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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".

Helpful links:
Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki

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PC to CRT works great for emulated games and anime. 9 inch composite only
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if crts are so great then how come all the youtube videos of old commercials from the 90s are so shit quality? you can't even read the text most of the time
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>>8401778
Mainly because they’re from vhs tapes
Don’t forget, cameras weren’t all the super expensive ones they used in Hollywood
To see good quality video they needed to be recorded in a studio or film set
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>>8401778
Chink VHS-to-PC converters combined with homemade VHS recordings made in extended mode
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>>8401778
>how come all the youtube videos of old commercials from the 90s are so shit quality?

Have you tried watching them on a CRT, because 240p looks like ass on anything else.
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>>8401808
>commercials
>240p
anon, I...

Is this game even good? It’s pretty expensive
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>>8400072
I had it back in the day. Its not good. Motion controls were dogshit until smartphones+wii dumbed billions of R&D into accelerometers tech. Remember how bad the original wiimote was? This is worse, and you only have 1 not so good game to play with it. So only buy it for historical reason while expecting to be underwhelmed. That way you may be pleasantly surprised, but at least you were warned when you aren’t.
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I just checked, and that game isn't even close to being expensive.
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>>8401351
Is it still an original wii remote if it was manufactured in 2008? Basically, are all plain white wii remotes shitty?
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>>8401628
In Canada, it’s $70 cart only
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>>8401801
The American version maybe. I just saw a listing for every single Japanese gb/c Kirby game for 20 bundled together.

There's basically no text so I'd say it's safe to buy Japanese.

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One of my favorite games ever. Anyone????
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>>8401082
pc>snes>genesis

The DOS version of EWJ2 is missing stages Lorenzen's Soil, and I am pretty sure it only runs at 30fps.The graphics are a mix of the Genesis and SNES game, and look good overall, and there is a CD soundtrack, which is nice. I would rank it below the 16bit ports, I think EWJ2 on the SNES is a much better port overall than EWJ1. But the Genesis/ Mega Drive version is still great too. SNES game uses squashed sprites so they wouldn't look as wide as EWJ1's sprites. But SNES game has higher colour graphics, and some nice additional layers of paralax at times. Music and sound is also great in the SNES game. The Genesis game does have higher quality sprites (these ones are used for the 32bit versions as well) , and there are a few unique effects like the wobbly backgrounds in the salamander stage. Music and sound effects are all there, but sound effects are scratchier than the SNES's games at times. Genesis game still slightly higher res. Also, the lack of weapon swap, does make the last race a little harder.
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>>8399554
I was so excited to get this for Christmas, only to be filtered by the submarine level.
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>>8400480
Chris Bores unironically is better than AVGN. Weird timeline this turned out to be.
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>>8399589

There is also a Windows 95 port of Special Edition, just called "Earthworm Jim" The Windows 9x port of Special Edition plays and looks just like the Sega CD game.

https://archive.org/details/earthworm-jim-pc\
https://youtu.be/FhHkMOrityg?t=58

not to be confused with the MS-DOS port of EJW1: https://youtu.be/ohfaTutFKCc?t=38
Which is the same one on GOG.
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>>8399554
How do you even come up with a game like this

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I'm a Macfag that spent the past 5 years playing on OpenEmu, and finally bought me a WIndows PC. I thought that Retroarch was the same thing as OpenEmu for Windows, but i read here that it's a shit software.

So, my question is: is Retroarch any good, or am i supposed to have a specific emulator for every console?
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>>8395949
Retroarch is a godsend.
It's much more convenient to have all your configurations centralized on it than having to fiddle with individual standalone emulators.
It might be a bit more complicated to configure, but it gives you much more features than other emulator frontends.
I've been using it for quite a few years.
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>>8398573
Wait, don't tell me you play with a raw picture.
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>>8399515
yeah all i can say is just to grab the rom from the archive and go from there to see if that fixes the problem. i assume you know where to find the archive, if not you can check reddit Mr. Fed :)
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>>8395949
RetroArch is VERY good. Brainlets hate it because they can't in2 anything more complex than Twitter.

Think of RA not as an emulator, but as an OS. In fact, Lakka is literally an OS that combines RetroArch with a kernel. Once you get your head around this, you slow down and accept that you need to set things up for a while before you start.
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>>8399704
In all honesty, what is so difficult about this? This is RetroArch's window/mouse interface.

I get that people have valid issues with changing controller inputs, but RA works with XInput perfectly out of the box, so that should only be a problem for a slim minority.

