Hello I’m here to ask how you guys rate arclive.
If not familiar with archive, I’ll try my best to sum it up. Its emulation network program similar to GGPO and 2DF that supports a few Neogeo, CPS2, and PGM with room hosting and chat. It was release around Feburary in 2010 so its still fairly new and it was design by eastern developers. (But theirs an ENG patch that translate most of the needed tools)
What makes this one stands out is that one port forward isn’t necessary to operate it unlike the popular GGPO and Supercade. Simply the program and a account on ARClive (which can be done from the exc program).
Arclive supports profile that records players experience and win/lose counts.
Arclive has the feature of recording replay which can be formatted into AVI and other forms.
What makes arclive really unique is that when ever in game session, the “quite game” feature is completely disable during in game match. Which nearly prevents incomplete games and players who like to exploit win/lose counts. (Though their still few exceptional cases but I believe it counts as a lose for the disconnecting party Only when the session is not in a active V.S match (player match) is when the “quite game” feature is restore, but once both player initially are active (character select screen), the session is locked till that match is over (the victor player is in arcade mode and loser is in continue? phased).
So far as connectivity goes Ive only played few games with same region people that felt flawless with no lag or delay while majority of experiences where with international players with pings at 260 and higher where mix feelings but mostly manageable depending on game.
what I want to know is how many other people are familiar with his program and how were their experiences.
Personally I find Arclive to be in between Superior and inferiority in few areas.
heres my pro and cone list compare specifically to 2df (supercade) and GGPO.
*Player Profile (theirs no ranking so far as I know)
*Simple interface and setup
*Connectivity is still skeptical But the success rate of connecting is nearly 99% ( their was only one time I couldn’t connect to a player but the second try was successful)
*Public Replay viewing and saving
*The program still freshly new so their still few glitches to be aware of (game dependent)
*Not as much supported games as other Clients. (Supercade and GGPO is larger)
*Does not support live spectators like GGPO, how ever you can few replays of ongoing sessions up to the actual live match but it will not be in real time.
Here’s the Eng hack Download
Simply download, extract, setup appropriate roms and launch exc program.