Arcade stick button-tapping


#1

I noticed something watching vids of people at arcades playing…just HOW many times do people have to hit a button to do a simple fireball? I hear a click, then TAPTAPTAP(fireball comes out)TAPTAP. Damn…wtf? It’s like this every time you watch a vid of people using sticks, if you turn the volume up high enough. A simple sf4 combo of j.hk, cr. hp, fireball has as many as 7-8 button taps. Why? Do pad players do the same thing, or is it a “high-level stick player” thing? Is it a frames thing?


#2

it ensures the fireball comes out. pressing/depressing (negative edge) a button gives two chances of the button actually being hit, and if you drum a button or “piano” other punch buttons, you increase the chances of that special move coming out.

oh, and in SF4, there is a thing called P-Linking/plinking which adds frame advantage to combos.

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#3

Daaaaamn…I understand negative edge, but plinking…is it that you’re hitting second button that is a weaker attack and thus has a speedier attack that makes the primary attack come out faster?


#4

In SF4 They are also buffering another input into their normals for option selects.


#5

No. Check out the sticky in the SF4 section for an explanation.


#6

(isn’t this in the wrong section?)

Check this CE Chun player in this vid posted by korea_sf2ce:

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#7

No, it means you have more button presses in the frames you want to execute the link.


#8

if you push more than one button for a fireball, you have more chances to execute it.


#9

If you need multiple button taps to throw a fireball outside of a combo…I don’t know what to say. I could see in the middle of a long combo, but just standing there, a full screen away? Nah, bro. Work on your execution.


#10

No fucking way this isn’t a troll thread


#11

needing to hit numerous buttons to ensure a fireball is ridiculous.


#12

This technique is used to perform moves on the earliest possible frame. eg. after recovering from a previous move. If you press too early nothing will come out. If you use multiple taps there’s a higher chance of landing the move as early as possible.

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In these vids you can see players sometimes triple tapping buttons just to pull off normals.