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/vr/ - Retro Games


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3949000 No.3949000 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I had planned on using an old Sony KV1515 for my MAME cabinet, but there is severe ghosting and I can't get it to focus. I have a couple of 19" LCD monitors, an old Pelican Real Arcade stick, and some old computer speakers. I've ordered a Control Block to go with my Raspberry Pi. I have 11 buttons and 1 bat stick from the Pelican. I'll need to buy another bat stick and some more buttons if I go the 2 player route. If anyone knows the golden angles for monitor and controls, this would be helpful in building the cabinet.

tldr: Help me decide
1) Arcade or Barcade
2) Horizontal or Vertical
3) 1 player or 2 player



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3948967 No.3948967 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>that weeabo scrub that's really terrible at fighting games but knows every little detail about the story and character bioses
Don't be that guy.

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>> No.3948972

you dont fucking tell me what to do

>> No.3948975
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3948975

>>3948967
Why though? Who really cares how some stranger likes to play their games? I despise fighting games in single player mode, but if someone out there gets enjoyment out of it that's no skin off my back.

The world would be fuck boring if we all liked the same things.

>> No.3948978

>>3948975
Memorizing character bios ain't gonna make you play any better. This is an esport.

>> No.3948981
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>>3948978
Don't be this guy.

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3948982

Worst part of it are waifufags who only care about the game because it's got cute girls in it. They don't care about any other aspect of the game, only care about the girls. Pathetic.



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3948938 No.3948938 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Quick question about FFT's PSP port. Does it give true wide screen, does it stretch or does it crop? It looks kinda cramped. I think it's 4:3, but the top and bottom are cropped to make it widescreen.

This romhack promises to unstretch the graphics, which confuses me.

https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2965/

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3948956

>>3948938

>> No.3948980

>>3948938
It's stretched. Look bad on hardware, looks worse stretched to 1080p on an emulator. Use the patch.

>> No.3948986

>>3948980

Can I get before/after images? Because I look at screenshots and like, it doesn't look stretched at all.



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3948924 No.3948924 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Do any of you have any traumatic experiences associated with video games. I have one in particular.

>> No.3948928

>>3948924
>>>v

>> No.3948931

>>3948928
>>>/v/
Fixed that for you, desu.

>> No.3948948

>>3948924
There used to be a video rental place at the top of my road that did megadrive games for 50p a night or £1 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday daytime. My mum and step dad let me rent Ghouls n Ghosts whilst they had their friends over and gave me some red wine. Basically kept me out the way while they did adult shit (I must of been 8 or 9). Anyway, I played the game solid for hours well up until gone midnight while slowly drinking my way through this half bottle of red. I got wasted and sucked into the darkness of the game and it's spoopyness and difficulty. Ended up hurling red shit all over my megadrive and carpet and passing out with the game still playing. Too wasted to turn it off or seek help, I was trapped with the demo screen rolling for hours. Now ghouls n Ghosts makes me feel sick =S



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3948861 No.3948861 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

ITT we post a phrase or word from a game and other anons try to guess which game is it.
Dont cheat with google!

I start.
> History abhors a paradox

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>> No.3948906

>>3948883
FF7

>Well, it's useless to be popular with the enemy!

Also, no namefagging allowed.

>> No.3948915

Probably one of the greatest burns in gaming history.

>You steal men's souls and make them your slaves!
>Perhaps the same could be said of all religions.

>> No.3948925

>>3948915
SOTN

>It was foretold by gyromancy

this one's kinda hard, but there aren't many games that mention gyromancy

>> No.3948949

>>3948915
Silent Hill. those kind of thread are binary you play it and know or No.

Arms installation is complete, good luck!

>> No.3948958

>ITSNOTOVER YET!
>TIME TO GET SERIOUS!



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3948841 No.3948841 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

/vr/ character battles you want to see

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3948842

>> No.3948863

>>3948842
pls no.



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3948789 No.3948789 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Could do with a bit of help.

I was playing Dragon Quest 6 (DS) last year but had to put it down for work reasons.
I've picked it up again, but haven't got a clue where I'm meant to be going. My most recent save is in the desert town of Aridea. All my characters are in the low 20's, except Amos who is 18, so I suspect I only recently recruited him.
I don't have the white haired boy, but I remember doing a quest that involves him and a dragon

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>> No.3948830

>>3948821
Remakes are a gray area but have generally been accepted on /vr/.

