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Welcome to the wiki for the video game [[wikipedia:Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom|Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom]]!
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== Modding ==
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Here, you will find useful information and documentation about findings, exploration and modding of Heavy Iron games.
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<p style="font-size:150%;text-align:center">Welcome to '''Battlepedia'''!</p>
  
Heavy Iron Studios created and used the same engine across 5 games:
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This wiki pertains to the Nickelodeon video game [[SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom]]. Here you can find detailed information about the video game, speedrunning resources, and technical information useful for modding the game (for instance in ROM hacks).
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* Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights
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==What is BFBB?==
* SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
 
* The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
 
* The Incredibles
 
* The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
 
  
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is the most well-known and has the biggest community out of all of these games, so most of the information here is being compiled from research specifically on that game. However, many concepts and file formats are common throughout these 5 games. This wiki is meant to provide technical info on the game engine from all games, not just BFBB. Feel free to contribute any knowledge you may have on any of these games.
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[[SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom|''Battle for Bikini Bottom'']] (BFBB) is a licensed platformer from 2003 that recently resurged in popularity due to dedicated speedrunning and modding communities, so much that it has warranted a [[Rehydrated|complete remake]] sixteen years after its original release date. You can [[SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom|read more here]].
  
All games also use the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RenderWare RenderWare] Engine, a graphics engine developed by Criterion Software which was very popular and frequenly used in early 2000's games due to ease of use and portability between four systems (PC, PS2, GameCube and XBOX).
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==[[:Category:Speedrunning|Speedrunning info]]==
  
=== Modding guides ===
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BFBB speedrunners have developed many resources and tutorials to encourage and assist newcomer players into picking up the game. This wiki attempts to consolidate as much of these resources into [[:Category:Speedrunning|one hub]] in order for it to be easily searchable. Even if you don't plan to speedrun this game, you can see from these resources all the glitches and tricks that have been discovered.
* [[Setting up Dolphin for Modding]]
 
* [[Asset Porting]]
 
* [[Sound and Music (Tutorial)|Sound and Music]]
 
* [[Basic Asset Editing]] (depreciated)
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w5z5ug98oc TetraxZ's Industrial Park tutorial]
 
  
=== Formats ===
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==[[:Category:Modding|Modding &amp; technical info]]==
* [[Filesystem]]
 
* [[HIP (File Format)]]
 
* [[SDF (File Format)]]
 
* [[Asset|Assets]]
 
* [[Events]]
 
  
=== Tools ===
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''Battle for Bikini Bottom'' has also received interest by people who have unpacked the video game's contents and reverse-engineered the engine and game assets, in order to discover hidden content, gain an insight on how the game was developed, and find new tricks suitable for speedrunning the game. The wiki houses [[:Category:Modding|in-depth technical information useful about the game]] as well as links to tools and guides for modding the game yourself.
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! Tool
 
! Author
 
! Version
 
! Description
 
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| [[HipHopTool]]
 
|| [[igorseabra4]]
 
|| 0.4.5
 
|| Used to extract, edit and create new HIP/HOP archives
 
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| [[Industrial Park]]
 
|| [[igorseabra4]]
 
|| Preview 7
 
|| Viewer and editor for HIP/HOP archives
 
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| [[BFBB Patch Tool]]
 
|| [[Seil]]
 
|| 0.4
 
|| Allows creation and applying of patches for modified content in BFBB; used for distribution of mods
 
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| [https://gtaforums.com/topic/838479-dff-importer-and-exporter-for-3ds-max/ rwio]
 
|| '''The Hero'''
 
|| 3.1d
 
|| Plugin for [https://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/overview 3ds Max] which allows importing and exporting of [[MODL|RenderWare DFFs]].
 
