#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years





About the Hack
This is Part 1 of my romhack series, The VytroVerse!
Parts:
Spoiler:
Part 1: Pokémon Saiph
Part 2: Pokémon Sors
Part 3: Pokémon Saiph 2
Further parts will be added in the future!


A long time ago, I was working on a hack called Pokémon Star Red. It was the first overhaul hack I ever worked on, and looking at the game its pretty obvious. Later on the game got cancelled for many reasons, and for a long time, I haven't started anything related to overhaul hacking. At the time I just started Pokémon Black Advance, another cancelled romhack, that I actually restarted recently as Pokémon Black Redux. After cancelling Black Advance, I started making concepts from the "ashes" of Star Red. I started working on an unnamed hack which was a reboot to Star Red. This hack never got released... After starting Black Redux, I found this "concept hack" hidden on my computer and took a few things from it and reworked it to be able to start something...Something new and better. After finishing the base of this new game, I decided to call it the "unnamed hack"s beta name, Pokémon Saiph. So technically this is a double reboot, a reboot of a long lost cancelled game's re imagination.



Story
Warning! Contains heavy spoilers for Pokemon Rangers Shadows of Almia
Spoiler:
The game takes place some years after the events of Pokémon Rangers Shadows of Almia. After the Shadow Crystal getting purified, scientists found a way to use its energy as a resource. Almia's citizens feared the crystal and wanted it to be as far from them as possible, so the government sold it to Hoenn because of the distance between to two regions. The Old Mauville was renovated as a Power Plant for the Crystal and its energy was inherited there. Things were going great and peacefully. One day, the Old Mauville has exploded, and started to spread huge waves of radiation. The Crystal was moved to a hidden laboratory in Colen and was protected as a Top Secret weapon. The entire West Hoenn had to be evacuated, including your home town, Littleroot Town. These people were moved to the Colen Region, a region relatively close to Hoenn. 10 years later you can have a Pokémon and start your own journey, as you explore the great world, you bump into Team Void, a mysterious criminal organization that has some sort of a connection to the long "lost" Shadow Crystal. When Darkrai's rampage was stopped people who stuck in the shadow Pokémon's void were sealed inside the Shadow Crystal. The evil organization will try to steal the crystal to find Shenow's lost father inside the crystal, and use it to rule everything with Darkrai. You'll need to stop their plan and bring peace back to Colen, and probably the entire world! Maybe doing what the rangers did back in 2008 will solve this chaos as well...




Features
  • A whole new region to explore, the Colen Region
  • A part of Hoenn to explore in the post game (Only in the Full Game!)
  • B2W2 Soundtrack
  • B&W inspired art style
  • Updated game mechanics (PSS split, Fairy type, B2W2 repels, reusable TMs, Pokémon&Moves&Abilities&Items from later Gens, Exp after catching a Pokémon etc.)
  • Side way Stairs with real side way stair mechanics
  • A new evil team to take out, Team Void
  • Updated battle backgrounds
  • New Bag UI
  • Day/Night system


Screenshots
Spoiler:
Full Game


From the Demo Version (Most of them are very outdated compared to the Full Game!)
Spoiler:



Downloads




You should check these out!
My Discord Server (Vytron's Romhacking Department), where you can check the game's progress!

Pokemon Black Advance's thread

Pokemon Black Redux's thread

If you wonder what Star Red was

Debut Trailer

Final Trailer

Launch Trailer







Bugs (Demo Version)
  • Rival character is glitchy but for a reason that gets explained in the full game
  • Very small graphical bugs for the ' and " symbols
  • Evaluating the PokéDex messes up Pokémarts, don't evaluate it ever
  • If you start a quest finish it, immediately (Don't leave it started, but unfinished)
  • Lillipup's cry is nightmare fuel



Bugs (Full Version)
  • Rival character is glitchy but for a reason that gets explained in the full game
  • Very small graphical bugs for the ' and " symbols
  • Quest from Anne Bridge freezes the game
  • Save before the Shenow fight on Light Island, if you lose reset the game
  • Riolu is glitchy (don't use it)
  • Habitat’s can’t be checked in the pokedex (don’t check them!)
  • Minor graphical errors (they don't interfere the game itself)



