• Retro gaming

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Tue Sep 14 09:14:45 2021
    Who else is into retro gaming?

    I really started getting into retro gaming when I first saw emulators appearing in the late 90s. I thought it was really cool that there were emulators that allowed playing NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and other console games on my PC. Some emulators also had some fairly interesting features, such as allowing multi-player gaming with other people over the internet.

    Although I have typically been more into PC gaming, I do enjoy console games. And for a while now, it seems there are many ways to emulate old systems, beyond emulation on a PC. A few years ago, I modded my Nintendo Wii and installed some emulators on it (though life got into the way, I got busy, and I haven't played the emulators on that as much as I thought I would). Before that, I bought a GCW Zero (an open-source handheld gaming system that supports emulators, among other things). Unfortunately, it seems the screen on my GCW Zero has failed and doesn't work well now. :/

    In recent years, there's also the Classic Mini systems that the popular game companies have released; there was the NES Classic Mini & SNES Classic Mini from Nintendo, and then Sega, Sony, and TurboGrafX made their own versions for their respective systems. Those are generally moddable too, so you can add additional games.

    Although I've been emulating old consoles for a while, sometimes I've missed having a real console. A long time ago, I had an original NES, a Nintendo 64, and a TurboGrafX-16. For a while, a SNES as well. I just bought a SNES on eBay.. I'm not sure what all I'll do with it, since I can play the games with emulators, but it might be fun.

    Nightfox

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  • From Geo@VERT/DUNGEON to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 10:14:08 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to All on Tue Sep 14 2021 09:14:45

    Yes to some degree I am as well, although I must admit its more about the retro computers than the consoles for me.

    8-)


    Who else is into retro gaming?


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  • From Ksource@VERT/MUTINY to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 00:41:04 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to All on Tue Sep 14 2021 09:14:45

    Who else is into retro gaming?

    I really started getting into retro gaming when I first saw emulators appearing in the late 90s. I thought it was really cool that there were emulators that allowed playing NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and other console games on my PC. Some emulators also had some fairly interesting features, such as allowing multi-player gaming with other people over the internet.

    I don't know that I'm "into" retro gaming so much as my taste in games just never advanced beyond a certain era. In 1995, I was playing games released in 1995. In 2005, I was playing games released in 1995. In 2015, I was playing games released in 1995.

    I don't have time these days to play games (kids, you know), but when I do, I'm sure it'll be the same old games.

    I grew up with PC games, so all the games I play are PC games usually, but I did get into console emulators about 10 or 15 years ago. When I was a kid, the consoles really were black boxes, much moreso than PCs, so they held a bit of mystery for me. Now in the emulator we can see precisely how everything was specced out, and it's kind of cool to peer inside the box a little.

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consoles (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 07:43:00 2021
    Nightfox wrote to All <=-

    Although I've been emulating old consoles for a while, sometimes I've missed having a real console. A long time ago, I had an original NES,
    a Nintendo 64, and a TurboGrafX-16. For a while, a SNES as well. I
    just bought a SNES on eBay.. I'm not sure what all I'll do with it,
    since I can play the games with emulators, but it might be fun.

    It would be worth hooking the SNES up to an original CRT TV. There is an experience you get with the old TVs that modern PC screens struggle to emulate. RetroRGB is a pretty good site looking at how to get the best signal from consoles if you want to look into stuff like that - enjoy!

    Ned

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 09:05:59 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Ksource to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 12:41 am

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more
    difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consol
    (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.


    What tools are you using to edit the games? Hacking propietay games is very popular but I have never
    taken the time to check how people is doing it in the wild.

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 08:25:32 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to All on Tue Sep 14 2021 09:14 am

    In recent years, there's also the Classic Mini systems that the popular game companies have released; there was the NES Classic Mini & SNES Classic Mini from Nintendo, and then Sega, Sony, and TurboGrafX made their own versions for their respective systems. Those are generally moddable too, so you can add additional games.

    I just set up retro pi with my son the other day and got him a C64 Mini for his birthday. Next step is he wants to write some stuff in his emulator and then transfer it to the C64 mini. Not sure how far we will get in that effort, but we've been having fun.

    I also got a cheap arcade stick and button kit from Amazon and we hooked that up to Epic Pinball from the 90's. Definitely a lot of fun.

