ROM Hack Luminescent Diamond - A ROM Hack Inspired by Renegade Platinum

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(COME HANG OUT ON DISCORD, SERVER IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Pokemon Luminescent Version is a difficulty mod for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl based heavily on Renegade Platinum by Drayano.

This is currently a work in progress, but we do have a lot done already!
Right now, we have:
  • Renegade Platinum's Wild Encounters completely finished.
  • Trade evolution replacements completely finished.
  • Pokemon Base Stats and Typing is completely finished.



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But we still have a little bit to go before we start putting our own spin on things:
  • We still have to port the trainers over. This is taking longer than anticipated, but we're very close to done at this point.

  • We have to handle level up learnsets. Problematically, a lot of the moves we had in D/P/Pt are removed now, so we're dealing with replacing these moves with similar moves to keep the feeling similar in as many battles as we can. More on this later.

  • Regarding research - we know how to replace egg moves, tm learnsets, and level up learnsets. Everything we can give you from RP, expect to see it.
And regarding what we plan to give you on our own, without tipping my hand too far:
  • There are a lot of mods out there that are going to be incompatible with my team's. Where possible, and sane, we will provide you with similar functionality to these mods. We already finished and analogue for the ever popular "No More Trade Evolutions" mod, in fantastic Renegade Platinum style, and have plans for ones like Speedy, removed dof effect, no more fxaa, etc., if we get permission and credit of course!

  • Better following Pokemon WILL be happening. This will be my own version of Pokemon scaling, not based on the one currently on GameBanana. I have a lot of reasons behind this, but Wailord and Roselia are two of them. iykyk.

  • We've discovered a lot of cool things that may be possible in the near future. Keep an eye on this thread for more details...
And just some things to note:
  • Scripting is not currently available. When it comes out, you'll know because we're going to push to get this done as fast as we can. But for now, we cannot port any Renegade Platinum story beats, re-arrange gym leaders, or give you gift Pokemon. Please give feedback on where you would like to see any gift Pokemon that were in Renegade Platinum in the wild.

  • While I have a couple plans that might pan out to circumvent this, new Legendary Pokemon are currently impossible to implement. I have no intention of putting them into the wild as rare encounters or anything of the sort, so unfortunately you will be stuck with the box legendary of the game that you are playing for now.

  • My Discord will be opening soon. For now, any questions can go here, but I offer no guarantee that I will answer, because I'm hard at work on this, so please, if you know the answer to anybody's questions, answer it for them.

  • Things like disable exp share, disabled affection, and the like will be included as a custom cheat file for Edizon later on down the line. If someone joins the team that knows how to make exeFS patches, we will be including even more cool improvements like a shiny charm fix, no exp share/affection, PokeRadar from the start, etc.
V2.0 IS OUT ON GAMEBANANA: https://gamebanana.com/mods/338507
 
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A lot of the changes will become very easy to implement once PKNX is updated for BDSP. Modding for this game will probably skyrocket compared to previous games due to the fact that it's coded in Unity. Best of luck
Yeah, I had some serious struggles modding old games, but myself and people on Twitter have been able to do some really cool stuff even before the game officially came out.
 

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Excited for all mods that'll probably make this bad excuse of a remake/remaster into actual worthwhile games. Heard good things about Renegade Platinum, can't wait for what comes from this. Good luck!
 

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Watch this space.

Currently in progress. This is a living thread, so I will update it as I go. Anything marked as research stage, I would appreciate input on what file/files to look in to edit these things.

Plans and current progress:


Plan


Stage


Notes
Porting all wild encounters from Renegade Platinum
In progress. ETA: 2-3 days.
First version will be released when this is done. I have created a tool to help move this along quickly, so this won't take too long at all. If you have a game save that has most of the trainers defeated and is through the Elite 4, this would help me move even quicker. :)
Porting all trainer teams from Renegade Platinum
Research complete.
I have located the trainer data, looking for move data so I can update the movesets.
Deactivate EXP Share
Research stage.
I have seen someone get this done on Twitter, so I know it's possible, but I have absolutely no idea where to start looking for this.
Remove trading evolution requirements
Research stage.
Not sure where to look, hoping this isn't hard-coded. I may have to implement a trade-back trainer if it is.
Edit following Pokemon sizes
SCRAPPED.
I have located the file to edit this, but have decided against including it. Please check out DistantKingdom's mod on GameBanana if you would like true Pokemon sizes in your game.
Activate Platinum outfit by default
Research Stage.
If it's a DLC, I will not do this. If it's just a pre-order bonus, I will. I have no intention of supporting piracy with this hack, so I'm hoping this is not something they end up selling.
Revamped Underground Encounters
Research complete.
Low Priority. I may move some of the more rare Pokemon, such as pseudo-legendaries here as opposed to the overworld.
Overhauled Legendaries
Research complete.
You know that Shadow Giratina? I plan to make the other legendary battles tough like that one except catchable, stronger movesets, higher levels, just an overall tougher battle so they're harder to catch. Also intend to make Palkia spawn once Dialga has been captured.


