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wstrt: Wiimms StaticR Tool

Wiimms StaticR Tool : Manipulate the 'main.dol' and 'StaticR.rel' files of Mario Kart Wii.


1.   Syntax

wstrt [option]... command [option|parameter|@file]...

2.   Features of wstrt

Read »Features« for features of the whole toolset.

3.   Commands

VERSION Print program name and version and exit.
HELP H Print help for commands and options.
ARGTEST This debug command accepts all kinds of parameters and prints one line for each parameter.
TEST This debugging command accepts all options and parameters and prints a list of the internal option values. The command is designed to test the option parameters. The non option parameters are completely ignored.
COLORS Ignore all parameters and print colored text for testing.
ERROR ERR Translate an exit code to a message name. If no exit code is entered, print a table with all error messages.
FILETYPE FT Scan the header of the entered files and print file type and path for each file as list.
FILEATTRIB FA Print a table with attributes for all known file types. If at least one keyword is entered, only matching file types are printed. A keyword is either a file type (like 'BRRES' or 'BMG') or one of the printed keywords (like 'ARCHIVE' or 'EXTRACT').
DUMP Dump the structure of 'StaticR.rel' (in development) and of DOL files as text.
EXTRACT X Extract the sections of a DOL file into a directory. StaticR.rel files are ignored.
TRACKS Show track infos in the order of the 'StaticR.rel' files. If no file is entered, the standard order is used.
ARENAS Show arena infos in the order of the 'StaticR.rel' files. If no file is entered, the standard order is used.
FILES List track and arena file names in machine readable format. Use the order of the entered 'StaticR.rel' files. If no file is entered, the standard order is used.
FIND Find a track or arena by keyword and print one line for each keyword in machine readable format 'type slot' or, if not found, a simple '-'. The name is searched in the entered context (tracks or arenas). If TRACK or ARENA is prefixed by a plus, then a failed search will be continued in the other context. If at least one name is not found, the tool terminates with exit code NOT_EXISTS.
POINTS PTS Print a table with the points assigned to player after a versus or room race for each entered file. If no file is entered, the standard table is used. However, if option --points is set only the resulting table is printed.
ANALYZE ANA Open 'StaticR.rel' and DOL files and analyze them. The files will be classified using SHA1 checksums.
PATCH Patch 'main.dol and 'StaticR.rel' files of Mario Kart Wii. No backup is made.

4.   Options in alphabetic order

Option Param Description
--add-ctcode If source is an original main.dol file of MKWii, then append 2 sections (usually T2 and D8) with CT-CODE. The CTCODE is inserted after sections defined by --add-section and then only, if there are no address collisions.

If --ct-dir is used, then files named rmc[ejp]/boot_code.bin and boot_code.bin for T2, and rmc[ejp]/boot_data.bin and boot_data.bin for D8 are searched.

--add-section file Each option call adds the filename to an internal list. Each file must be of type GCT, GCH or WCH. All GCT files together are combined with an internal code handler to one section (like a GCH file). GCH and WCH define sections and patches. The defined sections are added and VBI hooks are optionally initialized. Use option --force to allow overlapped sections. Use option --verbose up to 2 times for a log.

The intention of this option is to add a Gecko Code Handler and cheat codes to a main.dol for automatic execution.

--all-ranks [=mode] If set to ON (default without parameter), the server query to Nintendos servers is manipulated, so that the player will find all players in online races independent of their ranking points. Value RESTORE disables this feature and restores Nintendos original query. Value NONE disables this kind of patching (default).
--allow-all Usually commands accept only options with impact to the command. All other options fire a syntax error. But if --allow-all is set, all commands accept all options.

This makes changing the command of a long command line without removing useless options easier. It also helps to override wrong option permissions.

-A --arenas arenas Define a new arena order. A comma separated list in the format [a=]b or a:=b is expected. 'a' and 'b' are arena names or slot numbers. 'a' is the destination slot and 'b' the assigned arena. If 'a' is omitted, the next slot is used; this means [a=]b,c,d is possible.

Arenas will only be exchanged so that always all arenas are assigned. But if using ':=' the new slots are assigned without exchanging and the old values are lost.

-B --brief List only the track file names and suppress table header and footer.
--bt char Reset (str is empty) or replace the second character of 'bt' to create an own online world for battles. The file StaticR.rel will be patched at 4 places.
--bt-region region Same as --region, but only for online battles.
--chdir dir Set a new working directory for all following options, for all parameters and for the command execution. This option can be used multiple times, but for parameter parsing and for command execution only the last usage is relevant. Nevertheless, '@param' values are scanned while reading the command line.
--color [=modus] Define the modus for colored text output. Allowed keywords are: OFF or NO-COLORS to disable colors, AUTO (default) for automatic detection, ON for automatic detection but never OFF, 8-COLORS and 256-COLORS to force 8 or 256 color support. Without parameter, ON is used.

AUTO will enable colorized output only for terminals. AUTO and ON use environment variable TERM to find the correct color modus.

If a command is prefixed by 'C-', then --color=ON is used implicitly as default.

--compatible vers The option expects a version number (format '#.##' or 'v#.##') or a revision number (format 'r#') as parameter. If set, the tools try to create BMG and KMP text files, that are compatible to the entered version of the tools. This may override other legacy options.
-c --const list Define constant values, that are used by the internal encoders and by the numeric options as predefined global variables. This option allows a conditional encoding of text files. It can be used multiple times for multiple definitions.

The Parameter is a comma separated list of terms and a term is 'name=expression'. The expression is calculated by the text parser.

