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    • #51082
      Anonymous
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      What is the correct way to play retro games?

    • #51083
      Anonymous
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      watch a let’s play then pretend like you’ve played it

      • #51335
        Anonymous
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        Indeed. Also you need to follow that asking for a remaster to fix the "issues" with the game.

      • #51341
        Anonymous
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        I know everyone posts the "Do you have to play the game to be a fan of it" Twitter screencap a lot, but as an adult, I have very little time to dedicate my full energy into consuming a game and there are much more important things that take priority. There are series where I’m interested in the story but the games are 40 hours long and I’m too busy with work and other stuff, so I’ll just put on a No Commentary playthrough in a pop-up window on while I’m working on stuff on my computer. This is how I did it for the Drakengard, Nier, Yakuza, and Persona series. I see the artistic merits of the stories of these games, but I don’t have the patience to subject myself to hours of repetitive and grindy gameplay just so I can advance to the next part of the story. Granted, I haven’t sworn off gaming completely. If the game is about or less than 10 hours long on HLTB, I’ll play it in one-hour spurts over a week or so. This is usually reserved for visual novel-style games or puzzle games like Ghost Trick or 999 where you can make a lot of advancement within an hour and not be subject to fighting the same enemies over-and-over again in between cutscenes.

        • #51354
          Anonymous
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          >as an adult I have no time
          If you’ve arranged your life so poorly that work devours all of your time, that’s on you.

          • #51359
            Anonymous
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            It means I would rather spend my free-time with my other hobbies like running, cycling, or playing guitar, and if I wanted to relax I would rather watch a film or read a book than play a game unless it’s a VN or puzzle game.

            • #51370
              Anonymous
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              >claims to like playing games
              >barely plays any
              that’s like claiming to like gently caressing while you only do it once a month

              • #51374
                Anonymous
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                I would rather gently caress once a month than play video games every day.

                • #51377
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >one 30 minute burst of dopamine is better than literal HOURS of relaxation and enjoyment

                  • #51379
                    Anonymous
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                    You sure video games aren’t the bursts of dopamine?

                    • #51385
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      yes, but I’d rather play vidya than coom

                      • #51386
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        suit yourself.

        • #51360
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >I don’t have time games
          >I watch playthroughs for story
          >I ‘play’ visual novels
          You don’t like games

          • #51361
            Anonymous
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            Maybe not, but is that an awful thing?

            • #51362
              Anonymous
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              Not inherently, but you know the board is ostensibly for video games.

              • #51363
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Yes, I am very aware.

              • #51365
                Anonymous
                Guest

                we can talk about video games without liking them

                • #51367
                  Anonymous
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                  But can you talk about them without playing them?

        • #51408
          Anonymous
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          and what’s stopping you from slowly playing through the games?

          • #51413
            Anonymous
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            When I only play for one hour but 45 minutes is spent on fighting the same mobs over and over again.

            • #51414
              Anonymous
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              Just play good games instead dude

              • #51415
                Anonymous
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                That’s what I do. I played 999 and Ghost Trick.

      • #51344
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Fpbp and what 99% of people here do, especially with meme games like RE and SH. Or just larp that the games are great because their favourite streamer said so. Cancer

      • #51376
        Anonymous
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        If you’re able to do that, it wasn’t a good game. And in fact being able to do that selects against that type of game, since you have no incentive to pay for it.

    • #51084
      Anonymous
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      upscaled obviously

    • #51085
      Anonymous
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      the correct way is to not play them at all if you didn’t grow up with them

      • #51101
        Anonymous
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        I don’t know anon, I’m playing SH right now, and though you can see it aged really badly(especially the cutscenes) the game kind of holds up today

        • #51340
          Anonymous
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          You should be a comedian anon.

        • #51419
          Anonymous
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          I’m going to choke you

      • #51248
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Who let Jim Ryan in here?

      • #51288
        Anonymous
        Guest

        this honestly, most pre-6th gen games suck ass.

      • #51373
        Anonymous
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        I bet you have this same mentality when it comes to books, music and movies.

        • #51382
          Anonymous
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          not him
          >movies
          >color, cg, budget

          >music
          >electronic instruments
          >complexity
          >more variety

          >games
          >move to 3d and improvement in graphics
          >scale
          >better hardware allows better gameplay

          >books
          >the greatest tools, imagination and paper were there from the start
          books don’t belong in this comparison.

          All improved, so not enjoying old ones unless you’re nostalgic makes some sense. nes platformers and shmups aged badly.
          I enjoy classical music and older films but I prefer mostly new stuff, for whatever reasons.

    • #51086
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Inb4 CRTfaggotry

      • #51092
        Anonymous
        Guest

        on a crt

        >InAfter CRTchadness

        • #51175
          Anonymous
          Guest

          This, emulators can’t fake half pixel shading. A CRT is the only way to see this as it was meant to be.

          Either that or mods and upscaling and texture replacements. Or a whole HD remake/remaster. Without some work, upscaling alone or original res alone are both messed up.

