What is the best way to play this?

What is the best way to play this?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fpbp
      runner up: first Director's Cut on PS1
      Saturn/DS ports and REmake are not suitable for a first playthrough (though REmake should absolutely be played afterward)

      They all have their pros&cons. PC version with rebirth patch is probably closest to best but IIRC it still has some things censored that were uncensored in the Japanese Saturn version (but that's only in the Japanese version which has lower difficulty so it can't count as best version either), Saturn version also has slightly better looking backgrounds.

      The main issue with the PC versions however is that the game plays on the easier Japanese difficulty on a first playthrough, and you only get the harder Western difficulty on a second run. I don't remember if the rebirth patch has a way to remedy that, maybe it does.

      >still has some things censored that were uncensored in the Japanese Saturn version
      anything other than severed limbs/heads not disappearing when they hit the floor? i think thats about it

      >Saturn version also has slightly better looking backgrounds.

      what's the story with the saturn and dreamcast versions?

      for whatever reason, the devs didn't use the PS1 backgrounds for the Saturn port. they were retaken from the source models and you can actually tell in a lot of them that the camera angle is just slightly off from the original backgrounds. they're also slightly less compressed but it's hardly noticeable

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With a controller.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PC version with the Classic REbirth patch or the Director's Cut for PS1, non Dualshock release. Both have their pros and cons.
    PC Rebirth has:
    >Door skipping
    >Instant screen transitions
    >Quick turn
    >3D models don't clip and wobble
    But also some cons like:
    >Jill's campaign doesn't use save ribbons
    >Included FMVs are lower quality than PS1, though easily fixed with mods.

    Original PS1 directors cut is probably the most "authentic" way to play RE1 and when I replay it every year it's usually what I go with. There's fan patches out there to replace the censored FMVs but all that stuff is only in the first 5 minutes of the game too. Deadly Silence on DS is also great if you play Classic Mode, and the Saturn release is a fun curiosity too although it has the longbox PS1 US difficulty which was only there to deter beating the game as a rental. The original Japanese difficulty is better balanced for new players imo.

    If you'd like more info, I recently made this video on the subject. Hopefully it's useful for anyone looking to play these games in time for October:

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Resident Evil: True Director's Cut (Hack) PSX ISO (Resident Evil Director's Cut is the only version that includes Advanced/Arrange difficulty)
      https://cdromance.com/psx-iso/resident-evil-true-directors-cut-hack/

      >The original uncut FMVs from the Japanese version, alongside the full-color opening scene from the French and German Director’s Cut release.
      >The Mansion’s Bathroom from the 01/31/1996 Beta version, which allows you to grab an extra Clip after unplugging the Water in Jill’s scenario.
      >The Mansion’s 2nd Floor Right Stairs wall message in blood, from the Japanese Trial Edition of the game.
      >The Mansion’s 2nd Floor Main Hall unknown music track, in the scene when Jill meets Barry again (”it’s reeaally powerful”), sourced from the 01/31/1996 Beta version (only on Easy and Original modes).
      >Original BGM or DualShock BGM

      >RESIDENT EVIL / BIOHAZARD / バイオハザード
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-mediakite
      >Classic Rebirth patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      http://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re1cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 2 / BIOHAZARD 2 / バイオハザード2
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-2-sourcenext
      >Classic Rebirth and official 1.1.0 patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-2-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      https://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re2cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 3 / BIOHAZARD 3 / バイオハザード3
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-3-source-next
      >Classic Rebirth and official 1.1.0 patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-3-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      https://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re3cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 1.5 / BIOHAZARD 1.5 (also known as BIOHAZARD 2 PROTOTYPE)
      https://cdromance.com/psx-iso/resident-evil-1-5-magic-zombie-door-hack/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would say the pc version with uncensored fmvs or the first ps1 version because of the bgm but that looks like the definitive version.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Director's Cut (non dualshock) is the original soundtrack.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You really can't go wrong with any version. My favorite is the Director's Cut on PlayStation. With the dumbass music. I know.

