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JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby The World - 2.0 » 29 Mar 2017, 15:07

This is a child topic to the one I started back in November about the Field/Model viewers on JP Dreamcast VOOT.

A little over a month ago I found out another way to enable extras on Japanese Dreamcast VOOT on a Dreamcast Emulator other than Demul: NullDC, which doesn't take up a whole bunch of computer resources, like Demul does.

This way is much easier and doesn't require disc swap at all. All you need is:

1. At LEAST a basic understanding of how Dreamcast hacking works,
2. NullDC Emulator(preferably v1.0.4, since that's what I use),
3. A Wired Xbox 360 controller,
4. Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram .GDI(Japanese version),
5. A little tool called Chankast Cheater, which I have graciously provided as an attachment to this post.(You'll need a file called MSCOMCTL.OCX in order for it to run, though. Just google it, and put it in the same folder as the Chankast Cheater executable file.)

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The (new) Actual Hacking Process:

1. Open up ChankastCheater.exe

2. *IMPORTANT STEP!* Before opening up NullDC, make sure to rename the nullDC.exe file to chankast.exe, otherwise the Chakast Cheater tool won't work at all when you open the emulator.

3. Open chankast.exe. Assuming you've chosen all your desired emulator settings(controls, graphics, etc.) Go to "File>Normal boot,"and open up your .GDI image of VOOT.

4. After the Dreamcast Logo has appeared and the game starts to load up, go to "System>Stop." This will pause the emulator.

5. Go back to the Chankast Cheater tool. Click on the button in the upper right, with the "refresh" icon on it. This will automatically create a temporary entry for VOOT in the dropdown box at the top of the window.

6. Add whatever code(s) you wish to use. Type them in the text box near the bottom of the window. The codes MUST in the following format: Description, followed by a space, then the first half of the code, then another space, followed by the second half of the code. An example would be: Enable Infinite Life(P1) 00CF9EFA 00000001

7. After each cheat is entered in the text box, press the green "plus" button at the bottom right of the window to add it to the code list. This must be done after each time a cheat is entered.

8. After you've entered all the codes you wish to use, click on the floppy disk button in the upper-right area. This will save the changes you made to the code.ini file.

9. To activate the cheats, click on the square directly to the left of each cheat. Then click on the "trainer is off" button once, or until it says "trainer is on." Then go back to chankast.exe and go to "System>Start." This will un-pause the emulator.

10. Have Fun!

More info to come...
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby The World - 2.0 » 10 Apr 2017, 12:15

I have another update about the Field/Model Viewers. This is a just in case for anyone who hasn't been able to figure out the controls for the Viewers. I've managed to create 2 charts detailing the controls for both of the Viewers. These 2 charts are based on the assumption that you have an Xbox 360 wired controller hooked up to your PC and that all the buttons are correctly mapped on NullDC emulator.

Here is the chart for the Field Viewer:

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Field Viewer Controls Chart

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Button/Button Combo:   | Function in Field Viewer:   |
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L Analog Stick Up      | Move Camera Forward(Fast)   |
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L Analog Stick Down    |Move Camera Backwards(Fast)  |
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L Analog Stick Left    |    Move Camera Left(Fast)   |
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L Analog Stick Right   |   Move Camera Right(Fast)   |
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D Pad Up               |    Move Camera Forward      |
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D Pad Down             |    Move Camera Backwards    |
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D pad Left             |      Move Camera Left       |
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D Pad Right            |      Move Camera Right      |
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Left Trigger           |     Rotate Camera Left      |
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Right Trigger          |     Rotate Camera Right     |
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Start Button           |             N/A             |
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A Button               |             N/A             |
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B Button               |             N/A             |
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B Button + D Pad Up    |      Rotate Camera Up       |
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B Button + D Pad Down  |     Rotate Camera Down      |
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B Button + D Pad Left  |     Rotate Camera Left      |
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B Button + D Pad Right |     Rotate Camera Right     |
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X Button               |             N/A             |
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Y Button + D Pad Up    |      Pan Camera Up          |
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Y Button + D Pad Down  |      Pan Camera Down        |
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Y Button + Analog Up   |      Pan Camera Up(Fast)    |
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Y Button + Analog Down |      Pan Camera Down(Fast)  |
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A, X, Y, Start Buttons |  Resets camera to default   |
(simultaneously)       |           position          |
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A, B, Start Buttons    | Return to Field Selection   |
(simultaneously)       | Menu.                       |
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And here is the chart for the Model Viewer:

