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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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will it ever be topped?
it had so many great original games while advance just had inferior remakes of snes games
or am i just nostalgiablinded and GB also just had inferior versions of NES / Snes games
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>>4201363
the samples are actually pretty high quality usually. it's the hardware that fucks it all up
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>>4200842
Battery live was very shot because just 2 AAA battery.
Speaker volume is very low because just 2 AAA battery too.
LCD screen have more motion blur then original GB.
GBP light change back to 2x AA battery but it have same problem with motion blur.
Every thing was fix on GBC.
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>>4201651

The GBP does have a lower rated battery life, but the difference is rather inconsequential. As for the other stuff, what?
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>>4201329
That's not a bad deal if it's in good condition and you want at least those 2 games. You can always get a bit of your money back selling the other 2 games.

What colour is it by the way?

Don't forget to check the screen to see if it's a replacement, and especially to see if it's a good replacement. I have seen some really, really bad ones.
The big give away is the spacing between the letters, where they overlap etc. Also the spacing on the "POWER" part next to the light is much bigger on replacement screens.
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>>4201651
I use eneloop batteries and found that I was getting around the same play time from both my GBP and GB

>>4201315
I can't believe I had never listened to the C64 tetris soundtrack before. This is beautiful.

ITT: Legitimately great retro collections and compilations
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>>4199729

They still try to sell the games individually when this exists. Guess they are tying to get cash from those that aren't aware you can get every game, most likely for a lower price as well.
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>>4201462

Fucking Capcom.
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>>4199729
>PS2 version
Fuck off.
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>>4201358
>>shitty n64 emulation
I'm like 99% sure it's the same as the VC version which is flawless.
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>>4201673
Weak bait

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DOOM THREAD / RETRO FPS THREAD - Last thread >>4195437

DOOM/II/ULTIMATE/FINAL/64/CHEX/QUAKE/DUKE
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/1467/42/1467421002740.png
Doom Downloads:
+ IWADs only: http://www.mediafire.com/file/edy3dhdbp33pdg7/IWADS.zip
+ IWADs and more (>3 GB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B47V8l2eVZKxRU82S3JkZkdBRXM

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Well it looks like I can't trick a moving camera into going through a portal :^|

Fucking thing just shits out the second it hits the node that's supposed to take 0 seconds.
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>>4201647
Most of us love Quake and Doom equally, or at least, we don't hate either enough to shit talk in this thread about it. See also: the general excitement for QUMP in a predominantly Doom thread and HUH memes.

I've always felt that the Quake v Doom shit was one obsessive troll, glad other people are saying it too.
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>>4201664
It absolutely is one obsessive troll. That's been going at it for five fucking years. And constantly tries to start shitfits with sarais
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>>4201668
let's not go full imx and say all shitposting is one single person
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>>4201668
>And constantly tries to start shitfits with sarais

Let's not paint him as the victim here.

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Previous Thread >>4154086

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
Guide to CRT Hunting : http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ
Guide to Video Monitors : http://pastebin.com/pQX4N6gZ
General Purpose CRT Adjustment Guide : http://www.arcaderepairtips.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/guide_setup_adjust_arcade_monitors_v1.2.0.pdf

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>>4201314
Oh huh I was thinking deflection for some reason instead of high voltage. That seems like a possibility. I'm not a techy guy but I hope one day soon enough I can try to open it and remove all the dust and check for visible damages, problem being lifting the thing alone.
As for tension on the screen, no but there's still the original glass panel on top so it could be too far away from the tube top to feel anything.
Light behind: I can't count precisely but I saw some light (2-3 sources close to each others) coming from the right side of the set (looking from behind)
And for RF tools, I may still have a RF vcr. Need to check but it is not near that TV. I also have a NES but I never got the RF switch to work on other TV so I doubt it will there.
(And that wasn't my video).

Also I live far away from this set so it's hard to make progress. I need to bring tools from my basement. But I do hope I can do something with it (or if a techy person in France or Switzerland wants to help…)
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>>4201552
The shipping box is amusing too.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHnDg7cXsAEP2Sk?format=jpg&name=large
(I can't upload photos on 4chan for some reason, captcha keeps expiring)
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>>4201313
Draw a picture
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>>4201196
That's the nature of the slim tube, not much you can do about it.
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>>4200885
>It will only output 256x224
enjoy your solid foregrounds in Jurassic Park and Kirby 3

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The orphanage twist was fucking stupid.
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Where the fuck did Galbadia Garden go after disc 2?
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>>4201469
they hang out by the orphanage
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>>4198512

I can't remember, weren't they all wearing masks and didn't use their real names or something?
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>game casually condones child abuse

Dropped. I don't understand why writers opt to include this kind of shit, especially when it has no relation to the plot.
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>>4201594
is your pussy still sore

Since Sonic Mania still isn't out on PC yet, I decided to scratch my sanic itch and play Sonic CD.

