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  1. Buffel Saft
    May 28th, 2022 2:34 AM
    Buffel Saft
    In Dray's hacks I've had Audino, Croagunk, Graveler, Magnemite and Poochyena from memory. Might be more but I think the Magnemite and Audino were the only ones I trained.
  2. Buffel Saft
    May 27th, 2022 9:02 PM
    Buffel Saft
    I'd have to guess the Drifblim? Unless Dray changed its exp group it's very hard to get one of those to be your highest level mon!
  3. Buffel Saft
    May 26th, 2022 1:57 AM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, I'm good (little busy lately though), hope you're good too!
    - The 2.0 list is half of what I'm working on, the other half is the mountain of issues with the battle engine. Currently waiting on a big battle engine PR of mine to be accepted before tackling the smaller issues so I can contribute without making more work for myself in the process. If people think I'm gone after a few months they're just extremely impatient haha. Lockdown has been over for a while now, so anyone expecting daily updates again is being completely unreasonable.
    - Absolutely not. One patch only (two if the standard version ever gets done)! I learned my lesson with EXWY; never make a billion versions unless they're 100% finished, it just creates more work. Gen 9 is out of scope - I'd like to actually finish this game some day, so I won't be including those mons. There's too much to do already!

    That said, I might do a poll to see if people would rather have old saves or more box space etc. I wouldn't mind losing backwards compatibility, but I've said I'd try to maintain it and I'd like to keep my word on that if people want it.
  4. Buffel Saft
    February 2nd, 2022 1:36 PM
    Buffel Saft
    - No need for a poll, I don't think many people wouldn't want them in.
    - I could do this myself without much difficulty, the issue is that any system that puts dex flags in two places in the save will be ugly code that just overcomplicates things. I'd rather wait until I release a save-breaking update with some major changes (like more PC boxes) to add them in. IE only has two free dex flags right now, but needs at least 7 to include all the new evos and enamorus, so they're off the table for now. On top of that we still don't have enough info on them to properly add them to the game - I'd have to make up level learnsets from scratch and then do the same thing for all 240+ TMs/HMs/tutors in IE. That's is a lot of guesswork and hours of data entry that would need to be redone in future when we have official learnsets, so it's not really worth doing right now.

    So basically they're not going to be included for quite some time.
  5. Buffel Saft
    February 1st, 2022 2:50 AM
    Buffel Saft
    - Probably not. Adding new mons that aren't forms requires adding more dex flags, so adding them would either break existing saves or require me to add some hacky code to the dex to handle them. Need to wait for the rest of their data to come from Pokemon home first too.
    - I agree with you, would be a bit too much of a stretch. Pokemon does have time travel so they could be added, but there are plenty to add already and I'm spriting them all myself, so I doubt I'll include them.
  6. Buffel Saft
    January 25th, 2022 9:20 PM
    Buffel Saft
    Hey, I'm good, happy new year!
    - Yeah, they're a little short on moves but at least we know what their abilities are.
    - Will probably try that next time I play Renegade!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  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. 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!
  15. 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)!

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