Conversation Between Buffel Saft and Bakken31
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  1. Buffel Saft
    August 21st, 2021 3:48 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - That's something I could look at doing once the hack is 100% finished; the tricky part is removing the custom stones from the overworld due to the format the scripts are in. Wouldn't be too time consuming but it will make the source code a little messy.
    - Yeah I'll wait until they're done here; looks like Mr. Dollsteak is making good progress on the gen 6 ones, but I expect gen 7-8 will be a while away.
    - It's nice to finally have the tread up, looks like I've already got bugs to fix!
  2. Bakken31
    August 21st, 2021 1:17 PM

    -I have an Idea: why won't you make 2 versions of standard; one with custom mega evolutions and other without them.....but I think it'll be time consuming for you, no?
    -I think for second frames sprites of Gen 6-8, you'll wait till they're all completed in this site, right? (I know, I'm annoying with my "second frame sprites" again & again)
    -.......Finally your romhack thread is on Sideshow Showcase after few days.
  3. Buffel Saft
    August 19th, 2021 5:53 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Yep that's the plan!

    Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing Game Freak try something new with Pokémon, looks like it could be really good.
  4. Bakken31
    August 19th, 2021 5:18 PM
    So New Pokemon & Hisuian forms & moves & abilities from Legends: Arceus (and maybe BDSP) will be in Inclement Emerald maybe in March/April 2022, got it.

    Speaking of which, are you looking forward to Legends: Arceus? Cuz after I saw the trailer yesterday, maybe I'll try it (instead of BDSM) later on Switch emulator thanks to its gameplay, lore, and some new stuffs.
  5. Buffel Saft
    August 19th, 2021 5:06 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Ok thanks, that's very helpful! Probably will have to wait until BDSP and Legends to get the tutor info.

    I think the new mons from Legends will be in, but gen 9 is unlikely as new Pokémon take up quite a lot of space in the ROM (mostly due to cries and sprites), and I don't think I can get another generation in there. I really like the idea of evolutions for Stantler and Basculin though, so I might try to get them into Inclement Emerald too (once we have their stats and cries of course).
  6. Bakken31
    August 19th, 2021 4:19 PM
    I'm fine, despite what was going on in Algeria this month (Covid, Oxygene, Wildfires...etc).

    For Standard version:
    -Custom tutor & TM moves.....I think pokemon that didn't exist in SwSh should learn tutor moves like in other official games in Standard version, maybe you'll wait till BDSP & Legends: Arceus?
    -Custom Megas on the other hand, keep them in Standard version (along with their own custom mega abilities), and they also have their standard stats (like Mega Butterfree in Pokemon Changes documentation), I would love to try one of these.

    Oh, if you make your next Romhack (with your custom region) after Inclement Emerald, will you include Pokemon from Gen 9 & Legends: Arceus? (I know I asked this already, but oh well)
  7. Buffel Saft
    August 19th, 2021 3:59 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, I'm in covid lockdown again but it's not so bad, just waiting for the Inclement Emerald thread to be approved. How are you?

    Mm I've noticed that too, not sure what the cause is as the audio files for the cries don't have that problem, and it does seem to be just gen 5 mons. It's pretty annoying though so I'll definitely try to fix it!

    Thanks, I hope so too!
    Speaking of the Standard version, I actually have a few questions for you about what you'd like that version to include. It's not done yet because the hack has custom move tutors and mega evolutions, along with some battle changes which would be tricky (but not impossible) to remove from the game. On top of that some Pokémon don't exist in gen 8, so there's no official TM/tutor compatibility for them and I had to guess what they should learn (with a bit of help from Pokémon Home).

    So what I'd like to ask is: would these changes bother you if they were kept in the standard version? Or is it enough to remove all the base stat, typing and ability changes, but keep the custom tutors and megas?
  8. Bakken31
    August 19th, 2021 3:17 PM
    Hey, how's it going ?

    After I downloaded the 1.0 version of your Inclement Emerald in your GitHub, I just played it a little bit for a little "test" on mGBA (PC), then whenever I heard Snivy, Lillipup, Tympole & Gothita cries, I heard a little "dot" noise in each cry if you want to fix them (maybe other 5th gen cries have maybe the same problem, no?).

    Otherwise, congrats for releasing the game, hope people will really like it.
    I'll wait till the version with Standard mode, Gen 8, and Battle Frontier, so I'll play it maybe in end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.
    Take care :)
  9. Buffel Saft
    June 18th, 2021 11:51 PM
    Buffel Saft

    - An ANZ region would be cool, though I wouldn't mind it just being NZ! I guess I'd like to see a region based on Russia, it'd be a good excuse to have some more snowy routes.
    - Maybe, but only if I can figure how to get Yuzu and PKNX working without a hacked switch (or if I can hack my Switch - that'd be better!). Still haven't decided what I'll work on after Emerald.
    - I'm aware of those, might have to give them a try sometime. Still want to finish Unbound and Radical Red first though!
  10. Bakken31
    June 18th, 2021 12:31 PM

