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Old September 24th, 2018 (2:34 PM). Edited 13 Hours Ago by Anthroyd.
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    Percent Complete: 80% | Latest Version: v2.0B



    Introduction

    Pokémon Dreary tells a short story about a troubled Kanto region.
    Journey through Kanto and uncover mysterious phenomena...
    But most importantly, get to the Indigo Plateau while you still have the chance.



    Features

    Short Story Focus
    Ability to Sleep in Beds
    Start from Last Save on Death
    Intelligent Enemy AI
    Modern Pokémon Specs
    Physical / Special Split
    Day / Night System
    Convenient Repel System
    Custom Soundtrack



    Screenies

    * Previews have been restricted to a minimum to avoid plot spoilers *

    Spoiler:





    Videos

    Spoiler:

    How to Heal



    External link: https://youtu.be/1l3mHwp3IPk



    How to Not Lose All of Your Progress After Dying







    Author's Notes

    Pokémon Dreary is a project I've been developing at a relatively speedy rate.
    Dreary was started on August 24, 2018, and was completed on __________.
    My goal is to tell a short story that I've whipped up in my head recently.
    By no means is this a hack that is meant to bedazzle you with its technical prowess!
    By all means, this is a hack that is meant to make you think, challenge you, and be an all around memorable experience.

    Let me know what you think!
    Stumble upon a glitch? Have a suggestion? I appreciate any and all feedback!
    I hope you enjoy playing Pokémon Dreary as much as I enjoyed making it.



    Sources

    Spoiler:
    ASM Creators:
    MrDollSteak - Decap. and Attack Rombase
    HackMew - Running Indoors ASM
    Team Fail - Start from Last Save on Death ASM
    diegoisawesome - Introduction ASM

    Tool Creators:
    Advanced Map
    Advanced Palette Editor
    Advanced Series
    Advanced Text
    Cry Editor
    Day / Night System
    Gen III Hacking Suite
    GBA Intro Editor
    Hopeless Trainer Editor
    Nameless Sprite Editor Classic
    Sappy
    unLZ
    eXtreme Script Editor

    Obligatory:
    Game Freak
    Nintendo




    Downloads

    Most recent version: v2.0B
    *** All version patches should be applied to a Pokémon FireRed v1.0 ROM, rather than v1.1 ***

    Download v2.0B:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/85c1d0lfjldsm8d/Pok%25C3%25A9mon_Dreary_v2.0B.ips/file

    Download v1.0B:
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    v2.0B
    Second public release
    Date of release: December 17, 2018
    Approximate completion: 80%
    Offers about 5 hours of gameplay
    Ends just after arriving at Unknown Island

    Added:
    + Approximately 1 hour of gameplay
    + Extra content throughout for more detail in plot
    + Polished grammar mistakes, fixed glitches, balanced difficulty, etc.

    Removed:
    - Access to all 151 mons



    v1.0B
    First public release
    Date of release: September 24, 2018
    Approximate completion: 50%
    Offers about 4 hours of gameplay
    Ends just before entering Victory Road, on Route 23




    Glitches

    Spoiler:
    No major glitches!




    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where do I go after defeating Sabrina?
    There was a meeting in progress on the top floor of the Silph Co. Perhaps it's almost over?

    Where do I go after defeating Blaine?
    The announcement said that it's safe to go outside. Try exploring the city.

    Why is this game so HARD?
    Dreary is meant to pose a serious challenge.
    Note that you're able to heal by sleeping in any bed, and there are a few "stray" Nurse Joys available who will heal your party.



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    Old September 24th, 2018 (11:17 PM).
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      This looks pretty interesting! I especially like the idea of a custom soundtrack and strategic battling. Will definitely give this a go.
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      Old September 25th, 2018 (2:09 AM).
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        Congrats on getting the thread up. I'm a sucker for Kanto plus always nice to see new hacks on the forum

        Best of luck1
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        Old September 25th, 2018 (7:19 AM).
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          Wow this looks nice i also like the idea of a death instead of losing a battle sounds like its gunna be a challenging experience.Question:Will there be mega evolutions in the future?
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          Old September 25th, 2018 (8:41 AM).
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            I really like the idea of a short ROM hack. Liking how simple the screenies are. I might just wait for the full version since you are moving on pretty quickly with this project. Good luck. :)
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            Old September 26th, 2018 (11:38 AM).
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              Finished the beta can't wait for the next one
              Bugs/Glitches
              Green is still on route 1 after he says his going to the indigo plateau
              There's a npc stuck on top of a bookshelf in cinnabar lab
              And some grammar errors
              that's it
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              Old September 26th, 2018 (1:36 PM).
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                This looks pretty interesting! I especially like the idea of a custom soundtrack and strategic battling. Will definitely give this a go.
                Definitely tried hard to find some spot on atmospheric music for this game. Hope you enjoy your playthrough!

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                Congrats on getting the thread up. I'm a sucker for Kanto plus always nice to see new hacks on the forum

                Best of luck1
                Thanks. Kanto is pretty easy to work with.

