Thought I switched the vid link, but guess I forgot. Oops, should work now

Chun is near mid-screen, and she should be getting knocked down by the first c.HK. I was toying around with it by first trying to reversal throw the meaty c.HK, and then going for a reversal SBK on THAT knockdown if the throw failed. I couldn’t get the reversal throw working in frame-advance mode though, is there some trick to it?

My state seems a little different frame wise too, when I toggle the hitbox viewer the red box on Ryu’s c.HK doesn’t become active until frame 155, and Chun gets sweeped on frame 156.
I uploaded my save state if you want to check it out, here’s the link. Should be P1 Chun vs P2 Ryu on Ryu’s stage:

There’s definitely something involving frame-skipping on my save states too. I was trying to get one where you could attempt a built-in DP vs. a reversal move (Chun’s Upkicks), but I could never get a consistent reversal. Most of the time they would be reversal, but occasionally not and sometimes don’t come out at all - on the same save state. Changing the frame she inputs kick on up or down by 1 can still get a reversal message sometimes. Really weird.


I can make a quick video explaining the process I go through in order to find it, but basically it’s a little trial and error. You start by saying, ok Chun has to throw AFTER she gets up, and BEFORE she gets hit by the 2nd crouching hard kick-- so try it on one frame in there. How to actually try it involves turning on input display (hotkey 5 which for my setup is the “5” key on my keyboard), and pressing P to pause it right before she gets up or as she’s getting up (this is around frame 140 or so). Then while it’s paused, frame-advance by using the backquote key. Ok so on my first try, let’s say frame 150 or so looks like a good time to attempt the throw. So I frame-advance to 149, then hold down P1@Chun’s right direction on the stick and hard punch or mid punch, and while still holding those inputs, frame-advance one more frame to frame 150. I can confirm I got the desired inputs (and didn’t “mess up the move” so to speak) by looking at the input display in lower left corner of the game window. That one frame worth or inputs should be enough to get it, so I can let go of Chun’s inputs and frame advance a few more times. I see that Ryu trips her, so I know that it’s not frame 150, and I have to try it on another frame. So I press the P key again and let the script loop again, then press P to pause it again around frame 140 or so, and frame-advance to say frame 154. It’s too late by that frame so I try it all again, by unpausing and letting the script cycle again. I got it on frame 152. (I usually confirm to myself that it actually works by trying it a second time from 152, just like I often press “C” on a calculator like 5 times even though pressing it once does the trick, or like how some people walk up to other people waiting for an elevator and the button is ALREADY PRESSED AND LIT yet they can’t resist pressing it, like what, that’s going to make the elevator come any faster?) Ok so that works, 152, maybe make a note of that, say add “# frame 152” in the script itself. But I want to have a more comprehensive understanding of the timing window, so I’ll reconfirm that 151 does NOT work and also try 153-- which does work. Then, I’ll go back to the script, copy it and paste it right below, comment out the original above and work on editing the copy as an automated solution/Observe version by adding Chun’s inputs along with Ryu’s. I can’t say just say “Chun throws on frame 152” in the script, so I again have to go through a little trial and error, and use frame-advance again to confirm if my first attempts are too early or too late. I.e. I know it’s 152, so after Ryu’s second “D6” I add +R3- but that doesn’t work, but since I know it’s 152 I can tell if I did it too early or too late using frame-advance when I watch it play back (again, with input display turned on). Another tweak or two will get it.

btw I noticed you said “first trying to reversal throw the meaty c.HK” but I’m not sure about the term “meaty” (never have been). I think the term was meant to refer to attacks that were already in the hitting stage or well into the hitting portion, as opposed to what the script has where Chun can stand up before the attack starts hitting and Ryu is still in the “start-up” stage of his cr. HK attack. Chun has a chance to throw because of this (ie I don’t think you can reversal throw if Ryu delays his attack such that the hitting portion occurs as she finishes getting up-- and if I’m wrong about that you can test it by just making Ryu’s cr. HK start slightly earlier in the script).


No I think that’s the same for my savestate too, you’re fine. 155 and 156 for me too. Keep in mind that the hitbox viewability presents boxes one frame behind I think. So basically by that point, if Chun hasn’t already completed her throw inputs (or started blocking low), she will get swept.

That sounds interesting but I’m not sure what you mean. Can you describe that savestate in more detail or post the script itself? What is a built-in DP, is that like Ryu will do a DP or block or something safe? Reversal messages should appear regardless of whether or not they actually hit or beat out other attacks. Sometimes in actual games we get a fireball instead of a DP which also gives the message (but loses to the opponent’s attack).


