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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 ~1400 unique textures in total in the game. Out of these textures several hundred have been completely re-textured. Some other textures have also been been up-scaled using A.I upscaling. Many filtered textures have also 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. There are also many benefits to playing the original GameCube version with a HD texture pack over the Switch version (see below).

  • 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 more!)

  • It's free!

  • Android & iOS Support (including SteamDeck, Nvidia Shield, AYA Neo etc.)

  • 60 FPS

  • 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 PS4/5, Xbox One, GameCube, Joy-Con or the Switch Pro Controller.


Video preview

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


If you're on Windows: There is minimal installation! A special preconfigured version of Dolphin called Ishiiruka Dolphin is provided alongside the texture pack. Simply extract the folder somewhere and start Dolphin using "SMS 4K (Edition Version).exe", then open up your own game rom of Super Mario Sunshine and play.


If you're on Mac or Linux: please manually download Dolphin from this page for your operating system and copy all of the contents of the texture pack's "user" folder (not the folder itself, but everything inside it) to your Dolphin directory (on macOS, your Dolphin Directory is inside of ~/Library/Application Support/Dolphin).

Next make sure to enable "Use Custom Textures" in the Dolphin Graphics Settings > Advanced tab, or else the custom textures won't load!

And finally, you also need the game rom to start the game, which isn't included for legal reasons. Information on how to dump your own game rom legally can be found here.

For SteamDeck users the installation is a bit different. First you must download Dolphin, this can easily be done through the use of a program like Emudeck or through Flatpak. If you installed Dolphin through Emudeck, your Dolphin directory will be located inside of /home/deck/.var/app/org.DolphinEmu.dolphin-emu/data/dolphin-emu/Load. You must right click inside the Dolphin directory > Menu > Check the box for "Show Hidden Files" or else you may not be able to access the Dolphin folder. The rest of the installation is the same as for Linux/MacOS, which you can find above. Just copy the "Load" folder from the texture pack folder > "User" folder into your dolphin-emu directory and enable custom textures in the Dolphin Graphics Settings > Advanced tab and that should do the trick!

For Android users, the process is also a bit different. First download the latest Dolphin Emulator from the Google Play Store, or download the latest "Development Version" APK directly from here, install it on your device and try running your game rom in it to make sure everything is working before installing the texture pack itself. Next, download the 1080p version of the texture pack on your device (the 4K version might not work on some android devices) and extract it using any .zip unarchival app (some android versions have this feature built in, whilst some require a third party app to unzip .zip files). Once that is done, open the texture pack folder and navigate to the user > load > textures folder.

Next, copy the folder called "GMS" to this location on your device;

Internal Storage/dolphin-emu/load/textures

Now finally, enable the "Load Custom Textures" option inside the Dolphin Graphics Settings > Advanced tab. Then set the "Internal Resolution" in the Graphics Settings to a higher value than the default 1x (start with 2x and increase from there, if it starts to lag lower the internal resolution again). Then start the game. It should say a disclaimer about the texture pack before the game starts, that's how you know it's working. Enjoy!

For iOS users, the process is very similar to that of Android. However install Dolphin is a bit trickier and will require that you use DolphiniOS, which has it's own installation instructions provided here.



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!



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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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