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FireRed Pokémon DarkViolet (Full Version Released)

Started by Chaos Rush November 17th, 2012 4:12 PM
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This hack was developed from 2012-2014, and then it was canceled. Four years later in 2018, someone named hacksrepairman continued the hack from where it left off and finished it. Then I added some "finishing touches" to hacksrepairman's work (and some graphical updates from MrDollSteak), and this hack is now completely finished. Although the final version is not quite what would have been had this hack been finished in 2014, it fits pretty close to my vision at the time. I am warning you though, this hack can be very edgy and ridiculous at times, I was quite immature back then.

Credits for 2018 update:
Chaos Rush - finishing touches (and original hack developer from 2012-2014)
hacksrepairman - for finishing the hack's development from where it left off at Beta 2
MrDollSteak - Seafoam Islands tileset

Original post used from 2012-2014:

Spoiler:

There’s no fancy presentation, deal with it.

Box art front: http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/DarkViolet/DarkVioletFront_zpsc97b2c3c.png
Box art back: http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o625/ChaosRush/DarkViolet/DarkVioletBack_zps12cc8b64.png

This hack is a remake of the very first Pokémon games, Pokémon Red & Green. This is how I would remake them, and it’s totally different from FireRed & LeafGreen. This will be a Kanto adventure you’ve never experienced, and it will be totally modernized, and fun. This is my reboot of Pokémon, think of it as a new Generation I. This isn’t a Gen III hack, this isn’t a Gen IV/V wannabe hack, this is Chaos Rush’s Generation I game.

STORY: This world is inhabited far and wide by creatures called Pokémon. For some people, Pokémon are pets. Others use them for battling. There are numerous mysteries surrounding them, and they are a popular subject of research. Either way, humans live in harmony with Pokémon, and they have done so for ages.

Meanwhile, three teenagers, two from Pallet Town and one from Viridian City, decide to travel through the Kanto region to collect eight badges of Kanto, and to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. The names of the teens are Red, Green, and Blue, and they each have received a Pokémon from Professor Oak. They have no idea what awaits them, such as an increasingly threatening crime organization known as Team Rocket. The three of them will meet many people on their journey, some helpful, such as Blue’s older sister Daisy. They will also meet Kamon, a younger boy who claims to despise Team Rocket, and is always right on their tail. What are Kamon’s motives? Or more importantly, what are Team Rocket’s motives?

FEATURES:
*210 Pokémon available
*All 210 Pokémon will have sprites from my DS-style 64x64 Sprite Project
*113 new moves added. Over half of them are Gen IV moves, a few Gen V moves, and a few custom moves. No old moves were replaced, thus there is now a total of 467 moves. At the time of posting this thread, I have spent the past two months working on a ROM base that contains these added moves, which this hack is based off of
*A few old moves have new animations
*Physical/Special split
*Important characters have their own battle theme
*Lots of redone music
*custom instruments, such as the church organ and the "orchestra hit" sample
*All 210 Pokemon have their moveset redone (new movesets are based closely off of B2/W2 movesets)
*Entire game re-scripted & re-mapped from scratch
*Map layouts and architectural design of the Kanto region will be based off of how it appears in HG/SS. However, unlike HG/SS, Route 23 will actually exist.
*And much more…

R/S/E-ified features:
*R/S/E style graphics (yes I'm serious)
*Removal of the stupid flashback feature to make it more like R/S/E
*Removal of first-person view artwork to make it more like R/S/E (and every single Pokémon game that's not FR/LG or HG/SS)
*You actually face the trainer when another trainer walks up to you
*Removal of colored-text based on gender
*Proper item fanfares, instead of being limited to the level-up sound

NEW GYM ORDER:
1. Brock
2. Misty
3. Lt. Surge
4. Erika
5. ??? (not Giovanni)
6. Koga
7. Sabrina
8. Blaine

MAIN CHARACTER BIOS:
Spoiler:
Name: Red
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Pallet Town who has decided he wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Green and Blue, he receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on his Kanto journey.

Name: Green
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Viridian City who has decided she wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Red and Blue, she receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on her Kanto journey.

