Another hack of Pokemon Ruby, released by the author as a patch file intended to be played by VisualBoyAdvance users who already owned the Ruby cartridge and dumped its ROM image.The game has a great number of spelling and grammatical errors, which mostly result from the hack being translated from Spanish, although the grammar improves throughout the game. The game also contains profanity and adult themes, which are absent from all official Pokemon games. Pokemon Quartz replaced all names and graphics of traditional Pokemon with new characters and creatures, although some of the changes were only cosmetic and did not change learnsets or types. The game takes place in a region known as "Corna", a heavily edited version of Hoenn, and requires the player to navigate a very different series of paths during gameplay.While the best-known bootleg cartridge as played on the actual GBA contains serious glitches and errors, the current patch file release works well with VBA when the patch is applied to a clean image of an authentic Ruby cartridge.This hack was brought out of obscurity mainly by the hilarious Let's Play by Zorak, done in a style similar to (and assisted by) Chorocojo, the other famous Pokemon LPer. The archived version can (and should) be read here. Quartz is now rather infamous and has a cult following because it may be considered The Room of ROM hacks. Just when you think it can't get any stranger... it does.A sequel was in development called Pokemon Marble, but it hasn't been updated since 2008. In 2010 he released the most recent build of the hack before he quit in the thread for an LP of Quartz.
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