Modding SoulCalibur 3

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Ooofmatic

World Warrior
In order to mod the game you'll need a few things:

  • A Modified PS2
  • A DVD Burner
  • DVD R's (preferably brand names, remember to burn at 1x-2x speed) - You'll need a lot of these incase you screw up.
  • As an alternative to burning DVD's, you might be able to do this if you have a PS2 harddrive attachment, but I've never had one so I'm not sure.
  • You can probably also do this using a PS2 emulator on the PC.

In the SC3 files, there is a file called ROOT.OLK. Use OLK Explorer (see attached file), to open it.

Now, it might seem confusing at first, but thanks to my blood and sweat, I documented most of what's in there:

Code:
File7.olk:
1 - 4
9 - 315 Standard Model data
319 - 368
369 - 576 cas model
577 - 626 Standard Animation 
627 - 1181 Bonus Model
1182, 1183
1184 - 1259
1260 - 1391
1392 - 1413 Bonus Animation

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Standard Model data
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

9 10 Mitsurugi
17 18 Mitsurugi Edit

21 22 Seung Mina
29 30 Seung Mina Edit

33 34 Taki
41 42 Taki Edit

45 46 Maxi
53 54 Maxi Edit

57 58 Voldo
65 66 Voldo Edit

69 70 Sophitia
77 78 Sophitia Edit

81 82 Siegfried
89 90 Siegfried Edit

93 94 Rock
101 102 Rock Edit

105 106 Ivy
113 114 Ivy Edit

117 118 Kilik
125 126 Kilik Edit

129 130 Xianghua
137 138 Xianghua Edit

141 142 Lizardman
149 150 Lizardman Edit

153 154 Yoshimitsu
161 162 Yoshimitsu Edit

165 166 Nightmare
173 174 Nightmare Edit

177 178 Astaroth 
185 186 Astaroth  Edit

189 190 Cervantes 
197 198 Cervantes Edit

201 202 Raphael 
209 210 Raphael Edit

213 214 Talim
221 222 Talim Edit

225 226 Cassandra 
233 234 Cassandra Edit

237 238 Yun Seong
245 246 Yun Seong Edit


249 SC2 Lizardmen (red)

255 256 Setsuka
263 264 Setsuka Edit

267 268 Tira
275 276 Tira Edit

279 280 Zasalamel
287 288 Zasalamel Edit

291 292 Olcadan
299 300 Olcadan Edit

303 304 Abyss
311 312 Abyss Edit

315 Night Terror

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Standard Animation data
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

577 Mitsurugi Moveset
578 Mitsurugi Exhibition

579 Seong Mina Moveset
580 Seong Mina Exhibition

581 Taki Moveset
582 Taki Exhibition

583 Maxi Moveset
584 Maxi Exhibition

585 Voldo Moveset
586 Voldo Exhibition

587 Sophitia Moveset
588 Sophitia Exhibition

589 Siegfried Moveset
590 Siegfried Exhibition

591 Rock Moveset
592 Rock Exhibition

593 Ivy Moveset
594 Ivy Exhibition

595 Kilik Moveset
596 Kilik Exhibition

597 Xianghua Moveset
598 Xianghua Exhibition

599 Lizardman Moveset
600 Lizardman Exhibition

601 Yoshimitsu Moveset
602 Yoshimitsu Exhibition

603 Nightmare Moveset
604 Nightmare Exhibition

605 Astaroth Moveset
606 Astaroth Exhibition

607 Cervantes Moveset
608 Cervantes Exhibition

609 Raphael Moveset
610 Raphael Exhibition

611 Talim Moveset
612 Talim Exhibition

613 Cassandra Moveset
614 Cassandra Exhibition

615 Yun Seong Moveset
616 Yun Seon Exhibition

617 Setsuka Moveset
618 Setsuka Exhibition

619 Tira Moveset
620 Tira Exhibition

621 Zasalamel Moveset
622 Zasalamel Exhibition

623 Olcadan Moveset

624 Abyss Moveset
625 Abyss Exhibition

626 NightTerror Moveset

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Bonus Model data
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

