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    |Daigasso! Band Brothers DX|
    |General/Translation FAQ   |
    |Created by FFandMMfan     |
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    Table of Contents
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    DX1: Introduction
    DX2: How to Play
    DX3: Common Menus
    DX4: Main Menu
    DX5: Main Game Menus
    DX6: Single Player
    DX7: Karaoke Mode
    DX8: Multiplayer
    DX9: Live Mode
    DX10: Wi-Fi Download Menu
    DX11: Edit Studio Menus
    DX12: Edit Studio
    DX13: Options Menu
    DX14: Other Menus
    DX15: Frequently Asked Questions
    DX16: Credits, Version Info and Legal Stuff
    
    ============================================
    DX1: Introduction
    ============================================
    Welcome to my General/Translation FAQ for Daigasso! Band Brothers DX. If
    you've found your way to my FAQ, you most likely have some idea of what
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX is, since its a pretty obscure game in the western
    world.
    
    If you don't know what it is, then what are you doing here? Either way, 
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX is a rhythm game that utilizes the DS's buttons
    to play music. Playing the correct notes displayed results in the song
    sounding right, hitting the wrong notes (or not hitting them at all) will
    result in the song sounding like crap. Each song can have up to 8 instruments,
    and you can play any one you want, even in the game's 8 player single card
    multiplayer.
    
    Unfortunately for most of us, Nintendo has yet to bring this fantastic game
    overseas (they didn't even bring the original Daigasso! Band Brothers here
    even though they planned to release it in America as Jam With the Band) and
    since a majority of the people in the western world can not read Japanese, I
    figured I might as well grace you all with my fantastic Japanese knowledge
    and write an FAQ telling you how to navigate the game so you can import it
    and enjoy it as much as I have.
    
    Oh wait, I can't read Japanese... what the hell am I gonna do now?
    Oh, thats right, I've played this game CONSTANTLY for months, I know this game
    like the back of my hand, I can navigate the menus with my eyes closed! In
    other words, this isn't a "direct translation" FAQ, its more or less a "This
    button means Yes, this button means No, this button means Wi-Fi" FAQ, so 
    while the translations are not DIRECT, they will result in the same effect
    by you pressing them whether it says "Yes" or "Confirm".
    
    There are a few things that this FAQ will NOT help you with, because they
    are situational things that I cannot possibly translate. These include:
    Any actual dialog that Barbara the Bat says, names of songs other than the
    default songs(because this will differ between everyone's copy of the game),
    the order in which instruments are listed on a song (this will differ between
    songs, and you can simply highlight the option and it'll play that instrument
    louder than all the others), Karaoke mode lyrics, the actual list of Download
    Songs (as this changes CONSTANTLY) and anything else that can differ between
    copies of the game. Anything else that isn't translated will (hopefully) be
    translated in future updates.
    
    By the way, if you look at the Table of Contents, it lists "Other Menus". This
    is where you'll find things like the Radio, Free-Play menu, the Practice Mode
    menu and the choices you get when you play for the first time. I just thought
    I'd clarify that.
    
    And now, on with the FAQ!
    
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    DX2: How to Play
    ============================================
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX is a Rhythm game and as such, the most important
    thing a player needs to have is rhythm. If you can't keep a beat, you can't
    play. However, unlike many other rhythm games, you aren't just tapping the
    onscreen commands to the beat, you're actually PLAYING the music. In Button
    and Guitar Modes the buttons you press will always play the same note (at
    least on Master mode) so hitting the wrong button will not only result in
    a Miss, but also result in the song sounding wrong. 
    
    Karaoke Mode is just what it sounds like, singing into the DS mic. It works
    differently than the other two modes, so the following few paragraphs apply
    to Button and Guitar modes. I'll cover Karaoke mode more in it's section
    below.
    
    The notes appear on a measure that scrolls upwards on the top screen. Your
    timing marker is represented by a bar or arrows (depending on difficulty) that
    scrolls left to right and then loops back to the next measure when it hits
    the end. 
    
    The notes themselves have two "parts", a Head and a Tail. The Head of the note
    is the initial point where you have to hit the button shown on the note and
    the Tail represents the duration you must hold that button down in order to
    successfully clear a note. This also means that you will only be pressing
    one button at a time (except on Master Mode, where you can be pressing up
    to 3 buttons at once).
    
    Drums however, are different than every other instrument in Button mode.
    There are no Tails in Drum Mode, and Master Drums are some of the most
    difficult challenges in DBBDX. The differences between Drum play will be
    noted in each difficulty section.
    
    Scoring is much different than many other rhythm games as well. You don't
    get actual "points", but rather get a percentage score out of a 100% perfect
    score. Your timing is still recorded, in the form of Best, Good, Bad and Miss
    ratings on every note, but the overall score will always read as a percentage
    based number (like 95, if you got a 95%), so in order to get a 100, you would
    need to hit every single note with Best timing. This also means that no matter
    if you get 400 Best and 5 Good or 404 Best and 1 Good, your score will still
    be a 99, indistinguishable from any other 99.
    
    Below, I will detail the differences between the difficulties on every mode.
    
