Slippi is a custom version of the Dolphin emulator suitable for Super Smash Bros. netplay. Melee. Here's what sets it apart from other ways to play Super Smash Bros. online and how to play classic Nintendo online on your PC.
What is Netplay?
Netplay allows online play in emulators, but it's not quite the same as traditional online play in video games. Since the original emulated console was not designed for online gaming (and netplay is a hack on top of that), what happens is that the "state" of the emulator is constantly synchronized between players.
Meanwhile though for some games, Super Smash Bros. Melee for Nintendo GameCube is still being played after all these years because of its competitive scene.dynamic itive. It requires a lot of reflex and precision. Dolphin's Netplay solution just wasn't good enough for competitive gamers, but Slippi changed that!
What is Slippi and how does it beat regular Dolphin Netplay?
What Slippi adds to the equation is called "netcode rollback". This means that Melee under Slippi now functions as a properly designed game for online play. Input lag is significantly reduced to levels SSBM players are used to. Due to the world events of 2020, this was necessary to keep the scene alive.
The Craziest Thing about Slippi for the Smash Bros. community. is, right now, it's actually the best way to play Smash Bros. online. Even the official Smash Bros. Ultimate online game for Nintendo Switch doesn't have a restore netcode!
What you'll need
Here is what dont you will need to configure this:
CONNECTION: How to use a real GameCube or Wiimote controller in Dolphin
First, we will create somerecords for this process. Start by pressing Windows + E to open File Explorer , then click on "Documents".
In the "Documents" folder, create a new folder called something like "Dolphin and Slippi"; it doesn't matter what name you give it, but we recommend that you make it something easily recognizable.
In that folder, create another one for Melee or any game file you might have; we've named ours "Games ".
Place your Melee ISO file in this folder and remember where it is - you will need it later to launch the game.
Now visit the Slippi download page and click “Download for Windows ”. Place the downloaded ZIP file in the “Dolphin and Slippi” folder you created earlier.
Now head to the folder where you haveYou downloaded the ZIP file. Right click and extract the ZIP file into the “Dolphin and Slip pi” file, then open the “FM-Slippi-X.XX-Win” folder.
You can skip the organize folders step if you have 7-Zip by clicking on "Extract here " in its context menu.
From this folder, drag and drop the “FM-Slippi” folder into the “Dolphin and Slippi” folder for better organization.
Delete the “FM-Slippi-XXX-Win” folder, then open the “FM-Slippi” folder.
Double-click on “Dolphin.exe” to launch it.
When Dolphin is launched, Melee will appear in your list of games.If you already have a real GameCube controller with a standard Dolphin installation on the same machine, skip to the “Playing Slippi Netplay” section.
Otherwise, do not launch the game yet; you will need to follow the steps in the next section first.
Setting up your controller (setup included)
If you want to use a suitable GameCube control For a vintage experience, here's how to set one up .
If you are using a standard XInput gamepad (Xbox controller or similar), you're in luck! We have provided you with a preconfigured file that you can use instead of configuring the controller yourself. (Slippi is based on an older version of Dolphin where it was more difficult to configure analog control.)
First, download and extract our configuration file , which is 'calls' xinput gamecube.ini'. Right click on its and select "Copy ". Then navigate to the FM-Slippi folder and double-click on “Sys”.
In folder "Sys ", double-click "Config", double-click "Profiles ", and then double-click "GCPad. ”
The profiles already in this folder are for specialized B0XX controller Right-click on an empty space in the window, then select "Paste" to paste our Xbox Controller configuration file into the folder.
Close File Explorer. Here are the button mappings in the config file (you can change them in the controller settings if you want, don't touch not analog settings):
- GameCube A = Xbox A
- GameCube B = Xbox X
- GameCube X = Xbox B
- GameCube Y = Xbox Y
- GameCubeL = Xbox LT
- GameCube R = Xbox RT
- GameCube Z = Xbox RB
- GameCube Start = Xbox Menu button
- GameCube Left Analog = Xbox Left Analog
- GameCube C -Stick = Xbox Right Analog
- GameCube D-Pad = Xbox D-Pad
Once you have placed the configuration file in the "Config" folder, you are ready to start playing! Launch Dolphin now, then open the "Controllers" panel.
Now open the "Port 1 " drop-down menu, select "Standard controller ", then click "Configure ".
This opens a “Controller Configuration” window. Fortunately, you don't have to do a lot of work here; just click the drop-down menu at the far right and select the "Xinput Gamecube" profile.
Click on "Load" to the immediate rightiate from the drop-down menu to load the profile, then check the "Input in background " box at the bottom right. Click on "Close " and you are ready to go!
Playing Slippi Netplay
Once you've configured your controller and stru cture file, it's time to play! Open Dolphin, click on "Melee ", then on " Play ".
From there, Slippi walks you through the process!
After following the instructions, you will be ready to play Slippi online for matchmaking hazards, or friends in direct fights, as long as you have their code.