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1  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Global Domain Bans (and a gentle reminder) on: 19, August, 2020, 06:59:07 PM
Hey, small update:

We've been having issues with bots on and off. Usually, when we start getting a wave of them, I'll wind up nuking a domain if it looks like a number of them are coming from the same source and they all share a provider. Our most recent wave was based in Thailand, yet that's not the only country that may currently be impacted by a global ban.

If you are affected by a global domain ban and would like to register or log in, then you can still hit us up over Discord so that we can whitelist you for access. Bans on the forum are mutually exclusive with bans on the Discord, and we're only willing to ban users on both at the same time for exceptional circumstances. As such, you won't be banned on the Discord if you got caught in this one.


Also, I know that none of you are silly enough to intentionally click on URLs and hyperlinks in bot posts, but as always please exercise caution; misclicks can happen and we have no idea what could be lurking on these sites. 
2  Golden Sun Resources / GSMagic: The New Editor / Re: Where do I get GSMagic? on: 31, May, 2020, 06:57:15 AM
Hey there!

I'm not sure where the most recent download is these days, but you can find a version from 2019 right here.

Let us know if you have any questions. :p
3  The Community / Introductions / Re: Hey everybody! I'm new! on: 22, April, 2020, 07:37:16 PM
Hey there, welcome to the forum! Let us know if you have any questions, although I'll second Misery's statement about the Discord server being more active these days.
4  Golden Sun Resources / The Classic GS Editor / Re: Editor Questions I think on: 22, April, 2020, 07:36:20 PM
If you have even one empty class slot, then you could also use gsmagic to copy+paste classes.

As for the editor version (in response to you saying 0.5), you could try this version here. This is the last known working version of the classic editor before it died, and is especially important given what Misery said about effect stuff.

`Every number corresponds to the effect with that number, you can view these with the editor when selecting additional effects for abilities. You might notice there are a lot of similar ones, particularly for stat debuffs (-12.5% and -25% are different effects)`
5  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: HELP!!! on: 31, March, 2020, 07:19:59 PM
Hey there, welcome!

For .ips files, you will need a program that can use them. I personally use Lunar IPS (LIPS) most of the time, but there are other tools like IPSelect that are good too.

Feel free to ask more questions as you have them! If we take too long to get back to you then you can try the Discord for faster assistance.
6  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Re: Name Changing... on: 21, March, 2020, 04:23:48 AM
Lol, well we'll wait and see what comes of it. Worst case scenario, we'll simply remove it again; however, I trust that people won't abuse it.

Edit: Added a small disclaimer to the rules page to not impersonate staff (in bad faith). We'll play it by ear if people want to pretend to be each other, since anyone abusing that to cause harm will be caught by the Respect rule anyway.
7  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Re: Name Changing... on: 19, March, 2020, 05:54:45 PM
Hey, so; just a reminder, please don't impersonate anyone. I know that Teawater was doing it to highlight that possibility, but I don't want there to be problems in the future and will be fine with reverting this change if any arise.
8  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Name Changing... on: 19, March, 2020, 12:24:10 AM
You should be able to do it yourselves now. Check your profile settings; I have admin privileges and am on mobile so I don't feel like verifying where it is myself.


I also tweaked the standard time/date format. It is now DD/MM/YYYY, given that our userbase is more international these days and the MM/DD/YYYY isn't super prevalent in most of the world. Most people who are used to the latter should pick up on it pretty quickly at least.
9  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun: The Lost Age / Item Drop Choice on: 10, March, 2020, 02:29:03 PM
Hey; this is just a small note.

In GS1, when you get an item drop in battle and have a full inventory, you have the choice to throw away the item you got or throw away a different item and replace it with your new one. If you earn multiple items in battle, it will repeat this sequence for each item. Unfortunately, this can result in a potential game-crashing bug if you try to give yourself 31 of a stackable item (and everyone has a full stack of that item).

In GS2, the code is skipped and you auto-toss your first item drop. This was likely changed because of that bug. However, this is what happens if you get more than one item drop with a full inventory:

Spoiler for Hidden:

It will loop the code and let you choose for your remaining item drops. See, they either cut or skipped the initial item check when tweaking the code, but kept most of it intact so it can still loop for additional items. I have not tested to see if the same game-crashing bug still exists in GS2, and given other things going on right now it may take me a while to do so.


