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don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995. People born in 1996 like to claim they "grew up with" the N64 but they didn't, their first console was probably as PS2.

I'm 26 years old. So I was a teenager not too long ago, but honestly, my generation seemed A LOT more interested in actually play just good games instead of you Gen Z kids born after 1995 who only want to play the "cool" games like COD, Madden, FIFA, LOL, DOTA 2, and GTA 5. Hilarious how the teenagers playing these games are all hipster idiots who need to constantly rub in the fact that they're liberals.

It's weird, but if you look at those "Teens React" videos (particularly the Smash Bros. one), you'll see that the 1996 and up generation just doesn't know anything about classic 90s video games, anime, music, movies, or TV shows.

Heck, they don't even know early 2000s classics. Why is that? Shouldn't a 19-year-old remember shit from 2000-2005?

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born in 90s = millennial

end of story


im 22, I actually did grow up with an n64, although I only had a couple games on it

yknow the actual physical machines dont go anywhere unless they fail for some reason right? its not like some modern always online console that will brick when corporate stops looking at it, so people will have them for a while

this means someone born in 97 can, in fact, grow up with a console from 96 or even earlier

later, we did get exactly that, a ps2, but the ps2 was the living room console, the n64 was mine and in my room, since I only had like 5 games for the n64 I did in fact end up playing many more ps2 games then n64 games



t. born in 1989

Newsflash faggot: everyone born in the 80s is considered a millennial too.



> don't understand how someone can be a retro gamer and be born after 1995.

I graduated high school in 95, but what's your point? Isn't anyone who plays/enjoys retro games a retro gamer by definition?


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I was born in 91 but I enjoy vid related

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I have no idea what the name of this game is, and I've been looking all over for it. Does anyone know what it is? I wanna say it's an SNES game, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Loved this game, took me ages to remember it's name recently, so wanted to give it credit. Any one else?



Evolve was better in every way.

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Holy shit, and I thought Vidmastering Bob-B-Q in was hard

dang you are good



Jesus fucking Christ that music sounds so overdone and annoying

fucking boomers and their dadrock, why does all metal covers/remakes sound more obnoxious than pleasant



That's not dadrock, and boomers aren't usually into metal past the earlier bands anway.

The real problem is that modern metal recordings sound so hi-fi and soulless and that replacing the original soundtrack with cover tracks featuring "better" audio quality is kind of tryhard anyway.

If someone's going to do remake the soundtrack, I wish they'd come up with a new FM adaptation made with the format in mind. Compare the original Adlib Wolfenstein 3D sounds to Doom's and the latter comes across almost as an afterthought.


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Some of the creepiest times I had in Doom were without music. Played Aliens TC that way, just like the author recommended (in total darkness, no music, sound fx cranked up). Also played Classic Episode that way, just because I was using an old port that didn't do music. Good times!

BTW those are both vanilla episodes, you can even play them in DOSBox:

ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pc/games/idgames/themes/aliens (it's the u_alntc.* files)



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I fucking told people what was going to happen, but noooo, don't belive the xenofag

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There's already a DOS thread, let's have one on PC gaming in the Win95/98 era.
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You do realize you can right click on the game's executable and you can choose to run it in "compatibility mode" for any older version of Windows you like… I'm just sayin.

Also, if you're gonna talk OLD school computer games you need to talk about Leisure Suit Larry, The Incredible Machine, Conway's Game Of Life, the Hugo series, Blackstone Chronicles, Day Of The Tentacle, the Magic Candle series, ZZT games, etc, etc.

The best keyboard of the era… and still the best keyboard of today, is the Mtek K104. If you don't have one of these boards… man you ain't nothin!



Compatibility mode rarely works right for games that actually give you trouble though. A lot of games can actually be really picky when running on old OS's and hardware too.



Fallout 1-2


Please don't go. The drones need you; they look up to you.


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Chex Quest, one of the few games of that post-DOS era I played (I installed Slackware in 1995).

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This thread is for discussing all things MAME and arcade allowed under the board rules. Also so I can share the romset I've been working on.

