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Input Delay

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Maru getting angry with input delay in video games
It feels similar to playing a PC game over dial-up.

For a while now I’ve been playing certain games and thinking to myself that it didn’t feel like I was reacting like I used to when I played them as a kid. It made me wonder if my mind just wasn’t as quick to respond as it used to be. Quite the opposite actually. I finally figured out how to adjust the latency in certain emulators and I can tell you right now adjusting something by one to two frames makes a big difference when you’re playing certain games. A lot of games don’t require as precise controls, that’s a given, but for games like rhythm/music/ BEMANI and shmups a couple of frames is the difference between hitting a note in timing or avoiding a bullet about to hit your ship.

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