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My son is now 4 1/2 and I've started him playing 3rd Strike. He's using a pad at the moment because that's what he's used to, but I'll get him on the stick in a week or two.

He can actually beat me, but I think that's because he can mash buttons faster than I can get proper moves out.

Next stop, SFII HD.

I can just see it right now, Tyagi's house, July 2018.

"You listen here son, while in my house you live by my rules!"

"But I WANT to play Mortal Kombat!"

"No! We play Street Fighter in this house!"

"That is SO UNFAIR!"

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Honestly, this thread is responsible for keeping fighting games on my radar during university, and making sure I kept an eye out once SFIV was announced (I thought it looked terrible and that Smash Bros was way better, haha). Then I dipped back in, saw that people were enjoying it, noticed Excellent Adventures, and all that eventually led to me buying AE and a stick...

Too true; when this thread started out SFIII was still an unknown to me and I was busy waxing nostalgic about the SFII series when TheShend and grav0 and will came along and said "Play Third Strike. It's a good game.", so I spent the rest of the last gen failing at 3S and not playing other games. :wub:

I still haven't followed their advice about getting a stick though :(

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On 8/17/2013 at 07:53, Qazimod said:

Too true; when this thread started out SFIII was still an unknown to me and I was busy waxing nostalgic about the SFII series when TheShend and grav0 and will came along and said "Play Third Strike. It's a good game.", so I spent the rest of the last gen failing at 3S and not playing other games. :wub:

I still haven't followed their advice about getting a stick though :(

 

Gotta love this site: http://playthirdstrike.com/

 

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12 hours ago, Nick R said:

There's a Capcom sale on the Xbox marketplace at the moment, which means SFIII and Super SF2 Turbo HD Remix are currently about £2.50 each.

 

http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/promotions/sales/capcom-sale

 

Hopped onto the 360 last night because of this, played SF4 for a couple hours, still people around but usually too good for me!

 

 Didn't know they bothered re-releasing Darkstalkers! SF x T is the main one I don't have otherwise, tempting.

 

Not the place to ask but I couldn't see a way to transfer all the HDD saves to Cloud. One of the annoyances when I've played retro stuff on Xbone.

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SFxT is good but hardly anyone plays it (online or off), and so the game will be pretty much impossible to learn at this stage if you want to compete online. As a single player game - or for multiplayer with friends - it's pretty excellent, though. There's lots to do in training mode and decent challenges/arcade, and a great mix of characters and playstyles. Plus it has the hype meter on the replay viewer, which should really have been a mandatory addition to every fighting game released since.

 

In local multiplayer with a teammate it really shines, and you can do all sorts on nonsense with cross assault. Ahhhh the memories.

 

Spoiler


 

 


 

 

The DLC characters (all 12 in one pack) are the only DLC you would want to get unless you're a costume monster.

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There's also a Capcom sale on Steam but it appears SF4 isn't included, and obviously all the "online edition" style re-releases didn't come out on Steam.

 

SFxT complete pack is £7.79 on Steam this weekend at least (game without dlc is £4.59) - despite complaints on the forums/steam reviews page it does work, but there are a few gotchas you might need to deal with on a new installation. Here's what I wrote on the Steam forums for someone who was struggling with it immediately after I had worked through a fresh installation:

 

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Everything "works", with a few qualifications:

- There's a common bug that causes the game to crash at launch, possibly caused by the old GFWL client packaged with the game. Uninstall all GFWL software from your PC and re-download it directly from Microsoft after you complete the SFxT installation.

- There's an occasional bug in GFWL which causes the program to fail to download your GFWL profile. Quitting and reloading, or restarting your PC, will usually fix this. You only have to download your profile the first time you play so it's not a constant irritation.

- The game is apparently only capable of loading 32 DLC packs at one time, which is fewer than exist in the "complete" edition of the game, and which can lead to the DLC characters not being available despite being owned. To work around this, deselect any of the DLC packs that aren't of interest to you, for example gem or quick combo packs, so that you have a maximum of 32 selected when you launch the game - this way you'll definitely load the DLC characters.

- There's a rare bug with connecting to online play which can say something like "your GFWL profile is not authorised to access this..." but this can be worked around by quitting the game, signing out of GFWL and signing back in. In my case I had to sign in with a different profile to force the game to prompt me again for the CD key (which was then refused for that profile), before I could sign in again on my real account and re-enter the CD key, after which the online play worked fine.

There are probably others but those are the ones I've seen, all of which can happily be ignored once you've fixed them the first time. Those things aside, online play works (but you'll probably have to arrange to play with someone as there are very few active players), DLC characters work (as long as you've not selected more than 32 DLC packs to activate, and the game generally works (as long as you install and connect to GFWL successfully).

 

The dlc pack limit thing is particularly funny in a game explicitly designed around selling you as many dlc packs as possible.

 

It goes without saying that if anyone does pick it up then I'll happily play online with you despite the reportedly terrible PC netcode. I'm around most evenings before 10, but not always on Steam so you'll have to hunt me down.

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I'm actually more horrified that I must have been about 8 or 9 when we had a copy of it on the SNES.. and couldn't comprehend a dragon punch motion :unsure:

 

In commemoration, let me share a video of one of my favourite retro steamers, DNOpls, play Street Fighter 2.

 

As in, as many versions he can remember. This includes the ZX Spectrum and Tiger Handheld version.