>> No.3948835

>>3948797
keep it in the Dragon Quest thread

>> No.3948836

>>3948821
Off yourself.
>>3948789
Go to Port Haven(where you found Milly) and speak to Madame Luca with the crystal ball. She'll tell you where to go. Also use Party Chat.

>> No.3948926

>>3948819
>>3948836
Yeah, tried party chat. Tried it in every town I could zoom too
It was mostly innocuous comments about the town. The horse had more to say

Will try port haven

>> No.3948985

>>3948926
>>3948836
Well that wasn't too useful

There was a forced scene where I get fed and rest, then says this

"But you must be careful... The crystal has revealed horrors to Madame Luca. People are dying in their sleep!
Sometimes, Luca sees a monster... Yes, one monster, lingering in the shadow of this illness.
Rekku, you must be on your guard...
This monster and you shall meet someday. Madame Luca knows this."

So I tried sleeping at a few different inns, but nothing so far. Any idea how I can find this monster?



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3948697 No.3948697 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

So I just beat the water temple on Oot and in my opinion, the fire temple is much worse. Why does water get the hate?

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>> No.3948761

>>3948697
Not sure if it strictly counts as a dungeon, but that bit in Majoras Mask when you have to go get all the zora eggs from the pirate ladies

>> No.3948765

>>3948723

>equipping boots

That's not the issue at all. It was having to change the water levels in the right way to get through it. Without a strategy guide you could be stuck for a very long time trying to figure out where you had to go and what the water level needed to be to make progress through there.

>inb4 hurr that was easy for me though

I get it, you're good at finding your way around shit. That was still the real reason why people had a hard time with the water temple, not fucking boot equipping.

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>>3948697
>watching younger stepbrother play his save file in Oot
>he gets to water temple
>hes thumping around in the iron boots working away at the puzzles for hours
>puts the controller down goes to eat supper.
>after supper school him in some goldeneye.
>next day he tried to play Oot agian.
>seeing him lost for hours as he struggles so hard to remember what he did yesterday.
>week later i come to vist my dads house.
>he still hasnt passed the water temple.
adventure pretty much ended for him at this point he was just to stupid.

>> No.3948779

>>3948765
Changing the water levels is what made the dungeon challenging but equipping your boots is what made the dungeon tedious. When you combine those two, you get something that's frustrating and that's why people hated the water temple the most.

>> No.3948823

Jabu-Jabu is worst, just by virtue of being gross.



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3948548 No.3948548 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I'm in the mood for playing some retro games.

Would it be better to put a second TV in my room (a CRT TV) or just get a Raspberry Pi and connect it to my LCD TV?

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>> No.3948734

>>3948714
Not it isn't. Quit your bullshit.

>> No.3948739

>>3948734
There's nothing a Pi or other ARM device can do for retro games that a real x86 based PC can't do leagues better.

>> No.3948742

>>3948714
>things have to be used the way I think it should be used
kys

>> No.3948743

>>3948739

Except be $30, weigh six ounces, and fit in the palm of your hand.

>> No.3948758

>>3948739
That may be true, but don't act like it isn't still a good way to emulate. And the gameboy Pi's are pretty fuckin neat. Also, you can run Retropie on an x86 based PC.



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3948512 No.3948512 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Are mouths canon?

>http://www.pcgamer.com/why-the-hell-do-they-have-mouths-a-final-fantasy-7-pc-retrospective/

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>> No.3948517

>the playstation 1 couldnt render mouths

NINTENDO ALWAYS WINS BABY

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3948523

>>3948512
0/10

This is lame even by /vr/ standards.

>> No.3948530

>>3948512
He literally didn't play the game long enough to get into any battles, but now he's writing articles about it? What the fuck is wrong with people?

>> No.3948537

>>3948530
Apparently you simply cannot read.
>On the PlayStation, the lumpy-limbed character models of Cloud and Barret and the gang had big anime eyes, square fists and absolutely no mouths. The more detailed battle models did, of course, but out on the field? Nope.

>> No.3948539

>>3948537
You're right I didn't click on or read his stupid article. But if he knew the characters were supposed to have mouths then it's even worse he would write an article about it.



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3948460 No.3948460 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

I recently beat Echo Night and Echo Night 2.
I consider both among the best PSX games I've ever played and I'm itching for more like it. What would /vr/ recommend I play?

Also, Echo Night general, I really can't get enough of the games.

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3948538

>>3948519
Hey now I've always been sucker for a PS1 survival horror thread too. I'm the Anon always hyping up Devil Man. First person ones give me the weirds though.

