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A compiler/decompiler for the script system found in GBA pokemon games

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The Red Alien Pokémon Script Compiler

This is the source repository for Red Alien, a compiler for the scripting system found in GBA Pokémon games.

See the documentation and examples for an overview of its features.


Red Alien is built using cross-platform technologies, so it should run everywhere. I build windows binaries every now and then. Arch users can install its AUR package. There is a very old build for Mac OSX which I don't recommend using; run it from source instead. Same on other linux distributions or operating systems.

Red alien is written in python and can be run directly from the source files if you have all the dependencies installed:

Dependency Arch package Debian/Ubuntu package
Python 3 python python3
PyQt 5 python-pyqt5 python3-pyqt5
(depends on python3)
Python bindings for Qscintilla python-qscintilla-qt5 python3-pyqt5.qsci
(depends on python3-pyqt5)

It can be installed system-wide (although it's not needed):

# ./ install

You can run asc-cli for CLI or asc-qt for the GUI.

If you want pks syntax highlighting in vim, you can copy utils/pks.vim to $HOME/.vim/syntax/, and add the following line to your .vimrc: autocmd BufRead,BufNewFile *.pks set filetype=pks


Most of the command's information was taken from PKSV's pokedef.h (Thanks!)

The headers in stdlib/ are taken from XSE.

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