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BFRES Wii U to Switch Converter

A Modding Tool for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Updates

v0.5 16d
  • - Fix converting texture pattern animations.
  • - Maintain the original buffer layouts for better accuracy.
V0.3 19d BugFix Improvement
An automatic BFRES converter to convert Wii U models, animations and textures to Switch.  If you plan to post these conversions, please make sure you have the proper permissions from the original author of the mod to do so. 

Supports
  • Models
  • Textures
  • Animations
  • GUI Images (ie bitemico)

Usage

Make sure you have the dot net framework installed (4.6.2 or higher)

Open a command line window in the same folder where the program is, then type BfresPlatformConverter.exe (filenames to convert here).  

Example:
BfresPlatformConverter.exe Animal_Bass.sbfres Animal_Bass.Tex1.sbfres

Supports converting from files with .bfres and .sbfres.

Files will output to the SwitchConverted folder. Note: Switch to Wii U does not work yet!

For textures with mipmaps, you must include .Tex2.sbfres aswell! These are either in the game update's Model folder or the Pack files like Pack/TitleBG.pack or Pack/Dungeon###.pack if it's a dungeon. 

Also very important, make sure you adjust the RSTB table if you get invisible models or crashes. Some mods require this to be edited.

If editing the RSTB crashes, you may need to alter the decompressed file size of the mod. Switch handles resources differently than Wii U so it's difficult to automatically convert mods with size alterations due to this issue.

Currently supports BOTW. Plan to add more supported games in the future.

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  • The software flashes back. Can the sbactorpack file linked below help convert? Thank you!
    https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/8475

    https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/8454
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  • The software flashed back, version greater than 4.6.2
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    I’m a noob, I apologise. 
    but does this mean any BFRES Wii U mod can be converted to Switch? 
    for example, the unlimited storage or crafting mods for Wii U? 
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    This is so cool, always wanted this but had no idea it was actually coming. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

    By the way... what about materials, aren't they different? Does this handle that or do you have to manually replace those still?
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  • Excellent tool, used it to convert the Zelda's Ballad .sbfres files and the .bitemico files. Is there some method to convert .sbactorpack files I'm not aware of? I'm not sure the mod will function without them. Google's not being much help.

    EDIT:

    Nevermind. So much is broken and I just. Nope.

    Just gonna have to wait for them to convert it to Switch which they dont seem super eager about doing. Still have no idea why there is a modding scene for the Wii U at all, Switch version's been out for years now. Get with the program guys.
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    Hey, thanks for the tool but I'm running into an issue:
    When I try to convert both .sbfres and .Tex1.sbfres (for example Armor_009.sbfres and Armor_009.Tex1.sbfres), the tool doesn't touch the .Tex1.sbfres file so what should I do?

    I tried to rename it into Tex.sbfres and that obviously make my game crashes all the time when I try to equip said armor xd
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    Im trying to convert a sword mod with (weapon_Lsword...,weapon_Lshealth, weapon_Lsword_..._Tex1 and tex2) and when i put in my game the weapon doesnt appear, is invisible :(
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    Whoa this looks amazing!!! Would it be able to convert the Zelda Ballad mod onto Switch?
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    I have found that some wiiu mod only include tex1.sbrfes,when I use your tool to convert them it shows cannot find minmap from tex2.sbrfes,so how to convert this kind of texture?Any help?
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Original bfres library base.

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Compiled Language
C#
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