This might be what you’re looking for.
we also had an interview with him post-grands, you guys should look at it :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA6gvVsFkjI
and maybe check out our new weekly series as well starting later today at https://www.twitch.tv/alabamasmashleague (note: actual good players will prob not be in attendance)
If anybody wants to see what a graph of this function looks like, here you go: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/6zpapi7ur5
The graph shows knockback as a function of percentage ou can mess around with the sliders on the left to see what effects weight, growth, damage dealt, etc. has.
I don't know if the ranges on the sliders are appropriate, but they can be changed by clicking on their bounds. Also, the graph goes from 0% to 999% and from zero knockback up to the ceiling of 2500, so a lot of the area of this graph covers situations you won't likely see in actual play.
Many things in books like The Art of War, The Inner Game of Tennis, or Playing to win apply to Melee. This is actually something I first noticed when I played Starcraft. They apply to it because most of these "rules" that you follow to win in Melee apply to conflict in general. It's not even just about fighting. A lot of things in Melee apply just as well to Basketball or Tic Tac Toe.
It's just the nature of conflict. Despite not really being a fighting game at all, it's interesting to watch something like Basketball or Football and see how things like spacial control, positioning, "reading", etc. still apply.
I made an android app to protect your hands!
It notifies you every hour (configurable) to do some of the hand stretches from Dr. Levi's video.
Ethernet to USB adapters exist and are fairly cheap.
I use one for online games and it probably isn't as good as direct Ethernet but it's way more stable than WiFi is.
And as for when you were home, your home WiFi network presumably had fewer people connecting to it, so more bandwidth was available to you and your lowest connection speed was good enough.
Dolphin is free. Go to smashladder.com and follow their guide for downloading Faster Melee's most recent version. Faster Melee is a version of Dolphin that runs smoother for online play, and is pretty much required for playing people online using smashladder.
You're gonna need to download an ISO file of melee, which is basically the game ripped from the disc. You can try googling it and it shouldnt be too hard. Careful of sketch websites.
If you've been watching for a while you might know the basic terminology already but the SSBMTutorials youtube channel has a lot of good info about the tech. Basic things like L cancelling and Wavedashing can be a little awkward to understand without being shown.
It's a little tough to get rolling if you don't have a friend to play with all the time that's at your level, but the "Friendlies" tab in smashladder should work ok.
You're gonna need a gamecube adapter. You can buy the official nintendo one, or you can get the Mayflash 4 port. They're basically identical.
> Dashing to the sideline and then sliding across that clay surface
that I love to play on so dearly, reaching the ball just in time
for an iconic backhand smash, and then celebrating as I clinch
the final point of the French Open. The only thing I can think
of that matches that feeling is a single, perfectly executed shine
turnaround back-air while playing a friendly in a basement
filled with vape smoke, surrounded by weird teenagers. Both of
those things are good, to me.
- Rafael Nadal, tennis player
- The Inner Game of Super Smash Bros Melee
slippi.gg has a Mac version available for download.
You shouldn't have any performance problems, Dolphin can run Melee at full speed on pretty much anything.
If you don't have one already get a Mayflash adapter, it'll let you use your GC controllers with Slippi. The Amazon page says it works with Mac.
Crossposting from WMW 'cuz this place gets more views.
Made it out of pools at Pound but the only footage I got was Me getting bopped by Zhu :(
Honestly not too unhappy with my play, mostly just upset that whenever I did win neutral I totally choked on converting it into a punish.
Whatcha got for me ssbm?
Edit: the young youtube link
Not really. GIFS are stupid fucking huge mate.
GFYs would be a a better option, but considering how long 75 seconds is, you might as well be watching the video.
Ok here we go!
How to set up Training Mode on a Mac!
You're gonna need brew installed for this. In case you don't know what brew is - it's a package manager for Mac. https://brew.sh has instructions on how to do this.
Once you have brew installed run the below command to install xdelta
brew install xdelta
Make sure you've extracted the training mode folder. This guide assumes it's in your Downloads folder, so if you're not sure put it there. I believe I used The Unarchiver, available on the Mac App Store, for this.
Now that we have all the tools we need, navigate to the Training Mode folder (assuming it's already been extracted from the .7z) in terminal. To do this use the command "cd" to change directories.
If you have the training mode folder in your Downloads folder simply type the following
cd ~/Downloads/Training\ Mode\ v1.01\ NTSC\ ISO\ Creator/
To verify that you're in the correct folder type "ls" (lowercase L).
It should look something like this
$ Training Mode v1.01 NTSC ISO Creator ls
Drag Melee v1.02 ISO Here.bat
PATCH FILE - Training Mode v1.0 NTSC.xdelta
Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) (v1.02).iso
If you see the PATCH FILE and your ISO, you're good to go.
run the following command (note the 3... this took me a good 10 minutes of digging to find)
xdelta3 -d -f -s "Super Smash Bros. Melee (USA) (v1.02).iso" "PATCH FILE - Training Mode v1.0 NTSC.xdelta" "Training Mode v1.01 NTSC.iso"
alternatively (if you have things named differently)
xdelta3 -d -f -s "YOUR ISO" "PATCH FILE" "NAME OF NEW FILE"
This will place a new file called "Training Mode v1.01 NTSC.iso" in the Training Mode folder. At this point you're good to go! Load it up in Dolphin or throw it on your Wii in Nintendont (/games/GTME01/game.iso)
http://en.akinator.com/personnages/valide/list/23611/Mango/1 So fairly random but stumbled upon this 20 questions type app and thought I stumped it until it got to "Do they have children? Do they have facial hair? Is their name a type of food?" I didn't think they'd know mango but it was kinda cool they did.
On a side note, to figure out if you mean Leffen or Armada it asks "Are they Swedish? Are they mean?"
Remember my Melee talk show on the radio I mentioned last week? I just uploaded episode 2.
This week we had one of Austin's tournament organizers on to talk about what it's like being a TO as well as the history of Austin Melee and Melee in general post-Brawl and pre-2013. Also our thoughts on Genesis 4.
The new time is Fridays from 4 to 4:30 PM on www.kvrx.org/livestream due to some scheduling conflicts.
Actually the ruleset uses "match" to describe a single game several times when describing set procedure.
(See 5-8, where "preceding match" is used instead of "preceding game")
They should probably fix that.
I made this graph a while back. c is the amount of charge on the up-smash, from 0-1. w is the weight. The graph shows how much knock-back (y-axis) occurs at what percent (x-axis). Sheik is blue, Pikachu is yellow.
Always control stick down and away. Yes, momentum carries you off stage but you are at a super high percent and that situation is recoverable and beats death.
However, after the tech roll, before you are launched off stage, you actually have two options to stall your momentum and take ledge: spot-dodge and taunt. Hax has a YouTube video explaining this. Spot dodging is faster than taunting to momentum cancel and also has some invulnerability. Taunting is completely vulnerable. However, you must spot dodge on frame 1 after tech roll ends, you cannot buffer it. If you are early, the spot dodge does not come out. If you are even 1 frame late, you air dodge and die. Buffered spot dodge pulls shield for 1 frame before initiating spot dodge, which is why it does not work. It’s worth trying out in uncle punch, and it can be done consistently. In game seems really hard tho.
Hey guys -- quick question: what monitor should I get for netplay usage? I know a few people have recommended the benq monitors but how much does it matter as long as it supports 120hz?
I was thinking about doing something a bit fancier (e.g. 27-inch, higher than 1080p resolutions) like this since I'd want to use it as a general productivity/gaming monitor and not just for netplay. but i'd buy the benq if that's by far the best option.
i5-5200U ultra book. It runs full speed easily. But you can go with an i3 these days.
Amazon has a laptop with an i3-7100u for $350
Here's a video of a weaker processor running brawl fine.
That laptop is probably the cheapest you can get new. I dont browse used so I cant help you with that.
My buddy and I got this one to stream our college tourneys and it has pretty solid quality for what you're paying. I always used a dazzle before and this one was much better imo. Only bad thing is the installer for the drivers is not in english.
Here is a quality test I found and there's another one on the amazon reviews.
i'm not a mod but i'm a 'well respected' user who would be happy to handle the financials
the problem i foresee is that if we compare this to the similar fundraising done by /r/kappa they used things like shirts to raise money, made some shirt dedicated to the player and the board that looked sleek and people wanted to buy (
are we going to get enough money through pure donations to fly someone out?
Here is an extract from one of my old documents, showing all peach setups for your first example. Seems like the fastest way is with upair, which takes only 19 frames + jumpsquat. I've never thought of using this kinda tech with a tourney winner, good shit
The one on Amazon is $69 right now Link
I'm not great at melee but here's a few books that I've liked. Some are fighting game focused while others are more general / discipline oriented:
Playing to Win by David Sirlin. Available online for free
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. A fascinating read with many historical examples.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris. Really interesting interviews and a lot of useful tools in life.
Fighting Game Fundamentals by Gootecks. It's SF-oriented but still good.
>Do I have to memorize the trajectory that every move in the game will send me in order to have even decent DI?
Not really. You basically need to know the general direction of where a hitbox sends you, and how powerful it is. For example, I know Sheik fair sends you outward, so I DI up and a bit in. (in being the opposite direction the move will send me) In general the most effective DI will be DI that's completely perpendicular to the trajectory of the move (trajectory is red, green is most extreme possible DI) The optimal DI for sheik fair is basically applicable for any horizontal kill move - DIing up and slightly inward is survival DI for these types of moves.
In general you want to DI out on moves that you think they can follow up on (sheik f tilt, fox up air, whatever) and DI in on moves you think they're trying to end your stock with.
If I only have until hitstop/hitstun/whatever ends to point the left stick in the proper direction, then how are you supposed to know which way to point the left stick in time? Isn't hit-whatever only a matter a frames long? Doesn't that require DI to be a prediction in that case (unless you're getting hit by a multi-hit move)?
You can generally tell when you've left yourself open to be hit and react to that situation. Like if I whiff a grab against Falco and I'm anticipating that he'll shine me, I'll know to DI out before he even hits me.
IANAL but I think you can get in trouble if there's an exchange in money as often happens in tournaments. I remember reading a story a while back about a guy getting sued for having a "Pokemon Party" and charging for admission. Either way, I wouldn't worry too much, pretty much every tournament advertises itself with pictures and videos of melee gameplay. I doubt Nintendo would come after you.
EDIT: here's the story I was talking about - http://www.geekwire.com/2015/superfan-who-threw-pokemon-themed-party-needs-to-raise-4k-to-cover-pokemon-trademark-lawsuit/
Official controllers are still in stock on Amazon
Whats the point in using the GCHD hdmi adapter on the gamecube over using a Wii with a similar adapter on amazon? Is it because TOs prefer using the gamecube over wiis as its fairly easy to mod a wii?
Making sure everybody knows, download Frame Melee on the Google Play Store. Might be on the App Store too idk but it answers a lot of frame data/character stat questions for me whenever I remember to use it.
If there's a better resource for this type of thing then do share.
URI is having our biggest tournament today! If you're in the RI area, you should see if you can come. Here is the event page on FB
It will be streamed around ~5:30pm EST here: https://www.twitch.tv/uri_fgc
Just uploaded the third episode of Tech Skill Tonight from Friday. This week we had Uplift | Chandy (aka /u/king_thursday) as our guest, so I'm sure you all will want to hear what he has to say.
Do people here want wobbling banned?
Personally I'd be okay with it. Not that I think that wobbling breaks melee and ruins top level play, but more or less because it is a degenerate infinite that deters low and mid level players from playing melee and it probably has hindered growth. I know a few people personally that quit because melee was not fun largely in part because of wobbling. They knew it wasn't unbeatable but they didn't want to invest a lot of time and energy into one matchup so that they can enjoy tournaments again.
I know there are programs like Antimicro that are able to map joysticks and joypads to keyboard input (with button mappings for input modifiers: for example, a joystick axis can have 100% range, but with holding a button down, it reduces the range to 50%), but I have yet to find one that works the other way around yet still have button modifiers.
Dolphin appears to be able to do this using the + syntax which is useful for combining two axis together, but there is no way for buttons to have a value less than 1. Division and multiplication could accomplish this, but there is no syntax for either.
"We had picked up these players after the speculation of the Twitch / Nintendo circuit being announced very soon"
????? any chances this would include melee?
