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Title: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Amidweiz on July 17, 2019, 08:00:34 AM
According to Wikipedia anyways, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.U.G.E.N) mugen is officially twenty years old now. (as of where I am anyways) I was going to do something more special for this occasion but I guess a post here will do. I'm sure there was betas of mugen before July 17 but I wouldn't know about that unfortunately being not to much older than this engine's conception. Can't really say anything else than happy 20th birthday mugen.

:balloon: :balloon2: :balloon3: (https://i.imgur.com/CUnqC9K.gif) :balloon3: :balloon2: :balloon:
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: -- on July 17, 2019, 08:15:49 AM
And to think MUGEN is older than some people here. lol
Anyway, HBD MUGEN! :kugoi: :balloon3: :balloon2: :balloon:
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 17, 2019, 05:53:31 PM
Yay, congrats MUGEN, the engine that always bring me good times. :)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: drewski90 on July 17, 2019, 05:56:52 PM
happy 20 years mugen
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Maverick Hunter Omega on July 17, 2019, 06:02:55 PM
Happy Birthday M.U.G.E.N :)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: PlasmoidThunder on July 17, 2019, 06:09:37 PM
First public version was 27th July 1999 tho, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: KOFHERO77 on July 17, 2019, 06:16:47 PM
Happy Birthday M.U.G.E.N ! In hopes one day Elecbyte will comeback.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TheMockery on July 17, 2019, 06:19:47 PM
Happy 20 years. Honestly, I'm kind of surprised that some creators from the DOS era are still here.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: XGargoyle on July 17, 2019, 06:30:51 PM
yes
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Mysticus on July 17, 2019, 07:22:57 PM
Happy Birthday Mugen!
I hope Mugen 1.1 will receive a big update someday.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: RoySquadRocks on July 17, 2019, 07:28:19 PM
Happy 20th birthday, MUGEN!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Good_Wall533 on July 17, 2019, 07:38:53 PM
Happy 20th birthday, even though i discoreved mugen like, 3 years ago but i'm still having a blast with this game. I really hope 1.1 at least gets a new update.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: DarkWolf13 on July 17, 2019, 08:07:26 PM
20 years? Damn... and I only got into MUGEN halfway through my first year in college.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Akiba Seth on July 17, 2019, 08:39:18 PM
Happy 20th birthday  :suttrox:
wow Mugen is even older than me and i only know it 10 years
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: R565 on July 17, 2019, 09:28:18 PM
Yup, got into the MUGEN scene when I was 14, and look at it now. A hobby that can bring out the best, and the worst out of all of us.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TotalDramaXtremist on July 17, 2019, 09:52:49 PM
20 years? That's definitely a milestone and more importantly, amazing that it's still around after so long.

Started this journey in MUGEN almost a decade ago, and I'm hoping the ride doesn't end yet. To the future of MUGEN!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Amidweiz on July 18, 2019, 01:11:48 AM
First public version was 27th July 1999 tho, wasn't it?

yea, looking at the wayback machine for the site It does seem that way. (https://web.archive.org/web/19991221185927/http://www.elecbyte.com/games/mugen/index.html) Probably a typo upon whomever made the Wikipedia article and I didn't really double check, oh well I consider it close enough to it's actual birthday to not matter to much.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: DJMouF on July 18, 2019, 01:49:05 AM
Man... It's been a long time... Mugen has been here 20 years.... It sounds about right because I've been on mugen for 16 years. I first found about it in 2003 and I was hooked on DBZ Mugen Edition 2!!!! Then I researched so much info about it as far as editing characters gathering screenpacks etc. The first I seen a playable dbz charater that can transform, I damn near lost my marbles! I was a young'n back then. Plus that was definitely back then. So shout out to the guy who made those characters wayyyyyy b4 their time!!! They are the reason I chose to make Vegeta transform. They I got into Pots mugen character and make an entire game with his chars and similar styled chars. (Vyn CrazyKoopa, etc) I used to have tournaments at my house lol b4 the online ikemen came about lol. But enough of memory lane cuz I have a lot of memories. and I could go all day!!! Man Happy Birthday Mugen you've been apart of my life more than a decade!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Mauteckk on July 18, 2019, 03:22:55 AM
Happy Birthday M.U.G.E.N :)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: SlanDome on July 19, 2019, 03:01:23 AM
Happy (little late) Birthday M.U.G.E.N
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: DNZRX768 on July 27, 2019, 01:09:23 PM
Happy (late) Birthday M.U.G.E.N

I can't believe that time flies this quickly. Has it really been this long? Felt a bit shorter than that.

