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[Arcade PC Mod] House Of The Dead III (PC) - Arcade Mod


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This mod is a launcher that will start the windows game and modify the memory in the fly to make it look alike the original arcade version.

Amongst other things :

  • Credits handling
  • Configuration tool (game options and SERVICE MENU options)
  • Removed game menus
  • Few graphics enhancements (Title Screen, arcade logo)
  • Portable game (no more Registry access or AppData saved files)
  • etc..

 

This mod will run on its own ( with anything saved in the folder ) without modifying any existing files or registry entry.

You can use it safely over an existing installation of the game, and safely play the original game by running the genuine binary/launcher as before

 

Hotd3pc_ArcadeMod_v5.0.zip

 

More detailed Instructions : https://github.com/argonlefou/Hotd3pc_ArcadeMod#readme

Github repo (source, releases, issues...) : https://github.com/argonlefou/Hotd3pc_ArcadeMod

 

Feedbacks are welcome, for bugs or various observations

 

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Il y a 6 heures, valter a dit :

very good!! it worked really well! but when you press number 1 "start" it enters the game menu. but this modification is very good

 

You mean the game menu with the choice of survival mode, option, load/save etc ... ? This is weird, that screen should not exist anymore

 

Or do you mean that during the attract mode or the intro video, presing start will bring you back to the Title Screen where you have to press start again to play ?

That case I know about. I unfortunatelly did not find any solution to properly start a new game without validating from the Title Menu  😔

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il y a 55 minutes, stuart2773 a dit :

thank you so much,

 

would it be possible to do a widescreen Full HD patch?

something similar was done before i think but the links are dead

 

 

No need for that kind of patch anymore, nowadays you can simply use DgVoodoo2 to upscale the game, and apply filters on 2D sprites

 

On top of that, you can also use ReShade (or - better - the excellent ArcCabView ) to stretch the display as you like and a lot of other options.

 

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il y a 22 minutes, `kingston Ramsey a dit :

which ver is the best to use the one i have with the game launcher does not load when using Hotd3Arcade_Launcher.exe to run it

 

There is a list of supported versions on the Github project page

 

Or you can send me the packed hod3pc.exe, I may look at the binary if I have the time

 

 

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il y a 21 minutes, spiderzsoft a dit :

use ahk script fix this issue, just block the 1 and 2 press  button if coin is 0

 

Weird.... This should already be the case : the mod is blocking if there is not enough coin to start (beeing 0,2 or more according to the needed coins settings)

At least, that's how it is behaving at home

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33 minutes ago, argonlefou said:

 

Weird.... This should already be the case : the mod is blocking if there is not enough coin to start (beeing 0,2 or more according to the needed coins settings)

At least, that's how it is behaving at home

IF COIN IS 0 AND PRESS START Button IN INTRO SCREEN BLACK SCREEN SHOW

 

if coin 0 and press 1P start button during play the pause option is display on screen.


i tested 3 different versions.
If You fix these 2 things. it will be real arcade and more better then chicago version

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Hint:

  • if Player1 is playing in game, 1P Start button should be block.
  • same thing with Player2. if Player2 is Playing 2P start button should be block.
  • if Credit is 0 both start buttons should be block in intro, Score screen all time,

 

once again Appreciate  for your efforts:
Thanks

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il y a 18 minutes, spiderzsoft a dit :

Hint:

  • if Player1 is playing in game, 1P Start button should be block.
  • same thing with Player2. if Player2 is Playing 2P start button should be block.
  • if Credit is 0 both start buttons should be block in intro, Score screen all time,

 

once again Appreciate  for your efforts:
Thanks

 

 Agreed for "Pause menu" in-game with P1 and P2 start buttons. This is already on the to-list.

The mod is far from finished, I'm aware of that ☺️

I needed a break and some feedbacks from real users

 

On the other hand, the Title Screen not blocking on your video is very surprising .... As I said it is part of the patch and I don't have this issue at home on any of my computer 😔.... I'd like to have a look at your hod3pc.exe (even the 3 of them 😄)

By the way, if you're blocked on the black screen, does it unlock automatically as soon as you insert more coins ?

