How to set character's order of appearence in WinMugen

Quick and simplified way to set your character's order of appearence in Mugen.

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This part of Mugen is very hard to understand and hard to explain too.
But once you understand, it becomes really easy.

(You can find this at the bottom of the select.def)

[Options]

Someone wrote: ;Here you set the maximum number of matches to fight before game ends
;in Arcade Mode. The first number is the number of matches against
;characters with order=1, followed by order=2 and order=3 respectively.
;For example, for 4,3,1 you will fight up to 4 randomly-picked
;characters who have order=1, followed by 3 with order=2 and 1 with
;Maximum number of matches to fight before game ends in Team Mode.
;Like arcade.maxmatches, but applies to Team Battle.team.maxmatches = 3,2,2,2,1 ---

Ok, so what this means is that the first number of the line represents order 1.
So if you type the number 3 as the first digit, it means that you will be fighting against 3 opponents of order 1.
If you type the number 2 as the second digit on the line, it means you will fight against 2 opponents of order 2... so on so forth.

So on the following line, under the [options] you can edit the number of orders, and the amount of fights per order:
So what you see above is 3 matches of order 1, 2 matches of order 2, 2 matches of order 3, 2 matches of order 4, and 1 match of order 5.

you can do the same for team matches;
team.maxmatches = 3,2,2,2,1

Now, how to assign order to a specific character.

[Characters]

kfm, stages/Mountainside_Temple.def, order=1
Character name, stages/stage name.def, order= order of appearance for that character.
This means that KFM will appear in order 1.
In other words it will be on the first line of characters you will face in battle.

You can do this for all your characters and have the bosses to appear last, accordingly to how many orders you have set in the options.

Limit or orders is 10, but you can add as many characters on each order as you want.

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Author

It's all explained in the tutorial.
charactername, stage.def, order=#
order will be the last one, once you had edited how many orders you want.
There are 5 by default, so put order 5

can you explain how to make kung fu man the first opponent every time, my mugen is messed up and it only lets me play if i play against kung fu man PLEASE HELP

Author

Make KFM the only player in order 1, then do the others in order 2, so on so forth.

mine is not working it's still selectng them randomly?

Author

All characters in the select.def must have an order, or the ones that don't will be selected randomly. Make sure you separate characters name from order with a coma,,, then place order=#.
Check how many orders you have, maybe you only have set 4 or 5, and you are placing some with order 6, those will ber selected randomly.

It's not the digit in that order that states the characters order, it is from left to right that states the order.
For instance: #,#,#, so order 1,2,3. Numer one is order 1, two is two. you can alter the digit in the order, eg: 10,5,1, so order one means 10 fighters of order 1, 5 is 5 fighters of order 2, so on so forth.

I got the stage to appear first but not the character.

Author

The stage must be assigned to the character too. See my other tutorial in how to do that.

Because I have Mugen 1.0

how do I make a certain order for a specific character without making all my other characters on mugen face the same people in the same order?

Author

Make that character the only one in a specific order. Say you want that character to appear in 4th. Do it like this:
In orders: 2,2,2,1,2,1
Then place the order after the character name in the select.def, like so.
Charactername, order=4

But i have 6,1,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0