    ================
    Button Mode
    ================
    The classic mode from the first Daigasso! Band Brothers. Depending on the
    difficulty you're playing, you will be using more buttons and have a more
    strict timing window. 
    
    Beginner Mode
    ================
    All notes are represented by happy faces. You can hit ANY button to clear
    them. You also have a much wider timing window, the game practically hands
    you Best scores. Beginner Mode Drums are identical to anything else on
    Beginner mode.
    
    Amateur Mode
    ================
    This is the recommended difficulty for new players who have SOME gaming skill.
    You will be using the following buttons: A B Y and Left on the D Pad.
    The note charts are created by converting all of the other notes to one of the
    four notes used in Amateur mode. The timing window is slightly more forgiving
    than Pro mode.
    
    Drums in Amateur Mode are played with A Up Down and Left. A represents all of
    the drum hits assigned to A B X and Y on Pro/Master, Up represents all of the
    drum hits assigned to Up, L and R on Pro/Master. Left and Down represent
    themselves and Right.
    
    Pro Mode
    ================
    Now we're talkin'. This is where REAL DBBDX starts.
    You will be using the following buttons: A B X Y Up Down Left and Right.
    Every direction corresponds to one specific note, and that button will ALWAYS
    play that specific note EXCEPT for when L and R would be involved in Master
    Mode. The timing in Pro Mode is only SLIGHTLY forgiving when dishing out
    Bads and Misses, but you'll get every Good you deserve, only true Best notes
    make it through in this mode.
    
    Drum Mode changes quite a bit here, as you'll be using A B X Y Up Down Left
    Right L and R, two more buttons than normal Pro button mode. A and B are
    primary drum hits, Y and X are assigned to things like a tambourine hit
    (which are different depending on which drum set you're using), Right, Down
    and Left are 3 different drum hits, Up is a light cymbal hit and R and L are
    harder cymbal hits (on most drum sets anyway). However, if two notes OVERLAP,
    such as a B and L at the same time, you will only play the B.
    
    Master Mode
    ================
    This is the hardest mode in DBBDX, and on paper, adding R and L doesn't sound
    like it'd be that much harder than Pro mode, right? Wrong. Because now you're
    hitting and holding L and R at the SAME TIME as other notes. L makes the note
    a sharp, and R raises it an octave. Sometimes you will need to press L and R
    together with another note as well. The timing is extremely strict in Master
    Mode, and even the slightest error will result in a lower score, you need to
    be PERFECT to get a Best.
    
    Drums however are a whole different kind of beast. Widely regarded as totally
    impossible, Master Drums are an inhuman test of skill. Not only are you using
    every single button on the DS, but you will be required to hit two notes at
    the exact same time in rapid succession. If a B has an Up above it, you need
    to hit them at the EXACT SAME TIME, PERFECTLY. This can go with almost any
    combination of the A B X Y buttons + Up Down Left Right L and R, constantly
    switching between double notes. It is extremely difficult and I personally
    have never gotten any sort of respectable score on even the easiest Master
    Drums.
    
    ================
    Guitar Mode
    ================
    A new mode to DBB, where the touch screen becomes a guitar and you play with
    a combination of the buttons (on one hand, whichever one you don't hold your
    stylus with) and the stylus to strum. This mode is often used by song creators
    to create parts with Chords, as normal button parts do not have chords. It
    plays similar to Button Mode, but with added stylus input.
    
    Beginner Mode
    ================
    No buttons here! Just strum when the little happy face arrow is under your
    marker.
    
    Amateur Mode
    ================
    Identical to Beginner mode, except it has plain arrows instead of happy faces.
    
    Pro Mode
    ================
    In Pro Mode Guitar, you'll need to press and hold the D Pad directions (or
    A B X Y if you're left handed) as you strum.
    
    Master Mode
    ================
    Similar to Pro Mode, but throws in L (R if you're left handed). Not much of
    a difference.
    
    ================
    Karaoke Mode
    ================
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX also has a Karaoke mode where you can sing (or
    hum, if you can't read the Japanese lyrics) into your DS and get rated on
    your singing skills. There's two modes, one which grades you on your singing
    style, and the other which grades you purely on how perfectly you hit the
    notes. Its really just a standard Karaoke game, nothing else needs to be said.
    
    
    ============================================
    DX3: Common Menus
    ============================================
    Now to start what you've all been waiting for, menu translations.
    In this section, you will find the in-game pause menu, the song end menu,
    the yes/no box and the difficulty menu.
    
    ================
    Pause Menu
    ================
    [Resume]
    [Restart]
    [Practice Mode]
    [Exit]
    
    ================
    Song End Menu
    ================
    [Return to Play Menu]
    [Retry]
    [Practice Mode]
    [Return to Song Selection Menu]
    
    Yes, I am as confused as you are as to why the BOTTOM option takes you back
    to the song selection screen.
    
    ================
    Yes/No Box
    ================
    Just to make sure NO MISTAKES ARE MADE.
    [Yes] [No]
    Yes is ALWAYS on the left.
    No is ALWAYS on the right.
    If you see a box with two options like that, it is almost certainly the
    Yes/No Box.
    
    ================
    Difficulty Menu
    ================
    Shows up after you select Single Player mode, and before the Song Selection
    Menu. Four red rectangles with yellow text. Depending on your Star Rank, the
    difficulty highlighted by default will vary.
    
