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Old June 21st, 2018 (1:49 AM). Edited July 13th, 2018 by 777ID777.
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    Pokmon: Desert Version

    Story

    Apologies if this comes across as jumbled... I've spent the past ten hours working on this alpha for y'all and am tired as almighty hell.

    So the premise is: a Gastly comes to you in a nightmare (I'm gonna expand the script for it from what it is now to make it more engaging), then a Trapinch needs rescuing outside. Bam - starter Pokmon. All the kids in your neighborhood also have new Pokmon, so you battle all of them until eventually you decide to go into the main city. There, you meet immigrant Brendan from Hoenn. He tells you about the gym challenge and off you go!

    There are a few threads going on story-wise:
    1. Gym challenge w/ rivals (May, Brendan, Blue/TheDudeYouName
    2. Team Rocket's Shenanigans
    3. Cartels
    4. California Secessionists

    You can check out the town map at any point - it's already in there. There's four cities in California, two in Mexico, and a boatload in Arizona. I'm basing it off of my home area (SW USA)!

    Please let me know if you find any errors or want to contribute in any way!

    To support the hack, please give a listen to my Spotify! If you like it, would mean the world to me if you could follow on Spotify or share my music as well!

    Spoiler:
    changelog
    Alpha 0.1 - Initial release
    Alpha 0.1.1 - Minor Bugfixes
    Alpha 0.1.2 - Added Team Rocket, first battle with Brendan, fixed some bugs noted by solidsmeagol
    Alpha 0.2 - Second gym, Rocket Hideout, new NPCs in both cities, side quest for Lake Trio begun, introduced other two rivals (May and [rival])

    Features

    • New Tiles
    • New Story
    • All the advantages of Leon's Firered Base
    • More to come but I'll reveal as more alphas and betas come out :)

      Next alpha plans:
      -4 Gyms
      -Fixed Bugs
      -700+ Pokmon
      -New Tiles! Fixed pueblos at last!

    Screenshots



    Yes, I know the title screen is psyducked. I'll fix it.

    Credits

    • 777ID777 - All actual work on the ROM

      Anthroyd - for helping me learn all the muk I never bothered to learn as a kid
      Diegoisawesome - oh my god you're amazing
      Lu-Ho - Obligatory
      Hackmew - all your muk
      Leon - base

      I forget from where, but some of my tiles were totally images on Google that I indexed and recolored.

      Two special ones for the oldies in the community...
      Linkandzelda (Liquid Crystal) - Being a great friend throughout the years, letting me disect Liquid Crystal as a complete noob, and hosting my websites for half a decade!
      Mewthree9000 (Chaos Black) - For being a great friend throughout the years, introducing me to the more complicated aspects of hacking, and for his incredible creativity. Also I probably still use some of his tools.

    Bugs

    Okay so if anybody can figure out why these are happening, I would LOVE the help!
    • When you get out of a wild encounter by the cut cactus, it turns you into a glitched cut cacti that's all sorts of psyducked. I left a single wild patch by the cactus if you wanna find out what the error is.
    • Empty moves look weird!
    • Nicknaming Trapinch nicknames Gastly... Super weird, eh?
    • When you enter Mesa for the first time, sometimes the script with the rivals doesn't pop. I'm not sure why this is. If you keep running around the area it eventually pops. I'm very confused...
    • No photo - but whenever Clear Smog is used, the game crashes. So if anybody uses that move, please let me know so I can change the moveset! I'll try to fix the bug as well but it's a hard one :)
    • No photo as well - but Bulldoze doesn't actually hit two people like it says it does. I'll try to fix that as well!
    Spoiler:
    Squashed
    • I don't even know.... - FIXED 0.1.2

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    Old June 21st, 2018 (4:48 AM). Edited June 21st, 2018 by solidsmeagol.
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      Looks pretty good. Some minor things I noticed in the beginning-
      - Oak makes fun of my name
      - After getting Gastly, player says "Ishould" instead of "I should"
      - Mom casually heals the new ghost I found
      - You are prompted to name Gastly when getting Trapinch
      - Gastly's two empty (?) moves show up as "-U" in battle
      - The houses look disproportionately small from the outside. I mean, houses in Pokemon always do, but these look like 3 people couldn't fit inside.