Then again, I guess time really does fly by when you get older. It has been at least twelve years ever since I discovered MUGEN and I can still remember the circumstances which I found it and why.

Really tells you how impactful MUGEN has been on my life.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: PlasmoidThunder on July 27, 2019, 01:13:21 PM
Today marks the release of the first public version of M.U.G.E.N, version 9X.07.27 Beta. If that's not a birthday, I dunno what is.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Knuckles8864 on July 27, 2019, 01:26:31 PM
Late to the party, but Happy Birthday, M.U.G.E.N. You're always a thrill. :D
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TheMockery on July 27, 2019, 01:46:05 PM
Gonna redo my M.U.G.E.N. birthday notice, now.

I am very glad M.U.G.E.N. is actually 20 now. I first heard of it in mid-2010, (though I wasn't in the community) when I was five, coming across random videos of Spongebob/Peter/Homer (etc.) fights, and then I was interested. Kinda sad those characters aren't great by today's standards due to their buggy nature, or that better versions exist.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Mark85 on July 27, 2019, 01:50:43 PM
Got into it with Ristars chibi mugens,stayed for actual fightining games
Happy Birthday M.U.G.E.N
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: GTA on July 27, 2019, 02:23:19 PM
Where did the time go? Just discovered Mugen in 2007 and I was in school. Miss these days. So many Ryu's, so many Goku's, so many Akuma's etc.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Tiny-kun on July 27, 2019, 06:06:55 PM
20 years!! Wow, i can't believe so much time passed since this was created, awesome!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUGEN!!! :mrox: :iloveyou: :mcbuttrox:


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Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: XGargoyle on July 28, 2019, 12:38:30 PM
coming across random videos of Spongebob/Peter/Homer (etc.) fights, and then I was interested. Kinda sad those characters aren't great by today's standards due to their buggy nature, or that better versions exist.

These characters were already bad and buggy at the time they were originally released. It's just that the majority of the people have no idea on quality standards and they only focus on the graphics.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TheMockery on July 28, 2019, 03:39:14 PM
These characters were already bad and buggy at the time they were originally released. It's just that the majority of the people have no idea on quality standards and they only focus on the graphics.

I know this too. It's why I stick with the actually good edits, like @ndroide's Homer.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: GeorgeMP on July 28, 2019, 09:22:56 PM
Shouldn't Elecbyte be doing something to celebrate, like giving us the long-awaited MUGEN 1.2?
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: AlexSin on July 28, 2019, 09:36:32 PM
Heh, that's so not going to happen.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: PlasmoidThunder on July 28, 2019, 10:42:15 PM
1.2 was never going to be a thing. 1.1 was a feature update to 1.0 and 2.0 would've been the next version with some very exciting changes/additions planned.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Rai Tei on July 28, 2019, 10:49:18 PM
So, any OG creators from 20 years ago still around and kicking?
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: FobiaZz on July 29, 2019, 01:25:39 AM
Happy 20th Birthday M.U.G.E.N.!

In 2000 I was looking for a Saint Seiya videogame for pc, and I found out M.U.G.EN. First character downloaded: Shiryu!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TheMockery on July 29, 2019, 01:30:33 AM
So, any OG creators from 20 years ago still around and kicking?

O Ilusionista is still here.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Mr. Giang on July 29, 2019, 01:44:01 AM

O Ilusionista is still here.


kicking?

Nope.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: TheMockery on July 29, 2019, 01:54:42 AM
Nope.

Oh. My bad then.

Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: T. Vinceson on July 29, 2019, 03:36:13 AM
Happy 20th, MUGEN.

You are everybody's dream fighting game and character roster come true.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: XGargoyle on July 29, 2019, 08:59:49 PM
So, any OG creators from 20 years ago still around and kicking?
Me
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Violin Ken on July 29, 2019, 09:56:53 PM
So, any OG creators from 20 years ago still around and kicking?

Me as well.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: KOFHERO77 on July 29, 2019, 10:04:27 PM
Well...Happy Birthday (again) M.U.G.E.N ! And just like many others here,discovered it with winmugen compilations,the first ones i played were Mugen Tournament 3 & MK vs KOF
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on July 30, 2019, 03:43:36 AM
Maybe i can list some creators that are on MUGEN for so long and still around.

