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#1 2011-11-21 20:21:42

tysonrss
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Pokemon Blue DX

Pokemon Blue DX is what I'd consider an "upgrade" from the original Blue Version. Why DX? Well It kinda reminded me of Link's Awakening DX in the sense it was not only a color upgrade, but had some new features as well. Well this hack will have some features, most notably is the full color feature. It'll also have a PokeGear, but without the phone feature, since this is 3 years before Gold's adventure, I'd consider this Pokegear a "Prototype" or "older version" Something Daisy(Green's sister) will rant about. Now without further ado.



I don't really find it beneficial to explain the story since everyone here(at Skeetendo) would know full well what games Blue/Red are as we hack the GB/C games it would only seem fitting. For the "new kids on the block" I'll explain it briefly.

Story
Red is a boy that is about to start his journey the same day as his rival, Green. Being the snobbish brat he is, he's always just 1 step ahead of you everywhere you turn. Ironically as you're the first to obtain a Pokemon before him. Somehow he manages to pick the type advantage. Anyway, along the adventure you run into Pokemon poachers, the Rocket Gang, or "Team Rocket". They steal and abuse Pokemon to suit their purposes. You'll run into their Boss on more than 1 occasion. Traveling all throughout the Kanto region, do you have what it takes to make it to the Pokemon League?(Not Indigo Plateau...yet)

Features
Play an updated version of Pokemon Blue. Blue Updated was the beta name for the project. I figured Blue DX sounded right(however the titles screen will say Pokemon Blue Version X)

The safari Zone makes an return....sorta. This time around you have 5 minutes...yes 5 minutes! To get any Pokemon you please. Many rare Pokemon live in the safari zone and there are secret places that will allow you to go even deeper to find stronger and different Pokemon.(Not fakemon, but you may come across for example a Magikarp that has high attack value in exchange for low defense or something of the sort)

A "prototype" Pokegear(honestly this is a result of me being lazy for not pointing a existing item to the map code itself). No radio transmissions or phone calls are enabled. Just the time and location!

After getting the 8th Badge, you don't go straight to Indigo Plateau without making yourself worthy first. You'll see.

Perhaps much more(maybe Red's experience in the Johto Region. We'll see).

screenshots
Ol' Oak revamped!
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Red or Ash?
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You actually weren't supposed to see this yet. But I forgot that my starting position was saved here lol
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Revamped Pokemon Tower tiles!
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Don't pay Lance any attention. He's so not the Champion.
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Hard to tell the difference between Lorelei and Will. They probably think they're the same?
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Revamped Pokemon Center...but I'll admit. I sucked it from SaR. I'll have to credit Mateo. That is, if he lets me to use them still.
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What was his name again? Green?
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Apparently Squirtle is the only one who can hold it's own in it's first battle. Green relies on stat changes for some reason...
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Hey wait up slacker!
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Revamped Green and Red(It took awhile to depixelate the backsprite)
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Starter's in motion
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And that's all for now. I'm thinking of asking Mateo is when the time comes, to release this side by side with SaR. Since that's a Gold hack, with Red background and mine is a Silver hack with Blue background, I figured it'd be cool. Anyway, I'll get to credits in a moment. None of this would have been possible if Skeetendo didn't tolerate my heavy asking questions policy that lit up the Help section in the past couple of weeks. It is, thanks to them that I learned in a short time though. And I'm thrilled. Although my 3rd gen hack, "Pokemon Legends" has been erased recently through a virus, I haven't given up on rom hacking. However, this may be the last project. After this I'm sure I won't have that much time on my hands anymore.

Downloads

Beta 1.1
Stops at the entrance of Mt.Moon.

Pokemon Blue DX 1.1

Bugs
1.When receiving Bulbasaur, the chime is a bit late.
2.When Oak delivers Pokedex, Rival's music still plays(even though I commended it to stop when he stopped moving)
3.The tip guy in Pewter city may cause the game to crash. I haven't assigned him a script.
4.When leaving Pewter City on the right(before badge) the emote command of the guy will cause the map to look funny for a second. I don't know why.
5. Since I don't know the location of palettes for the Trainer Card, Misty's hair will be green instead of red.
6. Level 118 Beedrill's in Viridian Forest! Beware!(I don't know why this is eppening either. It isn't loading the set I programmed for it from Ilex Forest)--Fixed!
Post any bugs you may find. And alas, enjoy.

Some bugs annouced on the later pages are fixed.

credits
Mateo--for answering my questions and helping me. Most notably his great tutorials.
Miksy--his video tutorials and assistance with my help threads.
Tauwasser--his great legendary Compendium full of commands and scripting.
IImarkus--for his assistance throughout my being at Skeetendo and pointing me into the right directions allowing me to figure things out on my own.
Boredom--For giving me 10+ hours of free time and making me lose sleep, reducing my sleep time to about 5-6 hours.
God--just because he's God :)

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#2 2011-11-22 02:03:47

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

I don't want to use the GBA backsprite, if I did it would lose it's originality.

This is Silver, not Firered.

However, if you tell me what's weird about it I'll see about fixing it.

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#3 2011-11-22 02:15:11

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Huh. I never thought of it like that. Later on I'll do a comparison and see what I can do to make the backsprite "fit" with the front sprite.

So good point there. Does it look pixelated or clean?


