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Crystal_
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Crystal_

I ruined RBY!, Male, 22, from Spain

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Aug 20, 2016 at 10:58 AM
    1. breh
      breh
      hey, have you seen the whole "pokemon red RNG" thing? you can save on a given tile, hard reset the game, and then, amazingly enough, get the same encounter every time! Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkhb3t6xjec ; sorry if you already knew about this but do you have anything interesting to offer about it?
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        it happens because from the moment when the save is loaded all the button presses are made with exactly the same timing every time. He's already pressing a direction button when the file is loaded and then he doesn't release the button until another direction button is already pressed, so the timing is the same every time, and the rng updates exactly the same everytime. It remains like that until he's prompted to press A/B in the battle, as the timing of that press ins't repeatable without the use of external tools.
        Aug 20, 2016 at 11:09 AM
    2. Muk
      Muk
      i played and really enjoyed pyrite recently (might even play it again, considering it only took a couple days because i played at 8x speed or something). if you're still updating it and want any feedback/constructive criticism i'd be happy to provide some
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      2. Muk
        Muk
        also: a couple years ago or so, I played through a bit of one of the earlier versions you made where pokemon didn't obey you past a certain level based on your badges -- really glad you changed it to a level cap instead, that by itself was a fantastic idea to make sure the game was never easy
        Aug 3, 2016
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        that lady is missing until you have a certain amount of badges... i think i made it 7 badges, but im not 100% sure right now. it isn't there the first time you get to goldenrod though, as you only had 3 badges then; those moves would be too broken that early but the game corner lady isn't always absent.
        Aug 6, 2016
      4. Muk
        Muk
        yep I figured that was the case based on your earlier reply. I'll keep that in mind for the next time I play it
        Aug 6, 2016
    3. Sam-testings
      Sam-testings
      So you are the RBY expert, so exactly how dangerous is the old man glitch in Pokemon Red? Am I in any danger of corrupting my cartridge?
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        i'm not sure but there might be a slim chance of running into a glitch pokemon with the potential to corrupt your save. I dont think so, but yeah. At the very least most if not all glitch pokemon will corrupt you hall of fame data.
        Jul 27, 2016
    4. Jorgen
      Jorgen
      Hey dude, would you happen to know of any weird quirks with Psych Up in GSC? I'm wondering if, for example, some oversight might lead to Miltank's defense stage hitting +6 before getting capped, thereby leading to a Marowak-like rollover when used against a +6 lax.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        regular -6 to +6 style stat modifications always cap the stat at 999, it's with reflect/ls or boosting items where the problem is at.
        afaik. you cant never be 100% sure with tehse things you know, but can't check right now
        Jul 6, 2016
    5. roudolf13
      roudolf13
      Hi friend. I am your opponent in r2. I can play anytime u want except wensday and maybe friday. The sooner the better. I am gmt +3 .
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      2. roudolf13
        roudolf13
        i cant play tomorrow something came up. But i have free my wednesday if u can play.
        Jul 4, 2016
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Aight Thursday will b fine if i can play Wednesday i will also let you know
        Jul 4, 2016
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Hey can u / want to play now?
        Jul 6, 2016
    6. breh
      breh
      I hope you don't mind me posting here, but I somehow managed to crash Pyrite with the "This Game Pak is designed only for use on the Game Boy Color." error by talking to the psychic mon in the lab by cerulean (the one that has the mr. mime oversprite).

