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This board is for the discussion of classic, or "retro" games, including consoles, computer games, arcade games (including pinball) and any other forms of video games. Retro gaming means platforms launched in 2001 and earlier, and official game titles for those platforms released no later than December 2007 (homebrew console games made after this date will be permitted). The Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, and Sony PlayStation 2 will now be considered "retro".

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Emulation General Wiki
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\CRT\ - general - (setups edition)
post your setup anon!
>recent pickups (if any)
>favorite brands \ recs (if any)
>recommended vidya that benefits from CRT

certain games were clearly designed with crt in mind
certain titles directly benefit from the phosphor bloom

>previous thread: >>10806414
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Wait is Wario Land actually the first collectathon?
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OG Xbox users.
Your response to this?
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As a kid I thought this game was called Blast Corpse. I assumed it was very violent and my parents would never let me play it, so I never asked for it even though the footage I saw in Nintendo Power tapes seemed really cool and I loved big trucks and big robots. I recently started playing it. It's a lot of fun and I regret not experiencing it during my peak years of adoring giant machines.
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Let's talk about Weapon Fighters, since the entire subgenre seems to have slipped into /vr/ territory now. This would be any 2D, 3D, or Arena fighting game where all the characters use weapons primarily instead of fists.

Which series / game is your favorite?
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Will it ever be dethroned? Can it be?

98% of all mods made since the first release of GZDoom were either made specifically with GZDoom in mind or will easily work flawlessly with GZDoom despite being developed for something else.

It's also the only source port that has been used as a springboard to make actual commercial games.

GZDoom is more doom than doom at this point. I bet most people here haven't even played DOOM in any way OTHER than GZDOOM.
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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread: >>10838525

Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other 90s FPS welcome
~ Let's post like gentlemen ~


(or Quake, Duke, Marathon, Deus Ex)

Same thing, in video format:

Quickstart torrent (IWADS etc):
Quake 1-3 FAQ:
Downloads for various /vr/ shooters:!QXIk1bjB!NHRWGIfjcc77PyGgRlga4Q!GtEQTISJ!CCJGyPEEEsZasc1PMXicUA
Doom Shovelware:
Fileplanet archives:
4CHAN DOSPACK + Win98 games (pre-configured):





THREAD ARCHIVES"doom thread"/type/op/




OUR SRB2K SERVER (Kart Game in Doom), more info here:


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Anyone made a user-friendly spoon-feeding list of games that are actually worth your time so you don't have to resort to downloading 650 gigabytes of trash edutainment shovelware "games"?
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I tried to make a thread on /v/ about this but dumb moderation shit just autosaged it and I got recommended to make one here instead.
What are examples of games that are genuinely unique and experimental and offered an experience you can’t find in any other game while still actually being a game instead if a walking sim? Stuff like pic related.
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What’s is your favorite 64 GAME
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What best driving games should I play on the GBC and GBA?
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Why does nobody talk about this game?
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i am going to have FUN with chinese bootleg famiclone games

wish me luck
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>the Commodore 64 had a 1000 shmups and Uridium is the best of them all.
>never mentioned ever
what the heck?
lets fix that. name a better shmup on the C64 you literally cant
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I grew up in the absolute peak of pokemania but going back and playing these games again it's crazy how poorly designed they are.
>The opening third of the game is brutal. If you pick Charmander you're completely fucked and forced to grind for hours because all the trainers besides bug catchers are nothing but rock pokemon and there is nothing you can catch or train that they're weak to.
>pokemon types are almost worthless because they barely learn any moves. besides pikachu, which knows thundershock as a starting move, everything else you can catch just knows tackle or scratch or whatever until you grind them into the 20s
>because type matching barely exists and everything you can catch is just normal type anyway, battles are just spamming tackle over and over. Moves like hyper fang and sand-attack are actually S tier because of this.
>trainers pokemon for the first third of the game are way over leveled, and then they spend the rest of the game severely underleveled. Rockets in Mt. Moon have level 16+ pokemon. Trainers on the routes around Serge have pokemon level 18-24. And then the entire rest of the game 95% of trainers have pokemon barely at or under level 30. All of the wild pokemon are 10+ levels under trainers, so you again have to grind for an hour.
And then once you make it through the absolute slog that is this first portion of the game, the game becomes boring as fuck because once you finally learn type moves they usually one shot everything. Going back and playing these is like rewatching Space Jam and realizing it's actually a terrible movie
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Ape Escape is unique
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I suck lol
How do I get gud at fighting games? I was recently playing KOF 2000 and I realized I suck. I routinely find myself button mashing and just adding credits whenever I lose, so I only beat the arcade through sheer attrition. How can I get gud at fighting games? Especially arcade one's without a training mode.
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idk compared to the NES the North American library for this thing is awfully underwhelming and has an ever-increasing amount of sports shovelware and bad licensed games. it does seem most of the good stuff stayed in Japan.
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I'm finding it really hard to get into SNES JRPGs. I'm fine with platformers and other genres from the era but I'm having the hardest time with JRPGs
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Anime > CGI
Search your heart you know it's true. What are some games with great animated openings, cutscenes, endings, etc etc?
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/hhg/ Handheld General
Retro sizer
Retro handhelds spreadsheet (embed)
SoC Comparison

