Completed National Pokedex on Black 2 : Want to print certificate

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  1. C_o_d_y_
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    Many months ago, I completed the National Pokedex on Pokemon Black 2. I want to print out my certificate and hang it up in my house for all to gaze in awe of my accomplishment.
    Instead of taking a picture of my DS screen with a camera, I'd rather get a screenshot for the highest quality printout possible. What I need to know is the fastest possible way to do this using a NDS emulator. Here's what I'm thinking:
    1. Using a black 2 rom and DeSmuMe, I will create a new profile .
    2. I'll do the introductory stuff, then activate a walking through walls cheat along with a completed National Pokedex cheat.

    Does this look to be the fastest way possible to you? I want to play the game as little as possible to simply get the certificate. Let me know what you think, and give some other suggestions if you have them.
     


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    I don't get the point of this.
     
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    Wouldn't the fastest way to do it be copying you save game and load it in an emulator?
     
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    just add you name to these LOL

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  5. porkiewpyne

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    I assume he has a retail copy of the game and has no way to extract the save file himself.

    In response to your question, another alternative would be to get someone else's (most likely hacked) save, use Pokegen to change the Player's Name to yours and proceed with the screenshot etc That way you won't have to spam A to get through the front bit. Not much difference really.
     
  6. Gabelvampir

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    He'd also need the right font to do this, and a bit of Photoshop magic as the player name in the second one is over the background picture.
    Why doesn't Game Freak/Nintendo offer high quality certificates for self print out, I think many kids and Pokemon fans would like to have something like that.
     
  7. Pong20302000

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    indeed, they could do it with the Pokemon GL link, so when you earn them you can print um out A4
     
  8. Gabelvampir

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    Or they could do it over the Dreamworld. Or simply use the honor system.
     
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    good old gameboy printer. wish you were here.
     
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    After playing Link's Awakening DX I'd really like to have a modern equivalent to it. Does not have to be a stand alone device, just the ability to send screens to a PC/website/whatever would suffice.
     
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    Can imagine it now.. finally get a girl home, sexy times to be had. She spies something, "What's that?" she asks. "Oh, that's just my National Pokedex certificate from Pokemon Black 2." At this point the probability curve collapsed and she dissipated in a puff of logic.
     
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    Will you hang it next to this? :ha:

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    (Sorry, couldn't resist)
     
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    Hmm, did not know that the moderators here are such nice people
     
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    Alright, I got it all figured out. Many thanks to porkiewpyne for his save file idea, it saved me a lot of time and I should have thought of it earlier.

    I downloaded someone's save file they uploaded and converted it to a format desmume recognized. I then had to change the name.
    Pokegen didn't seem to have a trainer editor though, and I didn't feel like messing around with PokeSav.

    Instead, I got some information from this video:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    That contains an action replay code you can fill in to edit the name values using Unicode.
    Also, here's a list of Unicode characters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unicode_characters

    I changed my name to CodyBL2 like this -
    94000130 FFFB0000
    B2000024 00000000
    000367A0 006F0043
    000367A4 00790064
    000367A8 004C0042
    000367AC FFFF0032
    D2000000 00000000

    I then had to grab the cheat database for desmume from here: http://www.files-ds-scene.net/romtool/releases/cmp/CMP_USRcheat.rar

    After using some other cheats, such as "Completed National Dex," "Fly Anywhere," and "All Badges," I flew to Castelia City and talked to the Director in the Game Freak Building.
    He gave me my certificates and after taking a screenshot, I have what I need now. All I have to do is go to Office Max or something and print out my Pokemon certificate.
    I need to buy a nice frame, too.
     
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    Good to hear, good luck with that. The problem is that the resolution of the DS is not very big, only 256 x 192 for each screen. Your screenshots are very likely bigger because the emulator probably has scaling enable, double or triple size.
    So when you print it out, don't print it too large, because it will get rather blurry. Could take 2 or 3 tries to find a good size, you should buy your frame after you got it printed to your liking.
    I'd like to know how that all worked out, so please post back here.
     
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    The built in screenshot feature seems to output at native resolution, so I made the screen as large as possible and took a screenshot, then cut off everything else with Paint. I was messing around with some of the filters in desmume, but this seems to be the best.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Take a screenshot with no filtering at the 1x (default) resolution, post it here (make sure it's 256x192, the original size), and I or somebody else will apply an HQx filter to it.
     
  20. C_o_d_y_
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    The screenshot takes both screens. Here it is anyway.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!