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Dr. Seuss

Te lo juro por Dieguito Maradona 😎

Age 25
Male
Guatemala City
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Posted 21 Hours Ago
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6.8 Years






About the Project

Hello everyone, I'm Overlord Kaktus/Gold/Ruki Studios. Probably you remember me for other projects like Pokémon Ragnarök (Or maybe not hahaha). I'm a Spanish-speaker romhacker and a former GBC romhacker (from 2010 to May 2014). This time I'll show to you guys an old project that I decided to restart, and I really hopw this project would be finished.

This project was started around late 2010. At that moment the project was only an "idea" that was stopped in 2015, but now it was redone from scratch.

The project is highly inspirated in the Chaos Rush's hack "Pokemon Dark Violet". in other words, this hack is also a "reboot" (Or try to be) of Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal, making many of the events from scratch and showing a new storyline keeping the escence of the original story, with a heavy inspiration of the original HGSS remakes and some concepts seen only in Polished Crystal.

Keep in your mind, this isn't a remake like Liquid Crystal, CrystalDust or ShinyGold. This intends to be a reboot from Pokemon Gold and Silver, using some ideas from Pokémon Crystal and HGSS, making a unique and unseen story of Johto.



Storyline


I have no idea how to describe the main plot and storyline since many events are essentialy the same form HGSS/GSC, so we can at least assue the plot may remain the same (Tbh is not the same, but at least you may get a surprise by playing the game.



What is New?



Proudly powered by the Complete Fire Red Upgrade
  • A renewed storyline, keeping the escence of the original games.
  • New events never seen before in any GSC remake.
  • Maps based off HGSS ones.
  • Introducing the Mega Evolution mechanics in the main storyline + Z Moves during the Kanto Post game (Maybe Dynamax/Gigamax, idk).
  • RZE tile system.
  • Day and Night system and day/time-based events.
  • Wild Pokémon switching depending on the time.
  • Original soundtrack ripped from HGSS (Initially used GogojjTech's low quality music, but I decided to rip them by myself with a way better quality).
  • Phisycal/Special split moves.
  • New Regional Pokedex including 494 Pokémon fron first 4 gens + Sylveon.
  • Introducing the PokéRides, Items that replace the outdated HM mechanics.
  • All new Gen 4-8 Moves included, a few custom moves are included.
  • Type chart updated.
  • New puzzles for some areas.
  • Plenty of updated graphics (like Battle backgrounds, bag, Trainer card, almost everything.)
  • Most trainers use different rosters from original HGSS/GSC to match new Pokedex
  • New locations in Johto and Kanto.
  • Updated battle mechanics to match gen 8
  • New locations for some Pokémon.
  • IN-battle trainer messages.
  • An almost working PokéGear.
  • Exp. Share and exp. Gain identical to Gen 8 (Item is disabled by default, easy to enable)
  • Mechanics, items and more almost updated to match Gen 8.
  • Daily Wondertrade with in-game trainers.
  • Move tutors on every PC.
  • And even more...



Scans and Gallery





Credits


Tiles:
- Redzb1, Dsaster, 874521, CnickC, Newtiteuf, Alucus, Dewitty, epicday, WesleyFG, 1158, Kyledove, Anonyboy, Scarex, Chaos Rush, Pokemon-Diamond, BoomxBig, Warpras, Lost Three, Zaux.

Sprites:
- Tsuka, Hollowroxas, 874521, SirPeaches, flamejow, skarow, The 64x64 DS sprite resource, PK Rockin'!, Jo7a, robeyi, FYTYno1

Engine:
- Skeli, Ghoulslash, Soupercell, GoGoJJtech, Shiny Quagsire, Jambo51, JPAN, FBI, Knizz, Jiangzhengwenjz, Againsts, Andrea, Compumax, Kimonas, Zeturic, ipatix, Uncommon, Samu, Shippo, Turambar, Spherical Ice, eMMe97, PC's community romhack.

