"/vr/ - Retro Games" is 4chan's imageboard for discussing retro console video games and classic arcade games.
This 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.
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Emulation General Wiki How do we uncuck Saturn emulation Why the FUCK was this never succesfully copied? Nobody even TRIED it.
There are GTA clones. There are Pokemon clones. There are Diablo clones. Hell Stardew is a Harvest moon clone. But there are almost no Ocarina clones, the best game ever made.
A game which shamelessly copied it but of course with new lore and assets would be quaranteed to be a cash printing machine. Remember when based Turtles in Time included a song from this kino? Alright Anon what retro solutions do we still need? We have flash carts, drive emulators and HDMI mods.
Pic related ITT: Games so old they could be discussed on /his/ To the anons here lucky enough to get this Coca-Cola Game Gear bundle, is it worth getting? And what flavor of Coca-Cola were you drinking when you played this? Comfy Edition
HOMM/MM pastebin: https://pastebin.com/6G9B1cMA
Previous: >>6444369 Should I play tomba 1 first or just skip it? Ultima Online came out in 1997. I just started playing it and joined a guild and they are teaching me the basics. Amazing game, very deep game. I really recommend it I bought some random steam keys. There are 7 I don't want.
Lost Legends: The Weeping Woman Collector's Edition
N42YV-9G4XE-HCJD0 Show some appreciation to the closest we ever got to actual 3D Castlevania. going to play this on 15th when new ladder starts with a friend will be his first time and my first time playing online. what are some fun builds we can go? was thinking he go sorc with magic item find and i go paladin with conviction aura for when we get to hell hey does anyone know any good anime games from the 90s, I've been playing some pc98 and sega cd games so I'm thinking something along the lines of those Why Amiga fandom/fanbase is the most obnoxious, loudmouthed, narcissistic bunch of oldfags within all the gaming/hardware fandoms out there? I'm was seeing this back in the 90s and I still see it to this day, people that spent a lot of money on a sub-par IBM PC rip-off try to not only convince, but force the rest that only AMIGA is worth anything. You gotta do some research on their John Carmack hate and their 25+ years (and counting) efforts to port DOOM on Amiga, holy shit you're in for an absolute autist treat. Is it because Amiga was directed mainly at poor European market? You'd be surprised at how many people use these old junks for document formatting or video editing today. Hell, I remember visiting a local radio/press station in 2005 and all that those fuckers had were 12+ year old Amigas. Of course the media output was ridiculously outdated but every time you tried to talk to them about PCs or new design strategies/programs they literally started to act out so actively aggressive like if they had a real emotional connection to their machine. Amiga fandom across Europe is also the only one that actively sabotages its own fandom and is radically insular about any "newcomers" (if you weren't born in the early 70s you weren't "at the time to experience Amiga" and emulators doesn't count). Why's that so? My mom always told me I was kewl Post 'em. Preferably RPGs and Strategy games, but anything can go. >6 month of battery life from watch batteries
What the actual fuck /vr/? How come there's no modern equivalent of these things? How come a 1982 console lasts 6 months on fucking watch batteries while soitendo shitch can only be played for 4 hours max on 4500 mAH battery? What is your favorite racing game on the Nintendo64?
Mine is pic related, i like how it controls, the tracks are pretty fun to race on, the music is pretty good and I like the atmosphere on the race tracks.
Also that one glitch that makes the cars go ridiculously fast is funny. What does /vr/ think of Tibia in this day and age? Worth trying out? Is there still
soul? Domingo Shining Path Edition Tekken 3, and to a lesser extent Ridge Racer 4, look like early PS2 games in many respects.
Also lots of Rare's N64 games starting with Banjo-Kazooie look like they could be really early PS2 games if only the framerates were smoother.
Battletoads with it's parallax scrolling and impressive use of the NES color palette could pass for an early Genesis title.
And don't even get me started on the pixel art of most of the major SNES titles after 1994. Yoshi's Island, Chrono Trigger, the DKC trilogy, Mega Man 7, X2 and X3, Kirby Super Star and DL3, Mario RPG, etc.
