Conversation Between Bakken31 and Buffel Saft
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  1. Buffel Saft
    October 29th, 2021 6:21 PM
    Buffel Saft
    The issue isn't the cries, it's the code that compresses them (or at least I assume so - could be some other quirk). The cries in the source code are in a playable format and there's definitely no click at the end of any of them. I'd also expect the cries to be identical between BW1 and BW2 so I don't think that would help.
  2. Bakken31
    October 29th, 2021 3:36 PM
    I got an idea, for gen V "bugged" cries, why won't you rip from BW1 ROM & replace these cries? Maybe it won't happen the same issue.
  3. Buffel Saft
    October 29th, 2021 3:18 PM
    Buffel Saft
    The gen 4 and 5 cries are all from the Pokeemerald expansion. The cries themselves are flawless (they were ripped from a BW2 ROM) but the code used to compress them has some issues apparently. At some point the gen 6 - 8 cries will be replaced with proper rips from the games too. The ones we're using now were made from recordings, so the quality is bad and they take up too much space.
  4. Bakken31
    October 29th, 2021 2:34 AM
    I'm doing good, Thanks for the answers.

    -I used an X item after when a trainer (scientist) used an X def to his Porygon 2 in Prismatic Moon, and I'll use it only after other trainers use X items in other games/hacks, but aside of that, didn't/won't use it.
    -For some "bugged" Gen V cries, did you add it yourself, or are they from Pokeemerald expansion? Just wondering.
  5. Buffel Saft
    October 28th, 2021 8:49 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, not bad, how are you?

    - Yeah I'm considering making more of the gyms doubles as it definitely makes them harder. Will see if it's still needed once gen 8 moves/mons are added.
    - I probably won't be adding any new mini-games, there's enough to do as is haha!

    I've got nothing against using stat boosting moves; I really like the Calm Mind/Bulk Up + HP draining move combo, it's very effective! Using them definitely makes the game easier, but at the end of the day it's Pokémon and there's always going to be some way to make the game super easy if you want to do that. Definitely agree that it's best to leave that choice up to the player.

    I don't really use x items either, they feel kinda cheesy somehow. Pretty sure they're also broken in IE, but I'll fix them eventually!
  6. Bakken31
    October 28th, 2021 3:58 AM
    Hey, how's it going?

    -After I saw some videos of Inclement Emerald in Youtube, I got an idea: maybe double battles against Gym Leader Juan, and Pokemon League before post-game, like in Drayano's Blaze Black & Volt White.
    -Do your friends on Discord have some cool ideas like making mini-games for Inclement Emerald, I remembred I had fun with mining game when I played Flora Sky in 2011.

    Do you use stat boost moves often, few times, or never? I use them depending on battles:
    -When I played SoulSilver nuzlocke in 2016, I used Dragon Dance on Gyarados (forgot how many times) against Lance.
    -Used Belly Drum on Unburden Slurpuff against some hard battles in Eternal X.
    -Power-up Punch + Unburden Hawlucha in Eternal X.
    -Nasty Plot on Salazzle in Prismatic Moon.
    -Calm Mind + Trick Room on Slowbro against some hard battles in Prislatic Moon.
    -Ribombee's Quiver Dance in Prismatic Moon, sweept against Kahuna Nanu after only one Quiver Dance (it was level 75 if I remember well), and used several Quiver Dance against Hapu and Acelora (good thing she had Draining Kiss)
    And I tried to not use X items, except when the oppenent uses it, example: scientist with Porygon 2 using X def in Prismatic Moon.
    Some players don't want to use stat boost moves because it'll make them too easy, but others want to use them to sweep against battles (especially hard ones) so it won't be tedious for them and they can have fun with it.
    So, I know you may disagree with me, but, I think fun is subjective, and everybody likes the challenge differently.
  7. Buffel Saft
    October 10th, 2021 3:56 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Nah I'm still in lockdown so working on the hack is a nice way to keep busy!
    Yeah more tutors are planned eventually; things like High Horsepower, Stomping Tantrum, Infestation and Work Up would be nice to have too. There wasn't room for them originally, but I expanded the tutors again to get the gen 8 moves in so there's plenty of space now!
  8. Bakken31
    October 10th, 2021 3:44 AM
    Hi, I think you're taking a little break after you released 1.8 version

    -In tutor moves list (in Github), there are moves that increase the stats as Hone Claws, Iron Defense, Quiver Dance...etc but I didn't find Agility, I think it's useful for sweep pokemon (who don't have Agility in their Level-up moveset) to outspeed max speed EVs and Spe nature adversaries (this move is also a TR move in SwSh)
    -Would you also add few new tutor moves that are useful/necessary?
  9. Buffel Saft
    October 8th, 2021 2:19 AM
    Buffel Saft
    No problem!

