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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.

Helpful links:
Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki
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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6306606

Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other retro FPS welcome
~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~


(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):
Quake pastebin (2016-06-22):
Downloads for various /vr/ shooters. (Includes Doom, Quake, Douk, Blood, and more)!QXIk1bjB!NHRWGIfjcc77PyGgRlga4Q!GtEQTISJ!CCJGyPEEEsZasc1PMXicUA
More /vr/ shooters
Doom Shovelware

Doom RPG series!Y7AjEawA!Ta2RQuOC235v0wQoLtVR7HJoN7bsiawkujSlq8A1Da4

Launchers for Build Engine games










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What was your best game called and what was the story?
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Why did they give SNES owners this this bizarre 1980s cereal box mascot when the original Super Famicom art and the game itself were both clearly done in anime style?
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Best psx rpg
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How do you feel about them? I think the care they put into translating things like the music of Lunar was great. You rarely see a company of their caliber today
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So I think we can all agree that Breath of Fire II is the peak of the franchise.
How would you personally rate the series?
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Is there a single 60 fps game on this thing?
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Infinity Engine Thread
Nature Servants edition.

I'm playing BG1 with the mod that adds banter and interjections a la BG2. Fairly satisfied so far, I expected much worse writing. Just Imoen is a tad too annoying. I really liked Kivan praying to his God before the bandit camp. I haven't really played BG1 that much compared to BG2, so this and SCS are making it very enjoyable so far.
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what is the best /vr/ joystick?
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CRT TV Stand
I have a 32" Trinitron I use for my retro consoles and the TV stand I have been using for ages for it finally bit the dust. I have been searching everywhere but haven't had any luck finding a new TV stand that can hold this beast of a CRT weighing about 170 lbs Does anyone know of decent TV stand I can buy online that will hold this TV?
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Let's talk about pinball!

Do you guys like pinball? What's your favourite machine?
For those lucky enough to own one, do you enjoy the lockdown?
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Is Mega Man 1 a quality game?
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ITT /vr/ tracks that are literally perfect
Let's get some of the obvious ones out of the way
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jet ride radio
Obscure arcade only games?
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I've never played a strategy game before, where the fuck do I start?
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I just got a PC and have been playing lots of shooters that I've been wanting to play for a while (DOOM, UT, Quake, the list goes on..) but now that I'm stuck inside for forever I have the time to dedicate to learning a strategy game. I have literally zero experience in the genre, but I have a few on my radar that I've seen on best-of lists. I was thinking maybe HoMM3 or Starcraft or a tactics game like Jagged Alliance 2

What's a good /vr/ strategy game for someone who's never played one before? I don't care if it's "muh old & clunky" I am willing to give pretty much anything a try. Just don't know where to start
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Romhacks/Translations Thread
In which we respectfully talk about new romhacks or translations.

Recommended download's_ROM_Hack_Recommendations!JcsF0T5a!K3ECQlMzhDoDXJfyOxzR9w

Pre-patched and Improvement!jpMxlQyZ!oCwbRyPFaMcZl3gOF5mvSg

General hack / Translation

SMW hacks

My Kaizo Kollection!6xVSmK6J!cbYBOHrZxJs6-iOeOw_ofA

Metroid Hacks

Super Mario 64


Vidya book collection (someone posted it in the last thread so saving it here just in case):!UBp3xDrK!MRcdOY9QFHx1XtA4aXIOCw

These links may still be a little old, so if anyone has an updated link with some new entries go on ahead.

