How to Make Sure your Game is Supported by Crowd Control

Not everyone is a tech genius, and that’s okay. This guide will explain a little bit about version differences with games and help you make sure you’ve got the right one for Crowd Control.

I’ve got a confession to make, gamers. shovda here, and I’m not good when it comes to programming or the technical aspects of gaming. That’s why I work in marketing! Thankfully, for people like us, there are easy-to-understand explanations for things like an MD5 when it comes to Crowd Control.

Forget MD5, what’s Crowd Control?

Crowd Control is the premium application for letting your viewers control your game! And we mean that literally. Instead of cards or other gadgets telling the streamer what to do, the effects happen to the video game directly, as you’re playing it. Pretty nifty, right?

Crowd Control supports over 100 games, from Castlevania to Cuphead. For more information, click here.

Perfect. Now, What’s an MD5?

Great question! Technically speaking, an MD5 is a checksum that verifies the integrity of data. In layman’s terms, it makes sure the game is what it says it is. Different versions of a game with different MD5s will be slightly different from each other.

What does that mean for Crowd Control?

When we build a Crowd Control pack for a game, we build it around one specific version of that game. What this means is that you need the right version of a game to use Crowd Control with it, not just the right game generally. You’ll be able to find the correct MD5 value on our Games Guide pages. And you can click here to see if your ROM is the right ROM!

Unfortunately, if you’re having trouble getting your MD5 to match, that’s something we’re not going to be able to help you with. Best of luck, and we believe in you.

Now that you know, you can make sure you’ve got the right version of your game next time you want to do a Crowd Control stream.

Crowd Control is the app that lets your viewers interact with the games you play on stream. Crowd Control supports +100 games and has been installed by over 70,000 live creators.

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