So... yeah! Now I can remove another pin in the Discord server.
10  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: AI Overhaul - Progress on: 06, March, 2020, 06:19:19 AM
Oh, right this topic exists.

Hey everyone, v1.4.1 of the AI Demo is in the Downloads section. This demo only covers the official release of v0.5.2 of the AI Overhaul... which I haven't put on the forum because the project itself is still in active development, and I don't want to make things confusing if we have multiple versions of the AI Overhaul floating around down the road (as is the case with the three or so Editor v0.5 versions floating around). I shared it in the Discord server a while back, and can share it again if someone wants to take a look at that. It will likely stay out of the Downloads section until it is completed and has been thoroughly tested for bugs.

There have also been a couple small developments since I made the demo. Some are pictured below, others are not:




Edit: Oh, right I forgot to finish this post. My next goals are as follows:
- Finish reforming how status battle sprites are assigned, allowing for more status sprites for fewer slots. We could technically combine them all into one or two IDs at this point, but I don't feel like it.
- Finish implementing/designing some of the new effects that I have been adding; Reflect needs some new visuals, for example, and I want to add default sprites for Charm & Confuse. Among others.
- Begin researching Djinni reforms. I have big plans here but it could take a while.
- And more.


So uh, yeah. I hope people enjoy the demo!
11  The Community / Introductions / Re: Heya! on: 03, March, 2020, 06:52:06 AM
Hey there, welcome to the GSHC!

We're always happy to teach, though I'll be up front that there is more activity on the Discord server these days. On a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being low and 10 being high), how knowledgeable about this stuff do you think you are?

Hope to hear more from you soon!
12  The Community / Introductions / Re: Hello I'm japanese. on: 14, February, 2020, 05:46:52 PM
Hey there, welcome to the forum!

We hope you've been enjoying it here.
13  The Community / Introductions / Re: Hello! on: 14, February, 2020, 05:46:11 PM
Hey there, welcome to the forum!

Nice work with the rips! Teawater has been working on gsmagic, which is the current WIP editor; it has little overlap with the original editor but it has stuff like map editing and the like. He'd be the one you want to chat with about doing editor work.

Also, let us know if you need any assistance (i.e. links to the documentation and such). We're fairly active on the Discord server if you wanna pop over at some point, so if we don't respond quickly on here then that is where you can find us.

14  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: Air Force on: 08, January, 2020, 05:51:19 AM
I just want to throw in a small word, but like.

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There are no "good guys" or "bad guys" here, you're going to be used as a pawn for war and get killed.

This part needs emphasis. And really, in the modern era, much of the world sees the USA as the bad guys because they often are. That's not going to be much different with this pending war with Iran, and when the dust settles in a decade the US will simply pick a new target (or three or seven) and try again. This is actually a part of why so many American tourists pose as Canadian when they go abroad; I've lost count of the number of times people have told me about how differently they are treated by others abroad when it is understood they are not American. I'm not even talking about countries like Iraq or whatever, since even people in generally safe-for-yanks countries like France or Scotland will do that.

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(not saying I will, but it has been a what if thought in the back of my head, at least...)

Out of curiosity, what put the thought back there? Because my take is that, knowing some of your skills and capabilities firsthand, you could easily put your skills to far greater use elsewhere and in an environment where you (as in, who you are and what you specifically can do) will be better appreciated.


15  Golden Sun Games / Golden Sun: Dark Dawn / Re: Does this look familiar? (press release room) on: 04, November, 2019, 04:44:55 PM
Oh yeah, I completely forgot to update this at some point.



The Matty in that bottom screenshot is still present in the game's files, along with a whole slew of other variants.