>Where to buy
Aliexpress, gogamegeek, litnxt, keepretro, mechdiy, Anbernic/retroid store

>What do I buy
Post your preferences: Money (20$ - 200$), Shape (horizontal, vertical, clamshell, square), Pocketable or not, OS (Linux, Android, Both), Systems (Pre PSX is 8, 16, and 32-bit eras, PSX with extras, Dreamcast and N64, PSP and DS, PS2 and GC/Wii capable)

>Recommended devices
Prices depend on when and where you buy.
- Retroid Pocket 4 (200$, horizontal, 4.7" 16:9 Screen, up to PS2/GC, android)
- Anbernic RG556 ($200, horizontal, 5.8" 16:9 OLED Screen, up to PS2/GC, android)
- Retroid Pocket 2S (100$, horizontal, 3.5" 4:3 Screen, can play some PS2/GC, android, pocketable)
- Powkiddy RGB30 (90$, horizontal, 4" 1:1 Screen, PSX with extras, linux, pocketable)
- Trimui Smart Pro (60$, horizontal, 5" 16:9 Screen, PSX with extras, linux)
- Anbernic RG 35XX Plus (60$, 3.5" 4:3 Screen, PSX with extras, linux, pocketable)
- Miyoo mini plus (60$, 3.5" 4:3 Screen, PSX with extras, linux, pocketable)
- R36S (40$, vertical, 3.5" 4:3 Screen, up to PSX with extras, linux, pocketable)

>Things I need to know
- Handhelds come with low quality SD cards. Back them up on your computer, throw them away, and buy new ones.
- It takes some tinkering, specially linux devices.
- Reviewers get free handhelds, caveat emptor.

>Previous Thread
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Bullets Dodged
Post bad games you wanted when you were a kid but never got
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AGS-100 vs AGS-101
Am I fucking crazy? I have been using my original SP since they came out. I very recently "upgraded" to a 101... but am I just crazy here it looks like fucking shit when its running a game?

I boot up my emerald super exicted to play on a brighter screen and I noticed right away there is some lag? or something I can't really describe it but everything just looks way different and way worse when you're moving around. It's totally fucking with my eyes.

Did I get a bad system or is this just a thing with these? Super sad.
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What do you believe to be the single biggest case of "historical revisionism" within the retro gaming community? Bonus points if you can actually PROVE the revisionism instead of just saying that it happened.
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JRPGs will never be this good again
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It is the worst retro GT. Admit it. Tech demo at best.
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Super Mario Land
Can we finally admit this game sucks? I love the NES trilogy and I wanted to love this one, but it’s almost unplayable. The physics are terrible, the momentum is off, Mario feels like a tank, jump arcs are weird, etc.
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ITT: forgotten vidya tech
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Best of Best
I just found this game on MAME called Best of Best, old fighting game apparently from Korea and I'm surprised at how fun it's been. A couple weird things are 1 you can pick a different character every time you win against the computer and 2 it shows how to do all your moves before each match. Not sure if those are conventions with Korean fighting games or what.
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just got one of these. what are the very best games for this?
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Phantasy Star Online
how long is it gonna take me to hit max level in this game offline?
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It's time to commemorate nintendo's gay little lunchbox of a console, often misunderstood but clearly beloved.

What are your favourite gamecube games? What are your most cherished memories with this console?
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Thanks for the rec.

