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Why has Quake remained in the public consciousness while Unreal has not?
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>idsoftware was an established powerhouse within the edgy kewl kidz hipster scene of the late 90s
id software was completely mainstream by the late 90's. Their games weren't for edgy hipsters at all, they were for normal FPS enjoyers. The hipsters were jerking off over games like Marathon and Rise of the Triad. This alternate history you've created is bizarre and hilarious.
>Epic gained the upper hand with Unreal, it was beyond anything seen up to that point
Unreal was quite good but it wasn't that impressive with Quake II already on the market.
No, a dodge jump is when you jump in the middle of a dodge to gain a momentum boost. Dodge jumping is as important in UT2004 as strafe jumping is in Quake.
Quake has a better single player mode.
Quake II was the competitor to Unreal, not Quake.
Who are (you) talking to?

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Last time was fun... let's do another one of these

This thread is dedicated to the discussion of older visual novels and date sim games

More exciting news! YU-NO for the PC-98 now has an English patch! (which I have no idea how to make it work)
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Dumb question but can YU-NO (and PC98 games in general) be played with 100% controller? I want to emulate the sovlfvl version on a chink handheld.
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To this day YMK is the most comfy VN I have read
>has there ever been a single good visual novel
Not retro but yes
Is the PSP homebrew port English only? How odd.
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Lakers is in English now.

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Last month, we had a comfy thread of anons sharing (mostly) retro game music that would sound good on the old school weather channel.
That thread culiminated in this based playlist of 191 YouTube tracks.

During that thread I mentioned I wanted to make an album based on this, and after many hours of finding better quality versions and sorting out proper track names and sources, this is the end result.

This album is available in three formats distributed as a 7z archive split into 200MB parts:
>320kbps CBR MP3 at original sample rates
Part 1: https://files.catbox.moe/748mxs.001
Part 2: https://files.catbox.moe/s0ts4g.002
Part 3: https://files.catbox.moe/0g8law.003
Part 4: https://files.catbox.moe/xnjv3q.004
Part 5: https://files.catbox.moe/39q8o3.005

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Not sure whether these may be too ambient for a weather channel or not.
Einhänder (PS1) - Earthlight
This is perfect weather
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Twelveanon (guy who made the unreasonably long playlist) here.
Please accept some of my most beloved /vr/ choonz:
Ace Combat III - Montage
Lumines - Big Elpaso
Spindizzy II (X68000) - Uranus
Street Fighter III: New Generation Original Arrange Album - Jazzy NYC '99 [Latin Mix]
Can someone just fucking put the catbox file in a torrent or mega or something? it's can't open the fucking music file.
It's just a 7zip archive.
You know how to use 7zip right?

Fix the file extensions by changing them from .001 to .7z.001 and so-on, and they'll all need the same filename like music.7z.001, music.7z.002, until all parts from that split archive are present.

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>fucks your ear drums consensually but violently under the restrictions of early hardware
nothing personal, kid
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Well, he has to defend Earthrealm from the Outworld, so you can't blame him.
I have had sex with many child prodigies in their youth
>Richard Jacques
For years I thought he was some genius wacky Frenchman. Watched an interview with him recently and he's full on English.
Whoever made Castlevania’s music, can’t be bothered to check.

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This framerate is awful, it makes the game completely unplayable. Why didn't people have standards for framerate like we do now back in the day? No true gamer would accept this low fps now.
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This. Played it as a kid when it was new, thought it sucked then, still think it sucks now.
Gamers have always had shit taste
Such as?
How's the PC version of this game
>rayman 2

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what are the most flawless emulators? i dont really care about improvements like 4k or 60fps. just want the most reliable accurate experience
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Pcsx2 doesn’t run romance of the three kingdoms, the only reason to emulate ps2
typically use higan for nes, gba, and mega drive

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My neighborhood is having yard sales this week and I saw that a few were selling some CRTs; what should I generally be looking for and around how much should I be paying? I haven't used or owned a CRT since I was a kid.

Any other retro vidya or goodies to be on the lookout for?
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Brand names are pretty accurate and useful when it comes to CRTs. Your familiar electronics brands (Sony, JVC, Panasonic, Sharp) will be of at least respectable quality and worth a look. If it's Zenith or some crap you've never heard of just leave it be.

Inputs: for USAbros your ideal is a TV with component video input (red green and blue for video), that's the best you're gonna get on a consumer set. 6th generation consoles (+Wii) look awesome over component. Even PS3 and Xbox 360 are serviceable on a CRT with component.
Next up is S-Video which I'd say is 90% of component in terms of image quality. Very good for 4th-6th gen consoles.
After that you have your basic composite input (only the yellow video). This should be your bare minimum for image quality. Note that if a TV only has RF (coaxial) input do not bother with it. That's garbage.

