Heart of China

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Heart of China
Author: Wingcapman
Version: v2.0.3
Date of latest version: 2020-05-10
Editors used: BrawlBox, CTools, KMP Cloud, Paint, Photoshop, SketchUp, SZS Modifier, Wiimms SZS Tools
WBZ files: ct.wiimm.de
Download:

Overview

Heart of China is Wingcapman's first custom track. It was not originally designed as a race track, so it is quite similar to ports of other non-race track levels in that it does not have a clearly defined layout. This track is based on a story written by the author. Normally, there is not a race path for this area, but he decided to make a Mario Kart Wii race-compatible track of it.

Ever since this track was showcased and eventually published, many players and people outside of the community were very confused about the connection between the track's name and the language that is being used inside the track's design. The author had to jump in to explain why the name seems to show that it is located in China, but the text inside its design is Japanese:

Slot Information

It is recommended to put this track on slot 1.3, as its design contains the green spore effect, echo effect and triggers to enable and disable such elements that are made specifically for the Mushroom Gorge slot. However, it does work for most of the track slots and even battle arena slots.

Compatability

While v2.0 onward seem to work for the most part, there are some errors that might occur when playing in distributions; some are just graphical errors where the track is being used as a custom mission (like the skybox gets a green color overlay; this somehow only happens with the Pulsar script), while the track appears to freeze for some. All this need to be investigated of why those errors happen, so use at own risk.

Media

v2.0 VS Race
v1.6.1 VS Race
v1.5.3b Time Trial

Version History

v1.0 – v2.0.beta5

v2.0 – v2.0.3

Version Date of release Information
v2.0 2019-11-10 Remade with help from several authors.
v2.0.1 2020-03-15 Update by Zachruff:
  • Fixed a broken respawn point.
  • Cleaned KMP and KCL.
  • Added off-road to some areas of the sky shortcut to prevent it from being done shroomless.
v2.0.2 2020-05-09 Update by bento and Zachruff:
  • Added an invisible wall to prevent players from going over the wall that falls on lap two.
  • Added item routes to the mushroom shortcut.
  • Attempted to fix a slight Position Jump Bug.
  • Fixed a broken respawn point.
v2.0.3 2020-05-10 Update by bento:
  • Fixed transparency.
v2.0.3.mkf 2021-07-02 Update by CrisDark64:

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions:

Names in Other Languages

Dutch: Hart van China
French: Cœur de Chine
German: Herz von China
Italian: Cuore della Cina
Japanese: ハートオブチャイナ
Korean: 하트 오브 차이나
Portuguese: Coração da China
Russian: Сердце Китая
Spanish: Corazón de China
Greek: Καρδιά της Κίνας
Polish: Serce Chin
Finnish: Kiinan Sydän
Swedish: Hjärtat av Kina
Czech: Srdce Číny
Danish: Hjertet af Kina

Trivia

  • The track is compatible with Battle Mode, though the CPUs follow VS race routes.
  • Though the track is meant to be raced on, many consider it to be more of an exploring track with all its secrets and open areas as shown here.