 

 

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1 ora fa, argonlefou ha scritto:

 

No need for that kind of patch anymore, nowadays you can simply use DgVoodoo2 to upscale the game, and apply filters on 2D sprites

 

On top of that, you can also use ReShade (or - better - the excellent ArcCabView ) to stretch the display as you like and a lot of other options.

 

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(Edit : sorry, images keep getting downsized..)

 

 

 

There is a list of supported versions on the Github project page

 

Or you can send me the packed hod3pc.exe, I may look at the binary if I have the time

 

 

 

what is the render dll for hooking it ?

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24 minutes ago, argonlefou said:

 

 

game exe

https://mega.nz/file/HHIGiKBI#IKLh1KSlin-Ky-oqAueibiySRV4YCuNo3gUKe6i4TcA

 

if you're blocked on the black screen, does it unlock automatically as soon as you insert more coins ?
Yes, i use ahk simple script to read your Credit Memory (0x003B7DD0) and mention in my script. if coin value is 0 then Key1 is blocked. After insert Coin game auto Start

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il y a 45 minutes, joefish a dit :

 

what is the render dll for hooking it ?

 

From DgVoodoo folder : MS > x86 > DX8.dll

 

il y a 15 minutes, spiderzsoft a dit :

game exe

https://mega.nz/file/HHIGiKBI#IKLh1KSlin-Ky-oqAueibiySRV4YCuNo3gUKe6i4TcA

 

if you're blocked on the black screen, does it unlock automatically as soon as you insert more coins ?
Yes, i use ahk simple script to read your Credit Memory (0x003B7DD0) and mention in my script. if coin value is 0 then Key1 is blocked. After insert Coin game auto Start

That behavior is what happens when the "block user in title screen" is not applyed, so that makes sense (even if it should be ...)

But this is crazy ! I can't access the black screen with any of your binaries 🥴 All are blocking fine at the title screen at home 😱

I'll look for another way if it can be buggy on some computers...

 

Untill then, instead of checkin the Credits number (0x003B7DD0) against Zero, you should check wheter it's bigger than the value in 0x003B7E1C (Needed credits to start a game)

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1 minute ago, argonlefou said:

 

From DgVoodoo folder : MS > x86 > DX8.dll

 

 

This is crazy ! I can't access the black screen with any of your binaries 🥴

I'll look for another way if it can be buggy on some computers...

 

Untill then, instead of checkin the Credits number (0x003B7DD0) against Zero, you should check wheter it's bigger than the value in 0x003B7E1C (Needed credits to start a game)

then simply share your game binaries
all users use your game binaries and solve this problem 😆 lol

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il y a 2 minutes, spiderzsoft a dit :

then simply share your game binaries
all users use your game binaries and solve this problem 😆 lol

 

There are the same as yours (well, 2 out of 3) 😰

 

I'll post the 3rd one later, as well as another binary to test if the button press check is working fine

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HD-4k *Game patch only* + Advertise Sound unlocked

https://gofile.io/d/ZcBfgZ

 

Full game + patch

https://gofile.io/d/vI2VmA

 

NOTE : Installer is RUS / ENG remember to select your preferred language

 

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Patched game also works with the original Sega loader that I attached in the package (Sega Loader folder) in case you want to play House of The Dead 3 without using the loader by argonlefou whom I thank for his contribution as always

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23 minuti fa, hippopippo ha scritto:

hotd3p.jpg.1d32e55ebfd93c33f108201be853d2ff.jpg

 

HD-4k Game patch + Advertise Sound unlocked

 

https://gofile.io/d/ZcBfgZ

 

Patched game also works with the original Sega loader that I attached in the package (Sega Loader folder) in case you want to play House of The Dead 3 without using the loader by argonlefou whom I thank for his contribution as always

 

thanx but got black screen with your exe

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7 ore fa, argonlefou ha scritto:

 

No need for that kind of patch anymore, nowadays you can simply use DgVoodoo2 to upscale the game, and apply filters on 2D sprites

 

On top of that, you can also use ReShade (or - better - the excellent ArcCabView ) to stretch the display as you like and a lot of other options.

 

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207864556-54e518df-5c9b-4f8a-abd7-e6778b

 

 

 

 

 

There is a list of supported versions on the Github project page

 

Or you can send me the packed hod3pc.exe, I may look at the binary if I have the time

 

 

 

Where can I find the same bezel as yours? Could you please share?

Great work BTW!

