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.
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!
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.
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.