>retro game gets fan patches

>retro game gets fan patches
>it's no longer compatible with the platform and OS the original developers targeted

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >fan patches
    >no longer compatible with the platform and OS
    Unless you're exclusively talking about PC games, no, you're just badly bullshitting like a zoomer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      OP is most probably talking about flashcarts. I've had multiple cases where i tried to fire up a fan translation or something into the console with one of these and it simply did not work. Shit really does suck

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've seen multiple instances of those translation patches being patched themselves to work on hardware. Pretty sure even Baroque got that treatment. Or SMT did. I don't remember, but it was a recent one.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        were they old as fuck translations? im talking "i made this patch with ZSNES in mind" old? cause i think most patches should work on hardware, as long as they werent ZSNES old

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ...yeah, pretty much. That older english translation of japanese FFIV. Now that you mention it, it really makes sense that it wouldn't work.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've run into some modern patches that won't work on "official" emulators (i.e. SNES classic and Wii/Wii U/3DS Virtual Console injects) because the hackers expanded the rom too big. Works fine on flashcarts, though.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Okay

    So don't play the fan patches. They are fan patches. If you want the dev's vision, play their version of the game.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anon, developers "targeted" platforms and OS that were available and in use at the time; they were not conduits for their "true intentions" beyond literally being available for as much an audience as possible.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >retro PC game gets an official update
    >now requires win10 to run

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >retro pc game gets a modernization patch
      >windows only

      >fan patches
      >no longer compatible with the platform and OS
      Unless you're exclusively talking about PC games, no, you're just badly bullshitting like a zoomer.

      [...]

      >everything I don't like is zoomer

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >windows game gets a modernization patch
        >windows only

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >how is complaining about breaking game compatibility a zoomer topic, dipshit
    Because OP is complaining like all fan patches don't work when that's mainly a problem for computer games. Console game/rom patches don't work like this.

    Hence why OP is another retarded zoomer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that's mainly a problem for computer games
      that's why I made the thread, retard. I wasn't talking about console games at all
      >Hence why OP is another retarded zoomer
      k. stay obsessed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      i hate how gog breaks compatibility with games that used to work to target new winblows

      this is also a board to discuss computer games, hence why you are an insufferable gay.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >10 years ago
        >brother decides he's gonna buy RCT2 off GOG
        >asks me if it'll run on his netbook, the requirements look pretty high
        >look at reqs
        >"Windows 7, 2GHz Pentium 4, 512MB ram, DX9 video card"
        >mfw

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ikr is it really that hard for those morons to include the original exe.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you aren't playing the game in its original language, you aren't playing it as the developers intended. Simple as.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what "fan patch" makes games run on a different OS anyways? You sure you're not talking about a source port or something?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Simcity 2000 Network Edition. One guy patched the game to get it working again over a decade ago but it bumped the OS requirement from 95 to XP SP2 because it changed how it dealt with inter-process communication, I think.
      >no one cares
      yeah I know. It wasn't a popular game in the first place. Just the first example that came to mind.

      There's also Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the PC, which only ran on a certain handful of Nvidia/ATi GPUs from the era or some sections of the game were virtually impossible to beat. dgVoodoo 2.x fixes it by emulating some of those cards but you need a PC running Windows 7 or later and a d3d11+ GPU that's powerful enough to emulate that card at near native speed.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I should also add that the patched SC2KNE wouldn't be able to communicate with other unpatched clients. If you wanted to throw an old school LAN party and some poor sap showed up with their Win95/98 retro rig they'd be SOL.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not a fan patch, but one of the last things Bungie did before they totally divorced themselves from the Halo franchise was update Halo:PC so that it no longer relied on Gamespy's defunct services for the in-game server browser. The game was compatible with Windows 98SE at release and could run on that system up until version 1.09, I think. Their last patch causes the game to fail to launch and complain about a few missing libraries that only work on XP and later versions of Windows.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The GoG version of VtMB has fan patches included by default and the game doesn't work on my Vista laptop, where as the original iso of the game, once installed, does. Rise of Nations off Steam also doesn't work for me, it just doesn't start when I click the exe, but the iso version is fine. Oddly enough, Age of Empires II HD is perfectly fine.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Name one example, because outside of SMW romhacks that are only playable in ZSNES, I can't think of any situation in which that is a bad thing. Are you seriously complaining that someone made a DOS game playable in recent Windows?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, OP is smoking crack. I couldn't get some SMW ROM hacks to work on an FX PAK PRO. Big whoop, just use an emulator. Other than that, I never heard of a fan translation not working on original hardware.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I recently found a program called Xidi that improves support for xinput controllers in old games. But the creator only builds for windows 10 and 11.
    Thankfully it compiled just fine in visual studio 2019, but fuck this shit will only get worse.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's pretty cool, how does it compare to XInput Plus?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        IMO it's way faster to set up than Xinput plus.
        You drop in one .dll file into the game's directory and it will act like a ps2-style directinput controller. And if you want you can create a .ini file to remap the buttons and even simulate keyboard presses.
        It's missing a few features though, like adjusting the analog stick deadzones and you can't simulate the mouse. But maybe that will be added one day.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop using decades outdated operating systems

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this but unironically
      there's more options than old windows and nu windows

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I haven't run linux in a while. Got any recommendations?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          don't

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my fav system requirements
    win 2k probably won't run on a 386

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats just fuckin retarded because steam wont even run on those machines anymore.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Do you use a ball mouse?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      no because mouse technology has improved whereas operating systems have noticeably got worse

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I personally love not being able to use more than 4GB of RAM

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          why would i need more than 4gb of ram to play old games? thats a limitation of the hardware not the OS. a 32bit cpu can only address 4gb of ram. windows 11 is botnet spyware trash. my newest pc is 10 years old and still runs windows 7 which is bad enough. microsoft can fuck off with their always online shit and "features" nobody wants

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          tbh I wouldn't mind going back to the time where the absolute worst problem a modern OS had was being limited to 4GB of ram.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >It's a "we lost the source code, so we can't make a remaster/update of the game" episode.
    >It's part of a trilogy or other kind of series.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Turok 3?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I was thinking about Homeworld whose remaster was done based on 2 and not the original. Same thing with the Marathon Trilogy, where Bungie released the source code for 2, later for Infinity and finally the assets for all three games, but the only way to play 1 for a while was with the Aleph One project using 2's engine.
        There's also the Starcraft disk someone found. I still believe that was just a publicity stunt, though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >news of a game finally getting a pc port
      >it's the remake

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Old as shit game nobody remembers gets maps, guides and even patches to play it on newer OS, all made by the community and hosted neatly in a website.
    >Said website disappears one day with no warning given the previous days

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      archive.org has saved my bacon in so many of these instances.
      Of course, there's always a chucklefuck webadmin that hides file downloads behind registered users-only (or worse, invite-only) forums; you're pretty much at the mercy of a former board member that managed to save everything before the site went offline.

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