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Computers and Technology Discussion / Reliable video tools
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:40:33 am »
Discuss good video tools here:

Free:

FFMPEG (Requires programming knowledge but very good), free, as it is specific to what you tell it to do; other editors can mess with frame rate, file type, label(s)?

FreeVideoJoiner: Its sole purpose is that; a free video joiner. It comes with FFMPEG, but the idea is you use FreeVideoJoiner and combine the video without knowledge of programming, and using a command prompt is not needed.

Avidemux (Needs a little knowledge about file formatting, but reliable)

Kapwing (possibly), simple GUI with good support. However, I'm using it right now. It may be resource heavy. Like card editors, it's WYSIWYG, and may be enough if you don't want specific encodings. You have to have  an account/Google Account to remove the watermark, but as far as I know it's free? I prefer it over Windows Movie Maker which can be slow and have bad encodings. Resolution was published for me as 1280 x 780, which is not perfect; and for older Pokémon games it tends to stretch anyway? However, that can be a problem if you have lots of text and it is small.

Paid/shareware:
Bandicam (unsure specifics recently. You may have to pay, or you may have to have a watermark on the video. Otherwise, it can be a good screen recorder and setting up recording audio from the computer has been lots simpler in personal experience, where Stereo Mix can sometimes not work with other tools)

Grey legality:
VisualBoyAdvance video (not all versions of VBA may have it so you may have to find a specific build), WAV recording, BGB audio recording and frame dumper, which can be combined into a video https://code.google.com/archive/p/vba-rerecording

Good, but outdated, buggy:

Debut (Dazzle DVC-100); paid, but for streaming old consoles, etc.
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Pokémon Discussion / Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal in South America
« on: January 08, 2020, 10:49:28 am »
According to GameFAQs (which I have a feeling wasn't there before), a company called Gradiente released a South American version of Pokémon Gold in 2001. They also released Silver, Crystal according to an auction image I found.



Does anyone know anymore details about these? Thanks.

Edit: Apparently this was released in Brazil. Like the UK versions (which are as far as I'm aware the same as US) I wonder if it's the same as one of the previous ROMs, but makes me wonder if there is a chance it could be in Portuguese making it unique?
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Pokémon Discussion / Japanese Pokémon Gen I's event flags
« on: January 05, 2020, 02:53:52 pm »
For reference; if you have a save file with beaten Trainers etc., you can use this resource to reenable them. If you need any help I can offer it. http://psense.lib.net/Analysis/RGB/poke/event.html This is from a very old site and has been documented for a long time, but the site faded into obscurity.
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Originally on a general Nintendo gaming related forum, reposting this for GCLF:

Inspired by Nester, here are errors in games that have later been reconsidered as tricks or features. Which others can we think of?

1. (from Nester): The Wonder Boy in Monster Land game had an exploit where shaking the joystick back and forth could result in more money. The Sega Ages re-release adds a button to do it for you.

2i. and the EN, FR, DE, IT exclusive left-facing shore tile glitch, which allows you to fight Pokémon from the wild grass Pokémon buffer, which will either be the previous data or can be overwritten with three tricks; watching old man's demonstration (player's name determines Pokémon), Link Cable trading (opponent's name and unknown things determine Pokémon), in-game NPC (always includes MissingNo.) trading albeit with different effects. An application of this was referred to as the fight Safari Zone Pokémon "trick".

2ii. The "MissingNo." placeholder Pokémon, manifesting with glitch data (MissingNo.'s sprite and some of its data is really from unrelated program code; just like opening a JPG file in Notepad). The MissingNo. are actually 39 different Pokémon, but 9 have special cries, and 3 use the Kabutops Fossil, Aerodactyl Fossil and Ghost sprites. In the Japanese version, the Ghost sprite MissingNo. is not named "MissingNo." but "ghost" (not "yurei").

