SYSTEM GUIDE & CHANGES
KOF98 is now on Steam and I’ve been playing the hell out of it.
KOF98FE Changes – these are the most up to date and translated direct from SNK.
For those of you who have no idea what you’re getting into please watch Dandy’s guide:
First of all, to find opponents, you should create rooms, this was the same problem as we had in KOF13: everyone searching and nobody hosting.
Otherwise, the best place to go is the STEAM chat room. Lots of new players!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe it. I even asked them if they could stomach the old graphics but they were very keen!
This thing will generally appear huge like 3000 and then tumble down and hopefully stop around 200 and under. The lower the better of course but I don’t get the impression it’s accurate: today I played with someone who had 120ms, said they had 20 ping yet the match had .5 second lag delay, which was horrible. However, the match was smooth, just had to use my crystal ball… Other matches at the same rating were smooth and had minimal lag! Some very very good games. Note I have a 40mb/25mb fibre optic connection and I’m not trying to play people in other countries. Keep it local, bro.
COLOUR EDIT/ 3D Backgrounds
None of those, this is the tweaked xbox version.
I used a 360 controller, no issues.
BUT: I can’t unmap buttons. URGH
- the game does not recognise POV (the d-pad on some sticks), rendering some sticks useless.
- Holding a direction while starting an online match will cause it to desync
- Scaling is off on some resolutions.
- Ping is constantly checked throughout game and so will cause lag
I also noticed sometimes after a match it’ll hang, if one person quits the game the other will be “released”.
What you said
My online #KOF 98UMFE experience so far: a few decent matches around 300 ping, a few great matches around 100 ping.
— Eric (@Juicebox_FGC) December 16, 2014
98UMFE netcode= possibly tolerable. I’d say around SF4 level. That said, pings were off target for 2-3 matches with local I played. — Jeff (@broccoman) December 16, 2014
KoF98UMFE actually runs pretty smooth, online seems to be very good for me. And my laptop sucks big time. Any other exp?@orochinagicom ?
— Cem Anar (@Ken_Deep) December 16, 2014
#98umfe feeling pretty good online if less than 200ms connection.
— Macrobeast (@Macrobeast) December 16, 2014
So, a mixed bag for Day 1. How did it go for you?