Go From Noob to Veteran ASM Coder
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Go From Noob to Veteran ASM Coder

I've always tried to make teaching various things that I know about this game easier to others. I have guides after guides after guides, but I still run into 'noobs' with no sense of direction. Even tough I have a lot of good quality guides, this can be overwhelming for the 'noob'. They may not know which threads to read first, or at least read a list of desired threads in proper order.

Even if you are not a complete 'noob' (maybe somewhere in the middle), you can still use the page to get yourself to being a ASM Coder. Just view the threads, find which one you need to start with, and work your way up from there.

This will NOT be something you learn in just a day or two. It will take some time. Be patient and read thoroughly.

Requirements before you start:
Have a quality computer (i5 processor or better, 8gb of RAM or higher, running in good condition)**
An MKWii ISO/WBFS file on your computer

**NOTE: I personally use Linux as my computer operating system. I do not own a Windows Machine. All guides provided will work on Windows. There are also Linux-alternatives provided (using Debian or Ubuntu)

You will need what is called the 'Dolphin Emulator' installed on your computer before you begin. You will also need to know a few things about running/playing Dolphin plus installing a program called 'Dolphin-memory-engine'. Here are 3 threads you need to read first...
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=625 - Install Dolphin Emulator
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1138 - How to play with Cheat Codes on Dolphin
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=626 - Install Aldelaro5's Live RAM Viewer (Dolphin-memory-engine)

After you have completed those 3 threads and you can run Dolphin at 60fps with the Dolphin-memory-engine working, then proceed.

If you have unresolved issues with Dolphin Emulator, it's best to ask on the Dolphin Emu forums - https://forums.dolphin-emu.org If you have unresolved issues with Dolphin-memory-engine, post an issue at this link - https://github.com/aldelaro5/Dolphin-mem...ine/issues



N00b Level Threads

Introduction Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmO-7hkBLM

Glossary
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=298
Summary: This thread contain a list of terms with definitions that are used around the coding/hacking community. You DON'T need to read this thread entirely, but use it as a index for help if there are terms in any tutorial that you don't understand.

Simplified Cheat Code Intro/Tutorial
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=434
Summary: Very basic tutorialĀ of formats of very basic cheat codes.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwuth4rSaTs

Fill in XYZ Values
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=29
Summary: This is required for codes that require you to 'activate' them or 'deactivate' them
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHsUEnziHs

Create Activators and Deactivators
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=68
Summary: Teaches you how to make your own activators and deactivators on a code that doesn't have them
Video - https://youtu.be/VOl8nOHmFyE

Port Codes
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=113
Summary: Teaches you how to make basic cheat codes work in any 'version'/'region' of Mario Kart Wii
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mHTJtTmtAc



Beginner Level Threads

How to Make your own Cheat Codes
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=830
Summary: Yep, this is it. How to make your own real codes from scratch!
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mFyLqdT3hQ

Assembly Tutorial
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=940
Summary: This thread is linked within the 'How to Make Your own Cheat Codes' thread. Scared to learn ASM? Fear not! This thread by far is the best guide anywhere on the web to teach you basic PowerPC Assembly Code for MKWii Coding.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eadIKQltU1I

2nd part of 'How to make your own Cheat Codes' Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Eg2j5iWwc

Simple ASM Reference (use this as a reference page, no need to read the entire thread)
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=863
Summary: This thread is linked within the ASM Tutorial thread. Once you have learned ASM, view this as a reference for ASM assistance.