As usual nmw is right. Wizzy is 2nd best and he doesn't really approach, he nairs in place a lot or dash dances. S2J does match analysis on his stream occasionally so maybe check some of that out. https://www.twitch.tv/s2jfalcon/v/53229482
It's more accurate to say that LCD monitors are not lagless; they have minimum 1-2ms response times. This is actually because the liquid crystals take time to twist to the new orientation (corresponding to light level). I'm unclear on whether modern LCDs use raster scan vs full frame display. Can you link any information on that?
The adapter may well be lagless enough (in the way that CRTs are lagless enough). Dubious on your claim that A->D conversion always has lag, are you familiar on a transistor level of how that works in principle? I can't tell you exactly how it works, but my impression is that the conversion should happen on a nano or microsecond scale, not really any magnitude that is relevant (again, in the way that CRTs are lagless enough).
and then on the other side, /u/Happens_2u there's at least one study that suggests that some people can perceive 2ms in some situations: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/In-the-blink-of-an-eye%3A-investigating-latency-Ng-Annett/386a15fd85c162b8e4ebb6023acdce9df2bd43ee I would be hesitant to make absolute claims, as we're still learning (especially with the advancements in VR recently) what kind of latencies humans are affected by in various ways.
this is the only new one you can get, more or less. If you want used try eBay, but it's sometimes a game of chance, you never know if parts were replaced or how it feels. Personally I buy mine new and if they don't feel broken in enough, I mod them till they do.
I think these are fine... maybe not the most optimal controllers in the world but I have to imagine better than what you'll get on Ebay
> Check out Amazon Japan (amazon.jp I believe, then go to settings and change it to English)
I'm not sure why everybody recommends this, when normal US Amazon has the same product, for the same price.
It probably works but I suggest getting a nintendo official or mayflash 4 port (this amazon listing is 2 port).
Those two adapters are the most proven to work without lag/hassle and are overclockable and get the reduced timing dispersion option to 1000 hz which is worth the $5-$10 difference
I've heard nothing but good things about the 2008 white controllers. You could also take a gamble on the ones they sell on amazon, like this one. I bought one of these and it was in damn near mint condition, not sure of the seller tho.
These types can be really good. I got a spice orange one from amazon, and it was legit in near mint condition (had some MINOR dirt/scuff on it)
Yeah they're made by nintendo and they're like the 2nd gen or something after the indigo controllers and made exactly the same, also it's the ones the majority of top players use iirc and they're known to be better than the smash 4 ones, still it's kind of a lottery and you could get one with shitty backdashes that never breaks in or something, you can never be 100% sure you'll get a perfect controller out of the box but the white japanese ones are your best bet.
Those are the ones: https://www.amazon.ca/Official-Nintendo-Classic-Gamecube-Controller/dp/B0017KIBAI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1481046275&sr=8-6&keywords=gamecube+controller
Only found the smash 4 ones on US amazon for some reason :/, Dunno if you can still order those through canada
Raphnet used to be the bees knees before the Wii U Adapter and Native Control support came out. All the ones saying that the Raphnet is better are probably just the older posts. The current best adapter is the Wii U Official USB Adapter. Inputs should be basically identical to console. You can try and get it from Gamestop. If not the mayflash one works fine you can get it from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RSXRLUE/ Make sure you set it up using the guide that Smashladder provides, using Wii U mode.
You could swap out the potentiometer in the controller, the newer controllers (smash logo) and some of the older ones can be swapped out without any soldering. However, some of the older ones are soldered on so then you will need to do some soldering. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.
Here's a link to some potentiometers on Amazon that require you to solder.
Edit: My B, I meant to say the stick box, didn't realize the potentiometer are just the black clips on the side of the stick box.
I preordered mine from Amazon on June 14th, the first day they were announced haha. I was surprised when I got a text yesterday saying they shipped. It actually popped up during the Nintendo Direct so maybe they planned it that way. Here’s the link.
I dealt with similar feelings when I graduated high school. I'm not claiming to understand you perfectly, but I suffered from depression about my overall ability to perform. I felt my skills were limited and my potential was predestined to cap off.
What saved me was reading Mindset by Carol Dweck. I had guidance and I also got involved in Smash and League, but his book well summarizes, describes, and explains all of my personal discoveries about myself.
PLEASE give this a read. Time alone is not a guarantee of success. Practice alone doesn't make perfect. GOOD practice makes perfect. Believe in your ability to continue to push your abilities, because most success comes about through struggle, not inherent talent.
