Saturday, June 16, 2012

Adding Jpan's patch to OD

A few days ago I decided to add Jpan's hack to mine. I stupidly downloaded v1.0 and tried applying it to an original Fire Red rom, then applied Operation Digipedia. Obviously it crashed the game. Then I realized there was a v1.1 of his hack. Thank Christ because I really wanted his patch included with my hack.

The v1.1 has an application that let's you apply each individual section of the hack, which is just awesome. So we have the Jpan patch under our wing. So what does this patch do and why did I want it so bad?

Jpan's patch extends what you can do with the rom. In your usual hack you only have 100-and-some-odd OverWorld characters that you can edit. A lot of them use the same palette, so one change in the palette means a change in all the Overworlds that use the palette. The patch extends this list to up to 256 more OverWorlds, each with their own palette.

There are a lot more features that are added/extended in his patch, but I haven't got around to looking at them all yet. This will make a major improvement on the hack in the long run, but for now I just wanted it for the OverWorlds.

The next hack I would like to include is Jambo51's patch. It increases the amount of available Pokemon to 659, adds more evolution stones, adds forms, and fixes the National Dex glitch. He hasn't fully released it yet though. I think it's on Alpha3 at the moment. He's worked with Jpan a lot on this patch too so hopefully they'll do the same thing with this as they did with Jpan's patch with the easy to apply application.


So I've decided to start this blog in the name of Operation Digipedia, which is a hack of Pokemon Firered. The hack is posted on, a forum for all things Pokemon. I'll insert the link to the Progressing Hacks Section at the Pokecommunity forums at the bottom of this post. Please check out the other hacks while you're there.

If you're from the Pokecommunity then leave a comment, just for giggles. Leave your username if you want. I don't care, just show some love.

I'll be posting in depth things about the hack here, such as offsets where I've inserted important things, scripts that are also important to the hack, links to images that I'll post on DeviantArt, so on and so forth. This is going to be a central repository for all things Operation Digipedia, ran by me, Epitaph93. The hack itself will only be downloadable from the pokecommunity, so when I release it just go there to find the download.

The hack is nowhere close to finished, but I'll release the first beta soon. I might talk about other things here related to Pokemon rom hacking, only time will tell.

Link to the Pokecommunity: clicky

And if you want, come check out my other blog.