627 628 Charade

629 630 Charade Legs

631 632 Charade Eyeball

633 634 Will' o' the' wisp (red)
635 Will' o' the' wisp Green
636 Seong Mina

637 638 Doppleganger

639 640 ShadowMaster

641 642 Amy

643 644 Colossus

647 648 Zasalamel (Old Man)
655 656 Zasalamel (Old Man) Edit

645 646 SC2 Lizardmen (yellow)

659 660 Lizardman (w/ Crown)
667 668 Lizardman Edit (w/ Crown)

671 Lizardman (w/ Voldo's mask)

681 Colorful Lizardman w/ no tail

682 Red/Green Lizardman w/ no tail

705 706 Miser

709 710 Greed

713 714 Arthur

717 718 Hwang

721 722 Luna

725 726 Valeria

729 730 Hualin

733 734 Girardo

737 738 Demuth

741 742 Arelia

745 746 Chester

749 750 Strife

753 754 Abelia

757 758 Lynette

761 762 Li Long

765 766 Revenant

769 Lynette

771 Valeria

773 Hualin

775 Berzerker

777 778 Samurai

781 785 Gladiator

789 793 797 Unknown Soul

801 805 806 809 810 811 812 FumaNinja

813 817 818 Bandit

821 Thief

825 Thief

829 830 831 833 836 Pirate

837 Assassin

841 Swordsman

845 FootSoldier

849 840 General

853 Sentrey

857 Kares

861 Dragon

865 868 872 878 Ninja

881 883 905 923 Assassin

897 899 913 Samurai

937 Sage

983 Night

1073 Dancer

1107 Gladiator

1114 Assassin

1123 Night

1124 1125 1126 Pirate

1129 1130 1131 Night

1137 1138 Abelia

1139 Abelia in Pink Dress

1140 Unused Female CaS model

1144 Unused Male CaS model (has female voice)

1146 Girardo

1148 Unused female CaS model (has male voice)

1151 Thief

1154 Demuth

1158 

1163 

1165 Ella

1171 Rellen

1172 Rowan

1174 Keerkes

1178 Mooncalf

1180 Ende

1181 Scrapped CotS character model

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Bonus Animation data
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

1392 Amy moveset

1393 Collossus Moveset

1394 Lizardman Prototype Moveset

1395 Hovering in the air (unplayable)

1396 Revenant Prototype (unplayable)

1397 Miser Moveset

1398 Greed Moveset

1399 Arthur Moveset

1400 Hwang Moveset

1401 Luna Moveset

1402 Valeria Moveset

1403 Hualin Moveset

1404 Girardot Moveset

1405 Demuth Moveset

1406 Aurelia Moveset

1407 Chester Moveset

1408 Stife Moveset

1409 Abelia Moveset

1410 Lynette Moveset

1411 Li Long Moveset

1412 Revenant Moveset

1413 Standing Stance

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Stage data (incomplete)
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

File 5.olk:

1 - Mountain Top
15 - Egyptian Temple Ruin
22 - Egyptian Temple (Minimum)
29 - Egyptian Temple (Minimum & Cage)
41 - Clock Tower

239 - Underground Buddhist Sanctum

273 - Grand Labyrinth
280 - Grand Labyrinth (Darkness)
287 - Grand Labyrinth (Corridor)
299 - Sacred Mt. Fuji - Lava bed
313 - Lost Cathedral - Ruin
327 - Pirate Raid
341 - Jyurakudai Villa
355 - Romanian Valley - Castle Siege
369 - Lotus Garden
383 - Old Toledo Burning Gallery
397 - Silk Road Ruin
411 - Chaos - Spiritual Realm

425 - Weapons & Armor Room

432 - Weapons Shop
439 - Armor Shop
446 - Items Shop

747 - Game Menu 'Water'
761 - Start Screen 'Soul Calibur 3 Logo'
775 - CaS Mode 'Blue Flying Rocks'
Use OLK Explorer to swap whatever you want (just make sure it doesn't freeze the game).

