Capcom’s treasure trove of classic fighting games deserves much better graphics options

I was optimistic when I booted up the Capcom Fighting Collection on the Steam Deck. In the options there’s a menu dedicated to PC settings—good start. Turns out that menu is as meager as they come, with only two options: resolution and display mode. There may not be much need for the usual array of anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering, and texture detail dials in a collection of ’90s arcade games, but the Capcom Fighting Collection doesn’t even follow through on the two settings it does offer. Despite supporting the Steam Deck’s 1280×800 resolution, the game doesn’t support its 16:10 aspect ratio—it’s forever stuck at 16:9, even when you launch games that were built around taller screens.

I’m glad this Capcom Fighting Collection exists: it’s a long-overdue revival for a number of Capcom fighting games it’s been very hard to play for many years without resorting to the arcade emulator MAME. The stars here are the Darkstalkers games, vampire-themed fighters that Capcom pulled several characters from (like fan-favorite Morrigan) for the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Darkstalkers and all of its sequels, plus some other quirky fighters like Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, are available to play online for the first time. And with rollback netcode, to boot.

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