    [Beginner]
    [Amateur]
    [Pro]
    [Master]
    
    The blue buttons to the right of the difficulties are there to explain how
    each difficulty works.
    
    ============================================
    DX4: Main Menu
    ============================================
    If you do not see the menu below immediately after starting the game, this
    means you are playing for the first time. For details on how to navigate this
    maze of options, please see the 14th section.
    
    This is the main menu that you will see after turning on the game (and
    pressing A to skip the intro).
    
    [Live Mode]
    [Main Game]
    [Download Songs]
    
    Live Mode - A story mode, or perhaps mission mode of sorts. Play randomly
    chosen songs to try and raise your Star Rank. 
    
    Main Game - This will take you to the menu where you'll find the Main Game
    where you can choose to play in single or multiplayer modes, sing karaoke,
    create new songs or change options.
    
    Download Songs - Takes you to the menu where you can connect to Wi-Fi to
    download songs from Nintendo's Wi-Fi server. You can also rate songs here.
    
    ============================================
    DX5: Main Game Menus
    ============================================
    After selecting the Main Game option from the Main Menu above, you'll end up
    at this screen.
    
              [Play]
    [Karaoke]        [Edit Studio]
    [Options] [Radio]   [Back]
    
    Selecting Karaoke, Edit Studio and Options will be covered in their sections.
    Radio will be covered in section 14.
    
    Selecting Play will bring you to this menu.
    
              [   Single Player  ]
              [   Multiplayer    ]
    [Tutorial][Free Play][Instrument List][Back]
    
    Selecting Single Player will bring you to the Difficulty Select Screen and
    then to the Song Selection Menu, which will be covered in the Single Player
    section.
    
    Selecting Multiplayer will be covered in the Multiplayer section.
    
    Selecting Free Play or Instrument List will be covered in the Other Menus
    section.
    
    Selecting Tutorial will have you play Pomp and Circumstance on Beginner Mode,
    just like what you played when you first started the game.
    
    ============================================
    DX6: Single Player
    ============================================
    Selecting Single Player will present you with a text box with an "OK" button
    at the bottom. Just hit A or tap it. I have no idea why it exists.
    You will then be at the Difficulty Selection Screen, pick your difficulty.
    You'll now be taken to the Song Selection Menu (but not before another "OK"
    box shows up, just hit A again), which looks like this.
    
    DUAL SCREEN VIEW
    ===================================
           [Scrolling Song Title]
    [##/##]     [ HUGE CD ]
                [WITH SONG]
    [Other Song][  TITLE  ][Other song]
    [ Lyrics to current song go here! ]
    ===================================
    [Pro]       [L]     [R]       [???]
    [#][Instrument]     [#][Instrument] 
    [#][&******** ]     [#][*******   ]
    [#][Instrument]     [#][Instrument]
    [#][********  ]     [#][@******   ] 
    [#][Instrument]     [#][Instrument]
    [#][******    ]     [#][***       ] 
    [#][Instrument]     [#][Instrument]
    [#][**********]     [#][********  ] 
    [Help/Practice][Start]       [Back]
    
    Lets start with the Top Screen.
    [##/##] - Current Song Number/Total Songs, so if you have 65 songs and this is
    the 27th song on the list, it would read 27/65.
    
    Press L and R to scroll between songs, the two "other songs" are the next ones
    to the left and right. 
    
    Now for the bottom screen.
    
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Can't read the Instrument name? No problem! Highlighting an
    instrument will make it play louder than the others, making it easy to pick
    out the one you want.
    
    [#] - Your score for that particular instrument on this song. If you have
    never played that instrument on this song before, it will say "PUSH".
    
    [Pro] - This button says what difficulty you're playing on, press it and it 
    will switch to the next highest one until it wraps around back to Beginner.
    
    *s - Difficulty level.
    
    & - A Red Kanji (no thanks to GameFAQs for no color support). If an instrument
    has a small red Kanji next to it's difficulty, it means that it is the
    "vocals" of the song (even though everything is in Midi). This is what the
    Karaoke mode uses as its basis for what you need to sing, but it's plenty fun
    to play with buttons as well.
    
    @ - A Green Kanji. If an instrument has a small green Kanji next to it's
    difficulty, it is a Guitar Mode part. Note that you do not need to make a
    Guitar part in Guitar Mode, it can be done in Button mode as well, but it
    won't have chords.
    
    [Help/Practice] - Normally this displays some text with "Select" written on
    it, which will have Barbara appear and tell you about whatever you have
    highlighted. However, if you have selected a part, it becomes the Practice
    Mode button.
    
    [Start] - After you've selected an instrument to play, this turns into a big
    red button. Touch the button to play. You can also just hit A.
    
    [???] - I have absolutely no idea what this does, hopefully I'll be able to
    figure it out and add it in a future update.
    
    After you select your song and instrument, the game will begin. Enjoy.
    
    ============================================
    DX7: Karaoke Mode
    ============================================
    Upon hitting the Karaoke button shown in section 5, you will arrive at the
    screen below.
    