(^ Note; very likely Nintendo of Japan knew about it too, with the Select button glitches in Japanese Red/Green/Blue being viable means to find it)

3. The exploit to continuously jump off a Koopa shell in Super Mario Bros. was considered as a trick.

4. This one might not have had Namco's consent to reference. The 2010 Google Doodle featured a Pac-Man game. If you are to proceed to Level 256, you get to see a spoof of the split-screen glitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtM8pwL80o

5. World 9, originally a glitch world Super Mario Bros. with 9-1 as an overworld world set underwater. Apparently Nintendo were so surprised regarding reverse engineering of Super Mario Bros. and their glitch levels (of which one method was to exploit a Tennis Game Pak exploit to access any level), that World 9 was inspired by them. Out of Japan, players would also discover World -1 (actually World 36-1).[/font]

[img alt=" " src="https://legendsoflocalization.com/media/super-mario-bros/misc/miyamoto.jpg" style="max-width:100%;"]


Source:
https://legendsoflocalization.com/super-mario-bros/misc/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N62QPlIX_PQ


[font color="purple"]6. Wavedashing (Super Smash Bros. Melee). Smash Wiki considers it as an exploit, not a glitch. I heard (but not sure of the details) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would bring something similar to it back.

By extension, Nintendo have officially acknowledged glitches, sometimes with patch notes. The Minus World (Super Paper Mario) it is believed and "I am error" text was mentioned in Super Paper Mario.

Some vague memory I have also is that either Game Freak/Nintendo like people to find "weird" elements of their games according to a certain interview I forgot. ✿
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From a YouTube video of a popular PokeTuber (close to Pimpnite). Later analysed partly on ProjectPokemon.

https://projectpokemon.org/home/forums/topic/43363-cloning-glitch-using-poketransporter-presently-not-patched/


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    Atlamillia Wielder KrimZen
@LadyKrimZen
1h
CC: @Torchickens The current PokeBank Glitch to mass clone and screw with Box 1 still remains unpatched as expected. Cloned another 30 Dittos with it. So 30 in Transport Box and 30 still in Box 5 (but tricked into thinking Box 1 had them - causing underflow integers as well) pic.twitter.com/b5RJmQR78C
View photo ·       
    
Evie (イーヴ) ✿ 🏳️‍🌈 (Torchickens/Chickasaurus)
@Torchickens
Replying to @LadyKrimZen @crystal_rby
Thank you for checking it! ^^ Awesomeness. I don't know sorry [LadyKrimZen asked would appreciate if anyone from here knows overall how it works] but will ask around on GCLF. If I remember box 1 SRAM and other boxes are different SRAM banks(?) and there is a related Hall of Fame SRAM glitch that only works with moving box Pokemon not in box 1. @crystal_rby
8:50 AM - 29 Nov 2019

Thoughts? Any idea why this happens?
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Generation I Glitch Discussion / How far can 0x0 sprite dimensions corrupt?
« on: November 02, 2019, 12:16:26 pm »
Glitch Pokémon's 0 dimension sprite dimensions (height/width) can cause a buffer overflow while decompressing the SRAM, into RAM. Up to where in RAM can this corrupt? We know Yellow MissingNo. corrupts C0EF/C0F0. Other than C109 (facing direction which allows for ACE), are there any other corruptible locations to do something useful to exploit?
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Wiki Discussion / Direction
« on: October 30, 2019, 07:04:23 am »
A poll in regards to wiki organisation. Please express what you want  :). Thanks for your time.
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Writing / Thoughts of the day/week/whenever
« on: October 10, 2019, 04:19:54 pm »
"A small wheel steers a giant ship"

Small changes mean a lot and they don't necessarily have to be viewed from a borderline quantum-mysticism perspective.
In this example, it is someone's thought that invokes the desire to turn the ship (beforehand the people's desire to make it) and thus get to the other side. Without the mind (a debatable quantum phenomena) none of this would be possible.

Another example is simply giving thanks, or saying hello to someone. Life is surprising and you may make good friends with that person in ways you never imagined.
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Generation II Glitch Discussion / Idea based on Battle Tower SRAM glitch
« on: September 29, 2019, 05:15:30 pm »
I wonder if when doing the Battle Tower SRAM glitch or maybe a general incomplete save through the save option you can carry forward certain old Mobile GB Adapter data stored in SRAM?

