Hack of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
|Patching Information||Requires Custom Patcher|
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Hack Release Date||10 February 2020|
|Last Modified||11 February 2020|
It’s been a while, but version 4.0 is now available! Plenty of new additions to this update. Check out the readme file for the full details.
This hack makes a bevvy of changes to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. The basic, no-frills mod fixes errors and oversights in the game’s script, and reverts changes made during the game’s localization (cola = alcohol, the whole business with Vivian’s gender, etc.)
There is a second mod available that adds some fun extras; a couple of gags from the Spanish localization are added to the mix, several minor plotholes have been patched up, and much more. The “extra mod” txt file in the zip details all of the changes, check it out and see if it strikes your fancy.
Should you be so inclined, there is also a third mod included that updates certain enemies and items to make their appearance more in-line with later Paper Mario titles. Check out the “modern mod” txt file to see everything that entails.
Huge thanks to Imaynotbehere4long and Balmz for testing this hack! If you notice anything weird with this version, or would like to see something added in a future release, feel free to contact Griscuit.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Requires the 1.35 GB NTSC version of the game's ISO.
|Contributor||Type of contribution||Listed credit|
User Review Information
A Huge Plus From Me!Reviewed By: KoopusK on 21 Jan 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed playing through this game again, and my enjoyment was elevated to new heights thanks to this mod. This mod’s changes may seem minimal, but they make the experience feel new and exciting every time you encounter an alteration or a bit of dialogue or flavor text restored from localization. This mod and the additional resources included by the creator are very professionally done and easy to use for folks that aren’t experienced with messing with roms and game files. The inclusion of a patcher and a Readme with all the changes documented, as well as three different gradated mods the user can choose from is very much appreciated. This kind of attention to detail and accessibility from a mod maker is really admirable and deserves praise.
In terms of the mod’s content, I thoroughly appreciate the modder’s efforts to restore and improve TTYD. This feels, to me, like the ‘true version’ of TTYD.
The inclusion of a single character’s original character arc seems to be the only significant specific hang up that anyone has with this romhack, and it’s clear from the insulting and dismissive text I’ve seen in the other reviews that it’s a select few’s own unfortunate personal issue, which I hope they are able to sort out, since it seems to make them miserable. The amount of work that went into this mod is clearly worth experiencing, it doesn’t seem prudent to dismiss it just because someone, for reason of personal shortcoming, can’t handle a sparse few lines of flavor text and dialogue which, as much as they enhance a specific character’s emotional resonance, don’t amount to a whole lot in the grand scheme of a huge game. As small as it is, I think Vivian’s trans-affirming character arc is important to have restored to this, one of my favorite games of all time, and I think she’s a great character with a beautiful story that deserves to be told.
I cannot recommend this mod enough, (not just to defy unspecified trans-phobes), but because it does everything it can to make a faithful and improved experience for fans of the localized version.
Version 4.0 Recommended - Yes
|Too much choice||zoinknoise||13 Apr 2022||4.0||Yes|
|A Huge Plus From Me!||KoopusK||21 Jan 2022||4.0||Yes|
|Amazing!||spiffy||18 Nov 2017||3.0||Yes|