          [Singing Training]
          [  Karaoke Mode  ]
    [Tutorial]            [Back]
    
    Singing Training - Evaluates your voice type, tells you how compatible you
    are with the song you choose and then recommends a song for you to sing. 
    
    Karaoke Mode - This is the normal Karaoke mode, and generally the option you
    will probably be using. On screen lyrics appear, you sing (or hum) to the
    tune. Scores are graded in the same percentage based way as normal button
    or guitar modes.
    
    Singing Training Menu
    =======================
    There's no need to make an ASCII display for this menu.
    The top text box with the heart tells you how compatible you are with this
    song's voice type (assuming you've played it). The box below that says what
    your current voice type is (which is determined by you singing in this mode).
    The big red button on the bottom is to begin, green to the right is Back.
    
    Karaoke Mode Menu
    =======================
    Ignoring the stuff up top that shows up in most every menu.
    
     [^]  [Score]  [On/Off]
    [ 0 ] [Goes ]
     [v]  [Here ]  [On/Off]
     
     ( )  [Start]    [Back]
    
    [ 0 ] - Press the Up arrow to raise the entire song by 1 Octave. Press the
    Down arrow to lower it by 1 Octave, this will allow you to sing songs you
    otherwise may not have the range to sing.
    
    ( ) - Volume control. Spin the dial to raise or lower the volume.
    
    [On/Off] (Top) - Switching this to Off will stop your voice from coming out
    through the DS's speakers when you sing.
    
    [On/Off] (Bottom) - Switching this to Off will lower the volume of the song's
    vocal part.
    
    Karaoke Mode Pause Menu
    ========================
    [Resume]
    [Restart]
    [Exit]
    
    ============================================
    DX8: Multiplayer
    ============================================
    Daigasso! Band Brothers DX has an incredible Multiplayer mode, allowing up to
    8 players to play any instruments from any song that the host has, on any
    difficulty, even with Karaoke mode... on ONE game card. The download times
    aren't too bad either.
    
    Upon pressing the Multiplayer button shown in section 5, you'll be greeted
    with this screen.
    
         [   Download Play   ]
         [Wii Speaker Channel]
    [Multi-Card Play]   [Back]
    
    Download Play Menu
    ====================
    [Host Game]
    [Search for Game]
               [Back]
    
    After pressing any of these options, a Yes/No box will appear. This is asking
    you if you want to start Wireless transmissions.
    
    If you select Host Game, a Download Play signal will be sent out to the nearby
    area. Have a friend look for the DBBDX icon in their Download Play menu on
    their DS and select it. The box in the top right corner of the Top Screen
    will show how many people are playing (including yourself), so once it shows
    2 or more (however many people are joining the game) you can then press OK
    to begin playing. The green button is Back.
    
    The next thing everyone will see is the Difficulty Selection Screen, please
    refer to section 3 for the difficulty menu translations.
    
    Only the Host will be able to see and hear the song that is currently selected
    in the menu, so take out your headphones. When you have chosen the song, 
    everyone can pick their instruments. Once everyone has chosen what instrument
    to play, the song will begin. Instruments that are NOT chosen will be played
    automatically. 
    
    IMPORTANT NOTE: If you select the "vocals" instrument in the song (the one
    with the Red Kanji next to it) you will be asked if you want to play it in
    Button Mode or Karaoke mode. Unfortunately, as of writing this, I do not have
    someone to play against, but I will include a translation of which option is
    which in a future update.
    
    After the song is completed, everyone will be given two scores. The bottom
    score represents their own playing score, and the top score represents the
    band's score as a whole (an average of everyone's scores).
    
    Search for Game Menu
    ======================
    Though I haven't had the opportunity to actually test this, I do believe that
    this is what this option does, and like some other multiplayer options, I will
    confirm this when I have access to someone else's DS.
    
    This option should bring up a searching box, most likely searching for
    someone broadcasting the Download Play signal so that they can join a game
    with both people who own DBBDX and those who do not own DBBDX.
    
    You can press Select to cancel and return to the previous menu.
    
    Mutli-Card Play
    =====================
    I haven't had the chance to check this out properly yet, but from what I can
    gather, when playing in this mode, the game does NOT automatically play
    unused instruments, so you'll need a full band for this mode.
    Anyway, when you press this button, you'll be greeted with two options.
    
    [Host Game]
    [Join Game]
    
    I don't have any idea how this mode truly works, however. Once I can find 
    someone else with a copy of the game, I'll update this section.
    
    Wii Speaker Channel Menu
    ==========================
    The Wii Speaker Channel is a channel for your Wii... obviously...
    It allows DBBDX to connect to your Wii (once you've downloaded the channel
    using a code printed on a piece of paper that came in your DBBDX case) so
    you can play DBBDX over your TV's speakers instead of the DS speakers. 
    However, this channel is NOT available ANYWHERE except for Japan, so importers
    are out of luck. This also means that me, being an importer, cannot walk you
    through what happens once it connects. When you press the button, it searches
    the area for a Wii running the Speaker Channel, and you can press Select to
    cancel. Thats about all I can tell you about this mode.
    
    ============================================
    DX9: Live Mode
    ============================================
    Now I will cover Live Mode's menus. This should have been earlier in the FAQ
    since it's the topmost menu, but I figured that everything else is far more
    important to the reader.
    