OP might want to check out some of the early vast, creepy PC games like Ultima Underworld and Daggerfall if he hasn't already. Michigan on PS2 is an interesting take but not retro. On PS1 I could add Hellnight and Deception 1 & 2 to the mix. Hellnight is particularly horrifying with that "hunted" mechanic NESfag loves so much in RE3 I'm surprised he didn't toss that one right out there. Uru! IS better and you can play it without much moon knowledge. Oh Shit! I almost forgot White Day. Check that one out too.

>> No.3948540

>>3948538
>Uru! IS better and you can play it without much moon knowledge.

Do you mean ...Iru! ?
I played it with no moonspeak knowledge, and I can vouch that it's not a good idea. In fact, there is only ONE puzzle in the entire game that's hard if you don't understand Japanese, the one with the 2nd monster guarding the path and the sheets of paper (incantations I believe) you have to use in a precise order. I figured it out after countless hours of wandering around and mindless trial&error.

But honestly the main issue is that the game is story oriented and text heavy. You're missing half the game if you don't understand a word. Thankfully a friend of mine translated the game, on paper, based on a video playthrough of mine. Sadly the translation was lost, it only translated what was shown in that particular playthrough anyway, so only one ending.

>> No.3948547

>>3948540
Yeah, I can't imagine playing through this sort of game w/o understanding the story whatsoever.

I'll try Hellnight. Unfortunately, I spoiled Deception for myself but I've never actually played it.
When I can find Echo Night 3 for a reasonable price I plan to check it out, too. I prefer being able to emulate shit, due to cost.
White Day is something I need to check out, thanks for the reminder.

>> No.3948608

>>3948540
Yeah I didn't proof read my post. I just had my wisdom teeth out so I'm going to be loopy for a few days.It just follows survival horror conventions though. Fetch B to A, don't die on the way etc. Sometimes I think the games are a little less scary when you have little to no understanding of the text. Iirc the spoken text in that game isn't even English right?

Maybe OP might like some of the creepy first person roguelike-likes like Baroque?

>> No.3948832

I just d/l White Day from NicoBlog. Not sure if it's the original or the remake. I'm looking forward to it.



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3948382 No.3948382 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Were the Tiny Toons SNES games any good? This is back before Konami shit the bed right? I'm sure I remember renting and enjoying the Wacky Sports game

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>> No.3948874

https://youtu.be/9ltuQAE09xM

Buster Busts Loose is great, check it out.

>> No.3948898

Other then Babs' Big Brake which was done by proto-Treasure the rest of them were done by Konami Kobe who is now known as Good Feel.

All of them were worth buying.
>>3948817
However, The Treasure GBA one was excellent.

Cartoon Workshop was western made, avoid.

>> No.3948903

>>3948898
Really? I think Babs' Big Break is the best of the GB titles.

>> No.3948910

>>3948903
Again, proto-Treasure.

>> No.3948936

NES game has a really fun mechanic where you can do a long jump after initiating a jump after a slide. Besides all the alternate characters you can choose.



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3948371 No.3948371 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Hey again all those who are interested.

I live in Japan and recently I've decided to try looking for retro games for people on /vr/ upon request.

If you want to get in touch with me please email [email protected] or leave a message in this thread.

If you just want to browse the pictures please check out this Google Photo link (the "." has been removed to get past the spam filter):https://goo gl/photos/ATyrqsTrsxCa3JLcA

Quick breakdown:

1. I post pictures in these threads when I take trips to a retro store (other Japanons are welcome to post too but please put that in your posts so people don't get confused who is who)

2. Let me know via email if you are looking for something and I will get back to you when/if I see it.

3. I tell you the cost/shipping estimate and charge a 10% commission (this might have to go up if I do a lot of these because I can only do so much while working full time).

4. If you are okay with the price, send a payment to my paypal account and I'll send you your game/hardware.

5. You get your stuff and appreciate it more than the person who sold it to a secondhand shop.

If nothing else, I hope that people at least enjoy the pictures.

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>> No.3948783

>>3948371
I'm looking for almost anything Neo Geo Pocket Color. The only console I'm interested in is the Slim one (has cursive Color above the screen) but otherwise, I'm open to anything on the system.

>> No.3948803

How do they keep such nice care of all their case inserts? Almost none of them are faded or damaged. Do they reprint them or do their children respect their belongings more over there?

>> No.3948807

>>3948803
people sell them to stores sooner and they sit on shelves I guess

>> No.3948810

>>3948803
Radioactivity.

>> No.3948838

>>3948720

I'd like to know the sexy master system's price as well. And whether there's 3d glasses available for them.

Also, are you a japanese national OP? Or just living there? Have you considered doing this type of gig as a main occupation?



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3948335 No.3948335 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

How in the hell am I supposed to finish this game without a walkthrough?

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>> No.3948535

>>3948386
First year here, huh?

>> No.3948610

>>3948374
Judging from most of the content on here, I wouldn't blame anyone for falling for this.

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3948793

>>3948386
Did you literally start coming to 4chan this week?

>> No.3948818

>>3948515
that would be great

>> No.3948849

>>3948335
just try your hardest
you can do it I believe in you



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3948271 No.3948271 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

More games like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGWMjpYPSWk



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3948253 No.3948253 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Is Mega Man X the first and also the only /vr/-compliant gritty reboot?

Post interesting reinventions or U-turns of game series before it became common practice

>> No.3948280

>>3948253
It's not a reboot, you ignorant underage.

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3948345

"Super" anything - followed by anything "64"

Also lots of second gen era games saw enhanced ports.

"Gritty" isn't really an objective quality

>> No.3948354

>>3948345
it's NOT a port. ignorant kids...



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3948243 No.3948243 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

>cutscene
>codec
>cutscene
>codec
I'm an hour and a half into this thing and I feel like there's only been 20 minutes of gameplay.
Do you people actually enjoy "games" like this?

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>> No.3948279

>>3948243
not me

>> No.3948287

>>3948243
sorry about your autism

>> No.3948290

>>3948243
You play it for the memes

>> No.3948342

>>3948259
That looks a lot more fun than the main game, I'll definitely check it out.

>> No.3948968

god forbid you have an attention span of 2 minutes, jesus fuckin christ



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3948228 No.3948228 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

New castlevania game comes out in a few hours. It's completely free and looks pretty decent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht-IL7eccrE

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>> No.3948782

>>3948228
Not retro. Also I was expecting classic style CV since you posted on this board and I was greatly disappointed, so fuck you.

>> No.3948802

>>3948228
Looks sick. Fuck konami btw.

>> No.3948809

>>3948228
>new Castlevania game

This is a fan game. I don't dislike them, but if it's not official then don't shill it on this board with its own thread like it's some big deal.

You're probably the game's dev trying to market anyway.

>> No.3948814

>>3948228
looks gay

>> No.3948824

>>3948228
Look like shit also not retro.



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3948179 No.3948179 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

Previous thread >>3926882

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
An Anon's Guide to CRT Hunting : http://pastebin.com/H9H9L2LQ
An Anon's Guide to differentiating 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
S-Video Pasta : http://pastebin.com/rH2h6C7W
BKM-10R Protocol Information : http://pastebin.com/aTUWf33J

/crt/ Discord Server : https://discord.gg/EFWPCYE

Thread Survey : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1HF1jPaNTZDupCn_GGtFuB3DxW5WFFd3yT4znmLA_cuU5oA/viewform
Collaborative Consumer CRT Project Survey : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3_OraDPRRN_OzQ4r_-CqoNPR9J0r2KtFrpV6iuXdxM3DDJg/viewform

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>> No.3948440

>when you bump the old thread a day later
I'll see myself out...

>> No.3948450

>>3948285
>>annoying burden to get rid of when it inevitably dies.
>put in black garbage bag
>put in trash can
>nobody will ever know

>> No.3948452

>>3948437
Some chassis are notorious for failure.
I've seen a Sony FE2 die right before my eyes.

>> No.3948454

>>3948450
Better yet, just relist it on ebay or something as "untested" and recoup your investment.

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>>3948179
>see image
>think it's an Oracles thread
>isn't



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3948128 No.3948128 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

share your stories and pictures of old LAN parties !
I won't get too nitpicky with the year of the LAN party; as long as it mostly CRT mods are probably fine with it !

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>>3948147
did they confuse the arcade for a TV ?

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>>3948149

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>>3948128
>Love doing LANs
>Never made it to QuakeCon in its heyday
>That time has long since passed.

>> No.3948594

>>3948149
It's got rabbit ears, they're watching a tv broadcast of a soccer game.

>> No.3948683

>friends birthday party
>we all start showing up
>CRT's, OG Xbox's, Ethernet cables, bunch of throwaway controllers
>cycle between Halo and Timesplitters all night

The best of times.



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