Conversation Between Bakken31 and Buffel Saft
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  1. Bakken31
    September 28th, 2021 1:18 AM
    Hi again.

    -I think all old Gen 1-5 cries should stay in Inclement Emerald, and other fans will create new cries patches so people who prefer new ones will download in IE Discord.
    -After I saw this romhack's Github, I bet Leaf will be in PWT's champions (along with Red, Cynthia...etc), and maybe Bianca in PWT's Unova Gym Leaders, and the rest of PWT roster that I already showed you last time.
  2. Buffel Saft
    September 26th, 2021 4:47 PM
    Buffel Saft
    No problem!
    I'd love to get make the low HP beeping stop after a certain number of beeps (or at least the end of the turn). It's just been raised as an issue for the battle engine so hopefully someone will get it working (if not I'll do it eventually)!
  3. Bakken31
    September 26th, 2021 2:22 PM
    Thanks for the answers.

    -And I forgot to ask, what are some new possible Pokeemerald stuffs or QoL elements (created by Lunos, DizzyEgg, RTT...etc) that you're waiting for and can't wait to add in Inclement Emerald?
  4. Buffel Saft
    September 26th, 2021 1:30 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - Abilities might have to be an exception as a few boss fights are designed around the perma-weather, and the AI isn't good enough to switch its weather setters in and out yet. There are ways around that if needed though (the standard version might just be stuck with certain battles starting with weather conditions already active).
    - Yeah I won't be touching the gen 3+ cries, the 3DS versions of those are 99% terrible haha. Replacing gen 1& 2 cries is very low priority, might not ever happen!
    - I can't make language settings an option unfortunately, there just isn't enough space. They'd have to be separate patches that other people maintain, so it'd be best if they were made after the game is finished. It'd be far too much work for me, this is only a hobby after all!
    - There's already one available!
    - No I'll be leaving them in the game corner, no need to put them in the wild too IMO.
    - Probably yes!
  5. Bakken31
    September 26th, 2021 2:56 AM

    -After I read the last posts in Inclement Emerald, for Standard version: I think moves & abilities should be like in Gen 7 & 8 games (but I think new custom abilities should stay along with custom megas, so it's up to people to decide), but tutor moves, let's leave it as it is, and we decide whether we use them or not in Standard while checking their official moves in Serebii & Pokemondb...
    -For Gen 1 & 2 cries update, it's up to you, as long as there'll be more space in the future, I prefer the old cries, but at least New Gen 1 & 2 cries don't sound as bad as Gen 3/4/5 new ones (and they shouldn't be changed)
    -I remembered you and your fan are talking about adding languages in Inclement Emerald, so I got an idea, why won't other fans make their own languages (Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, and Korean... and maybe some more?), then they'll help you to put in Inclement Emerald while adding a language options in the intro or new game opening and "options" so fans can choose what fits them, and I think it will be after the version with Standard/Gen8/Insanity/Frontier (Maybe end 2022 or 2023, I don't mind if it'll be late so take your time)
    -Would you make a new document for tutor moves and when we can get them depending on bagdes?
    -In the next releases, would you put Alolan Sandshrew & Alolan Vulpix (since they're not wild outside of Game Corner) & Galarian Mr. Mime (Gen 8 release) in Shoal Cave as honey encounters?
    -Would you make Mime Jr evolve into Galarian Mr. Mime with Ice stone?
  6. Buffel Saft
    September 23rd, 2021 5:32 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - It should be possible, I asked Furret/CyanSMP64 (who created the NDS music expansion) how to remove tracks/save space and he's explained it very thoroughly. What I'll do is comment out any tracks I'm not currently using, then uncomment them as they're needed. There's definitely enough space to add BW music at least!
    - Maybe I'll use both!
    - Maybe, I don't know much about music hacking so that might be above and beyond what I can do for this hack. A lot of the newer gen themes sound like they'd be hard to convert into the GBA or NDS soundfonts. It's something I might look into once everything else is done.
  7. Bakken31
    September 23rd, 2021 12:21 PM
    Thanks for the answers. Yeah I'm fine, thank you.

    -I hope it'll be possible to add B2W2 songs & instruments for legendaries and PWT, and that you can delete other midis and instruments that you don't need for space reason, hope you'll find a tutorial for it.
    -I prefer the 5th Gen Roaming/Legendary theme better than 4th Gen Legendary theme for legendaries of Gen V onwards (except Reshiram/Zekrom/Kyurem cuz they gave their own theme), but hey it's your romhack so do what you prefer.
    -But will you plan to add themes from gen 6 onwards for legendaries & PWT? I heard some arrangements of games from XY to SWSH with GBA/DS soundfonts, and.....I think they don't sound as good as the originals, the arrangements that I heard in Unbound Battle Frontier Demo are not bad, but do some of your friends (Discord, Pokecommunity...etc) have a talent to create good midis (themes from Gen 6 onwards) and send you to put them in Inclement Emerald?
  8. Buffel Saft
    September 22nd, 2021 8:22 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, pretty good, got lots of time to work on IE at the moment. How've you been?

    - Oh nice, Coma does very detailed reviews, was an interesting read!
    - Yeah I have a few more options for caps planned, they'll just be another setting in the intro. Level caps are very much a love 'em or hate 'em thing so I'm definitely not going to make them mandatory.
    - Agreed! I was a little burned out when making the giftmons scale so I didn't account for that at the time, just whipped up the code as quickly as I could. It's easy to fix at least!
    - Definitely, a lot of the current non-Audino honey encounters are just filler until gen 8's ready. I can add honey encounters to caves and the like too if I want to, so there's a lot more space for Pokémon now!

