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List of all Tools

On this page you can find a list of all programs that are relevant for NSMBW hacking. Some apps are for general Wii hacking, or have an even broader context.

Most Important Programs

Name Short Description Version License
Reggie Level Editor
POPULAR
An editor to create and modify Levels for New Super Mario Bros Wii. Stable: Milestone 3
Alpha: M3A2
GNU General Public License v3
Puzzle Tileset Editor (Jigsaw)
POPULAR
A program to create and modify Tilesets for New Super Mario Bros Wii. 0.8 GNU General Public License v3
Koopatlas Map Editor
POPULAR
An editor to create and modify Maps for NSMBW mods based on the "Newer" engine. 1.0 GNU General Public License v3
Riivolution
POPULAR
Riivolution is an on-the-fly game patcher for use with retail discs. It allows users to place content on their SD or USB devices, which will be read by the game during regular play.

It can be used for custom textures, music, levels, memory patches, game translations, and more!

1.7 Freeware
BrawlBox
POPULAR
An essential toolkit for creating or modifying models, textures, bones, animations, songs, and more. 0.78 N/A
CTools
POPULAR
The CTools library is a series of programs designed to edit Nintendo's game files, but specifically Mario Kart Wii.
It can however be used for NSMBW as well.
Programs included are: SZS Modifier, BMG Tool, BRRES Tool and others.
1.00.0008 GNU General Public License v3
SZS Modifier
POPULAR
The SZS Modifier program is the original program to allow you to load up and alter SZS files from Wii games (originally made for MKWii). This allows the user to perform texture hacks and model hacks to Mario Kart Wii and any other Nintendo Wii games which use the same .szs file data and then export these files back into the game. 2.5.2 GNU General Public License v3
Wiims ISO Tools
POPULAR
Wiimms ISO Tools is a set of command line tools to manipulate Wii and GameCube ISO images and WBFS containers. Stable: 3.0a

Beta: 3.02a.beta2

GNU General Public License v3
Wiims SZS Toolset
POPULAR
Wiimms SZS Toolset is a set of command line tools to manipulate SZS, U8, WBZ, WU8, PACK, BRRES, BREFF, BREFT, BMG, KCL, KMP, MDL, PAT, TEX, TPL, BTI, main.dol and StaticR.rel files of supported Wii games. Stable: 1.29a

Beta: 3.02a.beta2

GNU General Public License v3

Cheats and Saves

Name Short Desciption Version License
GCTEdit This GCT Editor's primary purpose is to export GCT codesets to text files, separating known codes into their own blocks. 3.7.1 GNU General Public License v2 or later
Gecko Code Manager Gecko Code Manager is a Windows application for managing codes and creating the GCT File. 1.2 N/A
Ocariina A codehandler to use Gecko codes together with Riivolution 1.0 N/A
Tanooki Save Editor Once, Tanooki was the first, very simplistic Level Editor for NSMBW. Now it's the only NSMBW save editor! 1.2 N/A

Conversion and Automation

Name Short Description Version License
BrawlBox
POPULAR
An essential toolkit for creating or modifying models, textures, bones, animations, songs, and more. 0.78 Unknown
Fst.bin (FSTCreator) Giantpune's fst.bin Creatorizer, Windows adaption by conanac 0.02 N/A
Ntcompress Tool from Nintendo's SDK to compress and decompress files. (De-)Compression supported: LZ77, Huffman, RangeCoder. 2.0.0 Proprietary
Reggie Dumper Dumper app for Wii by Aaron and megazig. Dumps files required for Reggie! This app will dump the files from New Super Mario Bros. Wii which are required in order to use the Reggie! Level Editor. 1.1 N/A
Yaz0 Dump Mainly for NGC and N64, but can also be used for the Wii. Encodes yaz0 files. 1.0 N/A
Wiims ISO Tools
POPULAR
Wiimms ISO Tools is a set of command line tools to manipulate Wii and GameCube ISO images and WBFS containers. Stable: 3.0a

