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[TUTORIAL] Mario Kart 7 Texture Hacking
Author Posted on 2016/08/14
NitroKoopa Since there is no Tutorial about this (or I just couldn't find one), I thought I'd make one myself and here is it:

Mario Kart 7 Texture Hacking is easy and I am going to show you how you can create a texture hack in 6 simple steps.

Step 1: You will need EveryFileExplorer, a special build of Ohana3DS, your favorite Drawing Software (I use PaintDotNet) and the .szs file of the track you want to modify, in my case it's Toad Circuit:

Step 2: Open the .szs File in EveryFileExplorer and export the right .bcmdl file by right-clicking it and then clicking on export.

Step 3: Open the filenamehere.bcmdl.bin File in Ohana3DS (just Drag and Drop it in the program)

Now export the textures you want to edit, but you have to export ALL versions of each texture, for example: Don't just export tc_comb_03.png, you need to export tc_comb_03_2.png, tc_comb_03_3.png, tc_comb_03_4.png and tc_comb_03_5.png too, the reason for that is simple: Mipmaps.

Step 4: Edit the texture in your favorite Drawing Software

You have to edit ALL versions of each texture. Just edit the normal texture and then copy and resize it everytime.

(I made a purple/night themed version of the texture)

Step 5: Import the edited texture in Ohana3DS

You also have to import ALL versions, obviously. Now just save the file.

Step 6: Import the edited filenamehere.bcmdl.bin in EveryFileExplorer by right-clicking the right .bcmdl and clicking on replace and save the .szs :)

This is how it looks ingame

Step 7: ???
Step 8: Profit

I hope, that this (badly done, sorry if there are mistakes) Tutorial could help you :) (btw. Character Texture Hacks are made about the same way)

Have Fun making Texture Hacks.

(2 pictures are rather big, but I didn't put them in a spoiler, tell me if I should)
Author Posted on 2016/08/14
MKGirlism What was the title supposed to be?
Author Posted on 2016/08/14
What was the title supposed to be?

I failed somehow, but I fixed it
Author Posted on 2016/08/16
mence Thanks for the help. I have a question though: Since you were making a night texture hack, is there a way to add a post effect to your character to make it a bit darker? Could you take the night effect from Shy Guy Bazaar or is it not possible?
Author Posted on 2018/10/25
User 729 How do you add texture hacks to your 3DS with Luma
Author Posted on 2018/10/25
How do you add texture hacks to your 3DS with Luma

If you have CTGP-7 put the custom files in CTGP-7/gamefs/Course otherwise use Luma3DS layeredfs: https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Optional-features