ASM & Register Safety
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=873
Summary: Proper safety etiquette for ASM Codes
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-f7DCwnWy4

Basic Debugging/Analysis of ASM Codes
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1383
Summary: Teaches you how to set certain Dolphin Debug features/shortcuts and how to step-by-step codes.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voLRpFTw0Ys



Intermediate Level Threads

ASM Tips n Trix
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=974
Summary: Still having some trouble writing ASM after learning it? Fear not! Here are some tips to make things easier
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeEUsqrdOWg

Using the Exception Vector Area
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1106
Summary: Once your ASM codes get a bit less basic, you may need to store data/values at a unused spot in Memory. This thread will teach you how.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6NTN10GbE

Using Mem81 to Auto-Clear Data in ASM Codes
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1107
Summary: Gives you some insight on the usage of Mem81 for ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhgkoQ5Uws

Pointer Trick
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1011
Summary: A workaround for certain ASM troubles in regards to breakpoints
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3dE2VTS96Y

Convert Floats to Integers
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=967
Summary: Ew floaters, let's convert them to integers!
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlNyQ_gKZQ8



Expert Level Threads

Make Codes Execute on Set Intervals
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1385
Summary: Want to modify a code to go off/on automatically per a set timed interval, this thread will teach you how
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rv0zpwa1I4

Creating Loops
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=975
Summary: How to create a list of repeating instructions in ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YY9U0StKU

Calling Functions
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1052
Summary: Call basic static functions within the game using ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QGQHaSYa4

C0 Codetypes
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1156
Summary: In depth overview of the C0 (Execute ASM) Codetype.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrUUYe79zL0



Pr0 Level Threads

Branch Link (BL) Trick
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=977
Summary: An optimized way to copy over large amounts of data in Power PC ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnGBQo0UZ34

About Creating Stack Frames
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1108
Summary: Create Stack Frames to store registers/data to for backup
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWds-FUB6MY

Utilizing Macros
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1083
Summary: Teaches you the ins & outs of Macros in an ASM Code's source
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_GusHn7CWI

All About Bit Rotation
http://mkwii.com/showthread.php?tid=1262
Summary: Teaches you the ins & outs of Bit Shifting, Clearing, Rotating, etc.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbWiS7fjHqY



Conclusion

Welp, there you go. Not many people in this community have the patience to learn all of this.

Best of luck! Thanks for reading!
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I realized I should probably make a video series on Wiimm's Tools
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I can definitely help with the Wiimm's Tools tuts. For goodness sakes I even know how to create an LE-CODE distribution with it. The only issue is that I generally don't get a chance to record stuff....

Maybe keep it on hold for me for a few weeks and if I still can't put some videos out by then, then you could do it? Trying to lighten your load some lol Tongue
Super Mario Eclipse, what Super Mario Sunshine could've been.
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Just started the series. Intro vid uploaded. Was working on the next video, but have to refilm it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmO-7hkBLM
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Ep 1 - Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHmO-7hkBLM

Ep 2 - Simplified Cheat Code Intro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwuth4rSaTs

Ep 3 - Fill in XYZ Values

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHsUEnziHs

Ep 4 - Create Activators & Deactivators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOl8nOHmFyE

Ep 5 - Porting Codes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mHTJtTmtAc

Ep 6 - 1st part of How to Make your own Codes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mFyLqdT3hQ

Ep 7 - Assembly Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eadIKQltU1I

Ep 8 - 2nd part of How to Make your own Codes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Eg2j5iWwc

Ep 9 - Register Safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-f7DCwnWy4

Ep 10 - Basic Debugging/Analysis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voLRpFTw0Ys

Ep 11 - Tips n Trix

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeEUsqrdOWg

Ep 12 - Exception Vector Area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S6NTN10GbE

Ep 13 - Using Mem81 to Auto Clear Data

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhgkoQ5Uws

Ep 14 - Pointer Trick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3dE2VTS96Y

Ep 15 - Convert Floats to Integers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlNyQ_gKZQ8

Ep 16 - Make Codes Execute on Set Intervals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rv0zpwa1I4

Ep 17 - Loops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YY9U0StKU

Ep 18 - Calling Functions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43QGQHaSYa4

Ep 19 - C0 Codetype

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrUUYe79zL0

Ep 20 - BL Trick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnGBQo0UZ34

Ep 21 - Stack Frames

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWds-FUB6MY

Ep 22 - Utilizing Macros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_GusHn7CWI

Ep 23 - All about Bit Rotation (Final episode)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbWiS7fjHqY
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