Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition

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Hero2Zero May 30, 2013 @ 5:49am
The DMC3SE PC Survival Guide. UPDATED 06/05/2015!
UPDATE! - 21/06/2014, added more information for controls setup on different controllers, users posting these setups credited, removed pretty much all of the rambling to get to the point.

UPDATE 2! - 06/05/2015, added the Style Switcher mod created by serpentiem on NexusMods and it's page to the mod.

The existence for this guide is to help people who bought DMC3SE on Steam to get the game at a playable state.

NOTE : The fixes in this guide may or may not work for you, people have had success with these fixes while others have been hit and miss, I regrettably don't have all the answers and issues not related to the problems brought up in this guide are out of my reach.

So because of this, I ask everyone to use this thread to communicate and try helping address issues one might be having with the game.

So, let's begin!

-FULL SCREEN-

Simple! Just hit alt+enter and you'll be taken into either fullscreen or windowed mode.

-QUIT GAME-

This can be easily achieved by pressing alt + f4, the game should ask if you wish to quit the game after doing so.

-CONTROLLER SETUP-

To go to steam folder \steamapps\common\Devil May Cry 3\DMC3SE.ini

Open with notepad. Delete all the text. Paste in

-Xbox 360 Wired Controller set up-

Copy below

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[XBOX 360 For Windows (Controller)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

-Wireless Xbox 360 Controller set up-

Copy below

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[Controller (XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

Again, for the left and right triggers you'll need to use Xpadder or a program similar to it and map the left trigger to Q and the right trigger to E.

-Madcatz brand 360 Controller- thanks to Mankle for this!

Copy below

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[MadCatz GamePad (Controller)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

-Afterglow Controller for Xbox 360, thanks to Booters for this!-

Copy below

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[Controller (Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox 360)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 4
R1 = 5
L2 = 11
R2 = 12
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

Now for the left and right triggers you'll need to use Xpadder or a program similar to it and map the left trigger to Q and the right trigger to E.

If you don't have Xpadder, ControlMK is also meant to be a good alternative for binding the left and right triggers.

-WIDESCREEN FIX-

DMC3SE is an old game and wasn't released when 1080p monitors were the rage, understandble but also frustrating, but there's a fix.

Go to this website and download the plugin here http://www.wsgf.org/dr/devil-may-cry-3-dantes-awakening

Speaking from experience, keep in mind that some things like graphics for the combo gauge and possibly button inputs on the screen may move out of place somewhat.

-PERFORMANCE FIX-

DMC3SE is known to have poor performacne on all PCs, this is because of the game's sound files, I'm not sure how they managed to screw up the performance of the game with the sound files.

This also seems to be the only known fix to get better performance.

When you do this make sure to make a copy of the sound folder so should you want all the music in game you can just slap the folder back into DMC3SE's folder.

Most of the important bits of music and sound effects should still be in the game.

To find the sound folder simply go to \steamapps\common\Devil May Cry 3\sound

-Delete these-
Battle_01.bin
Battle_01b.bin
Battle_03.bin
Battle_05.bin
Battle_06.bin
Battle_07.bin
Battle_08.bin
Boss_01b.bin
Boss_02b.bin
Boss_03b.bin
Boss_04b.bin
Boss_05b.bin
Boss_06b.bin
Boss_08b.bin
Jester.bin
Jikushinzou.bin
Kaze_01.bin
Kaze_02.bin
Kaze_03.bin
Kaze_04.bin
Kaze_05.bin
Kaze_06.bin
Maguma.bin
Mizu_01.bin
Mizu_02.bin
m_demo_04_004.bin
m_demo_04_004v.bin
m_demo_09_003.bin
m_demo_09_003v.bin
m_demo_10_002.bin
m_demo_10_002v.bin
m_demo_15_001.bin
m_demo_15_001v.bin
m_demo_19_001.bin
m_demo_19_016.bin
Nausica.bin
Room_01.bin
Stage_01.bin
Stage_02.bin
Stage_02b.bin
Stage_03.bin
Stage_04.bin
Stage_04b.bin
Stage_05.bin
Stage_05b.bin
Stage_06.bin
Stage_07.bin
Stage_08.bin
Stage_09.bin
T_bossb.bin


-STYLE SWITCHER MOD-

I've noticed some people talking about a 'Style Switch' mod which not only introduces the ability to switch Styles on the fly like how you can in Devil May Cry 4 but also adds in a bunch of fixes like being able to adjust the game's HUD, FOV and other sorts of settings.

http://www.nexusmods.com/devilmaycry3/mods/1/?

All credit goes to serpentiem on NexusMods for creating the mod, endorse that guy and give him lots of love.

-OTHER MODS?-

This is a bit of a stretch but surprisingly enough there are a few mods for the game that you can download here,

http://s1.zetaboards.com/InfernalWorks/forum/1659736/

I haven't downloaded any of these my mods myself as it doesn't interest me but if you want to give it a shot, by all means go ahead.

Sooo, there we have it. A little guide to hopefully help some gamers having issues with the PC version of this game, if you'd like me to add anything then please feel free to post a comment on here.

Hope this helps!
Last edited by Hero2Zero; Sep 10, 2015 @ 1:22pm
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Zapbrader Jun 1, 2013 @ 6:56am 
This really needs to be stickied. All of this worked for me, and playing this game on PC has pretty much made my week.
Hero2Zero Jun 1, 2013 @ 9:35am 
Originally posted by Zapbrader:
This really needs to be stickied. All of this worked for me, and playing this game on PC has pretty much made my week.