Really fun arcade/scoring oriented PSX action game by Konami from 1999. Unreleased overseas but you don't need to understand anything to play it, there are basically only 30 strings in the game and everything else is in English, including voice-over by McCulloch (Chris from Resident Evil, Richter from Castlevania SotN, etc)

Anyway really fun game, I had a blast playing it with all 4 characters. I think Steyr (the girl) should have been unlocked from the start alongside Wakle though because she's the easiest and most fun to use. I know you can unlock her from the first stage of the game without even having to beat the stage but most beginners won't know that.
Also, I would have wished for a quick-turn button.
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this man is a retro programming legend and /vr/ doesnt even know who he is.
prove me wrong: name one game under his belt
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how was a 7 year child in 1989 meant to get past this part?
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/sg/ - Scrub General
Did you git gud? Tired of dunking on noobs? Want to discuss high-level strategies and gameplay? Then this thread is not for you.

Scrub General is a place for unskilled players to:
>Suggest games with tamer difficulty, but still enjoyable
>Share hints or cheats
>Ask for gameplay-related help
>Discuss good practices for having fun, even without being a proficient gamer

Let's start!

First thread
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Well /vr/, how hardcore are you?

Reminder: beat means cleared on one credit single segment, obviously no cheats or rewind or anything, stuff like autofire or playing on emulator is fine
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/vroom/ is dead. Post your favorite racing games and stuff
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Sayger Genesis
How can I know that my model 1 is a good audio Genesis? It doesn't have the "High Definition Graphics" text on it or the extension port, but I've heard that there are versions without it that still sound just as good
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Anybody else feel like Mega Man 6 is an underrated game in the series?
>excellent graphics
>fun levels
>wonderful soundtrack, with some nice melancholic pieces, fitting since 6 is the end of the NES MM era
>interesting use of Rush
>amusingly self-aware story with Mr. X
Only downsides
>some of the bosses aren't the most memorable
>would've been nice to have more Mr X Fortress + Wily Castle stage themes
>final battle with Wily is a bit underwhelming, both in terms of the fight itself and the design of his final skull machine
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Japanese PC Games
You know the score - back in the day, the greats on console were mostly from asian niggas, with the greats on PC mostly coming from white niggas. Everything from Doom to Planescape: Torment powerbombed anything pc related from the east, while everything from Phantasy Star IV to Ocarina of Time curbstomped anything console related from the west.

Obviously, good western console games existed, and good eastern pc games existed, but the latter tends to be more unknown, typically due to the language barrier. I'm curious if there are any anons on this board with some japanese pc favorites from the /vr/ era. No, not just pc98 releases.
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do you like standalone vpets?
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Comfy Thief Thread
What are some great FMs that push the boundaries for what Thief and Dark Engine can do?
I loved Towers of Twilight.
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1 credit
What are your thoughts "1 credit clearing" games? Do you think that you can give an opinion of a game before you have achieved the "1 credit clear"?
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The Stagnation of RetrArch
What is going on? Are the Wild Rumors true? Big Corp slowing down emulation development on purpose? Why are all cores so out-of-date? When was the last time a RA Core got an update?

Last: >>10802680
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Sandstorm, also released under the title Desert Storm Command, is a 1992 action game for DOS.[1] The player must defend their home base from planes (which drop bombs), Patriot Missiles, and Scud missiles. If a missile or bomb touches the ground, some of the buildings in the base are damaged. Each building can be damaged three times. In other missions, a missile can be directed into designated enemy buildings.
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Did Resident Evil need a remake in 2002?
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what's stopping sega from effectively re-releasing the dreamcast with some cheapo hardware and reselling games, heck even on actual cds again (although swapping to some simple cartridges or loading them into a new vmu might be better) alongside indie releases that have been made in the last 2 decades, maybe some new games, improve the controller, etc, and marketing it as a collector's console? I can't imagine hearing the above with a "SEGA'S NEW ENERGY" or whatever wouldn't be appetizing. It would be easy to release retro-style games for it, even porting saturn, genesis, and master system games for it, and just touting it as a console for retrophiles because that's what retrophiles want. Why not, really?? Right?
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Eastern pray-em-ups.
Post games with Shinto, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, etc., themes/settings.
Has anyone made a Pocky & Rocky doom wad yet?
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What are some games that absolutely require an actual Win9x installation to work? From what I can see, many old Windows games are hard to run on modern Windows, but not outright impossible, simply requiring patches or something like vgVoodoo2. But are there any that currently will not work on anything newer than Windows 98 or ME, thus requiring a VM or emulator like PCem or 86box?
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Castlevania Chronicles
is original mode good or should i just play the nes version with enhancement romhacks?
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Do you play ps2 and 6th gen games at native or increased resolution?
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ps2 demo
Which way?
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Nobody expected anything good out of a game with this title and this thing doesn't disappoint. Mostly a vehicle to show off some cool Mode 7 effects.
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How much hard drive space would you need to have a full no-intro rom/iso set of every big console up to and including ps2/gc/xbox?
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Can someone recommend me more Japanese developed mid budget kino with super cool aesthetics and really slick presentation?