Beta: 3.02a.beta2

GNU General Public License v3
Wiims SZS Toolset
POPULAR
Wiimms SZS Toolset is a set of command line tools to manipulate SZS, U8, WBZ, WU8, PACK, BRRES, BREFF, BREFT, BMG, KCL, KMP, MDL, PAT, TEX, TPL, BTI, main.dol and StaticR.rel files of supported Wii games. Stable: 1.29a

Beta: 3.02a.beta2

GNU General Public License v3

Emulators (Dolphin)

Name Short Description Version License
Dolphin Emulator
POPULAR
Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full HD (1080p) with several enhancements: compatibility with all PC controllers, turbo speed, networked multiplayer, and even more! Stable: 5.0

Nightly: [1]

GNU General Public License v3
Dolphin Emulator No-ISO (NewerDolphin) A Dolphin Mod, which does not need an ISO to run. Instead, the game's files need to be extracted in a specific way for it to work. Stable: 5.0, 4.0.2, 3.5 Proprietary
Dolphin AVSync
OBSOLETE
Another Mod for Dolphin. This one should be used for recording gameplay, because the original Emulator has some problems synchronizing the video output with the audio output. (Please test with latest version if problem still exists) Stable: 4.0 GNU General Public License v3
Dolphin DebugFast Memory breakpoints allow pausing of the game when memory addresses of interest are read/written to. Study registers in adjacent code lines after breaking to (hopefully) find useful functions within the ASM code. Write your own ASM to inject at a line! Stable: 4.0 GNU General Public License v3
Dolphin TAS Mod (Netplay)
OBSOLETE
Obsolete, because the feature is included in every recent Dolphin version. Stable: 4.0 GNU General Public License v3
Dolphin VR Oculus Mod This is a fork of the Dolphin Emulator that supports the Oculus Rift (CV1 and DK2), HTC Vive, and (optionally) the Razer Hydra. Dolphin is an emulator for the Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo Wii, which can also play Wii Virtual Console games. 3D Games can be played in Virtual Reality with accurate life-size scale, full FOV, a 3D HUD, independent aiming, and the ability to look around. 2D Games can be played on a life-size virtual screen at the correct angle, sometimes even in 3D. Stable: 4.0 GNU General Public License v3

Fonts, Layout and HUD

Name Short Description Version License
BRFNT Viewer (by Tempus)
OUTDATED
A program to view .brfnt files. This is an old version, it is recommended to use BRFNTify instead. 1.0.0 N/A
BRFNT2TPL Command-line tool to convert .brfnt files to the TPL format. 1.0 N/A
BRFNTify A program to view .brfnt files. Beta 1 GNU General Public License v3
Benzin
OUTDATED
A command-line tool to convert files from .brlyt to .xmlyt and vice versa. 1.0 N/A
EZBenzin Makes above operations easier and also allows drag-and-drop. 1.0 N/A
Wii Layout Editor (WiiLE) Wii Layout Editor is a program to view and edit brlyt and brlan files. Beta 1 N/A

ISO Archive Editing

Name Short Description Version License
Newer Mod ISO Builder (Newer) This will combine an ISO copy of New Super Mario Bros. Wii and riivolution-style packs of the following Mods: Newer SMBW, Cannon SMBW, Another SMBW, Newer Summer Sun, Newer Holiday Special, Epic Super Bowser World (and custom Mods) to create a standard ISO/WBFS version of the selected Mod. 1.06 N/A
Reggie Dumper Reggie Dumper is an application that will run on your Wii. It can dump the "Stage" folder, the entire disc, or the .dol file and the header. 1.1 N/A
Wiims ISO Tools
POPULAR
Wiimms ISO Tools is a set of command line tools to manipulate Wii and GameCube ISO images and WBFS containers. Stable: 3.0a

Beta: 3.02a.beta2

GNU General Public License v3
Wiiscrubber
OBSOLETE
A useful, now deprecated app. You can open up Wii ISO files and extract individual files from them.

You can also compress ("scrub") the ISO so that unused areas are overwritten with 0xFFs. This has the effect of making the ISO much more compressible (depending on the size of the game's content).