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 08:28:57 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Ksource to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 12:41 am

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consoles (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

    Have you seen this? NHL '94 is still pretty popular and they are constantly modding it with new rosters, graphics, etc - https://www.nhl94.com/

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 08:38:05 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Ksource to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 12:41 am

    I don't know that I'm "into" retro gaming so much as my taste in games just never advanced beyond a certain era. In 1995, I was playing games released in 1995. In 2005, I was playing games released in 1995. In 2015, I was playing games released in 1995.

    Yeah, I think one of the reasons I like retro gaming is because I grew up in that time and enjoyed the games available then.

    I grew up with PC games, so all the games I play are PC games usually, but I did get into console emulators about 10 or 15 years ago. When I was a kid, the consoles really were black boxes, much moreso than PCs, so they held a bit of mystery for me. Now in the emulator we can see precisely how everything was specced out, and it's kind of cool to peer inside the box a little.

    Yeah, it's interesting. And I tended to play PC games too. I had a few consoles when I was growing up, but as expensive as they & the games were, I didn't have a big collection of console games. One of the consoles I did have was a TurboGrafX-16, which I bought new for $30 in 1993 at a store that was selling them cheap to get rid of them. And I sometimes found used TurboGrafX games at pawn shops & such. I don't see a whole lot of old games at pawn shops anymore.. And the other day I stopped at a retro game store in my area - They had a bunch of NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, etc., but I don't recall seeing any TurboGrafX stuff in there..

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consoles (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

    That's cool :)
    That sounds similar to the Game Genie, though the Game Genie helped make games easier.. :P

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mr Ned on Wed Sep 15 08:43:21 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Mr Ned to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 07:43 am

    It would be worth hooking the SNES up to an original CRT TV. There is an experience you get with the old TVs that modern PC screens struggle to emulate. RetroRGB is a pretty good site looking at how to get the best signal from consoles if you want to look into stuff like that - enjoy!

    I enjoyed console games back in the day, but I can't really think of anything I miss about playing the games on a CRT vs. newer screens. I might give it a try again some time.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Geo on Wed Sep 15 09:05:02 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Geo to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 10:14 am

    Yes to some degree I am as well, although I must admit its more about the retro computers than the consoles for me.

    I like retro computer stuff as well. For a while now, I've been watching Clint Basinger's LGR videos on YouTube - His LGR videos are all about retro computers and the hardware and software from the 80s and 90s. It takes me back to those days.. He has some cool retro computer setups. I feel like I don't really want to invest too much time and money collecting retro stuff, but I enjoy watching his videos. His enthusiasm for retro computers is pretty much what I felt for computer technology growing up in the 80s and 90s.

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MSRDBBS to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 21:22:00 2021
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    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to All on Tue
    Sep 14 2021 09:14:45

    Who else is into retro gaming?

    I really started getting into retro gaming when I first saw emulators appearing in the late 90s. I thought it was really cool that there were emulators that allowed playing NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, and other console games on my PC. Some emulators also had some fairly interesting features, such as allowing multi-player gaming with other people over the internet.

    I don't know that I'm "into" retro gaming so much as my taste in games just never advanced beyond a certain era. In 1995, I was playing games released in 1995. In 2005, I was playing games released in 1995. In
    2015, I was playing games released in 1995.

    I don't have time these days to play games (kids, you know), but when I do, I'm sure it'll be the same old games.

    I grew up with PC games, so all the games I play are PC games usually,
    but I did get into console emulators about 10 or 15 years ago. When I
    was a kid, the consoles really were black boxes, much moreso than PCs,
    so they held a bit of mystery for me. Now in the emulator we can see precisely how everything was specced out, and it's kind of cool to peer inside the box a little.

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more difficult. I could have never dreamed
    of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consoles (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

    Similar story with me. I still play a lot of games from the mid 90, a few from the late 90's and a rare few from the 2000's. Perhaps I'm stuck in my ways, with the PC's I had in that era, but I don't find much appealing in newer games, apart from better graphics. I find myself playing new levels for classic Doom or Quake, than new FPSs. Even the computer I use now, is using a 90's era graphical environment (FVWM).

    I don't consider it 'retro' gaming. It is just for me, gaming.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 11:46:59 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:38 am

    That's cool :)
    That sounds similar to the Game Genie, though the Game Genie helped make games easier.. :P


    game genie was just fun to tinker with. i used to make some of my games do some weird things by experimenting and making up my own codes.
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 13:05:38 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to Mr Ned on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:43 am

    I enjoyed console games back in the day, but I can't really think of anythin miss about playing the games on a CRT vs. newer screens. I might give it a again some time.

