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Site Announcements / What do you think about organization here?
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:08:34 pm »
Thanks to sustained interest in the field from various parties over time, this wiki has never stopped growing. However, on a higher level, there's a consensus that the way the pages are organized is still on the wrong side of history, in addition to other site-wide elements. Is there too much of a mix of technical information, procedural outlines, and the cool results that all originally brought us here, without the three being clearly separated enough? Would new templates aid future edits? What about the current manual of style? Would a TVTropes-inspired system make the wealth of pages easier to navigate?

Collectively, we don't know, other than that we could do with something along those lines. Any visitor is free to suggest what that might be.

An excellent discussion was opened here on this subject. If you have anything to say or are curious what proposals have been made, come check it out!
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Pokémon Discussion / PSR Marathon 2019
« on: August 24, 2019, 02:17:32 am »


This is more than a bit late (hopefully it was linked on Discord), but thought I'd mention to those interested here that the PSR 2019 Marathon is currently under way. Seeing Colosseum and that new glitched Yellow route was great, and while Gaia isn't my favorite Gen 3 hack, it's the right move to give quality fanworks like that and Uranium (airing at the end of today!) the attention they deserve.

Here's the schedule. Highlights for me today if I can make it to them are probably the four-way Red glitchless race between four new names in the scene (another good move), TCG 1, and Uranium. wartab is running Alpha Sapphire currently. Sunday has a (presumably updated?) TAS of Blue from TIKevin83. Whatever your highlights would be, they're probably in there somewhere.
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Site Announcements / Emulation of Crystal's Mobile Adapter
« on: August 17, 2019, 04:37:31 pm »
Of special interest to those interested in game preservation should be the REON Dev Team's successful trade conducted using an online protocol and a software implementation of the Mobile Adapter, most famous for its use in the Japan-only version of Crystal.

As their recent tweet (complete with video footage) reads:

"For the first time in 17 years and 8 months, a trade was done with Pocket Monsters Crystal using the GTS precursor at the PCC. A shiny Gyarados was traded for a Meganium."

Additionally, hardware that would allow for online trades to be conducted in this manner is in progress. On their Discord, you can find other material such as scans and screenshots, and even talk of "DLC content" that was distributed long ago for use with the phone adapter.

Worth reading too if you're interested in the details on what made this possible is Háčky's super in-depth research on how the adapter communicates with the GBC.
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  • I realized I'm able to do this now, so...
  • Let's celebrate 200,000 posts in style today!
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See the title. As far as I know it still isn't on the wiki.
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Wiki Discussion / Wikifang on licensing
« on: July 02, 2019, 03:05:10 pm »
Look at any image uploaded, and you'll see the following:

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The uploader is not required to submit a fair use rationale accompanying this image; the use of the image on this wiki already constitutes as fair use.

This should help clear up some uncertainty over licensing.
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Wiki Discussion / Patrolled vs. Reviewed
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:09:01 pm »
Can anyone more familiar with MediaWiki (or our fork) give me a quick rundown on the difference? Generally, I mark an edit as patrolled if it looks acceptable, but don't hit "Accept revision" unless a reliable source has already confirmed it and it should have been on the site already.
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Forum Discussion / The 50 post requirement for Forum Games
« on: May 28, 2019, 03:27:00 pm »
I think we should remove it. Thinking back to when it was instated in 2009, this was a very different place, with many more active members, a much more exclusivist attitude toward those that didn't seem to be as interested, and enough active threads that reaching 50 vaguely meaningful posts was nothing close to the hurdle it is now. In addition, the fact that someone could just go on that section and get to know other members and see that we're not "all business" makes it seem more ideal for newbies, not less. It might even be part of why so many stick to the Discord.

Not putting a poll, because there's no reason not to just state your opinion and whatever you want to add to a "yes" or "no".
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Tech Help / How to play GBA in side-by-side view on Android?
« on: May 26, 2019, 05:55:23 pm »
I'm looking for an emulator on Android that can run GBA games (preferably other systems too, but primarily GBA for now,) but show the screen like this, with the exact same image on both sides (without the stretching, obviously.) I came up surprisingly dry when trying to find one. Maybe I didn't know what to search for. Anyone here have experience with this?
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Project "Gotta Document 'Em All" / ItemDex name bytes
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:26:17 pm »
This was posted a few days ago by luckytyphlosion. It has been incorporated into the Red and Blue ItemDex.
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Forum Announcements / Ban list
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:22:39 pm »
Apparently, the affixation of the Banned usergroup doesn't correspond to a member being added to the ban list itself anymore. That, or they were always two separate lists. Anyway, if you want to know who's on it, just ask. In the case of a handful of bots, the accounts were deleted.
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Pokémon Discussion / MOVED: Anatomy of an e-Reader Mystery Event
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:19:56 am »
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