For example, if you want to replace Talim's 2P costume, with Lizardman's 1P costume, you would have to use OLK explorer to export File 142 (.pkg) in File7.olk (Lizardman's 1P), and then import and replace File 214.pkg (Talim 2P). If you want to replace Mina 1P color editable costume with Mitsu's 2P color editable costume, then you would have to replace File 29.pkg (Mina 1P edit) with File 18.pkg (Mitsu 2P edit).

Something more interesting would be to replace a character with Colossus or NightTerror.

The same thing could be done for movesets and stages. Just swap the moveset files or stage files that you want. I don't have them fully documented, but if you can find them, you can even swap ending "stages" with normal ones and play in them. Here is Rock and Talim on Kilik/Xianghua's ending stage:
. Most of those special stages are a bit glitchy though, they don't have proper collision detection and sometimes you fall right through the floor.

Swapping movesets is pretty fun too. You can use Colossus' moveset on a normal character if you swap it, and it's pretty comical how they move so sluggish. Although NightTerror's doesn't work for some reason, it will freeze the game. If you really want to use Night Terror though, you can just download Action Replay Max, and enable him with a code. Another funny thing is you can swap a normal moveset with an exhibition moveset file. As soon as the match starts the character will go into their kata. And the opponent can walk around and watch them. Although if you hit them out of their demonstration the game will freeze.

SC3 mod video:

SC3:AE on PS2

A while back I was trying to get SC3:AE to work on PS2, it never really turned out the way I hoped. I got my hands on the AE ROOT.OLK files, but they just weren't 100% compatible. I did get a few things working though:

  • SC3:AE Title Screen
  • Inferno's game model (he was in SC3 AE only)
  • SC3:AE Hwang, Amy, and Li Long

I've attached those files. To get the AE title screen just replace file 761.pkg in File5.olk with the attached file. You can even replace a normal stage with it if you want and fight with the title screen as a stage. :P

For some reason I could only get SC3:AE Hwang, Amy, and Li Long's movesets working properly. I never got a chance to get the other ones working so that I could have a fully working SC3:AE for PS2... perhaps when I get my modded PS2 back from my friend I'll look into it more...

But for now at least we have those three. If you want to have those three playable though, you won't be able to use the normal cast. They will be kind of glitched out. Because on top of adding those moveset files, you'll need to add some more files that change the 'core' gameplay, (hit stun effects etc). If you add the AE movesets without doing this, then they will be glitched out, but if you DO do it, the AE movesets will work properly but the normal PS2 movesets will be glitched. I've added those extra files as well.

That's all for now. Happy modding, and remember to always keep backups of your originals!
I'll probably make an SC2 modding guide sometime in the future and include all of my old modded files. Stay tuned!


Click here to download SC3:AE (ver. C) Hwang, Li Long, and Amy movesets

Click here to download the files that are needed for the SC3:AE movesets to work
 

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Good try, Oofmatic.

Hoping you can figure these things out. Having AE for PS2 would be kickass.

I still wonder why Namco didn't release it for console.
 

PhilBond

[09] Warrior
Amazing stuff. If you want, I could try to send you files from my version B disc. Maybe if you could tell which files were different between versions, you could deduce more about what files serve what purposes, and what's needed to adapt the main cast.
 

dee4doa

[10] Knight
hi im new here, you might know me from youtube but anyway if i edited the root.olk then could i replace it within a sc3 iso file?
 