Bonus points for Japan only releases
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Game Center CX - /GCCX/
>Season 28: Episode 1 (#377) Dragon Quest II: Akuryou no Kamigami {Famicom / NES} premieres on Thursday, April 25th.

>In a highly unusual move, this upcoming challenge was officially announced well in advance of the normal time of reveal.

Bros... it's over.
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is Rinoa white or asian?
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Even high level Sega staff blame the 32X as the reason the company went under.
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>released just a month before Gran Turismo
Did they push it out of the oven too early just to have a chance of having sales, leaving the controls and graphics issues unresolved?
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While I think S3&K is the best one, there's something special about Sonic 2. It has some kind of magic. My memories of playing it as a kid in the 90s are entirely different than the other Sonic games. How did they do this magic?
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castlevania chronicles stuck
no matter which option i pick it checks memory card slot 1 and returns here for me to pick another option. do you guys know how to fix this?
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/vr/ct - The Grim Procession Edition
Previous: >>10793779

Awesome Downloads:
>OpenRCT2 - Currently the best way to play RollerCoaster Tycoon. We use the latest stable version for multiplayer unless otherwise noted:

>UCES - includes all objdata files already extracted from each scenario upon loading, and includes tracks:

>Amazing Earl stuff - adds some custom-made rides and scenery:

>Anon's devkit v0.2

- - - - - - -

>Knowledge Base

>RCT1 Manual

>Headless Server Guide

>Weekend Parks Archive

>4chan Kit v0.3

- - - - - - -

Last weekend's park:
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I will play Duke Nukem 3D in remembrance
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Does the Vita emulate it well?
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Sega Saturn is one of my favorite systems and if you don't like it... that's completely okay because despite my love for it, it's a flawed game system with a lot of problems.
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emulation hoarders
>have thousands of ROM's saved on external hard drive
>open up random game, play for five minutes, close it
>open up one of the handful of games you've already beaten twenty times over
>feel overburdened by the absolute mountain of ROM's you know you'll never even play, let alone beat
the fate of all emu-fags.
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>base the Genesis on the System 16
>console does reasonably well

>make the Model 2 prohibitively expensive for no reason so the Saturn's architecture is a hodgepodge of complicated bullshit
>console is a flop

>base the Dreamcast on the Naomi
>console does reasonably well during its short shelf life
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What are some of the rarest retro PC releases you know of?
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a third party Pelican Xbox controller where the black and white buttons are implemented as shoulder buttons

why couldn't microsoft think of that?
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How was Square able to put out such a ridiculous amount of LUDO on the Sony Playstation? Was it efficient management, easy technology to work with, abuse of workers or plain old soul?
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Cobra Command NES
These military combat sim shooters always seemed like the most boomer games ever. Like something your Uncle Jeff would play next to his copy of Jack Nicklaus Golf.
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New Horizons thread
>New Horizons thread
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This is why the PS2 was the best selling console of all time.
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>game that was completed and about to be launched gets cancelled because everyone turned into a bunch of thin skinned pansies over night
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I think u all should f yourselves, Croc 2 is awesome!
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toxic crusaders
anyone play this?
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yoda stories
ITT games that use native OS controls
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What's a third-party controller you have fond memories of?
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Oi m8's, it's only 40 years since the CPC was born innit! I never had one but do have some fond memories of the CPC, a classic system. Say something nice about the Amstrad general.
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how is this game so beautiful
came out in 2001, and on my ps2 hooked up to my old tv it looks stunning, just as good as the best looking games of this console generation
the intro cinematic with the characters on the street and lee driving made my jaw drop the clarity was so sharp on my old ass tv
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Unfinished Business
>That game you couldn't beat as a kid you replayed it as an adult and finally beat it
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Why did Goemon not pick up in the West? Was it just too Japanese?
Played Goemon's Great Adventure for N64 recently and it's very good. 2D though, but other Goemon games aren't if that is the reason for unpopularity on the 64 (time/place) . Maybe Konami sucks generally.
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Did piracy kill the Personal Computer?
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Who here is old enough and bri'ish enough to have played games on Teletext?
As an American I was always fascinated with pictures of Ceefax. Reminded me of old BBS software.
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I have one question for you. What is the best and comfiest RTS for MS-DOS?
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Realistically speaking, how feasible would this game be on the PlayStation?