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Model Viewer Controls Chart

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Button/Button Combo:   | Function in Model Viewer:   |
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L Analog Stick Up      |       Fast Zoom out         |
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L Analog Stick Down    |       Fast Zoom in          |
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L Analog Stick Left    |         Zoom In             |
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L Analog Stick Right   |         Zoom out            |
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D Pad Up(*)            |        Rotate Down          |
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D Pad Down(*)          |        Rotate Up            |
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D pad Left(*)          |  Rotate Counterclockwise    |
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D Pad Right(*)         |     Rotate Clockwise        |
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Left Trigger           |FAST Animation Cycle Forward |
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Right Trigger          |FAST Animation Cycle Back    |
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Start Button           |  Pause Current Animation    |
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A Button               |      Next Animation         |
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A Button(Paused)       |   Next frame in animation   |
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B Button               |    Previous Animation       |
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B Button(Paused)       |   Last Frame in animation   |
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X Button               |  Opens thruster jets on     |
                       |  certain VR model "dash"    |
                       |  animations.                |
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Y Button + D Up(Paused)|   Toggle lighting on/off(?) |
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Y Button + D Up        |     Pan Camera Down         |
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Y Button + D Down      |      Pan Camera Up          |
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Y Button + D Left      |     Pan Camera Left         |
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Y Button + D Right     |     Pan Camera Right        |
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A, X, Y, Start Buttons |   Resets models to their    |
(simultaneously)       |default positions/animations,|
                       |also cycles between 100% and |
                       | 0% V-Armor(no battle damage |
                       | and complete battle damage, |
                       | respectively).              |
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A, B, Start Buttons    | Return to Model Selection   |
(simultaneously)       | Menu.                       |
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(*) = Also available when Paused

I might even put together a list of the Model animations that can be seen in the Model Viewer(emphasis on "might").

Please leave feedback telling me what you think of all this cool stuff! :D
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby MentholMoose » 11 Apr 2017, 01:25

Thanks for all the info. Do you mind posting some screenshots?
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby The World - 2.0 » 11 Apr 2017, 12:57

MentholMoose wrote:Thanks for all the info. Do you mind posting some screenshots?

I can certainly do that. :) Here are some that I made just before typing up this post.

NullDC Control configuration.jpg
NullDC Control configuration

Field Viewer Selection menu.jpg
Field Viewer Selection menu

Model Viewer Selection menu.jpg
Model Viewer Selection menu

Model Viewer Example(Fei-Yen).jpg
Model Viewer Example(Fei-Yen)

Field Viewer Example(Tangram's Stage).jpg
Field Viewer Example(Tangram's Stage)


As always please leave feedback telling me what you guys think of all this. 8-)
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby MentholMoose » 15 Apr 2017, 02:05

Looks good, thanks for posting the screenshots and HOWTO.
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby Temjin747K » 15 Apr 2017, 19:02

@The World - 2.0 Those are Sega Saturn-style V-Converters on those Fei-Yen Kn units

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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby The World - 2.0 » 16 Apr 2017, 09:49

MentholMoose wrote:Looks good, thanks for posting the screenshots and HOWTO.

Not a problem. Just trying to make a good contribution to the Virtual-On community. :)

Temjin747K wrote:@The World - 2.0 Those are Sega Saturn-style V-Converters on those Fei-Yen Kn units

Yeah, I noticed that on all of the Virtuaroids in the model viewer. Strange, isn't it?
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby ChexGuy » 19 Apr 2017, 16:57

I think they all had Saturn V-Converters in the initial arcade release of M.S.B.S 5.2, and they were changed to Dreamcasts in 5.4
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby MentholMoose » 20 Apr 2017, 22:04

Yeah 5.2 VRs have Saturns, 5.4/45/66 have DCs. The DC version does have a 5.2 mode, but it is a little odd that the model viewer shows those and not the 5.45 models. Maybe there is an option somewhere to see the 5.45 VRs.
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Re: JP DC VOOT Extras update!

Postby The World - 2.0 » 24 Apr 2017, 15:02

MentholMoose wrote:Maybe there is an option somewhere to see the 5.45 VRs.

Somehow, I don't think there is an option to see them. Otherwise, there's an extremely high chance that I would have stumbled upon it by now.
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