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[MUGEN] - Please help me get started.

CantidoCantido Registered User regular
edited January 2009 in Games and Technology
It's been a while since I've played any fighting games, and I realize I've never played MUGEN before, so I would like to get started.

MUGEN is a fighting game engine that has become a fighting game in itself, where aspiring young programmers can put any fighting game character in it, or create their own. You can also throw in your own music, stages, and menu. There is now over 1000 characters.

I'm trying to get started, but I'm a little overwhelmed at the moment. My first attempt at download it came with a bunch of horrid hacks of various characters (a gay-acting Zangief sticks out in my mind.)

I also found one with a ton of characters, but it turned out to be very broken. (I was playing as Kyo fighting a very tiny, very powerful sprite of Pharoah Man from Megaman 4. Very cute and all but it gets on your nerves for a while.)

There was another, that looked really amazing. It was called EVG Battle which renames the gameEverything vs Everything. It updates all the menus and stuff, categorizing all characters into their respective franchises. But when I play it, and try to choose a character, there are none (even though I have some) and all I can do is hit Escape to reset.

Can anyone help me sort out properly adding quality character variations and stages?

EDIT: Here's an example. Guile vs Gouki fighting in a stage from Immaterial and Missing Power

What.

Another variatation of MUGEN

lol what the fuck is this guyz

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  • SoljrSoljr Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I think MUGEN has been replaced with ShuGenDo.

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  • ShujaaShujaa Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Oh man please tell me Hong Kong Phooey is playable!

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    I'm not real big on fighting games, but holy shit Captain Caveman?!

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  • SparrowSparrow Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    To be honest I really don't have any experience with MUGEN, although your post has made me interested.

    Have you tried the external links section of wikipedia? Most of them look promising.

    Linky

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  • ArcibiArcibi Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Just giving you guys fair warning, a lot of MUGEN creators are whiny, stuck-up cunts who cry at the thought of other people hosting their precious creations or even having them available to the general public

    It's the main reason why I never got very far into it

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Arcibi wrote: »
    Just giving you guys fair warning, a lot of MUGEN creators are whiny, stuck-up cunts who cry at the thought of other people hosting their precious creations or even having them available to the general public

    It's the main reason why I never got very far into it

    What's the point of making them if you're not gonna share them, or at least show them off?

    Nerds are weird.

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  • DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Yeah, i find it strange too. One thing that put it into perspective for me is that some of these guys have such contempt for anyone who just wants to play the games, but doesn't have the ability to make Mugen characters or stages.

    I have the SvC Ultimate Mugen 2007 edition, which is great, but haven't tried making any characters or stages myself.

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  • JubehJubeh Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    OP: You mentioned that the characters were broken. Yeah, they're ALL gonna be like that. Unless you find one big cohesive game, it will be impossible to balance (unless you do it yourself). Mugen fans seem to care more about flashy combos than they do about game play, which is why you get jab walk infinites in the corner, and supers that last three hours.

    I haven't used Mugen in a while, though, but I do remember somebody made a Ryu and Ken using the frame data from SF4 (including focus attack). They were actually pretty spot on with how they play in the real game, well timed links and all.

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  • DusT_HounDDusT_HounD Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    @ OP: gah, sorry- i forgot to say: SvC Ultimate Mugen 2007 is fairly easy to get a hold of, and is a good starter game for Mugen, as it's a fairly comprehensive package. Take a look at youtube to see the awesome intro, and some gameplay vids.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Since MUGEN is basically a "create your own 2D fighter" game, there's no way you'll get a balanced set of characters unless you break down and do a lot of playtesting. Most folks that I know use MUGEN as a way to brush up on arcade games that they don't own (for obvious reasons... the cost of an arcade cabinet, for one), but only with characters that closely match the characters that they play. You'll run into faithful recreations of famous fighting game characters along with broken, overpowered, and downright weird creations of some fan who has too much time on his hands.

    Don't worry about getting characters who are broken. Just have fun with it. It's not a "serious" fighting game, by any means. It's more of a fighting game simulator.

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  • BlitzAce1981BlitzAce1981 Registered User regular
    edited January 2009
    Hahnsoo1 wrote: »
    Don't worry about getting characters who are broken. Just have fun with it. It's not a "serious" fighting game, by any means. It's more of a fighting game simulator.

    Especially when Rare Akuma comes under the "characters who are broken" moniker. Supers that include dropping the moon on them and stamping on it whilst One Winged Angel plays in the background, rolling the opponent up in a Katamari, and a Shun Goku Satsu that references Planet Of The Apes? If anyone starts a "Doing It Right" thread, that would go in it.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited January 2009
    Unfortunately due to legal issues we can't really have threads about Mugen. Sorry.

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