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Have you ever wanted to make your own fighting game but didn't have the time or the knowledge to do so? Well MUGEN is the first step for any fighting game fan with these dreams to start. With MUGEN, you can build your own fighting game with all the characters you wish, just look at mine for example. Building a MUGEN is very simple and will only take about one day to learn! Perfect for anyone with a weekend appetite for gaming! So sit back and let's explore the world of MUGEN!
 
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Step 1: Download MUGEN

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 First step is to download MUGEN. The site is here. Once you download it, unzip it using whatever program you wish, I use 7Zip. This is the basic MUGEN that most people start out with. Very bland, gray and has two characters with 12 slots for more characters.

Step 2: Find a Screenpack

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 This boring screenpack will not do for us. A screenpack is MUGEN term for the whole system. All the menus, the character select and more. The characters and stages are their own separate files, so we will get to those later. You can find other screenpacks here.
The screenpack that I am using and will use for this instructable is IMT (Blue) by user Acey. It can be downloaded here

I recommend this one as it can hold as little as 70 characters, a good start for anyone. Mine hold's 336, which also comes with the pack.

Some MUGEN screenpacks do not include the program and require you to copy all of the contents of the screenpack into the default MUGEN you downloaded last step. This one, the author was nice enough to give us MUGEN with it, as well as a very helpful program called VSelect, but we will get back to that later. Special thanks to the creators
MrOmega2 months ago

I found a fix to get your chars to show. instead of edtiingt the slect.def in ITM04 do it in ITMO3, is that does not work, edit it in ITM02. do all the same steps just igrone the ITM04.

ben.scrannage3 months ago

My characters aren't showing up on my selection screen, and I followed the tutorial perfectly, what happened?

amriorda1 year ago
I don't know if I'm stupid, or just technically challenged, but I seem to not have the ability to get the characters to appear on the selection screen. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Same here!

RyGuy176 (author) 1 year ago
Sorry but do to the policy held in place by the MUGEN community, i am not to share a screenpack with characters that I didn't make myself. Making your own is the fastest way
could you upload yours complete so i can just download and play it