Mario no Photopi
Mario's Photo Studio
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Published By||Tokyo Electron, Hagiwara Syscom Co., Ltd.|
|Game Date||02 December 1998|
|Release Date||10 October 2019|
|Last Modified||14 October 2019|
Mario’s Photo Studio (or Mario no Photopi) is a photo editor and print design software for the Nintendo 64.
Mario no Photopi English Localization Patch
Mario’s Photo Studio (or Mario no Photopi) is a photo editor and print design software. It allows adding frames, clipart, licensed content, text, and personal drawings to photographs. The result can be printed by creating an FDI (Fujifilm digital image) print request you can take to a Fujifilm print studio or specialized kiosk.
This uses SmartMedia cards, also known as Solid State Floppy Disk Cards. They were commonly used in digital cameras and other devices until roughly the mid-naughts. Among its more interesting features, supplemental SM cards can extend the frames (.frm), clipart (.clp), and characters (.ang) available in the studio menus. The ANG files use an encryption called “crypto capsule”, preventing direct copying without low-level page copying. They are decrypted at a hardware level.
It is not in any way related to the Mario Artist titles on 64DD, and has nothing to do with the disk drive. It also has nothing to do with SD cards.
.: Patching :.
Two patches are provided. One does not alter the original clipart (”Mario’s Photo Studio (USA) (old art).xdelta”, and the other provides (most) clipart in English (”Mario’s Photo Studio (USA).xdelta”). Use one or the other. You can’t apply both. Patches will only apply to a ROM in native byte order (big-endian). Attempting to patch something else will result in a completely unhelpful checksum error. Xdelta patches can be applied with the aptly-named xdelta patcher. The SHA-512 for the original file, padded high to the nearest viable chip size would be: 37A5A1B2FD992808716257B60E57DA5AD28093C8159B567B4CD7AD9054EC2F93036F5811CB83BB520E75C8ED9C4FE898A9F4F53B78458C739BA492B2BC96D525
** Please note that at the time of release no emulator supports the SmartMedia drive. **
** Modern flashcarts do not support it either. **
The only reasonable method for play requires using an original cart. You can either use a passthrough method such as the old Bung backup units or (haha) attempt to switch out the MaskROM on its board. The patch has been tested on console with a Doctor V64jr. A video of the translation running on hardware can (hopefully) be found at: https://youtu.be/Hez01E_uGdk
More information can be found in the readme.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Mario no Photopie (Japan).n64
- Native byte order (big-endian)
- Internal CRC
- 9A9890AC F0C313DF