Mugen is a 2d fighting engine that allows you to customize and create your own fighting game. In this tutorial you’ll lean everything a beginner has to know to download M.U.G.E.N and play.

Where to download mugen engine

There are several versions of mugen, but it highly recomended that you get the latest one. Go to this page to get Mugen 1.1 high definition version.

Save it to your desktop and when it finishes downloading, extract the zip contents and click on the Mugen Folder. There you will find several files and folders.

How to download mugen characters and add characters

  1. Search our website mugencharacters.org
  2. Find your fighters and download them.
  3. Save and unzip them to chars folder found in the Mugen folders.
  4. Go to the data folder in Mugen.
  5. Open the file called select using notepad or any typing application.
  6. Once you’ve opened select, read it until you see the sentence “Insert your characters below”.
  7. Type in the name of your Characters folder(s) in .def file. Example: ryu/ryu.def.

Your Fighter is now in the game.

NOTICE: Some chars are compressed using .rar files. You need to download a tool called Winrar, which is a free 40 day trial, to unzip these files, but you may not need it if you already have one.

How download and add screen packs

  1. Search for a cool screenpack on our website
  2. Download a screen pack.
  3. Save it to your data folder found in the Mugen folders.
  4. Create a new folder in the Data folder in Mugen.
  5. Send your original Select and System .def files to that new folder.
  6. Go to your downloaded screen packs’ folder.
  7. Copy or cut the select and system .def and the other files in the data folder into your data folder but the files inside the folders that say FONT and SOUND will go in your FONT and SOUND folders.
  8. Go to your original select .def file in the New Folder.
  9. Copy the characters and paste them to the new select .def file where it says insert your characters here.
  10. If the Game doesn’t work properly after you have downloaded the screen packs, replace the select and system .def files with the old ones and look for another screen pack online.

How to get stages and add stages to Mugen

  1. Look for stages on our stages for mugen category
  2. Download a stage.
  3. Save and unzip it to your stages folder found in the Mugen folders.
  4. Take both the .SFF and the .DEF file out of the folder and put them in the stages folder.
  5. Go to the data folder in Mugen.
  6. Open the file called select using notepad or any typing application.
  7. Once you’ve opened select, read it until you see something close to Insert your Stages below.
  8. Type in like this: Ex. stages/Your stages name.def.
  9. As long as The .SFF and .DEF files are alone in the Stages folder, and the Name of the stage is in select.def, Your stage will play.
    WITH MUGEN, ANYTHINGS POSSIBLE!

When you download good characters, screen packs, songs and stages, you’ve got a customized mugen game!