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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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Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, EMULATIONS, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

Discuss your real systems and real games here.
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Was the Dendy good?
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>>4992548
why
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>>4992475
Bad viewing angle, but screen is so small you have to be right up on it anyway so not too big a problem. Hard to see in a room with sunlight shining in, so be sure to use it in a dark place. Basically your typical early 00’s LCD
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>>4972446
You also can’t complete Castlevania Bloodlines either. The game always freezes on the last level every time.
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>>4993764
Or you're just bad

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Post Games Overs that either you like or it made you feel.

The game over screen must take you back at the title screen.
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>>4992757
There was a remake for PS3, yes.
Poorly done, if you ask me.
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WAH-AH-AH-OH-OH
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>>4992752
I miss pre-rendered graphics like this, the Japanese ones were quite unique in how they did the lighting so it would really blend once they digitize it.
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The worst game over you can get
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>>4993770
I wanted this in gif form so I made it

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>>4991764
Damn, he really looks like one, doesn't he? Never noticed that.
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>>4988637
Nostalgicfag or contrarian?
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>>4991764

In-universe he's just a pile of clothes, but he wears a hangman's hood.
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good game but no save feature which was shit when you are a kid and only allowed to play for x amount of hours a day
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I heard it was great and I played it for like 20-30 minutes and thought it kinda sucked.

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Previous thread: >>4940862

>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 (WIP) : 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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>>4990179
>50HMX96
Just use a component cable.
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>>4993354
>>4993394
>>4993429
I've had the same issue before with the same device, but I think it may be an issue with the PS3.

This is entirely basless, but I think occasionally the handshake between the Portta and PS3 doesn't work correctly, so you get it dropping the connection from time to time. Haven't tested it, but power cycling it with connected could potentially solve it, but I have no idea. I've had it drop out every 5-10 minutes before, and then others it's ran for hours without a single issue.

PS3 on the FW is really really nice.
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>>4993429
Looks great! Do you have a anti-glare film on it still? Sony makes a great tube no doubt. I have an fw900 and I can't wait until I totally give up on it and begin to use it for a DIY/mod. Arcade cab? (Pic unrelated).
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>>4993738
Yes, I got 2 from a guy on LetGo, and this one happens to be almost like new. I'd rather have the antiglare still on it because the contrast and peak brightness is already phenomenal. Right now in trying to figure out if I can manage bringing it back to college with me, hence the DAC for my consoles.
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>>4990341
>how the fuck do you move a 500 pound tv
Rent a dolly from Home Depot, or buy one used (they are very useful). Jesus Christ how do you people get anything done?

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What is the best way to play Majora's Mask? Should i go with an original N64 emulated version or 3ds remake?

And also, am i going to enjoy this? I made my way through OOT, and while finding some of it mildly enjoyable, really wasn't that blown away. I know they were made using the same engine and i'm wondering if this sequel ups its game in any way. All i really know is MM having a reputation for being weirder and darker.
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>>4991938
>What is the best way to play Majora's Mask? Should i go with an original N64 emulated version or 3ds remake?
>Should i go with an original N64 emulated version
>original N64 emulated

kek. That be some nice bait right there.
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>>4992942
>It runs a lower framerate than the original
I played it on a hacked GameCube and you can force it to 240p which fixes the framerate dips. And of course if you emulate it with Dolphin you can do the same.
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>>4991951
I second Wii VC if only because the gamecube controller layout is superior
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>>4993619
If you're gonna use dolphin then you may as well play the Wii VC version, which is pretty much the same thing as the gamecube version except it doesn't have any of the problems related to it
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>>4993719
That too. The thought occurred to me immediately after I hit submit, and it is a better idea, but I didn't want to delete/revise my post.

