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Wild Bits: Graphical BOTW File Editor - A Modding Tool for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WiiU)


v1.0 12mo
  • Overhaul Totally new UI w/ dark theme
  • Improvement Massive performance improvements
  • Addition Several new QoL features

A graphical frontend for BOTW Python tools

Have you ever found yourself struggling with or intimated by all the command line tools needed to mod Breath of the Wild? Tools like sarc, rstb, aamp, or byml are truly excellent work, but you might find that you're just not willing or ready to use them. Seeing modders and users again and again dismayed by this led to the creation of Wild Bits, a graphical app built on the same work that powers these quality tools.

With Wild Bits, you have a simple, graphical editor for working with pack files, the RSTB, or any of BOTW's many varieties of AAMP, BYML, and MSBT files. Most of the functionality provided by the command line  tools is found in any easy-to-use format here, though some few advanced options are not included.

How to setup and use:
  1. Install Python 3.7 64-bit using this link (for Windows; Linux users check your distro's repos) if you don't have it already. Make sure it is in your PATH (how-to link).
  2. (Windows only) If you don't already have it, install the latest (2019) Visual C++ redistributable for x64 from here.
  3. Install Wild Bits from the Command Prompt or terminal: pip install wildbits
    (Alternatively, download and extract the attached zip, then run python install)
  4. Run from the Command Prompt or Terminal: wildbits
  5. (Optional) Create a shortcut to the Wild Bits executable
More information about using Wild Bits can be found in the readme on GitHub.
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    Wildbits can edit the RSTB, but it is not saved.
    Is there any way to solve this?

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    LoopyLoops Joined 8mo ago
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    When I run python -m wildbits on my command prompt, a Wild Bits 1.0.7 window appears onscreen. But, this window is all white and I cannot do anything with it.

    Then, my command prompt states,

    DevTools listening on ws://
    [1102/022054.550:ERROR:request_handler.cpp(109)] [Browser process] OnRenderProcessTerminated()

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    Sesaline Joined 8mo ago
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    okay so. that was  over an hour of headache but I finally sorted my issue by googling like a madman. during install, check pretty much every box. without py checked, pip won't be an option. pip wasn't recognized for me initially so I needed to do this:

    Check if pip is included in Python Installer

    • Press Windows + R key to open up the Run dialog box.
    • Next, type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter.
    • The Program and Features option will open.
    • Now, right-click on Python Set-up > Click on Change.
    • Click on Modify > Enable pip checkbox from the Optional Features.
    • Enable Associate files with Python checkbox.
    • Click on Install > Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the installation process.

    after doing this I was prompted to update pip , which I did by running the command cmd provided me. after that, pip install wildbits worked and the program is finally running. TY!

    the setup is closing instantly. I've installed the python you recommended, allowed the path to be set by the installer, checked my visual C++, and tried the cmd commands. None of it is working. idk what to do here.

    pip is not recognized as a command, which leads me to think my path is wrong. python installed itself in %appdata% for some reason. I'm gonna try a complete uninstall to start over from the top.
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    I can't seem to complete the install for this. Admittedly, I don't have much experience with Python or installing via pip, but I think I'm doing everything correctly.

    This is the output I'm getting when running the pip command:

    Collecting wildbits

      Using cached wildbits-1.0.5-py3-none-any.whl (647 kB)

    Collecting xxhash

      Using cached xxhash-2.0.0-cp38-cp38-win32.whl (36 kB)

    Collecting pywebview<4.0,>=3.2

      Downloading pywebview-3.3.4-py3-none-any.whl (122 kB)

         |████████████████████████████████| 122 kB 3.3 MB/s

    Collecting rstb>=1.2.0

      Downloading rstb-1.2.1-py3-none-any.whl (15 kB)

    Collecting botw-utils>=0.2.2

      Using cached botw_utils-0.2.3-py3-none-any.whl (3.5 MB)

    Collecting pymsyt>=0.1.5

      Using cached PyMsyt-0.1.5-py3-none-any.whl (2.1 MB)

    ERROR: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement oead>=1.1.1 (from wildbits) (from versions: none)

    ERROR: No matching distribution found for oead>=1.1.1 (from wildbits)

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    UraniumQT Joined 11mo ago
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    Sent you a message regarding this issue, but i'll leave a comment here as well. It would seem editing is inconsistent between versions, for example:

    I was able to edit ActorInfo.product.sbyml file no problem on version 1.0.1 (or was it 1.0.0? Can't remember honestly) but upgrading to 1.0.2 and later to 1.0.3 crashes cemu whenever i edit any value in that particular file. Furthermore, whilst i was able to edit ActorInfo.product on earlier versions, i was unable to edit sbactorpack files (items i changed the values of wouldn't equip and would disappear when dropped).

    I end up downgrading and constantly swapping between versions whenever i need to edit both sbactorpack and ActorInfo.product.sbyml files.

    Advice, solutions?
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    timasahh Joined 11mo ago
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    I was able to install and get the program to launch, but the Edit option is greyed out when I go to edit any of the .bgparamlist files. In fact, the only thing that gives me any sort of options are the .hkcl files.

    Any idea what I'm doing wrong? It says i'm using v1.02 after using the pip install wildbits command.

    Edit: I also am getting the white screen issue if I do any installations via python install. I tried doing this to see if the older versions worked but even 1.0.2 doesn't work if I do it that way. I'm only able to get it to work if I install through the pip install wildbits command.
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    I installed with the PIP installation, but it doesn't even open.

    When I tried to just use the [ wildbits ] command, nothing happened at all.
    When I tried using the [ python -m wildbits ] command, I get a long error message with [ (Exception from HRESULT:0x80004004 (E_ABORT)) ].

    Any advice?
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    Wow I can't wait to try this!

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    Awesome tool, this will definitely help with the process of making mods.
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    jonahnm Joined 11mo ago
    Mine will not work when run using wildbits it just does nothing when running python -m wildbits i just get a white window. I do have microsoft VC redistrubatable.
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