          Director's Cut (non dualshock) is the original soundtrack.

          this

          What about the Nintendo DS port?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not recommend on a first playthrough. Graphical and audio quality is atrocious and everything was made super bright, and the game has new moves, new 3D models, changed voice acting, slightly different zombie AI, it's basically not the same game anymore

            I mean, it's a mobile port. As with all mobile ports you get some new content (some of it cool, some of it shit) but at a huge graphical and audio quality cost. It's the mobile port rule.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Deadly Silence takes an already pretty easy game and makes it ridiculously easy too. I don't know exactly what they did but it seems like enemy attack speed is slowed down or they have some kind of weird delay before they attack. I'm far from a pro and I barely took any damage through the whole game when I played it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't notice anything for other enemies, but zombies at the very least are very dubbed down. The problem is that they changed the wind up animations to make them really long, and goofy looking too.

                Here is an example, original version

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                DS

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >webm
                This among several other reasons why Deadly Silence is not suitable for a first playthrough.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                DS

                The Hunters are fucked too. Their new animation for getting off the ground is synched absolutely perfectly with the shotgun's firing speed. So just keep the button held down and you'll flatten them the instant they get back up every time.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Driver

            play that after you played the original versions if you want. the graphics are really shit, its worth only if the ds is your only system which I believe is not the case

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Not recommend on a first playthrough. Graphical and audio quality is atrocious and everything was made super bright, and the game has new moves, new 3D models, changed voice acting, slightly different zombie AI, it's basically not the same game anymore

              I mean, it's a mobile port. As with all mobile ports you get some new content (some of it cool, some of it shit) but at a huge graphical and audio quality cost. It's the mobile port rule.

              >the graphics are really shit

              A lot of the game's assets had to be remade from scratch or salvaged from screenshots/reverse engineered from the released game, which explains the new models and animations. Long story short, Capcom -- like many other Japanese game studios back in the day -- were still going through that phase where raw files and other data used to build the game was just obliterated from the archives after a certain timeframe once the game was released (they didn't learn from their mistakes until late 2002 or so, and this is also why the backgrounds in REHD are just blown-up versions of the original REmake backgrounds, instead of true HD remasters from the source files). Those first-person bits in Rebirth for instance, they don't use new camera angles at all. They're either stretched and distorted to look different, or even taken from Director's Cut

              The original PS1 directors cut is recommend on a first playthrough.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >salvaged from screenshots
                >remade from scratch [...] which explains the new models and animations.

                Oh god not this again. What is it with this meme with people claiming shit like this straight from their ass

                I literally have every background and every model of the original game extracted on my computer, all with programs to view and edit them. I have that on my computer and you claim the devs of a port somehow couldn't.

                The new models weren't a necessity, they were done to make the game look more modern, and the backgrounds look like shit because they're downscale to DS resolution and probably compressed to fit on the cart too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I literally have every background and every model of the original game extracted on my computer, all with programs to view and edit them. I have that on my computer and you claim the devs of a port somehow couldn't.

                What is the overall best version of RE1, RE Master?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They all have their pros&cons. PC version with rebirth patch is probably closest to best but IIRC it still has some things censored that were uncensored in the Japanese Saturn version (but that's only in the Japanese version which has lower difficulty so it can't count as best version either), Saturn version also has slightly better looking backgrounds.

                The main issue with the PC versions however is that the game plays on the easier Japanese difficulty on a first playthrough, and you only get the harder Western difficulty on a second run. I don't remember if the rebirth patch has a way to remedy that, maybe it does.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Saturn version also has slightly better looking backgrounds.

                what's the story with the saturn and dreamcast versions?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >REHD are just blown-up versions of the original REmake backgrounds

                Why didn't they fix it?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They didn't have the REmake files, and re-creating them would've been too much effort for a lazy port.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The Chronicles games alone prove they kept stuff, and used it too

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Deadly Silence is far and away the best version and anyone telling you to play the original PS1 version are blinded by nostalgia.

