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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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Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6464837

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


(or Quake, Duke, Marathon, Thief)
-Album of infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations

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Lower the difficulty to HMP then.
>I'm playing the game on hard mode
>it's hard and I don't enjoy it

Man, if only there were difficulty options in the game. That would be so cool.
I just hope Chicken-man gets his shit together and stops fucking over people on lower end hardware for the sake of """progress""". You shouldn't need good hardware to play mods for fucking Doom
>secret is accessed by running halfway up some stairs to set off an invisible line trigger, then running several rooms away to shoot a specific wall texture within 5 seconds

why do people do this shit
>telling someone how to play an fps the first time
Fuck off faggot! Not everyone has to do it exactly your way.

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Tekken 3, and to a lesser extent Ridge Racer 4, look like early PS2 games in many respects.
Also lots of Rare's N64 games starting with Banjo-Kazooie look like they could be really early PS2 games if only the framerates were smoother.
Battletoads with it's parallax scrolling and impressive use of the NES color palette could pass for an early Genesis title.
And don't even get me started on the pixel art of most of the major SNES titles after 1994. Yoshi's Island, Chrono Trigger, the DKC trilogy, Mega Man 7, X2 and X3, Kirby Super Star and DL3, Mario RPG, etc.
Any other retro games whose graphics were really good to the extent they could be mistaken for early next-gen games?
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That game had one of the most impressive dynamic lighting/shadows of it's time. Imo it only got surpassed by Doom 3, which came 3 years after.
It has the same lighting as doom 3 and also stencil shadows are really really ugly and always have been. As far as 2001 games with nice lighting give me Ico.
>Not really. They're definitely high spec 32 bit games on account decent poly counts and running in high res 480i.
I personally can see the argument for RR4 but it needs GTE accuracy running to really sell it
lmao no, tekken 3 looked like utter shit for its time, compare it to VF3 that came out before it and weep
>Tekken 3 released on PSX
>Virtua Fighter 3 released on next gen Dreamcast, only slightly superior
Kill your dumb self

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how did people beat games without saves states back in the day, did everyone use cheat codes or action replay?
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so comfy that so many answers are the same

my friends and i were poor, we had few games and obsessed over them

sometimes we rented games and then would play them all night, would usually go badly

sometimes you'd spend LOTS of time at a friend's house just to play one game. a """rich""" friend had a sega CD and it was SO FUCKING STRESSFUL beating sonic cd on there, specifically metal sonic race, i remember thinking "i need to win this time because i'm not sure when i'm visiting this friend again"

my closest friend had some different tastes than me and his abilities in those games were incomprehensibly wizardly to me, and vice versa.

i'm still eerily good at a few of those old games if you hand them to me. everything still completely memorized.
>you can see an identical decline in skill across all of the arts

t. Someone who does not consume the arts
My dad wouldn't buy me a new one until I could show him the end screen of the last game he bought me
I'm not sure about other anons, but it was slightly rare for me to actually "beat" some of the games I had as a kid. Beating one was hard and special.

Still. I'm not sure how I beat all the megaman games at age 8 or so with no cheats considering how dumb I was
>real people
Y’all getting baited so hard

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I literally just started playing Xenogears for the first time ever and after 10 minutes of intro I got stuck in the very first room because a NPC got in my way and doesn't move.
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It's one of the few games that would really stand to benefit from a remaster or remake. Flesh out the missing stuff, polish up what's already there, that kind of thing. Not sure I'd trust anybody to do it, though.
Why is there a furry getting crucified
Is this the deep writing you people speak of
Is there any other purpose for the internet?
Xeno isn't deep, it's shonenshit. You fell for a meme.

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I've been playing the Ys1 and Ys2, and I really like them. The music is kick ass, the world is mysterious and interesting and the lore they created draws from really interesting sources. Overall a great time, recommend them both.
What other Ys games and what versions I should play?
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I like them all. To me the true 4 is the one on PC-Engine. I think both the PCE/SNES/Gen 3 and Oath are worth playing.
Did you take that picture?
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A while back with an Xperia Play.
Oh no, is our favorite autist.
I played the Steam versions of Ys 1 and 2. There was no soul.

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>What is ModLoader 64?

This system is the successor to OotModLoader. It is designed to provide memory access, rom patching, and multiplayer networking in an easy to use framework.
Imagine Forge Loader for Minecraft but for N64 Games

======== ModLoader64 ========


If Cores Don't Download On There Own (modloader/cores)

1.0 ROMs For OoT & Banjo Kazooie

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Fierce Deity Sword as Biggoron Sword

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Getting close
Only thing in this thread that I like
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Devs personal Malon has bare feet, because ofc it does
Just want to know what a good emulation method/core for N64 is in 2020?

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What could it be?
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They might as well release the source code to all of those LJN abominations so people might actually have an incentive to make them half decent.
I don't know but I'm sure it's shit
This is some next level cope bruh. Everyone knows nintendo downloaded all their games from teh intrwebz. Your so called """facts""" can't change that. There is no historical evidence more valid than some kids blog or youtube. I bet you're also a flashcarts cause your console to burst into flames denier.
Wolverine with the dope Follin music?
This entire thing is so retarded, because, even if Nintendo did download ROMs of their own games off the internet, they did nothing wrong.

