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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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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>5293887

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


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

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Is there a mod that adds the Riot Gun from Shadow Warrior into Doom?

The majority of 90s Dehacked weapon mods had the Riot Gun in some capacity.
>if members of the community would be willing to work together on a singular map
No, that's not really a good idea.
Thanks I guess...
But i'll still have to recolor it to green anyway :P
And it doesen't help that I work with multiple layers in photoshop to make some animations so a layerless image is not gonna be all that useful to me, sorry. I am a lazy slob, so I think I'll have something to show for it in a week or so.
Any mods similar to DoomRLA or HXRTC? Random elements, lots of progression.

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Attention! Calling all anons of Lordly Caliber
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Best Lord? Personally I like Thunder Lord, he has good defense and agility making him hard to kill.
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Personally, I think the Phantom Lord is awesome, he can deal some pretty good damage too.

What's an ogre battle.
Come tonight!
Come to the ogre sight!
Come to the ogre-battle-fight!

Well /vr/.
I fucked up.
I tried to do the composite color fix mod on my Megadrive after doing the PAL 60Hz mod and one of the pins on the chip broke off.
Worst off, it didn't even work while testing it despite following the instructions to the letter.

Anyway I can fix this mess or should I just dump it?
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lol, saved
Maybe I'm just old but I'm mostly mad that they're being little shits and making a fucking mess than that they're destroying an old cab. As it is it looks like they were to pussy to leave the CRT in
>goof'd status: dun
They didn't leave anything in. Even the control panel is unpopulated.
This is where modding gets tough, when you fuck stuff up. It's part of learning.

You can take a dremel and grind the top off of the chip to expose the leg inside the chip. Flux well and solder a capacitor leg to the exposed metal. P.S. don't break chip legs off as this is the biggest pain in the ass you could imagine.

BTW, your solder joints look like ass. Did you use lead free or forget flux or something? Looks very dull and like you didn't get much wetting. If you used lead free, don't do that again, it fucking sucks. Also, twist your wires ends together and pre tin them so it doesn't look like a bowl of spaghetti.

So if you dremel the chip, take your time, don't heat the chip up too much, and remember, you can always take off material, you can't add it.

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What size CRT should i use for my mame machine? I was thinking 21-28 inches

Also some general things i should also know about mame arcades
No smaller than 19", and no larger than 29". 25" is the sweet spot size, but harder to come across. Go with a 27" unit with component input, then use RGB > Component transcoder (or just use a device than can output component to start with).
If I wanted to make a 4 man machine, should i go larger?

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what are some other good dreamcast games? pic related is what i have so far
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If you’re talking shmups, Giga Wing is pretty fun. I’d also highly recommend Cannon Spike. It’s kind of a “Capcom’s Greatest” cast reunion.
I can second cannon spike. Burn it if you don’t want to buy it or get the cheap sd card gdemu option
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Has anyone else here ever used 480p to play their Dreamcast?
Yes. It’s pretty sweet but with a catch. There are a few games that aren’t compatible with vga. Even if you “patch” their code to allow vga to work, it just won’t display on 480p. To avoid this, run rgb out or svideo for the best outside vga quality
Im waiting on my Gekko. Just got to the states on the 12th, hopefully it comes this week.

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Top 10 underrated single player ps1 games that are still fun today?
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It's a different kind of game, but in the same universe.
This, but on Dreamcast
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. At least if you enjoy games like it.
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Play Star Ocean the Second Story or I'll come to your house and erase all your save states you fucking zoomers

>I am looking for some good info from the excellent anons here on /vr/.

I recently came onto a free lower end PC, and have wanted a non-interlaced format to display from the PC for things like DVDs and other older PC games etc. My preference is native PC support via S-video. I know that there are a few custom driver software packages out there, and they are specific to the GPU and OS. SVideo is the most futuristic connection method I want. I will totally avoid any RGB methods, and won't deal with any downscalers or other "in-between" methods. I know this is possible, and I know if anyone has done it, it is here on /vr/.

If you have something like this, It would be nice to know how you are doing it. It seems that there are plenty of ways to do this wrong, and I would like to avoid buying a bunch of cheap graphic cards that are totally worthless. The PC in question is an older model AMD motherboard with an integrated 1.3ghz dual core CPU/4gb ram. It has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot, and I would need a low profile card in this case. I also have a 3.1 ghz phenom II dual core, and would possibly buy a micro atx mobo to "upgrade" this unit should the 1.3 not run basic dvd and emulation. I wouldn't be emulating anything past SNES on this.

