Summer League Online 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

For Nintendo 64 Games

We will be using Mupen64Plus for all Nintendo 64 games.

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

Game ROM (click to download)Save FileNotes
Diddy Kong RacingDownload herePlace save files in C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Mupen64Plus\saves
Goldeneye 007Download here
Mario Kart 64Download 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.
  • Because Mupen64Plus 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 connection issues.

For Marvel vs Capcom 2

We will be using NullDC (Netplay) for MvC2.

Netplay/Hosting

  • PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
  • Must have Radmin VPN installed (https://www.radmin-vpn.com) Players must connect to the Radmin network provided by the @RetroWorldSeries on the day of the tournament.
  • 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.
  • Because NullDC does not have a spectator mode, all players must be able to screenshare using Discord through the voice channel for the stream.
  • 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 connection issues.

For Tekken 2

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

For CrashTeam Racing and Primal Rage

We will be using Mednafen and MedGui Reborn for Crash Team Racing and Primal Rage.

 

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 connection issues.

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
Killer InstinctSnes9xBecause RetroArch stopped supporting the MAME/FBneo version, we are switching to the SNES verions
King of Fighters ’98FinalBurn Neo
Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen)Nestopia
NBA Jam T.E.Snes9x
NHL ’94Genesis Plus GX No need to download. Included with NHL ’94 Retroarch 1.8.5 Package
Super Mario KartSnes9xDownloadPlace in Users/[Username]/AppData/RetroArch/saves
Super Street Fighter II TurboFinalBurn Neo
Tetris (Tengen)Nestopia
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3FinalBurn Neo
WindjammersFinalBurn Neo

Duke Nukem 3D Instructions and Files

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.

Note: We will use some original episode maps like the Stadium, but you shouldn’t have to download those.

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.