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Old March 13th, 2012 (01:13 PM). Edited June 18th, 2012 by Magic.
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Project: Pokémon Golden Oak

Introduction


Hey guys! I am looking for some hackers to assist in a project I am really interested in.

The premise is that you play as a young Samuel Oak as he works his way from being a Pokémon trainer, to being a good trainer, to his eventual quitting and moving to Pokémon research.

As some of you may know I am currently also running a lone hack, which is why I would really appreciate some people to help design, make and drive this hack - Rather than letting the idea go to waste.


Further Details:


Characters include:

Samuel/Sammy Oak
-Starting out as a young trainer.

Agatha
-The 'rival' of Oak. She develops a vendetta against Oak (such as that seen in the Pokémon Adventures manga)

Bertha
-Sister of Agatha, she remains a neutral party - more of an aid than a hinderence.

Kurt
-Him and his father produce Pokéballs from apricorns collected by the player (similar to GSC) however this is the only means of obtaining Pokéballs, other than as gifts from others.

Baoba
-A child who roams the Safari Park of Old-Fuschia City, and eventually grows up to be it's warden.


Additional characters which could be used for single events:
-Pryce - Could have event where you help his Piloswine find the right herbs?
-Giovanni's Mother - ran a similar organisation to Team Rocket apparently so that could be used.
-Prof.Elm as a child?

Things I am unsure about:

Region - Kanto? Johto? Both? Whichever is chosen will have to represent a time where the technology is not nearly as advanced as in Red/Blue as it is 35-40 years previous. Original Region, with ending explaining why many residents move to other regions.

Flashforwards - Would it be interesting to view AND interact with things Oak does in the future? For instance in special locations,like Pallet, you get a flash forward to events like him giving Ash a Pikachu. Events can show the knock on effects on the future, will be accessible later in the game through Celebi. The flashforwards may reveal secret items, or things people in the future are looking for.

What Pokémon should be available? Prof.Oak, unless he was playing dumb, doesn't know of Johto type Pokémon until the time of Fr/Lg - Should this idea be stuck with or could we pretend he lied to the player?... Hm. A variety of 1st-4th Gen Pokémon, making up a unique dex.

Which ROM should this be a hack of? GSC 'retro' graphics could benefit the story plot, whereas the advantages to Ruby/FR gives a good starting basis in terms of game mechanics. I think this decision will be decided on by the scripters, ASM makers and the spriters as those are the jobs which differ the most between ROMs. This will be a hack of Fire Red.


Jobs Available
  • Mapper
  • Scripter
  • ASM-Routine design/edit/inserter
  • Tileset manager (make+insert)
  • Spriting Pro
  • Title Screen editor
  • Story Developer
  • General Graphics (CSS, Titles, Userbars).

Please provide adequete evidence of what you can do, if not I'll ask for more. General queries about how the game should work will be addressed and decided on by the team as a whole and the public.


Application Form:


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->Applying for: (Primary job: Listed above)
->Also skilled at: (Extra things you may be able to help in: Listed above)
->Been hacking for: (Days/Months/Years)
->Evidence of work: (Three examples that show off Primary Job)
->Visit PokéCommunity: (Every day? Every other day? Once a week?)
->Preferred Contact: (VM/PM/Email/Other)
->ROM Preference: (Gen1/Gen2/Ruby/FireRed)

Current Members:

SwiftSign - [Story Developer][Mapping/Scripting]
Cryogonal - [Mapper][Bits and Bobs]
.Mini - [Graphics][Story Developer]
atif - [Spriting][Bits and Bobs]
Punnagg - [Spriting][Mapper]
droomph - [Scripting][ASM/Music]
NarutoActor - [Backup Scripter]
Banjora Marxvile - [Tile Inserter]

Support Bars:


Please feel free to make your own bars for support, at current we only have a dodgy one made by me :3.

Quote:

Spoiler:
HTML Code:
[url=http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=275770][IMG]http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d178/prossy/OakBanner-1.png[/IMG][/url]
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Old March 15th, 2012 (02:04 PM).
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Woo thread is up .


Now Recruiting! Both members and ideas :3
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Old March 19th, 2012 (01:20 AM).
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Old March 19th, 2012 (08:20 AM).
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Quote originally posted by chrunch:
->Applying for: Mapper
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->Been hacking for: Around 3 years
->Evidence of work: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=272818
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Thank you for applying I love Cyan's mapping and you managed to pick a great tileset for it. Definitely accepted. What Pokémon logo would you like next to your name? :3

Also I've been formulating ideas about story, tiles and general technicalities so I shall message those through to you once... well once they make sense.
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Old March 21st, 2012 (11:16 AM).
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Region map has now started production:

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Main events have been taken into consideration. Any criticism/help would be great :3 at some point it will need spriting.
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Old March 21st, 2012 (11:32 AM).
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Old March 21st, 2012 (12:02 PM).
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Quote originally posted by fanp:
->Applying for: Mapper
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Hi there Fanp :3 Since Chrunch is currently the key mapper, and there I think it's best to keep one mapping style as much as possible I'll have to say no to mapping.

