[How To] Play Street Fighter IV (4) Online Using Tunngle (or Hamachi) – Live Not Required

9-26-09: Initial release
1-1-10: Added more hints. Removed youtube video until I upload the new one.
4-8-11: Added dropbox link. Added video tutorial!
11-25-12: Rewrote the whole guide, added new video link. All discussion about Chinese program is removed

When I initially wrote this blog post, I had a tutorial referencing a Chinese program that allowed you to play 1vs1. The problem with that program was that it was not stable, and it wouldn’t work right all the time.

Since 2009, I have found a GFWL keygen file that allows you to take various GFWL games and play them online. Rather than go through all the steps, everything that you need to know is at the Pastebin link below, and I have also pasted my youtube video as well. Enjoy!

Text Tutorial

Video Tutorial

Posted on September 26, 2009, in Gaming, Technology, Tunngle, Tutorials and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 101 Comments.

  1. I’ve played this with the sf4online mod and works great. My problem is that if you’re the 2p (2nd player) you can’t seem to change your keyboard settings. There’s a keyboard config at the start of the mod but it lacks a couple of commands like throw and focus attack. If anybody knows how to fix this, kindly post a how to or send me an e-mail. Thanks!

  2. Lol both the people in that picture are serious steroid overdosers.

  3. cool nice tips gonna try tonight

  4. Versatile, Show me how is your name desktop wallpaper? plz

  5. I’m getting an error everytime our game launches; it says
    “can’t find inherit com-interface!!!”
    any ideas?

    • Sorry, I never ever got that error before. Make sure tunngle is primary adapter. Use ip address from tunngle.

      • edithegodfather

        hey dude, about the black screen, i think it’s from xfire in-game, i had a friend and the black screen got in and i told him to disable xfire in-game and everything went fine :->

  6. hey me and my friend are trying this and we keep getting the TCP port error…and we both are not using a router or anything..
    do you know why?

  7. I tried this, and even got it working, but the lag on the client (P2) side, was just too huge, plainly unfair. Any way to decrease lag? Other from what u’ve already posted ofc.

    • At this point in time, no. Get a friend to play it locally. On the bright side, this is all we have so in one sense we should be glad at all a solution EVEN exists.

  8. I got the Black Screen of Death, running on Windows 7.
    No XFire installed nor anything else.
    Changing to Windows Compatibility mode didn’t work.
    Running as Administrator didn’t work.

    any clue? :S

    • I have no explanation. I run SF4 on Windows 7, 32bit, no xfire, and no black screen at all!

      Is this running by yourself, or with online play? If online play, make sure other client has xfire uninstalled.

  9. same with the black screen issues. no idea at all…..

  10. Hey i downloaded tunngle, but the page does not show sf4. How can i find out Ip’s if i cant access the page?

  11. my last question is a bit vague, let me clarify.
    When i login i cant sf4 in the games. What should i do?

  12. I got the Black Screen of Death too, running on Windows 7.
    No XFire installed nor anything else.
    Changing to Windows Compatibility mode didn’t work.
    Running as Administrator didn’t work
    on XP the same error Balck Screen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. It seems i can’t play. When i add my friend’s ip address it sayd nickname: – and status: trying to connect. He doesn’t recieve an invitation. When he adds me, same error. Any solution?

    • First of all, this program is not the best. I have been in situations where it works and does not work. You need to see your friend’s ping in the program. If you cannot see him in your program, there is a network or firewall issue.

  14. umm i cant find the game in tunngle anymore, anyone know why?

  15. Uh, our game starts up and all but we can’t pick characters he never joins the game… any reason why?

    • The chinese program is not perfect, and it only works for some people not all.

      How it is supposed to work is it will autoskip all the movies and take you to the character screen by itself. If it doesn’t, then its not working correctly.

      I have only gotten the program to work with a few selected group of people.

  16. go to Tunggle > Community > Network > Search

    Search for Street Fighter

    you’ll find 0 users or maybe 1. if its 1 that will me be.

    so even if you dont play PLEASE JUST SIT THERE IN THE ROOM

    Please join Tunngle !! i still havent found anyone to play Street Fighter 4 :@ damn it.

  17. Awesome collection of all the things I love to read lolz.

  18. Updated the guide with more tips. Played it again in Tunngle. Good times. We had about 5 people who were playable.

  19. i cant even login to tunngle, it connect till finalizing then stop. Help! I’, using windows 7 ulti 32bit.

  20. I have the same problem as Sezghin, with hamachi 😦

  21. doesn’t work (with hamachi atleast) when both people have windows 7. windows 7 to xp works, but not 7 to 7

  22. WOW, I thought I looked everywhere but I didn’t apparently. Finally I can SF4 working.

  23. do we need router to play?coz im on wifi connection and tcp error always come out..

  24. no 360 controllers?! this is madness…
    i’d rather buy the damn thing

  25. I need some help on a few things:

    1. Can anyone confirm this works with hamachi? Preferabely, version
    2. Do you know the ports that should be opened to ensure this works?
    3. Any suggestions on what to do if the game opens but a black screen only shows for about a minute and then the game closes on its own.


