JoNB3x Posted March 19, 2022 Report Share Posted March 19, 2022 (edited) Hello everyone, here I will leave a list of applications to be able to modify, add or remove songs to ddr ace, a20 and the latest data. please always make a backup of your game as I will not be responsible if it stops working or if you mess up. I have been using these tools for almost 1 year and there is no clear tutorial on how to do it, even I don't know how to do it and make it work well. I'm trying to remove so many jpop songs and add the ITG songs and the old ddr songs (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc) If someone here has already dealt with the DDRA DB please leave a tutorial or something. I only provide the necessary tools and if they ask me for help, the truth will be very little, not because I don't want to, but because I have no clear idea of how to use them. first we are going to need the DDR A DB DDR A-A20 DB Manager v3.63.zip when we download it we will go to our folder where we have the ddra and we will search inside: Dance Dance Revolution Ace\data\arc\starup.arc and we will open it with the db manager. and you will get the next screen Adding songs to DDR A In theory the procedure would be: Convert the audio to XWB with XWB App. Quick DDR XWB Ripper.zip unxwb.zip xwb creation .pdf To add a Stepmania song, convert the steps to SSQ and fix the ending (I dont have any app for this ) (Edit: I found something but once again no tutorial how to use) Scharfrichter-0.0.zip I found a supose .sm to ssq converter ssqparse.zip Make jacket or thumbnail And then: add the song to the musicdb with the DB Manager copy the steps/audio/graphics to their respective places. Note: The arc files in the jackets folder contain DDS files that use 512x512 126.96.36.199 32f ARGB compression Jacket thumbnails Used on Select Music use 192x192 DXT1 ARGB 4bpp 1bit alpha no MIP maps, make sure it ends up at 18.1 kbs. When compiling the .arc, you cannot use compression. The data will crash while initializing. The Music Database is contained in the startup.arc file. arcutils is an unpacker/packer for the .arc files that DDR A's engine uses. (Used for mods and change some graphics) Note 2: For new songs Delete existing songs (Jpop and songs you don't like) Change every possible value in existing songs, Unlock all songs, Merge multiple song DBs together, Check for duplicate IDs and basenames before saving. Adding a new song won't actually give you an unused ID, so watch out when adding multiple new songs. for the moment its all information i have if you have a nother way to do this please shared it. and please stop fighting over nonsense about who knows more or if they support it or not. Edit: messing around with the DB Manager i got add this song ( Kick The Can) But i need to convert the .sm to ssq step format.. also a make the .dds image for the thumbnail but i can not conver it to .arc Here come a little tuto about how to Add a song Follow the step on the xwb creation.pdf Once you got the song converted in xwb with the two archive (kick.xsb & kick.xwb) put that file in to the next root: Dance Dance Revolution Ace\data\sound\win\dance Open DDR A-A20 DB Manager v3.63.exe and select the startup.arc (WARNING: Make a copy of you startup.arc cuz if you get something bad you have a backup. The file is located in Dance Dance Revolution Ace\data\arc Once you select the startup.arc click on Add song and will appear a windows with this information Select the mix where you want your song and click next (automatic ID must set) Refill all the data relationed to the song and press APPLY CHANGES 6. Go to file and Save and repack (If you do it well you would see your new song on the mix selected but you must convert the step if don't the song will start and closes immediately. Here is a little video WhatsApp Video 2022-03-19 at 11.56.08 PM.mp4 Edited March 20, 2022 by JoNB3x 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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