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    « on: July 30, 2010, 12:38:09 AM »


    Hi! If you're brand new to Brawl hacking (or Wii hacking in general), then this is the guide for you. You've probably seen some of the cool hacks around the Internet, and were wondering how you could use them on your Wii. This guide will show you everything, from how to load Homebrew all the way to creating or editing hacks yourself. From start to finish, it should probably take about 30-60 minutes to set everything up. If you have any problems, go ahead and post in the help forum. In order to make the tutorial a little easier to read, I've enclosed a lot of the reference material in spoilers. Click on the "Show Spoiler" button to see these lists.

    *Note* There's always a very, very small chance you may brick your Wii. (In other words, break it beyond repair.) This has never happened to me or anyone that I know. Follow the instructions in this tutorial carefully, and nothing should go wrong. However, if something like that happens, neither I nor anyone who helped in creating the tools in this tutorial will be held responsible. If you have any doubts about running hacks on your Wii, don't do it.


    1. Popular Homebrew Loading Options

    In order to use Brawl hacks such as textures, models hacks, or PSAs, you first have to have some method of loading Homebrew. All of these methods require an SD Card. To see if your SD Card is compatible, check here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/SD/SDHC_Card_Compatibility_Tests. If you already have Homebrew installed, skip to #2.

    *Note* If your Wii has been updated to version 4.3, one of the methods below WILL NOT WORK. In order to check what System Menu you are on, go to Options > Wii Settings and check in the top right corner of the screen. It should say "Ver. _._U", "Ver. _._E", or "Ver. _._J", depending on which region you are in.

    A. Homebrew Channel
    The Homebrew Channel (HBC) is the most popular way to load Homebrew. It's a channel that you can install to your Wii. (Unlike other methods, you don't have to run this each time you want to load Homebrew. Once you run it, it's installed on your Wii until you uninstall it. You can uninstall it like any other channel on your Wii.) This is the recommended method for most people to use.

    1. Go to this site: http://bootmii.org/download/ and download the latest version of the HackMii Installer. The latest version of HackMii (0.7) WILL WORK with Wii System Menu 4.3.
    2. Extract it to your computer using a program like WinRAR (http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm).
    3. Back up all of the data on your SD Card to your computer by cutting and pasting all of the files to somewhere on your computer.
    4. Format your SD Card using the instructions below.

    Quote from: WiiBrew
     Windows

       1. Open up My Computer.
       2. Right-click on the drive that contains the SD card and select Format....
       3. Under File system make sure you select FAT.
       4. Click "Start" and let the process finalize.
       5. After the formatting is finished proceed to the next step.

    Mac OS

       1. Open up Disk Utility
       2. Find your SD card in the navigation.
       3. Go to the Erase tab.
       4. Change the Volume Format to MS-DOS (FAT).
       5. Click "Erase" and let the process finalize.
       6. After the formatting is finished proceed to the next step.

    Linux

       1. Open up a terminal.
       2. Execute the command "mkfs.vfat /dev/<location of your SD card>".
       3. Caution not to reformat your hard disk. Think hard before formatting /dev/sda1, for example.
       4. After the formatting is finished proceed to the next step.


    5A. If you are on System Menu 4.3, see step 5B. If you are on Wii System Menu 3.0 - 4.2, go to http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ and download the version of Bannerbomb for your System Menu. Extract it to your computer.
    5B. If you are System Menu 4.3, use Smash Stack instead. Download this file: http://wiibrew.org/w/images/4/4e/Smashstack.zip and extract it to your computer. Move ALL of your custom stages from Brawl onto your SD Card and then from there, back them up to your computer.
    6. Copy the "private" folder from whichever tool you used and put it on the root of your blank SD Card. (Ex. X:\private, where X is the letter of the drive your SD Card uses.
    7. Copy the "boot.elf" file from your HackMii installer folder and put it on the root of your SD Card.
    8. Your SD Card should look like this (Image from WiiBrew): .
    9. Turn on your Wii, but don't put your SD Card in yet.
    10A. If you used BannerBomb and you are on System Menu 3.0 - 4.1, go to Options > Data Management > Wii > Channels > SD Card. If you are on 4.2, go to the SD Card menu from the Wii menu. Put in your SD Card and select "Yes" when a pop up appears asking to load boot.dol/elf.
    10B. Put your SD Card into the Wii, launch Brawl through the Disc Channel, and go to the Stage Builder.
    11. When the HackMii installer shows you what can/can’t be installed, hit continue. Go to Homebrew Channel > Install the Homebrew Channel. Hit “Yes.”
    12. You can install DVDX and BootMii if you want, but those are optional and not needed for Brawl hacking.
    13. Exit the HackMii Installer, take out your SD Card, and delete everything off of your SD Card. (You don't need any of that stuff anymore.)
    14. Create a new folder on your SD Card called "apps".
    15. Place the folder(s) for the Homebrew app(s) you want to run inside of that folder.
    16. Make sure that the .dol or .elf file for the Homebrew you want to run is named "boot.dol" or "boot.elf".

    B. BannerBomb
    This method only works with System Menu 3.0 - 4.2. You must load BannerBomb every time you want to load hacks. However, this does not install anything on your Wii.

    1. Go to http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/ and download the file for your System Menu.
    2. Extract it to your computer using a program like WinRAR (http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm).
    3. Format your SD Card using the instructions above.
    4. Copy the private folder and move it to the root of your blank SD Card.
    5. Put the boot.dol/.elf that you want to run on the root of your SD Card.
    6. Your SD Card should look like the picture above.
    7. If you are on System Menu 3.0 - 4.1, go to Options > Data Management > Wii > Channels > SD Card. If you are on 4.2, go to the SD Card menu from the Wii menu. Put in your SD Card and select "Yes" when a pop up appears asking to load boot.dol/elf.


    C. Smash Stack
    This method WILL work with ANY System Menu, including 4.3. Like BannerBomb, you will have to run this every time you want to load Homebrew. It does not install anything on your Wii. You will need the Brawl disc for this, but you probably already have it if you want to use Brawl hacks.

    1. Download Smash Stack from here: http://wiibrew.org/w/images/4/4e/Smashstack.zip.
    2. Extract it to your computer using a program like WinRAR (http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm).
    3. Format your SD Card using the instructions above.
    4. Move ALL of the custom stages from Brawl onto your SD Card and then back them up onto your computer.
    5. Copy the "private" folder from the Smash Stack folder and put it on the root of your blank SD Card.
    6. Put the boot.dol/.elf that you want to run on the root of your SD Card.
    7. Your SD Card should look like the picture above.
    8. Put the SD Card in your Wii, load Brawl though the Disc Channel, and go to the Stage Builder.


    2. Homebrew Applications

    Once you have some form of Homebrew loading set up, you'll need some Homebrew apps to use. The Homebrew listed below are some of the most useful ones for Brawl hacking.

    A. Gecko OS
    This will allow you to load codes for most any Wii game. It is definitely needed if you plan on using the File Patch Code, a popular method of loading Brawl hacks. You can either use this or Riivolution to load files.

