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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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Game Tech Wiki
Emulation General Wiki

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Are there games every JRPG fan MUST have played? Post them in this thread
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I only saw one tally for Terranigma...

And I will be the first to suggest Chrono Cross.
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>>4914617
I can't kill dragons and rescue damsels in distress when I exercise though (at best homos will admire me)
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>>4913436
>>4914693
As much as I adore the game, is it objectively one of the must-play JRPGs (leaving aside that it's an ARPG, since Secret of Mana and Tales etc. had also been mentioned)?
The story and setting are very unique at least in the first half.
I was going to say "if you don't love the story and leave it out of your assessment of the game, your verdict might be 'no'", but I guess that must be true for at least some of the other games mentioned here.
Either way, I wish the game was simply more well-known. It not being released in the US hurt its recognition, internet or no.
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>>4913360
>Grandia

is it better on saturn or ps1 someone tell me
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>>4914837
Hearsay, but I once heard the Saturn version is better. No English version for that (not even a patch, but you'd have to check), so you'd need to know moon.

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why do people like pic related so much?
>slowest combat in the series
>boring system
>bland characters
>meh story
>kinda good music but that's a given in the series
>insane loading times
>shit side quests
>turd villain
>constantly shifting around your characters so you couldn't conform a party to your liking
>overall quality goes to hell in the second half of the game
>good graphics
so far the only reason to like it is because of graphics and music (and maybe contrarianism). are IX this shallow?
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>>4914046
kefka a side ff6 was and still is the best ff game
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>>4914754
SNES-era JRPGs aren't paced so slowly. FF6 is the slowest and even that is way faster than FF9. Chrono Trigger is quickly paced as well.

Though, yes, I don't play JRPGs much anymore because they're so full of stories that I no longer find interesting, and those stories suck up so much more time than the old games.
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>>4913891
Same, it's like a Saturday morning cartoon desu comfykino!
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>>4914129
That entire post is bullshit, and you should feel bad for spending the time to type it up you zoomer moron.
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>>4913712
its really good but the ending felt a little rushed, which i can forgive

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Do you remember visiting vidya websites during /vr/ times?
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>>4914072

I had my own homestead page too where I uploaded videos and pics of the upcoming Sonic Adventure 2. I had these grand Visions of it becoming one of the premier Sonic fansites.
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>>4914152
Everything's going to be fine.
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My friend got an Internet connection around 95, I remember his dad showing us their 14.4 connection. We asked to see a picture of Sonja from Mortal Kombat and all huddled around the monitor as it ever so slowly loaded, line by line.
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I used to ERP as videogame characters all the time on AOL.
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Cap Scott's Nintendo Ultra 64 HQ

Playing first Harvest Moon and as simplistic as it is, its comfy as hell.
Made me wish for more comfy games where instead of killing same kind of mob for hundredth time I would just spent time walking through town, chatting with people who've got their own lives, romance chicks pet my dog and stuff.
What other game that let me do this, bonus point if its something I can play without learning moonrunes.

It can be a fishing sim or games like Shenmue or Yakuza as long as it is comfy and let me live in imaginary world.
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>>4913878
What are the differences between GBA, N64 and PSX version?
Like they all have same town or GBA and PSX have same town and N64 have town from SNES version?
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>>4913098
They're usually not dead until cooked. They'll grow if left sitting anywhere, even after cut up.
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>>4913928
There are mods that remove baddies, mostly for newer games.
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>>4914434
GBA and PSX are the same game, imo. I'm sure there's differences, but they're not apparent. N64 is a different game from SNES, but the games' settings are similar.
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Dobutsu no Mori

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What's the most solid retro gamepad?
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saturn.
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Depends on what you're looking for in a controller.
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>>4914712
>cheap plastic
no thx
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>>4914710
I played through Simpsons Arcade with a flight (not fight) stick. Why was I always Marge?
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>>4914710
Probably SNES or the Dualshock

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What is your local game store like?
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>>4894092
Complaining about prices is something that poor people do.
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>>4893351
Doesn't exist?
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>>4893351
closed.
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>>4913259
>I saw a CRT tv at my pawn shop for $100, because it's "made for 'retro video games'".
I've seen this before. At the flea market someone had a "Retro Gaming TV" for sale, a literal 20'-something CRT for $125. These people are fucking scum. I just wish I had the balls to shame them right there in public.
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>>4913204
Some retro shops know they don't sell and will keep them in the back. I assure you they have them though.

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is he autistic?
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>>4914838
No, just a manchildren.

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>4908343

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: https://desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/vr/image/1503/77/1503778360511.png
Doom Downloads:
+ IWADs and more (>3 GB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47V8l2eVZKxRU82S3JkZkdBRXM
+ PortaDOOM: https://spideroak.com/browse/share/Kroc/PortaDOOM/releases/

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>>4914802
im using a personal edit of smooth doom that i made some time ago when it still had black gloves

also what? why would they remove black gloves? They are aesthetic as fuck
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>>4912905
The new levels are decent, and I think supporting this release is the best chance we've got at a ever seeing a new duke game, so i say get it.
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>>4914802
shit i didn't realize you could turn off the transparency

looks much better, thanks!
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>>4912767
tell my mom to turn the car around and go to flick city instead because they have 5 day rentals for 2 dollars
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I wonder if the cut enemy, blob, has something to do with the walls of souls texture
>>4914473
What features do you plan to add for the mod?
Like, what about score based pick ups or that bomb thing from Doom 4's arcade mode?

