Newbies Fast Start

So you're interested in Mugen and want to get it working fast?
Just follow the steps bellow and in no time you will be kicking some buts.

1. Download Mugen
Goto to Elecbyte site and download the latest version of Mugen in this case 1.0.
2. Install Mugen
To install Mugen simply unzip the downloaded file to a directory of your choice.
After the installation you should have a directory structure like this.
3. Installing Chars
Your Mugen game already comes with one char.
To install more just go to a creator site and download it.
You can see some of the chars have been converted to Mugen in the SNK and Capcom sections.
After downloading the char go to the Mugen chars directory and create one directory for the char.
Then extract the char files to the directory just created. You should get something like this.
4. Adding Chars to Mugen
Now that you have your chars installed you have to add them to Mugen.
For that go to the data directory in Mugen and open the select.def file.
To add chars to Mugen simply add the line "nameofthechar," to the [Characters] section like this.
In the select.def file there is a more detailed explanation on how to add chars to Mugen.
Be sure to read it too.
One final important note is that the name of the char directory, the name of the char .def file and the name you add to the select.def has to be the same.
5. Starting Mugen
After adding your chars just run Mugen executing the mugen file in the Mugen directory.
You should get the screen on the right.
After choosing the game mode, the added fighters should appear in the select screen like this.
Now just choose your fighter and play.
To know all other things about Mugen just read the Mugen FAQ from Elecbyte.