Over on 1cc – Cyberman has leaked a full arcade dump of Sound Voltex 3 (Gravity Wars) and its looking like its working 100%
Platform………….: Windows XP\7\8\10
Compression Format…: ZIP
Released by…………: CyberMan (https://discord.gg/UypwQ3R)
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Replacement libacio .dll for SDVX: http://bin.jvnv.net/f/uRS3v/libacio.dll
Network services URL: http://svc.programmedsun.com/core/services
Current data: November 16, 2015 – final data before SDVX3 Season 2’s release
Brought to you by:
DJHACKERS: Data decryption and analysis, I/O emulation
Programmed Sun: Network services, Release QA
IMPORTANT NOTES TO READ FIRST:
1. ALL SONGS ARE FULLY UNLOCKED BUT ARE STILL IN THE SHOP. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE THEM BUT YOU CAN IF YOU LIKE, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.
2. YOUR SCORES AND CLEAR LAMPS DO -NOT- CARRY OVER FROM SDVX2. SORRY.
3. DO NOT USE THE ENTIRE EA3-CONFIG.XML COPIED FROM SDVX2 DATA. PUT YOUR PCBID AND SERVICES URL IN THE EA3-CONFIG.XML INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE.
The DJHACKERS and Programmed Sun teams are proud to announce the final Season 1 data of Sound Voltex III -Gravity Wars- ! Network services are implemented on Programmed Sun, courtesy of pkgingo and darknao. Most of the testing and bugfixing was done by cmcm and phantomlan.
ALL OF THESE STEPS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE GAME TO START CORRECTLY:
1. Copy the data from your torrents folder to some other place, preferably D:\KFC. DO NOT RUN THIS DATA FROM THE SAME PLACE IT IS BEING TORRENTED. THIS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS.
2. Edit prop\ea3-config.xml and enter the Network Services URL listed above in between the <services></services> tags. The game will refuse to start if it cannot connect to a network server, so make sure you are connected to the internet. Also make sure to enter your PCBID from the Programmed Sun website.
3. Download the latest version of Bemanitools and extract the file “sdvx.zip” inside of it into your D:\KFC\contents folder. If it asks to overwrite any files, do so. You must also download a fixed version of libacio.dll from the link above, as the one included in Bemanitools “sdvx.zip” is broken. This will be fixed in a future release.
4. Run “config.bat” to configure your inputs. You MUST bind analog controls to VOL-L and VOL-R for the game to be playable. If you do not have a custom controller and wish to play with your keyboard, you can use a mouse or two.
If you are running this on Windows XP, skip step 5a and move to step 5b:
5a. Right click on “launcher.exe” and go to the Compatibility tab. Check the box labeled “Run this program as an Administrator” and click OK.
5b. Double-click “gamestart.bat” to launch the game in windowed mode. If you have set everything up correctly, all checks will say “OK” and the game will run a brief online update check before the title screen appears.
Sound Voltex has had a mandatory network connection requirement since day one, you must connect to Programmed Sun (or another compatible e-Amusement server) for this game to start up successfully.
Windows XP is highly recommended for correct timing and other compatibility issues, as reported by most users. Some users claim Windows 7/8/10 has better timing. Running in Windowed mode is also thought to have better timing by some users. ATI is also the graphics card of choice – the arcade uses a Radeon e4690 so use something at least as powerful as that. If you have graphical glitches (some of them cause the game to hang or crash), then try an earlier version of the graphics driver for your card.
Frequently Anticipated Questions
Q: Why can’t I play any songs higher than (insert difficulty here) on my first/second songs?
A: Konami implemented eAmuse-specific functions in the Japanese release of SDVX3 which require you to “earn” your difficulty levels, similar to playing Standard mode on IIDX. You earn them by clearing Skill Analyzer courses, similar to how clearing Dan courses in IIDX allow you to select harder songs from the get-go. As of right now, there is no way around this, even on Event Mode. We will be looking into this to see if this can be changed but no promises. See the following link for details: http://bemaniwiki.com/index.php?SOUND%20VOLTEX%20III%20GRAVITY%20WARS%2FSKILL%20ANALYZER#ha9ff77d
Q: Can I run this in public?
A: No. Do not play this in public, stream it, post screenshots, etc. We’ve had problems in the past with stuff getting outside, and we’d rather not let that continue.
