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Old October 30th, 2011 (8:46 AM).
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    First of all I apologize if this thread is in the wrong area or if it has been answered a thousand times before. I am just a fellow hacker that needs a little information. I am working on a full Fire Red hack right now and I would like to change the character's sprite to a different in-game sprite. My guess would be that this would not involve a script, but the use of a certain program. Any information is highly appreciated.

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    Old October 30th, 2011 (9:18 AM). Edited October 30th, 2011 by serpenter.
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      So, how do i change the "Pokedex" in the start menu (and other items their).
      I've been searching for ages, and can't figure out how to do it...

      EDIT: I just sorted it out with A-text.
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      Old October 30th, 2011 (1:35 PM).
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        I have been making my own little ROMhack of Ruby, but I've been encountering a problem that I simply can't find a solution to. When I enter New Mauville and Scorched Slab I instead end up in a totally dark room standing on a patch of grass. The header says I'm in the respective location, but I can't move from the spot I ended up in. I had edited the areas, but I tried to revert New Mauville back to normal, but still nothing. Does anybody know what happened?
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        Old October 30th, 2011 (1:53 PM).
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          Yeah, I did that and another window opens up. The box says the navigation the the webpage was canceled.
          Make sure you unzipped all the files that come with XSE and that they are in the same folder.
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          Old October 30th, 2011 (2:27 PM).
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            hi, im back agian. with another spriting question.
            when i try to resize a d/p sprite to fit into a 64x64 canvas and try to insert it using Advanced Pokémon Sprite Editor, the sprite gets all screwd up when i try t insert it. can anyone tell me hw to insert a large sprite into pokemon ruby with out screwing the sprite up?.
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            Old October 30th, 2011 (3:26 PM).
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              hi, im back agian. with another spriting question.
              when i try to resize a d/p sprite to fit into a 64x64 canvas and try to insert it using Advanced Pokémon Sprite Editor, the sprite gets all screwd up when i try t insert it. can anyone tell me hw to insert a large sprite into pokemon ruby with out screwing the sprite up?.
              http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=199240
              http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=259614
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              Old October 31st, 2011 (3:14 AM).
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                uummmm, i wanted to know how to get lets say zekrom to fit in a 64x64 pallete without screwing the sprite up. not adding or edititng trainers, but i will need that later so thanks anyway.
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                Old October 31st, 2011 (5:33 AM).
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                  Uh.. can anyone tell me the location in the RAM for this (if there is one):

                  Code:
                  [BATTLE STYLE--------SHIFT--------]
                  The shift/set one. I really need to know if there is one.

                  Any help is appreciated! :)
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                  Old October 31st, 2011 (11:01 AM).
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                    I seem to recall seeing something around here about adding new types to R/S/E roms... though, I recently searched for it rather thoroughly, and found nothing. Does anyone know if this kind of thing exists? If so, does anyone know where I could find such a tutorial?
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                    Old October 31st, 2011 (12:53 PM).
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                      Hi everyone!
                      I'm new to ROM hacking and I don't really want to get into it too far right now, BUT:

                      I want to change the event at the beginning of FireRed where Oak gives you your Pokédex so that he gives you the National Dex instead.

                      I already have XSE but I can't seem to find a way to open the scripts in the ROM with it?

                      If there are any tutorials for this, I'd be really happy to have a link.

                      Note: I don't want to make a new script, I just want to change the existing one.

                      Thanks in Advance (do you see what I did there),
                      Cheers,
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                      Old October 31st, 2011 (2:23 PM).
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                        uummmm, i wanted to know how to get lets say zekrom to fit in a 64x64 pallete without screwing the sprite up. not adding or edititng trainers, but i will need that later so thanks anyway.
                        Ah, sorry.
                        Not sure why, but for some reason I though you were talking about trainers.
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                        Hi everyone!
                        I'm new to ROM hacking and I don't really want to get into it too far right now, BUT:

                        I want to change the event at the beginning of FireRed where Oak gives you your Pokédex so that he gives you the National Dex instead.

                        I already have XSE but I can't seem to find a way to open the scripts in the ROM with it?

                        If there are any tutorials for this, I'd be really happy to have a link.

                        Note: I don't want to make a new script, I just want to change the existing one.

                        Thanks in Advance (do you see what I did there),
                        Cheers,
                        Peter
                        If you have Advance Map:
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                        1. Open your ROM with Advance Map.
                        2. Go to Oak's Lab (Map 4.3).
                        3. View the events, and click on Oak's person event.
                        4. If you haven't set XSE as your script editor, do that by going to "Settings" -> "Choose script editor".
                        5. Hit the "Open Script" button on the sidebar.
                        6. Oak's script should open in XSE.
                        7. Add your command for the National Dex (I believe it's special 0x16F).
                        Compile the script (the little gear/cog button in XSE). If you made any changes in Advance Map, save that as well.
                        8. Test it out.
                        9. If it worked: congratulations.
                        If it didn't work: troubleshoot it on your own, then post here again.


                        If you don't have Advance Map:
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                        Get it.
                        Alternatively, if you know the offset of the script you want to edit, open the ROM with XSE and type in the offset.
                        Edit the script to your heart's delight.
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                        Old October 31st, 2011 (3:01 PM).
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                          Ah, sorry.
                          Not sure why, but for some reason I though you were talking about trainers.
                          its ok, so do you know how to do what im talking about?
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                          Old October 31st, 2011 (3:18 PM).
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                            @SupahNinja, since he can script with XSE without using A-Map, and all he needs is to know the offset (namely, $169595):

                            Cathar, while you're on XSE, go to File -> Open... and select your Fire Red ROM. Open it, and then go to an empty white box where on its left it says 'offset'. Add 169595 on that offset and press the button next to it (shows two tools making an 'X' mark). That's the 'decompile' button. Voila! The script is here! Make your necessary changes and then hit the compile button (which seems like two gears colliding). Script compiled and ready to test!

