20 years later, Super Mario 64 fans discover that smoke was glitchy this entire time
Gamers have been roasting poor Mario’s buns in lava pits because the days of Tremendous Mario 64, and everybody can bear in mind Mario’s cries of ache as he leaped out of the burning swimming pools. Tremendous Mario 64’s smoke impact, emanating from the plumber’s toasted hindquarters, at all times regarded a bit foolish — even for the Nintendo 64.
A brand new ROM hack for Tremendous Mario 64 reveals a repair for what we now know was a visible bug. And modders mounted it in solely a single line of code.
In response to the patch’s description on Romhacking.net, the hack provides no new artwork. The significantly better trying smoke particle was inside the sport all alongside, hidden beneath an incorrect line of code. In response to hacker zoinknoise, they merely modified “G_IM_FMT_RGBA” to “G_IM_FMT_IA” on line 47 of the “/actors/burn_smoke/mannequin.inc.c” file.
In response to zoinknoise:
it’s now recognized that this texture is displayed within the incorrect format by the sport, leading to black rubbish pixels. Since online game smoke of this period was usually depicted with black rubbish pixels, the error went unnoticed for over 20 years. This patch corrects the error by displaying the feel appropriately as correct clear smoke. It doesn’t add any new artwork; the feel has been contained in the ROM all alongside.
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Haha, what the heck. Because of the Tremendous Mario 64 code disassembly it has been found that the smoke Mario emits when he is touched fireplace has been bugged for 20 years. On the left: the way it appears to be like within the last recreation. On the proper: after a one-line code repair. https://t.co/JenizzKeFh pic.twitter.com/Jb2Ryg2lwx— Ryan Bloom (@BlazeHedgehog) April 6, 2020
The tweet above showcases the 2 completely different smoke results. The left picture reveals how most gamers bear in mind the smoke trying; black dots floating round Mario’s butt. The picture on the proper is outwardly the supposed impact, that includes absolutely shaped smoke clouds.
We’re not sure if Nintendo will formally repair this bug earlier than Tremendous Mario 64 involves the Nintendo Swap within the rumored 35th anniversary bundle.