because i heard there was input lag…
but i’m thinking of investing in a dreamcast and putting in my arcade cabinet for fighters and shooters.
anyway i was just wondering about a few games
Street Fighter III Double Impact
Power Stone 2
Fatal Fury: Mark of The Wolves
Last Blade 2: Final Edition
Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (uppper right?)
King of Fighters Dream Match '99
Capcom VS SNK 2
let me know which ones are arcade perfect if possible. Thanks in advance
SF III Double Impact is such a good port, it is a better port than 3s on Xbox and PS2. Don’t know if it’s “Arcade Perfect” though.
3s is pretty screwed up on the DC though.
Soul Calibur actually didn’t run on the PS1 arcade board with more ram, it ran on the slightly advanced one that ran Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag (Tekken 1 and 2 ran on the PS1 w/ more ram, can’t remember the names of these arcade boards for the life of me). None the less the DC version blows away its arcade counterpart.
…I always heard nothing but good things about Garou on the DC but I don’t know, not really an expert on SNK/Neo Geo stuff…
Double Impact is a pretty good port from the looks of it, and how someone could say it sucks I don’t know (I had fun with it). As for King of Fighters '98, SNK doesn’t make arcade perfect console ports, they tweak things. It’s more than playable, and most people don’t complain about anything other than the fact that the music cuts off between rounds.
So far i think that saturn has the best arcade ports of fighting games. Im trying to get Street Fighter Alpha 3 on it, but it costs alot of $$$$, if any of you have a saturn and play imports on it, do you know if a gameshark for saturn enables you to play import games on american saturns, and if its a 4mb cart as well?
By the way. Post this topic in the Hardware Technical Support section. You will get much help about building your arcade cabinet and what parts to use.
As far as input lag is concerned, use Madcatz Dreampad PCB’s to build your sticks. Quantum Fighter Pads are OK too, regardless of what some people say. I can give you instructions on how to hack these. Don’t use the stock Dreamcast pads to make sticks. They produce input lag on the shoulder buttons.
Gameshark will not help with imports on saturn and is not a 4mb cart. Saturn has a very weird way of validating the region (go read about the swap trick to figure out how to bypass it).
Saturn was built to be the absolute best 2D home machine, and it is. Dreamcast is more or less a Naomi system with less RAM, so a lot of games were ported but have issues with slowdowns and such.
DC Alpha 3 would’ve been a fine game if the arcade version hadn’t preceeded it. Its just been changed from the original A3 arcade game and people cry foul (similar with LB2 and MotW). Its not the same as A3 Upper either. Its similar, but not exact.
Actually some carts will enable you to bypass the Saturn region protection, I dunno if the Gameshark is one of them though… I use a 4m Action Replay 4 in 1 Plus (it’s called something like that anyway), which allows me to play games of any region. The swap trick is for playing copied games, which the Saturn handles separately from the region protection (and 50/60hz issues too).
I compared the arcade rom with the DC game, and to be honest, I don’t see any difference. And even if there is a slight pause compared to the arcade game, I don’t think it matters since it’s small enough to not notice. Does that really constitute it not being a good port?
They replaced his crack shot, power wave, and power dunk samples. Most likely because he doesn’t say the english names of the moves. Very minor change. Why would you even mention that?
Saturn does indeed have some of the cleanest arcade ports. Alpha 3 on Saturn is IMO the best port graphically (DC port has that shimmer thing going on, and PS1 port is missing frames).
I used to do the swap trick back in the day, but now they make carts that are both 4-megabyte ram carts and converters, so no swapping is needed. Here’s what I use: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-1v-70-1b2.html This cart is also a cheat cart (like gameshark) and a 1 megabyte Ram cart (for SNK and some Capcom games).
Yes. Also the character portraits are smaller/distorted, color is washed out, it has the infamous “shimmer” effect so many 2d games on DC suffer from, animation frames are missing, character sprites are smaller/distorted, input lag and different timing on some moves…bleh, after playing the Xbox version for a while you REALLY notice how bad the DC one is.