The definitive guide to ZSNES online

fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief userJoined: Posts: 676
To play online zsnes, follow these directions. All you really need is zsnes and an IM program that the other player has as well, but zbattle automates this process. First thing you do is open ZSNES. DO NOT load a rom. That comes after you are connected together. Open ZSNES and go to NETPLAY and select INTERNET (Heres a pic)

After you do that, you will see this screen. (another pic)

Decide over the IM program which of you will be server and which of you will be the client. Whoever is the server should then give the client their IP adress. It is located at the bottom of the netplay menu. The client then types the host IP address in the long blank spot. (another pic)

After the client puts the host IP address in, the host then presses the START AS SERVER button. After that is done, the client then should press the CONNECT TO SERVER button. The client's IP address is not required. After connection is made, which can take up to 3 minutes, then you will see a chat screen. All you have to do is go to game and load rom. It does not matter wether the host or client loads the game. The only requirement is that the roms must be unzipped and have the same name. While playing, press T to chat with each other.


Theres another thing you must know about ZSNES. If you have a firewall, you need to either disable it or let port 7845 be exempt from the firewall. If you are using Windows XP, you must disable the built in firewall that it has. Simply go to your control panel, select windows firewall, and disable it.

Now, to make connecting even easier, download the zbattle program at www.zbattle.net . Install it, and it's dead easy to use.

IMPORTANT... If you are on a router, then you will not be able to netplay until you configure your router properly! DarkAkuma (the creator of Z-net) has made an excellent router help page to assist you in doing that. (Find it here)


www.zsnes.com has ZSNES. Make sure you get both 1.36 and 1.40 as some games, such as Mortal kombat, and others, work best on 1.36.


And finally, go to www.zbattle.net for zbattle. Easy to set up, but it only works with UDP.

There you have it. If you have any questions, ask and I'll see what I can do. I am willing to play tech support if I have to. But please refrain from asking for roms, as I would like to keep this thread open as long as possible. And let me know if this little tutorial helps any, or if there is anything I need to clarify.
Thank you for reading this.




*EDIT* Please note, if you STILL cannot connect, UNCHECK the allow UDP box in your netplay menu, and have the other person do the same. It should work then, but using TCP/IP instead of UDP can be more laggy. Only do this as a last resort. And do NOT do this if you are 56k. It will lag horribly then for sure.
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  • MokuraMokura Joined: Posts: 148
    Helpful info brain.
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  • H0CH0C [Burning] Joined: Posts: 50
    Someone sticky this, please.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    H0C wrote:
    Someone sticky this, please.

    Agreed. Sticky this.


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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Hey Thanks for the info there Brain.
    I have to show this to a friend of mine.
    Hahahaha We couldn't get Contra 3 to work last time, but now it think we can, and own some aliens on the online! hahaah thanks man.

    STICK THIS SHIT. MAN!!!

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  • RyumexicanoRyumexicano Goh Kid Joined: Posts: 548
    Sticky this gold.........
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  • MiyagiShin XMiyagiShin X Going Hard at UMVC3 Joined: Posts: 1,002
    Sticky this so its available in the future. This is really helpful!!
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Can someone explain the difference between Zbattle and Znet? I had Znet at one point, but I'm hearing things about Zbattle, and I don't know which one I should get. What are the majority of you people using?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    get both
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Good enough.
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  • fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief user Joined: Posts: 676
    UPDATED THE TUTORIAL. If you couldn't get it to work before, I added a little something at the bottom. happy gaming!
    Remember kids, Giefy goodness in every slam!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.

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  • TamTam Joined: Posts: 650
    where is the zbattle-ness?
    zbattle = easier than z-net ^_^
    Every second counts
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  • KayinKayin rawr Joined: Posts: 2,115
    Too good, sticky that shit down.
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  • 4neqs4neqs thick_thighs Joined: Posts: 10,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks. I'm actually interested in this, and I'll try and get my scrub ass online for this somehow. If my POS computer will get it to run with minimal lag.
    "But that's SRK for you. SFIV could have a feature where Chun-Li steps out of the TV and gives the players blowjobs, and some would still complain because she wasn't Sakura." --Azrael(?)
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  • tharimrattlertharimrattler Colossus Legend Joined: Posts: 3,097
    Go to Z-net fuckers.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    stickyickyicky this
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  • fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief user Joined: Posts: 676
    Well, nuff people asked for it. Done.
    Remember kids, Giefy goodness in every slam!