    Barbara will essentially ask you to play live for a crowd in this mode. If you
    get a high enough score, your Star Rank will be increased. The higher your
    Star Rank, the harder the default difficulty is on the difficulty selection
    screen, and by getting to certain ranks, you will unlock a couple new songs.
    
    When you first click the Live Mode menu, you will see a poster. The text on
    the bottom screen is as follows.
    
    Name: (Name)
    Star Rank: **********
    Karaoke Rank: S Encores: 3
               [Start] [Cancel]
    
    Name - Your name, and what I assume is a title of some sort.
    
    Star Rank - Shows your current Star Rank out of 10.
    
    Karaoke Rank: Shows how well you've sang on Karaoke challenges, S is the best.
    
    Encores: If you complete a song with a high enough score in Live mode, the
    crowd may call for an Encore. This shows the maximum times the crowd has
    demanded more and you've given it to them.
    
    Click Start to begin live mode, or cancel to go back.
    
    Barbara will talk to you, and you will see a door. Knock on the door twice
    (tap the screen) and you will proceed into the concert hall where she will
    talk a little more. One of two things may happen here.
    
    If a small text box appears, she is asking you if you want to sing Karaoke.
    [Yes] [No]
    If you accept, you will be able to pick a song and sing along to on-screen
    lyrics. Performing well will increase a letter ranking that appears on your
    player card. However, singing in Live Mode will NOT increase your Star Rank.
    
    If the small box does not appear, or if you refuse to sing, and a larger
    box appears, you will be playing using the standard button input on a
    random song and instrument of a difficulty suited to whatever Star Rank
    you are currently at. 
    
    This is the box that will appear.
    
    2008 12 30
    Arrangement: Rock
    Song: Insert Song Here
    Instrument: Guitar
    Star rank: *x8 Difficulty: Master
                [Confirm]  [Cancel]
    
    2008 12 30 - The date in a year, month, day format. This just happened to be
    the day I started writing this.
    
    Arrangement - The song will always be played with different instruments than
    it actually uses. The type of arrangement will be listed here, but you can
    hear it just as well.
    
    Song: The name of the song that the game randomly selected.
    
    Instrument: The instrument that the game randomly selected from the song.
    
    Star Rank: However many stars you have.
    
    Difficulty: Whatever the difficulty is, the higher your Star Rank, the higher
    the difficulty is set.
    
    If you pause during Live Mode play, you can only quit, not resume or restart.
    Quitting will cause you to lose some of your Star Rank, and you'll get an even
    bigger hit if you were doing very poorly when you quit. Shutting the game off
    while playing Live Mode also has the same effect.
    
    If you complete the song with a score between 85 and 90, you will most likely
    remain at the same level (give or take a few points, depending on your Star
    Rank), anything less will make you lose Stars and anything more may make you
    increase in Stars. On the lower Star difficulties, getting a score above 95
    may raise you multiple ranks at once, but its almost impossible to raise
    multiple ranks at once on ranks 7 and 8.
    
    If you perform well enough, the crowd may ask for an Encore. Normally you
    can only play Live Mode once per day, but an Encore will allow you to
    potentially raise more levels in 1 day. The Encore box is a simple [Yes] [No]
    box. There is no penalty for refusing to accept an Encore.
    
    ============================================
    DX10: Wi-Fi Download Menu
    ============================================
    **IMPORTANT NOTE**
    Before you even begin downloading songs from Wi-Fi, you need to know something
    VERY important. You only get 100 Download slots, you can NEVER get more than
    100 songs on your copy of the game and you can NEVER delete these songs, even
    if you delete all of your player data and scores, even if you somehow were to
    corrupt your game and force it to delete all the songs, that still wouldn't
    work because Nintendo gave every copy of the game a "code" that is assigned
    to a list in their database, so it keeps a record of what you download on
    both your end, and theirs, so there is absolutely no way to bypass the 100
    song download limit. Even if someone uploads a better version of a song you
    have, you cannot get rid of the song. Before you download ANYTHING, be 
    ABSOLUTELY SURE you want this song.
    
    Now then, coming directly from the Download Songs option on the main menu,
    you will see a list of what you've downloaded on the top screen. This is what
    you will see on the bottom screen.
    
    Download Songs Menu
    ======================
    [^]     [Connect]
    [v]     [  To   ]
            [ Wi-Fi ]
    [Huge]     [100]
    [Dial] [Rate Songs]
      [Wi-Fi Set][Back]
    
    Arrows - Scroll through the list of songs you've downloaded.
    
    Huge Dial - Spin it to scroll through the list of songs you've downloaded
    much faster.
    
    Connect to Wi-Fi - Huge red button, press this to go to the Download Menu and
    be given a Yes/No box asking if you want to connect to W-Fi.
    
    100 - Shows how many songs you have remaining before you cannot download any
    more. At the time of writing this, mine says 31, so that means I've downloaded
    69 songs.
    
    Rate Songs - Allows you to rate whatever song you currently have highlighted
    (and playing) in this menu. In this small menu, the large purple button will
    bring up a box where you can press the arrows to rate it between 1 and 5
    Barbara Heads. Hit the red button to be asked to connect to Wi-Fi. You'll
    be asked several times to confirm, and it'll save a couple times, so just keep
    hitting "Yes". These ratings will be reflected on the Wi-Fi download list.
    
