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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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Where you live, which games are more popular? Are there many like-minded people you can still talk to?

Here in Germany I met a surprising amount of people who prefer older games. Most were heavily biased towards Nintendo games though. The most frequent opinion I heard was how the retro pads are much superior to the modern gimmicky accessories.
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Nearly everyone I know who's proper into vidya is more than willing to sit down and play older stuff even if they don't keep it on hand. I have some early 20s friends who don't know about stuff but love finding out about less-known classics, and I have friends who are my age and have all their own shit.

There are more people who play games more casually and aren't as into it, and they don't really appreciate the older stuff but eh.
Outside of my group of friends a lot of people around here will not even touch a game after it has been out for over 2 years or it gets a sequel.

These kind of people have ps4s and would not play launch titles because they are "too old".
The retro community is very big. SEGA and Nintendo are 50/50 here.
wtf do you expect?

were you in there looking for a boyfriend?
Balkans,modern games are more popular.
I think Im the only few people in 2 million here that care about old games and prefer to play them.
Nobody here plays video games in the first place let alone retro titles that are forgotten by the passage of time.
I come here once in a while to talk with you guys but seems the original crew that started the board is gone so i come less and less.

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Previous thread >>3701596
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 (Update ETA - Soon™)
An Anon's Guide to CRT Hunting : http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ
An Anon's Guide to differentiating RGB Monitors:http://pastebin.com/pQX4N6gZ
S-Video Pasta : http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W
BKM-10R Protocol Information : http://pastebin.com/aTUWf33J

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Slowly scrolling generally means powerline interference. It looks a bit odd - are you using powerline Ethernet or something like that? Otherwise, try disconnecting everything but the CRT and the game system and see if it goes away. Ideally try 1 other system as well if you have it.
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Hi guys,
does anyone know something about pic related?
I have a chance to get it for around 20 euros but all i know is that this is a security monitor and is similar to another model called COR 1516HA.
If anyone has this model i would like to know if it compares to professional monitors in terms of quality of image.
How loud is the buzz of a plasma TV compared to the 15KHz whine of CRT TVs?

What frequency is the buzz of plasma TVs?
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Hey fellas, same anon that posted about interference troubles earlier in the thread. I figured it out! It was interference, not caused by a ground loop but by my shitty component cables! I ended up taking my stuff to a friend's place and tried it out on his hardware - should have done that sooner. Thanks for your help though /crt/ squad this is easily the coolest niche interest on 4chan

I've attached a better image this time - if you're experiencing something similar, it could very well be a poorly shielded cable like mine.
It looks a lot like the Commodore 1080. Maybe a rebrand. I'd get it out of curiosity alone.

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Not-so-alive edition
Tibia is a top down mmorpg from 1997. It was very popular in the early 2000s, and it still has a substantial amount of players.
It has a huge world which the player can explore and has a lot to do in terms of hunting and quests.
Currently we are on the world secura, a non pvp server. The official guild is yotsubas, and to apply you write your name here and we'll invite you. New players will get help with gear and on what to do, and help with hunting.

Latest news:
The 20th anniversary is currently going on until the end of the month. Plenty of events and unique event items to hoard!
Helpful sites:
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>endorsing botting
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He just tells it like it is.
cip are happy for any publicity, it will still bring people to the game and botters still buy premium time
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Eat shit Cip

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>mfw AGDQ is happening and there's not a single speedrunning thread in sight
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>I dont know any speedrunners
>That means no one else does
I hope I don't ever become so self centered that I believe that if I don't know something, no one else does.
Can you stop?
well nigger it was your choice getting involved with e-drama
What were they banned for?
One guy was banned for saying "fuck" and "shit" more than once.

And that was back in 2013, I can't imagine how bad it must be now.

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I can only imagine how much people were pissed as fuck when this game came out.

>no Scorpion
>no Raiden
>no Johnny
>no Reptile
>no Kitana
>no Mileena
>Sub-Zero is now maskless (wtf)

Street Fighter 3 is shit on for dumping all its classics and basically being a reboot with a new roster but MK3 was nearly the same way. Almost everyone new from MK2 was ditched and most of the series staples from the first game as well. It's no wonder Midway had to rush to come out with UMK3 to fix this.

How mad were you?
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That looks horrible. They went from being the best looking fighting game using digitized actors, to some cheap looking 3D garbage that looks like it was made by some computer aided drafting student for a college project.
>from being the best looking fighting game

What looked better and was cross-platform?
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>I can only imagine how much people were pissed as fuck when this game came out.

I was a massive MK fan back in the day and the roster change wasn't a problem at all. I have never understood people who get upset about a new game not being a carbon copy of the last game.

My issue with it was that the dial-combo system never felt well implemented and it ended up just not being as fun as MK2 overall.

Ultimately though MK got overshadowed by other fighters once I started getting into the genre more. So even if MK3 stayed closer to it's roots the end result probably would have been the same.
Wrong. He's referred to as Noob Saibot in the later games. I believe the announcers says the whole name when you pick him in nine.

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Nevermind if 6th gen should be allowed here, the real quest is should our board-tan be redesigned? /vr/ just doesn't seem to match up anymore with the helpful cool dude persona of Tre/vr/
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he improved... a little
>4chan wasn't always full of edgy memers

It was, but the memes changed. I still like it here, the basis of what made 4chan what it is will always remain. But it used to be a much lighter, more goofy site in the pre-raid days. It wasn't just stormfront, all the raids ended up changing things, but that was one of the most impactful.

