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#1  Edited By nickernzen

That looks pretty cool, but I got used to the 8 button layout and think it's fine now. There are a few threads on assigning the buttons, but mine is:


Throw   FP  BP  Tag
Block    FK  BK  Stance

I don't think the gate matters a whole lot. The game only recognizes four directions.
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I'm using the following setup:

 

Throw   FP    BP   Tag

Block    FK    BK   Stance

 

X-rays are a little weird, but not hard to hit with thumb and pinky. Thinking about changing it to:

 

Stance FP    BP   Throw

Block    FK    BK   Tag

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#3  Edited By nickernzen

Yeah, parts of it remind me of Disintegration Loops by William Basinski. I really love the parts where the sound effects go silent and you just hear the ambient drone, like when you pull the lever and the room starts rotating.

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#4  Edited By nickernzen

I did it today on my 3rd complete run through of the game. I practiced the final couple of chapters a few times and did the beginning half or so a couple of times. I did it in four deaths and two of those were RETARDED.

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#5  Edited By nickernzen

I'm not very good, but I beat some scrub Cammy's ass with Balrog and got a message that said that I've "mastered turtling". I think I have a lot of room to improve in my turtling.

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#6  Edited By nickernzen

I think the best exercises for strumming are to put a metronome on and strum different patterns. Start with just a downstrum right on every beat and then add the upstrum on the offbeats. Maybe these strumming patterns will help a bit.  
 

1   +   2   +   3   +   4   + 
d d d d
d u d u d u d u
d d d u d u
d d u u d u
                             
The numbers would be the beats or clicks on the metronome. The + is the off beat, so you would count it like 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 1 and 2 and etc. The d just means strum down and the u means strum up. Your hand should be constantly going up and down with the beat, even if you aren't hitting the strings. It's kind of tricky to miss the strings on purpose and keep a steady beat at first, but it's not a big deal once you get the hang of it.  
 
metronomeonline.com is a good free metronome. Let me know if any of this doesn't make sense!
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#7  Edited By nickernzen

If you find yourself enjoying it at all, take some lessons. I think it's well worth the money. I played guitar off and on for the last 10+ years and just started lessons about 2 and a half years ago. I have learned more in that time period than I ever did before taking lessons. 
 
A couple quick tips... Keep your hands and arms relaxed. You have to press fairly hard on an acoustic, but you shouldn't be super tense. Relaxed hands will make you sound a lot more natural and musical. You'll also be able to play longer without being sore. Also, it sucks, but practicing with a metronome is the best way to improve your rhythm. You can just start with simple strumming patterns, like quarter notes and 8th notes and then start dropping out some strums to make it sound like an actual song. 

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