[Release] M&L:SS Original GBA Soundtrack Restoration

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Shrinefox, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Shrinefox
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    Mod Details
    This is a mod that replaces the BGM of M&L Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions with the original soundtrack from the GBA version.
    The newly created .bcstm files were made from uploads at SmashCustomMusic, so most conversion credit goes to them.

    It so happens that there are already .AAC format rips of the original soundtrack in the remake's data (used as collectables when you find the secret tapes). If any of the converted tracks aren't up to par for any reason (low volume, bad quality etc.), let me know so those can be used as replacements later on.


    Disclaimer
    The making of this mod is not an assertion that one version is better than the other. I offer it simply as an option for those who may want a different experience. Please respect those that prefer either the new and old version of the soundtrack.

    Installation Directions
    If you're using Luma3ds 8.0 (Rosalina)
    Luma Instructions

    If you're using Hans

    Hans Instructions

    If you're using Citra

    Citra Instructions

    Replace the files in your extracted romfs directory with the romfs folder of the ZIP.
    Use SciresM's RomFS Builder to repack the romfs and name it <the last 8 characters of your titleID>.romfs. (e.g. 001B8F00.romfs)
    Put that in the \hans directory of your SD card. Launch the game with Hans and make sure loading the romfs file from the SD card is enabled.[/SPOILER]
     
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  2. OkazakiTheOtaku

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    Great work! Was thinking of doing this at some point too.
    It's so funny to me when we get tools or mods for games that aren't even out yet (e.g., Sun and Moon). And yet here we are!
    Thanks for this!
     
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  3. MyLegGuy

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    This should've already been an option without a mod considering the original music is already unlockable in the music player. Good job on the mod.
     
  4. Mr.Faq2015

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    Great idea. I look forward to people choosing the original sountrack, some of the remade tracks aren't just as good as the originals (I hope I'm not the only one that thinks Teehee Valley's remake is pretty sloppy...)
     
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  5. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Hey, you're the same person that does those Persona mods! I'm subscribed to you on Youtube btw. Good job on the mods!
     
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  6. squee666

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    Good job the best option would be to to use the AAC files completely as they are more likely to have less quality loss since they are 160KBs CBR AAC compared to whatever constraints they used for the GBAs sound files
     
  7. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Rip the soundfonts, resequence them and loop them back into the game without the gameboy filter = higher quality
     
  8. Garblant

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    I wonder how hard would it be to make the secret tapes hold the remade music?
     
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    Edit: Nevermind!
     
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  10. Visual Studio

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    EDIT: Didn't read it completely, kinda impulse posted :'(
     
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  11. TTNH

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    Wow, so there are people who like the original tracks.

    I wanted to try and patch one music track for this game (Final Boss Battle) with a HD version of it found on youtube.
    Could you tell a noob if this method is easy or not?
     
  12. YoshiKart

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    The only downside of this mod is that all of the DX songs in the music player are the OST, so unlocking the secret tapes scattered around the worlds just basically gives you a duplicate copy of that song.
    One suggestion is to replace all of the OST songs in the music player with the DX songs, essentially doing a full swap, so that at least the DX versions can be played in the music player.
    Minor gripe, though. Amazing mod, though! Great work.
     
  13. Feroz El Mejor

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    Nintendo should make an update that makes possible to use the GBA music once you beat the game for first time or when you get the music on the blocks.

    I like both soundtracks, but I totally love the GBA version because nostalgia...
     
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  14. Flaflo

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    Perfect, thank you :).
    My opinion of the new music: its great overall but there are some that i dont like much like the cave theme
     
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  15. StoneyEvan

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    How would I go to just change the games battle music?
     
  16. DaFixer

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    In my mencave ;)
    Great mod thanks!
     
  17. ArceusMI

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    Might just be a me issue, but when I load the game, the title music is replaced, menu replaced, but then the Chateau music is the DX version. Anyone else having this problem or have a fix or something?

    Immediate Edit: Just left the building to test if the Fields music is DX, and it is in fact GBA, so only the Chateau has this issue thus far.
     
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  18. trecko1234

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    Any chance for a mirror? puu.sh is having a seizure when I try and click on the download.
     
  19. Dodain47

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    Awesome Work! Thank you very much!:)
     
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