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Dry Bowser (Smash 4 style)

A Skin Mod for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

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Release 6
  • Adjustment Various adjustments have been made to the meshes, rigging, mta animations, textures, and materials for both the Normal and Giga forms.
  • Overhaul The horns now use the same texturing and uv-mapping style as Bowser's original horns.
  • Overhaul The headband now bears a better resemblance to the chokers.
  • Overhaul The whirling fortress model has been reworked to better match the posing used by Bowser's original model.
  • Overhaul All of the above changes have also been made to the Giga Dry Bowser models.
  • Overhaul The design of the shell has been altered, bring it more in line with Dry Bowser's canon design.
  • Adjustment The SWG bones for the hair have been altered to better fit the shape of Dry Bowser's hair.
  • Improvement The UI images have been redone using new renders, which look a LOT better than the previous ones.
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Release 5
  • The normal and Giga models, along with most of their textures, have been touched--up
  • The model now uses the highest-quality vertex type, giving it perfect-quality normals. It also doesn't prevent shadows from appearing, nor does it cause any excess lag in 8-player Smash
  • 4 additional color schemes have been added.
  • All of the CSP's have been re-made using new renders. The pose and overall proportions in these new renders match up quite well with Bowser's original Smash 4 render.
  • Do note that while this mod is Meteor compatible, you'll need to install the Giga Dry Bowser skins manually.
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Dry Bowser Rises From His Grave!


This is a wi-fi safe Smash 4-styled Dry Bowser import that I originally worked on before model importing became possible for Smash 4, and have since updated quite a few times.

As of the mod's 6th Release on June 10th, 2018, this model import has the following features: 
1.) Proper visibility object usage (whirling fortress shell, brighter shell glow while attacking, and different eyes while being attacked.) 
2.) A Giga Form (which uses a design heavily inspired by the one from Project M. Do note that none of the actual meshes and textures from the PM model were used in the creation of this mod's Giga form.)
3.) Flawless smoothing (no flickering normals, no distracting seams, and no weird mip-map quality shifting, all without preventing shadows from appearing or causing any lag/glitches in 8-player Smash.)
4.) 11 recolors (7 returning from earlier releases of the mod, and 4 bonus recolors added in the mod's previous update.)

The model and all 11 of its recolors are Tex-ID'd to work over any of Bowser's original slots. Same goes for the Giga Dry Bowser model (and its recolors.)

I've also included .nut files for the main 4 UI images (for all 11 colors,) a name tag, and some lesser used UI images.
If you'd like to see the new renders in a higher resolution, check out the following Tumblr Posts:  
1.) Main Render + Bonus Recolors
2.) 7 Returning Recolors

Additionally, for reference, the skins are (in order): Normal, Dark Dry Bones (Mario Superstar Baseball), Bowser, Yoob, Dry Bones, Dull Bones, Red Bones, Dark Bones (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door), Dark Bowser, Dark Star X, Sm4sh Green Bowser, and a unique Dry Ice Bowser (based on a concept by Nanobuds.)

The only remaining issues with this mod are a few minor normal map/texture seams on the toes and thumbs, some minor bits of clipping that I can't really fix, and the eyes "disappearing" for a split second when being grabbed or receiving minor damage (which I haven't had any success at fixing.)
If you notice any other major issues with this mod, feel free to let me know. And make sure to provide as much information as possible (since I can't really fix a problem if I don't truly know what's causing the problem.)

To extract the files from the provided .7z archive, you'll need to use 7-zip. Additionally, installing this mod via the Meteor Skin Librbary will not include the Giga Dry Bowser models, nor the lesser-used UI images. If you want those, you'll need to install those parts of the mod manually. This download also does not include the Blue Fire seen in the screenshots. The mod for the Blue Fire can be found here.

Finally, I don't do mod requests. I prefer importing models that I want to import, so please do not ask me to make any specific model imports for you. 

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    I don't know if this can even possibly get much better it's just so damn good. Incredible!
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    Nice to see that you're still trying to improve Dry Bowser and Dry Giga Bowser even further.

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    Love this mod! Probably my favourtie Bowser mod. Only downloaded it the other day so it was a coincidence your new YouTube vid was recommended to me - I would have missed the new update otherwise. Looks amazing!

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    Damn this is one hell of an amazing update. One of my favorite mods for my main on this website. Amazing job!

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    To be honest, I've been following all your updates when it comes to your mods. Honestly, you have improoved very much. It really sure does show a lot of work and hours put into this. You've done amazing dude.

    On the side note, sometimes I think the Dark Bowser (and X) alt should be like the Bowser recolor you did for Dry Bowser. Somehow feels a lil odd and not so true to Dark Bowser. Though I think you have a reason for that. Don't know tho. Just curious.

    Edit: What I am refering to is the the jaws and the claws on the hands and feet since the belly part is pretty much done. Probably should look into the original Dark Bowser if ya want. 
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    Hey, how would I add the giga dry skin to the final smash??
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    Hey do you mind If I use a few of your skins (not just bowser) in a modpack?
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    I remember seeing the Giga model from Project M and love how you brought that over. This is easily one of my favorite Bowser mods to use!

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    Like the message below, the CSS also crashes for me. I have added other chr_13 files, but from other people, it seems they have worked and should for me too. So I'll stick with the old versions for now if it is possible to get the CSPs fixed.

    Edit: I extracted the chr files given, and it looks like the chr_13 files are corrupted. They are just small black .dds files. Please fix.
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    This update crash my CSS. When I remove CSP files, the game works, and when it load after SSS with Dry Bowser as a player, the game crash too.
    The previous update was ok, I don't know what is wrong with this one. (I've a EUR version)
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Model edits, Texture edits, Rigging edits, UI Images, Splash Screen
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