I wish you the best.
Just wrapped up my Melee talk show I mentioned yesterday. If one of you guys was the one calling in, sorry for ignoring your call, but we didn't really have enough time for callers today since it's right before Genesis.
I seriously need feedback on this. If you guys like it let me know, I'd really appreciate it.
He said China before, so I'd assume Alibaba. Possibly these since he said 251 blocks. They can supply 2000 per week max.
Definitely wouldn't call that a good deal. As a student I recommend you prioritize battery life and portability over gaming ability. The latest Intel integrated graphics won't run those games at high settings but they'll be playable and emulators won't be a problem.
If you want a good deal for something with gaming ability, this Dell deal:
Is more in the ballpark of what you can get with that budget. Unfortunately it's expired but it gives you an idea of what's possible (something leagues ahead of that Acer's specs).
Edit: After reading exactly one review, seems that Acer gets great battery life. So that is nice. Still seems light on the specs bit definitely a better option than I thought.
I also neglected to mention an external gaming monitor is really recommended for netplay. So chopping off some of your laptop budget, getting something used or older, and putting it towards a monitor might be the way to go. Wired ethernet is also recommended. If you plan to live on campus, university internet also has a history of locking down their ports and causing netplay connection problems, so maybe ask around and see if netplay works.
Speaking of meditation, use this website if you need something to help you feel focused or observant. https://mynoise.net/noiseMachines.php
Meditating alone definitely requires more focus, so if you can, don't use the site. If you need a little extra boost, I use it sometimes.
Next step would be diagnostics. I'd run a few benchmarks and compare results to other users to see if one or more of your new components is possibly defective. Ideally you would run a diagnostic suite like PC Doctor, but that costs money. Maybe run Userbenchmark and compare your results to similar builds? It's not a perfect test, but anything more than 10% margin of error would be fairly revealing.
Another thing to try would be uninstalling your video driver with DDU while in safe mode, then reboot in airplane mode (or unplug ethernet/turn off wifi) to prevent Windows from auto-installing the graphics driver from Windows update. Then just run the driver installer from NVIDIA's website (which you should have downloaded earlier, can't download it in Airplane mode). This should rule out any driver related issues.
Getting four stocked by Weon-X's Marth.
Upon review I noticed he was being fairly noncommittal, and would get a lot of punishes off me whiffing dash attacks instead of overshooting them. There were also a few times when he'd win neutral for free since I would do a bad fullhop and get punished for it.
When I respawned he would cross me up with a dash dance grab to get a punish; I probably should have threatened AC fair to force a shield and setup for a grab. He rarely approached with dtilt and when he did he got a free hit since I wasn't able to get out of the way in time and didn't see it coming so I couldn't hit it with an aerial.
Apart from shit DI and punishes, did I miss anything else?
I can definitely relate to your situation and challenges. You seem to have boiled it down to a science which is what I have done as well. It is a very effective way to get results by nailing down good/bad habits.
However, I have some difficulty getting a grasp on your actual "skill". Gameplay footage is a quick way to get insight in what level of play we are talking about. (I briefly searched for Midwest Mayhem 2 VODSs with your nick on youtube and twitch but did not find anything).
Also what are your ambitions? Consistency? Peak performance?
If consistency is a problem you want to work on, you could add more sessions. But adding more sessions does not mean they all have to have the same structure. You can keep your current routine for peak performance training (prior to tournaments etc). But to help with consistency you can add shorter burst sessions just to stay in touch with the game. Such as a subset of your schedule.
Your warmup routine seems solid. No big pressure on execution, do whatever. This is just to get you into the zone. To just get blood flowing quickly, you could do some gentle physical finger movements and or stretching without the controller.
Video analysis, of course great. You seem to have an understanding to not only watch players at top level but the whole spectrum.
Writing down and listing everything is good. But remember that writing and actually playing are different things. You need to make sure you use your notes. If the you have difficulties getting long term goals down consistently, divide them into smaller sub goals.
As for organizing tools. For this level of commitment I would not cross out using management tools like Trello or Favro.
Add a front end web page so you can stat track, like seeing how often you've trained ledge dashes this month and put it in a graph.