Any other retro games whose graphics were really good to the extent they could be mistaken for early next-gen games? Why do some people have such an aversion to vs. games? I swear like 90 percent of the gamers I meet to play old favorites with absolutely refuse to play vs. 2 player games or will want to stop after like ten minutes, wanting to put on something co op instead or take turns with single player Uniracers, you fucking cunts. Are we all ancient gamers? What are some good Simpsons games? So I've pretty much been everywhere I can inside the castle and i have no ideia how to progress. Any hints?
general Drpg/blobber thread Sega ports were 10x better than Nintendo ports. what the actual crap happened to bowser's design?
>it went from totally awesome to drown that baby autistic! What am I in for?
Is it worth playing?
Does it hold up? I'm in the mood for horror titles and wonder if anyone has any recommendations. They can't be obvious horror recommendations like Silent Hill 1, Resident Evil 1 to CV, or Night Trap. It has to be more obscure, like Ugetsu Kitan(PS1 horror click adventure), while not being goofy horror(Decap attack, Splatter house)
Also asking if there's any good ones on these systems:
>SNES(Already know Clock Tower before anyone says it)
Also if you know any Japan only horror, do recommend them since the language barrier isn't a problem for me. Personally I use a PocketGo v2 with CFW. Fucker plays everything up to PS1 perfectly and it's only $60. What are your thoughts on this game? I just started it. It still feels like Resident Evil, but.. kicked up a notch. I'm told it's harder than the other games. I just played Iron Maiden for the first time.
Was not expecting these feels.
You guys weren't wrong, Mana Kirishima best girl. Why do some people look down on Cave shooters? Cheat codes.
You probably did it at one time in your life, infinite ammo, unlimited lives, invulnerability, level select, even goofy shit like paintball mode or big head mode.
What's your favorite way of entering cheats? Do you prefer the main menu button combo signified by a jingle, menu tricks, having a built-in password menu that can recognize cheats like bewareoblivionisathand?
Do you like debug menus that pop up over the game, hidden rooms to enable different options or just being dropped in all rawdog with your max money?
Did you actually buy the cheat code book? Lets talk cheating. Probably going to be selling off my N64 collection, except for a few favorites. Was looking into getting a flashcart and found that these three were the most prominent. Obviously price is a big factor, but so is game compatibility, saving, etc. Anybody have any experience with one of these? What handheld console has the best D-Pad and buttons for retro JRPGs? I have pic related as my main source for them which isn't too bad, it looks great and can play everything that I need it to, but the build quality on the hinge and top screen is a bit shittier than the earlier 3ds' in the line, and the buttons and D-Pad are extremely clicky which annoys me when playing RPGs with cardinal movement. I wish it was soft press like the DS Lite, but my only option if I want to stick with Nintendo is the regular 2DS. That wouldn't be too bad if it could natively run SNES games but you have to use RetroArch for them. I play on PC sometimes with this great 8bitdo SNES controller which feels super authentic but that isn't an option for my handhelds, aside from the Switch which doesn't have a large enough retro library for me.
What do you use? What do you recommend? I've wanted a Vita for a while but the price tag, especially on the SD cards is retarded. Thoughts?
https://60th.sega.com/segashiro/interview01.html Why does this get so much adulation? It's just Pokemon for SNES. Can't show that in a Christian vidya! Let's get this thread rolling Why is this flimsy heap of shit so goddamn loud? It does my fucking head in. This is literally the only good FF game, and it's a parody of it's own genre
>Start the game with an old guy telling you to save the world
>You just shrug your shoulders and start playing
>Your first party member is literally just a random girl who wants to protect dying trees
>You can freely fuck around by jumping and slashing at different things in the areas, and it uses these mechanics for unique puzzles and challenges
>Literally the quintessential "comfy simple RPG"
It doesn't get enough recognition So it's like Ghosts n' Goblins but you play as like an orange hair dude? And I think it was on Mega Drive but a very early game, or maybe it was NES or arcade idk, and had a creepy vibe to it oh shit https://twitter.com/LuigiBlood/status/1268559904194822145 Did I scare ya?
This thread is about retro game ghosts!
