Mario Kart Overdrive

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This distribution contains a modified Common.szs file. If you have this file in Mario Kart Overdrive's My Stuff folder, you will be highly disadvantaged while racing – especially online.
You should remove this file from the My Stuff folder if you moved it there.
This article is about the predecessor. For the successor, see MK Overdrive DX.
Mario Kart Overdrive
Author: Zeem
Type: Riivolution
Tracks: 232
Arenas: 10
Version: v2.0
Date of latest version: 2023-06-06
Download: Google Drive
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Mario Kart Overdrive is a custom track distribution created by Zeem. It was made using PackDev, and includes many tracks from old versions of CTGP Revolution, such as Nightmare to Dream World, Strobenz Desert and Horror Mansion. The author carefully selected skill-based tracks that give exciting races online and are unique and fun to drive. There are toggleable features, such as Mii Heads on Minimap and Force Battle Glitch. Thunder Clouds have been removed from online play so low-player rooms can play more balanced races.


  • Melg, for the code used in Skill Issue Pack, which was modified and used for the Time Trials add-on.
  • nade33f, for making most of the UI.
  • Treeki, for their Kamek C++ and PowerPC Assembly code injection engine.
  • Yoreni, for helping the author with compiling code.

Time Trials

Starting in v2.0, this distribution has a Riivolution option that launches a separate distribution for offline Time Trials. This distribution includes two staff ghosts for each track. The intermediate staff ghost is a challenge for beginners, while the expert staff ghost is a challenge for advanced players. This add-on also includes four bonus tracks that are exclusive to Time Trials.


v2.0 Online Races


The track listing can be found here.

Special Features

Below are listed special features that are included in this distribution:

Game Features
Feature Author Information
Automatic BRSAR Patching Elias_ The revo_kart.brsar file is automatically patched to prevent unpatched music files from cutting off.
Custom Server Support Wiimm, Leseratte Support to play on a custom Mario Kart Wii server has been added as a replacement to Nintendo WFC. It comes with a custom region so that Regional/Continental races work.
Change Characters Between Wi-Fi Races MrBean35000vr When in online play, the player's character, vehicle and drift mode choice may be changed between races by pressing + or START (depending on your controller) when on the VR screen. This simply takes the player back to the character select menu and then returns them to the vote when they have reselected. If the time limit expires, the currently selected options are taken.
Draggable Blue Shells Luis This distribution allows you to hold Blue Shells behind you, just like Bananas and other Shells.
Exception Handler Star, Riidefi This feature allows you to return to the Wii Menu if the game crashes. Information based on the exception will be shown on the screen.
Faster Menu Navigation east This is a toggleable option. If it is enabled, you can navigate through all of the menus in the game much more quickly.
Force 30 FPS Nick Reynolds This is a toggleable option. If it is enabled, you can force the game to cap at 30 FPS. This is helpful for some Dolphin users.
Force Battle Bug/Glitch XeR This is a toggleable option. If it is enabled, you can see opponents' names from a long distance, without entering Battle Mode first.
LE-CODE Leseratte This distribution uses LE-CODE to give compatibility to extra track slots and more.
Mii Heads on Minimap JoshuaMK This is a toggleable option. If it is enabled, you will see opponents' Mii heads on the minimap, instead of the character they are using.
My Stuff Folder This feature allows players to add texture hacks, custom music and other modifications into their game. You also have the ability to use custom music from your CTGP Revolution My Stuff folder.
Offline Time Trials Melg A separate option on Riivolution was added which allows players to play a separate distribution for offline Time Trials. Ghost saving is supported, and you can earn trophies by beating staff ghosts.
Remove Thunder Clouds The Common.szs file is modified so players cannot pull Thunder Clouds. The probability of pulling a Mushroom has increased in place of Thunder Clouds. This feature only applies to online races.
SD Card Savegame Users have the option to create an alternate save file, or use their CTGP Revolution alternate save file, to use for this distribution. All progress will be saved to the SD card if this feature is enabled.
Wi-Fi Time Limit Expansion Chadderz When racing online, the race will automatically end when the timer reaches 5:40, instead of 5:00.
Wi-Fi Timer Chadderz While selecting a track online, you can see how much time you have left before a track is selected.

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1.0 2022-09-28 First release
v1.0.5 2022-09-30
v1.1 2022-10-31
v1.2 2023-01-13
v1.2.1 2023-02-02 Changed Yoshi Mountain version.
v1.3 2023-02-15
v1.3-fix 2023-02-16 Fixed a bug where certain online settings were not activated.
v1.3.1 2023-03-01 Updated Wacky Waterworks.
v2.0 2023-06-06
By the same author: Zeem