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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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Emulation General Wiki

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What is your favorite DBZ game?
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>>5103524
In Super Butoden 3 they didn't even bother to make a story mode (which is funny because "Butoden" means "battle story", it's supposed to focus on story), but as other anon said the only Butoden game that actually had a focus on story was Butoden 2, which actually has an impressive story mode with lots of cutscenes and an interactive element.
>>5104068
I didn't play that one, but I played Extreme Butoden on 3DS (just the demo) and... it's not a real Butoden game. And from what I could see from the DS game you posted, that's not a real Butoden game either. Butoden needs the split-screen, it's what made these games so unique. It's kind of cool that they included Super Butoden 2 with Extreme Butoden, kind of speaks how much of a cult classic that game is, although they had to change the music because of that silly Yamamoto drama about "rippin off" songs.
>>5104082
I only played Legends on PS1, heard it's a bit better on Saturn actually. Legends is an interesting game, I love its presentation and concept, but gameplay can get a bit repetitive and mindless. Still worth it if you like DBZ for sure.
Shin Butoden is actually a disappointment. Great roster, but the actual game design is sloppy - controls feel loose, but the worse offender is how small stages are, ruining the whole idea of Butoden's split-screen.
>>5103610
I believe it's because they basically took sprites from the SNES games and recolored them for the Mega Drive, which doesn't have as many colors. Still I like Buyu Retsuden, it's pretty much a Butoden game with the split screen, and has a pretty good roster. It was the first DBZ fighting game to finally include Krilin.
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dbfz followed closely by the mugen dbz.
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>>5103530
I also had the japanese version, got it in 1997 thanks to PS1 piracy.
By that time, I was already familiar with the whole DB universe, I had already read the whole manga in spanish, and watched all of the movies, despite cable TV only airing original DB still (DBZ debuted in 98 here).
But yeah I can relate to that mind fuck moment when you see stuff you aren't familiar with. Before actually reading the manga, I only vaguely knew DBZ, but I was only familiar with Dragon Ball, kid goku. So when I first played the SNES and Mega Drive game (around 1996 I guess), I couldn't stop wondering who were all these weird characters, like Vegeta, Piccolo (at that point I think not even King Piccolo saga was airing), Cell, etc.
The story mode of Super Butoden 2 was my first time "watching" the Cell game, without understanding anything because I played it in japanese as well.
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>>5098748
>>5098765
First one was shit outside of nice looking pre-rendered backgrounds.

Legacy of Goku 2 & Buu's Fury are the meat of the trilogy
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>>5098094
This.
Super Butoden 2 may have flaws but I give me the best "feelings".

>Being pre-teen (9/10 years old)
>Dragon Ball at its popularity high
>THAT brilliant history mode with alternative storylines.
>Best Saga (trunks and Cell) with the best OVAs.

Memories

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>Try to keep it /vr/-related: Nothing past 5th gen(+ Dreamcast). Slight OT might be okay if related to CRTs (E.G. 16:9 compatible models, flatscreens, etc.) Systems with backwards compatibility are also pretty safe territory, assuming you're focusing on the older games. PC CRTs are also a-ok.
>Produce OC! Get out your real cameras and take beautiful pictures of your CRTs displaying recognizable characters with the kind of beautiful accuracy that brings tears to the eyes of young and old alike! If you take 100 photos, at least one of them will turn out alright! (maybe)
>Try to be as detailed as possible when asking info on a specific model. As always, google is your friend, and we are your friends with benefits. Older archived threads aren't a bad place to look either.
>Share appreciation for others choice of technology and personal philosophy of gaming. As always show courtesy in your discussion and moderate yourselves first.

Discussion of video processing and scaling devices is okay, but try to keep the focus on CRTs and CRT accessories

CRT Pastebin (Never Ever) : http://pastebin.com/1Ri5TS3x
Guide to CRT Hunting : http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ
Guide to Video Monitors : http://pastebin.com/pQX4N6gZ
General Purpose CRT Adjustment Guide : http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/guide_setup_adjust_arcade_monitors_v1.2.0.pdf
S-Video Pasta : http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W
BKM-10R Protocol Info : http://pastebin.com/aTUWf33J

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A thrift store nearby is selling this Sanyo for about 5 dollars. Is it any good? Should i pick it up or go out and purchase a Sony Trinitron thats 35 minutes out for 30 dollars?
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>>5103708
Anything in particular?