Recently new romhacks:

Whomp’s Fortress in Banjo-Kazooie:

Smash Remix - Smash 64 with Dr. Mario, Ganondorf, Y. Link, Falco, Dark Samus, and Wario:

Mario Odyssey 64:

Fire Emblem: Three Houses GBA: no link available

Should fangames be rolled into here as well? I mean, SAGE 2020 will be coming later this year as long as things clear up.
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Star Wars Racer Thread
Since this game is getting ported to Switch and PS4, let's talk about this excellent game.
Who's your main and your fav track?
Also if you wanna post your best times, feel free to do so
by the way, does anyone remember that /vr/ leaderboard of this game?
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Super Mario 64 getting remastered

I would prefer the DS version, it has more content
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Why was it so good?
Mr. Gimmick.2018-07-17 22.19.14
Not asking what makes it good, but why it was good.
Who in Sunsoft worked on this small late NES game that thought "let's give enemies and bosses legitimate AI" and "let's put a physics engine in this game?"
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Is SotE any good? I've seen some people calling it a classic and others calling it terrible besides the first level.
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What exactly is the hardest retro game?

Some contenders:
>Tower of Druaga
>Wizardry 4
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Ever since that night club area Conker is such a pain.
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>I'm 12 and this deep
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Phantasy Star series
I'm going to play Phantasy Star but there are so many versions of them I don't know which one to play. So which version is considered the definitive version to play?
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Am I supposed to purposely submerge in lava/acid in order to progress at certain junctures? Metroid thread, I guess.
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Anyone have any opinions on this game? Just finished it. Gotta say it was promising at first but the ending parts of the game are kind of retarded; ending is disappointing. Programming is pretty glitchy too; thought I suppose that could have been a port issue (I played the steam version through DOSbox). Anyway, you always were a kidder, Steve.

Also, any other games of this sort I should check out? I've played Phantasmagoria as well; liked that one more.
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What's your opinion on Final Fantasy VI T-Edition (EX)?

There's a progressing translation at least for menus.
And here are some details in English about what it does.
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any retro cyberpunk games you can recommend? The grittier and rougher the better.
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WTF where they thinking with that ugly ass grass? I already hated it as a kid and I hate it even more as an adult. It is ugly as fuck.
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Hey there Europeans. Tell me how you got hooked up to the internet and how your first time with internet looked like. I know many countries had limited access to the web throughout the 90s or relied solely on phone line modems with 33,6 kbps speed rate. Remember the prices? Access times? Speeds? Tell me everything you know. Of course I'm interested in 90s only
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Metal Gear 2 is better than Metal Gear Solid
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Is there any way to get this thing to double the lines of a signal without a remote control?
Also what's a good universal remote to use with it? I was stupid and didn't buy one with the thing itself.
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What's the actual best Sonic game?
For me, it's Sonic 2.
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>they didn't even use the ROM with super mario world included
>no digital manual or 240p support
>no extras or other games like kirby 20th anniversary collection
>they pressed one SNES game to a 4.7GB DVD
is it the absolute worst?
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Is this game actually that good? I recently got a dreamcast and it looks really fun, albiet expensive.
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>memorize the layout of every level and all the enemy patterns till you can play the game blind
>it's still fun
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Was our boy Warren right?
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What do you mostly remember about this?
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Time to play some MS-DOS games during this corona-chan crisis. I present to you the latest iteration of my '4CHAN DOSPACK'.


Designed for use with DosBox, this interactive pack contains over 60 games optimised to run straight after unpacking (no need to configure controls/sounds etc).
A lot of the games have had additional tweaks/patches applied to them, improving overall gameplay. It's too much to write down here, so go check out the readme file included in the link.

How to install:

1. Download the archive DOSGAMES.RAR (open Mega link, navigate to DOS Games) and leave it for later.
1. Download and install the latest DosBox (as of right now, this is 74.3) from
2. Go to your newly installed DosBox folder, click on 'DOSBox 0.74-3 Options.bat' this will open Notepad
3. Scroll all the way down until you reach [autoexec] section, under there add these lines:


