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Old February 3rd, 2010 (11:04 PM). Edited March 22nd, 2010 by Nero_Forever.
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    Hack Name: OceanBlue
    Hack of: FireRed
    Creator: Nero_Forever


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    Hi, I'm Nero_Forever, but you can call me Nero.
    This is my very first hack, and I'm not the most experienced hacker. However, I am releasing this in order to get feedback and to improve, also to meet others who can help me expand on what I know and can teach me more!



    You live in the RAINBOW ISLANDS, a region made up of many small islands. On your 10th Birthday you get your first Pokémon from PROF. BEACH and set off to explore the RAINBOW ISLANDS, battling other TRAINERS, challenging GYM LEADERS and ultimately defeating the Mysterious ELITE FOUR. Of course, on the way you meet many people some good, some bad, and your RIVAL and FRIENDS alike will be there to help you and challenge you as you complete your quest.


    - A good amount of the 386 Gen III Pokémon will be obtainable
    - A brand new unique region, RAINBOW ISLANDS
    - Obtaining SURF will unlock many new places and secrets of the RAINBOW ISLANDS
    - New Gym Leaders
    - New Elite Four
    - New Starters
    - Traditional Pokémon game look and feel
    - A few 'new' tiles made by me, although you probably won't even notice they're there
    - You get to recieve an Egg! (and this is no Togepi or Wynaut)
    - Team Magma return!
    - Some Pokémon's base stats, movesets and evolution methods have been modified. Some Pokémon will learn moves levelling up they wouldn't normally and evolve a different way etc.


    Spoiler:

    Yep, All 3 starters are WATER type




    NEW Screenshots:

    The New TitleScreen


    The new male hero intro, overworld and back battle sprites



    Older:




    Old Version Screenshots:
    Spoiler:



    Note: Screenshots are dated and may have since been updated. They do not represent what will be in future releases.






    From Old Version:
    Spoiler:




    Me - Mapper, Scripter
    1234567connor - Mapper, Spriter
    PlatniumPiano - Scripter
    You? - I need some scripters, spriters, overworld editors, testers, titlescreen editors etc. if you would like to contribute or collaborate on this hack, PM me with your desired position and proof of work.


    None, yet.



    Spoiler:

    Code:
    http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af126/PokemonOceanBlue/Banners/oceanbluebanner.png



    Gamefreak - FireRed
    NEWROM BASE - Mew_Ryn, Forgotten Memory, Kyledove
    Foullump - Youtube Tutorials
    Hackmew - Advance Trainer
    Hackmew - Advance Starter
    Team Snag'em - Item Editor
    Scizz - Advance Text
    Lu-Ho - Advance Map
    Xeon - Overworld Editor
    Score_Under - PKSV-UI
    HackMew - Advance Pallete Editor
    HackMew - Free Space Finder
    HackMew - unLZ
    Cygnus - Hex Editor
    Infanview
    link12552 - Nameless Sprite Editor
    D-Trogh - Nameless Tile Map Editor
    Furs The Fox - R/S/E Sprites
    ZodiacDaGreat - AdvanceIntroEd
    ZodiacDaGreat - Trader Advanced


    OVERALL - 2%

    NEW: Alpha 2 - 35%


    February 5th - Added first video showing intro, recieving first Pokémon and first rival battle.
    February 7th - Added new screenshots and updated features
    February 18th - Added maps
    February 21st - Added 1234567connor to the team
    February 22nd - Released First Alpha

    NEW:
    February 23rd - Started the hack again, decided to use a rom base
    March 2nd - Added new screenshots
    March 5th - Added even more screenshots
    March 11th - Added PlatinumPiano to the team
    March 12th - Added new video
    March 16th - Added new screenshots


    (Old) Alpha 1 (Click Here)

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    Old February 4th, 2010 (12:44 AM).
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    Looks nice...
    I always like the "Islands" idea.
    Good Luck!
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    Old February 4th, 2010 (2:40 AM).
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      Mmm, interesting, the Rainbow Islands sounds good. I hope this hack stays up, its really interesting.
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      Old February 4th, 2010 (5:26 PM).
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        Looks nice...
        I always like the "Islands" idea.
        Good Luck!

        Thanks for the support.

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        Mmm, interesting, the Rainbow Islands sounds good. I hope this hack stays up, its really interesting.
        Thank You. I'm glad my idea appeals to someone other than myself <.<

        I have updated my first post with a short video preview of the alpha, hoping to show more of what I have done and hopefully get the ball rolling regarding help and support of this hack.
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        Old February 4th, 2010 (8:07 PM).
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          This looks very nice! I like the whole islands concept, should be very fun!

          I'm only good for storylines at this point (too lazy still to teach myself scripting, mapping, etc) so if you need any help with that I'm free . Oh! And if you want a chibi drawing, I'm good at those...

          Anyway, I will be keeping a close eye on this, I love watching hacks as they first come out and develop. Good luck!
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          Old February 6th, 2010 (2:49 PM).
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            I don't know much at all about hacking, but I'm a good spriter, and I'd love to help you!
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            Old February 7th, 2010 (4:09 AM).
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              I have a small update; 2 new screenshots showing the new male OW and the male select screen sprite:



              I am working towards the release of the first Alpha. It will include the first Gym Leader, and as I am still working solo at this stage it is coming along slowly - but surely. I have also been working on the new title screen - I hope to have a preview of that soon. Also any story ideas or anything you would like to see included please feel free to send me a PM!

