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#Vytron

Real life's overrated

Male
Europe
Seen 7 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
71 posts
2.6 Years
Pokémon Saiph




About the Hack
A long time ago, I was working on a hack called Pokémon Star Red. It was the first overhaul hack I ever worked on, and looking at the game its pretty obvious. Later on the game got cancelled for many reasons, and for a long time, I haven't started anything related to overhaul hacking. At the time I just started Pokémon Black Advance, another cancelled romhack, that I actually restarted recently as Pokémon Black Redux. After cancelling Black Advance, I started making concepts from the "ashes" of Star Red. I started working on an unnamed hack which was a reboot to Star Red. This hack never got released... After starting Black Redux, I found this "concept hack" hidden on my computer and took a few things from it and reworked it to be able to start something...Something new and better. After finishing the base of this new game, I decided to call it the "unnamed hack"s beta name, Pokémon Saiph. So technically this is a double reboot, a reboot of a long lost cancelled game's re imagination.


Story
The game takes place some years after the events of Pokémon Rangers Shadows of Almia. After the Shadow Crystal getting purified, scientists found a way to use its energy as a resource. Almia's citizens feared the crystal and wanted it to be as far from them as possible, so the government sold it to Hoenn because of the distance between to two regions. The Old Mauville was renovated as a Power Plant for the Crystal and its energy was inherited there. Things were going great and peacefully. One day, the Old Mauville has exploded, and started to spread huge waves of radiation. The Crystal was moved to a hidden laboratory in Colen and was protected as a Top Secret weapon. The entire West Hoenn had to be evacuated, including your home town, Littleroot Town. These people were moved to the Colen Region, a region relatively close to Hoenn. 10 years later you can have a Pokémon and start your own journey, as you explore the great world, you bump into Team Void, a mysterious criminal organization that has some sort of a connection to the long "lost" Shadow Crystal. When Darkrai's rampage was stopped people who stuck in the shadow Pokémon's void were sealed inside the Shadow Crystal. The evil organization will try to steal the crystal to find Shenow's lost father inside the crystal, and use it to rule everything with Darkrai. You'll need to stop their plan and bring peace back to Colen, and probably the entire world! Maybe doing what the rangers did back in 2008 will solve this chaos as well...



Features
  • A whole new region to explore, the Colen Region
  • A part of Hoenn to explore in the post game (Only in the Full Game!)
  • B2W2 Soundtrack
  • B&W inspired artstyle
  • Updated game mechanics (PSS split, Fairy type, B2W2 repels, reusable TMs, Pokémon&Moves&Abilities&Items from later Gens, Mega Evolution, Exp after catching a Pokémon etc.)
  • Sideway Stairs with real sideway stair mechanics
  • Quests
  • A new evil team to take out, Team Void
  • Updated battle backgrounds
  • New Bag UI
  • Day/Night system (Turn off RTC on VBA if visual glitches are occurring)
Media (aka Screenshots, they might be updated later)

Spoiler:



Downloads




You should check these out!
My Discord Server (Vytron's Romhacking Department), where you can check the game's progress!

Pokemon Black Advance's thread

Pokemon Black Redux's thread

If you wonder what Star Red was

The game's Teaser

The game's short Gameplay Trailer

The game's Final Trailer


Bugs (On the emulator release)
  • Rival character is glitchy but for a reason that gets explained in the full game
  • Very small graphical bugs for the ' and " symbols
  • Evaluating the PokéDex messes up Pokémarts, don't evaluate it ever
  • If you start a quest finish it, immediately (Don't leave it started, but unfinished)
  • Lillipup's cry is nightmare fuel


Bugs (On the 3DS release)
  • Opening the summary screen freezes/crashes the game



Credits
  • LukeeGD (Soundtrack)
  • Dionen
  • tebited15 (Female Protagonist OWs)
  • h y o (Male Protagonist Backsprite, Battle/Trainer card sprite)
  • pokefreak890 (Big chunk of the game engine)
  • Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク (Selection screen)
  • Againsts (Summary screen)
  • Nisarg (Sprite for the Bags)
  • JK from Whack a Hack (Bag UI)
  • Everyone from VRP (My Discord server) for the Support
  • diegoisawesome (For his awesome XSE tutorial, I learned scripting from pretty much that)

Karl

Creator of Pokémon Darkfire

Male
London, UK
Seen 16 Hours Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
142 posts
8.8 Years
Hey, another great-looking hack popping up.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Burningocean2012