4. Close and save it, now make a new folder in C:\ and name it 'DOSGAMES' so you get C:\DOSGAMES
5. Unpack the contents of DOSGAMES.RAR inside the new C:\DOSGAMES folder (in the end it should look like this: C:\DOSGAMES\ALADDIN, C:\DOSGAMES\ALIEN etc etc.)
6. Click on the DosBox icon on your desktop and you will see an interactive menu, you are now ready to play, just click any number/letter/symbol

List of all games and their fixes are mentioned in the readme file.
Example pic of the interactive menu: (older version)

P.S. you don't need any additional software like D-Fend to run this, just DosBox

Happy playing faggots <3
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based byuu
byuu wrote a massive ars technica article about some SNES emulator shit for interested anons
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While having to stay at home, games obviously are a good way to stay occupied (retro ones especially). But few of them are so dangerous for me than this one... I know no other game I got so much lost in. What is it about this game ?
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Let’s settle this once and for all, because you guys argue about this ever day: Which is the better Mario game? SMB3 or SMW?

You can only vote once, so make it count. This will be the deciding factor.
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I don't know where to go next.
How did you finish FF1 back then?
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perfect controller
perfect controller wip
What would the ultimate retro controller look like?
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It’s a shame SMT1 has aged like milk. The setting is really good
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when zerobones attack
I'm surprise no one ever done this .
> Samus in castlevania or vice-versa .

Since /vr/ have some rom hackers. I would like to know what will be easier or practical.

Converting the map to be like castlevania
Changing the Belmont to play like samus
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Does anyone have any idea what's being said in this game? It doesn't sound like English or Japanese.
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Did yesterday's Libretro update save European retro gaming?
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Solving vr for the first time
Just playing Shamus. It's quite hard actually.

What are some old 8-bit games that you've solved only recently? With or without emulator save/cheats?
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I'm addicted to Snow Bros
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Yellow consoles
I say we find the bastard that decided plastic consoles needed a flame retadent that turns the consoles piss yellow and break his legs
Posts you yellowest
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I refuse to believe anyone beat these old puzzle adventure games without a guide. Some solutions are so fucking obtuse you wouldn't think of them in a million years.
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Why did this controller have so few inputs?
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How the fuck am I supposed to check the manual if I pirated the game?
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ITT: Games that start with a boss battle
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When does it get better? I'm genuinely hating it so far.
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>JRPG puzzles where you get lost in a forest and have to go in a specific order of directions to progress or wander eternally

I get the concept, it's mental trickery designed to emulate getting lost, but it's still fucking retarded because in real life, you could and likely WOULD get directions before such a trek, and in these games they never even give you so much as a hint to the correct sequence
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How do you save your game in this? Honestly cant find the anwser anywhere online
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Now that the dust has (finally) settled, what is the verdict on Tiny Toon Adventures for the NES?
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Oh my fucking god Chris' section is so boring.
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Gayblade was found in January of 2020 after being lost media for close to 30 years.;_1992)
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What's your most clutch /vr/ moment?
>playing Tactics for the first time
>final battle against Altima
>Priest dead with nobody else able to revive her
>Cloud is a frog
>Orlandu is confused
>Ramza and Worker 8 are both one hit from dying
>Ramza walks up to Altima and deals the finishing blow
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Literally impossible
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Are there any latency or graphical differences between playing SNES games with this vs. using a Wii? For titles like Zelda, Mario, Final Fantasy, not obscure cringe shovelware.
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Optimizing for emulation
I just fell for the used Optiplex meme and I'm getting worse performance for consoles like PS1 and Dreamcast than on my Raspberry Pi. Any tips for optimizing a PC for emulation? It seems like all the emu devs are focusing on ARM processors these days, is x86 doomed?
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WHats the reason for SYmphony of The Night to have jumped in price so much in the last 2 years? I found 3 copies of the game at the flea market and sold 2 for around 50 each 2 years ago, now that a friend of mine wants one for himself all i see is 65 for the GH version, and almost 100 for the black label ersion.

