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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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nintendo64 - anyone into this or anything similar here?
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the games look so cool. somehow they feel alive. It might be the black and dark used in the screens? It's like demons live in the game world and are showing on the screen, a completely different feeling to todays games.

As a game designer i want to replicate this, anyway, anyone into this here?
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DIABLO 1 & 2: ALL DAY I PINDLE Edition
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Discuss all things Diablo and Diablo 2 here

> Best D2 wiki out there
https://diablo2.diablowiki.net/Main_Page
> > RESET WHEN
https://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=73916272
> Guide to rune hunting in LK current to 1.13+
https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/1-13-lk-patterns.764531/
> Unified Guides and builds on jsp
http://forums.d2jsp.org/topic.php?t=69506039
> D2 drop calculatorS
http://dropcalc.silospen.com/item.php
http://mfb.bplaced.net/dropcalc/index.php
Cool D2 promo, concept artworks, monster renderers and more
http://www.mobygames.com/game/diablo-ii/promo
> Version 1.13d, for running off-realm, third-party mods and utils including plugy
http://ftp.blizzard.com/pub/diablo2exp/patches/PC/LODPatch_113d.exe
> PlugY injector for improving your SP experience
http://plugy.free.fr/en/index.html
> 3dfx-voodoo glide wrapper, for lighting the way it was meant to be seen
http://www.svenswrapper.de/english/

DIABLO1
> Last semi active D1 community
http://tristr.am/
> Jarulf's Guide (every game mechanic & stat for D1)
http://www.bigd-online.com/JG/JGFrame.html
> D1 game engine engineered
https://github.com/dgengin/DGEngine
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Why do some people adamantly deny this being very similar to Sonic despite it having very similar themes, visuals, gameplay, and made by the same people?
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FREEZE SUCKA
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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6056384

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 ~~

FAQ/PASTEBIN
http://pastebin.com/hzDnLpct

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

== 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/

TUTORIALS/UTILITIES
https://pastebin.com/7vKYWYp0

RESOURCES
https://forum.zdoom.org/viewforum.php?f=37

== /VR/DOOM COMMUNITY ==

THREAD ARCHIVES
https://desuarchive.org/vr/search/text/%22doom%20thread%22/type/op/

MAKING NEW THREADS PROPERLY
https://pastebin.com/yzwgaLp7

IMAGE DATABASE
http://vrdoom.booru.org/?page=post&s=list

OUR WADS
https://pastebin.com/5sKRiJzS
https://pastebin.com/aiEgdB3K
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SuperMario128
The best games we never got. What could've been.

WWF Backlash by AKI
Tomorrow Never Dies by Rareware
Super Mario 128
EarthBound 64
Super Mario 64 2
A real Sonic The Hedgehog 4
A Sonic X-Treme game using Sonic Jam's overworld engine
Final Fantasy VII for the Nintendo 64
Metroid 64

What else?
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MarioAxe
Why is there no Mario game where Mario wields an axe?

I mean, it's right there in Super Mario Brothers.
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cabinent
would you get a $200 arcade cabinent?
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Quickly, post your top ten favorite /vr/ games, don't lie about game you haven't played, and don't say contrarian/bandwagon opinions just because of what other people think.

Here's Mine:
SC:BW
Snatcher
Policenauts
Myst
Earthbound
Warcraft 2
Metal Warriors
Super Metroid
Dune II
Vixen 357
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Would it have actually been a good game?
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GIGAWING
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Any other shmups like this one that is not cave?
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Do you pronounce this as "Ah-carina"? Well, you're wrong and I can PROVE it!

The katakana used is オカリナ and that's pronounced Oh-cah-ri-nah, so it's what is used. If it was supposed to be Ah-carina they would have used アカリナ. O in Japanese makes an "Oh" sound, so it's fair to reason that the correct pronounciation would be "Oh-cah-ri-nah."

