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How to SMBX

Postby Aristo » Sun May 17, 2015 3:46 pm

Alright, since some people still haven't figured it out, here is a detailed tutorial on how to do basic stuff in SMBX, like for example

1. Downloading a Level
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First you pick a level that you want to download. For this example, I picked PGE Flagship, made by the marvelous zlakergirl357.

Every level post has a download link somewhere at the bottom, it is one of the requirements of a level thread to have on this forum, because otherwise it will get locked.

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Click it.

This should take you to a file uploading site like Mediafire, Dropbox or something similar to that.

There, click the download link. (1) Make sure you click on the right one, some download sites have malicious ads that are disguised as download links.

Next, when asked where to save your file, locate your SMBX folder (2) and open your "worlds" folder.

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This next step is optional, but I recommend you doing it to keep your folders organized.

When inside the world folder, right-click and create a new folder. Name that folder something like "level". This is where you will keep your standalone levels, that don't belong to any particular episode.

Save your file inside of that folder.

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Next, locate the file you just saved inside your SMBX > worlds > level folder.

Now unzip the level into a seperate folder, using a program like WinZIP, WinRAR, or 7zip. I recommend getting one of the latter, because WinZIP isn't able to unzip files that aren't specifically .zip files.

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Now open SMBX.

In SMBX, click on "Open". (1)

This will open a window that shows your SMBX folder. There, click on Worlds > Levels > Folder with the name of the level

Inside that folder is where the level file is located. Click on it and then click on the "Open" button at the bottom of the window. (2)

Now your level will load. By pressing F5, you can play it, by pressing F6 you can play it with two people. (3)

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2. Using Custom Graphics
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First, make graphics for your level that you want to use, or download one of the various GFX Packs this forum has to offer.
(If you need help on how to download something, see Step 1. of "1. Downloading a Level".)

If you're done, select all of the graphics you want to have in your level and copy them.

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It should be noted that you can't add new things to SMBX. You can merely edit the graphics of already existing things, and in the case of NPCs, edit their behavior using a textfile that has the same name as the gfx of the NPC and will also be placed among the custom gfx. If you want to know what block your gfx is supposed to replace, look in your SMBX > graphics folder. Your graphic has to have the same name as the already existing gfx.

It should also be noted that SMBX works with .gif files, and your graphics NEED to be .gif files, otherwise they will not work. If you have trouble making .gif files with MS Paint, I recommend you use an online converter or use an image editing program like Paint.NET.

Now, in the same folder that your level is located, create a new folder with the exact same name as your level.

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Now paste all your custom graphics and NPC codes into that folder.

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If you now open your SMBX level, the graphics should have updated. If your SMBX was already opened, simply save your level for your graphics to update. If you are using PGE, you need to refresh your level by pressing F5, after you saved.

Here a before/after:

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I hope these tutorials are helpful for people who are new to SMBX. I'll add more tutorials in the future, this was just a quick thing I made to help someone on IRC out.
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Enjl » Sun May 17, 2015 3:48 pm

Finally! Thank you SO much, I've been struggling for ages!!!
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby h2643 » Sun May 17, 2015 3:59 pm

Marina wrote:Alright, since some people still haven't figured it out, here is a detailed tutorial on how to do basic stuff in SMBX, like for example

1. Downloading a Level
Spoiler: show
First you pick a level that you want to download. For this example, I picked PGE Flagship, made by the marvelous zlakergirl357.

Every level post has a download link somewhere at the bottom, it is one of the requirements of a level thread to have on this forum, because otherwise it will get locked.

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Is it necessary to download only original version???????

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Aristo » Sun May 17, 2015 4:00 pm

h2643 wrote:Is it necessary to download only original version???????
Depends on how competent zlaker is :^)
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby zlaker » Sun May 17, 2015 4:02 pm

Download the original version, then you'll learn how to not make a SMBX level :^)
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Darkonius Mavakar » Sun May 17, 2015 4:11 pm

THE GUIDE IS IN GERMAN I CAN'T USE IT.
HOW DO I OPEN SMBX

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Danny » Sun May 17, 2015 4:16 pm

Darkonius Mavakar wrote:THE GUIDE IS IN GERMAN I CAN'T USE IT.
HOW DO I OPEN SMBX
You need to delete system32, it causes conflicts with SMBX.
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Re: How to SMBX

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby HeroLinik » Mon May 18, 2015 11:56 am

Apex wrote:I need help, I cant seem to find the Starman????
There's no starman in SMBX.
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby zlaker » Mon May 18, 2015 11:57 am

castlewars wrote:
Apex wrote:I need help, I cant seem to find the Starman????
There's no starman in SMBX.
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Imaynotbehere4long » Wed May 27, 2015 11:29 am

Marina wrote:Now open SMBX.

In SMBX, click on "Open". (1)
There's a key step that you forgot to mention, and I believe that it's this step that most newcomers have trouble figuring out: After opening SMBX, click the "Level Editor" button. Do not click the "Start Game" button, as this only lets you play full episodes, not stand-alone levels.
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Zeldamaster12 » Wed May 27, 2015 11:32 am

While that is a direction, I don't feel it's necessary to put in the guide since it's more common sense than anything since it says "Level Editor".
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Imaynotbehere4long » Wed May 27, 2015 11:54 am

You'd be surprised. Everyone I know who has had a problem opening levels was missing that step.
I've decided to cancel SMBXville Under Seige. After my 1st Senior year of college, I realized I wouldn't have enough time to devote to finishing my four-level episode. Apologies to those who cared.
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You autistic some people so much with that statement.
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Mable » Sat May 30, 2015 7:59 am

But when you open it there are 2 buttons. One says level editor and the other start game. So i dunno.

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Lel_06 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:51 pm

Thanks for the custom GFX tutorial !
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby ToadBros » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:12 pm

I can't find any of my levels on my File Explorer. I tried doing what you said, but the graphics are still the same.

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby Lel_06 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:55 pm

ToadBros wrote:I can't find any of my levels on my File Explorer. I tried doing what you said, but the graphics are still the same.
Do you know where have you save your levels ?
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Re: How to SMBX

Postby ToadBros » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:30 pm

I saved them in the Worlds folder, but they won't appear on the File Explorer, even though they appear in the SMBX Editor saving box.

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Re: How to SMBX

Postby bossedit8 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:37 pm

ToadBros wrote:I saved them in the Worlds folder, but they won't appear on the File Explorer, even though they appear in the SMBX Editor saving box.
If your files are located inside the program files, you might want to move them into your Desktop and see if that's any different from showing up datas inside the worlds folder or not.


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