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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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Time to play some MS-DOS games during this corona-chan crisis. I present to you the latest iteration of my '4CHAN DOSPACK'.

Link: https://mega.nz/#F!y1sRHSqb!iC34TYjpr5fWmDpAgSpybQ

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

How to install:

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

MOUNT E C:\DOSGAMES

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>>6310028
Anon, last time i repacked it was right before the 1st post, 1 april. That was when i exchanged SIGIL 1.0 for version 1.21 (from Romero's website). Added it into the readme changelog, but i wrote it under the last revision 26 march to not make the list too long. Every now and then there's a small thing that i'd like to add, but because i work with WinRAR i have to repackage the whole thing.
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>>6310192
correction* it's under 30 march, which is actually correct then.
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>>6309258
>enabling mouselook (for games that already supported look up/down with keys, so not a big change).
That is a MAJOR change that drastically alters gameplay possibilities. With that change, you are no longer playing the same game. Same with Wolf3Ds WASD movement and any Y-axis removal of mouse movement.
>No cosmetic changes whatsoever.
>Lara Croft higher polygon model
Come on, m8.
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>>6304836

Oh shit, I recognise that batch file; I helped you out a little with it early on, sometime last year I think. It seems people are a bit happier with your efforts this time around. Glad to see you stuck with it despite the initial naysaying.
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I highly recommend Skyroads, id say it holds out great for a 1995 game

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I feel like playing this game again. I still have the original ps1 version, should I just play that or is it worth to buy the PS4 port? The HD graphics look kind of weird and I'm not sure if I like that
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>>6311871
Forget your meds today?
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>>6311797
is this reddit?
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>>6311868
This. Nothing wrong with checking out the new one, but other than the story it's got very little in common.
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>>6311797
>PS4 port?
the classic version on the ps4 store is just the rom file you get from the original, you could burn money and get the same result
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Do you mean the port or the remake? Because the port is fine but the remake is some Rebuild of Evangelion shit where it goes wildly off the rails at the halfway point.

What do you mostly remember about this?
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>>6310847
The weird street lights.
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>>6310847
Steps, whistling and the soundtrack.
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>>6310847
>S O U N D
Walking sounds, enemy barks and a whole load of ambient is permanently burned into my brain. Above all else, the sound design of Thief is pure vidya kino
>from bumbling footpad to master thief
not through an upgrade system or better gear but gained experience and improved skill.
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>>6310847
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dHzo8BpWW8
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>>6310847
Garrett's lovable personality.

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>>6308753
I own one but I never use it, too much of a hassle to set up, and I am a hardware guy.
For Sega CD games I just use the real games on my PC CD drive and use Kega Fusion with an USB pad, and the PC with video out to a CRT. Not having the slow loading times on the Sega CD is also good.
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>>6308765
What games do you find have long loading times? I've never noticed this issue with the Sega CD, the games are way too small to require loading bars like Playstation games.
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>>6308776
he's trolling
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>>6308765
If you rip the iso and put it on your ssd it will be even faster
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>>6306391
I just found out that Ecco is better on the CD.
Now i know what i will be playing after I finish re2.

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Both soundtracks are great and together make the best sonic music in the franchise
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>>6311472
You're actually including Tidal Tempest JP in that comment? Lel okay.
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>>6311784
the JAP ost could be a stand alone album desu. and i generally really don't like video game osts.
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>>6311424
Whats name of the composer for the America soundtrack?
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>>6311782
Song 3 tracks are better than sinic and knuckles since they removed all the mj songs
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>>6311850
Spencer Nilsen

Good job with Ecco the Dolphin but he's got his own circle in hell due to the American Sonic CD OST.

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>>6311260
And sound, because you know that was one of the biggest complaints about the port. Even the beta still had the same sound quality.
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>>6311334
If you were familiar with the arcade version you might miss it. I bet most players were clueless they were missing anything.
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>>6311412
True enough for me, but then I got the ps1 version to see what I was missing a couple years after I had the n64 version and immediately noticed the difference. I only played UMK3 arcade once before then, so never really noticed the sound quality drop... especially since it was around that time those games were becoming that much more uncommon.
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>>6311242
Besides having 1 new character added theres absolutely nothing that the n64 version has over the others and you "muh n64 version so speshul" people keep embarising yourselfs more
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>>6309590
Shutup cunt
Xoxo

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It’s a shame SMT1 has aged like milk. The setting is really good
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>>6311095
>It's like saying the model T doesn't age just because other newer younger cars outperform it.
This analogy doesn't work with entertainment, I can watch a silent film right now and enjoy it as much as the original audience did and modern movies being "better" (subjective) is completely irrelevant.

You have to be a complete brainlet to think new entertainment/art invalidates past works in some way.
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>>6310945
Nope.
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>>6310556
Controversial opinion but SMT 1 and 2 are best played with a guide to advance the plot, not to spoil the dungeon layouts though. So many times you'll be lost with no idea where to go, in dungeons that's fine but when just looking for the actual dungeons that sucks.
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>>6310681
>but not it has to compete
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Smt is still a good game(tought if is moqre llayable)
Persona 1 is the one who aged into a unplayable mess

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So /vr/, I've been out of the retro scene for a while, since around 2013. Now with corona-chan circling the globe, I've had a chance to get back into it. I dusted off my 20" CRT, plugged in the SNES and N64, and enjoyed time with my old favourites. I soon wanted to get some more titles (stuff that I used to have on my PSP under emulation), checked the internet and... what the fuck happened? When did collecting for this console get so damn expensive? Has this been going on for a while or did it just start in the past year or so?
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>>6311497
>flashcarts

Simply a band-aid to someone who wants to collect these pieces of history without paying a small fortune in today's inflated market.
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>>6311572
Why do you want to put plastic on a shelf? Just play the fucking games.
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>>6311572
>Being a collectorfag instead of playing the game
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>>6311081
>bandwagoner larpcope
lol. Emulate like the rest of the poorfag bandwagoners faggot.
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>>6311081
If you were around retro game sales in 2013 then you would've already found out that prices inflated for Nintendo stuff compared to several years before. Also
>implying you have to go on the internet to find out how much demand has grown for Nintendo games
You either were way more out of the loop than you're saying or you're just pretending for (YOU)'s.

