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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".

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/crt/ general, let's talk about our favorite gaming mediums. I just picked up one of these and can't find much info on it. Anyone know the JVC TM-R14U? It's got RGB and mine is dated 1985.
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>tfw bought a 14 inch PVM in 2015 for less than $100

I bought my 8 inch PVM off ebay for 89 shipped and it came out great and now I'm seeing them for double or triple that price is depressing. Though I almost got a 19 or 29 inch back in 2013 for 100 but the thing wouldn't fit in my car. Biggest regret but I'm still content with my PVM right now.
1080p is not interlaced
>20 inch PVM wouldn't fit in my car

What do you drive, a Peel P50?

I was able to carry home my 20L6 in a 1994 Saturn SL2. That was not a big car by any stretch.
I know.

It does both at nominal 60.
x rays are produced when electrons slam into metal, since crt projectors dont have masks maybe the lead shielding isnt necessary?

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Have you mastered Retroarch to achieve the ultimate emulation experience?
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>cater to me even though I will never use it
both uis are copies of existing interfaces that millions of people use without making autistic complaints
Do it yourself then and stop bitching
retroarch is a stupid retarded inconsistent piece of shit that does not even scroll with my magic mouse and thinks SNES layouts translate to genesis
How about you stop propping up shitty software

One of the most shocking and unexpected moments in retro gaming was when optical discs came to a Nintendo platform.
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My gamecube is the only console I've owned that failed so far.
Get a Wii
Not retro
That shit was gay save for its release with excite truck and wii bowling.
No, it wasn't. It was inevitable. There's no way Nintendo could have made everything cost effective with cartridges. The price of carts would have been almost double if they'd stuck with the medium. We had to wait until the 3DS came along for non-optical media to be cheap.

Emulatorfags, how do you feel about shaders? scanlines, NTSC styled composite filters, bilinear etc. Or do you just like clean raw pixels?
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You are not wrong. I guess it depends on the game. Of course if there are terrible artifacts I'd rather go with native, but I find the upscale clean enough, and especially I don't find the filters smoothing the textures much, since they are very low resolution anyway.
As far as I know, no. Also ReShade does not work with DOSBox either.
Dosbox can be played in retroarch, if you want to use shaders on it
I prefer using Dosbox on its own, mind, but if you really want to give it shaders retroarch is the best option i'm aware of at the moment
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I've never seen one that actually looks like my old CRT TV. If you see lines, it means you're a couple of inches away from the thing and should get further away.

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>So, I decided to make re-imagined versions of the 1993 CD-i classics "The Faces of Evil" and "The Wand of Gamelon". They are remakes using original assets, available for free download to play on Windows and Linux here:
>Features include widescreen mode, remastered mode for less frustrating play, subtitles, touched up sprites, unlockables, and more. They are not 1:1 remakes, with many differences, but I believe they capture the spirit.
>I developed these over the course of 4 years in Game Maker as an exercise to teach myself game development and fulfill an in-joke between friends. As an amateur effort, the programming got a little rough, but hey, it works, and I learned a ton in the process.
Well fuck me. So basically a not garbage version to play these two games?
>Not garbage
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. You can only 'touch up' these games so much.
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># Remastered Mode
>Default off. Toggling Remastered Mode on eliminates limited continues, changes the color of the rupees to match the rest of the series, allows pickup of non-quest items without stabbing them with the smart sword, allows opening the inventory without crouching, and modifies other certain gameplay and enemy behaviors to allow for a more pleasing experience.
It's just dead simple sidescrolling. Faces of Evil Makes Zelda II look like a PS5 game.

>makes oot irrelevant
I wouldn't go that far, but it IS the only true next-gen successor to OOT. OOT was the original, MM was the standalone expansion, and TP was the sequel. Everything else doesn't exist, at least as far as console Zeldas go. Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, and BOTW can all suck a fat one. Although a few of the handheld games deserve an honorable mention. Spirit Tracks was alright, and ALBW was fun as a "remixed" version of ALTTP, kinda like a second quest.
Not retro
>does everything oot does but worse and with somehow muddier textures

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What does this mean for retro gaming? How will it affect emulators like DOSBox?
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>I thought DOSBOX already emulated this fine?
Dosbox FM synth emulation is a huge fucking joke. Dune 1 is probably still broken in it even today.

PCEM is much better; although the adlib gold surround emulation is pretty bad, but no other emulator does that at all (and maybe like 4 games do anything with it).
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I hope it means they start on the 2.0 which is the sound I remember for old DOS games that I loved. I did get the new MPU-401k and Orpheus sound cards for ISA. It is nice to have new hardware to help preserve my old memories. While Roland MT-32 is real nice alongside the clean sound from the Orpheus OPL3, I am just more used to the OPL2 that was on the Sound Blaster 2.0 cards.
fuckin awsome

how much longer until we can throw an fpga sound card into an ms-dos gaming rig
PC is a real monster innit
A nice cheap knock-off card for retro PC builds.

