yeah, exactly. I hear some of the younger people have started in the ds era and we the original hackers started playing pokemon on a color or advance lol Its a great contrast, but it also goes to show that people who grew up with the later gens love pokemon as much as people who grew up with gen 1
what kind of computer do you have now? you can run most of these hacking tools on pretty much any pc
started working on darkfire in 2018, before beta 1 was released a year later in 2019. We're a team of two though, the guy who posted the thread of the hack here on PC (Karl) does all the scripting/more complex features for it
yeah, couldn't agree more. There's still hope, lots of new people from younger generations have poured into rom hacking (both as hackers & players)... now there's people who started out with pokemon with gen 4, or gen 5 or an even later gen too - imagine that, people who haven't started out with Pokemon FRLG or RSE or earlier games, coming to hack FRLG and RSE and play hacks... Very amusing
so what about you, are you going to try your hand in rom hacking again?
Yeah, hope the pandemic comes to an end, lockdowns are getting too much now
I see some semblance between my new and old styles. My old mapping style was fully "natural" while the new one combines that and some of the nintendo style of mapping. As for the colors/choice of tiles, I don't see the similarity too much, except if you are talking about the hack I did in 2011 (Aegis) which I based the tiles of darkfire's primary tileset on. Here's a screenshot from Aegis:
In any case, thanks for the feedback, always love to hear it!
I thought I'd moved on too after I quit back in 2011 or so, yet here we are xD I bet you can do better too, I mean when you're older, you're wiser and more capable by default, back then for me at least I was just a kid screwing around, now I can actually sit down and focus, I've mapped half the region in the hack and more!
rom hacking has come a long way too, there's many more tools available, rom-bases covering a wide variety of features, much more research has been done and of course there's pokemerald now. If you're looking to get back into it I suggest you read about pokemerald and the decomps because its a new style of hacking that puts the old school binary hacking we've been doing to shame because of how many new things you can do to the rom and how much hacking versatility it gives you. People have done some pretty awesome things with decomps lately, like pokemon follow-me scripts and such... look it up