    1. Download Gecko OS here: http://wiird.l0nk.org/projectfiles/Gecko1931.zip.
    2. Extract the file to your computer.
    3. Go to Gecko1931 > Gecko1931 > HBC > Gecko1931.
    4A. If you are using the Homebrew Channel, copy the last "Gecko1931" folder and paste it into your "apps" folder.
    4B. If you are using any other method, copy the "boot.elf" file out of the "Gecko1931" folder and paste it into the root of your SD Card.
    5. Create a folder on the root of your SD Card called "codes".
    6. Download the Code Manager here: http://www.mediafire.com/?e2dzz7zdmcds252.
    7. Extract it somewhere on your computer. I've included a basic .txt file for using the File Patch code. (NTSC-U only though. PAL and NTSC-J users will have to create their own, sorry.)
    8. Open the Code Manager. Look to where it says "Game ID". Fill this in with the ID of the game you are making the codes list for. (Ex. Brawl's ID is RSBE01 for NTSC-U, RSBP01 for PAL, and RSBJ01 for NTSC-J) Go to where it says "Game Name" and type in the name of the game.
    9. Find the codes that you want to use. A couple of good sites to check out are http://geckocodes.org/ and http://board.gscentral.org/forum.php.
    10. To add a code, click on "Add a code/comment/category" and type in a name for the code. It should appear in bold. Click on it, then copy and paste the code into where it says "Code contents". Make sure to click "Store modifications" after you paste in the code.
    11. When you are done adding codes, go to File > Save as TXT File. Then, make sure your SD Card is in the computer and click "Export to GCT". Select the drive for your SD Card and click on "Store".

    Important Codes for Loading Brawl Hacks

    If you have an NTSC-U Wii/Disc, use this code:

    Code:
    File Patch Code v3.5.1: [Phantom Wings]
    E0000000 80008000
    225664EC 00000000
    0401BFE0 4858BE20
    065A7E00 00000070
    38A00067 38810020
    3CE0805A 60E37C18
    4BE52531 38A0007F
    3883FFE8 38610020
    4BE52521 38A00068
    60E47C18 38610020
    9421FF80 BC410008
    38610088 4BA74DB9
    7C7C1B78 2C030000
    4082000C 38210080
    4800001C B8410008
    38210080 4BE524E5
    38610008 4BA742E1
    7C7C1B78 4BA741E8
    040223E0 48585BC0
    065A7FA0 00000028
    80010044 3C608001
    6063581C 7C001800
    4082000C 7FDDC850
    3BDEFFE0 93DB0008
    4BA7A424 00000000
    0401CD0C 4858B1F4
    065A7F00 00000038
    2C030000 4182000C
    4BA7DD51 4BA74E04
    80780008 2C030000
    41820014 8118000C
    7C634214 7C7B1850
    48000008 8078000C
    4BA74DE0 00000000
    043EE9D8 48000014
    043EEBD4 48000014
    043D8B9C 48000018
    043E9B4C 38600000
    043E9D38 38600000
    043D8C80 60000000
    80000000 80406920
    80000001 805A7C00
    8A001001 00000000
    045A7C10 2F525342
    045A7C14 452F7066
    80000001 805A7B00
    8A001001 00000000
    065A7B10 0000000F
    2F525342 452F7066
    2F736F75 6E642F00
    041C6CE0 483E0D20
    065A7A00 00000028
    9421FF80 BC410008
    3C60805A 60637B1F
    4BE52931 B8410008
    38210080 4BE52995
    4BC1F2C4 00000000
    065A7900 00000078
    9421FF80 7C0802A6
    9001000C BC810010
    9421FF00 7C872378
    54B2BA7E 7CD33378
    38800000 9081000C
    90810010 90610014
    90810018 3880FFFF
    9081001C 38610020
    90610008 7CE43B78
    38A00080 4BE529F5
    38610008 4BA752A1
    60000000 80210000
    B8810010 8001000C
    7C0803A6 80210000
    4E800020 00000000
    043E399C 481C3F04
    065A78A0 00000010
    80BC0020 7CA59214
    3A400000 4BE3C0F4
    043DBAEC 481CBDE4
    065A78D0 00000018
    800302A4 2C130000
    41820008 7E609B78
    3A600000 4BE3420C
    041CDF7C 483D9884
    065A7800 00000098
    818C0014 9421FF80
    BC410008 3D009034
    61089D94 7C034000
    4082003C 7C882378
    3C60804D 60630000
    3C80805A 60847B00
    7CC53378 38C04200
    80E40080 2C070000
    40820014 60000000
    480000B9 2C030000
    41820010 B8410008
    80210000 4BC26724
    70A501FF 3868FFFF
    3C80804C 6084FFFF
    7C842A14 38A04001
    38A5FFFF 8C040001
    9C030001 2C050000
    4082FFF0 B8410008
    80210000 4BC2670C
    141CCF90 483DA770
    065A7700 00000048
    9421FF80 BC410008
    7FE3FB78 3C80805A
    60847B00 38A00000
    38C04000 480001E5
    90640080 807F0008
    907A0014 907A005C
    907A0074 B8410008
    80210000 807F0000
    4BC25854 00000000
    E0000000 80008000

    If you have a PAL Wii/Disc, use this code (*Note* Does not load music):

    Code:
    PAL - Functional for standard textures, causes crashes/glitches with CSPs:
    File Replacement v2.1a PAL [Phantom Wings, Y.S.]
    225683EC 00000000
    C201C3A8 00000017
    38A00067 38810020
    3862E8F8 3D80803F
    618CD148 7D8903A6
    4E800421 38A0007F
    3883FFE8 38610020
    3D80803F 618CD148
    7D8903A6 4E800421
    38A00068 3882E8F8
    38610020 9421FF80
    BC410008 38610088
    3D808001 618CCE7C
    7D8903A6 4E800421
    7C7C1B78 2C030000
    4082000C 38210080
    48000034 B8410008
    38210080 3D80803F
    618CD148 7D8903A6
    4E800421 38610008
    3D808001 618CC50C
    7D8903A6 4E800421
    7C7C1B78 3D808001
    618CC3AC 7D8903A6
    4E800420 00000000
    C201CF94 00000007
    2C030000 41820018
    3D808002 618C5BFC
    7D8903A6 4E800421
    48000008 8078000C
    3D808001 618CCF98
    7D8903A6 4E800420
    60000000 00000000
    043EEE04 48000014
    043EF000 48000014
    043D8FC8 48000018
    043E9F78 38600000
    043EA164 38600000
    043D90AC 60000000
    80000000 80409728
    80000001 805A99C0
    8A001001 00000000
    065A99D0 00000008
    2F525342 502F7066
    E0000000 80008000

    If you have an NTSC-J Wii/disc, use this code:

    Code:
    File Patch Code v3.5.1 (NTSC-J) [Phantom Wings, Ported by ‚ׂë]
    E0000000 80008000
    2256606C 00000000
    0401BFE0 4858B9A0
    065A7980 00000070
    38A00067 38810020
    3CE0805A 60E37798
    4BE52525 38A0007F
    3883FFE8 38610020
    4BE52515 38A00068
    60E47798 38610020
    9421FF80 BC410008
    38610088 4BA75239
    7C7C1B78 2C030000
    4082000C 38210080
    4800001C B8410008
    38210080 4BE524D9
    38610008 4BA74761
    7C7C1B78 4BA74668
    04022360 48585C40
    065A7FA0 00000028
    80010044 3C608001
    6063550C 7C001800
    4082000C 7FDDC850
    3BDEFFE0 93DB0008
    4BA7A3A4 00000000
    0401CD0C 4858AD74
    065A7A80 00000038
    2C030000 4182000C
    4BA7E1D1 4BA75284
    80780008 2C030000
    41820014 8118000C
    7C634214 7C7B1850
    48000008 8078000C
    4BA75260 00000000
    043EEA50 48000014
    043EEC4C 48000014
    043D8C14 48000018
    043E9BC4 38600000
    043E9DB0 38600000
    043D8CF8 60000000
    80000000 80406490
    80000001 805A7780
    8A001001 00000000
    045A7790 2F525342
    045A7794 4A2F7066
    80000001 805A7B00
    8A001001 00000000
    065A7B10 0000000F
    2F525342 4A2F7066
    2F736F75 6E642F00
    041C6D58 483E0CA8
    065A7A00 00000028
    9421FF80 BC410008
    3C60805A 60637B1F
    4BE524A5 B8410008
    38210080 4BE52509
    4BC1F33C 00000000
    065A7900 00000078
    9421FF80 7C0802A6
    9001000C BC810010
    9421FF00 7C872378
    54B2BA7E 7CD33378
    38800000 9081000C
    90810010 90610014
    90810018 3880FFFF
    9081001C 38610020
    90610008 7CE43B78
    38A00080 4BE52569
    38610008 4BA752A1
    60000000 80210000
    B8810010 8001000C
    7C0803A6 80210000
    4E800020 00000000
    043E3A14 481C3E8C
    065A78A0 00000010
    80BC0020 7CA59214
    3A400000 4BE3C16C
    043DBB64 481CBD6C
    065A78D0 00000018
    800302A4 2C130000
    41820008 7E609B78
    3A600000 4BE34284
    041CDFF4 483D980C
    065A7800 00000098
    818C0014 9421FF80
    BC410008 3D009034
    61089D94 7C034000
    4082003C 7C882378
    3C60804D 60630000
    3C80805A 60847B00
    7CC53378 38C04200
    80E40080 2C070000
    40820014 60000000
    480000B9 2C030000
    41820010 B8410008
    80210000 4BC2679C
    70A501FF 3868FFFF
    3C80804C 6084FFFF
    7C842A14 38A04001
    38A5FFFF 8C040001
    9C030001 2C050000
    4082FFF0 B8410008
    80210000 4BC26784
    141CD008 483DA6F8
    065A7700 00000048
    9421FF80 BC410008
    7FE3FB78 3C80805A
    60847B00 38A00000
    38C04000 480001E5
    90640080 807F0008
    907A0014 907A005C
    907A0074 B8410008
    80210000 807F0000
    4BC258CC 00000000
    E0000000 80008000

    B. Riivolution
    This app works like the File Patch code, but it can be used for any game and any file. The only downside is that it is a little more complicated than the File Patch code. You can either use this or the File Patch code to load files for Brawl.
    *Note* For Riivolution, ALL files must be named EXACTLY as they are on the ISO. (Ex. For the file "mu_menumain_en.pac", you must remove the "_en" to use it with the File Patch code, but you must keep it to use it with Riivolution.

    1. Download the latest version of Riivolution from here: http://rvlution.net/riivolution.zip.
    2. Extract it to somewhere on your computer.
    3. Download the File Patch XML for Brawl here: http://rvlution.net/riivolution/images/5/5c/SSBBfiles.xml. (This is so that you can place files where they would go if you were using the File Patch code, since most people provide instructions based on that.)
    4. Copy the "riivolution" folder out of the "apps" folder on your computer and paste it into the "apps" folder on your SD Card.
    5. Create a folder on the root of your SD Card called "riivolution" and copy and paste the File Patch XML into there.
    6. If you want to use codes along with Riivolution, follow the steps below. (Skip to step 14 if you've already followed the instructions for Gecko OS above.)
    7. Create a folder on the root of your SD Card called "codes".
    8. Download the Code Manager here: http://www.mediafire.com/?e2dzz7zdmcds252.
    9. Extract it somewhere on your computer.
    10. Open the Code Manager. Look to where it says "Game ID". Fill this in with the ID of the game you are making the codes list for. (Ex. Brawl's ID is RSBE01 for NTSC-U, RSBP01 for PAL, and RSBJ01 for NTSC-J) Go to where it says "Game Name" and type in the name of the game.
    11. Find the codes that you want to use. A couple of good sites to check out are http://geckocodes.org/ and http://board.gscentral.org/forum.php.
    12. To add a code, click on "Add a code/comment/category" and type in a name for the code. It should appear in bold. Click on it, then copy and paste the code into where it says "Code contents". Make sure to click "Store modifications" after you paste in the code.
    13. When you are done adding codes, go to File > Save as TXT File. Then, make sure your SD Card is in the computer and click "Export to GCT". Select the drive for your SD Card and click on "Store".
    14. Go to here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=6124ef087d03b5a9819d3eb78bf1479d79557004672710560cf82e11d2b2bd8465b36d064e4faac5a2a7740380de0aff and download the file for your disc region.
    15. Extract it onto your computer and move both files to the "riivolution" folder on the root of your SD Card.

    C. Homebrew Browser
    This app is useful for finding, downloading, and updating Homebrew easily on your SD Card. It only works with the Homebrew Channel.

    1. Download the Homebrew Browser here: http://www.codemii.com/wiihomebrew/homebrew_browser_v0.3.8.zip.
    2. Extract the file to your computer.
    3. Copy the "homebrew_browser" folder and paste it into the "apps" folder on your SD Card.

    3. Downloading and Using Brawl Hacks

    Now that you have Homebrew set up and an app to load files with, you'll need files to load. Where can you find files? Right here of course! Look around the forums and BrawlVault to find hacks that you like and download them to your computer. All files must be named correctly in order for them to work. Look at the lists below for where to put the files and what to name them. This list works for both the File Patch code and Riivolution, as long as you used the File Patch XML for Riivolution. (Replace the (X)'s in the file locations with the proper SD drive location and disc region.

    Characters
    Characters belong in the following location:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\Fighter\(Character Name)\

    Here are the names for each character:

    Quote from: Falco400/SMK
    Captain Falcon:   captain
    King Dedede:   dedede
    Diddy Kong:   diddy
    Donkey Kong:   donkey
    Falco:      falco
    Fox:      fox
    Mr. Game & Watch:  gamewatch
    Ganondorf:   ganon
    Giga Bowser:   gkoopa
    Ike:      ike
    Kirby:      kirby
    Bowser:      koopa
    Link:      link
    Lucario:   lucario
    Lucas:      lucas
    Luigi:      luigi
    Mario:      mario
    Marth:      marth
    Meta Knight:   metaknight
    Ness:      ness
    Peach:      peach
    Pikachu:   pikachu
    Captain Olimar:   pikmin
    Pit:      pit
    Ivysaur:   pokefushigisou
    Charizard:   pokelizardon
    Pokémon Trainer:poketrainer
    Squirtle:   pokezenigame
    Ice Climbers:   popo
    Jigglypuff:         purin
    R.O.B.:      robot
    Samus:      samus
    Sheik:      sheik
    Snake:      snake
    Sonic:      sonic
    Zero Suit Samus:  szerosuit
    Toon Link:   toonlink
    Wario:      wario
    Warioman:   warioman
    Wolf:      wolf
    Yoshi:      yoshi
    Zelda:      zelda
    Green Alloy:   zakoball
    Yellow Alloy:   zakochild
    Blue Alloy:   zakogirl
    Red Alloy:    zakoboy

    Character Colors by File Number:
    Quote from: Stack Smash
    Captain Falcon
    00-Original
    01-Blood Hawk
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-Pink

    Dedede
    00-Original
    02-Green
    03-White
    04-Grayscale
    05-Purple
    06-Pink

    Diddy Kong
    00-Original
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Pink
    05-Yellow
    06-Purple

    Donkey Kong
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-White

    Falco
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-Yellow

    Fox
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-White

    Ganondorf
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Grandpa Ganon
    05-Brown

    Ike
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Another Kind Of Green
    05-Yellow

    Kirby
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Yellow
    05-White

    Bowser
    00-Original
    01-Red
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-Pimp Gold
    06-Brown

    Link
    00-Original
    01-Red
    03-Blue
    04-Dark
    05-White/Light Blue
    06-Yellow

    Lucario
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    04-Light Blue
    05-White

    Lucas
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Claus
    05-Pink/Purple

    Luigi
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-UNUSED-Blue
    03-Blue
    04-Fire Luigi
    05-Orange
    06-Waluigi

