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General Arcade and Retro Chat - Insert Coin -

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,619 ✭✭✭ The Last Bandit


    Anyone else back NESMaker ? Really looking forward to trying it out, although it targeted at artistically minded folks who don't want to code 6502 which is pretty much the opposite of me...

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required/description


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,974 ✭✭✭ Shapey Fiend


    Funnily enough I'd enjoyed renting JP1 and 2 so much I bought 3 and I played it a ton as a result but never really grew to love it. I think it does enough to be distinct from SMW and Sonic 2 and be judged on its own merits it's sort of the ultimate 2d euro platformer in my eyes but collectathons and sprawling repetitious looking levels were never totally my bag.

    Best in the series is the DS port. Zoomed out perspective, faster speed, map screen and redesigned levels make it like a whole new game. It's still hard but it's the right type of hardness.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,582 ✭✭✭✭ T. Hanks^


    Retr0gamer wrote: »
    With it outputting a 240p I doubt you'll see any difference in detail. Just turn off texture filtering. The game was made with art that is best without it as it ruins some sharp edged textures that are used for windows in the game.

    Not quite following you, but I did notice some difference to textures if you turn smoothing on.

    It's great going back to play the original after twin snakes.

    The last time I played the ps1 version was a day before the launch of metal gear solid 2 on the PS2.
    The hype was unreal.

    My first mid night launch.
    My mother dropped me into xtra-vision literally hours after completing the first one.
    Something I won't ever forget.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,625 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Anyone else back NESMaker ? Really looking forward to trying it out, although it targeted at artistically minded folks who don't want to code 6502 which is pretty much the opposite of me...

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required/description

    That looks pretty interesting. Be right up my ally, zero coding experience :o

    But I've way too much on my plate to start making games! Love to see what people could come up though


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,557 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries


    8-bit porn!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,036 wheresmahbombs


    Anyone else back NESMaker ? Really looking forward to trying it out, although it targeted at artistically minded folks who don't want to code 6502 which is pretty much the opposite of me...

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1316851183/nesmaker-make-nes-games-no-coding-required/description

    Looks like an intriguing tool for those who don't want to code.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    I wonder would it be possible to combine that tool and existing sprite sheets to make ports?

    Interested in having a look once it comes out.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,347 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    Just browsing ebay there for mega drive games. I know I harp on about this but things have gotten mad.

    Since when is Alsia Dragoon a £50+ game? I never actually picked it up because it was always on my back burner because it is usually always available

    I think it's the Gainax connection. There's been a resurgence in their popularity later.

    Also to continue on the latest discussion, the Japanese considered western games on consoles to be utter garbage (and were right for the most part) so they sold poorly. You will find lots of very common western games where the Japanese version goes for insane money. It's probably what happened with the James Pond games.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    Yeah there's a small but odd collection of Western Megadrive Japanese released like Judge Dredd, Batman Forever, Foreman For Real etc that cost a small fortune.

    One I'd actually quite like is The Ooze given the bizarre cover and even more bizarre 18+ (?!) age restriction.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 47,347 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer


    M!Ck^ wrote: »
    Not quite following you, but I did notice some difference to textures if you turn smoothing on.

    The texture smoothing gets rid of the pixilation but I think it looks worse, like a crappy N64 game as you lose all the texture detail. Also there are sequences where characters reach through windows, which are just textures with empty space in them. With texture filtering those spaces have a fuzzy section around them and it looks ridiculous.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,901 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    So you can't get a licence for a game of your movie tie in? Dump the game? Call it something else? Fupp that, do this:

    FB_IMG_1518126189675.jpg
    A video-game interpretation of the film score. Perfect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,695 DinoRex


    So you can't get a licence for a game of your movie tie in? Dump the game? Call it something else? Fupp that, do this:

    FB_IMG_1518126189675.jpg
    A video-game interpretation of the film score. Perfect.

    Just stuck that my ZX Spectrum there now. Not a bad little job on the music. Haven't a clue what's going on in the game though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,322 ✭✭✭ brianregan09


    So lads pandoras box 4 or Retropie ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    So lads pandoras box 4 or Retropie ?

    I’ve moved away from considering the Pi a capable emulation device, having seeing it struggle with later levels in Sonic 1 for some unknown reason. It also hasn’t got the juice to run filters and scan lines while emulating at the same time, I got some frameskipping while trying. It’s good for some stuff alright, but it doesn’t take much to take it beyond its capabilities. I’ve since moved to Windows based Retroarch with the Launchbox front end. I use dedicated emus for certain thinks like Cemu, and PPSSPP etc, and it never breaks a sweat.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 419 ✭✭ Noel82


    These new rom hacks are really interesting. The one below removes the slowdown from super ghouls n ghosts which is pretty amazing... I always felt capcom really half arsed console titles back in the day, many of their snes games suffer from slowdown when there really shouldn't be any

    https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3473/


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,557 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,004 ✭✭✭ Touch Fuzzy Get Dizzy


    Dunno if anyone saw it / was interested.
    I like the tats.