      • #51155
        Anonymous
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        Your screen is as plain as your life.

      • #51260
        Anonymous
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        didn’t someone make a program that converted old games that were designed for CRTs to look good on LCDs? what was it called? I can’t remember

      • #51333
        Anonymous
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        DAE LE PLACEBO?????

        • #51336
          Anonymous
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          based crtchad

        • #51399
          Anonymous
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          Now increase the rendering resolution and drop the filter and it’ll look better than either of those

          • #51404
            Anonymous
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            >prerendered background

      • #51345
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >CRT is a me-

        • #51347
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >vibrant, clearly defined colours with sharp text
          >vs dull, washed out colours with chromatic aberration and blur over the entire scene
          Tell me more anon.

      • #51409
        Anonymous
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        yes I use crt filters because they are comfy, fite me

    • #51087
      Anonymous
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      For 3D games? With increased internal res of course.

    • #51088
      Anonymous
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      not on the right that’s for sure

    • #51089
      Anonymous
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      There’s no correct way to play it, but please refrain from using save states like a casual.

      • #51091
        Anonymous
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        Save states are really good actually. Less friction, more fun.

        • #51097
          Anonymous
          Guest
          • #51098
            Anonymous
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            I’m having fun 🙂 I hope you are too 🙂 In your own way 🙂

        • #51172
          Anonymous
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          >trying to dictate how people play single player games
          autism

          I mean, given it’s absolutely none of your gently caressing business how anyone decides to spend their gaming time, why do you care if they use them or not?

          lmao casual trannies. You get a different experience in some games by using states. In RE the save system involves a correct assestment of risk/reward. Savescumming takes out one big factor of the game. Its a different game if you are not subject to that risk and decision taking of when and where to save.

          • #51176
            Anonymous
            Guest

            don’t care

            • #51193
              Anonymous
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              >d-don’t care
              Then why are you replying?

              • #51195
                Anonymous
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                You are polluting my board with your silly little posts. You have to be told off.

          • #51181
            Anonymous
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            I agree that ribbons really added intensity to the game but they weren’t that rare tbh. I had a large collection of them in my safe box by the end of the game

            • #51184
              Anonymous
              Guest

              but you perceived them as a valueable resource and that’s why it’s good

              • #51263
                Anonymous
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                That’s true. I recall first two times playing RE1 that I ran out of ribbons on occasion. Which forced me to just continue. Anxiety grew cause of that

            • #51190
              Anonymous
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              Still adds to the tension. None of the original games are really hard once you beat them once and you end with a shit ton of ammo and ribbons. But the first time, it simply adds to the tension and oppressive atmosphere the fact that you know its a finite resource.

          • #51203
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I don’t care about the peak enjoyment, if I wanted peak enjoyment I would play it on a CRT when it first released completely blind

            • #51206
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Oh sorry then missy, enjoy the non peak enjoyment ?

          • #51216
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Limited save systems are a waste of time.

            • #51277
              Anonymous
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              Video games are a waste of time.

      • #51100
        Anonymous
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        >trying to dictate how people play single player games
        autism

        • #51102
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >enter in a thread asking about the correct way to play it
          >NO STOP TELLING ME THE CORRECT WAY TO PLAY IT
          Come on buddy

          • #51105
            Anonymous
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            >thread is about original vs graphical enhancements
            >bitches about save states existing

            • #51106
              Anonymous
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              >>thread is about original vs graphical enhancements
              No it isn’t. Read the OP.

              • #51107
                Anonymous
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                >read the OP
                >OP is clearly referring to the screenshot of original graphics vs increased fidelity from mods
                gently caress off

                • #51114
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >>OP is clearly referring to the screenshot of original graphics vs increased fidelity from mods
                  No he isn’t. It’s just an illustration. One aspect in which old games amy be played.

      • #51205
        Anonymous
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        I only use save states when playing mega man

        • #51210
          Anonymous
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          As long as you use it as extra life and not as saving before a jump or a boss is fine, I guess.

      • #51217
        Anonymous
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        The sad thing is Ganker in 2021 is literally full of casual tards who use save states. Just pathetic.

        • #51219
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >caring about how people play a 20 year old game
          ngmi

          • #51222
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >crying because people rightfully call you a causal pussy
            Just learn how to actually play video games.

            • #51228
              Anonymous
              Guest

              says the fag whos crying about how people play, that shits pathetic, do you also lock your cock in a chastity cage too so you can get that true gamer experience

              • #51236
                Anonymous
                Guest

                It’s just sad that in the current year the odds of the person you’re discussing a retro game with has only experienced the game with zero challenge because they blow at video games is very high.

                • #51243
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >muh challenge!
                  god you’re so sad, like i said do you want me to crush your nuts or sew your hands together that might get you off since it makes the game "harder"

                  • #51249
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    How little testosterone in your body is required to view the word "challenge" as a bad thing?

