RichterSnipes is the developer of Pokémon Throwback, a popular hack for Pokémon FireRed for Game Boy Advance. His main thread for the development of Pokemon Throwback is on the website PokéCommunity, here: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=285094
Last year (2017), RichterSnipes took a break from Pokémon Throwback development, and another hack developer, tkim, took over and has been putting out unofficial builds of Pokémon Throwback, the latest of which is version v180715 released July 15, 2018. Information about BOTH the official RichterSnipes AND the unofficial tkim builds of Pokémon Throwback are in the first post of the above thread on PokéCommunity, including download links and documentation. RichterSnipes has given approval to tkim’s unofficial version and encouraged people to use it. To quote him:
I'm taking a break from hacking. However, that doesn't mean the end of Throwback!
In my absence, tkim will provide new updates and changes to the long-running hack.Download tkim's most recent versionChangelog for tkim's version
The original download is still below. You can also skip down to the source files and further fine-tune the hack to your liking, if you wish.
I hope Throwback will be able to thrive long after I'm done working on it myself.
Thank you, everyone!
ROMhacking dot net has the latest official RichterSnipes version of Pokémon Throwback here: https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1981/
However, this website does not have the unofficial tkim version of Pokémon Throwback, which, I believe, would merit its own separate entry as a different ROM hack. Specifically according to ROMhacking dot net terminology, the unofficial tkim version would be an Addendum Hack to the official RichterSnipes version of Pokémon Throwback.
tkim calls his updated addendum version of this hack “Unofficial Pokémon Throwback”, and RichterSnipes also uses that name. So I think that is the name that should be used. Anyway I think this should be added as a hack in your database.
Anyway I have not done a submission before to your hack database. I will attempt to do one for this hack. If I run into any problems or need any help I will post about it in this thread. Thank you.
September 12, 2018, 02:13:27 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
OK I managed to post it and now it is in the queue at https://www.romhacking.net/submissions/QueueStatus/
. At first I had trouble submitting it but I managed to figure out how, I just needed to use the scratchpad and study some BBcode, I got it working. Well, I am glad I managed to do that, I had quite some difficulties at first but I managed to get the hack submission done.
Hopefully it will be accepted, since this is a really really great hack. I am not the developer or anything, I just really like playing it, this hack is the definitive version of the original Kanto journey of the Pokémon games. I mean RichterSnipes’s official version of this hack was already the best version of the Kanto journey of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, FireRed, and LeafGreen. But now this improved version of it, this addendum hack by tkim, is even better, I think people will really like this. I have been playing it and honestly I don’t notice any difference from RichterSnipes’s version so far. I don’t think I have gotten far enough in the game to any of the parts that are different in tkim’s version. And tkim made 2 versions of it, one that includes improvements and changes as well as bugfixes, and one that just has bugfixes to RichterSnipes’s last version. So really this is the Pokémon hack for people to be playing, this is really quite good.
Of course with the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! for the Nintendo Switch, I suppose once that is out, it will be considered the best version of the original Kanto journey. But it doesn’t come out until November 16, 2018 and I don’t think the Nintendo Switch emulators “yuzu” or “Ryujinx” are good enough yet to support those upcoming games. For now this is the best version, it will be nice to see it once it is approved, assuming it gets approved.
September 14, 2018, 05:02:25 pm - (Auto Merged - Double Posts are not allowed before 7 days.)
It was approved! Thank you. You can find the hack at https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4147/
. Try playing it, it’s great!