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Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code
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Developers
Type-Moon
French-Bread
Ecole Software
Publishers
English Arc System Works
Release dates
Windows December 31, 2011[1]
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Arcade, Fighting
Art styles Anime
Themes Contemporary, Horror, Supernatural
Series Tsukihime
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code on MobyGames
Tsukihime
Subseries of Nasuverse
Tsukihime 2000
Kagetsu Tohya 2001
Melty Blood 2002
Melty Blood Act Cadenza 2007
Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code 2011
Melty Blood: Type Lumina 2021

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code is a scrolling side view fighting game developed by Type-Moon, French-Bread, and Ecole Software, and published by Arc System Works. It is the sequel to Melty Blood Act Cadenza and the fourth installment in Melty Blood series, a spin-off of the adult visual novel Tsukihime.

The game was originally released in arcades on the Sega NAOMI system as Melty Blood Actress Again, which seen various updates and ports on arcades, PlayStation 2, and PC, with the PC version of Actress Again Current Code being based off the latest arcade revision (1.07). The PC version later received some patches to correct bugs in the game, however, it is missing some features from the PlayStation 2 game, such as the Boss Rush and Survival Mode and leftover text files relating to the missing modes.[1] The game initially was not released through retailers like the previous Melty Blood games, instead it was bundled with the Limited Edition Blu-ray release of Carnival Phantasm, Vol. 3.

There was efforts by the visual novel translation group mirror moon to fan translate Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code's PC version, but the project was scrapped when Arc System Works announced they were publishing the game's English release, which was released in April 19. 2016 through Steam.[2]

General information

Visual Novel Database article
Steam Community Discussions
Melty Bread Forums - Dedicated forum community for the Melty Blood series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Requires online activation
CD key
SecuROM DRM.[3] Original Japanese release, bundled with the Limited Edition Blu-ray release of Carnival Phantasm, Vol. 3.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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English version. Some features are changed from the original release.
Windows

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/411370/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/411370/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Although the game supports widescreen resolutions, the game screen itself is 4:3, which can be pillarboxed or stretched to the desired aspect-ratio in the Japanese version. The Steam version's pillarboxes displays a movelist of the current characters in play.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Available in the Steam version, while the original Japanese version does not have a Vsync option.
60 FPS
Locked at 60 or 30 fps
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Available to the Steam version only. The original Japanese version uses a pre-defined keyboard layout.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
A configuration launcher that appears in the original Japanese version when launching the game, which requires mouse. The Steam version launches into the game directly.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Buttons are represented with their arcade stick equivalent
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Button prompts
Buttons are represented with their arcade stick equivalent
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Steam version only
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Removed in the Steam version in favor of online match making.
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Exclusive to the Steam version.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Only available in the original Japanese release.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Celeron 440 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1.5 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7900
AMD Radeon X1600
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound compatible sound card

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/411370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (411370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code - The TYPE-MOON Wiki - last accessed on 2020-10-27
  2. Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code PC Launches April 19 - Gematsu - last accessed on 2020-10-27
  3. Idiot Programming / Darth Wiki - TV Tropes - last accessed on 2020-10-27
    "The copy protection for the original [DVD] version of Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code had a truly insane activation procedure: You have to insert the [DVD], type in the [DVD] key, and install the game. Then, remove the [DVD], try to run the game (which will give an error), and click a second button to connect to a website into which you must type a code the game gives you plus a second [DVD] key from the game box. It will then allow you to download a file which you must place in the game's install directory — which requires going through elevation if you are using Windows Vista or later. Finally, you can then run the game..."