Hi friends, this is a helpful guide to get o2mania, the DJ/Piano Music-Beat game NyJacky always is playing!
First, you will want to download the .RAR files from this page (http://blog.applejunk.net/o2-mania-english-version/) The two mirror links are below. When you click them, it's important: click the "SKIP AD" button in the top right when counter is over. Ignore the rest of the place. link updated Feb 2013
To open the .RAR file, you will need WinRAR if you don't already have it. The above link has a download link. For ease, here it is Download WinRAR
Now, your .RAR file should simply open up into WinRAR. You now need to extract the file. ("Extract to")
Extract it there (I put it on my desktop)
The folder should be default named "O2Mania English 1.0.1"
Open up O2Mania English in that folder, and the game should load. Click Start when it has done it's initial start-up (you make get random pop-ups... just close those)
Now you need to set the directories to where your files are actually located. (You might hear music - press F7 to stop it)
First, we need to make a music folder, because this version does not come with songs.
Create a new folder in the O2Mania English 1.0.1 folder, and name it "music"
Back in O2Mania, under "File," choose "Configure Folders"
Now, change all of them to the location of where YOUR music folder is by pressing the "..." button on the right side, for all three of the choices.
Mine looks like this: C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\o2jam\O2Mania English 1.0.1\music\
Press "OK" and it will tell you that you will need to refresh.
Under "File," now choose "Open" (or F8).
Near the bottom right, there is a "Refresh" button. Press that and it will update the song location on the list.
Your song files should now be set-up correctly and now we can play the first song!
Note: on this page, you cannot download the packs right at the top. Scroll down to the packs titled "Download O2Jam/O2Mania song packs here
Again, click the Skip Ad button in the top right.
The download button is very small, click it to download the file.
Now it will ask you to Sign Up or Login onto 4shared. You will need to do this in order to download these files. It's super fast and easy.
You will download another .RAR file.
Open it, and extract it to your music folder.
Now it is easy! You select a song from this menu (from "File" > "Open" or F8)
Once opened, you need to start the song.
F6 starts the song
F7 stops the song (F6 restarts the song)
I am a mod on Jacky's Twitch stream (watch him here: NyJacky on Twitch) and figured this could help... if I am able, I will update it with further inquiries, and pictures if people find that to be necessary.
Good to see people still remember o2jam! Sure, there's plenty of Chinese and Korean (and maybe other foreign) resources, but seeing English speakers talking about it to this day makes me feel so much more comfortable. It brings back so many memories. =)
I have a question though: are people still playing on private servers only (in which case, what are the top private servers)? I admit that I can Google this type of information myself, but... it would be nice to hear opinions about private servers from other people.