                    • #51254
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      how little is yours to take a game so seriously and shit on people for playing different because they didn’t do it "the hard way" i bet you think dark souls in the pinnacle of modern gaming because it’s "hard"

                      • #51255
                        Anonymous
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                        I bet you cheated at Dark Souls because you’re a pansy.

                      • #51258
                        Anonymous
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                        By cheating you mean cheese build. of course go cry about that too faggot. Anything else we should know?

                      • #51266
                        Anonymous
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                        >he looked up a guide to beat Dark Souls
                        At least you didn’t use cheat engine.

                        >playing hard games means you have high testosterone
                        This is a sad opinion to have

                        It at least means you aren’t a complete pansy.

                      • #51270
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        Imo only a pansy would care about how you play a game

                      • #51271
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        Yes this is Ganker.

                      • #51273
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        why does Ganker have such autism

                      • #51282
                        Anonymous
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                        generally due to having one of the youngest age groups on the site – especially since /a/ imploded after a /b/ raid a few years back. /x/ was looking to overtake Ganker until they were raided and everyone gently caressed off.

                      • #51276
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        If you use save states you aren’t playing the game at all. What is even the point of that? Graphics tourism?

                      • #51279
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        >If you use save states you aren’t playing the game at all.
                        >well you’re still playing the game you’re just skipping parts or making it easier
                        so.. it’s still playing the game
                        >yes… but.. no..

                      • #51280
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        To have fun/enjoy it? If using save states make the game more enjoyable to you then do it. Why would you play a game if not to enjoy it.

                      • #51291
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        Dogs have more fun fetching a ball than playing Silent Hill. It’s great to have fun, but dont fetch a ball and then tell me you played Silent Hill.

                      • #51294
                        Anonymous
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                        You should get off your high horse. You enjoying something difficult doesn’t make you any cooler or better than someone who doesn’t enjoy that.

                      • #51259
                        Anonymous
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                        Not that anon but your panties are clearly in a twist.
                        If cheating is not bad that why are you so clearly ashamed of it?

                    • #51261
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      >playing hard games means you have high testosterone
                      This is a sad opinion to have

      • #51218
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I used save states in doom and im older than you so eat my shit you cuck

        • #51227
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >claims to be an oldfag
          >confuses qucksaving and save states

          • #51231
            Anonymous
            Guest

            they are borderline the same thing, you would know if you played them

            • #51240
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Quicksaving is part of the gently caressing game you underage retard.

              • #51245
                Anonymous
                Guest

                older than you mahamed

        • #51332
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You sound very insecure about your oldfagginess

    • #51090
      Anonymous
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      Native res with a good crt shader

      • #51242
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This. But without any shaders. That shit always looks like zoomer puke to me.

    • #51093
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m going to emulate PS1. Missed out on it when I was a kid. What are some must play games on it?

      • #51095
        Anonymous
        Guest

        final fantasy 8

        • #51171
          Anonymous
          Guest

          have a nice day, unironically 8 was gently caressing garbage

          • #51173
            Anonymous
            Guest

            it wasnt that bad. I liked the draw system a bit, or finding hidden summons like King Tomberry. Or Popo the alien and the card game was fun. It’s story wasn’t as good as FFVI or FFVII though.

      • #51096
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Gran Turismo 1 & 2

      • #51117
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Tomb Raider 1
        Tombi 1
        Crime Killer
        G-Police

      • #51121
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Final Fantasy VII, VIII and IX; Tactics optional
        Metal Gear Solid 1
        Silent Hill 1
        Tomb Raider 1 and 2; 3, 4 and 5 optional

        • #51144
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Add onto this Resident Evil 1&2 and Rayman, and you’ve got a perfect list.

          • #51146
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Parasite Eve 1 and 2 as well IMHO.

        • #51275
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >Tactics optional
          do not listen to this gently caresser

        • #51321
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Literally only Silent Hill 1 is a PS1 game out of all of those.

      • #51122
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Jackie Chan Stuntmaster

        • #51124
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I like minimme too

          • #51127
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Who?

      • #51130
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Vagrant Story if you’re into rpgs, that game is like a fine wine that I enjoy more every time I go back to it.
        Least in my opinion.

        • #51306
          Anonymous
          Guest

          vagrant story is gently caressing beautiful
          the camera during cinematics stands out a lot, like it’s actually impressively done

      • #51133
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Xenogears

      • #51138
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I messed out on n64 as kid and still don’t want to emulate it. But emulate PS1 all the time.

      • #51156
        Anonymous
        Guest

        harry potter

      • #51161
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Einhander, one of the best shmups to date and is absolutely dripping with soul

      • #51189
        Anonymous
        Guest

        MUST:
        Vagrant Story
        Parasite Eve I and II
        Fear Effect I and II (the godfather of cellshading)
        Metal Gear Solid 1
        Silent Hill
        FF 7, tactics, 8, 9 (8 is subpar but the music and setting still makes it a must play)
        RE 1,2,3
        Front Mission 3
        Xenogears
        Tomb Raider games (or just play them on pc)
        Crash Bandicoot trilogy and team racing
        Koudelka
        Breath of fire III and IV
        Chrono Cross (just assume its not related to trigger)
        Abe’s… games
        Suikoden I and II
        Megaman games. All of them. Even the bad ones have memorable shit
        Castlevania Symphony of the night
        Soul Reaver

        OPTIONAL:
        Nightmare creatures 2
        Legend of dragoon
        Deception 3
        Tenchu 1 and 2
        Wild Arms 1 and 2

        • #51199
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >no Spyro

          • #51204
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Crash is already reaching. Spyro belongs in the trash can with Croc, Gex, Psybadek, pandemonium, etc.