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Retro repair thread. Ask away and we'll try to help you bring those old consoles back to life.
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You never answered me. I'm looking for decent rubber pads for a Snes controller.
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>>4990370

Sounds like the laser may have drifted out of spec. There is a trim pot that you can adjust. The proper way is to use an oscilloscope. The dirty way is to barely turn the screw on the trimpot, as in you're not even sure it moved and try it.

>>4990419
Does the game ever work? A buddy of mine fixed a master system with garbled/glitchy graphics by replacing a bad 7805. To test the 7805 put a multimeter lead to the middle pin. Touch the other lead to an outer leg. One should be very close to 5v. If it's not close to 5v, it's bad. The other leg (and center pin) should be whatever voltage the power supply puts out. It could be dirty or bad 72 pin, but honestly I think 72 pins get replaced way more than needed. A good cleaning usually fixes them.

>>4990958
I'm not who you asked but as cheap as they are, just buy a few different sets and post which ones are good. I've never replaced them personally so I have no idea.
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>>4988547
I wiggled a lot and got the video to go out but not the power. I had to struggle to wiggle it
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>>4989249
>being afraid a console will laugh at your micropenis
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I need to recap a Jag and a Turbo Duo but I need to replace my shitty soldering iron, anyone know a good source for a fine tipped iron?

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C R U I S I N

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Have any of you opened up a console for cleaning/restoration etc purposes? What was it like? What consoles? Any tips?

Pic related is my ps1 dualshock no joystick controller that I got from a stoner guy from facebook ads. Fucking everything was hideous.
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>>4992723
>he doesnt know about 1st gen ps1 controllers
Probably bait, if not lmaoing at ur lyfe bra
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>>4992848
>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Pic relAAAAAAAAAAAAted
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>>4992731
Not reading the OP is cool
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>>4992848
i've heard it's something about the electric fields around electronics that attracts bugs. But the warmth is probably a big factor too. Consoles are prime locations for bugs since they're rarely moved and there's usually food nearby.
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I opened a Gamecube controller to give it a general cleaning and replace the joystick modules and caps, since they were both ridiculously loose and chewed up somehow. A few of the buttons didn't register and the triggers were stiff.
I swear it was one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen inside.
>an impossible amount of grime in the shell seams
>some hardened, blackish substance and what appeared to be dead skin around the button wells and contact pads
>several dead ants
I soaked the shell, buttons, membranes, and PCB in alcohol for a few minutes before scrubbing with warm, soapy water in my sink. Rinsed them thoroughly, sprayed with alcohol to assist drying, and let them dry for a few hours before replacing the stick modules and reassembling.

Fucking Smash kids, man. Legitimately the worst people.

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Post video game that you consider overrated.
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>>4985205
>sanic adventure
Does anybody other than delusional sanic fanboys actually praise this game at all though? I see way more people crap on this game than praise it.
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>>4985564
Not saying kiddy isn't a bad thing but what about a game being kiddy makes it bad? It is a game for kids, afterall.
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>>4985236
I always say it's the best and most fun sonic game aside from sonic spinball. If you say it's overrated what are the 2d sonic games then?
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I see Sonic Battle, Sonic 3D Blast & Spinball as the only good Sanic games. The rest of the series can go away.
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>>4986972

Metal Gear Solid started us down the path that we're on now with all these shitty all cutscene no gameplay modern games

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We are going to have the first Metal Max ever (Saga doesn't really count I think) published in the west next month so I would like more people to know this franchise.

So to all those fags that say that JRPG's are linear and all the same, here we have;
-Open world to explore.
-Extensive vehicle customization.
-Mad Max but silly atmosphere.
-Craziest bosses ever.
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>>4991745
Rodriguez' fight is tough because it's a very definite pattern based boss and you need a minimum HP threshold to win since you'll alternate healing with spamming your weapons on him, if you don't have the HP to tank his salvos don't bother, return to him once you have enough HP and try again, Rodriguez is that one superboss you need to grind in order to stand a chance since you're forced to fight on foot.
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>>4991745
You can instakill him with the harakiri sword.
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I gave up hope at
>NISA
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>>4991751
I can defeat him with my soldier but I thought it would be more interesting to kill him with my hunter, 1 on 1 and all.
Unfortunately I can't call the orbital laser on his ass.
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Is the intercept/support program too powerful?
I fought Rommel Ghost and all his shells were stopped by my beams or the towed Tiger.

