After more than 10 years, a true sequel has drummed up interest in new players and drawn nostaglic warriors back the world of Street Fighter, and many of you have wound up here.
Welcome to Shoryuken.com and enjoy your time spent.
These boards are great resource for a range of topics related to 2D fighting games, and dozens of players have begun with these boards and progressed to elite status. Despite the wealth of information and numerous minds with which to discuss it, without certain fundamentals neither resource can be used efficiently. A lot of this information has been said elsewhere on these boards, but it's totally unrealistic to expect every new player to find that stuff, and this is a great opportunity to reach the people who want to find it anyway... so now there's this.
If you are very new to fighting games, new to srk, new to sf4, or new in whatever way, This Is Your Thread.
The purpose of this thread is to specifically avoid repeat posts such as this
Street Fighter 4 n00b..
I am a super beginner with all fighting games - I mean button mashing to the max. Seeing Street fighter 4 and how awesome the game the game is - I have been looking around on how to learn the basics and I have found this site!!! I will be looking around on some of the basics and finally learning how to really play street fighter, instead of just getting my butt kicked. I wanted to give out my gamertag, so if you guys would like to play a beginner and give me some tips on how to improve my game - it would be greatly appreciated!! I look forward to playing with you guys. GT: Join Date Feb 2009
PLEASE, try not to clutter this board with questions that sound as though they can be answered in one sentence. Chances are, it has been answered already. If it hasn't post it here. I'll periodically check it, and I hope a few other knowledgeable players will help out as well.
For rules for the forum, see the stick/rules thread (http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=174791
If you tried use the search button and couldn't find what FADC means, this thread is for.
If you can't figure out the difference between a chain and a link, this thread is for you.
If you don't know what a Fake Kick is, this thread is for you.
If you don't know what a 2in1 post here.
If you can't land an ultra, cancel a special into a super, etc, post here first.
Basically, this is the thread where you (might) get a pass on breaking the forum rules in some way. Ask the most basic questions here first.
AND NOT ELSEWHERE. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!
PLEASE Don't forget to at least CHECK a character's thread in the specific sub-forum. I realize that sometimes info is hard to find there... but come here only after you've done so.
PLEASE Don't forget to check at least CHECK a characters wiki page on the shoryuken wiki ( http://www.shoryuken.com/wiki/index.php/Street_Fighter_IV
). I realize right now it is lacking... post up some info you find! Its a wiki... people fix it! And have patience, it will fill out soon.
Finally, I'll try to list some resources that will help with some of topics with which you may have difficulty:
Resources (attempted in order of difficulty):
Maj's Guide to Street Fighter Notation
Check here if you have any trouble reading combos. This nice guide explains most traditional american combo notations, and a bonus key on that tricky "Jap" (numpad) notation. Check it out!
SF Combo System Interpretation
An incredibly relevant article with a brand new SF release, read this to gain perspective and good basic knowledge on how combos DEVELOP in street fighter, as a game ages.
Maj's Encyclopedia of Street Fighter Terminology
What is footsies? How would you define "block stun"? Can't figure out what is a RTSD? Check here for great definitions on many of the most common competitive Street Fighter related terminology
Maj's Guide to Combo Construction
A quick guide that discusses what one should think about when developing combos. Understand this and you'll be ramping up that damage output, building the most meter, putting yourself in the best okizeme positions in no time!
Buktooth's Frame Data Trainer
- This is an INVALUABLE resource. Frame Data exists for all 17 playable arcade characters. Read this short guide and you will be ready to start utilizing it to make some true 50/50s, and you may never view the term "mix up" the same.
The SF4 Faq
Thread Frequently Asked questions. Ask there if you can't find it here.
Misconceptions about the Mechanics of Sf4
This thread is an AWESOME read that has pulled some of the myths and widely spread mistaken concepts into one place to debunk them. Great for anyone at any level.
I hope these things help. More will be added later.
** 05/22/2009 ** For now I'll make additions at the end of this post, formalization may follows. Anyway:
Useful suggestions from players!
* For those new to arcade sticks it may be a good idea to play other games with your stick. For instance if you've got some old PC games that you'd normally use a pad with use your arcade stick instead. This will help you get used to playing with it.
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