Hidden But Not Forgotten:
Adjustments have been made to the hidden costumes, instead of being labelled as Dark and 13, they are AltZ and AltR. This change allows every character to have two hidden costumes, and frees up the Subspace Emissary mode to have the original costumes.
If you’ve ever modified Brawl, you’ll know there are a lot of redundant files. There are fighter PAC files for transforming characters and single-player content, as well as PCS files that slow the game down with loading and are more compressed. For years we knew both of these bloated the game, and thanks to DukeItOut and a single line of code, we are able to remove all PCS files from the pack. This alone took out 200 MB from Legacy TE, or 12% of the build size! Even if previously you replaced every costume in Legacy TE, yet only put PCS files in for the Brawl costumes, this optimization still saves you space.
As a note to anyone who customizes costumes, this does mean that if PAC files were accidentally saved with compression, then they will crash and not load. If this occurs when you modify Legacy TE, please check the files in BrawlCrate and follow this guide.
We have also conveniently updated many of the stages in order remove unnecessary textures, and optimize their compression. Remember the transformations in Pokémon Stadium 2 and AshleyWare? Neither do we, because we cut all of the bloated models that were within their files.
Release - Size of “pf” file
TE 1.0 - 1.68 GB
TE 1.11 - 1.66 GB
TE 2.0 - 1.63 GB
TE 2.11 - 1.42 GB
These optimizations do more than just make a smaller download, we’ve been preparing all of these for one purpose: while they’re not coming in this build, we are planning to dress to impress in the next release:
Costume Expansions are Coming Soon!:
We have prepared Legacy TE to expand character costumes and recolors for our next full release. Many modders have been waiting for the fabled 20 slots per character. Legacy TE 2.1 has the files in place for a theoretical limit of 50 costume per character, not including the two hidden costumes for each character or ones used within the Subspace Emissary! In our next release we will look at adding further costumes, while still allowing enough space for further customization. We have not made any final plans for how many, or which ones, but expect some of the hidden costumes to be promoted, alongside a few recolors, all while fitting on a 2GB SD card.
Because of these changes, the stock and BP order has been redone. You can find a chart here detailing these changes, and BrawlCrate v0.20 has a feature to reorder your current stock and BP setup to this expanded slot format.
It's always great to see Legacy TE in tournaments, combo videos, or any content related to Project M. Many of us on the development team also love downloading new builds based on Legacy TE to see what you do to make the build your own. We'd like to highlight some of the amazing tournaments than ran on Legacy TE 2.0 in 2018. Take a look at some of the Grand Finals matches:
- Awakening 4
- Blacklisted 4
- Fair and Balanced 2
- Low Tier City 6
- Nemesis II
- Retro Rumble
- SuperPharm 3
- Smash N Splash 4
- Smashadelphia 2018
- The Even Bigger Balc
- And Many More!
We hope you all enjoy the next update for Legacy TE, and look forward to our additions in 2019!
Download Legacy TE 2.11 here.
Check out our full list of changes here.