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I want to collect CRTs but now it looks like they still make CRT tubes after all, so maybe the "CRTs can never be manufactured again" meme is just a scare tactic?
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>>6311445
If there's a demand either would produce it, but you're right that China prefers things that are high demand and low production cost(which crts are not). Not saying the US wouldn't produce them as well but with the cost of labor and EPA compliance for such a niche item they'd never try it.
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>>6310860
Just like there are kids on 4chan that claim that millions of TVs are being assembled each year using decades old parts. Go eat poop until you have some actual proof, moron.

>>6310908
>projecting: the post
Top Cope
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>>6309263
last plant shut down like 5 or 6 years ago

also they were extremely low end consumer sets meant for sale in the 3rd world (mostly india), not what you want to play video games on
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>>6311785
>noooo there can't just be NOS atari even though it's so easy to find
>you're just coping
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>>6311785
Deal with it, retard. You will never EVER get a new CRT TV.

Redpill me on the Saturn Eva games.
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>>6308174
That makes sense... the scenario you described sounds like what I remembered, it was the guy Shinji and it just like kept showing his face and expressions and he was just inner dialogue shit.. I distinctly remember it because it was one of the times I through it on when it was on Adult Swim just to have as background and watch here and there... after losing interest with the inner monologue shit I just went back to what I was doing looked back up at some point later and this motherfucker is STILL monologing. I just turned it off after that.
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>>6311114
Yeah I guess, but I've read he's a hidden/bad end final boss. Not sure. I'll have to replay that game some day.
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>>6311168
you got filtered hard
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>>6307542
nice vintage meme
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>>6307326
You'd best be playing the N64 Evangelion game or the non-retro Evangelion games on the PS2 or PSP. The Saturn Eva games are nothing but glorified visual novels.

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WHats the reason for SYmphony of The Night to have jumped in price so much in the last 2 years? I found 3 copies of the game at the flea market and sold 2 for around 50 each 2 years ago, now that a friend of mine wants one for himself all i see is 65 for the GH version, and almost 100 for the black label ersion.

Any other games that have increased this much in the last few years? Is this the fault of all those autistic speedrunners in dresses that want a copy?
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>>6311335
You have rocks in your head. It was developed by a seperate team of mongoloids.
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>>6311350
>fixed saturn ver on switch

Elaborate
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>>6311617
More areas, more weapons, more capes, sprint boots. Checkmate optimizationtard
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>>6311740
Quality > quantity.
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>>6311745
The thing about a game you’ve enjoyed and played to death for years is that an elusive poorly optimized version with more content to discover at the cost of some fidelity becomes a pretty damn appealing proposal. And dash boots will always be better quality movement for Alucard than backdash spam.

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gameboy color ~hidden gems~ thread?

also general gbc thread
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>>6311723
Then you should marry her.
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>>6311742
and then?
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>>6311764
Then play it.
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>mario
>hidden gem
yeah I know I know...
but this one of my favorite games on the system and the best mario tennis in my opinion. Love the story mode with upgradeable stats and equipment graduating all the classes then the tournament arc and eventually getting invited to the mushroom kingdom and Camalot just refuses to put this stuff into modern titles. I keep trying to get into advance tour but then I remember its only best of two games per set and drop it.
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>>6311762
I don’t love my gameboy like that bruv.

Let’s settle this once and for all, because you guys argue about this ever day: Which is the better Mario game? SMB3 or SMW?

https://www.strawpoll.me/19690159

You can only vote once, so make it count. This will be the deciding factor.
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>>6311727
awesome. looks amazing. way better than the NES version
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SMB3 is the better game, but SMW has more replay value.
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>>6310887
I don't like SMB3's style and graphics but love the gameplay.
I love SMW's style and graphics but don't like the gameplay.

I can't decide lol, they're both good.
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>>6311587
>>6311727
>>6311734
>>6311737
How about the GBA version? I was worried about the smaller screen but SMB3 has a status bar anyway so it turns out to be a wash.
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>>6311840
GBA version is my preferred version due to easier availability. The smaller screen barely makes a difference and playing SMB3 on an actual GBA is very fucking cool.

What's everyone's favorite 90's FPS?
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>>6310808
No, but I don't mind partaking in a non-general Doom thread, because different people talk in those.

>>6310749
People give Quake 2 a lot of shit, but forget that the multiplayer is nothing short of stellar.
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>>6310748
>Also in Chasm: The Rift
Did it? Haven’t played it, but it didn’t seem like it did from the videos I saw.

>Also in Outlaws
Yeah the thing about Goldeneye having the first zoomable sniper rifle was always wrong, but if it’s narrowed down to being the first commercially released game where you can zoom the sniper rifle an actual long distance or headshot people with it then that would be right.

>Dark Forces, Strife. IIRC, Cybermage and Eradicator had them too.
I think what people mean is that it was the first FPS (at least one without any RPG elements) where the objectives were more than effectively a open end level flag.

>That sounds speculatory
I think it was for a while, but it always seemed strange that Half-Life was ready for release at the end of 1997 and then suddenly got delayed around the time Goldeneye came out. If we take the word of David Doak it really did happen >>6310107
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>>6310125
This, best shooter ever
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Strife
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Marathon 2: Durandal


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