Would it have been more like the Nintendo 64 with its 3D-ish backgrounds but retaining the missing animation sprites and adding full-fledged FMV cutscenes, or the Arcade version where it plays exactly like the Arcade version but improving on the FMV endings and adding extra game modes?
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I've been playing a lot of picrel through the collection and I forgot how fun it is. I think my two most favorite maps are Jabba's Palace and Bespin.
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What are the best RPGs on the ps2?
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Why don't companies make official "rom hacks"? Surely they could put a newbie team on it who could crank out something better than the average bedroom dev. People would pay $60 for a new Zelda64
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Did we ever agree what the best party was?
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Ape Escape 2
Just finished playing this for the first time and I gotta tell you, I liked it as much as the first game, so weird most fans consider it to be tedious. In fact I'd even say it's the best PS2 platformer, holy shit these games are truly underrated. Really looking forward to playing 3 now. Do you guys like Ape Escape 2?
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What a fun video game.
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The Legend Of Zelda
The replay value is insane. I can never just play this game for a few minutes and put it down. I always end up playing it start to finish. So many of the items are completely optional. I love that you can choose to only grab what’s necessary to win, or you can find everything and become a tank. I love that you can play the dungeons in whatever order you want. Every time I play this game, I feel like my play through is a little bit more optimized.

When you start a new file, do you have a strategy? Do you play in any specific order? Are there any items that you always get first or always skip?
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Killer Instinct (SNES)
Even though we didn't get the Ultra 64 as advertised, the Super NES version of Killer Instinct is still better than nothing despite the missing animations and still images instead of FMV cutscenes for endings.

Can't go wrong with Orchid and her Rooftop stage, plus the Rareware logo on the jumbotron.
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Everyone loved this game back then and no amount of zoomer larping stories will ever change that.
>b-but I got it for christmas when I was a kid and it was so boring!
No you didn't. You are a liar. Everyone back then loved this game. Stop making shit up.
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The Japanese ROM hacking community is very interesting. I find it funny that they have translation patches for games that were improved for the western release, like this one that turns Zelda 2 back into Japanese.
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>the XBOX is the Dreamcast 2!!
Sweetie, there is an official Dreamcast 2, and it's called the Naomi 2.
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The older I get, the narrower my taste in games becomes. It isn't for lack of trying, either. I constantly download new shit, but nothing ever sticks. I've come to the conclusion that there is an incredibly small handful of games actually worth playing and almost all of them are made by Nintendo, Blizzard, id Software or Capcom. If I had to name a few in no particular order:
>Diablo 2
>WarCraft 3
>Ocarina of Time
>Resident Evil 4
>Quake 3
All of these games are 10/10 solid gold classics with endless gameplay and lively communities. Playing anything else just feels like buying store brand. I realize most of you are both gay and retarded, and you're going to try and argue that your average everyday nipshit JRPG, crusty 2D platformer or Sony movie game is ackshually worth playing, but I'm afraid you're wrong. There's just no reason to spend time playing tons of "little" games when you could be playing the gigaludo. Reflect upon this, and you'll see that I'm right.
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Does anyone think that sonic adventure 2 was the last great sonic game
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/hbg/ - Homebrew & Romhacking General
Previous Thread: >>10779210

Gameplay and development discussion:
What homebrew / hacks are you playing /vr/? Are you working on anything? Would you like to learn? Projects and questions welcome.