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>love the adventure vibe classic JRPG stories and worlds used to have
>can't stand the mindless repetitive combat

Why did it have to be this way
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>>8399153
no but you had to get the hammer in the first game whereas in the second you just start out with it.
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>>8399227
It was that or Ultima's shitty combat, I'm glad they choose Wizardry
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>they remake FF7 to have less tedious combat
>but they take away all of the shit I actually like about the presentation, such as the pre-rendered backgrounds
Okay.
The game needs a demake that plays like Secret of Mana or something.
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>>8399546
I'm really baffled how some people can prefer the new realistic presentation, the old style is inherently more interesting to me because there's more abstraction so it's like an artist working within limitations to come up with creative solutions to make the most of them.

There's so many cool things to see and the top down perspective makes everything look cooler by default, the realistic way is technically impressive I guess but completely boring, I don't want to look at this, it doesn't engage me or spark my imagination.
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>>8397446
The most based Nintendo's ever been.

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>get to this shit
>lose all interest in playing
who thought a fucking sequence break like this in an action game was a good idea???
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worked on my machine
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I hate these fucking puzzles in all games. It's not only japs that put them in. You'll get this one EVENTUALLY though, even if you're kinda dumb.
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So you've never played a resident evil game then?

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Games with actual Christmas (not just winter) themes
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Daze Before Christmas (1994) on SNES
> literally play as Santa Claus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lg-zqMt_MU

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Thoughts on LSD: Dream Emulator?
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>>8401426
>Trinket for sad freaks to blow money on for gamer cred
What tier of rarity is it? What buffs does it give the wearer?
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>>8401591
>What buffs does it give the wearer?
Reddit Gold awards when flashed
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>>8401585
you probably have, but there are a bunch of little hidden events scattered around the world and cutscenes that play occasionally (including the game's "ending", which plays after the 365th dream). those are my favorite parts of the game.

>>8401591
not much other than reddit gold. the game never sold very well in nippon but thanks to youtuber faggotry you can expect to pay out the ass. the jewel case sure does look pretty sweet, though
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It was a lot more fun when nobody really knew about it. I think I found out about it from /x/ like 12 years ago, and there was very little information around about it, so it was fun and intriguing to explore.

The appeal is kinda gone now that it's just some shit every streamer and their mother has laboured to redundancy. No mystery or intrigue, in a meta sense.

The game itself is okay, pretty interesting to explore for a few hours, but ultimately most of its appeal was in its obscurity.
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>>8401362
doesn't seem to emulate quite right on my psp go. locks up after a couple minutes. not sure whats up with that; it likes most other psx games just fine.

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Combat has evolved.
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>>8401754
>he plays FPSs alone
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>>8401763
FPS stands for "first person shooter", not "first people shooter".
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>>8399401
You’re old, but mentally you’re 13. Take some time to consider your choices in life.
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>>8401754
>Nostalgia fumes and some of the atmosphere + OST helps elevate it but it genuinely is a slog. How the hell did it generate sequels?
Sweet M$ marketing money. This game was getting 99/100 all across the board at release, obviously Microsoft was pulling the strings to manufacture a system seller for their first console.

In Halo's defense, it was a fun LAN game but nowhere near GOAT status
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>>8401754
>Any of the flood missions, but specifically the library

WHO THE FUCK APPROVED THIS SHIT

ITS ONE OF THELONGEST MISSIONS IN THE GAME AND ALL YOU DO IS FIGHT THE MOST BORING ENEMY IMAGINABLE OVER THE SAME GODDAMN ROOM 50 TIMES

HEY GOOD JOB SPRAYING THESE HARMLESS BALLOON MUSHROOMS WITH THE ASSAULT RIFLE, NOW DO IT AGAIN WHILE WE OCCASIONALLY SPAWN A DUDE WITH A ROCKET LAUNCHER HURR DURR

HOLY FUCK

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I hate this game. Hear me out. This is not some bait thread to get yous because an unpopular opinion triggers people.

This game is full of cut scenes, sequences and constant interruptions that KICK you out of the game (play) so there actually is no smooth flow.
I know Hideo makes movie games and the guy would have better been off making movies but this is NOT a good thing.
I feel like MGS/the MGS series is part responsible and at fault for what I hate so much about modern games.
Modern games are all about cut scenes it seems they are are just movie games.
I like retro games because they are about the game and the game play. You just play it and it's fun. It isn't constant cut scenes that take you out of it and that movie experience.
So MGS paved a way I hate today and maybe if it wasn't for Mr Kojima a person who never got a chance to direct a movie gaming would look differently today / modern games would be fun.
I hate MGS for this so much.

