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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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Is there anything significant that this adds over the OSSC? I have no idea what most of that stuff means desu.

https://www.retrorgb.com/ossc-pro-concept-revealed.html
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>>6140712
This is even an issue on some PC CRT monitors.
A really high-end PC CRT should always check the resolution before they output so as not to over-drive the CRT which absolutely will lead to permanent damage on the screen. Absolute shit-tier monitors might not do this cause it cost extra to implement. And many TVs don't do this not only because of cost but because you're less likely to input something retarded into it.
Ever put in a shitty signal without proper syncing into a CRT and seen parts of the signal but it keeps scrolling in weird ways and stuff? That's no good.
With LCD the whole damn thing is digital and relies on knowing what is input so it can output the right thing. LCD is always driven at the native res. Thus the need for a resolution change. Some LCD do this quick, some slow. I mean, on a CRT the wrong resolution will just look fucked up or will give you an error.
If you've got a nice CRT you can sometimes hear relays clicking on resolution change as it basically reboots the entire thing to prevent damage to the tube.
TL;DR Shit's complicated yo
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>>6140737
Wait, so why were video games allowed to swap between 240p/480i if it was going to cause this kind of issue?
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>>6140740
Cause it works on cheap TVs.
The problem with allowing such fast resolution switching on a CRT is not the switching itself, but the fact that even a single quick switch to something completely off-the-spec could destroy the gun which drives the tube itself.
As long as the resolutions themselves are good and can be displayed, there shouldn't be issues.
That's why PC CRT tend to have more protection, because some programs don't wanna behave, and perhaps even someone might make a malicious program that kills your display.
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>>6140697
If it's TV dependent why does the RAD2X not present the issue on the same TV,
That seems to me like you can make that not an issue regardless of how the TV handles it.
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>>6140786
You'd need the scaler to have a constant output at the same resolution and frequency to have the TV not notice. And unless you get really lucky with the input device and it's something that when linedoubled 240p and 480i-deinterlaced has the exact same output res, then you need a framebuffer like an XRGB. Oh and it needs to happen fast enough to not lose signal in the first place.
And with a framebuffer device like an XRGB, you need the device itself to handle the res switching fast enough, but it does solve the constant output ofc.

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I got one of the full sized emu boxes that you guys apparently hate, which I thought was a very neat gift. And I've finally made space to pull it out and play.

Considering I totally missed this generation of computers (the first I actually remember was a Win 95 machine), I'm looking for recommendations of the best/most technically impressive/most actually playable on an emulation system games for me and each other. Please and thanks!
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Well, it took longer than I thought for the thread to devolve in to this lol.

Thanks for all the continued recommendations since I posted >>6136236 ! >>(you)ing all of them would be a mess but i'm going to try and play most of these games if I can.Several of them are already pre loaded too which is nice.
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I got one myself today, its pretty awesome.
I will of course kill myself later in the day when I realize the hardware isn't good enough to run crysis (which is apparently a requirement for a C64 machine on vr) but until then I'll be playing Fox Fights Back.
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>>6130106
I dunno I own a whole drawer of them, vic20, bought them at a garage sale.
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Cool.
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>>6136236


they are ok. pool of radiance and curse of the azure bonds. Oddly enough I could never get Hillsfar to work on my c64. First one would freeze so I exchanged it for a new copy which did the same thing.

Those games pale compared to Bard's Tale though. The first bards tale was ok, but the 2nd and 3rd were fantastic games. Countless hours spent on both of those. Between those two games and the original Pirates! for c64 I must have wasted thousands and thousands of hours back in the day.

Another good one that never gets mentioned is Legacy Of The Ancients.

