Hacking NSMBW Level/texture Editor

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One of my first post here, my first topic actually

Ok, I have seen some people editing levels with Tanooki and Reggie! Since Reggie! has not been released, so i said what te heck.

Then one day.... i was all bored, i couldn't find anything to do. So then i decided to download that new game i saw the commercial on TV of. Wii fit plus, [yeah it doesnt have to do with NSMBW level editing, but it does, just keep reading
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) i had to balance board. I wanted to see if the game had some familiar files, that i knew. I didnt find any, All i found was .CARC files, so i open one in a hex editor to look at it. I found some similarities from the SZS files. If you are wondering, SZS files were used in a huge amount on mario kart wii. I also found compressed .brres files also used in mario kart wii. So i open one in the SZS modifier. It opened.


The header of the New super mario brothers wii files are just like the SZS ones. Instead of being .carc files, they were .arc. Since carc worked, i tried arc and they can be open with the SZS modified and get modified as well. I have not talked to chadderz(creator of the SZS modifier, i just helped him and made little discoveries like this one
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) recently, but as soon as i do, there might be a special edition for New super mario brothers wii of the SZS modifier or just an update for easier editing on it. Remember, you can change and delete models, not just that, but you can also change textures. Since the SZS modifier was meant to be used for mario kart for the types of the files in it, since the ones in New Super mario brothers wii are a little different, its not so easy to modify the levels. So far, i had not much time to look at them, i have not tried to open an actual level, ex 1-1, i only open the whole world here.

In this case, i Open word 1, 2(the sand one), and 9 (the star one)



Heres a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIoBxCGmkmQ

SZS modifer download: http://chadderz.is-a-geek.com/wiicoder/download.aspx
 

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If we use that tool, we can edit texts!

1. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4.
2. Open NSMBWii's .iso. (I use a Multi-3 one).
3. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc". Right click, and select "Extract". Save the file wherever you want.
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
4. Open Message.arc with SZS Modifier.
5. Open "Message.arc\wii_mj2d.bmg".
6. Click the text you want to edit, and in the right text box write something. Click "Set Text".
7. When you finish editing, go to File and Save.
8. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4 again.
9. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc" again. Right click, and select "Replace". Select the edited "Message.arc".
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
10. Click "Trim". Save it anywhere. Wait, and the .iso created will have the changes.
 

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Fran EGL said:
If we use that tool, we can edit texts!

1. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4.
2. Open NSMBWii's .iso. (I use a Multi-3 one).
3. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc". Right click, and select "Extract". Save the file wherever you want.
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
4. Open Message.arc with SZS Modifier.
5. Open "Message.arc\wii_mj2d.bmg".
6. Click the text you want to edit, and in the right text box write something. Click "Set Text".
7. When you finish editing, go to File and Save.
8. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4 again.
9. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc" again. Right click, and select "Replace". Select the edited "Message.arc".
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
10. Click "Trim". Save it anywhere. Wait, and the .iso created will have the changes.


I have not tried, my best guest, that inside the compressed .arc files there are bmg scrips, why do i think that? Well, i have found them in Mario kart wii and in Wii fit plus, there is a possibility you know, if the szs modifier finds those bmg scrips, they will be a icon of the wordpad icon on them, they should already be decoded for easy editing, BUT, since the szs modifier was meant for mario kart wii hacking, the bmg scrips from other games are a little different, it has a hard time decoding them, but you can just extract the bmg scrip and edit it with a hex editor
 

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One more thing i forgot to mention, if you have USB gecko, you can edit the textures and do some model changes live
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YES, you can something on the PC and instantly it changes on the game while you are playing it
 

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It's unlikely that the SZS Modifier will ever be used as a fully-fledged level editor for NSMBW. After all, there's no real point, there's already tools out there that can do that. But you'd be surprised what the SZS Modifier can open, even if it thinks it can't
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That said, yes, Chadderz might release a few things to make it easier to perform texture hacks on NSMBW, because I know he was interested when he learned that the .arc files could be opened. However at the moment, his (and my) focus are in Mario Kart Wii custom track designs, so that could take a while.
 

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robal12345 said:
It's unlikely that the SZS Modifier will ever be used as a fully-fledged level editor for NSMBW. After all, there's no real point, there's already tools out there that can do that. But you'd be surprised what the SZS Modifier can open, even if it thinks it can't
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That said, yes, Chadderz might release a few things to make it easier to perform texture hacks on NSMBW, because I know he was interested when he learned that the .arc files could be opened. However at the moment, his (and my) focus are in Mario Kart Wii custom track designs, so that could take a while.


You MrBean35000VR From mariokartwii.com ?

(You have his avatar)
 

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If we use that tool, we can edit texts!

1. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4.
2. Open NSMBWii's .iso. (I use a Multi-3 one).
3. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc". Right click, and select "Extract". Save the file wherever you want.
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
4. Open Message.arc with SZS Modifier.
5. Open "Message.arc\wii_mj2d.bmg".
6. Click the text you want to edit, and in the right text box write something. Click "Set Text".
7. When you finish editing, go to File and Save.
8. Open Wii Scrubber 1.4 again.
9. Go to "DATA\US\***US\Message\Message.arc" again. Right click, and select "Replace". Select the edited "Message.arc".
***= "Eng" for English texts, "Fra" for French ones and "Spa" for Spanish texts.
10. Click "Trim". Save it anywhere. Wait, and the .iso created will have the changes.
You could just extract the files from dolphin just to let you know (It be more safe)
 
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