Post or talk about any phantoms, spirits, or apparitions here! SimRefinery has been recovered and uploaded.
https://obscuritory.com/sim/simrefinery-recovered/ Does the golden statue make sense plotwise? >makes every other cable obsolete trash Last thread: >>6439732
Talk about CRT's. Take pictures of CRT's. Shit on people's choice of signalling. Shut up about scalers.
>I wanna take pictures
Good. Shoot at 1/60, 1/30, or maybe 1/15 for NTSC, and 1/50, 1/25, etc. for PAL.
If using a phone, try to shoot RAW to evade shitty filtering. If you can.
Open Camera is a good Android app. I ditched iOS before you could shoot RAW on it though, so IDK there.
DSLR's are great, too. But use whatever you have. >Versus
10-15 minutes max of entertainment. 20 if you're doing a fighting game and you mess with all the characters
Possibly hours worth of content. More fun to work together against unfair AI odds in a game like Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8 than the 2-3 minutes you'll get out of the versus.
I've been replaying old games with a friend from PS1-PS2 era games, and the games that have held up the least are games like Goldeneye which we spent like 5 minutes with, whereas we had hours of fun with Perfect Dark.
Only versuslets will cope post in disagreement https://megamanfanon.fandom.com/wiki/Mega_Man_VR
It's been years since I have been on here, but I thought it would be fun to give an inside perspective I had on what was going to be a Mega Man fan game made by community members.
It was called Mega Man VR, and I killed the project. I can explain.
I wasn't there in the beginning, I only joined because I wanted to help with the music. There was a group chat on Skype where the game was being discussed. I don't have access to it anymore, but I did have access to the game files when I was working with them.
The main designers got ideas for robot masters from the community. In total, they had:
The community pushed really hard for Disco Man but that never happened because that was kinda gay.
>cont What are you playing on your Sega Saturn lately /vr/? I just beat Bulk Slash and I'm tempted to get even more endings. The game just has such satisfying movement and attacks. Have you played it? What's your favorite weapon & Slasher?
I also just got a Fenrir, surprisingly good so far although not perfect. I'm open to answering any questions about it. Games that literally nobody else has played except for you Shining Force vs Fire Emblem, fight to the death. Who would win? Why didn't this series ever catch on in the west? These games are amazing! Imagine actually enjoying this piece of shit and being nostalgic for it I can't remember what fucking FM these are - can anyone help?
Also thief thread! is a vga pc monitor a good monitor alternative for custom arcade cabinets? >go on eBay and look up the prices of SNES games
>like $40+ used for all the good shit
>look at those same games on Super Famicom
>like $10-20 for almost everything
>you can fucking play SFC games on SNES
Is it all a scam to try and trick retarded English speakers? You're paying literally triple the price to have Super Mario World on SNES when there's barely any difference. What is the best, most cost effective way of playing actual carts on a TV nowadays without actual hardware from that time period? I know pic related is probably frowned upon here and I can understand why, but I would like to have a combination of systems in one unit, if possible. Should I just track down an old SNES and possibly an NES top loader if those are the main two systems I want? What's your favourite Scotformer for The Sega System™, /vr/? So I have to know - is it worth it yet?
I mostly want one for the Neo Geo core but the CPS-1 core just got released so it looks like its going places with the arcade emulation. I'm not sure how accurate either core is at the moment though. Anyone with experience able to chime in? Wish I could play Half Life 1 for the first time again. That game was the shit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyE85OFGQpM&t=706s
Thoughts on the Rad2x? I'm thinking of getting the playstation and n64 versions >Finally jailbreak PS3
>all my old games more accessible and ready to play on retroarch
>decide to finally finish a Megaman game, choose 4 cause word of mouth says it's good, and played bit of 2
>relax on couch with my sister. Start going through the robot masters
>wanna be authentic, so ignore any and all save states
>played game for a week now, getting gud, and me and sis getting really into it
>Drill, Bright, and Ring Mans stages are tough, game over to all three a couple times
>Rest of game awesome, love Skull and Pharaoh Mans stages
>Get gud, can easily replay all stages without losing a life
>endgame approaches, grind for E-tanks cause gotta be prepared
btw use Skull Mans stage for this
>Get through Cossack levels, then move through Wilys, not much of a challenge
>Boss rush. Lose lots of lives to this, beat the remaining masters with 1 life left
and I am not fighting the robot masters again, fuck that I finally drop a save state just before the final Wily encounters. Go to bed cause late as shit.
