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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.

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What is the best Castlevania to start with if i'm new to the series? I don't really wanna play the metroidesque ones such as sympony or the DS ones as I prefer action platformers.
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>>6208845
>I love CV3 but CV1 is still fucking amazing
Clearly
>by 1986 standards
What the fuck?
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>>6208776
It's just a classicvania with much more shit to deal with. It took me ages to beat death and I still can't beat the big man
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>>6209634
What exactly is this is it cannon.
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>>6210042
>IGA
>canon
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So I've finished 1, 3, 4, Rondo and Bloodlines. What next? I just can't get enough!

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ROLL UP AND PLAY SOME SHMUPS MOTHERFUCKERS

The 4chan Caravan is a score attack competition based around caravan shmups: shooting games that are designed to last 2-5 minutes. The caravan will select a shmup, and for one week, everyone can compete and submit their scores to get themselves on the leaderboards. There's no limit on submissions, so post a score the moment you've got one. Can you claw your way to the top?

For our second edition, we'll be playing Hudson's 1991 Final Soldier for the PC Engine. This was the seventh game in Hudson's annual National Caravan competition, and is the third entry in the Soldier series. We'll use the normal release, which you can get here: https://archive.org/download/2019_06_10_pcengine/NEC%20-%20PC%20Engine%20-%20TurboGrafx%2016%20%2820190610-062703%29/Final%20Soldier%20%28Japan%29%20%28En%29.zip

When you submit your score, post a screenshot of either the time over screen or the high score screen from the main menu to go with it. For convenience's sake, quote the OP and format your post to have the category and score first and then your name, like so:

2 MINUTE
100000 - Anonymous

The current deadline is February 24. Good luck!

>CURRENT BOARDS
>2 MINUTE

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Oh, forgot to make a strategy post.

Final Soldier carries over a lot of ideas from Star Soldier, including a focus on terrain destruction and secret bonuses. It even still has the eyes that you'll get an 80k bonus for destroying simultaneously, along with the bonus tiles (Bs in this case instead of Zs) that increase in value with each one you shoot. This time around, there are golden orbs that can be picked up for extra score if you destroy the glowing circles on the ground, along with a powerup that lets you use a bomb with the I button.

Don't forget that you can adjust your ship's speed with the select button - the three chevrons at the top right show you what speed you're currently at.

>CURRENT BOARDS
>2 MINUTE
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Killing enemies and enemy waves quickly is also critical. There are at least a couple enemies worth 40k a piece that seem to only show up if you have dealt with the previous waves fast enough, along with a miniboss that will give you I think 60k or 80k if you destroy it before it leaves.

>CURRENT BOARDS
>2 MINUTE
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2 min
626100 - fug

quick killing the boss is hard as fuck. apparently its possible to get into the next area for 20 seconds or so
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFnVrzQCXg4
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>>6210230
Good to see you, fug. Yeah, they drop a ton of bombs when they're close to death it seems, so I try to fly up as close as I can to penetrate the bullshit, but I also end up getting hit often.

>CURRENT BOARDS
>2 MINUTE
626100 - fug
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>5 MINUTE
880100 - Character O
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>>6209560
Use mednafen

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FUCK Square for not localizing this in the US. It's the most underrated SNES game ever as a result. Earthbound's got nothing on it.

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What are the best places to play retro games? my vote goes to the kitchen.
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>>6209971
>needing less than 30 seconds to take a crap
You might want to see a doctor about that. Also a hygienist.
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My couch? I feel no comfort playing video games elsewhere.
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>>6207451
Tucked in some private corner of your house, where nobody knows you are.

>Be me, nine years old
>Secretly move a junky old TV that was down in the basement into the back corner, behind a bunch of holiday decorations boxes
>Set up the Super Nintendo (with the Super Gameboy adapter) and put all my games in a large shoebox
>Had an old chair and one of those TV trays set up with stash of snacks and sodas
>Whenever parents called for my, I claimed I was out on the back porch
>It took them almost a year to realize I had my own area down there, and they left it alone

It's weird, because having a whole house almost takes that away from you in a way. The fact that it was my own secret area was really what made it...
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>>6207451
Кoлёк, бaнь этих
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>>6210165
If I could take a shit on my couch that'd be my pick as well.

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Does your character's race ever actually come up in any dialogue or quest situations or anything like that? Is it purely stats and bonuses?

I ask because I want to play a goblin and you can't so I was thinking of just making a gnome with green skin.
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>>6209559
>>6209615
Yes, they'll occasionally call you a gnome, or whatever you call your base class. When I play a "goblin", I usually pick halfling as my base, but it doesn't matter. You just have to ignore that it'll also have your race listed in your character screen.
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>>6209723
Meanwhile, harvesting (You)s by pretending that the issues people have with the EE are all strawmanned nonpoints continues unabated. Not surprised to see it was a pro-EE'er taking the first shots.
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When did people want to start playing Goblins in RPGs? Was it World of Warcraft?
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>>6210074
It's the opposite for me. I got into wow because it has playable goblins.
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>>6209559
There are mentions of your race from time to time in BG1 and 2 - it's mostly for flavour though. The real consequence is mechanics and being barred from certain romances in BG2. Good luck trying to fuck Viconia as an elf, which IMO is retarded.

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Was the X-Files the largest retro vidya? It took up 7 CDs. I don't recall any other game being so huge and being released on so many discs.
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How many MBs there are videos and audio?
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And I thought Riven on PS1 was big
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>>6209729
>You can't "recall" something that happened before you were born.