Active Communities:

Huge Community List:

IPS/BPS Patcher:

Huge Archive:

Other Archives:'s_ROM_>Hack_Recommendations

Quality of Life Improvements:

Desplash Patches:

















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This game ruined the series.
The first game's combat was strategic and more puzzle-like due to the limited movement. GC ruined it by adding strafing and making combat completely mindless.
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I'm trying to make a comprehensive list of bugs in the duckstation emulator since the project is end of life and the original list is closed. Have I missed anything?
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Difficulty Spikes
What are some examples of difficulty spikes in retro videogames?
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Xbox mandela effect
I have a mandela effect thing going on with the original Xbox.

>early 2000s
>everybody i knew who played games had a PS2 or a Gamecube
>literally nobody owned an Xbox
>didn't even know an Xbox existed
>suddenly start hearing about the Xbox 360. my friend's dad has one
>2007 i get one myself
>think its an entirely new console
>actually its the 2nd xbox and this new game Halo i have for it had two prior entries on the 1st xbox

I swear I didn't hear a single thing about an "Xbox" before the 360 came out. Nobody owned one, nobody played one. Halo didn't exist. The GTAs were all PS2 exclusives in my mind. Then it turns out that not only did the Xbox exist, but it somehow sold more than the Gamecube (which I remember being super popular)? Did I switch timelines or something?
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What are the best versions of Paperboy 1 and 2?
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Who would want this thing hanging out of their game gear?
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What's the Deal?
I have seen people rant and rave about how the N64 was the best console of the time and some even saying it's the best ever.
I never had one in my youth and only recently picked one up, i gotta say it's not very impressive. Sure some games are fun like PD, Goldeneye, Excitebikes but even Mario 64 and Zelda are pretty damn boring.
Is there some """hidden gems""" I am missing or is this console overhyped trash?
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Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (Japan, USA) (Rev A)-240413-122715
If you didn't beat Mike Tyson, then none of your opinions can be taken seriously.
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Why is Sagat so unfair?
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Who is MARS being made for? Do they really think that every existing MiSTer owner is gonna shell out a grand for a privilege of making redundant all their previous investments in MiSTer ecosystem? Emulator and real hardware purists are definitely not gonna adopt the more expensive FPGA option for a promise of some extra emulated systems.
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Why is Shadow considered the worst thing to happen to Sonic?
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Apparently the Platinum Hits version of this game is supposed to much easier than regular copies of the game. The original version is actually supposed to be pretty hard, so some people say the PH version is the "definitive" version.

What does /vr/ think? Was the original actually too difficult or is this just casuals being casuals?
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Why was Halo CE critically acclaimed when it came out?

The level Attack on the Control Centre is just the same room repeated over and over and over again
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Who were the Big Three of the 3 main 5th gen consoles?
I'm thinking Mario, Akira Yuki and Robbit.
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Some people responsible for one of the oldest current gaming magazines in my country decided to make a modern magazine that's entirely about Dreamcast and give it a physical release. I got my copy today.
Feels odd for this sort of initiative to happen here because the console itself was not very popular even compared to the rest of Europe and certainly not Japan or USA. They claim that this is the only modern Dreamcast magazine in the entire world. Is that true?
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We post retro kusoge.
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Finally, an actually good Ren and Stimpy game!
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Was Tsukihime a masterpiece?

Arcueid is immortal, but she never really lived until she met Shiki. That around one week of living meant more to her than an eternity of empty life. And her short time with Shiki is in my opinion representative of how short life is sometimes while also an affirmation that it still matters, no matter how small and finite it is. It doesn’t matter that their days together were so few. To both of them, those days will be what they hang onto for the rest of their existence.

This is contrasted with Roa, who sought endless existence over life, erasing himself so much that his current existence is just, kind of sad. His pursuit of eternity led him. down a dark path, but ironically, what “corrupted” him is what is most humanizing about him. He fell in love with Arcueid, and I think that became more important to him than continuing to chase eternity. He just wants to be pursued by her and have her for himself. In Ciel’s True End, he literally burns himself away just because he wants to be recognized by her, literally giving up eternity for a moment of recognition from the woman he loves. The only moment when Shiki can really hear from the person Roa is after his death in Ciel’s route. Before that, Roa is just existence and directive. Him being able to die and put that book down is what is needed to complete him, not his attempt to witness the completion of humanity’s journey. Every book got to have an end.

By eclipse, Shiki himself confirms that he doesnt have much time left due to how much he overused his eyes. Dude is a dead man walking.

