Dark Pikachu?Aug 4, 2016
I'm working on a way to easily change the playable characters in Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon. It's mostly going OK (missing animations and portraits, but otherwise works), but clearly I'm not doing something right: (spoilers because the images are huge; it's too early in the game to actually spoil anything, just be careful what you comment)
Same thing happens with Eevee:
My reaction upon first seeing this:
Previous, manual edits editing the same thing were successful (i.e. the correct models were shown). Time to go figure out what I did differently this time.
At least the regular models work.
Found the problem. Old code corrupted he footer of pokemon_actor_data_info.bin, and I never replaced it with a clean version.
I would guess that this model is either corrupt, or unused content, like this background image I found a while back:
The problem I found was unrelated. It seems this is just for Ralts and Eevee. All starters have high-res models used for closeups like in the above pictures. Ralts and Eevee have entries for high-res models, but their entries point to the "Dummy" Pikachu.
Hundshamer's Hard ModMay 10, 2016
On February 24, 2016, I attempted to install arm9 loader hax on my o3ds. It went well until actually installing it. I'm not sure what went wrong (I suspect the NAND restore that happened without the tool or the recommended guide at the time telling me about). Whatever the case, I got a blue-screen brick. Unrecoverable without a hard mod. So I ask @hundshamer to do it. He replied pretty quickly, saying he charges $25 for a restore or $40 for a hard mod (not too long after I saw reports of $50) plus $7 return shipping (plus the $6.80 it took for me to ship it). He also said his usual turnaround was 3 weeks. It seemed like a good deal at the time: $54 + 3 weeks to revive a console I killed. And so, I sent my 3DS in the mail and used Google Wallet to give him the $47. He confirmed he recieved my 3DS just two days later, on February 26, 2016.
During the 3 weeks, I would occasionally ask how it was coming.
March 2, 2016
March 17, 2016
I suppose I can give him another week or two. After all, as of May 3rd:
Anyway, hopefully this documents most of the troubles his customers are going through. Waiting over 11 weeks (7 more than initially indicated) for mods to be completed, and being kept in the dark.