    That's a tricky one! I'd have to go with the Piplup line, Chimchar line and Treecko line. I almost always choose the water starter in a new game so it's hard to choose one, but Empoleon's a good mix of strong battler and great design (can't stand it's gen 6 cry though, they ruined it haha). Platinum being my favourite game gives it some bonus points too!
  9. Bakken31
    September 22nd, 2021 1:29 PM
    Hi, how's it going?

    -I read in Pokemonhalloffame subreddit about Inclement Emerald, and that player is ComaofSoul (SevenChurches in Pokecommunity), and I think he appreciates this game and he can't wait for Gen 8 update even though he struggled with the grinding haha, and he also had fun with Photonic Sun/Prismatic Moon, here are the links if you want to read:
    Full write-up:
    -Speaking of grinding, would you make optional level caps after Flannery? I know Hoenn is an open region, but some players will fight against almost all trainers, and can't figure how they'll grind their underleveled pokemon, but at least you added Audino grinding (Honey encounters) so that's cool.
    -I think the levels of wild & gift pokemon should be lower than the ace of the team, between 5 or 10 levels lower, so we can evolve some pokemon like starters, Cosmog...etc maybe in post-game, I hope you know what I mean.
    -Maybe there'll be a possibility for some Gen 8 pokemon in honey encounters.

    Anyway, what's your favorite starter line of each type? mine are:
    Grass: Rowlet line, I think this is the most unique grass starter in my opinion
    Fire: Cyndaquil line, chose it in my first johto game (Crystal) when I was 10 years old in 2002, still chose in SoulSilver in 2010 on Ds Emulator, and I will still choose it if I play in Storm Silver in the future.
    Water: Oshawott line or Sobble line, I hesitate between both because:
    Oshawott: I thought it was cute then it became into a cool Samurott, and that gen V is my favorite gen (bias I know haha)
    Sobble: he went from a crybaby to an emo, then to a confident secret agent, and i felt immersed because I was also a crybaby when I was a kid & teenager, depressed as a student and didn't know how to talk to people, but then I feel I'm better than I used to be (but I should train myself to be very confident)....and I like its stats and its Sniper ability.
  10. Bakken31
    September 11th, 2021 5:06 PM
    -I Understand.
    -I'll wait, take your time.
    -That's good to hear.
  11. Buffel Saft
    September 11th, 2021 4:55 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - I won't do that until the hack is done (maybe someone else will make them if there's enough demand). Adding two more patches means adding another half an hour of my time to every update, as I would have to change the shiny rate, build the ROM, make the patch, then repeat two more times, which just isn't worth it, especially once the standard version is done and that becomes six patches. Drayano could do that for Renegade Platinum because he doesn't continually update his hacks past a certain point, and the shiny rate change in Plat is just a quick hex edit.
    - I haven't planned anything on "paper" so to speak but yeah I've got some ideas for most trainers. Some of them are waiting for the gen 8 DLC moves to get their final teams!
    - Already done! Most gen VI+ features are part of the battle engine upgrade.
  12. Bakken31
    September 11th, 2021 4:48 AM

    -Can you make 1/8192 & 1/4096 shiny rate patches and put them in additional patches folder (Because I'm sure some others won't like the increasing shiny rates, even I prefer the old way)? I know there are patches (that you can't create) on Discord, but I don't think it's hard to create the shiny rate patches compared to other patches, even Drayano60 made these for Renegade Platinum.
    -Before the release of Inclement Emerald, did you already plan different trainer rosters for Gen 8, Standard & Insanity mode in your notepad?
    -Would you add a Critical Catch (depends of numbers of caught Pokemon) in this romhack?
  13. Buffel Saft
    September 4th, 2021 4:31 PM
    Buffel Saft

    - Nope! I find the AI is too stupid to use those well and they only delay the inevitable, so no more healing items on trainers.
    - Already done!
    - Mr Dollsteak himself is working on animation data for those and Lunos has already prepped the sprites for the Pokemon expansion, so fortunately I don't need to worry about them.

    Yeah, I suspect some people are downloading pre-patched versions, and as usual the people making said pre-patched versions are completely clueless, so they're not patched properly (probably used the wrong base ROM/didn't even read the instructions, just like they did with EXWY). For most people MyBoy seems to work without issues.
  14. Bakken31
    September 4th, 2021 9:55 AM

    -In Normal & Hard mode, do Gym Leaders/Bosses/E4/Champion have healing items to heal their Pokemon?
    -Would you add new areas names in Hoenn map (Seaside Cave, Dewford Meadow, Dewford Manor..etc)?
    -I know you have to fix bugs and freezes and gameplay first, but MrDollSteak released all Gen VI (except Megas) second frames in Dropbox if you want to download.

    I remembered someone in the thread said that Inclement Emerald didn't work on his MyBoy, but me, I tried it (Version 1.3.1) on my phone (MyBoy) just for a little "test", and it worked without problem; Intro, Overworld, Wild & Rival battles, no issue.
  15. Buffel Saft
    September 1st, 2021 4:12 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Oh absolutely, the gen 5 and below 3DS cries are horrible lol. Won't be changing those! The gen 5 cries are already rips from BW2, so the weird clicks aren't due to the cries themselves - they could be due to a flaw with the compression algorithm used on them.