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Title: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: GeorgeMP on May 20, 2019, 02:10:34 AM
This... is, to say the least, a question that has bugged me for the longest time. I mean, what happened to them? I'd like some kind of conclusion on this. Preferably from someone who has some kind of background working with them, or at least knows someone who worked for them at one point. So, what happened?
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Bastard Mami on May 20, 2019, 04:16:21 PM
info from their blog posts.

1st generation electbye; they started mugen, died with winmugen; most likely students they quit mugen once they got jobs.

2nd generation electbyte, tried to make some money off mugen, this is when mugen 1.0 was created, quit mugen once they were unable to make money back from it.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: DNZRX768 on May 21, 2019, 12:54:47 PM
info from their blog posts.

1st generation electbye; they started mugen, died with winmugen; most likely students they quit mugen once they got jobs.

2nd generation electbyte, tried to make some money off mugen, this is when mugen 1.0 was created, quit mugen once they were unable to make money back from it.

Can anyone point to me information supporting the second part of that statement. This is news to me since I never hear about any effort to commercialize MUGEN.

Also, are the first and second generation Electbyte people the same individuals or different.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Bastard Mami on May 21, 2019, 04:21:09 PM
oh, I thought I had typed that, it seems like it was only one or two guys from the old generation that returned for the second one.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: rgveda99 on May 22, 2019, 04:45:36 PM
At least we got versions 1.0 and 1.1.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Neo_Fire_Sonic on May 22, 2019, 07:09:36 PM
maybe they'll be back in 10 years to make VR mugen
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: GTA on May 22, 2019, 08:49:04 PM
They come and go.
Like all the people on earth.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Basara Huffman on May 22, 2019, 09:21:31 PM
maybe they'll be back in 10 years to make VR mugen
Or 1.2, with that rhythm probably we will see a MUGEN 2.0 in 40 years or more, so don't worry ;)
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: vgma2 on May 23, 2019, 08:44:34 AM
https://twitter.com/elecbyte?lang=en

The last thing heard from them is a twitter post from 2016.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: WhiteJue on May 25, 2019, 04:01:58 PM
I have browsed all the Elecbyte official website posts and found no signs of commercialization.
For Elecbyte, the only optimistic sign in the recent past is that the Elecbyte.com domain was renewed in the first half of 2019, indicating that the expiration date of this domain name has changed from June 1, 2019 to June 1, 2020, in my opinion. If Elecbyte wants to give up mugen, it is unlikely that there will be a reason to renew the domain.
Believe it!
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: FrozenDelight on May 31, 2019, 10:15:45 PM
"Maybe they'll be back in 10 years to make VR mugen" - Hahaha!

"They come and go. Like all the people on earth" - I read this as quite dark but very true.

The fact that their domain was renewed does make a comeback a bit possible, but then again, some people renew domains 'just in case' they decide to return to it in the future. So there could still only be a 1% chance, but who knows. I had a domain that I didn't even use, it kept auto renewing for umm, I think it was about 8 years (yeah I'm stupid). I just wish the source code for Mugen was released.

I'm actually surprised there's a tweet from 2016, that's not as long ago as I thought! Then again, that's three years, but that's not long ago in Mugen terms. Concerning that tweet - Oh, Jeremy Patterson, I never knew who made those awesome looking characters, I haven't seen any of his stuff in ages. Forgive me if he's still active on this forum, I have been gone for years so I'm out of the loop. I didn't know he wanted to make a full game... He wanted $87,000 on IndieGoGo, umm... wow. And got 2% of it.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: EgyLynx on May 31, 2019, 10:31:45 PM
Anyway it given me only:
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /index.php on this server.
Apache/2.4.10 (Debian) Server at elecbyte.com Port 80
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Umezono on June 01, 2019, 07:38:40 AM
"Maybe they'll be back in 10 years to make VR mugen" - Hahaha!

"They come and go. Like all the people on earth" - I read this as quite dark but very true.

The fact that their domain was renewed does make a comeback a bit possible, but then again, some people renew domains 'just in case' they decide to return to it in the future. So there could still only be a 1% chance, but who knows. I had a domain that I didn't even use, it kept auto renewing for umm, I think it was about 8 years (yeah I'm stupid). I just wish the source code for Mugen was released.

I'm actually surprised there's a tweet from 2016, that's not as long ago as I thought! Then again, that's three years, but that's not long ago in Mugen terms. Concerning that tweet - Oh, Jeremy Patterson, I never knew who made those awesome looking characters, I haven't seen any of his stuff in ages. Forgive me if he's still active on this forum, I have been gone for years so I'm out of the loop. I didn't know he wanted to make a full game... He wanted $87,000 on IndieGoGo, umm... wow. And got 2% of it.

