SM64 Castle Grounds (Waltz)

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This article is about Waltz's port. For other versions, see SM64 Castle Grounds.
SM64 Castle Grounds
Creator: Waltz
Designer: Nintendo
Version: v2.5
Date of latest version: 2024-02-13
Editors used: ANoob's BRRES Material Tool, Blender, Blender MKW Utilities, BrawlCrate, LiveCollage, Lorenzi's KMP Editor, RANWr, RiiStudio, Wiimms SZS Tools
WBZ files:
Download: Google Drive


This is a port created by Waltz. It attempts to differentiate itself from other versions by adding a lot of extra details and avoiding the use of cannons. The track also uses a lot of modern textures.

Slot Information

It is recommended to put this track on slot 8.2.



v2.0 VS Race (Dolphin)
v1.0 VS Race

Version History

Version Date of release Information
v1.0 2023-08-17 First release
v2.0 2023-11-13
  • Changed start line design.
  • Removed some butterflies and shrunk other ones (Crescent64).
  • Moved trees from the course model to the KMP (Mdush).
  • Changed animated arrows.
  • Shrunk signs.
  • Removed some flowers and shrunk other ones.
  • Widened turn before the underwater section.
  • Removed Cheep Cheeps.
  • Changed skybox.
  • Removed Goombas.
  • Changed item box design.
  • Rearranged item boxes.
  • Added some 1-Up Mushrooms on top of the trees (castletree1).
  • Improved textures.
  • Changed door texture.
  • Added door handles.
  • Remade KCL.
  • Remade enemy and item routes.
  • Remade checkpoints and respawn points.
  • Added intro cameras.
  • Changed water and waterfall textures.
  • Removed 2D trees.
  • Removed bridges leading to the roof.
  • Made roof an Easter egg.
  • Added an animated Yoshi on top of the castle (donkytree1GC).
  • Downscaled Peach (FlagB1) and Mario (FlagB2) objects.
  • Moved sun.
  • Removed bird objects (mare_a).
  • Added a new fish object (mariotreeGC).
  • Moved seaweed from the KMP to the course model.
  • Removed cannons.
  • Removed seagulls.
  • Changed post-effects.
  • Moved pipe from the course model to the KMP (dokan_sfc).
  • Improved texture mapping.
  • Removed Sunshine Airport airplane (skyship).
  • Added a red bridge.
  • Added animated flags on Peach's Castle.
  • The start line banner is now an object (FlagA1).
  • Added detail to the start line stars.
  • Changed lap modifier from three to four.
v2.0.mkd 2023-12-27
  • Removed a key checkpoint.
  • Changed lap modifier from four to five.
v2.5 2024-02-13 Update by Diego Vapy, TailsCraft and Waltz:
  • Added shadows.
  • Added a lightmap.
  • Fixed corrupted shaders on the Peach and Yoshi objects.
  • Many KMP fixes.
  • Removed an unintended shortcut.
  • Changed water and waterfall textures.
  • Blocked castle door entrance.

Custom Track Distributions

This track is part of the following Custom Track Distributions: