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Title: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on June 06, 2010, 05:59:57 PM

Tools Needed:
> Character .Pac files
> Brawlbox
> Image editing software


Almost all .Pac files: http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=230551
Brawlbox: http://www.mediafire.com/?tzlzyyn0a3k

I have tried to be as thorough as possible with is guide, so at points it will seem condesending

Ok, to start off we will need to choose which character we will be editing, so open Brawlbox and go to file > open and select the Fit[Character]0X.pac of the character of your choice, I‘ll be using FitLuigi00.pac for this example. (A quicker way of doing this is setting the .pac files to open with brawl box by using right click > properties on the file itself.)

Now we have this:

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6176/85467604.png) (http://img689.imageshack.us/i/85467604.png/)

Click on the small cross next to the tab which says “TextureData” and continue to expand until you can see a set files with a green symbol next to them saying TEX0 on them. You will find that most of these files are named Fit[Character]body or something along those lines.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3858/76637434.png) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/76637434.png/)

By clicking on each one, you should be see a preview of each of the images next to them. Now, with most of these you can roughly tell which part of the texture the file is linked to, but some are a little trickier.
Right click on the texture file you want to edit and select export, then save it to somewhere you will remember.

(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/5761/79062177.png) (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/79062177.png/)

Now you can minimize Brawlbox and open up your image editing program. (I use Jasc Paintshop Pro 8)
Open up the texture file, and edit away.
To make it obvious what I’m editing, I’ll draw a red X over Luigi’s cap)

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/940/53609789.png) (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/53609789.png/)

Once you are done, save your file as a PNG and maximise Brawlbox again.

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/4789/21643214.png) (http://img580.imageshack.us/i/21643214.png/)

Right click on the same file you exported earlier, and select replace, then go ahead and find the texture you have edited. A preview window should appear once you have selected and okayed it.

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/9701/24489675.png) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/24489675.png/)

Once you have the preview window up, you will see a bunch of options down the right hand side concerning format and palette details… DO NOT CHANGE THESE.
Changing those details will more than likely screw up what the texture looks like in game, so just click Okay.

(http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/55/44602186.png) (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/44602186.png/)

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4109/31458725.png) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/31458725.png/)

Now we are back at the main Brawlbox window… But what if you want to see what it looks like, before playing it in game?

Above the “TextureData” you should see a tab entitled “ModelData,” click on the small cross next to the tab as you did before and continue to do so until you see a grey icon with MDL0 written on it.
By right clicking on this, you will be given the option ‘preview,’ so go ahead and click on it.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5781/38939602.png) (http://img688.imageshack.us/i/38939602.png/)

You should get this:
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5452/brawlbox3.png) (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/brawlbox3.png/)

Now if you scroll down with your mouse, you will be able to see a model of the character you are working with, and of course, your edited texture. 
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6391/75372005.png) (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/75372005.png/)
(in this preview window you can use scroll to zoom, right click and drag to pan, Ctrl and pan to rotate)

If you are unhappy with what your edit looks like, you can minimize Brawlbox and return to your image editing program for further adjustments. You will not need to export the texture every time you want to edit it, you only need to replace it again.
You can repeat all of the above steps for every part of the texture you want to edit, until you are happy with what your new texture looks like.

Once you are happy with what it looks like, you can go to file > Save as and save your our work.
You will need to save your work as a .PCS file and, to be safe, a .PAC file as well.
To make it easier to find your edited in future, name the file something you will remember, as apposed to something like FitLuigi00.pcs. (I name my textures like so: FitLuigi0#redX.pcs)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1912/82715641.png) (http://img64.imageshack.us/i/82715641.png/)

So now that you have made your texture, you want to see what it looks like in game, right?
Well then, open up your SD card and put the .PAC and .PCS files into:
Private/wii/APP/RSBE/pf/fighter/[character]

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9342/15800453.png) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/15800453.png/)

Now before you can see your texture in game you will need to replace one of the existing textures.
This is easily done by renaming your .PAC and .PCS to match the old texture.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2993/29044582.png) (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/29044582.png/)

Here is a list of what to rename your files:
Code:
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


As soon as you have renamed your files, it is ready to be tested in game.
Congratulations! You have just made your first texture hack!
 :af:

Notes:
- Some characters have multiple “TextureData” tabs. These are normally used for the characters accessories, such as Peach’s parasol.
- In some cases, you will need to rename or add a number to the texture you export or else they may not be viewable in you image editing program (Pikachu’s eyes do this for me)
- Some textures can be made transparent or partially transparent (Zelda‘s Dress for example). To do this, when saving your edited texture, you must optimise it before saving. This differs from program to program so you will have to find out how to do this for yourself, sorry.
- The following all require both .PAC and .PCS files: Zelda/Shiek, Samus/Zerosuit, Wario/Warioman, Bowser/GigaBowser and all the Pokemon Trainer’s Pokemon.

