Author: Kip

Happy 20th Birthday Pokémon Brown!

A few days ago, Pokémon Brown turned 20 years old.

To celebrate, here is, for the first time, some video from the upcoming update!

Here you’ll see all-new features, such as an EXP bar, gender indicators, refreshed battle UI, new sprites and even more.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Pokémon Brown turns 20

Today, 20 years ago, I was in high school and released the very first version of Pokémon Brown. The first version was a mess in retrospect, built with a small map editor, “Tile Layer Pro” and a hex editor. but it broke grounds being the first finished “New Region” hack.

I could’ve never envisioned what ROM Hacking would’ve grown to 20 years later, the idea of modding games has grown so much, resulting in incredible passion projects. My contributions and the combined efforts of various talent since helped ROM hacks excel.

I encourage everyone to keep pushing forward, prove that your ideas are possible and continue to inspire the next generation, because the best is yet to come from ROM Hacks. I’m also still making stuff (the cartoon and a small game) and hope you like them when they’re out.

Originally posted to Koolboyman’s Twitter. Original URL. Archive link.

Happy 7th birthday Prism

Where am I?

Seems we took a wrong turn somewhere…

Release: Pokémon Pinball Generations 1.5

Some small bug fixes, including the following:

Fix bug where water stone and leaf stone graphics were buggy in the top-half of all boards

Get the game here.

The current version is 1.5.

PSA: Pokémon Prism on Analogue Pocket

Hi everyone.

We’ve been getting an increasing number of bug reports regarding this issue and thought it a good idea to put this message out.

Players of Pokémon Prism on Analogue Pocket have been reporting save corruption issues. We have investigated and found the problem is with the Pocket itself, as software emulators and official hardware are unaffected. This issue can cause irreversible data loss and damage up to and including the loss of all Pokémon in your PC Box. This corruption remains even if you use the game pak on another console or boot it up in an emulator.

We would therefore advise players on Analogue Pocket to back up their save files immediately or, if playing on carts that cannot be backed up, stop using the console until Analogue issues an update to fix this bug. Official, non-Japanese Pokémon games do not appear to be affected, however, this may affect other Pokémon game mods like Prism.

Analogue should be able to fix this issue with an update to the console. We’ll let you guys know when or if that happens and when it is safe to play Prism on the console again. Hopefully soon.

Update (6 Dec): So far, we have only seen the issue affect cartridges. Methods like Everdrive, EZ-FLASH Junior and openFGPA so far do not be affected. However, we do still recommend backing up your save files frequently while using the console, as other issues may occur. An update to the Pocket is due soon – we will be testing this thoroughly and will report back. Please continue to report issues to us using our bug report form.

Release: Pokémon Pinball Generations 1.3

EDIT: This version is now out of date! You can find the latest version of Pinball Generations by clicking here.

Another bug fix release for Pokémon Pinball Generations, including fixes for Scyther, rare Pokémon not showing and breeding on Red/Blue tables.

Grab it here!

The current version is 1.3.

We’re working on some larger updates too!

Release: Pokémon Pinball Generations 1.1

EDIT: this version is now out of date! You can find the latest version of Pinball Generations by clicking here

A small update has been issued for Pokémon Pinball Generations, addressing an issue where Kingdra was unobtainable.

You can get the game right here: https://rainbowdevs.com/title/pinball/

Or find it on PokéCommunity here: https://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=417346

RainbowDevs is now on Bluesky

With Twitter/X making paywall noises, we thought it a good idea to seek an alternative just in case so you can keep up to date with our work.

Check us out here: https://bsky.app/profile/rainbowdevs.com

As a reminder we are also on these Twitter alternatives:

We’ll continue to post on Twitter/X as long as we’re able to.

Meet the Pokémon Brown protagonists!

Our trainers have had a glow up! In the upcoming update to Pokémon Brown, we have a newly redesigned Brown based on his appearance in Pokémon Prism, and a new playable character Beige!

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