Netplay Instructions

YOU MUST TEST ALL SOFTWARE (ESPECIALLY NETPLAY) AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT START WITH THE RETRO WORLD SERIES OR ANOTHER REGISTERED PLAYER.

ALL FILES (EXCEPT SAVE FILES) ARE HOSTED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WIRED INTERNET CONNECTIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

FightCade 2

We will be using FightCade 2 for a number of arcade, Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis games.

GameGame ChannelFiles
King of Fighters ’98The King of Fighters ’98 – The Slugfest / King of Fighters ’98 – dream match never ends (NGM-2420)Download kof98.zip
Marvel vs. Capcom 2Marvel vs Capcom 2 (NAOMI)Download mvsc2u.zip
NBA Jam T.E.NBA Jam (USA) (SUPER NES)Download NBA Jam – Tournament Edition (USA).zip
Puyo PuyoDr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine (USA) (MEGADRIVE)Download drrobotn.zip, drrobotnu.zip, and drrobotnup.zip
Street Fighter III: 3rd StrikeStreet Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (Japan 990512, NO CD)Download sfiii3.zip and sfiii3nr1.zip
Super Mario KartSuper Mario Kart (USA) (SUPER NES)Download Super Mario Kart (U) [!].zip
Super Street Fighter II XSuper Street Fighter II X – grand master challenge (super street fighter 2 X 940223 Japan)Download ssf2t.zip and ssf2xjr1.zip
WindjammersWindjammers / Flying Power DiscDownload wjammers.zip

Save Files

Netplay/Hosting

  • PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
  • Use the same gamertag that you used for registering within FightCade 2.
  • Once you have join the game’s channel, right click your opponent’s name and hit Challenge. The player must then accept the Challenge.
  • Notify @RetroWorldSeries in the Discord channel immediately if there are any technical/connection issues.

MedGui Reborn/Mednafen – Playstation

We will be using MedGui Reborn/Mednafen for original Playstation games.

Game ROM (click to download)NotesSavesNotes
Crash Team RacingUnzip both .bin and .cue files to MedGui Reborn -> Mednafen -> ROMs folder, but run the .cue fileDownloadExtract to MedGui Reborn\Mednafen\sav folder
Primal RageUnzip both .bin and .cue files to MedGui Reborn -> Mednafen -> ROMs folder, but run the .cue file

Netplay/Hosting

  • PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
  • Please review the tutorial here for Netplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnPpVxYYf0U
  • Players with the best connections must host. WIRED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Because MedGuiReborn does not have a spectator mode, all players must be able to screenshare using Discord through the voice channel for the stream.
    • We will use screenshare to record the Winners Finals, Losers Finals, and Grand Finals.
  • To avoid any adverse effects on performance, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you do not run any programs other than the emulator and Discord during the tournament.
  • Notify @RetroWorldSeries in the Discord channel immediately if there are any technical/connection issues.

Mupen64Plus/Mario Party Netplay 64/Pizza Preset – Nintendo 64

We will be using Mario Party Netplay 64 for all Nintendo 64 games.

If you have issues with Mario Party Netplay 64, another alternative will be Mupen64Plus, so install it as a backup.

Pizza Preset is acceptable; however, we have found some compatibility issues with Windows 10.

Game ROM (click to download)Save FileNotes
Diddy Kong RacingDownload herePlace save files in C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Mupen64Plus\saves

*For Mario Kart 64, there are some frame rate issues with certain maps during NetPlay, so we are using the Multiplayer Hack version. Please set SCALING setting on game’s start page to 30 FPS before starting a match.

Goldeneye 007Download here
Mario Kart 64*Download here
Mario TennisDownload Here
NFL Blitz 2000N/A
Pokemon Puzzle LeagueN/A
Pokemon Stadium 2N/A
Super Smash Bros.Download here

Netplay/Hosting

  • Players with the best connections must host. WIRED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • To avoid any adverse effects on performance, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you do not run any programs other than the emulator and Discord during the tournament.
  • Notify @RetroWorldSeries in the Discord channel immediately if there are any technical/connection issues.

NullDC (Netplay) – Sega Dreamcast

We will be using NullDC (Netplay) for games like Powerstone 2.

Netplay/Hosting

  • PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
  • Players with the best connections must host. WIRED IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Make sure to use the built-in NullDC delay guess feature or run a test match with your opponent to determine the delay.
  • To avoid any adverse effects on performance, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you do not run any programs other than the emulator, Radmin VPN, and Discord during the tournament.
  • Notify @RetroWorldSeries in the Discord channel immediately if there are any technical/connection issues.

PCSX2 Online Plus Alpha – Playstation 2

We will be using PCSX2 Online Plus Alpha and the Tekken 5 (PS2) ROM for Tekken, Tekken 2, and Tekken 3.

RetroArch Instructions and Files

These instructions are for Windows 7/10 OS. You may need to consult with the RetroArch docs for other operating systems.

Emulators and System Files

RetroArch Emulator (ver. 1.8.8) – Download here

System Files

  • Download system.zip and extract to the system folder where you placed Retroarch-1.8.8.

Cores

  • In order to use ROMs, you must first download a core. The proper cores for each game are listed below.
  • To download a core, navigate to Settings -> User Interface -> Views -> Enable Show Core Updater. Then navigate to Main Menu -> Load Core -> Download a Core -> select the appropriate core.

Username

  • Please make sure your username in Retroarch is set to your gamertag. Go to Settings -> User -> Username.

Netplay/Hosting

Game ROMs and save files

Every player must use the same ROM and save file for each game.

Game ROM (click to download)RetroArch CoreNotesSavesNotes
Dr. MarioNestopia
Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen)Nestopia
R.B.I. BaseballNestopia
Tecmo BowlNestopia
Tetris (Tengen)Nestopia
Tetris (Tetris Zero)Nestopia

YANG2020 – Duke Nukem 3D

Software

For Duke Nukem 3D, please download and install the latest version of hDuke (use HYANG shortcut once installed).

Maps

Download the following maps and place in the HDUKE folder.

  • IOD2
  • 1botlez
  • Calamity
  • Danzig 66
  • Grip
  • HrtAttack
  • JanousaB
  • Karnage 3
  • Nev61
  • SpaceDM
  • SSL2
  • XZone10

You can download those maps here: https://forums.duke4.net/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_id=14566

Hosting

The Retro World Series will host all Duke Nukem 3D matches. Entrants will receive server instructions prior to the tournament start.

Controllers

You may used a variety of USB controllers (e.g. Xbox 360 gamepad) or USB adapters (e.g. Tomee, Mayflash, etc) to connect your original console controllers.

Choosing Sides

Once players have checked in on Discord, the TO will choose sides, character selection, etc. using https://www.random.org/lists.