1.40 N/A

Level Editing

Name Short Desciption Version License
Reggie Level Editor
POPULAR
An editor to create and modify Levels for New Super Mario Bros Wii. Stable: Milestone 3
Alpha: M3A2
GNU General Public License v3
Level Info Editor (Newer) Level Info Editor is a program which can edit and save copies of LevelInfo.bin from Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii. 1.4 GNU General Public License v3
Credits Editor (Newer) Newer Credits Editor is a program which can edit and save copies of NewerStaffRoll.bin from Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii 1.2 GNU General Public License v3
Messages Editor (Newer) Newer Messages Editor is a program which can edit and save copies of Messages.bin from Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii. 1.3 GNU General Public License v3
Staffroll Editor (Credits) (Newer) A cmd-line tool to convert (Newer)staffroll.bin files to .txt and vice-versa. N/A N/A
Riivolution
POPULAR
Riivolution is an on-the-fly game patcher for use with retail discs. It allows users to place content on their SD or USB devices, which will be read by the game during regular play.

It can be used for custom textures, music, levels, memory patches, game translations, and more!

1.7 Freeware
RiiFS RiiFS is a simple custom network protocol used by Riivolution to allow a computer to act like a disk file-system. This allows for both public streamable releases as well as private testing of modifications without needing to restart the game." 1.3 Freeware
Assemble Next (RiivoXMLCreate) A Riivolution XML memory patch builder. N/A N/A

Map Editing

Name Short Desciption Version License
Koopatlas Map Editor
POPULAR
The Newer World Map Engine Editor for Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Create new 2D maps or edit existing ones. Can create animated objects. Other Overworld parameters can be set as well.

N/A N/A
Koopatlas Next Map Editor
INDEV
The Newer World Map Engine Editor for Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii, but in Java (cross-platform) and with a lot of new, spicy features! Works also with Newer ASM. Currently alpha0.0_indev but Lory, as he promise, will release a stable alpha soon. N/A
Koopuzzle Map Tileset Editor Map Tilesets can be created with Koopuzzle (included in the Koopatlas download) from a 768x384 image, and will have the .arc extension when properly exported. A Photoshop template, and handy Action scripts are also included. N/A N/A

Models, Textures, Effects & Particles

Name Short Desciption Version License
BREFF Editor BREFF Editor is a tool that allows the modification of Wii BREFF files. You can change all the particle colors of each effect, their scale and their width and height. 1.0.5.0 N/A
BREFF HEX Replacer (GUI with color view)
OUTDATED
A program to change the color within a BREFF. N/A N/A
BRRES Viewer This program allows you to view models, textures and animations in BRRES format (a resource format used in many Wii games), and export them. 1.2 N/A
Modelporter Cmd-line tools to extract/insert models. N/A N/A
SZS Modifier
POPULAR
The SZS Modifier program is the original program to allow you to load up and alter SZS files from Wii games (originally made for MKWii). This allows the user to perform texture hacks and model hacks to Mario Kart Wii and any other Nintendo Wii games which use the same .szs file data and then export these files back into the game. 2.5.2 GNU General Public License v3

Multi-Purpose Tools

Name Short Desciption Version License
BrawlBox
POPULAR
An essential toolkit for creating or modifying models, textures, bones, animations, songs, and more. 0.78 N/A
CTools
POPULAR
The CTools library is a series of programs designed to edit Nintendo's game files, but specifically Mario Kart Wii.
It can however be used for NSMBW as well.
Programs included are: SZS Modifier, BMG Tool, BRRES Tool and others.
1.00.0008 GNU General Public License v3
BRRES Viewer This program allows you to view models, textures and animations in BRRES format (a resource format used in many Wii games), and export them. 1.2 N/A
Wii CS Tools Contains the following Tools:
  • WadMii - Packs and Unpacks Wad files
  • U8Mii - Packs and Unpacks U8 archives (including headers and Lz77 (De)compression)
  • UltimateU8 - Advanced U8 Editor
  • TplMii - Converts images to Tpl and vice versa (including Tpl preview)
  • Lz77Mii - Compresses and Decompresses files using the Lz77 algorithm
  • DolMii - Inserts a new Dol file into a wad (Uses Waninkokos Nandloader)
N/A N/A

Other

Name Short Desciption Version License
Wii Backup Manager Wii Backup Manager is a program to work with DVD backups, FAT32, NTFS and WBFS drives to convert between DVD, ISO, CISO and WBFS. It can also extract Wii games to the format used by SNEEK. 0.4.5