I really can't stand the gatekeeping that crept in here over the past few years.
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>>6209729
>You can't "recall" something that happened before you were born.
What a fucking stupid thing to say.
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>>6210223
>>6210227

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Can we have a thread about retro arcade games? Don't need to be digital. They never get discussed here. This is one of my favourites.
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>>6205598
Quick and Crash. I still run into at arcades from time to time.
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>>6202942
>using the stick
>not having a dedicated pair of leather gloves you use exclusively for bopping gators

ISHYGDDT
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I loved skeeball as a kid.
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>>6208292
>tfw double fisting it bare-handed like a ninja and the manager has to come over and take your tickets away for being too good at the game for sticks
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>>6208140
That is really cool, never seen that one. Namco did a lot of cool ideas back then, here is a shooting game that had a coffee cup that "exploded" when shot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve9nTdJOEfc

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>faq has no ascii art of the game's logo
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>>6210163

I mean, that accounted for most blogs.

http://maddox.xmission.com/
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>>6210143
>and it's okay if someone makes money off of something I didn't try to make money off of.
That's not how the world works lmao.
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>>6210206

Oh yes it is. Trying to enforce copyright in a mass of public, basically anonymous endless wall of articles after you've freely published is stupid and pointless. Nothing in your life has changed and if you had anything to show worth a shit, you'd have figured out how to make money BEFORE publishing.

Once you give something to the entire world freely then it is up to the entire world whether or not you later get paid.
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>>6210143
>i've never produced anything but will larp because i think it supports the ideology i've been told is super kewl
kek
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I miss Alex.

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Which one of you motherfuckers called him stupid?

How does it manage to still hold up?
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>>6210276
I’ve been watching him since his feud with Kenny. Still hasn’t grown on me.
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>>6210278
I'm more of a shingo supporter who's your guy?
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>>6210282
>who's your guy?
Joey Ryan
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>>6208563
They made 2 non-fashion games that used a modified AKI engine game. Sadly it was JPN only
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>>6210282
Stone pitbull

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The ghost of Johnny Nintendo himself, (Previous owner of the vast Nintendo Oil Empire,) comes to you one night and wakes you up. He lays at your feet a copy of every translated JRPG made before 2010 and says, "Lo' mortal, I have wrought to thee my horrible visage! Hear this, these games are cursed, and they shall turn to ash if they leave this room. However, if you beat every game that you see before you to completion, I shall grant to thee one wish! Don't doith any gay gamebreaking riddle-shit, and I won't misinterpret your wish..."

How would you do it? Is it even possible to play every translated JRPG in a lifetime, or are you going to miss your son's dance recital or some shit? Where would you start?
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>>6210185
>playing translated jrpgs
lmao only the worst shit made it to america you should be playing secret hidden gems en nihongo desu
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>>6210185
fuck this retarded trash
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>>6210189
>Current year is 2020
>Even the super rare and niche Legend of the Ching-Chong Crystals IV is translated now

What the fuck are you talking about? They're in there too. (Th-they're just fan translated... Heheh...)
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>>6210191
Go talk about DOOM some more, or something. Reeeeee!
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>>6210185
I chuckle in disgust as I tell him I already beat the originals years ago. I call him an EOP zoomer and tell him to fuck off back to plebbit. He does that.

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After seeing the Sonic movie, I actually felt like going back to play the old games again. Can anyone here tell me what the best Genisis emulator is?
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>>6209237
>Kim Jong Il is in Muslim Heaven
Shitskins are an endless source of humour.
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Wow mods, delete my Fuck Trump comment, but leave the liberal faggot stuff? Nice to see you're doing your jobs adequately as always. Is there any facet of this board that's not been infected by /pol/? It was a containment board FFS. Should have given them the rope instead of a board.
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>>6210304
anus = devastated. its funny to see it happen to liberals just once and its a complete crybaby meltdown. faggot
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GenesisPlusGX, 1600x1200 minimum res (if at 1080p, set that as custom res, -60 y axis offset, +160 x axis offset), Royale 320 Svideo shader, Low Pass Filter enabled and set to 55% with Nuked YM2612 in the GPGX core options.


>>6210304
>post-exodus mods
>pro-right
Newfags just can't help but out themselves.
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>>6210319
1600x1120 with a -20 y axis offset*

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>Family member had this in storage
>It's complete with everything
>But I can't get the tobacco smell out
Any suggestions? I haven't tested it yet but I don't want the smell to get all over my stuff. Yes, having the box on the carpet made it stinky.
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>>6210248
Your family made you pay $50 for some disgusting snes that they hadn't used in 20+ years? They sound like real pieces of shit.
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>>6206650
>>6207484
the type of activated filter carbon you get for fish tanks would've worked but can be dusty
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>>6210254
Don't judge, he was very generous with a lot of other things.
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>>6210272
Sounds like a kike to me. You don't charge family for taking junk off your hands that you had rotting in storage. Not only did he charge you, but he charged you above market value. Embarrassing.
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>>6206350
Pump ozone at that shit.

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6194104 (Cross-thread)

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 (embed)

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


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>>6210301
Litchtech 2.0 through.Jupiter was for a pretty solid amount of time.1.0/1,5 though? Not really. It might have more to do with how rushed the titles released for it were, but it still doesn't look pretty in terms of stability.
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>mfw watching complex doom gameplay
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>>6210308
Lithtech 1.0/1.5 games had atrocious load times relative to other games on a similar spec PC as well.
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>>6210309
Vanilla Complex DOOM isn't THAT bad. It's not my thing in the slightest but it's not the most horrible thing.
Now, those servers that combine Complex DOOM with a million "expansions" for the mod are actual cancer and I cannot understand how anybody likes it.
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>>6207441
OwO


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