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Old September 1st, 2011 (11:17 AM). Edited December 18th, 2011 by ~Red.
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    KANTO EXPLORERS: WISTERIA

    (Previously known as Pokemon: Wisteria)

    Introduction
    On my second run through Pokemon Brown, it got me thinking. Hacking. Where did it all start? I looked through my drawers of stuff I used to make when I was younger and pulled out a small cardboard box. Inside was tons of paper drawings of fake pokemon, maps of towns and cities that dont exist, scrap paper of storylines and plots. I hadnt opened this box since I was 8 years old.

    You're probably wondering where I got the name from? Well, I'm starting a series of hacks called the Kanto Explorers. These hacks both extend the story of Generation 1 and 2 but also incorporate stories from other gen 1 or 2 hacks. As you may have noticed, there are already references to the greatest Pokemon Red hack to date, Pokemon Brown.

    I plan to have three hacks in this series: Kanto Explorers: Wisteria, a story about Blue's ancestry, the first in the series. Kanto Explorers: The Lost Gem, a story about Red's ancestry and Kanto Explorers: The Chapter Continues, about Red and Blue's endeavors after the Kanto Elite Four.

    Version
    Pokemon Red - Yes, I've gone totally old school.

    Plot
    The story is set some time before Red's story occurs. A young female who lives on Eins Island awakens from a disturbing dream, her father who was recently lost in the field telling her about a Vulpix stolen by the Schwarz Gang. Realising she is also late for school, she quickly rushes from Mohre Town - Where she lives - to Erdbeer Village. As she enters the village she is stopped by her best friend Li, who is also late. They quickly run to the school to pick up their Pokedex and their first Pokemon. When they get there they are confronted by their angry teacher. She gives them both a quest, one which she secretly wishes she had completed herself. She decides to tag along with the protagonist on her journey to find her lost father and to complete the Pokedex, leaving Li behind...

    Characters

    Protagonist - A young female just turned 16. She never got a Pokemon when she was eligable. Her parents wanted her to study first. Her father disappeared a few months ago after he left to research in the field. She sometimes gets strange precognitive dreams and they always feature her father. She longs to find him and it his her primary concern when she finally leaves her town. She is an only child, but wishes when she is older to have many children being a family orientated person.

    Li - The protagonist's best friend. He is often getting into trouble at school and dislikes doing any type of work. He lives with his older sister who is always very kind. He never knew his parents who left for the Hoenn region when he was just a small child. He secretly has a crush on the protagonist but would never admit it to your face.

    "Teacher" - A strange woman who believes discipline comes before education. She often has a freakout when she gets excited and holds many secrets. She has a son who she never talks about, and she hides him away in her mansion, or so they say...

    Professer Oak - The protagonist's father. A strange eccentric man obsessed with capturing and observing every single Pokemon.

    Brown "Senior" - An odd chap who never speaks. He is the leader of the WeiB gang, and although mute he can be very powerful with actions. People often call him Brown, no one is sure what his real name is. His wife is heavily pregnant with a son, who they are going to name Red...

    Eli - A person so old you could hide in his wrinkles. No one is sure what his secret is, but he should've died of old age years ago. No one truly knows how old he is either, but he cannot move, and rarely speaks. When he does, all he can utter is whispers of the past and ramblings of the future.

    Kanto Explorer "Red" - The most powerful trainer. That's all anyone knows about him, and has ever known. Rumours say he exists but no one has ever seen him. He is like a chinese whisper, a broken legend...

    Features

    -Totally New Region
    I want this hack to be a complete overhaul. I want to throw the player into a new world!

    -All text is changed
    This is needed for the story.

    -New tiles
    I've added new tiles which are a mix of my own and some ripped from Firered and Ruby.

    -A visit to a personal favourite region
    Let's just say Brown/Prism fans will be happy.

    -Slight Music Change
    I've changed some of the music in the game. It will become obvious when you start a new game hehe.

    -Genetically Modified Pokemon
    The Schwarz Gang have no love for Pokemon. When they capture a Pokemon they send it to their lab to be modified to have no emotion and to grow stronger much faster. They also teach these Pokemon cruel ways and often force them to learn attacks they don't normally learn.

    -Train
    Yeah. The train from Gold and Silver makes a return. But not how you'd think.

    -Virtual Reality Chamber
    Wow. A virtual world in a virtual world? How crazy! The virtual reality chamber allows you to explore places and capture pokemon not native to the region. The reality you will explore will most probably be a cross between Kanto and Rijon.