    Wi-Fi Set - Your standard DS Wi-Fi settings menu, but in Japanese. I won't
    be going through how to set it up since you can set it up in any other English
    Wi-Fi game and the settings will carry over to all other games, and you have
    a manual for that.
    
    Wi-Fi Download Menu
    =====================
    Once you've hit the big red button, you'll be asked to connect to Wi-Fi. 
    Choose yes. The small green button on the new window is to cancel. You've now
    arrived at this menu.
    
    TOP SCREEN (Actual listings will vary)
    ==============
    DL       Name        Lyrics  Rating
    *  1 Song Name Here   Yes      5
       2 Song Name Here   Yes      5
       3 Song Name Here   No       5
    *  4 Song Name Here   Yes      5
       5 Song Name Here   No       5
       6 Song Name Here   Yes      5
       7 Song Name Here   Yes      5
    
    Note: By default, when you first sign into Wi-Fi, it will display the songs
    in the "Most Downloaded This Week" order.
    
    DL - Will have a white Kanji here if you've downloaded this song.
     
    Name - Lists the song name, then scrolls to the left and shows the name of
    the user who submitted the song.
    
    Lyrics - Red Kanji means "Yes, this has lyrics and you can sing Karaoke with
    it.", Blue Kanji means "No, this has no lyrics, you can't play it in Karaoke
    mode".
    
    Rating - Out of 5 Barbara Heads. Generally you'll almost never see anything
    below a 4 because nobody downloads the poorly created songs.
    
    BOTTOM SCREEN
    ===============
    [^]
    [v]    L 1/587 R
    [Huge]    100
    [Dial] [Preview]
     [Search] [Back]
    
    Arrows - Same as the previous menu.
    
    Huge Dial - Same as the previos menu.
    
    L and R - Switches pages to quickly move through the song list.
    
    100 - Shows how many more songs you can download.
    
    Preview - Lets you hear the song and check the difficulty to see if you want
    to download it.
    
    Search - Various search options.
    
    Preview Menu
    ===============
    Upon clicking the Preview button on a highlighted song, there will be a brief
    loading period and you will be able to listen to the song and see it's
    difficulty before you actually download it.
    
    Top Screen
    ==============
    Name: Name of Song
    Creator: Whoever submitted the song.
    Song Length: 1:30 Number of Instruments: 8
    Rating: - - - -
    [Lyrics scroll here]
    
    Bottom Screen
    ==============
    
    [|<] [<<] [PAUSE||] [>>]
        [DLs Left 100]
        [DOWNLOAD SONG]
       [Difficulty Page][Back]
    
    [|<] - Restart song preview.
    
    [<<] - Rewind.
    
    [PAUSE||] - ...Pause...
    
    [>>] - Fast forward.
    
    [DLs Left 100] - That same notification from the last few pages.
    
    [DOWNLOAD SONG] - This is it! Click this button to bring up not one, not two
    but THREE confirmation boxes. Remember, you ONLY get 100 songs, so choose
    wisely! If you are SURE that you want to download this song, select the left
    (yes) option on all 3 confirmation boxes. The song will then be downloaded.
    Wait a few moments for it to download and save. Once it's done, you'll be back
    at the song list page.
    
    [Difficulty Page] - Press this to see the song's difficulty star ratings.
    
    Difficulty Page
    =================
    [Beginner][Amateur][Pro][Master]
    [Instrument]        [Instrument] 
    [&******** ]        [*******   ]
    [Instrument]        [Instrument]
    [********  ]        [@******   ] 
    [Instrument]        [Instrument]
    [******    ]        [***       ] 
    [Instrument]        [Instrument]
    [**********]        [********  ] 
                              [Back]
    
    Select a difficulty and it will display the star ratings for each instrument.
    & - The red "vocals" or "lyrics" Kanji.
    @ - The green "guitar" Kanji.
    Unfortunately, you cannot see the actual note charts, nor can you hear the
    increased volume when highlighting an instrument like you can in other modes,
    so you'll have to hope that the parts you want to play are not too hard
    for your skill level.
    
    Search Menu
    ==============
    Hitting the Search button on the main Wi-Fi menu will bring you to this menu.
    
    [Title]  [Long Text Box Here] [Edit]
    [Artist] [Long Text Box Here] [Edit]
    [Creator][Long Text Box Here] [Edit]
    [Sort Songs]  [ Search ]      [Back]
    
    Title - Search by song title.
    Artist - Search by Artist name.
    Creator - Search the name of the person who submitted it.
    Edit - Click here to type into those text boxes.
    Sort Songs - Sorts the top screen song list in 3 ways, detailed below.
    Search - Search for songs based on the search criteria specified in the above
    text boxes.
    
    Sort Songs
    ==============
    A box with 3 options will appear.
    
    [Most Downloaded This Week]
    [100 Highest Rated Songs This Week]
    [100 Newest Songs]
                [Back]
    
    Most Downloaded This Week - Displays songs based on the number of downloads
    they've had this week. This is also the only default sorting method to display
    ALL of the songs in the database.
    