      Also, I'm curious to know what those starfish like things are supposed to be.
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      Old June 21st, 2018 (10:37 AM). Edited June 21st, 2018 by 777ID777.
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        Looks pretty good. Some minor things I noticed in the beginning-
        - Oak makes fun of my name
        - After getting Gastly, player says "Ishould" instead of "I should"
        - Mom casually heals the new ghost I found
        - You are prompted to name Gastly when getting Trapinch
        - Gastly's two empty (?) moves show up as "-U" in battle
        - The houses look disproportionately small from the outside. I mean, houses in Pokemon always do, but these look like 3 people couldn't fit inside.

        Also, I'm curious to know what those starfish like things are supposed to be.
        Hey solidsmeagol! Thanks so much for the feedback. I'll go make an update 0.1.2 with these changes! Damn I was really tired making that Oak script...

        I'm not sure how to edit the empty moves from -U.... I'll add to the buglist!

        I'm pretty bad at tiles, those small houses are supposed to be pueblos, but... :shaking-head-no: Is there anyone on PC who can help with tiles?

        The starfish things are supposed to be agave cacti, but as aforementioned I suck at tiles! lol


        Thanks a million man!
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        Old June 21st, 2018 (12:10 PM).
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          Could you do a new sprit of the hero because it would be innovative
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          Old June 21st, 2018 (1:30 PM).
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            Could you do a new sprit of the hero because it would be innovative
            Sure! I'll try to have that done for the next update as well :)
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            Old June 21st, 2018 (10:48 PM). Edited June 21st, 2018 by 777ID777.
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              Pokémon: Desert Version

              - Added Team Rocket, first battle with Brendan, fixed some bugs noted by solidsmeagol

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              Old June 22nd, 2018 (4:00 AM).
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                I'm very curious. Was the Gastly opening inspired from Pokémon Korosu?
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                Old June 22nd, 2018 (10:49 AM).
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                  I can't download the patch. Takes me to a "this account has been suspended" page.
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                  Old June 22nd, 2018 (11:48 AM).
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                    I can't download the patch. Takes me to a "this account has been suspended" page.
                    My hosting service just crashed.... Shall be back up shortly! :)
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                    Old June 22nd, 2018 (7:01 PM).
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                      My hosting service just crashed.... Shall be back up shortly! :)
                      :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: h-how much longer :((((( im new here and this game sounds soooooo much fun.
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                      Old June 22nd, 2018 (10:54 PM).
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                        :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: h-how much longer :((((( im new here and this game sounds soooooo much fun.
                        Here
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                        Old June 23rd, 2018 (4:22 AM).
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                          After I got trapinch I opened the menu to see my pokemons but after exiting the menu I am stuck in place and only the camera is moving. (Am I the only one that hates the black and White pokemon summary and stuff?)

                          Also nice tiles they look amazing but as someone mentioned before the house looks way too small.
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                          Old June 23rd, 2018 (9:15 AM).
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                            On my tablet I tried to patch to both the Squirrels (1.0) and Independent (1.1) ROMs and they both gave me a white screen on My Boy!.

                            And if I press any buttons in the patched Independent ROM, the emulator freezes.

                            I downloaded the patch from the Dropbox link since your hosting service still says "account suspended".
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                            Old June 23rd, 2018 (10:37 AM).
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                              On my tablet I tried to patch to both the Squirrels (1.0) and Independent (1.1) ROMs and they both gave me a white screen on My Boy!.

                              And if I press any buttons in the patched Independent ROM, the emulator freezes.

                              I downloaded the patch from the Dropbox link since your hosting service still says "account suspended".
                              The Squirrels one should work. On My Boy! try Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Cartridge Save Type -> Flash 128k
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                              Old June 23rd, 2018 (2:31 PM). Edited June 23rd, 2018 by 777ID777.
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                                Hey all!!! So sorry. I found out what the hosting issue is. So that y'all understand, I'll post it here:

                                I took a class at Vanderbilt University last semester in marketing. The professor was with a company called LBMC. Our final project was to create a marketing campaign for them - which included a mockup website that I coded and designed. I was contacted two days ago (months after the presentation!) that all my sites were taken down due to a copyright complaint by LBMC. I've been contacting members of the company and my hosting service - they're fixing the issue as we speak! Should be back up no later than Monday. I know that psyducking sucks - but old heads only work for a few hours a day M-F unlike us youths.

                                I'm sorry for the delay - I promise a new update no later than Monday, though!

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                                :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: h-how much longer :((((( im new here and this game sounds soooooo much fun.
                                Monday at the latest!

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                                Thank you!

