Question Dumping Switch games (BotW) to get romfs files?

Discussion in 'Switch - ROM Hacking, Saves, Translations & Tools' started by Grmmish, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Grmmish
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    ~SOLVED~

    Been on this ALL day. Nothing. Literally nothing has been working on my Windows 7. Things just don't happen. Some things I need 64-based architecture, whatever.
    Anyways. I'm fed up and just want to ask directly now:

    IMPORTANT: I KNOW THE RULES ABOUT POSTING GAME DUMPS AND SUCH COPY WRITTEN MATERIAL ON THESE SERVERS.

    I want to dump BotW because I want to mod it and make Link's (Or in the case Linkle because BotW mods.) hair black. Simple start.
    I need the internal files which are a bunch of bfres files and etc. Along with romfs folder. BUT I do not have a dumped version of the game. How exactly do I dump my .xci or .nsp to be in that format so I can edit those files and make my mods? Again, SWITCH. Not trying to convert Wii U mods, just make them for Switch. I don't have a modded Wii U so I wouldn't be able to dump the Wii U Breath of the Wild anyway. All I want to do and I don't have those files. And I understand directing or sharing those specific files are considered illegal. (And me asking for someone to share them via PM is probably illegal as well.)

    Any pointers? Tutorials? I can't find any without it saying "Wii U" on the title. Or converting to Switch. Thanks in advance.

    BotW mods: https://gamebanana.com/games/6386
    It has tutorials there, too. But none for getting these files. :/ They just expect you to already have them.
     
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  2. xXMafraXx

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    Could you share how you solved it? I'm actually stuck with the same problem.
     
  3. Grmmish
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    Well, you'd need to use a program called Hactool I believe to dump your game which would be an .xci or nsp. Go get hactool. THat will get you started. When you run hactool you will get NCA files. Those files you then need to convert using the same program. When you are done that you will get the folder named the ID.
    Basically just start with Hactool. It's all you need and then if not you can use the "NCA-NSP-XCI_TO_LayeredFS" tool.
     
  4. xXMafraXx

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    Thanks for the help, gonna try asap
     
  5. Grmmish
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    Hey. You'e trying to make your own mods, right? Maybe we come together? :) Just a thought.
     
  6. xXMafraXx

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    Sure, I'm just starting to convert wii u mods first before trying to make my own.
     
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