okay sorry if this is in the wrong section mods or if this is a reposted topic (but i did not find on any of my forum search queries on anything about this topic), idk if this should be in tech talk because it concerns hardware or just general pc edition AE talk but i believe this is an important issue that the PC keyboard players should be aware of if they are not and this concerns all keyboard players in general.
PC players if you are playing on keyboard be aware that you might not be getting all of your inputs delivered from the keyboard button push to your pc/game. This is an unfortunate hardware limitation of many USB keyboards that they often only register (or can only send? someone correct me on this) a limited number of simultaneous button depressions. This will limit the types of moves and techniques you can use, some minor and some critical (dependent on your keyboard’s limitations).
For me i noticed this when i was playing around about a month ago on my PC version of vanilla on a keyboard for fun and i noticed that i could do focus attack dash cancels upon enemy contact (block, hit, etc) but i could not do it to just focus attack in the middle of the ring to just raw dash cancel the focus. This i feel is extremely important because it altogether gets rid of a type of attack/bait i can utilize. (if you guys want i can try and make a video of this anomalie and post it). I do own fightsticks and noticed that the input display did not lack the directions required the cancel the focus on my madcatz SE sticks nor my hori EX 2 or custom stick that has a madcatz fightpad PCB, This just happened on my keyboard.
I believe this is important information that should be passed to the general public because of several reasons and not everyone is aware of this issue. There might be a misunderstanding so to say it in case anyone has problems with certain moves/techniques, THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE WITH THE PC VERSION, THIS IS PROBABLY A HARDWARE/KEYBOARD LIMITATION. also please dont go blaming capcom for this because your keyboard is out of their control etc.
“This is an issue for me, my hardware is dropping inputs so what can i do?”
- Do research on a new USB keyboard that guarantees a certain number of button inputs
Some “gaming keyboards” are advertised with the fact that they guarantee a certain number of maximum inputs (i would like help here from anyone to try and give me a ballpark estimate of how many inputs should be looked for)
- Use different hardware for your inputs
This means fightstick, hitbox, your favorite gamepad with converter, etc. the list is endless
That being said, Use whatever controller you want while keeping in mind that many keyboards might have problems with your inputs. I hope the PC fighting game community is robust and supportive of each other, cant wait to play you guys online
Also please be aware of having FIXED framerates for SSF4 AE so we can all have a pleasant online experience, and the issues with smooth framerate physically changing the game and whatever else might come up.
edit: forgive me for my poor grammar and punctuation i just didnt care.