      Also in general fun hack :) is giga drain anywhere in Kanto? I wanna teach it to meganium since it's kinda bad by nature
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      2. breh
        breh
        leaving the room makes it leave properly, oddly enough
        Jun 25, 2016
      3. breh
        breh
        also, sorry for spamming you with replies, but did I accidentally sequence break something? the rocket grunt that's supposed to have the machine part disappeared after I found him on nugget bridge. the kid behind the two long houses in cerulean says that the man is gone (despite never seeing him?) and that his itemfinder is going crazy (my itemfinder can't sense anything)... did the grunt just go somewhere where I couldn't find him or is he actually gone?
        Jun 26, 2016
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        yeah mewtwo is supposed to disappear right away, it's weird because I had never stumbled upon that bug or had anyone else report it.
        anyway, the machine part is inside the lab, in a table, and the itemfinder thing is that there's a berserk gene item hidden in the water near the cave entrance. All of this assuming nothing else glitched up lol.
        Jun 26, 2016
    7. teal6
      teal6
      yo man when would you be good for wcop?
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      2. teal6
        teal6
        ah okay, im pacific which i think is -8? right now .. weekend would likely be best because it'll be ultra late for you when im out of work
        Jun 19, 2016
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        hi again, would you be able to play during sunday morning (which would be sunday night for me). not necessarily too early, 12-1 PM your time would work
        Jun 24, 2016
      4. teal6
        teal6
        Yup
        Jun 24, 2016
    8. Bedschibaer
      Bedschibaer
      Hi, when do you want to play for wcop? GMT+2 here and I would prefer sometimes next week
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        okay weekend would be possible too. i should be able to play during morning either 23 or 24 if needed, but weekend is also fine
        Jun 21, 2016
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Just to suggest something, would you be able to play, say, Sunday 4PM (gmt+2)
        Jun 24, 2016
      4. Bedschibaer
        Bedschibaer
        Yes, sounds perfect
        Jun 24, 2016
    9. xJoelituh
      xJoelituh
      Crystal_ is not following you
      :(
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        pues a tu avatar le parece perfecto (?)
        Jun 1, 2016
      2. xJoelituh
        xJoelituh
        Pobre Chrissy, que a ella le gusta todo :(
        Jun 1, 2016
    10. BenTheDemon
      BenTheDemon
      I just want you to know that you are a complete nerd, and that's ok.
    11. Typhlito
      Typhlito
      Hey crystal mind linking me the thread that talked about rby 251? Could use it to help make a metagame for it
      1. Crystal_
        Apr 22, 2016
      2. Typhlito
        Typhlito
        Yeah that's the one. Thanks a lot!
        Apr 22, 2016
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        No problem!
        Apr 22, 2016
    12. Crystal_
      Crystal_
      Hi! I'm working on a Red/Blue hack and I'm looking for people to test the in-progress battle engine! If you'd be interested, message me! =)
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Great, thanks! I'll tell you all the info in a new conversation
        Feb 4, 2016
      3. M Dragon
        M Dragon
        ah nice. Pokemon Pyrite was by far the best GSC i have ever played. Good to see you working in another one
        Mar 16, 2016
      4. Champ1604
        Mar 30, 2016
    13. theclaw
      theclaw
      I was looking at your Missingno info. Do you know more about why the Old Man trick doesn't work in Japanese games?
      Surfing on Cinnabar Island causes no wild Pokemon, but I've yet to see an analysis of the tile behavior change. Or related things like differences in how the player's name is stored (if any).
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        I have never checked the japanese games so I can't really tell you much. The glitch (water tile mismatch) could've been introduced when the english version was made instead of being native to the original japanese games.
        Jan 11, 2016
    14. Posho
      Posho
      Excelente trabajo el que hiciste con Pokémon Pyrite, tienes pensado hacer algo igual con juegos más modernos de Poke? :]
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        mas modernos no, pero estoy trabajando en un hack de gen 1!
        Dec 2, 2015
      2. Posho
        Posho
        Oh, genial :] con modernos me refiero a Roms de RSE y DPP
        Dec 2, 2015
    15. Lutra
      Lutra
      hi, for your RBY research post, does it say anything about the faint check for the player when Explosion/Selfdestruct is used? I can't seem to find it. We're discussing Self-KO clause, so we are wondering if there ever is a mechanical draw.
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        im probably not right since i haven't tested it
        Nov 12, 2015
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Just tested it, both players lose
        Nov 12, 2015
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        only difference is that player who uses explosion shows all pokemon from both players fainted (in the results screen), while player who took the explosion shows the exploder user's pokeball as alive
        Nov 12, 2015
    16. lucariojr
      lucariojr
      Hey crystal, I love the research you've done for the max DV Coin Case exploit in G/S, and I've asked before about specific DV spreads for Hidden Power, but I remember not understanding your explanation on it. Could you give me an example of what my PC should look like to get a HP Bug/Water in gen 2 (plus max stat EXP)?
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        That's more complex because you just can't write the same value into all addresses. I suggest you first do the trick exactly like shown in the video (thus maxing DVs and stat exp), and then use the coin case as a memory editor setup (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffZjCabeNr4) to write custom values into the DV addresses (for first party Pokemon: addresses D040 and D041).

        For example, if I remember correctly, HP bug requires 13/13/15/15 DVs, so you need to write DD at D040 and FF at D041, where DD corresponds to hexadecimal of 13/13 and FF corresponds to hexadecimal of 15/15.

