Do you even finish the games you emulate?

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    • #459602
      Anonymous
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      Do you even finish the games you emulate?

    • #459603
      Anonymous
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      No

    • #459604
      Anonymous
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      I only finish games if they’re good

      • #459608
        Anonymous
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        this. most retro games are like of only a handful of genres, genres that have been iterated on countless times. some genres like stealth or 3d platformers straight up do not get to the double digits until the 6th gen.

    • #459605
      Anonymous
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      Yes? Why would emulating stop me from finishing?

      • #459610
        Anonymous
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        Emulation easily allows you to have an abundance of games and a lot of people end up not finishing anything at all when that happens. Some people just emulate games to see how they look but never actually play through them.

        • #459614
          Anonymous
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          That gives me pause when deciding what to start playing, but never stops me from finishing.

        • #459635
          Anonymous
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          With emulators, I end up beating more games than ever. I do experiment with a few games, but usually just the ones I didn’t intend on really playing in the first place.

    • #459606
      Anonymous
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      I did as a kid, I beat so many games on emulators. As an adult every game is boring as shit and I can’t pay attention and delve into any for more than a couple hours max. As an adult I enjoy more messing with the settings and looking into the development of emulators/games than playing games themselves.

      • #459631
        Anonymous
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        This guy gets it

    • #459607
      Anonymous
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      I finished Brave Fencer Musashi, yes. On Retroarch, no.

    • #459609
      Anonymous
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      Just today I got to act 7 in Ninja Gaiden 3. Shit starts getting hard at act 5, jesus christ

    • #459611
      Anonymous
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      Had a hard time before but recently.

      Sonic 1 and 2
      Castlevania 1 – 4

    • #459612
      Anonymous
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      yes

      • #459613
        Anonymous
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        Played that a few months ago. Did you rike it?

        • #459641
          Anonymous
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          sorry for the late response but yeah I did, I’m gonna get around to replaying 2-4 soon

    • #459615
      Anonymous
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      no, I always lose the motivation to keep playing emulated games, I’d rather just play them on original hardware
      even a game like earthbound which is almost impossible to play the proper way because I live in yurop

      • #459616
        Anonymous
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        What do you think makes the difference for you? Is it paying for the physical copy?

        • #459632
          Anonymous
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          I normally don’t finish games I emulate because I don’t understand how file saves work in computers. With a console I know the game and saves are all kinda together and If I take the console and game with me then I have my progress saved. But when I use an emulator it’s never clear to me if it’s actually saving anything, how that works, and how I can back it up if possible at all.

    • #459617
      Anonymous
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      Yes, the only thing I’ve given up on finishing out of 15 or so emulated games this year is Road Rash 3, and that’s because all the Level 5 tracks take forever and it’s like punching yourself in the dick.

    • #459618
      Anonymous
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      I beat every game that I start unless I get hard filtered like with Pathologic 2 and Kenshi.

    • #459619
      Anonymous
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      Yeah cuz I only emulate games I wanna play.

    • #459620
      Anonymous
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      No.
      Sometimes a game sucks and I stop playing it.
      Or I get busy with something else and lose interest.
      Next question?

    • #459621
      Anonymous
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      There isn’t a huge list of games worth beating on older consoles, but that’s also true for this current generation.

      It’s better to just have fun for as long as you can with something before you get sick of it. As long as you are having fun then your gaming experience is worthwhile.

      • #459622
        Anonymous
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        >There isn’t a huge list of games worth beating on older consoles,
        There are like minimum 100 games per console worth beating.

        • #459624
          Anonymous
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          >minimum 100
          that’s a pretty fucking liberal estimate
          per console generation maybe

        • #459627
          Anonymous
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          Name 100 games worth playing for the Virtual Boy.

    • #459623
      Anonymous
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      I only emulate after years of wanting to play the game, otherwise I wouldn’t care enough to finish it

    • #459625
      Anonymous
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      Yes I do.

    • #459626
      Anonymous
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      I just replayed ActRaiser and Secret Of Evermore the other night and finished them. No idea what to play next.

