Obtain Original Game Files

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In order to be able to use the level editor, you will need a copy of the game's Stage Folder, which contains all the original levels and tilesets which the editor will use. There are several ways to obtain the game's files, which are listed below.

From Wii Disc

These methods are fully legal, because they require you to own the game disc. You will also need an homebrew-enabled Wii. You can find an excellent guide for enabling homebrew at this link.


Method 1 : ReggieDumper

ReggieDumper is a small homebrew app which allows you to dump New Super Mario Bros. Wii's files.

Requirements

  • SD Card (possibly not SDHC) or USB drive with at least 15 MB of free space (for the "Stage" folder only) or 400 MB (to dump the whole disc)
  • ReggieDumper

Steps

Download ReggieDumper and extract the archive on the root of the SD Card/USB Drive. Overwrite if necessary. The "apps" folder should look like this :

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Turn the Wii on and insert New Super Mario Bros. Wii's disc. After that, open the Homebrew Channel and start ReggieDumper. You will be welcomed by this screen :

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If you only want to get the files needed for Reggie, press A. To get the entire content of the disc, press B. Let the app do its job, and when it finishes press Home to go back to the Homebrew Channel.

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Now, put the SD Card/USB Drive back into your computer. You will find a folder named reggie, with the dumped files inside. You can move it wherever you want.

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Method 2 : WiiXplorer

WiiXplorer is a file explorer application for the Wii. Along its countless features, it allows copying files from Wii Discs, which is the scope of this guide.

Requirements

  • SD Card (possibly not SDHC) or USB drive with at least 15 MB of free space (for the "Stage" folder only) or 400 MB (to dump the whole disc)
  • WiiXplorer

Steps

Download ReggieDumper and extract the archive on the root of the SD Card/USB Drive. Overwrite if necessary. The "apps" folder should look like this :

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Turn the Wii on and insert New Super Mario Bros. Wii's disc. After that, open the Homebrew Channel and start WiiXplorer. You will be welcomed by this screen :

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Now click on the SD Card symbol on the top left corner, then choose DVD. Pay attention not to switch back and forth between these two too quickly, or the app will crash.

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After the disc is loaded, click on any folder to make the disc's directories appear. You will see two folders, named respectively "0 Update" and "1 Data". The first contains updates for the System Menu, while the second contains the actual game files.

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You now have two options :

  • If you want to get the Stage folder only, go to 1 Data > files. Once you find the Stage folder, hover the pointer over it, press + and choose Copy. Then switch back to the SD Card/USB Drive, press + anywhere and choose Paste.
  • If you want to get the entire disc, do the same as above, but copy the entire 1 Data folder instead.

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After the operation is complete, press Home to exit the app/turn off the Wii. Insert the SD Card/USB Drive back into your computer to access the dumped files.

From ISO/WBFS

For those who have decided to sail the high seas, there are three other methods which can be used to extract the game's files. You will not find any download link on this site, so search them yourself.

Method 1 : Dolphin Emulator

An easy (and usually unnoticed) way to extract any Wii game disc is to use Dolphin's filesystem feature.

Requirements

  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii ISO or WBFS file
  • Dolphin Emulator (latest stable build is recommended)

Steps

Install Dolphin and open it. Once in, add the folder your ISO/WBFS file is in. Right-click on the game and press Properties.

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In the window that opens, move to the Filesystem tab.

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Once there, you can extract the whole disc by right-clicking on Disc and choosing Extract All Files, or you can manually find the Stage folder by looking in the directories and extract it individually.

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Now choose a folder where to extract the disc, and let the extraction complete.

Method 2 : Wii Backup Fusion

Wii Backup Fusion is a user-friendly version of Wiimm's ISO Tools, a fully-fledged ISO/WBFS manager. As you can expect from such a program, a disc extraction functionality surely can't be absent.

Requirements

Steps

Download the program from the given link, extract the archive wherever you want and start the program. After that, click the Load button on the bottom-left corner of the window.

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Method 3 : WiiScrubber (OUTDATED)