- O Ilusionista, the one that inspired me. :)
- Vegaz_Parrelli
- Basara-kun
- Infinite
- Kamekaze
- Balthazar
- XGargoyle
- Sean Altly
- Swipergod
- Contortillas/Violin Ken
- Just no Point
- The_None
- Jmorphman
- Jesuszilla
- DivineWolf
- Ricepigeon
- GLB
- Dissidia
- Ryoucchi / Ryou
- Baby Bonnie Hood
- Warner
- ELECTRO
- PlasmoidThunder
- RoySquadRocks
- Beto
- Gazira
- BoyBoyz
- Dan Mt. / Speedster
- ZVitor
- DrKelexo
- Gladiacloud
- RACE AKIRA
- Kirishima
- Margatroid
- Kohaku
- Websta
- Vyn
And many more. :P

There others fellas that are into MUGEN recently and did such great stuff so far.

Still miss some guys that are no longer with us like Reuben Kee and Tamez.

And i miss such great creators that aren't on MUGEN anymore. But they have their reasons.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Cyborg Sun on July 30, 2019, 08:59:41 PM
BEHOLD, MORTALS, THE VIDEO THAT INTRODUCED ME TO MUGEN AS A KID

(thank god the video description told me what game this was, or I would have never found out what MUGEN was!)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: All-Star Platinum on July 31, 2019, 03:37:39 AM
Similar to my man posting above,



The rest is history.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: hulkhogan on July 31, 2019, 04:26:26 AM
Happy 20th Birthday Mugen  :party:

I first encounter Mugen in year 2001 at a PC centre in my local where I saw screenshots of Gouki vs. Shingo Yabuki in kof99's Raining park stage, Sagat vs. Joe Higashi in kof96's Iori stage and so on which those screenshots can be found on NeoGouki's website and I thought it was another sequel of Capcom vs. SNK series  :P The PC centre was for leisure and doing internet research for people who don't have internet access. My friend introduced this PC Centre for me to do internet research for school works and gaming leisure. I found out Mugen where the PC Centre had this Mugen game and I play the hell out of it for my entire days until the PC centre was closed down somewhere in mid year of 2002 :mlol: My best favorite and first character that I used was Gouki by VK  :gouki: He was top tier in that roster, but Orochi by VK was god tier :P Now it has been 18 years since I know about Mugen but for now, I don't really have time for Mugen as real life has been very busy for me. I do check some Mugen release and trying out some newly released characters (mostly my favorite characters such as Shin Gouki by GK, Gouki by deathscythe and so on) from time to time.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: AVPboy on July 31, 2019, 07:50:06 PM
Happy Birthday M.U.G.E.N.

I got in here by mere curiosity... when i was 11 years old my brother showed me a video about Everything vs Everything, i told me about it, winmugen was my first entry, i downloaded a compilation using the Mugen Fighting Jam Screenpack, but a normal version, not 999 chars version, more like a normal select.def, and it had all i needed, Reu's chars, Goku and Vegeta, plenty of new cool things for me, 2008 and 2009 were my years bae... and they weren't at the same time, since i lost my mom on that period.

That's the most resumed version i could type.

Whatever... 10 years later, having it as a growing hobbie, i am still here and i truly like it, as always... the AVPboy sends his salute to the hole community, even if some of you may not like me.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Agent_5 on August 05, 2019, 04:58:44 AM
Well to be perfectly frank, my first introductions with Mugen weren't that great. Due to Youtube's wack recommendations, several years back my viewing experiences of fighting games eventually led me to Minotaur and Kuromaru mugen videos (great content I know).