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    Version 2.3 ~ 2 Gyms ~ Check attachment.

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    Coolboyman ~ For LOTS of help. Couldn't thank him enough.
    Sawakita ~ For EVEN MORE help. Gosh I love this guy.
    Iron Nidow ~ Yellow Sprites in Red patch.
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    Old September 2nd, 2011 (2:59 PM).
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    I assume that something just went wrong when posting the screenshots, because it seems that there are none there (at least, I can't see them). So, I'll approve this, providing you add screenshots within the next 24 hours. :)
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    Old September 2nd, 2011 (7:58 PM).
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      Looks really good, I think this hack could be a winner
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      Old September 2nd, 2011 (8:27 PM).
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      The screen shots don't appear for me :c
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      Old September 2nd, 2011 (11:19 PM).
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      I think this hack could be a winner
      For being number one no-info hack that is...

      Anyways, your thread looks profesional but if we see broken images almost no one will care about playing your game... :/
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      Old September 3rd, 2011 (12:32 AM).
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        For being number one no-info hack that is...

        Anyways, your thread looks profesional but if we see broken images almost no one will care about playing your game... :/
        I can see the images perfectly fine. What browser are you using?
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        Old September 3rd, 2011 (12:40 AM).
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        I can see the images perfectly fine. What browser are you using?
        I can't see the images either. D: I'm using Google Chrome.
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        Old September 3rd, 2011 (1:16 AM). Edited September 3rd, 2011 by Cartmic.
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          I am using Firefox, and I also cannot see the Images, the same happens over at Skeetendo.

          Just double checking that my browser wasn't doing something strange I wget'ed one of the images:

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          wget http://flickcabin.com/pthumbs/large/117256/1.PNG--2011-09-03 10:18:59--  http://flickcabin.com/pthumbs/large/117256/1.PNG
          Resolving flickcabin.com... 173.236.228.221
          Connecting to flickcabin.com|173.236.228.221|:80... connected.
          HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
          2011-09-03 10:19:00 ERROR 404: Not Found.
          It simply does not exist on the server, it's likely showing on your computer from your Cache.
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          Old September 3rd, 2011 (2:31 AM). Edited September 3rd, 2011 by ~Red.
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            I'll get them up as soon as possible.

            EDIT: Fixed. Also, some news, the Virtual Reality chamber is pretty much done, I just need to map what's inside it and change the control panel text.
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            Old September 3rd, 2011 (5:24 PM).
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            how long is the current beta?
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            Old September 3rd, 2011 (6:15 PM).
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            I can see the images and am using Google Chrome.

            I started out the same way as you, drawing maps, and have released two hacked GBA games. I'm waiting for my latest one's thread to be approved.
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              how long is the current beta?
              2 gyms. I'm releasing beta 3 soon which will feature 5 gyms.
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              Old September 4th, 2011 (6:00 AM).
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              Old September 4th, 2011 (7:02 AM).
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                While I'm very interested in playing (and I've already downloaded the .ips), I think you should provide the following information in the OP:

                Pokemon generation available: Is this exclusively 1st gen? And if so does this feature all 151 (version exclusives included)? You should provide more specifics for those who may not have played Prism/Brown.

                If this isn't the final version, how far does this current beta get you? How many badges can you expect to finish the beta with before it's over? We shouldn't have to ask for this information to receive it.
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                Old September 4th, 2011 (7:26 AM).
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                  Awesome, a Red hack! Wisteria was one of the hacks that got me interested in hacking Gen 1, so I'm glad to see it back. I'll play this as soon as I am able to. I have a question about this hack, though. Do you recycle scripts from Red Version (like Koolboyman's Brown Version), or are you making completely new scripts (like Sawatika's Wood Version)?
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                  Old September 4th, 2011 (8:01 AM).
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                    Awesome, a Red hack! Wisteria was one of the hacks that got me interested in hacking Gen 1, so I'm glad to see it back. I'll play this as soon as I am able to. I have a question about this hack, though. Do you recycle scripts from Red Version (like Koolboyman's Brown Version), or are you making completely new scripts (like Sawatika's Wood Version)?
                    I'll probably be doing a combination. I'd like to finish the game with red's scripts, and if I learn ASM after the release, I'll go back and change the game to be more like I intended.

