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vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years

Pokemon Aurora


Story


In the isolated region of Zyphre, 1 year after the events of Pokemon Fire Red, you are ready to begin your Pokemon Adventure! Your Grandparents give you a rare Pokemon -- a Dratini -- and you are given the opportunity to explore and challenge the regions Gym Leaders! However, a threat has been circulating the region -- Team Rocket is back, and attempting to take over the Elite Four and the region. It's up to you to take down Team Rocket.

I know, it's kinda a lame story. I'll think of something better. :)

Features

  • Decapitalization
  • Physical / Special Split
  • Running Indoors
  • Custom Tilesets
  • Custom Scripts
  • New and custom region to explore
  • Evolution fixes (Trading evolutions will evolve at levels like normal Pokemon)
  • Typing fixes (Typing for Pokemon that makes more sense)

Screenshots









Credits / Tools used

  • Me / Vexio / vxo - Mapping, Scripting, Story, (Some) Tiles
  • AdvanceMap 1.95
  • A-Trainer
  • XSE
  • YAPE
  • Spherical Ice's Fire Red Styled tiles
  • Princelegendario's Verdanturf Town Fire Red Styled tiles
  • DP/P Fire Red Ported Tiles
  • Spherical Ice's Farm Fire Red Styled tiles
  • Other Spherical Ice tiles

Bugs

  • Currently none known. Please report them on this thread! Thanks.

Download


Beta 1.0
Length: Second Gym in Verdia Town
Release Date: April 1st, 2018
Download: Beta 1.0 Download

Beta 1.1
Length: Team Rocket Battle in Snowden City
Release Date: April 2nd, 2018
Download: Beta 1.1 Download

Beta 1.2
Length: Third Gym Battle in Avadante Town
Release Date: April 8th, 2018
Download: Beta 1.2 Download

Beta 1.3
Length: Fifth Gym Battle in Sailport Island
Release Date: April 22nd, 2018
Download: Beta 1.3 Download

Beta 1.3.1
Length: Fifth Gym Battle in Sailport Island (Bug fixes)
Release Date: April 24th, 2018
Download: Beta 1.3.1 Download

Skeli-

Lord of the Rings

Age 20
Male
Canada
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted 6 Days Ago
226 posts
5.5 Years
I played through your hack quickly and I'd like to say that it definitely has potential. There's just a few things I'd like to point out.

-Your grandma has no script attached to her
-I recommend placing a script tile saying "The door is locked." on any house you've made inaccessible in the beta.
-There are some inconsistencies in how you spell Zyphre (There's a boy in Hedlin City who says Zephre)
-The fat guy in Hedlin City starts walking away from you mid-script. You should add a lock command to his script.
-Some houses don't connect propely to tress in Hedlin City
-If you're going to stick with coloured text for NPCs, you should add colour to script tiles as well.
-I was able to get into a wild battle on stairs (Route 2). You probably have the stairs behaviour byte set to 0x1 (wild battle).
-Coming in to Rosso Town from Route 2 has a connection error in the top right pokemon centre tile
-I talked to guy about seeing the Museum in Rosso Town and he trapped me behind a house.

I stopped playing at this point, but if you fix the above bugs (especially that last one) you should be on your way to making a great hack!
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vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
I played through your hack quickly and I'd like to say that it definitely has potential. There's just a few things I'd like to point out.

-Your grandma has no script attached to her
-I recommend placing a script tile saying "The door is locked." on any house you've made inaccessible in the beta.
-There are some inconsistencies in how you spell Zyphre (There's a boy in Hedlin City who says Zephre)
-The fat guy in Hedlin City starts walking away from you mid-script. You should add a lock command to his script.
-Some houses don't connect propely to tress in Hedlin City
-If you're going to stick with coloured text for NPCs, you should add colour to script tiles as well.
-I was able to get into a wild battle on stairs (Route 2). You probably have the stairs behaviour byte set to 0x1 (wild battle).
-Coming in to Rosso Town from Route 2 has a connection error in the top right pokemon centre tile
-I talked to guy about seeing the Museum in Rosso Town and he trapped me behind a house.