Name: Blue
Age: 16
Info: A teen from Pallet Town who has decided he wants to take on the Pokémon League Challenge. Along with Red and Green, he receives a Pokémon from Professor Oak, and sets off on his Kanto journey.

Name: Daisy
Age: 20
Info: A young adult who supports Red, Green, and Blue throughout their journey. She is Blue’s older sister. She leaves home with her younger brother Blue, but while Blue is collecting Kanto Gym Badges, Daisy has other important business.

Name: Kamon
Age: 13
Info: A mysterious boy that Red, Green, and Blue encounter several times. He claims to hate Team Rocket, and says he will destroy them once and for all, along with anyone who gets in his way. He is always seen with Team Rocket, presumably because he is following them. Or is he? He is very mysterious, claiming to hate Team Rocket, and to hate the weak. He clearly has a motive for destroying Team Rocket, as his hate towards them had to develop somewhere. What are his motives?

Name: Giovanni
Age: ???
Info: It’s no secret that he has a high standing in Team Rocket. He is indeed the leader of Team Rocket. He claims that Team Rocket is a “Pokémon Research Organization”, hence why Team Rocket is always committing crimes for money, since research is supposedly expensive. Anyone with a brain can suspect that he has other reasons for collecting money. However, there is actually some truth to his claims. He is indeed researching something, and he does have scientists working for him, and the research is indeed expensive. But what is he researching?

Name: Mr. Fuji
Age: ???
Info: The Champion of Kanto who has announced his plans for retirement, due to his old age. Red, Green, and Blue encounter him during their journey, and he has valuable information regarding Team Rocket’s plans.


Q&A:
Spoiler:
Q: Why is Giovanni no longer a Gym Leader? Is he still in the game?
A: You will be able to re-battle Gym Leaders. If Giovanni was a Gym Leader, he would not be able to be re-battled due to the plot. However, he is still in the game, in fact, he is basically the main antagonist.

Q: Who is the new Gym Leader?
A: I want it to be a surprise. But here’s a hint: It is a character that has appeared in all games that Kanto has appeared in. This character is somewhat of a minor character in R/G/B/Y, G/S/C, FR/LG, and HG/SS, but in DarkViolet, this character will play a more prominent role, appearing several times during the story, and as a Gym Leader in Pokémon DarkViolet.

Q: Who is Kamon?
A: Kamon is Giovanni’s son. Yes, he is basically the rival from G/S/C/HG/SS. He will be appearing several times in Pokémon DarkViolet, and you will get to battle him several times as well.

Q: Why is he named "Kamon" and not "Silver"?
A: Each region has a trio of trainers. The HG/SS rival is Giovanni's son. Each region has a trio of main character trainers. Kamon's counterparts are Ethan and Lyra. If Kamon was named Silver, then that means Ethan and Lyra would have to be named Gold and Crystal, but I'm sticking with Ethan and Lyra. Since Ethan and Lyra have "real" names, "Silver" must receive a real, non-color name, and thus it's Kamon. Kamon happens to be the second name option in Pokémon Silver (the first option is Silver).

Q: There are 210 Pokémon in DarkViolet’s Kanto Dex. Aren’t there only 151 Pokémon in Generation I? What Pokémon have you added?
A: Pokémon from the first four Generations are available. Most of the added Pokémon are related to Generation I Pokémon. This means you can evolve your Golbat into Crobat. ALL Pokémon that are related to Generation I Pokémon by evolution are available, such as Crobat, Blissey, Politoed, Magmortar, Electivire, all Eevee evolutions, etc. There are a couple evolutionary families not related to Generation I Pokémon in any way.

Q: Will there be any Pokémon available besides the 210 in the Kanto Dex?
A: Nope, sorry. The only Pokémon available are the 210 Pokémon in the Kanto Dex. After all, the Generation I games only had 151 Pokémon. Think of this hack as a new Generation I.

Q: Why did you remove the text-color feature?
A: In the Japanese FR/LG, every NPC spoke in plain black text regardless of gender. The blue/red text thing was only in the international releases of FR/LG, and it was never used in any game again, ever. I think it's pointless, and if I were to make a Pokémon game from scratch, I would not include that feature, therefore, I have taken it out of my FireRed ROM.