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>Here's your controller, bro!
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>>4913790
kek
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>Here's your controller, mah ninja!
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>Here's your World's Most Comfortable Ergonomic Keyboard and Trackball for Gaming and Computing, bro!
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Truly the worst.
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This is a mature console for big boys.

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Sticky : http://pastebin.com/6G9B1cMA
Last thread >>4802126
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>>4912445
Possibly because they are just really vague terms.

Castle, Fortress, Stronghold, Tower all sound very much alike. When I played HoMM3 for the first time I could barely differentiate between them. Tell someone to come up with 4 vastly different civilisation concepts for each of the terms, I guarantee that any non-Heroes player won't come up with "generic medieval knights, swamp faggots, orc barbarians and snow virgins"

Now try to have all these vague terms translated into another language. No wonder it*s a mess.
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>>4914504
In H5 obviously depending on the map and location you want to leave very few here and there so that for example empty or rather 1 unit empty heroes don't snatch it from you.

In H6, when you do conquer a town it is impossible for your mines in that zone of control to get taken except if the hero just stays on top of it, really shitty design if you ask me.

As for H7 they reversed the above mentioned change from 5 but still, I think you can't garrison a mine but what you can do is that you can build garrisons inside towns so for example you build a vampire garrison and from that turn your garrison will have a set number of vampires(they grow each turn to a certain limit) but they're not an army unit as in you can't take them away from the town in which you built the garrison, they're what you would call a static defense unit.
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>>4912445
It's even better, because people just call "towns" "castles" and it makes perfect sense in Polish, hell, is supported by the translation.
All the issues with Polish translation can be tracked back to the first, semi-official version of it, which was done by some moron with a dictionary at hand. While later translations fixed a lot of things, stuff like Tower being "Forteca" and Fortress ending up as "Cytadela" already sticked.
Besides, nobody calls it "Cytadela". It's just "Bagno" (Bog) in the lingo.
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>>4914709
>nobody calls it "Cytadela"
Uh, I call it "Cyta".
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>>4914252
Difficulty level will determine your starting resources. It will not affect resources on the map.

Anyone ever play “The Realm” ?This is a fairly obscure game but I clearly remember this being my first introduction to MMORPG’s. My cousin played it and it seemed very intriguing at the time, you could even go as far as to break into and steal shit from other players houses. I can’t really recall the combat but a quick search reveals the game may still be up? Sierra created it as well which I rememberfairly well feomthe opening etc.
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Ultima was never that appealing to me because of the type of graphics etc
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On the topic of obscure mmorpgs... did anyone else play Xenimus? I remember it being a pretty hardcore pvp game with a lot of secrets and a shit ton of grinding.
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>>4913285
I played Meridian 59 a couple times at a friend's house. It was kind of a cool game, but the community took it and roleplaying very seriously. Because so few people actually played, everyone knew everyone and the community was pretty small. There was always some bizarre, self-important drama going on. It was possible to PK people too, which was pretty cool, but it was pretty difficult.

Don't remember a whole lot, just that it was a neat game with a terrible community full of like 45 year old jobless moms who loved Enya and pictures of Celtic fairies and unicorns.
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>>4914257
Literally what?
Alternatively, when the hell you've started playing it?
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>>4913446
>he thinks his revisionist private servers are authentic

Enjoy your neon items anon

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What was some stupid shit that terrified you as a child?
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Dead Hands from OoT, they still spook me
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I played Alien: Resurrection on PS1 when I was 8. I played it for 5 minutes and never played it again because the cover and gameplay of walking down a dark hallway made me piss myself (not literally)
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Dying in Alex Kidd freaked me out
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>>4913918
Resident Evil's zombie dogs and being too clumsy to not drown in Sonic 2
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That moment in Dino Crisis when the T-Rex bursts through the window. My brother and I jumped 5ft. in the air and I ended up behind the couch.

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SA-1 beta coming this weekend.
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>>4913951
The DS flashcart market was enormous, but that was a current console.
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>>4913953

Drastically different(lower) development/production costs.

This is complicated because the snes had extra hardware on the carts.
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>>4913907
Yep. In the meantime I'm saving up for Everdrives N8 and 64.
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>>4913907
It's not really a "random 3rd party mod" since RedGuy's work has been integrated into the official firmware.
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>>4913907
>I'll just wait for a new SNES flash cart to be developed
which has to have at least the level of compatibility as sd2snes at a considerably lower price.

don't hold your breath.

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Here's your password, all 66 characters.
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>>4912798
one website i saw said that early cartridge batteries could last from 40 to 60 years
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>>4913802
what the fuck
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>>4913172
wtf is samus? I'm asking about the metro android.
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>>4914143
someone did:
>>4913802
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>>4912962
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eQyYrSQPew



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