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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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Don’t mind me, just being the best resident evil here.
Amazing graphics music it has it all!!!!

>but I hate crimson heads

Shut up they make the game more scary.

> but I prefer the cheesiness of the original

Shut up
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>>5054368
You may as well play dino crisis and parasite eve while you're at it. I always play those plus some classicvanias around this time of year
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>>5052457
What do you think a remake is, exactly?
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>>5054791
Nope, I've played RE2, RE4, and made it halfway through RE5.
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>>5054795
Aww man. Dino Crisus. A good retelling of that would nice.
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>>5054423
I'd Hazard her Bio.

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>>5022707
man i gotta be honest, I Duke Nukem 3d, blood and shadow warrior but I never beat any of them.

They all get kinda boring at some point
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Is Powerslave "pistolstart"able? Can you just substitute the first level's map file with, like, 15th and just jack in without getting absolutely slaughtered?
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>>5054851
No. The game is designed with the contrary in mind. Except from grenades you only can find each weapon once through the entire game.
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>>5054852
Yeah. As in Quake's ep4.
Well, that sucks. Thanks for the info.
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>>5054848
Try pistolstarting, for one.

Are lives in video games an obsolete feature?
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>>5054707
The checkmark isn't the reward, it's just proof that you did a thing. Doing the thing is its own reward. A lot of times achievements will inspire me to play a game in a way I never thought to before or show me that something I thought was impossible can actually be done, which motivates me to try harder at it rather than giving up. You're confusing people who enjoy challenges and use achievements as a guideline for added challenges with people who buy games with a bunch of easy achievements in them just to boost their gamerscore or trophy collection.
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>>5054739
People also find it more fun to not get challenged at all and just breeze through everything, press x to awesome and what not. They don't hate games but they treat them as shallow amusement closer to film where novelty and pretty visuals trump mastery and challenge. Not inherently bad, but this mentality is dominant especially today
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>>5054723
No just the way I interpreted your post sounded like you disliked the rng shiftest of a game yet kept going to get that cheevo like a junkie. If you played because you enjoyed the bosses and challenge fair enough and my bad. There's too many platinum trophy grinding autists that don't even enjoy the games they're playing around
>>5054737
Whoever you're thinking of isn't me I love replaying games
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>>5054829
>>5052652
>all people should play all games as I prescribe
Wew, deep
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>>5054860
Quote me where I said that, you utter brainlet
Why do you morons insist on joining the convo if you don't understand what's being said?

I normally advise waiting on purchases but would just kick myself if scalpers got them all then jacked up the price up even more than we're already being jacked for in Canada. Have any of you on the fence also made a decision yet?
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>>5049621
Oh yeah why would OP think there would be scalpers just because it's already fucking happening
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Arcade-1up-Rampage-Gauntlet-Defender-Joust-Retro-Cabinet-Pre-Order-Sep-26th/123363520622?hash=item1cb909f06e
Eight Hundred Burger Bux, god damn!
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>>5051924
Well fingers crossed those dicks will now focus on the buying up all the playstation minis instead
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Id buy one just because theres fuck all here in Straya
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>>5054628
but you're so close to grorious nippon
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>>5047094
I love Street Fighter but not THAT much, especially not enough to own such a thing if I have no one ot play with.

If you can hack and do other things with these cabinets (like install SFA3 or SF3...or Tekken) then maybe I'm game.

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why is Retro Arch so fucking shit
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>>5054840
gotta be contrarian over something, nothing ever works right and everything is shit because I say so.
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Libretro itself is the shit, but the default ui on desktop is awful.

It is the best on Android though, but you have to use a Bluetooth controller with it.