Katakana doesn't lie people!
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how to notice input lag really? in any game or platform, i'm not to bright to notice any difference
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In west raccoon City where I was born and raised.
RCPD is where I'll spend the last of my days,
Working, filing, doing my thing...
But then a coupla zeds, they were up to no good!
Started biting people in my neighborhood!
I got one little bite and I got scared,
So now I'm quarantined down here in my basement of despair...
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>does this shit
>AGAIN
>3 days later they're back to pretending the project doesn't exist
>AGAIN
Why the FUCK do they keep doing this? I've literally lost count the amount of SOON dick-teases they've done over this being finished and ready.
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Worst character designs? For me, it’s Alex Kidd. He looks like a chimp/human hybrid so I see why these games do well in Brazil.
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Where does the meme that the Genesis/MD has bad sound come from?
Check out this SNES song on the YM2612: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm7sT87AXFA
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Why does the original Rare team look so uncomfortable in this pic?
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/CRT/ Thread - Punished Edition
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Previous thread: >>6017510
>Try to keep things /vr/ related: Focus should be on 5th Gen (+Dreamcast) games on back. Slight off topic is fine so long as it's related to CRTs, such as later 16:9 models, HD models, etc. Systems with backwards compatibility are also safe territory, as are re-releases on newer hardware. PC CRTs are also welcome and appreciated.
>Produce OC! Bust out your camera and take photos of your CRTs displaying all sorts of games, featuring all sorts of tubes, using all sorts of signals. Getting good shots can be hard, but if you take enough, at least a few will turn out alright. Tips'n'Tricks™ coming soon™.
>Try and give as much information as possible when asking for info on a specific set, or troubleshooting an issue to expedite and help you may receive. As always, Google is your friend and we are your friends with benefits. Older archived threads aren't a bad place to look either; Seriously, there's literally 6 years of backlog at this point.
>Share appreciation for other's choice of technology and personal philosophy of gaming. Always remember to show courtesy in your discussion and moderate yourselves first.

Limited discussion of video processing and scaling devices is alright, but remember to keep the focus on CRTs and CRT accessories.

CRT Pastebin (Never Ever) : http://pastebin.com/1Ri5TS3x (embed)
Guide to CRT Hunting : http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ (embed)
Guide to Video Monitors : http://pastebin.com/pQX4N6gZ (embed)
General Purpose CRT Adjustment Guide : http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/guide_setup_adjust_arcade_monitors_v1.2.0.pdf
S-Video Pasta : http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W (embed)
BKM-10R Protocol Info : http://pastebin.com/aTUWf33J (embed)
JVC RGB card cloning guide : https://pastebin.com/EXqMBfcY (embed)

!!NEW!! Thread Survey : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdef7fUnzXCUR1o3LBBgv52MqQdR5hOb60FscYZLOaTq0xDCA/viewform
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this game is insanely overrated, i've literally never played a slower moving beat 'em up in my life
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best games for this thing?
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50hz
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When Europeans were kids did they know they were playing slower versions of games like Sonic or did this become widespread knowledge with the internet? Did Europeans ever show up to world game competitions or American friends houses and get surprised at how games looked better? Were there rich Europeans who paid extra to get the full speed Japanese or American versions of games imported? How can compete in fighting games tournaments if they're training using a slower version of the game? How can they compete with 60hz speedrunners? Is it cheating to beat a game using the slow version which gives you more reaction time? Here's a Sonic comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW-XsGN8oKc
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Is this considered canon? I was under the impression that Mario belonged to Peach and Daisy was Luigi's girlfriend.
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EverQuest
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Everquest is an old-school MMORPG that has both populated private servers and continuing retail servers. After having moved from /v/ to /vg/, it was realized that such a retro MMO as EverQuest might find its best company here on /vr/.

Previous Thread: >>272089235
>>272992532

>NEWCOMERS TO PROJECT 1999 (classic) GUIDES
How to get p99 running: https://www.project1999.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2651
Starting guide for how the game works and helps with deciding class/race: http://wiki.project1999.com/Players:Newbie
Guides for every aspect of p99: http://wiki.project1999.com/Players:Adventure
Graphical and music restoration: http://p99.yourfirefly.com/
https://www.project1999.com/forums/showthread.php?t=280545
Helpful map for manuevering the world: http://wiki.project1999.com/Zone_Connection_World

>NEWCOMERS EVERQUEST (retail) GUIDES
Guide for choosing race/class and how the game works: https://www.redguides.com/community/threads/new-returning-players-guide-to-everquest-live.25738/
Game available both on steam and the Everquest website.

>GUILD
Project 1999: Leaf Quartet on Green. Type /who all leaf to get a list of current online members and ask one if you can get an invite if you'd like to join.

>NEWS
PROJECT 1999:
October 25th, 2019: Progression server for P99, green, is now live!
November 3rd, 2019: Progression server for P99, teal, is now live!
RETAIL:
August 20th, 2019: Torment of Velious will be released in December, available for preorder now and the previous expansion is currently %50 off!
August 28th, 2019: Mangler, the progression server on retail, released Scars of Velious.
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badly draw a cover and guess the game
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ITT. rom hacks
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Admit it anons, We've all imagined what our dream rom hack looks like. We've thought about making it, youtubed or googled a tutorial on how to and gave up.

For me I've always wanted to make View To A Kill 64 or License To Kill 64. I have downloaded the engine to do so and looked up youtube tutorials and I just can't get my head around it.

What about the rest of you? What have you wanted to make or dreamed of?

Also what are your favorite Rom Hacks? For me its Goldefinger 64
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Does Zelda wear anything under his skirt? Asking for my girlfriend.
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AHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Capture
So I've finally decided to do it and have three questions.
What kind of Japanese do I need to learn for retro games? How long will it take me to be fluent enough to play games? What are the best games that are untranslated or don't have acceptable fan translations?
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GAINAX games/software thread
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In behalf of the recent tragedy that struck the studio, let's have a thread celebrating the software Gainax has produced during retro years.
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If Street Fighter was real who would win? My money is on Zangief. He's basically Fedor Emelianenko except he's 7'0" and 256 lbs.
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OSTs
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What OSTs do you listen to endlessly?

Pic related.
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Fenrir, Saturn ODE
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So if any of you french fucks would find a review please tell us how it is.

God I wish this was opensource, seems like such a simple board.
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Donald games
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Other than the obvious Quackshot, what's the best Donald game? For me, it's Deep Duck Trouble.
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breath of fire
Been playing Breath of Fire a bit recently. I didn't play a lot of RPGs back in the day, mostly just Pokemon (liked), Secret of Mana (liked) and Mystic Quest Legend (dogshit).

It is me, or is Breath of Fire just... kinda ass? Or does it get better later on? I just had Nina officially join the party after I rescued her, and so far there isn't any thought to the gameplay, you just mash attack and use heal items when you need to be healed. Does it get more complex later on? Or does it remain a mechanically uninteresting vehicle to tell a shallow story?

Not trying to hate on the game, it's just that I'm not sure I'm much of an RPG guy, and maybe these games just aren't for me.
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You have 1cc'ed an arcade game before, right anon?
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I've never played a zelda game. Is majoras mask a good place to start?
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Powerslave
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How is this game? Should I put it on my playstation classic? Or does it work best with a dual shock controller?
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Alex
What was Capcom thinking by making this guy the main character of Street Fighter 3?

Compare him to Ryu. Ryu is easy to pick up, he has iconic moves that each have a clear purpose, he fits in well with the kind of game that Street Fighter 2 is supposed to be, and most importantly he is strong.

Then you look at Alex and he makes no sense. He's not an all rounder like Ryu, he's gotta fight up close like Zangief or Hugo. But he isn't actually good at fighting up close like those two are, and he doesn't have an easier time getting in on people, he's just punished for not doing these things. He has moves that are easy to do, but difficult to connect with and don't have clear applications. He doesn't showcase SF3's system like Ryu did with 2: he has a lot of big slow moves which means that not only are his attacks are easy to parry, but he also has a difficult time taking advantage of parries himself. He's not a good showcase of the Super Art system since 2/3rds of his supers are bad to the point of being unusable. Street Fighter 3 puts a bigger emphasis on normals, yet his normals are mediocre. He doesn't even have a target combo.