Tips:
-When first starting texture hacking, it is best to do simple recolours or texture swapping, this is much easier than trying to make a full texture straight of the bat.
- Block colour looks ugly, try to use it as little as possible.
- Sometimes it can be hard to tell which part of a texture is which. I suggest putting a bright or contrasting colour over areas you are unsure of and then look for them on the model after.
- Making nude texture hacks will get lots of downloads, regardless of how good or bad they are  :P


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: MiracleRaf2 on June 07, 2010, 09:32:19 PM
Thank you so much. I appreciate it.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: MyKewl on June 10, 2010, 10:07:50 PM
i wish i had this when i was a nub


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: link2007 on June 18, 2010, 04:53:26 PM
 (Making nude texture hacks will get lots of downloads, regardless of how good or bad they are  :P ) <--------- lol xD

any way thnx i only now start make texture now thnx for amazing tutorial  :af: 


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Shunookie on June 21, 2010, 09:36:44 AM
how to i make things transparent?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on June 21, 2010, 12:25:43 PM
how to i make things transparent?
Make sure you have a transparent layer as the base then just select the area you want and erase it.

When you save it you must optimise it or else the erased area will show up white, but I can't help you on how to do that as it differs from program to program.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Shunookie on June 21, 2010, 01:57:51 PM
s. what program to us ? cause i have pain on windows vista and corol something cause i wana make peach bottem layer transparent and its kinda hardd please helppp


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on June 21, 2010, 03:55:42 PM
I use Jasc paint shop pro 8... I kinda didn't understand the rest of that post but you will need a program that can use layers (i.e not Paint)
Am I right in reading you have Corel, because you can use layers in that.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Shunookie on June 22, 2010, 05:22:09 AM
thanks you. im useing paint.net , now all i have to do is know how to submit. :>.>:


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Doom103 on June 25, 2010, 09:42:53 PM
When I preview the model it doesn't show the texture just this:

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a251/doomdragon/Random%20thigs/Untitled-1.png)

Even if I do nothing to the texture.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Segtendo on June 25, 2010, 10:12:12 PM
You're viewing the shadow :P


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: legoman1996 on June 28, 2010, 08:40:35 PM
Thanks a lot! :)


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Master Ridley on July 02, 2010, 04:17:31 PM
Is it possible to HDify textures? A pikachu skin I'm working on looks great save for the main body parts such as the head, belly, parts of the back, the arms and hands, and the feet, which look like crap due to low resolution on the texture file. See for yourself what I mean:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v141/AlgetaTalon/Screen%20Shots/Brawl/WIP/Pikachu/Real_Pikachu_Brawl_WIP_00.jpg)
The idea is to have for Pikachu to have fur, like a rodent should!

I'll rephrase my original question! My question would be to enlarge the texture from say 256 X 256 to lets say 1024 X 1024?
Some values seem to be editable in BrawlBox but I'm not sure it'll cause it to register a larger texture, let alone, have it weighed correctly on the model.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on July 02, 2010, 07:07:22 PM
I don't think you can do that.
Even if you could the texture would look any different as it would still take the same area and stretch it over.

I tried to do that with Pikachu aswell and I discovered that what you have now is the best you are gonna get it. The only way to really improve it is to shrink fur texture to fit the part which stretches across the body (I hope that made sense :-\)


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Master Ridley on July 02, 2010, 07:40:37 PM
Oh well! It doesn't look as bad ingame as it does in brawl
box.
But how Nintendo weighed the body texture is unusual and lazy for Pikachu. Why make the majority of the body in the smallest area while the ears and tail textures are the largest with some areas completely unused? What were they thinking?!

You don't need to answer that!
But thanks for the reply!


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: irishladdie727 on August 01, 2010, 11:09:16 PM
This should kind of stay on the first page... so bump!


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Shiranui on August 18, 2010, 10:12:58 AM
I have one question that seems to fall udner this ctegoire. When I edit any of the textures that apply to effectsor weapons, they shwo up fine, but in game they are fuzzy and have a type of gltichy code-box thing around them. How do i fix this?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on August 18, 2010, 03:04:09 PM
I have one question that seems to fall udner this ctegoire. When I edit any of the textures that apply to effectsor weapons, they shwo up fine, but in game they are fuzzy and have a type of gltichy code-box thing around them. How do i fix this?
I have never edited anything like that so I don't know, Sorry  :(


