Saturday, September 12, 2009
A Quick Look at GGPO
With the release of Marvel vs Capcom 2 online, many people are connecting and playing MvC2 for the first time. While playing MvC2 online is great (we all have been waiting for this since 2001), it's always good to take a break. Another way to play fighting games online is through your computer using a service like GGPO.
GGPO stands for "Good Game Peace Out". It's also a free way to play various games online through your computer. The main website for GGPO is http://ggpo.net/.
To install GGPO you need:
1. Adobe Air
2. The actual GGPO package which you can download from here: http://ggpo.net/download/
Don't forget to open up ports on your computer or router so that GGPO can communicate with the server and your opponents. All of the instructions are on the website.
Before you can play online, you have to create an account and registration is as easy as 1-2-3.
After successfully installing the program, click on the icon which will bring you to this screen: