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SuperMario64DS is a member of the Mario Kart Wii hacking community who often attempted to create a wide variety of unique ports, as well as original tracks occasionally.

About

I live in the UK and speak Brazilian Portuguese, though not fluently.

I (at the time of writing) am currently enrolled in university, and am employed at a game studio.

History

I first discovered the existence of custom tracks in 2010 after coming across a video of MKDasher's port of GCN Daisy Cruiser. Several weeks later, I 'hacked' my Wii via Bathaxx.

In March 2011, I signed up for an old Mario Kart forum (then considered the 'hub' for custom tracks). At the time, the release of CTools was literally days away and Custom Mario Kart had just opened - I had arrived at the most convenient time possible.

After several 'hiccups' of notable proportions, Jungle Island was finally released the very next year. I later went on to create much more successful tracks such as DS Shroom Ridge, and, most notably, GP Mario Beach.

As of April 2017, I am no longer actively participating in this community.

Projects - Released

Jungle Island

My first custom track was Jungle Island, released on 1st of January, 2012.

It was created entirely with no design, but drew inspiration from Fishdom Island for its appearance and features.

This is my only non-port custom track to date.

SM64 Bob-omb Battlefield

My second custom track was a of port Bob-omb Battlefield from Super Mario 64. Originally named SM64DS Bob-omb Battlefield, it was first released on the 16th of February, 2012.

A remake was made in the July of 2012, changing the course's layout and name to SM64 Bob-omb Battlefield.

A third remake was considered in 2017, but did not occur.

GBA Snow Land

My third custom track, GBA Snow Land made in Google SketchUp.

A remake using advanced modeling tools neared cosmetic completion, but did not make it to the track building portion of production. This was due to the higher standard set for Mode 7 track remakes introduced in Mario Kart 8.

DS Shroom Ridge

My fourth custom track, DS Shroom Ridge, released on the 6th of October, 2012.

GP Mario Beach

Initially released on 31st December, 2012.

My fifth and most recent custom track, GP Mario Beach. The first port ever from from the Mario Kart GP series, as well as the first from a non-home console. It was created as a collabortive effort with DJ Lowgey, who provided the course assets.

v2

In 2016, work on a remake (v2) began, but in time all known builds were lost. However, on the 16th of February, 2018, a relatively complete build was discovered and posted, with plans to potentially update it in the future.

Projects - Cancelled or Unfinished

A port of the character Blinky from Mario Kart Arcade GP had begun development and had been fully finalized, but again the files were lost.

Secondary versions of GBA Snow Land and Jungle Island had begun development, but fell out of favour after exclusion from the CTGP.

A track themed after Tropical Resort from Sonic Colours was also in progress, but was dropped in favour of finishing production on GP Mario Beach.

When I joined the community, I had wished to make a custom track out of Bianco Hills from Super Mario Sunshine - development on such a project did begin, but did not continue (video). In similar fashion, several attempts to make a track out of Delfino Plaza also failed.

Little or No Production

As for planned projects or ideas that made very little progress:

  • DS Rainbow Road - A planned collaboration with Tock. Tock went onto post a concept video track, and no further development occurred.
  • GP Mario Highway Scrapped due to GP Mario Beach nullifying its purpose.
  • N64 Luigi Raceway - A collaboration with Captain Kwark, who vanished from the community without word. In development until ZillaSpaz released their version.
  • GBA Yoshi Desert - Began development alongside GBA Snow Land, but the methods employed to model the track were shown to be faulty after completion of Snowland.
  • GP Rainbow Coaster - Lost motivation in wake of stolen content. Existing work has been permissibly given to another author.