3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

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3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

Post by Neuralize » Sat May 19, 2007 11:41 pm

Very bugged, in all of my games except for one, 3rd player also controls 1st player, however, we only have 3 controllers. Bomber Man II is the only one that works.
Any fix for this, or am I doing it wrong?
Do I need to have 4 controllers plugged in to play with more than 2 people even if I'm not using the forth?
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Post by Christuserloeser » Sun May 20, 2007 10:23 am

Hm, I never played NesterSE with more than two players so I got no idea. I will test it soon though - Do others have the same problem ?

Are you using official controllers or third party controllers ? Does it work in other games / emulators (Nester v6.0) ?
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Post by Neuralize » Sun May 20, 2007 3:06 pm

We have 3 official dreamcast controllers, and I have two different versions of bomber man II, one of them works fine with 3 players.

The other version suffers the same fate as the rest of the four player nes games; 3rd player also controls 1st player.

Update: I've confirmed this being present in Nester 6.0, Nester 7.1, and NesterDCSE.

Just wanted to play some retro party games.. :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NES_Four_Score

Here are a majority of known 4 player NES games, I bet there are more, but the ones that I have are RC PRO AM 2, Gauntlet 2, SUPER OFFROAD, and INDY heat.

Would be really cool if this could get looked at or fixed. Hmm. Just tried the same roms with Nestopia, and four player worked great in RCPROAM2 and SUPER OFFROAD.

Anyone know of any other four player Nes games not on that list, even if they are in Japanese?
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Re: 3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

Post by Captain Skyhawk » Sun May 27, 2007 6:00 pm

To be able to play 4 player games you need to have plugged in all 4 controllers before you start up NesterDC. This applies for all versions till 7.0. An virtual maple port binding was introduced from version 7.0. When you start up NesterDC the first thing you will see is the controller bindings menu, something like this:

Dreamcast controller #0 to NES #0
Dreamcast controller #1 to NES #1
Dreamcast controller #2 to NES #0
Dreamcast controller #3 to NES #1

You need to change that so that Dreamcast #2 and #3 are bound to NES #2 and #3. You can also find this menu in the options.

A list of NES four player games:

Bomberman 1
Bomberman 2
Championship Bowling
Fast Break
Gauntlet II
Greg Norman's Golf Power
Harlem Globetrotters
Indy Heat
Kings of the Beach
M.U.L.E.
Monster Truck Rally
Nightmare on Elm Street
Pinbot
Play Action Football
Pro Am 2
Roundball
Spot
Super Jeopardy
Super Off Road
Superspike Volleyball
Swords and Serpents
Top Player Tennis
World Cup
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Re: 3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

Post by Tyne » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:10 am

You're forgetting that awesome Nekketsu fighting / beat-em-up game :P
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Re: 3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

Post by curt_grymala » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:00 pm

Captain Skyhawk wrote:A list of NES four player games:

Bomberman 1
Are you sure? I could have sworn that the original Bomberman was strictly a 1-player game. I thought that Bomberman 2 was the first Bomberman party game.
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Re: 3 Player Games in NesterDCSE

Post by Neuralize » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:26 pm

I have tested all of these games for 4 players (at once)

Bomberman 2
Indy Heat
Monster Truck Rally
Pinbot
Play Action Football
Pro Am 2
Roundball
Spot
Super Jeopardy
Super Off Road
Superspike Volleyball
Swords and Serpents
Top Player Tennis
World Cup

But only one works correctly

Monster Truck Rally

In all the others the 3rd and 4th players are able to control players 1 and 2, I have tested this extensively hoping one time to get it to work. Tried Nester 6.0, 7.1, and SE. And yes, I've had all four controllers plugged in. It appears to be very broken. :(
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