Q: Why is this hack called DarkViolet?
A: Because Mewtwo is the mascot. And Mewtwo is dark-violet...er...kinda...well, his tail is arguably dark-violet. :P

Q: Isn't the girl's name supposed to be Leaf?
A: I don't care. She will be Green. I mean, if the dude's official name is Red, and the rival's official name is Blue, then the most logical name to call the girl would be Green. Not freaking "Leaf". Also, Green was meant to appear in the 1st Generation Pokemon games. Here's beta artwork of her from Gen I, and here's more beta artwork of her. Now...pretend you've never heard of the phrase, "Pokémon LeafGreen Version". Or just pretend you're in the year 1998. If you saw that girl, and you knew that the guy's name is Red, and the rival's name is Blue, what would you think the girl's name would be? Green, duh.


Screenshots:


Credits:
-Every person that made the various tools I used
-Jambo51, for his ASM code for the Trainer Battle facing fix, for telling me how to extend the available Direct Sound tracks, and some other stuff
-Mastermind_X, for his music variable hack
-DoesntKnowHowToPlay, for his Physical/Special split hack, also for the No Guard ability ASM code
-Gamer2020, for making PGE, which made the process of adding new moves significantly easier
-giradialkia, for being there with this project since the very beginning during my previous incarnations of this, and also for composing Giovanni's battle theme
-NintendoBoyDX, for helping me port the Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald tile system over to FireRed
-metalflygon08, for suggesting the renaming of the custom move "Water Drain" to "Osmosis"
-Darthatron, for his tutorial on porting the Black 2/White 2 repel system to FireRed
-diegoisawesome, for fixing the "Presents" graphic in the intro
-MrDollSteak, major contributor to the 64x64 DS-Style Pokémon Sprite Resource, and also for implementing some Pokémon abilities from Gen IV and V, and for some revised attack animations
-karatekid552, for the evolution slot expansion, enabling Eevee to have seven different evolutions

Pokédex/Evolution Guide: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=8055191&postcount=868

Known Bugs/Glitches:
Spoiler:
*When doing an action (such as right before Surf/Fly/Cut, etc.) in the overworld, if you're standing at a place where your reflection is visible, the sprite's reflection will glitch up. This is because I expanded the action sprite to the size that it is in RSE for style continuity, and I'm assuming the reflection still assumes its the original size. I don't know how to fix it other than change the size back to what it was in FireRed, meaning the sprite would look kinda crammed/squished should I do that.

*During a battle if the user and opponent both have Motor Drive as their ability, when the ability activates it will only reference the user's name. While technically a bug, the only Pokémon in the game that has Motor Drive is Electivire, and no one in Beta 2 has an Electivire, so idk why I'm even pointing this out because there's no way to actually experience this glitch in Beta 2 lol

*U-turn and Volt Switch produces some weird results if you only have one Pokémon


ROM dump that the patch is based on: 1636 - Pokemon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels)

Downloads:
(1/26/14) Beta 2.1: <LINK REMOVED> NEWEST
Make sure you patch to the same ROM dump that I have.

Older releases:
(1/22/14) Beta 2.0
(10/28/13) Beta 1.1
(10/5/13) Beta 1.0
(5/27/13) Alpha 2.2
(5/26/13) Alpha 2.1
(5/26/13) Alpha 2.0
(1/6/13) Alpha 1.0

Length of latest release: Up to & including Silph Co. & Sabrina
Next planned release: Full game

Changelog:
Spoiler:
Beta 2.1
- Eggs now hatch faster if you have a Pokémon with Magma Armor or Flame Body in your party (credit to HackMew)
- Quick Claw freeze glitch fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
- Sucker Punch fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
- Poison Heal fixed (credit to MrDollSteak)
- the tall grass now has R/S/E's animation rather than FireRed's
- new palette for Viridian Forest
- missing footprints added
- Vulpix and Ninetales can no longer have Drought because it's too OP and dumb. If you already caught a Vulpix/Ninetales with Drought, it will revert to Flash Fire.
- Eevee now has Adaptability (I accidentally gave it Chrlorophyll in 2.0 for some reason)
- the flag for HM03 has been fixed, so for the people who weren't able to get Surf because they went to Saffron Gym first, you can get Surf now
- NPC in Mr. Fuji's house now has the correct dialogue
- Music continuation glitch after S.S. Anne event has been fixed
- Reckless, Sheer Force, Iron Fist, Overcoat, and Bullet Proof are now properly implemented
- move descriptions corrected
- other minor things