Non-binary
Cybertron
Seen 8 Hours Ago
Posted 15 Hours Ago
174 posts
2.2 Years
Very cool!Was looking for some more info after the other day.
Games I'm watching :Aeon/Misanthropy 2/Coral/Xi Arco/Saffron
Virion/Spectrum/Dark Energy/Discovery/Postscriptum/Floral Tempus/Conjure
Pheonix Rising/Life/Normal Version/CountryBalls/Sea Temple/Re_Imagined/
Catalyst/Black Cinder/Scarlet Blaze/Jasper/Axis/Winds of Shadow
Sage/Unbound/Lilac


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Inner Rhymes

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India.
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Posted 3 Days Ago
584 posts
2.3 Years
oh wow! This looks stunning! I love how've used the BW graphics style and that too in a perfectly fitting manner. Eagerly waiting on a demo for this!
Track Number 2 of my debut Mixtape, Venting Session Vol.1:
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Lunos

Random Uruguayan User

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Montevideo (Uruguay)
Seen 10 Hours Ago
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10.9 Years
Credits
  • ???? (Summary screen and Selection screen)
You should fix that Credits list, in my opinion.
The credits for the Selection Screen should go to Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク as you can see here.
The credits for the Summary Screen should go to Againsts, as you can see here.
And you're also forgetting to credit JK!! from Whack a Hack who made the interface for the bag, as you can see right here.

#Vytron

Real life's overrated

Male
Europe
Seen 7 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
71 posts
2.6 Years
You should fix that Credits list, in my opinion.
The credits for the Selection Screen should go to Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク as you can see here.
The credits for the Summary Screen should goes to Againsts, as you can see here.
And you're also forgetting to credit JK!! from Whack a Hack, who made the interface for the bag as you can see right here.
Thanks, I'll fix it

Avara

Author of Tales

Female
Izantine
Seen 21 Hours Ago
Posted July 1st, 2019
1,051 posts
7.7 Years
The screenshots are looking pretty so far and it's always nice to see a hack set in a custom region. Best of luck with your new project!

#Vytron

Real life's overrated

Male
Europe
Seen 7 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
71 posts
2.6 Years
Personally, i am not a huge fan of BW-styled graphics in rom hacks. However, the story is pretty cool and i love new regions! Good luck
Thank you, at first I planned have a Gen 4ish art style, but I ditched it early on.

Burningocean2012

Non-binary
Cybertron
Seen 8 Hours Ago
Posted 15 Hours Ago
174 posts
2.2 Years
Just a suggestion but it's a good idea to edit your main post with any downloads too incase your thread posts get lost in comments.Gonna try this one out.
Games I'm watching :Aeon/Misanthropy 2/Coral/Xi Arco/Saffron
Virion/Spectrum/Dark Energy/Discovery/Postscriptum/Floral Tempus/Conjure
Pheonix Rising/Life/Normal Version/CountryBalls/Sea Temple/Re_Imagined/
Catalyst/Black Cinder/Scarlet Blaze/Jasper/Axis/Winds of Shadow
Sage/Unbound/Lilac


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Paige

Age 30
Seen 16 Hours Ago
Posted 2 Days Ago
1,060 posts
10.2 Years
4 gyms and roughly 6-8 hours of playtime, if you take your time, do the quest, and not speedrun the game
That is nice to know, definitely gonna give this a try.

Edit- TM's are not reusable as it indicates in the game. Also you might want to check the movement tiles in patter forest as you can walk through some of the trees that is not your entrances. I just beat the first gym so that is where I'm at.

Edit #2- When you enter the first cave through its 2nd entrance it glitches and you get stuck. Can't get past this part.

I play on visualboyadvance.

Male
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Posted July 2nd, 2019
17 posts
7.3 Years
first cave through its 2nd entrance befour https://prnt.sc/nq8myk after https://prnt.sc/nq8n91 2 one befour https://prnt.sc/nq8ni2 after https://prnt.sc/nq8noh also one in freiv city befour https://prnt.sc/nq8oc0 after https://prnt.sc/nq8ok7 after pass the steps to get stuck only way to pass is use WalkThrough walls code glitches rivals https://prnt.sc/nq8ott after battle evil team for 1 time events glitches/bug? https://prnt.sc/nq8pnl also TM's are not reusable
Edit #2 and in light isiand too befour https://prnt.sc/nqabo5 after https://prnt.sc/nqac0f also one ahi town befour https://prnt.sc/nqe3oy after
https://prnt.sc/nqe3vt
Edit #2 after get lost book to girl game freezer up one you go to Pokémon Center/Poké Mart but game is ok only do not get the girl the book
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