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Wii Music

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released in JP: October 16, 2008
Released in US: October 20, 2008
Released in EU: November 14, 2008
Released in AU: November 13, 2008
Released in KR: December 10, 2009

AnimationsIcon.png This game has unused animations.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

To do:
* Add filenames + directories for everything.
  • Unused Miis? The location of these is /Common/MusicStatic/common.carc/AppMii/. The "sensei01" Mii appeared in promotional artwork, as well as in a 2007 press conference.

Wii Music is exactly what it sounds like—it's a title in the "Wii" series which allows players to make music... by trying to get you to use your Wii Remote and/or Nunchuk to simulate the feeling that you're playing an actual instrument.

Unused Music

/Sound/MusicShared/rp_Music_sound.brsar contains 6 tracks from an early build of Wii Music; this build is shown at a Nintendo press conference


RP_SSN_SONG_IFUDODO - Pomp and Circumstance



RP_SSN_SONG_LITTLESTAR - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

RP_SSN_SONG_SALSA_LITTLESTAR - Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - Salsa

Unused Objects

WiiMusic-Test Tutorial.png Someone's early concept for Rhythm Heaven!

A test model used for the tutorial. It comes with an animation!

While not apparent due to its blue shading, the head model is identical to the one of one of the playable Miis from the Obstacle Course demo seen at E3 2006. Said head was actually repurposed to make some of the icons that appear in the "Instrument Improv" screen, albeit being recolored to grey.

It is located in /Common/RPSsnScene/common.carc/TutorialTest/G3D/Help.brres. Its animation is named ava_bodyA2.chr0

WiiMusic-E3 Question Mark.png

A model in the Minigames and Jacket Maker folders. Apparently it was used for E3.

It is located in /Common/RPMusicCommon/common.carc/G3D/, in both Obj_minigame.brres/minigame_E3.mdl0 and Obj_PV.brres/PV_E3.mdl0

this looks a lot like the default windows xp background

This is an unused stage in the game named "training_a". It was actually showcased in a 2007 press conference, as well as in the DVD bundled with Nintendo DREAM Vol. 164 and it still remains in the files.

It is located in /Stage/RPSsnScene/Fld_training_a.carc.

Debugging Functions

This game has quite a few debug items:

Startup State

There exists a function in the game that displays what the game is currently doing when the first loading screen appears.


It says various things including:


The code below will load this in the game.

Gecko Code
C23C08B4 00000004
4E800421 7FE3FB78
81830000 818C0078
7D8903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000
C23BE028 00000004
4E800421 7FE3FB78
81830000 818C0078
7D8903A6 4E800421
60000000 00000000

Mii Maestro Debug Menu

Mii Maestro has a debug menu. The options mostly just load different states of the game.


1st Option: If Selected, It loads the game normally with the song set in Option 5.

2nd Option: If Selected, It loads the game in Replay mode.

3rd Option: If Selected, It loads the game as if you had just finished the song.

4th Option: This will set the global flag for the number of players. However, this will softlock the game if you only have 1 Wii Remote since this also affects the number of players for every other game which can't be changed until the game is reset.

5th Option: You can select which song is used, This also works as a song previewer.

6th Option: If Selected, It loads the normal song select menu.

7th Option

The 7th option loads the game in the Replay state. It displays a bar with colored dots and letters representing a timer. It allows the player to switch to different parts of the song using the D-Pad, but it only replays the song at the slowest speed.


The following code will enable the debug menu.

Gecko Code
042ADD50 38000003
042ABE50 38000003

Config File

gameConfig.ini in the disc's root includes a few settings, some of which have been commented out.

# Pack Project Game Config File
#	RootScene		ミュージックパック	#	ルートシーン設定
#	TVMode			16:9				#	TVモード設定
#	Language		EN					#	言語設定
#	Sound			ステレオ			#	サウンド設定
	RPPrint			1					#	共通プリント設定
	RPSysPrint		1					#	システムプリント設定
	RPUtlPrint		1					#	ユーティリティプリント設定
	RPAudPrint		1					#	オーディオプリント設定
	RPSndPrint		1					#	サウンドプリント設定
	RPUserPrint		1					#	ユーザプリント設定
	RPSmkPrint		1					#	洲巻さんプリント設定
	RPOkaPrint		1					#	岡村さんプリント設定
	RPOknPrint		1					#	岡根さんプリント設定
#	GameOpen		0					#	ゲームオープン設定

Unused Graphics


A dummy texture. It is located in /Effect/MusicShared/effect.carc/Eff_Inst.breft, and named dummy_tex


This icon was used as a placeholder before the graphics on the instrument selection screen were created. It is located in /Common/RPFreScene/common.carc/G3D/Tameshibiki_3DIcon.brres, and named Dummy.tex0


This icon was used as a placeholder before the graphics on the jacket design selection screen were created. It is located in /Common/MusicJacketMake/common.carc/G3D/JacketView.brres, and named JacketDummy.tex0

A dumb-mii. WiiMusic-DumMiMii.png WiiMusic-Dummy-mi mii01.png

Placeholder Mii icons. The first one from the left can be found in various file, such as /LayoutCommon/RPSsnScene/common.carc/Music_ssnPart.arc/timg/tr_dummyMii_00.tpl, and the second one is found in /LayoutCommon/MusicClip/common.carc/Music_crip.arc/timg/mi_mii_00.tpl


A very sloppy placeholder Wii Music logo. The music part of the title is purple instead of yellow. It is located in /Common/MusicJacketMake/common.carc/Music_commonFade.arc/timg/, and named tr_wiiMusicLogo_01.tpl

WiiMusic Temp Logo2.pngWiiMusic-Logo.png

These are more placeholder Wii Music logos, where "Music" is written in a different font than in the final game. It says "仮" (Temporary) on it.

