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Blue Balls

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Blue Balls
Category: Special Stage editor
Version: 1.02
System: Microsoft Windows
Supported Games: Sonic 3
Credits: nineko

Blue Balls is a Sonic 3 special stage editor created by nineko. Blue Balls is unique in that it edits special stage data contained in a single file, unlike editors that modify data directly in a ROM, like Esrael Sonic Editor.

The main features of this program include:

  • Changing the layout of special stages
  • Changing the player's starting position and orientation in a special stage
  • Altering the number of rings required to achieve a Perfect Bonus

This program is designed to edit only Sonic 3's special stage data; however, if special stage data from Sonic & Knuckles is decompressed from the Kosinski format using The Sega Data Compressor, Blue Balls can also edit this data.

Usage

Locate the file to be edited, and press Load. To create a new special stage file, type a filename that doesn't exist and press save. A new blank layout will be created with that filename. Press Save to save special stage data into the file indicated. In Blue Balls, a specific type of ball can be assigned to both the mouse buttons and to the wheel. The player's starting position and orientation in a special stage can be manipulated by the controls under "Start Orientation" and "Start Position." The number of rings needed to achieve a perfect can be set under the "Perfect" control. This value can be set between 0 and 999.

Download

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File: BlueBalls-v1.02.zip (26 kB) (info)
Current version: v1.02

Requirements

  • Windows 95 or greater
  • Recommended resolution of 1152x864 or greater
  • Installation of Msvbvm50.exe (to run applications created with Visual Basic 5.0)

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