Any other games that have increased this much in the last few years? Is this the fault of all those autistic speedrunners in dresses that want a copy?
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Why is emulation much less popular in Europe compared to the rest of the world?
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Why is it so soulful? The graphics push the NES limit , the level design is creative and memorable . I know most people won't agree with me on this, but super mario world is completely shit and the only good thing about this game is the Rom hacking community.
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What was the last game with Square magic? Pic related?
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SOUL. eat shit mednafen
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retro art
Post pictures of old or new art for retro games. Posters, box art, or advertisements.
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Is this worth picking up? How is the emulation quality?
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Sonic and Knuckles Demo Tape
A demo tape recovered from a storage unit in the UK. Seems to be demo tracks for SEGA's 'Sonic and Knuckles' game.
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Where is the hack scene for Street Fighter II?
You'd think such a famous game would have a lot of interest and numerous hacks with new characters and stages. But as far as I know there's nothing except the old rainbow edition stuff and a handful of minor hacks that don't really do anything.
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good new snes games
I'll start with the beginning, by the way somebody found the rom for this ?
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This game alone is better than anything on Playstation and N64.
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Is this shit ? It's never talked about but seems like a bigger and better Gargoyle's Quest.
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Is Sanic Adventure 2 the "Black Album" of vidya?

Both brought in millions of newcomer fans with their accessibility, but their change in direction had mixed responses from old-school fans, and both set the tone for three declining installments afterward (Heroes, Shadow, 06 / Load, Reload, St. Anger).
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Does the original TR have bad controls or do i just need to git gud?
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This is one hell of a pactastic game, I love it.
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What are the highest quality Dreamcast games? I'm playing Skies of Arcadia atm and its top notch.
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Remind me why this is bad again
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Collectors are camcer
Why does ine silhouette of a dead franchise's mascot warrent double the price?
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Is FMCB the best way to play PS1/PS2 games on a console or is there another way?
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So /vr/, I've been out of the retro scene for a while, since around 2013. Now with corona-chan circling the globe, I've had a chance to get back into it. I dusted off my 20" CRT, plugged in the SNES and N64, and enjoyed time with my old favourites. I soon wanted to get some more titles (stuff that I used to have on my PSP under emulation), checked the internet and... what the fuck happened? When did collecting for this console get so damn expensive? Has this been going on for a while or did it just start in the past year or so?
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How does /vr/ feel about Final Fantasy 3? The Gameplay hasn't aged well, but the aesthetics and writing are still on point many years later.
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Is this a good wireless Genesis controller?

Is this Dpad okay?
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Both soundtracks are great and together make the best sonic music in the franchise
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Wasn't 2004 a bit lat to release a PS1 game? And why only in Europe? Did Extreme Ghostbusters even air there?
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Post enemies that (borderline or fully) filtered you on your first playthrough of a hard game
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gameboy color ~hidden gems~ thread?

also general gbc thread
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Game Center CX

New sub from GooseCanyon is Super Godzilla.

Next raw episode on April 16 is the first episode of Season 24.
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Why is it so soulless? The graphics are so unappealing, the level design is so forgettable and mediocre. I know most people won't agree with me on this, I feel I have to right to say it. It feels rushed and boring coming out of SMB3.
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There's got to be some way to kill him. Has anyone figured out a way yet?
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zerowing-Operator we get signal. Captain turn up the volume faggot
In these trying times, post some catchy tunes.

Yuzo Koshiro - Misty Blue (PC-88)

Trouble Outsiders - A Battle with Destiny (PC-98)
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Is it wrong to get into older games because of a new installment?

For the record, I'll be playing the PS2 version because fuck KB/M.
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the dark souls of video games
This game is bullshit
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Redpill me on the Saturn Eva games.
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Are there any other PS1 games besides Monkey Hero that are difficult to emulate correctly?
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TV/Anime/Movie Adaptations
What are the good ones? What are the bad ones? Any you would recommend? I noticed the one Mega Man series is entirely on Youtube, presumably by the distributors, I was curious if it'd be good background music or not.

