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Project 1999 - Classic Everquest

>Project 1999 is a free, emulated classic Everquest server. We provide a nostalgic experience for those wishing to relive the old days of Everquest as it was between 1999 and 2001.


EQ Titanium client torrent mirrors



>Installation instructions:

>1. Unzip to your computer

>2. Inside the folder find EQGAME.EXE

>3. Make a desktop shortcut for EQGAME (right click send to desktop shortcut)

>4. Right click your new desktop shortcut, go into properties

>5. Edit the target line to look something like this:

>"C:/EverQuest Project 1999/eqgame.exe" patchme


>Basically you just added patchme to the end.



Newbie guide:



Setting up for P1999:

Register forum account on https://www.project1999.com

Create loginserver account https://www.project1999.com/account/?CreateLS


Run your EQGame shortcut.

Click Options – a new window should popup.

Select all character models, select all engine settings, for best graphics. Finish.

Exit game, open eqclient.ini.

Set WindowedWidth= and WindowedHeight= to preferred values. (ex: 1024,768)

Set Gamma=5 (otherwise the game may brighten desktop colors while running).

Save the ini file.

Download latest Project 1999 Files from website and extract into your EQ directory to patch and replace.

You may now log in to Project 1999: Blue (PvE).


Beginner tips:

>Remember to turn on music volume and environment sounds in in-game options

>Add a button for Autorun/walk in Keys options such as "J" [as Alternate]

>Open doors with left-click, interact with NPCs with right-click (and "H" to query a selected NPC for any available quests)

>Click F9 to switch between different camera modes, scroll wheel to zoom in/out

>Two common ways for player movement: J + arrow keys and J + holding right-click

>You have to sit (type "/sit") before camp/logout.

>Choose your race + class wisely, read the class pages in the wiki listed in https://wiki.project1999.com/Players:Newbie

>See more commands here: https://wiki.project1999.com/Commands

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Ever wonder what the best version of a game is, or if the version you are playing is worthwhile compared to other ports? Wonder no more! Starting with 3rd gen consoles, I'm making definitive lists of every official US release for the console, with notation on if that version is the best or if a better version exists elsewhere. I'm sticking to English releases, and versions that can be played in English either officially or through a translation patch. If a superior Japanese only release exists, I note it as such. I typically favor arcade releases, but in some cases the home port is superior.

NES ROM pack:




NES ROM chart in PDF format:(version 1.2)


SMS ROM pack:




SMS ROM chart in PDF format:(version 1.1)


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I, holy shit this would be amazing to have. I imagine you already have a (probably more than) fair idea of how long it can take to research which versions of a game across various platforms would be better so this would be a godsend when/if it's completed. As a guy who spent hours trying to figure out which port/localization/fan translation of various RPGs would be better to play I firmly applaud your efforts.


Absolutely fantastic idea.


Future plans/TODO list:

Make a pastebin with all the download links to clean up the OP.

4th Gen(SNES, Genesis, 32X, TG-16, can do lists for CDi, TG-CD, and Sega CD but not isos)

5th Gen(N64, Jaguar, can do lists for PSX, Saturn, and Jaguar CD but not isos)

Retro handheld consoles(GB, GBC, GBA, GG, Lynx)

Enhancement optional add-on packs with added SRAM saving and bug fixes

Maybe an Amiga pack for all the games that got ported to a retro console or something, I dunno

In Progress:

4th Gen

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Keep up the good work.



Alright, I'm currently uploading all TG-CD games to the Rom Depot, since there doesn't appear to be a single place where you can get all the US releases. Going to put TG-16 and TG-CD games on the same list, and just give a link to the depot for the ISO's.

I really don't have a choice in the matter, since just 10 of the TG-CD games is already about 4GBs of data, and I barely have 8-9GBs left on the mega to play with.


TG-16 ROM pack and chart are now done, the last step for TG-16 is uploading the iso's to the depot. Probably gonna work on the Sega consoles next.

