"/vr/ - Retro Games" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing retro console video games and classic arcade games.
↑↑↓↓←→←→ BA STARTThis board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games. Retro gaming means consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games on platforms launched in 1999 and earlier. With the release of the 8th generation of consoles, the Sega Dreamcast will now be considered "retro", though the remainder of the sixth generation (Xbox, PS2, GameCube) will not.
Helpful links: Game Tech Wiki Emulation General WikiBootleg retro storesI was at the mall and I saw a new retro store called Game Boss that turned out to be a store that sells reproductions, made in china bootlegs and shitty games. They had a bootleg NES mini set up and it had weird knockoffs and fucked up games.
I can't believe that this is a thing now. They had this weightless, obviously fake Earthbound cart for $60. How does /vr/ feel about this? What can be done about this bullshit? I took more photos if you wanna seeArcade SticksSo I've been looking into a good arcade stick that can be used with as many systems as possible, including PC and Wii for emulation. this has led me to the Namco fighting stick for PS1, as I already have adapters for Playstation controllers that will let me use this with PC and Wii.
Anyone have any experiences of this stick? Is it good for the £50 or so I'm expecting to pay? Are there better or more modern options I don't know about? Let's talk about some sticks people./rhg/ ROMhacking GeneralRecommended download https://www.mediafire.com/folder/50m95vbbuyf25/vr's_ROM_Hack_Recommendations https://mega.nz/#F!JcsF0T5a!K3ECQlMzhDoDXJfyOxzR9w
Pre-patched and Improvement https://mega.nz/#F!jpMxlQyZ!oCwbRyPFaMcZl3gOF5mvSg
General hack / Translation https://www.romhacking.net/hacks
Super Mario Sunshine 64 (self-explanatory, only partially completed until the team disbanded): https://youtu.be/29hnyxfi8u8 [Embed]
Final Fantasy II Restored, getting a lot of momentum and is getting a beta-test stream by LeviathanMist of RHDN sometime today. http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=29704.msg386509No titleDo you think there's secrets in Super Metroid no one has ever figured out yet?No titleIf Sega during the Saturn era had tried developing a new 2D Sonic game, perhaps similar to how Sonic Mania turned out, instead of the ill-fated Sonic Mania, could it have saved the Saturn outside of Japan?PC Engine RecommendationsSo me and a couple friends are going to Japan in April for two weeks, and I really want to pick up a PC Engine while I'm there.
Need recommendations for games. Preferably "English friendly" but I do want to pick up a visual novel or two.
Also does anybody know how much stuff like this generally runs in Japan?No titleIdentify this game ploxNESWhy is Mega-Man 2 the best NES game ever made?No titledo people still play quake 3? and how is it compared to other quakes likes quake live and openarenaNo title*cracks knuckles* ORA ORA IKUZEHomebrewSo there's yet another kickstarter for a homebrew game. This one's for NES and it's called Eyra the Crow Maiden
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seconddimension/eyra-the-crow-maiden-a-new-adventure-for-the-nintendo-nes/description?fbclid=IwAR3jNO2nL9IomwrjMp_xAgRlN2zgP97jSH3mqZjL305bfPkCdXR1xaL2Lx4Retro PC gamingI'm going to put together a Pentium 3 build, any recommendations on motherboards? I've seen people say ISA slots are important but I'm not sure if it matters for me. Will the model of Sound Blaster soundcard affect what games I can play? It's unclear if some games won't support some models. I was planning on a Voodoo 3 video card but am open to other suggestions. Also a general reminder that Direct X version, drivers, or operating system have nothing to do with determining if a platform is retro, it just depends on if the hardware is pre-2000. Are flat screen computer monitors bad with geometry like the flat TVs are? Should I get a curved one just to be safe?Dungeon KeeperHow do you usually to play this unheard of gem and which one is better to you? Dungeon Keeper or Dungeon Keeper 2?No titleWhat are some more labyrinth shmups like Syvalion and Bangai-O?Tyrian 2000What method/setup does /vr/ recommend playing Tyrian 2000?ALL HAIL THE CLICKY STICK/vr/, what's your opinion on the Neo Geo Pocket Color?Why are most games on this very easy?Not counting the few exceptions?No titleThings that aren't commonly considered cheating, but should be:
>credit feeding in action games >being overleveled in role-playing games >looking up the solution in adventure gamesNo titleam i fucking retarded because in every legend of zelda game i play i always end up having to look something upNo titleThis is the real samus, frens, not a vapid college girl insta model like nu-Nintendo woud have you believe. instead, the real Samus is a butch truck driver dyke. Like it or not, you can see it's the original canon.No titleWhy do americans ruin everything?No titleI recently happened upon the Metal Max series. Very rarely see anyone talking about it. I'm interested in getting into these titles and I'd like to know the best way to play the first two /vr/ titles since there are two versions of 1 and three versions of 2. What's your experience with these games?Retro sports gamesWhat's your favorite retro sports game?