            The one I actually forgot was Ape’s Scape now that I read the list again.

        • #51214
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >tenchu optional

        • #51264
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I say Legend of Dragoon and Tenchu should be a must play and remove parasite eve 2 from that list. PE2 really bummed me out on how much they changed it.

        • #51368
          Anonymous
          Guest

          tenchu is not optional, faggot

      • #51202
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. It’s condensed platforming fun. However, it is kinda brutal. One of my favorite games of all time though. Somebody mentioned Soul Reaver and I agree with that too.

      • #51211
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Oh and shit, Ape Escape, hell yeah.

      • #51269
        Anonymous
        Guest

        re1 directors cut (NOT THE DUAL SHOCK VERSION), re2 dual shock edition, re3

        • #51417
          Anonymous
          Guest

          the dual shock version has the best music though

      • #51301
        Anonymous
        Guest

        vagrant story
        if you’re into that kind of game at all, the way VS is put together still holds up today. It’s like playing a modern game with old-ass graphics.

      • #51303
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Akuji the heartless

      • #51309
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Megaman Legends 1 + 2

      • #51328
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Rosco Mcqueen.

      • #51343
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Wipeout 2097
        Wipeout 3 Special Edition
        Micro Machines V3
        Micro Maniacs

      • #51364
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Spyro the Dragon

    • #51094
      Anonymous
      Guest

      original console hooked to a CRT

      • #51116
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The "correct" way

        Native res with a good crt shader

        And a good alternative

        Anything else is the gaming equivalent of taking a shit on the Mona Lisa

    • #51099
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #51103
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Playing game in it’s original presentation
      vs
      >Making a game look like retro-inspired indieshit with inconsistent art assets
      Tough choice

      • #51108
        Anonymous
        Guest

        isnt that the fault of the asset creators or is it because the game just shipped with lowres textures

        • #51113
          Anonymous
          Guest

          why would you put in high res textures if your screen resolution is like 480p

      • #51110
        Anonymous
        Guest

        cringe

      • #51115
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Actually low resolutions are terrible and the clarity of high resolutions makes for a much-improved experience.

        • #51128
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yeah, but starting with PS2. In my experience PS1 games should be played in original resolution because of the extremely low quality of the assets. It looks coherent, grimy and right that way.

        • #51131
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Hell yeah, dude. I love playing Quake II in 4k and not being able to read my health or ammo.

          100% guaranteed improved experience, no room for nuance, no mods necessary to make your statement true.

          • #51135
            Anonymous
            Guest

            anything over 1080p is a waste

            • #51401
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Cope

          • #51141
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Scale the HUD you gently caressing retard.

          • #51142
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Emulators and and good Quake engine ports will let you scale the UI independently from the 3D elements to stay readable.

            • #51143
              Anonymous
              Guest

              the RTX version of quake he’s posting lets you scale the UI too he just didn’t

            • #51369
              Anonymous
              Guest

              name one emulator that lets you scale the UI differently than the rest of the game

          • #51357
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >21fps on Quake 2

            Yeah, I’m thinking ray tracing still needs to cook some more

            • #51402
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Quake RTX is full path tracing, it’s not DXR memetracing, it runs horrendous for a reason

          • #51407
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Quake RTX has UI scale in the options you dumb faggot.

        • #51406
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You’re absolutely correct but this board is full to the brim with NEETs and poorfags who can’t afford to push it so they try to meme it to death instead.

      • #51163
        Anonymous
        Guest

        that kid looks like a garden gnome

    • #51104
      Anonymous
      Guest

      the one where you have fun

      • #51109
        Anonymous
        Guest
      • #51120
        Anonymous
        Guest

        this

        my way :
        PS1:x4 res + downgraded to original res with a CRT shader. It’s gorgeous
        PS2:x4 res + shader for boosting luminance
        Dreamcast/wii/gc/wiiu : x4 res
        mame : screen res + build-in CRT shader.
        Genesis/MS:scanlines&composite shaders
        nes/snes:simple scanlines shaders.

      • #51331
        Anonymous
        Guest
    • #51112
      Anonymous
      Guest

      This is the future of save state users.

    • #51118
      Anonymous
      Guest

      use a crt shader on the left picture

    • #51119
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Both are these are incorrect.
      It’s too high resolution.

    • #51123
      Anonymous
      Guest

      with updated graphics mods and using save states to get through the shitty parts

    • #51125
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #51126
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What kind of filter are you running here? Do you know of any emulator that simulates the Z-Buffer on the PSX?

