BTL.CVM (Persona 4)

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BTL.CVM
Format CVM
Size 306 MB (P4)
Contains TBL, BVP, TMX, PAC, RMD, EPL

The BTL.CVM is a file found in the PS2 versions of Persona 3 and Persona 4. In Persona 4, some of the contents got moved to the DATA.CVM, but both games store battle/dungeon-relevant data in this CVM. Persona 4's BTL.CVM is divided up into 3 folders. Most RMD models in the game, including in-battle PAC archives for playable characters, but excluding bosses and enemies got moved to the DATA.CVM.

BATTLE[edit]

Five folders can be found in the BATTLE directory, along with the following files:

BOSS[edit]

The BOSS folder contains 16 BIN files containing boss-related scripts and ACX sound effects.

CUTIN[edit]

The CUTIN folder contains some unused graphics, as well as the Cutin EPL files that appear when a playable character (or boss) delivers a critical hit.

EFFECT[edit]

The BTLEFF.BIN AND SHADOW_S.BED files can be found here.

PANEL[edit]

The BIN files BTLPANEL.BIN and BTLPANELOP.BIN are stored here. Both contain SPR files that make up the in-battle HUD. The only difference is that BTLPANELOP.BIN is used for the opening of the game and uses an icon of Yu Narukami without glasses.

RESULT[edit]

BIN files BR_MSG.BIN, SHUFFLE_S.BIN, SHUFFLE_W.BIN, SIMPLE_S.BIN and SIMPLE_W.BIN can be found here as well as SPR file SF_TIME00.SPR.
S stands for Summer while W stands for Winter, indicating the different outfits for the protagonist that are used in the contained TMX graphics.
Also, SIMPLE indicates that the BIN is for the results screen and not Shuffle Time.

MODEL_BTL[edit]

This directory contains 3 subfolders related to battle models.

ENEMY[edit]

This directory contains the 14 ACX voice files for bosses. Unlike Persona 3, they aren't contained in a PAK archive.

PACK[edit]

This directory contains 336 enemies in PAC files, containing their RMDs and SE files. Unlike Persona 3, party member models are not found in the BTL.CVM. They have been moved to the MODEL/PACK directory of the DATA.CVM.

PERSONA[edit]

In-battle Persona RMD files are stored here. For a full list of Personas in Persona 4, check here.

SKILL[edit]

This directory contains 488 BED/SE files each.