Anyone working on a Super Mario Galaxy Level Editor?

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  1. dartdude6
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    Is anyone working on a Super Mario Galaxy Level Editor? As one of the most popular Wii games and considering I'm not the only one who thinks that this would be a good idea, someone should start developing one. Considering the success of the Reggie! Level editor for NSMBW and projects like Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, it would be great to have something like this for Galaxy. Considering I'm going to want to play more Galaxy after the release of SMG2 in May, it would be great to play some more even after I finish 2, especially since we most likely won't see a Super Mario Galaxy 3 for a LONG time (if ever).

    And yes, I know that someone isn't going to develop one just because I by myself am requesting one. I'm just trying to make a topic showing that I'm not the only one who would want something like this and if a Wii hack coder sees that enough people want this, then maybe there's hope.
     


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    Going from a 2D game to a 3D game is a lot more complicated than simply swapping some game files and code. You'd need a gigantic texture editor for something like a SMG editor.
     
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    @topic YES, NINTENDO IS
     
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    Since when?
     
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    mario galaxy 2
     
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    I think that editing levels in SMG would be MUCH harder than editing NSMBW.
    I mean compare Lunar Magic (SMW) with ToadsTool64 (SM64).
     
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    How is this relevant to a level editor.
     
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    Level editing in a 3D game is a lot harder then in 2D games - that's why most of the level editors for games are for 2D games or racers - they're totally fixed, compared to 3D. I think someone might've done one for Mario 64, but other then that, nada.
     
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    Actually Treeki mentioned somewhere that he is working on an editor for SMG2. I have high hopes for him cause i don't recall Treeki ever failing us before. [​IMG]
     
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    If you want a level editor, start reverse engineering the levels. I'm assuming that they are made up of models, textures and some sort of script with objectives etc. Depending on how the later is done, it may not even be possible.

    But try reverse engineering as much of levels as you can, perhaps try modifying some see if you can get a slightly edited level working, then move on to more advanced. Once you've got it done, present your findings and hopefully someone with programming skill will make a level editor out of it [​IMG]
     
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    Nope. I was working on a save editor, but I never got around to finishing it because I had more important things to work on (mostly hacks for Newer SMBW).


    Given enough time, I could probably write a working level editor -- but I know nothing about 3D. I already reverse-engineered the format used for most of the data files in the game (the .bcsv files, plus many others which don't have extensions) but I'd also need to be able to display (and possibly edit) the J3D models files.

    In addition, I'd need to figure out what all the different files in the level archives do, and how levels are built up - I can read them (and I have names for most of the pieces of data in the files) but the names aren't really very specific. It's really not worth my time right now...
     
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    Pokemon d/p aren't 3D like SMG and even Pokemon d/p haven't a Map editor
     
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    that was awesome. heres the link from the thread linked in the youtube video.
    SMG2 editor
     
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    An empty folder?

    EDIT: clicking the link in the thread works for me, but not the one you posted, although they seem to be the exact same address...
     
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    gbatemp seems to cut a 'b' out of the middle (well, near the end) of the link, weird!
     
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    Or else he copied it wrong.
     
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    Nop, I copied and pasted it and it removed the exact same 'b', hence my edit to say that gbatemp cut it out.
     
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    Huh, that's weird.
     
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    Incredibly. If it had been cut from the end I could understand it, but it was 25chars from the end!
     

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