Also the dialogues are so badly written it's just awkward and embarrassing to read. Do people over 12 SERIOUSLY think this is cool?
>cringe is part of the charm
yeh no thanks, if we go by that I rather have the dialogue of Deadly Premonition
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>>8401327
thank you dr. grammar
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>>8400408
I don't have any of the issues you found in it. The script easily surpasses many action films, including the inspiration material like Escape from NY/LA. The voice acting in the PS1 version was probably unmatched until The Last of Us.

The gameplay is extremely fun and original. The guard segments live up to the "tactical" part of its tagline, while the boss battles are all inventive and challenge you in brand new ways the entire game. Skipping the cutscenes, you can beat the game in about 4 hours, which they reward you for doing in creative ways.

Yep, I really love MGS.
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>>8401327
It's called a typo, razorfag fanboy.
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Were the Thief games really that good or do people just use them as shitposting fuel in MGS threads because Razorfist talked about them once? The original Thief seems to be ahead of MGS in some aspects, but is more primitive in others.
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>>8401598
>but is more primitive in others.
Care to expand on this claim?

Is there a general consensus about these?
Yes, they are expensive, but are they decent?
Any major flaws?

I'm going to use them with RetroArch. I don't care about the trainwreck that is the official Nintendo emulation.
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>>8401460
My N64 controller from the 90’s works well today. Did you guys try to stick the controller up your asses or something? Granted I mostly play wrestling games, which use the d-pad over the stick. Even so, my stick works fine.
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>>8401530
I don't know what point you're trying to make. PC's don't have ports for N64 controllers? What are you trying to say?
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>>8401652
Thanks bro.

>>8401673
>I mostly play wrestling games, which use the d-pad over the stick
That might be it.
From what I read, no N64 controller is safe and all will become unusable.
Facing such huge fuckup, I was expecting Nintendo to have rectified that with modern joystick components.
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>>8400985
It has an objectively bad analog stick. Awful benchmarks.
>>8401460
The opinions of others will color your perception before you even try a game or controller out, and what's really obnoxious about it is that once a few YouTubers share the same opinion, you think that that opinion is law, the internet could never possibly be wrong, especially here when it comes to n64 controllers they couldn't possibly be more fucking wrong.
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The damaged N64 controllers thing is a meme. Literally one game caused most of the damage and even many sticks that feel loose still work fine, desu I prefer one a little broken in. Very rare that they're so loose they drift or miss inputs.

In general not just for a certain game.
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>>8400247
Actually I forgot the GBA bus is 2x wider so that's actually 4x the speed. And that's compared to FastROM which a lot of SNES games didn't use.
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>>8400250
nah, that's just what it looks like on GBA, it's a bit bright because the original GBA screen has no light
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>>8399685
Based gigachad GBA hardware btfoing all SNES posts in a 10 second webm with no words needed
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>>8399685
>actual depth with dips and hills
This triggers and confuses the mode7cuck.
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The GBA is a pretty competent 32bit handheld system. It can do fast scrolling with lots of colours, and sprite scaling, rotation and even some primitive textured mapped polygons. Here's an example of a decent SNES to GBA port:
https://youtu.be/r-3MDGTk6DU?t=596
https://youtu.be/auoTvdvN9uk?t=61

Cropped screen and increased contrast, which I guess they had to do. Good port. Now, here's a bad one:
https://youtu.be/rBLlstlJ-WE?t=130
https://youtu.be/93osCGBFG2k?t=245

yo dawg, I heard you hate scanlines
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Just like the developers intended ™
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>>8401702
Dafuq
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There's none in that screenshot though, just a mask.
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>>8401761
That's the point.
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>>8401782
So where's the scanlines in the scanlines so we can scan lines while we scan lines?

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>dude gore lmao
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>>8401242
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It's a shit game with a retarded plot twist you see coming from the moment you start the game and most of it doesn't make any sense, what motivation does Leo have to gruesomely kill people? He's just trying to survive unlike Cash that had to entertain a snuff porn producer
It's a shit game from start to finish and if you want gore play something more recent
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they managed to skirt by the senseless violence angle and DUDE GORE so well in the first one. it's a pretty depressing and nihilistic game. the second one is like what the first game would've been if it was bad.
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>>8401242
Rockstar games are all about being edgy and not actually good games.
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>>8401242
Zoomer. At least post the OG dude gore lmao game.




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