That wasnt Jeremy Patterson, that was Aiduuzi. JP was "project manager" but due to shady behavior, unrealistic goals and an overall unprofessional campaign the kickstarter tanked before it even got started.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: rgveda99 on June 01, 2019, 09:50:53 AM
That wasnt Jeremy Patterson, that was Aiduuzi. JP was "project manager" but due to shady behavior, unrealistic goals and an overall unprofessional campaign the kickstarter tanked before it even got started.

Whoa that's sad.

Curious if youtuber Larry Bundy Jr covered it yet.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: GeorgeMP on July 03, 2019, 06:25:05 PM
Nobody:
GeorgeMP: Just a quick bit of info I want yall to have. Can't really confirm this though.
According to Owler, Elecbyte HQ is in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: emeriksteben on August 30, 2020, 06:57:37 AM
I hear Team Aiduzzi is working on a new engine for Elecbyte.

But sadly, the Rotten Core Indiegogo campaign had reached 2% of the funding.

They should have at least a Patreon account, and creating a blog with a PayPal tip jar, problem solved.

Also, Elecbyte stated on his Twitter page on May 4th, 2016 that they are not retiring. It's 2020, the covid-19 pandemic is still present, and no news from Elecbyte.

I guess this must be the end...
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Basara Huffman on September 11, 2020, 06:00:17 PM
(https://images.gameinfo.io/pokemon/256/079-00.png)
That was said a year ago by FrozenDelight, don't necropost with useless (or already said) info like this one.

Also FYI, Elecbyte made the last WinM official version in 2002 dissapearing, and then in 2009 they came back with MUGEN 1.0. So maybe we'd to wait 7 years or more to get new of Elecbyte again (or maybe less since Elecbyte's site is back with 1.1 downloadable there (http://www.elecbyte.com/mugendocs-11b1/mugen.html)).

Sorry for the other mods, but I'm locking this until REAL news about Elecbyte are known
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Jmorphman on September 11, 2020, 08:45:17 PM
... why did you lock this topic? The ordinary procedure for necroposts is to delete them and send a PM (and thus undo the damage they cause), not leaving them up but shutting the topic down entirely. There's no point in locking the topic because it'll just prevent anyone but a moderator from unlocking or replying to this topic on the off chance there is actual news about Elecbyte.

Beyond that, necro posts don't actually matter outside of the MUGEN release and project sections, and no action should be taken on them outside of those sections (outside of rare occasions). This particular necro post isn't hurting anyone, it's not pushing down newer topics from the first page of this sub-board, it's all fine and should be left up.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Basara Huffman on September 12, 2020, 07:49:47 AM
Boooooo :thumbsdown:

OK u_u no locking this (for now), sorry
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SOLIDUS SNAKE on September 12, 2020, 07:52:09 AM
Sorry but, that reply was funny to me.lol
Not going to lie, thought they might have came back.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: vgma2 on September 12, 2020, 09:20:04 AM
So maybe we'd to wait 7 years or more to get new of Elecbyte again (or maybe less since Elecbyte's site is back with 1.1 downloadable there (http://www.elecbyte.com/mugendocs-11b1/mugen.html)).
That links to the Mugen 1.1 documentation, which to my knowledge, has never actually gone down.  The main site, forums, and download pages appear to be still inaccessible.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: AlexSin on September 12, 2020, 12:14:44 PM
Also, Elecbyte stated on his Twitter page on May 4th, 2016 that they are not retiring. It's 2020, the covid-19 pandemic is still present, and no news from Elecbyte.

You misread that, they said they're not out of retirement: that means they're still retired and they don't intend to return.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SlanDome on September 12, 2020, 03:15:13 PM
Let me guess, Jmorphman is still being a hipster?
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Vocalnoid on September 12, 2020, 04:21:32 PM
Let me guess, Jmorphman is still being a hipster?

Woah woah woah, you crossed the line on that one! >:(
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SlanDome on September 12, 2020, 08:22:18 PM
Crossed what, this?

(https://i.imgur.com/gtHrNHR.jpg)
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Meldo Wiseau on September 12, 2020, 08:39:14 PM
what the fuck are you on about
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SlanDome on September 12, 2020, 08:59:47 PM
nothing, i was joking about something unrelated.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Orochi Gill on September 12, 2020, 09:17:09 PM
Can you stop being absolutely ridiculous for just five minutes
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SlanDome on September 12, 2020, 09:46:02 PM
yes, yes i will.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Jmorphman on September 13, 2020, 03:51:40 AM
bruh
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Iced on September 13, 2020, 05:32:22 AM
Crossed what, this?

(https://i.imgur.com/gtHrNHR.jpg)
nothing, i was joking about something unrelated.