I personally would not pay for a CRT that doesn't have S-video or component input. There are so many free composite-only sets on facebook marketplace. I'm a hardware guy but I use ODEs and Flashcarts; I would say be on the lookout for accessories but most controllers you find at a garage sale will probably be heavily worn and not worth picking up.
Everything was basically sold out by the time I finally got home. All I could find was a small Toshiba (probably 13" or so) with only 2 composite slots instead of the usual 3 and an audio jack, no component or anything else

Is that worth it or no?
if all you play is NES, it's ok... I guess. but if you love NES that much you probably would want to RGB mod it.
Disregard this faggot. Composite is objectively how old games were meant to be played.
Welcome to the hopeless world of yardsale shopping. There will always be at least one weirdo that calls the night before and/or shows up at the first trace of sunrise, so good luck finding anything decent.

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This thread is to discuss the Mister project itself and FPGA emulation of classic consoles and computers in general.

Latest updates:

HANDHELD MISTER - Misterbros, we just keep winning

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Superior in every way. And give it half a year of testing and bug fixing I expect it will be perfect.
The real question is how it compares to Beetle PSX or Duckstation. Hint: it doesn't and there is no reason to use MiSTer over emulation
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Who here is hyped for game and watch core? Progress is moving along nicely

What do you mean how does it compare to Duckstation? It is Duckstation.
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Elektronika Avtoslalom support or bust!

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Why do we hate the PSone? I thought it was cute :3 and mighty compact?

For comparison the PS2 slim never got the same hate
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Yeah I think I have one
It’s an elite model with 120gb HDD, gotta get round to modding it
Inspired from this thread, I bought a cheap PSone. They're actually reasonably cheap now even though I swear they were like 2 times the price in June 2020).

It's a little bit yellah. Can I just white it a bit from a diluted bleach solution or do I need to buy this retrobrite shite? (hey, that rhymes).

By 'we', I meant all the assholes on /vr/ who complained about PSones and assumed they represented the collective front of /vr/. As I said, I thought it was cute :3 and mighty compact
You're pretty cute.

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Vigilance is our shield, that protects us from our squalid past.
Knowledge is our weapon, with which we carve a path to an enlightened Thief thread.
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Plus the whole atmosphere of Soulforge is just so wonderfully overwhelming. Every floor feels like a new level of a brick and cement hell. Like a giant tomb filled with Karras's creations.
Is there fan content that uses both Thief and SS2 assests
A Keeper Of Prophecies
I like it but many people do not and I can understand why. Go in blind and see it for yourself.
for me, that campaign was a mixed bag. I did appreciate how diverse the gameplay was, and the originality of the settings.

that being said, the escort objective in the final mission was a pain. furthermore, dealing with the main villain was a complete slog, for obvious reasons

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Pokemon is hella cringe.
I can't see shit with these washed-out colors.
that looks like shit
just make decent lookin 3d models/environments
just because lamefreak can't do it doesn't mean it's hard
Is there like a YouTube link or something?
just twitter

I'm looking for an old ps1 game, the aesthetic of it was like picrel or that's how I remember it, the level I played was one of those where you fly around crossing some light circles. You controlled some punk with dieselpunk wings? It's weird, I played its demo when I was a kid and never knew what game was
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You have to go back
>some punk with dieselpunk wings
Were you flying, walking, racing? Was it vehicular combat? Need more details.
It was flying over a city trying to cross those typical circles of light of a flying level, I think it was like a racing game but it might be just a level
If the demo was on one of those Interactive CD Sampler Discs, Jampack or the Pizza Hut demo discs, you could probably narrow it down by looking up vids of those.
Was it Omega Boost?
>Omega Boost
Na, that seems to be about robots, the one I'm looking for it was in a city

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>Resident Evil 4 sucks on PS2 because the graphics are worse
>Resident Evil on Saturn has retarded looking models and the transparent effects are now dithered but it's better because... IT JUST IS OK??
Explain this phenomenon
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>Mentions new enemies and bosses.
>Confirms there's new bosses and enemies.
>Accuses of being disingenuous
How is that being disingenuous? The point is Saturn Resident Evil isn't a bad port and it's a perfectly acceptable version to play. You're not really missing a whole lot by playing it over the PS1 version, just as you argue that you're not missing much playing the PS1 version over the Saturn version.

Why is there this need to have these silly console wars when it comes to games that are good on both platforms?
It's not better. It's different.
ok whatever makes you sleep at night
>Why can't people have personal tastes and preferences when it comes to what version of a game they want to play?
Because individualism is bad, didn't you read the manifesto?
No, Saturn warps due to perspective too. Distortion at screen edges is something different and not warping per se.

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The 3D mortal kombat games ruled
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Why do you groom children with pornography?
Apparently not wanting to fuck kids means I'm pearl clutching? Sorry troon but your gonna kill yourself once you find out we're fighting your grooming
>The Smoke and mirrors dimension mortal kombat games ruled
No, 2D is and only the true way.
Whats a dream match game? No nostaglia goggles here, I genuinely enjoy said game and use cheats when i do. I dont care what tranny competitors do.
Somehow me finding (not given) cheescake magazines when I was a pretten and my parents being whatever about it translates into fucking children somehow. Weird.

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The PC Engine CD overtook it's original card-based console as the main system.
Certainly not your dad.
nobody would've bought it
If SNES CD came to market in a timely fashion, it would have succeeded and disrupted the rest of gaming history. Playstation wouldn't have been made and Saturn and N64 would be even competitors like the SNES and Mega Drive.

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