EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, NO ONE IS ALLOWEDTO CREATE ANY NEW POKÉMON PROJECT THREADSWITHOUT STAFF PERMISSION!Read the RULES! These Pokémon hacking projects flooding the forum are getting ridiculous. Enough is enough. Seriously. Why Do We Need Permission? This thead was created to stop the inundation of Pokémon "hacks" that pop up every day. Because the Pokémon games are so easy to hack, we get incompetent n00bs posting their "hacks" and cluttering the thread with poorly-formatted, poorly-worded project posts and cancelled hacks. Many of these "projects" are little more than requests for others to do all the work for the self-proclaimed "project leader" or "hack creator." And even when a patch is released, usually it's no more than a color swap of sprites or some other insignificant "hack" that adds absolutely nothing to the replay value of the original game. The primary purpose of this thread is to screen potential Pokémon hacks for quality, with the secondary purpose of keeping the forums clear of clutter and meaningless "hacking" threads. If your project is good enough, it will be allowed to have its own project thread. Until your hack has been proven to be something that the community would want to see, you will NOT receive permission to start your own project thread. Read the rules below on how Pokémon hacking projects will be handled from now on. Some members who are active in this community and are familiar with the Pokémon games have graciously volunteered to screen all new hacks made from this point on and assist with the management of this thread. They will collaborate with each other in a PM thread to determine whether you should have permission to break off from this thread and create your own topic. Some of the older hacking threads may be locked and find their way into this thread as well, if the project starter hasn't logged on in over half a year, if they have yet to release a patch, or if the patch just isn't substantial enough. There may be other reasons for locking older projects, at the discretion of the collaborators who will be screening the hacks. The RULES: How to Receive Permission to Start Your Own Pokémon hacking Thread (or, How Not to be a Pokétard) If you want to create a Pokémon hack, POST IT AS A REPLY TO THIS TOPIC. Keep updating your project post IN THIS TOPIC until you have a PATCH. Instructions 1 Instructions 2 Alternatively, you can simply use the [snapback]4295811[/snapback]Directory below to easily find your hack. It will be updated with your hack shortly after you've posted it in this thread. Wait for a moderator to PM you with permission. DO NOT START YOUR OWN TOPIC until you receive a PM. NO PM, NO PERMISSION! To receive permission, your post in this project thread MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING: a title logo a complete list detailing exactly what changes you made to the game screenshots of the hack clearly illustrating the differences and new features added to the game (preferably with side-by-side "before hacking" and "after hacking" images) proper credits a link to the patch If you manage to produce a patch, report your post in this topic and REQUEST PERMISSION to start your own thread. If your post is missing any of the items above (especially #2-5), you WILL NOT be allowed to post your own topic. If you don't receive permission, DO NOT report your post again. Wait at least a week, then ASK AGAIN ONLY AFTER YOU'VE MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS. Do not use this thread to ask for spriters, scripters, translators, hackers, or any other kind of help. If you're looking for help with your project, state it in your project post and/or in your signature. And make your project post look awesome and organized. You can draw in more people willing to help you if you look like you actually know what you're doing and have an interesting-looking hack, than if you just post "halp meeh plz." All forum members are advised to report any new Pokémon hack threads you find and request to have it merged with this thread. Thank you for your cooperation.