3v3 & 4v4 patch
Eight Kung Fu Men present in a match at once





Release Date

24th December 2013

The 3v3 & 4v4 patches are modified M.U.G.E.N executables for M.U.G.E.N 1.0 and 1.1 released by NotAGoodName that allow for three or four characters to be selected in Simul at once, allowing for a maximum of eight characters to be present in a match at once.

3v3 and 4v4 matches can be played in the Team Arcade, Team Versus, Survival and Watch modes. Apart from three or four characters being present on one side at once, 3v3 and 4v4 matches function exactly the same as 2v2 Simul matches, which means every character on a side still shares a single Power bar, which fills up incredibly quickly because of the amount of characters, and characters with long-ranged attacks and powerful Hypers have a huge advantage. Any game mode other than Simul remains unchanged.

The 3v3 and 4v4 patches are commonly used in M.U.G.E.N A.I. match videos on YouTube, as they are almost unplayable for human players in most cases.

How to use

To use the 3v3 & 4v4 patches, one must take the M.U.G.E.N executables from the folder of the M.U.G.E.N version desired and put the executables in the same folder as the default M.U.G.E.N executable, then run one of the executables. It should be noted that it's not possible to change the amount of characters selectable in Simul in-game, so when for example the 4v4 executable is run, the player will only be able to play with four characters in Simul, and not with two or three.

Issues and limitations

  • While playing with more than four characters in a match at once, the game may lag, especially on lower-end computers, and glitches may occur such as characters disappearing.
  • On the Versus screen, no portraits and character names are displayed in Simul.
  • On any game mode except for Watch, the player controls all four characters at once, and cannot control a single character with two or three A.I.-controlled partners; the maximum of A.I.-controlled partners is one, when Ctrl+3 is pressed. On Watch mode, it's possible to control a single character with two or three A.I.-controlled partners by pressing Ctrl+1, provided the debug keys aren't disabled. For M.U.G.E.N 1.1, two separate executables are available which allow for Arcade and Survival to be played with a single character and two or three A.I.-controlled partners when Crtl+2, Crtl+3 and Crtl+4 are pressed.
  • The game only shows the lifebars of the first two characters on both sides, and does not show the lifebars of any other characters.