Glad I was able to help you!
NYRangers82 Jun 2, 2013 @ 2:43am 
Thanks, as much as I would want Devil May Cry 3 to work 'out of the box', I do find fixing the game and learning about mods quite interesting!
Hero2Zero Jun 27, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Originally posted by NYRangers82:
Thanks, as much as I would want Devil May Cry 3 to work 'out of the box', I do find fixing the game and learning about mods quite interesting!

Glad you found the guide useful!
jakeopotomus Jun 30, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
Just wanted to keep this bumped and say thanks. I don't have this game yet, but when summer sale roles around I probably will, and you can be sure I'll be looking this thread up again.
Dude your a frigging boss. I have not got enough internet points for you, you desserve too many...
Last edited by Traitors don't play hangman; Jul 1, 2013 @ 6:06pm
subbed to post btw
Hero2Zero Jul 2, 2013 @ 2:02am 
Originally posted by thanos:
Dude your a frigging boss. I have not got enough internet points for you, you desserve too many...

Thank you very much, sir.
Jul 17, 2013 @ 5:46am 
I'm getting a problem here, about the X360 (wired) controller, everything looks OK after make the steps, but the analogs are inverted! I meaa the left one turns the camera and the right one moves! I just can't play like that, anything to fix this? :/
Hero2Zero Jul 18, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Originally posted by Wagnelles:
I'm getting a problem here, about the X360 (wired) controller, everything looks OK after make the steps, but the analogs are inverted! I meaa the left one turns the camera and the right one moves! I just can't play like that, anything to fix this? :/

Strange, I've never had this problem before so I can't really look into it.

However, if you're using ControlMK to map the weapon switch buttons you could try to setting the analog sticks to.

X Axis- to VK_A
X Axis+ to VK_D
Y Axis- to VK_W
Y Axis+ to VK_S
Jul 18, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by RawrWata:
Originally posted by Wagnelles:
I'm getting a problem here, about the X360 (wired) controller, everything looks OK after make the steps, but the analogs are inverted! I meaa the left one turns the camera and the right one moves! I just can't play like that, anything to fix this? :/

Strange, I've never had this problem before so I can't really look into it.

However, if you're using ControlMK to map the weapon switch buttons you could try to setting the analog sticks to.

X Axis- to VK_A
X Axis+ to VK_D
Y Axis- to VK_W
Y Axis+ to VK_S


I use Xppader to map RT and LT buttons

And now I noticed that the DMC3SE.ini modification doesn't affect in anyhing! I can just leave it with no text that the controls on my 360control are the same, changing the controls they keep the same I just don't know how to solve this :/
Vyn Jul 18, 2013 @ 8:40pm 
After launching the game for the first time and seeing it pop up in a tiny window with no response from my wireless Xbox 360 controller, I knew I had to hit the forums. Thankfully, that did not disappoint. I can confirm that everything in the original post works, including the widescreen fix to 1920x1080 resolution. The sound files I have not touched yet since the game seems to run smoothly on my system.

The only thing I wish to add here is that due to the game's inability to recognize the trigger buttons on the Xbox 360 controller and the lack of an unbind function, reconfiguring your controls in game can be tricky, so it is best done in the DMC3SE.ini file instead. For that you will need to know what the default functionality of each line in DMC3SE.ini does, and the numeric codes for your Xbox controller buttons.

Default functionality of DMC3SE.ini entries:
------------------------------
START = menu / skip cutscene
SELECT = taunt
CIRCLE = style action
TRIANGLE = melee attack
SQUARE = shoot
CROSS = jump
L1 = devil trigger
R1 = lock on
L2 = change gun
R2 = change melee
L3 = change target
R3 = reset camera
------------------------------

Numeric codes for Xbox controller:
------------------------------
0 = A
1 = B
2 = X
3 = Y
4 = Left Bumper
5 = Right Bumper
6 = Back
7 = Start
8 = Left Stick
9 = Right Stick
10 = Left Trigger
11 = Right Trigger
------------------------------

Note that since the trigger keys are not recognized in game, so any function set to 11 or 12 will essentially be unbounded, and you will have to use a separate program to map something on your keyboard to the triggers instead.

As an example, since many combos in this game require lock on to function, I found it more comfortable to use my trigger keys for devil / lock on, and use the bumper keys for weapon switch. That means my DMC3SE.ini file looks like this instead:

#----------------------------------------------------------------------
[Controller (XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows)]
START = 7
SELECT = 6
CIRCLE = 1
TRIANGLE = 3
SQUARE = 2
CROSS = 0
L1 = 10
R1 = 11
L2 = 4
R2 = 5
L3 = 8
R3 = 9
L<->R = 1

And I used JoyToKey to rebind my left and right triggers to "n" and SPACE respectively.

p.s. The L<->R line in DMC3SE.ini is used to flip your left and right analogue sticks. You can alternate it between 0 and 1 to get the behavior you want.
Bump so new people see although I don't play the steam version
BlackMambo Oct 12, 2013 @ 6:47am 
is there a way or mod that allow to see the xbox 360 button prompts ingame? i get confused during the tutorials cause all i see are buttons related to numbers...-tnx
Oct 12, 2013 @ 7:25am 
Originally posted by BlackMambo:
is there a way or mod that allow to see the xbox 360 button prompts ingame? i get confused during the tutorials cause all i see are buttons related to numbers...-tnx


Yes if I'm not wrong there's a mod to add X360 buttons on DMC3, just google it a little and you'll find it.
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