The PokéCommunity Forums Fan Games ROM Hacks Studio Progressing ROM Hacks
Discontinued [Hack of the Year 2009] Pokémon: Azure Horizons

Progressing ROM Hacks This forum is for ROM hacks which are currently in production, but not yet finished. Come and find a ROM hack that's starting out, or post your own for others to see! For Pokémon/non-Pokémon hacks.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old August 24th, 2008 (4:14 PM). Edited April 26th, 2014 by Logan.
Frostbite's Avatar
Frostbite Frostbite is offline
Ace Trainer
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: New York
    Age: 24
    Nature: Modest
    Posts: 721
    Send a message via AIM to Frostbite Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Frostbite



    GAME INFORMATION
    Engine: 1635 - Pokémon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels)
    Creator: Frostbite / Dewgong
    Language: English

    Story
    General plot summary.


    After months of waiting, you finally get your acceptance letter to the regional league. Finally the chance to follow in the footsteps of your brother, a great Pokémon trainer. With goal set, you begin to start your journey as a Pokémon trainer growing with each challenge. Working your way through the ranks and eventually, to the top. However, as soon as your journey begins something has happened. A disturbance has undergone, strange Pokémon trainers have been going around the region causing havoc. Their goal, however, is out of the ordinary. What it is currently is completely unknown... will it conflict with your own? Along the way you will meet people who can either aid or hinder you on your quest. There is more to them then you first thought, however.

    Project Overview
    Some general information.


    Well this is my first hack that I'll actually try to make an effort on. I'm determined to complete this hack and use the best of my abilities on it. My goal is simple - to create an entirely new and fresh Pokemon RPG using the Fire Red engine but still keep the charm of the past Pokemon RPGs. I hope to implement new features (especially D/P features) and graphics, tilesets, etc. I'll make an effort while making this hack and try to create a nice and enjoyable gameplay experience.


    Game Features
    Check out what the game has in store!


    • New Region - Entire new region of Zephyr complete with diverse areas for you to explore!
    • Many Pokémon - A good portion of the 386 ADV gen Pokémon will be obtainable.
    • Team Tundra - An entirely new "evil" team
    • D/P Features - A few features from Diamond & Pearl will be carried over.
    • Sprite Changes - Pokemon sprites from D/P will be carried over and applied to select Pokemon.
    • New Music - Tracks from R/S/E will be in this game, some entirely new ones might as well too!
    • Decapitalization - Decapitalized names of items, attacks, area names, etc.
    • Events & Sidequests - Entirely new and fresh events and sidequests to keep you busy!
    • More Trainer Battle Themes - Much like R/S/E, this hack will have several battle themes for specific Trainers.
    • Running in Buildings - Just like D/P/P!


    Screenshots & Media
    An in-depth look into the actual game itself.








    Video Playlist: (all dates in American format)
    - Trainer Battle Music Change (05/06/09)
    - Rival Battle 3: Dordoran City (11/28/09)

    Staff
    People creating this hack.


    - Frostbite: Scripting, Mapper, Music Editor, Image Editor, Palette Editor
    - Drayano: Beta Tester, Quality Checker, Suggestions

    Support Banners
    Show your support!


    Spoiler:
    (Banner by *~*TwiLiTeDaRkRai*~*)
    HTML Code:
    [URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=3876694"][IMG]http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/9694/azurehrizonqa2.png[/IMG][/URL]
    Banner by myself (Frostbite)
    HTML Code:
    [URL="http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?p=3876694"][IMG]http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c292/Polar_Spirit/azurebanner.png[/IMG][/URL]


    Awards


    Spoiler:






    Credits
    Thanks to...


    - Drayano: Suicune banner.
    - Kyledove: D/P styled cave tileset.
    - Jambo51: Trainer battle and encounter music routines.
    - JJames19119: 3rd gen physical / special attack split.


    Azure Horizons August 23rd, 2010 Beta 2 Release Notes
    Please note that the public beta only goes up to the town with the fourth gym, Hazel Town. However, there is way more done than what is released publicly!

    I'd also like to say do not even BOTHER using the walk through walls cheat (if it's still supported) because I've been very careful about maps and such. Walk through walls will not get you anywhere new.

