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Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium
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  opened by paleface at 20:21:35 09/21/23  
  last modified by paleface at 20:33:16 09/24/23  
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I missed that Hyper has a Training mode in CFC! (Can display hit boxes; can't fight vs CPU.)
 
Capcom Fighting Collection's default "Full" resolution for Hyper displays at 1542x1080, a 1.43 aspect ratio--slightly wider than the 4:3 (1.33) the internet says is ST's arcade aspect ratio, but not nearly as wide as if you displayed its CPS2 hardware 384x224 pixel count as square pixels (1.71 aspect) rather than the tall-ish pixels it rendered on an arcade CRT display.
 
Googling, I can only find that 1.43 is IMAX 70 mm screen aspect. ?? But the map location dots on the character select screen world map are more round at 1.43, whereas they're definitely oval at 4:3. You can set the screen aspect to 4:3 in CFC, though.
 
I don't know what CFC's "Light Reduction" setting does in Hyper. In at least one of the first two Darkstalkers games here, for instance, it removes the screen flash effect on KO--but I checked frame-by-frame after recording and it does NOT reduce the KO/Continue strobing effect in Hyper. And it doesn't affect the flickering on-fire effect in Hyper. So, dunno.
 
According to the Game Extraction Toolbox Github https://github.com/shawngmc/game-extraction-toolbox , not all ROMs extract correctly from CAS, and extracting them requires Steam "Depot" downloading--whatever that is. It sounds like it has better support for extracting from CFC. It does not support extracting from CA2S. I haven't tried it on any of those, just on 30th Anniversary--which did give me a US ST ROM that works in MAME 0.119, and that's probably how I'll be playing ST because it's quicker to run and feels more responsive than running through the official ports...but that is subjective and I haven't tried to compare their actual input delays on my set-up...because I really just want to run it in MAME. : P
 
CAS uses MAME. A MAME dev mentioned additional challenges it had that affected performance: https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/lof9oq/capcom_arcade_stadium_uses_mame_for_emulation/

"Arcade Stadium noticeably suffered from having to make their own sound cores (and also from some performance and input lag issues caused by jamming MAME into the middle of Capcom's RE Engine, but there's nothing we can do about that)"
 
Oh, and I think CAS has pretty much all the Graphics settings CA2S has--I just didn't scroll all the way down. : P
 
Hyper - Capcom Fighting Collection
 
Good
- Can use easier JP difficulty in US version (this is CFC's default setting! : P)
- Can play either US or (easier) JP version
- online multiplayer? (didn't find anyone online)
- Training mode (can show hitboxes; can't fight vs CPU)
 
Bad
- can't disable Vsync
- Game Speed setting uses JP numbering (have to set to "3" to get US default ST speed Turbo 2)
 
ST - Capcom Arcade Stadium
 
Good
- only $1.99 for ST
- can play either US or (easier) JP version
- online single-player score leaderboard
- can run at arcade-style 59.94 fps
 
Bad
- possibly more input lag since it's running MAME through RE Engine
- leaderboard entry requires scoring at least 300,000 pts ;_;
- Game Speed setting uses JP numbering (have to set to "3" to get US default ST speed Turbo 2)
 
Hyper - Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium
 
Good
- only $1.99 for Hyper
- can play either US or (easier) JP version
- online single-player score leaderboard
- can run at arcade-style 59.94 fps
- uses correct Game Speed numbering for both US and JP versions!
 
Bad
- possibly more input lag since it's running MAME through RE Engine
 
  paleface 20:32:18 09/24/23
           
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  "Awkward spawn points"
 

 
The Speed Rumbler
 
I used to play this all the time in the local arcade as a kid, never played through it though.
 
The first stage or so is super fun, just cruising through a miniature post-apocalyptic town dodging around tiny little "terrorist" gangsters and their mad-max-ish cars.
 
Then you get ever-evolving one-touch-kill indestructible moving barriers, and you start to run up against the hard 4-minutes-per-stage-or-restart time limit, and it just turns into a stressful nightmare.
 
Oh well. At least the ending in Zap Town is nice.
    
 
references:
· Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium (PS4)
· Capcom Arcade Stadium (PC)
· Capcom Fighting Collection (PC)
· Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PC)

 
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