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SEGA VIRTUA FIGHTER 3tb.
VF3tb DREAMCAST CODES/TRICKS FAQ by sal   
written by Sal A. F. (aka, piccolo) <un_principito@yahoo.com>
version 3.0 (final rev.) [last updated 06/24/2002]
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VF3tb DREAMCAST CODES/TRICKS FAQ by sal   
                            written by Sal A. F. (aka, piccolo)

INTRODUCTION
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The purpose of this faq is to put together every single code/trick ever found in
VF3tb for dreamcast. I have not seen any other faq that has ALL the tricks listed
in this faq, There are old tricks and new ones found by me. All tricks/codes have 
been tested and proven to work. This document can be found at gamefaqs.com and
virtuafighter.com. 

LEGEND:
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(jp)=works on japanese version. 
(us)=works on US version.


START:
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DIFFERENT INTRO MUSIC: just hold start on both 
joysticks at the sega logo screen (the one just 
before the intro). (jp)(us)

PLAY AS THE ALPHABET CHARACTER: at the character 
selection screen, highlight akira, press start, 
highlight lion, press start, highlight pai, press 
start, now choose any character you want to play 
with the A button. to play against the alphabet 
character just follow the same procedure but with 
these characters; akira, lau and pai in that same 
order. (jp)(us)

KAGE and JACKY's PEACE SIGN: just hold D+p+g+e 
before victory pose. only works in single character
(ob) mode. won't work in team battle mode. (jp)(us)


KAGE'S SPECIAL VICTORY POSE: choose his 2p 
costume (silver pants), be on akira's stage, do 
the peace sign after you get an excellent, a 
basin will appear and hit kage in the head. 
(jp)(us)

PAI'S KISS:get an excellent on akira, she'll blow 
a kiss in her victory pose mocking akira's own 
taunt. (jp)(us)

SNOWMAN IN THE DESERT: if you manage to get an 
excellent victory with shun di on the desert 
stage, you will see a huge snowman if the camera 
is in the right angle. (jp)(us)

TRIBUTE TO GALAXY EXPRESS 999 by leiji matsumoto 
(a famous manga/anime) / or in other words the 
FLYING TRAIN TRICK : if you play as jeffrey and 
execute a toe kick into splash mountain (TKOD) 
while on dural's desert stage, you will see a 
flying train passing by if the camera angle is 
right. (jp)(us)

SLOW MOTION REPLAY: just hold E before replay 
starts. (jp)(us)

PLAY AS SILVER/GOLD DURAL IN TRAINING MODE: at 
character select screen hold start+X+A for 
silver, hold start Y+A for gold dural. (jp)

PLAY AS DURAL: at character select screen press 
down, up, right, left+ start. (us)

CANCEL END CREDITS: hold start. (jp) caution; 
do this on the jp version and it might freeze.

CHANGE VIEWS: press start during a 1p game. 
(jp)(us)

FUNNY FACES: choose akira, do his f,b+PG throw on 
anyone, now change the view to a first person 
perspective, now look at their face, that's how 
they look when they get hit on combat. hit them 
and it'll come back to normal. taka can do this 
with his f+PG throw. (jp)(us)

FORCE TO WATCH THE REPLAY: just hold all 4 
buttons, your human opponent can't skip the 
replay as long as you hold the buttons. (jp)(us)

HIT THE TRAIN: works only with kage, sarah, 
jacky, lion and aoi. at the subway stage, as the 
match starts turn around quickly (b,b+p) and run 
towards the train till it hits you, this will 
take all of your life bar except one last point
(1 more point and you're dead) (jp)(us). 