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The lists/sets project is FINISHED:
https://pastebin.com/vmTUejDq
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18-snBNAYwC--Smut4MRnbA1H78SN7fyW/view?usp=drivesdk

All games featured in the above document:
https://anonfile.com/7154p8I4n4/All_files_zip

All files EXCEPT those over 50mb, in case you want a faster and smaller download:
https://files.catbox.moe/7eioga.zip

Who's been having a great year so far? Who's ready for what the homebrew community will bring us?
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>>6140170
You also need to bear in mind that most developers who were making games for the NES didn't see much potential in it, such as SNK and Capcom focusing primarily in arcades while they both outsourced ports to Micronics, and Konami/Hudson had more faith in the MSX. Obviously this all changed, I don't think there are any highly ambitious NROM games outside of maybe Adventure Island or SMB that show that the developers were being held back.
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44k (40k ROM+2k WRAM+2k VRAM) is really fucking limiting. An Atari 800 has more memory than that.
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Piko has Jim power: lost dimensions going for kickstarter on nes and genesis
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Has this been dumped? It's a port of Leisure Suit Larry 1 for the NES
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>>6140723
Yes, it's in op's set

Just finished the original RE2, what should I expect from pic related? Also are you excited for the remake?
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>>6139771
It's from the site everyone hates.
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>>6140592
RE2 backgrounds dont look that great when upscaled because there isnt all that much detail with them desu. Its weird. RE3 background look amazing. Recommended.
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>>6140597
I looked at them both and like them both, re3 looks better for sure. I feel the ai adds a almost comic book style to the backgrounds that fits with re3s color palette a little better. Granted I played all of re2 with the patch a few times and only like the first 10mins of re3 with it.
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>>6139740
>>no naked zombies
That's a bad thing? I guess it would be if you're a necrophiliac that's into rotting flesh.
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>>6140485
I only play on hardcore so I will defend it.

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>6132428

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

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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>>6140625
Barons really aren't that much more threatening with the low pain chance, as their attack is still basically just a single fireball that's easily dodged in most environments. The most threatening uses of Barons tend to be in tight spaces, and that's largely because their high HP makes it easier to get cornered before killing them.
Archviles are an enemy where low pain chance plays a bigger role in their threat, I'd say. Only way to avoid their attack is to break line of sight, and their low pain chance makes it very rare to interrupt it, meaning you can't just easily brute force them.
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>>6140602
>real operators
>holds stock above the shoulder in any situation
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>>6140764
Is this Mecha-Magical girl?
Needs an adorable-yet-sinister mecha-kitty companion then.
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>>6140776
Anon you just don't understand
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>>6140776
I will snatch your mother fucking birthday.

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Bet you weren't expecting this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZncEjZoig&feature=youtu.be
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you would think normies would have realized by now that not everything needs to be 4k and pre 2000s 3d looks much better at lower res.
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>>6139176
As usual, 'enhanced' looks worse. Another month, another botched classic FPS remaster.
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>>6140249
Low poly high res is unironically a top-tier aesthetic.
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>>6138904
Are there any other boomer shooters coming out this year? I know of this and Wrath.
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>>6138928


Seriously this game sucked. At the time it was all OMG THEY ARE CUSSING AND STUFF ADULT FPS GAMING! but the game itself was shit.

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Did the OSSC team ever solve the Silent Hill/Chrono Cross problem of switching between 240p gameplay and 480i menus?
Surely there's a work around by now, they've known about it for five years and those are huge games.
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>>6140000
then use superior RGB scart

ib4 american cope
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>>6138142
It's a non-issue. Get a better TV.
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>>6140589
>Vibrates so hard you can see it in the webm
Yikes
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>>6138441
A TCL is better than most high end TVs anon. They have sub 10ms response times, good color reproduction and as you said sync without any delay. Most TVs are not like that
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>>6140580
What if I want a connector smaller than you dick?

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Jill, here's a lockpick.
It might be handy, if you, the master of unlocking, take it with you.
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>>6139997
The Japanese version? I know for Saturn it at least using the English Dub. I've heard that there was a JP dub it was too bad to use.
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Why did the bad VOs make this game 100x more memorable?
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>>6139512
O U C H
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It's bad and that's a good thing™. Same with SOTN.
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Enrico!!!!!!!!

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What do you guys think of these handheld Linux or Android based emulator devices? This is the only one that looks decent because it's an Odroid so it should have good Android and maybe even Linux support. All the Chinese ones look like locked down Android with no updates and probably spies on you. Some of them use fucking MIPs and can hardly run N64 or Dreamcast games.

