I peeked inside the VMI file with a hex editor, and saw that it points toward a download file called EVE0_BF_._VM
Since this file is purely DLC we may have to ask around some of the dreamcast DLC collectors on the net to find it. There is a download
on the bswirl web page (but not the VMU tool CD). I'm trying it, but I haven't had any luck so far. I believe I need to clear the game to unlock the EXTRA mode. I think it may be like Power Stone where the Extra Mode may be the key to unlocking the minigame... and the minigame would unlock some gallery pis or something in return.
Revisiting the "Beam Force" issue:
Bummer! The download on the bswirl web page actually IS
the sought-after minigame!! But I'm guessing, something went wrong during the upload: the VMI specifies the VMS as DATA (not GAME) and it's only 23 blocks instead of 24 - like it had been advertised on the "Eve Zero" website. Anyway, I've compiled another VMI for the VMS (this time specifying it as GAME) and transferred it to a VMU. It actually shows up as "Beam Force" in the DC's bios/VMU organizer, but it's not working properly, meaning: the VMU freezes once you try to start the game.
I might try to put an "Eve Zero" savefile on the VMU as well. Maybe the minigame is looking for some external data before it actually boots up. I don't know... Presumanly the download might just be corrupted. OatBob
, what about you? Any progress on completing "Eve Zero"?