For the Love of Barefoot Babes! Leaping into SSFIV PC Mods
Cammy dives into battle (and into our hearts) feet first!
It was only about a week or so ago that we all found out about the wonderful mods being produced by artistic gamers online for Super Streetfighter IV Arcade Edition for the PC; and among these cool mods are several awesome skins that finally allowed us foot fans to see some of the hottest babes in gaming bare their toes and soles for our pleasure. It was also about a week ago that I was pretty much a console gamer exclusively- aside from dabbling some Starcraft 2 on my home iMac. Until then, I never thought of going back to a PC ever again, as I felt I had all the best barefoot games on my PS3, Xbox360 and other dedicated game machines. Well, I was wrong. It simply took a look at the irresistible Cammy, that digital commando goddess of Capcom's Streetfighter series, without her eternally-present boots, to convince me that my barefoot babe game collection was far from complete.
Of course, I couldn't just go and buy a gaming PC off the bat. As I said, I already owned a desktop computer at home, so I had to get a laptop. I set a budget for it, which I eventually had to extend quite a bit. I had it in my silly mind that I would simply buy some cheap but souped-up mini-notebook or ultraportable and be done with it. Of course, that was impossible- if I wanted to play SSFIV AND record gameplay for Youtube, I needed a real laptop with very good specs. Required was at least an Intel Core Dual Core processor, a good video card (NVidia or Radeon I guess) with dedicated memory, ample hard drive space and other trimmings. Oh, and the required OS- Windows 7, eventually. Thankfully I got my laptop, an HP Notebook, with all the required features. Finally, I decided on FRAPS as my recording program, which turned out to be pretty good.
It took me a whole night though to figure it all out- to set up the notebook, to download the mods and install them in the proper directory (always backup the original files in case you make a mistake). In the end though, it all paid off- by the wee hours of the morning I had several wonderfully crisp HD vids of SSFIV PC gameplay featuring the newly-debooted babes in hot combat.
The problem was though that the vids were large in size. Scratch that... they were HUGE. As in, a 3-minute match weighed in at about 2-3 GIGS. Ferrying them to my Mac for conversion was tedious, as I could only fit 2 at a time on my 8GB Flash Drive. Once I got them onto my Mac, another wrinkle appeared as my video converters- VisualHub and HandBrake- could NOT handle them! Eventually though, a solution was found in my laptop itself- I was able to convert the raw vids to smaller Windows Media files using the native Windows Live Movie Maker on the laptop. Once downsized, I needed only save the WMVs as MOV files and they could be easily converted from there. WHEW!
Anyway, I'm overjoyed now with SSFIV and it's mods to give me barefoot SF beauties, and surely this will give me countless hours of fun. It was a neat trick to pull this off in just about a weekend on little more than a whim- perhaps one of the biggest impulse buys ever in my life (nah, my first LCD TV was pricier). But I think that's just par for the course. I think this pretty much qualifies me as not just a foot fan, but a damn serious Foot Fan. Well, whatever. It's not just for me, but for the site, the blog, the channel and of course, the readers. I hope you enjoy the many vids and features I'll surely be posting about and from SSFIV PC from here on in. It was a bit of work, but I think it was all worth it for some of the best digital soles and toes around.
To start things off, here are my first several SSFIV PC Barefoot Babe videos- it's a series of VS CPU Matches I call the First Barefoot Babe V.S. Brawl (VS as in Virtual Soles, of course). Of course, since the gorgeous Cammy is my favorite, she's the babe we follow as she battles her way past the other hot ladies of SF to the top of the Barefoot Babe Pyramid. Will she make it? Watch the vids and see, all the while enjoying all the digital soles and toes flying around with abandon. Enjoy!
The first opponent in Cammy's way is Ibuki, one of the first barefoot babes in SF. She's got fast skills and fast feet, but Cammy can take her down!
Makoto is THE barefoot babe of SF even without all the modding madness. But Cammy's got as much sole as she does!
The sassy schoolgirl Sakura is as new to the barefoot scene as Cammy, so it's pretty even... or not.
With all the kiddies taking a nap at the side, it's the ladies turn to fight. Rose is one tricky opponent, with some sexy feet!
Crimson Viper's taken off her super-suit to reveal some seriously hot legs and feet... as in, flaming-hot!
Standing in Cammy's way in the Semi-Final Match of the Barefoot Brawl are the wicked TKD feet of Juri Han...
Only one battle remains in this Barefoot Brawl Battle. Will the sexy commando win the title of Best Barefoot Babe in SSFIV? Stay tuned!