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WACCA Launcher

WACCA Launcher is a tool that automatically launches the game for you at startup, and also allows you to run multiple versions of WACCA on your cab and switch between them easily.




This guide assumes you already have your cab set up in a similar way to how is described in the DiVER's Guide.

Extract the into a folder outside your game files. I personally have my folder structure set up like this:

   ├─ Offline\
   │  └─ ...
   ├─ Reverse\
   │  └─ ...
   ├─ Lily R\
   │  └─ ...
   ├─ Lily\
   │  └─ ...
   ├─ WACCA S\
   │  └─ ...
   ├─ WACCA\
   │  └─ ...
   └─ <launcher files>

There should be a file called wacca.ini, you'll want to edit that file to point to the paths of your WACCA game files. Here's what mine looks like

default_ver = reverse
num_customs = 1

reverse = C:\WACCA\Reverse
lily_r = C:\WACCA\Lily R
lily = C:\WACCA\Lily
wacca_s = C:\WACCA\WACCA S
wacca = C:\WACCA\WACCA
offline = C:\WACCA\Offline

path = C:\WACCA\CustomChartTesting
name = Reverse + Customs
type = reverse

You can confirm that the launcher works by starting WACCALauncher.exe. You should see some text that says LOADING.... From here, it will load whatever you set as the default version in your config.

You can interrupt the startup if you press the TEST button inside the cab. This should bring up the WACCA Launcher menu, where you can change your default version, as well as launch a version just once. You can navigate this menu just like you would navigate the test menu in-game.

Now you have to configure the cab to start the launcher when it boots. If you followed the folder structure described above, you should just be able to run SetShell.reg and it will perform the below for you.

Press Win+R, type regedit and press Enter. Once it has opened, navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\IniFileMapping\system.ini\boot\ key. Double click the Shell value and change the SYS: to USR:Software\. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\. Right click in the empty area on the right, select New > String Value, and name it Shell. Set the value to the full path of the WACCALauncher.exe file.

Ensure that you put the correct path for your configuration, because if you don't, the system will not boot correctly.

Last update: October 25, 2023