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Mugen is now 20 years old (Read 28926 times)

Started by Amidweiz, July 17, 2019, 08:00:34 AM
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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#61  August 08, 2019, 11:40:56 PM
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I started with MUGEN wayyyy back in 2000-2001 when I downloaded some DBZ character compilation.  Then I realized that the engine could be used to create your own characters and stages.  I joined the now defunct Mugen DEV forum and went from there.

Some names that stuck out in my mind from back then:
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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#62  August 08, 2019, 11:52:27 PM
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 It's somewhat staggering to think that I spent most of MUGEN's lifetime as a lurker who merely observed the game engine through YouTube videos and MUGEN forums as far back as 2006. I didn't even get into MUGEN until January of last year where I finally convinced myself that maybe the engine is worth getting into and it turned out that was the perfect time to get into it given there was so much excess hostility back in the day that I was literally too afraid to get into MUGEN lest I get ostracized on the spot simply for personal decisions. That's basically me watching MUGEN grow for nearly a whopping 12 years.

 With that said, being so long ago, it's somewhat hard to pinpoint exactly what influenced me to get into MUGEN, although I can say one of the biggest factors was me being a frequent viewer of MugenWatcher's videos as well as being close friends with people who are already into the engine even before getting into the engine myself such as Alchemist of Atlas, Thentavius and the aforementioned Mugenwatcher.

 I think the other reason why it took me so long to actually get into MUGEN is that I'm generally a shy person, so, it takes a while for me to open up.

 Anyway, MUGEN's 20 years have sure been a wild ride and I hope it keeps on delivering.
Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#63  August 09, 2019, 12:30:52 AM
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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#64  August 09, 2019, 01:16:58 PM
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I was there in the early days...
https://duracelleurxmugen.blogspot.com/2015/02/back-to-future-2001-oldschool.html
And still here today.
lol, I remember your Last Samurai Battle, I kept on searching for it for like weeks in year 2003 like crazy :laugh: and eventually found it at last in year 2008 from somewhere  :catgoi: I remember visiting your Last Samurai Battle mini site almost everytime whenever I logged into my computer to admire the screenshots of this epic dream match :truestory: I tried mimic the roster at that time, but it didn't went very well because of offline characters which was difficult to request and find
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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#65  August 09, 2019, 06:40:06 PM
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#67  August 09, 2019, 08:30:15 PM
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I thought that's just Balthazar!

Oh, uhhhh, I found MUGEN Fighters Guild and MUGEN back in 2001 before it had a forum and just had the shoutbox. I was yahooing Darkstalkers stuff. My first introduction into it was telling everyone I wanted to make a DS vs SF game and getting told to never ever use anything anyone else made to do so.

18 years later, never made a single DS char but at least I helped others make MANY!

Somehow got roped into making dragon ball stuff while not being a huge fan of DB itself :P

But hey, it's pretty fun making their direction and such.
Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#68  August 09, 2019, 10:50:42 PM
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#69  August 16, 2019, 06:48:41 PM
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Considering that everyone else is posting their experience with mugen, I might as well tell mine since I started this thread.

From what I can remember my first experience with mugen, I wasn't seeking out for the engine specificly but rather seeking out a question to entertain myself with on YouTube back in around 2007, 2008, maybe 2009.

"Homer Simpson Vs Peter Griffin"

As mundane as that question is, it was the gateway drug that led me to being in this community albeit rather slowly. I have only the vaguest recollection upon what street fighter or any fighting game for that manner was so seeing warner's homer and peter dukeing it out in the fighting game format amazed my younger self. I'm not sure what video specifically I watched back then but I can safely assume it was this one.


 
After this I was curious upon what this mugen thing was so I looked at the suggestions for other videos upon mugen. Around 2009, 2010 is when I found some of Arpa's old videos which he did remove for pretty obvious reasons, unfortunate there isn't much examples left on the web showcasing this other than one. (AshramVIII's mugen channel seems to be deleted or the second part of the brothers of destruction video would be here too)

This after awhile led to me finding the Broken ass mugen tournament channel around 2011, which then led to me making an account on the forum, making my version upon said tournament (which I disown) and the rest is history.

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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#70  August 28, 2019, 06:59:24 AM
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My first introduction into it was telling everyone I wanted to make a DS vs SF game

18 years later, never made a single DS char but at least I helped others make MANY!