Where can I read more and learn more?
What exactly do you hope to accomplish apart from a shit image from a PC that would be better off recycled? Where did you pick up this autism, OP?
The X300SE seems to be right up your alley.
DVD = Interlaced
>wants a PC to output 240p over s-video without transcoders

There's no currently known way to do this that doesn't require rewriting the GPU firmware, and there is no available firmware to do it.

I have heard myth and legend some GPUs were released in the late 90s or early 2000s which would let you have full control over the TV output, possibly including s-video out.

But as far I currently know: you are shit out of luck

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>Nintendo were so far up their own arse in 1990 they actually thought 'video game' would be replaced by 'nintendo'
I think it more refers to "play test that shit".
Unpopular opinion, but i agree with this guy
This. Older folks called EVERYTHING "Nintendo". Any game, any system. It was all a "Nintendo" to them.
a dev manual yeah, my bad

Anyone here collect /vr/ mags?
do you have the full set of psm demo discs
The PDF versions, yes because I can't find them online so as far as I know I'm the only person with a full set of some of these.
Umm... I have 3... that was random.
absolutely civilian

How do you guys go about building your physical retro collections in today's market?

I know "reseller scum" is a thing, but ignoring that, how have you gone about getting new games to add?

My area doesn't have a ton of flea markets (that sell games) and only one decent retro arcade that also sells games on the side.

What do you do?
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I meant to respond to >>5303271

The service isn't building my collection fast enough so I was looking for other ideas.

Wow. The autism here is palpable. You must be a fun person to be around.

Sorry for trying to continue a thread?
Hey, great thread OP!

Personally, I use a subscription service called Retro Game Treasure (https://www.retrogametreasure.com/). For $40 a month they send you 3-5 games each month, in a single box!

You can enter in your collection inventory so you don't get repeats, and you can even specify what systems you want games for.

They have a wishlist system too, but you probably won't get any unless you put down cheap games :)

Been with them for 20 years and have gotten good games. Even some boxed games, games with booklets, and one ultra-rare wonderswan game which had never been opened and had a $500 bill inside.

You can get started at this link: https://www.retrogametreasure.com/subscribe/196133184_Retro+Game+Treasure
i have a job

Get some sleep, man. You're crabby.

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/vr/ do you haggle to get a lower price? If yes do you even do it in a game store?
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nice collection bro wanna play my with my little samson
resellers cant resist my muscles and golden locks
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I do so online, though that generally just means using the Best Offer option on ebay. I rarely buy games in-person, only real instance of haggling that I can think of in that regard was at a con where I offered $5 less than their asking price for an MVS game and got it.
There's no haggling when you use a service like Retro Game Treasure, which is what I use. Check it out, guys!

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this rom is hard to find for some reason
why would you need that?
A+B to jump kinda sucks
It's difficult to do the special moves reliably.
didn't have that much of an issue myself. the only hard jumps were on the rooftop stage

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A friend of mine is selling his due to him going through a divorce, he is selling it for 80 bucks, is it worth it or should I avoid it like the plague? It comes with X-men cota, mk3, hotd, and resident evil. It's complete without the box.
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I’m familiar with Saturn’s glut of arcade ports, shooters, fighters, etc. Are there any good “chill” games that don’t require much thought or reflexes?
Nanatsu Kaze no Shima Monogatari.
fuck his soon to be ex wife
do it
Speaking of the saturn, is it better to get a modchip or one of those ram carts with pseudo Saturn?
>what did it mean by this?

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what do you guys recommend for the TeleVideo 925?
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You could make a short film involving "the fu-chaw", I suggest hiring a hot chick to stand near it, so it's seen, maybe add some lights and dummy up some cool dials n' stuff.
What did you expect? This machine has zero usefulness for /vr/ purposes, nor is it really useful for anything else other than as a display piece.
>If you're going to do anything with it you'll have to connect it to a computer, and that will be a challenge by itself.
It's a bog-standard serial terminal. You can use a USB -> RS-232 adapter to connect it to your PC.
Then what kind of program would you use to send data to it?

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