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                    Pokemon generation available: Is this exclusively 1st gen? And if so does this feature all 151 (version exclusives included)? You should provide more specifics for those who may not have played Prism/Brown
                    I don't see how this is important.
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                    Old September 4th, 2011 (10:35 AM). Edited September 4th, 2011 by Sooyun.
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                      I don't see how this is important.
                      It's important because 1. Some people like planning their team ahead of time before actually playing. 2. Some players don't like surprises. 3. Many hackers use more than one generation in a single game; it's expected that people know what they're going to find. 4. It will prevent more posts like my last one from coming up. Eventually, you will get tired of having to repeat yourself, the longer this thread gets.

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                        erm...hi im new to playing hack and want to know why it wont work. i downloaded it but when i try to play it it says windows cant open this file. ay help would be appreciated
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                        Old September 5th, 2011 (1:06 AM).
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                          erm...hi im new to playing hack and want to know why it wont work. i downloaded it but when i try to play it it says windows cant open this file. ay help would be appreciated
                          Hmm, that sounds like a windows specific error. Are you sure you patched it to a clean Pokemon Red ROM? Try using a different emulator, I use VisualBoyAdvance.

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                          It's important because 1. Some people like planning their team ahead of time before actually playing. 2. Some players don't like surprises. 3. Many hackers use more than one generation in a single game; it's expected that people know what they're going to find. 4. It will prevent more posts like my last one from coming up. Eventually, you will get tired of having to repeat yourself, the longer this thread gets.

                          Ok, I see what you mean. Thanks for creating a banner
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                          Old September 5th, 2011 (1:18 AM).
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                            this is gonna sound stupid but how do i patch it. its my first time trying to play a hack
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                              this is gonna sound stupid but how do i patch it. its my first time trying to play a hack
                              You need to download an IPS patching program (LIPS is the most common one). You then need to apply Wisteria2.3.ips to a clean pokemon red ROM.
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                                ok ive got a red rom and vba so i can play the normal game but when i try to patch it with lips i cant find it?
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                                  I played the demo version 2.3. Here are my thoughts on it!

                                  There are many many things that could be improved about this hack so far. However, I think it has an original, unique story. It was interesting how you switched the characters around in the school, and I like battling the teacher instead of the rival. Also, the new tiles everywhere was a breath of fresh air.

                                  Here's what I think needs to change/be improved:
                                  • There are too many places where the text is too long, so it glitches the textbox.
                                  • The level of difficulty is much too high!! I struggled going north through the grass because the wild Pokemon were simply too high-leveled. Same goes for the Gyms and their trainers. I mean, a level 17 Lapras in the first Gym is borderline impossible without save-stating. The Pokemon on routes is also unbalanced. I can catch a Muk, Gloom, and Ditto before I even get 2 badges.
                                  • The Mart in the first town sells HM01 for $0 (why?). Also, it sells Pokedexes and Town Maps which is just strange, especially since you receive these items earlier in the game.
                                  • The area where you get the Secret Key was very easy, and extremely small.
                                  • There is a lot of unchanged text with NPC's which is a major turn-off.

                                  Good luck with this hack! Have fun with it
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                                  Old September 6th, 2011 (7:08 AM).
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                                    Bulbasaur's stats seem to be glitched.

                                    At level 11 he has 50 Attack, 30 Speed, and extremely low Defense and Special stats. Upon evolving into Ivysaur, his stats become regular once again.
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                                    Old September 6th, 2011 (8:23 AM).
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                                      I played the demo version 2.3. Here are my thoughts on it!

                                      There are many many things that could be improved about this hack so far. However, I think it has an original, unique story. It was interesting how you switched the characters around in the school, and I like battling the teacher instead of the rival. Also, the new tiles everywhere was a breath of fresh air.

                                      Here's what I think needs to change/be improved:
                                      • There are too many places where the text is too long, so it glitches the textbox.
                                      • The level of difficulty is much too high!! I struggled going north through the grass because the wild Pokemon were simply too high-leveled. Same goes for the Gyms and their trainers. I mean, a level 17 Lapras in the first Gym is borderline impossible without save-stating. The Pokemon on routes is also unbalanced. I can catch a Muk, Gloom, and Ditto before I even get 2 badges.
                                      • The Mart in the first town sells HM01 for $0 (why?). Also, it sells Pokedexes and Town Maps which is just strange, especially since you receive these items earlier in the game.
                                      • The area where you get the Secret Key was very easy, and extremely small.
                                      • There is a lot of unchanged text with NPC's which is a major turn-off.

                                      Good luck with this hack! Have fun with it
                                      - Fixed most text errors for next beta.
                                      - Pokemon encounter levels are now lower at the begining of the game.
                                      - The mart seems to be an error, I'll look into it.
                                      - The secret key area will be extended in the next beta (if you can be bothered to go back there )
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