    100 Highest Rated Songs This Week - Exactly what it sounds like.
    
    100 Newest Songs - Also exactly what it sounds like.
    
    If you want anything else, you'll need to Search for it. Keep in mind that
    if the song/artist name is in Japanese, you need to search for it in either
    Hiragana or Katakana.
    
    ============================================
    DX11: Edit Studio Menus
    ============================================
    *Will be added in a future update, probably the next one. I wanted to get the
    main stuff done first*
    
    ============================================
    DX12: Edit Studio
    ============================================
    *Will be added in a future update, probably the next one. I wanted to get the
    main stuff done first*
    
    ============================================
    DX13: Options Menu
    ============================================
    Clicking the Options button on the Main Game Menu will bring you to this menu.
    
    [Game Options]
    [Wi-Fi Settings]
    [Mic Test]
    
    Game Options
    ===============
    
    [Player Name]  [Set Download Password]
    [Handedness]   [Manage Download Songs]
    [Signature]                     [Back]
    [Delete Data]
    
    Player Name - Change the name you entered when you started the game.
    Handedness - Change your handedness settings.
    Signature - Change your signature that you wrote when you started the game.
    Set Download Password - Pointless, as you can retrieve the password from this
    menu. Its supposed to keep people from wasting your download slots.
    Manage Download Songs - Allows you to "remove" songs from your Song Selection
    Menu, but in reality it just hides them. 
    Delete Data - Erases your save data. This WILL NOT get rid of your download
    songs, so don't even try it.
    
    I won't be covering Wi-Fi settings since as I said earlier in the FAQ, you
    can set them on any English Wi-Fi game.
    
    Mic Test is used to check if your Mic is hearing things correctly.
    
    ============================================
    DX14: Other Menus
    ============================================
    In this section I'll cover the Radio menu, the Free-Play menu, the Instrument
    Dictionary, Practice Mode and the options presented to you the first time you
    turn the game on.
    
    Starting the Game for the First Time
    ======================================
    After the intro sequence (which you can skip after you see this), Barbara the
    Bat will show up (you may remember her as an Assist Trophy from Super Smash
    Bros. Brawl) and talk to you. Hold A to speed through this.
    
    Then you'll be asked to enter your name. Click the [A/1] button on the left
    to switch to an English keyboard. Enter your name and then press the big
    button on the bottom.
    
    Then Barbara will ask you if you're right or left handed, select your
    dominant hand and continue.
    
    Now you'll have to sign your name. You can just write anything you want, but
    it'll show up on the main game menu. If you screw up, the button in the
    top left corner erases the whole field. When you're done, hit the big red
    button.
    
    Now you'll see a screen where you are supposed to put your thumb print. Just
    tap the screen and continue.
    
    You will now see a door, tap twice on the door to knock and enter.
    
    Just skip through all of the following dialog and options. Eventually you
    will be presented with a tutorial on Beginner mode. Hit ANY button in time
    with the music and happy face icons, and hold down the button as long as the
    Tail stretches for.
    
    After some more talking from Barbara, you'll get your first Star Rank increase
    depending on how well you did the tutorial. She'll then ask you a question.
    Select the Right Blue box (no) and you will continue chatting with her.
    Eventually another "Your sign" ticket will show up, just tap the OK box.
    
    Then another choice will pop up. If you pick the top box, she'll ask you a
    bunch of questions, so just pick the bottom one to skip them all. You've
    finally reached the main menu.
    
    Practice Mode
    ================
    Practice mode can either be accessed from the song selection menu, the pause
    screen or the post-song screen.
    
    After a moment of the song playing, your instrument will begin to auto-play,
    and you can use this mode to practice completing hard songs, or see the note
    chart before you begin playing.
                 
                    [Difficulties]  
    [Condition] [                ]
    [Play/Pause][  Huge  ]
    [Volume]    [   CD   ] [On/Off]
    [Tempo]     [  Here  ] [Back]
    
    Condition - Shows how far along in the song you are. Drag the white piece to
    skip around.
    
    Play/Pause - Obvious.
    
    Volume - Changes volume, obviously.
    
    Tempo - Sure is an obvious screen here.
    
    Difficulties - Switch between difficulties. From left to right, Beginner,
    Amateur, Pro, Master.
    
    On/Off - Auto-Pause, if you turn this on, and fail to hit a note in practice
    mode, the song will pause and wait for you to hit it properly before resuming.
    
    Radio Menu
    ==============
    After hitting the Radio button on the main game menu, you'll arrive here.
    
    [Radio]
    [Wi-Fi Radio]
           [Back]
    
    Radio
    ==============
    The radio is a rather novelty feature in DBBDX, but the arrangements feature
    can be interesting. Also to note is that you can plug headphones in, close
    your DS and listen to the Radio.
    
    The radio menu looks like this.
    
    [|<] [<<] [PAUSE||] [>>] [>|]
    
    [Arrangement]       [iJockey]
    [  Random   ]       [Switch ]
    [LR On/Off] [Playlists][Back]
    
    Stuff up top - Go back a song, rewind, pause, fast forward, skip song.
    
    iJockey Switch - Makes Barbara shut up, and lets you mess with the arrangement
    box.
    