>Wake up next morning
>Save won't load
>Maybe corrupted or some shit
I am really fucking angry. I spent so much time getting through the stages only to get crunched in my fucking tats by this gay shit emulator. I have the password, but now I have to grind more E-tanks AND get through all the Cossack and Wily levels again. My sister is also dissappointed. Fuck this shit. I love the game and want to keep playing, but damn is it making it difficult.
pic related, Toad Man is cool as fug this was three times longer than it should’ve been This game is garbo and is not a classic. which jrpg has the best characters and world Who's your favorite Robot Master? >Goombas act completely different, to the point where new media call them "Galoomba"s
>Bosses sometimes use an outlined style, sometimes they use a painterly style
>Mario himself has Astro Boy eyes
>Weird attempt at hair when Mario's falling, blends seamlessly into the cap
>Weird koopa pelvises and lungs.
>Ninji almost 1-1 to his SMB2 sprite, especially when jumping
>A bunch of weird new enemies that feel like they're there to show the power of the SNES (Chargin Chucks throwing baseballs, Blarggs, and Rexes specifically)
>There's a level that changes it's order depending on how many coins you have.
>Weird food theming of levels (Cheese Bridge, Chocolate Island, Vanilla Dome, Donut Plains
>Weirdly dark take on SMB3 lore with the sunken airship, which already had the abandoned fortress in it.
Why is it so weird?
Is it because of being in development in the pre-production phase of the SNES? What's the best Spidey game?
Is it really the 3D one from 5th gen? What about the Sega CD one? Or the 32X one?
Any other obscure one? Let's say I really want to play Final Fantasy VI, and I'm hell-bent on playing the PC version for the purposes of this post.
Do I need to do anything to it besides the classic mod and resolution fix? And is there a version that's unequivocally better than the modded PC version? I just got one of these bad boys a couple days ago, been playing tons of castlevania, ginga fukei densetsu saphire, and bomberman. What have you been playing on yours? Are GDEMU clones worth it or should I just sell and emulate? I don't like being unable to burn a large portion of the library onto CD-Rs since GD-Rs were 1.2 GB in size and only a few smaller games can fit on a cd without downsampling. The TerraOnion Mode is $300 CDN, which is robbery.
I see all these mods on YouTube, PSU mod, GD-ROM mod, fan mod... and it's just a money pit. Why not just emulate? Share your parks, original ride designs, or stories you had while playing the game Alright, how the fuck do I beat this guy.
I know you're supposed to bait him once he starts throwing hooks by going for his face, dodging his counterhook and then landing some hits.
BUT half the time after I go for his face, I can't dodge fast enough and get hit by the hook. Is there another mechanic beyond quick dodging that I don't know about? I go for his face, MASH AS FAST AS POSSIBLE to the sides to get out of the way, but Mac doesn't move sometimes, and I don't know why I'm not dodging.
I don't even care about the Sandman Express, I just want to be able to dodge his counter hook after I bait him consistently. >inb4 chinkshit clone
i bought a clone Pokemon crystal, and even with a new battery it will lose it save game after a few months of not playing. Is there anything I can solder on the board to prevent this? I'd really rather not pay overpriced cart with a scrbbled label, i just wanted the pokemon experience again since I let a friend borrow my Crystal back in 2002 and never saw it again. How the fuck did all this content even fit on 1 cartridge and why the fuck didn't they make world bigger if it was that small?
Also in case this is too little for a thread: Rank all 5 games. I'm want to start playing this, which Saturn emulator should I use? Why are these games so criminally underrated?
They are some of the most atmospheric games in existence.
>sometimes even scary Emulator poorfag here. If you could only have 2 controllers to play retro games from the beginning to maybe gamecube at the latest, with the goal of having non-cancer playability on the most games possible, which ones would they be?