    • #459628
      Anonymous
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      bump

    • #459629
      Anonymous
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      Yes, last games i emulated were the Megaten remakes and Banjo Kazooie, i’m playing the Mega Man X PSP remake and Pokemon Black 2

    • #459630
      Anonymous
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      regardless of wether i emulate, pirate or buy the damn game, i usuaoly get stuck and have to watch a longplay of the rest
      i really, REALLY suck at videogames

    • #459633
      Anonymous
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      I just finished Metroid Zero Mission as a matter of fact. I don’t hate the zero suit shit they added at the end, but by the time you get the power bombs, you’re just a couple rooms away from the end, and you’re left pretty far away from the rest of the map. It really kills any desire to shoot for 100% completion.
      I think the game would be a lot better off if they found a way to work in the zero suit section earlier, and make it so that killing Mother Brain is the absolute final thing you do. The fact that you don’t see credits after the escape sequence from killing what was the original final boss made me feel that it overstayed its welcome a bit, despite being such a short game already.

    • #459634
      Anonymous
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      A good bunch of them. If I don’t finish a game, it’s because either A) it’s a very long game and I take breaks that last long enough for me to forget, or B) it’s a game I’m not really feeling. Examples would be Donkey Kong Country 2 and Psycho Dream, respectively. Psycho Dream is a fucking weird game. The first level’s music bothers me so much.

    • #459636
      Anonymous
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      > if you don’t waste money paying 3x what people paid on launch for an outdated aged game you can’t enjoy it

      > having too much choice is bad, it’s not jealousy and im not upset people get to play the games I couldn’t for free in 5 mins and also i hate savestates because i think I am an elite gamer and can’t understand how games are supposed to be fun

      > buy my old games and consoles i am selling them for 4x the price used teehee

    • #459637
      Anonymous
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      The last game I remember finishing on an emulator is Final Fantasy XII about ten years ago.

    • #459638
      Anonymous
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      I’ve finished hundreds of games on emulators.

    • #459639
      Anonymous
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      A game has to be either absurdly difficult or just too archaic for me to stop me from at least finishing it. In some cases I might need some other games on the side as a sort of palate cleanser. Ex. if I’m playing some long jrpg, random encounters up the ass, I’ll also play some arcade games like beat-em-ups since they’re easier to pick and play without having to bother about story or quests or anything.
      After finishing the first SMT I needed like two or three months before I dared to jump into the sequel.

    • #459640
      Anonymous
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      yes

    • #459642
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes. I have a dedicated retroarch/groovymame machine hooked up to a CRT TV via component video. It’s literally better than hardware. (i left my neogeo MVS cabinet at my parents when i moved out coz it’s not worth bothering with)

    • #459643
      Anonymous
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      Beat metroid prime trilogy a few weeks ago and im close to finishing srw ogs. Beat the final stage of 2 and god damn, that was some of the most tense gaming experience i had in a while. Shame that the rest of ogs arent translated or on pc.
      Thinking of playing some vanillaware next

    • #459644
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Is there a list of what core is best for each system? There are like 5 different bsnes cores.

      • #459645
        Anonymous
        Guest

        snes9x for SNES emulation is the best choice i think.

      • #459647
        Anonymous
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        snes9x for SNES emulation is the best choice i think.

        also some resources for you regarding cores
        http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/index.php/Libretro
        https://docs.libretro.com/guides/install-windows/ (use the sidebar on the left to see cores list and the documents page for each one)

        • #459650
          Anonymous
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          Thanks anon, I wish RetroArch had some tooltips in the program but this is just as good.

      • #459653
        Anonymous
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        For me it’s
        >NES – Mesen
        >SNES – bsnes (the one that just says bsnes)
        >N64 – Parallel
        >Gamecube – Dolphin
        >Game Boy/Colour – SameBoy
        >Game Boy Advance – mGBA
        >DS – melonDS
        >3DS – Citra

        >PS1 – Beetle PSX HW or Duckstation
        >PS2 – PCSX2
        >PSP – PPSSPP

        >Mega Drive/Game Gear/Master System – Genesis Plus GX
        >Saturn – Kronos
        >Dreamcast – Flycast

    • #459646
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I just beat that faggot draygon in super Metroid and now ready to get lost for another 9 fucking hours. After this I’ll be playing through either Zelda 1 and 2 or Castlevania 4

    • #459648
      Anonymous
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      How to stop NES sprites from flicking so much contra looks like dog shit for me

      • #459649
        Anonymous
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        I’ve never used it but I think some nes emulators have an option to help with that. Don’t know how well it works since the flickering was just how the nes could try to render more than 8 sprites per horizontal line.

    • #459652
      Anonymous
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      Yes. I did a no-hit run of the original Castlevania thanks to save states and rewind features, too!

    • #459654
      Anonymous
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      Currently halfway in Suikoden 2 and close to finishing Circle of the Moon.

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