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Old March 15th, 2010 (12:29 PM).
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    I usually import sprites and make trainers first. Hbu? (How About You?)

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    Old March 18th, 2010 (1:21 PM).
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      I like to do everything as I get to it. Some people map out their entire hack at the beginning. I won't do this because it makes it harder to change my mind when I get that far, so I just start with the super-basic things like importing images and setting up pokemon stats, then I map and script as I go.

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      Old March 18th, 2010 (1:25 PM).
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        Maps!

        There too important to not do first

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        Old March 18th, 2010 (1:41 PM).
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          For Brown and Prism I made an outline of the regions on paper, and figured out where everything would go. After that, I started making maps. The region map should always come before the town/route maps.

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          Old March 18th, 2010 (2:15 PM).
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          I've just began hacking. The way I do it is coincidentally similar to Coolboyman's. I use paper and pencil and also figuring where places would go too. Differently, I will began mapping to where the first Beta will go, most of the time the beta will end near the 3rd gym. Then I will edit the trainer battles using A-Trainer. I then will edit texts and then I'll fix up some things. When I get more advanced into hacking and figure out more you'll be somewhat surprised what happens. The title of my first ROM Hack, I might make more than one, will probably be Pokemon Brightness Version if it isn't used yet.

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          Old March 18th, 2010 (5:31 PM).
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          I usually plot out the storyline and then draw out a worldmap (which I probably never use). For the actual start on the rom, I work on the intro graphics and import tilesets.

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          Old March 19th, 2010 (12:52 AM).
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          For Brown and Prism I made an outline of the regions on paper, and figured out where everything would go. After that, I started making maps. The region map should always come before the town/route maps.

          That is so true! I originally mapped like crazy then after i decided to draw the region. Everything was out of proportion (cause I make things bigger than they have to QQ)

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          Old March 19th, 2010 (6:50 AM).
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          I start off with the tiles. When I'm making them/inserting them/ adjusting their pals, I think about the storyline and the basic outline of the world map. XD I write the storyline details in a notebook so I can always remember them.

          Then, I make the maps. And then the sprites etc. Scripting is final of course.

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          Old March 19th, 2010 (7:19 AM).
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            I start to map,script and tile insert all at the same time i.e
            First town done mapping, some of it scripted, and tree and mountain tiles inserted

            Prolly not the best decision, but idc, as long as it comes out good in the end :D

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            Old March 19th, 2010 (10:22 AM).
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            Really, I map everything out first. From routes, to towns, to cities, and to dungeons. But if you're talking the pre-planning, then I start with the plot.

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            Old March 19th, 2010 (10:24 AM).
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            I Would Have to Agree with Nintendork15 The Maps Are What I Usually Do First A Few Times I Have Done Sprites first though

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            Old March 19th, 2010 (1:34 PM).
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              i think of a story, then make maps for the beta/alpha.

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              Old March 19th, 2010 (5:12 PM).
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                1) I come up with a storyline.
                2) I sketch a region map.
                3) I decide where towns will go.
                4) I make a pixel town map.
                5) I make fakemon if they are going to be in.
                6) I improve the storyline, map, and fakemon.
                7) I make a map.
                8) I make the scripts for this one map.
                9) I make the Pokemon Prof. script.
                10) Repeat steps 7 and 8.
                11) Make thread when I get to beta or alpha time.

                I've never gotten to step 10 or 11 sadly. Step 9 is hard, but I'm getting better!

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                Old March 19th, 2010 (5:44 PM).
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                  I come up with an awesome story, I grab the tiles, then map, then script, then move on to the next town/route, I post

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                  Old March 19th, 2010 (9:37 PM).
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                    I plan on plain paper. I plan the Elite Four, the story, puzzles, etc. Then I just whoop my work in a hack.

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                    Old March 20th, 2010 (6:47 AM).
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                      me? I plan my gym leaders and elite4, draw my region, then I draw my comic out
                      Finished the comic, I start to do the hack with my comic's storyline

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                      Old March 20th, 2010 (7:01 AM).
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                      Story first before anything. I have a notebook where I develop all my storylines for my hacks. I also draw the whole region and name the town and routes. That way, it'll be easy when I start to map.

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                      Old March 21st, 2010 (6:51 AM).
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                      Shouldn't it be HAY(How About You) instead of HBU...?

                      Anyways, before I began my hacks, I first thought of the game's storyline, history, rivals, evil team and their goals, legendaries and some other PKMN and their special roles, main character's story and goal, region name, gym leaders' names and their types and badge names and their special roles on a paper, before I implement everything on the ROM.

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                      Old March 21st, 2010 (10:33 AM).
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                      Shouldn't it be HAY(How About You) instead of HBU...?
                      "how 'bout you"

                      I like to basically do things however I'm feeling. Mapping tends to come first, because it needs to be done before other things like scripting. I usually don't insert tiles until after the map is done (or mostly done). If I'm feeling particularly emotional for some reason, I like to insert music.

                      I just jump around and do everything in a random order, really.

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                      Old March 30th, 2010 (7:39 PM).
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                        I start by editing the Copyright Screen, then the title screen. Followed by changing Pokemon names

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                        Old March 30th, 2010 (8:07 PM).
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                        This would be the first thing I've done:

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                        While my first sketches of my region were a lot less complex, it was essentially the same step. I planned out the region map first, then each individual town. From there I determined what each town would be like, what would happen where, and from there I crafted the story.

                        The original (simplistic) region map I drew a long time ago I've lost, but this one that I've redrawn from memory serves as its replacement. Here's another I created on Paint some time ago. (Bonus: The beta names for my towns/locations are also shown!)

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                        After all of this, I started mapping. I didn't start with the first town, first route, etc. I just mapped whatever I wanted to do first, which for me was actually one of the last places the player visits in the game. In this fashion I created all of the maps, put everything together, and thus had Centiq set up.

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                        Old March 31st, 2010 (10:44 AM).
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                          I think of a good story and title. Then off I go making scripts and maps. That's basically the first things I do when I hack.

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                          Old March 31st, 2010 (12:18 PM).
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                          I don't know about you guys; but I tend to open my ROM first.

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                          Old March 31st, 2010 (12:36 PM). Edited March 31st, 2010 by Mana.
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                          Story first, if you don't have a story then there isn't much point starting a hack because you have no direction.

                          Then a rough map, planning out some characters and events.

                          Then mapping and Scripting happen simultaneously.

                          I've already responded in this thread, FML XD

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                          Old March 31st, 2010 (3:10 PM).
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                          The think story writing and creating a world map almost go hand in hand. To create a story you need a setting and to give significance to a setting it must have a story!

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