I'm still waiting bro >: [
Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#71  August 30, 2019, 02:12:35 AM
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My first introduction into it was telling everyone I wanted to make a DS vs SF game and getting told to never ever use anything anyone else made to do so.

18 years later, never made a single DS char but at least I helped others make MANY!

Me too. :P
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#72  September 02, 2019, 08:30:12 PM
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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#73  September 03, 2019, 03:44:53 AM
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Whoa, all telling their stories about how you started on this and I just put a simple happy birthday!! Shame on me :embarrassed:

I meet MUGEN for first time in 2000 thanks to Spanish gaming magazines that I read on high school (one of the fads of the time) and in one of them a guy called Clarens (the "Rugal guy" for the creators of that time) had a section in one of them showing what MUGEN is. And I got fascinated since then, it was like "creating/ensembling a videogame by myself". When the internet came here by 2002, I got more info about this and downloaded it and started on it, and I liked it. But then I wonder... why so many SF and KOF chars? Where are the classic ones, like from Power Instinct, World Heroes and such? Instead of waiting eternally, what if I make them by myself?

So I discovered creators who made classic and obscure chars like Lord Sinistro, Adamskie and O Ilusionista, they were my inspiration then. So I learned how to code thanks to Juan Carlos' (and few time later Inverse's) MUGEN tutorials, the few ones translated to Spanish then, and I jumped into the pool with Reiji Oyama from the first Power Instinct in 2003, my first finished character (I got plenty of WIPs then but that was the first done). The rest is history... Oh, and I also I became a spriter, CVS Gai Tendou and Eric saw the light few years later, even when they were WIPs from the same time than Reiji, I usually focused more in coding than spriting, but I make it from time in time (Scott Pilgrim says hello :P)

And that's how I started on MUGEN basically. I hope you liked my story ;P

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Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#74  January 23, 2020, 02:18:53 AM
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For me, it was a random mpeg file in 2002 on a fighting game combo compilation video i downloaded off an old website called akumacombos.com.

Somewhere in the video, it showed a mvc sprite shin Akuma with crazy effects fighting against juggernaught on the guilty gear forest stage, then evil ken fighting a kof rugal also with mad effects on another guilty gear rainy street stage.

I had to know wtf i was watching... and down the rabbit hole i went.....
Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#75  January 23, 2020, 06:19:25 PM
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It was around the REALLY early days for me (perhaps between '08-'10?) when I started watching YouTube Videos, just in general. I was watching things like "Sonic Shorts Volume 2" or that Family Guy parody "Can't Touch Me" being played on a DDR-style PC game.

Then I came across most normal MUGEN-style videos at the time, things like Sonic & Yoshi fighting Spongebob & Super Mario with the classic E.v.E. screenpack and things similar to it. I was just like "wow, this is such an interesting thing! I bet it must be pretty hard to find a game like this!".

If you told that little version of me that he'd wear glasses, have actual friends and start becoming a game designer by working on the games those vids ran on with that same engine, he wouldn't have believed a single word.

Low and behold, here I am starting work on all these different projects using a 20-year old engine with friends I'd never think of having to pursue my dream job.

If I do somehow pull through with it all and become a full-on successful game designer, my heart goes out to Elecbyte for creating what could be the beginning of my future career. :D
Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
#76  January 24, 2020, 01:41:50 AM
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YOU MAY BE WONDERING HOW I GOT HERE

Well, I forget just what I was looking for on YT, but I landed on a Sub-Zero and Scorpion vs Nightmare SSJ video and then later a ??? and Shao Kahn vs ??? and Team Nicktoons (I forgot half the video) both done in Mugen. Kind of said whatever and moved on, in probably January 2007. March 2007 rolls around, I remember Mugen is a thing and then I end up downloading it.

August 2007 was when I stumbled on MI after dumb me would look around Mugen Depot without realizing it was a shitty warehouse for a couple months and stopped doing roster videos (no I will not reupload those to YT because I will get struck in the head with the copyright bat, since one used Ozzy's See You On the Other Side and another used Slayer's Seasons In the Abyss, while the other two used random VG music). I refused to come to Guild until October 2007 due to the rulechange (it was about two months I think). Looking back, I was being really petty and resistant to change.

Also 2008 to an extent, and especially 2009 was when I turned into my infamous trolly asshole persona which is a persona I honestly regret having. Caused so much unnecessary crap. I wanna say I finally began shedding that in 2013.

Weird to think it's been almost 13 years now!
Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 01:45:52 AM by Orochi Gill