Holding Start When Selecting Characters on SSFIIX (Arcade)

undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die!Joined: Posts: 1,686
Maybe this is common knowledge (entirely possible because I'm such a noob), but the other night I was playing around with character colors on SSFIIX using button combinations, holding buttons, etc. and noticed something strange and repeatable. With at least 2 credits, if I pressed & held Start when selecting my character (Ken, in this case) and continued holding Start until the match started, in the upper right corner of the screen, instead of just saying "PRESS START", it would alternate between "PRESS START" and some other string of kanji characters.

I don't recall ever seeing this in normal play. Anyone ever tried/noticed this or better yet, know what that kanji string means?
-ud

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  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,714
    Can you post a picture of these kanji characters that pop up?
  • oldschool_BRoldschool_BR Projectile spammer Joined: Posts: 2,442
    Isn't it the same text that appears in SSF2X? I have asked about it years ago. I think Ganelon replied, but I don't recall what it was.
  • hanasuhanasu Joined: Posts: 130
    It says 求む!対戦プレイ meaning 'Wanted! Versus play"
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  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,714
    It's a pretty interesting feature. So how do people know how to use this function? Were there text descriptions about this thing posted on Japanese ST cabs? Was it spread by word of mouth?

    Also, who WOULDN'T want to play against other players? I'm sure after 1992, everyone pretty much figured out it was much more fun to play against people than AI.
  • electronicdojoelectronicdojo Joined: Posts: 72
    Ganelon wrote: »
    HSF2 has a bunch more of these messages with different button combinations. From my experience in Japan, nobody actually uses any of them. Just for reference, T-Akiba has a comprehensive list of them at the top of this page: http://games.t-akiba.net/sf2/kowaza.html

    The link displays mixed text for me? Is this my web browser or a bad code?
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Righto. Joined: Posts: 13,814
    It's not in unicode encoding. Change the encoding to Japanese.
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  • electronicdojoelectronicdojo Joined: Posts: 72
    It's not in unicode encoding. Change the encoding to Japanese.
    lol thanks :)

  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    I think features like this is more common than you think. Iirc the Dreamcast version might have even had the message translated to English (well, EngRish at least). And I think the samurai shadows games had a feature like this too. Actually its so common, that when reading your post I was kind of surprised not everyone knew about it.
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  • undamnedundamned Wake up! Time to die! Joined: Posts: 1,686
    undamned wrote: »
    Maybe this is common knowledge (entirely possible because I'm such a noob)
    I think features like this is more common than you think.
    Apparently.
    -ud

  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    undamned wrote: »
    undamned wrote: »
    Maybe this is common knowledge (entirely possible because I'm such a noob)
    I think features like this is more common than you think.
    Apparently.
    -ud


    Well, it wasn't just you that surprised me. I consider hanasu and eltrouble well versed in the game too and they seemed to be as oblivious as you. I also can't imagine you being a noob being around so many st boards and doing so much testing and demos with them.

    ('m still waiting on your USB converters though!
    <quitjockinmystyle> everybody i wil approve what is cheating moves or not.
    STToronto https://www.facebook.com/groups/499056723549379/
    Because very few ST players check SRK anymore. mostly it's the local facebook group and NHC.
    PM me here or on facebook if you need a stick mod or repair. Same with arcade boards and superguns.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,064
    in HSF2 if you hold down start and select game mode on ST or Super another version of ST and Super is enabled for your character. So in other words HSF2 has 7 modes instead of 5 modes...
  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    in HSF2 if you hold down start and select game mode on ST or Super another version of ST and Super is enabled for your character. So in other words HSF2 has 7 modes instead of 5 modes...

    as a chun player. I always hit myself the minute I try to do stored super and realize i forgot to hold start ._.

    <quitjockinmystyle> everybody i wil approve what is cheating moves or not.
    STToronto https://www.facebook.com/groups/499056723549379/
    Because very few ST players check SRK anymore. mostly it's the local facebook group and NHC.
    PM me here or on facebook if you need a stick mod or repair. Same with arcade boards and superguns.
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,540
    Also, if you wait 3 seconds and press start and all 3 punch buttons youll get Akuma instead of Ryu. :O
  • eltroubleeltrouble Joined: Posts: 5,714
    Also, if you wait 3 seconds and press start and all 3 punch buttons youll get Akuma instead of Ryu. :O

    Wut. You have to select certain characters in order before that happens.
  • UnessentialUnessential Joined: Posts: 1,168
    edited October 2013
    Hmm. this doesn't relate to pressing start. But It's a tidbit I feel not many people know. and they SHOULD know.

    I always see people skipping menus and trying to get to the actual fight faster by pressing buttons and such or tapping coin/start really fast.

    What I don't see is 1p tapping jab (shot1) really fast to get past the boot screens.

    That's why I believe a majority of people don't know about this.

    only player 1 can do this, and only the jab button works. it's a slight annoyance of mine when i'm not p1 and i'm waiting for the boot screen to pass and the other person isn't tapping/mashing jab.

    (I haven't seen a single person do this, in person or ggpo without me telling them to beforehand)
    <quitjockinmystyle> everybody i wil approve what is cheating moves or not.
    STToronto https://www.facebook.com/groups/499056723549379/
    Because very few ST players check SRK anymore. mostly it's the local facebook group and NHC.
    PM me here or on facebook if you need a stick mod or repair. Same with arcade boards and superguns.
  • standing420standing420 No setplay Joined: Posts: 66
    snip

    Holding jab also works and IIRC is faster as well, at least for the versus screen.
    I think most people I play online skip the screens, surprised to hear otherwise.

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