>We're two guys who think the PS2 will NEVER be retro!
>>7146096 >We're two guys who go to Thai Land for summer vacations >...wait, what?
rip shimura ken
AKA people with too much free time using ripped sequences from retro games and adding in the original samples and synths to make it "HD".
Personally, I think it sounds worse, but that might be my bias.
Why does OPL suck?
>need to use SMB or HDD to have any semblance of compatibility >need to have dozens of different versions installed for specific games like Ace combat 5 >Klonoa 2 doesn't work >Outrun 2006 randomly freezes >Tales of the abyss randomly freezes >VMCs are a pain in the ass to setup and will randomly corrupt >Sly 1 has broken physics (not OPL's fault though it's impossible to run off an HDD because it uses the PS1 cpu) >most english patches don't work >STILL no proper way to play PS1 games on the only other console that can output them in 240p >We literally only got a method to install fmcb off a burned disk for PS2 slims this year, 20 years after the console released. I appreciate the effort and as a whole, OPL is amazing and many hard to find games work well, but fuck is this really the best we can do for the best selling console of all time? Again don't get me wrong, I didn't have to buy a rotting disk of God hand or Silent Hill 2 and I'm very grateful for that. It also saves consoles with broken disk drives from getting binned which is nice.
PS1 is more sensitive to shitty burns than anything after it. an occasional bad burn from doing them yourself is far less retarded than paying someone somewhere else to do it for you.
Every time I see one of you faggots talkinge about freemcboot memory cards or playing games through smb I cringe, its all about that matrix modchip shit
>>7145613 >adding unnecessary cancer to your console >cancer that can even damage it
>>7144761 >bro the wiki clearly tells you to enable software and hardware mode at the same time
If you just want to play games should you switch to emulation or is hardware still worth it? I have a pretty good PC and figure I can just emulate everything but I'm not sure if I'd missing playing on real hardware. It seems most of the games I want to play are greater than $100.
PS2 emulation is pretty hit or miss. Examples being the entire Ratchet and Clank series being barely playable.
I have a ps2 with component cables connected to my 40 inch 1080p TV. Looks fine from my couch but there's no denying that it would look better emulated on my PC. Overall I'd say your best bet is to get a moddable PS2 and play games that way. If you have a decent PC, just look up the game and see if it emulates well, if not then you use the PS2.
You can pick up a PS2 for pretty cheap and the emulation just isn't there yet. Everything up to the PS2 should be fine.
There will still be some issues with emulating the PS1 titles like Monkey Hero - but usually those games don't even emulate well on a PS2 or PS3.
Also PS2 games are still super cheap aside from a few rare titles. So I often find myself buying them still.
>>7146143 >Agreed on this count though.
I'm kind of lost here, what exactly is that N64 mentality that plagues the PCSX2? Is it the plugins?
Emotion Engine is just really a huge fuck
Does anyone else think the GBA was a bit of a step down in some ways? No backlight for the first edition, graphics worse than SNES's, chiptunish music and a majority of games using pre-rendered/isometric graphics?
>>7144318 >It's CPU is much more impressive.
hardly a feat when the competition is the snes.
>>7144114 >Does anyone else think the GBA was a bit of a step down in some ways
Yes, the audio was awful. And I never noticed it before but now that I see your screenshot, the graphics are bad too. Wow, just wow... Nintendo went downhill earlier than I previously thought. I thought they went downhill from the wii on. But now I think they retarded even earlier...
GBA blows the SNES away in terms on specs. The games are worse due to its portable nature. Compare Doom on GBA to Doom on SNES, which is mostly powered by a Super FX chip and still is awful by comparison.
The GBA also is not the replacement for the SNES, the N64 was. I'm not sure what this thread expects from a handheld using year 2000 technology. Yeah the screen kind of sucks, but did you see what phone screens looked like back then? They were black and white, like the original gameboy from 1989 and not backlit either. The only place the GBA really drops the ball is audio. It is really bad and there's no excuses.