Q: How do I play <song x>? I don’t see it in the song list anywhere.
A: Everything should be fully unlocked, so that means the song probably isn’t in SDVX3 Season 1.
Q: How do I use the multiplayer mode?
A: First, your machine must be registered on the Programmed Sun website. You will also need to forward whatever port you chose for this machine registration on your home router. Every time you select a song, you will enter a lobby. If your port forwarding is set up correctly then anybody who picks that song while you’re still in the lobby will appear in your lobby. If your port forwarding is not set up correctly you will not be able to see each other in the lobby when they pick your song. There may be some sort of indicator of when players are in lobbies, there may not. Best to do a live chat with someone else if you are trying to play together to make sure you are both in the same lobby at the same time. In addition, you may use the VPN service Scripted Connection set up by zyp. See here: forums.php?action=viewthread&threadid=40999
Alternatively, if you have no interest in this, press FX-L and FX-R simultaneously to exit the lobby and proceed straight to your chosen song.
Q: How do I select options like Excessive Rate, line colors, and Early/Late indicator position?
A: During the song select, press FX-L + FX-R simultaneously to bring up the sorting mode. Press FX-L or FX-R to move to other options. Press the white buttons indicated on-screen to change the options.
Q: How do I set my “green number” and visual offset?
A: To change speed, during the matching screen hold start and spin either knob. Double-tap start and hold to change your green number directly. Tap “6” on the number pad to program your green number to your profile. To change visual offset, tap “9” and “3” on the number pad to increase/decrease the offset. This will cause notes to scroll earlier or later.
Q: Why can’t I change headphone volume like on the arcade machine?
A: There is a special headphone output built into the arcade PCB that communicates with the game directly. You do not have this. Turn up your Windows system volume. If you cannot do this, purchase an inexpensive headphone amplifier from Amazon.
Q: Why isn’t there a digital input option for the VOL-L and VOL-R knobs?
A: Because Sound Voltex’s gameplay requires “analog” input. You need to be able to turn the knobs at different speeds at various points in the chart.
Q: How do I run this fullscreen? Do I need to run it with a sideways monitor?
A: Your screen must support the resolution 720×1280 (1280×720 rotated). Turn your monitor sideways (and rotate the display output in Windows or your graphics driver options to match your monitor’s new orientation 90 degrees left or right, if you wish; the game will do this automatically). Edit “gamestart.bat” and remove “-w” from the command line.
The game will SILENTLY fail to start if your display resolution cannot be switched to 720×1280. The game’s aspect ratio is 9:16.
You do not HAVE to run fullscreen if you have a 1080p or higher monitor. If you have a horizontally-mounted monitor running at 1080p or above then you will be able to see all of the important UI elements except speed mod/visual offset.
Q: I’m using a mouse for analog input, or something that acts like one. My mouse cursor is wandering around the desktop and popping up things that are interfering with gameplay. Can you do something about this?
A: Yes, edit gamestart.bat and add ” -c” to the command line. Clicking the game window will then hide the mouse cursor and confine it within the Sound Voltex gameplay window (note: this does not work on all systems). To release the mouse, press ALT-TAB. This behavior has the potential to confuse and aggravate people who do not read instructions, so it is off by default. Alternatively, on Windows 7/8/10, you can switch off Aero Peek in the Taskbar properties to disable that thing where all of your window contents disappear whenever the mouse hits the bottom right corner of the screen (which happens fairly often when playing SDVX with a mouse). On Windows 8 you may want to see if there’s a way to disable the charms bar as well.
Q: Do I need a custom controller to play this game?
A: No but it is recommended. It is possible to play this game using a setup such as FGHJ for the white buttons, mouse X and Y axes bound to the VOL-L and VOL-R knobs, and FX-L and FX-R bound to the mouse’s left and right buttons. The game is surprisingly playable in this configuration, but you’re not really playing Sound Voltex at that point.
Q: Where can I get a arcade-style controller?
A: As of this writing, DJ Dao, CXM, and Virgoo are manufacturing and shipping SDVX ASCs.
Bemanitools will support input and lighting for any USB HID compliant device.
Obviously you are not going to have the controller sat about at home for this one lol, but you can download it from our Arcade dumps page below…