After releasing Pokemon Red and Gold (Emu Edition)s I received alot of very helpful feedback. And after playing much of the way through red, and coaching my wife most of the way through gold AND everyone feedback... I have decided to make a Fire Red hack.
I intend to impliment ALL of the first 2 generations pokemon in it aswell as do alot of script editing to give it a more complete feel than my first releases. I have thought of MANY great ideas aswell as had several that were given in response to the lacking of my first releases...
I have been working for about a week on my new version and have done ALOT. It is quite near completion.
Some things I have done:
All pokemon from Fire Red and Leaf Green, that are catchable, will be residing in the area that they were obtainable in the regular version of the game.
Kabuto/Omanyte: After defeating the Super Nerd in Mt Moon he allows you to take both fossils. (http://youtu.be/JhsytWE0NOU
Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan: After defeating the Karate Master in Saffron he allows you to take both pokemon.
All pokemon that require trading to evolve now evolve in some other manner. Either level or stone. To include Eevee into Umbreon and Espeon.
Celedon Game corner has been edited.
You can purchase the Mystic and Aurora Tickets from the PokeMart on Island Seven, allowing you to get to the last 2 islands.
MoonStones and SunStones can be purchased in Celedon to account for the edited trade evolutions and increased pokemon count.
Any #1-150 pokemon that were not obtainable in FireRed or LeafGreen have been added to kanto.
ALL gen 2 pokemon that were not obtainable in FireRed or LeafGreen are now obtainable in the added Islands
Altering Cave contains; Aipom, Hoothoot, Houndour, Mareep, Miltank, Pineco, Sentret, Snubbull, Shuckle, Smeargle, Stantler, Teddiursa.
you can see many of the changes in this youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP-WirG2SDs&list=HL1359765537
NOTE: If you dont want to die of boredom, go ahead and skip from about 6:15 to about 22:45 or just use the jumps in the description. I kinda got lucky on the pokemon battles while traveling to the cave... it shows version exclusive pokemon... that was not my goal but whatever
Things left to do:
Fix Raikou/Entei/Suicune issue.
Trainer Cards: Blue-start, Bronze-Elite4, Silver-151, Gold-251.
My Mew code is not working properly... firstly he keeps reappearing... I think I have that solved, I just need to try it out... but the important issue is when I implement the code, the game alters a portion of it... it alters a jump address... the same jump address is used twice... it only alters it the second time so some garbled number that the game then complains about...
I have not even started on the 3 mystical dogs yet... wont that be fun... In the game, after you beat the elite 4, one dog is released into kanto depending on your starter pokemon... I want to release all 3 into kanto...
the trainer cards is also a simple (hopefully) problem I have just not started to work on yet. it might not happen
now onto my big issue... I apearently SUCK at graphics editing...
I took the title screeen Charizard, made a Mew
and put him in charizards place... well it worked... except mew is this disgustingly bright pink and his palette is all jacked up...
then I took the Fireballs in the background... and made nice bubbles that should float about... but it tells me the origional image is bigger than the new... and its not...
if I force mews palette or the fireballs to become bubbles... it turns the screen white and freezes
and lastly I have not even got a chance to mess with the "FireRed Version" yet, I cant even find the right palette to save it under so I can start editing it... its a 256 color image instead of a 16 color...
so far the only graphical success ive had is getting a mew to show up on the screen... he wasnt even garbled
but i still cant get his colors right...
there is very little left to do... but im afraid i wont be able to do it without help... mostly for the graphics editing part...
If anyone has any great ideas just let me know...
either tips on what Im working on or just things I should add...
Also if you know any weird evolution that would be impossible id also like that info... ive got all the trade evolutions (including the trade w/ items) and Eevees day/night evolution... I feel like ive forgotten something tho