... Is it me, or does it almost look like he's T-posing in the original screenshot?
16  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: what is EPA? I don't get it. on: 04, November, 2019, 04:37:27 PM
I'd just call it a physical attack and then specify which element it aligns with. That way it can include Wild Wolf & Orc, and can be differentiated from standard attacks by just calling them standard attacks.
17  The Community / Open Discussion / Re: what is EPA? I don't get it. on: 02, November, 2019, 10:05:46 PM
Fox answered your question, but Ragnarok, Astral Blast, Planetary, and Diamond Berg are all examples of EPAs.

The term is kinda dumb but we didn't invent it.
18  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Forum Rules and Guidelines on: 24, October, 2019, 03:45:14 PM
Preface:

Hey. So, I’m like a quasi-admin now and Kain and I have been discussing how to improve the forums a bit; now we’re refining the rules so they aren’t so cluttered and forgettable.

A brief note before we begin: The original editor (“GS:TLA Editor”) is open source, but effectively dead; neither Kain or I are involved in its development. Hacking discussion is always welcome, especially if it involves the editor, but discussions tend to be more lively on the Discord server.

The rules apply to every part of the forum, including the chatbox, PM system, and profiles.

These rules do NOT apply to the Discord server, even if there is some overlap; the rules for server are posted there!


Golden Rule I. Criminality, or: Please avoid doing hot crimes.

Commercial Software includes ROMs, ISOs, computer games, programs, or anything that is sold for profit. This includes posting links to, or names of websites that provide it. It's illegal unless it's a homebrew, so don't do it. If you would like to distribute a ROM hack, distribute it in a patch file, such as an IPS or UPS.

As a minor note, please understand that this website involves the hobby of hacking ROM/ISO video game images and nothing else. We do not condone the practice of malicious hacking and we will ban users upon discussing it.

Other illegal stuff is heavily frowned upon and will most likely get you banned and reported to local authorities. We understand jurisdictional differences with this though, so we’ll be lenient under circumstances we deem to be mild.


Golden Rule II. Respect, or: GSHC members are people too.

You don’t have to necessarily like everyone or even anyone, but please don’t trash people or be needlessly mean or cruel. We also don’t tolerate bigotry of any kind, be it racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, or whatever else. Feel free to discuss these matters if you want, but we’ll be able to tell when discussion occurs in good faith and when it doesn’t. Don't harass or bully people for any reason.

Also, fascist ideology has no place here. This community has been really great at understanding that fascism is harmful, but it seems like a growing number of people don’t get that and I wanted to clear the air before it becomes an issue.


Golden Rule III. PORN, or: Some of us have jobs you know.

I feel like this one is self-explanatory. Unless it’s artwork you have personally produced or you are involved in the creation or production process in some way, please don’t post it. Even then, no outright pornography. "Tasteful" nudity is fine though, just put it in spoiler tags.

American norms on nudity are used to gauge whether something is acceptable to post or if it needs spoiler tags; no uncensored nipples (male or female), buttholes, or genitals please. This is due to the large number of Americans around. Lastly, nothing involving children, “cubs”, “lolis”, or whatever other term you want to use to describe youths please. At all. Not even in spoiler tags.



Guidelines I. Your Posts: How to fit in and have fun.

1. No alternative accounts. Please find some way of contacting one of us if you need to have the account reset or renamed; alternate accounts will be deleted.

2. Please try to avoid spam and post splitting. Don't just post for the sake of boosting your post count. You are also heavily encouraged to edit your own posts if you think of more to say, and should only make a new post after a response or after an extended period of time.

3. Try to keep your posts clean. Keep sex, drugs, swearing, ect. to a minimum. This applies to avatars and signatures as well. No outright pornography, and any whiff of illegal stuff will get you banned and reported to your local authorities.

4. Try to remember that us less fortunate members may have crappy internet connections and posting a ton of pictures, unless completely necessary, will not be tolerated.

5. Advertising of outside websites and forums is allowed in signatures, and when it contributes to an on-going discussion; please refrain from advertising in other contexts.

6. Please try to type in legible English, unless a specific topic is designated as a zone for other languages or ways of writing.

7. Do not harass people for betas/updates of any programs or hacks that they may be working on.


Guidelines II. Your Profile: How to doll yourself up in a reasonable manner.