    Mario
    00-Original
    02-Green
    03-Jumpman
    04-Wario
    05-Black
    06-Fire Mario

    Marth
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-White

    Meta-Knight
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-White
    05-Pink

    Ness
    00-Original
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Bumble-Bee
    05-Fuel
    06-Mr.Saturn

    Peach
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-White
    05-Daisy/Yellow

    Pikachu
    00-Original
    01-Cap
    02-Bandana
    03-Googles

    Olimar
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-White
    05-Dirty Helmet (Yellow and Black)

    Pit
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Gold
    05-Black

    Pokemon Trainer
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Light

    Ice Climbers
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Dark
    05-Light

    Jigglypuff
    00-Normal
    01-Flower
    02-Sleep Hat
    03-Japan Hat
    04-Trainer Cap

    ROB
    00-Original
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Pink/Purple
    05-Yellow
    06-NES

    Samus
    00-Original
    01-Pink
    02-Green
    03-Fusion/Blue
    04-Gravity Suit/Purple
    05-Dark Suit/Black

    Zelda
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-Ocarina of Time colors

    Snake
    00-Original
    01-Red/Black
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-"IDK WTF this is" camo
    05-Wild Feline camo

    Sonic
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    04-Gold
    05-Black

    Toon Link
    00-Original
    01-Red
    03-Blue
    04-Purple
    05-NES Link
    06-Dark

    Wario
    00-Original (WarioWare)
    01-Red (WarioWare)
    02-Green (WarioWare)
    03-Blue (WarioWare)
    04-Black & Red (WarioWare)
    05-Orange & Blue (WarioWare)
    06-Original (Overall)
    07-Red (Overall)
    08-Green (Overall)
    09-Blue (Overall)
    10-WarioLand 2 color (Overall)
    11-WarioLand 3 color (Overall)

    Wolf
    00-Original
    01-Red
    02-Green
    03-Blue
    04-Black
    05-Red & White

    Yoshi
    00-Original
    01-Red
    03-Blue
    04-Yellow
    05-Pink
    06-Light Blue

    The transforming characters (Zero Suit Samus/Samus, Wario/Wario Man, Bowser/Giga Bowser, Pokemon Trainer/Squirtle/Ivysaur/Charizard) all need .pac files along with .pcs files for textures to work correctly.

    Stages
    Normal stages belong in the following location:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\stage\melee\

    SSE stages (NOT MODEL SWAPPED STAGES, only the actual SSE stages) belong in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\stage\adventure\
    You'll know if a stage is an actual SSE stage because it's file name will be a bunch of numbers. (Ex. 420101.pac)

    Stage Names:
    Quote
    Battle Field      STGBATTLEFIELD.PAC
    Yoshi's Island      STGCRAYON.PAC
    Delphino Plaza      STGDOLPIC.PAC
    75m         STGDONKEY.PAC
    Big Blue (Melee)   STGDXBIGBLUE.PAC
    Corneria (Melee)   STGDXCORNERIA.PAC
    Jungle Japes (Melee)   STGDXGARDEN.PAC
    Green Greens (Melee)   STGDXGREENS.PAC
    Onett (Melee)      STGDXONETT.PAC
    Pokemon Stadium (Melee)   STGDXPSTADIUM.PAC
    Rainbow Cruise (Melee)   STGDXRCRUISE.PAC
    Temple (Melee)      STGDXSHRINE.PAC
    Yoshi's Island (Melee)   STGDXYORSTER.PAC
    Brinstar (Melee)   STGDXZEBES.PAC
    Distant Planet      STGEARTH.PAC
    Custom Stage (Nature)  STGEDIT_0.PAC
    Custom Stage (Factory) STGEDIT_1.PAC
    Custom Stage (Ruins)    STGEDIT_2.PAC
    Castle Siege (Transition)   STGEMBLEM.PAC
    Castle Siege (Outside)      STGEMBLEM_00.PAC
    Castle Siege (Inside)        STGEMBLEM_01.PAC
    Castle Siege (Lava Cave)  STGEMBLEM_02.PAC
    Mario Bros.      STGFAMICOM.PAC
    Final Destination   STGFINAL.PAC
    Port Town Aero Dive   STGFZERO.PAC
    Green Hill      STGGREENHILL.PAC
    Flat Zone 2      STGGW.PAC
    Halberd         STGHALBERD.PAC
    Summit         STGICE.PAC
    Rumble Falls      STGJUNGLE.PAC
    Mario Circuit      STGKART.PAC
    Warioware, Inc.      STGMADEIN.PAC
    Luigi's Mansion      STGMANSION.PAC
    Mushroomy Kingdom 1   STGMARIOPAST_00.PAC
    Mushroomy Kingdom 2   STGMARIOPAST_01.PAC
    Shadow Moses Isle (Rex)   STGMETALGEAR_00.PAC
    Shadow Moses Isle (Ray)   STGMETALGEAR_01.PAC
    Shadow Moses (Gecko)   STGMETALGEAR_02.PAC
    New Pork City      STGNEWPORK.PAC
    Norfair         STGNORFAIR.PAC
    Bridge of Eldin      STGOLDIN.PAC
    Frigate Orpheon      STGORPHEON.PAC
    Skyworld      STGPALUTENA.PAC
    Pictochat      STGPICTCHAT_en.PAC
    Pirate Ship      STGPIRATES.PAC
    Hanenbow      STGPLANKTON.PAC
    Pokemon Stadium 2   STGSTADIUM.PAC
    Lylat Cruise (Asteroids)  STGSTARFOX_ASTEROID.PAC
    Lylat Cruise (Battleships)  STGSTARFOX_BATTLESHIP.PAC
    Lylat Cruise (Corneria)  STGSTARFOX_CORNERIA.PAC
    Lylat Cruise (Main Ship)  STGSTARFOX_GDIFF.PAC
    Lylat Cruise (Space)   STGSTARFOX_SPACE.PAC
    Target Test 1   STGTARGETLV1.PAC
    Target Test 2   STGTARGETLV2.PAC
    Target Test 3   STGTARGETLV3.PAC
    Target Test 4   STGTARGETLV4.PAC
    Target Test 5   STGTARGETLV5.PAC
    Spear Pillar (Dialga)   STGTENGAN_1.PAC
    Spear Pillar (Palkia)   STGTENGAN_2.PAC
    Spear Pillar (Cresselia)STGTENGAN_3.PAC
    Smashville   STGVILLAGE_00.PAC
    Smashville   STGVILLAGE_01.PAC
    Smashville   STGVILLAGE_02.PAC
    Smashville   STGVILLAGE_03.PAC
    Smashville   STGVILLAGE_04.PAC

    Music
    Music only works with File Patch code versions over 3.1 (and Riivolution of course).
    Songs belong in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\sound\strm\

    A full list of songs and what to name them can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jgmd833x1l0bpjn.
    (Not made by me, but I forgot who made it... Sorry!)

    *Note* If your music sounds like static, or the song cuts off randomly and a new song starts, or the song doesn't sound like it should, first try defragmenting your SD Card. If that doesn't work, back up everything on your SD Card and then format it.

    Sound Effects
    Sound effects can ONLY be used with Riivolution. The most stable File Patch Code (3.5.1) DOES NOT support sound effects.
    The file "smashbros_sound.brsar" is the file used for sound effects in game, such as character/announcer voices. This file is often edited for completely new characters. It belongs in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\sound\

    Menus
    Most hacks for the menus are in the mu_menumain.pac, sc_selcharacter.pac, and sc_selmap.pac files.

    The mu_menumain.pac file belongs in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pfmenu2\ (Not a typo. Create a new folder in your RSBE folder called "pfmenu2" for the mu_menumain.pac.)