>>5103714
Having more people see it in person would be neat, yeah.
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>>5104831
This of course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbtswJzW4b0

from highest quality source pls. Cropping is fine, just want to see how it handles the contrast and color.

Some Star Trek: The Next Generation would also be good since that series in 4:3
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>>5104842
TNG would be simple (admittedly not the most fantastic quality) from Prime Video. 2049 might be a bit though.

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Console Gore thread. Don't hold anything back.
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>>5099095
what was the project goal?

>GBA + Genesis
>but backwards
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>>5104029
Judging from it being backwards and the 9-pin controller port being replaced with a VGA port, I'm assuming he turned the genesis into some kind of video-out dock for playing GBA on your monitor or something.
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>>5099064
I like this one a lot.
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>>5104032
You are correct sir.
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>>5104848

What are some good /vr/ card games? Are there any besides the Pokemon ones on the Gameboy and the Digimon one for PS1?

Forbidden Memories would be pretty fun despite the weird rules, if only there was some way to keep track of fusion combinations other than using a pad and paper or some calculator someone posted online.
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>>5104397
The problem with the digimon one is that the late game power creep is too extreme. Everyone's deck looks exactly the same by the end.
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>>5104643
I forgot about that. A lot of the matches are fixed though, so even if your hand is random the CPU is always the same. Almost every tamer in the game has the hack card in every hand to veto your support cards. Once you get past the early game it gets impossible to win really quickly. Then the post-game in the PAL version increases the levels of impossible at an exponential rate to the point where it feels as though every single card is an auto-win for the CPU.

Then there was Digital Card Battle. It's much fairer and much more fun as a result, but getting any of the non-standard cards was pretty bullshit. It seemed like there were a bunch of cards the touch CPU opponents would have but you would never get. I barely remember fusion in the game, but it was unintuitive and unrewarding. The game has so many special pre-built decks the CPU uses that are teased, but you can never build any of them because you're missing all the special cards no-one knows how to get.

Both are fun, but incredibly bullshit in different ways.
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>>5104356
It always made me furious that the older games from this series didn't followed the official rules and always were some dumb shit not really related to the actual card game.
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Rare had the Tarot Card Reader on NES called Taboo. The interpretations the game writes aren't scripted well gramatically, but if you know what the cards mean and what the placements mean than it's a pretty cool way to do a reading for fun.
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>>5104359

the sequel to monster rancher battle card on ps1 is great too

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Unreal/Unreal Tournament General

Share some of your stories from Single-Player/Multiplayer, show off some new maps, mods, mutators, etc and just have fun!

CHECK OUT THE PASTEBIN
http://pastebin.com/KkN7t25R

Thread Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhV6yt9LXK0
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>>5064545
>Share some of your stories
>When you get your first Translocator frag.
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>>5101507
>not simultaneously fapping to Hunter from Q3 and Female Commando
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>>5102896
I think it was the Female Commando that got me into girls with leotards.
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>>5087025
beats playing online games on steam and seeing first.lastname96

Why are there so many threads lately against playing on original hardware? Can you imagine this happening with any other hobby, people thinking they are superior for settling for an inferior experience?

I usually play on hardware but I'm free to switch to emulators if I feel like it, however emulators elitists are stuck with their emulators. Is it because you can't afford the hardware? Don't want to bother with a crt or upscaler? Think there's zero difference?
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>>5104594
Falseflagging shitposting that's irrelevant to actual /vr/ discussion, that's all you need to know OP. Just go with what you prefer.
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>>5104594
>Is it because you can't afford the hardware?

I could afford the hardware when it was new, but I've sold almost all of it off over the years because emulating suits me a lot better and I despise CRTs.
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>>5104815
The image on the CRT looks better than those amateur paintings on the back.
Anyway you should try turning off the lights if you want to take pictures of a screen, be it CRT or not.
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>>5104815

okay well not everyone is the same as you dude
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>>5104830
Nor should they. If someone likes using real hardware and playing on a CRT, I think that's great. But the narrative that all the people who prefer emulation are a bunch of kids who plain can't afford hardware is way off. I personally don't know anyone else my age who doesn't use emulation to play old console games. (Though I'm sure plenty like that do exist)

games only you played
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>>5103242
I had this. I remember the music being kind of groovy.
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I know some YouTube fags made a video about this so now tons of people have heard and tried it, but up until a few years ago I had never met another person who remembered this.