Nigga stole my bike
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>>4993294
Not a 4chan meme.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PvOSp4mxn0
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>>4993339
was posted heavily on /v/ circa 2007 tho

here's another thing I remember making its first appearance on /v/ at that time
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>>4993412
Yeah nah, I'd rather read Lust Penis a hundred times in a row before submitting to reading a single word of this thing.
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>>4989619
It's been like that since before wojak and pepe. Don't you remember rage comics?

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any oldfags fall for the cd/32x meme?
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>>4993635
The Power Base Converter only fits on a Genesis Model 1 or a CDX, and it doesn't work when plugged into a 32X.
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I had a Sega Genesis and Sega CD back then. But I never purchased a 32x because of the announced Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation consoles.
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>>4993628
>the 32x would have been cool if more games were made for it like originally planned
32x had quite a bit of potential, and its a shame that sega crammed too much into one short schedule.

If they wanted to make money, they would re-release games, and open the door for licensing. I think there is still quite a bit of potential for the format.

>Yfw Sega saves its hardware division with sales of Mars & Saturn. Game sales are off the charts. Fans are expecting a re-release of Dreamcast, but they don't seem to care. 3rd party licencees have signed on for no less then 100 titles alone. Best year for SEGA ever: 2020. Why not after ever thing insane that happened in 2019, this actually makes sense.


After playing Sonic CD for the first time, I realize that it was way ahead of its time. I watched my nephew become totally hypnotized by it. The music quality is top notch. I know sega has some secret warehouse somewhere in Hong Kong full of brand new systems. Time to open the Vault. We know about it, and we want them. The potential for RPGS was excellent. Sega was always just so close in the USA. Nintendo had us brainwashed.
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>>4993640
I had a model 1 so yeah I would have used it
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They're good systems, but I suppose having differing opinions on 4chan is sacreligious.

How many fucking opinion threads are we going to have until we start eating each other?

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Did anyone play the Hugo games growing up? I have no idea why they left such an impact on me. They weren't even that good.
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yes
>input: HUGO IS A HUGE QUEER
>CPU: Same to you, loser!
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It's the poor man's Maniac Mansion is why
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Yes. It was kinda fun, like Maniac Mansion but creepier and campier. I used to play it on the school library PCs.
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>>4993459
I did a bit. I had a bunch of shareware CDs & diskettes and it was impossible to not come across. I remember the constant disappointment of running yet another HUGO.exe and hoping against hope it'd be this guy instead.
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>>4993459
Yes, I did, I love them too and give them a spin again every 5+ years.

They're just silly and light-hearted fun, but also objectively good adventure games.

The puzzles aren't too hard and generally make sense (except the outdated American old man trivia which every kid outside of USA born after 1970 had to look up).

The interface is simple and doesn't suck like the arrow key control of the cursor in early Scumm games.

The art is amateurish and pretty terrible but that just left more to your imagination.

I wonder if David P Gray realises the impact he had. He's probably dead now or close to it.

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I'm interested about stories behind this game. Is it playable to this day? Were you alive when it was released and what did you think about it?
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https://www.filfre.net/2014/01/mike-singleton-and-the-lords-of-midnight/
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>>4992382
What game is tjis
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>>4992382
I wanted to play it desperately when I was young but coulnd't find a copy anywhere, so my only exposure to it was an article in a gaming mag.
By the time I got internet nearly a decade later, I forgot this game even existed.
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http://www.icemark.com/tower/
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>>4992895
There are a lot of remakes but the only one worth it seems to be the 2012 one



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