Thread: Ruby hack: Pokémon Pure Gold
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Old December 2nd, 2009 (4:15 PM). Edited August 31st, 2010 by ZodiacDaGreat.
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    The Pokémon Gold, Silver & Crystal Versions were the popular second generation games from Nintendo, they inspired this hack. I've always wanted a G/S/C remake on the third generation of the Gameboy Advance console and with the Fire Red & Leaf Green graphic set.

    With this, you will wake up one day and find your neighbour Professor Elm looking for you. Upon visiting him, you get a request to visit his acquaintance and your very own Pokémon as you have always dreamed of having. After visiting Mr. Pokémon, you decide to embark on your own adventure and a quest to complete the PokéDex that Professor Oak just gave.

    Along the way, you'll face tough challenges, meet friends & foes, discover secrets, make legend and most importantly - have fun. Do you have what it takes?

    Hack Information

    Name: Pokémon Pure Gold
    Code Base: Pokémon Ruby Version [AXVE]
    Author: ZodiacDaGreat
    Website: Here
    Major Helpers: HackMew, Mastermind_X & Interdpth
    Language: English

    ~Brushing or Polishing up for a beta release~

    Programs Used
    • AdvanceMap
    • Advance Palette Editor
    • A-Trainer
    • Assembler from DevkitARM
    • Door Manager
    • Hex Workshop
    • Item Manager
    • Lips IPS Patcher
    • Overworld Editor - Rebirth Edition
    • Trader Advanced
    • Tileset Manager
    • unLZ.GBA Hacked Version
    • VisualBoyAdvance
    • VisualBoyAdvance Debugger
    • VisualBoyAdvance Hacker's Editon
    • eXtreme Script Editor


    Since I've used Pokémon Ruby Version as base, there's a lot of lackings. To overcome this and to make sure that certain features are possible, I've resort to ASM hacking - hacking of the game's original code, one way or another to accomplish what I intend to do. In the future, there will be more and more ASM hacks applied which will contribute to the success of this hack as a remake. My sincere thanks goes the people who've taught me the GBA assembly language.

    Fire Red & Leaf Green Graphics
    Although the base game is Ruby version, the graphics of it in plain words is that it sucks A lot of modification has been done to the tilesets, backgrounds, textboxes and so on. In the future there'll be even more

    Time Events
    It is known that Ruby version has a Real Time Clock (RTC) but it wasn't really used to the full extent, in this hack it will be misused - badly. There you have it: Day Night System[Morning, Day, Afternoon, Evening, and Night], Apricorn & Berry System, Seasons and other timed events will unfold.

    Classic Tunes
    The classics that you loved from G/S/C is back. There will also be different tunes for the different time periods, just be sure not to doze off to sleep..

    Most of the other features of the G/S/C will be implemented if possible, this is all thanks to ASM work eg. Ruins of Alph puzzles, Phone call system, Clothes System, Money Savings, National Dex... There's just too many to name.

    With all these features, all I can say is Ruby has been hacked extensively lol



    Pure Gold Titlescreen - View it here. Thanks to tanui.

    Bugs & Glitches

    This are mainly scripting and programming errors that tend to mess up game play, usually due to my carelessness and error. There are three sections: Bugs, Oddities, & Glitches.
    To make sure that Pokémon Pure Gold is as clean as ever, I'd need all your help; so let me know if there's any weird things going on - Be sure not to use save states when playing. Oh and no cheating

    • Currently there's nothing.

    • Currently there's nothing.

    • Currently there's nothing.

    Credits & Thanks

    The following contributed to this hack in one way or another. Please note that this list is not in any particular order.

    The G/S/C Platinum
    A lot of graphics from them have been used either directly or as inspiration purposes.

    HackMew & Mastermind_X
    You two are one of the greatest hackers I've known in all time, I'm glad and honored to know you XD You both are what I'am now, I remember those countless hours of bothering you. My heart felt gratitude goes to you both

    Matt & Cearn
    Matt aka interdpth and Cearn helped increased my GBA knowledge, you have to say that ASM works hand in hand with the hardware so without the hardware it's null. Matt also gives me advice everytime I ask - hope it wasn't a bother We don't call you old skool for nothing huh Matt?

    Nitram & ~Teh Panda~
    Gratitude goes to Nitram aka Martin for teaching me CSS long time ago and ~Teh Panda~ for reminding me about the CSS bbcode used in this thread. Thanks guys.

    Dude... Thanks for doing the music for my hack. I'll ask you to do more when you're active

    For some of the resources used in Shiny Gold. While working on the hack I had to refer to Shiny Gold, Gold Version, and so on. Shiny Gold sure is guidance and inspiration to fellow G/S/C remakers. I'd leave a personal message to Zel here, "Don't give up, you've come too far to give up on Shiny Gold "

    He's my beta tester. Speaking honestly here, beta testing can be boring and takes a lot of patience and loyalty - especially when you're torn between keeping the private beta to yourself or to someone who keeps bugging you and pleading and all. So... Thank you ash2000

    The Tool Makers & Myself
    Tools are always easier than HEX and those gibberish numbers. They are deserve a thumbs up and a round of applause XD

    Supporting Pure Gold
    Fanbar 1

    Fanbar 2


    Awards and Claims

    - First ruby hack to date to feature the dual text boxes of Fire Red.
    - First hack to a close to complete animated title screen.
    - First ruby hack to have a completely hacked Trainer Card.
    and more to come.


    White screen problem
    Help, I patched my ROM and when I run the game I get a white screen. This is most likely that your save type isn't compatible, goto Emulator=>Save Type=>128K. If not, then there can be chances that your ROM is corrupted or wasn't patched properly.


    Alpha - Click Here

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