    The other files above belong in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\menu2\


    System Files
    The system files that are most commonly edited are common3.pac and common5.pac

    All of the common_.pac files belong in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\system\

    Strap Loaders
    This is the screen that appears before the opening movie which reminds you to wear the wrist strap/don’t hit people. It’s very popular to edit. It belongs in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\menu\strap\

    Rel Files
    These files allow you to replace a stage in Brawl with a stage that uses a different Brawl stage as a base. For example, if somebody created a stage based off of Final Destination, you could use a rel file to load it over Hanenbow instead. They belong in:
    (X):\private\wii\app\RSB(X)\pf\module\
    For help in naming or creating rel files, visit this page: http://ssbbcustom.wikia.com/wiki/Module_files.

    4. Making Brawl Hacks

    Ok, so you have Homebrew installed and know how to load Brawl hacks. Now, you can learn how to make them.

    Making Textures
    1. Download BrawlBox, an essential tool for anyone who wants to make any type of Brawl hack. The latest version can be found here: http://brawltools.googlecode.com/files/BrawlBox%20v0.63d.zip.
    2. Extract BrawlBox to somewhere on your computer.
    3. You will need Brawl's original files to base your hacks off of. All of the files except for the movies can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=bf68243dc4c908b28d78a0e5552916095d6170349cac00195be6ba49b5870170.
    4. Download whatever files you need. They are located in the same way they are placed on the SD Card. (Ex. If you want to download Captain Falcon's main file, go to Data Partition > fighter > captain > FitCaptain00.pac.)
    5. Open the file in BrawlBox. If you want to make a simple texture hack, right click on where it says "TextureData[0]" and click on "Export All". Create a folder wherever you want to export the textures to and click Ok.
    6. Open the textures in an image editor (Ex. Paint.NET, downloadable here: http://www.dotpdn.com/downloads/pdn.html, or GIMP, downloadable here: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/) and edit them as you wish. Save the edited files over the original files.
    7. Open the original file in BrawlBox, right click "TextureData[0]" and click on "Replace All". Find the folder where you have all of your edited files and click Ok.
    8. Click on the + sign next to "ModelData[0]" and then the + sign next to "3DModels(NW4R)". Right click the MDL0 (Ex. FitCaptain00) and click on "Preview". If you can't see anything, try zooming out by pulling the mouse wheel backwards. To move around, hold the right mouse button and move the mouse. You'll be able to see what your texture looks like on the character/stage. Exit the preview when you are done looking.
    9. Go to File > Save As and save the finished file to wherever you want. If you are making characters, make sure to save as a .pcs file (.pac is optional, unless you are making a texture for one of the transforming characters listed above). If you are making stages, make sure to save as a .pac file.

    CSPs (Character Selection Portraits)
    If you download a character and you receive a picture file along with it, this is what it is supposed to be used for. CSPs are the pictures of the character that appear on the Character Selection Screen. Note that these are completely optional and don't have to be used along with the character. Here's how to put them into the game.
    1. Download the original common5.pac from the link above and open it in BrawlBox.
    2. Expand (Click the + button next to) "sc_selcharacter_en" and then "char_bust_tex_lz77".
    3. Each of the "MiscData[_]" files contain the CSPs for a different character. Expand the MiscData and then expand the "Textures(NW4R)" within them. Click on each TEX0 file to see the original CSPs for that character.
    4. Expand each of the MiscDatas until you find the character you want. Choose the color that you have the file set over and then right click the TEX0. Click on "Replace", and then find the image that came with the downloaded file (or your own image if you are making CSPs). When you are done, save the common5.pac file and put it in your SD Card.
    5. If you are using an sc_selcharacter.pac file (Ex. A custom CSS), you'll have to do the following steps for your CSPs to appear.
    6. Open your common5.pac in BrawlBox. Expand "sc_selcharacter_en" and right click on "char_bust_tex_lz77". Click "Export" and save it to your computer.
    7. Now open up the sc_selcharacter.pac file you downloaded in BrawlBox. Expand it and find "char_bust_tex_lz77". Right click it and hit "Replace". Find the "char_bust_tex_lz77" you exported from your common5.pac.
    8. Save the sc_selcharacter.pac file and put it on your SD Card.

    Finally got a chance to read this and i must say it's very easy and newbie friendly
    But might want to add this in:
    Hey here's something you can add to the guide for people who can't seem to figure it out.  Its a list I made that corresponds every csp with it's file.

    Code:
    Mario
    MenSelchrFaceB.001 - FitMario00
    MenSelchrFaceB.002 - FitMario06
    MenSelchrFaceB.003 - FitMario03
    MenSelchrFaceB.004 - FitMario04
    MenSelchrFaceB.005 - FitMario05
    MenSelchrFaceB.006 - FitMario02

    Donkey Kong
    MenSelchrFaceB.011 - FitDonkey00
    MenSelchrFaceB.012 - FitDonkey04
    MenSelchrFaceB.013 - FitDonkey01
    MenSelchrFaceB.014 - FitDonkey03
    MenSelchrFaceB.015 - FitDonkey02
    MenSelchrFaceB.016 - FitDonkey05

    Link
    MenSelchrFaceB.021 - FitLink00
    MenSelchrFaceB.022 - FitLink01
    MenSelchrFaceB.023 - FitLink03
    MenSelchrFaceB.024 - FitLink05
    MenSelchrFaceB.025 - FitLink06
    MenSelchrFaceB.026 - FitLink04

    Samus
    MenSelchrFaceB.031 - FitSamus00
    MenSelchrFaceB.032 - FitSamus03
    MenSelchrFaceB.033 - FitSamus01
    MenSelchrFaceB.034 - FitSamus05
    MenSelchrFaceB.035 - FitSamus04
    MenSelchrFaceB.036 - FitSamus02

    Yoshi
    MenSelchrFaceB.041 - FitYoshi00
    MenSelchrFaceB.042 - FitYoshi01
    MenSelchrFaceB.043 - FitYoshi03
    MenSelchrFaceB.044 - FitYoshi04
    MenSelchrFaceB.045 - FitYoshi05
    MenSelchrFaceB.046 - FitYoshi06

    Kirby
    MenSelchrFaceB.051 - FitKirby00
    MenSelchrFaceB.052 - FitKirby04
    MenSelchrFaceB.053 - FitKirby03
    MenSelchrFaceB.054 - FitKirby01
    MenSelchrFaceB.055 - FitKirby02
    MenSelchrFaceB.056 - FitKirby05

    Fox
    MenSelchrFaceB.061 - FitFox00
    MenSelchrFaceB.062 - FitFox04
    MenSelchrFaceB.063 - FitFox01
    MenSelchrFaceB.064 - FitFox02
    MenSelchrFaceB.065 - FitFox03
    MenSelchrFaceB.066 - FitFox05

    Pikachu
    MenSelchrFaceB.071 - FitPikachu00
    MenSelchrFaceB.072 - FitPikachu01
    MenSelchrFaceB.073 - FitPikachu02
    MenSelchrFaceB.074 - FitPikachu03

    Luigi
    MenSelchrFaceB.081 - FitLuigi00
    MenSelchrFaceB.082 - FitLuigi05
    MenSelchrFaceB.083 - FitLuigi01
    MenSelchrFaceB.084 - FitLuigi03
    MenSelchrFaceB.085 - FitLuigi04
    MenSelchrFaceB.086 - FitLuigi06

    Captain Falcon
    MenSelchrFaceB.091 - FitCaptain00
    MenSelchrFaceB.092 - FitCaptain04
    MenSelchrFaceB.093 - FitCaptain01
    MenSelchrFaceB.094 - FitCaptain02
    MenSelchrFaceB.095 - FitCaptain03
    MenSelchrFaceB.096 - FitCaptain05