    • 1) Hamachi yes.
      2) No.
      3) This is the hardest error to troubleshoot. I have no idea how it works. I have seen Xp and 7 together with and without black screen.

      Sometimes I play with someone and black screen is not there. I play with someone else and there is a black screen.

  26. xbox controller

    My Xbox Controller works without any problem. The online tools supports it!

  27. When using SF4Online.exe, the game will not launch (either normal game or online invite) if ‘d3d8thk.dll’ is in the SF4 Directory, if i delete it then the game launches but I’m guessing that is the reason it isn’t connecting.

    • This is why I hate the Chinese program. It works with some people, but not all. It’s frustrating. I have asked team Teknogods to make a LAN program, but they refused to do so because they believe the Chinese program fixes it, but it does a poor job about it.

  28. awhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  29. hey

    me and muy m8 are trying to play but when we both get in game we both are player 1 for some reason…how does player 2 play?

    • The online tool does not work IF it does not automatically step through all the movies and take you to the character selection screen. Did it work that way?

  30. it didnt skip any of the movie scenes or anything,it loads up fine when we enter ip’s and clik yes to accept but doesnt skip movie scenes..weird

    • It is supposed to if truly working properly. This is why I hate that Chinese program because it works great with some players, and not at all for others. I have asked teknogods to focus on this game, but they won’t listen to me. I made a forum post on it months back, but I need more people to request this game.

  31. can it be used to play betwn 2players with just lan,how?
    if not then what2do?
    im dying 2play wid my rummate but we dont hav internet there.
    plz comment…..

  32. thanxx,bt if u find anythin let us know here.

  33. This is the complete and 190% working solution

    IF player1 OS is Windows 7 and player2 is windows 7 too.
    you must change its compatibility mode of player 2 into XP sp2 and run as administrator mode
    1) Install SF4.

    2) Download and install Tunngle from http://www.tunngle.net

    3) Get the sf4onlineV2 tool at: Mediafire

    4) Extract the contents of the zip file into the Street Fighter folder.

    5) You and your friend go to the Street Fighter Tunngle room. ( Search Street Fighter 4 in the search input box )

    6) Both players launch the sf4online.exe file.

    7) Player 1 adds the player 2 Tunngle IP address. This will send a request to the second player.

    8 ) Player 2 acknowledges the request.

    9) Player 1 accepts the return request.

    If everything is working OK, then the SF4 will launch by itself. The program will automatically skip the screens for you and press the required key presses.

    10) After a minute, you will be at the character select screen. Player 1 to not do anything. Wait for Player 2 to get into the game. Player 2 to initiate the move for his cursor. Then Player 1 can move his cursor and select his player. Play the game and fight!

    Now it works

    • This is the complete and 190% working solution
      IF player1 OS is Windows 7 and player2 is windows 7 also.
      you must change the SF4Launcher.exe compatibility mode into XP sp2 of player 2 and run as administrator mode that will solve the blackscreen issue.


  35. I have a problem, when i accept the invitation, lets run until the character select screen, then crash it, an error message appear say: error xO…… memory can’t be read.
    What can i fix it?
    Help please.

  36. It didn’t work for me black screen alway’s the second player run’s the game in compatibility mode and administrator

  37. Yep but anybody itisnt join on tunngle strf4.Pls send me ip?Or what i can do!?

  38. wouldnt it be easier to download the rom version, this seems way too complicated just to run this game?

  39. iF someone watns to play ill be in english room.
    or gimmme your email here.

  40. I can’t download the sf4online tool.Mediafire says that the file is deleted or something like that 😥

  41. i whant play nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  42. Vladus Tzepesh

    I joined yesterday , it works fine, but when I did a search for “street fighter” in tunggle I found that there are 2 channels: One is in Action -> ‘Street Fighter 4’ , the other is ‘Street Fighter’ in -> Sport.
    Yesterday (sunday )in the evening on Europe time on channel Street fighter 4 in Action there were 9 people. The other channel in sport allways has no more that 2-3 people. The same thing happens in the night with the channel in Action compartment -> no more than 2-3 people. If the persons from both channels would join togheter in one single channel then there would allways be no less that 5-6 people on the channel. I think a “fusion” is necessary so there should be one single channel for street fighter 4 on tunngle. Because there are people waiting to play who do not know about the people from the other channel. If they would join together in one single channel they wouldn’t be alone anymore.
    Anyway, I repeat: yesterday sunday in the evening (europe time) there were 9 people on Street Fighter 4 channel in Action. And I found gamers whom I played with. So join, and bring all your friends and all those who love Street Fighter 4.

  43. Remote not responding , please check to open TCP PORT 5656 – 5658 please help me fix this.

  44. Also what must 2 player do to join others game?

  45. Is there something like this for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition?

  46. Does this work on Super street fighter 4 arcade edition?

  47. how to fix black screen. My friend no have this problem but i have this problem and we are dont play lan pls say me how to fix. I have win7 and he have win7. Soorry for bad english

  48. rohitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

    it is very veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy good game

  49. Updated download link to mediafire.

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