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                Wow this looks nice i also like the idea of a death instead of losing a battle sounds like its gunna be a challenging experience.Question:Will there be mega evolutions in the future?
                Mega evolutions will not be a part of the hack in the future, since I'm primarily interested in the storyline rather than technical aspects. Yes, the death penalty certainly makes things more challenging because you're not allowed to just grind to prepare for a battle--you've gotta use your limited item stack and, if you're observant, find a bed to sleep in.

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                I really like the idea of a short ROM hack. Liking how simple the screenies are. I might just wait for the full version since you are moving on pretty quickly with this project. Good luck. :)
                Short ROM hacks are so much easier to handle and definitely more fun to create. Results come easy and everybody's happy that they don't have to spend too much time playing. :)
                Waiting for the full version is a perfectly good idea. It won't be long!

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                Finished the beta can't wait for the next one
                Bugs/Glitches
                Green is still on route 1 after he says his going to the indigo plateau
                There's a npc stuck on top of a bookshelf in cinnabar lab
                And some grammar errors
                that's it
                Nice! Thanks for the glitch report. As for the grammer issues, specifics would be helpful, but of course I'll be going back through and scanning for them from time to time.
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                Old September 27th, 2018 (6:50 AM).
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                  Definitely tried hard to find some spot on atmospheric music for this game. Hope you enjoy your playthrough!



                  Thanks. Kanto is pretty easy to work with.



                  Mega evolutions will not be a part of the hack in the future, since I'm primarily interested in the storyline rather than technical aspects. Yes, the death penalty certainly makes things more challenging because you're not allowed to just grind to prepare for a battle--you've gotta use your limited item stack and, if you're observant, find a bed to sleep in.



                  Short ROM hacks are so much easier to handle and definitely more fun to create. Results come easy and everybody's happy that they don't have to spend too much time playing. :)
                  Waiting for the full version is a perfectly good idea. It won't be long!



                  Nice! Thanks for the glitch report. As for the grammer issues, specifics would be helpful, but of course I'll be going back through and scanning for them from time to time.
                  oh wait what you cant grind and have a limited item stack ok this is gunna be fun cant wait for it!
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                    Kanto + Dark story? Yes, please! This is a great idea, and I look forward for the final version. Best of luck. :)
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                      Old October 15th, 2018 (4:49 PM). Edited October 15th, 2018 by KanKen.
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                        This has actually become my number 1 lesser-known pokemon rom hack. I've never seen the title "Pokemon Dreary" on Youtube (I found it by just looking at a list of Rom hacks), let alone at the popularity of "Pokemon Adventure Red" (My favorite Rom hack) Found quite a diamond in the rough with this one. The custom soundtrack makes it so much better. Hope it gets to be complete rather than abandoned. I'll certainly be playing until the end.
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                          This has actually become my number 1 lesser-known pokemon rom hack. I've never seen the title "Pokemon Dreary" on Youtube (I found it by just looking at a list of Rom hacks), let alone at the popularity of "Pokemon Adventure Red" (My favorite Rom hack) Found quite a diamond in the rough with this one. The custom soundtrack makes it so much better. Hope it gets to be complete rather than abandoned. I'll certainly be playing until the end.
                          Thanks, I appreciate it! The game is progressing as normal, I'd estimate maybe about a month before I'm able to release the full version.
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                            Aye! Thought I'd bump by and ask how progress is coming along. I've really got my eyes focused on this.
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                              Aye! Thought I'd bump by and ask how progress is coming along. I've really got my eyes focused on this.
                              Unfortunately I've been fighting a university administration for the past month, which has been a serious energy vampire. I'd say the game is still about 75 - 80% complete, but progress will be stalled for at least another week or so. Really hope to continue working on it soon.
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                                Unfortunately I've been fighting a university administration for the past month, which has been a serious energy vampire. I'd say the game is still about 75 - 80% complete, but progress will be stalled for at least another week or so. Really hope to continue working on it soon.
                                Don't stress yourself out too much bud. Your real life matters come first before this ROM Hack. I hope that everything goes well and that you have on real strong. We are all more than ready to wait! Stay well!
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                                  Updating this thread to alert that version 2.0 beta has been completed and released!
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                                    Updating this thread to alert that version 2.0 beta has been completed and released!
                                    Man, oh mna, I am so tempted to play the latest release. Thought i'd ask if the final version will be compatible with the saves of the current version available.
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                                      Ayy this looks really good so far. Will give it a go when I get the chance!
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                                        Man, oh mna, I am so tempted to play the latest release. Thought i'd ask if the final version will be compatible with the saves of the current version available.
                                        The final release will be next, and yes it will be fully compatible with current save files! Be aware though, I am constantly adding tidbits of content to earlier parts of the game and polishing things up, so if you were to resume a previous save, you may miss a few details. Nothing major, though.
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                                        Ayy this looks really good so far. Will give it a go when I get the chance!
                                        Thanks!

                                        I'm working on a new titlescreen as well. Hoping the rest turns out all right:

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