I made a thread earlier this month on /v/ to share this, but it died due to /v/'s speed, so I'm going to put it here instead. All but 47 games involved in this are /vr/ anyways, and I won't post those. Long story short, I've been working to create a "starter" mame set for people. A rom set that doesn't have 18 clones and knockoffs of space invaders, or mahjong, pachinko, poker, pinball, gambling, or otherwise not worth playing games. And a merged rom set, so all variants of a game are all inside the same .zip, so you don't have 23 different files for the different versions of Street Fighter 2. Merged means the BIOS files are also included inside of the game .zip's, so you don't need to have a bunch of BIOS .zip's in your roms directory. The rom set is also sorted by eras and genres, with the exception of games made in 1985 and prior. This is because I care very little about most games from that era, and sorting 500 games is a pain in the ass. This rom set does NOT include games that require a .CHD to work, since that would take my shitty collection forever to upload. Seriously, some .CHD files are 15GBs. The 2001-current part was about 2GBs, and that took hours to upload.

So, to use these roms, all you need is the compatible version of MAME, which is 0.170. These roms may or may not work on newer or older versions, but I have tested them and they do work fine under 0.170. Download, unzip, and drop all the files into MAME's rom directory. No need for BIOS files.

Keep in mind many games expect you to have a joystick, trackball, wheel, or other specific controls. A large number of racing games act funny if you don't have the hardware it's expecting. A decent amount of sports games react the same way. It's possible to map a lot of that to a controller with analog sticks, but not all games will control 100% properly unless you have the right sort of controller for them. Best of luck to keyboard users.

Download links for updated 0.205 set here:

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Ok, so ShouTime had a copy. Somehow, Guru got his hands on it. He releases it to the public, and adds it into MAME sometime after 0.203 releases. Suddenly the MAMEdev team claims to have gotten a C&D letter from SEGA. The letter says that they do not authorize anyone to have the fucking ROM, and if MAMEdev lets it be recognized by their software and thus playable, they will take MAMEdev to court to get ALL SEGA games removed from MAME. Guru swears it's just ShouTime and other hoarders playing BS games to keep the game super rare 'n valuable. MAMEdev team says "fuck this trouble" and pulls the commit and wipes it, and states they will not add Sega Sonic Bros to the MAME database. One of the MAMEdevs claims they will eventually add it "when things quiet down", but no idea of when that will be. They also say SEGA is sending out DMCA orders around the internet to get download links taken down, but so far only Guru's website is down and it's not for certain if that was a result of a takedown.

TL;DR version: MAMEdev team says SEGA is threatening to sue to have every single SEGA game removed from MAME if they so much as let MAME run Sega Sonic Bros. Could be BS, but MAMEdev team seems to believe it, and they don wan no trouble.


God, the good stuff just keeps on coming. Big news in 0.206 folks. San Francisco Rush 2049 and San Francisco Rush 2049 Special Edition just got promoted to working status. A good man by the name of tedgreen99 made some improvements to the audio and video, and brought it up to functional. I was planning on waiting until at least 0.210 to do an update, but instead I'm doing one as soon as 0.206 drops.



Alright, with 0.206 out, I need the space to update the set. The "new games" packs are going down. If you didn't get them before now, you gotta download the entire set.

Updating from 0.205 to 0.206 is as easy as copy and pasting and completely overwriting the existing roms with the new ones here:


And here is the new game in 0.206, San Francisco Rush 2049 Special Edition. Usually I use the base game, but in this case it made more sense to go with SE. Having 2049 and 2049SE as separate games didn't make sense since 2049SE is just 2049 with 2 new tracks and some more cars. Would add 700MB-1GB for nothing. So instead I'm just using 2049SE for the set.


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Thank you for the uploads and your work I may not be on as much as I'd like anymore but it's nice to see the place is still here.


Thanks heaps for the romsets, always appreciate someone doing this.

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What game did you play as a kid that you couldn't find until years of searching?

Shadowrun scared me as a kid and I only remembered the cover. Took me 20 years but I finally found it

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There are a ton of them I either owned or rented as a little kid but didn't know the names of at the time, like Wrath of the Black Manta and Out to Lunch. I can't think of any right now that I spent much time looking for, though.


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It was some BASIC language text adventures you had to type in and save to disk before playing. Well I guess you didn't have to save it, but after typing all that it would suck to do it a second time.


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Also floppy drives were expensive, and some people had to make do with tapes. Well that was still better than having to type the game in every time you wanted to play it. The tapes just took a lot longer to save or load data.



>type the game in every time you wanted to play it

Were there actually people who did this? That sounds like a massive pain in the ass.


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That was fine for small games, like some of the ones in these books. They had some simple ones that took up a page or less.

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This thread is for the civil discussion of CRT displays (TVs and monitors) as used for retro video games and systems allowed by the board rules in the current sticky. Subtopics *directly* related to this main topic are welcome.
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The best part of CRT is being able to use light guns.