Being Shiki is suffering. No matter what ending you get, the eclipse still shows him as dying and reminiscing his life on the grassy field.
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Sell or keep?
So I got my old PS Vita working with no problems and an old GBA SP AGS-101 (backlight edition). These two consoles were pretty expensive when I bought them, and because I haven't touched them in years, I thought I might sell them. But I also know that retro gaming equipment has some collector's value that can vary. So, should I sell them (or maybe one of them) now, or wait a bit longer, hoping the value will rise?
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Is it an adventure game or an RPG?
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Is it a hidden gem or a well beloved game?
Also, i know most of u just got that cowboy themed Apartment level song playing in ur head
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is this a good way to experience the first three phantasy star games? got it for five dollars at a thrift store and am gonna try it anyway, but I'm curious if they're faithful or gimped versions of the original games
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Were they just trying to make the game more immersive?
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Classic Mac games, free on & web
Nanosaur Extreme:
Nanosaur 2:
Bugdom 2:
Spectre VR (browser based):

I'd include Marathon but everyone already knows about Aleph One. Have fun, all 12 of you with nostalgia for these games. Of the lot, Nanosaur 2 seems to hold up the best imo.
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Go give Harvester a try if u haven't already; def worth the time spent clicking every fucking pixel on the screen trying to progress..
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This world fucking sucks. It sucking fucks!
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Takeda Shingen Famicom
Maybe you've heard of Shingen the Ruler which is kind of a lesser Nobunaga's Ambition made by the literallywho Hot B but you may not know it had a Japan-only precursor called Takeda Shinjen. Apparently it's now translated so you can enjoy what's basically a less developed smaller ROM Shingen the Ruler with password saves instead of a battery (I assume it was passed over for localization in favor of the improved sequel).
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breath of fire 2
I recently played BoF2 for the first time on the Switch virtual console thingy. It's crazy how even the most bogstandard RPGs back in the day used to have these absolutely incredible soundtracks.

Anyone wanna talk about BoF2? My main party was hero, dog boy, cat girl, and Nina. I didn't play around with fusing all that much, and only found a couple of them anyway. Those sections where you temporarily only play as one characters pissed me the fuck off, because I didn't keep all characters on the same level so I had to grind them up for those sections.
Also, had a game freezing glitch at the penultimate boss fight where the cutscene wouldn't load after I defeated him.

Cool game, anyway. Not sure if I will ever play it again though.
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Let's play a game
How many can you get /vr/?

There are at least 20 answers
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I ordered a supergun for my Neo Geo MVS board and was wondering what stories people might have regarding their own arcade PCBs and setups?
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/MK/ Mortal Kombat General
Can we have a Retro Mortal Kombat Thread?
Favorite Characters?
Favorite Rumors?
Do you enjoy MUGEN (aka MK Project) as a spiritual succesor to the 2D era of the series?
Favorite Stage?
Anything goes within the boundaries of the 2D era of Mortal Kombat =]
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>there was a point in time when Sega was supporting the Genesis, the Sega CD, the 32X, the Saturn, the Master System(in Europe and Brazil), the Game Gear, the Nomad, the Pico, and arcades
>at the same time
Is it any wonder that they ran out of money with the Dreamcast? What the hell was their problem?
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Changes in popular opinion of certain games?
The weird "Mega Man 3 is bad" sentiment I've seen around here (spawned from Youtube I think) has me stunned. I've been consistently playing NES games since the 80s and posting on the internet about them since the late 90s and I've NEVER seen anything resembling that opinion until the last year or two.
It got me thinking about what are some of the changes in popular opinion towards certain games that have occurred over the years?
Like, I remember in the aughts, you saw a lot of people saying (2D, Genesis) "Sonic was never good" which was something nobody thought back in it's day. It was also fashionable to say the Donkey Kong Country games sucked for a while there.
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ITT we get publishers/developers of classic games wrong.

METROID by Konami
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Were they serious with this?
They call THIS the king of the jungle? What were they THINKING!? When I imagined the shark encounter in the original, I expected something similar but maybe a little goofy yet still intimidating/scary -- but this is a fucking joke. The REmake shark encounter is so much fucking better, particularly the rotunda like design of the area. Anyone who says RE1 > Remake is a contrarian, flatout.
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Retro gaming advertisements
Magazine ads, retail flyers, store displays, etc. I need that shit injected into my veins.

Especially interested in reliable social media accounts, forum threads, etc. to find this stuff.
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