Do you think they got better or worse as technology evolved? Were sports games from the early days better or worse than those from the later retro days?No titleWhere can i buy new screws for Nes and Snes controllers? i have around 25-30 controllers and most of them have rusty screws which undoubtely will be destroyed in a couple years and there will be no way to take them out without a drill.
On ResellerBay theres a guy selling 50 screws for 9 dollars but there haa to be something cheaper... any idea?No titleWhy did so many retro Japanese games make you fight this bastard?No titleIt’s crazy to think how much better Ocarina of time could’ve been when you read about Zelda 64DDPorts you likeNo titleDamn it feels good to play as the devs intendedNES game repairI have a cart of Punch-Out on my front loading NES that refuses to play it. It will play everything else I throw at it, little to no fuss.
I've thuroughly cleaned the pins of the cart, and the board looks okay to me, though I am an amateur with this sort of thing.
Some inserts I get a blue screen. Sometimes, I get this purple screen. Sometimes, a blinking blue screen. Sometimes a blinking purple screen.
Do any of you guys know what's wrong with my cartridge?No titleWhat are your favorite memories of playing your Sharp X68000 as a kid in the 90s?>Star Fox 2 (also all-around Star Fox thread)>play game >actually find it to be well done for its time but could use improvement >all in all find it a much better direction for the series to go beyond rails How come they didn't just build on Star Fox 2 post-64?No titleLiterally who?No titleWhat am I in for?No title>megadrive can't do 3--No titleAnon, please say you didn’t fall for their PR department’s lies and buy this overpriced emulator in a box?No titleI'm sure this question has been asked a thousand times already, so fuck me preemptively:
What is the most idea hardware for a MAME build?
I've done some research and read time and time again that older hardware works perfectly fine, and that any CPU that clocks high with dual core is ideal, but then someone inevitably comes into the conversation screaming that everyone else is wrong and that you need a modern machine. The catch, however, seems to be that the "you need 4+ cores and a solid GPU now" rule only applies to more modern and resource heavy games.
I've repeatedly read that CPU is more important than GPU, except, again, in the case of more modern developments. I've also heard that you want to work with older GPUs that can handle lower, more native resolutions, and that S-Video is a good option to have if you want to interface with TVs.
I've got a couple old PCs and spare parts laying around that fit the bill, but I'm looking for some more advice before I invest the time. Wondering if it's possible to get some suggestions on two types of builds: - modern, fully capable build - retro-only buildHow do we stop hoarders?How do we stop hoarders from sucking up all the rare Japanese games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWzQoPsoWOUNo titleWhat are some must play retro video games?CRT GeneralPC EditionNo titleWhat Evangelion retro games are you playing in preparation for 3.0+1.0 this June?Looking for a JRPG with great writingAny recommendations? I like WRPGs like Planescape Torment, but so far all the JRPGs I've tried feel like they were made by an AI text generator. I can read Japanese so that's not an issue, I'm open to both translated or untranslated suggestions.Death Generatorhttps://deathgenerator.com Generate memes with retro game sprites and post your creations here.HOMM/MM (Heroes of) Might & Magic(:Heroes) GeneralHome edition
I also need to reinstall D2 because I haven't tried making a frenzy barb since 1.10 came out and I bet they kick ass now.
Although I also never made a werebear before.
