Friday, 28 August 2015

Tetris The Grandmaster 3, Download & Guide

*Downloads are at the bottom of the page
Intro
A few months ago I was watching the Awesome Games Done Quick stream, which if you're not familiar with it, is a week long event that happens twice per year were people speedrun different games 24/7 non stop. It was on that stream, on the Tetris panel that I saw the best Tetris player I'd ever seen, and was absolutely floored, that guy was amazing at Tetris. That guy, KevinDDR which a few months later became the first Grandmaster outside of Japan, was the one who made me want to play Tetris the Grandmaster 3. Turns out, TGM3 is not available on MAME (1 and 2 are though), but luckily there is a PC "version" which is essentially a self contained emulator for the arcade machines that run Type X boards.

Game Description
TGM3 is probably the most competitive tetris game yet and is super hard but also super amazing. It has a couple of different modes but the "real" game happens in the "Master" mode which features a fully fledged rank system. 
 If you want to learn more about the game, check the Tetris Wiki



Getting Things Running
 Start by downloading and extracting the zipped folder. Once you've done that, go ahead and open the .exe called typex_config. Once that is open it'll ask you a few questions.
  • Use Mahjong Panel-  No
  • Four Way Joystick-   If yours is four ways yes, otherwise no
  • Low-Res Monitor-    Yes, unless using a monitor with a resolution>720
  • Scratch Drive Remap- Just hit Enter
It will then ask you to map a few keys for both players. You can play the game with only button 1 and button 4, but I suggest mapping buttons 1,2,3 and 4, because buttons 5 and 6 do nothing.
You can also ignore the buttons for service and test
 Once you're done with mapping open the "Launch Game" file. The game will open. Now you'll have to insert a coin and afterwards will be given 3 options:
  • Data not used, which will just let you play the game without keeping any scores.
  • New Player, which will ask you for a name and then for a "password" consisting of a combination of button presses. This is basically creating a new account
  • Player Loading, which is essentially logging into a created account, just enter your the name and "password" of your account and you'll have access to your medals, scores and rankings.
Download (I hosted it on Mega because I'm not a monster. It has no viruses, but your anti virus might freak out because of the .bat files.)

I originally found this on another blog, just giving credit where it's due, but the downloads are not exactly the same.


85 comments:

  1. The game is sped up, how do I slow it down?

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    1. I had this problem with my 120hz monitor. WHen I dragged the windows to my 60hz monitor it was fine.

      You can actually leave a pixel row in the 60hz monitor and the speed should be ok

      Or change your monitor refresh rate to 60hz

      Hope that help.

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  2. Never had that problem, but I'd guess that it's running at a very high framerate. See if the launcher configuration has an option to limit the framerate.

    A quick search on google found this: http://tetrisonline.pl/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9

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    1. how do you configure your keys?

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    2. any answer on this?

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    3. run typex_config.exe
      press n 3 times, Enter(return) 1 time
      now all you have to do is setup key, they are:
      Up, Down, Left, Right
      A,B,C,D
      Start,Coin,Service
      the same with p2
      and 2 more key is Test and Exit

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    4. nothing seems to show up when i do that

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    5. maybe ur computer has problems

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  3. how to get tmg3 pc work

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  4. HELP PLZ
    TGM3 NOT WORKING

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    1. You'll need to give me a little more info, are you sure you followed the instructions correctly?

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    2. Is this the tutorial of download TGM3?

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  5. Can you AV scan this again? Mine quarantined TGM3.exe (not any of the .bat files) for Win.Trojan.Banker-13088

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    1. Avast doesn't come up with anything, maybe it's a false positive? Nothing has happened to my computer and I don't have any rogue processes, so it's probably a false positive.

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    2. Sorry for not getting back sooner.

      I tried the file with other scanners and no flags were raised, so my original scanner must have had a false positive. Shame that it's my server's main scanner, so looks like I'll need to find another AV solution. :/

      Thanks for the download.

