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Offline Seraphilux

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Hi guys, I'm Seraphilux and I hail from Venezuela! I just joined today to these forums (mainly because I didn't know these existed, otherwise I would have joined sooner...) in search for a community to share my experiences of this game with other people and have fun (I hope...). Topic-wise, I want to play Touhoumon/TPP on my PSP, but it doesn't recognize the hack. I think it has to do something with the header... I have searched far and wide, but I only find outdated/broken links. It would be awesome if you could help me there! Thanks in advace.

P.D.: If you need an English -> Spanish translator for TPDP/YnK, you can give me a call. I would be glad to help!

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 05:06:31 PM »
Oh wow I actually get to be helpful!

I don't know what version of what emulator you're using, but for me (GPSP-J) in the emulator's folder (same folder as the EBOOT file) there should be a text document called game_config, which is basically where the game takes info from based on the game's header.

I don't know what hack you're trying to play but the info in the document for Fire Red (which most hacks are based on) is
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# Pokemon: Fire Red (E/U)
game_name = POKEMON FIRE
game_code = BPRE
vender_code = 01
idle_loop_eliminate_target = 080008c6
flash_rom_type = 128KB
Look in the document to see if its there, if it's not copypaste it somewhere into the document between entries.

If I may ask, which hack are you trying to run? I remember some of Aichi's hacks had custom headers that I had to put in manually (or rather just copypasteedit the appropriate Fire Red/Ruby/Emerald entry) that might be what's throwing you off.

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 07:30:14 PM »
Oh wow I actually get to be helpful!

I don't know what version of what emulator you're using, but for me (GPSP-J) in the emulator's folder (same folder as the EBOOT file) there should be a text document called game_config, which is basically where the game takes info from based on the game's header.

I don't know what hack you're trying to play but the info in the document for Fire Red (which most hacks are based on) is
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# Pokemon: Fire Red (E/U)
game_name = POKEMON FIRE
game_code = BPRE
vender_code = 01
idle_loop_eliminate_target = 080008c6
flash_rom_type = 128KB
Look in the document to see if its there, if it's not copypaste it somewhere into the document between entries.

If I may ask, which hack are you trying to run? I remember some of Aichi's hacks had custom headers that I had to put in manually (or rather just copypasteedit the appropriate Fire Red/Ruby/Emerald entry) that might be what's throwing you off.

Thanks for answering! The issue is that I still don't know which of the hacks I want to play. I have already played and cleared World Link and Another World, which leaves Puppet Play Enhanced I guess... Also, I'm not clearly sure if there are new hacks or which are the popular ones, that was one of the points I wanted to ask you. About the header part, I did some google'ing and well, it seems like a header issue as you said, but I don't know how that works...

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 08:16:16 PM »
Hmm. Maybe it's the base ROM you're using (a lot of GBA roms have craptastic intros added on by whoever dumped them that renders it incompatible with patches).
That said, pretty much every hack aside from three (World Link, Another World, and Marisa's Magical World) don't touch the header at all, so they should work perfectly fine as they'd just read the basic Pokemon configuration files. Does your config file have entries for the Pokemon games?

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 09:58:17 PM »
Thanks for answering! The issue is that I still don't know which of the hacks I want to play. I have already played and cleared World Link and Another World, which leaves Puppet Play Enhanced I guess... Also, I'm not clearly sure if there are new hacks or which are the popular ones, that was one of the points I wanted to ask you. About the header part, I did some google'ing and well, it seems like a header issue as you said, but I don't know how that works...

There's Purple by Agastya (Basically Pokemon Emerald), Unnamed by Doesnt (same as Fire Red, but has DDC cast and higher overall difficulty), Blue (also the same as Fire Red, but with more variety with regards to early-game wilds and few roadblocks), and Tweaked by Neotornado (more 1.5 based, but has a Physical/Special split and Fairy typing). Touhoumon Cirno is also a possibility. And that just about covers the noteworthy English variants. I can refer you to some Japanese ones as well, if you're interested...

All of them work on my PSP (although I use gPSP-mod instead of gPSP-J).

Now if only Faith and Prayer could be ported to PSP...

My own game is trash, as well as incomplete and incompatible with PSP, so don't bother.

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 01:20:40 AM »
Hmm. Maybe it's the base ROM you're using (a lot of GBA roms have craptastic intros added on by whoever dumped them that renders it incompatible with patches).
That said, pretty much every hack aside from three (World Link, Another World, and Marisa's Magical World) don't touch the header at all, so they should work perfectly fine as they'd just read the basic Pokemon configuration files. Does your config file have entries for the Pokemon games?

Thanks for answering! The issue is that I still don't know which of the hacks I want to play. I have already played and cleared World Link and Another World, which leaves Puppet Play Enhanced I guess... Also, I'm not clearly sure if there are new hacks or which are the popular ones, that was one of the points I wanted to ask you. About the header part, I did some google'ing and well, it seems like a header issue as you said, but I don't know how that works...

There's Purple by Agastya (Basically Pokemon Emerald), Unnamed by Doesnt (same as Fire Red, but has DDC cast and higher overall difficulty), Blue (also the same as Fire Red, but with more variety with regards to early-game wilds and few roadblocks), and Tweaked by Neotornado (more 1.5 based, but has a Physical/Special split and Fairy typing). Touhoumon Cirno is also a possibility. And that just about covers the noteworthy English variants. I can refer you to some Japanese ones as well, if you're interested...

All of them work on my PSP (although I use gPSP-mod instead of gPSP-J).

Now if only Faith and Prayer could be ported to PSP...

My own game is trash, as well as incomplete and incompatible with PSP, so don't bother.

@Zak: No wonder I couldn't play it... I was trying to load Touhoumon World Link... Thanks for this info!

@SoulfulLex: So many choices, gonna try them to see which one would be better. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 03:26:21 AM »
ohhh. In that case just add these lines into the Config i mentioned earlier

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# Touhoumon Another World
game_name = TOUHOUMON_AW
game_code = AISE
vender_code = 01
flash_rom_type = 128KB

# Touhoumon World Link
game_name = TOUHOUMON_WL
game_code = AICE
vender_code = 01
flash_rom_type = 128KB

# Touhoumon Marisa's Magical World
game_name = TOUHOUMONMMW
game_code = AIME
vender_code = 01
flash_rom_type = 128KB

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Re: Looking for a PSP>GBA emulator-friendly Touhoumon/TPP ROMhack!
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 12:49:55 AM »
@Zak: Hey, that's useful! Thanks for the data!

I just started Purple, and the first thing I see is the quote "thank gods this isn't a Nuzlocke...", so... why not? There's an issue, tho: How do I do one? I know the basic stuff (Poke/Puppet gets KO'd, it's dead), but only that... I want to have the premises of a good Nuzlocke so I ask you guys, how can I make this a good Nuzlocke?

Note: IF this question is not suitable for this thread, I ask you to guide me to the right place so I can save my sorry ass from being warned in the first 3 days of being here. Thanks in advance!