Originally Posted by Fat Probopass Sausages
Yesterday was my very first attempt at RNG, actually. I spent a few hours reading up on everything and gave it a go.
Just now I tried adjusting the time to 23:43 instead of 23:44 as per ZomgTimer's suggestion to see if I can't do something about the time discrepancy, and I hit the following seed:
IV: 13 / 28 / 19 / 17 / 10 / 15
Unlike my previous attempts, there was no time discrepancy between the time I set and the time of the seed I just found. For the first seed search, after reading about how the C-Gear frame change is actually 3 as opposed to 1, I set the frame range from 3 to 8 and got nothing. When I tried it again with frame 1, I got the above result.
At this point I'm fairly certain that I made a very big mistake or three early on in the calibration process, so unless you think I can find the proper calibration value at this point, I'll most likely be starting over.
In the event that I do, however, when using C-Gear RNG, do the C-Gear activation and Sweet Scent frame advancement count as 1, 3 or 4? I've read that frames below 3 are impossible using C-Gear RNG.
EDIT: Just one more question: there's a slight discrepancy in the delay between the seed results in the Seed Searcher and those in the Seed Inspector. I assume this doesn't matter but, just to cover all the bases here, does it?
At this point, I would recommend that you restart your calibration process, because from here I don't know what might have happened to get you where you ended up. Sorry.
At a technical level, C-Gear frames do start on the third advancement of the IV RNG, but the decision was made treat that as frame 1. Early on (probably the time of some of the posts you read) it was still being treated as frame 3. So, if you start the game and sweet scent immediately, the IVs you find should be one frame 1.
The discrepancy in the delay is because the delay is affected by which year you choose to RNG on. Years start at 2000 on the DS, and for every year you go up, the delay you need to hit goes down by 1. This is just due to how the C-Gear seed is generated.
Also, version 1.0.5 was just released. The first post has some details, but as relates to C-Gear stuff, the C-Gear Seed Searcher wouldn't let you set a value below 3 on the Max Frame field (a remnant of the previous behavior). This has been fixed.