Power leveling an OP artillery sorcerer by staring Hellfire on nightmare and zooming to level 15 sounds good too though. Nothing but nova and immolation spam.N64 ThreadLet's have a thread to talk about the Nintendo 64 since I have an itch to play N64 stuff lately, do you have any N64 game you come back to play every year? I always play Diddy Kong Racing, Mario 64 or Rayman 2. I also like playing Top Gear Rally, Tetrisphere or DK64 to relax, those games are pretty good to have a chill time imo.No title>be me >save up for over 2 years for the perfect CRT >finally a rare 24" Sony BVM appears >geometry is good >not too many hours on it >bidding war makes it crazy expensive but I win >shipping is crazy expensive but it arrives undamaged >after years of waiting finally have it in my room and set up with component cables >color gradients are so sharp you can see where one color changes to the next >looks weird and after reading up on shaders and tweaking, putting them side by side it looks the same, BVM doesn't have better blacks, brightness, or motion clarity >BVM doesn't have the same glowing aesthetic as my dad's old TVGreatest Retro GameDOS/9x gaming generalDo you fags even into retro PC vidyaNo titleCan we have a Tomb Raider thread? I want to play them back to back, but I'm not certain if the Playstation version is worth playing, and what about the Dreamcast?Poll: From your own memory only, which one of these is correct?https://www.strawpoll.me/19434786THOUSAND LIGHT YEAR STAREDOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6216068
DOOM/II/ULTIMATE/FINAL/64/CHEX/QUAKE/DUKE/HERETIC/HEXEN/ETC Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports All other retro FPS welcome ~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~
SO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOME FUCKING DOOM (or Quake, Duke, Marathon, Thief) https://imgur.com/a/wWS8zXz -Album of infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations
Same thing, but in video format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ietb4JwaaXA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGj4gXyCzg0
IWADs and more (>6 GB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47V8l2eVZKxRU82S3JkZkdBRXM PortaDOOM: https://github.com/Kroc/PortaDOOM/releases Quake pastebin (2016-06-22): http://pastebin.com/XjBHDRFw Downloads for various /vr/ shooters. (Includes Doom, Quake, Douk, Blood, and more) https://mega.nz/#F!QXIk1bjB!NHRWGIfjcc77PyGgRlga4Q https://mega.nz/#F!GtEQTISJ!CCJGyPEEEsZasc1PMXicUA More /vr/ shooters https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ppJLNvQEPfP4FsOCQBak1TMvPUIswCac Doom Shovelware https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Xy-YDWytlEa2CS9rit-PUgcieh4MrGzR
Doom RPG series https://mega.nz/#!Y7AjEawA!Ta2RQuOC235v0wQoLtVR7HJoN7bsiawkujSlq8A1Da4
Launchers for Build Engine games http://buildgamedosboxlaunchers.weebly.com/
== INFO/LINKS ==
OFFICIAL DOOM WIKI http://doomwiki.org/
WHERE TO FIND WADS Vanilla/Boom: https://www.doomworld.com/forum/4-wads-mods/ ZDoom: http://forum.zdoom.org/viewforum.php?f=19 /idgames: https://www.doomworld.com/idgames/
OUR WADS https://pastebin.com/5sKRiJzS https://pastebin.com/aiEgdB3K/vr/bst/Post your battlestationsNo titleAny other companies that seemed to make lots of truly bizarre games? In the case of Culture Brain, not necessarily the visual aesthetics, but the weird, hamfisted, "but why though" genre mashups.GoldenEyeIt hasn't aged very well huh? :^/No titleI love this game like you wouldn't believe. It's the game that got me into point and click adventure games as I was too young for the first 2 games when they came out. MI2 is an objectively better game in some ways but I have a real soft spot for CMI.No titleWtf is your problem with flat screen Trinitrons?Which one is the best?> Thief : The Dark Project (Gold Edition) [1999, Looking Glass Studios] > Thief II: The Metal Age [2000, Looking Glass Studios] > Thief: Deadly Shadows [2004, Ion Storm] > Thief (Reboot) [2014, Eidos Montreal]
General thoughts on seeing a project through to the end?Front MissionLet's have ourselves a Front Mission thread.