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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    The windows firewall is easily controlled via right clicking the "connected" icon in your system tray. Right click, choose change windows firewall settings.

    Pre service pack 2, i believe you had to go into the properties of the connection you wished to dial, and click on the advanced tab.

    Correct me if i am wrong of course.
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  • FatalFuryDFatalFuryD Feint Cancel Addict Joined: Posts: 956
    is there a way to find out my ip without calling my isp?
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  • fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief user Joined: Posts: 676
    FatalFuryD wrote:
    is there a way to find out my ip without calling my isp?


    When you go to netplay and select internet on zsnes, it is at the bottom of the window where you put in the host ip or start as host.
    Remember kids, Giefy goodness in every slam!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.

    Props to JedahsMinistry for the schweet av!
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    1st Post in this Forum of 2005!

    Anyways, if you're on a router, and use LinkSys, use the LAST 3 LETTERS of your IP.
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  • Mickey D'Mickey D' I feel for ya Mummy-B Joined: Posts: 1,828
    2 questions. I'm very new to online play, yet I would really like to get into it.

    First of all, when I open up zsnes for the first time, I get a black screen where Zsnes should be, however all of a sudden my computer freezes. I look at the zsnes faq, and they say to get the latest direct X. However after downloading the first direct X, right after I click open, an error box opens saying:

    "An internal error occured.
    Please refer to directx.log in your Windows folder to determine the problem"

    when I check out my "directx.log" it's a note pad document with a bunch of gibberish things I can't understand....Can someone help me out with installing Driect X please!?

    Secondarily, I'm confused about how to play Mame games online, and what Kailerra is. Can some explain how I can play Mame games online, and explain exactly what Kailerra is for me?

    Thanks.
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    Holy shit...fatherbrain is a fucking God amongst men..

    Thanks a ton for hooking me up, dude, I appreciate it. This guy took the time out of his busy day to help me set up something and it really means a lot to me, especially since it was such a pain in the ass

    I'd let fatherbrain fuck my g/f just so I could raise his child.

    Thanks again dude..mad props
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  • RyumexicanoRyumexicano Goh Kid Joined: Posts: 548
    How do you view the recorded stuff from Zbattle? I can't remember :( I recorded some matches, but I can't remember how to play them. The file is named zmv or something like that. I know there is some "renaming" involved, but I can't remember. Any one? Help!!!

    Thanks in advance.

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  • RyumexicanoRyumexicano Goh Kid Joined: Posts: 548
    Thanks once again Butter maker :) I remembered I asked this before, but I didn't know where lol. Thanks again man. Peace out man!!

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  • leavealleaveal not in it for the $$ Joined: Posts: 602
    fatherbrain:

    my IP doesn't show at the bottom of the netplay screen.

    it says 192.168.1.2 instead, which is NOT my IP.

    ok, i got my real ip through the windows network status screen.

    but it won't let me connect through UDP. it lags horribly on TCP/ IP. is there any way to force UDP usage?
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  • semijuggalosemijuggalo Joined: Posts: 577
    if you're on a router, you'll need to open up the correct ports. Also, firewalls cause problems as well.