When compared with standalone emulators other than dolphin, then it's honestly not that bad.
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>>5054840
>I'm so cool and superior because I know how to suck dick and eat ass.
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>>5054846
shame my android phone can't handle my PS4 controller for some reason

there's a literal 3 seconds delay
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>>5053459
you're a brainlet

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>If it's cheap enough, give it Saturn backwards compatibility for PR reasons
>Make the disc space at least 3.5 GB
>Release it earlier in the west
>$150 for base DC, $200 for Sonic Adventure bundle
>Utilize the simplistic Japanese branding/box art style
>No "Sega" in the Dreamcast title for obvious reasons
>Make sure a steady streamline of games are laid out for the first year or two
>Cut costs from whatever other shit Sega was investing in at the time
That should do it.
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>>5053603

>to save the Dreamcast

place a bomb in Sony's headquarters. They really did pretty much what they could to use the transitional phase before the big boy with its ability to additionally also play the new media format would come out.
Pretty much the only thing i can think of would be to have given the DC this ability too, but at that time then they would not been able to sell them for that price.
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>>5053603
> plan to save the dreamcast:
much like the saturn, it was an unimpressive performing console. nothing could save it or make it better. sega japan were out of control and wouldn't listen to anyone.
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>>5054775
for a company like sega, who were (once upon a time) leaders in 3D gaming in arcades, they fucked up hard. it still amazes me all these years later how badly they fucked up.
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I don't think sega did anything majorly wrong with the dreamcast itself, it was a good piece of hardware for a good price and a strong launch line up in the west.

I'd consider seeing if it was possible to appease EA to get them to develop for the DC for optics reasons and mass market appeal. Also do what it takes to get konami and squaresoft to make a game for it if at all possible. If konami didn't cancel their castlevania DC game that might have done something.

They never would have kept up with the ps2 but they could have lasted a bit longer
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>>5054775
You can't say that, jfc don't you know anything?

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45% smaller, 20 inbuilt games and original style controllers (though, they probably aren't and include the later version with the 2 analogue sticks)

but why? It dosn't even play CDs

I don't get it.

n64 and dreamscast I would understand, but a playstation!?
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>>5053496
>i understand the hdmi sentiment but that's the standard for normies now. Most hdtvs are phasing out component. I was motherboard shopping today and most of them did not have vga, just hdmi.


You are most certainly correct. I Know Nvidia gpus have stopped with all analog support as of the GTX 10 series. TVs don't come with analog anymore either. My angle is really odd. I don't own a single LCD except this 144 hz asus monitor, which I use sideways for shit-posting. I still game on a CRT monitor and a CRT tv for my consoles. I am not the norm, and I understand this, and am OK with it. I still own a few PSX that still work, and am not a huge psx fan, but I can see where many people my age would want this (early 40s). This was one of the first really good systems that featured quality adult content. Things like Resident Evil blew the doors off of anything ever imagined before. Certainly an Iconic system.

>>5052957
>It means no Ape Escape on the console.
I was more focused on the lack of factual knowledge about the PSX controller, and the later release of the dual analog. The comment section is full of a bit of misinformation involving the controller. Some contend it was released with the PSX, while others are aware that it was a later peripheral. There is a reason why there is no Dual shock. It is a mix of costs and profits & potentially something with future plans. (Dual shock Upgrade: Only $39.99)
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>>5052281
>dreamscast
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>>5052281
Only one i would give a shit for is Saturn, currently there no emulators that do it justice.
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>>5054841
Unfortunately knowing Sega, they'd cheap out and just license the Saturn brand out to AtAt Games.
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>>5052626
This concept was hardly noteworthy until NIntendo's arbitrary shortage of the NES Classic Mini made them sought after. Video game SoCs are not new, true, but they didn't take off as anything but toy aisle clutter until the NES Classic Mini.

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are these any good?
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>>5053850
It didn't exist, dumbshit
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>>5053663
you have to get a patched version of the rom and burn on nice discs, like taiyo yudens
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>>5053856
>i was ignorant for years
Fixed
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>>5053663
i have a pseudo saturn kai cart i flashed myself and PD Saga runs fine with the 50 for $5 CD-R's I got from Newegg.

I used the Dark Water rip from the-eye.eu and burned w/ image burn on max speed.
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>>5052783
good thing the registration has been broken for half a year

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Rom Depot owner here. I had a couple questions for you guys if you could help me out. I haven't done much with the site in a while but I was hoping to get some insight on how to improve it.

The first question is, how slow is the site for you? The hard drive I'm using is on its last leg. The clicking and grinding have actually woken me up at night, so that's no doubt a problem. I install cable professionally and have ensured everything network related is up to par so I'm sure anything speed related is not due to that. To put a stop to server abuse, I've had to put a limit on download speed. Apache has a "burst" mode which allows unlimited speed for a few seconds before limiting it down to a specified speed. I have 22 mbps of upload to work with here so in theory the max download speed on your end would be 2.75 MBps. Not bad considering they're typically small roms. When DOCSIS 3.1 is finally released in my area it'll be a different story. But in the meantime, as it stands, is it unbearable? Do you not use it because of that?