Beta 2.0 MAJOR RELEASE

Beta 1.1
-Issues when teleporting to the wrong place has been fixed
-After using Disable, glitchy text won't appear anymore
-Movement permission error in Viridian Forest fixed
-The guy who got robbed in Cerulean now has correct dialogue after you beat the Rocket Grunt
-The cut tree by the Hiker on Route 10 no longer freezes the game
-Rocket Grunt script on Nugget Bridge no longer repeats (Note: You will have to fight him one more time if you already fought him, because I changed the variable that the script uses in order for it to work)
-TM03 has been changed back to Water Pulse
-Misty's Pokémon now use Water Pulse instead of Scald, so her Starmie isn't super OP anymore
-The TM lady in the Underground Market now sells Sandstorm
-Brain Freeze now has a new animation
-A couple typos fixed
-New Bicycle music, a remix made by me, with inspiration from Pokémon Origins
-The Charmander family now learns Dragonbreath instead of Draco Bullet/Dragon Rage
-Eevee can now evolve into Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, and Glaceon

Beta 1.0 MAJOR RELEASE

Alpha 2.2
-"follow me" guy in Pewter City fixed
-Museum clerk freeze fixed
-All flags are re-adjusted accordingly when losing to Kamon in Pewter Museum, thus fixing all glitches related to it
-extremely minor dialogue change in Pewter Museum event
-when receiving the Old Amber from Brock, the correct Key Item fanfare now plays

Alpha 2.1
-fixed major glitch in Charmeleon's level-up moves

Alpha 2.0 MAJOR RELEASE

Alpha 1 MAJOR RELEASE


My note:
When you play this game, I kindly ask for you to forget about everything you know about Pokémon, and to play this game as if it were your first Pokémon game. I don't care about your nostalgia at all, so if you play this game thinking of Red/Blue and FireRed/LeafGreen, you will be disappointed (or pleasantly surprised? idk). Play this game as if you've never played a Pokémon game before, and this is just some new RPG that you're going to try out. If you play this game hoping it will make you feel nostalgic about the original games, then you will be very, very disappointed.

Also, if you identify as a "genwunner", then you should probably never, ever play this hack, ever. You have been warned :)


2018 Note: I am not proud of this hack, I am rather ashamed of it, but I know that it has a lot of fans that wanted to see it finished, so I hope you all enjoy it. Please note that this final version does not represent my exact vision for it during 2012-2014, although it is pretty close.

Timeline of Hack's Development:
August 2012: Pokémon DarkViolet began development

January 2013: First alpha release

October 2013: Beta 1 release (up to 3 badges)

January 2014: Beta 2 release (up to 7 badges)

May 2014: Pokémon DarkViolet was canceled

May 2018: hacksrepairman finished remainder of the hack

August 2018: Chaos Rush adds finishing touches (along with some contributions from MrDollSteak and hacksrepairman) and final version of the hack is released

April 2019: hacksrepairman released a bug fix (check this post if you are playing on a real console)

PokemonMasters

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Wow. This hack is back. The R/S/E styled graphics look alright. I really like the new moves you implemented. Based on the story we can't be a girl right? (Not that I care since I'm a boy, Just Wondering) :p

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OMG CHAOS! this looks fantabulous! once you finish this hack i will definatly play it(even though Gen 1 is my least fav). it has amazing graphics and a mix of everything that would make a good hack.
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618 posts
12.3 Years
This is awesome, red and green are my favourite games as I grew up playing them.
The new R/S/E tiles look really good and blend real nice with your other tiles, and now you can finally really show off your hard work in making your sprites, and the new moves and there animations are just incredible!
I really can't wait to play this, good luck :)
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Platinum Lucario

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Oh wow, brilliant! Pokémon DarkViolet surely has some really nicely designed tiles... they're more like a mixture between Emerald and Black 2/White 2.