            The map being on-screen alone makes it definitive.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Deadly Silence is far and away the best version

              Looking good

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Please leave the thread

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Deadly Silence is far and away the best version

            Looking good

            Unironically yes. Play Deadly Silence.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Why did they make her butt bigger in the DS version?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've been looking for a "perfect" iso of re1 for PS1 for a while. The last one I tried had frequent crashes and game breaking bugs but this was years ago. Playing on real hardware of course

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seems to be uncensored going by the intro the the FMG of Kenneth's head rolling. Played for a bit and didn't have any crashes. Seems like this version is good to go.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nice retro corner you got there

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks, when I bought my house I took over one of the bedrooms for my game room. It's been in a constant state of construction since we moved in though. Getting close to the end though, about to rip everything out for paint then do final assembly

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              comfy. Are you going for the beige color that's already on the wall or did you have something else in mind?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The darker of the two grays that's right in the middle of the picture. The walls right now is almost the exact color of old yellowed plastic lol.

                Progress on the game room goes so slow, between other house projects and just general life stuff it's at the bottom of my list. Plus I made the mistake of hooking up the games before the room was done so most of my free time that id use to work on it end up being used to destroy my kids in video games. I'm normally posting in the retro battle station threads when they are up.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Here you go anons here is the pc port of the original versions of Resident Evil 1-2-3 all these games uses the REbirth mod to make them work on modern windows, some quality to life improvements, xinput support and much more, opening the game's exes will show REbirth's configuration menu.
        Keep in mind some FMVs shows the japanese name, except the title screens.
        The Install Key for RE2 is BH82120691132478, you put it in "install key" on the rebirth's menu
        https://www.mediafire.com/file/7vznnill2xm8zwx/Biohazard_sure_does_makes_the_Resident_very_Evil.7z/file

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Resident Evil: True Director's Cut (Hack) PSX ISO (Resident Evil Director's Cut is the only version that includes Advanced/Arrange difficulty)
      https://cdromance.com/psx-iso/resident-evil-true-directors-cut-hack/

      >The original uncut FMVs from the Japanese version, alongside the full-color opening scene from the French and German Director’s Cut release.
      >The Mansion’s Bathroom from the 01/31/1996 Beta version, which allows you to grab an extra Clip after unplugging the Water in Jill’s scenario.
      >The Mansion’s 2nd Floor Right Stairs wall message in blood, from the Japanese Trial Edition of the game.
      >The Mansion’s 2nd Floor Main Hall unknown music track, in the scene when Jill meets Barry again (”it’s reeaally powerful”), sourced from the 01/31/1996 Beta version (only on Easy and Original modes).
      >Original BGM or DualShock BGM

      >RESIDENT EVIL / BIOHAZARD / バイオハザード
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-mediakite
      >Classic Rebirth patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      http://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re1cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 2 / BIOHAZARD 2 / バイオハザード2
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-2-sourcenext
      >Classic Rebirth and official 1.1.0 patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-2-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      https://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re2cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 3 / BIOHAZARD 3 / バイオハザード3
      https://archive.org/details/biohazard-3-source-next
      >Classic Rebirth and official 1.1.0 patch
      https://classicrebirth.com/index.php/downloads/resident-evil-3-classic-rebirth/
      >Install guide
      https://appleofeden.de-doc.com/index.php/re3cr-troubleshooting/

      >RESIDENT EVIL 1.5 / BIOHAZARD 1.5 (also known as BIOHAZARD 2 PROTOTYPE)
      https://cdromance.com/psx-iso/resident-evil-1-5-magic-zombie-door-hack/

      Literally just play the first version. Don't know what it is with you people and complicating the release order of something.

      How can you get US difficulty in PC version with the Classic REbirth patch?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Start a new game from a cleared save. It only uses the easy difficulty on your first playthrough.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Director's Cut for PS1, non Dualshock release
      Whats wrong with the DC dualshock release?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It has the alternate soundtrack that people hate for whatever reason. I like it, personally. The only weird track is the infamously farty one in the basement.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whilst getting blown by a teenage girl

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Duckstation, upscaled, with quick saves

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >upscaled
      soulless

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >soulless remake is only way to experience modern soullessness
        oh gee whiz you dont say!

        find a new buzzword

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      higher internal res isn't upscaling

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks for pointing that out because that's exactly what I meant. Increased internal resolution.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    each version has its pros&cons, just pick one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You really can't go wrong with any version. My favorite is the Director's Cut on PlayStation. With the dumbass music. I know.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally just play the first version. Don't know what it is with you people and complicating the release order of something.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    director's cut on psx

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're an EOP, REmake. The translation and voice acting for the original RE is fucking awful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The translation and voice acting for the original RE is fucking awful.

