The "Official" Street Fighter 4 PC Thread (read first post)

This thread is for discussion of Street Fighter 4 for the PC only. Make sure the discussion stays legal! Also, no talk of obtaining alternate costumes in any way beside legit DLC!

PC Requirements:

OS: Windows XP
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz or higher
RAM: 1 GB or higher
HDD: 10 GB of free space or more
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 or higher compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 or higher or higher, VRAM :256MB or higher
Sound: DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher) compatible
Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard

OS: Windows Vista
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher
RAM: 2 GB or higher
HDD: 10 GB of free space or more
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 or higher compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or higher, ATI Radeon™ X 1900 or higher, VRAM :512MB or higher
Sound: DirectSound compatible, DirectX 9.0c (or higher) compatible
Input Devices: Mouse, Keyboard, **Gamepad - Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, MadCatz Street Fighter 4 TE and SE Fightsticks, HRAP, etc. **

-Cross Platform play is NOT AVAILABLE (Currently)
-Set your PC Setting to “Fixed Framerate” to avoid slowdown for you and your opponents:


SF4 Beginners Thread

Championship Mode Details

How to: Music Mod

How to: Disable Menu BGMusic

How to: Disable Announcer

SF4 PC Cheats (Use at own risk)

Unlock Everything (Works Online)
Make sure you save your game before exiting.

Work in progress I’m busy today but I’m trying to update this post to answer some of the basic questions. If you have something to add PM me or post it up.

are there any difference about the PC version? if no… please close thread, it’s the same game :slight_smile:

They will prob just make a pc forum like the xbox and psn ones?

If they do then that’s fine. I figured this thread would get some action until then and if they don’t create one we still have this. I’m sure a lot of members want to share their thoughts about it regardless.

I forsee the whole variable/fixed fps options causing a bit of trouble, if one person has it set to variable the game crawls it seems. Also configing the buttons goes a bit haywire if you try to do it from the launch screen, it’s crashed a tad for me but prob cause i have an old system, otherwise it’s pretty awesome, good to be able to have a game going in a window, and alt tabbing to whatever in the lulls. Also being able to type a msg out to the guy you’re playing real quick is pretty win. Those are my thoughts.

I havent had any trouble hitting combos once i got used to the ps2 usb controller. Also you pretty much wanna be able to run the game at 60fps if you want to be able to play it competantly. What sucks is they don’t have any option for low res backgrounds, they can be either on or off and they use up the most cpu it seems.

Ty for making this thread :slight_smile:

Ahh, this is what I wanted to mention! I was really upset when I came to the sad realization that my Nvidia 8600M 128 MB couldn’t handle the background. I wish they made a low res version without so much detail because it totally kills my PC. With it off I get a steady 60 FPS until someone does a crazy ultra and it drops to 30 FPS for some reason :stuck_out_tongue:

np, bro, np.

Definitely a thread worthy topic, thanks for creating. I agree with you that The GFWL top bar accessed by the dashboard/home button is a fantastic addition to the game. Everything about the gameplay incl. combos seems to be exactly as the XBOX 360 for me though, maybe a different rig has a bearing on that.

I want to chat about the XBL->GFWL compatibilty. The funny thing is that players on XBL have a hard time determining that I am playing on PC and they keep on challenging me. Do you think that is created in this way on purpose? To leave open the possibility for future cross compatibility?

Or they are just jerks. It’s probably something they didn’t really think about, most games that are on both lpatforms and use GFWL so far have had cross platform play.

Could be. Maybe they overlooked it. I always see friends with achievements for the game called something like “Grand Theft Auto 4 - PC” I think they should add “:PC” after SF4 so friends can tell what you’re playing.

I’m also hoping they do add cross play out of the kindness of their hearts. If they do decide to add it in an update, it’d be wise to have an option to select for windows play only or windows/xbox.

Anyone know if it’s possible to check your message inbox on GFW without having to exit what you are currently doing to get into the main menu and choosing Guide?

My laptop is running an 8600M, and with everthing low or off (excluding backgrund which is high, and a fixed FPS), I can manage 60 throughout an entire match with supers/ultras. What CPU are you running?

It’s a 2.2 Core2Duo. 2 GB RAM. My character models are on medium or high I think so maybe that doesn’t help :stuck_out_tongue: I don’t recall my other setting offhand.

Yeh you hit the home key to bring the menu up in game.

keyboard controls


I was wondering if you use keyboard can u use keys for kicks and punches or do u have to use the mouse (right click kick, left click punch for example)

I would prefer to use keys as it would be like way of the exploding fist all those years ago!:karate:

Thanks in advance.

Question for those who have it. Im guessing theres still no actual replay system in the game.

Is there a way to record a demo through commands or do I have to use a 3rd party program like FRAPS.

Since there are 3 levels of each punch and kick you need 6 buttons so a mouse wont work. People use keyboards if they don’t have an xbox controller or fightstick around. It will work :stuck_out_tongue:

You’ll need FRAPS or something similar.

Are we all going to have to spend another 50,000 hours unlocking characters, taunts and colors again?

Damn that sucks hardcore. Using fraps will drop the frame rate :frowning:

Someone needs to start working and hack this game. Give us options to record, add custom made characters ala mugen…Or is this wishful thinking?

YEAH! I like unlocking characters, colors etc.
First time unlocking. Cool. :looney:

Well buyed today my Street Fighter IV Version. Is it possible already to play it online or are the server not up?