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    Default "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."

    Bulbapedia says that this text appears when using the Seagallop Ferry in a ROM of FireRed. However, I played through my ROM until I activated the Seagallop Ferry, and the guy doesn't say anything unusual when I try to ride. Besides, it seems very unlikely that a message like that would appear in a Pokémon game. Does anyone have screenshots/videos to prove it?

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    Always gets a chuckle out of me.

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    lol wow... I DONT LIKE THIS GAME! (jk i already have the game :P)
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    Default Re: "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."

    I'm guessing some smartass stuck it in some of the ROMs and circulated it. This doesn't seem like the kind of stunt NOA would actually pull.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekusagi View Post
    I'm guessing some smartass stuck it in some of the ROMs and circulated it. This doesn't seem like the kind of stunt NOA would actually pull.
    You can see the text if you rip a ROM straight from the real GBA cartridge, so NOA is clearly responsible.

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    Default Re: "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."

    Okay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Noctowl View Post
    You can see the text if you rip a ROM straight from the real GBA cartridge, so NOA is clearly responsible.
    This.

    It's likely displayed if something in the SRM or VRAM or something doesn't match up with that of a normal Gameboy Advance, but since emulation has since advanced (or you're using something like a GBA BIOS to make it exact), that little check doesn't get triggered. I'm not certain of the specifics; it's been a while.
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    Exclamation Strange Anti-Piracy Texts

    An interesting piece of text is found in Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen by playing a dumped ROM of the game-
    "By the way, if you like this game, buy it or die."

    Does any other game in the series have similar text like this to avoid piracy?

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    Default Re: Strange Anti-Piracy Texts

    I saw this a long time ago on Bulbapedia. I find it kind of funny, but I don't see how it'll convince people to avoid piracy.

    Nothing like this appears in any other Pokemon game as far as I know.

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    Default Re: Strange Anti-Piracy Texts

    I saw that too and it scared me O_O

    I guess it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Life Alert View Post
    I saw this a long time ago on Bulbapedia. I find it kind of funny, but I don't see how it'll convince people to avoid piracy.

    Nothing like this appears in any other Pokemon game as far as I know.
    I think it shows up in HeartGold and SoulSilver too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    I think it shows up in HeartGold and SoulSilver too.
    Really? Where? And what does it say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectrcSoldierPorygn View Post
    Really? Where? And what does it say?
    The exact same thing I believe. I also think it's either at Olivine or Vermillion Harbor.

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    Default Re: Strange Anti-Piracy Texts

    Ya my friend saw that while playing a Fire Red rom or something like that it freaked him out pritty bad XD

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    Default Re: Strange Anti-Piracy Texts

    That's some crazy shit right there.

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