Thread starter #5

Ooofmatic

World Warrior
Amazing stuff. If you want, I could try to send you files from my version B disc. Maybe if you could tell which files were different between versions, you could deduce more about what files serve what purposes, and what's needed to adapt the main cast.
That would be great! Unfortunately I don't have my modded PS2 right now, but when I get it back I plan to get back into modding the game.

hi im new here, you might know me from youtube but anyway if i edited the root.olk then could i replace it within a sc3 iso file?
You have to extract the contents of the ISO file, and then once you modify the root.olk, replace the old one and repackage the ISO.
 

dee4doa

[10] Knight
You have to extract the contents of the ISO file, and then once you modify the root.olk, replace the old one and repackage the ISO.[/QUOTE]

What programs do you use to make the modded iso then burn it to a dvd-r?
 

PhilBond

[09] Warrior
I don't really understand why there would be A, B and C versions of SC3AE. I thought they tried it, deployed it, it flopped, and that was it. It's hard to imagine that they patched it, considering what it was alleged to be all about in the first place. Obviously, I'm sad to know that I seem not to have the final version. I wonder what the differences are, I wonder if version A was a non-release version (I've never seen an A version of SC2), I wonder if C is the System 256 version, etc... Mysterious.

It's funny how issues like that expose the giant information gaps that will always exist even on the Internet.

Is the OPM demo version of any interest for modding purposes? That thing is fascinatingly raw all over. Maybe its basis is less secure and more open.

I tried putting some of these discs in my computer the other day. I was fascinated just to see that the files are all visible and somewhat clearly labeled. I would have expected the discs to be totally incomprehensible to my PC.
 

dee4doa

[10] Knight
So on this SC3AE version is the bgm different?, I looked on wikipidia and it said there were different modes one of them being ledgens mode, is this like chronicles of the sword on the console version?
 
Thread starter #9

Ooofmatic

World Warrior
Is the OPM demo version of any interest for modding purposes? That thing is fascinatingly raw all over. Maybe its basis is less secure and more open.
I actually ported the OPM demo movesets to the complete game when I first started modding SC3. I got the movesets working, but I wasn't able to fix the hit stuns and effects. They were all out of place.

I even made a video showing off all the demo exclusive moves that the characters had, you can see them here:


Talim was very interesting. She was a hybrid of SC3 and SC2 Talim. She had all her old SC2 stuff like the BT auto-GI's and some of her old strings.

In that video you can also see an incomplete SC2 Lizardman moveset, together with an unused yellow SC2 Lizardman model.

That one is actually hidden in the complete game. It's in the files near the bonus characters, and if you look closely you'll see that he is right handed. Lizardman only became left handed in SC3.

My theory on that prototype Lizardman was that it was a bonus character scrapped at the last minute, and that he was supposed to wield two axes/swords. When I tested him out, he had attacks that used both hands as if he didn't have a shield...
 

dokoham

[08] Mercenary
SC3:AE on PS2???

WOW!!! hope you can success and please share with us ^^
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OOFMATIC

can you teach me how to change the SC3 to SC3AE please? ^^
 

dee4doa

[10] Knight
When you say a dvd burner which one do you use to burn the files and can you just burn the files on the disk or do you have to create an iso then burn it?

btw i made sc2 stage mods myself ^.^


in this clip i have modded the dds textures in the stages along with ivys moveset on seoung minas moveset !
 
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Ooofmatic

World Warrior
Yeah, you have to replace the original root.olk file with the modified one, and then repackage the files into an ISO, and burn the disc.
 

dee4doa

[10] Knight
Yeah, you have to replace the original root.olk file with the modified one, and then repackage the files into an ISO, and burn the disc.
I can do all that just fine but i cant find the programs needed like cd dvd rom generator what method do you use to rebuild?
 
Thread starter #20

Ooofmatic

World Warrior
hmm... I don't really remember. It's been over 2 years since I worked on modding SC3, and I don't have that program anymore. So I can't really say. Just search around on google i guess, I'm sure you'll find an answer. It's not like repacking SC3 into an ISO is any different than doing it to any other game.