DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

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Posted January 4th, 2022
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11.2 Years
Pokémon: Adventure to Empire Isle... the re-release!



Background
I started this ROM hack back in 2011. I gave up part way through and to be honest, my scripting skills were pretty poor. Fast forward ten years and I stumbled across the ROM hacking community once more. I found a copy of my ROM hack online and decided it needed a refresh. I started from scratch and have completely re-made the game from the ground up.

The current release of the game contains 10-14 hours of gameplay, includes 6 gyms as well as an optional additional gym.

Storyline
Welcome to Empire Isle!

Empire Isle is a beautiful oceanside region and is home to an abundance of rare and powerful wild Pokémon. You will find Pokémon from all generations across the region with an enormous variety for you to catch, train and battle. As you explore Empire Isle you will traverse long gruelling routes, small seaside towns and large cities. Every area is designed to be unique and contain their own points of interest.

During your journey you will get the opportunity to visit other regions from the Pokémon franchise, including Hoenn in the latest release and Sinnoh planned for a future release.

Team Rocket are back! Team Rocket are more evil than ever and in their pursuit for power and money they have turned to mutating Pokémon. Using these powerful and mutated Pokémon, Team Rocket are tougher than ever. It is down to you to stop the rise of Team Rocket throughout Empire Isle as the grow their operations. You will need to take on and defeat powerful mutant powerful, take down those behind the creating and selling of these mutant Pokémon and put an end to Team Rocket's latest plans.

Along the way you will learn about the rich history of Empire Isle and begin to uncover secrets behind the mysterious disappearance of the former ruler of Empire Isle.

Several friendly and not-so-friendly characters feature throughout the story. Some will work by your side and others will work to thwart you, but don't let that stop you becoming the Champion of Empire Isle!

Latest screenshots
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Key Features
Spoiler:
• A brand new region; Empire Isle!
• A brand new safari zone; Empire Safari
• Tileset, palette and sprite overhauls
• Physical vs Special split
• A increased difficulty level which will test your battle skills and Party diversity
• Villains with Pokémon more unpredictable than ever
• Custom TM list
• Dialogue and gameplay which rewards exploration- talk to every NPC you can
• The appearance of and chance to battle several well known characters, such as Gary and Prof. Oak
• No more trade evolutions
• Rare Pokémon available on every route (1% encounter chance)


Other features
Spoiler:
• Completely re-scripted entire game since previous release
• Much more fun and interesting dialogue
• Pokémon from ALL generations
• Updated Move list
• Fairy type
• A variety of cool and powerful Mutant X Pokémon to battle and sometimes own
• Additional characters
• Additional storytelling
• Fully updated gen 1-3 movesets, stats and sprites
• Re-usable TMs
• Forgettable HMs
• Running indoors
• Increased difficulty


Credits
Spoiler:
• Nintendo - base game
• Leon and MrDollSteak - ROM base
• Kyledove - Tiles
• Pokecommunity.com- Incredible wealth of knowledge and availability of... well, everything!
• Me - everything else!


Tools used
Spoiler:
Massive credit to the creators of the below tools:
• AdvanceMap 1.92
• AdvanceMap 1.95
• LunarIPS
• Gen3Tools
• PGE
• XSE
• Nameless Sprite Editor
• VisualBoyADV


Any support would be massively appreciated!

Have fun!

Downloads and Links!
Patch a clean Firered ROM of the following name - 1636 Pokemon Fire Red (U)(Squirrels).

I have used the VisualboyADV emulator for all testing with no issues.

Link to Patch:
Click here to download the latest patch - v0.6.2!

Known bugs:
1. Using the Pokédex will crash the game.

Changes since previous release
Spoiler:
• Fixed a bug where the game would crash upon a rematch with Boss Toxic in the Power Plant, and with the two Rocket Grunt's in Isle Stonehaven.
• Fixed a bug where the move Helping Hand would crash the game when used in battle when the user's ally has fainted.
• Removed the following moves as they crash the game: Roost (replaced with Recover), Gastro Acid, U-turn, Volt Switch.
• Fixed a bug where Pikipek would never evolve.
• Fixed various small text errors.
• Game guide updated.
• General rebalance - several key battles have been rebalanced to make them easier and lower the level curve.
• New Overworld sprites for various trainer types.
• New Overworld, front and back sprites for the player's characters.
• New areas not features in the previous release. Two new towns, the sixth gym and part of the Hoenn region (including optional Hoenn gym).
• Faithful representation of a small segment of Hoenn which the player can now visit (at the end of this current version).
• New story progress including a new Rocket Admin encounter.


Link to Game Guide:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1plwwmgdcXGevpY77ey5Iw86i2PuxNp3bKL7kyYfRDW8/edit?usp=sharing

DaleH771

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

They/Them
India.
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I am so happy to see this finally happen. I'm going to give this a spin! I hope you consider finishing the final version in due time!
Finally dropped my mixtape Venting session vol. 2! This mixtape is deeply personal to me as the 4 tracks touch up on themes such as Mental health, parental upbringing etc. Do consider tuning in!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kAUxSM3mgS8eAk9x8TtbkDStWZ4UuxyGA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6ycxLV7YZ35lXIPBT9Iwrv
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/venting-session-vol-ii-ep/1627628714

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

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Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
Hi, do I need to patch this to FireRed 1.0 or 1.1?
Firered 1.1 I believe (that’s what I patched and it seemed OK, I actually can’t remember what I used back 10 years ago)

I am so happy to see this finally happen. I'm going to give this a spin! I hope you consider finishing the final version in due time!
Awesome! Would appreciate any feedback 😁 enjoy!

