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Modding Kirby's Return to Dream Land

A Tutorial for Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Hello! This tutorial will guide you through modding your Kirby's Return to Dream Land game using the Dolphin emulator!



Requirements



Now, let's get started!


Dumping the Game

Before you start modding, you'll need a dump of your game. To start, right-click the game in Dolphin, and select "Properties".



Next, click the "Filesystem" tab, and right-click "Disc" in the file tree. Then, select "Extract Entire Disc...".



Select the folder where you would like to store the game dump. I would recommend placing it where Dolphin can find the folder so you can load the modded files, and making a copy of it for later use.

After that, you're done! Now you can simply find mods around this site, download them, and place them in their respective folders in the dump that Dolphin recognizes.



Running the Game with Mods

Once you've dumped the game, reload Dolphin's game list. If you put the dump where Dolphin can read it, you should find a copy of Kirby's Return to Dream Land in the menu  with the file called "main.dol".



This copy is the dump, and can be run as you would run a normal game.

If you've modified the playable dump, the game will load with the modded files.



That's about it! Have fun modding Kirby's Return to Dream Land!
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    To those which it doesn't work: Make sure that your using a development build and you extract an ISO, not a WBFS.
    Bananite
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    Cold_Vee Joined 3d ago
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    uhhh it isnt working , i did everything that the kirb mod did and this tutorial but nothing loaded in?
    Bananite
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    Is there any way to patch the ISO with the mods, so i can convert it into a wbfs for use with an actual wii system?
    Bananite
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    I did everything I said and the game does not appear with the mod.

    Bananite
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    cacaco13 Joined 16d ago
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    Hello.

    Which Dolphin build are you using here?
    When I right click on the disc in Filesystem it says "Extract All Files" instead of "Extract entire disc."

    And when I do extract it into the folder where the games are found, nothing shows up on the list in the emulator.

    Help please?
    Bananite
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    1337b2 Joined 24d ago
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    can you use kirby return to dreamland mods on wii/wiiu and if so, how?

    Bananite
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    SunSunne Joined 25d ago
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    I would like some help.
    I dumped the game just as told, and I've tried extracting it to documents, downloads, desktop, and the dolphin folder itself. Each time nothing comes up. Am I doing something wrong?
    Bananite
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    roxas2099 Joined 2y ago
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    I'll take it that modding on the Wii/WiiU VC via homebrew channel isn't possible...yet?
    Bananite
  • 1mo
    Hey I would like some help, I did what you asked and put the dump in a folder where dolphin can recognize it, but it doesn't have anything after I reload. When im in the Roms folder (the folder I keep my games) all thats there are my games and all the folders that I extracted from the disc. Idk what to do, please help.
    Bananite
  • 2moEdited 2mo
    I heard there was a discord for this mod. may i join it

    my discord is PiousPuddle#9354

    Bananite
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