      Does the REmake use the same script?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Driver

        It is similar but not the same, the jill sandwich joke and master of unlocking is still there iirc

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They aren't.

          >The translation and voice acting for the original RE is fucking awful.

          Does the REmake use the same script?

          No. REmake uses a slightly different script in Japanese with a few minor changes, and a very different script in English because they clearly knew the original translation was dogshit and pumped out in a weekend by Tanaka-san in marketing because he said he knew English.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >REmake uses a slightly different script in Japanese with a few minor changes

            What's really baffling is that their writer at the time (Sugimura, I think) offered to write a new script that would have ironed out the weirdness with Chris and Jill's scenarios both being canon and worked some of the material from the RE:0 story into Rebecca's character. For whatever reasons, Mikami vetoed it and just recycled the original script.

            It also has a couple of funny inconsistencies, like when Jill says she'll check the room on the opposite side of the main hall. That's a hint that she can open the door in there with her lockpick and explore that wing of the mansion in the original, but it's a dead end without the Sword Key in the Remake.

            It would have been a lot cooler if they had A/B scenarios and a zapping system like RE2 and cleared up the whole weird thing where Chris and Jill's routes both happened at the same time.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The PS1 Director's Cut. Not the dual shock version.

    Basically any version except the dual shock version is a decent way to play though. DS is really cool for speedrunning due to skippable doors and cutscenes, but it's missing quite a few music tracks so I wouldn't go with it for a first time.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why aren't there any fan mods that combine the best aspects of all versions?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      see Mediakite PC

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HD Remaster is the only modern way to play REmake

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or you can just play the fucking original on Dolphin, you know.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I play using a wii on a crt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >soulless remake is only way to experience modern soullessness
      oh gee whiz you dont say!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The HD remaster is the definitive version of REmake with mods though.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Play the Gamecube version, at night with all the lights off

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not to.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PC. Avoid the director's cut because it has the worst soundtrack.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not the original directors cut only the dualshock edition.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the basement you grew up in with a time travel machine and some popcorn

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gamecube

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone have the 2.0 patch for RE2 PC? I can find all sorts of information about the patch via way back machine but cannot find the patch itself

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japanese original Biohazard if you knew japanese. The only valid alternative is non dualshock director's cut and look up the censored content on YouTube. Anything else is subpar in one way or another.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here's the true DC patch + xdelta in GDrive in case that cdromance link isn't working for you either. Gdrive should be from the original author I believe.
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oZ1-jwhdz8QnyJWRck8x_m4qrpg3GhLO
    The readme will state exactly which version of the base game you'll need (SLUS-00747).
    Just tested the first minutes of the game myself as someone who has never played RE1, looked good. I do see the charm of the DS version tho, if it constantly shows you the map on the second screen. Might give that one a spin as well at some point.
    Got weird Mem Card error when I tried to save the game at the type-writer (Duckstation). Need to look into it when I actually sit down to play this baby.

    PS: Holy crap @ that acting in the opening cut-scene. That was something else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you're going to bother making fake boobs, at least try not making them so saggy

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the only director's cut soundtrack I like more than the original is the Rebecca's theme. it was so good it was reused for RE0's save music also,

    > RE0 > RECV

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Director's Cut ost wasn't bad. People assume Mansion Basement is the whole soundtrack. The funny thing is that Mansion Basement isn't even the only bad track on the OST yet because its a meme it always will get posted as the example to bash the rest of the soundtrack. The original soundtrack is still better I will admit.

      Here are some tracks I like.

      And yeah the meeting Rebecca song is pretty good too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The basement music sounds pretty good when it's switched to a different soundbank too. I can believe that might have been a mistake when they were rushing out the Dual Shock version. The even goofier spider boss music is beyond hope though.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had fun with the touch screen knife mini games. I absolutely wouldn't want it to interrupt normal gameplay, but it is a harmless side activity, like the fishing in the gameboy color version of Donkey Kong Country

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >knife mini games

      Spam diagonal hit, win without ever getting hit. Oh yeah, great stuff.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    try using your hands bro

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