    New Sega Mega Drive game made on '90s kit
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43001916/new-sega-mega-drive-game-made-on-90s-kit


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,983 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Dunno if anyone saw it / was interested.
    I like the tats.

    New Sega Mega Drive game made on '90s kit
    http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43001916/new-sega-mega-drive-game-made-on-90s-kit

    £54 :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,036 wheresmahbombs


    That is a lot for a newly-made game on a console that is nearly 30 years old.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,625 ✭✭✭ Jack burton


    Bit steep alright

    only about half the price of PAPRIUM though, anyone play that yet actully, it looks great but I cant justify the cost yet

    https://www.magicalgamefactory.com/


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 3,124 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dr Bob


    Inviere wrote: »
    I’ve moved away from considering the Pi a capable emulation device, having seeing it struggle with later levels in Sonic 1 for some unknown reason. It also hasn’t got the juice to run filters and scan lines while emulating at the same time, I got some frameskipping while trying. It’s good for some stuff alright, but it doesn’t take much to take it beyond its capabilities. I’ve since moved to Windows based Retroarch with the Launchbox front end. I use dedicated emus for certain thinks like Cemu, and PPSSPP etc, and it never breaks a sweat.

    Are we talking Pi 3 here? Or the earlier models , never had an issue with the Pi 2 and 3 for emulation at all?
    What with all the c64 mini stuff have the BreadBin64Pi resurrected and currently getting it working on a CRT TV
    There's a Pi 3 in there so I'll try it out with Sonic and see..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,318 ✭✭✭ Inviere


    Dr Bob wrote: »
    Are we talking Pi 3 here? Or the earlier models , never had an issue with the Pi 2 and 3 for emulation at all?
    What with all the c64 mini stuff have the BreadBin64Pi resurrected and currently getting it working on a CRT TV
    There's a Pi 3 in there so I'll try it out with Sonic and see..

    Pi 3 yep, running the latest Retropie at the time. Very strange one! If I recall, it was the Labyrinth Zone (a minute into Act 2 I think), among others, caused me a lot of slowdown & frameskipping. Had to use Picodrive with no scanlines on to get it to run smoothly, and even at that, it looked horrible & wasn't as smooth as it should be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,974 ✭✭✭ Shapey Fiend


    I had a play of that mega drive game at the Blackpool Play Expo this weekend and it's super slick. He was telling me Another World is the primary influence and that definitely comes across, with the same level animation but with responsive controls not cinematic platformer ones.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,018 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    Seems Mr Biffo is making a dedicated retro gaming Digitiser Show:



    His Found Footage series was frequently delightful nonsense so hoping this’ll also capture that surreal, grotesque craziness that defined the greatest of teletext pages (not a crowded field, granted).


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,983 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    Seems Mr Biffo is making a dedicated retro gaming Digitiser Show:



    His Found Footage series was frequently delightful nonsense so hoping this’ll also capture that surreal, grotesque craziness that defined the greatest of teletext pages (not a crowded field, granted).

    Thanks, I needed some good news today!
    Digitiser, truly the most remarkable teletext pages to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor, more satisfying than "Typing Basic with Zaphod", more exciting than "Strip Poker with Eccentrica Gallumbits", more intensely depressing than "Marvin's least favourite standing positions".


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,018 CMod ✭✭✭✭ johnny_ultimate


    CiDeRmAn wrote: »
    Thanks, I needed some good news today!
    Digitiser, truly the most remarkable teletext pages to come out of the great publishing houses of Ursa Minor, more satisfying than "Typing Basic with Zaphod", more exciting than "Strip Poker with Eccentrica Gallumbits", more intensely depressing than "Marvin's least favourite standing positions".

    Have you watched Found Footage? It struggles a bit with the overarching sci-fi stuff and very ho-hum finale, but for the most part it's some lovingly absurdist sketch humour. I think the pilot captures the essence best, with the full series for those who warm to Goujon John and his surreal colleagues.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,557 ✭✭✭✭ Skerries




  • Registered Users Posts: 31,868 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    $90 dollars for one? That doesn't seem too bad if the build quality is good. Which it looks it from the photos. The LCD screen would really turn me off though, not much of a way around it I guess.

    I'd be more into that than the 40 Winks n64 release, its just a port of an already released PS1 game, so nothing too exciting!


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,009 ✭✭✭✭ Corholio


    I remember seeing incomplete gameplay of the N64 version years back. I think it's an interesting title to get done because it has a bit of development history. The US PS1 version even has a review comment from Nintendo Official Magazine on it's cover, because Nintendo were already promoting it before it was canned, it even appeared on one of those VHS promo videos. The ROM of the complete N64 version was already floating around the internet as well.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 33,983 CMod ✭✭✭✭ CiDeRmAn


    I'm torn on the Tempest repro there.
    I'm a big Tempest fan and would love that and Robotron as dedicated cabs but, I think the tiny screen and controls would be too frustrating to use.
    It does make me wonder about the possibility of building a mount for a spinner for my own cab, or maybe create something bespoke with a spare RPi0 and a CRT.
    A vector table top perhaps?


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