    • #51129
      Anonymous
      Guest

      where are the scanlines?

    • #51132
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #51134
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Anyone who thinks this looks good has never seen a CRT in person. Holy shit, just use crisp pixels you RPing zoom

        • #51140
          Anonymous
          Guest

          You got any of them pixels??

    • #51137
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What are some good shaders for epsxe?

    • #51145
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Neither of those
      Where’s the dithering

    • #51147
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The way you like it to play
      /thread

    • #51148
      Anonymous
      Guest

      probably on a crt. both those look bad compared to what crt + actual console looked like.

    • #51149
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Your first and only priority should be renting/streaming and play whatever modern remaster/remake that came out.

      • #51153
        Anonymous
        Guest

        okay, schlomo

      • #51159
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It would be so nice if remasters all held themselves to high standards
        -343 Halo remaster based on flawed Gearbox port
        -Mario 3D Allstars Sunshine had dev cubes as per emulation quirks, and 4:3 underwater screen tint assets, couldn’t let you use the original joystick control scheme at launch
        -GTA games cutting the songs they’re too cheap to license a second time

        Remasters CAN be great, but sometimes you need the original

    • #51150
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Tekken 3 as well, pretty damn good.

    • #51151
      Anonymous
      Guest

      on the couch, in your underwear, with a cold soda and some pretzels

    • #51152
      Anonymous
      Guest

      downscaling and upscaling modern games is maximum comfy

      • #51313
        Anonymous
        Guest

        wtf is with those retarded screenshots. Make afucking mc webm you mc gently caressing nugget

    • #51157
      Anonymous
      Guest

      On real hardware hooked up to a CRT

      • #51182
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >CRTs
        >not using the vastly superior PVM

        educate yourself

        • #51186
          Anonymous
          Guest

          That’s just a CRT but if he overpriced hipster shit.

          • #51192
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >hipster shit
            youre just mad because you didnt know about them and thought CRTs were the only option. lol

            can you REALLY tell the difference between a consumer CRT, Trinitron, PVM and BVM other than the range of controls

            yes, colors are much more brighter and the over all picture is sharper.

            you’re the vegans of retroware now gently caress off

            again, just like the other faggot. just mad because you didnt know PVMs and BVMs existed and are actually good for retro games.

            • #51194
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Only hipsters give a shit about PVMs in 2021.

              • #51229
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I know youre just mad because you dont have easy access to one.
                if they were cheap and widely available, you wouldnt be calling them hipster.

                • #51233
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  thats the literal definition of a hipster you dumb tard, thats exactly what you are

                • #51244
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  >retrotink RGB2COMP: $65
                  >giant ass mid 2000s Trinitron larger than any PVM in existence: free
                  >RETRO GAMER PVM [email protected]@K: $500 + tip
                  The choice is obvious to the non-hipster.

            • #51196
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >getting this asshurt because he didn’t know your autism ware
              get laid fag holy shit

              • #51220
                Anonymous
                Guest

                lol how old are you? 10?
                no wonder why my reply triggered you so much.

                youre right, my asshurts from laughing to much because of how gently caressing dumb you are.

        • #51188
          Anonymous
          Guest

          can you REALLY tell the difference between a consumer CRT, Trinitron, PVM and BVM other than the range of controls

        • #51191
          Anonymous
          Guest

          you’re the vegans of retroware now gently caress off

      • #51390
        Anonymous
        Guest

        soul

    • #51158
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #51160
      Anonymous
      Guest

      So I’m replaying Parasite eve for the first time in over 20 years since I last played it, only because recently I found out there is a secret ending at the top of the Chrysler building that I never finished.

      To play it, I’m using epsx and setting up the resolution to 1080 and forcing sharper textures. The game does look a lot better than it initially did. Eva doesn’t look like her face melted anymore like it did in my old RCA wood panel TV from 1983.

      • #51164
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Is the game like point and click but with RE controls?

        • #51167
          Anonymous
          Guest

          It’s a turn based game like final fantasy, but you can move your character around in battle while waiting for your stamina bar to fill up and to dodge enemy attacks.

          • #51169
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Also should have added that it’s fun and armor modding system, while basic, is very fun. And when you make an attack, you can choose to use your gun/melee weapon, and or parasite energy against whichever target you select.

    • #51162
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #51165
        Anonymous
        Guest

        hurts me eyes

      • #51180
        Anonymous
        Guest

        soul

        • #51312
          Anonymous
          Guest

          what shader ?

          • #51346
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Not those anons, but I use CRT-Royale in Retroarch

    • #51166
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Does it matter?

    • #51170
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Either on original hardware, or through FrameMeister w/ SCART or component cable.

    • #51174
      Anonymous
      Guest

      if you think left looks better have a nice day

    • #51178
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Whatever makes you happy

    • #51179
      Anonymous
      Guest

      TAS it

    • #51185
      Anonymous
      Guest

      There’s absolutely nothing wrong with upping the resolution, though. You’re objectively improving the visual quality.

