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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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Is this the best portable emulation right now? Want to get something soon and I hear this is better than the JXD
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VITA scene is starting, could be great
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>>3463887
Can you explain why this product would satisfy you? You're presumably an adult, so what places are you going to where you're bored enough to bring a dedicated video game device to, as well as those places tolerating said video game device? Surely, if you want to emulate, you can stay home.
I don't want to put you down; I just really can't think of shit.
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I still use my psp, not the best emulators out there but they all work.
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>>3464585
not him but:

vacation

long drives where i'm not the person driving

bed

living room if tv is in use

my 'adults living with autism' support group

what I could never figure out was the who the market for UMDs was supposed to be, oh boy i can watch the first half of Terminator 2 with the sound off every time i'm waiting at the doctor's office or something. whoops, not retro.
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>>3464595
>vacation
How are you bored enough on vacation to warrant a specialized video game device?
>long drives
Sure, ok. I believe in not engaging the driver in conversation for maximum safety. No problems here. Still, how many long drives do you get into where you're a passenger? Enough to warrant spending $200 on a dedicated portable video game machine?
>living room if tv is in use
Who are you living with who takes up the TV while you want to play vidya? Gf/wife? There's no way you're not hurting her by playing video games instead of watching TV with her or even fucking off to do your own thing entirely. Roommates? Why not emulate in your bedroom with your computer?
>'adults living with autism' support group
I'm not sure if you're an adult with autism or you're implying that you hang out with other /vr/gins. If you're hanging with /vr/gins, why not play multiplayer games? If you're in a real support group, why are you playing video games instead of participating in the support group?

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>it's another USB NES

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/retrousb-avs-review-the-all-purpose-modern-nes

What do you think, /vr/?
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>>3464531
Best option for real hardware is NESRGB + XRGB-3
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>>3464541
http://retrorgb.com/hidefnes.html

>>3464554
If the desired end result is HDMI, then no, the Hi-Def mod is superior. Directly transcoding the PPU's digital signal to HDMI results in a cleaner and faster image than running an analog signal through a scaler. For any other console the RGB+scaler route would be best, but NES has its own HDMI mod that bypasses the middleman.
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>>3461803
Something was bugging me about this thing's design, and I think I figured out what it is. It just needed a little more red.
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>>3464562
It's not like pixels really look that different. As long as the video source is pretty clear, pixels are pixels.

3D games, however...
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>>3464569
If you want the red you'll get it in November.

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What's the best and easiest to setup X86000-emulator?
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>>3464091
I just tried the english version on mega and it runs fine, while the jap version says it only supports jap versions of windows >I think there's a way to trick the emulator to run in a jap like environment without using Virtual machine.
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>>3464091
http://www.wentoday.com/running-non-english-software-on-your-english-version-of-windows-7-or-others/

I hope this helps you.
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>>3464091
http://emulation-general.wikia.com/wiki/XM6_TypeG

Seems you can remove region lock with hex editors.

nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5000.0
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>>3464091
>virtual machine can't be initialized
Have you tried adding the necessary ROMs to the folder?
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>>3464571
In my case I got it running, ignore the green lines that's my comodo sandbox, and I don't have it on jap region, we could defenetly use a translation.

I used the rom files for 2.05 translation and it ran flawlessly.

cgrom.dat
iplrom.dat
SRAM.DAT

I'll post more info later.

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This game is amazing. The ambientation, the whole cyberpunk/magic thing it's just great bit I can't stand the fact that I can't use the mouse( I'm using emulator, poorfag).The questionar there's someone here that knows some plugins/emulator to help me to do that ?
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>>3464502
*but *question
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Come on programmer/wise lads, don't let me down
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You cant use mouse on real hardware either.
Suck it up.
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>>3464545
Such a lame

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Retro webm thread?
Retro webm thread
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKwICUAKyXs

>>3464535

I think he only uses the shield if he scans you all 3 times.

>>3464546
>>3464559
>>3464570
>>3464552

Pretty damn impressive, I'm terrible at the /vr/ WipEouts.
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>>3464598
Other than the Piranha Spilskinanke one which was genuinely hard the other 3 I made a while ago back when webms were new and I've gotten a lot better since then. I should really remake them.
This is a more recent one I made for a previous /vr/ thread in specific.