I just started playing the first game for the first time and I'm hooked.Nvidia Quadro as /vr/ GPUAs far as I can tell they have none of the restrictions the GeForce series have, allowing you to use a custom EDID and modeline, enabling 240p output. They also still have analog output, either through a DVI-I port or through a DisplayPort adapter.
The Quadro M4000 is about $200 on ebay, and has performance somewhat analogous to a GTX 970. The M6000 is a little more expensive, and is more like a GTX 980.
If any anon knows that this would not work as I think it would I would like to be corrected.No titleI LOVE this game, cant find a physical copy. Also will need NTSC PS1. Or should I just emulate it. Will the feeling be the same?No title>be SHODAN >announce every step in your plan to the hacker >"wtf why do you keep meddling in my plan insect" >announce your central AI is located on the bridge and prevent the hacker from leaving the station in escape pod >"wtf insect why are you coming up to the bridge to destroy my central AI now" Why was SHODAN such a retard? Honestly her stupidity hurts the game for me.No titlegoemon thread? also can someone give me the link to the latest rom which also retains the Tranny text? I am afraid that romhacking contains the latest bug fixes but also the altered text.No titleNO! DON'T GO!No titleThe Nintendo Playstation was bid up to 350,000 and someone has retracted their bid, and it has now dropped in price.
No one wants this fucking thing and it's glorious.No titleBest song from FF7 coming through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUy8lSSJSfENo titleWhy does knuckles choatix not work in rom form on my sega32x with the everdrive flash cart? Every other rom works but not knuckles choatix.Super Game Boy 2Why wasn't the Super Game Boy 2 released in NA? It was released around the same time Pokemon did in the west, and it could have easily ridden off of the success of those games.
Also Game Boy thread.No titleWere there outrage mobs back in the old days, like there are now, getting triggered by fictional events in games?No titleNOO 2D BROS WE GOT COCKY
>On the 18th page of the August 1994 issue of PC engine fans, Shinichi Nakamoto of Hudson asked, "Are polygons necessary?", "Now everything seems to be about polygons.
>The PC-FX developers were not well informed about the 3D hardware competition of the arcades at the time, and regarded PC-FX as an extension of the PC engine that was successful on 2D routes, so we will fight a 2D war with 3DO and Saturn, 3D was never the priority , once the PlayStation was successfully launched NEC started hastily development of the 3D chip.
>In March 1995, Hudson , a platform holder jointly with NEC Home Electronics, announced the release of Tengai Makyou III on the PC-FX. As a result, the sales of FX temporarily increased , but as a result of repeated delays the game was stuck in limbo never to be released.No titlePlaying CT for the first time ever and I must say, it is incredible. I've played CC about 5 times and I have always loved the lore but never got around to CT until now. I'm emulating it on my laptop and playing it in bed with a ds4 controller. Playing it in bed with only my christmas lights on is like being transported to a new world each time I turn it on. I cannot for the life of me understand why people dislike stories in video games.No titleDoes your character's race ever actually come up in any dialogue or quest situations or anything like that? Is it purely stats and bonuses?
I ask because I want to play a goblin and you can't so I was thinking of just making a gnome with green skin.No titleR-R-R-R-R-R-RELOADNo titleHas anyone played Star Guardian/Plasma Sword. I found out about the character when I played MVC2. are they any good?No title>Mario passed THIS up for Peach. Gee whiz, Mario.I feel that Wave Race 64 is underrated.IMHO WR64 was an amazing game that showcased what the Ultra 64 was capable of doing visually and audibly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bwdt8tlvnINo title>let's make an an addams family game >alright >let's make it about uncle fester >ok >let's make him fight aliens >what?No titleLove that realistic CRT film grain. Capcom did it again!No titleIs there any modern hardware that's still sold that can output 240p besides the Raspberry Pi? I know the Wii can but it can't do cycle accurate SNES emulation and they don't still sell them so I'd have to buy a used one. Are there any video cards still being sold that can do 240p?NEW TRANSLATIONShttps://www.romhacking.net//#article2327DarklandsHow does local reputation work in this game? I defeat at least six bandiits every night in Prague (my starting area) and my local reputatioon has stayed between 68-72, sometimes going down for no reason. Is there anything else I am supposed to do? I also keep switching my party leader so not sure if this is a factor.