I got the frame skip test working, I think I wasn’t holding the commands down was the problem. I can only get the reversal throw on frame 153 though, 152 and 154 both fail even with multiple attempts on them. Just to be clear, I’m Inputting forward/MP on frame 153 to get the reversal throw.

I use “meaty” attacks for attacks where the hitting frames overlap the wakeup frames for your character. I thought in SF2 those can be reversal thrown due to the instant startup on throws (though I’m pretty new to SF2 so I’m not 100% on that). It looks like starting the cr.HK a frame earlier still allows Chun to get the throw in when you do frame by frame mode and input R + MP on each frame, but I’m not sure if the hitbox is active at that point.

For a built in DP, I thought it was where you input the move right before you hit the ground from a jump attack, and if the jump attack whiffs due to a reversal, the DP will come out. If the jump attack hits then the inputs would occur during Impact freeze and not come out. I didn’t get near that far when I was trying to create that script, all I was trying to get was consistent reversals from Chun.

Here’s the reversal script I wrote, I just used the same save state as above.

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It seems like you get a reversal attack the majority of the times, but just from running this in the background I’ve seen non-reversal upkicks and nothing come out from the same save state/script. There’s definitely less chance of a reversal if I’m holding a button for P2 as well, though I’m not sure if that’s an ST issue or an emulator one.


So yeah, I got the good rom, and when I start either mame exe or observe/execute in TRUST, it REBOOTS my pc lol. How the hell ?.. My system is XP pro SP3.


Wolmar, could be any number of reasons, including bad RAM, old registry, or sector on HDD. I can offer some suggestions on ggpo next time we’re on.


I havent used these new scripts yet. But i can see how valuable these can be. So i just wanted to say thanks again for mrdhalsim for creating this tool, and continuing to provide scripts and schafly for a scenario thats obviously relavent to many, many players. And doing the testing and stuff for all of us who are too lazy(me, i swear, within the next year ill try it out myself! xD) and people who cant be bothered to do it themselves

On anotber note, what were you referring to when there’s more to it than actuqlly believed? Just the fact thats its more ambiguous than previously believed be ause of some specific (was it sector 2) wierdness? Or something else…


Thanks Unessential- yeah give it a try, once you see how to edit a script you can create your own in like 5 or 10 minutes and it’s not too difficult.

Basically I meant that, after Evo and how everyone saw MAO won, that players outside of Japan didn’t seem to understand just how ridiculously powerful the wall dive actually is. I’m told that back in the day some top players in the US did know about the Sector 2 counter, but how you’d even come up with that counter without the tools available today to research it is hard to even fathom. Just to guess which sector it will be to simply BLOCK the move is a 50/50 GUESS (Evo’s announcers jchensor and ultradavid were good about explaining this guessing element during the tournament, because it often “feels like” you are reacting when you are actually just guessing which way to block). If you want to actually COUNTER it, your chances go down to one out of three- but in practical terms, it’s even worse because a lot of the time the claw player can just come down outside of DP range and land safely, and do an attack while you recover from a whiffed DP (or whiffed punch recovery of a wrong sector guess, esp drumming all 3 punches).

Before Evo, I’d often downplay claw wins and people here would say I’m just whining, “It’s just a little baby bear in the woods XSPR, why do you look so scared? bears are just like all the other animals in the forest like deers and squirrels.” “Because I got mauled all the time by many claw players, bears are scary, omnivores and ridiculously overpowered” and they’d laugh, but then Evo came and it wasn’t just a little baby bear, it was the big mother bear, and at first the baby bear claws were all like “yeah I’m scary, I’m the best,” but they all got fucked up by the mother bear who was a lot more dangerous than the baby bears.


are you saying that MAO is the mother bear and ganelon is a harmless baby bear ?

j/k ganelon :stuck_out_tongue:


So all Claw players are bears, and all the other characters are like…deer and squirrels and rabbits and shit. That’s what I took from this. LOL.


Hmm i get what you mean now with claw… Havent followed st news since before evo… Havent even watched the ToL yet…

But reading through your posts again i also recall seeing chuns counter with a standing mk which ive tried and failed. Now i sortof understand why i never got it to work, and also made me think ofna few possibilities why… Now for sure i gotta go in and create a script… Just a matter of when i can convince myself to get off my ass and actually do it … Lol :lol:


Since I saw recent pics of ARG and Otochun in tournaments (Otochun’s twitter), I again believe MAO was not the scariest thing to be seen by western players.

Microsoft: guessing wrong while taking over your own system resources for 30 years, and preventing you from using them properly.


While I agree that US players didn’t realize the extent of wall dives or how MAO made wall dives so difficult to counter, the sector system isn’t the end-all explanation for wall dive counters that you seem to think it is. I believe I already mentioned this point last time. The sector system was just a simple way for MAO to explain how to counter wall dives in normal knockdown situations mid-screen.

