[HGSS] Kris as Female Protagonist

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May 25, 2012
  1. ascension7
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    HGSS - Kris as Female Protagonist

    Rom info:
    Hack of: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (USA)
    Language: English
    Current Version: 2.0
    Last Updated: 18th July, 2012

    Summary
    This is a simple hack of HGSS, where Lyra is replaced by Kris, the female protagonist introduced in Pokémon Crystal. There are a few minor glitches, but these are mostly negligible. All that is changed in this patch is the graphics, as well as any mention of 'Lyra' with 'Kris'.

    Screenshots:
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    Credits:
    Tools used:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Kimba616 - DeviantArt – for making all the Kris sprites. Link

    S-Laughtur - DeviantArt – for making the full-art Kris sprite in the intro. Link

    Someone – a kind anon on 4chan sent me his work on a rom hack like this one, entitled 'Pokemon SpiritCrystal', from which I extracted Kris' backsprites from.

    Bugs:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Changelog:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Downloads and Documentation:
    Link to patch and xdelta (used to patch the original rom)
     
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    omfg a simple, helpful and nostalgic hack.
    What a rarity, good show :yay:
     
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    Why is her hair black rather than light blue?
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I think that's probably why. And I assume you meant "why isn't her hair black rather than light blue?"
     
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    Awesome! Very simple, but great.
     
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    I was thinking of doing a sprite hack for kriss a few months ago for my second playthrough of heartgold, what a coincidence! Thanks OP this is so awesome! i will definitely be getting this!
     
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    No I didn't. She has blue/green hair in Crystal and most of her official artwork and black in this hack. And the artwork in your post lies despite being official:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    And the sprites you posted depict her with blue hair :sleep:

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    She does have blue hair in this hack, I'm not quite understanding the question :blink:
     
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    The blue is much too dark. It's lighter in every official artwork and her sprite from the original Crystal.
     
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    I don't think anything's wrong with it, it looks similar enough to the original Krys from Crystal (all of her sprites have a darker shade), while also being of a similar shade as the original artwork and Crystal from Pokemon Special. In fact, the only one things that have her with a lighter shade are two pictures. Her anime counterpart also has light blue hair, as well, but I think it's fine as it is.
     
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    I don't find anything wrong with it either. I was just trying to explain the problem that Gamegeek had with it.
     
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    I see what you mean now. I can make a version with lighter hair, although I'll wait to do so until I replace every sprite 100% correctly (the slight glitches in the video, as well as the front sprites, which didn't appear when I replaced them... so I'll have to figure that out too). After that, it will only require a mere palette swap. I didn't make the sprites by the way, just in case anyone thinks I did. I gave credit to the author in the description, wouldn't have been possible without him/her :D
     
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    I've been wondering...

    What video? There was never one linked or embedded in the opening post.
     
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    Ugh, for some reason, any video I post on this website gets removed.. let's try again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLfPZUmL6h8
     
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    This looks great, don't think hair color will be an issue. :P
     
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    New patch is up! Changes detailed in changelog in original post.

    Interesting note: while I was searching the rom for the location of the mini-sprite used to denote the location of the player on the Town Map, I found a file with the icons of the playable characters, Raikou, Entei, and Suicine (as expected). But, instead of Lyra, it had a blue-haired female, which I assume is Kris. I'm not sure if this has been found by anyone before, but it's confirmation that Game Freak did in fact have Kris in the game at one point (or at least used her as a debug for the map icons). Just thought this was pretty cool :D The file is located in a/1/4/2 for anyone that's interested (in Tinke, it's file 22 IIRC). This Kris mini-icon is the one used in the patch, and is pictured in the original post.

    Let me know if you find any other bugs not noted in the original post!
     
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    Thanks! I wish I could use this in conjunction with Storm Silver.
     
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    You might actually be able to, I have a feeling I haven't touched any of the files ascension would have needed for this so if you're given the files then a little insertion could do it for you.

    Well, there's one slight issue because I did insert a fair few trainer sprites and assuming Kris was given a new sprite on the trainer card, then there's a bit of a problem. It could probably be fixed easily enough, but hmm...
     
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    I actually wasn't able to get the sprite on the trainer card to change. I replaced the front sprite I found for Lyra, but I guess it was only the one used in-battle. I also changed the text and replaced Lyra with Kris. I can list the files changed and which graphics exist in them so that you can replace them in other games. I can actually just make a specific patch able to be used on a patched version of SGSS.
     
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    I'd be happy with that :P Although it might break every time I update... hopefully I'll only need to once more.
     

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