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BCML: BOTW Cross-Platform Mod Loader
- A Modding Tool for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)
New AS list merger, important for animation mods. **If you are the creator of an animation mod, consider rebuilding your BNP with this version to take advantage of its benefits.**
New area data merger, important for combos like Second Wind + Rebalance.
Revised drop merger behaviour to eliminate bugs and unexpected effects (closes #160)
[Windows] Add new buttons in settings to create desktop/Start menu shortcuts
Revert to official pywebview with support for Edge WebView2
No longer show GB tab by default
Fix metadata on BNP -> standalone mods
Overwrite flag added to some 7-Zip uses
Better error for drag-and-drop filesize limit
Update some dependencies
This is one the largest BCML releases in quite some time. It is possible there will be some new bugs, but I couldn't get enough testers to check everything. As far as I can tell it should all work, but just a warning nonetheless.
Again, devs: This is a good release for rebuilding BNPs if you could benefit from the AS list merger, area data merger, or drop merger. Or at least after it's clear there are no new bugs.
Why a mod loader for BOTW? Installing a mod is usually easy enough once you have a homebrewed console or a emulator. Is there a need for a special tool?
Yes. As soon as you start trying to install multiple mods, you will find complications. The BOTW game ROM is fundamentally structured for performance and storage use on a family console, without any support for modification. As such, files like the resource size table or TitleBG.pack will almost inevtiably begin to clash once you have more than a mod or two. Symptoms can include mods simply taking no effect, odd bugs, actors that don't load, hanging on the load screen, or complete crashing. BCML exists to resolve this problem. It identifies, isolates, and merges the changes made by each mod into a single modpack that just works.
Windows 10 (7-8 might work but are not supported) or basically any modern Linux distribution
A legal, unpacked game dump of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Wii U (version 1.5.0)
On first use, you will have to point BCML to the directories containing your unpacked base game and DLC files. The first run wizard will try to guide you.
4.Usage and Troubleshooting
For information on how to use BCML, watch the intro video above, see the Help dialog in-app, or read the documentation on the repo. For issues and troubleshooting, please check the in-app help and the official Troubleshooting page before commenting.
Hi. I am trying to update BCML from 3.7.0 to 3.7.1. BCML asks for the update, however, it just close the application and it never do the update, so I tried to update from CMD with pip install bcml command, without luck. I have Python 3.8.10 on my OS. Do you have any suggestion?
After the last update, Huryle rebalance mod does not install properly anymore. It does not give any options during install and when trying to play, the game does not go past the initial loading screen.
Other people seem to have the same problem. Any idea what is wrong?
feature request: ability to sort mods into folders
-edit- ability for profiles to have entirely different mod lists (not just hide the inactive ones), ability to mass disable/enable mods(like checkboxes and a queue so you don't need to do this one at a time (similar to how downloads work, or the way you move things around before clicking apply))
Hello! Just updated it and looking into converting my animation mod until... please, can you revert back the folder dialog (the one when we press the Search button in BNP Creator).
The new one don't remember the last used folder and there is no place to paste the path to go straight to it. Also iy's very very very very very painful to click all the way into the sources folder each time I need to rebuild a BNP file.
Tried loading another profile, got an error that it couldn't load or something. This has happened before and I just have to select a profile and load again. This time that didn't work so I restarted BCML. But now all my 3 profiles are missing. The last mods used as a profile are still listed in the profile location but none will show up in the program itself. Update: Was able to recover the last used profile from the files left in the folder but lost my other 2 profiles. Thankfully they didn't have as many mods as my main one that would have needed to be reacquired and ordered correctly again.
Can someone please help me with installing the Linkle Mod? I'm playing on a Wii U. Linkle is only half merged with Link. Can someone set up the files correctly for me? I don't know how to work BCML even from watching the tutorial several times. Please help me ;-;
Edit: I live in North America. That's the game region.