Also general Darklands thread I guess.Playing PS1 games on PS2Does the PS1 rely on composite blur dithering effects, so I should use the composite cable instead of component when playing PS1 games on my PS2? Other than games that flat out don't work, are there any noticeable glitches due to the PS2 slim's software emulation of PS1?5th generation emulation questions threadAnd for dreamcast as well.
Can any of them work good on a updated recent tablet? Or do they need more cpu?DKC2Is there a better game for the SNES? Is there a better OST in general? I would personally put this in my top 5 games of all timeTony Hawk's Pro SkaterWhich had the best music?
Which had the best version?No titleRate this cabinet's power level plsNo titleHola! I'm looking to hunt down some MS-DOS games on CD ROM format and am noticing a lot of release from a Spanish distributor called Friendware.
Can someone red pill me on this distributor? I want to secure complete/registered version of old school DOS games want to make sure that I'm not buying shareware shit.
Is anyone familiar with Friendware? Are their releases complete versions or shareware?No titlepost some chartsNo titleWhy do retro emulator developers focus on optimizing their code for ARM processors instead of Intel or AMD CPUs? Every time I go to look at a emulator's source there are more ARM optimizations than anything else. Tonight I was trying to reduce the input lag in snes9x and again, "Heavily optimized for ARM." https://github.com/Brunnis/snes9x2002 Why is everyone in this community so obsessed with ARM processors?Games that make your penis horny?No titlePic related is a 3.5 mm, male-male audio jack. Can't remember where it came from but I know it wasn't from my Sega CD. Currently I have a model 1 Genesis set up with a model 2 Sega CD and a 32x. Can I use this as a stand-in for the mixing cable? I hate having mono sound and I'm wondering if the mixing cable was unique for the purpose of adding stereo to the genesis or if any old cable like this one will do the job.No titleHeretic II is underrated.Randy Pitchford: DNF 2001 "maybe when we're all dead"Randy Pitchford after promising to release this content for 3 years on video, on Twitter, in interviews...has done a complete 180 and says it'd be immoral to release the old content.
wellthereitis.gifNo titleRecommend soulful PS1 games which aren't that popularNo titleWhich are the best games to start off with for a newcomer to the Sonic series?No title>he fell for the taiyo yuden meme how does it feel paying premium for discs that work just as great as $1 verbatim/memorix cdrs?ANALOG FRONTIERS - Part 1: The World of Vintage Gaming / MY LIFE IN GAMINGhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0AOzKwStM0No titleWhy do you believe 3rd Strike is imbalanced and overrated?Mods & RepairHey /vr/, fix anything lately? Working on any repairs and need advice? Installing any mods? Lets talk about them here.
Did my first attempt at fixing a "bricked" genesis cartridge. Did two games, ExMutants and Sonic 3. Worked perfectly on both. Pic is just what it looked like after testing, not after finishing - legs on the resistor are trimmed and flux cleaned. What have you fixed up lately?What are some sports gamesNo titleYou'll cowards probably don't even play the SNES port of Sim CityNo titleUnplayable remakes/ports ITT
This. The fact that the music/sounds are butchered was disappointing enough, but the new script finally caused me to snap. I'm sure this isn't an issue for people who never played the original but its a damn shitshow.
The 4chan Caravan is a score attack competition based around caravan shmups: shooting games that are designed to last 2-5 minutes. The caravan will select a shmup, and for one week, everyone can compete and submit their scores to get themselves on the leaderboards. There's no limit on submissions, so post a score the moment you've got one. Can you claw your way to the top?
For our second edition, we'll be playing Hudson's 1991 Final Soldier for the PC Engine. This was the seventh game in Hudson's annual National Caravan competition, and is the third entry in the Soldier series. We'll use the normal release, which you can get here: https://archive.org/download/2019_06_10_pcengine/NEC%20-%20PC%20Engine%20-%20TurboGrafx%2016%20%2820190610-062703%29/Final%20Soldier%20%28Japan%29%20%28En%29.zip
When you submit your score, post a screenshot of either the time over screen or the high score screen from the main menu to go with it. For convenience's sake, quote the OP and format your post to have the category and score first and then your name, like so:
2 MINUTE 100000 - Anonymous
The current deadline is February 24. Good luck!