      • #51319
        Anonymous
        Guest

        not the quality, the fidelity.

    • #51197
      Anonymous
      Guest

      on psp

    • #51198
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Upscaled as high as possible on a flatscreen with a CRT filter applied.

      • #51201
        Anonymous
        Guest

        That’s not upscaling, you increased the internal render resolution.

      • #51212
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I hope you’re shitposting

        • #51265
          Anonymous
          Guest
      • #51337
        Anonymous
        Guest

        AHAHAHAHAHA YOU gently caressING RETARD

        • #51338
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I’m sorry for your loss.

          • #51349
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I mean what’s the point? It’s not working like in

            DAE LE PLACEBO?????

            which makes the game look better.

            • #51350
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >I mean what’s the point?
              Why do you care how I enjoy my vidya?

              • #51355
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Why so defensive about it when you chose to post it on the internet? Were you expecting to get praised or something? It just doesn’t make any sense, but if you like to play like this then be my guest.

    • #51200
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Right, use shaders to make them look like they would have look at the time of release.

    • #51207
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The way that you want to.

    • #51209
      Anonymous
      Guest

      When they were released.

    • #51213
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The correct way is definitely not playing at 1x stretched to 1063px high.

    • #51215
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Honestly man I just run old games through the Retrotink and they look fine to me on a modern set. You can nitpick but it doesn’t interfere with the fun for me, unlike annoying emulation lag and improper sound.

    • #51221
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Low poly models + low poly texture BUT with a higher resolution. There’s nothing good about low resolution (see 3DS games)

    • #51223
      Anonymous
      Guest

      depends how retro we’re talking about
      >NES
      proper overscan values, proper display aspect ratio, ntsc composite filter, and a very mild scanline filter
      >GB/GBC/GBA
      accurate color palette and pixel grid filter. pic semi-related, i haven’t been able to tweak it to look any better
      other than those, i don’t really have a strong preference. i didn’t grow up with an snes and i’m not familiar enough with n64/ps1 to have an informed opinion.

      • #51232
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >scanline filter
        >pixel grid filter

        • #51251
          Anonymous
          Guest

          it doesn’t look right to me without them. that’s how they looked when i played them originally and in a lot of cases it doubles as a kind of antialiasing. and it looks "right," unlike most other ways people have tried to antialias 2d sprites.

          • #51310
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Maybe I’ll give you the grid filter, but scanlines are retarded.

    • #51224
      Anonymous
      Guest

      1. Get real hardware and a crt
      2. Play in an emulator (a good one), zero filters or goofy shading, just accept the raw-ass pixels

      These are the only 2 valid options available.

    • #51225
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Can we agree that SH1 gets lazy after School and first Hospital? The rest of the game is still very creepy but I feel like that devs gave up on level design and puzzles after first Hospital visit

      • #51237
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The turn where the town gets dark and the jumping enemies show up is great though, certainly better than anything in the later games.
        The underground area where your radio doesn’t work is cool.
        The side area with the motel is meh.

    • #51226
      Anonymous
      Guest

      On original hardware. Failing that, emulating it as close to original as possible.
      Anything else is for fun and if someone tells you its the correct way to do it they’re a gently caressing faggot and you should disregard anything else they say and seriously question everything they said before that too.

    • #51230
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Any way I gently caressing want, if I want to use your mom’s loose snatch as a background to project games with my cock, that’s the correct way as well

    • #51234
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >40%posts
      >HAVE TO PLAY ON ORIGINAL QUALITY
      >40% posts
      >NO NO NO PLAY WITH IMPROVED RESOLUTION, NO REASON NOT TO
      >30% posts
      >Play how you want

      Which one is it?

      • #51238
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >ever listening to Ganker
        there’s your first problem, you don’t need to validate yourself to retard chambers

      • #51250
        Anonymous
        Guest

        No one knows better than you. It’s something I’ve come to understand. Think on the subject, not hard, just think, what do you like about the subject, what don’t you like, is there something you’re trying to achieve? The answer is in you, always.
        In this instance, both have merit, it’s neat to see things clearly, the models and the textures, it’s a fresh perspective to those of us who actually played the games on the original hardware. Meanwhile, the game was intended to be viewed a certain way, and changing that can have an impact on the user experience.

        The only thing I can say is this: nostalgia is personal, and cannot be shared or given.

    • #51235
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The proper way to play is with a CRT monitor or a CRT filter

      It’s not perfect but it’s a start https://piratehearts.itch.io/supercrt

    • #51241
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I played through Doom 1 and 2 with GZDoom with mouse look and high resolution, absolutely no gently caresss given. I respect purists, but gently caress that shit.

    • #51246
      Anonymous
      Guest

      holy gently caress that’s so soulless on the right

    • #51247
      Anonymous
      Guest

      man these boomers are giant pissababies when it comes to retro, I hope zoomers destroy it like they did to /vr/

    • #51252
      Anonymous
      Guest

      original hardware/software. anything else is soulless pleb npc tier and you gets no respect.