It's like Capcom came up with a cool design but then forgot to make his gameplay appealing in any way.
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games you will never get to play :(

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AS2Bs0TqChk
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You fucking lied to me /vr/
I've been using pic related for more than a month and absolutely nothing happened to my SNES
I think that all of you are krikkz cocksuckers who only want people to buy one of their overpriced crap when you can get this for less than 30 bucks
Granted, not every game runs and it takes a while to load the bigger games, but considering a krikkz everdrive without even a damn DSP1 chip is over $90, I think I made the correct choice
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truths
Just here to inform you all of some reality
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20191208_025149
Hey /vr/. I performed an experiment today and it worked really well so I thought I'd share. I had this cheap knock off Cirka snes controller. If you've ever used one they feel just awful, everything is super stiff. If you've ever wondered, the 'stiffness' of buttons is related to how much force is required to depress the plungers on the rubber pads beneath them. I took it apart wondering if there may be a way to reduce how much force would be required, therefore bringing it down to how effortless and loose the actual SNES controller is.

I took a knife and made incisions on the rubber pads near the base of each plunger; one at every cardinal. The L and R plungers were quite a but bigger so I cut out entire squares instead. It was fairly simple and testing as I went they definitely felt easier to depress. I put it back together and fucking wow, it's a massive difference. It's still not quite OEM level (nothing will fix the cheaper plastics), but the stiffness is near entirely gone. I can roll the dpad without any effort, the buttons require hardly any force, it's more than useable now.

So if anyone happens to have some shitty stiff controls I highly recommend giving this a try, especially if you dont have any OEM controllers at all. This simple fix turns a 10 dollar controller into a 30 dollar one
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NEC-PC-Engine-Console-FR
Red pill me on the NEC PC Engine

Give me the best and where to get them
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When did you realize this place is no different than /v/ besides being a slower board? Half the threads here are: "Buy thing A instead of thing B, I have thing A and anyone who doesn't make the same choice as me is dumb". And those threads always get the most traffic and replies.
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file
Does this POS have ANY good games?
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harvester
Why did this guy find Road Runner cartoons to be so funny?
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Is the saturn better then the dreamcast?
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SF2_Gustave_XIII
Saga Frontier 2 was a game I could never really get into when I was younger but wanted to try and get back into. Anything to keep in mind?

Also Saga thread.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLcXXz01Tn8
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>ITT: Good things from otherwise bad games

Personally, I think the music is really good (well the Dr. Jekyll parts at least).
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They're waiting for you Gordon
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Just finished Half Life and both Opposing Force/Blue Shift for the first time
Bit disappointed how short Blue Shift was so I went looking for mods. Downloading Paranoia and Decay now. Any thoughts on either of these or mod suggestions
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Do you emulate on mobile? What's your preferred method?
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I'm not that familiar with the GB/GBC library. Aside form Pokémon, what are some must play games? Plus, how does it handle on the 3DS' VC?
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Screenshot_2019-12-09 Mortal Kombat source code leaked - The Mancunion
Does anyone have the leaked Mortal Kombat source codes and betas?
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Thief was released November 30, 1998. Happy 21st anniversary!
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Hello chums, did I get ripped off?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123998120835
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X3 is mediocre
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>plot is dumb
>uninspired music + they actually included a 16-bit Guns 'n' Roses cover
>boring to look at, nearly every stage is some colorless industrial craphole
>the way you play as Zero is useless, also he can't enter doors!
>the way Zero dies is retarded
>almost all bosses have the same boring pattern and Blizard Buffalo's AI is broken
>only fun weapons are Spinning Blade, Parasitic Bomb and Triad Thunder
>the ride armor system is dumb
>that stupid crate delivery bit in Blast Hornet's stage
>mini-bosses take forever to explode, one of them rapes a door with his huge metallic cock
>dashing buster hit doesn't deal double damage in this one, prolonging boss fights
>so many boring elevator rides
>the buster upgrade is retarded, in fact it's a downgrade
>Zero's Sabre doesn't one-shot kill the bosses
>not much variety in enemy types, always the same ones in every stage
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Why are Digimon games so crap
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I wanna replay some early Mario games, specially the first one, Lost Levels, 2, 3, World and Yoshi's Island. What are the "definitive editions" of these games? For example, is pic related better than the SNES re-release or should I just stick with the NES original?
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ITT surprisingly decent and competently playable bootleg Famicom games.
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this game is vastly overrated by americans. not even a top 5 snes JRPG. Both FF IV & V are better as well
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>retroarch has a bad user int-
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Pre-Resident Evil Horror Games
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I've always been fascinated by early attempts at horror or "horror-themed" video games. Obviously there probably aren't many classic games that are legitimately scary, particularly to a modern player, but I'm still interested in gamers that aimed to evoke fear or unease.

