Add new stages

You can get new Stages for your game in our Stages section.
Once you have downloaded it, open the folder where you have the Mugen game.
Example:
Hard disk C:/The Queen Of Fighters

Find the Stages folder inside the game and double click on it.


Move the downloaded Stage file inside the Stage folder. Chars and Stages are usually uploaded in compressed files like RAR or ZIP.
You’ll need Winrar or 7zip to extract the file.

With 7zip or Winrar, use the “Extract Here” option. You’ll get a folder with the files inside.
Don’t choose “Extract to xx” option! It create another folder to extract the current stage.


In this example, we have extracted a Stage folder with the name “Frasco_GGI”.
Go inside extracted folder and find the .DEF file.
Remember the .DEF file name and the folder name, we are gonna need them.
Some Stages are not extracted inside a folder. In that case, you only need the .DEF file name.


After this, delete the RAR/ZIP file if you want.
Let’s go back to the Mugen main directory, find a folder named “data” and double click on it.


Inside the data folder, find the “select.def” file and open it with Notepad.
( For Windows XP, Vista, 7: start menu/all programs/accessories/notepad )
( For Windows 8, 10, start menu and type “notepad” inside the search box )



This is an example of a select.def file. It has 2 main sections: Characters and Stages


Find the [ExtraStages] section. That is the list of added Stages in your game and where you can add new ones.


This section has another 3 sections: “Extra stages”, “H Stage (Hentai)” and “Bloody Stage”.
After the last Stage in the “Extra stages” list, or inside the other 2, type the path to the Stage you added before.
This is case sensitive. Uppercase, lowercase or special characters must match with names they have.

Example: stages/Franco_GGI/Franco_GGI.def

Remember some Stages are not extracted inside a folder. In that case, just type .DEF file name.
Example:
stages/OtherStage.def


There may be comments in the “select.def” file. Identify them by ; at the start of the line.
Don’t enter your Chars or Stages on lines that start with ;

Save the file ( File menu / save ).


Return to the main Mugen directory and run the game. If you did well, your new stage will be listed.