Farewell to the Past - The Giant Bomb 3rd Strike GGPO Tournament

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#1 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition is coming this month for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For those who heard recent news on GGPO, there are reports that 3rd Strike on the GGPO PC client will disappear after OE's release. As a way to say farewell to its former spot in the internets and to help players get the hang of Street Fighter III before OE hits, this will be the first and only tournament for 3S here under GGPO.

8/9 UPDATE!!!!! BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT, PLEASE JOIN THE WHISKEY MEDIA FIGHT CLUB STEAM GROUP! THERE WILL BE A CHAT DURING THE TOURNAMENT!!!! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/whiskeymediafightclub

8/12 UPDATE!!!! REGISTRATION IS OVER!!! TO ALL PARTICIPATING PLAYERS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR BRACKET ON CHALLONGE (http://challonge.com/giantbomb3sggpo) AND JOIN THE WHISKEY MEDIA FIGHT CLUB STEAM GROUP BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT FOR CHAT AND MATCH UPDATES!!! (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/whiskeymediafightclub)

When

The tournament will begin on Saturday, August 13th. Ready time will initiate at 12:00 PM and the tournament will begin at 1:00 PM. (Pacific Standard Time, UTC -8:00). If you miss the cutoff time for your match (see below Rules: Connection), you are then automatically disqualified.

NO PRIZES. This is a tournament for players to get hype for Online Edition coming August 23rd and 24th.

Registration

Reply in the thread saying you want to enter as well as your GGPO handle (You can create it here). Everyone above 10 forum posts here are welcome to compete. For now the tournament will cap at 16 players but if there is enough demand, I will increase it.

If you are new to GGPO, please follow the downloading directions as well as open the necessary ports if you have a router (DIRECTIONS). All registrants will be messaged a group PM conversation with further instructions likely days before the tournament.

Sign-ups will end on August 12th at 12:00 AM PST. On the 12th, I will create the bracket on Challonge and everyone of you guys must read to know who are you gonna fight. It's gonna be from the top to bottom of the bracket and so on.

Rules

General

  • All characters allowed except Gill.
  • Double elimination (winners and losers bracket) with 2/5 rounds in a first to 2/3 matches.
  • Grand finals set to first to 3/5 games (including loser resets).
  • As you are called up to play, you or your opponent can do the challenge request.
  • Standard character selection.
  • If a player loses a match, they can switch character and Super Art.
  • NO CHEATING OR GAME BREAKING BUGS (example: Ken performing a neutral throw KO on Makoto can very likely crash the emulator. If it doesn't crash on certain occasions, carry on).

Connection

  • If a disconnect occurs, the match must restart but any games won by any player will still be intact.
  • If players can't connect to each other after multiple tries, it will be decided with a best to 2 quarter flip. Through the Giant Bomb chat, first person to call heads will receive that alignment.
  • During the tournament, you have to be in your match within 5 minutes after being announced to fight next or become disqualified.

NOTICE: This is a singles tournament. If any of you guys are interested in turning it to a teams format, please let me know in your reply before August 10th at 12:00 AM PST. If it does change, here are the additional rules...

  • 2v2 with random team members (if this was Online Edition, I would be down to have self-created teams).
  • Single elimination with 2/5 rounds.
  • Pokemon style so current player would face next opponent and so on.
  • Character lock (I WILL WATCH YOU). Your can though have two of the same character though.

Controllers

Please make sure the controller or arcade stick you have is compatible on your computer and test it before playing in the tournament. If it's an Xbox 360 based controller/stick for example, make sure you installed the right drivers (32-bit or 64-bit) before plugging in the device; this also counts for the MadCatz SE and TE Xbox 360 sticks. If you own a PlayStation 3 MadCatz stick, you can use it if your computer has an Intel-based motherboard unless it's a Chun-Li TE-S stick for which is universally compatible. Hori sticks should generally work instantly on any PC. If there are any other questions regarding controller compatibility, please ask in the thread and I will answer ASAP.

Misc.

Due to various complications with GGPO, there will be no stream or recording of the fights. If you have GGPO and 3rd Strike installed, feel free to spectate the current match. The tournament will cancel if GGPO removes 3rd Strike from the list before or by tournament day.

If you guys have anymore questions, please reply below.

Player list

Listed by username and then GGPO handle

#2 Posted by Mechwing (265 posts) -

O:. this soudns fun, i'll join. i suck but i'll join :D 

#3 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@Mechwing said:

O:. this soudns fun, i'll join. i suck but i'll join :D

Make sure you register for a GGPO account and post it here then I will add you to the list.