However, the system doesn’t apply in all situations and anybody who thinks that way doesn’t fully understand wall dive mechanics in the game engine. There are numerous other wall dive positions, such as near the corner, where there are many more nuances than can be explained by sectors. Shotos can also drastically increase their counter chances with more complex OS at any position (although some may be impractical since MAO didn’t mention anything else). As for coming up with better counters, Trust is a great tool but the process isn’t that complex with the tools I always used: frame-by-frame and save states in Kawaks.

I would also still maintain that you were just whining about claw unless MAO was the only one you played, which is doubtful since he lives in Chubu. Top US players had already faced Japanese experts such as Noguchi, ARG, and Tokido in casuals. Their wall dives (and of course, mine as well) weren’t incredibly hard to counter in comparison to MAO’s. US players even knocked out ARG in a minor tourney. Therefore, US confidence was a result of actual experience with the “big bears” and not some irrational hubris. I can understand how you wouldn’t be aware of these games since they weren’t mentioned on SRK but that’s why it’s important to know all the facts.

As for me, I acknowledge that I can’t consistently match against a JP wall dive master unless I stop playing online. The claw mirror is so dependent on exact wall dive charge timing that my online-affected timing—a problem that I noted experiencing even back in SBO 2010 after 2 weeks of offline practice—is a deal breaker. All my whiffed jumps and kicks are testament to improper timing. Unfortunately, my location isn’t the most conducive for offline practice. Nor is ST a priority for me at the moment to improve that or other aspects of my game. But I at least wanted to get some facts straight.


Yes, MAO’s sector explanation was a very good and simple way to explain a very complex attack, and I only tested mid-screen to make it even more simple. Before this, the reasonable assumption for everyone is that, in order to counter it, you either DP left or right depending on which side you think he’ll come down on. How anyone is supposed to just figure out, on their own, that a THIRD counter, requiring a completely ABNORMAL sequence of inputs is required, is beyond me-- particularly when it is a motion completely OUTSIDE THE SCOPE of his entire moveset (ie yoga flame motion to get a DP? the heck is this, Rainbow Edition??).

I mean let’s say there’s some guy who has never played the game before and picks up the game. It’s reasonable to say that it won’t be long for him to figure out that he has to hold back to block. And after a while, block overheads without problem and understand they need to be blocked standing-- simply after playing the game a while and recognizing which attacks act as overheads. This Sector 2 wall dive counter isn’t quite like that. Even if you are “in the know”, and a good guesser, there is still fairly strict timing for it.

I’m not quite sure what you’re saying… I think we all agree that the wall dive is a ridiculously powerful move in any case. If you are saying it is even more ridiculous in the corner, I don’t doubt it! While cornering yourself against claw might help with the wall dive (in reducing his Sectors to only one, making it possible to consistently block without having to GUESS), other problems crop up just as quickly. So if there’s some nuance(s) of the wall dive near the corner making the move even MORE complex, enlighten us by all means. And if Kawaks works too that is great. TRUST has integrated input and hitbox display, as well as scriptability for sharing and messing around (and easily repeating each others findings etc) but if it means the difference between someone testing something/making a video and not, by all means go for it.

When did ANY US player knock out ARG much less play him?? I think you’re confusing him with Tokido- who hasn’t focused on ST (or even played much of it outside of tournaments in America only?) in many years now and I think the US player you’re thinking of is not either of the Wolfe brothers but MrBob who has played in Japan for years. So I would call Tokido a baby bear. I don’t think Noguchi has lost to an American player, that I can think of off the top of my head either. In any case, ARG is a noted step up from both Tokido and Noguchi and MAO is a lot closer to ARG. As for me, MAO doesn’t have to try very hard at all to win, and neither do other big bears he can beat here. There are definitely other claw players here that aren’t even known outside of Japan that seem just as deadly with that wall dive and close to MAO’s level. When I played ARG a few times I think he was beating me with like two buttons. I’ll just say I could probably take out Tokido, if he ever picks it up again. (Obviously, I’d beat them all, but I played online and that screwed me up and ST isn’t a priority. :wink: )

Here are some facts: Among 30 developed countries, the US ranks 25th in math, and 21st in science. In almost every category, we’re behind.

Except one.

youtube com watch?v=ZKTfaro96dg#t=48s

(btw if you pause it at around 58 seconds, note which country is listed at the top of the list.)

For the record, I would like everyone to note that I am the best driver in the entire world and of all time, just in case anyone had any doubts. However due to the restrictive barriers to entry in professional racing, I have decided to focus on ST at this time. And I still cannot beat many players in Japan and I don’t really have any excuse.