A couple years later and I decided to look into mugen seriously by looking into HDBZ and I believe a semi-random Marvel vs Capcom compilation. Then like 2-4ish years later I found out Mugen Fighter's Guild was a thing and got myself involved minimally. That leaves me to now in which I've made an account here and have done slightly more in mugen then I did several years ago. Really though I like what I've seen and am happy to see how the engine has grown.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Hannah Montana on August 06, 2019, 10:18:37 AM
Happy B. Day MUGEN.
I will try to write short story as I can.I remember parents take to the place with pc and internet, and later me, we can went alone.
Me and my best friend were browing near the end of the world and y2k menace lookin for SF and KOF artworks,sprites and gamesages kof 98 movelist,we liked create CAWS in games as Deadly Arts or Smackdown 2 and others.
then found a picture Krizalid and Krauser vs Goenitz and Kyo ,that reads MUGEN,we think was a photoshop image or something.No, was a game, then downloaded it from elecbyte page,it got only the Kung Fu man and his stage,we read how add it,lookin for more, founding now died sites as leechgames.com -it had many Samurai Shodown characters and some KOF 98 as Chris or Ralf-,Mugen FR,Mugen Enciclopedia,The Pit Mugen.Many stages was found too.That bunch of stuff was burned in a CD playing around the time.2002 I got my first Pc a P4 then we can play at house,I told one day maybe I would make stuff for mugen, around 2005 I did some stages but never released officially,only shared around forum people or email.
I was busy studying and learning more,of course playing games,later around 2011 I started with my first mugen character ripping from a mobile game.
The sad part is she never saw her Mugen character done,even she did some stuff as recording some voices and sounds which I used in her mugenization.
I seen many sites and forums dying around time,I hope this one keeps alive for a long time.

Mugen4Ever

sorry here is 4:20 am and english can be broken or weird.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Tay on August 06, 2019, 04:25:40 PM
i found mugen looking for a downloadable version of MKT because i wanted to play it and i was like 12/13? and it was like 2007/2008 so buying it wasn't much of an option

then i came across mkp 4.1

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this one,

and i obviously downloaded it, I noticed the launch application was named M.U.G.E.N once you opened the game.

i researched that, and now here i am.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Jessy on August 06, 2019, 07:38:58 PM
Well to be perfectly frank, my first introductions with Mugen weren't that great. Due to Youtube's wack recommendations, several years back my viewing experiences of fighting games eventually led me to Minotaur and Kuromaru mugen videos (great content I know).
that was the reason because I back to mugen..I wish those creators improve it....I had 14 when I was start browsing in andre lopes page and sadly that site became the boring Mugen &"artwork" instead the legendary "Mugen & Hentai"....the same time met mugen forums like planet mugen and paodemugen (the minimal age to register in forums was 13..I never care it I was 1 year on)....being hated since day one because that mugen taste...
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: XGargoyle on August 06, 2019, 09:34:11 PM
weren't you banned?
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: hulkhogan on August 07, 2019, 02:05:48 AM
Well to be perfectly frank, my first introductions with Mugen weren't that great. Due to Youtube's wack recommendations, several years back my viewing experiences of fighting games eventually led me to Minotaur and Kuromaru mugen videos (great content I know).
when I was start browsing in andre lopes page and sadly that site became the boring Mugen &"artwork" instead the legendary "Mugen & Hentai"....t
lol, that was the first Mugen website that I visited after typing "Mugen 2000.07.31"on the search engine as shown in that Mugen title that I played at my local PC centre in year 2001  :P I was shocked to see the contents in it and quickly exits the browser  :mlol: eventually, I got into Electbyte's website and some of the websites that were linked there
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: GTOAkira on August 07, 2019, 02:27:51 AM
Long ass story : Just my story on how I got into mugen and what it did for me
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
In conclusion : Thank you mugen and happy birthday!!!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: -- on August 07, 2019, 02:34:43 AM
Well to be perfectly frank, my first introductions with Mugen weren't that great. Due to Youtube's wack recommendations, several years back my viewing experiences of fighting games eventually led me to Minotaur and Kuromaru mugen videos (great content I know).
that was the reason because I back to mugen..I wish those creators improve it....I had 14 when I was start browsing in andre lopes page and sadly that site became the boring Mugen &"artwork" instead the legendary "Mugen & Hentai"....the same time met mugen forums like planet mugen and paodemugen (the minimal age to register in forums was 13..I never care it I was 1 year on)....being hated since day one because that mugen taste...

Here we go again with your S.o.S...
No one is hated for a taste in something. Many people like different things but they have a common sense, you don't need to tell everyone "i like hentai" and expect that people just accept it. Yet you've been warned about this and instead of keeping your so loved taste to yourself you're spreading it out again, asking to be banned one more time.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Godlike Emerie on August 07, 2019, 12:45:42 PM
Oh wow.. I'm gonna turn 20 next year :lol:

But anyway, I gotta thank...

