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 PostPost subject: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:48 pm 
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While digging through cd.textfiles.com this little file attracted my attention:
http://cd.textfiles.com/cavebbsfiles/GAMES/SF2IBM.EXE

The description on that CD says: "Street Fighter II demo for IBM. Self extracting archive". While a playable demo of Street Fighter II Turbo is widely available, I was unaware of any other demo versions of the game, so I decided to check it out.

The only information file inside goes as follows:
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Street Fighter II - BETA Version -

Supplied by : Master Ken
Packaged by : Master Ken

Note :

Hi ya..guys.. I couldn't think there's SFII come out for IBM...
I just got some package from Korea few days ago and found
this game. This one is made by some fellow in korea...
This is shareware version and it's not complete... But looks well
done with lame IBM sprites...



Description of game :

There's only 2 player can be played which is Ryu/Guile.
The keys can be assigned using sf2setup.exe.


Have fun!

The demo is indeed playable, both in one-player mode against AI opponents and in two-player mode on a single keyboard. While different arenas are available, you can only play as Guile or Ryu, even though other characters' portraits will be shown on the selection and match outcome screens. While I haven't checked this, it is probably possible to play through the entire single-player story mode with all the character's sprites replaced by those of Ryu and Guile.

There's only one musical track, which is the title theme of the game. Almost all in-game text is in Korean. The leftmost option on the main menu is the single-player mode, the central one is the two-player mode, and the rightmost one is the options menu.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:51 pm 
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I found some info on the full game EDIT: A more advanced beta version:

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Before you complain to me for saving the screenshots in low quality jpeg, let me explain: A young Korean programmer named Jung Young Dug decided shortly after the release of Street Fighter II, that it would be awesome to play the game on PC. (Apparently the game by Ocean wasn't available in Korea.) But all he had to work with was his SNES version and a TV capture card. That's how he got the graphics for his game.

The game is based on the very first release of SF2, The World Warrior. It has a few shortcomings, though. The bosses are not in the game (a few normal character backgrounds are replaced with boss stages), and when selecting Dhalsim for some reason it just loads Ken. Dhalsim's stage and portrait are in, so maybe it's just a bug. Some special moves can also be done in mid-air, like in those cheap bootleg hacks. The version I have is labeled "Beta Version", don't know if there is a more complete one out there. The game files also seem to have been meddled with by third parties...

It runs a bit choppy, too, but the controls are simply the best I've ever seen in a DOS-based fighting game. Would have been cool to see Jung work with a professional team on an original fighter, that could have been awesome. Some of the issues might be caused by DOSBox, as the game doesn't work too great with it. Sometimes when I made a screenshot, the game just crashed.
It also allows mirror matches, but the colors for the second player are really weird. The game also allows for some really odd options. You can set a fight to 99 rounds that all run for 999 seconds each - when you set both character's attack level to zero and defence level to maximum, some rounds can even take that long.

The music is all rearranged in midi, the tunes range from barely recognizable to surprisingly awesome. The fighters have additional voice samples when they win a round. Some are ripped from action movies, but others clearly recorded by Jung himself and sound very goofy.


When releasing the game, the programmer had the decency to reference to Capcom and Nintendo in, but in August 1994, a book was published boldy titled "Game Programming with the Creator of SF-2" - The author was Jung Young Dug.



I lol'ed at the last paragraph.

Source + Images, sounds, videos: http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2010/ ... ter-2.html

Awesome file :) And yes it was completed, since it was stated that Jung created Street Fighter II in that last paragraph.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Heh, interesting! Thanks for clarifying this! ^_^

[Edit] Here is a "patched" version/modification of this game, made by two guys from Canada (Wayback Machine copy).


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 PostPost subject: Re: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:39 pm 
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So there's this weird old website:

http://members.fortunecity.com/sfibmteam/sf2ant.html

The games are rare because they were lost in time. See, they had much more advanced games by 1998 based on Jung's game:

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Street Fighter Anthology 2.0 - Several modes of Street Fighter II. What Super Street Fighter II Alpha Plus: 2nd Impact is based on.
Street Fighter Ninja - Ninjas from Mortal Kombat have entered the SF tournament. Includes hidden characters and kombat kodes.
Street Fighter Custom - Customize Street fighter the way you want it. Includes Terry and Andy Bogard from FATAL FURY 2.
Street Fighter LIU - The updated model of Jung Young-dug's SF2IBM game. The model used to make all the other SF2IBM versions.
Street Fighter JENN - This is the version SFNINJA is based on. It features the female ninjas from Mortal Kombat 2.
Street Fighter vs. Ranma 1/2 - Maximoff has done it again with his new SFRanma, where the Ranma 1/2 gang has come to challenge the World Warriors. Version 2.0 (the official version) has been completed! Go D/L it NOW!

Coming in the summer:

Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat - Based on Ryoga MKN's fanfic, Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat will feature 20 characters in two rotations and 8 secret characters. In Pre-Alpha Version right now, working on several new characters. some will be showed off early.



Sadly all downloads are broken.

EDIT: Is "sfwar15a.zip" the one you got?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:51 pm 
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Also found "Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat" on the internetz:

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Aside from the weirdness of the in-game text displays, which may be the result of some odd incompatibility with DOSBox, the game is pretty much exactly as I remember it. It doesn't play exactly like SFII, and there are far better and more interesting fighting games available in today's freeware market, but these were never really the appeal of SFLIU and its offspring to begin with. Much like Capcom's Vs. series did in later years, they enabled players to pit fighters from various game universes against each other -- and considering that Capcom and Midway will probably never team up to create an official version of Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat, SFJenn is one of the only ways you'll get to see everyone's favorite Outworld kunoichi take on the World Warriors.


http://www.scary-crayon.com/games/sfjenn/


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 PostPost subject: Re: Street Fighter II DOS Beta Demo (?)        Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:56 pm 
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Apparently, quite a few people took advantage of the modding possibilities of this unofficial game, and there exist several variations of it. Being essentially a port of a console version, SF2IBM seems to have inherited the tradition of homebrew console game hacks that used to be produced by whatever shady companies back then ^_^


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