The one on the left is located in /LayoutCommon/MusicStatic/common.carc/Music_commonFade.arc/timg/, and named tr_wiiMusicLogo_01.tpl.
The one on the right is located in /LayoutCommon/RPMusicCommon/common.carc/Music_mainMenu.arc/timg/, and named tr_titleJPN_00.tpl.


Early placeholder Mii icons. They don't resemble a Mii, suggesting that this was used early in development. It can be found in various files, such as /Stage/RPSsnScene/Fld_Galaxy.carc/G3D/Mii_Face.brres.


The same as above, except less squished.

Let's count all of the dumb-miis!

Lots and lots of placeholder Mii icons. They are stored in the audience data, suggesting that they are placeholder audience graphics. It is located in /Stage/RPSsnScene/Fld_LiveHouse.carc/G3D/LH_Audience.brres, and named box_avatar_dummy128_number.tex0


An unused texture in the beach stage. It resembles a palette. It is located in /Stage/RPSsnScene/Fld_beach.carc/G3D/Obj_beach_appears.brres, as part of beach_appears.tex0

Disgusting! Rainbows! Stop staring at me!

These are placeholder jacket designs. The third one resembles the face of one of the Miis seen at E3 2006 in the Obstacle Course demo.

The second and third graphics are located in /Common/RPMusicCommon/common.carc/G3D/Obj_PV.brres. They are named, from left to right, monitor.0.tex0 and monitor.1.tex0

2 people are in the dark rooms and need their privacy. Over the hills and far away, unused hills come to play... In a galaxy texture scrapped, scrapped and almost thrown away... Mmm...cake.

A bunch of pictures of unused CD jacket designs. These were replaced for unknown reasons. These are all located in /Common/RPMusicCommon/common.carc/G3D/Obj_PV.brres. They are named, from left to right, monitor.2.tex0, monitor.3.tex0, monitor.4.tex0 and monitor.5.tex0

What's black and white all over? This texture.

This placeholder icon is stored in the same file as the "Jacket Dummy" icon and probably was used for the same purpose.

WiiPlay Unused DJ costume icon.pngWiiMusic Unused HumanBeatBox costume icon.png

Two unused icons meant for the "Instruments Improv" screen. These use the head from the unused Tutorial model, and the face texture from the unused jacket designs. The Mii shown was one of the Miis seen at E3 2006 in the Tennis demo (Mii wearing blue).

Both icons are located in /Common/RPFreScene/common.carc/G3D/Tameshibiki_3DIcon.brres, and named DJ_costume.tex0 and HumanBeatBox_costume.tex0 respectively.

WiiMusic-Dummy Eye.png

An unused eye that belongs to one of the Tutes. It is identical to the used version. It is located in /Common/MusicKokeshi/common.carc/G3D/WM_head_Tetori.brres, and named dummy_eye.tex0

WiiMusic-Face Dummy.png

Yet another dummy image. This one is in the files for the cat and dog instruments.

Hey look, another dummy image.

Another dummy image is in the game as well! It is located in many files, such as /Common/RPFreScene/common.carc/G3D/InstSelectField.brres, and named fld_S_dummy.tex0


It's a chicken! It can be found in the files of the Park stage in /Stage/RPSsnScene/Fld_Park.carc.

Early Final
WiiMusic-InstIconDrumsA.png WiiMusic-Drums.png

An early picture of one of the drums is still leftover and can be found in the game files. If you look closely on the bass drum on the former image, you'll see "仮" (Temporary) written on it. It is located in /Common/RPFreScene/common.carc/G3D/Tameshibiki_3DIcon.brres, and named InstIconDrumsA.tex0


This is an Instrument Improv icon for Peter Tute's drums found at /Common/RPFreScene/common.carc/G3D/Tameshibiki_3DIcon.brres/Textures/ (and named RealDrums.tex0)

Layout for an older build, found at /LayoutCommon/RPSsnScene/.

Notably the song name translates to "Super Mario Bros." (which can be seen played at a Nintendo press conference.)

WiiMusic-SessionParts 00.png

Unused Text


At various places within the game's text file, the text "Dummy" can be found.

Build Date

Present in timeStamp.txt:

Pack Project
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Regional Differences

Japan International
WiiMusic-Famicom.png WiiMusic-NES.png

The Famicom controller was changed to the square NES design outside Japan, although the graphics for it weren't removed.