Other Resources:
- jNathan, Professor Village, Sierraffinity, Zaux, Karatekid552, Chaos Rush, Nisarg, Luna, Delta231, AO Project, Robeyi, Kamina, VentZX, Foxz.

* If I forgot to mention somebody, please let me know by PM or VM.



Progress

*Progress updated up to 07/11/2019 road to Beta 3
  • Maps: 0%
  • Tiles: 0%
  • Scripts: 0%
  • Sprites and Overworlds: 85%
  • Other graphics: 100%



Known Bugs


  • Fast forward speed is kinda laggy because of High quality music mixer using plenty of memory to run. (But we got high quality music)
  • Pokemart Graphics are broken due to new RZE tileset system.
  • Health bar graphics and exp. bar may not show correct information. However exp gain and health works as intended
  • Dexnav may not work in mGBA and real hardware. it is pending to be confimed.



F.A.Q.

1. Whatever happened to your old hackroms? (Ragnarök)
I have no more ideas and inspiration to continue that hackrom. It's not cancelled at all, but I have no plans to continue with it right now.

2. Is this hack a remake of GSC like ShinyGold, Liquid Crystal or GoldenSun?
Heck no! This hack is a reboot, the same objetive but different storyline and scripts. The story is a mashup of the concepts of Pokemon Gold, Crystal, Heart Gold and personal concepts.

3. Will this hackrom have more than one rival (Silver)?
Yes, I can only confirm another rival now, your gender counterpart is another rival.

4. Why did you choose this style for the female player?
It's based on this old artwork (I have no idea at this time who the artist is. The artwork was taken from a fake leak from HGSS around 2009) http://i.imgur.com/3VC01Ep.jpg

5. Do you have plans to put Kanto and more regions?
Kanto is confirmed. A Johto story without Kanto is incomplete, lol, and nope, I have no plans to put more regions, only Johto and Kanto




Tools Used

  • Complete Fire Red Upgrade and Dynamic Pokémon Expansion
  • Advance Map 1.95 and 1.92
  • Gen3Tools
  • OWM
  • Hex Maniac
  • APE
  • FSF
  • GBA Graphics Editor
  • HxD
  • XSE
  • Tilemap Creator
  • NSE
  • Hackmew's THUMB assembler




Downloads Center


Beta 2.6 - Build 2011272_10 - November 27th, 2020 - .bps patch

In this beta you can earn 8 badges and challenge the Pokémon league. You can also rematch the Johto Gym Leaders once you beat the Pokémon League.


Discord Server

Reference document with Pokémon and their stats (In progress)

Bug Fixes and Changelog



Awards From Somewhere else, lmao





Special Thanks


  • Skeli: How could I forget the creator of the amazing CFRU? In addition to the amazing job made for the engine, I truly appreciate also the feedback Skeli provided to me about the testing build (So sad it was an early testing build leaked with several bugs)
  • Anonyboy: A really good guy who collaborated years ago with some tile animations.
  • Compumax: He made the outstanding intro cutscene that you see when boot up the game.
  • ThamTvMaster: The main beta tester and the person who reported most of the bugs not fixed yet at that time.
  • James MC, Xan, Stonyterrace and BlackStarRegime: Main beta testers of Beta 2.5
  • Soupercell For sharing part of the code used for the amazing Radical Red.
  • All members of my Discord server for testing beta 2.5



Graphic design is my passion...

Click on the picture to see the best hack ever created (?

Percy

Male
Asia
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
3,066 posts
6.2 Years
Oh, wow, it looks excellent! Too bad Ice Silver was cancelled, but otherwise, it looks good!

AmazingCharizard

Pokemon Rocket Strike creator

Male
High above you
Seen 3 Days Ago
Posted August 20th, 2020
323 posts
8.3 Years
As with your other hacks, nothing to complain about the graphics ;)
I love Johto, but wouldn't mind a slightly different story.
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!

The Undisputed Era

Shock the System.