This comes to mind. Though since stored Pokémon in the PC are carried forward you arguably don't need to get a Celebi from the proto-GTS.
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General Discussion / Coin names for obscure feelings
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:49:22 pm »
After I read about it these on a website, they have fascinated me at this point. I gather this might be a fun exercise to get to know each other in the community better. :) I get a ton of them I'm happy to share. Am a little tired but may have more fresh ideas tomorrow.

Below are some obscure feeling names that are real but rarely used (though I believe I may have heard sonder in writing once).

Quote from: https://lite987.com/weird-emotion-names/

"1 - Sonder
Sonder is that feeling when you realize that everyone you see, everyone who passes you by has their own complex life. Their life has the same kind of feelings as yours does - with heartache and happiness, and routines, family, and everything else that happens in life. Every person out there has their own filled life - just like you.

2 - Zenosyne
Zenosyne is when you feel that time keeps going by faster and faster. When you were younger 10 minutes was an eternity! Now, a whole year goes by and it feels like it only lasted seconds. This video has a really great way of explaining it.

Zenosyne: The Sense That Time Keeps Going Faster

3 - Chrysalism
This is one of the ones I mentioned earlier. Chrysalism is that relaxed, calm feeling you have when you're inside and it's storming outside. I never knew there was an actual word for it until today!

4 - Monachopsis
Now this is one we can all relate to at one point or another, in our lives. Monachopsis is that weird feeling that you're out of place. It's a small feeling, but somehow persistent.

5 - Lachesism
Lachesism is a pretty unique one, and every time I think about it - it reminds me of the movie 'Fight Club.' According to The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, Lachesism is:

the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

6 - Rubatosis
This is another one I mentioned earlier. Rubatosis is that hard-to-explain, unsettling feeling you get when you actually start noticing your own heart, and its own beats. It freaks me out Every. Single. Time.

7 - Klexos
Klexos is the art of dwelling on the past - and it really is art if you think about. Recalling a memory now, then recalling that same memory five years from now can have a different effect on you (even though the memory is the same). This video explains it really well (and really creatively, I might add).

Klexos: The Art of Dwelling on the Past

8 - Jouska
This is definitely something I've done a million times, and I know you have too! Jouska is when you play a conversation over and over in your head, but it never happened. It's a hypothetical conversation - like you asking your boss for a raise, and you keep playing it out, or a fight with a friend (and you're thinking, 'I should have said that').

9 - Liberosis
Liberosis is that feeling, that desire to care less about things.

10 - Kuebiko
This is an exhausted feeling - both physically and mentally. It happens after acts of violence takes place - like your mind and body just can't handle all the negativity. You can feel this way even if you're not closely linked to the violence (like seeing things on the news or online)."

1. Frembluence (as opposed to aloneness in solitude) : A soft gentle feeling with a sense of eloquence. Often when you're with family, friends, just listening to music enjoying the moment. Togetherness is a fundamental part of it. It may have a sense of timeless. In another sense like being stroked by a feather.

2. Devotamason: You feel a mild sense of concern but psychologically this is masked away. In the middle is apathy. On the other side is patience and a sense of meaning. Examples: Long plane rides, all-night marathons/research/browsing. Devotamason may be uncommon without fear before it (but only once or twice, until you are used to doing what will cause the devotamason)). Another more intense form is; you are willing to go skydiving or do a swimming technique that's difficult for you - you get this feeling, but when the action is taken it is transmuted.

3. Antighaon: You momentarily imagine, spontaneously, you are role-playing someone else, but later realise it's not real. Example: subconsciously: "I remember in Shrek when he splashes in the swamp at the beginning">so you emotionally role-play Shrek in your head for a split second (feel bold/don't care whether people might think you're rude/etc.) Often it has to be with some related form of qualia (picturing an interesting character in your head, imagining a quote etc.).

4. Thevol ("The vanity of life"): When we are full of energy, perhaps deep/important/matters of awe do not appeal to us. Thevol is a strong emotion similar to awe but is longer lasting with an admiration for the arts - and as such: the dark and depressing songs are the most powerful, not necessarily because they are painful but also because they give us admiration. It's a division of suffering (very likely) one of the most painful feelings we all face upon death, but a less intense form if you have ever had a panic attack you can use music to escape and cause Thevol, sometimes adrenaline for 'hidden ability' (i.e. verbal proficiency or physical ability).

