Thursday, August 3, 2017

Pump It Up NX (New Xenesis) - Game Version Information


This document lists all of the known official released versions of Pump It Up NX (New Xenesis) and also a change log of notable features for that version.

v1.00
The beta version, released in test locations in Mexico. It is notable for not having the calorie ratings, having Final Audition Episode 2-2 available immediately, and, perhaps most notable of all, ability to play charts using keyboards connected to the machine.

v1.05
The most popular release of NX and was released upon launch. Keyboard play has been disabled, calorie ratings added at the end of each credit and you must accumulate 200 plays of Final Audition Episode 2-1 in Arcade station to unlock Final Audition Episode 2-2.

v1.08
REMOVED SONGS - Valenti, Fighting Spirits and Fighting Spirits (Another) have been completely removed, both in Arcade and World Tour stations.
ADDED CHARTS - Features brand new Another charts for Witch Doctor #1 not playable in any other mix.
It also contains various bug fixes and disables the ability to boot the game via USB, which has been used by many to exploit the unlock system and insert a file to unlock all the songs in the game.

Credits:
http://www.geocities.ws/rafallo_002000/index6.html
s34n
TeamBBC

How to Build OpenITG in Ubuntu from Source


This guide assumes you have downloaded the latest copy of the OpenITG source code from here: https://github.com/openitg/openitg You can optionally take the latest build from here: http://openitg.gr-p.com/ - However, this build hasn't been updated since 2013 and features quite a few bugs. So let's build from source using this guide.

NOTE: This guide has been written and tested using: Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus / 13 April 2017

1. Enable "Community-maintained free and open-source software (universe)".

a) Via the GUI here: Search > Software & Updates.

or

b) via Terminal here:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update


2. Open Terminal and execute the following...
sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev libpulse-dev libmad0-dev libtheora-dev libvorbis-dev libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev xorg-dev libxrandr-dev libbz2-dev libglew1.5-dev glew-utils libglew-dev libglewmx-dev libgtk2.0-dev yasm automake liblua5.1-0-dev libusb-dev libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libswscale-dev libresample1-dev libcrypto++-dev libsdl1.2-dev libavutil-dev libjpeg62-dev

NOTE: The old Beta2 build does not require these libraries: libavutil-dev libpng12-dev libjpeg62-dev


3. Install libpng12-dev. libpng12-dev is not available in the universe repository, so you have to add a new repository

a) Add the following line to: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-security main

b) Now install libpng12-dev
sudo apt-get install libpng12-dev


4. Open Terminal and execute the following to build the source...
./build-home.sh


5. Open Terminal and execute the following to package it into a nice releasable form...
./generate-home-release.sh


6. A zip file (release) will now have been generated in the main directory called "home-tmp.zip". Well done!


NOTE: If you are trying to run OpenITG and it states that shared files/libs are missing, then chances are a lib was missing when it was compiled. Please check ALL required libraries were present on your system at compile time.

Need pads? and have PIUIO: https://github.com/djpohly/piuio

Credits: s34n and TeamBBC

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pump It Up NX2 USB Tricks and Info - Changing IDs, Avatars and more!


Pump It Up NX2 is the first game in the Pump It Up series which supports USB profile data. You can use a USB to store WorldMax progress, mileage, number of plays, items and more. Two songs, "Solitary 1.5" (Yahpp) and "No Despair" (Hot Potato), can only be played when a USB is used.
Andamiro decided to use proprietary USB sticks for NX2 (and NXA for that matter) which they made available for sale via the PIU Mall (on PIUGame.com). It was a nightmare ordering these internationally (I had to walk into the bank and fill out international bank transfer forms!) and coupled with the PIU tradition of phasing out old releases very fast, they became increasingly hard to find.

Official NX2 USB Drive Info:
Brand: Zyrus 1GB
Hardware ID: vid_058f&pid_6387

It may be hard to find an official drive these days, so there is an alternative method:
You can find a USB with Vendor ID (VID): 0x58F
A supported flash drive with an Alcor chip in it will work OK. I.e. JetFlash Transcend 2GB etc

You can query a directory of flash drives on an online database by searching for Vendor ID using this website: http://flashboot.ru/iflash
Where it says "VID", type '058f' and you will have the full list of flash drives that will work for NX2 - FiestaEX

The next issue with NX2 (and NXA) data, is that Andamiro have retired the tools used to create profile information, rename your profile and change your avatar. Luckily, there are some user-developed tools around which allow you to overcome this problem!

NX2 Profile Maker 2.0 (Ignore the name - This also works with existing profiles!)

1. Get a supported flash drive
2. Get the serial number off of the flash drive (I use a program called "CheckUDisk" for this).
3. Run the program with the included files and set the Serial number, ProfileID, and Avatar index (Check the AV folder with the program for the number you want).

NOTE: If NX2 PumBi ever comes back online (It probably won't), these profiles will most likely get blacklisted, so I wouldn't try them.

TIP: This can work with NXA if you take your NX2 profile (or use the included blank profile) and use it with an NXA machine. Your profile will then be upgraded within NXA.

SMALL BUG: There is a weird bug where if you use numbers in your name, some weird stuff happens. I.e. If I use "s34n", the USB screen looks kinda garbled and my scores save as "34", not "s34n". If I enter "SEAN", my USB profile page looks like "SEAN  93", but my scores do save as "SEAN". I haven't tested with all 8 characters, but maybe it's an issue with white-spacing, not really sure! This was tested with an existing profile created by the machine, for profile renaming only.

Download and Usage Info: http://www.ph-online.net/cgi-bin/ib3/ikonboard.cgi?s=072604c28d7cd4f4b4feb1abd6674559;act=ST;f=18;t=11466

NX2 / NXA Save Game Editor (NOTE: After testing, this tool only seems to work with Bootleg mixes!)
- Profile Name Change
- Profile Avatar Change
- Profile USB Serial Number Change (for migrate the save from USB Drives)
- Have fun!

Project and Source: https://github.com/racerxdl/NXAEdit
Releases: http://racerxdl.noservidor.com.br/releases/NXAEdit/


Special thanks to the forums and people involved in creating and sharing this information.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Pump It Up - MK6 - Andamiro Boot Loader Loop and/or Gray Screen Boot Loop


Symptoms:
Andamiro PIU HDD Boot Loader gets stuck looping on boot of the Pump It Up arcade cabinet.
The message "Ok. Wait a moment..." is also displayed. The screen may also switch between gray and black.

Hardware:
Gigabyte GA-8IG1000MK (rev 1.X or 2.X)
Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000MK (rev. 1.x)
Gigabyte GA-8I865GME-775-RH (rev 1.X)


Possible Solutions:
1. The CMOS battery needs replacing or the BIOS settings have been reset on the motherboard. The Gigabyte GA-8IG1000MK motherboard, for example, has BIOS settings which default to disabled. This includes: The sound chip, SATA ports and USB keyboard (The PIUIO makes use of this setting also!). This presents many problems as when the Boot Loader attempts to detect the PIUIO, it may get stuck in a loop as it cannot test it's input. Similarly, if the Pump It Up drive is a SATA drive, the drive cannot be accessed unless SATA is enabled in the BIOS.

2. The HDD is dead. If this is the case, I would of course recommend testing a different drive with your system to confirm this is the problem. If you do not have another official drive handy, install Windows on a spare HDD and see if you can get it booting normally with the MK6 hardware (It's just a normal PC after all!)