    *Please, if there are any bugs or tile errors that occur in the game, report them immediately!
    • The beta does not fully reflect what will be in the final release. Significant changes may occur throughout the production.
    • The public beta ends in Hazel Town, however, there may be a few areas and events that you may not have noticed. (please backtrack!)
    • The only towns / cities that (should) be accessible are Greenwood, Gordian, Azure, Scarlet, Amethyst, and Hazel.
    • The only accessible gyms are the first, second, third, and fourth
    • HM01 Cut, HM05 Rock Smash, and HM06 Flash are the only HMs available in this beta.

    Download Now

    Attached Files
    File Type: zip Azure Horizons Beta 2 (2010).zip‎ (433.0 KB, 16083 views) (Save to Dropbox)
    __________________

    Azure Horizons 2014
    ---
    [ Youtube ]

    Pokémon: Azure Horizons

    Relevant Advertising!

      #2    
    Old August 24th, 2008 (9:20 PM).
    destinedjagold's Avatar
    destinedjagold destinedjagold is offline
    Oh Hai Thar~
    • Silver Tier
     
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: Philippines
    Age: 26
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Careful
    Posts: 8,507
    well, the way you present your hack's really nice.
    also, I like the story. The simplicity as well.

    though the screenies are nice, I wanna see some scripting.

    anyways, i wish ye good luck with this hack project~
    __________________


    FC: 0061-1111-6462
    TSV: 1364(X), 0790(OR)

      #3    
    Old August 24th, 2008 (11:07 PM).
    deadlyangel91792's Avatar
    deadlyangel91792 deadlyangel91792 is offline
    Psn Id-Sirbagsalot
       
      Join Date: Jul 2008
      Location: In ct the u.s
      Age: 24
      Gender:
      Nature: Relaxed
      Posts: 212
      i like it so far the story seems interesting but you should make a new character sprite one of my favorite things in a hack is a fresh new character to play as maybe in black?
        #4    
      Old August 24th, 2008 (11:18 PM).
      Sarcastic Prince's Avatar
      Sarcastic Prince Sarcastic Prince is offline
      Starting anew...
         
        Join Date: Aug 2007
        Location: Kwun Tong Mountains
        Gender: Male
        Nature: Timid
        Posts: 3,066
        Quote:
        Originally Posted by deadlyangel91792 View Post
        i like it so far the story seems interesting but you should make a new character sprite one of my favorite things in a hack is a fresh new character to play as maybe in black?
        He already has the Hero, wonder if he has the Heroine as well.

        The screenshots are just an example.
        __________________
        I am now an anime dubber, cover singer and a fan of anime. I can still apply as a translator and grammar corrector, though.
          #5    
        Old August 25th, 2008 (12:54 AM).
        /Circa's Avatar
        /Circa /Circa is offline
        a face in the clouds.
           
          Join Date: Nov 2007
          Location: Melbourne, Victoria
          Gender: Male
          Nature: Quiet
          Posts: 877
          Yay it's finally back!
          I always looked for updates on this hack, I don't know why people didn't post in the showcase much but meh.
          I see you've changed the palettes from that greenish blue colour, I reckon those palettes looked better.
          Did you start again from scratch, cause it looks like not many events are put in.
          __________________
          dragging himself, forw
          ard again, the pain has
          still not diminished. E
          ventually though, he e
          merges inside a v
          ery large room w

          here everything about

          the house

          suddenly

          changes.
            #6    
          Old August 25th, 2008 (1:28 AM).
          [HoN] Jereziah's Avatar
          [HoN] Jereziah [HoN] Jereziah is offline
          Till DEATH do us part!
             
            Join Date: Mar 2008
            Location: Destiny Island
            Age: 21
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Brave
            Posts: 649
            Nice and Green Thread...Also Great Mapping Skills yah got there..Nice Features and Story...I wish you good Luck!
            __________________
            [simple-spoil="League of Legends"]If you wanna play LoL click:
            https://signup.leagueoflegends.com/?ref=4bf10adbb6c1a[/simple-spoil]

            Play this game, if you like DotA.

              #7    
            Old August 25th, 2008 (2:55 AM).
            Francine's Avatar
            Francine Francine is offline
            .
               