This isnt a kindergarden.
Threads and discussions are not there as excuses for you to have fun by making up shit  with other people as toys.
That includes bringing people out of the blue on unrelated topics.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: SlanDome on September 13, 2020, 04:40:48 PM
i think this a dark souls of a mugen forums.

why is everyone bullying me. why are you making fun of me. that is just disrespectful.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: AlexSin on September 13, 2020, 04:49:41 PM
i think this a dark souls of a mugen forums.

why is everyone bullying me. why are you making fun of me. that is just disrespectful.

What the heck are you talking about? What are you smoking? You talk about people being disrespectful while you say random off-topic shit, calling people out for no reason.
If you have nothing else to say about this topic that was already said (What happened to Elecbyte?), then I kindly suggest you to shut up.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: JudaiZX on September 13, 2020, 04:51:19 PM
"The dark souls of mugen forums" was not a sentence I expected to read today.....bruh
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Orochi Gill on September 13, 2020, 04:52:31 PM
i think this a dark souls of a mugen forums.

why is everyone bullying me. why are you making fun of me. that is just disrespectful.

Have you ever thought about the idea that you've been bringing it on yourself?
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Iced on September 13, 2020, 05:09:46 PM
i think this a dark souls of a mugen forums.

why is everyone bullying me. why are you making fun of me. that is just disrespectful.

you entered a thread about a topic, procedded to insult someone and """"" joke""""" about someone that hadnt replied to you or talked to you while going off topic.

imagine if you will, that you entered a room full of people discussing a subject, clambered atop the table, dropped your pants and started going "I POO POO PEE PEE in Orochi gill face".
Thats your contribution to this thread in general. Then when someone goes "Shut the fuck up about your poo pee." You cross your arms and go
"wow, this is extremely slanderous and disrespectful, I certainly dont understand why you are all being so mean and bullying me."
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: walt on September 15, 2020, 12:50:35 AM
"The dark souls of mugen forums" was not a sentence I expected to read today.....bruh
Mugen communities have quite a reputation on the internet about not being welcoming :P
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 15, 2020, 05:58:39 AM
Let me guess, Person Man is still being a hipster?
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Neo_Fire_Sonic on September 15, 2020, 07:15:30 AM
Is it off topic to ask if anyone actually knows who Elecbyte is or where they are, or are they just how2basic. (an angry guy making a decade old fighting game engine who is clearly naked while coding it)


Maybe I should ask, why is Elecbyte?
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Kolossoni on September 15, 2020, 12:50:18 PM
Is it off topic to ask if anyone actually knows who Elecbyte is or where they are, or are they just how2basic. (an angry guy making a decade old fighting game engine who is clearly naked while coding it)


Maybe I should ask, why is Elecbyte?

Elecbyte was supposed to be a legit fighting game company that made the now famous "MUGEN" engine back in the 90's when fighting games were the trend.
Their DOS/WinMUGEN engine was provided for testers and it was eventually dispersed to other people and people started to make their own chars and stages from it.

Then on, instead of focusing on making an actual full game, Elecbyte decided to please the community by updating and upgrading the MUGEN engine for free like 1.0 and 1.1.
Sadly, they are no longer reachable and many of their social media accounts are now inactive. I think they actually went down this time.
Then again, they always pop right back up so who knows...
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: LeoMugen on October 07, 2020, 10:47:21 PM
I Dont think they are Really retired,They Are not Retired,so That means that they will Likely/Unlikely Return to Update the Mugen Engine.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Spawn2872 on November 24, 2020, 04:14:03 AM
Good afternoon friends, my question is the following and I ask this with the most respect for the mugen and its original creators ... but the question is that I can't help but wonder if it would be possible that someone with sufficient programming knowledge could decipher the mugen source code and in turn use it to improve several areas of which already need an urgent update due to the technological advances of today .. it is that I literally feel that as a creative community we have already hit a wall that is not possible to go through the fact that we do not have the necessary tools for it and what we end up doing is scraping the pot more and more ...
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: Mushypepito123 on November 24, 2020, 04:47:14 AM
good afternoon to you as well, but if someone has that knowledge, then they need to ask for elecbyte's permission, for now they're offline.
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: walt on November 24, 2020, 11:07:30 PM
Good afternoon friends, my question is the following and I ask this with the most respect for the mugen and its original creators ... but the question is that I can't help but wonder if it would be possible that someone with sufficient programming knowledge could decipher the mugen source code and in turn use it to improve several areas of which already need an urgent update due to the technological advances of today .. it is that I literally feel that as a creative community we have already hit a wall that is not possible to go through the fact that we do not have the necessary tools for it and what we end up doing is scraping the pot more and more ...


What you're describing you want for the future is basically IKEMEN
Title: Re: So, whatever happened to Elecbyte?
Post by: rgveda99 on November 25, 2020, 04:08:07 AM
Reminds myself to use the #Ikemen hashtag more on social media.