1. No images featured on your profile (mainly Avatars and Signatures) may be a) obscene, b) threatening to other members or c) contain anything else that other members would not like to view publicly. Also, videos are not allowed in signatures. Spoilers are allowed but cannot contain anything that infringes upon any of the other signature rules.

2. Avatars are scaled to 200x200 pixels if uploaded. If linked, they MUST be less than 200x200 pixels or else they will be removed.

3. Total image size in signatures may not exceed 500x250 pixels. Images are allowed to be scaled using BBC.

4. Do not abuse BBC in profile fields. Some profile fields allow for BBC to be used, such as biography. Do not abuse BBC in these fields. A few side notes:
            
5. Videos are not allowed in your profile and can only be added by an administrator through the coin system.

6. Font size greater than 20pt is not allowed. If bold text, font size cannot be greater than 18pt.

7. Spoilers are not allowed on your profile, unless contained within a signature.



Final Comments: Enforcement

We’ll enforce the rules as necessary. Spambots will be banned regardless, but regular users will be warned and/or disciplined based on the severity, frequency, or nature of infractions.

We heavily encourage people to use any means necessary to report infractions to us, with the exception of the Discord server. However, only Kain or myself can actually enforce the rules. Please don't roleplay as us, whether that involves pretending to be a mod when you are not or if it means setting up your profile to impersonate one of us. We will reprimand anyone who does this in bad faith.
19  Golden Sun Hacking Community / News & Announcements / Small Status Update on: 28, September, 2019, 02:57:52 PM
Hey everyone!

Long story short, Kain gave me GM privileges but I was able to escalate my own privileges for some reason and then he allowed me to grant myself admin powers for a bit to do things.

So I did things.

Board Changes:
- I deleted Calendar Events (I had actually renamed it from "Calandar Events" a few days or so ago);
- I moved all of the posts from Debates and Voting Polls to Open Discussion, and then deleted those two boards;
- I did the same for RP Talk into Forum Games;
- Tech, Gaming, and Entertainment is now a child board to Open Discussion;
- The category "The Editor" is now "Golden Sun Resources," where you can find a new channel just for gsmagic and related discussion (the other two boards were renamed, but currently fulfill their original purpose);
  - Fox/Teawater is presently a moderator of that board, as he made the program and is the one working on it. As a friendly reminder on his behalf, it is open source.
- In "General Hacking," I deleted Storyboard Ideas, made Assets & Discussion, and moved Sound Studio, The Canvas, and Coding there;
- I locked permissions for the Clan Stuff boards and archived them as a child board under Forum Games for those who still want to read them over.


Misc. Forum Changes:
- The Downloads page is slightly better organized, now featuring a category for Dark Dawn stuff and having non-patch files being moved to their respective sections. I will be keeping a close eye on it to move stuff that is misplaced when needed, but I have no intention of "punishing" anyone who gets it wrong so don't fret it so much;
- I also increased the "item per page" totals for the following:
   - Downloads, from 20 per page to 40;
   - Topics (in boards), from 20 per page to 25;
   - Posts (in topics), from 15 to 20.

So if it feels like there are fewer pages than normal in certain topics or areas of the forum, this is why.


What I'd like to do, but either need more time, willpower, or knowledge of how to do the thing:
- Remove the dud badges from the shop (Tinypic thumbnails that are huge). I couldn't find shop settings anywhere;
- Make certain themes a little narrower, as they can be a pain in the butt to read when you have a wide screen like I do (I'd make duplicates and keep the originals around though);
- Better distinguish the Misc. GS Hacking and Project List boards. The way I see it, only one of these needs to have personal projects while the former could be better used for informational posts, guides, and other things like that. I'd have to spend some time scanning the board and moving stuff over though, and I'm not sure I am up to it at the time of me making this post.


