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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:
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Emulation General Wiki

I have a question to people on /vr/ who actually were kids in the 80s, as I'm myself younger than that (inb4 underage).
I'm often seeing from various retro-related media and so on a common cliche of 'I have uncle who works at Nintendo" as a stock lie a kid makes up to say bullshit about videogames. My question is - was this actually a thing? Did people actually claim bullshit like that or is it just a meme that caught on for some reason?
(also sorry for the op pic, I have no fucking clue what I should've went with)
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I know this isn't related to the video game but I always laughed at people who said "My relative works for nintendo/microsoft/whatever" but then I remember my father LITERALLY worked for Sony for a few years when I was little.
General Electronics department, sure, but still worked for Sony.
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I was born in 1995 and there was a kid who claimed his dad worked at digimon and he had hot knowledge about some upcoming bullshit.
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>>4076605
Yes, every class in every school had a kid who would say it.
It was me. I did it.
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I definitely remember those type of claims on late 90's message boards....I'm surprised someone hasn't dug them up on one those internet archive websites.

I don't think I ever heard it in real life though.
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>>4079130

Nobody liked that kid

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I was 99% sure it was bullshit but part of me was worried. Don't lie, you set your dates to 2000 and later to see what would happen.
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>>4077471
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>>4077482
>>4077482

Developed/developing has some issues but is still a far more up-to-date replacement for the outdated "first world/second world/third world" metric.
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>>4077482
Americans don't want war with Russia, the kikes do
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>>4078569

please go back to >>>/pol/.
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>>4077467
>Upgrading shit for the sake of upgrading is the worst thing that a company could do

This. We still have a couple of CNC machines at the shop with, iirc, 486/ISA based controller boxes running over parallel. They do exactly what they're supposed to do flawlessly. Even if we thought replacing them was a good idea, the replacements would probably wind up being less reliable.

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What do you think is the second best Castlevania game?
I've got to go with Bloodlines.
Multiple characters, some of the best tunes in the series, and controls that feel more loose than in the NES games but don't go full retard like CV4 did.
The JP version of 3 is really good too.
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>>4079047
Both X's bosses are pretty hard, maybe that's why.

>or a difficulty option.
Unless you count Maria as the easy mode.
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>>4077716
4 > SotN > 3 > 1 >>> Everything else
If you disagree you're gay.
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>>4079053
Some of them are hard, but I don't think hardest in the whole series.
Anyway my point is, I don't think difficulty has anything to do as to why people like Castlevania. I notice most people prefer the 16-bit ones to the 8-bit ones though. III gets some love, but CV1 is barely discussed. I think it has the best level design in the series, bosses aren't that good though.
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>>4079047
>If that's the case, why do people like Rondo so much?
To look cool when ranking games, always put the contrarian game as your number one, and your actual favorite as number two.
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>>4079059
>but I don't think hardest in the whole series.
Which games have harder bosses?

From my memory there's some tough ones in III, HC and X68K, but overally Rondo has stronger bosses.

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this is a 10/10 port in brazil
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As it should be. Monica is my waifu!
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It's not a port so much as it is a legal sprite edit though.
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>>4078024
Magali > Mônica
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>>4079341
>legal sprite edit
Some degenerate shit ITT.

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This game seems awfully brutal at the beginning, what am I doing wrong?
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>>4074809
He's 'fake' level 5, though. He only has 3x level 1 and 2x level 2 spells memorized.
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>>4077149
Yeah, but he gets the benefit of being level 5, like getting 3 missiles per Magic Missile cast. 3d4+3 damage = 6 - 15 per cast, no save. At a time when the PC likely has only 3 - 15 HP...
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>>4077790
Don't Rangers start with two hit dice in those ancient AD&D rules?
This would allow them to survive even 15 damage.
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>>4077796
That might have been the case in some form of original D&D... but not in AD&D / 2E. Certainly not in the Infinity Engine games. Rangers have 1d10 hit die, only Barbarians have more at 1d12 (but aren't present in vanilla BG1). Assuming you're playing a 1d10 class and are a dwarf, with 19 CON and the resulting +5 HP/LVL, you'd only have 15.

So you'd still have a 1/12 chance to die on the first cast. And he's got two more! I seem to recall that he prioritizes the PC if possible, but that could have just been my bad luck.

Also, even if rangers could take it, it would ONLY be them. Note that the max HP at level 1 for the hunkiest non-warrior classes is only 10.
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Can you add the EE UI to the original?

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Is Star Fox for SNES worth playing since Star Fox 64 is basically a remake that's better?

Also, post remakes that make the original obsolete I guess
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>>4078894
Starfox on the SNES is not the same game as 64 despite following the same formula.
It's looser, but worth playing if you really like that kind of game.

Might be best to emulate it so you can play it at a good and stable framerate instead of the lagfest that it is on console though.
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I got the cart in perfect condition from a local shop for 15 bucks recently, worth it? I've never played the original game but I really liked 64 and Zero
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The first Star Fox is a technical marvel, good, fun and challenging game and an interesting piece of history if you're interested in the FX Chip feats, how it came to be and how the franchise started.
It's a totally different game from 64 and as such should also be taken into account when talking about the franchise. It's a great game by its own.

I have to differ with the anons here tho, I don't think the FPS on real hardware is as unplayable as they say, otherwise the game just wouldn't have passed QA.
On real hardware the game runs pretty alright, as intended. Playing on a emulator will make the game run faster but the timing of things will feel off.
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>>4078894
All things, considered it is arguably a more fun game than the sequel, though they are pretty close.

The first game had more frantic action,a better soundtrack and the gameplay variation was more interesting.

