Now that's a fine answer all right. You've got a point there.
But which I don't understand if this is such a high paid task like ten thousands of dollars like you're saying I'm wondering why there ARE such tools for the pokemon games and the developers (which did it probably for fun) never got their ten thousands of dollars?
Makes me really wonder how realistis this view is.
First: you answered yourself, since you said they did it for fun. They weren't asked by some random guy to make a tool for a random game they probably don't even have interest in (which, by the way, I think, is one of the main reason for a hacker to do something).
Second: I have no knowledge in PSX hardware, but comparing a psx game to a GBA pokemon game seems pretty out of place, since pokemon is generally way smaller than a PSX game, not to mention that PSX have 3D graphics (they do, don't they?), while pokemon just have maps formed by predeclared blocks, which really isn't a big deal at all.
Once again, not knowing anything about PSX mechanics I may be wrong, but it seems that building a tool for a psx game would take too much time if compared to the requester's attitude and offer.
I do know and saw what Gemini can do. I respect him and think he's quite good when we talk about basic ROM hacking. But his reaction makes me wonder if he even feels up to the task. No elaboration, just saying my task is a mess and 100$ is not enough.
I never implied Gemini isn't skilled but that this task is maybe even too hard for him that's why he turned it down.
Maybe it is a presumption but after all this is no easy task I guess.
If you really want to disprove Gemini, give him ten thousands of dollars and see if you won't receive a well packed tool with a shiny ribbon on it (you're going to receive it for sure since you are being such a nice and enlightened person [sarcasm]).