I stopped playing at this point, but if you fix the above bugs (especially that last one) you should be on your way to making a great hack!
Thanks for the feedback! I have fixed all these bugs. I'll be releasing an update later today after I finish up another city.

DrFuji

Heiki Hecchara‌‌

Age 26
Male
Aussie
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 5 Days Ago
1,616 posts
10.1 Years
I always like playing hacks from new members so I thought I'd give this one a go and document some bugs to help make future iterations better.

Spoiler:

This was the first time I found a problem with one of your textboxes. In the top left corner there is a black box that appears all over the place in dialogue and in battles. You've edited the other textboxes in this hack, so this shouldn't graphical glitch shouldn't be too hard to fix.


Another reoccurring problem that I spotted early on. You've got two different ways of having NPCs speak. In regular conversation they have coloured text like in the right screenshot, while in scripted segments, named characters like your family members, Gym Leaders and Rocket Grunts have coloured names to indicate who is talking, but black text. The base FRLG game isn't consistent with text colours either, but I think it will help to add polish if you choose a style of colouring and stick with it.


The first screenshot is pretty obviously bugged. It seems like you wrote a script for the town sign and then accidentally overwrote it when you inserted the second screenshot's text. Also, its a bit weird that the sign outside your grandparent's house says that its "Your grandparent's house". It makes the sign a personal and subjective thing, I can just imagine a traveller coming along, reading the sign and getting confused because their grandparents are three cities over. Maybe change it to something like "Village Elders" to make seems like a regular sign to anybody other than the player.


When I try to name Cubone after receiving it the sprite doesn't properly show up and the nickname isn't applied at the end. Special 0x9E works off the value of variable 0x8004 - 0x0 is the first Pokemon in the party, 0x1 is the second etc. You need to include the command 'setvar 0x8004 0x0' before proceeding with the nicknaming function.


Initially I took this screenshot so I could say something humorous like "this guy is super lost", but it eventually became apparent that a lot of NPC dialogue is recycled. I strongly suggest writing custom scripts for every NPC as it adds so much more to the game and avoids strange conversations with characters who think they're back in Kanto.


Movement permission errors on this route. The three tiles directly in front of me in the first screenshot are impassable.


After my first one or two battles I thought that my Cubone was doing a lot more damage than it should for its level, only to see that it was holding a Thick Club. Thick Club is probably one of the most OP items in the game as it doubles Cubone and Marowak's attack stat, making your grandpa's comment about giving you a tough Pokemon to raise pretty tone deaf.. Its just too much for early game mons. I'd suggest removing it from your starter and giving it somewhere in the mid game. Maybe the equivalent of beating Silph Co or something.


Tile errors when you enter Route 1 from Hendlin City.


Movement permission errors in Hendlin City.


Comparison between two types of Pokemon. First-Gen Pokemon are decapitalised while Second-Gen plus are in all caps.


Movement permission errors on Route 2.


More inconsistencies. Pokeballs are spelt and capitalised differently.


Rogue signpost.


I find the first two screenshots to be really weird. Is there are reason why you chose to change NidoranM's name and remove NidoranF's gender? I mean, everybody knows their names and what they are, I just find it incredibly odd and slightly offputting. The third screenshot doesn't reflect the changes you made.


Border block error when you go as far south as possible in Route 2.


Tile error in the top right corner of the gym. There's a tree behind it, but the tile has a grass background.


Somebody's Gym has been stolen :3


While the issue of coloured text use remains, I'd like to point out that the red text is used for female NPCs and blue for males.


Zutbat?


Movement permission errors on Route 3. The second screenshot in particular has a lot of movement errors around there.


The bottom segments of this bridge overlap the player's head. Change their background bytes to 20.


lol


When you exit caves the player has to physically move out of the hole. You need to use the tile behaviour byte 60 to get the player to move down one tile automatically upon warping in.


Both of Riley's Gym Trainers have issues with their after battle texts.


