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FAQs - DDR 3rd Mix
Also, at the title screen, but before you hit to start your game, you can enter 1 of 3 codes to play either 3rd Mix Mode (Basic or Another on all 3rd Mix songs), 2nd Mix Mode (Basic, Another, and Maniac on all 2nd Mix songs), or SSR Mode (SSR, or Maniac, on 3rd Mix songs).
To access edit data for a song, you can hold , and a menu will appear listing the available edit data for the song. If there is no edit data for a song, the menu will have only one choice, Official.
Note: if you are playing on an Asian 3rd Mix machine (i.e., non-Japanese and non-Korean), there is a bug concerning the Shuffle code. If you enter the Shuffle code, and you wish to take Shuffle off for the next song, you can not re-enter the Shuffle code to cancel the Shuffle. You must enter Left, Right, or Mirror, and then cancel that code to take off Shuffle.
Grading and Score
The rest of this section describes how 3rd Mix calculates your score exactly.
Let N be the number of steps in the song you are playing. Let [x] be the greatest integer function (i.e., [x] = the greatest integer less than or equal to x). Then define b, the point value on which the point value for every step in the song is based, to be:
b = [1,000,000/(N(N+1)/2)]
Then, the point value for the ith step in a combo is:
S(i) = P(i), if the ith step is a Perfect; G(i) if the ith step is a Great;
The only step that deviates from this formula is the last step, or Nth step, of the song. If you get a Perfect on the Nth step, you get the appropriate points for that Perfect, plus a bonus B:
B(N) = 10,000,000 - (summation of P(i) as i goes from 1 to N)
Thanks to EnoOn for describing the general algorithm to me, and thanks to DDR Stompin' Ground for the description of how the bonus on the last step was calculated.
If you are playing on an Asian 3rd Mix machine (non-Japanese and non-Korean), 3rd Mix Mode and SSR Mode will be missing the following songs: Xanadu, Get Up (Before the Night is Over), and If You Can Say Goodbye.
For info on songs in 2nd Mix Mode, please refer to the DDR 2nd Mix FAQ.
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