Mr.D, what he means is that in the corner Claw does not have a cross up game. You can wall dive all you want in sector 1 and sector 2 and nothing happens, the opponent only needs hold back and he can block wall dive all day. Wall dive doesn’t get more dangerous, quite the opposite. Of course, that’s where Izuna drop comes into play, but it’s risky as many characters have good AA that will hit before Claw gets close enough to Izuna. DeeJay standing MP, Shoto standing LP and HP, and other moves like those will hit him. Going behind the opponent for a sector 3 hit is impossible in the corner, that’s why Damdai’s main anti-Claw strategy is to work the corner to his favor using O.Ken, who has a fast DP with invulnerability all the way up and the fierce DP having good horizontal range. Claw has no choice but to attack from the front, jumping over fireballs and risking a DP. I think on a better day, Damdai would have done better against MAO. Maybe not win, but definitely better. MAO got him to the center of the stage and that’s when he starting killing Damdai’s game, because Damdai had to guess which side to DP since he didn’t have the corner to protect him anymore.


Yes, I was referring to wall dives being more powerful near the corner due to multiple side switching. If you know exactly where your opponent’s midpoint is, you can cross back and forth and mess up inputs further (but there’s a fine line to doing it so that it doesn’t help the opponent more easily pull off a reversal). That’s why the sector system comes with constraints. I’m certain MAO knew about this situation but he just wanted to keep things simple for his explanation.

Nobody I’ve played in the US or Japan can stop my wall dives near the corner, but that’s also a tough spot to score a knockdown. There are counters even there for shotos that I’ve been able to pull off at times but they may be too difficult to perform consistently compared to just blocking. I was surprised at MAO’s wall dives because he was able to nail them mid-screen and no US shoto player seemed to have a consistent answer. I’m not sure if he has particular timing, positioning, and/or something else, but avoiding reversal OS hasn’t been something I’ve been able to do with my knockdown wall dives.

In the corner, wall dives are useless against most characters. In addition to what Moonchilde mentioned, there are guaranteed punishments, but they differ depending on the corner.

It was one of the pre-SBO team tourneys during the US team’s trip last year. If I recall, it was either immortal or riz0ne who defeated ARG in a surprise to everyone. I heard you met up with the gang during their visit so feel free to ask them yourself if you need further details. Knowing that might help explain why I think your classifications don’t make much sense and why US players thought they had a fair chance against MAO until they played him. Casuals don’t mean much but if we consider that JP players play similarly as they do in tourneys (i.e. much less sandbagging than here), then every US player who played your other “big bears” in casuals found MAO in casuals to be much more difficult.

I don’t dispute that, but I’m not sure how that relates to ST or specific individuals. For example, the US has the most wins for the Nobel Prize in Physics and all the other physical fields. Does that indicate the cream of the crop in physics is in the US? And does that suddenly translate into ST ability?

Anyway, you misinterpreted my last paragraph. I’m not saying I’ve ever had the ability to beat MAO or Tokido—who NKI once said was the top claw mirror specialist in Japan no doubt thanks to his wall dive timing and positioning. I was just explaining why the mirror would continue to be one of my most difficult offline matches no matter how much I practiced on GGPO.


I don’t remember any of the guys I met up with last year ever saying that ARG lost to an American player. I could be wrong but in any case yes, we did meet and we played right before they flew back. (After confirming he’s ok since Sandy, I asked Damdai to be sure but haven’t gotten a reply back yet.)

While you may (or may not) be good at doing wall dives, I am not convinced you’re anywhere near the Japanese level. I mean I could say, between us, I’m undefeated and never, ever lost to you, not even once. I didn’t mention Nobel Peace prizes, I was pointing out the difference between “facts” vs “confidence” where the US ranks low in one, and high in the other. I don’t think I misinterpreted your last paragraph- I was agreeing about ever having the ability to beat MAO, I was just saying that it doesn’t matter whether GGPO screwed up your timing or not. Maybe it’s due to GGPO, maybe due to something you don’t know. Right now, you don’t really know what you don’t know so you can’t say for sure what would happen if it weren’t for GGPO’s effect. In order to find out for sure, maybe you could become the hunter in the woods, and go hunt down all those bears in Japan. But you never know, you could do that, chase one down and think you have a little baby bear cornered, but then all of a sudden, you turn right around and run screaming from it. How could that possibly happen? You never know. The big mother bear is standing behind it, and accommodating for the GGPO effect didn’t help.

btw Let’s please continue non-TRUST stuff in another thread (and link to these posts from there).


Mrdhalsim, please check my latest post on that xup thread if you havent already, i go into detail about the frameskip issue.


damdai is tied up in my basemenmt, thats why he ahsnt replied to you. ill tgell jim you saifdhia