              Join Date: Jul 2008
              Posts: 51
              Cool i like the sattelite . where did you get it?. i love it. also great mappings. GL with this.
              __________________
              夢は私があなたと持っている現実と比較できない
                #8    
              Old August 25th, 2008 (3:09 AM).
              ~DarkAchu~'s Avatar
              ~DarkAchu~ ~DarkAchu~ is offline
              Shady Character Lurking Around
                 
                Join Date: Aug 2008
                Location: Southampton
                Gender:
                Nature: Lax
                Posts: 513
                Nice and simple hack im looking forward to this one
                __________________
                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                Diamond FC: 2836 1970 7214 OT: Scott
                HG: 3181 5060 5848 OT Scott
                White: 4298 2213 8887 OT Dark
                X: 4597-0519-6286
                  #9    
                Old August 25th, 2008 (8:14 AM).
                Binary's Avatar
                Binary Binary is offline
                え?
                   
                  Join Date: Aug 2007
                  Age: 22
                  Posts: 3,993
                  The thread layout is definitely pleasing. And I also like the sound of the story. I like the simplicity of the hack. I hope you can get a long way.
                  __________________
                    #10    
                  Old August 25th, 2008 (8:19 AM). Edited August 25th, 2008 by Frostbite.
                  Frostbite's Avatar
                  Frostbite Frostbite is offline
                  Ace Trainer
                     
                    Join Date: Jan 2005
                    Location: New York
                    Age: 24
                    Nature: Modest
                    Posts: 721
                    Send a message via AIM to Frostbite Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Frostbite
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by deadlyangel91792 View Post
                    i like it so far the story seems interesting but you should make a new character sprite one of my favorite things in a hack is a fresh new character to play as maybe in black?
                    The general OWs for the new hero are already made. I'll insert them whenever I have the time.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Visual View Post
                    Yay it's finally back!
                    I always looked for updates on this hack, I don't know why people didn't post in the showcase much but meh.
                    I see you've changed the palettes from that greenish blue colour, I reckon those palettes looked better.
                    Did you start again from scratch, cause it looks like not many events are put in.
                    Yeah, I didn't like the older palettes because it seemed a little too green to me. It seemed like the trees and the grass matched. I'm sticking with the default palettes for now.
                    Yes, I did start from scratch again. That's why it seems that there are hardly any events in the game. However, I've been working on smaller stuff first. I've been repointing text and hex editing some items to my likings. It may not seem like it but I did get a few scripts done.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ♦Nintendo♦ View Post
                    Cool i like the sattelite . where did you get it?. i love it. also great mappings. GL with this.
                    I got the dish from Emerald's Mossdeep Space Center.

                    ---

                    I'm glad that this thread is generating positive feedback so far... thanks to everyone who posted and complimented so far. I appreciate it.

                    Sorry if it may seem like there are virtually no scripts in the game. There are, but, I just haven't took any screenshots of them, here's some of them.

                    Spoiler:


                    Now here's someone I'd like to introduce and has something to do with the main plot.

                    Meet Wallace
                    ---
                    Wallace is a recurring character that will appear several times in the game, much like Steven in R/S/E but with a much bigger role. Along the way he will help you with several things and help you obtain valuable items. However, what are his motives for being in this region instead of Hoenn?
                    Find out later in the game!
                    __________________

                    Azure Horizons 2014
                    ---
                    [ Youtube ]

                    Pokémon: Azure Horizons
                      #11    
                    Old August 25th, 2008 (8:37 AM).
                    javad's Avatar
                    javad javad is offline
                    Twisted Genius
                       
                      Join Date: Dec 2006
                      Location: malta
                      Age: 22
                      Gender:
                      Nature: Careful
                      Posts: 8
                      Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to javad
                      Love the sattelite, good luck on this project!
                        #12    
                      Old August 28th, 2008 (11:16 PM).
                      Thrace's Avatar
                      Thrace Thrace is offline
                      @tion
                      • Gold Tier
                       
                      Join Date: Jun 2007
                      Age: 26
                      Gender: Male
                      Posts: 1,048
                      I can't believe that this hack is back! I've been waiting for sooo long...

