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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.
I'm trying to install Bcml but everytime I run the pip command I get this error message ERROR: Could not install packages due to an OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'C:\\Users\\___\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.8_qbz5n2kfra8p0\\LocalCache\\local-packages\\Python38\\site-packages\\botw_havok\\classes\\common\\hkcdStaticMeshTreehkcdStaticMeshTreeCommonConfigunsignedintunsignedlonglong1121hkpBvCompressedMeshShapeTreeDataRun.py'
Is there any way to create a shortcut that can be pinned to the windows start menu? I tried creating a batch file to run the bcml command but it doesn't work. I'm assuming the batch file cannot activate python related commands but I don't know.