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  • leavealleaveal not in it for the $$ Joined: Posts: 602
    firewall is off, and i'm not on a router.

    btw, the first post is great :D
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  • semijuggalosemijuggalo Joined: Posts: 577
    turn on your AIM and I'll see if I can walk you thru...
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  • leavealleaveal not in it for the $$ Joined: Posts: 602
    man, i can't believe the only thing i had wrong was ZSNES 1.42. lol
    GGs fatherbrain, that was golden :D

    to anyone else who can't get good netplay, GET ZSNES 1.36.
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  • 4neqs4neqs thick_thighs Joined: Posts: 10,021 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Um I tried changing the display to 16-bit and upgraded to DX9.0 and ZSW 1.36 is still nothing more than a black square when I run it. ZSW 1.4 and higher runs fine for some reason, though. A little help?
    "But that's SRK for you. SFIV could have a feature where Chun-Li steps out of the TV and gives the players blowjobs, and some would still complain because she wasn't Sakura." --Azrael(?)
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  • leavealleaveal not in it for the $$ Joined: Posts: 602
    question:

    does ZSNES support 4 players online?
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  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 696
    answer: No

    at least not right now.
    Time lost can never be retrieved.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Just to let you know:

    There's a more stable for online play version of ZSnes 1.42, it's called 1.42n, ad it can be found here:

    http://nsrt.edgeemu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=448

    It deals with most of the desyncronization and freezing issues found in oline play in v1.42, and it has helped me to play SFA2 without problems at all.
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  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 696
    That works for Alpha 2 but most other games will still desync after some time.

    Zsnes 1.36 is still more stable for online play.
    Time lost can never be retrieved.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Yo just wanted to post and say mad props to fatherbrain for this thread. Now all i need is a stick for pc. Good shit
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    Is there any good way to prevent desynch in games such as Secret of Evermore or NBA Jams?
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 20,835 admin
    "And finally, go to www.zbattle.net for zbattle. Easy to set up, but it only works with UDP."

    Actually zbattle also works on tcp, just not nearly as well. It has been my experience that the gameplay lags way more on tcp than on upd.
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  • Phoenix WrightPhoenix Wright AHVB Joined: Posts: 409
    My Controller Doesnt work in 1.36 :(.
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  • blue_Jblue_J team uop they unstopable! Joined: Posts: 103
    My Controller (PC-Playstation Converter) doesn't work in 1.36 yet it works on 1.42. How do I fix this problem?
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  • ninjagrinderninjagrinder Cephalic Grinder Joined: Posts: 139
    that 1.42n version, it desynchs also on umk3?
    props to FB for this guide and GR (good round, since we didn't play more lol)
    lag is annoying, plus I don't really understand the router deal, and I play at work :D so I can't just tell my boss "hey, are we on a router? I need to configure it, I can't play well online" XD
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  • technique121technique121 Joined: Posts: 218
    hey is the online play free i was talking to some friends and they saying something about 5.00 a month they sound like they were jokeing to me you can never be too sure
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  • gemdoomgemdoom too soon Joined: Posts: 1,189
    where do i get the versions mentioned in the 1st post i got version 1.52 which i got from thewebsite
    :p:rofl:
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  • True GraveTrue Grave Keepaway Specialist Joined: Posts: 3,554 ✭✭✭
    Cool topic, zsnes is a Great snes emulator, probably the Best.

    I have the latest version. I don't play online however.
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  • Dracula_XDracula_X unblockable Joined: Posts: 696
    1.52 has no netplay.

    Seriously just stick with 1.36 if you want to play zsnes online
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  • gemdoomgemdoom too soon Joined: Posts: 1,189
    yea but where do you get it its not on the website thanks anyway
    :p:rofl:
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  • fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief user Joined: Posts: 676
    http://www.zsnes.com/index.php?page=files


    not on the site, eh? try the "files" option next time...
    Remember kids, Giefy goodness in every slam!

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  • gemdoomgemdoom too soon Joined: Posts: 1,189
    lol good looks i though that was part of the advertisement thanks
    :p:rofl:
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  • Master BigodeMaster Bigode Touhoufag Joined: Posts: 879
    It's just my Internet connection that sucks or www.zbattle.net is off-line ?
    I wanna download this program.
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  • fatherbrainfatherbrain Zangief user Joined: Posts: 676
    if its down you'll have to find another player and manually connect thru zsnes itself.
    Remember kids, Giefy goodness in every slam!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train.

    Props to JedahsMinistry for the schweet av!
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