Have the ability to "add friends" (if you want this code to go a bit more public) so you can stat track on your friends and see what they have been doing.
Have a confirmation system so it doesn't record things you didn't do.
Basically try and make it like this if you can.
Soap and water on the shell, buttons, sticks, contact pads, and trigger brackets. 70% isopropyl alcohol with cotton swabs on the pcb. If you have replacement lubricant for the stickboxes you can deep clean them (see this guide for disassembly. reverse the steps to reassemble) otherwise I would only wipe down the outsides and try to manually remove any visible gunk.
Mayflash 4 port is what you need if you can't find a Nintendo GC adapter, 20 bucks and is a tried and true adapter for Melee: https://www.amazon.com/Mayflash-GameCube-Controller-Adapter-Switch/dp/B00RSXRLUE
Good luck in your melee journey!
Amazon has new controllers for around $50, not much more than most used controllers I see these days, and guaranteed to not have issues.
Nintendo still sells new Gamecube controllers for Ultimate (same as from Smash 4, but with the Ultimate logo), and you can get them slightly cheaper on amazon if you buy the Japanese import. The price fluctuates up and down, it was $40 a couple weeks ago.
AFAIK, the only differences of the new controllers are that the analog sticks seem to be slightly tighter, and the triggers feel slightly different. I think the quality varies about as much as original GC controllers. They're all decent and fine to play with, but occasionally you'll get lucky or unlucky.
Mine is very average, with the only issues being snapback and my bottom notch isn't perfectly centered on the Y axis, so if I hold down on the character select screen, the cursor moves very slowly to the left instead of straight down (which hasn't ever been a problem for me in game, but maybe at competitive levels it could be).
No, like this. You plug your console output into those, then you plug some male-to-male rca cables in those to connect to both your dazzle and your TV. Male-to-male RCA cables are easy to find for very cheap at thrift stores and flea markets, but you can also get them on amazon.
Note that those splitters are unpowered, which means the signal will get weaker when you split, making the video darker. This is common with low budget streams, since unpowered splitters are cheap. You could use a powered splitter, meaning you'd have to plug it in, to remove that effect.
I bought 3 of these platinum ones in 2014 and they're all still super crisp I've actually had people buy two of them off me because of how good they are.
Edit: It appears the seller I bought it from doesn't carry GC controllers anymore but if you're careful about the seller you should be good.
wait are they really $55 on amazon?
Mayflashes are good too right? Link
It's literally the price on amazon right now. I've never in my life bought a second hand controller that I liked, and with the recent spike in prices I can't see good second hand controllers being super cheap either. But to each their own I guess.
Whatever you get, wherever you get it, make sure to get this too. You'll need it.
I-o DATA USB connection video capture GV-USB2 (search on amazon) is the cheapest option (~$35) if you want to use it alongside your computer. You'll want to also get a splitter, and to avoid degrading video quality you'll want a separate splitter for your video (yellow) cord. The more powered the better, but you can get away with using this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NQ8H3RQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1). For whatever reason though, I can never get the GV-USB2 to work on powered external USB extenders, so your laptop will have to practically be next to your CRT.
If you want a super portable set-up that requires no computer (but is in the $70-$100 pricier range and can only record, not stream), then you can purchase this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCyHqiLimM4
This will require splitters, and I highly recommend buying a bigger microSD card (ex. 16 GB) since the default one is only 4GB I think which holds like maybe an hour or two of gameplay which isn't great. The product linked in the youtube description is out of stock, but DIGITNOW has a lot of similar products that do the same thing (I can't vouch for their quality though). You'll once again want a separate splitter for the video cord though. The default output file type from these devices may be .avi, which isn't a well-supported file type for stuff like youtube, so I would recommend converting your videos to a more compatible type like .mkv through lightweight programs like mkvToolNix.
I was asking for a similar app like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.JacopoScala.UltimateStageStriker&hl=es_MX
I use Private Internet Access VPN over ethernet and it lets me host but not connect. I use the nearest server to me and it only adds 5-10ms of latency (I’ve had ping as low as 10 with people nearby). I’d definitely recommend looking into a paid VPN. It’s great to have for browsing the web in general and it’ll let you play netplay on school internet.
