the FR and LG one completely, which i like

that is all

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P.S.S. i like the fact that people who r da bomb at hacking only make G/S/C remakes
P.S.S.S. no one will stop making G/S/C remakes when HG/SS come out in engrish (oh yes i said ingrish)
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Quote originally posted by Liquid Shadow:
Finally, the thread is up.
Well, all I have to say you probably already know. This hack looks amazing, especially because its based off of Ruby. Not too many people hack RSE nowadays.
Anyways, knowing you, you probably inserted a crapload of ASM stuff in there... Can't wait!
Haha... Yeah, crapload Thanks I think R/S versions are popular among spanish hackers, I mean you see a lot of them hacking Ruby.

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question, what are you using in your hack for daytime events

also on a critics note:

I think that the fact that you are using almost everything FR and LG is extremely well executed

also on a other note:

the intro does not look as the FR and LG one completely, which i like

that is all

P.S. i would totally put a banner in my sig if you had some
P.S.S. i like the fact that people who r da bomb at hacking only make G/S/C remakes
P.S.S.S. no one will stop making G/S/C remakes when HG/SS come out in engrish (oh yes i said ingrish)
P.S.S.S.S. i like puddin
Thanks Uh, what do you mean what I'm using? It'll be scripting of course? Oh and about the graphics, I really need to change the menu navigation arrows and some other stuff, as for the intro I'll have to find a way to recode it and use the bigger sprites just like Fire Red and Leaf Green. Thanks for your comments
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You have seasons and a day/night system, but no fan bars??? THIS IS MADNESS. Maybe I can make you one?

I'm a big fan of G/S/C but I find it painful to play because of the graphics, so I wish you luck and will wait for something downloadable. Are you planning to add anything new to the storyline?
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Aha! The thread is up. I must say it looks quite good so far and I am loving all your unique features. It was no problem helping you out with CSS. I must say also that the clothing feature will be awesome. I remember seeing a vid by Sebbe where he had something like this. One thing I thought was odd was the size of Oak in the intro part. But this is probably a limitation or something in the intro routine? Everything else is wonderful so far and I am very glad to see it here on PC. Another great addon once you finish it will be the lit windows at night and seasons! Im so anxious to see how that turns out.

Best of luck :D
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Okay, sorry for the delay... I know some people really want to support this hack badly I whipped up something fast kind so I hope it doesn't suck as my photoshop skills are rusty.
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Looks Great so far, great screens!
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Quote originally posted by ZodiacDaGreat:
Thanks That's my major goal, to make people playing the game think that it wasn't built on Ruby :D I guess I'll study how the map works on Fire Red and port it to Ruby. If its just a plain kanto map than it's easy but with labels and all... It becomes harder.


Yeah, that's do-able. But like I said early, it becomes way too easy if I just show the map and only the map XD
Wow! Awesome, I thought you'd may consider porting from Fire Red. This is a pretty sweet remake, Everything looks very professional! As always, if you need help with graphics, just send a PM or something.
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