And they're more than welcome here, just like anyone else. But it doesn't mean I won't mock them.
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>Implying this is what's happening and people aren't laughing at you for actually trying to identify anonymous people on an imageboard for retro games and bringing up a topic that has fucking nothing to do with anything
Again, you look fucking autistic anon, stop and take a look a good look at what you wrote and where you're writing it.
>Again, you look fucking autistic anon

From you that's not surprising. I know exactly where I am, thanks. :)
>It wasn't just stormfront, all the raids ended up changing things, but that was one of the most impactful.
I'd say the reddit invasion was far more impactful, given your presence here.

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>3735308

Gameplay, WADs/Maps/Mods, Source Ports
All other retro FPS welcome
~~ Let's post like gentlemen ~~


Doom: https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/vr/image/1467/42/1467421002740.png
Doom download: https://yadi.
Quake: https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/vr/image/1476/78/1476783249877.png

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explain to me the irony of a 144hz lcd monitor having a higher refresh rate than a 100hz crt which provided a vastly poorer image
to be fair, he said
>regular lcds
regular are 60Hz, 144Hz are still a bit special purpose
if you're going to compare special to special, the better CRT's could do 120 to 160Hz

also unless the LCD also has backlight strobing (which makes the LCD even more specialized), it will have worse dynamic image quality due to pixel persistency

have you tried this brutal doom mod?, is RADICAL

when is the limit date of this?, maybe I can try something
old high refresh rate ctrs could only output those refresh rates at extremely low resolutions with visible issues at the edges of the monitor

and you truly do you have to be delusional to think that crts arent absolutely obsolete by today

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How come we never created our own RPG using RPG Maker?
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All the good versions of RPG Maker aren't /vr/
I think it'd be cool if we made an RPG with stuff like this as the "OST"

You're a Conan-style adventuring barbarian who is growing old and weak, and wants to retire. You still have to fight your way to the little shack you plan to settle down in, while aging takes its toll.
Daily reminder that putting the letters "t b h" ("To be honest") together gets replaced by "Desu" automatically once the post is sent, retard.
>"t.b.h" is now wordfiltered
What's next? Penis? imo? Multi-bottle rocket? cuck?

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post your favourite retrogame of acclaim
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>Total Carnage

it was from midway
NARC was Williams.
Rampage and Total Carnage were Midway.
Acclaim published the console versions of many Midway games before Midway had a proper consumer software division.
Turok 2

/vr/ related stuff in film & television
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I got a few seasons of Fresh Prince, one of these days I'll catalog all the NES appearances
>system on top of the tv
You didn't put your consoles on top of the TV?
Why would you do that?
There is no sense in doing this. The cable is going to overview the screen.

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injoy this right now. engl. translation?
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I'm also moderately conversant in Japanese, if that means anything to you, though not quite so fluent as I am in Esperanto. But I certainly know enough to figure out what's going on in a video game! And if anything I've probably studied it less in total than Esperanto.
Sorry you can't circlejerk in peace about how many games should be translated for you or how impossible Japanese is.
Well, look on the bright side- soon machine translation will be good enough that it won't matter. It's already getting closer- try feeding some Japanese text into Google Translate and see how much it's improved.
Can Google also hack and mod games for you?
And just a few days ago I saw Google translating 万 )10,000) as 1,000,000 so it's got a long way ahead of it.
>Can Google also hack and mod games for you?
No, but you can set up the emulator so that you can automatically feed on-screen text from it into a translator and have that display on the screen below the emulator.

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>giving a shit about MGS when golden eye exists
Being a PlayStation owner was suffering
Sure tapping on walls and snapping necks was cool but think about all the cool things you can do on Goldeneye
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quake was just doom in 3D

goldeneye actually did something different to everything else at the time and it arguably made "realistic" style FPS popular
In all seriousness, I never played MGS because I was too obsessed with Syphon Filter. I have great memories of the Syphon Filter trilogy on the PS1.
tfw was idort with a pc
tfw never have to argue with people about who had a better childhood console
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>I'm a spoiled rich fag who has nothing to add to this discussion

you are a sad guy, calling your friends idiots for a stupid game

also there was not a single fps like goldeneye on pc that time and you can play goldeneye on pc with 1080p 60 fps right now to see it has a great gameplay

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ITT: Games that pushed the limits of it's hardware
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Big fan of the OST and damn, that draw distance is impressive. I'm going to play it.

Nothing compared to Rendering Ranger.
Tell me how games age
I remember playing a demo of this turns out it was only ever released in europe

>No chips:
Rockman & Forte
Seiken Densetsu 3
Gundam Wing W: Endless Duel
Donkey Kong Country trilogy
Treasure Hunter G
Energy Breaker

>Chips, etc.:
Winter Gold
Yoshi's Land
Super Mario RPG
Star Ocean

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I'm checking out a bunch of mid-late 90s Playstation games I used to see at a blockbuster as a kid. Things like Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot, Twisted Metal, etc.
I have two questions: Is there a list of Playstation games in the long boxes? I always checked those out straightway, and I don't remember a lot of the games I looked at off the top of my head, but I could be reminded with some list.
And how well does MK Trilogy emulate? Is there an ideal emulator for the older PS1 games? I vaguely remember MK Trilogy having problems.
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I see MK3 even had a longbox. What are the problems with MK Trilogy?
It has a lot of glitches, the thing is basically a romhack, I bet there's better MK hacks made by fans than Trilogy.
>MKT is a fucking clusterfuck of a mess,
>UMK3 is better

Shut up, I want to play as Kintaro. Asshole.
I remember hearing that the Greatest Hits version of PS1 MKT fixes some problems. Does anyone know if that's true?
The PS1 version of MK2 is excellent, has the best sound of any of the ports

Also the best version of Trilogy is on the N64, probably not what you wanted to hear OP but if you have an N64 the game is dirt cheap

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