What do you think are the best (or most interesting) examples of horror in video games prior to the survival horror boom?
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GOG game giveaway.
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Wasteland 2 Digital Classic Edition(Not retro) is being given away, but it includes a GOG code to redeem for Wasteland 1, which is retro. Get your free copy of Wasteland 2, then click on More after clicking on the game in your library. Under More, click on Serial Keys, then follow the link or copy that code into the Redeem Keys page in order to get your copy of Wasteland 1.

45 hours and 30 minutes remain for this giveaway.
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I'm gonna be stuck for 4 weeks with a shitty laptop and some emulators
What are the best old timesink games?
Games you can just spend hours and hours in
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X-COM tips and advice anyone?
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what is the best d pad?
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PSX MEGA iso collection.
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Anyone a have a new link to that MEGA folder where it had a full global collection of all the good rips for PSX games?
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/vr/ controllers
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What controller do you guys use for /vr/ gaming?

I made the terrible mistake of buying an 8bitdo SF30, and it makes me want to drive sticks into my eyes. It's *almost* a great controller, but I greatly underestimated how bad the d-pad diagonal issue was going to be--the fixes out there only marginally help.

I've heard good things about the Hori Pokken Tournament controller, but I'd like to hear some other recommendations.
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What is the best Final Fantasy?
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Has anyone played this game? It was kinda shit but also charming.
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Rts
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Command and conquer remastered your thought and When Will be get made it have been 1 year ago. So Where it is again

And tanya for c&c red alert 4
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Do you prefer memorizers or twitch shmups, /vr/ ?
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Trials-Of-Mana[1]
got around to playing this game with a buddy, don't understand how anyone could like this shit. people always bring this up as some hidden gem but it's unbelievably dated to the point that I don't even think this would have been passable when it was new
>combat is clunky and unresponsive as fuck, can't even run while weapons are drawn which happens automatically
>all you do is mash attack and special attack when the gauge is full
>special attacks from bosses simply hit you with no chance of avoiding them
>menus are a labyrinth
>supposed to be a co op game but if someone decides to use an item or ability it completely pauses the game
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Wa-win-cover
Is this game revered for its campaign, or as a multiplayer game?
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Biraku
Do you reset, or do you move on and train your bench warmers?
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Game Center CX
Arino
https://pastebin.com/u/GCCXGeneral

New sub from GooseCanyon is Die Hard Arcade from the USA DVD.

Next raw episode on December 19 is something from Konami.
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Phantasy Star
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I'm going to pick up the first Phantasy Star on the Switch pretty soon. Despite this, I'm still gonna emulate the 4 classic games with ROM hacks. I know to play the first game in a jap rom with the English patch and FM music, but there are multiple hacks of the other titles that feature good general improvements. What are the best rom hacks for 2-4?

Also Phantasy star thread.
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Links Awakening : old vs new
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Okay /vr/ give me the straight beef.

Z:LA (the original GB version) is my favorite retro game of all time, ZOoS and ZOoA close behind. How disappointed will I be with the new remake? I can clear the original game in under 5 hours -- not sure $60 is worth it for a 5 hour game.
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>the monsters have overtaken the city
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Why is this so hard? Does anyone have any tips? I'm on a quest to play every retro Simpsons game and with this being the first I'm not off to a great start lol
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Alundra
ITT: games that copied zelda but are better than zelda
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Chart Thread
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Can we have a /vr/ chart thread? I'll put what I got
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What are your favorite red label Saturn games?
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Overlooked N64 Games
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Metal Jesus gets his mind blown! Actual real hidden gems!!
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What's your favorite read 'em up?
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How the frick did they create a beat-em-up beltscroller that wasn't total fucking dogshit?
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What are some retrogames with that Sam's Club aesthetic?
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Is Contra Hard Corps kino?
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>tfw never did find any of those sailors, but I was scared it would make a disappointment to my parents
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What are some kino retro games with cool action ninjas (not boring stealth ninjas)
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Hey /vr
Are there more games like this one for Genesis or other systems?
Resource gathering / exploration / space travel
I loved it.
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terranigma-snes
what game has the best engrish?
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ps1
Does anyone else feel like that the PS1 was the true successor of the SNES?
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*is still the greatest 3D platformer of all time*

Heh, nothing personnel, Segafags and Sonyfags.
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ITT fighting games that tried to capitalize on the massive success of Street Fighter II.