Male
In the Flax Fields.
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted June 1st, 2020
1,204 posts
9.5 Years
You look like a decent hacker and seem to know what you're doing, my only problem with you however is that you keep releasing all these project threads for hacks and you haven't actually finished any of them yet, I think you try focusing more on one hack at a time instead of trying to complete 3 because it seems like we'll be waiting a long time for them. It's rare to see some hacks become anything more than just a project and most end up breaking down and fizzling away never to be seen again and with your skills I don't want to see that happen. I know you said that you're only working on 2 now because of cancelling Ice Silver for the GBA but I think instead of just quitting because of the demo failing you should have stook with it got some help and released a full hack, I probably would have played it regardless of speaking no spanish just because it looked so good.

I am getting a little annoyed at seeing so many progressing hacks and then most either are canceled or never see a finished product. It's getting boring playing the same hacks over and over it's time for some new blood.

anonyboy

Pokemon Aerial Emerald Creator&Pokemon Hybrid Co-Creator

Male
Israel
Seen 11 Hours Ago
Posted April 8th, 2020
282 posts
7.2 Years
You look like a decent hacker and seem to know what you're doing, my only problem with you however is that you keep releasing all these project threads for hacks and you haven't actually finished any of them yet, I think you try focusing more on one hack at a time instead of trying to complete 3 because it seems like we'll be waiting a long time for them. It's rare to see some hacks become anything more than just a project and most end up breaking down and fizzling away never to be seen again and with your skills I don't want to see that happen. I know you said that you're only working on 2 now because of cancelling Ice Silver for the GBA but I think instead of just quitting because of the demo failing you should have stook with it got some help and released a full hack, I probably would have played it regardless of speaking no spanish just because it looked so good.

I am getting a little annoyed at seeing so many progressing hacks and then most either are canceled or never see a finished product. It's getting boring playing the same hacks over and over it's time for some new blood.
Well im not -G0LD! But when i saw this comment i had to respond. I've had the same feeling as yours before i started hacking but you have to understand the boatload of work hackers do... And the conditions they are facing. Plus, we have a life outside of PC and we can't work on a romhack all day... I'm sorry if you got nothing to play. Do some challenges it might be fun..
Pokemon....

A new Dawn of ROM Hacking.....

Abhishek

Male
India
Seen December 14th, 2017
Posted July 31st, 2016
213 posts
7.4 Years
Well im not -G0LD! But when i saw this comment i had to respond. I've had the same feeling as yours before i started hacking but you have to understand the boatload of work hackers do... And the conditions they are facing. Plus, we have a life outside of PC and we can't work on a romhack all day... I'm sorry if you got nothing to play. Do some challenges it might be fun..
Actually Lost Christmas is not trying to say that he Wants, Gold to Keep Working On the Hack All day,I think You misunderstand
Currently
Completed Pokemon Korosu

blue

gucci

Male
United Kingdom
Seen August 12th, 2019
Posted August 7th, 2019
21,060 posts
12.9 Years
This looks great so far, good luck with the project! n_n

Dr. Seuss

Te lo juro por Dieguito Maradona 😎

Age 25
Male
Guatemala City
Online now
Posted 21 Hours Ago
466 posts
6.8 Years
Thanks to all for the replies ^^

You look like a decent hacker and seem to know what you're doing, my only problem with you however is that you keep releasing all these project threads for hacks and you haven't actually finished any of them yet, I think you try focusing more on one hack at a time instead of trying to complete 3 because it seems like we'll be waiting a long time for them. It's rare to see some hacks become anything more than just a project and most end up breaking down and fizzling away never to be seen again and with your skills I don't want to see that happen. I know you said that you're only working on 2 now because of cancelling Ice Silver for the GBA but I think instead of just quitting because of the demo failing you should have stook with it got some help and released a full hack, I probably would have played it regardless of speaking no spanish just because it looked so good.

