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In Topic: Capcom Home Arcade

Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:56 PM

I don't want to play a giant Capcom logo. That's a little egotistical. 

Yes... I was expecting a kind of replica of an arcade control panel, not this weird thing.

In Topic: Frank Cifaldi's 2019 gdc presentation on emulation

Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:37 AM

Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (mentioned around the middle) is IMHO a fantastic example on how to modernize an old game.

Not only they reused the original source code, but you can switch between the original and remastered graphics and music at any time, and even separately in any combination. It also allows you to generate a passcode so you can use your "save" with the original game, on top of being able to accept original passcodes as well.

It was a true work of love; the main coder, Omar Cornut, wrote one of the major SMS emulators and this was his favorite game. I suppose that talent like that is hard to find for every single game, though...

In Topic: Retro collecting 20 years from now

Tue Apr 9, 2019 10:10 PM

I expect shovelware to disappear, and it won't be possible to have complete collections. That is not a bad thing.

Truly iconic games will probably remain around thanks to efforts of peg legged individuals on black flagged marine vessels.

In Topic: Was anyone here still playing PONG in the early 80s or later?

Fri Apr 5, 2019 4:59 AM

I had some kind of Pong paddles that connected to the TV in the early 80s, thought I don't remember when it was bought. It had 4 or 5 games on it including one-player "squash" against a wall. It had no brand but it was a couple of rectangular paddles which connected to the TV via RF. Like an early version of those TV-only game devices with retro games.

Along the same time I had that brown Mattel Soccer handheld. My first console and portabke gaming systems :)

I still have both but they aren't working, sadly. Still cool gadgets to have on the shelf.

In Topic: OdysseyNow. It's a...project?

Tue Apr 2, 2019 10:00 PM

Is this the Oddisey 1 or 2? I thought the 1 had everything baked in the circuit and the "games" are just jumpers inside a card. That must limit what one can do with the system.