Project M Oceanic Skype Netplay Community
Hello, ladies and gents! For those who don't know what this mod is, Project M is designed and developed by Smash community volunteers who've had much experience in the competitive world of Smash, most heralding from Melee or Brawl. The developers themselves give an accurate description of the mod: "Project M is a modification of Brawl inspired by Super Smash Bros. Melee's gameplay designed to add rich, technical gameplay to a balanced cast of characters while additionally enhancing the speed of play".
The PM community is booming after years of development and is now being featured at tournaments such as Apex alongside Melee and Brawl, whilst having already overtaken Brawl's turnout numbers. Once taking up the e-sport of SSBPM you may realise there is a distinct lack of meeting spaces, especially for Aussies and Kiwis. This problem has now been solved with the advent of the most active, friendly, and fastest-growing assemblage of Oceanic PM players ever to hit the scene.
I think I can speak for the 40+ players who've recently joined the Oceanic PM Skype Community group in the last few weeks that we're all looking to grow our active player-base even further in order to facilitate an even stronger, more tight-knit community revolved around competitive and for-fun PM. Most of us (including offline tourney-goers) really just want to git gud.
Linked is a match between a two active Australian players, from Melbourne and Sydney - so we hope this demonstrates how well dolphin and PM run online with netplay whilst also being recorded at the maximum Frames Per Second (60) and resolution. Sadly, Youtube has down-scaled it to 30FPS. Savvas(Marth) VS Mask1n(Jigglypuff) - SSBPM
1 - Getting started:
Follow the following guide to the letter for best performance:
Start playing online netplay ASAP in a few easy steps:
Netplay Guide (lag depends on your rig and connection of course, anything but intensive).
[REMEMBER: Port-forwarding or changing your systems network/security settings will not be necessary. This is because the Peer To Peer system on Dolphin is magic, 'nuff said. Players can also join as spectators without sending their inputs - making spectating completely lag-free, along with normal 1v1 gameplay (excluding usual delay that depends on physical differential distance).
2 - How to join the community:
Click to join, then click launch application, this will open up skype and join the group!(may not work for everyone)
Or you can add or message one of our active, friendly administrators listed below:
3 - Current Events:
We are currently running the first Oceanic PM netplay tournament! We will be having more tournaments afterwards as regularly as humanly possible. A leader-board and power-ranking system will be implemented following the conclusion of the tourney. This will serve an important purpose of providing a way for players to locate opponents of similar skill level (and/or of close geographical location and therefore delay) to ultimately improve your game as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Tournament Bracket (Round 1 Complete)
4 - Useful Websites:
The Official Website of Project M and the developers
Project M Wiki
Secondary outdated setup guide - only the version of Dolphin needs to be replaced
Latest Version of Dolphin
Reddit Project M discussion Sub Reddit
5 - Community-made GIFs:
Credit to the community at large for their extensive contributions.