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Very cool! Only issue I have is at the title screen, I have to press my p1 start button twice to get p1 to start. The p2 button starts on the first press. After that it works every time. Same if I start a game as p2. If I want p1 to join, I have to press p1 start twice. I am playing in Freeplay mode. 

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12 hours ago, argonlefou said:

 

 Agreed for "Pause menu" in-game with P1 and P2 start buttons. This is already on the to-list.

The mod is far from finished, I'm aware of that ☺️

I needed a break and some feedbacks from real users

 

On the other hand, the Title Screen not blocking on your video is very surprising .... As I said it is part of the patch and I don't have this issue at home on any of my computer 😔.... I'd like to have a look at your hod3pc.exe (even the 3 of them 😄)

By the way, if you're blocked on the black screen, does it unlock automatically as soon as you insert more coins ?

 

 

Hey great work, looks much more natural on an arcade cabinet without the main menu. Only issue I seem to be having is I cant get demulshooter to hook the game and the icon stays red. I am using the same commands to launch demulshooter DemulShooter.exe -target=windows -rom=hod3pc I used to prior to this upgrade but it doesnt seem to work now. I have both players set to keyboard as you normally would for demulshooter and no response from the lightguns. If i set p1 to mouse then it will work but both guns control the p1 side. 

 

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1 hour ago, boxdgm said:

Hey great work, looks much more natural on an arcade cabinet without the main menu. Only issue I seem to be having is I cant get demulshooter to hook the game and the icon stays red. I am using the same commands to launch demulshooter DemulShooter.exe -target=windows -rom=hod3pc I used to prior to this upgrade but it doesnt seem to work now. I have both players set to keyboard as you normally would for demulshooter and no response from the lightguns. If i set p1 to mouse then it will work but both guns control the p1 side. 

 

This haopened to me also, but switching to the latest demulshooter version fixed it. I was on a fairly old one before. Also, make sure to run demulshooter as administrator

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Il y a 10 heures, nokaktsawa a dit :

 

Where can I find the same bezel as yours? Could you please share?

Great work BTW!

 

I made them myself, here they are :

Hod3pc_bezels.zip

 

Il y a 8 heures, cor094 a dit :

Very cool! Only issue I have is at the title screen, I have to press my p1 start button twice to get p1 to start. The p2 button starts on the first press. After that it works every time. Same if I start a game as p2. If I want p1 to join, I have to press p1 start twice. I am playing in Freeplay mode. 

 

Hmm...between those who can press start without any credits and those who have to press it twice to go.....I really don't know what is causing this strange behavior 🤨

 

Il y a 3 heures, boxdgm a dit :

Hey great work, looks much more natural on an arcade cabinet without the main menu. Only issue I seem to be having is I cant get demulshooter to hook the game and the icon stays red. I am using the same commands to launch demulshooter DemulShooter.exe -target=windows -rom=hod3pc I used to prior to this upgrade but it doesnt seem to work now. I have both players set to keyboard as you normally would for demulshooter and no response from the lightguns. If i set p1 to mouse then it will work but both guns control the p1 side. 

 

 

I just know that DemulShooter runs fine with the mod, this is mostly an issue with your configuration.

As @cor094 said, check admin rights and latest version.

If it's still not working you can get a debug file by running : DemulShooter.exe -target=windows -rom=hod3pc -v

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Updated the mod to V2.0 :

 

- There's a new option in the config,  to disable in-game pause when Start Buttons are pressed. It's best to remove old ini file and run the config tool again to have everything in order.

 

- The 'Title Screen credits check' has been changed, hopefullt this should remove issues with some people having trouble with black screen or double Start press 🤞

 

Hotd3pc_ArcadeMod_v2.0.zip

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1 hour ago, argonlefou said:

Updated the mod to V2.0 :

 

- There's a new option in the config,  to disable in-game pause when Start Buttons are pressed. It's best to remove old ini file and run the config tool again to have everything in order.

 

- The 'Title Screen credits check' has been changed, hopefullt this should remove issues with some people having trouble with black screen or double Start press 🤞

 

Hotd3pc_ArcadeMod_v2.0.zip 1.36 MB · 7 downloads

bro you are amazing at this now it really feels like a arcade game thank you so much for this and hopefully you will do more games like this in the future

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