This is why it's always so laughable when people claim a GBA Castlevania outdoes a PS1 entry. They were all good design-wise, and the later improvements are incremental and nothing major, but claiming the absolute downscale from the amazing PS1 technical feats to these lame portables is superior is pure sacrilege.
huh, they sure don't feel retro
If you spent half as much time talking about the retro games out like instead of bitching about the ones you dont like maybe youd be happier
can i use a ps4 ac adapter with my xbox
Not him, but it's hilarious how you're seething over a change in this board's content after months while somehow still calling the other guy cringe. Must be sad to be you. So lacking in self awareness, all while getting triggered over the rules of a Mongolian basket weaving site.
Thats ok, because retro isn't a feel, its a metric of age.
yeah just like each generation of video games is distinguished from what came before (and after) it gen 6 was about 20 fucking years ago now. its retro, not as retro as gen 5 which isnt as retro as gen 4 and so on. cope retard.
It's not just playable, it's
Eh, I prefer 16-bit OST and looks.
But them 3D special stages and analog controller support.
means nothing with the genesis OST is 5x better.
what the fuck are you talking about?
is this a joke?
why do people insist on using insulting comparisons they dont understand
I want to see if I understand this Dreamcast-through-VGA thing properly and what I need to do in order not to get caught out unexpectedly.
Dreamcast games fall into one of three categories: 1. Game works through VGA and looks amazing 2. Game can be forced to work through VGA by tricking it 3. Game doesn't work via VGA period What's the best kind of VGA box to buy (that's readily available)? Do you need another kind of video connector for the games in the third category or is there more workarounds out there for that situation? If you do need another video connector, what's the best kind to get that also works with an OSSC?
Just get an auto-switching video scaler that accepts both 15khz RGBS and 31khz RGBHV via a single connector, passes through 31khz signals and upscales the 15khz 240p/480i signals to 640x480
This way you only need one single cheap cable coming out of your console and all games are compatible without extra fucking around.
So if it's passing a 480i signal it can still pass it over the D-Sub connector even though it's not outputting a native VGA signal and then every game will work with a single video-out solution?
The 15 vs. 31 kHz thing is the main source of my confusion on what you can and can't get working with a single video-out solution.
Dreamshell should be able to force VGA on anything.
Is there not a good Dreamcast emulator at this point?
Which part of the 2000s was better for gaming?
>>7143717 >parents had big as silver trinitron in 2000s >they eventually threw that shit out when they got a fucking memorex lcd around 2009 or so
I'm still sad we never kept it.
>>7143732 >got back into gaming in the late 00s so I'll say that.
You have no place here.
Early to mid 2000s. I think the cut off for me is 2008-2009 roughly when things started getting awful
There was still cool stuff coming out in 2006-2007 and people were less cynical and retarded. Trying to be a moral preacher was laughed at back then. Now things are different,
Of course, it's still true that 2007 already started the death spiral, I can't deny that.
I stopped playing games nearly as much around 2005, so my answer is biased, but the early 2000s. The late 2000s multiplayer and online gaming scene was probably better though.
Amiga 500 had games?
I recently picked up a Sony GDM-FW900.
After I plug the VGA input, am I just supposed to configure the resolution/refresh rate preset, image position, and colors as I like them? The auto-configure doesn’t center the image (the bottom is cut off) nor does it stretch the image to the max size possible (but still respecting the ratio), that’s why I’m asking. Other people with the same monitor could you tell me if it’s normal or if your monitor behaves the same?
It's way better to have a small group of selected individuals that you know they know what they're doing instead of a ton of spergs where you have no idea if you're actually the best deal, especially because I work with £.
Trumpbux was a mistake. Poorfags have a reselling problem in this country.
I'm in bongland though.
Found this Sony Trinitron/Vaio PC monitor. It works completely fine but I can hardly find any info on the entire fucking internet on this very unique and apparently rare Trinitron or Vaio (I think).
What do you guys think?
I've seen them before, it's a standard 96kHz screen iirc, but its gimmick is the built in stereo speakers and subwoofer. A 90s gem if you ask me