I don't even know where I got it. I think my friend just left it at my house because his mom was a nurse and I can't think of any other place I would've gotten it from. It's such a piece of shit.

I remember it making me think people who have diabetes have shit lives, so it scared me into eating healthier. I guess the game did it's job.
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spooky castle. came with some collection of demos (along with speedy eggbert) i'd play on the school computers. except this one was weirdly the full game (albeit being kinda short)
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>>5104440
This is SPISPOPD/Dr Lunatic!
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>>5103242
me also had

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There's something surreal about Xenogears
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>>5103338
but how is the gameplay?
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>>5103397
fucking awful. but i still like the game for some reason. the art direction is fun. the battle arena is weirdly awesome. the story is insane (both in good and bad ways).
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>>5103338
doom thread is that way >>>
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>>5103020
It's coz it's unfinished and the script is a gigantic mess.
>>5103397
Standard jrpg on disc 1, nonexistent on disc 2. Disc 2 is just the unfinished storyboards and a text scroll.

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Babbage's
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>>5095251

Gramps.

https://youtu.be/c7wb_viKJ7A
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>>5098683
these things are fucking satanic.
next thing I know they will have entire stores devoted to them like beanie babies.
fucking pvc bobbleheads who thought this shit was good idea
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>>5103664
>next thing I know they will have entire stores devoted to them like beanie babies.
I hope so. Maybe then they can stop hogging shelf space everywhere else.
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>>5095270
I remember going here and seeing that the most expensive NES games were maybe 12 bucks
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>>5103257

Is that really him?

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>5095710

DOOM/II/ULTIMATE/FINAL/64/CHEX/QUAKE/DUKE/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...

Doom, Quake, Duke, Marathon, or Thief: https://imgur.com/a/wWS8zXz
Contains infographics with setup information and user-made content recommendations


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Doom and Duke Nukem 3D are the only good FPS games IMHO.
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>>5104769
Quake's so much better than them it's not even funny.
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>>5104769
Bad post.
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>>5104769
What about blood and Shadow warrior?
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>>5104773
>quake better than doom
u wot m8

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I'm going to play through every game from the No Intro torrent for one continue/one hour, whichever comes first

How screwed am i

Also i'm starting with this any tips?
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>>5104553
>Also i'm starting with this any tips?
Map the left/right buttons to two buttons next to each other. There's not much else to the game really, it's your average buttonmasher summer sports game.
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>>5104580
No idea, but good luck
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Well shit my 5200 core aint working properly at all, i'll put it in the backlog for now

onwards to the 7800
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>>5104553
>any tips
Don't.
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>>5104553
>Activision Decathlon
I played this once and my hands still haven't recovered

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Dear China, please bootleg this in MVS and AES form with the unfixed romset please, no I don't want your 162¾ in 1 cart. (yes I know it comes with KOF98Super+)

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You haven't truly experienced this game unless you have beaten all the levels eating all the melons and getting all the hearts.
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This game seems to be a lot more popular in Japan. That would explain why Nintendo still uses mostly Story's content (like in Smash bros) instead of Yoshi's Island.
I always thought it was weird that they kept pandering to Yoshi's Story since in the west it got mixed reception, but yeah Japan likes it.
Japan also likes Kirby 64 a lot apparently.
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>>5104801
huh, i thought Japan didn't give a shit about the N64.
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>>5104809
It did well in Japan. IIRC, the Saturn still outsold it, but the N64 sold more software. And many N64 games also competed with the best selling PS1 games like FF VII.
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>>5100235
Trying to do that made me hate the game even more and emotionally damaged me.
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>>5104826
>And the anon grew angrier!
THE ASSSSHOLEEEEEEEEEE
by the way I never heard anything in that song, to me it's just "eeee ayeeooooo"

Lads, how is it?
Any mods I should install?
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It's great and extremly underappreciated, don't need any mods. Once you find a nice little building you want to make your home, drop down one of your teleport stones and leave it there, then you can always teleport back home for a quick rest/storage.
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nice boobies
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>>5104587
Buy a banner
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>>5104520
it is good, no mods needed iirc just change your resolution in an .ini file for widescreen
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GOG/Steam versions have native widescreen + many other fixes and improvements not available for the OG disk release version.

I'm not aware of any big mods for the game, but there's a larger fonts patch:
https://www.moddb.com/games/divine-divinity/downloads/font-enlargement-patch-dd-v200

Great game btw, it's like Diablo 2 meets Ultima VII (yeah really).




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