>CURRENT BOARDS >2 MINUTE 508300 - Character O >5 MINUTE 880100 - Character ORetro sci-fi/cyberpunkAny classic games that have the story/setting/narrative/characters of Deus Ex but with gameplay similar to the classic Fallout games?No title.No titleSecrets and Details from Retro games you recently discovered/日本語/What are some good games to try and learn Japanese?No titleWhat exactly is so hard about XMB to use? It's not even like before where they didn't actually describe the options given.No titlePost educational games you played as a kidNo titleWhile i was playing Wheel Of Time, i found something strange. In the Vault level, near the end, you can find the item Cuendillar seal, but ONLY if you "skip" the map transit by walking really close to the wall. if you do that you will however be unable to proceed as there's a wall that blocks you off from the last part of the level. Is it supposed to be a secret or an error? also talk about secrets and weird stuff you found in other videogamesNo titlePoor Luigi. No one gives a shit about him.No titleDo belt-scrollerfags hold a grudge against fightingfags for killing their genre off?No titleHoly shit, this game is fun as hell. It's like if Streets of Rage and Die Hard Arcade had a baby. Have you guys played this?Poorfag /vr/ generalPost those games you want but theres no way you can afford them
Some asshole is selling one of these that i loved as a kid, and since its a cabinet with discrete circuits, it cant be emulated. But the thing is 1000 dollars.Games that cheer you upWhat should do you play when you're feeling down?SEGA Master SystemWhat are some games for this system that still hold up in 2020 and everyone should play? Genre doesn't matter, except no games that are better on the Genesis.
The only titles I ever played on the Master System were Alex Kidd and Sonic 1 at my friend's house over 20 years ago. Give me some hits, /vr/!No title>we could have had this over the blockQuestionFound this lying on the streets, anyone know what game this is?No titleI wanna play Pokemon Gen 2. It's the only gen I haven't played (Except the new one, but let's not talk about that shit...)
So, is there any reason why I'd play the Game Boy version over the DS Remakes? I remember seeing my mate play Gold growing up on a GBC and it looked amazing. I guess I wanna play Heart Gold though on an emulator
Is there any benefit playing the OG versions, or should I just go for the remakes?No titleAny other CPRGs that use Eschalon's turn system? Basically the (true) roguelike movement per turn, context-less combat with a focus on positioning. No RTWP or turn-based combat in a different context, I want exactly this but more of it. Already played all 3 books but it never gets old for me.No titleFinal Fantasy 1 = Best Final FantasyNo titleBros, how do we get Sega to acknowledge Skies of Arcadia?
I would be happy with a really simple re-release/remaster, let alone a remake or sequel.Teabagging in fighting gamesWhy do zoomies have to ruin everything? I was fighting some random guy in Third Strike and winning, then noticed he liked to throw low kicks and I started pressing down for a parry a lot as a poke, then the fucking retard ragequited because he probably thought I was teabagging him. Why is that shit even a thing now? It doesn't even make sense as a taunt.No titleRedpill me on the retranslationNo title>blocks your pathNo titleJust got one of these bad boys for my Pi. Which N64 classic should I emulate first?No titleWhat's /vr/'s favorite Toaplan shmup?
>inb4 "dadshit"HEY BIG GUY, HEY LITTLE GUY CAN YOU TELL ME WHO CAME FIRST?What were they THINKING?helpWhat is the name of the 3x3 cube of 3 colors?No titleCall me AceNo titleJr.? Never heard of him!Retro Games for KidsHelp me out /vr/! My nephew turns six this year and I need some retro vidya for him to play. Games should be more on the easy side and have little to no text. Supposedly the Kirby games and stuff like Turtles in Time are good examples (or are they?). What else would you recommend?No title/vr/ bros, what happened with the rom dumpsNo titleGames only you have playedNo titleWallpaper thread. We had a thread like this a couple weeks ago, and it went pretty well, so let's try it again. I've made a few new ones since last thread (and found some others), so I'll post those. And I'll try to avoid reposting anything from the last thread lol.