I like the metaphor of the meter. I've been meditating lately on my own stress levels and how they affect my mood and decision making. I'm really finding that I need to make sound decisions everywhere daily in order to keep from tilting in video games!
It's like Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, specifically the 7th habit Sharpen the Saw. You wouldn't saw down a tree with a dull blade, you would sharpen it first. It's the same with your stress levels. Poor diet, poor hygiene, bad days at work, all wear down on your mental saw over time. If you then take that baggage into tournament there is no way you perform optimally over a long bracket.
That's all I have time for now, but I love this stuff, It's almost like a hobby for me.
This is so weird.
Here's my laptop: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012IBOBLM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It still doesnt feel as fast as it could be and I have not a clue.
This is the audio setup I have, it's pretty simple:
RCA piggyback cables: Tomee 3.5mm Male/Female RCA Audio Device Splitter Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HK74GO2
Amplifier: FiiO E6 Portable Headphone Amplifier - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HJWWW8/
Your choice of headphones:
Unfortunately, things aren't that simple.
Without an amplifier you are left with line level audio and no way to control the volume.
It could be too loud or too quiet, depending on the headphones and the source (I don't know how loud the signal is). With an unpowered splitter, the TV's own inputs will also have an effect.
The amplifier is pretty cheap (those pocket Fiio's are around $25), and you might be able to get away with an unpowered splitter, which should save a bit of space/money, but I can't say for certain, so you might just want to go the powered route.
If your venue wanted to support headphones straight-up, there's the option of running a splitter to the TV/stream, and one of the other outputs to something like this.
Does anybody know what the best (most lagless) option for RCA (primarily video) amplification is?
Edit: I found this one but it seems nobody has ever tested it for lag.
One more thing! If I'm using this I don't need splitters, right? The s-video goes to the card, while the av cables go straight to the CRT? The AV cables on the capture card aren't utilized in this setup and aren't needed, correct?
Very easy to get an adapter, I got this one on amazon, works great just make sure you set up the drivers right or else Dolphin crashes. To set up netplay literally all you need to do is click a checkbox, guide is here.
In regards to laptop vs desktop: As long as you have good enough specs, doesn't matter what you run it on.
Awesome! I believe then I will be getting one of these like you suggested, and fiddling around with the settings. I'll be using s-video into the capture card because I'd rather have better video quality, plus I don't believe our CRTs have the input for it lol.
Thank you again, I really appreciate it.
Hey all, I just purchased two of these, and so far I strongly prefer them to the Wii U controllers. However, both seem to have a problem with inputting a slight right input at times. I've noticed it when short hop reverse lasering with Falco (when I short hop there'll be times when he will only shoot right, even if I flick left before pressing B). My brother noticed the same thing with his Picachu up-B's.
Is this common? Do they simply need time to "break in"?
Followup from my question yesterday, another one that's less "Melee" and more "Gamecube, but where else would I ask":
Can anyone recommend a Gamecube->RCA cable? I've bought this one twice and was pretty happy with them until the cable deteriorated on one so I had to physically move it around looking for the sweetspot (which later went away entirely) and the other one had the metal rod inside the jack break off and get stuck in the port on the TV.
You want one of these:
Any non Wii-U adapter is going to have lag because they don't have Native Support.
You also need a good monitor like a BenQ for example to avoid display lag.
You can also overclock those to 75hz safely to avoid some tearing and reduce input lag by ~3ms to compensate for the ~2ms lost from input processing and response time.
You can also try to find old CRT monitors that use VGA and get a DVI->VGA passthrough.
If you're really looking to shortcut the breaking-in process, you can swap in the buttons from another controller. Just be sure you also get the rubber contacts underneath, as that's what causes the stiffness. You can get a tri-wing screwdriver for pocket change on amazon, and popping open the controller is pretty self explanatory.
Trying to make SSBM work on my PC, I've got some questions:
What is Netplay? I've recently downloaded Dolphin and I downloaded a normal SSBM disc copy and a save. In what ways is Netplay different from that, and is there a tutorial to make it work with Dolphin?
Could you give me a direct link to the most recent netplay download? It is pretty hard to navigate to.
The default Dolphin settings sets up SSBM with keyboard controls. Is there a file I can load to set it up for a gamecube controller?