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Okay so did more work on this and more yet needs to be done (pretty sure I need to replace the PPU2 and a few probably troublesome capacitors now but I can't get at those without better tools), only thing that bugs me is that I don't know how to turn off the green text at the top-right of the TV what says what input it's displaying atm. Does anyone know how to turn that off without a remote or do I have to specifically source that from somewhere?


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What is the baby's first CRT? I don't want to spend enthusiast level dough here, just want a decent screen with an electron gun.



Usually Computer CRT monitors are cheap/free on Craigslist and have pretty decent image quality. They usually have an 85hz refresh rate and that might fuck up your lightgun.


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That's exactly why I stick to composite. I just wish the Sega Genesis didn't have such a crappy composite connection.

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Has anyone played this game? Its really good. I completed the game recently and it was thoroughly fun until the next to last mission. Completing that one with no deaths was a little annoying.

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Just like your first time getting laid, you always remember your first one.

Choplifter on the Atari 2600 was that for me. My neighbor had it hooked up in their basement and I played every time I was over.

ITT: Games that broke your cherry
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The Sega version plays find but it has shit tier graphics and I wonder what kind of toaster you have that you can't run 2D games on MAME.



The Sega Genesis graphics are actually fucking good compared to other ports. I couldn't even tell the difference back in 1990. Well it's not like I played it side-by-side with the arcade machine, but it was close enough that I was fucking impressed and spent a week playing until I beat it. Anyway we didn't have screenshots and videos to compare every minor detail. If the game played good, sounded good, and looked good, it was a good game, and this one fit the bill on all accounts.



>The Sega Genesis graphics are actually fucking good compared to other ports

>compared to other ports

I'm not comparing it to other ports. It's 2019, MAME is a thing, I'm comparing it to the arcade version.

>Anyway we didn't have screenshots and videos to compare

Video game magazines had screenshots and there also sometimes were promotional VHS tapes with gameplay footage as well as TV commercials.

>If the game played good, sounded good, and looked good, it was a good game

Sure, back then but not today. I played SF2 on SNES till I had blisters on my thumbs but that doesn't change the fact that it's a shit version compared to the arcade original. I've got nostalgia for the game, but not the shittiness of the version I was forced to play back then.

If you prefer inferior versions nowadays just because you grew up with then, you're taking nostalgia too far. The kid you from back then would smack you in the head for choosing the inferior version to the superior one now available to you.



Kek, you're assuming everyone subscribed to video game magazines or something. No, I rarely ever saw these in the 80's. One guy I knew had a Nintendo Power stash, but that's about it, and I only leafed through those once at his house. The idea that everyone had as easy access to information back then as today is laughable, and really makes me question if the people pushing this line were even alive at the time. So you played some games at the arcade or someone's house, and you saw some things at the store.

Anyway just look at this shit you write man, look how fucking full of yourself you are:

> If you prefer inferior versions nowadays just because you grew up with then, you're taking nostalgia too far.

WTF does that even mean? I'd play the MAME version if it wasn't such an unoptimized piece of shit that needs a fucking iBotnet computer to run at above single digit frames per second. But no, I have other priorities, and I don't give a fuck about MAME anymore (or MESS since they fucked it up too). They fuck up everything they touch! To them, *that* is the game, to see how shitty and slow they can make their code, and they outdo themselves every fucking new release, just like Microsoft, Linux, etc. So you can keep sucking their dicks, but I'm done with their stupid shit. If someone else makes a non-shitty arcade emulator, maybe I'll use it, but for now I'm happy with the Sega Genesis.

Also why the fuck are you even in /vr/ if you like modern shit so much? Old crap is bad, and everything new is superior. <- that's what you say, so just go to /v/ and play those "great" graphics games that are so fucking awesome


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>just emulate, bro!

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Hey /vr/, maybe you can help me out with a really weird issue.

I love Pocket Bomberman. It's probably within my top 50 games ever, but here's the problem - the game locks up, constantly. I've tried different emulators, both versions of the game (it was released on both GB and GBC), and even different hardware setups, but about 95% of the time I start a new game it freezes less than 5 minutes in. Why is this? It can't have been a bug in the original version of the game, can it?

I've downloaded different versions the ROM from numerous websites over the years, but I've never found one that didn't have this issue. I can't believe it's just faulty programming in the original game. Has it just been poorly dumped? Has a curse been placed on me for a life of excess and greed? Please, someone, give me closure.



Use the rom from the smokemonster pack here:


I just played for about 10 minutes with no lockups on an everdrive on a GBA. Seems to work fine. If that doesn't work under emulation, then it's an emulation issue.



