FireRed Pokémon FireRed: Rocket Edition - Now open-source! Page 55

Started by colonelsalt January 2nd, 2016 1:11 PM
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I'm just here to say that this is one of the greatest rom hacks I've ever played.

A few days ago I was playing around with a very small game I made in RPG Maker for some friends and this hack came to mind, and I thought "I might just wanna replay that right now", and as luck would have it I came back to a completed hack lol. I couldn't quite believe it. I discovered this hack years ago and two of the things that made me curious straight away were being able to steal pokémon and having the chance to play as a Rocket; I've always been fond of that team... Seeing it completed just gave me the huge need to play it again and see it throught to completion.
Needless to say, I've been playing it since yesterday and now that it's over I just can't stop myself from writing this post/review because damn, it's seriously inequivocably awesome.

I'm almost embarassed to admit that I was on the edge of my seat and internally squeeling and screaming all the way through the end... Those revelations! This rom hack and all the history in it are my new headcanon and no one can make me change my mind. As for the ending...
Spoiler:
I guess I was a fairly good person (or was I?) seeing as I got the small sentence of two years. :D Still, good ol' Shigeki bailed me out...


I'm seriously, intensely hoping for a sequel and your message just kindled that hope. If I have to wait four years, well, I honestly wouldn't mind too much. The sheer quality of this one...
I honestly could go on forever but I'll just stop now seeing as I've already talked the ears off one of my unfortunate friends who had to listen to me gush over this. Next time I'll just go over to rant on Discord, lol...

Thanks for making this! Eternal kudos to you.

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By the gods, that was incredible. Blitzed through it in an afternoon. Immaculate. Show-stopping. I barely saw any typos, the music was gorgeous, I loved the costume changes as we ranked up-- and the storyline! By the gods, the storyline. This is easily the best Pokemon hack I have ever seen or played.

Final battle spoilers:
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Also, I found it so oddly and perfectly poetic that I blazed through the final battles with Mew (nicknamed Truckie), and Missingno landed the final blow on Oak. Just...beautiful. I didn't even intend to do it.


This was...I don't even have the adjectives to describe it. Thank you for this gift.
In the region of Avlar, a tale for the ages begins to unfold...and everything starts with you.




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Hi all. I've been thrilled to read and watch the responses to the final release over the past couple of months. (Special nod to Azzaman for being a verified early adopter of Beta 1 who has stuck around.) I've read every single reply or DM I've received, and have been happy to do so. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the game, do not hesitate to leave them in this thread - they will not be ignored.

Some housekeeping points I should mention from observing players since release (these will be added to the main post):
  • Make sure you're applying the Rocket Edition patch to a "1636 Pokemon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels)" ROM, as other FireRed ROMs are known to cause additional glitches.
  • Poli has very helpfully created a guide document for Rocket Edition, which addresses things like which level normally trade-evolved Pokémon evolve, and where to find evolutionary stones. (He has also made a helpful FAQ that I can endorse.)
  • If you're able, I recommend playing the game using VBA-M (for Windows) or MyBoy (for Android), as these were my testing platforms and are most guaranteed to be bug-free. (Specifically, some people appear to encounter additional bugs when playing on mGBA.)
In the meantime, I've completed university and will take some time to reflect on where to direct my time and energy next. If nothing else, I know I'll be manically restless unless I have some larger project to dedicate my free time to - so I won't be disappearing any time soon.

There has been a lot of speculation with regard to a word that sounds like apopular database management language... I'm afraid my lips remain sealed on this point. ;)

As long-time Discord members will know, however, I've hinted a few times that the current release may not be the final incarnation of Rocket Edition. I'm tempted to re-implement and expand the game for a) additional sidequests, game features and postgame content, b) bringing quality-of-life up to modern ROM hacking standards, c) ironing out the bugs that still appear for some players, and d) making the game compatible with randomiser tools.

I've had enthusiastic support from both strange_kidand @Backwaxed to contribute to such a revamp, which is a good sign. Anyhow... no promises yet.
this game is totally amazing. i can't wait to see the other improvement. i completed everything but i'm literally addicted. best hack i have ever played. 10/10
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Can you get the original kanto starters and breed in this game?
If not bring it into the game with another patch
This question has been answered several times in this thread... plus Sun and Moon guy also answered that towards the end, on Victory road, two trainers have a Charizard and a Venusaur. But their first pre-evolved forms are not available.
Another great thing about this hack, is that the save file generated by the emulators is compatible with PkHex, in some cases they aren't. With that being said, you can always inject any other pokémon you want.

Hi all. I've been thrilled to read and watch the responses to the final release over the past couple of months. (Special nod to Azzaman for being a verified early adopter of Beta 1 who has stuck around.) I've read every single reply or DM I've received, and have been happy to do so. If you have any thoughts or feedback on the game, do not hesitate to leave them in this thread - they will not be ignored.


As long-time Discord members will know, however, I've hinted a few times that the current release may not be the final incarnation of Rocket Edition. I'm tempted to re-implement and expand the game for a) additional sidequests, game features and postgame content, b) bringing quality-of-life up to modern ROM hacking standards, c) ironing out the bugs that still appear for some players, and d) making the game compatible with randomiser tools.

I've had enthusiastic support from both strange_kid and @Backwaxed to contribute to such a revamp, which is a good sign. Anyhow... no promises yet.
Thank you for your great work, and all the team that helped with this hack... Please do consider making another release with additional sidequests and other game features...
By the way, just for fun I've decided to swap back the Kanto starters of three specific trainers on my personal rom, so it is possible to get them lol. Plus, also changed some text and box frames, since I totally think that the original ones of Fire Red are very cliché...

https://imgur.com/GOxjEo5


Peace !!!
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the game turns white right after i start the game. What do i do?
It could be an emulator issue. Were you able to make it work? I sure hope so, it's been 5 days alreay... The one that works best for me is VBA-M(the most updated version, I had issues with previous versions, such as animated sprites not showing up)
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Been putting this off for weeks. Whew! What a beautiful hack. I just became rocketboss and I have Lance's Dragonite. One of the things I love about this hack is that it's straight forward and requires very little grinding close to none (i hate grinding). The hack itself is very polished so far. Great work!

My only complaint is the lack of moves, since I cant really level up my pokemon that much, all the levels I get are from stealing Pokemon. Stolen pokemon have bad moves, even Lance's Dragonite.

colonelsalt

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Hi all, I've decided to make the source code (i.e. XSE and ASM scripts, and visual/music assets) for Rocket Edition publicly available here: https://github.com/colonelsalt/Rocket-Edition. This repository may not be state of the art in excellent code style or organisation, but should be of help to anyone looking to recreate some feature or effect seen in the game in their own ROM hack.

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I recently just played through this rom hack myself. Oh my gosh, it's the best Pokemon Game and Rom hack I've ever played! Just when I thought I had the story figured out, there would be a twist and everything was turned on its head. It was brilliant. The music for the new areas like Oak's hidden lab was amazing and the theme that played during the final boss battle with Oak was bloody brilliant. I did not want this game to end because it was just that freaking fantastic. I would love a part 2 of this or if I could figure out how to make a rom hack myself, I'd add a part two. Thank you so much for making this. I'm considering playing though it again, it's THAT GOOD. 😇