Dragonflye

Author of Pokémon Sovereign of the Skies

Age 25
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11.1 Years

Introduction:
Many days, months and years have passed since the last release and you had to wait a very long time. Back when the 2nd beta was released, we were all mostly students and had much more time and less stress in the RL than it is unfortunately the case today.

At that time the 2nd beta was developed by "kids" and did not meet our expectations of how a game should look like. It took many failed attempts and new approaches, but now we finally have a solid foundation.

But the waiting has finally come to an end! As the longest Rome-Hack project on the German scene, we present the new edition of Pokémon Sovereign of the Skies in both German and English!

Informations:
  • Gestartet: 10. April 2011
  • Rom-Base: Pokémon Emerald-Version (US)
  • Languages: German, English
  • Download Alpha: https://sots.karathan.at/

Team:
  • Dragonfly: Main Map Engineer, Main Story Engineer
  • Sbird: Main Developer, Main Story Engineer
  • Ipatix: Main Sound Engineer
  • Pseico: Main sound artist
  • Lennybitao: Main GFX Artist
  • Chren: GFX Artist

Story:
The balance of a world is about to be shaken. While the mighty Guardians of Amitec can no longer leave their stronghold, the Sacred Shards of Celestis are stolen by the cold hands of Team Tundra. Find out what this is all about, and how a simple coach suddenly carries the fate of a world, in this unique adventure!

Features:
  • All Pokémon up to Generation 7: all Pokémon up to Generation 7 are included.
  • Mega-developments & Protomorphosis: read correctly, the mega-developments are back.
  • Graphically unique: a completely new design, tilesets, OWs, interfaces and sprites.
  • New battle engine: all basic mechanics (attacks, items, abilities) follow the example of Generation 7.
  • New music: the music of SotS is (with a few exceptions) completely new composed.
  • Difficulty levels: you decide how difficult the game should be.
  • Day & Night System: you will see changing combat backgrounds and Pokémon depending on the time of day.
  • Disasters: certain actions of the antagonists have visible consequences.
  • New Arena Ladder System: the Arena Ladders (Guardians) are now part of the story.

Screenshots:

Videos & Soundtracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w132cMWoMwo&t=18s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7-QZvw5XDs&t=356s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8i9h463bWg&t=117s

Artworks:



Spoiler:

Spoiler:


Credits:
  • GFX: TheDeadHeroAlistair, aveontrainer, carchagui, Derlo, Morlockhater, PeekyChew, Kaze, Zeo, Warpras, Thegreatblaid, KingTapir Kyldove, Magiscarf, Phyromatical, PrinceLegendario, princess-phoenix, Red-ex, pureAzur, seiyouh, Wesley FG, carchagui, Zein, zerudez, geoisevil, moltres, The DS-style 64x64 Pokémon Sprite Resource, Endrael
  • Platforms: https://board.romhackersworld.eu, https://www.pokecommunity.com, https://pokewiki.de, https://bisafans.de, https://www.spriters-resource.com, https://www.deviantart.com
  • Special Thanks::
    • Egg and all the Contributers to the Generation III Battle Engine Project
    • Wodka for some assistance and bearing with endless text messages.
    • TiMauzu for building the Twitter page and help in the past.
  • Tester:: 4reddy, Cookie, Lavitor, Timo, fleroviux, xydragonxy for helping to track down bugs in our initial test phase.

Closing Words:
We have to admit that we haven't been as active the last few years as we'd like to be. But now we have done it. We would be very happy if you would follow us on our social media platforms:
If you notice any bugs, please check https://github.com/pokemon-sots/pokemon-sots-issues/issues.

Many greetings,
Your Pokémon Sovereign of the Skies Team




Winter Wonderland

Puts the fun in dysfunctional

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Florida
Seen January 24th, 2017
Posted August 12th, 2016
305 posts
9.6 Years
This actually looks pretty amazing and the story is quite interesting. I'm actually really curious as to how space would look like and the events up there once it's implemented. I really hope there's an English version. I'm kind of mad I don't know German. xD Best of luck!


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Robert Frost, Fire and Ice.

Play Me Casually | The Leola Project

Reject217

Great Pokémon Reject

Age 25
Male
California
Seen December 14th, 2019
Posted December 14th, 2019
732 posts
9.1 Years
now this looks really good, especially mixing in some Golden Sun scenes for some of the screenshots. :) I'll play it even if I don't know the language :D
Some of the hacks that I like:



I also support Pokemon Liquid Crystal, Glazed, and a few others who either have large banners or none at all.
I'm often not on, but when I am, I show my support in likes :-D
School is back in session. Time to stress out and disappear (even more so than before).

Cyclone

Eye of the Storm

Male
Seen October 3rd, 2016
Posted September 3rd, 2016
3,373 posts
8.5 Years
I highly suggest making it English instead of German. After all, English IS the universal language.