Sometimes Starfox64 feels slow but the original game is mostly better paced.

The sequel has a better scoring system, speech, better graphics,dog fights.
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>>4078967
You can't fix the framerate using emulation. You can make the whole game run faster, but that just makes it a pain to play.

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shit tier: advertising images
okay tier: magazine images
good tier: quality images showing battlestations / arcades at all
high tier: candid images
god tier: candid images of cool people making 20th century gaming look cool

Been a minute and these threads are always good.
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>>4077846
>>4077864
Better question...

What is Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo) playing on the GameGear?
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>>4077957
Man, servo WOULD be a sega guy
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>>4077870
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>>4077957
FUCK they answered this question a while back in some interview, I'll see if I can find it.
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>>4078498
please do

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How are you supposed to keep these fuckers from getting cracked. Every one I own is fucked up in someway and I can't find any that are in mint condition. PS1 Cases are fucking trash holy shit
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>>4079065
>Fluctuations in sizes
Stop it, this is triggering me.
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>>4079065
No offense, but you have shit taste in games.
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>>4078446
Those thicker manuals can get kinda fucked up at the edges from sliding in & out of those 5 mm semicircle tabs, even if you're consistently careful to not let pages get snagged. In retrospect it would probably be better to keep the manual outside the case for active games.

I don't have case exteriors crack so often as interior implements, such as the disk fasteners, or the aforementioned tabs used to hold the manual.
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>>4079065
It's not our fault you europoors have a dozen retarded languages to put into your manuals.
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>>4079065
what a weirdly eclectic collection, to put it nicely

https://shop.hdretrovision.com/collections/component-cables

They just restocked their cables if any of you guys are interested.
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>>4078878
>1CHIP is just an official clone they made to cut costs.

fuck off, byuu.
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>>4078887
>Citation needed.
if i'm reading right, this link seems to suggest Doom and Star Fox are slower on SNES Mini
http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=46303

>>4078898
So byuu's claim has been debunked?
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>>4078610
Cool shill bro

>>4078831
>a chip that costs a couple bucks is the reason a cable costs $53
Sounds legit
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>>4078937
>forum post by some rando saying it "seems" different/slower that has never been confirmed or replicated by anyone else
Good citation.
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If im only planning on using this with a crt would it still be worth getting.

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Never seen a American MD/Genesis cartridge. Is this original so far? The made in China...
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>>4077059
And also in Brazil.
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>>4077059
>>4077125
OP posted a copy of Columns. All the ebay listings that showed the back of the cart said China, so I'm guessing that is where most, if not all, of the Columns carts were made there. I don't have a copy of my own to confirm, though. All my Genesis games are either Japan, USA, or Mexico.
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>>4076905
The Japs conspiring with the chinks? Never thought I'd see the day!
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My copy of Columns says Made in Thailand.
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None of this is surprising. Sega couldn't even keep the hardware of the console itself consistent.

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Well I just found this at my local thrift shop
what am I in for?
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>>4074516
Play Time Warp Tickers
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>>4075446
Having to map everything yourself in the original doesn't require more brainpower, it's just more tedious and time consuming.
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>>4077268
I was actually just referring to him being a moron with shit taste in general, who just so happens to have a surprisingly humungous member, if you didn't catch the reference.
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>>4074627
>mikes top 10
I clicked that video before the thumbnail loaded was disappointed it wasnt james'
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>>4074516
Is this what it looked like.

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Why kill Tails? Sonic has nothing of value that would be worth in trade of Tails' life, so killing him seems unnecessary.
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>>4078769

O boy
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>>4078602
>>4078759
To trigger furries.
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>>4078602
>Shotabait
That's not even a real word
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>>4078960
Neither is niggerfaggot, and yet you are one.
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>>4078596
>killing him seems unnecessary.

Confirmed for never having played Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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Is it not possible to get a regular grey cart?
Could you transplant the guts of it into a grey cart after cutting a hole for the SD card to fit through?
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>>4075623
What is the official store?
Everywhere I've looked is sold out of grey and only has black.
Is it true that the grey ones aren't actually the same grey as the original SNES carts? If so, maybe black will be fine then
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>>4079082
>What is the official store?
Krikzz is the official source according to Ikari.

>Is it true that the grey ones aren't actually the same grey as the original SNES carts?
Yes. They're (obviously) repro carts, and don't look or feel quite the same.
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>>4079101
>Krikzz
i tried going through the ordering process, but saw no option to change colour, but

>They're (obviously) repro carts
If it's obvious they look different to genuine carts, I'm inclined to go black. I guess it's like the Killer Instinct carts

What's the coolest looking sticker label for these flashcarts?
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quality products. i love my everdrive 64 and sd2snes. mmx2 and mmx3 alone cost over $500 so really dont see what the big deal is spending $200 for a flash cart that can play almost everything.
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>>4078505
id say get an ossc just based on the fact it doesnt have the 30ms input lag the frammeister inherently has. 30ms combined with ~20ms of input lag even some of the best hdtv's have is a lot of input lag, you'd notice the difference for sure if switching from a crt. most people wont care, but trust me, once you get close to 50ms of input lag, it starts to become noticeable. personally i can tell even around 30ms of input lag.

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All other retro FPS welcome
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>>4079284
reelism
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>>4079284
Reelism, perhaps?
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>>4079287
>>4079289

The real MVP's, thanks Anons
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>>4078248
Enemy Rockets mode is what the adults play while they drink wine and discuss the works of James Joyce. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0wnkN8_MGA
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>>4079083
>TO MAKE IT INTERESTING

Yeah, naw. I'd rather just blast that cheap bastard away. Give him a taste of his own medicine.



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