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Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by lonemoonHD, May 9, 2016.

  1. lonemoonHD
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    Hello Tempers! This has been on my mind (and for that matter, on my "to-do" list) for a while. I was looking for some GBAtemp threads on this subject, but nothing came up, so I took the liberty of making one such thread myself! ;P

    I have prepared an aggregation of tutorials for you below, as well as some extra downloads to existing mods. Find the tutorial that suits your need and follow it closely. If you have any questions, simply tag me (@lonemoonHD) and I'll make sure to answer everything I get!

    These tutorials are targeted towards the 5.5 firmware version, so if you are using anything else, don't worry; most of the guides apply towards other firmware versions too!

    So, without further hindrace, let's get right to it!

    Using Cafiine
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Using TCPGecko
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    Custom Music
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    Custom Textures
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    Text Edits
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    BYAML Edits
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    Miscellaneous
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    Hope this helped you all!

    Make sure to join the Discord server too!
     
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  2. sora10pls

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    I'm glad this finally exists. I can vouch for her as she's helped solve my own issue involving custom textures, so I'm sure all the other information is reliable :)
     
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  3. DerekTheWolf

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    When I grab a .szs file and throw it to yaz0dec, I get a .rarc instead of .bfres

    Help?
     
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  4. PeeJay Bonobo

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    I had the same problem following those instructions as well, it turns out that the .rarc files are actaully bfres files (I've checked the .rarc files in a hex editor, and the first four bytes consisted of "FRES"). Rename the extension to .bfres and proceed with the instructions.
     
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    "2. Make a new text file and name it "filelist.bat". In this file, write "hax.py Mario.bfres pause". Running it will show you all the texture positions in the file, which are crucial for the textures to get inserted. You must download Python 2.7 for this to work, as the hax.py file has instructions only Python can interpret/decode."

    @lonemoonHD Hello, I have a concern when I run filelist.bat well nothing happens console closes immediately.
    http://iforce.co.nz/i/sy3c4mil.doz.jpg
     
  6. justfam

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    okay under custom music, you need to specify what "2. Choose the correct audio settings " means.
     
  7. lonemoonHD
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    Oh yeah, I'll update this when I get home. Thanks for telling me! :)

    Is the text inside of filelist.bat in quotation marks? It's supposed to say hax.py Mario.bfres pause without the "" (quotation marks). It might be one reason why it's closing.
     
  8. justfam

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    thank you <3 cant wait to replace all the music with the daytona OST :^)
     
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  9. GOT4N

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    Can't wait to see the day when custom courses will arrive! :)
     
  10. lonemoonHD
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    Well, honestly "choosing all the correct audio" settings really just means choosing the correct file extension (BFSTM), then choosing your desired output directory (usually always Desktop, depends on you) and then export it. ;P
     
  11. Arck

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    is there a public way to do that ?
     
  12. lonemoonHD
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    Yes, but it's nothing I can tell you here. Go do some searching on Temp! There's also a hint in the TCPGecko part of this guide on how to do this. ;)
     
  13. Arck

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    but in the video he say, it was done with cafiine
     
  14. lonemoonHD
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    This can be done both with Cafiine and TCPGecko.
     
  15. smileyhead

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    Please don't use black text. It's horrible to look at in the dark theme. Stick to the default grey.
     
  16. justfam

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    Question though, whats the difference between tracks like pBGM_AGB_MARIO_CIRCUIT_F.bfstm and pBGM_AGB_MARIO_CIRCUIT_N.bfstm? i noticed one has F other N.
     
  17. smileyhead

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    Fast and Normal. The music speeds up on the third lap.
     
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    thaat would explain why my track started over when i copied it to both F and N.. lol. Neat. Well thanks for the help everyone.
     
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    Yes I have removed the quotation marks , is it a problem with the .DDS ? a method for save via Paint.Net or all just my image is too heavy ?

    @GOT4N TypeZero
     
  20. N28582R

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    So uh I currently work on a guide to edit BYAML's for tracks (I'm still not sure if or when it's done). A lot of stuff can be done with BYAML's. An editor like Splat3D or SM3DW-Editor would be very useful. MrRean developed something like that some time ago (IIRC). It would be nice to see something like that.
     
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