Paper Mario has been fully decompiled, meaning PC ports and mods are possible by Chris Scullion for Video Games Chronicle
Coder Ethan Roseman says he’s been able to reverse engineer the game’s full source code, resulting in a recreation of the code rather than a straight copy.
The news opens the door to potential ‘legal’ PC ports and mods of the game which technically don’t infringe on any Nintendo copyright.
“I’m extremely happy to announce that after 3+ years of working on a decompilation project for Paper Mario, we have reached 100% completion for the US version of the game,” Roseman said on Twitter. “Every compiled function has been matched.”
I’ve have had the itch to spend time with Paper Mario as of late. Perhaps it’s because I see it in retro stores for $90 and have begun to think “that’s not that expensive.” Perhaps, I just want that cozy game while my life is surrounded by change and hustle.
Glad to see N64 classics continue to be broken down for the PC world.