HARD MODE: NO SNK GAMES
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What are some other games with that New Age aesthetic?
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*burps*
*burps*
*farts*
*burps*
*farts*
*farts*
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This is called a "paddle"
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When did we stop calling them paddles and start calling them controllers? Paddle is one less syllable and rolls off the tongue effortlessly. Everyone called them paddles in the 80's-90's. What the fuck changed?
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Fukio Mitsuji
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What's your favourite videogame designed by him? here is a list:

Super Dead Heat (1985)
Land Sea Air Squad (1986)
Halley's Comet (1986)
Bubble Bobble (1986)
Rainbow Islands (1987)
Syvalion (1988)
Darius II (1989)
Omega Fighter (1989)
Volfied (1989)
Sybubblun (1990)
Magical Puzzle Popils (1991)
Star Trader (1992)
Sagaia (1992)
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Looking For Games Like Metroid
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I don't mean Metroidvania. I mean games that encourage exploration and discovery in the way that 1986 Metroid does: bombing walls and floors, looking for hidden passages that lead to treasure (or dead ends).

That thrill of discovering secrets through trial and error is something that I've been missing my whole life; only Metroid and The Legend of Zelda have ever been able to scratch this itch. Cave Story came close--I'd be lying if I said part of Metroid's appeal for me wasn't the whole underground labyrinth aspect of it all--but I really want something where I can spend hours digging into every nook and cranny and be rewarded occasionally. Does such a /vr/ game exist outside of Metroid and Zelda or am I SOL?
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travelling and moving
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North American here moving to Australia. I'm going to take my Sega Genesis with me and play it down under. I got my step converter and as far as I can tell the TV I'm getting should work with NTSC formats too.

Share your tales of playing vidya abroad.
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Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (1999)
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Holy cow, you were right saying that it's the hardest one. 1st stage took me few days and I couldn't even get all the secrets. I'm in Karnak right now and it's almost impossible without online solutions.
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Burning Rangers? More like Flaming Faggots. I wipe my AYUSS with this shitty fuckin game! WHAT WERE THEY THINKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGG
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Panasonic 3DO
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So this thing is basically an alternate universe PlayStation, no?
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What are some semi obscure snes and genesis games for a newb, particularly horror games?
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You DO have AMD card, I hope?
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Nintendo-NES-System
What are the essential NES games worth playing?
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What are some good games to play around Christmas?
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Time for another
>I know what I have
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AWESOME VICTORY
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knowing what a pile of action zoomer shooter shit RE2 remake is, i can already tell pic related
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Another Saturn Thread
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Alright /vr/ginas, all of the Saturn threads as of late finally pressured me into acquiring one of these glorious pieces of shit after 15 years of fence-sitting. It’s a modchipped JP Model II with a region-free BIOS, so I think that I can essentially play the 99.9% of the library I’ve “backed up” for myself. I’m going to need a quick rundown on the essentials, your favorite obscurities, and any homebrew that’s worth it (Sonic Z-treme looks neat). Multi-plats and ports are also a-okay, so long as they aren’t totally gimped. The genres of which I’m most fond include:
>drivers/racers
>flight
>FPS
>platformers
>quirky Sega arcade shit
I don’t play many fighters or shoot-em-ups, but I’m open to good ones. Point-and-click, RPGs and sports games are really the only genres I actively avoid.
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What do you guys use to sell stuff locally?

I have a bunch of gaame and console doubles i wanna get rid off, but i dont wanna go to the flea market only to have a bunch of fucking imbeciles offering $10 for my complete Snes and N64.

My local Offerup and Craigslist are loaded with resellers that have dozens of ads, Facebook Marketplace is unusable since they implemented that "promote ad" BS. hardly anyone sees my ads.
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aecension
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so I just finished the entire Baldur's Gate Saga. Pretty epic experience. Holy fuck it was long. Was pretty much only game I played this semester. Feel empty as fuck now though

But I wanted to talk specifically about the Aecension mod, which I used for ToB. What is everyone's thoughts on it? I was able to beat every battle, including the final battle, oddly, without lowering the difficulty.

