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Whats the easiest way to play this on PC?

>> No.2665650

for fuck sake,you don't know what an emulator is?

>> No.2665659

Yeah but considering it's age I wanted to know if there was a more convenient way to play than on an MSX emulator (if that even exists). I know of the port to PS3 but that's it.

>> No.2665676

Get blueMSX.

>> No.2665697

You think emulating a PS3 is easier than emulating a MSX?

>> No.2665727

This, blueMSX, find a rom, find a translation patch, patch it, run with a japanese BIOS which should come with blueMSX

>> No.2666553

The first 2 games come bundled with the Vita version of MGS HD Colle.

>> No.2667429

How can there even be anything more convenient than an emulator? You don't even have to buy anything or use any hardware beyond the hardware that you're using to read this post right now.

>> No.2667629

If you have an Android device, check fMSX at the play store.

Also, this game's ROM is available at emuparadise for the NES, emulators are easier to use.

>> No.2667790

I was gonna make my own thread for this, but there's already one so I'll just post it here.

I just finished MG1 and 2 and they're absolutely some of the best games I've ever played.

For a long time I was hesitant to play these games because people said they've aged poorly, are difficult and janky, are confusing, etc. and that if I really wanted to play I should just blast through them with a guide on Easy.

What a load of fucking bullshit, I didn't need a guide at all, even playing on "Original" (it's the Subsistence version). The game tells you almost exactly what to do at every opportunity in MG2, and in MG1 there's only ever one place you can go. If you can beat a Metroid game, you can beat Metal Gear.

It's really disappointing to me that these games go so underappreciated.

The NES version is a very poor port of the MSX. There's no reason at all to play the NES version when the original game is in English, easy to emulate and was even designed for keyboard controls.

>> No.2667806

PS3 as well.

>> No.2667832

If you don't want to deal with translation patches and if you don't have a PS3 to play that particular port, see if you can emulate the PS2 version of the game. It came as part of MGS3: Subsistance, which is believe is just the fancy name for the special edition version of Snake Eater (I could be wrong). Disc 2 of Subsistance has the MSX versions MGS 1 and 2, fully and translated for a North American PS2 release. I'm not sure if it's a true port or just an emulator on a disc, though.

>> No.2669474

>was even designed for keyboard controls.
Eh, not really. The F keys are important but the main gameplay was done with a controller on MSX. Gamepad + keyboard is the way to go when emulating.

>> No.2669492

Yeah I did this on a laptop thaf can't even run the MGS3 itself on emulator, it did MG1 and 2 fine.

>> No.2669589

>if that even exists

of course it exist friend. i played SD Snatcher or whatever the fuck years ago on an emulator.

>> No.2669709

>If you don't want to deal with translation patches
It's been years since I last played them, but as far as I recall you're more likely to find the translated version of MG2 by this point than the original and patch it, seeing as the translation was made in like 97. I certainly never had to apply the patch. Not so sure about MG1, but as I recall the patch instructions were pretty simple to follow.

There was an angelfire site where this guy packaged both translated games together with the Windows version of blueMSX, even including neat desktop shortcuts with icons, plus the "blueGear" theme for blueMSX. I miss that.

>> No.2669714

The first 2 Metal Gear games are on MGS3. Just get a ps2 emulator. The versions of the games on MGS3 are the japanese MSX originals with english translation.

>> No.2671536

>emulate a ps2 game so you can emulate msx games

>> No.2671891


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