While it isn't impossible, its pretty hard to see Riley's name colour on a plain white background.


I'm going to put this bug separately as it isn't a minor thing that can be fixed in two second/ has little impact on the game. Its very serious and I want to draw your attention to it.

When I investigated the script where your grandfather gives you Cubone to confirm that you weren't using variable 0x8004 to signify that the player was nicknaming the first Pokemon in their party, I noticed that you are playing with very dangerous flags and variables. You were using flags starting from flag 0x1000 and variables starting from variable 0x6000. These are not safe at all and can lead to your Pokemon being corrupted as you are overwriting parts of the RAM that are reserved for data in PC boxes. Here are some screenshots of what awaited me when I got to my first PC in Hendlin City:


This glitched Bad Egg can be picked up, moved around and crashes the game if put into your party. If I had a Pokemon in that spot in the PC it would have been corrupted and unusable. You will have to go through all of you scripts and change the flags and variables you're using as right now you're courting with danger. Read this thread to learn what flags and variable are safe to use in FR.

I wish you luck in your hack and keep at it!

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
I always like playing hacks from new members so I thought I'd give this one a go and document some bugs to help make future iterations better.

Spoiler:

This was the first time I found a problem with one of your textboxes. In the top left corner there is a black box that appears all over the place in dialogue and in battles. You've edited the other textboxes in this hack, so this shouldn't graphical glitch shouldn't be too hard to fix.


Another reoccurring problem that I spotted early on. You've got two different ways of having NPCs speak. In regular conversation they have coloured text like in the right screenshot, while in scripted segments, named characters like your family members, Gym Leaders and Rocket Grunts have coloured names to indicate who is talking, but black text. The base FRLG game isn't consistent with text colours either, but I think it will help to add polish if you choose a style of colouring and stick with it.


The first screenshot is pretty obviously bugged. It seems like you wrote a script for the town sign and then accidentally overwrote it when you inserted the second screenshot's text. Also, its a bit weird that the sign outside your grandparent's house says that its "Your grandparent's house". It makes the sign a personal and subjective thing, I can just imagine a traveller coming along, reading the sign and getting confused because their grandparents are three cities over. Maybe change it to something like "Village Elders" to make seems like a regular sign to anybody other than the player.


When I try to name Cubone after receiving it the sprite doesn't properly show up and the nickname isn't applied at the end. Special 0x9E works off the value of variable 0x8004 - 0x0 is the first Pokemon in the party, 0x1 is the second etc. You need to include the command 'setvar 0x8004 0x0' before proceeding with the nicknaming function.


Initially I took this screenshot so I could say something humorous like "this guy is super lost", but it eventually became apparent that a lot of NPC dialogue is recycled. I strongly suggest writing custom scripts for every NPC as it adds so much more to the game and avoids strange conversations with characters who think they're back in Kanto.


Movement permission errors on this route. The three tiles directly in front of me in the first screenshot are impassable.


After my first one or two battles I thought that my Cubone was doing a lot more damage than it should for its level, only to see that it was holding a Thick Club. Thick Club is probably one of the most OP items in the game as it doubles Cubone and Marowak's attack stat, making your grandpa's comment about giving you a tough Pokemon to raise pretty tone deaf.. Its just too much for early game mons. I'd suggest removing it from your starter and giving it somewhere in the mid game. Maybe the equivalent of beating Silph Co or something.


Tile errors when you enter Route 1 from Hendlin City.


Movement permission errors in Hendlin City.


Comparison between two types of Pokemon. First-Gen Pokemon are decapitalised while Second-Gen plus are in all caps.


Movement permission errors on Route 2.


More inconsistencies. Pokeballs are spelt and capitalised differently.


Rogue signpost.


I find the first two screenshots to be really weird. Is there are reason why you chose to change NidoranM's name and remove NidoranF's gender? I mean, everybody knows their names and what they are, I just find it incredibly odd and slightly offputting. The third screenshot doesn't reflect the changes you made.


Border block error when you go as far south as possible in Route 2.


Tile error in the top right corner of the gym. There's a tree behind it, but the tile has a grass background.