This isn't a feedback post, but if you'd like to give feedback and suggestions then you can use the Feedback board as always, PM either myself or Kain, or hit us up on the Discord because I am most likely to see messages and requests on there.
20  Golden Sun Resources / Misc. GS Hacking / Re: Randomizers on: 25, September, 2019, 02:28:31 AM
Hey, just a small heads up that I moved your tools to the Utilities section; should make them easier for future users to find too. :P

Also, nice work! May I suggest implementing an option that changes/randomizes the base class modifiers? For example, to base 5% instead of 10%.
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31, August, 2020, 08:40:32 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Being able to convert IPS files to text files to also supporting commenting, and convert back to IPS after changes.... sounds like a fun strategy? 
27, August, 2020, 10:37:30 PM
Salanewt: Hey, thanks! 
25, August, 2020, 12:59:22 AM
Foreclosure: Yo! Looking forward for this AI OVerhaul patch when it's finished :) :) 
19, August, 2020, 07:00:17 PM
Salanewt: That's awesome! I'm pretty good; been working on an AI Overhaul project and have made some nice progress in the past couple weeks; the goal for tonight is to add Deadbeard to GS2 and then I can move onto something new.
19, August, 2020, 01:14:56 PM
Awec: Ye not bad, just checked back in for updates on GS Reloaded really. Although now I'm looking back through some of my old forum posts, which is fun :D how are you?
19, August, 2020, 01:43:07 AM
Salanewt: It sure is! How have you been?
16, August, 2020, 09:40:57 AM
Awec: Yo nice to see this forum is still going
14, August, 2020, 09:06:44 PM
Salanewt: Hey! How goes it?
01, August, 2020, 01:31:53 PM
KyleRunner: Hello, people!
08, July, 2020, 08:57:11 PM
Salanewt: That awkward feeling when almost a quarter of a year goes by without anyone posting a message in this chatbox.
27, April, 2020, 07:54:10 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: I'm having a thought. So I know Atrius's editor is slow at saving sprites.... So I've been thinking.   I am considering another console program.  This time, for importing and exporting sprites/animations. Image files (for sprites), binary files (for animation data), and maybe binary or text files for Settings. Would certainly be cool if it works out. - Console programs are fun, when you can (at least temporarily) cheat out making a full interface editor for them. =P
25, April, 2020, 10:42:07 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Tried to list those in order of importance, but anyway....
25, April, 2020, 10:37:59 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: GSHC, GS Speedrunning, /r/Golden Sun, GS United Nations, ToK.  Sixth one is border-line I'm not sure.
25, April, 2020, 08:00:21 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: (low as in <100)
25, April, 2020, 08:00:04 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: So while there are quite a few GS Communities out there. There are only up to maybe ~6 Discords worth even the consideration of joining, I think. Most of the rest of them have a fairly low member count. (Of which I can tell?)
14, April, 2020, 10:49:35 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: The Essential Age could be what it stands for?
13, April, 2020, 05:23:32 PM
Misery: Tea editor... that's a cute name for it
01, April, 2020, 02:42:48 AM
JupiterDjinn: Also my browser is sending two o f my messages srry.
01, April, 2020, 02:42:06 AM
JupiterDjinn: Just got the reply. Ok my question is: how can I get the tea editor on Android, because I already have an emulator. But no computer.
31, March, 2020, 07:18:29 PM
Salanewt: Sure thing!
31, March, 2020, 03:38:27 PM
JupiterDjinn: Can I have a question answered?
28, March, 2020, 12:50:13 AM
Salanewt: I want to shrink it down in size later, but yup!
26, March, 2020, 03:24:45 PM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: The news box is back? :D
19, March, 2020, 05:59:16 PM
Salanewt: Nice work hiding the searchbots Atrius!
19, March, 2020, 04:23:34 PM
Salanewt: I was wondering when I said that stuff! May need to work it out with Kain.
19, March, 2020, 07:03:05 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: (The simplest being to not accept char IDs pass 255, I think.)
19, March, 2020, 05:33:15 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Heheh.... I'm just testing. You pretty much gave it away. Hahah. It seems to look fairly convincing, but I'm sure there's an easy solution to preventing it.
19, March, 2020, 05:28:50 AM
Atrius: Whelp, there it goes... Just what I didn't want.  Have fun with that I guess...   
19, March, 2020, 05:20:25 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: So like. Replace the "e" with another "e"? Alright. Gotcha.
19, March, 2020, 05:04:41 AM
Daddy Poi's Oily Gorillas: Good work.

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