    Nightfox

    I did some testing with friends some years ago. There is certainly a big difference when playing a Nintendo 64. The image looks more jerky on a modern display than on a traditional one. It is definetively noticeable and not something only a graphicsfag will complain about.

    I have heard there is an actual, knwon reason, but I don't recall which it was.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Arelor on Wed Sep 15 11:46:28 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Arelor to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 01:05 pm

    I enjoyed console games back in the day, but I can't really think of
    anythin miss about playing the games on a CRT vs. newer screens. I
    might give it a again some time.

    I did some testing with friends some years ago. There is certainly a big difference when playing a Nintendo 64. The image looks more jerky on a modern display than on a traditional one. It is definetively noticeable and not something only a graphicsfag will complain about.

    I have heard there is an actual, knwon reason, but I don't recall which it was.

    I used to have a Nintendo 64 in the 90s. I've since played some N64 games on emulators. I remember N64 looking fairly nice on a CRT, but I didn't feel like it really looked worse on a modern screen.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 15:46:54 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to Arelor on Wed Sep 15 2021 11:46 am

    I used to have a Nintendo 64 in the 90s. I've since played some N64 games o emulators. I remember N64 looking fairly nice on a CRT, but I didn't feel l it really looked worse on a modern screen.

    Nightfox

    I don't mean playing an emulated game on a modern screen. I mean playing a real game running on a real Nintendo 64 using a modern screen.

    But then a friend of mine said he tested with an emulator and said it didn't work great there either. I haven't seen that myself, though.

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  • From Geo@VERT/DUNGEON to The Lizard Master on Thu Sep 16 09:51:22 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: The Lizard Master to Nightfox on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:25:32

    Hi,

    I just set up retro pi with my son the other day and got him a C64 Mini for his birthday. Next step is he wants to write some
    stuff in his emulator and then transfer it to the C64 mini. Not sure how far we will get in that effort, but we've been having
    fun.


    There are some Great IDE's around for writing stuff on Windows then transfering it to Emu/Real Machine.

    ie CBM Prg Studio etc.

    8-)

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  • From The Lizard Master@VERT/NITEEYES to Geo on Thu Sep 16 09:11:58 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Geo to The Lizard Master on Thu Sep 16 2021 09:51 am

    There are some Great IDE's around for writing stuff on Windows then transfering it to Emu/Real Machine.

    ie CBM Prg Studio etc.

    Thanks! I ran across this and was freaking floored. Especially because even though it's been 25 years since I've programmed in Pascal I miss it. So I think we are going to have some fun - https://lemonspawn.com/turbo-rascal-syntax-error-expected-but-begin/

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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Thu Sep 16 23:09:00 2021
    Nightfox wrote to Geo <=-

    I like retro computer stuff as well. For a while now, I've been
    watching Clint Basinger's LGR videos on YouTube - His LGR videos are
    all about retro computers and the hardware and software from the 80s
    and 90s. It takes me back to those days.. He has some cool retro computer setups. I feel like I don't really want to invest too much
    time and money collecting retro stuff, but I enjoy watching his videos.
    His enthusiasm for retro computers is pretty much what I felt for computer technology growing up in the 80s and 90s.

    Helps he's very funny while he does it - I love those videos. Extremely
    jealous of the freebies he receives...

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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Thu Sep 16 23:10:00 2021
    Nightfox wrote to Mr Ned <=-

    It would be worth hooking the SNES up to an original CRT TV. There is an experience you get with the old TVs that modern PC screens struggle to emulate. RetroRGB is a pretty good site looking at how to get the best signal from consoles if you want to look into stuff like that - enjoy!

    I enjoyed console games back in the day, but I can't really think of anything I miss about playing the games on a CRT vs. newer screens. I might give it a try again some time.

    In any case there's plenty of quality games on SNES which hold up today, more than the Genesis/Mega Drive I think.

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  • From Geo@VERT/DUNGEON to The Lizard Master on Fri Sep 17 09:28:25 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: The Lizard Master to Geo on Thu Sep 16 2021 09:11:58

    Hiya


    Thanks! I ran across this and was freaking floored. Especially because even though it's been 25 years since I've programmed in
    Pascal I miss it. So I think we are going to have some fun - https://lemonspawn.com/turbo-rascal-syntax-error-expected-but-begin/

    Yeah thats a great one too. I was also doing Pascal back in my UNI days. So TRSEEBB is a great system. 8-)

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mr Ned on Thu Sep 16 20:17:16 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Mr Ned to Nightfox on Thu Sep 16 2021 11:10 pm

    In any case there's plenty of quality games on SNES which hold up today, more than the Genesis/Mega Drive I think.