Say 1 positive thing about Final Fantasy 8 without lying.
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>>3461484
I love Quistis.
There are some pretty cool environments.
low-level run makes the game playable and imo fun enough to continue.

and I wouldn't say this personally but everyone I know loves the card game.
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>>3461484
One? I can list five:

1. Incredible and comfy as fuck soundtrack, be it Balamb Garden, to FH, to The Man with the Machine Gun.
2. Triple Triad is one of the greatest in-game mini-games of all time.
3. Squall's SeeD uniform was dope.
4. The GF system was actually very intuitive and detailed for what it was, allowing for thorough, yet simple customization of any character.
5. It would've been one of the best FF if it wasn't for Rinoa and WE WERE ALL FROM THE SAME ORPHANAGE BUT CONVENIENTLY FORGOT THIS.
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The aesthetics are nice.
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I don't know why everyone is flipping out about the system in FFVIII being complicated, or people are too stupid to understand it?

FFVIII was among my second least favorite among 1 through 9 (FF2 being the least) because I didn't like the characters, I didn't like the story, and I didn't like the setting. It's that simple.

There was nothing wrong with junction, and the game wasn't hard. Squall "go talk to a wall" Leonhart was a piece of shit, Seifer was worse, 99.9% of the game is dirt, steel, or various shades of brown, navy blue, and gray, and the whole growing up together daycare time compression thing just didn't do it for me. I thought even Exdeath was less ridiculous villain.

That's why I didn't really like FFVIII. But Triple Triad was great, and there are some really memorable tracks on its OST.
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>>3464356
>I love Quistis.
This is the only objectively right answer.

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Which is the best version of Link's Awakening? I sometimes read the colors aren't that good and ruins the atmosphere of the original game
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>>3455991

This map is triggering me.
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I think the photographies side quest is actually one of the high point of the game, it really flesh out the world and give the player more connection with it, making the ending much more impactful.
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Oh boy, would you look at that. James plays Link's Awakening and here we have Link's Awakening threads. Like clockwork.
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>>3459713
>عابدہسبعةورقة
wtf kabgyage us ghus?
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>>3463276
>the new color dungeon sucked balls.
But that's wrong you fucking retard.

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Dragon Quest Thread - now with more best girls edition
Previous thread: >>3424773
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>>3464359
Also, she has as pretty sad backstory that gives you a good reason to hate Deathtamoor/Mortamor. He fucking killed her and everyone in her city. That's literally worse than anything Gema and Mildrath did in DQV. She is separated from the hero at the end of the game, when the dream world and all the dream people lose their physical form. That's really sad too, especially because they actually liked each other. On top of being the most tragic DQ character and having the best personality, she is also beautiful, has a really cool outfit and is pretty badass. She learns Madante, the most powerfull spell in the world. That's awesome. And the name of the spell is really cool too.

She's my favorite DQ character and probably one of the reasons I like DQ6 so much. The game has some flaws, but it has amazing characters. Hassan is a total bro. I like Kiefer a bit more, but he's definitely better than Henry.
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>>3464359
She can't be the best girl. Alena exists.
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>>3460585
>>3460581
>>3460569
>>3460565
Is there like a DQ anime I should know about?
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>>3464406
There was a Dragon Quest anime, but those pictures are just really, really good artwork unfortunately.
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>>3464381
I think the worst part is that she never really recovers from her amnesia. She learns everything about her past in Calberona/Sorceria and finally understands who she is, but she doesn't really remember any it. Her memories are lost forever.

What happened to Milayou and Terry was horrible too, but the stupid bitch decided to forgive her adoptive dad or whatever. The guy sold her into sex slavery and his wife was okay with it. How the fuck can she forgive them?

