Go From Noob to Veteran ASM Coder
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

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
Summary: Very basic tutorialĀ of formats of very basic cheat codes.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwuth4rSaTs

Fill in XYZ Values
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
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
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
Summary: Yep, this is it. How to make your own real codes from scratch!
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mFyLqdT3hQ

Assembly Tutorial
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)
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
Summary: Proper safety etiquette for ASM Codes
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-f7DCwnWy4

Basic Debugging/Analysis of ASM Codes
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
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
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
Summary: Gives you some insight on the usage of Mem81 for ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhgkoQ5Uws

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

More info about Comparisons and Branches
Summary: A more in depth discussion of what comparisons actually do, and more details regarding branches.
Video - None

Working with Floats
Summary: I hate them, but maybe you will like them. All about floating points and how to use them in codes.
Video - None

Convert Floats to Integers
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
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
Summary: How to create a list of repeating instructions in ASM
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49YY9U0StKU

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

C0 Codetypes
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
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
Summary: Create Stack Frames to store registers/data to for backup
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWds-FUB6MY

Utilizing Macros
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
Summary: Teaches you the ins & outs of Bit Shifting, Clearing, Rotating, etc.
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbWiS7fjHqY


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

Best of luck! Thanks for reading!
I realized I should probably make a video series on Wiimm's Tools
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.
Just started the series. Intro vid uploaded. Was working on the next video, but have to refilm it.

Ep 1 - Introduction


Ep 2 - Simplified Cheat Code Intro


Ep 3 - Fill in XYZ Values


Ep 4 - Create Activators & Deactivators


Ep 5 - Porting Codes


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


Ep 7 - Assembly Tutorial


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


Ep 9 - Register Safety


Ep 10 - Basic Debugging/Analysis


Ep 11 - Tips n Trix


Ep 12 - Exception Vector Area


Ep 13 - Using Mem81 to Auto Clear Data


Ep 14 - Pointer Trick


Ep 15 - Convert Floats to Integers


Ep 16 - Make Codes Execute on Set Intervals


Ep 17 - Loops


Ep 18 - Calling Functions


Ep 19 - C0 Codetype


Ep 20 - BL Trick


Ep 21 - Stack Frames


Ep 22 - Utilizing Macros


Ep 23 - All about Bit Rotation (Final episode)

Added two new needed threads

More info on Comparions & Branches

Working with Floats

I highly doubt I'll do videos for these, who knows

Also, I'll probably end up merging the new Float thread with the thread about Converting Floats to Integers. Kinda silly to have those two things in separate threads.

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