Conversation Between Buffel Saft and Bakken31
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  1. Bakken31
    3 Weeks Ago 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?
  2. Buffel Saft
    3 Weeks Ago 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!
  3. Bakken31
    3 Weeks Ago 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.
  4. Bakken31
    September 11th, 2021 5:06 PM
    -I Understand.
    -I'll wait, take your time.
    -That's good to hear.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Bakken31
    September 1st, 2021 3:52 PM
    If you mean by "cries from the 3DS games", i just hope only from gen 6 & 7 Pokemon, because original cries from Gen 1-5 should stay as it is in Inclement Emerald in my opinion, but you could also rip gen V cries from B2W2 to fix some bugged cries, no?

    I see what you mean about Legends: Arceus, we'll see and you'll get some ideas, it's your romhack after all.
  11. Buffel Saft
    September 1st, 2021 3:09 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - From what we've seen so far the Arceus game isn't a standard Pokemon game - it doesn't look like it's going to have the usual turn based battles, so it might not even have abilities etc.
    - At some point I'll badger Ultima over RHH to teach me how to rip cries from the 3DS games so I can update them. That will mean they'll be high quality, have lower sample rates, and it'll be possible to compress many of them to save space.
    - Should be fine! Hopefully I'll get the game to a stable-ish point (apart from the battle engine) before lockdown ends so there'll be no rush to fix things.

    I'm not annoyed, if my responses seem shorter than usual it's just because a lot of people are messaging me lately!
  12. Bakken31
    September 1st, 2021 1:32 PM
    Hello again.

    -I don't want to be annoying with you about something, but: when you said "I'm not sure anything other than the new forms will fit in a standard Pokémon game", do you mean only Hisuian forms or new Pokemon (Basculegion...etc) and forms (with their new moves and new abilities)? And by "anything" you mean items, lore, battle system? Because I didn't understand. Hope this romhack have more spaces left for new ones.
    -If mr. egg and/or RHH update their expansions and engines, I wonder if there'll be more spaces in the rom for the future.
    -Hope your romhacking (updates & fixes) and your daily job after lockdown will not give you stress or not get you too tired.

    If you're annoyed that I asked you a bit too much about spaces and some new pokemon in Inclement Emerald, let me know.
  13. Buffel Saft
    August 31st, 2021 6:54 PM
    Buffel Saft
    I'll probably end up using the generic gen 4 legendary theme for most legendaries as it's the only one that isn't meant for a specific group of mons. More legendaries are a long way off though so that might change! Will keep your suggestions in mind.
  14. Bakken31
    August 31st, 2021 6:09 PM
    -I would love that New Pokemon & forms & moves & abilities from BDSP & Legends: Arceus will be in Inclement Emerald, but for others like items & system...etc, it's up to you to decide what will fit in this romhack.
    -Well, if you can't add B2W2 soundfont for space reason, I think maybe Hoenn weather trio or Dialga/Palkia themes would fit for legendaries like Reshiram, Yveltal, Zacian...etc
    Deoxys theme for Ultra Beasts.
    Uxie/Mesprit/Azelf theme for Tapus and Cobalion and friends.
    Giratina theme or Hoenn weather trio theme for Necrozma, Eternatus...etc
    Regi theme (Gba or Ds ver.) for Regieleki & Regidrago.
    For the's up to you.

    But hope B2W2 soundfonts & some midis will make in it in the future if that's the case.
  15. Buffel Saft
    August 31st, 2021 5:52 PM
    Buffel Saft

    - Yeah, that's why the giant red text box on the first page says they aren't all available! There's not enough room for all of them.
    - Maybe! I'd like to, but it'll require some major UI changes as 12 character names don't fit in the vanilla text boxes.
    - Ooh I'll fix that!
    - Depends on what they are. I'm not sure anything other than the new forms will fit in a standard Pokémon game, we'll see though.
    - I'd like to add at least some BW2 tracks for legendary battles etc., but it'll probably need more space than I have. I'll be able to cut down on some wasted space in future (mostly due to uncompressed cries) but for now it's probably not doable.
    - I'll definitely have sprites for the PWT trainers, got one done already (only a lot more to go...)
    - I've already got new (well, HGSS) overworld sprites for some legendaries. Gne IV facilities are unlikely I think, the existing ones are enough work!