Turbografix-16 ROM pack:


Turbografix-16 ROM chart in PDF format:(version 1.0)


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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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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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I played it on the NES when I was a wee lad, that game transported me to a world I had never been to before and I never wanted to leave.


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I don't remember whether it was Pokemon Blue or Mario Party 2. All I know is that I spent most of my younger childhood playing sports games, Pokemon and the occasional movie licensed game. I didn't really start branching out unti I was a teenager. I regret my lack of taste as a child.

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So, I can read Japanese, which probably increases the amount of games I can play by quite a bit . Do you know of any great Japanese retro games that never got an English translation?

I'm mostly looking for NES, GameBoy and Genesis games, and I'm not much into JRPGs.

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Yuuyami Doori Tankentai

unfortunately it doesn’t emulate very well


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I remember a pic showing detailed instructions on how to play this game. If someone wants to share.



Any English games like this? I don't really play games so that sounds interesting.


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I recently found out about Mizzurna Falls and I heard it's fun. I might try playing it while reading a translation on the side.

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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.

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I don't know about Australia, but here in Arabia the MSX, obviously.


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Here’s my collection. A ZX Spectrum as well but my TV doesn’t use SCART so I never used it. I bought a new TV which does though.



>A ZX Spectrum as well but my TV doesn’t use SCART

I'm fairly certain you can plug in Mega Drive/C64 compatible video cables to get composite video (Provided your TV has composite ports).



Wait really? I'ma try that out then.


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New MSXes arrived, now I just need to sort out the wires and we’re all set.

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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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Millennial means you grew up with hope for the future and got it taken away by the 2008 crash. A person born in 1999 don't kno dat feel fam


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Nothing happened overnight. It's been going on for decades. Like since 1913 at least in the USA, but much earlier in the UK and Europe.



>It's weird, but if you look at those "Teens React" videos

You do realize those are staged right? No one is that stupid.





>If you're still there…

I am. I know I'm replying over two months late, but since you replied over three years late, I think you deserve a reply.

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Blood will live… AGAIN

Are you ready, /vr/?



It's a little concerning knowing how they handled System Shock


Just leave the classics alone.



What was wrong with System Shock? I know for a time Nightdive was basically selling SSP but they did eventually come out with a real source port.

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Hey, wondered what you guys thought of these?

also follow up question, i need good linux GBC emulator suggestions, i've downloaded a few, but none have worked really

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>Remember old PC game from your childhood
>Don't wanna spend money for a physical copy
>Can't find a working download for it anywhere

What's her name, /vr/?
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     If only you knew how good things really are.



Old pc game. In a jungle. You go from river to forest hunting animals. I'm forgetting the name as usual but it windows 95 I think. CD from a cereal box maybe.


I want to find a functional copy of Megazeux but all I could find was some lagging version on Archive.org.

I did manage to get a functional version of ZZT though.



Is this different than the game creation engine?




Granny's Garden

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Let's talk about the original Bing bang wahoo. I'm currently playing through 3 right now. Drunk. World 6 36 lives. Probably like four hours deep


Currently battling the world six airship. I keep fucking up. So the wintery lonely chasm that is world six remains my current home.



I just took down that literal ball busting bastard


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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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I want to see this get added.

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What are fullchan's favourite shmups?

What are the mechanics that make you shit blood?

Are you a scrub that's never 1cc'd a single fucking thing?

I've been playing Psikyo's catalogue relentlessly lately. Not much progress with anything but Sengoku Aces, but tonnes of fun has been had.
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Been playing Fire Shark in reg'lar MAME now that it has sound, I suggest everyone else should give it a go too.


Keio Flying Squadron is a favourite of mine tbh.


*insert coin*


Going to play some arcade Zero Wing today after clearing Hellfire yesterday. What am I in for?

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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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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.


Thank you, OP.

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>loose rom files

What the fuck Joe? Put all that shit into a .zip file called ptblank.zip, and leave the zip in your roms directory. If it still doesn't work, run it from command line and see what CRC's it's expecting for the files.


I'm pretty sure this is a case of USER ERROR

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