They own the things. If anything they're the only ones truly allowed to download them.

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Domingo Shining Path Edition
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I would probably trust a lot from the folks over at that site though, especially if it's from Moogie (SFC.com's founder & moderator). She once wrote a lengthy article explaining the lore and connection between the different Shining games, and it was actually published on Camelot's official site, see
>Not waifuing or even liking Sarah
Abyssal terrible, excrement taste
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Does it even surprise you anymore? There are people out there who hate Mae, for gods sake.
>hate Mae
Unacceptable. Mae is bae. Also can you give me sauce for that pic? Artist pixiv/twitter?
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I'm honestly not sure why anyone would hate any SF character, most don't have a ton to go on in the first place and none stand out as being particularly annoying or anything either.

That is correct.

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Cool music
Musha Aleste
Hel yes
Just seems like a sidegrade. If you bother doing something like this at least choose a more powerful hardware. Or less powerful for the novelty, but this is unnecessary.
Is the original not good or what?
Nah, you sound like you're mad that's it's not on your favorite console. This was an unfinished game and they finished the project. Choosing a more "powerful" system will require rebuilding the whole game from the ground up.
What more "powerful" system were you thinking? I better not hear SNES or Steam.

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>Bison was the Satan of the SF universe
>killed off for a red and blue messiah
You're thinking of Geese Howard.

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How many party members survived in the end?
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>From the moment Alazlam starts speaking in the beginning he makes it clear that story of the game is literally ABOUT a story being told, and how its left up to the rest of history to interpret it all.
Fixed to:
From the moment Alazlam starts speaking in the beginning he makes it clear that the story of the game is literally ABOUT a story being retold countless times through history, but its never told right, AKA people beat the game, love it and praise it, but don't understand its initial story concept, and in turn the meta of which; how its left up to the rest of history to interpret it all, aka the players like us right now.
>be Germonique
>following around this Ajora dude
>he's actually quite a dick and does a lot of shady shit
>everyone loves him anyway
>write a book about what a dick he is
>go on to stand up against a corruption and prevail over dark forces

>be Ramza
>following around this Delita dude
>he's actually quite a dick and does a lot of shady shit
>everyone loves him anyway
>meet a guy who writes a book about what a dick he is
>go on to stand up against a corruption and prevail over dark forces
>get a book about some Germ Money Guy

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>>Who else survived?
everyone, the revolutionaries (Ramza's party) win and that's the real reason why Delita ends up being the greatest king, because someone carried the other half of justice for him.

Ramza and Delita both get the same thing.

if you play tactics ogre and shining force you should know that this is just a narrative framing device, everything in the game actually happens.
But Ramza ...... what did you get ?

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A one on one fight to the death. The winner gets their scores reinstated. Who wins?
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What's there to talk about?


Why are you making these posts? I like AVGN but fuck off, this isn't relevant.
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Ron Corcoran. He raped his young daughter for several years.
Is he a hobbit?
Big Billy's actually like 6'3 or something.
there's a donkey kong kill screen coming up if anybody wants to watch

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Wondering if /vr/ could lend a hand with this. So I'm convinced the courtyard plaque doesn't say "L is Real" or "Eternal Star" at all. I think it's in Japanese, kind of like the "Hylian" in OoT was just modified kana. The texture is blurry and it's hard to make anything out, but I thought I'd ask anyways.

First character, top line: Looks like 上 which means "upper/above," something like that

Last 'word', top line: Looks like コード "ko do" which might be "code," I guess
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In case anyone has ever wondered, the Japanese online community is even less helpful when it comes to this topic. Any discussion they have is basically like “Whoa! It sure is a mystery! Here’s what English speakers found,” and then they link to various places where someone “solved” it.
That makes sense. Since those Japanese can actually read Japanese and read it all the time it's obvious to them that it's not Japanese so they don't bother trying to figure out what it says is Japanese.
Nah they're just lazy and don't have any sense of curiosity towards more obscure information. Numerous jap wikipedia articles don't source their claims any further than "dude trust me" and no one thinks to ask what the souce is. Same concept here.
I understand how a wikibaby might see it that way but your entire premise is wrong. There are countless Japanese people who document obscure stuff in great detail. Just because you're not aware of something it still exists.
Anyone who reads Japanese at the level of a tween or above can clearly see that's not Japanese.
>Numerous jap wikipedia articles don't source their claims any further than "dude trust me" and no one thinks to ask what the souce is
Sounds like a problem with the specific Japanese Wikipedia and not Japanese people in general?

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>inb4 chinkshit clone
i bought a clone Pokemon crystal, and even with a new battery it will lose it save game after a few months of not playing. Is there anything I can solder on the board to prevent this? I'd really rather not pay overpriced cart with a scrbbled label, i just wanted the pokemon experience again since I let a friend borrow my Crystal back in 2002 and never saw it again.
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Aren't these chink clones usually using krikz's work in the first place
Can't use flashcarts with Pokemon Stadium, the Transfer Pak power tolerances are extremely tight
Good thing Pokemon Stadium sucks then anyway
No they're using the original ez work that krikzz knocked off

Which youtube told you that?
>No they're using the original ez work that krikzz knocked off
lol, Chinese creating anything original, good one.

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