Does anyone use these? Are they worth it?
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>>6137235
Neither are you
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>>6140309
>no u
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>>6125571
just get a psp
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>>6134391
>All the Chinese consoles run a crappy dual core MIPS CPU with outdated
Some do have a double A72+A53, but are pretty much just android boxes with a screen.

>A35
Which is actually a recent design.
Low power consumption and cheap.
Good enough for most retro.

>MIPS
Low power consumption and cheap.
It's enough for most retro.
Stuff like Saturn, and N64 require much stronger hardware and those Chinese retro handheld assemblers don't have the economy of scale to offer them cheaply.
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>>6140731
>Some do have a double A72+A53, but are pretty much just android boxes with a screen.
Do you know of any non-Android based ones?

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Pinball thread, because it's been a while.

What are you playing/buying/repairing these days, anon?
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>>6138969
doesn't look much more exciting than the pro which isn't exciting to begin with
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>>6132685
The game's flowchart is pretty simple. A lot of the playable-modes are not worth playing, score-wise. And I miss my ball save and autoplunger!
>>6138969
>>6138965
That spinner with the projection on it (visible through the extra cameras) is incredible. I wouldn't have predicted how much I would like it, but I really do love it.
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>>6140164
>A lot of the playable-modes are not worth playing, score-wise

You playing for fun , right?
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>>6112870
funnily the opposite can happen if you would have only played pinball while drinking beer
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>>6112264


My favorite all time pinball machine is Space Shuttle. Unfortunately there is not a single one anywhere near me. I take my kids over to https://www.funspotnh.com/-Articles/pc-nhtodo.htm every other month but despite all their pinball machines...no Space Shuttle.

Its kind of odd because Space Shuttle was one of the best selling games of its day. My favorite of the modern pins is Monsters Of Rock and they don't have that either. Lots of other good shit there though.

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How did Knuckles knock the emeralds out of Super Sonic?
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>>6139657
soul
>>6135051
soulless
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>>6135052
There are a few later games, like Sonic Rush, that carry that implication as well.
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Super Sonic and the emeralds are the worst part of Sonic.
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>>6139978
Super Sonic doesn't have the power to allow him to feel.

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Should I get into Panzer Dragoon?
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>>6139060
>aged
Opinion discarded
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>>6140567
Wrong
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>>6139060
>PDO: not retro but arguably better than 2
Not even close. PD1's better than Orta too.
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>>6138919
No, that's zoophilia, you depraved fuck.
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Orta might have better gameplay but it lacks soul. There's a clear downgrade in terms of artistic value. Still worth playing though.

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Finally
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>>6140034
>like a normal person
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>>6138040
I really liked the first one but maybe it was because it looked really good for a SNES game, and also there weren't many RPG fantranslations so far
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>>6140471
Yes, like a normal person.
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>>6140540
That's not normal, but don't keep getting increasingly defensive or anything.

It would be interesting to have this patch, but since it's apparently terrible and I currently have so little desire to play this game, it's not that big of a deal.
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>>6140208
>strenght
Patch is littered with this kind of retardation, and the font is such that some letters aren't easily identifiable. There's even the use of block capitals in the middle of words. The patch needs work. If an update becomes available, and everything is fixed, then go get it. Just avoid, otherwise.

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Why the fuck didn't they port this to the Saturn? It's a masterpiece that many missed out on at the time due to the failure of the Mega CD, and the games in Sonic Jam were actual ports of the Megadrive games rather than emulated versions. All the Megadrive Sonic games use a lot of shared engine code, and due to the similarity in some parts between the Megadrive and the Saturn most of the work was essentially already done. Having an enhanced port of Sonic CD could have filled out the vacuum left by the cancellation of Sonic X-treme for a while until they could make another Sonic game.
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>>6140656
Because PC is the best platform
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>>6140656
Even if they ported this game for the Saturn's launch it wouldn't have saved it much. People would just see it as just another Sonic game that can already be run on the Genesis, but now it has CD music. Big deal.
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Sonic CD on Sonic Jam would have made a 9/10 compilation into a 10/10 one.
It would have sold a lot of Saturns.


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