So you want to mod Cave Story? Don't know where to start? Well you've come to the right place!
This thread is an index of all the knowledge this forum has to offer, presented in what we hope to be an easily accessible format. If there's anything you can't find, chances are it isn't very easy to do, or downright impractical! Or nobody got around to explaining it!
This is the recommended beginner's course of learning the fundamentals of CS modding. And I'm not just recommending my own guides because I'm full of myself. Or maybe I am.
- Noxid's Modding Video Guide: This short two-part video tutorial is meant to give a quick rundown of the most basic aspects of modding - setting up the modding environment, writing your first scripts, and editing a map. The video focuses on use of Cave Editor.
- After finishing the videos I recommend reading over Noxid's text-based modding guide. Some of the information is redundant with the videos, but seeing it both ways may help you link it in your mind, and the text is easier to keep up with. It also has a fairly detailed section on TSC commands
- Check out ANP.txt if you haven't gotten it yet; this is necessary for animating entities and doing cutscenes.
- If you've checked all the tutorials, tried everything you can think of, and are still having issues, then visit the Quick Modding/Hacking answers thread to ask for help. Please dont' make a new thread for a question.
Basics of Editing Cave Story
Quick Modding/Hacking answers
How to edit Cave Story's Images
Adding new music to Cave Story
Modding Reference Sheets
Modding Video Guide (New!)
Editing T-Scripts (TSC)
TSC Command descriptions
Adding Teleporter Options
Sue's Workshop (new version not done)
Sue's Workshop hacked
Booster's Lab (in dev) (not ready for use)
Noxid's standalone TSC Editor (New!)
OllyDbg, Assembly Editor and Debugger (External Link)
Cheat Finder (External Link)
Resource Hacker (External Link)
PC/MAC save converter
Assembly Hacking Threads
How to Hex edit
Misc. Hex Edits
Beginner's Guide to Cavestory Assembly (very good) (New!)
Un-Advanced Assembly Hacking
Advanced Assembly Hacking
Noxid's Modding/Hacking resources
Special Effects Hacking
Title Screen Hacks
Example Assembly Hacks
Adding more org songs than the game normally holds
'open source' hacks by noxid
Miscellaneous Useful Threads
How to fix NPC dancing problem
How to fix NPC death sounds disappearing
If you have a thread/link you think should be added, post it in here.
Edit by DT: I do not have boots
Edit by S. P. Gardebiter: Since dooey is no longer active, the Administrators and Moderators will edit this post to add things to the list.
Edited by Noxid, 09 March 2013 - 08:35 PM.