    • #51253
      Anonymous
      Guest
      • #51257
        Anonymous
        Guest

        i’ve been doing it this whole time and it’s working like a charm, look how mad they are getting

    • #51262
      Anonymous
      Guest

      As close to the original visual experience as possible. Games were designed with these limitations in mind, after all.

    • #51268
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I gently caressing hate inaccurate or buggy emulation. Enough to learn how to solder and recap retro consoles.

      • #51272
        Anonymous
        Guest

        This was the most annoying shit for me on DOSBox. It had a lot of visual glitching like flickering or clipping sprites that I’ve gotten an old machine instead

    • #51274
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why are modern games so shit? When I was a kid, playing ps1/2 games, I was dreaming about how in future games would be huge and have lifelike graphics. But all I do today is play games that are older than 10 years.
      Memes aside, I think it’s the souls that is missing from the games. Like before only people who were passionate about games were making them, when the industry got big people who aren’t even interested in video games just try to get their share of the industry

    • #51278
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Anything other than native for any console is fucing retarded

      This doesn’t apply to 7th gen and SOME 6th gen games though. But if you’re playing PS1 games at anything above native you’re gently caressing retarded

    • #51281
      Anonymous
      Guest

      The fact that anyone even plays "retro games" speaks to the how little anyone here actually cares about video games. You don’t like retro games, you just like to pretend you have better taste than other people and you play your games in a better way. No one watches "retro movies" or reads "retro books", it’s a term applied entirely to things you feel like posturing about.

      • #51283
        Anonymous
        Guest

        like all the people who posted about flash games, you know damn well they didn’t touch them for months until the removal happened.

      • #51284
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Everything in your post is wrong

      • #51290
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Nigga, "retro books" are the only books worth reading.

      • #51292
        Anonymous
        Guest

        "Retro" is mostly used to refer to digital media, which is why no one refers to old books as "retro". People do refer to older movies as retro though. The word you use to refer to an older game has no bearing on whether you like it or not (although "classic" is more fitting). This is probably the most retarded opinion I’ve heard all week.

        • #51293
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Yeah, retro, the word that was in common usage before digital media existed in the first place, commonly refers to digital media. gently caress you’re stupid.

          • #51296
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >mostly

            • #51297
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Yeah, not even mostly, exactly. I’d say I’m glad we agree but I can’t even believe I’m agreeing with a moron like you.

            • #51300
              Anonymous
              Guest

              this dumb nigga really out here thinking mostly and commonly don’t mean the same shit

          • #51302
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I didn’t say the word was invented strictly for digital media you retard. Words change over time and generally speaking people use it in the context of digital media nowadays.

            • #51304
              Anonymous
              Guest

              But you did say it’s mostly used for digital media, which is equally stupid. No one actually said you said it was invented for that purpose, I don’t know why you’d try to deflect from the fact that you don’t know what it means at all.

              • #51315
                Anonymous
                Guest

                >but you did say it’s mostly used for digital media, which is equally stupid.
                its actually true though, most people only use the word retro when referring to media

              • #51323
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I’m not trying to deflect shit, I know what it means and almost every time someone uses the word retro nowadays its synonymous with "80s-90s game/movie/tv". We can argue about the use of the word retro all day, I could care less, it had almost nothing to do with my point. My point is that just because you categorize something as "retro", it doesn’t mean you like to pretend you like things you don’t and thats a huge retarded leap and you’re unbelievably stupid to think that.

      • #51308
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >zoomer that spent his youth playing flavor of the month trash and multiplayer games
        Yer a faget, Billy.

    • #51285
      Anonymous
      Guest

      what crt filter to use then?

      • #51286
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Royale.

    • #51287
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Whichever way you enjoy the most.

    • #51289
      Anonymous
      Guest

      "retro" picture of a polygonal game.

      gently caress im old

    • #51295
      Anonymous
      Guest

      given the choice, I’d prefer the left.
      I’d play it in windowed, too

    • #51298
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I play old SNES games on my switch and use the rewind option when I die
      die mad fags

    • #51299
      Anonymous
      Guest

      reminder that composite cables are the way to go for PS1 unless it’s something with nice sprite art like SOTN

    • #51307
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Left. Emulatorfags should get a beating. Emulators should be banned.

      • #51314
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Reminder that data is data and every physical copy you have is worth no more than a freely downloaded iso.

      • #51317
        Anonymous
        Guest

        You’re going to flip your shit when the disc rot sets in.

    • #51311
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Did I gently caress up?

      • #51324
        Anonymous
        Guest

        you did a lot better than I did

    • #51316
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Emulation is about playing games in a better way than the shitty technology of the past would allow.

      • #51318
        Anonymous
        Guest

        But right isn’t objectively better. It’s an unnatural mix of high res rendering with low res assets. Games with that kind of textures and models genuinely look better pixelated.

