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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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On the NES, at pic related as you walked the tower would spin around and then a door would appear. In the GBA version it was different, I forget exactly what happened but I think after a certain amount of time the door would just appear. Why?
Because niggers stole the gears that would rotate it

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20 year anniversary of PS1 today in PAL land
any pal fags out there? collection/suggestion thread? i'll start with mine
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Jokes on you, I use my PS1 exclusively to play Wip3out SE.
It's because the only PAL version is a super limited edition version that looks like it was crafted by fucking Michel Angelo and comes with an art book and music disc..
Europe basically got a release of the initial Japanese version, which comes with exactly that, same cover and all. Meanwhile in the US we got the junky cover, no thick dual-disc case, no artbook, and the Dracula Collection soundtrack that came with the game in every other region you could only get if you pre-ordered it from EB or some shit.
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Don't forget the disc art, seriously, look at this shit. The only downside really is that I will probably never be able to afford the uber deluxe edition with my NEET bux.
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The NTSC one on the left there is the Greatest Hits reprint. The original copies were matted black with yellow lettering. Still lousy, but not as bad as the shiny silver that plagued all the GH releases.

Didn't know the Euro disc had black and white art, though. I only have the US and Japanese copies. The JP disc is in full color. Still leaps and bounds better than the US one, either way.

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Which was better and why?
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The funny thing is Quake does have some rare moments that are cheap (like pretty much every retro shooter ever) but these aren't even examples of them. They're actually all examples of how you need to git gud. In all of Ep3 during this playthrough, there were only two moments that I concede are cheap. In my Ep2 playthrough for the earlier webm, there was not a single moment that I thought was cheap. In ep1 I can only think of a single cheap moment, and it's also in E1M6, but it isn't the moment you're talking about.

Webm related is the first cheap moment from Ep3 as ogres fall on either side of you and there's nothing you can do the first time (later you might strafe jump past quickly). Note, however, that it is still circumvented by the health pickup... thoughtful level design?
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Then there’s this. Shambler spawns right in front of you and your path is cut off from behind. Yeah, cheap, no doubt, same as the cheap E1M6 Shambler spawn. However, the game does give you an invincibility here right before it, and the secret is quite obvious as the light is a bright yellow while the others are white. If players don’t pay attention to their surroundings and don’t pick up on shit like this then fuck them. They deserve to get fucked tbqh.
I prefer everything about Q1 (aesthetic, weapon and monster design, feel) but I recognize that Q2 is a better 'game' as in a more complete/realized product.
>Though I could also note that slow weapon speed as well is just boring as fuck anyway and makes games unfun for those of us already accustomed to playing FPS games where we're already three steps ahead of what's going on just waiting for the game to catch up in a tedious fashion.
Exactly. That's pretty much the entirety of Quake 2's campaign, too.
>Only effective at point blank range
I agree that it's a pretty weak shotgun, but at what other range are you ever going to use one? Shotguns are practically melee weapons in classic FPS. I can't fathom why you'd even think to use it at long range, especially when you still have shotgun #1 which is fairly accurate.

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Hello, I run theromdepot.com.
My other thread is being trolled, so I have created a new one so we can discuss my site.

Please leave all suggestions here.
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i hate to say this but this isnt the best place to discuss in a properly way.....
The site is pretty basic but it has a tons of roms to dowload directly, i like that
Keep going mate
Thanks. I appreciate it. But I am going to shut it down I think. I cannot deal with all the trolls on VR! I didn't have this problem on /v/ and reddit!
.....my friend Im so sorry....
All your effort...damn trolls!
ill miss your site, i was downloading some DS roms
op, how new are you
you have no reason to care about impersonators on an anonymous image board
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>Maybe if you donated to my paypal

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Is this anon still around? Is he still adding other consoles or is the project dead?
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i went on the internet once, they were mean
An OP is apparently somewhat retarded on top of it. He shuts down the site...by disabling the front page. Everything is still there.

For fucks sake OP, stop huffing carbon monoxide. Jesus christ.
This is fucking hilarious.
>If you're visiting from 4chan, know that literally NONE of the posts being made are made by me. I'm not actually shutting the site down. Its ALL shitposters.

Lying sack of shit trying to save face now
Yeah, guess he forgot that he had the same page saying "I'm shutting it down due to trolls" just a few minutes ago, and that there was no page even related to the subject yesterday.

I'll point out again : >>2721616
He "disabled" the site by changing the front page. OP is really this dumb. He isn't just pretending to be retarded.

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BACK FROM THE DEAD EDITION with thinly veiled RomaSaGa 2 Patch never.

Thanks to those Anons that contributed the albums in the last thread.

Romancing SaGa 3 Patch FAQ
FAQ for people new to the series
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I haven't noticed before because I'm unsure, but do you lose your current crowns in Imperial SaGa if you start new game+?
Alright, how the hell do I beat the boss of this Abyss Gate? I can't seem to last more than a few rounds against him.
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well anon you can either git gud or you can try making sure you have some healing on your characters and maybe train a bit so you can learn some stronger waza

I'd recommend finding out where some of the other abyss gates are while you do that, and maybe collecting some nice treasure from them in the process
>formation: free fight
Check other formations to experiment with the stat buffs you can get from them. I don't think you have access to Tiger's Cave with that setup, so you might want to consider recruiting a sixth character temporarily to get access to it.
It cuts down the damage you receive, it's pretty great for the boss fights.

Healing Canes if you found one or two are great for healing since salves need to be equipped and are only one-shot.

