beatmania Best Hits
|beatmania Best Hits|
beatmania Best Hits allows you to smash buttons and spin a plastic wheel as you pretend to be an awesome DJ in your own living room. It was also the first of the franchise's PlayStation home ports to do away with the "Append Disc" system, so you didn't have to use the original Beatmania disc to play the included songs.
Note: The following offsets take in consideration the file SYSBST.PAK.
Loaded within the main menu graphics, starting from offset 0xA8A84 are "ARCADE" and "APPEND" graphics, leftovers from the original beatmania and beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX releases. Their palettes are no longer present, however.
Also found is a "Bonus Edit" graphic, which would normally only be seen in beatmania APPEND 4thMIX...
...and a "SURVIVAL" graphic, for a mode only present in beatmania APPEND 5thMIX.
The turntable receptor graphic has a little more detail below, but it is cut off in-game.
Old Expert Mode Assets
This graphic, found starting from 0xB0284, never really seems to catch a break from being leftovered; it was only used in the first beatmania PlayStation release and was left unused since.
beatmania APPEND 5thMIX Source Code
The "DUMMY" file on the disc contains a near-final source code archive for beatmania APPEND 5thMIX, plus instructions (in Japanese) on how to compile the code. The source can be compiled into a working game image with the proper file and directory modifications. To open it, copy the file to your computer, rename it to add a .LZH extension, and open it with your favorite file compression tool.
The "DUMMY" file is still present in the "Konami The BEST" rerelease (SLPM-86830), but it now contains garbage data.
The beatmania series
|Arcade||beatmania • 2ndMIX • 3rdMIX • completeMIX|
4thMIX • 5thMIX • completeMIX 2
ClubMIX • Dreams Come True • CORE REMIX
6thMIX • 7thMIX • THE FINAL
|PlayStation||APPEND 3rdMIX (Demo) • APPEND GOTTAMIX|
APPEND 4thMIX • APPEND 5thMIX • beatmania (Europe)
Dreams Come True • beatmania Best Hits • APPEND GOTTAMIX2
APPEND ClubMIX • The Sound of Tokyo! • 6thMIX + CORE REMIX
|Game Boy (Color)||beatmania GB • beatmania GB2: Gotcha Mix • beatmania GB: Gotcha Mix 2|
|WonderSwan||beatmania for WonderSwan|
|Windows/Mac OS Classic||beatmania DA!!|
|PlayStation 2||beatmania DaDaDa!! • beatmania|
|Arcade||beatmania III • APPEND CORE REMIX • APPEND 6thMIX • APPEND 7thMIX • THE FINAL|
|beatmania IIDX series|