    Ness
    MenSelchrFaceB.101 - FitNess00
    MenSelchrFaceB.102 - FitNess05
    MenSelchrFaceB.103 - FitNess04
    MenSelchrFaceB.104 - FitNess02
    MenSelchrFaceB.105 - FitNess03
    MenSelchrFaceB.106 - FitNess06

    Bowswer
    MenSelchrFaceB.111 - FitKoopa00
    MenSelchrFaceB.112 - FitKoopa04
    MenSelchrFaceB.113 - FitKoopa01
    MenSelchrFaceB.114 - FitKoopa03
    MenSelchrFaceB.115 - FitKoopa05
    MenSelchrFaceB.116 - FitKoopa06

    Peach
    MenSelchrFaceB.121 - FitPeach00
    MenSelchrFaceB.122 - FitPeach05
    MenSelchrFaceB.123 - FitPeach01
    MenSelchrFaceB.124 - FitPeach03
    MenSelchrFaceB.125 - FitPeach02
    MenSelchrFaceB.126 - FitPeach04

    Zelda
    MenSelchrFaceB.131 - FitZelda00
    MenSelchrFaceB.132 - FitZelda01
    MenSelchrFaceB.133 - FitZelda03
    MenSelchrFaceB.134 - FitZelda05
    MenSelchrFaceB.135 - FitZelda02
    MenSelchrFaceB.136 - FitZelda04

    Sheik
    MenSelchrFaceB.141 - FitSheik00
    MenSelchrFaceB.142 - FitSheik01
    MenSelchrFaceB.143 - FitSheik03
    MenSelchrFaceB.144 - FitSheik05
    MenSelchrFaceB.145 - FitSheik02
    MenSelchrFaceB.146 - FitSheik04

    Ice Climbers
    MenSelchrFaceB.151 - FitPopo00
    MenSelchrFaceB.152 - FitPopo01
    MenSelchrFaceB.153 - FitPopo03
    MenSelchrFaceB.154 - FitPopo04
    MenSelchrFaceB.155 - FitPopo02
    MenSelchrFaceB.156 - FitPopo05

    Marth
    MenSelchrFaceB.161 - FitMarth00
    MenSelchrFaceB.162 - FitMarth01
    MenSelchrFaceB.163 - FitMarth02
    MenSelchrFaceB.164 - FitMarth04
    MenSelchrFaceB.165 - FitMarth05
    MenSelchrFaceB.166 - FitMarth03

    Mr. Game&Watch
    MenSelchrFaceB.171-176 - FitGameWatch00

    Falco
    MenSelchrFaceB.181 - FitFalco00
    MenSelchrFaceB.182 - FitFalco05
    MenSelchrFaceB.183 - FitFalco03
    MenSelchrFaceB.184 - FitFalco01
    MenSelchrFaceB.185 - FitFalco02
    MenSelchrFaceB.186 - FitFalco04

    Ganondorf
    MenSelchrFaceB.191 - FitGanon00
    MenSelchrFaceB.192 - FitGanon04
    MenSelchrFaceB.193 - FitGanon03
    MenSelchrFaceB.194 - FitGanon02
    MenSelchrFaceB.195 - FitGanon01
    MenSelchrFaceB.196 - FitGanon05

    Meta Knight
    MenSelchrFaceB.211 - FitMetaKnight00
    MenSelchrFaceB.212 - FitMetaKnight04
    MenSelchrFaceB.213 - FitMetaKnight01
    MenSelchrFaceB.214 - FitMetaKnight02
    MenSelchrFaceB.215 - FitMetaKnight03
    MenSelchrFaceB.216 - FitMetaKnight05

    Pit
    MenSelchrFaceB.221 - FitPit00
    MenSelchrFaceB.222 - FitPit04
    MenSelchrFaceB.223 - FitPit01
    MenSelchrFaceB.224 - FitPit02
    MenSelchrFaceB.225 - FitPit03
    MenSelchrFaceB.226 - FitPit05

    Zero Suit Samus
    MenSelchrFaceB.231 - FitSZeroSuit00
    MenSelchrFaceB.232 - FitSZeroSuit03
    MenSelchrFaceB.233 - FitSZeroSuit01
    MenSelchrFaceB.234 - FitSZeroSuit05
    MenSelchrFaceB.235 - FitSZeroSuit04
    MenSelchrFaceB.236 - FitSZeroSuit02

    Captain Olimar
    MenSelchrFaceB.241 - FitPikmin00
    MenSelchrFaceB.242 - FitPikmin04
    MenSelchrFaceB.243 - FitPikmin01
    MenSelchrFaceB.244 - FitPikmin05
    MenSelchrFaceB.245 - FitPikmin02
    MenSelchrFaceB.246 - FitPikmin03

    Lucas
    MenSelchrFaceB.251 - FitLucas00
    MenSelchrFaceB.252 - FitLucas04
    MenSelchrFaceB.253 - FitLucas01
    MenSelchrFaceB.254 - FitLucas03
    MenSelchrFaceB.255 - FitLucas02
    MenSelchrFaceB.256 - FitLucas05

    Diddy Kong
    MenSelchrFaceB.261 - FitDiddy00
    MenSelchrFaceB.262 - FitDiddy05
    MenSelchrFaceB.263 - FitDiddy04
    MenSelchrFaceB.264 - FitDiddy06
    MenSelchrFaceB.265 - FitDiddy02
    MenSelchrFaceB.266 - FitDiddy03

    Pokemon Trainer
    MenSelchrFaceB.271 - FitPokeTrainer00
    MenSelchrFaceB.272 - FitPokeTrainer01
    MenSelchrFaceB.273 - FitPokeTrainer02
    MenSelchrFaceB.274 - FitPokeTrainer03
    MenSelchrFaceB.275 - FitPokeTrainer04

    Charizard
    MenSelchrFaceB.281-285 - See 271-275

    Squirtle
    MenSelchrFaceB.291-295 - See 271-275

    Ivysaur
    MenSelchrFaceB.301-305 - See 271-275

    King Dedede
    MenSelchrFaceB.311 - FitDedede00
    MenSelchrFaceB.312 - FitDedede06
    MenSelchrFaceB.313 - FitDedede02
    MenSelchrFaceB.314 - FitDedede05
    MenSelchrFaceB.315 - FitDedede03
    MenSelchrFaceB.316 - FitDedede04

    Lucario
    MenSelchrFaceB.321 - FitLucario00
    MenSelchrFaceB.322 - FitLucario01
    MenSelchrFaceB.323 - FitLucario04
    MenSelchrFaceB.324 - FitLucario05
    MenSelchrFaceB.325 - FitLucario02

    Ike
    MenSelchrFaceB.331 - FitIke00
    MenSelchrFaceB.332 - FitIke05
    MenSelchrFaceB.333 - FitIke04
    MenSelchrFaceB.334 - FitIke03
    MenSelchrFaceB.335 - FitIke02
    MenSelchrFaceB.336 - FitIke01

    R.O.B.
    MenSelchrFaceB.341 - FitRobot00
    MenSelchrFaceB.342 - FitRobot06
    MenSelchrFaceB.343 - FitRobot05
    MenSelchrFaceB.344 - FitRobot04
    MenSelchrFaceB.345 - FitRobot03
    MenSelchrFaceB.346 - FitRobot02

    Jigglypuff
    MenSelchrFaceB.361 - FitPurin00
    MenSelchrFaceB.362 - FitPurin01
    MenSelchrFaceB.363 - FitPurin04
    MenSelchrFaceB.364 - FitPurin03
    MenSelchrFaceB.365 - FitPurin02

