This is for Melee Users Only. This will not work for Project M. If you have are having issues running this build at full speed, we recommend you continue to use the legacy builds of 5.0-321 (recommended) or 4.0-7840 (if you cannot run either).
Sadly, there are no resources for compiling this version at this time but will be for later versions. We recommend using the Legacy Builds of 5.0-321 (Recommended) or even 4.0-7840 (if you can't run either) which are both still supported through SmashLadder.
Why the new build?
Through many facets of testing in the Melee Community, contributors such as Truck, Dan Salvato, and Kadano, along with all the top players who use Netplay, all have come to the conclusion, that this build has been the most reliable in terms of Netplay Stability. This build provides less input delay than previous builds and allows users to play people from further regions with lesser lag than before (note: cannot guarantee stability. Your results may vary). For more information about Faster Melee and its testing community, please check out their homepage at http://fastermelee.net/.
Changes from 4.3 - > 4.4
1. Polling back to 120hz and buffer is half of 4.3.
This means it's now 4 buffers per frame instead of 8. This reduces bandwidth and matches console in terms of polling. You can now use all buffers (including odd numbers). The 60FPS Stock code was also updated to match the new buffer system and polls at 120hz like console.
2. Final Destination no longer transforms.
This adds a tiny bit more stability for lower end computers as some people were getting lag spikes during the transformations.
3. Added PAL Support
Users no longer have to copy and paste codes onto the Netplay Community Builds.
Do I Need A New Melee ISO?
No, you do not.
Do I Need To Enable any Gecko or AR Settings?
No. The build comes prepackaged with the required settings already selected for you. You just need to plug and play.
What is different with this build from what I already downloaded on the Faster Melee Discord Server?
The builds are identical minus the Widescreen Gecko code (Under Melee's Properties) being disabled on the SmashLadder build. Any difference will cause Desyncs.
You will need:
Super Smash Bros Melee (v1.02) NTSC ISO (You have to obtain this yourself. It is prohibited to ask on this site).
SmashLadder FM v4.4 Build (From the Download Above)
Extract Dolphin into its own folder:
If you receive this error, Download this Pack, install it, then try restarting dolphin again:
Find your list of ISOs by double clicking on the main screen ~OR~ by going to Config > Paths > Add and selecting the FOLDER / Directory where you store your ISOs:
You may also notice that under Other, Show NetPlay Ping and Show NetPlay Messages are toggled on. This is a new feature that shows the netplay chat/buffer/ping in game and may be toggled off if you so desire.
As For Controllers, the layout of how Controllers work are a bit different. Check out the Controller Guide for more information. If you are NOT using the official or 4 port gamecube adapter, you will have to remap your controls. Please follow the Controller Guide for guidance.
For setting up Netplay: Click Here