Ggpo help and questions


Hey guys I am thinking about getting GGPO. Does it work on a Macbook Pro though? I am not sure if the program runs on OSX. Also where can I find the two rom’s needed to play ST?

Also I have a Hori Xbox 360 stick, can I just plug that into my usb port and play like that or will I have to get and extra device?

Super Battle GGPO X series Tournament

Use the dual boot option in OSX called ‘bootcamp’ to boot into Windows XP. You’ll need to buy a copy of XP but it isn’t that expensive. Don’t bother trying to run XP in a virtual machine like VMWare - GGPO crashes (at least, that has been my experience). Your Xbox stick should work fine.


just go to the world’s most popular home page and ask

You need to configure your internet router to forward UDP ports 6000-6009 to your computer, if you want to initiate the challenge to the other guy. you can still play by accepting other’s challenge, if you don’t have the port forwarded.

if you are living in a dorm, talk to your administrator and tell him you need to run a fast paced internet chess program :slight_smile:

i actually have ggpo running in vmware windows xp and it seems fine (i use it for spec only), cannot guarantee whether there are extra lags running it inside vmware though. xp can be had pretty cheap on ebay and elsewhere

btw, do not download the latest version of adobe air, it has a bug messing up the chat windows.

use this one instead


I could have sworn we played on there b4. Isn’t your name Antonio ? Or am I confusing you with another Blanka player ?


Yeah in undergrad, I would play at my friends house every once in a blue moon usually after a night of drinking I would jump on and mess around. My name was Sg10x on there. I used to play on Mongolorobokops account sometimes too, but hardly ever. I probably won’t install it seems like too much of a hassle and I have hardly any time to play.


lol that would explain the chants of “bring it if you think you are good” in the lobby lol.

Thats a shame. Hope you change your mind.


Haha yeah, I had played so many boring people so I figured if I called people out they would come full force. Pero ya veremos quien es el mejor de Mexico luego no?


haha bet that shit! Tell you what. Let me know so I can have a bottle of Tequila ready and we’ll play for shots lol. Sound good to you ? Best of 3 for the whole set and after every three loser takes a drink lol. Hell I might just throw the matches lol.


Lamentablemente no sé nada acerca de Mac para ayudarte pero tengo un mensaje bluetallcans:
Hombre que bueno que vas para ggpo!, te veo allá, lamentablemente le perdi el sabor al HD Remix y mi estadia en XBL fue corta es bueno saber que un amigo que conoci en XBL se nos une en GGPO.


It seems that howard and rambo’s weekly stream attracted some new players to this game but they have no idea how to setup and play. So I make an idiot’s guide to setting up ggpo.

Feel free to refer new players to this post

  1. Register a ggpo account (you need an email address to receive confirmation to activate your account) • User Control Panel • Register

  1. Download and install adobe air 1.5 (latest version is buggy)

Download Adobe Air - Download -

  1. Download ggpo client

unzip ggpo to the following location

C:\Program Files\GGPO\

(note if you have old ggpo version installed previously, first delete everything inside C:\Program Files\GGPO\ except the “roms” folder)

  1. Create a subdirectory “roms”

  2. Google search

you should be able to find the links easily. Download and save the files to

C:\Program Files\GGPO\roms\

ggpo is different than XBL/PSN HDR. There is only a single room and everyone playing ST is in that room.

In order to start a game, you need to initiate a challenge to others (or accept other’s challenge).

In the first scenario you need port forwarding while the latter does not. So if step 6 is a bit overwhelming for you. skip it now, you can still play by accepting challenge (just ask other people in the chat room to challenge you).

  1. If you are connecting to the internet with a router, you need to configure your port forwarding to initiate a challenge.

You need to forward UDP ports 6000-6009 to your computer.

Just go to this website and select your router?s brand and model, and it will walk you through how to configure it - Port Forwarding Guides Listed by Manufacturer and Model

  1. Connect your pad or stick to your pc and go to control panel > game controllers > properties to verify that your pad / stick is working.

  2. Start ggpo. Login with the username and password you created with step 1

If windows ask whether you want to allow ggpo access the internet (windows firewall), click ?allow?.

On the left menu click on super street fighter ii turbo

On the right menu, the list of player available is at the top. Click on the name and click the ?challenge? button at the top.

When the server is busy, it usually takes more than one challenge to connect. In that case, just click cancel challenge and click challenge again and repeat. It will send multiple challenges to the other guy.

If you are on the receiving side of the challenges, just accept one by one and see if you can get at least one connection established.

  1. The first time you get it going, you need to configure your buttons first

Click on the game menu and click on map input

Go through all the input and double click on the ?mapped to? column, trigger your joystick/pad?s corresponding button for each input.

How to fix input lag
If you are on windows 7 or vista, you might experience dreaded input delay.

Method 1
Control Panel > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust Visual Effects > Adjust for best performance

Method 2 (courtesy of cigarbob)
Right click on your desktop and select Personalize
Change your theme to the Windows Classic version under Basic High Contrast Themes.

Now you?re done and can start playing.

**Advanced stuff: **

  1. If your video card is decent, you should enable enhanced blitter, it makes ST looks very pretty.

I suspect a player is using turbo, how do I know for sure?

Use a program called input watcher to see what buttons he’s pressing.

GGPO known issues and quirks

When you challenge a user and receive a error message “User is not registered”, you need to tell the other guy to exit ggpo and re-login.

  • If you really hate the chat room in ggpo and just want to play, you can disable the chatroom by setting the text color same as the background color

Go to option > appearance > text color and set it to #EDF1F2


It’s a bit of work to setup GGPO but it’s definitely worth it. Lots of great competition on there at all times of the day from all over the world.

Do it BTC! :slight_smile:


So, Mac OS X with VMware and XP running inside VMWare? And everything works fine?


i have vmware workstation 7 running on a thinkpad


Ah ok, what didn’t work for me was VMWare running inside OS X.


i just got on GGPO and i love it! im looking forward to playing you again as i have stopped using XBL.


Then I think there is someone impersonating you in there, cos I could swear I have seen the BlueTallCans nick on GGPO.


So the main problem I’m having with GGPO is that I can’t even get a reply email to activate my account. I’ve tried 3 different email addresses, and when I sign up and it says go to email to activate my account, I never get an email to activate. This essentially sticks me in limbo, since when I go onto the GGPO forums to try and find out or ask about my problem, I need to be a member to post, and I can’t be a member without clicking the link in my activation email… which I’ve never gotten at any time with any email address I’ve tried.

Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, whatever, as to what I can do to get this thing working? It’s been almost a year at this point on and off that I’ve tried to get this thing up and running with no success, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


I posted the bug report on your behalf. If you can provide the usernames that you registered with, I can add that info to that post • View topic - never receive confirmation email. cannot activate account

BTW, I have the same problem on

If someone has an account there, could you please post a similar bug report and feature enhancement request for me (link to click and resend confirmation email)

My account (papasi) is created and I can login and view my profile, etc

But I cannot post so I missed out a lot of for sales already (ST board and super gun)

Thanks in advance


Send Ponder a message on SRK and see if he can manually send you the confirmation link.


Wait so do I have to get some program on my Mac bookpro in addition to GGPO to be able to play. Like some Windows converter or what?

Not me on GGPO now by the way