    -Which country would you want that Gen 9 region will be based on? For me, Australia (along with New Zealand & New Guinea)
    -I know you won't add Gen 9 elements in your Emerald hack, but if Gen 9 games will be released (possibly on Switch), will you make romhacks of these (and maaaaybe Gen 5 remakes) like you did to the Kalos & Ultra Alola games?
    -Speaking of which, There are romhacks called Divine Sword & Blessed Shield (SWSH enhacement hacks), created by Kobazco & Phives if you want to check these out on Youtube, Twitter & GBATemp. I heard it's playable on both Yuzu emulator & Modded Switch.
  11. Buffel Saft
    June 11th, 2021 8:00 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - Someone's working on a music patch for pokeemerald which adds all the gen 4 and 5 music exactly as it is in the DS games, so I might end up using that (depends on how much space it needs). If not then yes, battle themes will be exactly as you expect!
    - The Factory was my favorite facility too, even though some of the sets in there were pretty stupid. The tower in gen 4 was a close second though, co-op in that was fun.
    - I won't bother updating contest effects myself, but they'll be updated if someone working on the battle engine does it.
    - Not sure if I'll edit contests at all, will probably add them and a few others in if I do.
    - Definitely won't have any characters from the anime, I'm not a big fan of that in hacks either (unless it's an anime themed hack of course).
  12. Bakken31
    June 11th, 2021 10:26 AM

    -Good to hear that Acelora and Olivia are still in the Alola E4.
    So, maybe all regions are standalones (even Lance in Kanto E4), all expect Galar (because there's no new E4 members in SwSh)
    -For songs in your emerald hacks:
    .PWT: FRLG Gym Leader theme for Kanto Gym leaders & Kanto E4, Hoenn Gym Leader theme for all the rest of gym leaders, Hoenn E4 theme for all other E4 members, FRLG Champion theme for Blue, Steven/Wallace theme for all other champions, Frontier Brain theme for all Frontier brains (from Hoenn & Gen 4) & PWT finale.
    .Legendaries: Legendary Kanto theme for legendary birds & Mewtwo, Mew theme for Mew, Johto legendary beasts for Trio & Tapu legendaries, Regi battle theme for Regis, Regigigas, & new Regis, Groudon/Kyogre/Rayquaza theme for Mascots (Dialga, Lugia, Zekrom...etc), Deoxys theme for Deoxys & Ultra Beasts, and Hoenn wild battle theme for Mythicals (Jirachi, Celebi, Volcanion...etc), no?
    -What's your favorite battle facility in Pokemon Frontier (Emerald & Gen IV)? For me, it's Factory (both Gen 3 & 4), because it's fun to play with the rental Pokemon that I've never used.
    -If Brillant Diamond and Shining Pearl have official contest effects on Gen 7 & 8 moves, will you update these moves for Pokemon Contest in your Emerald hack?
    -Speaking of which, will Jasmine & Fantina and few others will maybe participate in Lilycove Contest?
    -Some romhacks have Anime characters, but it's not my cup of tea. I hope there won't be Ash and his friends & rivals since you have enough official characters in your Emerald hack. Official Story with some ORAS dialogues, some sidequests with Looker & PWT will be enough for me, but to each their own.
  13. Bakken31
    June 7th, 2021 8:04 AM
    I'm doing good.

    Well, Klara and Avery are not E4 members, they're rivals in "Isle of Armor" DLC.
  14. Buffel Saft
    June 7th, 2021 2:33 AM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, not bad, I've been on leave for the last week so that's been nice. How've you been?

    - The AI should switch more often than any of the vanilla games, but the battle engine's just completely revamped the AI so I need to do some testing to make sure it still does that! It's smart enough to recognise when it's been made into setup fodder, so it should be less exploitable at least. E.g. if you Encore it or drop its stats too much it might decide to switch.
    - The Battle Frontier update will be after the Gen 8 update. It'll take quite some time as I want to do more than just expand the trainer rosters; if possible I'd like to have inverse and 6v6 modes too (though no promises those will actually happen!)
    - The E4 tournament will just be a part of the PWT; any trainers that have been in multiple roles will appear in all the appropriate tournaments. So you'll see Olivia and Acerola in the E4 and Gym Leader tournaments (they're close enough to Gym Leaders lol). I actually haven't played the Sword and Shield DLC so will need to look into what to do with Klara & Avery; are they E4 members at the end of it?
    - Yep that's the plan!
  15. Bakken31
    June 5th, 2021 2:14 PM
    Hello, how's it going?

    -Do Opponents AIs switch their pokemon in battle depending on our team?
    -Will Battle frontier be updated (along with Gen 4-8 pokemon) in the Insanity/Gen 8 update, or after it?
    -You told me there'll be an Elite 4 tournament along with PWT, that sounds cool, well, since Olivia & Acerola stays in PWT, it would be Klara & Avery along with Kahili & Molayne, so that they would represent "Alola-Galar E4" in that tournament, do you think this idea is cool?
    -I think even "Kanto-Johto E4" would have: Lorelei, Agatha, Will, Koga, Bruno, Karen, no? While Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, & Kalos, are standalones (4 trainers of each region).