Windjammers is out today!

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#1 Edited by Demonsoul (235 posts) -

on the PS4

I hope the Giant Bomb dudes stream a bunch of Windjammers today. Maybe West vs East to test out the net code?

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#2 Edited by gkhan (920 posts) -

Ah, shit, just got to work, now I'm gonna have to suffer through an entire work-day before i can JAM

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#3 Posted by TomyDingo (249 posts) -

Not showing up in the US store for me. Is there a time PSN is updated with new releases?

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#4 Edited by ascagnel (158 posts) -

It just showed up on the US store about half an hour ago. I haven't been able to quick match (on Vita, FWIW), but I did do a quick run-through (on easy), and it seems fine compared to my local arcade.

EDIT: Just played a quick match. Took about 3 minutes to match up (not surprising since its lunchtime on the east coast and the game hasn't been out for an hour), but the lag was terrible. HOWEVER, my opponent had a French-sounding username, so that may have been lag that no amount of netcode can compensate for.

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#5 Posted by HibikiRush (224 posts) -

Having major issues trying to get into games online. Usually it'll error out after the stage select and take me to a win screen. Just not had the music cut out randomly too.

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#6 Edited by InternetDotCom (3756 posts) -

going to keep searching the word netcode to see if I can buy this or stick to *cough* other means *cough* of playing Windjammers online

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#7 Edited by reverendhunt (907 posts) -

This is actually my first time playing Windjammers and I gotta say I can see why it's so well-loved!

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#8 Posted by Coreymw (277 posts) -

I've played a handful of ranked and casual matches. I love this game (never played before). I had one match that lagged a bit, but no other issues.

Is there a place to share PSN names to play? Or a GB PSN group to join for this?

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#9 Edited by FourBranches (4 posts) -

@hibikirush said:

Having major issues trying to get into games online. Usually it'll error out after the stage select and take me to a win screen. Just not had the music cut out randomly too.

This is the exact issue I've been having. I've tried all day and have probably been queued up with 20-30 different opponents and every single time it ends this way.

Really frustrating that it's ostensibly this broken.

EDIT: Though, all of the single/local modes have felt pretty good so at the very least it's a functioning port of the game.

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#10 Posted by Dave_Tacitus (2337 posts) -

Not tried it today but online seemed borked for me also yesterday. I got into 2 matches, everything else errored out.

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#11 Posted by flameboy84 (842 posts) -

Does anyone know if this has cross play between Vita and PS4?

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#12 Edited by Quipido (1384 posts) -

Actually it's too much money for this one, I'll stick to watching the GB coverage.

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#13 Posted by therias (7 posts) -

@fourbranches said:

This is the exact issue I've been having. I've tried all day and have probably been queued up with 20-30 different opponents and every single time it ends this way.

Really frustrating that it's ostensibly this broken.

EDIT: Though, all of the single/local modes have felt pretty good so at the very least it's a functioning port of the game.

I was also having this issue, but after setting port forwards on my router for all of PSN's ports I stopped seeing games drop after choosing characters. I don't know whether or not that was purely luck or the actual fix, but I didn't experience another matchmaking drop the rest of the night.

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#14 Posted by OurSin_360 (5748 posts) -

The only new thing is the online right? And that doesn't work? Wow

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#15 Posted by FourBranches (4 posts) -

@therias: Good to hear that there's a potential fix; I'll definitely be trying this when I get home from work tonight and post back with my results.

Although I have no idea what port-forwarding a router is or what it entails, haha. I'm sure I can figure it out.

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#16 Posted by oopprraahh (258 posts) -

Stopped the podcast after hearing it was out. Been playing online since. I am not good but happy to be playing. Seeing that "Revenge" anination is great.

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#17 Edited by FourBranches (4 posts) -

Welp, got distracted with other things and couldn't troubleshoot this. Guess I'll try again at some point after I get back from PAX.

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#18 Posted by Halberdierv2 (1999 posts) -

the question is, will Jeff review it?

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#19 Posted by _Brojangles_ (79 posts) -

I've had the drop outs after character selection, but when a match goes through it has been really smooth for me, no noticeable lag at all of the 10-15 matches I've played.

Small pool of players though, but I kind of expected that of a game this old.

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#20 Posted by xkkzz (39 posts) -
@therias said:

I was also having this issue, but after setting port forwards on my router for all of PSN's ports I stopped seeing games drop after choosing characters. I don't know whether or not that was purely luck or the actual fix, but I didn't experience another matchmaking drop the rest of the night.

Thanks, I was having an issue where 100% of my matches started up, hung on a black screen, and then failed.

Turns out my roommate had forwarded port 3478 and some other ports to his PC for some other game... I deleted the NAT rules and now I can jam! Mostly, at least, I still have issues joining with people like 20% of the time, but that's probably due to some other weird NAT/firewall problems on their end. Networking for this game might be a bit picky.

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#21 Posted by therias (7 posts) -

@xkkzz said:

Thanks, I was having an issue where 100% of my matches started up, hung on a black screen, and then failed.

Turns out my roommate had forwarded port 3478 and some other ports to his PC for some other game... I deleted the NAT rules and now I can jam! Mostly, at least, I still have issues joining with people like 20% of the time, but that's probably due to some other weird NAT/firewall problems on their end. Networking for this game might be a bit picky.

I'm glad it worked out for you! I didn't have any port forwarding going on internally that should have interacted with my PS4. I've seen a couple games here and there dropping at the character select screen since fixing up my own network settings in comparison to 0 successes beforehand. I'd probably agree that there's something extremely picky about the what port(s) it really needs to run the game.

Pretty unfortunate it doesn't just work normally out the box, but I'm just happy to get some games in now.

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#22 Edited by Demonsoul (235 posts) -

I'm playing this game locally with my daughter and we both love this game to death! I haven't tried the online so I'm not sure how good the netcode is. But I can say that the local 2 player mode is pure gold.

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#23 Posted by Cramsy (1278 posts) -

I'm playing this game locally with my daughter and we both love this game to death! I haven't tried the online so I'm not sure how good the netcode is. But I can say that the local 2 player mode is pure gold.

That's great to hear! I'm firing it up with the wife tonight so we'll see how it goes!

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#24 Posted by andythemeZ (256 posts) -

It’s on sale for $7.50 now wondering if anyone still plays online or if it’s even harder to find people than four months ago... although I assume this 50% sale will help. This gang beasts and nidd 2 are all that’s missing from my PS4 local multi collection of awesomeness

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