    So it seems. I've also read that hardware-wise, the only real advantage the Genesis had over the SNES was a higher CPU clock speed. Otherwise, the SNES had better technical specs in other areas.

    One thing I think was interesting about cartridge-based consoles was that cartridges allowed game developers to include additional processor chips inside their game cartridges if they wanted. I heard Starfox had a processor chip in its cartridge that was some sort of graphics processor, which helped with the 3D graphics in the game. I think I heard F-Zero used it too.

    Nightfox

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  • From Ksource@VERT/MUTINY to Arelor on Thu Sep 16 20:25:52 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Arelor to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 2021 09:05:59

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more
    difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consol
    (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

    What tools are you using to edit the games? Hacking propietay games is very popular but I have never
    taken the time to check how people is doing it in the wild.

    I never got so far as changing the code, just changing memory (variables). Whatever emulator I was using allowed you to change values directly in memory.

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  • From Ksource@VERT/MUTINY to The Lizard Master on Thu Sep 16 20:27:00 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: The Lizard Master to Ksource on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:28:57

    I once took one of my old favourite SNES games (NHL '94) and started tinkering with it to make it more difficult. I could have never dreamed of doing something like that in 1995 when the tooling for consoles (cartridges!!) was far beyond what mere peasants could tinker with.

    Have you seen this? NHL '94 is still pretty popular and they are constantly modding it with new rosters, graphics, etc - https://www.nhl94.com/

    That is so cool! I hadn't heard of it before. I'm not surprised, though. NHL 94 was definitely the best game in the NHL series, at least going into the 2000s, and I know I'm not alone in thinking that.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ksource on Fri Sep 17 03:01:57 2021
    Re: Retro gaming
    By: Ksource to Arelor on Thu Sep 16 2021 08:25 pm


    What tools are you using to edit the games? Hacking propietay games is ve popular but I have never
    taken the time to check how people is doing it in the wild.

    I never got so far as changing the code, just changing memory (variables). Whatever emulator I was using allowed you to change values directly in memor


    I see.

    For a moment I thought you were producing your own hacked ROMs from cartridges or other ROMs.

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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Fri Sep 17 11:48:00 2021
    Nightfox wrote to Mr Ned <=-

    One thing I think was interesting about cartridge-based consoles was
    that cartridges allowed game developers to include additional processor chips inside their game cartridges if they wanted. I heard Starfox had
    a processor chip in its cartridge that was some sort of graphics processor, which helped with the 3D graphics in the game. I think I
    heard F-Zero used it too.

    Yeah there was loads of that going on with the SNES, especially in the
    later years of the scene where Nintendo was a little behind Sony and
    Sega in having a next generation console available for purchase. Yoshi's Island is a good example. It didn't happen so much with the Genesis but
    Sega was pushing its 32X addon which didn't work out for them.

    MN

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mr Ned on Fri Sep 17 08:45:49 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Mr Ned to Nightfox on Fri Sep 17 2021 11:48 am

    Yeah there was loads of that going on with the SNES, especially in the later years of the scene where Nintendo was a little behind Sony and
    Sega in having a next generation console available for purchase. Yoshi's Island is a good example. It didn't happen so much with the Genesis but Sega was pushing its 32X addon which didn't work out for them.

    Nintendo, behind? In the 90s, I thought their Nintendo 64 was really good. I thought the N64's graphics were better than the Playstation (I always thought Playstation's graphics looked blocky), and the Playstation seemed to suffer from slow load times due to using CD-ROM games rather than cartridge games. The N64 also had a 64-bit processor whereas the others were using a 32-bit processor, I believe - though maybe that didn't really offer much..

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Fri Sep 17 18:14:15 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Nightfox to Mr Ned on Fri Sep 17 2021 08:45 am

    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Mr Ned to Nightfox on Fri Sep 17 2021 11:48 am

    Yeah there was loads of that going on with the SNES, especially in the later years of the scene where Nintendo was a little behind Sony and Sega in having a next generation console available for purchase. Yoshi' Island is a good example. It didn't happen so much with the Genesis but Sega was pushing its 32X addon which didn't work out for them.

