Since 1996, the Pokemon series of games have gone through eight different generations, roughly parallel to the lineage of Nintendo’s handheld gaming system. Although the list of “Pokemon” has been steadily updated, players can choose to bring Pokemon captured in the old game to the new version. But this ability has always been a gap. Due to hardware differences, the Game Boy and Game Boy Color generations of games are physically unable to communicate with the games released for the Game Boy Advance.
But soon, this may no longer be the case. [Selim] Working hard Ranet’s Elf Teleporter, A hardware and software solution that brings Pokemon from the first and second generation games to the third generation GBA games. Once they are loaded there, players can move these creatures all the way into contemporary Pokemon games through official means.
The project was launched in July 2020, [Selim] Focus first on the logistical challenges of bringing this early Pokemon into the new game. Because of such large changes between different generations, many sanity checks are required during the transfer process. For example, the actions and techniques that these creatures can learn are not necessarily consistent between these early entries in the series. But after about a year of hard work, the software has run reliably on analog games, and it’s time to start thinking about hardware.
finally, [Selim] To create a physical device, players can insert their Pokemon cassette into it and trigger an automatic transmission. This code has been able to read and write cartridges and has been ported to Arduino, so it does not require a computer to run. Some prototype PCBs have been created, except for the inevitable bodges, which seem to be functional. As far as the eye can see, there are still breadboards and jumpers, but this is the first step in producing a dedicated Pokemon “time machine” that can transport them from the late 1990s to today.
with [stacksmashing] It has recently been shown that the Raspberry Pi Pico is fast enough to simulate Game Boy’s “link cable” accessories, and the agreement to trade Pokemon over wires is fairly easy to understand. We want to know if this technology will one day not be able to complete the connection between handheld devices in real time.If you can make two copies Tetris Connected to each other via the Internet, it seems that you have enough time to fiddle with Charizard’s statistics.