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Welcome to the blog of The Killer Nacho, known to most mortals as Timothy J. Sharpe, a Computer Science graduate of Messiah College and currently a Systems Analyst for Sunoco Logistics. Within this tome of pages, one will find my innermost thoughts about various things concerning things that I enjoy. These subjects include, but are not limited to, roleplaying, gaming, American Football (the NFL), things to do with computers, philosophy, movies that are awesome, TV shows that are awesome, my own writings and creative works, and dangerous Mexican snacks.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

TheKillerNacho's Youtube FAQ.


The heartless bastards at Youtube felt it necessary to lower the character limit for channel description in the name of "progress", so I had to move my F.A.Q. here.

Q) How do you record your Pokemon Wi-Fi Battles?
A) I follow these steps:
1. I play the game on my R4, a Nintendo DS flashcart. A flashcart is a Nintendo DS cartridge that allows you to play with a Rom on the DS itself.
2. When I play a battle that I want to post, I will save that battle to my VS Recorder in-game.
3. I upload my Pokemon save file to the computer, and open it using an emulator (DeSmuME for Gen V).
4. I play the VS Recorder recording of the battle and record it to a video using a free screen recorder, CamStudio.
5. I edit and narrate that video with either Windows Movie Maker or Sony Vegas.

Q) How do you do the backgrounds for your Pokemon Wi-Fi Battle videos? Will you ever do these again for your Gen 5 videos?
A) The background done in my later Gen IV videos is done with Sony Vegas, but its not a free program. I'm not going to explain the specifics, Sony Vegas is pretty complicated. Also no, I don't plan to add these to my Gen 5 videos since it isn't necessary with Team Preview, and the process is quite time-consuming.

Q) How do you get so many Level 100 Pokemon?
A) First of all, in Gen IV, there was an option to set your Pokemon to Level 100 for the battle only on Wifi. In Gen V, that is no longer possible. I do use Pokegen, a Pokemon savefile editor to create my Pokemon. I do not breed or EV train by hand. In Generation IV, I used a similar program called Pokesav.

Q) What must I do to use Pokesav/Pokegen?
A) While I believe both applications have the ability to export Pokemon to Action Replay codes, the easiest way (and the method I use) is to edit the save file directly. You'll need a way to access your save file, though. Most people, including myself, play on a flash cart.

Q) Do you use Pokegen/Pokesav? Do you care about my opinion about Pokegen/Pokesav?
A) Yes, see above. No, I don't care what your opinion about Pokesav is. If its really a big deal to you, don't battle me or watch my videos.

Q) I thought you quit?!
A) I decided to come back since Gen 5 was interesting enough to me.

Q) Are you only going to do Gen V battles now?
A) Yes, I plan to only post Gen V battles. Gen IV is in the past for me.

Q) How long do you plan to stay back for Gen V?
A) Until I get bored of it.

Q) Will you battle me?
A) No, I do not accept challenges over Youtube.

Q) What chatrooms can I find you in?
A) The only chatroom I really use now is TPX. Sometimes I'll go to the Serebii chatroom if I can't find anyone there, though. Keep in mind there are impostors of me everywhere. In fact, usually I use a different alias than TheKillerNacho. See the About Me section for my B/W credentials so you can confirm someone is me.

Q) What rules do you use?
A) Look down. The rules I use are listed below.

Q) What emulators and other programs do you use for your videos?
A) For Gen IV, I used No$Gba. For Gen V, DeSmuME works better. My GBC emulator of choice is known as KiGB. I use CamStudio as a screen recorder, and use both Windows Movie Maker and/or Sony Vegas to edit my videos.

Q) Where can I download / buy X?
A) Google is your friend. You can find anything on Google. R4s are no longer being made, so you'll have to do research. I heard good things about Acekard, a newer DS flash card.

Q) Do you narrate before or after recording?
A) For both battles and playthroughs, I post-narrate. The reason is simple, I'm a horrible multi-tasker. I do try to say whatever I was thinking at the time, though.

Q) Why don't you stretch your videos to 16:9? Did you know you could do that?
A) Yes, I know about it. But the DS screen is not 16:9 so the resulting video looks stretched. I personally hate when YTers do this, and prefer the black box around my videos.

Q) You made a narration/pronunciation mistake in one of your videos!!
A) I really don't care about that. Although if I said something that was incorrect (a fact, not a mistake in a Pokemon/Move name or something), feel free to correct me. As for pronunciation, I don't care a rat's ass if I pronounce their names right or wrong. I'll say them as I think they are pronounced.

Q) I bet I could beat you in Pokemons!!!
A) Good for you. Here's a cookie.

I'll add to this FAQ as soon as questions become common & annoying enough that I no longer feel like answering them. Toodles!