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#4 2011-11-22 08:35:32

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Yes, you have permission to use my pokemon center tileset, even though it was basically just a combination of Red and Gold's pokemon center tiles lol. Looking good! However, I think it might be better to not wait on the release of SaR as right now it is pretty much on hold. I've been working on the christmas hack, and also got a little discouraged after having this setback with a strange bug I haven't worked out yet.

However, we might could work out a sort of collaborative idea, maybe have an item in SaR that if you trade over will unlock something in Blue DX and one in Blue DX that unlocks something in SaR. Wouldn't be difficult, we could discuss that via email or something. Anyway, looking good so far!

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#5 2011-11-22 18:00:18

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

that's an excellent idea. and thanks, i'll send you an email.


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#6 2011-11-23 05:05:05

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Oww, if you guys do that I'll need to make a Blue DX Redux so I can trade the item across to S'a'RR... :head in hands:

Although I could just have a NPC who's playing Blue DX on their gameboy give the item...


Redux is 'on hold'. I have however found the files, but it's still (pretty much) dead at the moment.
I wonder if that's actually a good thing...

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#7 2011-11-23 05:12:07

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

What is redux?


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#8 2011-11-23 06:46:51

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

its like a remake kinda. Basically SaRR is her making a Fire Red to SaR's Red, so Blue DX Redux would be like Leaf Grean, or Water Blue or whatever you wanna call it. lol.

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#9 2011-11-23 19:09:02

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Ah...interesting.


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#10 2011-11-24 00:25:11

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Sounds like a interesting idea.
And I thought I could help by redoing the back sprite for Red oj2tg9.png it was Gold's sprite, but you can use it if you want.

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#11 2011-11-24 01:36:53

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Hmm, those aren't bad.

Infact, I think I will use them. But it's ironic your first post is here after being a member for quite awhile lol.


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#12 2011-11-24 04:09:09

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

I don't see a difference between the top and bottom ones. But I'll be using the ones on the right since it goes with the sprite.

Thing is they don't look like Red. They just look like a skinny little cancer patient lol.(not that saying a cancer kid is funny but it just seems funny)

Anyway, I guess I'll use the bottom right ones.

All I need help with on this game is the titlescreen and trainer card.

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#13 2011-11-24 04:33:25

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Check it out folks. I inserted the sprite. Guess it doesn't look to bad.

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#14 2011-11-24 06:47:47

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

The hack seems pretty good this far - the thing is that I'd rather play myself a completely new made game (like Prism) :\
Anyway, why did you use lighter palette than the one in sshadow's pic ? I think the one he has looks better.

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#15 2011-11-24 06:52:29

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

That wasn't my fault. It is Gold's default palettes and I agree that those colors in the pic would look better. But I don't know where to find the backsprites palettes.

the thing is that I'd rather play myself a completely new made game

Well to be honest this hack was being made solely for myself because this is what I wanted. I'm only merely showing it. For those who may be interested.

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#16 2011-11-24 07:14:49

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

tysonrss wrote:

That wasn't my fault. It is Gold's default palettes and I agree that those colors in the pic would look better. But I don't know where to find the backsprites palettes.

Look for a pointer to the player's backsprite and perhaps you'll find the palette data close to it (2-bytes).

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#17 2011-11-24 07:45:36

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

The Kanto music is already there. Things like Pokemon Tower, Silph Co etc I would love to include, but I don't know how to do that. I read about a program but it seemed limited and probably was for the older games.


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#18 2011-11-24 08:28:13

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

tysonrss wrote:

The Kanto music is already there. Things like Pokemon Tower, Silph Co etc I would love to include, but I don't know how to do that. I read about a program but it seemed limited and probably was for the older games.

The music data is (probably) the same in both generations so you only have to find where the data is stored in RBY (there is a thread about music pointers somewhere here I think) and "copy" it to your own hack.

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#19 2011-11-24 08:47:15

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

The music data is different between generations I and II. You can read about the format differences, and find locations in the ROM here.

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#20 2011-11-24 18:08:29

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Mateo wrote:

The music data is different between generations I and II. You can read about the format differences, and find locations in the ROM here.

Unfortunately there appears to be some missing/incorrect information, as I've tried countless amount of times porting R/B/Y music to G/S/C, and it never works properly.

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#21 2011-11-24 18:32:40

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I agree. I looked at that document a few times before and that program is shoddy.


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#22 2011-11-25 04:44:27

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

tysonrss wrote:

Hmm, those aren't bad.

Infact, I think I will use them. But it's ironic your first post is here after being a member for quite awhile lol.

Thanks... I think you wanted to keep the sprite closer to the orignal games.
Yeah it kinda is ironic.
Well thank you Pingouin7, and you are right the bill of the cap is diffrent. I wasnt sure what one looked the best.

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#23 2011-11-25 14:23:23

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

This looks great, I don't think I ennded up saying that last time. :)


Redux is 'on hold'. I have however found the files, but it's still (pretty much) dead at the moment.
I wonder if that's actually a good thing...

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#24 2011-11-28 20:27:58

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Thanks everyone.

Haven't really worked on it since the 24th, been resting.


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#25 2011-12-01 03:02:48

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Re: Pokemon Blue DX

Almost beta time. I got Brock's data finished. I just got to take care of the little things(like finding out how to make wild Pokemon appear when they should already be doing so) and inserting a couple maps for the Museum and I should be all good to release.


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