EDIT: After trying out DistantKingdom's True Pokemon Scale mod, I have decided against including it in my mod, as it is definitely... polarizing. I completely adore it, but I can see how people would not like it. I would highly suggest downloading their mod if you want it to be in your game.
Can we all make a satanic ritual circle in our rooms and prey to vdieo game satan for Primal dialga palkia and arceus
 

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if you mean the shadow form that comes out the ground when you encounter him. Thats a sick idea. I really wish a public rom hack of this had some sort of powered up form for mew and jirachi. im so sad they never got mega's especially jirachi. i cried.
 

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Disable xp share is on gamebanana, not sure if it'll help you out here.
Unfortunately, the fact that it's an IPS patch means I'll probably have to link people to that mod instead of including it in my hack, but that's not such a bad thing I guess. I'm just glad it exists :)
 

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Evolution table is EvolveTable.txt in romfs/StreamingAssets/AssetAssistant/Pml/personal_masterdatas

[0] 0 UInt16 data - this value specifies the evolution type

1 = friendship evo
4 = levelup evo
5 = no evo
6 = trade evo
8 = stone evo
I was actually working on this one when it got added to GameBanana. I'm not going to use theirs, going to make my own. Anyways, just forgot to update the first post.
 

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I was actually working on this one when it got added to GameBanana. I'm not going to use theirs, going to make my own. Anyways, just forgot to update the first post.
Fair enough!

Also slight correction on my previous post - the evolution type ID was actually wrong. It turns out that ID 4 (levelup evolution) is not compatible with held item requirements, so if you change an evolution type to ID 4, the Pokemon will evolve on levelup regardless of items

To support evolution based on held items, you'll need to use ID 19 (levelup in daytime while holding an item) or ID 20 (levelup at nighttime while holding an item).
 

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Have you put any thought on whether this will mimic type-adjustments like Renegade Platinum had, such as Electric/Fighting Electivire or Fairy/Ghost Mismagius? And/or base stats?

Either way, this is pretty exciting! I was considering just playing Renegade Platinum despite absolutely adoring the QoL improvements of Gen VIII BDSP, but if I can have both... well, I'd love to have both!
 

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Have you put any thought on whether this will mimic type-adjustments like Renegade Platinum had, such as Electric/Fighting Electivire or Fairy/Ghost Mismagius? And/or base stats?

Either way, this is pretty exciting! I was considering just playing Renegade Platinum despite absolutely adoring the QoL improvements of Gen VIII BDSP, but if I can have both... well, I'd love to have both!
Yes, I'll put those in :) I have found the location for that. About 1/3 of the way through encounters right now. Anyone who wants to help can hit me up on Discord.
 

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Excuse me but your statement about doing a modification on Pokemon sizes I don't think it's a bad idea to make your own version. I mean, on DK mod some pokemons like Groudon just look beautiful on that size, but others like Wailord, Giratina on the huge side, or Shinx, Roselia on the tiny side, are just showing that DK's mod is plain conversion without even looking at the game. Isn't funny at all

So I really think it's room for a proper mod right there (I'd love to do it myself but don't know how to properly do it, even if its a simple variable)
 

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Excuse me but your statement about doing a modification on Pokemon sizes I don't think it's a bad idea to make your own version. I mean, on DK mod some pokemons like Groudon just look beautiful on that size, but others like Wailord, Giratina on the huge side, or Shinx, Roselia on the tiny side, are just showing that DK's mod is plain conversion without even looking at the game. Isn't funny at all

So I really think it's room for a proper mod right there (I'd love to do it myself but don't know how to properly do it, even if its a simple variable)
I'm happy to teach you, hit me up on Discord and I'll teach you step by step, and how to re-insert them. It's pretty easy when you have it down. If you'd like, I'll include it in my mod when I'm done (with full credit to you).

I just came here to update you guys that all these -1 zones not... actually existing (so I didn't have to touch them) and Turnback Cave having identical encounters in Renegade Platinum made me fly past half-way on encounters.

EDIT: Alternative for you, Pato. If you can make a save with all the Pokemon in PKHex for me (idc about pkm legality, it's just for size checking, so should be a quick job), we could work together on a document of what needs size changing and work on that size mod together.
 
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