SSBM Streaming Guide – Part 1: Introduction

Super Smash Brothers Melee – a game that’s exhilarating for the players and spectators alike.

Recording or streaming and then sharing your own gameplay or a tournament’s gameplay has become extremely popular in the last few years. The kids love it!

Inspired by VGBootCamp in 2014, I’ve been streaming and uploading VJA Smash Melee and Project M matches at our local tournaments in the Chicagoland area.

While there are some tutorials here and there, I’ve decided to share what are, in my opinion, the best methods I’ve discovered through over two years of experimenting.

This guide, which will consist of multiple parts over a week, will be split into these parts that will teach you how to record or stream console games:

  • Part 1: Introduction (this)
  • Part 2: How Video Signals Work
  • Part 3: Things You’ll Need
  • Part 4: Choosing a Capture Card
  • Part 5: Configuring OBS
  • Part 6: Customizing Your Stream
  • Part 7: Helpful Software and Hints

This guide will only cover streaming using an actual console, rather streaming using an emulator like Dolphin.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Thank you!