SOUND VOLTEX III – PC Version (eAMUSEMENT Cloud) Guide (Beta UPDATE 6/2!)

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Konami’s popular Sound Voltex series is finally coming to PCs, with the help of eAMUSEMENT Cloud, similar to last year’s beatmania IIDX INFINITAS release.

The game is currently in Open Alpha Testing, with no specified end date listed. On the official website, various details are listed, with one major important feature:

-FAQ- (Update 6/2)

  • How much will the game cost to play?
    The Alpha version is free, but the Beta (coming soon) will require buying tickets with PASELI. 
    The price is similar to the arcade. Check out this chart:

The real cost, bonuses included, is a better deal. With maximum bonuses, you can play for as little as 92yen per Light Start (about $0.82) or ~$1 per Standard Start:

You must buy the tickets using PASELI. To do this, check out our guide here.

  • Will there be data syncing between eaCloud and Arcade versions?
    Yes. Your player data/name/status will sync, and furthermore, songs unlocked on either version will transfer to the other. Except for exclusive/not-added songs.
  • What controllers can be used?
    The best option is the official controller, but keyboard input is also acceptable. Other manufacturer’s controllers are unsupported.
    (*However, those manufacturers will most likely update the controllers’ firmwares to be 100% compatible. There are various workarounds.)
  • The game is slow, has timing issues, does not work, etc…
    The game is designed to be run on a dedicated arcade cabinet, with no other software installed, or at least nothing major running in the background. USB audio is not recommended, nor is HDMI output. Antivirus software should be configured to whitelist the application (sv3c.exe) USB hubs for controllers are not recommended.

 

-Alpha Songs-

From SDVX 1

  • good high school / baker
  • 恋する☆宇宙戦争っ!! あばばばみっくす / ARM(IOSYS)
  • Ha・lle・lu・jah / SOUND HOLIC feat. Nana Takahashi
  • PULSE LASER / ヒゲドライバー
  • 冥 Rockin’ SWING REMIX / 164

From SDVX 2

  • つぶやき魔法少女りむる / DJ SHARPNEL feat. みらい
  • Virtual Sunrise / kors k
  • Pure Evil / kors k

From SDVX 3

  • archive::zip / kamome sano
  • ΑΩ / BlackY
  • Inixia / xi
  • INDEPENDENT SKY / SOUND HOLIC feat. Nana Takahashi
  • XROSS THE XOUL / BlackY vs. Yooh
  • 月光乱舞 / P*Light
  • Destroy / Yooh
  • HAELE III ~Angel Worlds~ / Yu_Asahina ft. Ritsuka
  • FLOWER / DJ YOSHITAKA
  • Blastix Riotz / かめりあ as “Bang Riot”
  • Preserved Valkyria / ぺのれり
  • Renegade Fruits / t+pazolite

-Beta Songs-

The Beta version will include about 600 songs (roughly the whole SDVX 3 catalog), with the following confirmed:

-PC Specs-

OS:
Windows 7
Windows 8.1 (8 might work)
Windows 10

CPU:
At least 2.8GHz, Intel core i5 series 3.2GHz or better is recommended.

Memory:
At least 2GB, 3GB or more is recommended.

HDD:
3GB of free space (Will be more on final release)

Graphics:
512 MB or greater of memory on your graphics card (2015 or newer)
Onboard GFX not recommended

Sound:
Stereo output.
USB Audio not recommended

Display:
1280×720 recommended (or 720×1280 vertical)
External HDMI output to TVs may be buggy.

Keyboard:
Numpad & N-key rollover recommended.
You can also assign keys to various buttons in Config.

Internet Connection:
You must remain connected to the internet to login and play. Save data is stored on Konami’s eaCloud servers.