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              Old February 14th, 2010 (6:55 PM). Edited February 14th, 2010 by Pokepauliscool.
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                any estimates of when a beta will be released?
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                Old February 14th, 2010 (7:08 PM).
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                  Hi, thanks for your interest and support,

                  I am hoping to have the alpha up by the end of the month. This alpha will be a tad shorter than I intended however you still will be able to get the first badge.

                  I have decided to still release this demo hopefully to catch the eye of people who could help me with this hack as I am going to be beginning this again after the alpha is released. There a a few unrepairable bugs especially with signs and stuff like that, and by starting again I can ensure these bugs are removed and feedback and new ideas from this release can be included in the first beta which at this stage would end sometime after the second gym.

                  Thanks everyone for your support!
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                  Old February 15th, 2010 (3:58 PM).
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                    It looks quite nice so far. I hope you don't give up on this.
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                    Old February 15th, 2010 (6:40 PM).
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                      Here are a few new screenshots added - these are from Green Island, the last place you can visit in Alpha 1, which is about 75% done. I am hoping to have another video up soon. And again, if there is anyone out there who would like to help with this project please contact me!

                      Thanks.

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                      Old February 16th, 2010 (12:40 AM).
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                      Here are a few new screenshots added - these are from Green Island, the last place you can visit in Alpha 1, which is about 75% done. I am hoping to have another video up soon. And again, if there is anyone out there who would like to help with this project please contact me!

                      Thanks.

                      Looks good, but I see a few tile errors...
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                      Old February 17th, 2010 (7:56 PM).
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                        Ok, so I have decided to release some map shots. I have also corrected the tree tile errors which I was neglecting.

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                        NOTE: These maps do not represent the final maps that may be in future releases.
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                        Old February 21st, 2010 (5:41 PM). Edited February 22nd, 2010 by Nero_Forever.
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                          - This alpha ends after the first Gym Leader in Green Island.
                          - The titlescreen is incomplete in this release however as previously stated due to unrepairable bugs I am restarting after this release.


                          -Some signs are messed up : I.E repeat what they're supposed to say
                          - Some people's speeches are also messed up, see above.
                          - If you find any other bugs I should know about please post it here in the thread.


                          Spoiler:





                          OCEAN BLUE VERSION-Alpha 1.ips
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                          Old February 21st, 2010 (11:21 PM).
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                          - This alpha ends after the first Gym Leader in Green Island.


                          - The titlescreen is incomplete in this release however as previously stated due to unrepairable bugs I am restarting after this release.






                          -Some signs are messed up : I.E repeat what they're supposed to say


                          - Some people's speeches are also messed up, see above.


                          - If you find any other bugs I should know about please post it here in the thread.








                          Yay, the alpha's out!
                          I'll play it now.
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                          Old February 23rd, 2010 (12:21 AM). Edited February 23rd, 2010 by Nero_Forever.
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                            Okay, so with the first Alpha out I have indeed restarted the hack, hopefully this one will not have the unrepairable bugs the last version had. I have decided to use a ROM base in this version, and have updated my first post with credits and also have marked everything relating to the old version as 'old' and everything that relates to this new version will be labelled as 'NEW'.

                            Here is the titlescreen for the new version - Let me know what you guys think, also I am eager to hear your thoughts on the alpha.



                            And an all new BLUE ISLAND:
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                            Old February 23rd, 2010 (1:34 AM).
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                              looks good. the title is... um... stiking, shall we say lol. plus the idea of islands is a masterpiece. makes it seem cosy (^.^)
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                              Old March 2nd, 2010 (4:25 AM).
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                                Okay, so I'm back with a small update, after some tinkering I finally got things in the Professor's lab the way I wanted. I also fixed up the intro hero sprite and the back sprite, as well as the male overworld. So here are a few screenies to show some progress, although the screens are similar to the old ones I posted I believe these ones look alot better.

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                                Old March 3rd, 2010 (3:44 AM).
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                                  Hey, Nero, I think that you should remove the hat
                                  of the Hero, it'll make the OW more original.
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                                  Old March 5th, 2010 (4:14 AM).
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                                    So, here are some more screenshots to show some progress. These are mainly focusing on the hometown and recieving of Pokémon.




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                                    Old March 6th, 2010 (11:26 AM).
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                                      This hack looks amazing! I love the rain, ocean whatever but water's the best haha. I really hope this hack goes places, don't give up!
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                                      Old March 8th, 2010 (11:42 PM).
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                                        great hack...i like the 3 water starters idea....
                                        good luck
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                                          Lol cool idea and looks good so far
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                                          keep going i hope to see this go so far that it actaully reaches HACKS SHOWCASE
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                                            Played through (most) of the alpha but spotted a major bug...

                                            When going back towards Red Island from the SECOND part of route two (the part with the grass, but through the building) the game freezes. It only seems to occur after the National dex is gotten and you reach the northernmost section of the grassy part of the route. Even though you remade it I still would make sure this doesn't happen again haha...

                                            But other than that it has been really fun so far :D
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                                              Played through (most) of the alpha but spotted a major bug...

                                              When going back towards Red Island from the SECOND part of route two (the part with the grass, but through the building) the game freezes. It only seems to occur after the National dex is gotten and you reach the northernmost section of the grassy part of the route. Even though you remade it I still would make sure this doesn't happen again haha...

                                              But other than that it has been really fun so far :D
                                              Yeah that seems to happen at different random times, and is one of the bugs I found to be irrepairable. Thanks for taking the time to play the alpha and giving feedback.

                                              And thank you to everyone who has replied to this thread, your support has made me determined to continue this, even if progress is a bit slow =/
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