Thanks for the help, but even with that ROM I can't get past level 3 without the game freezing on OpenEmu. I've never played it on original hardware, so you're probably right in thinking it's an emulation error.



Ok, I've confirmed it must be an emulation issue. SameBoy emu has the same issue regardless of rom used. The 2nd place speedrun was done through an emulator though, so keep trying emu's, you're bound to find the one that works.

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What is /vr/'s opinion on quite possibly the greatest retro throwback of all time?

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Still hoping for PC ports of the enhanced Sonic 1 and 2, myself; and maybe more upgraded classic games.



Fully agreed.

It felt like it couldn't do anything at all without referencing/copying something from the old games or using some of those unused sprites from the old games (which got cut because they sucked in the first place, mixed with the new art it just looks out of place AND bad). The level design was also an atrocity.

And it still managed to add a bunch of new characters. Fucks sake.

And still, I could've forgiven all that - if the special stages weren't crap and the final boss (the super sonic level) wasn't a complete fucking joke.


God no, not Sonic X-treme. That's a dead horse and the most unappealing Sonic game ever.



it's overrated. the graphics are nice, the gameplay is utterly ridiculous (the special stages are the worst i have ever seen). the music is terrible because these faggots wanted to keep the size of the game down so.. as stupid faggots do: they reduced the bitrate of all the music tracks). another thing that was incredibly shitty was their use of denuvo then they turned around and removed it after people started giving the devs shit online.. and the devs started crying about being trolled! ahahah.

i look forward to another sonic game released that isn't developed by the same or similar stupid fucking morons.


It's dissapointing yet the standards for Sonic have lowered so much that it's called a masterpiece.


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It was a pretty decent game, but relied way too much on past references and nostalgia and ultimately felt really limited for it. I can understand why that kind of game might appeal to someone who hadn't played a Sonic game since the Mega Drive days, but as a lifelong fan and frequent sampler of ROM hacks I wasn't impressed.

I hated - hated - how many references the game threw at you. Like, hey, remember the opening to Sonic 3? It's gonna open this game too! Remember Bean, Bark, and Fang? Then you're gonna LOVE their utterly out-of-place cameos in this boss battle (at the expense of the actual boss for that stage, of course)! Remember fucking Oil Ocean Zone? Didn't you just love Oil Ocean Zone? Well, you'd better have, because now it's way longer and has a ton of annoying gimmicks! I don't know if Iizuka was behind all that nonsense, but it was way too much and it never stopped. Past references are fine if used sparingly and in-context, but when it's all the time it just gets annoying and holds original ideas back.

Speaking of, they played the "retro game!!!" angle way too much, to the point where it caused serious problems in the gameplay department. I couldn't tell you the amount of times I've tried to jump over a gap in one of Mania's special stages only to smack into an invisible wall, signified by a flat texture. WTF!? That never happened in the Mega Drive games! They made the levels bigger, but they didn't extend the time limit to compensate, resulting in loads of TIME OVERs if you want to explore in the normal mode. Why are things like the Super Peel-Out or W Spin Attack able to be unlocked when using saves, but can only be used in no-save mode?

Other personal gripes include the graphics, which just look overproduced and weirdly coloured (Sonic is way too bright, for example), the music just being generic FruityLoops stuff that any 17-year-old Youtube Genesis composer could have made (or very simple remixes), and how buggy the game is. Maybe it's been patched since I last played shortly after the game came out, but I remember frequently dying for no reason and phasing through walls.

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So /vr/.. home computer general thread. I don't own many HCs but I do have two MSX computers. One's a Sanyo MPC-2, the other's a Sanyo Wavy70 FD. I reside in Arabia and the MSX was really popular here back in the day. I'm a bit of a youngin, so I decided to ask my parents if they owned them as kids. My mom replied affirmatively.


That looks pretty cool.


I found a website a while ago that has a fair amount of previously undumped PC-66, PC-88, MZ-15, and MZ-22 games. Just thought I should drop it here.



So /vr/, OP here. Sorry if this seems a bit blogpost-y, but I found a guy selling an Amiga 2000 HD, close to where I live.. I have the funds to buy it, that's not a problem. Anyways, what games should I get?


So is there ANY microcomputer worth getting? Especially in 'straya?


Worms Director's Cut, duh. Also there's Lemmings and Cannon Fodder, don't forget about Frontier either.

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Making a retropie bartop arcade. Can run anything PS1 and older.

What would you put on it?




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