    Nintendo, behind? In the 90s, I thought their Nintendo 64 was really good. thought the N64's graphics were better than the Playstation (I always though Playstation's graphics looked blocky), and the Playstation seemed to suffer from slow load times due to using CD-ROM games rather than cartridge games. The N64 also had a 64-bit processor whereas the others were using a 32-bit processor, I believe - though maybe that didn't really offer much..

    Nightfox


    Nintendo 64 could have been the most advanced system of its generation, but their architecture was so weird the games mostly failed to make the most out of it.

    Sony's Play Station had worse load times because optical media is slower, but on the other hand they could pack more material in a CD than Nintendo could in a cartridge back then. This is obvious when you compare the Nintendo 64 port of some game against the Playstation one. Rayman 2, for example, has _less_ game in Nintendo 64 than on Playstation.

    Nintendo's games excelled at being built around original concepts or interesting designs, more than on superior technical capabilities. Even if you compare the blatant Playstation copies of Nintendo 64 titles (say, Mario Kart vs Crash Team Racing, or F-Zero vs Wip3out) the blatant copies don't fall behind at all.*

    * I just learned there is a Wipeout port to the Nintendo 64. Interesting find.




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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Sat Sep 18 07:51:00 2021
    Nightfox wrote to Mr Ned <=-

    Nintendo, behind? In the 90s, I thought their Nintendo 64 was really good. I thought the N64's graphics were better than the Playstation (I always thought Playstation's graphics looked blocky), and the
    Playstation seemed to suffer from slow load times due to using CD-ROM games rather than cartridge games. The N64 also had a 64-bit processor whereas the others were using a 32-bit processor, I believe - though
    maybe that didn't really offer much..

    The N64 was a more powerful system but Nintendo were still selling SNES games when the PS1 was released, which was more my point realy. The PS1 suffered
    with slow loads but it had wayy more storage, which made it better for RPGs and anything else that needed more data. N64 games looked nicer but were massively restricted in that way.

    I dunno, I liked both systems although I was more a PS1 user. It was impressive what developers managed to get out of the system by the end of its lifespan.

    MN

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  • From Mr Ned@VERT/CAVEBBS to Arelor on Sat Sep 18 07:59:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Nightfox <=-

    Nintendo's games excelled at being built around original concepts or interesting designs, more than on superior technical capabilities. Even
    if you compare the blatant Playstation copies of Nintendo 64 titles
    (say, Mario Kart vs Crash Team Racing, or F-Zero vs Wip3out) the
    blatant copies don't fall behind at all.*

    * I just learned there is a Wipeout port to the Nintendo 64.
    Interesting find.

    I feel like Wipeout went a little beyond just being a blatant copy -
    Psygnosis put enough into it that it was its own distinctive series. The
    music was pioneering - 2097 in particular used a load of music that was extremely popular in the UK around the time, not really a thing video games
    did or were able to do until that generation.

    I'm massively disappointed that the new game is a, er, mobile phone card game rather than a racer, though.

    MN

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 20 22:37:00 2021
    NIGHTFOX wrote to ALL <=-

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    Who else is into retro gaming?

    Every so often I'll play a game of Frogger or Galaga via MAME,
    but I don't consider myself a retro anything. :-)

    Except RPG's... Paper and Pencil ones - I still enjoy the old
    TSR Top Secret game. :-)

    missed having a real console. A long time ago, I had an original NES,
    a Nintendo 64, and a TurboGrafX-16. For a while, a SNES as well. I
    just bought a SNES on eBay.. I'm not sure what all I'll do with it,
    since I can play the games with emulators, but it might be fun.

    I think having an actual console would be cool. :-)




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  • From Lupine Furmen@VERT/FURFOL to JIMMY ANDERSON on Tue Sep 21 07:31:49 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to NIGHTFOX on Mon Sep 20 2021 22:37:00

    As far as I'm concerned, There is not much that is more retro than a good ole BBS Door Game! :)
    -+-

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MSRDBBS to Lupine Furmen on Wed Sep 22 16:59:00 2021
    Lupine Furmen wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

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    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: JIMMY ANDERSON to NIGHTFOX
    on Mon Sep 20 2021 22:37:00

    As far as I'm concerned, There is not much that is more retro than a
    good ole BBS Door Game! :)
    -+-

    Lupine Furmen
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    On a CRT monitor. It isn't like how it used to be unless you are using the older hardware, or a very good emulation of it.

