Capcom updates XBLA Street Fighter II

Patch fixes "connection and time out issues;" Leaderboards cleared due to instances of cheating.

The highly anticipated arrival of Capcom's Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting on Xbox Live Arcade was quickly followed by a wave of player complaints. Two of the frequently brought-up problems were lag when playing online, and a record-keeping system that didn't punish unscrupulous players for disconnecting from matches when it appeared they were about to be defeated.

It appears Capcom has tried to address those two issues, as there is a new auto-update available to patch the game. Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb posted the following note about what exactly the update does on his blog, Major Nelson:

The title update will address connection and time out issues that have been reported by players. In addition, the Leaderboards will be cleared in order to offset players that have cheated by causing intentional disconnections.

[UPDATE] Capcom has told GameSpot that the "connection issues" addressed by the patch have nothing to do with lag. "This patch actually relates to connection issues which stem from players being disconnected in Quarter Match or not being able to connect to matches due to timeouts and whatnot," a representative of the publisher said. "Regarding latency, SFII is dependant on a low latency environment as players' controller inputs must be synchoronized on both consoles. Thus the gameplay experience is greatly related to a player's Internet connection."

For more on Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting, check out GameSpot's full review.

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91 comments
nztauranga
nztauranga

NzTauranga: I played SF2 online and spent 3months straight to lower my rank to the top10 xbox live, but because Im playing from New Zealand our broadband is average and terrible for U.S and U.K online play. Well I beat the top no.1 player him Sagat and me Zangief. But because of my lagg, I was voted as cheating to lower my rank and no thank to Xboxlive my rank was reseted from top10 to 4000. After this I sold my xbox360 until our broadband is faster, then I'll go PS3- upset player

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

Well i played it for the last couple of days And i seems worse,I Get kicked out alot more!!!! connection drops all the time!!!! Harder to find a ranked match, The only thing they fixed was,when people drop out of ranked match you get the loss. But yeah i could not believe it,got worse????WTF!! PS I love this game play it every day so dont think im a hater,cause its my fav game of all time.

The_Weekend
The_Weekend

good ... wimps ... let a loss be a loss !

ocdog45
ocdog45

bout time. maybe this will make me play the game more

slayaz
slayaz

So how DOES the update stop people disconecting? Does it punish droppers? It needs to. Although I am so sh*t i am scared to even play a ranked game

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Finally the leaderboards will be a little bit more creditable.

noobdontshoot
noobdontshoot

good news, now the guy who has over 1000 straight wins can play fair

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

I must honestly say, I find online play dull. Be it WOW or a game of Team Fortress, I've never had as much fun as I've had playing Goldeneye, Super Mario Kart, any of the Nintendo branded WWE games, Mario Party, etc. If I'm playing multiplay with my buddies and they start cheating or endlessly trash-talking, I can pop them in the skull (and vice-versa). Oh, and it's sad to see that the PC Dev mentality has infected the console market. "Hurry up and get it in the store, we can just fix it later."

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

Larry Hryb's blog has a quite weird name... Talking about that, remember when Jeff was angry on that guy who disconnected while playing with him?

neoand12
neoand12

This is Why I don't Buy XBL games.

jazilla
jazilla

Man I wish I had a 360 so I could pile drive all of you into submission!!

dhjohns
dhjohns

Way to listen to us Capcom! I still get my butt whipped online, but at least I do not cheat!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I'm so glad Capcom & MS listen to the gamers! Go, MS!:D

GoddBless
GoddBless

Soooo how about that Alpha series!?!

djord02
djord02

This is great news, and I am glad Capcom and MS are listening to gamer concerns. It'd be great if they released another patch to fix the difficulty settings and tweak a couple of the sound effects that are off. Then the game would be perfect!

GoddBless
GoddBless

"SnuffDaddyNZ No, you don't re-review games as the point of a review is to tell you what the shipped product is like." So a re-review would make sense in this case. IT's not shipped it's downloaded. So everyone who downloads it now will get the patched version since you can't play it without the patch.

Icekxg
Icekxg

"WESLY_SNYPES 4 Words: Third Strike on LIVE!!! " Amen Brother!!!

gonzalezj1
gonzalezj1

I feel sorry for the guys that actually played fair and made it to the top of the leaderboards. Now they'll have to do it all over again. Good job ruining it for everyone, cheaters!

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

It should turn off the disconnect when starting a fight so you can't log off when your on the verge of defeat. They should of knew this would happen as soon as it was released. Or at least add to your profile a DISCONNECTED counter to log how many times you've D/C then people can look at it and say LOOOOOSER for running instead of accepting defeat.

Autolycus
Autolycus

lol how pathetic. people have to disconnect instead of accepting defeat. wimps

wenbin09
wenbin09

great that they remedy the problem!!!

Hussein
Hussein

I'm really happy to see gamespot (and other news websites) punish this game by giving it poor score.

elythemonkey
elythemonkey

I still get laggy matches and the sudden disconnets, so what did this patch fix?

smbius
smbius

IT'S ABOUT PHREAKIN TIME. I remember beating Rank #15 out of 60,000 ...and when the round ended...he'd just disconnect. All of a sudden his streak of 295 wins was intact.

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

Yes about time LOVE THIS GAME!!!! Cant wait i play this game everyday Best Street Fighter by far, 360 rules!!!!!

orshick
orshick

so what about the hard punch sound? has that been fixed? If it ain't, they shouldn't have bothered with the update

cypher50
cypher50

I don't even have the game and the first thing I was going to comment on was "did they fix the hard punch???"...Jeff really has us thinking about that LOL.

majorwes
majorwes

Did they fix the hard punch??? LOL!!!

peterles
peterles

im glad they fixed it, but im pretty much through with the game anyway...maybe ill start playing it again.

bern20
bern20

Sweet. I can start all over.

icemancell
icemancell

screw it, go and do alpha series or something, or even better 3's series

bdhoff
bdhoff

I bet the people at the top of the leaderboard are pretty upset right now.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

"Kai_Ozu Top 10 players = Owned. " LOL

Martyr
Martyr

bout time...now ill look forward to playing

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

No, you don't re-review games as the point of a review is to tell you what the shipped product is like.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

WOW half way there no fix the graphics and sound effects at least. and it will be 70% good enough

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Sweet this could make the game much better!