                      It looks amazing so far Frostbite. I love the attention to detail you have put in. I can't wait to feature this in RHN. The mixture of tiles are amazing. The mapping perfectly reflects Nintendo's style and I'm sure the scripting will be very impressive. I'll be sure to keep this thread in the first page where it belongs with constant nagging for updates! >.<

                      Is that a custom Wallace OW or are my eyes playing tricks on me??
                      __________________
                        #13    
                      Old September 7th, 2008 (10:16 AM).
                      Frostbite's Avatar
                      Frostbite Frostbite is offline
                      Ace Trainer
                         
                        Join Date: Jan 2005
                        Location: New York
                        Age: 24
                        Nature: Modest
                        Posts: 721
                        Send a message via AIM to Frostbite Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Frostbite
                        Quote:
                        Originally Posted by dshayabusa View Post
                        Is that a custom Wallace OW or are my eyes playing tricks on me??
                        The Wallace OW is custom (made by me) and is FR/LG styled.

                        ---

                        School started a few days ago so I won't have as much free time as I once did so I'll only be able to work on the hack on weekends. I'm pretty much done with most of the mapping for Beta 1. I've added some screenshots so you may want to take a look at those. I'll try to get more events in soon, hopefully. Beta 1 leads up to the 3rd gym in Dordoran City which leads me to the next update:



                        Dordoran City Gym

                        The 3rd gym in the game which is assessable after completion of a certain event (which I'll show in a future update). It specializes in Electric types. To get through the gym you need to push switches on the walls to remove the beams to open up new rooms. Press the correct order of switches to open up the path to the Gym Leader. Simple, no? Along the way you'll face trainers which will make this a little more difficult. I'd really suggest bringing status healing items when facing this gym.
                        __________________

                        Azure Horizons 2014
                        ---
                        [ Youtube ]

                        Pokémon: Azure Horizons
                          #14    
                        Old September 7th, 2008 (11:33 AM).
                        Platinum994's Avatar
                        Platinum994 Platinum994 is offline
                        Italian Hacker Rom
                           
                          Join Date: Aug 2008
                          Location: Avellino, Italy
                          Age: 22
                          Gender:
                          Nature: Calm
                          Posts: 107
                          Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Platinum994
                          good, I like this hack
                          __________________
                          A legend is born. Is name is Arceus!
                            #15    
                          Old September 7th, 2008 (11:34 AM).
                          Meowvelous Meowvelous is offline
                             
                            Join Date: May 2008
                            Gender:
                            Posts: 2
                            Wow. It's sounds relly nice. Can't wait for Beta 1.
                              #16    
                            Old September 7th, 2008 (5:16 PM).
                            Kanzler's Avatar
                            Kanzler Kanzler is offline
                            naughty biscotti
                            • Crystal Tier
                             
                            Join Date: Jul 2008
                            Location: Toronto
                            Gender: Male
                            Nature: Relaxed
                            Posts: 5,858
                            is the story going to be the traditional pokemon storyline? cuz dont worry if it is, I always found the old ones to be more believable and fun.
                              #17    
                            Old September 7th, 2008 (11:03 PM).
                            Thrace's Avatar
                            Thrace Thrace is offline
                            @tion
                            • Gold Tier
                             
                            Join Date: Jun 2007
                            Age: 26
                            Gender: Male
                            Posts: 1,048
                            The new screenshots look great, Frostbite!

                            So, that last screenshot is of the Pokemon League right? It looks like you've changed how you get there, have you completely re-made the region or have you used some maps from the old Azure Horizons?

                            The 3rd gym looks like it'll be fun! Its sort of like a mixture between Blaine and Lt. Surge's gyms.
                            __________________
                              #18    
                            Old September 8th, 2008 (6:53 PM).
                            Frostbite's Avatar
                            Frostbite Frostbite is offline
                            Ace Trainer
                               
                              Join Date: Jan 2005
                              Location: New York
                              Age: 24
                              Nature: Modest
                              Posts: 721
                              Send a message via AIM to Frostbite Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Frostbite
                              Quote:
                              Originally Posted by BlahISuck View Post
                              is the story going to be the traditional pokemon storyline? cuz dont worry if it is, I always found the old ones to be more believable and fun.
                              Yeah, I'm going to stick with the traditional plot formula... however, the main plot will have some twits to it later on.

                              Quote:
                              Originally Posted by dshayabusa View Post
                              The new screenshots look great, Frostbite!

                              So, that last screenshot is of the Pokemon League right? It looks like you've changed how you get there, have you completely re-made the region or have you used some maps from the old Azure Horizons?