#4 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

im in my ggpo name is scarace360. And i cant get into the giantbomb chat :(

#5 Posted by fang273 (188 posts) -

I would join in, but I only just picked up third strike a couple days ago, and am still getting my sea legs. Looking forward to participating in community tournaments when OE drops, though!

#6 Posted by Zanetsu (131 posts) -

I'm in. GGPO: Zanetsu

@fang273, I'm more or less a newbie too, but what the hell, it's for fun! You should enter :D

#7 Posted by GetEveryone (4454 posts) -

I'd be pretty down for this if I had the time. Been playing a little 3S recently, too... 
 
Hope it all goes well!

#8 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Anyone wanna get some practice in?

#9 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Zanetsu: Would you like to get some practice in?
#10 Posted by Zanetsu (131 posts) -

@scarace360: Sure, I am having a little bit of trouble getting GGPO to work at the moment though.

#11 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Zanetsu said:

@scarace360: Sure, I am having a little bit of trouble getting GGPO to work at the moment though.

ok well im on it so hit me up with a fight when you get on.
#12 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

I'd be down for this Jeffsekai - Jeffsekai

#13 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -
Heeeeeeelllllll no, I'm not playing any 3rd Strike.
#14 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I'll attempt to make it. My GGPO is CL60.

#15 Edited by GlenTennis (3143 posts) -

I'll play but I'm terrrrrrrrrible.

@Scooper said:

Heeeeeeelllllll no, I'm not playing any 3rd Strike.
#16 Posted by Hero_Swe (1079 posts) -

Sure, sign me up. Hero_Swe 
 
Still terrible though :P
#17 Posted by rmanthorp (3694 posts) -

I'll attempt to play!

I have only ever used Supercade (which is awesome) so I only have an account there just made a GGPO one so username: rmanthorp

Moderator
#18 Posted by rmanthorp (3694 posts) -
Moderator
#19 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

Lets do this. GGPO: Dropbit.

#20 Posted by jaycee13 (523 posts) -

I would love to join this. I'm a bit worried about my connection though as I live in the UK. If that isn't a problem, sign me up.
Jaycee13-WorstQ

#21 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@jaycee13 said:

I would love to join this. I'm a bit worried about my connection though as I live in the UK. If that isn't a problem, sign me up. Jaycee13-WorstQ

Yeah I am a bit worried too but if everyone opens their router ports or plays directly to their modem, I think it should be acceptable.

#22 Posted by Mechwing (265 posts) -

Alrite i DID have a gppo account names Exitar i'm in :D

#23 Posted by MatthewTheBeast (150 posts) -

Well, once I make it to 10+ posts I will definitely want to be part of this. Although, I'm not that very good and need to get GPPO properly set up. AguiaTheInept is the nick.

#24 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@MatthewTheBeast said:

Well, once I make it to 10+ posts I will definitely want to be part of this. Although, I'm not that very good and need to get GPPO properly set up. AguiaTheInept is the nick.

I will keep ya on queue. You should be good by next week.

#25 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

Sounds fun, I'm terrible at 3S also but count me in - nazer858

#26 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Every time I try to install that driver it tells me "Not enough storage is available to process that command" so I can;t get my fight stick to work.

#27 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

Just realized I work this day. fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I'll be able to play later in the day if anyone is still around.

#28 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Every time I try to install that driver it tells me "Not enough storage is available to process that command" so I can;t get my fight stick to work.

I guess you know which bit version of Windows you have so... Maybe the links were outdated? Try this.

Oh yeah for everyone competing, I will create a PM conversation with the "other" important part to GGPO.

#29 Posted by Mechwing (265 posts) -

anybody wanna play a few.? i'm bored

#30 Posted by MatthewTheBeast (150 posts) -
So, I played a few rounds in GGPO and got completely destroyed and frequent client freezes occured. Also,while I was there I noticed some comments of migration to XBL/PSN after the launch of the Online Edition. Kind of sad that there won't be a PC version of it in the foreseeable future since that is where the community for it continued to foster and survive.
#31 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

Anyone wanna play some GGPO in a bit?

#32 Posted by TaccyP (307 posts) -

I'll enter
 
GGPO handle: TaccyP

#33 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@MatthewTheBeast said:

So, I played a few rounds in GGPO and got completely destroyed and frequent client freezes occured. Also,while I was there I noticed some comments of migration to XBL/PSN after the launch of the Online Edition. Kind of sad that there won't be a PC version of it in the foreseeable future since that is where the community for it continued to foster and survive.