Would you like to be a scripter? I had a look on your thread and it shows that you can do quite a bit could you just PM me a full script or two if you're interested.
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Old March 21st, 2012 (12:30 PM).
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It's ok for me SwiftSign.
Can i send the scripts until Friday? (I'm busy inserting tiles in pokemon legacy)
Oh...and make me a substitute mapper :D

I may be wrong but i think that Oak was born in johto.
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Old March 21st, 2012 (12:51 PM).
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Quote originally posted by fanp:
It's ok for me SwiftSign.
Can i send the scripts until Friday? (I'm busy inserting tiles in pokemon legacy)
Oh...and make me a substitute mapper :D

I may be wrong but i think that Oak was born in johto.
That would be fine :3 and sure you shall be [Scripter][Mapper] ^-^


Hmm interesting, I haven't read that anywhere but I shall double check and see if I can find anything that says that.
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Old March 22nd, 2012 (12:14 PM).
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Old March 22nd, 2012 (01:25 PM).
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Quote originally posted by SarumiSama:
->Applying for: (Primary job: Scripter)
->Also skilled at: (Extra things you may be able to help in: Ideas)
->Been hacking for: (Void)
->Evidence of work: (Void)
->Visit PokéCommunity: (Everyday, at least once)
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->ROM Preference: (Ruby,FireRed)
Sorry but you've missed out the proof section, which is really important - especially with scripting since anyone who can edit a message thinks they can script.

Could you PM me examples of some complex scripts? (With an explanation if needed).
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Old March 22nd, 2012 (03:51 PM). Edited March 22nd, 2012 by .Mini.
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I made two userbars for you ;D

and one with a masterball completely made from scratch x3
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Old March 23rd, 2012 (03:32 AM). Edited March 23rd, 2012 by Magic.
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Quote originally posted by .Mini:
->Applying for: General Graphics
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->Visit PokéCommunity: EveryDay
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->ROM Preference: FireRed/Ruby

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I made two userbars for you ;D

and one with a masterball completely made from scratch x3
Thanks Mini Your deviant art is very impressive so you're in!

Yo team! (And anyone else looking)

What do you think of this tree tile:


credit to ligtherzein

Undecided on it's palette, but the tree tile generally I like Kind of similar to FireRed style tree but larger and fuller.
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That's a nice tree tile, it's like a cooler version of FR trees, i would use it ;p
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Old March 26th, 2012 (10:30 AM).
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Quote originally posted by TheLegendaryMew:
->Applying for: Storyliner
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->Been hacking for: Not long but I am very imaginative
->Evidence of work: Nothing as of yet
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->ROM Preference: No Preference Really
Thanks for the application, however, I think between myself and some input from .Mini we won't need another dedicated story developer.

Despite that, I will be posting some ideas in the thread so please feel free to comment on them as a member of the forum rather than as a proper member.
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Old March 26th, 2012 (11:40 AM).
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->Applying for: Mapper, Spriter
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->Been hacking for: Look at my join date.
->Evidence of work:
(There might be a few errors).
I can map in every single way, so if you have a chosen style, i'll probably be able to do it. :)
->Visit PokéCommunity: Everyday.
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Old March 26th, 2012 (02:40 PM).
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Quote originally posted by atif:
->Applying for: Mapper, Spriter
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->Been hacking for: Look at my join date.
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(There might be a few errors).
I can map in every single way, so if you have a chosen style, i'll probably be able to do it.
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->ROM Preference: Gen 3, FR or R/E .
Hi atif I'd love to take you on as a spriter - can you sprite Trainer battle sprites as well as Pokémon? Or any other types of sprites you can show me as well ^-^.

What Pokémon would you like next to your name? Any from Gen1-4, take your pick.
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Old March 27th, 2012 (03:11 AM).
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Old March 27th, 2012 (04:37 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Punnagg:
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Thanks for applying Punnagg, we don't really have the need for splice sprites though - unless you can sprite trainers I'm afraid I'll have to say no.
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Thanks for applying Punnagg, we don't really have the need for splice sprites though - unless you can sprite trainers I'm afraid I'll have to say no.
I can sprite Trainers if you want.
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Old March 27th, 2012 (07:08 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Punnagg:
I can sprite Trainers if you want.
In that case, welcome to the team I'll PM you about some trainer sprites soonish. What pokémon logo would you like next to your name?
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In that case, welcome to the team I'll PM you about some trainer sprites soonish. What pokémon logo would you like next to your name?
I would love to have an eevee there
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Infernape, please. :)

Yeah, I can. :) I'll see if I can send you some proof later.
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Old March 27th, 2012 (08:58 AM).
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Quote originally posted by SwiftSign:
Thanks for the application, however, I think between myself and some input from .Mini we won't need another dedicated story developer.

Despite that, I will be posting some ideas in the thread so please feel free to comment on them as a member of the forum rather than as a proper member.
No problem, thanks for reading anyways and I will be sure to give some feedback on your ideas :D
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