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Pokémon Palladium 50 39.37%
Pokémon Top Secret 19 14.96%
Pokémon AshGray 58 45.67%
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Old September 11th, 2010 (8:28 AM).
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You have until the first of October to vote for your Hack of the Month. The winner hack's thread will be stickied for a month, until the next month's winner is announced. The winner hack will also be added to PokéCommunity's official ROM Hacking Hall of Fame. Only hacks in either the Progressing Hacks forum or the Hacks Showcase forum are eligible for nomination.

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Old September 11th, 2010 (8:32 AM).
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I didn't expect Ash Gray to be chosen. But I voted for it since I am more familiar with it and the game is a lot like the anime, more than other anime ROM Hacks I have seen. The scripting and hex editing is good too.
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Old September 11th, 2010 (8:35 AM). Edited September 17th, 2010 by Spherical Ice.
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Palladium gets my vote, hands-down.

It's decent all round, with relatively nice scripting, mapping and story alike. Shame it uses the overused Kyledove ROM Base, but that's not serious.

When it comes to Top Secret, I can't help but be distracted by that textbox. Furthermore, the story doesn't particularly do it for me and the grammar could be improved.

Ahh... AshGray. The mapping and graphics really turn me off on this one. It seems like it's just an abomination of the default tileset, unfortunately. The scripting is okay, I suppose, but nothing amazing. It seems to have a very large problem with text carrying on in the textbox, which could easily be fixed by using the Text Adjuster in XSE before compiling scripts with dialogue.

So yeah, Palladium.

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Old September 11th, 2010 (10:32 AM).
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Definitely AshGray. Although the maps and tiles are terrible, the scripting and events are good, and it's a very enjoyable hack.

Top secret is kinda glitchy when I first played it, and the sprites were really bad.

Palladium I really just can't get into and the tiles are really overused.

Good luck to all three though.
Old September 11th, 2010 (10:36 AM).
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My vote goes for Pokémon Palladium.
It scripts and tiles are really good.

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Old September 11th, 2010 (11:20 AM).
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I voted for Ash Gray. I like the idea of following the anime, and it seems like it has the most effort put into it, with the custom tiles and all (even if they do like like they could be better). The title screen and text box kinda made me decide not to vote for Top Secret. I would've voted for Palladum but I don't like the fact he used a ROM Base. Patches for stuff like Jpan's engine are fine in my opinion (because even if you tried it's take a long time to do), but for tiles, it just shows you never bothered to learn properly (though I love the HP boxes :D ).

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Old September 11th, 2010 (11:24 AM).
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ashgrey gets mine its just more eyecatching to as the top secrets text boxs just change way to much and are distracting
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Old September 11th, 2010 (11:38 AM).
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Ashgray wins by default :/
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Old September 11th, 2010 (11:44 AM).
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I vote for Ash Gray. I have played the game, I like it, and it is based on the anime.
Old September 11th, 2010 (11:57 AM).
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Ash gray,this game is awesome.I like it because it is based on the anime.
Old September 11th, 2010 (1:36 PM).
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It's about time AshGray get's nominated. I vote for it because It's one of the best anime hacks I've ever played.
Old September 11th, 2010 (1:48 PM).
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Palladium, by far, no questions asked.

Ash Grey just has way too many errors and it's ugly. The scripting is decent, but the negative outweighs the positive.

Top Secret, that text box is aaaaaa. I don't like the tiles much either, and it just doesn't really appeal to me.

Palladium, while having an overused rom base, is well executed, there is minimal errors, the mapping is well done (albeit the tiles), and therefore gets my vote.
Old September 11th, 2010 (4:33 PM).
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I voted for AshGray becuase I like the idea of an anime-based hack.

Palladium, I found rather boring, The story is kinda dull, and the tiles are overused

Top Secret has great tiles, but it was too glitchy and difficult for me to get into.
Old September 11th, 2010 (5:05 PM).
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It took me 2 minutes of playtime to realize Pokemon Top Secret needs way too much work to even belong in this contest. (No offense)

I have to go with Pokémon Palladium.
Old September 11th, 2010 (11:31 PM).
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AshGray. Really was about time to select it.
Tiles, scripts, anime storyline... I like everything.
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All hacks have thier positives and negatives, however my vote goes to:


Pokemon Palladium.
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Old September 12th, 2010 (9:50 AM).
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Oh you guys. Do you even try to compare hacks before you vote?

Palladium for me, same reasons as Spherical Ice.

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Old September 12th, 2010 (7:04 PM).
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I liked AshGrey. Story line is good tiles are awesome.

Top secret...i liked the sprite for the trainer. but nuthing ealts

the other one eh...

I vote AshGray.

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Well, I'm very honored to have my hack nominated.

For those who are criticizing the tiles, I understand (though most of the tiles are from the original FireRed) - the custom tiles aren't great (but I have heard nice things about the Poke Center) - I want to change the grass tiles and the hero backsprite still, and eventually change the gyms. But these have been some of my least concerns, as I'm more interested in content. Oh, and I know I'm not a great mapper, either.

As for people who say that scripting is decent, but nothing special - I just want to say that I busted my hump to make scripts that follow the anime episodes - I have so many complicated, time-consuming scripts in this game that I worked really hard on - it kind of feels like an insult to just call them decent - you have no idea how much work went into the Flame Pokemon-athon race, or to get all the events in Saffron to work in the correct order, etc.

Thank you for the nomination - honestly I had hoped to be nominated for Hack of the Month sometime, but did not expect it, so thank you and good luck to Palladium and Top Secret.
Old September 18th, 2010 (4:27 PM).
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I vote for Pokemon Ash Grey - Simply because it's the only one i've played of the three and I really enjoyed it, great work and good luck everyone! .
Old September 23rd, 2010 (12:55 PM).
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Ash of my first hacks I played the scripts are incredable
Sure there are some glitchs,like the bad egg glitch but I really enjoy it I can't wait for beta 3 to come out I love it

Best of luck to all three hacks....
Old September 23rd, 2010 (2:49 PM).
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Ashgray. while the mapping and tiles aren't the best, I love the anime, it's by far the best anime hack i've seen. the scripting is good, too. but, the only things I don't like about it are it's tiles, and mapping.

Top Secret is okay, but the tiles i don't really like, and the textbox... Last time I played it, it was also quite glitchy, I didn't get further than the second route before I encountered a glitch that forced me to restart.

Palladium has a really overused rombase, the scripting is okay, but the maps I found a bit dull, and plain. It just seems like nintendo's games, with new tiles, and slightly better scripting, the mapping just seems dull.
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You got my vote Metapod23. Great concept of a hack, and your co-operation is tremendous and I appreciate it. You deserve it, and best of luck.
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