I read about that all the time. Some suggested to transition to Supercade or worse ArcLive as those are alternatives.

Anybody down to practice?

#34 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut said:

@MatthewTheBeast said:

So, I played a few rounds in GGPO and got completely destroyed and frequent client freezes occured. Also,while I was there I noticed some comments of migration to XBL/PSN after the launch of the Online Edition. Kind of sad that there won't be a PC version of it in the foreseeable future since that is where the community for it continued to foster and survive.

I read about that all the time. Some suggested to transition to Supercade or worse ArcLive as those are alternatives.

Anybody down to practice?

I need some practice!
#35 Posted by SwantanamoBay (20 posts) -

I'll attempt some Online Ken.
 
ggpo- Swantanamobay

#36 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

been having some problems with my stick on my pc.

#37 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

I should have the GGPO PM conversation ready later today. I just got back from Southtown Arcade (you might have seen me wearing a Giant Bomb shirt on stream) and played hella 3S and CVS2 so I am tired!!!

#38 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@SwantanamoBay said:

I'll attempt some Online Ken. ggpo- Swantanamobay

Please have 10 posts before Friday! :)

#39 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut said:

I should have rules ready later today. I just got back from Southtown Arcade (you might have seen me wearing a Giant Bomb shirt on stream) and played hella 3S and CVS2 so I am tired!!!

O that was you ya that chat exploded when giantbomb showed up and you kinda looked free.
#40 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

Well I didn't even play any of the ranbats! :P I wanted to see what was up with the arcade in person. It was awesome stuff.

At least I beat Jared Rea in 3S.

#41 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

Oh wow, this is on a friday. I DONT WORK I CAN GO :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

#42 Posted by Mechwing (265 posts) -

@ThePhantomnaut just wodnering Sometimes if you lag on GGPO the screen either turns all black or has  black lines all up on the screen. say this happens during the torny, can there be a rule like, just like quickly remake the match cuz it usually goes away after going back to character select screen. 

#43 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

@Mechwing said:

@ThePhantomnaut just wodnering Sometimes if you lag on GGPO the screen either turns all black or has black lines all up on the screen. say this happens during the torny, can there be a rule like, just like quickly remake the match cuz it usually goes away after going back to character select screen.

3rd Strike and fellow CPS3 (the Capcom arcade hardware emulated) game Jojo's Bizzare Adventure are not fully emulated like the other games on GGPO. Because of that issue, it creates savestate errors and does the black bars effect. If the effect makes it unplayable, then a rematch is absolutely necessary.

#44 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

8/9 UPDATE!!!!! BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT, PLEASE JOIN THE WHISKEY MEDIA FIGHT CLUB STEAM GROUP! THERE WILL BE A CHAT ROOM ON THERE DURING THE TOURNAMENT!!!! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/whiskeymediafightclub

8/12 UPDATE!!!! REGISTRATION IS OVER!!! TO ALL PARTICIPATING PLAYERS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR BRACKET ON CHALLONGE (http://challonge.com/giantbomb3sggpo) AND JOIN THE WHISKEY MEDIA FIGHT CLUB STEAM GROUP BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT FOR CHAT AND MATCH UPDATES!!! (http://steamcommunity.com/groups/whiskeymediafightclub)

#45 Edited by MatthewTheBeast (150 posts) -

Unfortunately, I have to admit defeat since I have a "surprise" family outing to go to at around this time frame. 
Edit:  Maybe I could make it to the tourney if it's still after three or so hours of this post.

#46 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@MatthewTheBeast said:

Unfortunately, I have to admit defeat since I have a "surprise" family outing to go to at around this time frame. 

That is weird. I have to also admit defeat because I have a family outing to go to today that I didn't know I was going to. I'm not sure how long I'm going to be there. Hopefully I'll get home before it starts.
#47 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

Oh dang guys. Do what you can to play but if not and come late, watch with us nonetheless! :)

#48 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

For those still gonna play, please join the Steam chat room here. http://steamcommunity.com/groups/whiskeymediafightclub

#49 Edited by fang273 (188 posts) -

When's it going on? If it hasn't started yet, got a spot open? If not, I'll be watching!

#50 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

Sorry I have already set the bracket on Challonge (can't really reverse it now). But we will start in 30 minutes.

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