    Dennis Katsonis

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Ksource on Fri Sep 17 07:56:00 2021
    Ksource wrote to The Lizard Master <=-

    Have you seen this? NHL '94 is still pretty popular and they are constantly modding it with new rosters, graphics, etc - https://www.nhl94.com/

    That is so cool! I hadn't heard of it before. I'm not surprised,
    though. NHL 94 was definitely the best game in the NHL series, at least going into the 2000s, and I know I'm not alone in thinking that.

    The greatest thing (to me) to happen in gaming was for ID Software to open source the DOOM engine and allow third-party levels. I'm still playing a
    game I started playing almost 30 years ago, and it's bigger and better than when I started.

    Maybe it's because it's the first thing I played, but I think some of the levels on DOOM are some of the best I'd played. Then again, I played a *lot* of it back then.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Sep 23 15:54:38 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Ksource on Fri Sep 17 2021 07:56 am

    The greatest thing (to me) to happen in gaming was for ID Software to open source the DOOM engine and allow third-party levels. I'm still playing a game I started playing almost 30 years ago, and it's bigger and better than when I started.

    Maybe it's because it's the first thing I played, but I think some of the levels on DOOM are some of the best I'd played. Then again, I played a *lot* of it back then.


    I agree. The ID 1 engine and its derivatives are way cool.

    Lots of WADS and Megawads to have fun. The gameplay may be simplistic but it still beats many modern shooters IMO.

    Don't forget to try Cyberdreams, a megawad in which you must defeat a legion of Cyberdemons on each level, armed only with a gun with no bullets. It is actually a sequence of megapuzzles. The last level has 156 cyberdemons surrounding you right from the start. So much fun with that one.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to LUPINE FURMEN on Thu Oct 14 16:32:00 2021
    LUPINE FURMEN wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    As far as I'm concerned, There is not much that is more retro than a
    good ole BBS Door Game! :)
    -+-

    Yeah - I miss the days of several people playing LoRD, Global War, etc.





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  • From Daryl Stout@VERT/TBOLT to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Oct 25 18:23:00 2021
    Jimmy,

    Yeah - I miss the days of several people playing LoRD, Global War, etc.

    Life tends to get in the way of our hobbies. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Matthew Munson@VERT/IUTOPIA to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Oct 25 19:03:00 2021
    Yeah - I miss the days of several people playing LoRD, Global War,
    I did register Global War and Global Backgammon, but i dont see anyone interested.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/PHARCYDE to Matthew Munson on Tue Oct 26 12:05:28 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Matthew Munson to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Oct 25 2021 07:03 pm

    Yeah - I miss the days of several people playing LoRD, Global War,
    I did register Global War and Global Backgammon, but i dont see anyone interested.

    Try playing on BBSlink. You'll find a few Global War players there.

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@VERT/OTHETA to MATTHEW MUNSON on Tue Oct 26 14:38:00 2021
    MATTHEW MUNSON wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

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    @MSGID: <61777997.2471.dove-hob@vert.synchro.net>
    Yeah - I miss the days of several people playing LoRD, Global War,
    I did register Global War and Global Backgammon, but i dont see anyone interested.

    When I first got back into 'dialing in' to BBS's a few years ago, I would
    hit several. One had a semi active Global War player base, but I've yet to
    find a good LoRD game that's active.

    Now I just hit my 'local' BBS and do messages only...

    But - that being said - if someone will make something... :-)




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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Matthew Munson on Thu Oct 28 11:41:30 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: Matthew Munson to JIMMY ANDERSON on Mon Oct 25 2021 07:03 pm

    I did register Global War and Global Backgammon, but i dont see anyone interested.

    Global War was one of my favs back in the day. Can't seem to get players here on Vertrauen either.
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  • From acn@VERT/IMZADI to Digital Man on Mon Nov 1 10:16:28 2021
    Hi,

    just fyi, I'm playing Global War and Global Backgammon quite regularly on BBSlink :)

    Regards,
    Anna

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  • From HusTler@VERT/PHARCYDE to acn on Tue Nov 2 07:15:06 2021
    Re: Re: Retro gaming
    By: acn to Digital Man on Mon Nov 01 2021 10:16 am

    just fyi, I'm playing Global War and Global Backgammon quite regularly on BBSlink :)

    Regards,
    Anna

    Me too ;-)

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