    Wario
    MenSelchrFaceB.371 - FitWario00
    MenSelchrFaceB.372 - FitWario01
    MenSelchrFaceB.373 - FitWario05
    MenSelchrFaceB.374 - FitWario02
    MenSelchrFaceB.375 - FitWario04
    MenSelchrFaceB.376 - FitWario03
    MenSelchrFaceB.377 - FitWario06
    MenSelchrFaceB.378 - FitWario07
    MenSelchrFaceB.379 - FitWario09
    MenSelchrFaceB.380 - FitWario08
    MenSelchrFaceB.381 - FitWario10
    MenSelchrFaceB.382 - FitWario11

    Toon Link
    MenSelchrFaceB.401 - FitToonLink00
    MenSelchrFaceB.402 - FitToonLink01
    MenSelchrFaceB.403 - FitToonLink03
    MenSelchrFaceB.404 - FitToonLink04
    MenSelchrFaceB.405 - FitToonLink05
    MenSelchrFaceB.406 - FitToonLink06

    MenSelchrFaceB.411-416 - Blank

    Wolf
    MenSelchrFaceB.431 - FitWolf00
    MenSelchrFaceB.432 - FitWolf01
    MenSelchrFaceB.433 - FitWolf04
    MenSelchrFaceB.434 - FitWolf02
    MenSelchrFaceB.435 - FitWolf03
    MenSelchrFaceB.436 - FitWolf05

    Snake
    MenSelchrFaceB.451 - FitSnake00
    MenSelchrFaceB.452 - FitSnake01
    MenSelchrFaceB.453 - FitSnake03
    MenSelchrFaceB.454 - FitSnake04
    MenSelchrFaceB.455 - FitSnake02
    MenSelchrFaceB.456 - FitSnake05

    Sonic
    MenSelchrFaceB.461 - FitSonic00
    MenSelchrFaceB.462 - FitSonic05
    MenSelchrFaceB.463 - FitSonic04
    MenSelchrFaceB.464 - FitSonic02
    MenSelchrFaceB.465 - FitSonic01



    5. Downgrading Your Wii

    Warning: The following tutorials are the most likely parts of this guide to cause permanent damage to your Wii if not followed properly. Make sure to follow all instructions carefully and if you have any doubts whatsoever, don't do it.

    DO NOT UPDATE YOUR WII. I repeat: Do NOT update your Wii! The most recent updates (4.2 and 4.3) have done NOTHING to improve the Wii. Their only purpose was to try to wipe out Homebrew. As such, certain Homebrew applications may not work if you update your Wii.
    If you have updated your Wii and a certain Homebrew app doesn't work, downgrade to a more stable version using these tutorials (The tutorials don't only work for the menu versions specified, but it's recommended that you use the tutorial that corresponds with your system menu.):

    3.3 or 3.4 to 3.2
    I believe this one came from somewhere on GBATemp, but I have not been able to relocate the source, so I'm not sure who to credit. Just note, I did not make the downgrade tutorial.

    4.2 or above to 4.1
    Quote from: Hells Guardian on GSCentral
    I honestly Highly advise that anyone using 4.2 ditch it imeadiately! I say this not because 4.2 is a bad version but rather because it offers no added to functionality AT ALL!! It was nothing but an attack on Homebrew both legit and piracy related!

    I appologize for the wait as my system was turned into a paper weight by the 4.2 update. Fortunately I was able to recover it with a Nand programer. I love that damn mod chip. I was able to install a copy of bootmii boot2 back into the nand with the nand flasher and from there fully recover the system menu.

    Now for the information all have been waiting for.

    It's a simple task really here is the download containing everything you will need.
    This download is just Over 76MB So It May Take Awhile! It took me 9 minutes with Low End Cable Internet to download... Also took about the same to upload though. This pack works for NTSC-U. Use at your own risk for the other regions!

    http://www.mediafire.com/?tw2nmzkmnjk

    1. (skip this if you already have the HBC and bootmii IOS or boot2 installed on the system) use your preffered exploit to launch the Hackmii installer and install the latest version of bootmii and the HBC. (I personally prefer not to update my HBC as it does cause compatability issues with many of the older apps because of the new Title ID. All apps still function but many will fail to load back into the HBC.) I Recomend BannerBombv2 for this. I can be downloade here. You will also find the instructions on how to use it here. I will not be answering questions on this.

    http://bannerbomb.qoid.us/index.new.php

    go here to find the latest version of Team Twiizers Hackmii installer.

    http://bootmii.org/

    2. Copy the contents of the download to the root of your SD card. I advise that you use a fresh SD card for this.

    3. From the HBC run the Cboot2 installer. This will install a custom version of the bootmii ppc executable file to the SD card.

    4. Launch bootmii. Either boot2 or IOS version will work. Instead of loading bootmii you should see in the top left the words cBoot2 dol loader or something similar. After a brief time a version of wad manager will boot.

    5. From the cBoot2 loaded wad manager App install CIOSv9.wad followed by IOS60.wad then the System Menu Wad for your region. I have inluded System Menu 4.1 for all three regions.

    Thats it. Now you will be on system menu 4.1 with an old version of Waninkoko's CIOS installed. From here install the latest version of Waninkoko's CIOS and any other hacks you may want. I've also included Start patch 4.1 for all three regions. I advise installing at the very least the disk update check block patch. As an added bonus I've also included a CSM theme for NTSC users on System menu 4.1 that can be installed with the included mymenuify app.

    6. What to Do If a Game/Channel Requires a Wii System Update

    "I just bought [insert name of new game here]! And it says I HAVE to update my Wii! I HAVE to play it!"
    or
    "I want to go on the Wii Shop Channel, but it says I have to update my Wii!"

    ^^^ If either (or both) of the above are you, follow this section carefully, and you'll be able to play the game/use the channel without having to update your Wii.

    A. Disc Updates for System Menus 4.0 and Above

    If you have a Wii on versions 4.0 - 4.3, use the Preloader app to patch the system to skip disc update checks easily. This first tutorial only fixes DISC updates. If you want to access the Wii Shop Channel, use the third tutorial below.

    1. Download the most recent version of the Preloader (.30) here: http://www.mediafire.com/?fwxo3qs7nym2353.

    2. Launch the app through one of the methods explained above. If you're using the Homebrew Channel, rename the .dol file "boot.dol" and place it in a folder called "Preloader" in the "apps" folder of your SD Card. (In other words, your SD Card should look like apps > Preloader > boot.dol)

    3. Follow the instructions in the Readme. (Press + to install the Preloader.) Once it's finished installing, you can delete these files off of your SD Card.

    4. Use the information found here to create a hacks.ini file. Copy and paste the codes for your system menu into Notepad, then when saving, change "Save as type" to "All files", then name the file "hacks.ini". Place it in the root of your SD Card.

    5. Turn on the Wii. The Preloader should launch automatically. Enable the hacks that you want. It is extremely important to enable the "Skip Disc Update Check" if you want it.

    6. Once that it is finished, you can delete the Preloader off of your Wii by running the install tool again and hitting - instead of +. You can also leave the Preloader if you want to keep it there. Now, whenever you try to play a game that has a system update on it, it should skip the check, allowing you to play the game without updating your Wii.

    7. If the game doesn't seem to be working correctly (refuses to load), run Gecko OS with the disc in the Wii. If the game requires a certain IOS to play, Gecko OS will alert you to that and install it for you. This will not update your entire Wii system menu, but rather just the IOS that is needed.

    B. Disc Updates for System Menus Below 4.0

    If you are on a system menu below 4.0 and have bought a new game that requires a system update, follow this tutorial.

    1. Download the 3.3/3.4 to 3.2 downgrade file located here http://www.mediafire.com/?4u6o82c4aqke5od.

    2. If you are not on system menu 3.2, follow the readme instructions and downgrade to it. Make sure that all of the files in the "Put onto SD Card" are on your SD Card.