Somebody's Gym has been stolen :3


While the issue of coloured text use remains, I'd like to point out that the red text is used for female NPCs and blue for males.


Zutbat?


Movement permission errors on Route 3. The second screenshot in particular has a lot of movement errors around there.


The bottom segments of this bridge overlap the player's head. Change their background bytes to 20.


lol


When you exit caves the player has to physically move out of the hole. You need to use the tile behaviour byte 60 to get the player to move down one tile automatically upon warping in.


Both of Riley's Gym Trainers have issues with their after battle texts.


While it isn't impossible, its pretty hard to see Riley's name colour on a plain white background.


I'm going to put this bug separately as it isn't a minor thing that can be fixed in two second/ has little impact on the game. Its very serious and I want to draw your attention to it.

When I investigated the script where your grandfather gives you Cubone to confirm that you weren't using variable 0x8004 to signify that the player was nicknaming the first Pokemon in their party, I noticed that you are playing with very dangerous flags and variables. You were using flags starting from flag 0x1000 and variables starting from variable 0x6000. These are not safe at all and can lead to your Pokemon being corrupted as you are overwriting parts of the RAM that are reserved for data in PC boxes. Here are some screenshots of what awaited me when I got to my first PC in Hendlin City:


This glitched Bad Egg can be picked up, moved around and crashes the game if put into your party. If I had a Pokemon in that spot in the PC it would have been corrupted and unusable. You will have to go through all of you scripts and change the flags and variables you're using as right now you're courting with danger. Read this thread to learn what flags and variable are safe to use in FR.

I wish you luck in your hack and keep at it!
Thanks for heads up. I'll go through all my scripts and convert them accordingly.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years

Update - Beta 1.1 (April 2nd 2018)


Hey everyone! Thanks for all the help so far -- this is only my second hack, so expect there to be issues and bugs.

Special thanks to DrFuji for giving me the heads up with the flags/variables conflict issue -- glad this was said earlier on in Development. :)

NOTE: Due to the changes in variables and flags, you will need to restart your game from the start. Sorry :(

Anyways, onto the changes.

Fixes

  • Grandparents now have scripts
  • Fixed some typos
  • Fixed an issue with the Fat dude in Hendlin City where he would start walking away mid-way through conversation
  • Fixed wildbattles on stairs
  • Fixed some connection errors with Route 2 and Rosso Town
  • Fixed the guy next to the Rosso Museum taking you out of the map

Changes

  • Houses in Rosso Town are now Red colored (instead of the previous Cyan)
  • Routes 1, 2 & 3 got makeovers
  • Mt. Hyren got a makeovers on all floors
  • Added Route 4, a new snow route
  • Added Snowden City, a snow city that is known for being full of some weird people.
  • Updated catchable Pokemon in Routes 2 & 3
  • New grass texture (Made by me, don't worry)
  • New small tree texture
  • New dirt path texture
  • New grass path texture
  • Re-colored log texture
  • New rock texture

Download


Beta 1.1
Length: Team Rocket Battle in Snowden City
Release Date: April 2nd, 2018
Download: Beta 1.1 Download

PkmnTrainerElio

♥ Jung Hoseok and Kim Namjoon ♥

Age 25
Male
Alola
Seen 7 Hours Ago
Posted 1 Week Ago
780 posts
8.5 Years
Looks like another hack to bookmark and look forward to.
"Hello, I'm your hope, you're my hope, I'm J-Hope!" - J-Hope

"Cause I'm Irish, and everyone remembers me." - Niall Horan

"Um, I work in a bakery." - Harry Styles

"Feel free to insult me, but you don’t have the right to insult our fans." - Louis Tomlinson

"Believe in something bigger than yourself and find your purpose." - Justin Bieber

"Music really transcends languages, and it means so much." - RM

Skeli-

Lord of the Rings

Age 20
Male
Canada
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted 6 Days Ago
226 posts
5.5 Years
I was able to finish playing the hack this time around, and I have a few more things to report.