-My brother
-Phantom.of.the.server
-Jmorphman
-Balthazar

For bringing me here
MUGEN may not be perfect but it's really fun for some reason

Don't remember how I got here but just Pots style characters and Hyper DBZ
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: 8i9oy on August 07, 2019, 10:22:38 PM
happy late birthday mugen
despite your own creator pretty much going awol for the rest of time we're still here to keep you around

shoutout to BoggyTheWorm for creating the following video which i discovered by accident (via looking at lego super smash brothers videos on youtube long long ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc6PVBBz4ZU

long live the new era of mugen
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Shimmering Brony on August 08, 2019, 01:27:50 AM
My story on how I got into MUGEN:

Spoiler: Long story with videos. (click to see content)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: jenngra505 on August 08, 2019, 03:46:47 AM
There's still time to wish Mugen a happy birthday? Well then, Happy Belated Birthday to the game engine that changed my life forever.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Jessy on August 08, 2019, 06:14:43 PM
Well to be perfectly frank, my first introductions with Mugen weren't that great. Due to Youtube's wack recommendations, several years back my viewing experiences of fighting games eventually led me to Minotaur and Kuromaru mugen videos (great content I know).
that was the reason because I back to mugen..I wish those creators improve it....I had 14 when I was start browsing in andre lopes page and sadly that site became the boring Mugen &"artwork" instead the legendary "Mugen & Hentai"....the same time met mugen forums like planet mugen and paodemugen (the minimal age to register in forums was 13..I never care it I was 1 year on)....being hated since day one because that mugen taste...

Here we go again with your S.o.S...
No one is hated for a taste in something. Many people like different things but they have a common sense, you don't need to tell everyone "i like hentai" and expect that people just accept it. Yet you've been warned about this and instead of keeping your so loved taste to yourself you're spreading it out again, asking to be banned one more time.
believe or not I was hated because that..is a long history but that carried some people stole my email, make hate videos at youtube,stole my social network passwords,hack my messenger and other etcetera...of course I got screenshots and saved from other forum ..today that forum is gone..files to people who wants to know it read it..is in spanish and english...
I was not the only one which met mugen because that andre lopes page..and that is I like..as you read more than me likes it and I just told how I came...
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Adnan on August 08, 2019, 06:20:44 PM
Excuse me jessy.I Like your contents.But i think you should keep your opinions to yourself as no one cares about it.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Bane84 on August 08, 2019, 11:40:56 PM
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:
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Nep Heart on August 08, 2019, 11:52:27 PM
 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.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: duracelleur on August 09, 2019, 12:30:52 AM
I was there in the early days...
https://duracelleurxmugen.blogspot.com/2015/02/back-to-future-2001-oldschool.html
And still here today.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: hulkhogan on August 09, 2019, 01:16:58 PM
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
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Rai Tei on August 09, 2019, 06:40:06 PM
So, any OG creators from 20 years ago still around and kicking?
Me

Not to be rude, more like I don't know, but you still create content? o_o

Me as well.

I know you are still making content, didn't know you were around for that long! (sorry lol)

Very cool to see some people still sticking around after all these years, that's dedication!
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: AlexSin on August 09, 2019, 07:09:19 PM
Me

Not to be rude, more like I don't know, but you still create content? o_o
Hyper Dragon Ball Z.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Just No Point on August 09, 2019, 08:30:15 PM
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.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Rai Tei on August 09, 2019, 10:50:42 PM
Hyper Dragon Ball Z.


Cool, didn't know.
But of course I know Balthazar isn't the only one working in Team Z2, just no point to add snark.
*badumm tss*

(https://i.imgur.com/1Om2zdL.png)
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Amidweiz on August 16, 2019, 06:48:41 PM
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. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p49TmSW-Og) (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 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkR3aUpk1l8BDbJ7PIGkMg) 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.
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: lui on August 28, 2019, 06:59:24 AM
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 >: [
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: 【MFG】gui0007 on August 30, 2019, 02:12:35 AM
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
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: electrocaid on September 02, 2019, 08:30:12 PM
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

Good question indeed...  :square:
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Tiny-kun on September 03, 2019, 03:44:53 AM
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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Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: PhantomD on January 23, 2020, 02:18:53 AM
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.....
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Joey S. on January 23, 2020, 06:19:25 PM
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
Title: Re: Mugen is now 20 years old
Post by: Orochi Gill on January 24, 2020, 01:41:50 AM
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!