Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the most popular titles on Nintendo Switch and of this generation in general, drawing the attention of the gamer community with multiple innovations in the series.
A funny thing is that Nintendo seems to have taken some liberties in development, as a fan called “Mii expert” has discovered that the design files of the game’s NPCs are in UMii formats, which seems to be an advanced version of the popular ones Mii of Wii U and 3DS, but with some changes in its parameters, making them basically “Mii 2.0”.
The funny thing is that the game not only has data from the Mii, but it converts it to the style of Breath of the Wild. If, for example, a Mii hair style is not in the game data, then the file is formatted to be transformed into a similar hair style that is available.
You can see some examples in the following messages:
Hi, Mii expert here. Turns out, the NPCs in TLoZ:BotW use an advanced version of the Mii format. This means that with modding, you can inject Miis into the game. 🙂
Thinking about opening commissions for Mii injects, both screenshot/images of your Mii and mod downloads! pic.twitter.com/8NfVr4zyqA
— i’m alice (@HEYimHeroic) January 4, 2021
Barret, from Final Fantasy… in Breath of the Wild.
it’s, of course, his Mii version (right), extracted from the files of Smash Ultimate’s 10.1.0 update.
once i really get the hang of importing Miis in this game… what if i did cheap commissions for photographs/mods? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/EmUVCeqXny
— i’m alice (@HEYimHeroic) January 2, 2021
so, some of you who know my Mii might be thinking – why is the hair different?
well, UMiis don’t actually support *every* hairstyle Miis do. for unsupported hairstyles, the game automatically converts them into another, supported hairstyle it thinks looks the closest. pic.twitter.com/TotIOVl6DJ
— i’m alice (@HEYimHeroic) December 31, 2020