 

 

god why did I want and get and tiger handheld version

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1 hour ago, Siri said:

I'm actually more horrified that I must have been about 8 or 9 when we had a copy of it on the SNES.. and couldn't comprehend a dragon punch motion :unsure:

 

In commemoration, let me share a video of one of my favourite retro steamers, DNOpls, play Street Fighter 2.

 

As in, as many versions he can remember. This includes the ZX Spectrum and Tiger Handheld version.

 

 

god why did I want and get and tiger handheld version

 

That's cool and all, but that 'boxart' in the top-left of the stream still triggers me.

 

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Fuck me, reading through my posts in the first few pages of this thread, over 15 years ago, when I was 25, is very strange.

 

Had a few Fightcade sessions recently and ... yeah. My 3S skills definitely aren't what they used to be. :blah:

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5 minutes ago, Ray Tracing said:

Wow I watched that VHS in preparation for my snes arrival so many times. 


Every aspect. Every move. Expert commentary.
 

“So, are there any strategies when using Ryu?”

”Nah, not really”

 

:lol:

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On 21/12/2005 at 15:38, Mr. Gerbik said:

I'm also waiting for them to make Anniversary Collection backwards compatible, I bought it long after I modded my xbox, so I've never had a chance to try 3rd Strike on live. Now I have a 360 and live, but the game's not backwards compatible! :) I was sooo looking forward to trying SF out on live, maybe I would even had a chance to go up against TheShend and his Q. :) I don't post a lot, but I always read this excellent topic and I love how passionate he is about 3rd Strike. I really hope that Annniversary collection is one the games MS is working on to make backwards compatible, I really do.

Ah young Gerbik finally gathered up enough courage to post in a forum full of native speakers and also in a thread full of Street Fighter experts no less. So of course the first thing I do is challenge @TheShend and his Q! :lol: If that match had taken place, I would've been perfected into oblivion - I was nowhere near as good as I thought I was, a case of being good compared to your mates.

 

Thanks for bumping this thread, such nostalgia. 

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Fucking hell, 30 years ago, really? I distinctly remember the first time I saw it, in an arcade in a Butlins. I played as Ryu, and got my ass kicked by some "older kids". Next time was during the summer holidays, when I was shipped off to Ireland to the rest of the family for the summer holidays. It was on the top floor of "The plex" in the Dublin Suburbs, played as Sim, and annoyed the fuck out of my cousin with my long limbs.

It was then the first game I got with my first console, and I played Vanilla SF so god damn much.

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I was on holiday on the Isle of Wight at a Haven camp and there was a little arcade on site.

 

I distinctly remember they had the Super NES cabinet with Mario World and F-Zero. A Mille Miglia sit down cabinet, Space Gun (the Aliens rip off) and, oh yes, SF2.

 

First game of SF2 was against my Dad. He Guile, me Blanks. He kicked my ass! It was fucking magical - must have put £20 in that machine over two weeks. Not bad at 20p a credit!

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21 hours ago, Lyrical Donut said:

Street Fighter 2 is 30 years old, lads. Thirty years old.

 

I've always been a bit of a poser to be honest - I vaguely remember its presence as an arcade machine and I definitely remember it absolutely dominating the public consciousness during the time of the SNES ports and the associated marketing and toys and tie-ins and the magazines printing move lists and strategies... but I grew up with a Mega Drive and we didn't even get the borked SFII port for that console, so I ended up catching up with most SFII stuff after the fact. It was still worth it though. :) Eventually I toyed with Alpha and EX, got pointed to SFIII after spending time in this thread and have kept a keener eye on fighting games ever since.

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30 years ago?! Wow feel old right now!

 

First time I saw this was on my housemates SNES at uni. I had PC at the time and the SNES was in the shared area. Have to say I was really impressed with this and the SNES. Still remember most of the moves and counters etc. Iconic fighter in every way - characters, music and sound effects. 

 

Also remember my youngest brother was hooked on this series and he paid something silly (around £70) for the Super Streetfigher version on his Megadrive.

 

Will have to dig out mini SNES and fire it up for a round.

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6 hours ago, Singho said:

Hey guys, I'm running a new Tournament Series called the "Virtua Chip Shop" and we are starting it off this week with the classic...Super Turbo!

 

Friday night, grab your chips and tune in to see some of the best...and worst Super Turbo play in the UK and EU.

 

Be good to see some of the old skool HD Remix\SF4 manz roll through.

 

Link to a HQ version of the trailer as Twitter did some next level butchery to it!

 

 

I'm in. :facepalm:

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Good job @Lyrical Donut!  Was well impressed with your play today.  Just as good as in the HD Remix days!

 

It was a tough stream, hard to deal with multiple things on your own, but I am glad I did it.  Hope to see you at the next one. :D

 

 

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On 13/03/2021 at 03:57, Singho said:

Good job @Lyrical Donut!  Was well impressed with your play today.  Just as good as in the HD Remix days!

 

It was a tough stream, hard to deal with multiple things on your own, but I am glad I did it.  Hope to see you at the next one. :D

 

 

 

Watched your stream yesterday - you didn't seem too impressed with my tick throw nonsense during our matches :lol:. ST things, though. It comes with the territory. Your Honda gave me the fear and I ended up getting flustered. Still finished a respectable 4th, though. Pretty chuffed with that.

 

I had a lot of fun, not just with the matches, but with your commentary too - glad you got this set up and I'll be back for more.

 

GGs!

 

 

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