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| [https://www.gtagarage.com/mods/show.php?id=27862 Magic.TXD]
 
|| '''The_GTA'''
 
|| 1.1
 
|| Editor for RenderWare textures
 
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| [[QuickBMS]]
 
|| '''Luigi Auriemma'''
 
|| 0.9.0
 
|| Previous tool for HIP/HOP, did not allow complex editing of the files
 
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| [https://www.gta-modding.com/area/file-33-rw-analyze.html RW Analyze]
 
|| '''Steve M.'''
 
|| 0.4b
 
|| Used to view the tree structure of RenderWare files (models)
 
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=== Mods ===
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==Communities==
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! Mod
 
! Author
 
! Version
 
! Release
 
! Description
 
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| [[TetraxZ's BfBB Showcase Mod]]
 
|| [[User:TetraxZ|TetraxZ]]
 
|| 1.2
 
|| 2018/09/14
 
|| Showcases what Industrial Park can do in terms of editing levels.
 
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== Exploits/Glitches ==
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Feel free to join us on Discord if you're interested in the game! You are welcome to join both communities if you have a heavy interest in anything related to BFBB.
* [[Cruise boosting]]
 
* [[Hand disable]]
 
* [[L clipping]]
 
* [[Save Game glitch]]
 
* [[Sponge-Glide]]
 
* [[SpongeBall storage]]
 
  
== Other Games ==
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* [https://discord.gg/j54SFhR Battle for Bikini Bottom Discord community] for people interested in BFBB at all, including speedrunners.
* Scooby-Doo: Night Of 100 Frights
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* [https://discord.gg/hmR5m4S Modding Discord community] for people interested more in the technical and modding scene behind this and other Heavy Iron games.
** [[Filesystem (Scooby-Doo: Night Of 100 Frights)|Filesystem]]
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** The modding Discord is also relayed to [https://matrix.org/ Matrix], so if you have an account, you can join [https://matrix.to/#/#bfbb-modding:volatile.bz #bfbb-modding:volatile.bz].
* The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Game
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** Battlepedia has a Matrix relay as well, at [https://matrix.to/#/#battlepedia:volatile.bz #battlepedia:volatile.bz].
** [[Filesystem (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Game)|Filesystem]]
 
  
[[Category:Main Page]]
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==Other links==
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* [https://speedrun.com/bfbb BFBB speedrunner leaderboards on speedrun.com]
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* [https://tcrf.net/SpongeBob_SquarePants:_Battle_for_Bikini_Bottom_(GameCube,_PlayStation_2,_Xbox) BFBB unused content on TCRF wiki]
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* [[Special:AllPages|All pages on this wiki]]
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==[[Meta:Editor Portal|Helping out]]==
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Want to contribute to the game's resources? [[Special:CreateAccount|Create an account]] and check out the [[Meta:Editor Portal|editor portal]] for information on how to help out on the wiki, or join the above Discord communities to find other ways to help grow the game.

Latest revision as of 07:42, 4 September 2019


Welcome to Battlepedia!

This wiki pertains to the Nickelodeon video game SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. Here you can find detailed information about the video game, speedrunning resources, and technical information useful for modding the game (for instance in ROM hacks).

What is BFBB?

Battle for Bikini Bottom (BFBB) is a licensed platformer from 2003 that recently resurged in popularity due to dedicated speedrunning and modding communities, so much that it has warranted a complete remake sixteen years after its original release date. You can read more here.

Speedrunning info

BFBB speedrunners have developed many resources and tutorials to encourage and assist newcomer players into picking up the game. This wiki attempts to consolidate as much of these resources into one hub in order for it to be easily searchable. Even if you don't plan to speedrun this game, you can see from these resources all the glitches and tricks that have been discovered.

Modding & technical info

Battle for Bikini Bottom has also received interest by people who have unpacked the video game's contents and reverse-engineered the engine and game assets, in order to discover hidden content, gain an insight on how the game was developed, and find new tricks suitable for speedrunning the game. The wiki houses in-depth technical information useful about the game as well as links to tools and guides for modding the game yourself.

Communities

Feel free to join us on Discord if you're interested in the game! You are welcome to join both communities if you have a heavy interest in anything related to BFBB.

Other links

Helping out

Want to contribute to the game's resources? Create an account and check out the editor portal for information on how to help out on the wiki, or join the above Discord communities to find other ways to help grow the game.