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
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is the physical/special split implemented?
Unfortunately not. The battle mechanics are standard Firered. My hacking skills are not that advanced.

If I was to start another hack I'd like to start with the CFRU ROM base. Looks sick.

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
Hey I like the game so far, I have a scyther how do you evolve it in this game?
Just use a Metal Coat on it... but where you find it? Talk to every NPC you come across. You'll find it!

Clue: Little boy


Where do I need to go to find the jigglypuff for the research centre?
If you head north after defeating the fourth Gym you will find Isle Stonehaven, a cave. Wild Jigglypuff can be found there.

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
About the metal coat I tried using it and it doesn't work, I also tried leveling up while holding one also didn't work. As for where I got a metal coat I think it was some kid npc that gave me one but somehow I have 3.
The legend below has spotted it happens at level 36.... I'll change this if I do a re-release of the game! Sorry for the confusion, but at least you found the Metal Coat.


According to G3T, it said Scyther evolves level 36
Legend. Thank you. Will fix this if there is a future release.

For some reason this tile has a script:
lol, why is the character eating off of the floor like that? This is an easy fix, thanks again!

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
I think I located another bug or glitch that the player cannot enter the Berry Forest, is that supposed to happen?
Definitely not supposed to happen. I didn't encounter this and I did multiple test playthroughs but somebody else has mentioned this also. Which emulator are you running this on? Was this a one off glitch? Upon leaving and re-entering the map, could you then access Berry Forest?
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is the physical/special split implemented?
Unfortunately not. The battle mechanics are standard Firered. My hacking skills are not that advanced.

If I was to start another hack I'd like to start with the CFRU ROM base. Looks sick.
Would you let someone help you who can implement the Split? I can't, my hacking skills are 0, but lots of people here are capable of it and might be willing to help.

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
Would you let someone help you who can implement the Split? I can't, my hacking skills are 0, but lots of people here are capable of it and might be willing to help.
Oh 100%. I could learn to do a lot of this stuff myself but I just haven’t got the time. I would love to have people help implement several features (with credit of course!).
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Oh 100%. I could learn to do a lot of this stuff myself but I just haven’t got the time. I would love to have people help implement several features (with credit of course!).
Try this, maybe:

https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=445313&highlight=split

or this:

https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=445307&highlight=split

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

They/Them
India.
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Quietly bumping by to ask how the progress for this is coming along?
Finally dropped my mixtape Venting session vol. 2! This mixtape is deeply personal to me as the 4 tracks touch up on themes such as Mental health, parental upbringing etc. Do consider tuning in!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kAUxSM3mgS8eAk9x8TtbkDStWZ4UuxyGA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6ycxLV7YZ35lXIPBT9Iwrv
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/venting-session-vol-ii-ep/1627628714

DaleH771

Wannabe comeback hacker

Male
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted January 4th, 2022
184 posts
11.2 Years
Quietly bumping by to ask how the progress for this is coming along?
Hey - thanks for the interest.

So I’ve stopped working on the hack. I’m happy I came back to it and massively improved on what it was left at 9/10 years ago but...

I want to start fresh. I have such a cool idea for a slightly darker game but there’s a problem. I want a ROM base with up to Gen 5 (at least) Pokemon and moves already inserted, physical / special split etc.

Problem is that I can’t create that ROM base. Setting up my own CFRU looks too complicated and the set up isn’t very user friendly. If somebody could help me create a decent ROM base, or set up a CFRU ROM base for me, then I would happily commit to creating a new and full game. I can map, script etc etc etc and I love making games, but the haven’t got a thousand hours or the patience to set up a fresh ROM base.

This hack though, this will remain as it is for those who fancy killing 6-10 hours playing through!

Inner Rhymes

Hip Hop and Pokemon are all I need.

They/Them
India.
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Posted 6 Days Ago
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Hey - thanks for the interest.

So I’ve stopped working on the hack. I’m happy I came back to it and massively improved on what it was left at 9/10 years ago but...

I want to start fresh. I have such a cool idea for a slightly darker game but there’s a problem. I want a ROM base with up to Gen 5 (at least) Pokemon and moves already inserted, physical / special split etc.

Problem is that I can’t create that ROM base. Setting up my own CFRU looks too complicated and the set up isn’t very user friendly. If somebody could help me create a decent ROM base, or set up a CFRU ROM base for me, then I would happily commit to creating a new and full game. I can map, script etc etc etc and I love making games, but the haven’t got a thousand hours or the patience to set up a fresh ROM base.

This hack though, this will remain as it is for those who fancy killing 6-10 hours playing through!
That's totally understandable, I wish you good luck in your upcoming project! Have you considered hitting up Hacksrepairman? He's a ROM hacker who picks up old school ROM hacks that haven't been worked on, and finishes them up completely.
Finally dropped my mixtape Venting session vol. 2! This mixtape is deeply personal to me as the 4 tracks touch up on themes such as Mental health, parental upbringing etc. Do consider tuning in!
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kAUxSM3mgS8eAk9x8TtbkDStWZ4UuxyGA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6ycxLV7YZ35lXIPBT9Iwrv
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/in/album/venting-session-vol-ii-ep/1627628714