How to download songs in LR2
In LR2, finding songs is a hard task. Most of the time you’d be redirected to a dead link, 503’d, or the song just doesn’t have any download link at all. I’m not kidding if i tell you that you’ll be spending more time finding a specific chart than playing it. Even if you find a link, with the main language of those sites being in Japanese, you would be thinking whether you it lead you to the right link or not.
Luckily there are places where you can find song packs or individual songs you can download. They are still quite hard to find, but once you find those links, it would be the equivalent of a gold mine.
Main LR2 Ranking Page
This is the ranking page of LR2: http://www.dream-pro.info/~lavalse/LR2IR/search.cgi?
The image above is what the link should look like, but we will only be focusing on the search bar on that page.
There are 4 options that you can choose from.
First: Keyword Search – This will search for song titles.
Second: Tag Search – This will search for the tags of the song. Note that the first option will not search in the tags, same for the other way around.
Third: Player Search – Searches for the player.
Fourth: Course Search – This searches for courses. More info about courses soon!
We will mostly be using the first and second option for searching songs.
If you want to search specific songs, go ahead and type the title of the song and search using the first option. If you have an artist in mind, try your luck and use the second option to search. Most songs have the artist tagged in, but reliable tags are the Scale diffs. More info about scales soon!
For this post, I will be searching for nothing, which will return to me all list of songs available. I simple click for the “Search” button right beside the textbox.
The image below shows what appeared on my screen as of July 5 2014.
This might as well be useless information for you. The search always defaults to “New song first”, and most of the time they won’t have any link to them. Let’s fix that by changing the search option.
The highlighted option is the most reliable option. This option sorts the list to “Highest play count first”. This is reliable because songs that have a high play count means that it is accessible to a lot of players, and being accessible means being able to download the song.
After changing the option, the page should automatically reload. The image below shows what appeared on my screen as of July 5 2014 (again).
Most of the downloadable songs have a video of the diff below. The song I’ve chosen also has a youtube video as of July 5 2014, so you can first check it out before downloading the song.
There are two specific info that you should be looking at. 本体URL (The first URL) and 差分URL (Second URL). The first link is where you can download the “Base” files for the song, and the second URL is for the song difficulty files (called sabun).
Since you do not have the files of this song yet, We’ll go press the link on the first URL box (tsubu.ath), which will lead us to this page:
It turned out to be a place where you can download songs! For this guide, simply scroll down below to find the BMS download section and search for Imperishable Night 2006 (Or just use the search function).
Click on the link and a file should start downloading (as of July 5 2014, imp_bga_mq.rar). After downloading, extract it to a folder and run LR2. If you followed the previous guide, you should extract it to your NewSong folder. If you plan to extract it to another folder, you will have to add the directory again in JUKEBOX1.
Note that you can change the name of the folders if you want to. This will make it more organized. You can rename the folder to Imperishable Night 2006 if you want.
Now that we have the base files, we can now download the diff file for the song. Our aim is to download the -SP ANOTHER- diff. Click the link on the second URL box (freett.com/lobsak/).
Sadly, it led me to an unknown page. Most of the time it will be like this, as they often lead to the main page of the site. If you don’t know how to read Japanese, you’ll have to click around random links and hope for the best.
For this site, click on the 2nd link on the left panel. It should load a page with a list of songs. Simply search for “Imperishable Night” and click on the up####.rar on the left side. The place does not seem to have the -SP ANOTHER- diff, but we can download other diffs for it.
In this post, I downloaded up1251.zip, which hopefully uses the same base files as the one we previously downloaded. After downloading, extract it on the same folder as your Imperishable Night 2006.
Now when you load LR2, it should automatically load the song. If it is still not on the list, press F8 if you are on Manual Reload.
Now you have a new song to play! It is extremely hard to search for songs, as it mostly relies on luck. Good thing is there are places where you can download Song Packs!
(Careful! This is all the sp sabuns uploaded)
The BMS Of Fighters (BOF)
Other Download Links