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: ShadowOO7 on August 19, 2010, 05:27:35 PM
Hello, I'm having a problem when previewing textures. Whenever I preview the model it doesn't show the texture just this:
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/3659/94221427.png)
Help would be appreciated. Also if it helps, the only other person I previewed was Captain Falcon and It showed some of his stuff like his gloves, shoes, scarf, belt,and his mouth/skin everything else was also black.
Edit: I just tried it on zero suit samus and she was fine.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on August 19, 2010, 07:46:02 PM
Certain characters have 'shiny' textures, these are overlays on the model to give it a shiny effect in-game.
You can easily turn them off by unticking the boxes labelled something like "SamusRef" in the preview windows texture tab.  :)


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: ShadowOO7 on August 19, 2010, 10:42:46 PM
Awesome! I unticked the "Samusref" along with "spe" and it worked. Thanks a bunch man.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Shiranui on August 20, 2010, 01:12:05 PM
 have another problem. I made alucario texture, but when I play in game ( this doesn't happen in brawlbox) the face is blankwhite, and the eyes are grey? This isn't how I had it, the face was red with brown eyes.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on August 20, 2010, 03:24:29 PM
 You have probably changed the format of the texture when importing it back into brawlbox... make sure you leave the format and Mip Levels as they were at default. that should fix it.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: demonsxlr8 on August 24, 2010, 08:28:52 AM
Lol that's easy, is like hack texturing sims 2 on body shop xD

thank you anyway x]


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Fawfulcopter on December 29, 2011, 07:17:10 PM
This requires an understanding of image editing software that's more advanced than MS Paint, doesn't it...
Oh well... guess I'll never be able to hack Brawl.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: MewTwoMew on January 18, 2012, 09:03:40 PM
Great!

Now I just need to find a button so that I can actually SUBMIT a hack... =/

I'm not finding it anywhere. Help plox?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: DrPanda on January 19, 2012, 03:41:36 AM
There is a big red "submit" button in the Brawlvault.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: SSBBhacker00 on August 03, 2012, 06:49:31 AM
Ok. That makes much sense now. My main concerns is the software and trying to hide it from my parents and the images. The images clustered all over is really confusing me on what is what... anybody know a way to get it similar to that but one pic is the head another is the body and the other is below the waist and of course the back side of that. Any way to do THAT???


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Kashomaru on October 26, 2012, 02:51:25 PM
Dude, its really helpful. Thanks.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: TwoSixZero on February 21, 2014, 12:56:20 AM
I am extremely new to all this texture hacking stuff, so please bear with me. Keep in mind I'm using Project M for this. I'm looking to add in some new textures for some characters, for example, Snake. But while some characters have clearly labeled textures (such as Mewtwo with FitMewtwo0#.pac/pcs), Snake does not (only FitSnake03.pac/pcs). Could someone explain to me how I could replace textures for him, and by extension, others like this?

Post Merge: February 21, 2014, 09:37:30 PM
A little update. I've figured out the answer to my own question, so yay. Another question: In the list of textures each character has and what number they're assigned to, it mentions an unused blue texture for Luigi. Could somebody upload a picture of this? I'm very curious.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: TwoSixZero on February 23, 2014, 01:11:36 AM
Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between a .pac file and a .pcs file and do you need both to get a texture to work?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Ravioko on March 23, 2014, 04:01:08 PM
I made a simple Mario texture, and when I preview it in BrawlBox it looks fine, but in-game it has a bunch of black shadow-y things all over Mario. Is this common? And if so, how do I fix it?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: MasterBrawl on April 23, 2014, 08:21:29 AM
ummm why does my texture hack make the character invisible?


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Perfect Nazo on May 06, 2014, 09:08:17 PM
Uh, the download link is broken.

Post Merge: May 06, 2014, 09:13:24 PM
I made a simple Mario texture, and when I preview it in BrawlBox it looks fine, but in-game it has a bunch of black shadow-y things all over Mario. Is this common? And if so, how do I fix it?
May I see the download link for the hack?

Post Merge: May 06, 2014, 09:20:20 PM
Just out of curiosity, what's the difference between a .pac file and a .pcs file and do you need both to get a texture to work?
Well, all I know is that a .PCS file is a compressed file that contains textures, 3D models, and animations. A .PAC file is pretty much the same as a .PCS file, except a .PAC file is uncompressed. You need both of these to override a character's texture and/or model. Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: ✦Dylan✦ on May 18, 2014, 01:46:52 PM
This helped me make my oly old gross warioman texture! Thanks!


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: Perfect Nazo on May 18, 2014, 02:49:05 PM
This helped me make my oly old gross warioman texture! Thanks!
No problem!


Title: Re: Super Noob Guide To Texture Hacking (with Brawlbox)
Post by: j0ker1212 on July 11, 2015, 11:56:30 PM
How about asymmetrical textures, is it possible to make them inside of brawl box?