Cyclone
"Y'know...my Emolga really wants to shock your Dedenne."

Cyclone. FC: 2079-8536-2160. Safari on X (5327-1949-9511): Lampent, Pumpkaboo, and Golurk (Ghost). Champion of the GC11 Pokémon Challenge!
Breeder extraordinaire. Semi-competent battler. :P

Building an event collection. If you want to help my sickness, ask what I have to trade!

Male
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11.4 Years
I was thinking about doing an english translation, but i think i'm not the man to do some sort of free translation...
Also what we had to to would be a translation of the graphical stuff, because we can't just change the rombase, as you can read we already are near to beta 2 which goes up to the 7th badge and is at about 70% of the whole project. If we would do an english rombase we had to translate that for our german community members hehe.

Anyway i'm very statified you like the thing, also I want to specially thank an guy of the forums here, it's "diegoisawesome", he helped me a lot with the rockfall thingy, he gave me his code for this and I also extended it to make simple script execution possible, in my opinion: AWESOME, thank you very much for this :)

And for the end: Special thanks to Alen, who is a german romhacker and moderator at RHR, he translated our posting to plain english, special thanks for that to him, he is a great guy also on the german forums :)

~SBird

U.Flame

Humbled Beginner

Age 25
Male
Unknown
Seen 4 Hours Ago
Posted 4 Weeks Ago
1,298 posts
12.6 Years
This hack is very innovative! Events that start as soon as you enter the map instead having to take a step, no truck intro, the moves that you can use outside of battle. Everything about this hack, especially the water graphics, is beautiful! Totally worth the pain of Google Translating every line.
I've come to realize that years of self-taught experience amounted to significantly less than I initially thought, but with the support of some great tutorials, friends, and fellow community members, I've become half decent by now. I'm no expert, I still have a long way to go, and I don't plan on stopping any time soon.

I've shelved some projects and reduced the scope of others now that I have a more grounded view of what I can reasonably accomplish. One project I certainly won't give up on is improving gen 3's multiplayer.

Something I did accomplish was making a full short game in 30 days.
Check it out here if you want: Naillevaihcam

AmazingCharizard

Pokemon Rocket Strike creator

Male
High above you
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324 posts
8.5 Years
Endlich ein deutscher Hack. Sieht sehr schön aus, gute Arbeit!
Finally a German Hack. Looks pretty nice. Will start playing this.
Check out my hack "Pokemon Rocket Strike" http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=319844

How to patch a rom:
1.Download the patch. If it is in a .zip file then use a free tool named WinRar to unzip the file.
2.Use Google to find the rom you need.
3.PATCH THAT THING AND LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!

Cyclone

Eye of the Storm

Male
Seen October 3rd, 2016
Posted September 3rd, 2016
3,373 posts
8.5 Years
i think i saw a golden sun reference in one of the screenies (the giant easter island face statue)...

an english translation would be nice, but gotta find someone who can do it proper and not some google tranlsate crap.
To be fair, Google Translate is only a guide; it takes someone good with English to properly rewrite from there in a manner that makes sense. I've tried Google Translating Russian text before and had to fill in gaps.

Cyclone
"Y'know...my Emolga really wants to shock your Dedenne."

Cyclone. FC: 2079-8536-2160. Safari on X (5327-1949-9511): Lampent, Pumpkaboo, and Golurk (Ghost). Champion of the GC11 Pokémon Challenge!
Breeder extraordinaire. Semi-competent battler. :P

Building an event collection. If you want to help my sickness, ask what I have to trade!

Dragonflye

Author of Pokémon Sovereign of the Skies

Age 25
Male
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
94 posts
11.1 Years
Die 1. Beta geht bis zur 4 Arena, also die jetzige. Die 2. Beta wird bis zum 7. Arenaleiter und ein Stückchen mehr gehen. Wir werden versuchen unnötige Pokemon zu löschen und stattdessen andere einzufügen, also abwarten. ;)

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The 1st Beta goes up to 4 Badges, so it has now. The 2nd Beta 7 to Badges and go a bit more. We will try to delete unnecessary Pokemon and instead insert other, so wait. ;)



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11.4 Years
We were indeed considering the implementation of newer Pokémon, actually there are already evolutions that are from the 4th gen(Magnezone...)
In der Tat haben wir uns Überlegt neue Pokémon einzubauen, wir haben bereits welche der vierten Generation, vorrangig Evolutionen wie Magnezone.

In the first Beta you can obtain the first 4 badges, which would be "Ozeria City", also there are a lot of sidequests missing that are included in the 2nd Beta
In der ersten Beta kann man die ersten vier Orden bekommen, der letzte in "Ozeria City", außerdem fehlen ein paar Nebenquests.

I tried to answer this for the english guys aswell, also it would be nice if someone here who is able to speak german and english might help us with the translation, because we surely want to have this hack not only in german but also in english, otherwise we would not have posted it here^^

~SBird/Sturmvogel