 

-How To Play-

  • Step 1:
    Sign Up for a Japanese-region KONAMI ID (eAmusement Account)
    If you have one, great. If not, read our guide here.
  • Step 2:
    Make sure you have an eAmusement Card linked to your account, or if not, get a Virtual Card here.
  • (Beta Step 2.5) You must buy the tickets using PASELI. To do this, check out our guide here.
  • Step 3:
    Download and install the game here.
  • Step 4:
    Launch the game and configure Settings

Click “SETTINGS” to open up the following window:

Choose your display settings, then switch to the Key Config Tab:

NOTE: Analog Knobs have two setting for Counter-clockwise (Left) and Clockwise (Right)
The “Map Buttons” window lets you easily assign any keys:

 

For players using 3rd-party controllers (specifically, DJ Dao/Gamo2’s SVSE series), you may be able to use the controllers with SDVX3Cloud:

Tip from Drewol via Plasmapie:

https://glovepie.en.softonic.com/

GlovePIE script for SDVX III cloud
//change the variable to change the xy it locks
//exit by Shift+P+I+E

var.lock_x = 200
var.lock_y = 200
Keyboard.Q = (Mouse.CursorPosX < var.lock_x)
Keyboard.W = (Mouse.CursorPosX > var.lock_x)
Keyboard.O = (Mouse.CursorPosY < var.lock_y)
Keyboard.P = (Mouse.CursorPosY > var.lock_y)
Mouse.CursorPosX = var.lock_x
Mouse.CursorPosY = var.lock_y

 

For Virgoo TurboCharger players:

Use JoyToKey to map your joypad buttons to keyboard input.

 

ForArcinPlayers: (via developer K)

Use one of the following firmwares:

arcin-sdvx-[ac|copal]: Firmware for use with SVRE9 or SVSE5 controllers using either AC or Copal encoders, presented as a gamepad. WS2812B lighting available via B9. (arcin-sdvx-ac is effectively the same as arcin-svre9-alpha2)

arcin-sdvx-[ac|copal]-kb: Same as the above, except presented as a keyboard.

arcin-sdvx-[ac|copal]-nolight: Same as arcin-sdvx-[ac|copal], except with WS2812B lighting disabled. This means B9 can be used as a button.

arcin-sdvx-[ac|copal]-kb-nolight: Combination of the two firmwares above. No WS2812B lighting, presented as a keyboard.

 

 

  • Step 5: ENJOY THE GAME!!

Currently, all Alpha Test users get 1000 in-game “Tickets” to be used to play each round of 3 songs.
MAD CHILD played the game at “his home” and showed how it works live on BEnama #174.

 

Any questions? Let us know in the comments below, or via Facebook or Twitter!

  • Glitch

    Hi. i got stuck to the loading screen after tutorial please welp!

    • That’s unfortunate. Does it happen every time at the same spot? Loading could mean either your HDD performance is not good enough/too full, or perhaps an antivirus program is blocking the file access.

      You should also make sure nothing is running in the background.

    • Rhinoceros69

      I had the same problem but with 10 to 15 minutes of waiting it worked

      • That seems like a loading (HDD or memory) problem. If your computer is running a bit slow to start, you might wanna clean it up before running SDVX.

  • wewlad56

    So 1000 tickets for testing.. I’m assuming once this open beta is over we’ll need to set up Paseli and use it to pay for tickets to play?

    • Most likely they’ll either go for a subscription like INFINITAS, or just have it be totally open but charge for tickets, yes. No details announced yet, sadly.

  • Aero

    I was super hyped when I came across this article, but I tried to set up my Virgoo Turbocharger in the bindings with no success. Not sure on the workarounds because not even the knobs are detected in mouse X/Y Mode, no buttons are picked up unfortunately.

    • You should be able to map the button inputs to keys using Joy2Key:
      http://joytokey.net/

      • Aero

        This worked great for the buttons, however it’s tricky for the analog knobs, I bound those to ‘Q’ (anti-clockwise), and ‘W’ (clockwise) for the left one.

        What happens is that, if I’m moving it anti clockwise (Q), the input thinks I’m moving it clockwise after a short time (goes to W), even though I’ll be moving it anti clockwise still. I can’t find a way to lock the input to stop it doing that, it’s the same for both knobs.

        • Other users reported success with the Turbocharger by using the GlovePie script plus JoyToKey – and maybe using 16x processing speed.

          • Aero

            Yeah I can confirm that indeed works, tried it yesterday, been enjoying this alpha test since then. Looking forward to playing some favourites in the beta, hopefully Camellias remix of gigadelic is in there.

            Thanks a lot for your help, appreciate it.

          • Oh cool, enjoy!

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