Project EF-12 was a free 3D fighting game engine developed by Masahiro Onoguchi , which allows you to create 3D Fighters that closely resembles games like Virtua Fighter and Tekken.
Users can change many aspects of the title, from its characters, their abilities, appearances, stages and even stuff like the game's user interface.
If you so choose, you can implement new character models from scratch, and using someone else's modded fighters would be as simple as downloading and extracting some spreadsheet along with the files into a directory.
QuadArrow has announced on 2020/2/8 that EF-12 will not be supported anymore and a new software will be introduced in the future.
EF-12 did had potential but the reason of it's death its the lack of documentation in term of tutorials and complicated softwares which takes time for a person to learn and surprisingly some people are still using it to develop their own dream fighting game and some contacted me showcasing their projects like a fellow user named Anton Gracon who is working on his Ultraman fighting game and also was happy knowing that the files are still archived on my channel.
I had the time to take a look and download some deleted files that I would like to share with anyone who is interested for future use.
EF-12 Slot Patches
08 Select Slot:
12 Select Slot:
18 Select Slot:
27 Select Slot:
50 Select Slot:
More characters will be added in the future:
EF-12: Mega Downloads "SOFTWARES"
Tools & Utilities:
Steamless Version 2.00:
Steamless Version 2.00 "Steam Demo Mod":
EF-12: Stages Pack 1-4 & Lifebars
Stages Pack 1:
Stages Pack 2:
Stages Pack 3:
Stages Pack 4:
Blue V 1.65 Dev:
Green V 1.80:
Green V 2.00:
Custom kick animation:
Configuring the controls (DirectInput Keycode):
I have created a PDF file which helps you to understand how to configure the controls of the game download it on the link below:
Value means the code number that corresponds with the Symbol "Symbol means keyboard letter"
(A) I put "0xD0" which means ↓
(B) I put "0xC8" which means ↑
Once you download and extracted your EF-12 folder "Version 1.65C or any other versions" follow these steps
1 - open ef12_controller.ini
2- Change the value "code" according to your configuration.
You can check blackelementForce where a playlist with complete instruction on how to make your own EF-12 game in term of:
Stage creation for your game.
Character creation for your roster.
implementing Move sets into your character.
Available EF-12 games:
South Shore's Rival Fest
Ex Force DARS
EF-12 Games that were made to play on real hardwares:
Jingi Storm for Sammy Atomiswave "can be played on modded Sega Dreamcast:
Force Five for Sammy Atomiswave "can be played on modded Sega Dreamcast:
The Battle of Yu Yu Hakusho Shitou Ankoku Bujutsukai for PS2:
The Battle of Yu Yu Hakusho Shitou Ankoku Bujutsukai is still been played by Japanese players and do tournaments with it.
There are many other things I would like to cover about EF-12 in the future.
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