-When I went back to heal with my Mom, she said that Prof Oak was looking for me and wouldn't heal me
-Pigtail girl in Hendlin City has a broken script
-The camper in Hendlin City that prevents you from going to Route 3 early has a broken script when talked to. He only interacts via script tile
-Many of the Team Rocket grunts play the wrong trainer spotted music. This can be fixed by changing the number in the "Music" box in Hopeless Trainer Editor.
-Maybe also add nurse at the entrance to Mt. Hyren? I found it annoying having to run back to town every time I wanted to heal.
-The wild Pokemon in Mt. Hyren have much lower levels than the Pokemon found in the wild outside of the mountain.
-The nurse on Route 4 has bugged dialogue. You should take a look.

Despite all of these things, the game was still really enjoyable! But just like Dr. Fuji said, you should try to recycle less Fire Red scripts. If most of the NPCs say something new and unique, it would really enhance your game.
Pokemon Unbound

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
I was able to finish playing the hack this time around, and I have a few more things to report.

-When I went back to heal with my Mom, she said that Prof Oak was looking for me and wouldn't heal me
-Pigtail girl in Hendlin City has a broken script
-The camper in Hendlin City that prevents you from going to Route 3 early has a broken script when talked to. He only interacts via script tile
-Many of the Team Rocket grunts play the wrong trainer spotted music. This can be fixed by changing the number in the "Music" box in Hopeless Trainer Editor.
-Maybe also add nurse at the entrance to Mt. Hyren? I found it annoying having to run back to town every time I wanted to heal.
-The wild Pokemon in Mt. Hyren have much lower levels than the Pokemon found in the wild outside of the mountain.
-The nurse on Route 4 has bugged dialogue. You should take a look.

Despite all of these things, the game was still really enjoyable! But just like Dr. Fuji said, you should try to recycle less Fire Red scripts. If most of the NPCs say something new and unique, it would really enhance your game.
Thanks for the feedback once again. I went through the game earlier and actually made a majority of the trainer battles scripts to be unique. And I'll fix the mom script asap

Skeli-

Lord of the Rings

Age 20
Male
Canada
Seen 5 Hours Ago
Posted 6 Days Ago
226 posts
5.5 Years
Thanks for the feedback once again. I went through the game earlier and actually made a majority of the trainer battles scripts to be unique. And I'll fix the mom script asap
To be honest it’s not really the trainer battle scripts that need fixing; no one really reads those anyways 😂. It’s more of NPCs in Pokémon Centres and Marts for example, being taken straight from Fire Red. I have no interest in talking to them because I already know they’re going to say nothing useful. If you changed many of these NPCs to maybe give items, or explain the history or lore of your region, it would go a long way to adding another layer of depth to your game.
Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.
Pokemon Unbound

PkmnTrainerElio

♥ Jung Hoseok and Kim Namjoon ♥

Age 25
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Alola
Seen 7 Hours Ago
Posted 1 Week Ago
780 posts
8.5 Years
Quick question, will there be a second version called Borealis, and will the game take place at this time of year, in this part of the country, localized entirely within a kitchen?

LOL, jk.

Anyhoo, I am excited to see how this hack turns out. I like hacks that use somewhat vanilla tiles.
"Hello, I'm your hope, you're my hope, I'm J-Hope!" - J-Hope

"Cause I'm Irish, and everyone remembers me." - Niall Horan

"Um, I work in a bakery." - Harry Styles

"Feel free to insult me, but you don’t have the right to insult our fans." - Louis Tomlinson

"Believe in something bigger than yourself and find your purpose." - Justin Bieber

"Music really transcends languages, and it means so much." - RM

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
Quick question, will there be a second version called Borealis, and will the game take place at this time of year, in this part of the country, localized entirely within a kitchen?

LOL, jk.

Anyhoo, I am excited to see how this hack turns out. I like hacks that use somewhat vanilla tiles.
Glad you like it! I've been using Spherical Ice's FR styled tilesets and they're amazing, I just wish there were more of them.

vxo

ROM Hacker

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California
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Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years

Progress Update (April 7th 2018)


Hey everyone! Beta 1.2 will be coming soon. I'm trying to add as much as I can for this update.

