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KeyboardMania 3rdMIX

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Title Screen

KeyboardMania 3rdMIX

Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami FireBeat)
Released in JP: March 15, 2001


DevMessageIcon.png This game has a hidden developer message.
CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


The last of the KeyboardMania arcade games. It supported connection with GuitarFreaks 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX, allowing several songs to be played together.

For it was indeed an uncanny jam session.

Debug Display

A simple debugging display on the right side of the screen can be toggled on by enabling the second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh and eighth DIP switches.

Kbm3rd-display.png

(Source: WindyFairy)

Development-Related Text

Security Switch

The last of the game's security switches, which is present in offset 0x8FB54 of a decompressed FIREBEAT.EXE, when read backwards, reveals a colorful message from a programmer. So much for kindness, huh.

!uoykcuf
(Source: tikal.)

Programmer Credit

Nearby, at offset 0x8FB9C, is a set of strings which contain a developer credit.

MoDe:MaNuFaC/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:SeRViCe/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:EVeNT  /PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:OVeRSea/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:NoChkHd/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:Rental2/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY03/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)
MoDe:DuMMY04/PRoGRaMeD BY USR01979(HaJiMe SaiTo)

Build Date

A build date can be found in the title of the game's main program ISO:

VOL_20010212132711