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  • Fightcade: What it is and why you should check it out

    What is Fightcade?

    Fightcade is a matchmaking client that includes an emulator and allows people to play each other online using the very well respected GGPO netcode. It currently supports nearly 200 classic arcade titles, including many fighting games. Each game has its own room where players can challenge each other, spectate matches, or just hang out and chat.


    Why should you check it out?

    For many of the games supported on Fightcade, it is the best way to play them online on PC. There are other online capable emulators, but they do not offer a comparable netcode to GGPO, have active communities, or have the benefit of being extremely easy to set up. And in some cases, even the official releases aren't as good as playing on Fightcade.


    What is so good about GGPO?

    GGPO used to be a service like Fightcade, but now it is just a great rollback netcode. While I can't explain the technical side of how a rollback netcode work, I can say that this one tends to offer the best online experience and is considered to be the gold standard of fighting game netcodes. The devs for Killer Instinct and Mortal Kombat XL used GGPO as their inspiration when creating their netcodes, and as a result the online play in those games is amazing. Skullgirls uses GGPO, and GGPO has become a popular choice for official ports of classic arcade games on consoles and Steam.


    How active is it?

    The easiest way to answer this question is with this link. I will say that the most active games at the time of writing this are KOF 02', KOF 98', SFIII: 3rd Strike, Super SFII Turbo, and SF Alpha 3.


    How much does it cost and how do I get started?

    Fightcade is 100% free*. Just register a new account and download Fightcade from here. You will need the games to play, but this is not the place to discuss that. My recommendation is to go into a room in Fightcade and ask the good people there for help. Or you can PM me about it.


    Why are you telling me this?


    I just think it's a great service that anyone who enjoys classic fighting games and other arcade games should be checking out. Now stop asking questions and start dowloading!
  • Re: How The Heck Do You Use Chargeable Characters?

    You can cheese the AI. With Chun, try just spamming st.HP. It has amazing range and the computer just blocks randomly and doesn't punish, so you get a lot of damage that way. When the CPU jumps, you can just tap st.LK to anti-air most of the time. But usually when the computer jumps it's because you're throwing a fireball or doing a low attack.
  • Re: I officially quit shoryuken

    I fucking love ketchup. And mayo.
  • Re: Way too many sticky threads in the character subforums.

    handa711 wrote: »
    Ever wonder why these forums eventually go inactive? well some reasons I can think of:
    1. way too many sticky threads.
    2. outdated information are not deleted.
    3. no one really update the first post of a thread.

    I have sent an email to apply to be a mod but no answer so far. Does anyone even give a crap about these forums???
    I don't see these things as issues. But since you got Preppy's attention with this thread, I'll give my 2 cents on what is wrong with the forum layout...

    It's unorganized. All of the Street Fighter forums should be in one spot, and the same for all the versus games forums. There could be another one for air dashers, and then another for everything else that just doesn't fit. Right now they have SFV at the top away from all other SF games, and 3rd strike has it's own category as well while all other SF games are lumped together with a bunch of other games(including USF4, which is odd because it's still pretty active). Same goes for MvC:I and the other Marvel games.

    And then you have online forums and Xbox live being separate when XBL should be a sub of the Online forum. One of the subs is still called GGPO when it should be Fightcade. Another is called Wii online network when it should just be "Nintendo online network."

    It's clear that someone just decided to put the most active or relevant forums at the top for convenience, but it just looks really unorganized.

    If I were to do a new layout, it would be something like this:


    -Newbies Start Here- (at the very top, away from everything else so it's the first thing newcomers see)

    New player introduction

    Newbie Saikyo Dojo


    -General Discussions-

    Fighting game Discussion

    General Discussion

    Tech Talk


    -Street Fighter-

    SFV

    SF4

    SF3

    SF2

    All other SF Games
    -Alpha
    -EX


    -Capcom VS Games-

    MvC:I

    MvC3

    MvC2

    MvC and all other Marvel games
    -MSH
    -SF vs X-Men

    All other Capcom Versus games
    -CvS
    -TvC
    -SFxT


    -Air Dashers-

    Guilty Gear

    BlazBlue

    All Other Airdashers
    -sub
    -sub
    ...(and so on)


    -Various other Fighters-

    MK

    Injustice

    KOF

    KI

    Tekken

    SC

    Everything else
    -sub
    -sub



    -Matchmaking-

    Online
    -PSN
    -XBL
    -Nintendo Network
    -Steam
    -Fightcade

    Regional
    -Pacific
    -Atlantic
    ...(and so on)


    -Tournaments-

    EVO

    Other Events

    Tournament Results

    Domination 101(not sure of the actual point of this sub, but I'm assuming it's a tournament general chat)


    -Media Outlet-

    Fan Art

    Street Writer

    Fan Fiction

    ...(and so on)


    -Miscellaneous-

    Trading Outlet

    SRK Feedback



    I think that would be more organised and make it easier for newcomers to navigate the site. Maybe the trading outlet is better towards the top, so that could be adjusted as needed.
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  • Re: Fundamental problems

    I personally think the competitive aspect should come organically, meaning you've learned your game and leveled up out of a love for the genre and learning experience, and so competing in tournaments just seems like the logical next step. Start with a hardcore competitive mentality can lead to a lot of disappointment. I believe this is a common trap people fall into these days with there being so many outlets for competitive play and discussion. People watch tournaments, read books and articles on the tournament scene and players, and they see loads of guides on technical stuff that they really need to graduate to in order to use it effectively. And it doesn't help that chat and comment sections are full of condescending, supposedly high-level players who make it seem like everyone is better than you.

    There is this misconception out there that you're supposed to be really good at fighters, and if you're not to the definition of "good" that people seem to use, then you don't deserve any respect. This attitude is apparent in other communities as well, but I feel like with fighters it is the most ridiculous because you can spend years with the genre and barely be competent enough to not make really dumb decisions in most matches, or even do a clutch BnB under stress. Personally, I think if you stick with the genre for years and are trying to improve while always getting your ass kicked, then you deserve respect. Trust me when I say that most supposedly hardcore gamers will not do that.