    Arrangement - Allows you to change the instruments used in the song. Scroll
    with the arrows to pick different styles. 
    
    Random - Randomly chooses an arrangement style when you change songs.
    
    LR On/Off - On allows you to use L and R to switch songs when you have the DS
    closed while the radio is playing.
    
    Playlists Menu
    ================
    Hitting the Playlists button above will bring you to this screen.
    
    [^]   [ Add Songs  ]
    [v]   [Delete][Move]
    [Huge]   [On/Off]
    [Dial]
          [Return]
    
    You know what the arrows and dial do by now.
    
    Add songs - Open your song list and add songs to your play list. I have no
    idea what the huge keyboard is for or what that Music Note button does, but
    you can just scroll with L and R and select the song with the big red button.
    
    Delete - Remove selected song from playlist.
    
    Move - Swap the places of two songs on the playlist.
    
    Return - Back to Radio.
    
    Wi-Fi Radio
    ===============
    To be added in a future update.
    
    Free Play Menu
    ===============
    Selecting the Free Play option on the Main Game menu will bring you to this
    screen, where you can choose an input method, an instrument, and just JAM!
    
    As if the pictures weren't enough indication, I'll point out the choices.
    
    [Guitar Mode]
    [Piano Mode ]
    [Button Mode]
    
    Selecting any of them will bring you to a list of all of the instruments.
    Touch one, then touch the big red button on the bottom to start jamming.
    
    Instrument Dictionary
    =======================
    To be added in a later update, once I find out the proper names of everything.
    
    ============================================
    DX15: Frequently Asked Questions
    ============================================
    Hopefully this will answer a few questions that you may have.
    
    Q: Can you play this game on an American DS?
    A: The DS is region free, you can play it on any DS in the world.
    
    Q: Is this game hard to understand without knowing Japanese?
    A: Why do you think I wrote this FAQ? Actually, the GAMEPLAY requires NO
    Japanese Knowledge (unless you're singing Karaoke), it's the menus and the
    music editor that can cause language barrier issues. 
    
    Q: Is this game ever coming out in America?
    A: Nintendo mentioned that they had some interest in bringing it to other
    countries, but licensing issues are a major pain in the ass and it may never
    happen for that exact reason.
    
    Q: How do I know what songs I can and cannot upload to Wi-Fi?
    A: Go here http://www2.jasrac.or.jp/eJwid/main.jsp?trxID=F00100
    This is the official page that you're supposed to use.
    
    Q: Why didn't you cover the music editor in your first version of the FAQ?
    A: Because it's a maze, not to mention a lot of work. It'll be done, but I
    need some more time to work on it (and probably some help...).
    
    Q: Are there any video game songs on Wi-Fi?
    A: A few, mostly Mother and Dragon Quest music, but due to licensing issues,
    very little Nintendo music is up there aside from songs uploaded through
    Japanese contests, where Nintendo specifically asked for certain songs.
    
    Q: How am I supposed to find anything on Wi-Fi if I need to type it in 
    Japanese?
    A: Here's a few helpful tools :)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katakana
    http://banbrodx.half-moon.org/54.html (A full list of every song ever added
    to DBBDX Wi-Fi... in Japanese.)
    http://translate.google.com/?hl=en
    
    Q: Why is this game in Midi!? Midi sucks!
    A: Well so do you but you don't see me screaming about it.
    
    Q: Why is there a 100 song download limit?
    A: Two reasons, from what I understand. The first is that Nintendo's Wi-Fi
    carrier didn't want everyone to be eating up bandwidth like crazy by
    downloading songs, deleting them, downloading something else, over and over.
    The second is that, due to licensing issues with JASRAC, they had to give the
    game some sort of limit or else it would COST you to download every single
    song.
    
    Q: Why doesn't the game start? All I get is an error screen!
    A: Because you're pirating the game. The game has a special save file that
    won't allow it to be pirated unless you know what to do.
    
    Q: Tell me what to do!
    A: I can't do that, I'll be banned. Thats also not a question.
    
    Q: What is a "bdx" file?
    A: A bdx file is a DBBDX song file. Its possible to obtain them and load them
    into a save file and create custom song lists without having to download, and
    being able to bypass Nintendo's 100 download limit.
    
    ============================================
    DX16: Credits, Version Info and Legal Stuff
    ============================================
    If you notice ANYTHING wrong with my FAQ, can tell me the proper translations
    for certain things, or if I have something totally wrong, or really any
    comments or questions, ATTN me on the DBBDX board, I'll most likely see your
    post after a short while since I have the board on my favorites.
    
    Now, for the credits and thank yous!
    
    Impossible II - You helped me with a few things along the way, and without
    that help I probably wouldn't have been able to make this. 
    
    Ryaldeco - I used your site as a reference to make sure some of my stuff was
    right, mostly the first time play stuff. I wouldn't have had to do this if
    you'd just finish your stupid site :(
    
    Version Info
    ==============
    Version 1.0 - The initial FAQ and lots of stuff is done. I still need to work
    on the Edit Studio and Instrument Dictionary the most. I'll definitely update
    this soon, though,
    
    Legal Stuff
    ===============
    Copyright 2008 Jason Dorfman
    
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    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other 
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    violation of copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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