Does anyone remember before GGPO, people used to play fighting games on Kaillera?
The vs series had a 4 player version. I’m trying to simulate this experience on a cabinet with 4 arcade stick panels. (rather than havinng one person swap in and out the same controller whenever there is a tag). I also don’t want any “fighting” over control of a character like old retro game menus where both player 1 and 2 could control the menu at the same time.
As a start, I thought, put a switch to switch controls whenever a player hits tag, but that wouldn’t work because sometimes (like during hit stun) the tag command won’t actually switch characters.
Then I thought, back in the day, 4 player vs games were actually a seperate entry on the list. but I don’t recall ever downloading a separate rom.
Was 4 player handled by kaillera? or was it a custom rom? Does anybody know the technicalities behind it? Is there a custom rom that allows this to be done offline?
I imagine most of the work for hacking the rom to do this is already done.
Originally I wanted to do this using original hardware, and being creative but I’m thinking that may not be possible due to do this without having access to game memory.
I’m also thinking about setting up a kaillera server on LAN. but I dont want to require the cabinet to be connected to my network.
anyone else have any ideas or solutions? lets brainstorm