Thread: HeartGold hack: [HGSS] Kris as Female Protagonist
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Old May 24th, 2012 (7:00 PM). Edited July 18th, 2012 by ascension7.
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    HGSS - Kris as Female Protagonist
    Rom info:
    Hack of: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (USA)
    Language: English
    Current Version: 2.0
    Last Updated: 18th July, 2012

    This is a simple hack of HGSS, where Lyra is replaced by Kris, the female protagonist introduced in Pokémon Crystal. There are a few minor glitches, but these are mostly negligible. All that is changed in this patch is the graphics, as well as any mention of 'Lyra' with 'Kris'.



    Tools used:
    • Hex Workshop (hex editing many things)
    • CrystalTile2 (graphics editing)
    • PokeTEX (graphics editing)
    • thenewpoketext (text editing)
    • Tile Molester (graphics editing)
    • PPRE (compiling rom)
    • Kiwi (NDS file extractor)
    • Pokémon DS/Pic Platinum (graphics editing)
    • Windows 7 Paint (graphics editing)
    • Windows XP Paint (retains palette of exported battle sprite image – allows me to copy and paste a new sprite into the game over the temporary sprites without worrying about palette screw-ups)
    • Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 (compiling graphics to 8bpp)
    • Xdelta (creating patch)
    • DeSmuME (testing game on computer)
    • Pokesav HGSS (editing save file for testing purposes)

    Kimba616 - DeviantArt – for making all the Kris sprites. Link

    S-Laughtur - DeviantArt – for making the full-art Kris sprite in the intro. Link

    Someone – a kind anon on 4chan sent me his work on a rom hack like this one, entitled 'Pokemon SpiritCrystal', from which I extracted Kris' backsprites from.

    - The backsprite will temporarily revert to Lyra's palette when entering a Wild battle, though it corrects itself soon after. I don't quite know why, but it is exhibited in the video.
    - Trainer Card sprite and the overworld sprite shown when naming your character is still Lyra. I don't know where the sprites are located, but they will be changed if I can find them.
    - The large art mugshot in the intro is still Lyra, but this is because I haven't found one made for Kris. When one is made, I'll replace it.

    - Version 2 - Most bugs fixed, added more supplemental sprites, and corrected compatibility with both versions.
    - Version 1 - pretty much everything except that which is listed in the Bugs section

    Downloads and Documentation:
    Link to patch and xdelta (used to patch the original rom)