        In short, set up your items and party as shown in the perfect DVs and EVs video and execute the trick. Then set up your items and party as shown in the "memory editor" video and execute it twice, each time with the corresponding Box 9 name to match D040DD and D041FF respectively. Please, what the video linked above and get back to me if there's something you have trouble understanding.
        Oct 29, 2015
    17. xJoelituh
      xJoelituh
      Oye Crystal, puede ser que algunos Pokemon no puedan salir Shinies en ciertas rutas/cuevas en el Pyrite? Estuve entrenando en la Victory Road y me encontré 2 Golem, 1 Rhydon y Steelix Shinies. Pero Golbat ni uno, fue casualidad o es que lo hiciste asi? Porque en Ruta 1 tampoco me salió ninguno y estuve un buen rato.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        no, todos los pokemon salvajes tienen las mismas posibilidades de aparecer shinies.
        Oct 19, 2015
    18. DragonWhale
      DragonWhale
      Watched your trainer-fly mew glitch video! Do you watch pokemon speedruns by any chance?
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        No, I'm not into speedruns or really follow them
        Oct 18, 2015
      2. DragonWhale
        DragonWhale
        Oh just asking. I thought you'd find the glitches they use interesting
        Oct 18, 2015
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        yeah I guess I'm more or less aware of the glitches they use. They are mostly useful "exploits" of glitches that were already known, so to speak.
        Oct 18, 2015
    19. Alastor Law
      Alastor Law
      Hola Crystal, estaba hablando con algunos jugadores que están probando tu hack y me ha parecido genial que hayas hecho ese trabajo titánico para traernos un juego duro de roer. Por ello me gustaría darle publicidad jugándolo en mi canal para extenderlo al menos por mi público español, y me gustaría saber si te parece bien antes de comenzar el capítulo 1. Muchas gracias por traernos el juegazo y un saludo :)
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Eso sería genial :D Creo que voy a disfrutar viendo a alguien jugarlo, a fin de cuentas cuando haces un proyecto de este tipo siempre resulta gratificante leer que los jugadores lo disfrutan y sería mas a aún si ademas puedo verlo. Por ello gracias si decides jugarlo :)
        Oct 17, 2015
    20. Johto_Boy
      Johto_Boy
      Hola, hace unos dias vi tus videos y te queria agradecer ya que me sirvieron bastante. Además de animarme para volver a jugar. Gracias.
    21. Aerodactyl Legend
      Aerodactyl Legend
      Started Pyrite. Looking forward to it.
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      2. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        No problem, have fun!
        Sep 9, 2015
      3. Aerodactyl Legend
        Aerodactyl Legend
        Getting outsped by the NPC's Pokemon is something I'm not used to...and I like it. Bugzy was absolutely brutal.

        The EV system is awesome so far. Love how there's less fodder and more stuff that can actually kill you. Just got to Goldenrod and am fearing that Miltank...I'm also imagining Karen's Umbreon is going to such to face, as is Lance's Aerodactyl.

        I'm definitely enjoying playing through and figuring out some stuff myself (like when stuff evolve) too. Funny thing is that it seems Zubat is the most useful Pokemon early game by far, at least from my experience.

        I do have some feedback on the levels though. I feel it goes too fast. Already hitting the 30s by the time you get to Goldenrod. That's three gyms ahead bad on the normal game. Wonder how high the latter guns are... The level cap was a good idea, but I do think EXP is too plentiful, especially with the expanded enemy teams. Once the better moves roll in, it'll get easier by a lot (like imagine if you didn't bump the levels up from the normal games but still edited the moves/evolutions, that would be even harder).

        Can't wait to progress further. This is loads of fun. Nice job on the mods to level up moves and evolutions. I really haven't done that many hard mods/hacks, but I feel I can say that this sets the bar high.
        Sep 15, 2015
      4. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Thanks for the feedback. Looking back, I took the route of delaying the evolution and learning moves levels (as well as the TM locations etc) rather than decreasing the experience formula. I probably could've done it the other way around but I still like how the level curve hits levels close to 100 in the very end of the game.

        Anyway, I tried to make it so that you start getting and learning the better moves during around the same points of the adventure as in the original game. I ran into issue that the g/s/c games were sort of designed to culminate in the johto league, in the sense that you go through the kanto part with pretty much the same options (in terms of powerful pokemon and movesets) as in the last part of johto. So it indeed was not easy to keep the difficulty level through kanto without just overleveling the enemy Pokemon. It's possible that you feel the game gets slightly easier as you progress because of this, especially after then E4.
        Sep 15, 2015
    22. Spaniard
      Spaniard
      As an Industrial engineer myself, I wanna thank you for what you've done. It's a pleasure to get some insight on how RBY works and I loved reading your missigno articles.
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed the missingno articles.
        Sep 9, 2015
    23. letterman4
      letterman4
      You didn't ruin RBY you TURNED THE WHOLE RBY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN! :D Thank you so much dude!

      *Just when I thought I fully understood RBY :(*
    24. Rhythms
      Rhythms
      :o late grats!
    25. sulcata
      sulcata
      After the crit step, the resulting damage in RBY/GSC is stored in 16-bits right?
      If so I may have found the most uneventful overflow possible involving 255 atk cloyster and a -6 min def lvl 5 chansey on a critical hit explosion
      it'd end up killing chansey whether it overflowed or not :D
      1. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        interestingly, ohko moves with stab or being super effective also overflow in rby, e.g. rhydon's fissure becoming (65535 + (65535/2)) mod 65536 due to stab
        Jul 20, 2015
      2. sulcata
        sulcata
        lol, didn't realize OHKO moves can be subject to STAB and SE. Does the SE message show up?
        Aug 1, 2015
      3. Crystal_
        Crystal_
        iirc ohko moves skip displaying the effectiveness message
        Aug 4, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 21, 1993 (Age: 22)
    Home page:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Crystal_2
    Location:
    Spain
    Favorite Pokémon:
    Suicune
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