But other than that, it's great to actually see a remake of the original Red and Green being made as a ROM hack... even though there is FireRed and LeafGreen. 'Cause it surely is nice to see remakes done in someone's own unique style, and that's pretty much the charm about any ROM hack. ^^

It's a great idea to also have Green (who was originally Leaf) as a character you'll run into every now and again. Remember, anything's possible... you can create scripts that activate depending on the gender of your character you chose at the start in the same way as May or Brendan in R/S. Which also makes me think... maybe you could have Green/Red as a character you get to battle every now and again, like you do with Blue. ;)
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Thanks for the comments guys, they're actually really encouraging. I'm surprised at the positive reception already, considering how I haven't posted any screenshots of the new scripts (I'm re-scripting the entire game from scratch - I've cleared out all the scripts in my ROM). But again, thanks guys. I'm thinking I'll have an alpha release that goes up to Route 2.

Wow. This hack is back. The R/S/E styled graphics look alright. I really like the new moves you implemented. Based on the story we can't be a girl right? (Not that I care since I'm a boy, Just Wondering) :p
You must have missed this screenshot :)

Yes, you can play as the girl.

Oh wow, brilliant! Pokémon DarkViolet surely has some really nicely designed tiles... they're more like a mixture between Emerald and Black 2/White 2.

But other than that, it's great to actually see a remake of the original Red and Green being made as a ROM hack... even though there is FireRed and LeafGreen. 'Cause it surely is nice to see remakes done in someone's own unique style, and that's pretty much the charm about any ROM hack. ^^

It's a great idea to also have Green (who was originally Leaf) as a character you'll run into every now and again. Remember, anything's possible... you can create scripts that activate depending on the gender of your character you chose at the start in the same way as May or Brendan in R/S. Which also makes me think... maybe you could have Green/Red as a character you get to battle every now and again, like you do with Blue. ;)
Well, if you've played the really old version of DarkViolet when I was working with Emerald, I had Red/Green as a secondary rival. I'm keeping that feature.

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Hm... that sounds like a brilliant idea about re-doing all the scripts... it will really give the hack a more refresh from the original. Gosh, I must have a terrible memory, 'cause I can't remember very well about the old DarkViolet. Maybe I might've heard the name of "DarkViolet" in the past... maybe it was so ancient that it was around before I arrived here on PC? Hm... maybe I'll have to search for the original DarkViolet thread to see more about it. :)
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New moves look amazing, as I have said before.

R/B/Y were the best games made, and you're making the experience even better. I'm excited, aha. :)

I know your an artist and I shouldn't be surprised, but this is the first time I've seen a few of your sprites ingame (since most hacks using them I'm assuming haven't been posted, or maybe I just haven't looked :x), and they look AMAZING.

Good luck, I'll make sure to check here frequently.

Question: As Giovanni isn't the gym leader anymore, will Viridian City's gym still be locked and such? Or even there in the first place? With that...annoying ledge in the way. >.>
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New moves look amazing, as I have said before.

R/B/Y were the best games made, and you're making the experience even better. I'm excited, aha. :)

I know your an artist and I shouldn't be surprised, but this is the first time I've seen a few of your sprites ingame (since most hacks using them I'm assuming haven't been posted, or maybe I just haven't looked :x), and they look AMAZING.

Good luck, I'll make sure to check here frequently.

Question: As Giovanni isn't the gym leader anymore, will Viridian City's gym still be locked and such? Or even there in the first place? With that...annoying ledge in the way. >.>
Actually I think the reason why the Pokemon sprites look so great is because of the battle backgrounds that were updated to match.

As for Viridian City, I'll reveal this information:
*The 5th Gym is located in Viridian City
*Yes, it will be locked the first time you reach it, just like in Gen I. But unlike in Gen I, there will be a point where you will return to Viridian City mid-game for story reasons

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9.2 Years
Those attack animations look pretty cool. And the way you portray Fuji, Giovanni and Green really does make it look like Gen I with a different story. Looks fun :D. But the trees are meh.
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10.9 Years
I'm still in love with that HG/SS coloured R/S/E tree of yours, probably the best tree I've seen in a FireRed hack in my opinion. Graphically this is stunning and without a doubt the best looking hack on the forum (both in battle and outside of it). Bravo.
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