--ct-code Enable the CT-CODE mode.
--ct-dir dir Define a search directory for CT-CODE parts and use the internal copies only, if no valid file is found. Each file is searched without and then with extension '.bz2'. For both cases bzip2 files are detected and decompressed. Only files with correct file type are accepted.

Use this option multiple times to define more than one search directory.

--de Use german track and arena names.
-d --dest path Define a destination path (directory/file). The destination - means: write to standard output.

The path may contain escape sequences: %Q is replaced by the fully qualified source name. %P and %F are replaced by the source path or by the filename. %N and %E are replaced by source filename without extension or by the source extension. Finally, %T is replaced by the default extension of the destination format.

A '?' direct behind '%' in %E and %T conversions avoid that the same extension is used twice in row.

-D --DEST path Like --dest, but create the directory path automatically.
--domain dom Define a domain for option --https. The default is ''.
-E --esc char Define an alternative escape character for destination files. The default is '%'. For Windows batch files it is a good choice to set '-E$'.
--force The tools analyse input files and reject files with invalid data structures. If --force is set, little repairable issues are ignored and a warning is printed.

Option »--kmp force« does the same, but only for KMP files.


--gct-addr address If --gct-move is active, a text section is created to manage the code handling. This section is only needed at start and is placed by default at address 0c802c0000 (good address for all 4 regions) as part of BSS. This option changes the start address of the section. If address is 0 or invalid, then unused BSS space is searched.
--gct-move If a section is of type gecko code handler + cheat code, and the space for the cheat codes is too small, then make the heap smaller and move the cheat codes before the FST section. If set twice, move the cheat codes always.
--gct-space size Define the minimal space for the code part of --gct-move. This value is ignored, if it is smaller than the size of the cheat codes. This option was only implemented to test the memory allocation by --gct-move with large blocks.
-h --help Stop parsing the command line, print a help message and exit.
--https mode Patch the https strings of REL and DOL files. 'mode' is one of the following keywords:

RESTORE restores the original URLs and domains.

HTTP replaces HTTPS requests by HTTP and sub-domain 'naswii.' by 'nas.'.

DOMAIN replace HTTPS requests by HTTP and the domain '' by a domain specified by option --domain.

SAKE0 same as DOMAIN, but don't replace URLs with SAKE domain.

SAKE1 same as SAKE0, but replace HTTPS of SAKE domains.

-i --ignore Ignore non existing source files without warning.
-l --long Print long numeric message IDs instead of alternative message names like Txx, Uxx or Mxx.
--meno Patch some 'MenuSingle' and 'MenuMulti' strings of file StaticR.rel for online usage to 'MenO*' (MenuOnline) to distinguish between offline and online races.
--no-color Deactive colorized text. This is the default, if an output file is not a terminal.
-H --no-header Suppress the syntax information section in BMG text files.
--number If a file already exist, append a number directly before the file extension to make the filename unique. If other numbered files already exist (ignoring case), use the maximum existing index+1. --num is a short cut.
-o --overwrite Overwrite already existing files without warning and ignore option --number.
--points list This patch option defines a new table for the points assigned to players after a versus or room race. The parameter is a blank or comma and slash (next row) separated list with numbers (points) between 0 and 255 and the following keywords: NINTENDO, LINEAR, WIN, WIN15, WIN25 to select a predefined table; NO-BONUS, BONUS, NULL, ONE as options; N1..N12 to select the row for N players.
-p --preserve Preserve file times (atime+mtime) while converting or copying files.
-q --quiet Be quiet and print only error messages. Multiple usage is possible. The impact is command dependent.
-R --region region If 'region' is an unsigned number, the region for online versus races and for battles is patched to the entered number. If the number is prefixed by the letter 't', a test mode is enabled and the places are patched with ascending numbers. You can patch StaticR.rel and main.dol.

Otherwise a keyword is expected. Official regions are: JAPAN(0), AMERICA(1), EUROPE(2), AUSTRALIA(OCEANIA,3), KOREA(4), TAIWAN(5) and CHINA(6). RESTORE restores the original Nintendo values and NONE disables region patching (default).

See for other regions.

-r --remove-dest Remove already existing files before creating it. If set, --overwrite is ignored. --rm-dest is a short cut.
--sections Print in machine readable sections and parameter lines.
-t --test Run in test mode, modify nothing.


-T --tracks tracks Define a new track order. A comma separated list in the format [a=]b or a:=b is expected. 'a' and 'b' are track names or slot numbers. 'a' is the destination slot and 'b' the assigned track. If 'a' is omitted, the next slot is used; this means [a=]b,c,d is possible.

Tracks will only be exchanged so that always all tracks are assigned. But if using ':=' the new slots are assigned without exchanging and the old values are lost.

-u --update Create only files that do not exist. Already existing files are ignored without warning. If set, --overwrite and --remove-dest are ignored.
-v --verbose Be verbose and print more progress information. Multiple usage is possible. The impact is command dependent.
-V --version Stop parsing the command line, print a version info and exit.
--vs char Reset (str is empty) or replace the second character of 'vs' to create an own online world for versus races. The file StaticR.rel will be patched at 4 places.
--vs-region region Same as --region, but only for online versus races.
--wc24 Exclude 2 strings of file StaticR.rel from --wiimmfi and --domain patch to enable WC24 support.
--width width Define the width (number of columns) for help and some other messages and disable the automatic detection of the terminal width.
--wiimmfi Patch the files for the new custom server. It is a short cut for »--https domain --domain«.
--xhelp Stop parsing the command line and print a help message with all commands included. Exit after printing.