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Nintendo Land

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Nintendo Land

Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 2
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Released in JP: December 8, 2012
Released in US: November 18, 2012
Released in EU: November 30, 2012


SourceIcon.png This game has uncompiled source code.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.


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A collection of twelve Nintendo-themed minigames designed to show off the power of the Wii U's GamePad, all wrapped in a theme park setting.

Hmmm...
To do:
  • Test maps
  • English, Spanish, and French text differences
  • Debug menu strings?
  • The base game has a mention for loading timeStamp?
  • Internal documents in the September 9, 2020 Nintendo leak to help document the EXBIN format, supposedly slightly updated from Wii Sports Resort in the game.

Unused Graphics

Nintendoland caustics test5.png

caustics_test5.gtx is an unused water reflection texture.

Unused Music

LIG_mati.ry.48.dspadpcm.bfstm is another unused track meant for Luigi's Ghost Mansion. It is a short loop of the base part of the tutorial music without any other instruments.

Unused Music Portions

Due to Mario Chase having a locked time limit of 2 minutes, a decent chunk of the music on Slide Hill never gets a chance to play as the song is interrupted before it can reach the loop.

MRO_suberi.ry.48.dspadpcm.bfstm Is the main music that plays in the level "Slide Hill" in Mario Chase. The song plays for 1:38 before it normally loops. However, since the round only lasts for two minutes, the game interrupts the song with the sped-up version when the timer reaches the one-minute mark.

MRO_suberi_60sec.ry.48.dspadpcm.bfstm Is the sped-up and pitch corrected version of the previous song that plays when the timer reaches one-minute. The song plays for 1:02 before it loops. However, this song gets interrupted by the game for the non-pitch corrected version of the song when the timer reaches 30 seconds.

MRO_suberi_30sec.ry.48.dspadpcm.bfstm Is the non-pitch corrected version of the previous song that plays from when the timer reaches 30 seconds until the game ends. Like the previous song, this song plays for 1:02 before it normally loops. And like the previous song, this one gets interrupted as well.

Cut Levels

In Mario Chase, there are levels "Field02, Field03, Field04", but there is no Field01, suggesting there was a level that was removed.

Build Info

Hmmm...
To do:
Determine the build order of versions with the same build info

Files in Common\System\ contain a build date and number.

Version(s) timeStamp.txt revision.txt
USA, Europe
2012/10/02 
23:33
72587
Japan
2012/10/12 
19:31
72826
Japan Update Data,
USA Update Data,
Europe Update Data
2012/11/09 
22:25
73842
Japan demo
(Title ID:
0005000010185100)
2014/05/22 
13:45
73842

Development resources

Agl shader resources

The SZS and SARC files named agl_resource_cafe_dev and agl_resource_minimum_cafe_dev in content\Common\SeadResource\AglRoot in the base game has a few shader archive files with a portion of plain text shell scripts as well as the obvious binary scripts, Japanese developer notes are also present in them. Many of the scripts are developed by Nakajima Souichi, Takuhiro Dohta, Tomohisa Saitoh, Takahiro Takayama, Shintaro Sato and Atsushi Asakura. The password for the archive is tcrf-is-good. The SARC and SZS have differences between each other. There are also said files for a few of the game's shaders too in Static2.pack/System/Shader.szs!

Download.png Download Sources for AGL shaders
File: NinLand_AGL_Dev_ShaderSource.zip (156 KB) (info)

GSys shader resources

The SZS files in content\Common\SeadResource\GSysRoot have a portion of plain text shell scripts as well as the obvious binary scripts, Japanese developer notes are also present in them. Many of the scripts are developed by Takuhiro Dohta, Tomohisa Saitoh, Takahiro Takayama, Shintaro Sato and Atsushi Asakura. The password for the archive is tcrf-is-good.

Download.png Download Sources for GSys shaders
File: NinLand_GSys_Dev_ShaderSource.zip (40 KB) (info)

Internal Project Name

The game's internal project name is "Lunch" as seen from multiple strings and file names. This likely relates to the first public use of the LunchPack game engine.

Oddities

In the filesystem, a lot of empty .svn folders are present in the majority of folders and the root of the game data. The JP trial version of the game has the filesystem clean of SVN directory leftovers.