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                                After I got trapinch I opened the menu to see my pokemons but after exiting the menu I am stuck in place and only the camera is moving. (Am I the only one that hates the black and White pokemon summary and stuff?)

                                Also nice tiles they look amazing but as someone mentioned before the house looks way too small.
                                Thanks for the Tile compliment! I'll try to update the pueblos for next update :)

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                                On my tablet I tried to patch to both the Squirrels (1.0) and Independent (1.1) ROMs and they both gave me a white screen on My Boy!.

                                And if I press any buttons in the patched Independent ROM, the emulator freezes.

                                I downloaded the patch from the Dropbox link since your hosting service still says "account suspended".
                                Hm... Should be a 1.0 ROM (I'll put that in the description). I wish I could say "send me your ROM" but that isn't allowed... They can't see PMs but I'm NOT telling you to send me it there.

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                                The Squirrels one should work. On My Boy! try Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Cartridge Save Type -> Flash 128k
                                Thank you so much! I hope that works for him. You're incredible.
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                                Old June 23rd, 2018 (4:32 PM). Edited June 24th, 2018 by 777ID777.
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                                  It's back up! :)

                                  -Big update tomorrow! Would have had it today but it's 3AM and I can't figure out this damn script... Will over double the size of the current game!
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                                  Old June 24th, 2018 (2:05 PM). Edited June 24th, 2018 by 777ID777.
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                                    Pokmon: Desert Version | Alpha 0.2

                                    - Added second gym!
                                    - First Rocket Hideout
                                    - Introduced May and Blue, first Blue battle
                                    - New City! (Mesa - Phoenix Suburb)
                                    - New NPCs in Tucson
                                    - A few hidden items
                                    - Giveaway Mon! Can you find it?

                                    - NEW BUGS - check the buglist
                                    - I'm having a lot of trouble redoing the sprite for the main character and the pueblos. If anyone has graphic talent, I would LOVE the help!

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                                    Old June 24th, 2018 (11:16 PM).
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                                      So far its been really enjoyable to play. Keep up the good work!
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                                      Old June 24th, 2018 (11:39 PM).
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                                        Looks interesting. Im from California, so I like the inspiration. Is the region inspired by Southern California and Mexico, or is it literally supposed to be those areas?
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                                        Old June 25th, 2018 (6:14 AM).
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                                          This has a lot of potential. I wish that you reach your goal to finish it in the allotted time. When the demo reaches 6 gyms, I will definitely play it. Until then I will peek in on your progress! Have fun! :)
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                                          Old June 25th, 2018 (10:01 AM).
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                                            So far its been really enjoyable to play. Keep up the good work!
                                            Appreciate it! :)

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                                            Looks interesting. Im from California, so I like the inspiration. Is the region inspired by Southern California and Mexico, or is it literally supposed to be those areas?
                                            A mix of both - like the areas are called "San Diego," "Tucson," "Las Vegas," etc. but aren't perfect replications!

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                                            This has a lot of potential. I wish that you reach your goal to finish it in the allotted time. When the demo reaches 6 gyms, I will definitely play it. Until then I will peek in on your progress! Have fun! :)
                                            Much appreciated! Thanks for the support!
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                                              After I defeated the kid in the house with the songwriter girl, my character won't move nor I can talk to the kid
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                                              Old June 26th, 2018 (2:12 PM).
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                                                After I defeated the kid in the house with the songwriter girl, my character won't move nor I can talk to the kid
                                                Just tried this in two emulators and wasn't able to replicate the scenario... I'm not sure what the issue could be. Do you remember what you did prior to the battle?
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                                                Old June 26th, 2018 (9:17 PM).
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                                                  Just tried this in two emulators and wasn't able to replicate the scenario... I'm not sure what the issue could be. Do you remember what you did prior to the battle?
                                                  I had this same issue playing on my boy emulator
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                                                  Old June 28th, 2018 (11:20 PM).
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                                                  You know, I can't really think of any threads that showcase bugs with images of them and ask how to fix them. This is, surprisingly a smart idea, and I'm actually baffled that I haven't really seen this used elsewhere. I honestly hope this starts a trend for everyone else to follow. It's such a small thing but, I think it'd be surprisingly effective for a lot of people.

                                                  Anyways, I'm liking the images so far. I think the green shadow under the regular FR/LG trees looks a bit awkward, and should probably be two shades of yellow instead of two shades of green. Though I kind of get if that's hard to fit in due to palette limitations.
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