Category Archives: Misc. Info

More on Alpha 3’s red flash

There are many subsystems in Alpha 3, many of which aren’t in other SF games. I’m going to address here the red priority flash. There are 3 tinted color change flashes in Alpha 3, not counting the white air recovery flash: The blue “Timing Guard” aka Guard Protect (GP) blocking, which lowers the amount of …

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Divekick counters video (proof of concept)

Not a legit video, but I don’t know when/if I’ll get around to making a more comprehensive one. Some characters have problems with Akuma’s divekick in A3 because of its speed and angle, and the fact that having to block it puts you in a bad situation, because guard damage is an added concern. It …

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Weird red flash note

Gen’s crouching HK (crane stance) can beat Akuma’s divekick with the right timing/distance, however it is somewhat fickle (often the case with non-invincible attacks that can challenge the divekick). However, the move is more likely to work, for some reason, if you are holding down/back or down on the joystick- I think d/b even moreso …

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Gen vs Chun notes

NOTE: the following entry uses the old school American notation for attack button strength. Jab, Strong, Fierce = light punch, medium punch and heavy punch; Short, Forward, Roundhouse = light kick, medium kick, heavy kick Also, keep in mind that this is not meant to be a genuinely comprehensive look at the match. Apropos of …

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Tripguard exceptions list (mostly complete)

Certain attacks cancel tripguard- mentioned in some earlier posts, video example here: Was working on a list, which is incomplete, but it’s coming together pretty well, so far- I’d say it’s about 90% done. Here’s another video which demonstrates another use, vs non-jumping moves which have airborne frames. Note that the interactions were tested using …

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A note on GGPO and Windows 7’s lag.

(Crossposted from SRK) I mentioned in the last thread that there was some input lag while using Windows 7. After doing some moderate investigoogling, this seems to be an issue with vsync, which Win7 uses for everything in the standard Aero layout (the one where with all of the pretty semitransparent borders). This can be …

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GGPO Version .030 Frameskpping/Rollback issue

Edit (Nov.26.2011): It should be noted that after messing around with my settings- IIRC I just unplugged my router and connected my cable modem directly to my PC’s ethernet port- I lowered my ping number, which improved the frameskipping problem by a noticeable amount. However, the overall point of the below post (that the v.030 …

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Evolution 2011: Thoughts on Skullgirls and Street Fighter x Tekken

Howdy, elite fraternity of readers. It’s been a while. I went to Evo last week (an international tournament for fighting games), and had a good time, as I always do. I got a chance to play a few matches of SFxTekken and Skullgirls. Skullgirls is kind of hard to explain in a few sentences, but …

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GGPO Status: BACK

Website up! Client is up! But requires new download- it is a new test-build. You will need to copy/paste your ROMS folder into whatever folder you unzip the new GGPO files into. If you didn’t already have an earlier build of GGPO installed, then create a new folder named “roms” and put your games in …

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What the Hell is GGPO?

So some guy asks me, “what is GGPO, and why do you talk about it so much?” Well, imaginary guy who didn’t really ask that, prepare yourself. Here is the GGPO description from the official website (which is mostly down at the moment due to DDOS attacks on the server by scrubs): GGPO is a …

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