5. Escawe ("Escape awe"): Another type of awe but the positive nature is more apparent. When a stressful situation or limitation is removed, we feel awe maybe because we find what we wanted, or because the stressful situation or limit in comparison feels tiny now, and invokes forgetting.

6. Esstraying: You suddenly feel, some moments ago you were on the right train of thought/wavelength, but it later goes away, and your confidence disappears. Example: You are doing a public speech, you get everything right. Suddenly you forget one little thing. Your emotions suddenly change, and there is a measure of esstraying (that you are not the cognition you wanted).

7. On de ja vu: Sometimes there is a unique essence (perception) to a feeling that only makes sense when you remember something. If it is common on a variety of occasions, we may have words for them too. But otherwise we just forget them. This fascinates me because it may be directly linked to cognition and memory. Example: You forget the feelings associated with a game you haven't played in years, you play it again and feel nostalgia. But put nostalgia under a microscope and you may experience many other feelings. However what causes these feelings to replicate in places outside of the game? Maybe say, the "falcon punch" theme in the F-Zero anime, for me it kind of has a silly 'corned beef' like aesthetic with a mix of The Flintstones with a down-to-earth positive "this is funny and cool" feeling (yeah I'm weird OK owo...). The mind then gathers things that seem similar to Captain Falcon and the feelings replicate (not sure if I can think of an example here. However, Kirby/Yoshi may feel similar archetypes).

Now what's fascinating about the mind, is that the feelings invoked by one example can transmute unexpectedly; and suddenly you forget the other, because you can't have more than one frame of consciousness? (Maybe by extension the psychology of forgetting) For example, your head says "gosh I love this song" with a distinct aesthetic. But (an inevitable condition I guess), as time passes you like it but with a different aesthetic. Strictly these aesthetics due to differing conditions may change in extremely small scales of time ranging from less than a second, after the music loops, or simply 'until we get bored of it' etc. A broader example in terms of time is simply: if we're in a sad mood depending on the conditions, something that made us happy isn't quite effective. And more primally, the transitions between positive and negative emotions.
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Art / Metaphysics ideas
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:05:17 am »
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Thinking back to the 'good old days'. Feel personally platformers like Sonic, Mario felt innovative in a way that doesn't quite measure today. (though this said Mania feels close to the originals)

Vote your favourite Sonic game here. :)
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Use either a Brock Through Walls or Pewter Museum guy glitch. These are caused by talking to the Pewter Gym or Pewter Museum guys from the wrong coordinates, as known. If their path data causes corruption of CD2D/CD2E this means the equivalent of the last Special stat/Level was corrupted!

Therefore, after following a normal path directly after to re-enable your Trainer escape glitch, flashing the Start menu and returning to the route you escaped from, you can get unexpected Pokémon and Trainers (not limited to Levels 1-7, or rosters 1-7) that depend on the method you used (coordinates, path pointer following the coordinates in the data).

Note this doesn't affect all bad paths, but an extremely large number of them. You can also use TheZZAZZGlitch's item 3/item 4 dependent method with a custom item 4 (his recent video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkKatd72PiQ ). If your item 4 points to RAM, you can encounter almost any glitch Pokémon or glitch Trainer you want, in theory.

You can also theoretically do this with 'bad Oak paths', as I noticed CD2D was corrupted with one but I haven't confirmed if you can escape them yet.
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Generation I Glitch Discussion / Brock Through Walls addendums
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:58:54 pm »
As documented, Brock Through Walls will read your coordinates (if they align at xxx2, xxx6, xxxA, or xxxE) before reading the little endian script pointer that follows. But what exactly is this script pointer?

An answer to this can be found here:

https://github.com/pret/pokered/blob/6ba3765c5932996f5da6417ae703794ff10bb1cb/engine/overworld/pewter_guys.asm

Before the Pewter Gym guy (or Pewter Museum guy! hence the Yellow walk through walls glitch with him and TheZZAZZGlitch's recent finds) can walk their main paths, they must perform a smaller path based on the player's coordinates so that both the player and the NPC are guided correctly.