Ideally keep it focused on adaptations that are from the era, but I suppose adaptations after 2000 are OK if they're based explicitly on a retro game (though maybe mods might have an issue with it, idk who cares)
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Was it a good redesign?
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Final Fantasy VII
FFVII Project Jenova
Let's pretend it's the 90's and the series hasn't shit the bed. There's so much left to interpret and talk about. Can we do it here instead of /v/?

I'll start: Sephiroth, how much of him is really Sephiroth and how much is Jenova? Is this even a meaningful distinction anymore since the being that serves as the antagonist has completely adopted Jenova's MO?
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I feel like playing this game again. I still have the original ps1 version, should I just play that or is it worth to buy the PS4 port? The HD graphics look kind of weird and I'm not sure if I like that
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What if Sega had gone with the Black Belt system?
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How the FUCK did a single man write this in assembly?
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What the FUCKING FUCK were they thinking??? This stage is fucking cancer, I finished it multiple times but every fucking time it feels like torture. Did the Capcom team fucking played this stage before releasing the game??? What the FUCK. You can brag about other shit levels in this thread.
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What's everyone's favorite 90's FPS?
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If you grew up in eastern Europe, you didn't get an expensive GameBoy, you get a fucking Watara Supervision instead. That's it. That's the top of the line handheld gaming millions of kids grew up and that's a tragedy.
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I've recently become quite interested in buying a 3DO, specifically a FZ-10. Is there anything I should know about before buying one? Things like common hardware problems or faults.
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Please don't take this as a dumb console wars post. I absolutely loved my Sega Genesis growing up it had some of my favorite games at the time, Sonic 2, Gunstar Heroes, Rocket Knight Adventures, Aladdin.

But now looking back at it there isn't many masterpieces compared to the Super Nintendo, while games like, Super Metroid, Earthbound, Link To The Past, Super Mario World 1 and 2, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, LiveALive, Secret Of Mana, The list goes on

What masterpieces does the Genesis have like whats a game like any of the ones listed above that still feel as new and important as the ones listed above?
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When can I expect to be able to get a goddamn UltraHDMI kit before I’m fucking old and dead? They’ve been sold out for five years, is it too much to ask for?
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What are the best retro soccer games?
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Do they still make CRT tubes in China?
I want to collect CRTs but now it looks like they still make CRT tubes after all, so maybe the "CRTs can never be manufactured again" meme is just a scare tactic?
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You maintain a fansite, right /vr/?
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Someone local is selling this for $30 but they don't know what the game is. Any guesses?
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how can a game have this much soul
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Could someone actually acquire a complete PC game collection (let's say just retail releases in NA, not just big box though) or would it be impossible?
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Protips : Found in Disney Adventures Mag Nov 1994.
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Why did it have to go? Trying to complete the goron dungeon on the moon in Zelda MM. Playing on my emu box is night impossible without an octagonal gate. I just want to go straight, not 'kinda straight'....
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What else sourceport should I use to play Doom the Way id Did?
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Post video game couples who canon have had sex.
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Happy Reala Day, /vr/!
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Tell me about gaming on Linux systems in the 90s. Were there any games released specifically for them? Any official ports of popular games? I remember reading the Q1 readme back in 1997 and there was a whole section dedicated to running the game on Linux but that's about it.
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I want to play this but I'm overwhelmed by how many different mods there are. Can anyone recommend a good mod list or ideally an all-in-one download?
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Why is this game so seldomly talked about when the first one in the series is so famous and commomly brought up?
People even talk more about reskin from the deep than Apocalypse. Is it a worse game? If yes, how come
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Why has nobody remade the PS1 GTA's in 3d yet ?
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Blind Spot, a Band formed by Former SEGA Sound Team Band recently put all their music on YouTube.

Just felt like sharing some neat arrangements they did of classic SEGA games recently.
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