CHANGE BACKGROUNDS: in normal or team battle VS 
modes. for NORMAL VS MODE; to get the original 
vf3 backgrounds just press the A button or let 
the timer run out, for vf3TB backgrounds hold 
start then press A. for TEAM BATTLE : vf3 
backgrounds hold start,press A, VF3TB backgrounds 
press A or let timer run out. (jp)(us)

GET DURAL'S SPECIAL BACKGROUNDS: in a VS match, 
hold start in both joysticks at stage select 
screen, you'll have a 1/16 chance of getting the 
new backgrounds. (jp)(us)

CHANGE BACKGROUNDS IN TRAINING MODE: to get the 
original vf3 backgrounds hold start then X and A. 
to get the vf3TB backgrounds just press A. to get 
dural's backgrounds hold start+A. (jp)(us)

AUTOMATIC DIFFICULTY: highlight training mode, at 
this screen hold X then press A, the computer 
will automatically increase or decrease the 
difficulty (up to level 7) depending how "well' 
you're doing. (jp)

FLIP SHUN'S BOAT: in shun's stage, make taka jump 
continously at one of the corners of the boat, 
the boat will flip. (jp)(us)

CLEAN PAUSE: just hold X then press A. (jp)(us)

TSUKAMOTO'S FACE: in normal mode or VS mode (US), 
on taka press start, sarah press start, lau press 
start, kage press start, akira press start. now 
look at the new "lau". (jp)(us)

TURN OFF BGM DURING GAME: in a VS game hold both 
start buttons right after you choose a stage, 
hold it till the announcer says "GO". In a one 
player match (1p VS cpu) there are 2 methods of 
doing this, as soon as the sega logo (the one 
just before the intro) screen appears hold start 
on the second stick/controller, now press start 
on the first controller to start a new game, 
right after you choose a stage hold start on the 
first controller till the announcer says "GO" but 
keep kolding start on the second controller. you 
have to keep holding start on the second 
controller for the whole game if you dont want to 
listen to the bgm. (jp)(us)

DEBUG MODE: at the game's intro sequence hold 
G+P+K+E then press start (do this with the 
stick),then choose normal or team battle mode 
against cpu. command inputs will be shown just 
like training mode. (jp)(us)

"BURN" YOUR OPPONENT: in jacky's stage hold P+E 
before the round starts. now watch your opponent 
BURRRN!! . you can do this everytime a round 
starts. (jp)(us)

MAKE YOUR SHADOW DISSAPEAR: in training mode, 
ring out your opponent while in first person 
perspective view, when the round starts again you 
will have no shadow. to get it back just go 
through the views till its back. (jp)(us)

FUNNY ANIMATIONS: get your opponent very close to 
the edge of the ring, now do a throw that has a 
lot of movement like for example wolf's giant 
swing, taka's head rocker etc... experiment with 
all characters throws, if done right your 
opponent will fall to the ground but you will 
still be doing for example a giant swing but you 
are throwing thin air!. a very funny one is 
kage's u/f+PG. (jp) (us)

FAR / CLOSE DISTANCE BETWEEN FIGHTERS: this will let
the 1P player start the match either closer or 
further from the 2P player. For example, there 
will be different distances from the 2P player when 
the announcer is still saying "fight one, ready, go".
this glitch is very similar to the old VF1 saturn glitch,
when sometimes your character or cpu appeared right in front of
the other player at the start of the fight, that was a ramdom
glitch and could not be reproduced when you wanted it to happen.
in VF1 saturn, once the announcer finished, you or the cpu would 
get back to normal distance, not so on vf3tb dreamcast! where it stays
near / far until you move. ok, so to do this, have akira (it can be done
with any character but akira's "E" button win pose animation makes it easier)
on the 2P side, choose any stage, now beat/ring out your 1P opponent, stay
VERY close to the edge so that when you do akira's "E" button win pose (he 
double kicks..) he would ring himself out, now press start to cancel this 
falling animation, the next round you should see the 1P player either very close
or pretty far from akira as the round starts. the different distances depend on
how long you take to press start to cancel the falling animation. I found out 
that it works all the time if you press start when the camera begins to move when 
he's about to fall. (jp) 

CREDITS:
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thanks to hiro for translating the "far/close distance.." trick from my vf3tb DC
technical manual book. thanks to all the VF japanese magazines, books, mooks etc...



Sal A. F. (aka piccolo)

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