The actions in the scripts are based on a string of bytes terminated by 0xFF, such as:

.one
   db D_LEFT, D_DOWN, D_DOWN, D_RIGHT, $ff
.two
   db D_LEFT, D_DOWN, D_RIGHT, D_LEFT, $ff
.three
   db D_LEFT, D_LEFT, D_LEFT, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $ff
.four
   db D_LEFT, D_LEFT, D_UP, D_LEFT, $ff
.five
   db D_LEFT, D_DOWN, D_LEFT, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $00, $ff

The actions seem to occur in reverse order. Hence, preliminary path one (facing Gym guide from left) is actually Right>Down>Down>Left.

As for the main paths, they appear to be stored in a special format so that Game Freak didn't have to write the same direction multiple times;

An example from; https://github.com/pret/pokered/blob/725b86ebbec23bd1f53fd60bf0201c904fee951d/engine/overworld/npc_movement.asm

RLEList_PewterMuseumGuy:

   db NPC_MOVEMENT_UP, $06
   db NPC_MOVEMENT_LEFT, $0D
   db NPC_MOVEMENT_UP, $03
   db NPC_MOVEMENT_LEFT, $01
   db $FF

; So the direction is defined, followed by a byte indicating how many times it must be taken.

When you follow the path, the directions are stored at a buffer from CCD3 (however directions are stored backwards; with the last at CCD3 or CCD4). It seems (??) this works with CD38 to determine which direction from the buffer to choose, which is decremented afterwards until CD38 is 0, and if you use a memory editor to change the CCD3 buffer while moving, you can temporarily create custom paths. However, it would seem because CD38 is one byte; paths can only be a maximum of one byte.

So it seems the Brock Through Walls paths (at least with the main non ACE method) are not a main glitch script pointer, but a glitch preliminary script pointer.

When the mass corruption occurs (including hold B for walk through walls), it is also because the CCD3 size is too large.

I tried creating an Oak Through Walls, but it appears he may work differently. I tried setting D5F0 (D5F1's Yellow equivalent) to 1 to enable the "Hey! Wait! Don't go out!" message (which is possible with expanded PC items) when entering Pallet Town, and I changed D35D (map) to 0x00 on Pewter City (which uses the same bank as Pallet Town so is safe even if you don't change D36D-E) on the same coordinates used for Brock Through Walls, then used 9F to load Pallet Town with those coordinates.

Surprisingly, after a while the Start menu opened like in Brock Through Walls. Sadly, possibly only the x-coordinate is checked here, and I couldn't find any walk through walls stuff. But x-coordinate 0x77 enabled me to fight a wild MissingNo. (like hooked Dragonite). It froze the game so I couldn't tell whether it was hooked or if you could fight it.

Additionally, in corrupting CD2D/CD2E with Brock Through Walls, we can get Pokémon normally unavailable with the Trainer escape glitch. https://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=8872.0
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Using this method, you can perform arbitrary code execution with wrong pocket TM49 (gift from Bugsy). You don't need a bootstrap Pokémon for this method as it runs PC items directly. It requires a Bellsprout and clearing the whole game without saving with the save cleared with Up+Select+B.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSavUyFC_Y

The following code from PC item 5 will let you warp to the Safari Zone gate for instance once you use TM49 from the wrong pocket:

 
X Accuracy x1
TM27 x1 (Return, Goldenrod Department Store gift)
Ultra Ball x2
Great Ball x45
Great Ball x45
Great Ball x45
Great Ball x45
Full Restore x3
Energypowder x4
Focus Band x1 (Saffron City Fighting Dojo)
Ultra Ball x2
Great Ball x44
Super Potion x80
Ultra Ball x4
Heal Powder x4
Leaf Stone x1 (Sea Cottage (from Bill's grandfather) or possibly Mystery Gift)
Ultra Ball x2
TM10 x(any) (Get from Lake of Rage or buy from Celadon Department Store)

I'm going to try and make a code to fill the Pokédex and a wild Pokémon mod, given that in VC Korean Gold/Silver it seems to be normally impossible. Watch this space :).
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