Pokemon Y save hacking? Gender Switching/Story Progress/Other stuff

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Kafke, May 17, 2016.

  1. Kafke
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    So here's what's up. Back when I first bought my copy of Pokemon Y, I started the game with a male character and pretty much played the game to completion (not quite, I'm just after the 8th gym). However, fastforward to now, and I want to switch my name/gender. Name was straight forward, pop the save into pkhex and edit it. And then edit the pokemon's OT to match. No problem.

    However, gender seems to be a huge clusterfuck of an issue. I tried using an old PKhex to switch the gender, but the game freezes upon load. No good.

    So what I did instead was start a new file, select female, and then backup *that* save. I migrated all of my pokemon, trainer stats, items, key items, etc. So far so good. All of the items/pokes/etc migrated just fine. However, there's the issue of story progress.

    So what I did was load up the 'event flags' section of pkhex and ran a diff comparison on the new and old save files. I flipped the flags as appropriate to match the old save file. I also went ahead and copied all the event constants from the old save to the new one.

    I booted up the game aaaaannnnddd... It sort of worked. All the events were 'dead'. They didn't auto trigger. However, the characters still popped up where they'd be when the event triggered, and all of the environment stuff is still unchanged. There's still a blackout, the guy still stops you from crossing, etc. And to make things worse, I can't fly anywhere besides where I've visted on the new file.

    So that's where you guys come in. I found a pokemon *x* female save file, and copied the flags from that, and it cleaned up the events as it should. However, that save only had the first gym beaten.

    I'm hoping you guys could swoop in with a female save file for pokemon Y (x might work as well) so I can copy those flags. Preferably I'd want to be back to right after the 8th gym, but a bit before that is fine too.

    Alternatively, if you know how to flip genders on my original save, that'd be the best case scenario. Even just helping me figure out how to cheat back up to my original save would be nice.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. axemurderer

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    I've heard it's hard to change the gender because it's a LOT of stuff to change (unlike in previous games). I have my personal Y save that I completed a few days ago, I don't mind letting you use that as long as you don't upload it anywhere else, etc., personal use only.
     
  3. MsMidnight

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    Also editing progress is not possible yet (never has been in the history of pokemon) so id rather not be a lazy fuck and start over
     
  4. GizmoTheGreen

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    before uploading you could just scramble your ID's and delete all pokemons (+scramble the OT ID of the one you have to leave in) then kafke can edit in their old ID and trainer name if they choose.
     
  5. Kafke
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    That'd work. Hell, you can even edit out your stuff like Gizmo mentioned. I can easily migrate my stuff to that save, or just mess with the flags and see if I can get it going.

    Either way, I have no care to actually use your profile, or even reupload the save. I just want to edit my own.
     
  6. axemurderer

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    sure, I'll PM you a link. I think the way that will most likely work would be to edit mine, rather than the already existing save. best of luck either way though!
     
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    Alrighty. I went ahead and diff'd the flags and corrected both the guy->girl file and the fresh girl file. The guy->girl froze as usual. The fresh girl did the weird thing where all the NPCs showed up but acted like the events were complete. I also noticed that I lost the ability to use roller skates.

    So I'm just going to port all my stuff over to the file you sent me. Hopefully that'll make everything good as new.
     
  8. axemurderer

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    I hope it works! btw the starter for this one was Froakie, and I just caught the legendary bird (Moltres). I'm pretty sure I have an older save somewhere so you can change the event constant if you want a different legendary bird.
     
  9. Kafke
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    :D Everything's good to go. I migrated over my profile stuff just fine, along with my pokemon and items. All that's left would be to fix up my pokedex, beat the elite4 and then migrate my elite4 data on top of the existing stuff. And perhaps mess with online and ensure nothing's going wrong there.
     
  10. axemurderer

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    glad to hear it! I never went online (that I can remember) with this game so there is no game sync data or GTS stuff.