Sadly, I have no current plans for any battle animations. I ran a poll (link) to gauge how important animations are. Only 13% said they’d never play a hack without animations, however 73% considered animations important to a varying extent.
Animations are popular, but creating unique ones for every type & pokemon is not something I’d ever be able to complete alone.
Only way to save is at a Pokecenter / your home. It’s also the only way to manage your party.
Of course, suspends work as usual. But ‘restart chapter’ goes back to when you last saved, of course.
Animation for pokemon being sent out:
(Light rune + emotion bubble + loading a unit underneath)
I simply put a coordinate in sB and call the event, now that I’ve got it setup.
Between chapters gif
I think this looks pretty cool! Not my art, of course, but I had to conjoin the edges together. Shoutouts to @Alusq for helping me out last time (link) when I was trying to do basically the same thing.
Surprisingly, everything is coming together nicely. The main thing left to do for the demo is polishing the combat.
Speaking of which. I do have type advantage, but I’m not sure I’m quite ready for Brock.
Fast travel signs now auto refresh and allow multiple units to use signs in succession. Camera bug in Route 2 is fixed.
Same-type ineffective weapons were giving strange boosts against each other when they were supposed to both be ineffective (such as Poison Sting vs Poison Sting). This has been made neutral for now as a temporary fix.
Wild Pidgeys now always have Peck or Tackle, and Gust is now instead obtainable in Viridian City Mart.
Gastly now has a more interesting AI in Viridian Forest.
Capture now correctly clears enemies when you don’t have enough cash. And it now properly imposes the fegba limit on number of pokemon you can have in your party.
To do: give players a way to release pkmn… eventually.
There were surprisingly few bugs reported for the initial demo, but many useful suggestions. Thanks everyone!
This is actually intentional. Supposed to look derelict. Not convincing, eh?
I’m not opposed to this. I’d just give your starter a couple more leadership stars as a temporary balance change.
Correct. I am using Tequila’s effectiveness rework which allows for weapons to have different effectiveness against different enemies. Eg. 3x mt against one and 2x mt against others. But I have not figured the asm to add a 0x mt. I’d also like to create a hit bonus for effective weapons (eg. Ember against Bulbasaur gets +30 accuracy). And I’d like to use Gamma/Snek’s GaidenMagic once it’s integrated with SkillSys, as well as make use of the occasional skill.
Basically, combat is still an early draft and I intend to make significant changes to it if I can learn some asm. Until then, I am stuck just using whatever mechanics others have used before.
Yup, that’s exactly what I did for weapons. Two weapon types cannot both be weak against each other, so right now Ghost and Normal are neutral. I could make Ghost weapons effective against Normal for now, though.
Loved this hack, it’s extremely promising and i really enjoyed what’s available so far, i do wonder how will evolutions work? Will pokemon with 3 evolutions essential work as rookies? (maybe the starters) or will every pokemon will only get one ( a promotion, bassically)