Hard mode: I like sega and also arcade games which struggle on conventional button layouts >Setting inspired by medieval western Europe
Why do they half ass translations like this? Things that Wolfenstein 3D did better than Doom:
>The enemies patrolled the maps when they had not yet noticed your presence, unlike that strange 2 steps stance from doom.
>Doors could open in sideway and walls could be pushed back, both Impossible in Doom as we could see in the secret maps from 2.
>The weakest human enemy of this game was much less shameful than the zombieman, in the penultimate difficulty he already has a greater precision and does a greater damage too, although both have low hp.
>Point-blank shots do more damage, simulating better the reality as incredible as it may seem, in doom only shotguns and bfg have this characteristic.
>Despite all the limitation of this old engine, the maps had more real life decorations such as tables, chairs, lanterns, flags and etc ... Things that we came to see in beta stage from doom.
>Run at 60 fps unlike Doom that was limited to 35 cap.
I know that Doom is a much superior game and its engine too, but it is interesting to see some features that maybe were sacrificed for the game run better on the systems of the time. What are some of the lesser known aspects of OoT's story and themes that you discovered later on?
The depressed looking guy that turned into a stalfos always unnerved me as a kid, the witnessing of the soldier's death as child link, not to mention the Shadow temple being an old torture prison for enemies of the kingdom all were big revelations to me.
What are some other lesser known theories about the game's plot, settings, characters or themes that are now stuck in your headcanon? https://files.catbox.moe/tfh9wf.rar I can't help but feel this game is underappreciated despite being a lot of fun. Inferior sound chips need not apply. Why were the Bardel Brothers such /pol/tards? Aside from on actual/modded hardware, what's everyone's favourite way to play gameboy games? I beat Link's Awakening recently through retroarch on my couch and had a fun time but am I missing the appeal of the handheld experience? I know a lot of people like the 3DS for its gameboy lineup but I can't really get around the weak dpad https://pastebin.com/u/GCCXGeneral
New subtitled episode - Dragon Quest.
Next episode to air in Japan:
>Season 24: Episode 4 (#300) "Dragon..." is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, June 11th. >Enhanced port of an N64 game that also includes a compilation of 19 NES games
It's retro, and we're having a thread about it. What the fuck were they thinking when they made this? How do you feel about Shivers games?
https://www.gog.com/game/shivers_ii_harvest_of_souls I think the first Rocket Knight game is the worst in the trilogy- goes way too overboard on shit autoscroller/shmup sections. Do I get another 4:3 one or do I opt in for a 16:10 one?
I've recently started exploring the 8-bit home computers and DOS games and most of these are 320x200. That 16:10.
But then again all the consoles I own are 4:3. >unreleased arcade game from the early 90s made by Westone, creators of Wonder Boy / Monster World
>cancelled because at the time of its inception Street Fighter 2 was a hit in the arcades and people only cared about fighting games
>recently somebody got a hold of a cart of the game, partially corrupt or incomplete
>they started working with the original developers to restore the missing assets
>set to release later this year for current platforms. Any other examples of licenced games that are completely different on each console? In Super Mario 64, there's is a 0.000042% chance that a boo will come out of the Jolly Roger Bay painting. This has only been discovered recently. The purpose of the boo is unknown and mario can't interact with it. Lip > Yoshi > Ash and friends. did anyone ever notice this? What's the best fighting game for retro computers? How come the SNES got the best european platformer and not an actual eurocomputer? best version of pic related? I like the gba one What's the best way to play Tales of Phantasia in English? let's talk about the greatest game of all time
>Transport Tycoon Deluxe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmL4HoG5ehQ&list=PLB0C4CF334E53E241&index=1 I bought Constructor for nostalgic reasons recently and uninstalled it after two days. Even through my nostalgia goggles I sorta remembered it as being more of a novelty than actually good gameplay. Plus I sucked major ass at this game, and still do now: only barely got to level 3 tenants before either failing or giving up.
The controls are highly unintuitive, there's zero AI (as in, workers will ignore a fight going on near them and there is not even a setting to change this behavior), the damage model is ridiculous (you can have 10-20 guys gang up on 1 enemy and still take a long time beating him down and maybe lose 1 or 2 guys before they do so).
