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  • evandixon

    Dark Pikachu?

    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)
    That's supposed to be Ralts.

    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:

    [edit 2]
    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.
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  • evandixon

    Hundshamer's Hard Mod

    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 4, 2016
    March 9, 2016
    [qupte=hundshamer]I'm hoping sometime within this and next week. I want 90% or them out.[/quote]

    March 17, 2016
    March 25, 2016
    March 26, 2016
    April 1, 2016
    April 2, 2016
    And now he hasn't even read my PMs, including an important one. On April 25, 2016, I gave him a different address to ship to, and he hasn't read it yet. Since then he's been posting exclusively on his profile page, giving vague updates that we're not entirely convinced are true anymore. The evidence seems to indicate he's been lying.

    The only indication that anyone's actually received theirs back is @breakingspell.
    hundshamer's most recent status is:
    However, he hasn't been online since Sunday, May 8 at 12pm, so either he doesn't plan on telling anyone he's sent their 3DS's, or he's flat out lying.

    I suppose I can give him another week or two. After all, as of May 3rd:
    If the underlined bit is true, that makes his exams this week. However, more communication would be nice. In order to respond (or at least read his customers' PMs), it would take, what, an hour?

    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.
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