My second question, do you actually use it? According to the counter, I have 50k people who have visited before. I do not count repeat visits based on IP, but of course, IPs can change. There are also bots that are counted in too, but just to get an idea, do any of you use it as your go-to site? If not, why? What do your usual sites offer that you'd like to see mine have?

Thanks
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>>5053639
Damn, thanks for reminding me. I've been busy on getting the server back to normal it completely slipped my mind. I'll replace it when I'm off work.
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>>5052031
There is for regular roms, but not for hacks/ translations
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>>5052810
>hosting a high-traffic website on a home-connection
wew
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>>5052810
You're a brave man, using a home connection for shit like this.
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>>5054730
That guy is not op.

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What's your favorite game
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Crystal Warriors. I would spend hours tethered to a wall adapter playing it.

Dragon Crystal was also great, and I had two or three Sonic games I played through several times. I remember Shinobi on it being kinda lame actually.
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>>5050663
I really liked star wars on the game gear. It was a really good platformer.
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This game is so good it's a crime. I honestly can't think of a single complaint.
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>>5050663
Honestly, I think the game gear had the best Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game. I enjoyed it a lot more than the genesis one, at least.
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>going through all my old shit and found my game gear power adapter
Aww fuck yeah boys I can finally play my GG without extreme battery expenditure

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So I'm hoping one of you guys can help me or at least point me in the right direction.
I have a PSOne sitting in a box for years now.
I got it from a guy and it never worked.
Plugged it in and the power light goes on but that's about it.
No A/V and no disk drive movement.

Upon a recent further inspection I've noticed the power adapter for the damn thing is actually one from a PSP (it outputs 5v instead of 7.5)

My questions are as follow.
Would getting a correct power supply fix my other issue?
If not do you have any idea what could be causing it?

And no, I don't want to throw it away.
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>>5053214
Here's hoping everything is fine.
>>5053234
Technology is weird at times.
>>5053258
A quick search on eBay shows me they are in the range of $10-15, but I wont be buying anything else until the supply arrives and I'll at least get A/V out of it.
Or at least I hope.

I don't actually need it either, I already have a PS2 to play PS1 games but I figured I'd try my best to make it work before calling it quits.
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>>5053201
It really was a retarded question no doubt.
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>>5054160
>A quick search on eBay shows me they are in the range of $10-15
Those are not genuine, I can almost guarantee it.
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>>5054238
That I can believe.
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>>5052901
>I've noticed the power adapter for the damn thing is actually one from a PSP
toppest of lels

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>>5052556
Finally, an actual use for sports games
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>>5042348
>>5020905
They spent half a fucking thread on /v/ posting more and more picky arguments trying to disprove him and he kept showing more and more of it.
It's real.
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>>5046385
If they're yellowed in the right places, it's a simple way of proving to potential collectors that it's worth a lot of money.
Or just proving to friends that they're old.
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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>5045223

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
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SO YOU WANT TO PLAY SOME...
Doom: https://cdn2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/vr/image/1503/77/1503778360511.png
+ In video format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ietb4JwaaXA
Doom Downloads:
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>>5054804
Quake uses .mdl, not .md2.
I think Quake II uses .md2.
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>>5054581
Yeah, as another anon said, looks like a typical Quake map. Whether you should consider it a compliment or criticism, I have no idea.
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>>5054814
You're correct, but there's no major difference between making something for mdl and md2.

You're constrained to some lower limits, but that's an artistic challenge, not a challenge unique to blender.
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>>5054581
This looks a bit like that room from E4M2 with a shambler immediately under the pool, except the horizontal beams don't seem to be walkable?
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>>5054830
Actually, if the beams aren't walkable, why are they even there? What for?

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>>5051645
casually throwing sticks of dynamite as a weapon makes me happy
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>>5051969
Did you respond to the right post?
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>>5053303
That guy has a point.
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>>5046270
Are there people that actually don't know that you can cartwheel out of the jump in Donkey Kong Country?




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