Bugs (Full Version 2020 Patch)
  • Very small graphical bugs for the ' and " symbols
  • Save before the Shenow fight on Light Island, if you lose reset the game
  • Minor graphical errors (they don't interfere the game itself)




Notes (For the Full Game)
Spoiler:
  • The game's art direction is intentionally like this, the reason why I didn't give buildings outlines is because I think that a look like that gives more depth to the environment (I'm mentioning this because some very nice people thought that the reason why it looks how it looks is out of incompetence)
  • Due to technical reasons certain parts of the game haven't been corrected grammar wise.
  • Apparently many people have claimed to bump into all kinds of bugs, crashes, glitches. I have made a quick run through my build and it didn’t have any of the major issues reported already (also many people haven’t encountered them either).
    So I have made research about the situation and causes.

    1. Different roms
    Maybe different 1.0 roms cause these glitches as patching happens. I can’t really do much about it, since there are many sources for Fire Red roms and I can’t go over all of them one by one.
    (For example I can’t play Light platinum since the rom I patched it to makes it crash at the first trainer)

    2.Patching
    I patched the game using NUPS. Maybe different patchers patch the file differently, and ends up corrupting the rom. To be more technical its possible those patchers don’t patch the entire file, just like how LIPS has a size limitation for patch files.(Here I mostly talk about android patchers.)

    3.Emulators
    Emulators work differently. In some situations roms can be unplayable on certain software (the 3ds vc for example)
    The game was mostly tested on vba so its possible that certain emulators (mostly android) can’t run the game properly.
    Even if I could it wouldn’t be optimal to rewrite the coding for each emulator.

    The problem could also come from the mixes of these points.
    During testing many testers used android but didn’t encounter many of the presented issues, however its also important that they obtained a base rom version and not a patch or a prepatched rom.

    I could try releasing a more stable build (which doesn’t have grammar fixed, however its not guaranteed that it wouldn’t have similar problems)

    For now I suggest patching the game with NUPS (on pc) and playing it on vba (since the ‘different rom’ issue is still present polishment isn’t guaranteed)

  • The game works the best with VBA, (VisualBoyAdvance) a PC gba emulator!
  • Quests have been removed from the 2020 Patch for reasons that will be explained in the future!
  • Engine bugs (trade evolution etc.) couldn't be fixed in the 2020 Patch (This just to fix a few commonly reported bugs, and solve a few of the game design issues, but not all)


Testers (Discord names)
Spoiler:
  • Vytron
  • bogdan
  • Red
  • Gail_GR
  • kapoor
  • Satvik
  • ash9650
  • BigSmokeMain
  • Dark Destroyer
  • Darkness
  • Ishrak's PokeTips
  • Killua481
  • Micky Singh
  • OttomanWay
  • PokeAJ
  • Taylor_The_Blade_Master97


Credits
  • Ishrak's Poketips (Game's Fancy Logo)
  • Mr. Maiker (Translator for Spanish version)
  • LukeeGD (Soundtrack)
  • Dionen, turtwig2 (Tileset)
  • tebited15 (Female Protagonist OWs)
  • h y o (Male Protagonist Backsprite, Battle/Trainer card sprite)
  • pokefreak890 (Big chunk of the game engine)
  • Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク (Selection screen)
  • Againsts (Summary screen)
  • Nisarg (Sprite for the Bags)
  • JK from Whack a Hack (Bag UI)
  • diegoisawesome (For his awesome XSE tutorial, I learned scripting from pretty much that)
  • Everyone from VRP (My Discord server) for the Support



Why not check out the next two parts of the series, Pokémon Sors or Pokémon Saiph 2? (Click on Support Banner!)


