How many players could 3DO support in theory?

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How many players could 3DO support in theory?

Post by Virtual Audio QSound » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:09 pm

What game/homebrew currently uses over 2-Players and what's the maximum number a 3DO game has ever supported?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:24 am

Eight players is the most I've ever seen in a 3DO game. Anyone seen one with more?
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Post by Virtual Audio QSound » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:43 am

3DO Experience wrote:Eight players is the most I've ever seen in a 3DO game. Anyone seen one with more?
Anyone to insert their two cents would be greatly appreciated. Btw which 3DO game(s) support 8-Players? Let me guess, is it Madden?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:30 am

Off the top of my head Decathlon does.
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Post by sneth » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:34 am

Fifa was at least 6.

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Post by Mobius » Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:37 am

According to the development documentation...
Because a theoretically unlimited number of peripherals can be daisy-chained, the control port has no fixed maximum number of devices. The number of devices that can be daisy-chained is limited only by the bandwidth of the port. When too many peripherals are linked (usually more than eight), the port becomes overwhelmed and fails to recognize the last device in the chain.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:24 pm

According to Trip Hawkins...
I was very passionate about the multiplayer EA Sports games. Even with 3DO, I produced another multiplayer game called Twisted, and we made a daisy chain of joysticks so that a game could have as many as 16 players in the same room.
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Post by BryWI » Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:55 pm

While this thread has been bumped back into exsistence...

I am not sure if this has been tested on real hardware yet...

In 4DO shortly after version 1.1.5.0 it was found that Super Wing Commander would not respond to any controls when 6 controllers were emulated as connected.

Interesting little tidbit. Anyone want to test this out on real hardware?

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Post by Trev » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:14 pm

EA's Virtual Stadium Baseball was another game that (I think) supported up to 8 players.
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Post by JohnnyDude » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:04 am

Perfect General's minigame bomberman-clone supports 8 players, I think.

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Post by TEKTORO » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:31 am

Family Feud I think supports up to 10 players,although I have never tried.
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