                              The 3rd gym looks like it'll be fun! Its sort of like a mixture between Blaine and Lt. Surge's gyms.
                              Thanks, the last screen is that of the Pokemon League. I did change how you get there which will require quite a few HM moves.

                              I've pretty much re-made the region however some of the first towns in the game still have their original maps from the old rom.
                              __________________

                              Azure Horizons 2014
                              ---
                              [ Youtube ]

                              Pokémon: Azure Horizons
                                #19    
                              Old September 9th, 2008 (12:22 AM).
                              Sarcastic Prince's Avatar
                              Sarcastic Prince Sarcastic Prince is offline
                              Starting anew...
                                 
                                Join Date: Aug 2007
                                Location: Kwun Tong Mountains
                                Gender: Male
                                Nature: Timid
                                Posts: 3,066
                                Did you add the old Hero OW from the old AH Thread?
                                __________________
                                I am now an anime dubber, cover singer and a fan of anime. I can still apply as a translator and grammar corrector, though.
                                  #20    
                                Old September 13th, 2008 (8:55 PM).
                                Jubilation's Avatar
                                Jubilation Jubilation is offline
                                the fairy type gymleader
                                   
                                  Join Date: May 2006
                                  Location: melbourne
                                  Age: 22
                                  Gender: Male
                                  Nature: Adamant
                                  Posts: 3,988
                                  This hack looks wonderful, keep uo the good work ;D
                                  __________________
                                  Friend Code - 2981-6658-6419
                                    #21    
                                  Old September 14th, 2008 (5:25 PM).
                                  Lady Berlitz's Avatar
                                  Lady Berlitz Lady Berlitz is offline
                                  Cinnamon ♪
                                     
                                    Join Date: May 2007
                                    Location: An igloo in Canada
                                    Nature: Adamant
                                    Posts: 1,768
                                    So, Pokémon: Azure Horizons is back? Well, it looks wonderful.
                                    The presentation is really good, and it looks like the gameplay is awesome.

                                    I like the little changes in the tiles and palettes, as well.
                                    Good luck with this project, Frostbite.
                                    __________________
                                    _█████████_
                                    _█▄█████▄█_
                                    _█▼▼▼▼▼▼▼█_
                                    ██_______██
                                    _█▲▲▲▲▲▲▲█_
                                    _█████████_
                                    _██_____██_
                                      #22    
                                    Old September 16th, 2008 (9:14 AM).
                                    luigi-guy's Avatar
                                    luigi-guy luigi-guy is offline
                                       
                                      Join Date: Jun 2008
                                      Posts: 55
                                      Hows this for a banner?
                                      __________________
                                      I'm a BETA tester, need help testing your hacking? Just pm me.
                                        #23    
                                      Old September 16th, 2008 (12:37 PM).
                                      Disturbed's Avatar
                                      Disturbed Disturbed is offline
                                      O.o
                                         
                                        Join Date: May 2008
                                        Age: 23
                                        Posts: 659
                                        Cool hack. The only thing I can see that may need improvements is the mapping. Other than that, it looks great.
                                          #24    
                                        Old September 22nd, 2008 (1:31 AM). Edited September 22nd, 2008 by Dratii.
                                        Dratii's Avatar
                                        Dratii Dratii is offline
                                        Working on something new...
                                           
                                          Join Date: Aug 2008
                                          Nature: Careful
                                          Posts: 194
                                          Cool hack. I like the design of your first post.

                                          I can't wait to play a beta/alpha (or final release if you are releasing it as a final only)
                                          And your gym looks awesome but confusing. Maybe you should have a sign post or some message that tells you the right path?
                                          __________________
                                          Fun


                                            #25    
                                          Old September 22nd, 2008 (1:37 AM).
                                          Precious Tears Precious Tears is offline
                                             
                                            Join Date: Feb 2008
                                            Posts: 1,255
                                            Looking the pix, I'd say this hack is quite decent. But I think you can do it more better.
                                            Closed Thread
                                            Quick Reply

                                            Sponsored Links
                                            Thread Tools

                                            Posting Rules
                                            You may not post new threads
                                            You may not post replies
                                            You may not post attachments
                                            You may not edit your posts

                                            BB code is On
                                            Smilies are On
                                            [IMG] code is On
                                            HTML code is Off

                                            Forum Jump


                                            All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:24 PM.