But the Abizagail battle was so fucking hard I had to lower it to easy, and the Demogorgan was so hard I couldn't even beat it on easy and had to uninstall that part of the mod.
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Emperor's new groove ps1
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The game over screen of this game creeped me out so much as a child. I was striving hard no to fail. It was a pure nightmare when I was playing in the night.
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Why is it so hard to make a decent replacement?
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>Nintendon'ts didn't get to experience this game
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elite
Thoughts on the original Elite games?

I'm enjoying Dangerous, but it's not retro.
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Ultima underworld 1 & 2
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Loved Legend of Grimrock. Want to try these two games...

Are there any quality of life patches or sourceports I should play them with or are the gog versions the best i can hope for?
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Let Tails in, you fuck.
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What is Mickey's best retro game, /vr/?
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So I’m trying to set up a multi-emulator frontend on a PC in my living room, and I’m having this infuriating problem. I’m using Steam Big Picture as a frontend with RetroArch as a backend for loading games.

The problem is, when I launch a game via Steam, there’s no good way to get back out of the game while using authentic controllers. The best I can do is invoke the RetroArch quick menu and close the game, which drops me not to Steam, but to the RetroArch main menu. From there, I have to manually exit RA as one does. I know how this works, because I set it up, but it’s going to be unusably confusing to anyone who doesn’t have context.

For consistency, I could use Steam to handle the exiting of games, except original controllers don’t have guide buttons, and there’s no way to create one without sacrificing a button, which, on something like a SNES controller, is a total no-go. Steam doesn’t appear to want to listen for a combination of multiple buttons or anything like that.

I could use Autohotkey, but the problem I foresee there is that AHK-based solutions are unlikely to cleanly and consistently apply across a wide variety of controllers (original controller for each platform), assuming I can get it to respond consistently to controllers at all.

Finally, I could just keep a keyboard around, but having an entire keyboard present and within arm’s reach on my couch at all times for the sole purpose of exiting a game seems very stupid.

Am I being unreasonable here? Are any of you doing something similar? Have you solved this problem? I’d love to know what you did.
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Thought you might enjoy this
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gameboy mosaic i made by hot gluing all of my old gameboy games in to the shape of gameboy!
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any games like red earth? its kinda like a boss rush fighting game
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Shin Megami Tensei: Where To Start?
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I've been wanting to give the SMT series a go for a while now, but the sheer number of games and spin-offs have always made me a little unsure of where to start. What do you think is the best entry point for the series and which are your favorites?
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T-T-T-TIME TO HUNT
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will chiptune ever be seen as a music genre and ever come to the main stream? (pic unrelated)
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Your opinion on Pokemon Snap?
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>Season 23: Episode 14 (#290) Space Channel 5 {Dreamcast} premiered on Thursday, December 5th.

>Season 23: Episode 15 (#291) "Konami Software" premieres on Thursday, December 19th, half an hour later than usual.

https://pastebin.com/u/GCCXGeneral

What could it be?
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>your old video store’s sticker is still on the cartridge
>it’s been a quarter of a century
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Wing commander series
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On sale on GoG right now. Never played them but loved Freespace 2.

Which of the main series games (I think 1 -5?) are still "fun" to play? Which have aged like burnt turds?
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kart
Could it have saved the Dreamcast?
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25 years ago today.
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Ultimate Grind Online
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why does /vr/ never talk about Ultima Online?
I'm on my second month of subscription. I tried playing some free shards but realized they are all broken and unbalanced compared to official shards so went back to the official.

The game itself though is nothing but a massive grind, the only reason Im playing is that i've fallen for the sunk cost fallacy and can't stop.
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The price of storage in the 1990s
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From your memory, how expensive were storage mediums in the 1990s? How much would I expect to pay for a 3.5 floppy disk, or a CD-R, or a 500mb hard disk drive, for example?

Also, if you don't include space as a matter to consider, back in the 1990s which mediums would you choose to store pirate games? Floppy disks? Don't they deteriorate over time?
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