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AArcade's all-new and improved workshop update is now live! Many Early Access users have already shared some amazing creations onto the workshop.
If you're new to using the Steam Workshop, AArcade makes it easy with a built-in packing & publishing tool! You can share individual items, or entire arcades.

To share an arcade, just load up your arcade and press the P button to open the Packing Manager. Click Pack Arcade Save and then fill out the rest of the details on the form. After that, click Publish and be patient as your workshop item uploads. As soon as it's finished, AArcade will open the workshop profile of your newly shared item in the Steam overlay.
Also new in this update is the ability to share & subscribe to nodes! Just pull the lever next to a customized wall in the map named hub_walls to save your node and share it to the workshop!

Technical Improvements

  • Uses the newest version of the Steamworks API.
  • UNLIMITED workshop file size.
  • UNLIMITED workshop shares.
  • You don't need to subscribe to your own shares anymore.
  • You don't need to store an extra copy of workshop items anymore.
  • Backwards compatible with existing "legacy" workshop content.
  • As always, shortcuts to local files have their folder paths hidden.

Remember that Anarchy Arcade shares media items themselves, not your copy of them. That means that it's perfectly fine to share arcades that have shortcuts to games or movies on your PC. Other people using your arcade would need access to their own copies of the games or movies to launch the shortcuts, and everybody can watch the preview videos regardless.


Last year Anarchy Arcade participated in the Indie Games For Good charity pledge drive & marathon Twitch.tv stream (Iggmarathon.com). Hundreds of indie games participated, and in total the event raised over $19,000.00 US for the Child’s Play charity. Pledgers were allowed to choose a game that they were most interseted in seeing played during the stream, and in the end AArcade was the 6th most requested game!


Earlier this week Valve announced that they will be introducing SteamVR hardware and a refined Steam controller at the Game Developer's Conference in San Fransisco (March 4th - 6th, 2015). This is exciting news for Anarchy Arcade users because AArcade uses the same VR integration as Team Fortress 2 itself which is devloped in-house at Valve. For more information on SteamVR, check out their announcement: Store.steampowered.com

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zoroden67
zoroden67 Feb 5 2014, 4:49am says:

a few more arcade cabinets I'd like to see are a ddr cabinets (for those rhythm games like sequence) , guitar hero style cabinets (for rocksmith and guitar hero 3), and table top cabinets (for that retro pacman look) these and more props would make this game that much cooler and fill up my arcades in cooler ways

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zoroden67
zoroden67 Feb 9 2014, 5:08pm replied:

thanks to community props i now have a bunch of cool props like character standees, guitars, game console props (Wii, 3ds, nes, snes, GameCube, psp, ps3, ps4, ps2, Xbox 360, Xbox 1, and more), legend of Zelda props, black mesa props (from the the black mesa source game), kingdom hearts props, and a line of wreck it Ralph arcade cabinets based on the three different arcade games involved in the movie. my only problems that have arisen are some of the props don't have collision mechanics so they are hard to place (some end up in the floor, some in the wall, etc.). another problem is i can't seem to get a cabinets score higher than about 240 and i really want that time crisis arcade machine model.

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zoroden67
zoroden67 Feb 9 2014, 5:24pm replied:

also another two problems 1: can't unlock the YouTube display items even though i have about 20 different music videos and videos. 2: emulators won't work the executable link is set and it's ok with that part but it can't find the game folder no mater how many times i tell it where to go for them

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zoroden67
zoroden67 Feb 9 2014, 9:17pm replied:

nvm about the youtube issue i put an old vid in a different venue and all of them flooded in after that

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*Flame*
*Flame* Jan 21 2014, 9:43am says:

How does one uninstall this ? i enjoyed it and all just not using a crazy ton that's all :)

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SM_Sith_Lord Creator
SM_Sith_Lord Jan 26 2014, 2:30pm replied:

To uninstall, just remove the smarcade2 folder from your SourceMods directory and restart Steam.

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warmarine
warmarine Jan 15 2014, 11:50pm says:

I'm new to this mod but I was wondering what does the multiplayer provide exactly?

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SM_Sith_Lord Creator
SM_Sith_Lord Jan 26 2014, 2:30pm replied:

The multiplayer is exactly like singleplayer. You can invite your friends into your virtual arcade and show them your collection.

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DjDiabolik
DjDiabolik Jan 10 2014, 11:10am says:

HEY.. WHEN I TRY TO START THIS FROM DESURA I OBTAIN ERROR:
COULDN'T LOAD ENGINE

BUT THE GAMES IT'S CORRECTLY WORKING STARTING DIRECTLY FROM STEAM!!

DESURA IT'S BUGGED OR COMPLETELY ****** APPLICATION ???

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DjDiabolik
DjDiabolik Jan 10 2014, 11:12am replied:

Could not load library client......... how i can fix ??

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SM_Sith_Lord Creator
SM_Sith_Lord Jan 10 2014, 5:28pm replied:

Use the ModDb download. Desura takes months to approve updates, and it has an obsolete version still.

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DjDiabolik
DjDiabolik Jan 11 2014, 10:58am replied:

I have updated it using official 2.2b from smarcade.net....
If's present future update i thinks i will be auto-update from steam when try to lauch the game.

Now i try to found the sense of entire games :)

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SM_Sith_Lord Creator
SM_Sith_Lord Jan 11 2014, 1:48pm replied:

Unfortunately the Desura version might not be able to update correctly. You should use the Full Install: Moddb.com

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