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Old October 4th, 2017 (8:43 AM).
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    Hey guys, I have something a bit different to ask this time. Lately, I haven't really been able to find time to do this much, I really feel like the only thing I've "learned" is just common event stuff and getting used to the tiles - and well, I just really like the concept for the game, I do feel like it could turn into something fun and crazy - but despite all the really cool stuff you guys put together to make this thing, I still feel really intimidated by doing things.

    Mainly stuff like planning out a world, coming together with a story, and trying to make animations for the attacks which I'm definitely going to need.

    And something else is that I've been using the trial version of RPG Maker (since I had just bought ACE - right before learning about this stuff) and I guess I'm kind of on the fence if I should buy XP just for a game that might not even work out (despite really wanting it too).

    Guess what I'm really asking from all this is that do you guys have any advice how to make this whole game making process feel possible?
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    Old March 24th, 2018 (11:32 PM).
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      Use templates and learn from the structure they use too, I'd also suggest gathering a team to help you work on the project!
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      Old March 28th, 2018 (3:23 AM). Edited March 28th, 2018 by Sersch7.
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        If you are working alone and this is your first project, try to keep it simple and short. Include the best ideas you have and try to complete it. Then you can see where you go from there, start a new Pokemon game, making a game that is not Pokemon related, or just extending your project.
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        Old March 30th, 2018 (1:53 PM).
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          do what you can do then get a team
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          Old March 31st, 2018 (3:18 AM).
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            Hi guys I am a 13 year old boy and I am developing a pokemon game named PokemonGen which is gonna be the first 3D pokemon game for PC. The Trailer is out. so if you give it a view that will be great. Link --->
            by searching on youtube "pokemon gen game trailer "
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            Old April 2nd, 2018 (12:16 AM).
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              In which emulator we can play pokemon green remix
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              Old April 11th, 2018 (2:46 AM). Edited April 11th, 2018 by Panamanian.
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                I feel like something that kills a lot of hacks is trying to use custom tiles.

                Tiles are so time-consuming and don't progress a hack to completion the way scripts and mapping do.

                I bet if people just used the default tiles, we would see a lot more hacks completed.
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                Old May 16th, 2018 (3:14 AM).
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                  Game design can be super overwhelming and a single project can eat up years of your life at a time. (speaking from experience here).

                  Keep it small til you're super comfortable with making games from start to finish. With each new project experiment with new mechanics and ideas you can carry over to a future project.
                  Working on a cool new Pokemon-inspired indie project called Battle Gem Ponies
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                  Old May 16th, 2018 (7:10 AM).
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                  I think a lot of people have the right idea about starting out. Generally speaking, people tend to lose motivation to continue making their game when they encounter strange bugs or large hurdles which they don’t know how to overcome.

                  My suggestion for new ROM hackers is to avoid learning ASM and C unless you are interested in programming/have programmed before. A lot of these low level programming concepts aren’t easy to understand and learning takes effort. Even after you’ve got the basics down, it won’t yield much results wise until you become pretty proficient at it.

                  So stick to mapping, scripting, patches and misc stuff until you’ve gotten a general idea of the process. From there you can make a decent game, and if you are interested in going further down the rabbit hole, you can.
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