[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k] [s4s] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Home]
Settings Home
/vr/ - Retro Games

[Advertise on 4chan]

4chan Pass users can bypass this verification. [Learn More] [Login]
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ before posting.

06/20/16New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details.
05/08/16Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box!
04/28/16New trial board added: /qst/ - Quests
[Hide] [Show All]

Voting open for the 4chan Banner Contest! See the contest page for details.

[Catalog] [Archive]

File: triforce.gif (102 KB, 500x500)
102 KB
102 KB GIF
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

File: screen5.jpg (2.39 MB, 1600x2400)
2.39 MB
2.39 MB JPG
>don't make the jump
>call lara a bitch
Well who else are they gonna blame for them sucking at the game? Certainly not themselves. Certainly never themselves.
My step-dad used to do this with Jill if she got stuck on terrain.


still makes me laugh desu.
My wife's son always blame Lara when he fails. And then he beats the level and it's all his own victory.

File: 6.jpg (5 KB, 312x162)
5 KB
So, I want to play SNES on my TV as opposed to my computer, since my computer desk is small and inconvenient ro play games with the wife on.

I have a PS3 and 4. I have discovered (I spent all day yesterday trying and failing) I cannot jailbreak the ps3, and the ps4 is brand new so I'm not willing to mess with it much yet. I found websites that let you play SNES games via web browser, but they don't work on either of my consoles as they run on Flash.

Am I missing something? I just want to be able to play mario comfortably with my wife. Any help would be great
4 replies omitted. Click here to view.
What year is it
Well if you have no console that you can put an emulator on and you are unwilling to buy an SNES, then you can either run an HDMI cable to your TV or get something cheap like an Ouya for emulators.
Wireless usb controllers might be an option with the computer connected to the tv via hdmi.
I looked again and I don't have any way of connecting the computer to the tv, I might just have to suck it up and buy an SNES
>I looked again and I don't have any way of connecting the computer to the tv, I might just have to suck it up and buy an SNES
Is this a CRT or an LCD?

depending on your answer there's plenty you can do

File: bc.png (137 KB, 640x480)
137 KB
137 KB PNG
>bonjour, collard
6 replies and 2 images omitted. Click here to view.
Not this game but that stuff in Fate of Atlantis scared me a lot.
who else got scared with this game as a kid?
I played it with my cousin and things like the hospital murder or parts where you could die made us super afraid.
Nico was probably my first gaming crush. She's hot.
File: d96.jpg (43 KB, 500x500)
43 KB
>that 3d Nico on third game
Sleeping Dragon Nico is high test.

By the way, who agrees that Sleeping Dragon wasn't bad at all? The literal dragon was too much and the crates got boring, but I really liked how it continues the first game's story. I wish they would have had more continuity (and that seems to have been the original plan given that BS3 leaves the Petra thread open) instead of the floating timeline they have now, it makes the games sort of meaningless if there are no consequences to what George and Nico do. Angel of Death was a total shitfest though, an interesting story idea completely fucked by terrible gameplay.

File: autism collab.png (2.86 MB, 4733x2490)
2.86 MB
2.86 MB PNG
Collabs live Edition

Old thread:>>3447947

openRCT2: https://openrct2.com/

Collaboration document link: http://pastebin.com/9isX3qBZ

Awesome Downloads:
>RCT1 recreations - updated and meticulously crafted in 2013 by Crappage for near-perfect accuracy, right down to available rides and research order (contains "Real" parks and gaming magazine parks):

>/v/ pack - updated to include the latest scenarios and tracks made by 4chan users and some other communities (We're updating this file as more stuff is created, currently has 120 scenarios and 161 tracks, includes sandboxes):

Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
201 replies and 71 images omitted. Click here to view.
File: right.png (1.31 MB, 1280x768)
1.31 MB
1.31 MB PNG
File: center.png (509 KB, 1280x768)
509 KB
509 KB PNG
*Insert joke about how rivalry can be refered to as friction here*
I don't think interacting with the end of Lightning is a problem, however they are quite close to the edge of the map and one of the guidelines was to build far away from the edge. Of course that will not have any effect on the park as a whole, just on the woodys chance to get featured in the sequence.

Kinda agree with NotAnon about the swing, but I guess it looks better in motion.
File: SCR48.png (2.26 MB, 2556x1018)
2.26 MB
2.26 MB PNG
Actually, I won the Side Friction contest (not that the coaster is that good, looking back) so I think the highly sought title GUY of SIDE FRICTION belong to me :^)
File: center.png (919 KB, 1280x768)
919 KB
919 KB PNG
Bah, that Side Friction contest was a Farce I say, I was the one that suggested Side Frictions but some blasphemous fool ruined everything by also suggested they be dueling (which I suck at in general).


>Haggar was made first
>SF2 uses a Haggar donut steel that copies his moves
>they explain it away by saying Zangief was "inspired" by seeing Haggar fight as if this somehow makes it ok
>25 years later and Haggar is still not in SF

Why does Capcom hate Haggar? Why didn't they just use him in SF2 to begin with?
75 replies and 19 images omitted. Click here to view.
While I agree on Karin, I give Mika a pass as of V.
Her face looks really Japanese now.
Too bad Capcom never re-released Slam Masters because they're cheapsteakes who don't want to pay Hara-sensei his royalty fees.
M. Bison isn't from Thailand, he simply fights there in SF II.

>Ken was retconned into a half-Japanese.
He was full Japanese in SF I and a U.S. immigrant in SF II WW. It was only in SF II CE that he was retconned into an American.
File: Final_Fight_Art_03.jpg (485 KB, 1536x1124)
485 KB
485 KB JPG
My rarest Haggar.
Polynesians got no representation in this franchise. Like at all.

I want mah firebreathing Tahitian goddess!

File: wizardry1.jpg (227 KB, 648x982)
227 KB
227 KB JPG
You guys seem like the best guys to ask about this, what's the best version of the original wizardry to play? Been wanting to get into the series, but there's like there's like twenty fucking versions of the original game. Is it even worth it to play the original, or should I just play a later game in the series?
6 replies omitted. Click here to view.
I don't think 6 had much more NPC than 5.
One difference in the SFC is that you can use the Hide command to make thieves less useless in combat.
The automap also works differently, only coming up with Dumapic whereas on the PS1 it's readily available.
Playing Wizardy 1 with an automap seems totally silly
>le vintage experience
Apple II
>most modernized mechanics
Gameboy Color
>some solid middle ground?
>fuck these console controls I want hotkeys
Prob some jap computer version like FM Towns

DOS and NES versions are bugged, avoid
>seems totally silly
Don't think so, the game is hard enough with automap, more so if you play the original version with printed maps (I recommend this)
Man, it's a shame I can't waste dozens of hours mapping old games anymore.

File: Contra1.png (11 KB, 1024x500)
11 KB
Name a flaw in Contra on NES.

I honestly can't think of any. It's a 10/10 action game.
18 replies omitted. Click here to view.

You practically lose all the strengths pixel art posses once you start upping the resolution. A lot of it came down to changing tiny details that would completely change how the image appeared. Metal Slug's breathing animation was accomplished by simply changing colors along the edges, and not by shifting parts around.
>too fast
>not enough robots
Probotector is a true 10/10
>All bosses can be killed before they perform almost any attacks
that's great and what i love in contra series, i hate drawn out boss fights(fuck bossfests like gunstar heroes). besides you have to be skilled enough to survive with a weapon till the boss fight, so it's like a reward for doing good.
It's not Super C so it's 9/10.

File: MagicSwordLogo.png (434 KB, 700x304)
434 KB
434 KB PNG
Scored a capcom magic sword board the other day. Cant wait till its here. Anyone else likes this game? Maybe arcade stories to share?
9 replies omitted. Click here to view.
The SNES port looks slow as shit compared to the arcade,
Good for you.
File: 460.jpg (189 KB, 750x1104)
189 KB
189 KB JPG
File: $_57.jpg (166 KB, 943x1149)
166 KB
166 KB JPG
Seems like the amazon nipple slip has been removed from the super famicom cover of the game. Nintendo back in the day wasn't really waifu friendly it seems.
I got Final Fight Double Impact off humble bundle a while ago and I ended up spending way more time with Magic Sword than Final Fight. Tons of fun and loads of replay value.

File: lolipeach.png (18 KB, 117x71)
18 KB
Is Mario a paedophile?
4 replies omitted. Click here to view.
Mario is supposed to be rather short though
File: Wee.jpg (11 KB, 140x137)
11 KB
no is peach dorf fetish
small mario am normal mario
This, in all the other games Peach is about a head taller than Mario.
There's this too I guess.
While the idea of mario rescuing a loli princess is, indeed, erotic I would have to say that he's probably not.

feel free to make that fan fiction though i guess

File: maxresdefault.jpg (191 KB, 1920x1080)
191 KB
191 KB JPG
Kiwi Green Edition

This is the thread in which we discuss comfy portable game systems.

Discuss old handheld systems be they from Nintendo, Sega, Atari or any obscure off brand, as well as LCD games. Portable consoles like the Turbo Express and Nomad can be discussed as hardware, though game discussion belongs in their respective consoles' threads.

Discussion of handheld repairs, mods and aftermarket add-ons are also welcome, though for more in-depth repair advice the repair general is recommended.

Handheld emulator boxes are a gray area and should be discussed in regards to their use for the emulation of retro games.
20 replies and 3 images omitted. Click here to view.
Yeah but that's a special case. It sounds like this dude bought a GBA and Zero Mission and expected that's the only game he was ever going to need or something... Just seems weird. I never buy a system unless there's a bunch of stuff I want on it though.
File: 20160928_192403.jpg (259 KB, 960x720)
259 KB
259 KB JPG
I've noticed something interesting about the GB Boy Colour that may make the buying decision a little bit easier for people who are on the fence about the screen resolution.

While the vertical resolution is not integer scaled, which does cause a "shimmer" effect in certain games with vertical scrolling, the horizontal resolution is integer scaled which means that every side scroller I've tested on the thing has very smooth horizontal scrolling, and in my opinion side scrollers are where non-integer scaling is usually the most detrimental to a game's look.

And even with that in mind, I personally don't have a problem with the "shimmer" effect in the handful of games I've tried that do have vertical scrolling-- Zelda Oracle of Ages, Metal Gear Solid, Perfect Dark and Pokemon Gold. Only certain patterns make it noticeable, like wooden flooring in Pokemon, although this partially comes down to personal preference. Some people will find it annoying and others won't.
File: game gears and game boys.jpg (407 KB, 1200x1350)
407 KB
407 KB JPG
For fun I decided to take some pictures of my LED backlit Game Gear, my McWill screen Game Gear, my LOCA front lit Gameboy Color, and my GB Boy Colour and see how they all compare with each other in non-scientific fashion. Both Game Gear systems obviously have bigger screens so I will try not to factor that in.

The original Game Gear screen and GBC screens with LED mods are at a glance similar when it comes to contrast and color depth, with the GBC perhaps having slightly better contrast and the GG having slightly better color. The LED GG screen is a lot brighter than the front-lit GBC screen, although it has a lot more ghosting. The LED GBC beats the LED GG but only just barely, because of the ghosting on the GG screen.

Between the GBBC and the the McWill GG, the McWill GG is hands down the winner because it's significantly brighter and sharper, although the GBBC still manages to look quite pleasing. The McWill screen in some ways may actually be too bright to play comfortably in complete darkness for some people, although turning on the scanlines does help a lot in that regard-- my phone actually had trouble photographing it properly. I think the GBBC is has just the right amount of brightness for playing in either a well lit room or in total darkness. Both screens have excellent contrast and color depth, though the resolution of the McWill screen is definitely sharper and has almost no ghosting. Overall screen quality easily gives the point to the McWill GG, though the GBBC is no slouch, especially for a budget device.

1st place: McWill Game Gear
2nd place: GB Boy Colour
3rd place: LED modded Gameboy Color
4th place: LED modded Game Gear
>i blew my last cent on a micro and cant afford a $2 USB cable
Damn. You must have really, really wanted that thing. Hope it takes your mind off the hunger pains while you don't eat for a month or whatever. kek
File: 1451925006395.png (10 KB, 432x414)
10 KB
>Really want to backlight mod my AGB-001
>All the backlight kits are stupid expensive now
The SP feels like shit in the hands, the Micro can't play GB/GBC games, and the GBC has no backlighting option. A backlight GBA is literally the best option but actually doing the mod now is expensive.

File: wii-emulators.jpg (15 KB, 300x300)
15 KB
I've been using a Wii for a while now to emulate Genesis/SNES/nes/turbo and was wondering if the original Xbox would be a better machine for this kind of thing.
18 replies and 1 image omitted. Click here to view.
Xbox doesn't do 240p so it's useless for retro. Also the controller is rubbish.
File: ControlPadPS2Black[1].jpg (19 KB, 450x300)
19 KB
I have adapters that let you use Playstation controllers on Xbox so there are a lot more options.

The 240p part really is true. I'm sure some coder could make it happen no problem and I'm sure you could get a good pseudo 240p by using a VGA CRT with a VGA mod and sending it 640x480@60 then line blanking

Both your posts reek of sour grapes though.
Actually, each controller port is a USB, so if you're xbox is softmodded (which if you are playing emulators it obviously is) you can use pen drives and any USB HID compliant controller.

>Source: I was around when this was still a thing
I know that they're USB ports but last I fucked with it there weren't XBOS drivers.
Last I fucked with it was maybe a year or two after the 360 came out, and that was only because the DVD rom drive died and I was tired of having the OEM drive sitting on top of the console with a PC DVD drive sticking out of the console 2 inches, plus I was moving away and it was just too much to deal with on top of my computer which had to be moved carefully.

File: 180px-Smws_blargg.jpg (6 KB, 180x198)
6 KB
THIS Thead is for Blrarg
9 replies and 6 images omitted. Click here to view.
As far as I know, every single animated Mario cartoon is American.
It's Blargg, not Blarg, you doofuses.
File: image.jpg (46 KB, 200x345)
46 KB
>he hasn't seen the OVA where Mario has a gun
There was an entire movie by toei that wikipedia cites as the first movie based on a game.
Nice Scuttlebug texturing

File: BLagoon_box.jpg (60 KB, 783x432)
60 KB
Just started this, any tips on raising dragons?
Does it really matter what I feed each one now? Or will I just end up maxing out their stats anyway?

Discussion thread as well, as this game seems pretty cool.

File: A good day to SCART HARD.jpg (773 KB, 2902x2142)
773 KB
773 KB JPG
Previous thread >>3492209
This thread is for the spirited discussion of CRT displays - Televisions, monitors and projectors used for the playing of retro games!

>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
An Anon's Guide to CRT Hunting: http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ
S-Video Pasta: http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W
BKM-10R Protocol Information: http://pastebin.com/aTUWf33J
Thread Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PhdXJYwA8xModrTV1Yt-i1tvNgwiagpeBx0m_xNIVtc/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbzx=9009823977812318933
367 replies and 65 images omitted. Click here to view.
What's wrong with the slim?
ED CRT tvs don't exist. ED was a thing with flat panel tvs.
every 480p-able CRT is also 1080i (and thus HD CRT) because of the minimal freq difference (31-33khz).
And looking around, it looks like my only option is the L5 line of PVMs, which never show up on eBay, or a BVM, which is even rarer.

Fantastic. I'm so happy I only realised I needed a 480p screen after the entire market got filled with people willing to spend 500 bucks on a 14" screen. AND it's a crap-shoot if it'll even work because literally nobody has ever tried it.

I should have just bought an arcade cabinet. It'd probably be cheaper and less hassle at this point for the single game I'm doing this shit for.
jvc DT-V line, mitsubishi, nec.

or Component-VGA with a PC monitor
>or Component-VGA with a PC monitor
If only it was that easy, the 0.001 second of delay it adds would make it unusable. The other professional monitor types are even rarer than Sony's, so it's barely worth considering them.

Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.