This game is really fucking mediocre. The levels are so boring and mazelike, the soundtrack is really forgettable, and it's the easiest classic sonic game i've beaten.
Does anyone else think this game kinda sucks?
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>>4200652
Mania is trash though.
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>>4200657
No no. I am totally aware that the PC version played crappy if at all. But leading up to that it was fucking hyped as hell. Both Sonic CD and the Sonic&Knuckles Collection got a lot of hype.

I wasn't long before they were literally giving the discs away though.
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>>4200081
>PC
LOL The PC Master Race fags get cucked again.
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>>4200167
I find it highly unlikely that everyone suddenly wants to give CD a try while waiting for Mania rather than playing 1-3 which are closer to it gameplay wise.
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Holy shit we have this thread every fucking day, I swear to god. Is it just me that's stuck in a time loop here? Is this some meta shit?

>no lowballs
>I know what I have
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>>4201008
>L@@K

LATATK

Are these aliens on ebay?
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>>4200958
What do you mean by lowball? Landfill games?
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>>4200958
>SNES
>VINTAGE

>NO HAGGLE. 175 DOLLARS. NO CORDS OR CONTROLLERS
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>$$$RARE $$$
>low print NA Alien Soldier!!!1!
>Very Few Made!
>...make offer
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-~*^| NINTENDO DS |^*~- *EXCELLENT CONDITION* LIKE NEW

CONSOLE ONLY. $250 FIRM. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. WILL THROW IN SUPER MARIO FOR AN ADDITIONAL $50

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Classic arcade flyer and magazine ad thread?
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>>4200774
>>4200785
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>>4200793
This is more Phalanx than Phalanx.
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>>4200810
Banjo Kablooie
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Is it just me, or has this game aged kinda badly?
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>>4201605
clutch controls, good music and decent difficulty
so no cant say it aged bad at all
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enough already you mongoloid /v/irgin
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>>4201605

>le games age meme
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Depends on your preferences, really. It's a very bold and elegant design, but compared to later titles in the series, it may feel a little unrefined and unimaginative.
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>>4201605
>aged kinda badly?
Not even an "aged isn't a thing" faggot but Castlevania easily stands the test of time. Very solid all the way around.
>inb4 it's cuz nostalgia nigga
Didn't own and beat the game until just a couple years back.

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ITT: Post the worst retro vidya listings you can find on eBay/Amazon/Craigslist etc
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>Buyer makes up any reason to request a refund
>Buyer opens case
>Seller must fully refund whether they receive the item back or not
>Seller is the clown

Eh, maybe
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>>4189625
Jesus Christ that's how much I paid for a PVM-20L5 which is probably one of the top three CRTs ever (mostly because multiformat), and I still considered that overpaying by $200.

That's just a regular ass trinitron he's selling for that high
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Does ebay ever side with the seller if there's a dispute?
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>>4195901
Put a HDD in it and download all the games you want.
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>>4188747
It's not his fault. He's Nintendo64Expert, not SNESExpert.

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Damn, I had no idea that SNES and Genesis had online gaming.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBAND
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>>4201619
It was mostly sports games.

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If you don't own a voltmeter, a soldering iron, and a box of at least 20 tabbed coin cells, why would you even bother with collecting retro games, honestly.
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>>4201336
Because it has a real time clock and speaker in it.

It carries on independently of the gameboy, just with no screen.
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>>4201391
He did say tabbed batteries.
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>>4201415
That's kinda odd. Basically just so you can't mute the damn thing like with a real Tamagotchi?
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>>4201280
>If you don't own a voltmeter, a soldering iron, and a box of at least 20 tabbed coin cells, why would you even bother with collecting retro games, honestly.
Because you only have to replace the batteries once every 20 years.
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>>4201280
>pic
You realise that most of the games on your picture don't even use a save battery, don't you?

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ISO/ROM thread, I am looking for help getting some Final Fantasy Remake ISOs for my psp. I am an autist when it comes to file conversions so I would appreciate it if i could just have a place to snag .ISO/IMAGE Files. I have ruled out Emuparadise and Portalroms
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>>4201603
eboot
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Sony employee bait thread
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Thanks, any recommendations, also do you have anything for psp games like battlefront 2 and need for speed 510?
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also Looking for Drop Box Links

I see people constantly harp about Thief 2 and its map reuse with Casing the Joint/Masks, but why don't they hold the first game to the same standard? Strange Bedfellows is arguably the worst mission in the game just because there's so little to do. There's no loot collection, most of the map doesn't do anything, and there's only 2, maybe 3 real stealth sections. At least Casing the Joint and Masks kept up stealth the whole time.
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>>4201558
>>4201540
Killing someone tends to bring A LOT more heat down on you than just general thievery and stealing. If Garrett went into Bafford's and just murdered everyone and made off with the scepter the investigation into what happened would turn him into a Jack The Ripper style character for the people in The City.
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>>4201583

What the hell? That is not right, anon. A corrupt save file once in a blue moon is normal for the Dark Engine, what you've got happening there is definitely not. Something's wrong.
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>>4201583
Either you're game is absolutely fucked or there's something wrong with your RAM
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>>4201590
>>4201583

Send help
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Reinstall the game and the most up to date version of Tafferpatcher?



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