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Karl

Creator of Pokémon Darkfire

Male
London, UK
Seen September 24th, 2021
Posted April 6th, 2021
168 posts
11.1 Years
Hey, another great-looking hack popping up.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

He/Him
India.
Online now
Posted 4 Days Ago
1,278 posts
4.6 Years
oh wow! This looks stunning! I love how've used the BW graphics style and that too in a perfectly fitting manner. Eagerly waiting on a demo for this!
Ayee I just dropped my latest single Soulace on all streaming platforms. This is a chill Lofi track that's very personal to me! I hope y'all enjoy!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fT3k2KU1dw
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0EeJ5hMa8YUDHaZEhmbCqk
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/soulace-single/1565986518?ls

Lunos

Random Uruguayan User

Male
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Seen 11 Minutes Ago
Posted 31 Minutes Ago
2,830 posts
13.2 Years
Credits
  • ???? (Summary screen and Selection screen)
You should fix that Credits list, in my opinion.
The credits for the Selection Screen should go to Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク as you can see here.
The credits for the Summary Screen should go to Againsts, as you can see here.
And you're also forgetting to credit JK!! from Whack a Hack who made the interface for the bag, as you can see right here.

#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years
You should fix that Credits list, in my opinion.
The credits for the Selection Screen should go to Kiy, usigusom, () and 黒インク as you can see here.
The credits for the Summary Screen should goes to Againsts, as you can see here.
And you're also forgetting to credit JK!! from Whack a Hack, who made the interface for the bag as you can see right here.
Thanks, I'll fix it

Avara

She/Her
Seen October 22nd, 2021
Posted October 22nd, 2021
1,303 posts
10 Years
The screenshots are looking pretty so far and it's always nice to see a hack set in a custom region. Best of luck with your new project!

#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years
Personally, i am not a huge fan of BW-styled graphics in rom hacks. However, the story is pretty cool and i love new regions! Good luck
Thank you, at first I planned have a Gen 4ish art style, but I ditched it early on.

Burningocean2012

Age 32
He/She/They/Them
Earth
Seen September 4th, 2021
Posted August 28th, 2021
376 posts
4.5 Years
Just a suggestion but it's a good idea to edit your main post with any downloads too incase your thread posts get lost in comments.Gonna try this one out.
Supported game list+Other things?
https://pastebin.com/esgnFMAy

I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior!

#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years
How long is the demo?
4 gyms and roughly 6-8 hours of playtime, if you take your time, do the quest, and not speedrun the game

Priscilla Kelly

Age 32
Online now
Posted 17 Hours Ago
1,539 posts
12.5 Years
4 gyms and roughly 6-8 hours of playtime, if you take your time, do the quest, and not speedrun the game
That is nice to know, definitely gonna give this a try.

Edit- TM's are not reusable as it indicates in the game. Also you might want to check the movement tiles in patter forest as you can walk through some of the trees that is not your entrances. I just beat the first gym so that is where I'm at.

Edit #2- When you enter the first cave through its 2nd entrance it glitches and you get stuck. Can't get past this part.

I play on visualboyadvance.

#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years
Same issue here, also playing on VBA.
What rom did you use for patching?
Male
Seen August 13th, 2021
Posted July 2nd, 2019
17 posts
9.6 Years
first cave through its 2nd entrance befour https://prnt.sc/nq8myk after https://prnt.sc/nq8n91 2 one befour https://prnt.sc/nq8ni2 after https://prnt.sc/nq8noh also one in freiv city befour https://prnt.sc/nq8oc0 after https://prnt.sc/nq8ok7 after pass the steps to get stuck only way to pass is use WalkThrough walls code glitches rivals https://prnt.sc/nq8ott after battle evil team for 1 time events glitches/bug? https://prnt.sc/nq8pnl also TM's are not reusable
Edit #2 and in light isiand too befour https://prnt.sc/nqabo5 after https://prnt.sc/nqac0f also one ahi town befour https://prnt.sc/nqe3oy after
https://prnt.sc/nqe3vt
Edit #2 after get lost book to girl game freezer up one you go to Pokémon Center/Poké Mart but game is ok only do not get the girl the book

#Vytron

Just an ordinary Romhacker

Male
Europe
Seen 2 Days Ago
Posted 3 Days Ago
302 posts
4.9 Years
Downloads have been replaced with patched versions!
Sideway stairs now work as intended!