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Old February 1st, 2012 (7:25 PM).
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So what's your favorite and why?
I like hacking Emerald, because... I dunno. It's just really undervalued I guess.
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Old February 5th, 2012 (3:18 PM).
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There's been a delay on threads that have been posted in the past few days- which is why this one appeared lower in the list. Though I'm bumping it by posting, anyway :D

I think someone's "favourite" ROM to hack is simply down to what they want to have in their hack. I'd love to hack Emerald, but I simply don't know enough about it's data to edit it efficiently/without encountering odd issues. I'd like to be able to have the Battle Frontier at the end of one of my hacks, but I just use Ruby instead. I prefer it's features to those of FireRed, and seeing as Emerald is out of the question for me, Ruby is the next best thing.

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Old February 5th, 2012 (5:26 PM).
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I also like Emerald the best. It's the newest GBA game, and has a bunch of extra songs from Fire Red that Ruby does not have.
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Old February 6th, 2012 (1:05 AM).
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Hard to say... I started with Fire Red but I got into Ruby hacking...
Never tried Emerald so it might become my favourite xD But now I guess Ruby.
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Old February 6th, 2012 (1:18 AM).
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While I've dabbled in Ruby hacking, I've always found FR to be much more comfortable. I'm familiar with a lot of its features and JPAN's additions have definitely elevated it to a stage above many of the other ROMs available. If only it had the Battle Frontier :P
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Old February 6th, 2012 (1:30 AM).
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I like to use FR, simply because most people hack it, there are more tutorials, tools, and a lot of amazing things for it like JPAN's hacked engine and the 649 patch. :) Back when I started hacking, I tried to make a ruby hack, but I switched to FR after I kept having to restart due to bugs. >_< It'd be great to try hacking Emerald sometime, but a lot of tools are incompatible with it and just not that much is known about it. :(
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Old February 6th, 2012 (2:50 AM).
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I prefer to hack FireRed as I think every generation after Gen 2 is horrible, and I'm too lazy to hack HG/SS properly.
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Old February 7th, 2012 (3:25 PM).
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FireRed. It used to be Ruby, but then I took an arrow to the knee saw the light started hacking FireRed more and...Idk, I just prefer it. Although game-wise I prefer Ruby. :\
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Old February 7th, 2012 (5:21 PM).
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    FireRed no doubt. It just seems better to me. It is hacked very much and there is a lot of knowledge known about it. It is also fun to see what challenging things you can take from Ruby or Emerald or even a DS game and try to put into FireRed.

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    Old February 8th, 2012 (11:01 AM).
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      Anything on the NDS. Preferably Platinum and up. D/P is too generic. It's like the Pokémon Ruby of NDS hacking.
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      Old February 8th, 2012 (11:30 AM).
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        I like to hack Pokémon SoulSilver Version, because it´s 3D and better graphic!
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        Old February 9th, 2012 (8:52 PM).
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          Blue version. I like it old school. Speaking of which, keep your eyes peeled. I'm going to be showing off my Blue hack called Pokemon classic pretty soon.
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          Old March 5th, 2012 (11:48 AM).
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            Firered certainly. Ruby's generation of games have abysmal tiles and ugh I hate them so much... Firereds seem to fit a lot better and there's far more tutorials for it, plus I love the look of it! I haven't tried DS hacking, sounds too complicated, is there an advance map like tool you can use for DS hacking? Oh well, I'm part way through an unannounced Firered hack anyway! :)
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            Old March 5th, 2012 (11:58 AM).
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              Emerald it is the newest GBA game and it is fun :D. I love messing with it... also Black is fun to mess with too.
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              Old March 8th, 2012 (2:03 AM).
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                I like hacking emerald. I took out the ticket events and made it possible to get Mew, Deoxys, the other lati, And the legendary bird pokemon. I don't do storys because I'm not good at righting them.

                So basically I make cheat roms. I once put a mew in the room you start in.
                You could buy rare candys and masterballs for one pokedollar. The mew also talked
                and gave you hints and tips.
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                Old March 11th, 2012 (3:45 AM).
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                  I like messing around with both Pkm gold and Ruby.... dunno why... well atleast for ruby... I love gold... I remember when my grandmother Pre ordered it... Best day ever... (came with a cd but I gave that way years ago)
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                  Old March 11th, 2012 (3:48 AM).
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                    A mix of Ruby and Emerald, mainly as I don't like Firered, and I can't do the other generations at all as I'm a complete idiot. Dunno why, but Ruby is my top, Emerald is close when I figure it all out.

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                    Old March 30th, 2012 (2:27 AM).
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                      Same reasons with those who picked Fire Red. It's a lot easier and I am much more comfortable with it. Plus, there are lots of tools as well as tutorials related to it than Ruby or Emerald. The tiles are also great even if you won't change. Some of Ruby and Emerald's tiles are just awful, not a huge fan of those. There are still a lot of reasons why I picked Fire Red but for the most part, it is where I am much more skilled and knowledgeable.
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                      Old March 30th, 2012 (3:08 AM).
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                      I also prefer Fire Red. It has much more information and tools, also all of the above reasons.
                      The tiles for Fire Red are much better than R/S/E imo, the OWs are better, and the list could go on.
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                      Old March 30th, 2012 (3:41 PM).
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                      Emerald. Without a doubt.

                      Why? Because I found out one day that it had fewer research points and more features and I was all like, "OH YEAH I'M ALL OVER THAT" and I started researching it and oh things are wonderful ^^
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                      Old April 3rd, 2012 (2:04 PM).
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                        Fire Red! always and forever. favorite gen + easy hackability of gba games + more to work with than Red
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                        Old April 4th, 2012 (6:19 AM).
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                        Well, I've been pretty much experimenting with the map layout of Nuvema Town on a Pokémon Black ROM, my favorite ROM to hack would have to be Black/White. Why? 'Cause it has a more advanced mapping engine and a 3D battle layout, besides that... it uses animation for each of the Pokémon battle sprites, from front to back and anyone can edit them too... it's all about changing the images for the frame, while the NANR file does the job of going through the images. But I'm sure I'd change to Black Version 2 ROM once the ROMs have come out on the games' release, 'cause I'd be sure that there would be improvements on the textures and maybe other features we could simply rip out of the ROM itself.
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                        Old April 4th, 2012 (6:31 AM).
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                        Fire Red is my favourite; it's the easiest for me.
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                        Old April 4th, 2012 (2:58 PM).
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                        Pokémon Emerald all the way. I used to like hacking FireRed, but then I realized how amazing Emerald could be if people knew how it worked, and after a few internal modifications, I've found it to be the very best, like no ROM ever was.

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                        Old April 4th, 2012 (3:42 PM).
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                          Ruby or Emerald. Just has better features in general, and the features are more up-to-date than FireRed, which downgraded to mimic Gen 1.

                          Also I don't get why people choose to hack FireRed because "it has better tilez lol", because the tiles for all GBA Pokemon games suck anyway. It's as if the only GBA games you guys have seen is Pokemon - the Pokemon games actually have pretty bad graphics for a GBA game, even your beloved FireRed.
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