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Greetings! I'm Aurum, a passionate Computer Science student and video game hacking enthusiast from Germany. Welcome to my website, where you can explore my exciting mods, projects, and plans! In my free time, I engage in researching the internal structures of various video games. Using the gathered information, I create my own modifications, hacks and tools. I've always dreamt of creating unique maps and worlds to share with others, and discovering the world of video game modding made that dream a reality.

Currently, I'm pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Business Informatics. It all began in 2016 when I delved into programming as a hobby, and since then, I've gained experience with several programming and assembly languages such as Python, Java, C++, Sharp LR35902, and PowerPC. Although my first language was Visual Basic .NET, I quickly gravitated towards Python and Java, which remain my preferred programming languages to this day.

Among the countless games I cherish, Super Mario Galaxy holds a special place in my heart. This critically acclaimed Mario adventure for the Nintendo Wii has left a profound impact on me. If you haven't had the chance to experience it, you've truly missed out on something extraordinary. Building upon my love for this game, I initiated my extensive SMG2 modding project named Neo Mario Galaxy, and its first version saw the light of day in 2017. Moreover, I indulge in modding other video games too, including Animal Crossing City Folk, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and various Pokémon spin-offs.

I have a personal Discord server dedicated to my projects. Here, you can contact me when you have questions about or problems with my projects. Further, you can also learn more about my projects there via updates! Click here to join the Discord server.


Neo Mario Galaxy

A Super Mario Galaxy 2 mod featuring 42 Power Stars in 8 all-new galaxies! It has been downloaded over 20.000 times.

Touchstone Mines

A complete restoration of a scrapped level from Captain Toad Treasure Tracker that was finalized using unused assets.

Project Template

An addon for your custom SMG2 mods consisting of many new elements. It adds tons of new coded objects!

Daredevil Mode

Difficulty hacks of Super Mario Galaxy 1/2 that force you to beat the games under Daredevil conditions.

Flip-Swap Galaxy Remake

A recreation of Flip-Swap Galaxy in Super Mario 3D Land. My only released mod for that game. It was created back in 2016.

Li'l Brr Battlefield

A winter-themed recreation of Bob-omb Battlefield. It was created for Super Mario Galaxy: 64 Holiday Special.


A small web app that can install DLC items into your Animal Crossing City Folk save files.


An editor for MSBT text files in Super Mario Galaxy 2 that can edit every text-related aspect supported by the game.


A sprites/graphics viewer for Pokémon Ranger's exclusive ObjDesc file format.


A savegame editor for all versions of Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. Can convert any savefile to Switch version.


A savegame editor for Blast Corps. This was my first true programming project created all the way back in 2016!



A custom code framework for Super Mario Galaxy 2 which provides necessary header and symbol files.


A high-level implementation of Nintendo's homemade BCSV/JMap data format in Python.


A high-level implementation of Nintendo's homemade ResourceArchive (RARC) format in Python. Uses oead for SZS compression.


Provides high-level implementations of Nintendo's homemade MSBT and MSBF file formats in Python.


A work-in-progress implementation of Nintendo's JAUSoundAnimation (BAS) format in Python.


A Java library that provides I/O streams and bit-conversion utilities with changeable endianness.