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                            its ok, so do you know how to do what im talking about?
                            You need to fix the screw-ups yourself. Edit the sprite a bit, make the outlines clear.
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                            Old October 31st, 2011 (3:32 PM).
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                              its ok, so do you know how to do what im talking about?
                              actually there are already edited BW sprites sized for GBA in the art gallery section. but I will just link his website where you can download it directly from.

                              http://wesleyfg.weebly.com/sprites.html

                              Now about inserting them. the best way would be through NSE, you might need to download a plugin for it but its by far the easiest way to insert/replace sprites. btw there are two NSEs, classic and 2.0, i would suggest 2.0 as it can do way more.
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                              Old October 31st, 2011 (3:46 PM).
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                                thanks for alll the feedback! these suggs realy helped!
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                                Old November 1st, 2011 (4:15 AM).
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                                  Thanks to everyone who helped me! My problem was that I had an older version of Advance Map without the Edit Script function.

                                  Now another noobish question:
                                  As far as I have gathered by now, if you add/change certain things in a ROM, you need to find some more room for them.
                                  My question is:
                                  Which changes to the ROM require extra space? And how much extra space is left on a ROM until I have to delete other things?
                                  I know that adding Pokémon to a Trainer's team needs more space, as does adding Attacks to a Pokémon's Move list. But what else?

                                  And my other (probably equally noobish) question:
                                  Where can I find stuff to delete if I need more space?
                                  I have noticed that data for all trainers in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald is in the FireRed ROM, I assume I can savely delete all of those to make room, yes?

                                  Thanks for the help so far, I hope I'm not bothering you with my questions.

                                  Cheers,
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                                  Old November 1st, 2011 (11:56 AM).
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                                  Thanks to everyone who helped me! My problem was that I had an older version of Advance Map without the Edit Script function.

                                  Now another noobish question:
                                  As far as I have gathered by now, if you add/change certain things in a ROM, you need to find some more room for them.
                                  My question is:
                                  Which changes to the ROM require extra space? And how much extra space is left on a ROM until I have to delete other things?
                                  I know that adding Pokémon to a Trainer's team needs more space, as does adding Attacks to a Pokémon's Move list. But what else?

                                  And my other (probably equally noobish) question:
                                  Where can I find stuff to delete if I need more space?
                                  I have noticed that data for all trainers in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald is in the FireRed ROM, I assume I can savely delete all of those to make room, yes?

                                  Thanks for the help so far, I hope I'm not bothering you with my questions.

                                  Cheers,
                                  Peter
                                  You should have enough free space left in your ROM to make your hack without having to delete anything.
                                  Even if you run out of free space, you can easily expand the ROM using XSE.
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                                  Old November 1st, 2011 (1:00 PM).
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                                    So...Does anyone know how to create Battle Backgrounds....or rather format them for insertion.
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                                    Old November 1st, 2011 (2:39 PM).
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                                      one quick question.....how do you change the trainers pokemon and levels etc, like if i wanted edit the trainers in viridian forest how wld i change thhe pokemon they have how many they have etc? Thanks.
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                                      Old November 1st, 2011 (4:36 PM).
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                                      one quick question.....how do you change the trainers pokemon and levels etc, like if i wanted edit the trainers in viridian forest how wld i change thhe pokemon they have how many they have etc? Thanks.
                                      Download a tool called A-Trainer, and that will work for I think mainly firered and leafgreen, with the tool you can switch trainers pokemon and switch their attacks and what items the pokemon will hold or how many pokemon a trainer has (up to six pokemon) and stuff like that. :)
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                                      Old November 1st, 2011 (6:04 PM).
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                                        How do you change an item's image? Say I want to replace the image for a FireStone with the image of a red digi-egg from digimon (24x24 pixels of course :P )? I've tried to do it via a complicated route, but ended up crashing the game. Might there be a program for this that's quick and easy?
                                        P.S. I'm hacking Fire Red, if that matters.
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                                        Old November 1st, 2011 (6:30 PM).
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                                          Hi, I have a problem making a new map in Advancemap. I create a map and insert it but then it gets glitchy... The border blocks are all messed up when I have them set to all black and the warps dont work. I can work to the map but not out. Scripted NPC do work however. Any solutions?

                                          PLEASE HELP ME

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                                          Old November 2nd, 2011 (3:38 AM).
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                                            So...Does anyone know how to create Battle Backgrounds....or rather format them for insertion.
                                            I'm going to make a tutorial for battle backgrounds (soon) so look then in Tutorial selection.
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                                            Old November 2nd, 2011 (8:39 AM).
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                                              How do you change an item's image? Say I want to replace the image for a FireStone with the image of a red digi-egg from digimon (24x24 pixels of course :P )? I've tried to do it via a complicated route, but ended up crashing the game. Might there be a program for this that's quick and easy?
                                              P.S. I'm hacking Fire Red, if that matters.
                                              NSE classic has a plugin included for editing image sprites. Just convert/import it.
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                                              Old November 2nd, 2011 (4:42 PM).
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                                                Download a tool called A-Trainer, and that will work for I think mainly firered and leafgreen, with the tool you can switch trainers pokemon and switch their attacks and what items the pokemon will hold or how many pokemon a trainer has (up to six pokemon) and stuff like that. :)
                                                errr but how do i know which trainers r on which routes etc? like if i wanted to only change the trainers on route 2 how wld i find em to change em? a-trainer is great but idk where the ppl r that i change...and when i change the amount of pokemon they have it says repoint?
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