Originally Posted by Fat RotatingAtom
I understand why Non-C-Gear Seeds are easier to hit, but why can't we manipulate them yet? Don't we know the exact formula how they're created, or are they advanced in a different way / with a different formula than the C-Gear Seeds?
For those who aren't following the RNG Research thread...
Non C-Gear seeds are pretty heavily encrypted.
I figured out the encryption a few days ago, but it turns out one of the input numbers changes depending on the system being used. Without getting this number correct it won't be possible to predict non-C-Gear seeds.
This number is based on the timing of the electronics in the system. So it's going to be different depending on whether you use an original DS, DS Lite, or DSi, possibly the DSi XL. There's a good chance it will also be different if you start up the game with an Action Replay, or run it off a flashcart.
We are hoping very much that this number stays consistent across the same class of DS models (i.e. if we get the number for one DS Lite, we have the number for all of them).
Oh, and once we figure out how to manipulate Non-C-Gear Seeds, we technically don't need the C-Gear-Seeds anymore, right?
You will still need C-Gear seeds to RNG Pokemon that you catch in the Dream World, because you are forced to turn on the C-Gear to enter the High Link.