I played through the classic Megaman series for gameboy on an emulator for ds. Megaman five crashed after a certain boss battle. I load it up on psp masterboy and the same thing happens. Wtf?
Try downloading the ROM from another source
Try changing configurations
Also these emulators are very inaccurate in order to run at adequate speed at these old consoles so they might have compatibility issues. Worst case scenario run it on PC like normal people.
Step 1. Download mystery meat ROM off romshitter dot com
Step 2. Run on buggy, unfinished emulator running on custom, proprietary hardware
Step 3. Encounter endless bugs and glitches
Step 4. Complain about it on a siberian breakdancing enthusiast forum
just buy it off the nintendo store you goober, its like four bucks iirc
I don’t own any new Nintendo consoles. Just ps4 and emulator slaves
Instead of using an emulator pack it into a game file that uses the 3ds built in emu. Never had a crash from that.

This game is shit, isn't it? Has anyone here actually beaten it?
One of the greatest worst games ever made. The jumping physics need to be experienced to be believed, it genuinely is the worst jump physics I can think of in a game. It may be one of the first metroidvanias though which is neat.
>it genuinely is the worst jump physics I can think of in a game
The remnants of this shit can be felt in future Sunsoft games like Raf World
I gave it a 2/5. Did not beat it. My notes state

"A really really bad platforming game..... it has some potential but I don't like how the projectiles have to be a bomb, which delay killing enemies, and that's not good if the enemies constantly move around so quickly."

It's just another mediocre Famicom shovel ware title.
>SunSoft developed the game with the intention of surpassing the enormously popular Super Mario Bros., and advertised the game with the slogan Ano Super Mario wo koeta!! (あのスーパーマリオを超えた!!, lit. "The game that surpassed Super Mario!!" The number of levels included in Atlantis did surpass the number included in Super Mario Brothers).
>calling it unironically a "Mario killer"
earliest such case?

had a nes emulation binge gaming years earlier and this was one of the first games. imo the american prototype (super pitfall ii) is slightly better because it has some bugfixes and a translated puzzle. I finished it and enjoyed it, but the "final boss" is almost unplayable even with save state abuse.

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>I LOVE A Link to the Past
Why did you post this OP? You'll hurt someone's feelings by knocking off a legitimate thread.
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Argument nowhere to be seen. Fuck let me guess, Majora's Mask is your favorite?
Oracle of Seasons
Ah, so the next faggiest choice after MM and Wind Waker. You fool, Oracle of Seasons isn't even the best Oracle and can't touch the greatness of Triforce of the Gods.

I cannot believe how much better the levels are in this than the base game. If you somehow replaced London with this I honestly think TR3 would be remembered a lot more fondly.
Tomb Raider thread.
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Thanks. I wasn't sure if OpenTomb was still maintained. So I guess that's a "no" — but is it at least in a stable and working state for the games that OpenLara doesn't run perfectly? Or am I going to need OpenLara anyway if I want to play on a current Linux distro?
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All four were excellent. The first Tomb Raider is pure magic.
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I'm playing through three for the first time right now. I've always heard how the levels are unintuitive and backtracky, and while theres some truth to that, playing through it myself Im not having any real trouble getting through them. I'm doing Lud's Gate right now, and so far the london levels just aren't bad; I actually like the atmosphere a lot. I did nevada first, doing pacific next. High security compound and area 51 were the worst so far. I will say that getting the secrets in aldwych is huge drag, and it felt like half of thames wharf was skippable.

I played through 1 and 2 about 15 years ago, and I liked 2 the best, though I recently replayed it and didn't like it nearly as much. From opera house through the last boat level; awful. The rest is great. Ive had 4 for like 13 years and I find it unplayable.

Desert Eagle best gun.
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As far as I know OpenTomb was never finished and there is fundamental stuff like enemy AI that was never implemented. I might be wrong though. You can try and report back, I would be curious to know as well.
The easiest way to play 2-5 on Win10 in high resolution is the Peixoto patch.
The original and Last Revelation are the best in my opinion. 2 is okay but very overrated, 3 is a love or hate deal and Chronicles is fine but pointless. Whilst not retro, Legend, Anniversary and Underworld are a fun trilogy.

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I'm gonna sell tons of vidya (10+ different systems) cuz emulating is the way to go.
Which time is the best for my auctions to finish? 7pm friday? 8pm saturday? 9pm sunday?
Is 10 better than 7 days?
I wanna squeeze every penny out of those plastic neckbeards.
Should have done it back in May when retards were climbing over each other to blow their free government money
Based Frenchboi. Fuck these cart buying morons.
Wait until January when people have Christmas cash to blow.
You are implying those paying hefty prices aren't loners.
Definitely later in the day. I’d say 8 or 9 should be good.

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Can everybody, regardless of your ideology of choice, please stop with the politics? This thread is in extreme danger of becoming a massive political shit flinging fest from which there is no return.
That's Blake, not the Security Officer.
I've been slowly grinding through Dimension of the Boomed.
Fuck Spawns.
I got it working, thanks. Seems to only work from a fresh start though; can't get it started on specific levels.
Chairman Mao did something wrong

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What's your favorite?

They have the best SFX.
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Medieval Madness
Joust is easily in my top 3 arcade games of all time
I can't argue with that. Not even gonna try.
I really hate having to lookup Bally Midway from Williams so I'll say Smash TV and fuck you for OP.

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