      • #51322
        Anonymous
        Guest

        not for me it’s not
        for me emulation is just getting a chance to play classic games that are a pain in the ass to source now

        I’m not about to pay some hoarder two bills for a single game, not including the actual gently caressing hardware meant to run it

        • #51391
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Why are you people always like this?

          "IM NOT PAYING SOME DUDE FOR A PS2 TO PLAY PS2 GAMES ON gently caress THAT."

          When you don’t apply this anywhere else in life? You buy used cars, used books for college, but $90 or whatever a used PS2 goes for now is absolutely out of the gently caressing question.

          • #51393
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Because cars are a necessity and games/consoles that can be rare and very expensive today aren’t and can be gotten for free. Also, everyone knows used book prices are a total scam.

            • #51394
              Anonymous
              Guest

              No console that you’ll actually enjoy is rare.

              • #51395
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I was more thinking of games for that, but the rest of it still stands either way. If people could download cars you better believe they would.

          • #51397
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >When you don’t apply this anywhere else in life? You buy used cars, used books for college, but $90 or whatever a used PS2 goes for now is absolutely out of the gently caressing question.
            I absolutely download overpriced textbooks and comics that are out-of-print and hard to come buy what the gently caress are you talking about

            literally any replicable media, whose consumption isn’t bound to the physical medium, including music movies games books whatever, I will download without even so much as a smidge of internal conflict.

            If I am able to support creators I like, I do, but I absolutely do not support gently caressing middlemen publishers just because they’re squatting on rights, and likewise I have zero interest in supporting hoarders. Why should I, at all?

            Also the car comparison is retarded. 1 car given is 1 car taken. I can give out infinite copies of a book I own.

          • #51398
            Anonymous
            Guest

            I think on top of that they don’t want to go through all the work of using freemcboot to burn games which requires buying discs, buying an hdd for a slim, or ftp games that sometimes stop working (not the games but ftp) and then running into problems where some games have an fmv not work properly. also component cables if you don’t have a crt.

    • #51320
      Anonymous
      Guest

      As accurate as possible. Give it to me RAW.

    • #51325
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What is the best Symphony of the Night version to emulate, ps1?

    • #51326
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What’s the best emulation box that’s still capable of analog output? The Wii?

    • #51327
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Where is the crt filter?

      • #51330
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Gotchu fαm

        • #51339
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >5 years later still no vulkan port

    • #51329
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Left pic is wrong, where is the dither?
      I like the ps1 dither.

      • #51342
        Anonymous
        Guest

        The dither was great for horror games because it made textures just slightly off, which could really add to a surreal horror atmosphere.

    • #51348
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >zoomers rewriting history as if everyone had a $6000 1080p crt in 1992

      • #51352
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Of course everyone did.

      • #51410
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It’s the same people who spend every year up to 2019 claiming they were still gaming at high settings 60 fps on their 570ti

    • #51351
      Anonymous
      Guest

      so should i be using crt-royale.slang (i like the pal one the most) for every console? it looks nice on sm64

    • #51353
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Buy them on release date on the original system while growing up in the 90s. Sorry bro.

    • #51356
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Up the internal resolution in emulator, and then downscale to output to a CRT monitor

    • #51358
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Depends on the game

    • #51366
      Anonymous
      Guest

      At 1080p on a modern monitor with no CRT shader. I want to be able to see my games, thanks.

      • #51371
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >1080p
        >modern
        HAHAHAHAHA poorfag

        • #51372
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Literal child

          • #51380
            Anonymous
            Guest

            umad

    • #51375
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Upscaled looks weird to me. I’ll play PS1 games in native res but with dithering/color banding disabled. PGXP can be okay too. I usually don’t care that much about widescreen or not and am fine with playing something in 4:3 if it doesn’t natively support 16:9, forcing 16:9 usually causes problems in my experience. And no filters, they also seem to cause occasional graphical issues and I don’t think scanlines are a good thing.

    • #51378
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I like playing high res, it makes me appreciate the low res textures more.

    • #51383
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Original hardware on a CRT.
      Any other answer is acceptable, but not correct.

    • #51384
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Depends on your level of retro autism.

    • #51396
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Left on a 640×480 interlaced CRT.

    • #51412
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >it’s a Ganker tries to talk about technology thread

    • #51416
      Anonymous
      Guest

      only upscale if the models are nice. Otherwise, high-res textures on blocky models really just trash the feel and shit.
      That’s why I hate uding high-res texture mods, it don’t feel right

    • #51420
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Whatever makes you happy. Who the gently caress cares what other people do or like. gently caress other people. Video games are awesome.

      • #51422
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >says in a video game discussion forum

    • #51421
      Anonymous
      Guest

      video games age like milk.

    • #51423
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Emulation is perfectly justifiable, especially if a game is rare/hard to come by. Using original hardware is sometimes a necessity if a game doesn’t emulate properly (I’m looking at you, Um Jammer Lammy)

      In terms of retro PC titles, its honestly a matter of preference, DosBox is quick and dirty solution for many titles, but seeking out a source port typically yields better results.

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