So lets get into the updates that will be coming soon.

Upcoming Changes

  • Added Phys/Spec Split
  • Added Route 5 to the left of Snowden City
  • Added Avadante Town
  • Added Avadante Lake
  • Added Avadante Forest
  • Added Route 6
  • Added Route 7

Here is an updated World Map of the Zyphre Region


I hope you guys are ready for this upcoming update! It will drop soon. If you have any feedback, please leave some! Thanks everyone!

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
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Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
Is the P/S/S split implemented in this game and Generation 4-6 (or 7) moves?
There are no new Gen moves, although I would like to add them (If there's a patch or something of that sort that I could do, I would love to do that)

And yes, there is a Phys/Spec Split in the upcoming Beta 1.2 version

RenElite

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There are no new Gen moves, although I would like to add them (If there's a patch or something of that sort that I could do, I would love to do that)

And yes, there is a Phys/Spec Split in the upcoming Beta 1.2 version
Yes, there is a patch, it is Mr.Dollsteak's attack rombase but unfortunately, it would mean starting the hack from scratch.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
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Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
Yes, there is a patch, it is Mr.Dollsteak's attack rombase but unfortunately, it would mean starting the hack from scratch.

Damn. I'll do that for my next hack :)

LUXIOtheBEST

*Luxio//Hacks*'s New Account

Age 18
Male
United Kingdom
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
131 posts
2 Years

Progress Update (April 7th 2018)


Hey everyone! Beta 1.2 will be coming soon. I'm trying to add as much as I can for this update.

So lets get into the updates that will be coming soon.

Upcoming Changes

  • Added Phys/Spec Split
  • Added Route 5 to the left of Snowden City
  • Added Avadante Town
  • Added Avadante Lake
  • Added Avadante Forest
  • Added Route 6
  • Added Route 7

Here is an updated World Map of the Zyphre Region


I hope you guys are ready for this upcoming update! It will drop soon. If you have any feedback, please leave some! Thanks everyone!
Ooooooo! Pretty good. I'm actually liking this so far. Can't wait to play it.
Please support LUXIOtheBEST at all times. Thank you.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years

Beta 1.2 (April 8th 2018)


Hey everyone! Beta 1.2 is here with more stuff.
Here's are some of the changes/additions

Changes

  • Added Physical/Special Attack Split
  • A few more re-maps of previous maps
  • Added Routes 5, 6 & 7
  • Added Avadante Town, Lake, and Forest
  • Added Third Gym Battle (Located in Avadante Town)
  • Wishing I added MrDollsteak's Attack and Decap Rombases from when I started

New Screenshots









Downloads



Beta 1.2
Release Date April 8 2018
Length Third Gym Leader in Avadante Town
Download Beta 1.2

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
Ooooooo! Pretty good. I'm actually liking this so far. Can't wait to play it.
Same to your ROM Hack! To be quite honest, I played your's during a math test and had a lot of fun playing it, which in turn got me back into hacking.

LUXIOtheBEST

*Luxio//Hacks*'s New Account

Age 18
Male
United Kingdom
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted 4 Days Ago
131 posts
2 Years
Same to your ROM Hack! To be quite honest, I played your's during a math test and had a lot of fun playing it, which in turn got me back into hacking.
Ahhhhhh! I glad that I've inspired you. And thank you so much. :smile:
Please support LUXIOtheBEST at all times. Thank you.

vxo

ROM Hacker

Male
California
Online now
Posted July 17th, 2019
55 posts
1.9 Years
Loving the game so far, loving even more how quick you've been with updates! :)

Keep up the excellent work!
Thanks! I'm already working on Beta 1.3 :)

5qwerty

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10.5 Years
It's so nice seeing a hack progress this quickly. I hope you can keep it up - completed hacks are really the emblem of a committed hacker.

I was going to comment after I played the Beta, but I just had to comment. I will comment on the Beta afterwards.
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