    3. Load the Starfall app and read the instructions carefully. (Press B + 1, not B + 2)

    4. Make sure to apply the "Skip Disc Update Check" patch.

    5. After it's done, you can remove these files from your SD Card.

    6. If a certain game doesn't seem to be working correctly (refuses to load), run Gecko OS with the disc in the Wii. If the game requires a certain IOS to play, Gecko OS will alert you to that and install it for you. This will not update your entire Wii system menu, but rather just the IOS that is needed.

    C. Wii Shop Channel Updates for All System Menus

    This tutorial will show you how to update your Wii Shop Channel so that it can be accessed without updating the entire system.

    1. Download the latest version of WiiSCU (0.25) here: http://www.mediafire.com/?833v8xzdo5497fg.

    2. Extract the folder and place it in the "apps" folder of your SD Card if you're using the Homebrew Channel. (Make sure that your SD Card looks like apps > WiiSCU > boot.dol/icon.png/meta.xml)

    3. Run WiiSCU and select the Wii Shop Channel.

    4. When it's finished, you can delete the file off of your SD Card.

    Done. Now please people, STOP UPDATING THE WII JUST BECAUSE A GAME/CHANNEL WANTS YOU TO. These are very simple workarounds for that.

    6. Other Tutorials
    Here are some links to other useful tutorials. These are probably more in depth or easier to understand than parts of this post. I've attempted to put them in a relative order from easiest to hardest. If you think there's a good tutorial that I should add to this list, please tell me.

    Easy Tutorials
    These tutorials are easily understandable, even to people who don't know very much about the topic.

    How to Install BrawlBox on a Mac/Linux

    Texture Hacking Guide

    Riivolution Guide

    Stage Guide

    BCSM-GUI (Tool for Making BRSTMs)

    Custom CSS/SSS

    Animation Principles

    Model Swapping, Glitch Fixing, and Bone Hexing

    Automatic Polygon Deleter

    Making THP'S (Brawl's Movie Files)

    How to Make Practice Stage Based Stages Work with Final Destination

    2D Stages

    How to Fix Multiple MDL0 Headers in One BRRES

    Advanced Tutorials
    You might need a little prior knowledge to understand parts of these tutorials, but they are extremely useful to more experienced hackers.

    MK64's Vertex Hacking Method Without Patching

    Texture Formats

    MDL0's From Other Games

    PSA Guide

    Animation Tutorials

    Das Donkey Vertex Box 2.0 English Tutorial

    GFX Swapping, Vertex Hex Swapping, and Dual Colored Eyes

    Advanced Vertex Hacking


    Well, that's all for now. If you need me to add or clarify anything, please tell me. Thanks for reading!
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    « Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 12:57:14 AM »


    oh mah gawd. This wouldve been helpful when i was a n00b it took me a year to learn most of this.
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    « Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 07:46:17 AM »


    Thanks for making this man. <_< This needs to be stickied.

    Hopefully there will be a lot less noob questions now. Hopefully.
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    « Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 07:44:40 PM »


    Added a bunch of links and sound effects location. Does anybody know any other good tutorials/tools? Also, should I change the order of anything in the links list?  Undecided
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    « Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 09:12:29 AM »


    this is great.
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    « Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 02:13:34 PM »


    can somebody tell me why i can't copy and past the File Patch XML on to my sd card


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    « Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 10:47:38 PM »


    Oh, hey, n00b question right here!

    Specifications:
    -BrawlBox v0.63d
    -AdobePhotoshop CS2
    -Microsoft Vista (with updates)
    -Brawl Minus v1.0 (NTSC)

    I know the process to editing a texture. I exported what I wanted to change, modified them without renaming, replaced, and saved the texture as a .pac AND a .pcs.

    Now, that didn't work, and then I found out about texture previews. I can't preview (it freezes) when I try to. No, I am not trying to preview the shadow. That I can do just fine. Other than previewing, a texture'll look fine, til I try it in-game and it doesn't show at all.

    Yes, I named all the textures properly, and placed them in the correct folders.

    Thanks in adv for any help you can provide
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    « Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 03:35:47 AM »


    Oh, hey, n00b question right here!

    Specifications:
    -BrawlBox v0.63d
    -AdobePhotoshop CS2
    -Microsoft Vista (with updates)
    -Brawl Minus v1.0 (NTSC)

    I know the process to editing a texture. I exported what I wanted to change, modified them without renaming, replaced, and saved the texture as a .pac AND a .pcs.

    Now, that didn't work, and then I found out about texture previews. I can't preview (it freezes) when I try to. No, I am not trying to preview the shadow. That I can do just fine. Other than previewing, a texture'll look fine, til I try it in-game and it doesn't show at all.

    Yes, I named all the textures properly, and placed them in the correct folders.

    Thanks in adv for any help you can provide
    -Going Digital


    Hmm... That sounds... odd. A couple of questions, though.

    1. What are you trying to make a texture for? (A menu/character/stage?)
    EDIT: I'm assuming you mean a character, since you said .pcs and .pac. Which character?

    2. When you say it freezes when you preview it, you mean BrawlBox, right? What does it tell you? Does it just close or does it give you an error message?
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    « Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 11:14:43 AM »


    Yup, BrawlBox. Making a texture for Kirby.

    I'll try to preview the texture (in the correct and specified way), the preview window opens. All I get is a blank window, and even after waiting 20 mins, it didn't load, and I have a damn fast laptop. Click once on the blank screen, and I get the Vista message saying that the program is not responding; do I want to restart or close program?

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    « Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 01:47:54 PM »


    Yup, BrawlBox. Making a texture for Kirby.

    I'll try to preview the texture (in the correct and specified way), the preview window opens. All I get is a blank window, and even after waiting 20 mins, it didn't load, and I have a damn fast laptop. Click once on the blank screen, and I get the Vista message saying that the program is not responding; do I want to restart or close program?

    Thanks
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    Hmm... That's odd. That's never happened to me or anyone I've heard about. You have .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 and a video card that supports OpenGL 1.1 or higher, right? You probably do, but I'm just making sure.

    One more thing, is the Kirby model you are using as a base the original FitKirby00.pac (as in unedited) or one that has like a vertex hack or polygon removal?
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    Hmm... That's odd. That's never happened to me or anyone I've heard about. You have .NET Framework v3.5 SP1 and a video card that supports OpenGL 1.1 or higher, right? You probably do, but I'm just making sure.

    One more thing, is the Kirby model you are using as a base the original FitKirby00.pac (as in unedited) or one that has like a vertex hack or polygon removal?


    It's a regular texture hack, no vertexing, removals, or palette (sp?) overload.
    Foxxy's currently trying to help me though, so 's all good, thanks though.
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    The Xml file for Riivolution doesnt work Sad sorry to be a troll, thanks a lot for this Grin
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    « Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010, 03:17:34 AM »


    The Xml file for Riivolution doesnt work Sad sorry to be a troll, thanks a lot for this Grin

    Which one? The one for the Brawl file loading or Ocarina? As far as I know, I haven't had any other complaints about this. Are you sure it's the XML? Is it in the right location? Is Riivolution itself working?
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    The Xml file for Riivolution doesnt work Sad sorry to be a troll, thanks a lot for this Grin

    Which one? The one for the Brawl file loading or Ocarina? As far as I know, I haven't had any other complaints about this. Are you sure it's the XML? Is it in the right location? Is Riivolution itself working?
    No, i mean i cant download it. When i go to the site, it just stays blank
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    « Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010, 07:57:55 AM »


    Hi, noob question right here.

    i have a PAL 4.3 wii (yes, i update it T.T) it's hacked, with cIOS 249 with IOS 37 as base (REV 19)

    so i installed everything i need homebrew, gecko 1.9, etc

    my problem is this: when i try to go to the Album (for brawl installation) my wii crashes. =/

    PS: i followed this tutorial


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