Look up wazas to figure out if you need to use one specific waza to spark a better form of it, so you end up with the stronger wazas.
Specializing in a single weapon type is a good idea at this point.
Most likely Ellen should be trained with Axes, Wood with Broadswords, Sharl with Spears/Magic. Poet is a jack of all trades and it really depends on which weapon type you picked. Martial Arts is a pretty good option, IMO.

You need to either figure out how to win the damage race or how to get enough control in the battle through magic effects/healing.

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Just curious, what is everyone's console collection? List portables separately if you please, multiples can be included (if it is specific different models, then specify.) End around seventh generation or wherever you want. Mine is (in some chronological order):
-RadioShack Electronic TV Scoreboard (CIB)
-Atari 2600 Heavy Sixer
-Atari 2600 Light Sixer
-Atari 2600 Vader
-Atari Jr.
-Atari 2600 Sears Telegames
-Colecovision (CIB)
-Intellivision II
-Master System (Mark III)
-NES (CIB Action Set)
-Genesis (CIB Sonic the Hedgehog)

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PS2 is a slim
Sega Genesis model 1 (hd graphics version)
Sega Genesis model 2 (no cords, unable to use)
Sega cd model 2
Nintendo 64
Ps2 fat
Ps3 super slim

Gameboy advance (2, transparentish and indigo)
Gameboy advance sp
Psp 1000
DS lite (2, self swapped red button with clear outer shell and guitar hero)
New 3ds xl
Odyssey 2
Atari XE
Emerson Arcadia 2001 (CIB)
Fairchild Channel F (CIB)
Cassette Vision

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NES,SNES,Genesis,N64,PS1,DC,PS2,Wii,PS3 and PS4. Also still have a Socrates console from when I was young, not sure if anybody else here has ever played it before.
Nothing special, but I'm happy with what I have.


SNES model S001
GENESIS model 1
Nintendo 64 - Black
Dreamcast - White

Gameboy color - Dandelion Yellow

Non retro:

Gamecube - Indigo

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holy shit
Would they get enough speed without a power launch?
Can OpenRCT allow me to power launch shit at insane speeds without needing a editor/trainer to edit the launch speeds?
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>this thread
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poor guy, all alone

Here's some points of discussion:

1.) Project showoffs
2.) Hacking help
3.) ROM hack recommendations

Our ROM hack recommendation list can be found below:


Every hack featured on the list above can be downloaded at:

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>When Naked Headless Mario Fights the Dick Nazis 2 released on Romhacking.net, a denizen there got mad. He facticiously suggested my next hack be
called "fuck Dick Nazi Random Offensive Word Tetris". I thought this name sounded fucking awesome so I stopped work on my other projects and spent roughly
3 hours creating the initial work and 2 more days refining it.

For 3 days of work its not terrible. Imagine if this faggot made something good.
Sorry I'm new but why aren't there any GBA hacks in the OP? Fire Emblem alone has an absolute shit loads of hacks
Cause no one here cares about non/vr/ stuff.
It's not that we don't care, it's more or less just the rules of the board, anything non-retro video game related isn't really /vr/ related to my knowledge.
He just does graphics hacks right
not that big of a deal

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Was this the last GREAT Twisted Metal?

Black is pretty good but it's not retro.
2 is still far superior.
Absolutely right
more like 2 and Black are the ONLY good twisted metal games
I remember the 1st one being a lot of fun

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What were some of /vr/'s favorite places to on the internet back in the day?
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Tank pit I still wish they release the source code.
I followed you guys back in the day, that and the crazy triforce hunt rumors got everyone at school talking.
dark horizons for movie trailers
I remember getting 'girlfriends' on here when I was 7+8. First one was so sad. I met her once and didn't see her again for months.

One day, as I'm flirting with two others, I see "(my username)2" get in. I was all "Wtf u stealin my name?" And the person was all "omg it's me Jenna! I've been searching for you for months!" -- she couldn't whisper/find me because I had an apostrophe in my name, so she could only find me through sheer luck. Me and the girls I was flirting with just made fun of her and she ended up leaving. Even though I was only 8, I felt like the biggest dick in the world afterward.

Another girl, who I was cyber-making out with, I gave her my email (aka my dad's email) and she sent him this big email about swapping gum with me. My dad printed it out and read it to me, probably wtf am I doing, as a 7 year old.

Good times.
>my dad printed it out and read it to me

top keke

>less fucking everything
>worse sound
>graphics look rougher
>enemies are dumbed down
>no Neon Night-Riders
>bosses are all exactly the same with their patterns

is there anybody who seriously considers this game as better than Turtles in Time? it looks and feels like a quick cash grab from Konami.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHGip5BoGE4 hnng

Arcade version still sounds the best tho
shit taste tbh, what do you have against bass guitar fam? I though you niggas loved that shit fam

What do you mean by "you niggas", bruh?
If we're gonna talk music, the arcade version was the best in that department.
>They replaced the bass with an orchestra of ducks.


What's /vr/'s opinion on the All-Stars remake of Mario 3? Growing up, I started with the SNES, so this was the first version of the game I played. Went back and played the original later.
Nothing wrong with it anon. You can get a patch to fix the problems with 1+LL as well.
It's slightly slower than the NES original.
It's the same old shit.
i don't prefer the updated graphics. not sure why, just something about it. same for smb and lost levels. oddly enough i prefer the smb 2 remake.
Played the NES version when it came out. Played the SNES version recently. Could barely tell the difference.

Are there any /vr/ RPG/point and click/graphical adventure hybrids worth playing other than QuestforGlory?
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Martian Dreams
Ultima 7 if you've played Ultima 4-6.
Deja Vu
Sword of Hope
OP here. Any serious responses, or is /vr/ just 100% trolls now?
Shadowrun is both RPG and adventure game.

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