> (using the right settings and hardware you can get it down to virtually 0 local input buffer)
What would these settings be if you dont mind me asking. I do own the gamecube adaptor that you recommended.
I usually just purchase these http://www.amazon.com/Gamecube-Replacement-Analog-Yellow-Replaces-Controller/dp/B004H7P0B6/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1424711508&sr=1-1&keywords=replacement+gamecube+joystick
They are pretty close to the original thumbsticks, but don't feel quite the same. I would say overall they are good though.
I would suggest using a list rather than a map, just showing how far away someone is, not where, which would get around the privacy worries. This is essentially what Amikumu does. It's the same concept, but for languages rather than SSBM.
I do like that you don't have to enable location permissions, and can just use a custom address, though. That's a nice touch.
Will there be a webapp in the future?
Hey, I don't have it installed right now, but I think you'll be able to find this kind of stuff on the melee handbook. It is great, has gifs and inputs etc.
ONLY an official one. Do not get anything else. You can still get brand new ones on Amazon
Have you searched on r/laptopdeals yet? I get that you like slippi and melee, but this might not be the best subreddit to ask about that.
Amazon has a pretty good deal for a $600 Lenovo ideapad gaming 3. I was thinking about buying it, but decided to shell out $150 extra for a computer with better specs.
I personally own this but "recommending" it would be sus because I haven't owned anything different.
What about this one? https://www.amazon.com/HP-Desktop-Computer-Package-Keyboard/dp/B07SBK9LRY/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?qid=1669132852&refinements=p_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289793011&s=pc&sr=1-9
Thinking about it, Ludwig likely used a minimum of 5 computers across the two streams. Or as many as 7.
1 computer for main stream. Obs and slippi mirroring. Potentially 2 computers for this task.
For the quad stream he likely used a computer per game, and could have used 1 of those 4 to run stream, but more likely had a 5th to consolidate the 4 games into one stream.
The two easiest ways of doing that would be with a single capture card and a hdmi multi viewer or with the OBS NDI plugin
Ludwig opted not to say only saying 2 things, it's not coinbase, they're too broke to sponsor shit at this point, and it wasn't NordVPN they actually stepped up to fill some of the sponsor that backed out.
The Unwinding is a good read about the lead up to the 08 financial crisis in America, but even more so about how different influential families in America made their wealth and stories.
It may seem a bit dated considering everything g that’s happened since 2013 lol, but I couldn’t recommend a non-fiction book highly enough.
might i recommend "Trajectory of the First Japanese Professional Smasher" written by aMSa
it's written in Japanese but if you have difficulty with that, line by line translating via DeepL should keep you rewardingly occupied
just learned aMSa wrote a book (late 2015/16)
per DeepL translation, titled "Trajectory of the First Japanese Professional Smasher"
(it's gonna need a republishing)
If possible get CBD oil cream and apply it to your thumb for an extended period of time and legit don't play for a while. Make sure they're no inflammation before playing again. A good test of inflammation is this
But as always talk to a physical therapist about it as soon as possible, joints don't heal nicely.
Haha, one last time to be absolutely sure: So if I buy this computer with this monitor (30-71 kHz horizontal, 50-160 Hz vertical) and connect with the VGA port, I'll be 100% good to go (120 Hz and all that)?
Hi, I'm fairly technologically illiterate so I'll do my best to help you. I have a 13in 2020 MacBook Pro with four thunderbolt 3 ports, 2.3 gHZ Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor, and 32 GB of RAM. I run one of these cables into this monitor and run at 165hz. I haven't noticed any issues at all, if you have any specific questions I can do my best to try and answer them.
I use this adapter with my Macbook Pro with only USB-C. I have an adapter similar to this one too that I recommend having, this was the link to mine but it's not the same for some reason. Mine has two USB 3.0, an SD card and mini SD card slot, a USB-C, and two HDMI ports so I can have three monitors.
This is all you need
I don't think there is any buffered walk needed so long as your aerial momentum is enough to carry your character past the edge and your control stick is not neutral. Buffered walk can definitely happen if you misspace the edge cancel though, it happens to me all the time lol
+1, if you happen to have coax cabling wired into your room also check out moca adapter
I don't have experience with switch style gcc' controllers but if it does have analog triggers and sticks then you're gonna run into issues.
You can buy them on Amazon imported.