Build 78

N/A
Wii Game Manager The primary function of the program is conversion to/from .iso and .wbfs files

Sub functions include: Adding and removing files to/from WBFS formatted partitions Game cover management (Display and download)

1.5.0.2 N/A

Scripts

Name Short Desciption Version License
adpcm Info Gen Info about DSPADPCM (DSP audio) sound files. N/A N/A
AnimTiles Converts AnimTiles.bin to readable format (.txt) and vice-versa. N/A N/A
Path Tool Calculates the speed needed to synchronize multiple path nodes. 2 N/A
Remove Header (for AnimTiles) Removes the header from a .bin file extracted from a TPL. N/A N/A
TPL Remove Removes the header from a .bin file extracted from a TPL. 1.0 N/A

Sound Editing

Name Short Desciption Version License
Audacity (Audio Editor) Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.

Developed by a group of volunteers as open source.

2.2.2 GNU General Public License v3
Better Wii BRSTM BRSAR Patcher A better utility for patching BRSAR files (can patch with BRSTMs up to 4GB)! 1.0.0 GNU General Public License v3
Brawl Custom Song Maker GUI (BCSM GUI)
OUTDATED
Features
  • Mono/Stereo mp3,wav,ogg,flac->BRSTM
  • Puts files on SD card or in a folder with the proper names and folder layout
  • Recognizes songs on your SD based on a hash stored during BRSTM generation
  • Stores song and artist information for when custom song titles eventually happens
  • Allows you to move around songs already on your SD
  • Allows you to play BRSTMs in your library and on your SD (Just right click)
  • Loop Support, just find sample numbers in an external program beforehand
  • Attempts to normalize the audio levels in files so they all have the same volume
1.5.0.0 N/A
BRSAR File Patcher
OUTDATED
This program can be used to modify any BRSAR file. N/A Unknown
BRSTM Converter
OUTDATED
BRSTM Converter is a program written in Visual C# with BrawlLib (and using other programs, like SoX, to do the actual conversion). You can use it to do batch conversions to BRSTM and/or batch modifications of certain audio attributes:
  • lower the sample rate (absolute or relative), to reduce file size
  • convert to mono - for stereo sound, it cuts the file size in half
  • amplify audio by a given factor (in amplitude or dB)
3.4.1 N/A
Looping Audio Converter This application acts as a frontend to other programs and libraries, and allows conversion between the Wii BRSTM format and a variety of other formats.

Supported input formats:

  • WAV (with or without "smpl" chunk to denote looping audio)
  • MP3, using madplay
  • And more...

Supported output formats:

  • WAV (with "smpl" chunk if the audio should loop; vgmstream can read these loops)
  • MP3, using lame
  • And more...
1.3 MIT
Patch that BRSAR! Patch that BRSAR! or PTB is a tool developed by Atlas that allows patching all the BRSTM entries from Wii BRSAR files, to make the music not to cut off. It was made way back in 2016 and it was kept private, but the author decided to release it a year later. 1.0 N/A
CSEQ2MIDI & MIDI2CSEQ Cmd-line tools to convert between CSEQ and MIDI files. N/A N/A
DSPADPCM Editor Encoding tool to encode PCM streams to ADPCM. A forked Audacity is used as the GUI. N/A N/A
Multi Stream BRSTM GUI A tool to create multi-stream BRSTMs (up to 8 channels). Loop Points can be set as well. 1.0 N/A
MBRSTM Build
OUTDATED
A cmd-line tool with the same functions as Multi-Stream BRSTM GUI. N/A N/A
RSEQ & SSEQ2MIDI Cmd-line tools to convert from RSEQ & SSEQ to MIDI. N/A N/A

Tileset Editing

Name Short Desciption Version License
Puzzle Tileset Editor (Jigsaw)
POPULAR
A program to create and modify Tilesets for New Super Mario Bros Wii. 0.8 GNU General Public License v3
AnimTiles Converts AnimTiles.bin to readable format (.txt) and vice-versa. N/A N/A
Tileset Template for Photoshop For Koopatlas Map Editor by Tempus. N/A N/A

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