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ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:40:26 am »

Update By: Lugia2009

I started this project a couple of weeks ago.

This is a hack of Lei Dian Huang: Bi Ka Qiu Chuan Shuo,otherwise known as Pokemon Yellow.

This is an amazingly accurate famicom port of Pokemon Yellow. It's made by the Shenzhen Nanjing, the makers of the Final Fantasy VII and IV famicom ports. It also uses mapper 163. But unlike other games made by this company, this one is of very high quality. In some ways it's even better than the game boy version.

This game was praised for it's high quality, but criticized for the music. But this hack completely replaces the original songs in the game with ones that are more accurate to the original, and less annoying. The original 14 songs were replaced, with more than 20 new songs. Almost all are based on Pokemon R/B/Y, some are based on G/S/C.

This hack also translates many of the game’s menus. Pretty much anything that could be translated without hacking the game’s text system.

Have fun! :)

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Relevant Link: (http://www.romhacking.net/)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 03:30:39 pm »
Say, would it be illegal for me to ask where I may find a rom for this game? Preferably from a rom site NOT swarming with viruses? ...Or WOULD that be illegal for me to ask?

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 03:41:14 pm »
The rules can be found in the top section of every forum page.
Specifically, look at the last sentence.

I have provided you with the necessary information to formulate the correct answer to your own question in terms of the legal domain of this site. What do you think?
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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 04:03:25 pm »
The rules can be found in the top section of every forum page.
Specifically, look at the last sentence.

I have provided you with the necessary information to formulate the correct answer to your own question in terms of the legal domain of this site. What do you think?

...It wouldn't have hurt to just tell me, you know.

But I guess that's that. I go to one Rom site often, but they don't have it there.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 05:36:25 pm »
...It wouldn't have hurt to just tell me, you know.

Then you still wouldn't have read or known any pertinent information, but now you have. Teach a man to fish.  ;)
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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 05:38:14 pm »
Just google

NJ046 - Pocket Monsters - Yellow (C).NES

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Lei Dian Huang: Bi Ka Qiu Chuan Shuo

You should be able to find it.
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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 06:20:12 pm »
Thanks. ...I think I need a different emulator to play it. The rom I found didn't work on the emulator I had.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 06:55:12 pm »
Wow, this actually does look good. Too bad I don't know Chinese. And I think it was a good idea to replace the music if it was that annoying :)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 07:01:08 pm »
This does look like a curious experiment doesn't it?
I for one always wondered why Nintendo chose
to make Pokemon a portable series (speaking of
mainstream titles) instead of using it to give
the NES more lifeblood, so to speak, at least
as far as Gen I is concerned.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 07:13:32 pm »
I'd guess the trading aspect? Even the first GameBoys could be linked together. It wouldn't have made sense releasing different versions otherwise.

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« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 07:30:06 pm »
I'd guess the trading aspect? Even the first GameBoys could be linked together. It wouldn't have made sense releasing different versions otherwise.

Good point, that's probably what its all about (although I for one always felt
trading was somewhat superfluous. I tend to choose the versions that have
the most pokemon I like and go with them).

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 08:52:35 pm »
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Thanks. ...I think I need a different emulator to play it. The rom I found didn't work on the emulator I had.

Use FCEUX, that emulator can handle mapper 163. So can nester j and the Wii version of FCEUX.

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Wow, this actually does look good. Too bad I don't know Chinese.

Neither do I, but if you played the original (or any of them), then you can pretty much play this without any problems.
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 09:14:13 pm »
Use FCEUX, that emulator can handle mapper 163. So can nester j and the Wii version of FCEUX.

Alright, got it to work. ...Sue me, but I actually kind of liked the music in it. The different music makes the game seem more fresh.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 07:39:54 am »
I emulated this with FCE Ultra, yet something faulty comes into my way from time to time... Nesterj and VNES just don't work, and FCEUX is too slow on my computer born in the jurassic age. Anyone knows an emulator which deals with this ROM well?
Seems to be nice though I have only played the beginning part. Yet the menu translations are a few puzzling(I'd rather read Chinese as I am Chinese myself :-P)
Anyway, would you continue to translate all the text into Eng?
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They would defend GFW even when many foreign sites are blocked, and defend Marxism even when they have to take the bullshit course in school. WTH.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 08:05:07 am »
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Nesterj and VNES just don't work

Which version of NesterJ do you have? I use "NesterJ 1.12 Plus 0.61 RM" and it works fine.

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Anyway, would you continue to translate all the text into Eng?

After I'm done working on my current project I'll see if I can translate this game.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2012, 01:35:42 pm »
You did a great job on this.

I guess once you know about one Nanjing game, you know about almost all of them.

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2012, 08:03:07 am »
Thanks  :)

It's true, the sound engine is exactly the same and in roughly the same location. So are the pointers that call a certain song for certain areas. The maps and character sprites are put together in the same way also.
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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2012, 09:36:11 am »
I have played the final fantasy VII one, but I dont know they make final fantasy IV for nes too, Actually FF VII for nes is not bad at all. :)

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2012, 06:28:41 pm »
Incidentally, it makes more sense they were portable in Japan.  The Gold/Silver/Crystal series was renouned for an adapter to play remotely via cellphone.  Crystal took it a step further, with special features such as news updates, events, and other patched-in features via cellphone.  Really cool stuff, if you ever want to read up on it.

Incidentally, if you ever find Japanese Crystal game with a working save file that's been attached to the network, immediately send it to have the SRAM dumped!!!  They have a sort of suicide-clock issue, and with the network down the patched data on the SRAM may never be seen again!  (ominous organ music)

Incidentally, even the console variants were designed to have network support, invariably canned when whatever network-providing peripheral they intended to use went up in smoke. 

As far as things go though, as a portable game it has more advantages.  According to the bean-counters, it isn't expected that users will play a portable game for the length of time they do a console game.  So, you take a simple little grind-game with relatively quick story-objectives and place it on a portable.  It's expected it is played on/off.

Still, you have to give them credit for backward-compatibility.  If you have enough systems handy you can pretty much up-port from gen 1 to next gen.  However, much hate and anguish for jerking people around with all the unlocks.  At least they don't have you pay out the nose before you find out the system simply won't acknowledge the unlock (not that I'd ever advocate a class-action against EA Games...).

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Re: ROM Hacks: Pokemon Yellow NES Music Hack
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2012, 08:50:23 pm »
instead of using it to give
the NES more lifeblood, so to speak, at least
as far as Gen I is concerned.
Well, supposedly Satoshi Tajiri first began development around 1990, but it wasn't until at least 1995 (after the NES was discontinued) that Nintendo would even begin to consider the idea. Even after it was released in Japan in 1996, it sounds like it was at least a few months before the realization of Nintendo's newly-found gold mine came to fruition.
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