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>i emulate
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>>3464214
>autism
>4chan
it's the perfect marriage
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>>3464214
>I collect
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>I play retro games
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>I play analog games on a digital display

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Should I pull the trigger on the gpd win pre-order to get the discounted price? Will it be everything it's promised to be? Will be I let down and forced to kms?
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The Surface 3 is great for emulation. It only has one USB slot, but you can get a hub that turns it into four for less than $10.
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>>3462542
Windows, Nigger.
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>>3461996
I'm buying one. Can't wait, looks like it'll be a black to play with. I'm also really looking forward to the Pyra.
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>>3463623
Yeah I think I've convinced myself to get one as well. I will wait for some reviews first. I love retro games but I have a huge steam library that I really need to dig in to soon. This should help to scratch both of those itches. Although I really can't see playing anything WASD based on here.
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>>3461996
>Use your current smartphone
>Buy NES30 Pro on aliexpress for $30
>Buy mobile battery bank for $30
There you go, you don't have to buy dumb bullshit now.

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>mic drop
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>>3452714
Daywalkers
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>>3461526
OMG YOU GOT TOLD MOTHERFUCKER! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>3463751
Couldn't you make that claim after downloading something like Robotron off of Xbox Live or PSN?
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>>3464205
Here's your (You).
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https://twitter.com/LucasTheMagnif/media
>pure autism

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Tips for a beginner? I don't know anything about DND.
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If you're playing enchanted edition, for the love of God ignore their new party members and content.
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>>3463721
Disregard this anon it will be a complete clusterfuck with the game playing 2 times as fast and will break ingame cutscenes.
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>>3464148
nothing of value lost desu
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>>3462617
every week we get these threads like clockwork
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>>3462617

Spells like sleep or horror are really effective crowd control at low levels.

Avoid melee at first. Ranged weapons and kiting enemies will keep you alive until you gain a few levels.

I was just wondering does any one know a good estimate of what of the price of this console is?
I also have quite a few games.
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>>3463173
i got a brandnew one on ebay for only 150€, i guess that guy had no clue about prices
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>>3463234

Goddammit, penguin poster, I actually agree to an extent.

OK, OP. Here's the thing. The hobby of collecting old games has been filled with people just looking to make a quick buck. The vast majority of people on here do not fall into that category and genuinely enjoy playing and sometimes buying old games and consoles. Sure, a lot of posters have probably sold at some point or another, but that isn't their primary goal. When someone shows up and seems to have little interest or knowledge beyond "these old things could be worth moolah," we get a bit defensive (not to mention when, as someone pointed out, it seems like our knowledge or research ability are going to be exploited for free in order to line someone else's pockets with money).

So, if people get testy, that's the reason. Sure, we don't know your full intentions, but a stray thread asking value sure seems like someone whose only interest in /vr as a board and as a hobby is to make a quick buck. Either ask in a dedicated collecting thread, or more preferably go to a forum like NintendoAge or something that has dedicated price checking sections.
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>>3463185
Please don't go there, anon.
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>>3463194
Does anyone have the screenshots of when that anon threw one out the window? Think it was on /vp/, but it may have been here. I thought I saved images, but can't find them.
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>>3463880
Actually found it. Wasn't even looking for it at this point, oddly enough.

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Tetris named best game of all time by Time magazine:
http://time.com/4458554/best-video-games-all-time/

Here are the top 10:
1 Tetris
2 Super Mario 64
3 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4 Doom
5 Ms. Pac-Man
6 Minecraft
7 The Legend of Zelda
8 Super Mario Bros.
9 The Oregon Trail
10 World of Warcraft


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I strongly disagree with that, but at the same time I can't think of any other game that deserves that spot.

As weird as it sounds, it should take more than a game being literally flawless to be #1.
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>>3463752
Some of those are legit fucking awful though.
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>>3464083
So, FFVI then. Sounds good.
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>>3459381
Missing street fighter 2. Hell, missing ANY fighting game
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>>3457582
>Tetris
I agree desu
>Mario 64
For historical significance, sure, I guess. The game controls kind of like ass by today's standards.
>OoT
Same as above. Makes more sense to use the remake as the example of the better game, but the original has more historical significance.
>Doom
...If the previous 2 were rated that high due to their significance, then Doom really should be number 2 or even 1. And for that matter, where the fuck is Pong?
>Ms. Pac-Man
...But not Pac-Man? How were these picks decided? Ms. Pac-Man is GOAT, but the games certainly don't seem to be picked by quality alone here.
>Minecraft
What a joke
>TLoZ
Historically significant, I guess?

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