Hi! Welcome to my HD texture pack information page for Super Mario Sunshine!

Some general info regarding this texture pack which you should read before you download it;

 

  • There are ~1500 textures in total in the game (I have tried to dump every single one, however I may have missed a few). Out of these textures a few hundred have been completely re-textured. Many other textures have been been up-scaled using A.I upscaling. Some filtered textures have been modified or changed entirely to look better as well. Some textures remain completely untouched until I've worked on them since some textures look bad when upscaled.

  • I am completely up for suggestions, changes and submissions. You will of course be fully credited for any work you submit.
     

  • The 4K version of the texture pack is scaled to 8x the default resolution, this means that (if internal resolution is increased in Dolphin) you may be able to view some textures at a staggering 6832x3480 resolution! Taking into account that you are using the provided widescreen hack of course. The 1080p version is scaled to 4x the default resolution, which still results to slightly above 1080p.

  • My goal with this texture pack is to enhance the original game visuals while staying faithful to the original vision. That means my textures are meant to blend in as much as possible with the old textures so the game feel doesn't change (with some exceptions, feedback is appreciated).

  • This texture pack is made for Ishiiruka Dolphin and includes shader presets to provide nice graphical features like Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (self shadowing around meshes), Bloom, Depth of Field, Tone Mapping and much more. And you can tweak it to make the game look however you like!

  • This texture pack will work with any custom mods / hacks of Super Mario Sunshine as long as they aren't adding new textures or changing old ones (in that case, conflicting textures will be overwritten by one another but it will still work).

 

  • There is a 60 FPS patch provided with the texture pack, and it works without any major issues on the NTSC (North American) version of the game. The European version also has a 60 FPS patch, but might cause some glitches (most notably laggy cutscenes). Therefore, the 60 FPS patch is only enabled by default on the NTSC version of the game. The Japanese version has no codes enabled at all by default and is not recommended.

 

  • Currently, only NTCS and PAL textures have been modified. You can still use this texture pack on Japanense / Korean versions of the game in Dolphin, it will still work. This will not include the Jap/Kor region specific textures though.

  • If you don't like the way my texture pack looks over the All-Stars Switch version, please note that all post processing can be modified easily from user to user to fit your own preference, you can make it look however you like. If you still think "I'd rather just play the All-Stars version" then this probably isn't for you.

  • If you are having issues with stuttering and lag, remember to check "Prefetch Custom Textures" in the 'Advanced' tab of the Graphics settings before asking for help. I also recommend enabling V-Sync as it removes screen tearing in full screen mode.​

 

Why would I play this over the Switch / Super Mario 3D All Stars version?

There are many reasons why you would want to play the GameCube version of Super Mario Sunshine with a HD Texture Pack over the Switch version. Here are some I've listed out the top of my head;

  • Better visuals (Higher resolution textures, material maps, rim lighting, depth of field, ambient occlusion, global illumination, tonemapping, post processing shaders and even ray tracing which is coming at a later date!)

  • It's cheap (if you own the original game, you don't need to pay 60$ to play it in HD)

  • Android Support

  • Full GameCube controller support (including rumble)

  • 60 FPS & 120 FPS patches

  • Ultra Widescreen Support (21:9 or even higher)

  • Superior mods and modding tools

  • Free Cam

  • Supports a plethora of cheats and patches

  • Stereoscopic 3D support

  • VR Potential

  • Supports nearly all gamepads. Including PS4, Xbox One, GameCube, Joy-Con or the Switch Pro Controller.


 

Video preview

(Please watch in 2160p, 60 FPS for the best experience!)

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Installation:

There is no installation! A custom version of Dolphin called Ishiiruka Dolphin is provided alongside the texture pack. Simply extract the folder somewhere and start Dolphin using "Super Mario Sunshine 4K.exe". If you're on Mac or Linux, please manually download Ishiiruka Dolphin from this page for your operating system and copy all the folders from the texture pack over to your default Dolphin directory.

How do I get the game rom?

No game files are distributed with this texture pack, since that would be illegal. You need to get the game .iso yourself. The legal way is to dump the game yourself from your own GameCube or Wii console. See these instructions!

 

If you encounter any issues with the texture pack please post them on the Forums or on Discord!
 

Enjoy!

 

Download 4x (1080p)

Download 8x (4K) (Patreon Release)

 

If you want, become a Patron and get all my texture pack updates one week early, as well as access to the max resolution version of the texture pack!

https://www.patreon.com/henrikomagnifico

Changelog:

1.0.1 (2020-09-27):

  • Eyes of various NPCs are now in 4K

  •  Fixed the issue where some NPCs eyes would look bugged when they blinked (for example Mario or Peach)

  • Fixed a bug where the goop would disappear after playing for an extended period of time.

  • Removed the heat wave effect by default, everything is much clearer now! The heat wave effect can easily be enabled again inside the "Cheats" menu, which you can access by right clicking Super Mario Sunshine in the game list and then go to "Properties".

  • Updated the shine gate texture to make it pearly white again.

  • Updated shaders and tone mapping.

  • Added shaders and tone mapping to the European (PAL) version.

  • Added global illumination (experimental)

  • Updated some HUD elements, including the coin icon, to match more of those in the original.

  • Updated some terrain textures to be more faithful to the original textures.

  • Updated gaussian amalflare- clear white things are now brighter in the sunlight and produce a neat reflection effect.

  • Optimized textures for improved performance and reduced file size (compressed using BC7 DDS by default, a PNG version will be available as well for Android users).



1.0.0 (2020-09-17):

  • Initial release

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