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  7. Hello there, I have downloaded the game and bound my keys, but whenever I attempt to launch the game it simply crashes. Any clue as to how to fix this?

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    1. same problem on my Lenovo t60 (the arcade box), but works fine on my Gaming PC.

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  8. Hello there, I have downloaded the game and bound my keys, but whenever I attempt to launch the game it simply crashes. Any clue as to how to fix this?

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    1. Sorry man, I have no idea. Try running it in compatibility mode maybe?

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    2. you have to run this on Windows XP... i'm not kidding.

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    3. Is it the game.exe stopped working message? Here is another version of the game that could solve some problems (it loads less useless librairies than the version linked in the blog post): http://www.mediafire.com/file/x5xoz8ebxpzbswp/TGM3Ti-zidlibfix-version.rar

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    4. Forgot to add, but you launch the game by clicking tgm3_launcher.exe. The key bindings are shown in tgm3.cfg

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    5. Your link worked for me, Felix, but there's no sound. Any idea why that would be?

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    6. Hi Matt, sorry about the late response (wasn't notified). For me, the sound worked right away. At least I'm glad you're now able to play the game :)

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    7. So I downloaded this modded version of tgm3 and I’m having trouble saving my control configurations, I configure my controls but as soon as I load the game, it goes back to the awkward default controls.

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  9. so ... I can't even run this on 10. GREAT.

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    1. I upgraded a couple weeks ago and it worked fine for me, so it definitely runs on Windows 10. Try running it in compatibility mode and messing with those options.

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  10. so ... I can't even run this on 10. GREAT.

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  11. for some reason after playing a few games sometimes just one the game will just black screen and it will just keep repeating ready go so i have to quit out does anyone know how to fix this

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  12. Anyone know how to play this windowed?

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  13. What is the earliest version of windows this would run on?
    I am on Linux and have yet to get it to launch with Wine so I was wondering what VM i would need to spin up for TGM3 to launch correctly.

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    1. The Tayto Type X was based on Windows XP so I assume that OS will be the lowest you can go. I wouldn't want to go any lower than that anyway.

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    2. Thank you for replying so quick, I will try that out.

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  14. I tried to run this windows XP VM and then A windows 7 one. I keep getting generic error messages before a crash. Are there any drivers or dependences I need for it to run?

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  15. Hello, first of all thanks! But I can't play because I don't know how to insert the coin :( no button will work

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    1. if you run "typex_config.exe" it will give you options to bind keys and other such settings.

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  16. so this runs fine on my PC, but not on my cabinet machine, which runs a lot of other games just fine. Windows 10, Lenovo t60 with latest drivers, directx, etc...

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    1. also might be relevant - the machine uses a 4:3 monitor.

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    2. same behaviour on 16:9 monitor.

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  17. No clue what the problem is, I used to run it on my xp cabinet and it ran fine. A couple of weeks ago I also tried it on my windows 10 desktop and it ran fine. The Monitor ratio shouldn't make much of a different because the original cabinet is also 4:3 and the monitor of my cabinet also has the same ratio. Does it not boot at all?

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  18. How to play it ?
    it always need coins

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    1. Well, yeah, it will need coins, when you run the setup program it asks you for a coin key. Just run the program again and this time set the key to something on your keyboard. There may also be a free play setting somewhere, but I never used it

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  19. Hey, is there any reason for the blocks to straight drop? lol

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  20. I don't get what you're saying? If you want to hard drop the blocks just push up. If you're saying that after a while they just drop that's because the game gets really fast.

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  21. Hey! When I load up the game, it forces fullscreen but doesn't use the proper resolution of my screen. I've tried both yes and no to the low-res screen question but both times it's the same. I can see about 1/4 of the screen - top left corner. Not sure what to do.

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  22. I'm trying to play this with a ps3/ps4-fightstick and I can't bind any input in typex_config.exe. Help.

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    1. I doubt windows natively recognizes your stick without any added libraries, so I suggest you download xpadder or an equivalent and map the buttons on your stick to keys on your keyboard, it's not hard and it'll only take a minute.