I know I'm not supposed to play this like an RTS where I just send an army to take down my opponent, but the way they seem to have made that unfeasible ist just plain not fun. >What is ModLoader 64?
This system is the successor to OotModLoader. It is designed to provide memory access, rom patching, and multiplayer networking in an easy to use framework.
Imagine Forge Loader for Minecraft but for N64 Games
======== ModLoader64 ========
UNOFFCIAL Modloader64 Starter Kit (Modloader64,Pre-Reqs, ROMs, Mods and More)
THIS WILL HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED
======== Repositories ========
How To Make My Own Custom Model?
https://github.com/CrookedPoe/zzconvert-Blender-Link-Templates/tree/master/OoT How much would original NES and a zapper be worth in their original boxes?
Pic rel. Is the encounter rate in this actually worse in the GBA version? It seems like running increases it, too. I literally ended a fight, didn't even take a single step and another enemy spawned. DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6479618
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)
-Album of infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations
Same thing, but in video format:
IWADs and more (>6 GB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47V8l2eVZKxRU82S3JkZkdBRXM
Quake pastebin (2016-06-22): http://pastebin.com/XjBHDRFw
Downloads for various /vr/ shooters. (Includes Doom, Quake, Douk, Blood, and more)
More /vr/ shooters
Doom RPG series
== INFO/LINKS ==
OFFICIAL DOOM WIKI
WHERE TO FIND WADS
== /VR/DOOM COMMUNITY ==
MAKING NEW THREADS PROPERLY
https://pastebin.com/aiEgdB3K Why did they use destined-to-die BIOS batteries instead of never-fail UEFI EEPROM flash chips? If you could force everyone on /vr/ to play one retro game what would it be Why were Konami games on Genesis just better than the SNES? Both Bloodlines and Hard Corps were superior to Super Castlevania IV and Contra III What's the best SEGA Virtua game? Do they share a common universe? Does that include outliers like Virtual On or Shenmue? >he cares about canon
ISHYGDDT. Caring about video game canon or video game plots in general is the highest order of cringe. It’s on the level of someone who’s seen every Marvel movie. Why did they made a game based on Blues Brothers 2000? Should I play the original or the remaster? Can someone post an analog stick sensitivity test for this along with one for the original DC controller so we can see if it's as much of a failure as their N64 controller was? What the hell is "Power Acty"? All I can understand is Compile made software instead of a game and went bankrupt because of it. I found a dude selling a Dreamcast online with 5 games (DOA2, 3rd Strike, MK Gold, Metropolis Street Racing and Soul Calibur) for $150. I would like to buy it but the guy lives far away from me so i can't really test the system or see it by myself before purchasing it. I only have these pictures for reference, do you anons spot any concerning detail or something like that from the pictures? What are the most common malfunctions with the Dreamcast? If you had to pick a series to bring with you on a deserted island (with electricity) to play for the rest of your life and had to choose ONLY one from these 2.
Zelda or Mario? Jr. Pac-Man kinda blows, but it still has a sort of mystique for me. It was never released in any compilations, Namco being willing to shell out for the extremely popular Ms. Pac-Man but not Jr. What are the absolute best horror games What are some good shielded s video cables for n64 besides these monsters? >*teleports behind you* "psshh, nothin personnel kid"
>always gets surprised himself
Are Starmen the most overrated idiots in the game? Who does he remind you of? Couldn't find a thread, anyone else looking forward to this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oomXVhSrpuU Man, this game is laggy as shit. Why Natsume didn't make it on a better system, like the Mega Drive?
Also run 'n guns general. Which one is your favourite, /vr/? PC-9800 graphics is peak aesthetics
Nothing has ever came close they seem interesting because I like old games such as NetHack and zork. is it basically a multiplayer version of NetHack? like a MMO but with a terminal interface instead of 3d graphics?
what are some good MUDS? or are they all dead? Post forgotten games of your childhood
Games that nobody ever talks about Is Simons qwest the best nintendo? What made the old RE games so fun?
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