    That's good! I still don't know why it crashes for some people. I've never had issues with it on mGBA but for some people it's very unstable.
  10. Bakken31
    October 8th, 2021 1:50 AM
    Thanks for the answers.

    I forgot to tell you that I tested IE in MyBoy emulator on Android (just the first places, Home to Route 103), it was no prob/issue, same as in mGBA on PC for some test (From Home to Rustboro City).
  11. Buffel Saft
    October 7th, 2021 5:03 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - Yeah I've got no idea what's happening with their save file, I don't think it's an issue with the hack.
    - They should all be 50/50 in IE, so it'll seem like you're getting too many females after the last 20 years of the 12.5% female chance haha
    - Not all of them! I get too many to keep track of them all these days. I do appreciate getting suggestions though, there've been plenty of great ones
    - Usually I prefer the rebalanced versions; if the changes are good it can feel like playing a new game. It's nice being surprised by type changes or new coverage moves, helps to shake things up a little.

    Yeah it's unusual for Dray not to make a version without stat changes. I think Rising Ruby felt a little "off" somehow compared to his other hacks, though I think part of that is just that gen 6 is too easy no matter what you do to it.
  12. Bakken31
    October 7th, 2021 11:18 AM

    -Someone on your thread have some problem with saves, I wanted to try this hack juuust for a little test, I saved and reseted in same places (Rival's home, Route 101, Oldale Town, Route 103), no issue, the save didn't go away.
    -Someone told you that all the starters that it chose are all female, I tested it out, Chespin was female, but all Unova starters are male.
    -Are all suggestions that we gave you are still in your notepad for future releases?
    -Do you prefer playing difficulty hacks with Rebalanced or Standard version?
    I wanted to play Drayano's Rising Ruby and Kobazco's Divine Sword's, but the thing is they don't have Standard version, but I'm glad that Inclement Emerald exists, as well as your other 3DS hacks and Drayano's DS hacks.

    Maybe I'll play BDSP and Legends: Arceus if somebody else will make both Rebalanced & Standard difficulty hacks, if there's no Standard for both games, I'll maybe just play the vanilla Legends: Arceus on Switch emulator to try some new experience.
  13. Buffel Saft
    September 29th, 2021 10:34 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - I've seen a little bit on other sites, but googling it mostly turns up dodgy pre-patched ROM downloads lol.
    - Seems to be mostly good I think? I don't expect everyone will like it, that's only natural.
    - Could be a cool feature in future! Might look into it after the frontier and dex are done.
  14. Bakken31
    September 29th, 2021 1:55 PM

    -Did you usually read some opinions and feedbacks about Inclement Emerald outside of Pokecommunity & Discord?
    -What is the ratio between positive and negative opinions about this romhack, depending on how many you have seen or read, and after the release with Gen 8/Standard/Insanity/Frontier version, I'm sure the positive ratio will rise.....well, I hope so.
    -I think it would be cool if you add PokeRadar (and I already gave you a youtube link), and if some people wonder why there's no PokeNav, well it's because Pokeradar is good for shiny hunting, and that we already have ways to EV train, bottle caps & vitamins to control IVs, catching pokemon with 3 random perfect IVs, Audino in honey encounters, getting egg moves easy in breeding house, and the existence of ability patch & dream balls.
  15. Buffel Saft
    September 28th, 2021 1:49 AM
    Buffel Saft
    - Yeah I'm much more interested in fixing things and getting gen 8 ready than replacing cries that are already there (well apart from the gen 6-8 ones that need better quality samples - would be nice to replace those!).
    - She will be yep! I've renamed her Green to fit in with Red and Blue, but she'll also be a post game boss battle in the next version, complete with the Johto champion theme - gotta love the NDS music expansion!