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Installation Guide

Download Updates

System Checkup

  • Download and install the newest version of Microsoft DirectX (version 9.0c or higher is required)
  • Download and install the newest graphic drivers for your video card.
  • Error check and defragment your hard drives with the built in Error Check and Deframentation tools in Windows.
  • Make sure your computer is free of spyware and viruses with the programs of your choice. Various free applications can be found by searching the internet or simply going to Download.com.

Installation

  • Since Sexy Beach 3 is a Japanese game that won't install or run correctly on non-Japanese versions of Windows, we will need to alter some settings. There are several ways to do so:
    • Install and use Microsoft AppLocale (included with DeathMarine releases) to run the StartSetup.exe or Setup.exe files to install the game.
      • Once again, read the readme in order to learn how to use AppLocale or refer to DeathMarine's thread on How to use AppLocale
    • Alternatively, you may also simply change your "Regional and Language Settings" under Control Panel to Japanese if you don't want to install AppLocale.
      • Under the "Language tab" in "Regional and Language Settings", check "Install files for East Asian languages" (requires Windows CD).
      • Go to the "Advanced tab" change the language for "non-Unicode programs" to "Japanese".
      • Usually, this is enough, but if your game still doesn't work, you will need to change the "Standards and Formats" under "Regional Settings" to Japanese as well.
      • Restart the computer.
      • How-to Guide with pictures by DeathMarine.
    • One final option that doesn't always work is to simply install from the .msi files instead of the .exes. This option usually bypasses the various checks that the .exe files uses, some which may be important such as checking whether or not you have the original Sexy Beach 3 or Sexy Beach 3 Gravure installed.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: Install each program one by one to wherever you like, but be sure to install the game into English folders such as 'Sexy Beach 3' (instead of the default, 'Sexyビーチ3') so that you won't run into a bunch of possible headaches in the future. See how to change the location in the Hako setup walkthrough (very similar to Sexy Beach 3). Install Sexy Beach 3 first, followed by Sexy Beach 3 Plus, then Sexy Beach 3 Gravure, and finally the two small addons Flash and Santa Suit.

Modded ExEs

  • Now that you have installed the game and the various addons, you need to actually be able to play. To do this you either need to either keep the game images mounted with Daemon Tools whenever you play or:
    • Download and use the modded ExEs by TheShadow, which not only removes the dvd check, but also fixes the black skin problem that some individuals have, adds the Mufufu glasses feature, and translates the entire launch program into English.

Mods

  • With the game installed, you can now try out the various mods the community have put out. The most essential are the English Translation mods if you don't understand Japanese.
    • If installing mods manually proves to be too difficult, read the readme/nfo files or use automated installers such as Inquisitor's SB3 English Patch, which installs mostly everything needed in a few simple clicks (including all of wurlox's translations and uncensor). The current version includes all translations and uncensor. However, these may be more recent versions of some of the mods, which will need to be applied manually.
      • Wurlox's English Interface translates the entire SB3, SB3+, and addon interfaces into English.
      • English script translations by Shirakani and system messages by Flaq translates the entire storyline for every girl into English.
      • Install an Uncensor Mod to get rid of the mosaics over the "lower regions" if you want your game to be fully uncensored.
  • With the release of Darkhound's SB3 Wizzard, installing mods is now very simple. Everything is fully automated and only requires you to select a mod and then hit the apply button.

Need More Help?

  • If you still have problems after using this guide, refer to the following Misc. Problems and FAQ section or check out TheShadow's very in-dept guide on how to install Sexy Beach 3 and its addons. It goes over the same topics and much more.

Misc. Problems and FAQ

  • When I run the game it reports: "Game detect non-japanese os or more then one file are missing!".
    • Go to start->run->and type 'regedit' in the box, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Illusion and correct the INSTALLDIR value to your SB3 location (e.g. "c:\illusion\sb3\").
    • If the game continues bringing the "Game detect non-japanese os or more then one file are missing!", another solution is to erase the characters in Japanese of the folder of the SB3.
    • "Game detect non-japanese os or more then one file are missing!" Persiste otra solucion es borrar los caracteres en japones de la carpeta del SB3
  • I downloaded the game and I don't know what to do with .rar and .7z files.
    • Rar and 7z files are compressed files made to shrink the size of very large files for easy online distribution. You need to uncompress these files before you can use them. WinRar and 7zip (free download) can be used.
  • I installed the game and all the girls seem to be in black skins!
    • This problem can be caused by a lot of different issues ranging from graphics to regional settings. The safest bet is to simply update your graphic drivers, update to the newest release of DirectX, and be sure to be using TheShadow's modded .exe files as for some circumstances, those problems are fixed.
    • If you have done all of the above and still have this problem, then regional settings are most likely what's giving you all the trouble.
      • "Go to Regional and Language Options" in the Control Panel, Regional Options tab, under Standards and Formats and be sure that the decimal point under numbers and currency is actually a "." (period) instead of a "," (comma) under your settings.
  • I installed SB3+ and now my uncensor mod is messed up and the new girls are censored!
    • Download a newer uncensor mod such as Flaq's slit mod, which enhances the "nether regions" to include a slit and also contains Took's new pubic textures.
  • Some of my menus are still in Japanese.
  • I installed SB3+ and now my game crashes every time I enter the living room!
    • Illusion has added animated movies onto the TV inside the living room, which is causing a lot of people to crash. These movies aren't really anything special and can simply be disabled from the Launcher menu from the game. Turning the movies off should stop the living room crashes. The movies can also be found in sb3x_0111.pp and sb3x_0112.pp

^^^^ If you download the anti movie crash files from School Mate, and rename to the 2 file names above and replace, this will fix the crashing error.

-=-=- Also crashes upon running can be avoided via the deletion of the mpg's in the data folder

    • If you have done all of the above and still have this problem, then regional settings are most likely what's giving you all the trouble.
      • "Go to Regional and Language Options" in the Control Panel, Regional Options tab, under Standards and Formats and select "Japanese".
  • I installed the English Installer of Sexy Beach 3 and it doesn't work!
  • or I installed the English Installer of Sexy Beach 3 and I'm having problems with installing the SB3+ expansion!
    • This guide was made to support those who installed from the Japanese discs/ISOs. If you used the Full English Installer, you can find some help from the Aervans' original thread. Unless you are comfortable editing the registry to fix any potential problems as mentioned in Aervans' thread, you should use the Japanese discs/ISOs.
  • When saving, I get multiple error messages and the game is not saved
    • To solve this problem, create a 'save' folder into the 'data' folder.

Compatibility Issue with AMD/ATI HD 2000 series Video Hardware

Users with ATI HD 2400/2600/2900 will have some major graphic glitch that all the girl character's swimsuit cannot be shown properly. However the latest Catalyst 7.11 driver seems to fix the problem but still sometimes might have some mesh/object missing. For example, the hands and sun oil liquids, restarting the game seems to fix this temporary.

Related Link to this issue: [1]

Example Image of the issue above:

File:SB3 ATI HD2000.jpg

Tweak Fix: Turning off the Fog Effect in the option setting before starting the game may fix the missing objects (Hands and liquids). Tested with catalyst 8.4 Hotfix Driver.

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