Waiting for the frame to advance is the worst, what I do is max the speed on VBA and go into a battle, battles skip every other frame for me essentially doubling my speed, other than that there's really nothing I know of.
And you can use the seed the .lua script gives you to see how far away from your target you are, but that's still limited by RGN reporter's range, the only other thing I can think of is you could use the seed and generate the frame1 spread for it and search for that in an old version of PokeRNG (the one for 3rd gen).
Hello again. I got my desired SID a while back (extremely easy), and now I'm just letting the frame advance. Is there a faster way to do this, aside from simply leaving the game running? Also, is there a way to find out what frame I'm on without having to catch a Pokémon (basically, a way so that I'm not limited by RNG Reporter's range)?
You need to figure out what SID you need for your target to be shiny with the TID you get (there should be a range of 7 for the SID), there are a couple ways to do that but I use Pokegen to figure it out.
Next you copy your list of seeds to notepad and convert your highest and lowest wanted SIDs to hex, write those down somewhere, if they're 1111 and 1118 (example) you would search for (space)111 in the list of seeds and look for the next number to be between 1 and 8, if your hex is only 3 (or fewer) digits then add more spaces to the start (adding spaces ensures it only looks at the right part of the seeds).
If you can't find anything search more frames, when you do find it figure out which frame it is (can take some work to do it), then just advance, taking into account how long it takes to generate the SID.
I've calculated how many frames it takes to generate my SID, but now how do I go about finding which frame I want to hit? I've copied the frames generated by leaving the ROM a while into a spreadsheet. Is there a calculator for finding which SID I need for my ID to achieve flawless shiny spreads, or do I have to manually convert the frames to SIDs and check them?
Not really sure what you mean, there's really no reason not to just RNG your SID now, Hozu has a guide to it here.
And main window of RNG reporter can search 99,999,999 frames, any more than that and it's much faster to use the new game trick (check my convo with Lord Scalgon for info on that if you need it).