I am getting a little annoyed at seeing so many progressing hacks and then most either are canceled or never see a finished product. It's getting boring playing the same hacks over and over it's time for some new blood.
To be honest Pokemon BnW are now developed by my sister, is the reason of your not see an update, I'm also annoyed of not have a playable and decent beta, is because I'm working very hard only in this hack (and work on a secret rombase since september and recently work on kill 10 times per day the Nex's hack trying to insert a indoor battle BG (?))
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Now I'm working on the maps, in this moment I'm mapping the route 30
Graphic design is my passion...

Click on the picture to see the best hack ever created (?

Lunos

Random Uruguayan User

Male
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Seen 1 Hour Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
2,653 posts
12.2 Years
So.. No more regions than Kanto and Johto also means "No Pokemons from Sinnoh, Unova or Kalos", right? ;_; ...
Anyway, the hack looks pretty nice, the only things i don't really like too much are the TextBox and the HP Boxes at battle.
Waiting to see more updates <3


Cya~

Dr. Seuss

Te lo juro por Dieguito Maradona 😎

Age 25
Male
Guatemala City
Online now
Posted 21 Hours Ago
466 posts
6.8 Years
So.. No more regions than Kanto and Johto also means "No Pokemons from Sinnoh, Unova or Kalos", right? ;_; ...
Anyway, the hack looks pretty nice, the only things i don't really like too much are the TextBox and the HP Boxes at battle.
Waiting to see more updates <3


Cya~
Recuerda que tambien trabajo en Pokemon Black 'n White, osea Unova, aunque mi hermana es quien esta más en eso que yo.
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In other news,
Update

I'm working on the maps and a other graphics, and I presents to all my Worldmap ripped from Pokemon HGSS.



And all the new battle BG are inserted now, watch it!

Tall Grass

Field

Sea and Pond

Sand

Cave

Indoor

All ripped from HGSS, credits to me for the backgrounds (yup, I make all the Battle BG and the HP box)

Give a reply c:
Graphic design is my passion...

Click on the picture to see the best hack ever created (?

Percy

Male
Asia
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
3,066 posts
6.2 Years
This seems excellent! Really looks like Pokemon GS now! :]
Nice work with the title screen, world map, and battle background!

Dr. Seuss

Te lo juro por Dieguito Maradona 😎

Age 25
Male
Guatemala City
Online now
Posted 21 Hours Ago
466 posts
6.8 Years
Long time to no make an update, but I not have a real update today, I'm just inform to all that the hack is still in development, but I not like give more details of the content of the beta 1.

Btw, as you can see, I put a new CSS to the main post (thanks to Rdio. for the base code).

Do you like a sample? watch a map in progress!


That's all!
Graphic design is my passion...

Click on the picture to see the best hack ever created (?

anonyboy

Pokemon Aerial Emerald Creator&Pokemon Hybrid Co-Creator

Male
Israel
Seen 11 Hours Ago
Posted April 8th, 2020
282 posts
7.2 Years
Long time to no make an update, but I not have a real update today, I'm just inform to all that the hack is still in development, but I not like give more details of the content of the beta 1.

Btw, as you can see, I put a new CSS to the main post (thanks to Rdio. for the base code).

Do you like a sample? watch a map in progress!


That's all!
That looks Incredibel!!!! and the trees aren't overlapping eachother, i'll try and show you what i mean.
the tree circled in red has correct overlaping. the one in blue has it incorrectly. you'll see the block you need in A-Map. it's already in.
Pokemon....

A new Dawn of ROM Hacking.....

Dr. Seuss

Te lo juro por Dieguito Maradona 😎

Age 25
Male
Guatemala City
Online now
Posted 21 Hours Ago
466 posts
6.8 Years
It's time of a little update!

I'm working on the indoor tiles now (the main maps of the beta 1 are ready) and I try to looks like Pokemon HGSS, credits to scarex:


And I show to all the new titlescreen of the hack, credits to Nachoius for the main draw:


What looks better? the new titlescreen or the old titlescreen?

That's all!
Graphic design is my passion...

Click on the picture to see the best hack ever created (?