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  23. I cant seem to bind any of the keys to keyboard, whenever I open up typex_config, I get to where it says "press a button for P1 joystick U" and I can't input anything more from that point forward. How do I map my keyboard?

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    1. Yup, I'm having this same issue... 3 years since original issue was posted though so doubtful anyone has found a solution. I hope somebody posts something to help future people with same issue though.

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    2. Oh hey look! 10 minutes later and I figured it out. I had a PS4 controller plugged in to my PC before. I unplugged it and then I was able to bind keyboard controls. So my advice if you're having this issue: unplug ALL OTHER USB INPUT DEVICES. Then try it again.

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  24. I'm looking for a way to make the game display in 1080p but have yet to find a solution that allows Xbox 360 controller play and full 1080p support(altinput).

    I reccommend making an seperate copy of the game for this just to test it out for yourself.

    https://mega.nz/#!EUN2jSwL!6rOOuCqxc5YoVMVMagA_jcIl2IGc_tMKMxVRejqnPhg

    Dropping these files into the game folder and clicking tgm3_launcher will start the game with improved latency and resolution but I have yet to figure out how to edit the control when using it.

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    1. You could try using xpadder, that's sure to work with any controller.

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  25. I Read everything on how to fix it but i still get game.exe is not responding error messages. Any help?

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  26. Hi guys, after spending many hours testing and working on this i finally have a version that works on windows 10(Ver 1703). please feel free to download from the link and let me know if it doesnt work for you.

    to config a controller launch pad_config.exe to map your buttons and to launch the game use Tetris The Grand Master 3 Terror Instinct.bat

    https://mega.nz/#!N9xXBYqa

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    1. ...can you give the decryption key?

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    2. the link doesn't work. Do you happen to have it on google Drive???

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  27. can you run the game in a window?

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  28. I used to be able to play just fine on a 16:9 display (game ran with black borders on the sides in 4:3), but I changed monitor for a 21:9 display and now the game is stretched across the whole screen with no black borders and I can't figure out a way to make it run with borders. Any help?

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  29. The game isn't sped up... tetris GM is hard AF.
    Thanks man

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  30. my game is running at a very strange and blurry resolution. i'm sure how to fix this.

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  32. i cant bind any keys with my fightstick

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  33. IDK why (and I've set this up on another cpu with no problems) but every time I go to bind keys it won't register the keys on my keyboard I press. It reads the yes and no options I plug in but nothing else. HALP!

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  34. SO unsure if this post is dead yet but the typex_config will not let me bind any keys, keyboard or gamepad input just doesn't work, and it's only with this typex_config.

    What do?

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  35. Hi,I have always wanted to try TGM. So many thx. But I have no idea which button acts as "submit" button in TGM. Whenever it asks for a name, all I can do is to type a name in the text box and wait for the countdown to be over and for it to automatically submit the form.

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  36. Is the download link is 100%safe to download?

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  37. I had a black screen, so I right-clicked on TGM3.exe, properties, compatibility and checked:
    · 640x480 res
    · Disable desktop thingamajig
    · Disable screen scaling or something like that

    And it worked.

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  38. If you are having the game run too fast, this is because you are trying to run it off of intel integrated gfx. guaranteed. This is due to crappy GL drivers not supporting the method the game uses for vsync. nvidia and ati cards work. If you have switchable graphics, it might be an issue.

    typex_loader.exe does not work in windows 10. Altinput does work. get the mediafire version. you can adjust resolution and fullscreen there.

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  41. Hey guys made an ideal control setup for an Xbox 360 Controller.

    https://i.imgur.com/ST1eaCd.png

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  42. according to norton the TGM3.exe is a trojan

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  43. Replies
    1. Change your monitor framerate to 60 Hrz

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  44. The game runs super faster. Any solution?

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  45. if you have a keyboard, 4 way joystick should be on

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  46. It works perfect! Thank you!!!

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