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Video-Assisted Ludic Interactive Systems Anonymous 10/06/2021 (Wed) 10:33:43 No.1 [Reply]
Hello and welcome to /valis/, a place to discuss video-assisted ludic interactive systems and miscellania regarding their function, implementation and venues where we can find them. Anything that uses a video signal return that also gives feedback after we commit an action on an interface for the sake of entertainment can be considered here; i must mention i'm going to try to be as off-hands as i can be regarding discussion but we are still bound to follow our hosts' rules plus some comments of mine: 1. Follow the global rules, which are based on the Romani 2012 Criminal Code. They can be found at our Home page. 2. This is a vidya board, creating off-topic threads and heavily, belligerently deviating discussions and political spergins are no-go's. 3. No namefagging, ecelebs and Discords. The blatant dispensation of pills such as the brown, black or heh ones, which don't have WDA approval, is prohibited and their prescribers will be banned on sight. 4. In the meantime Meta content should be posted here >>3 to make things faster and cleaner for all of us. 5. Spoiler gore and other NSFW content if possible because sensitive ones might bug and harass our host's administration if otherwise. We are currently classified as NSFW but some still don't care. - Please enjoy ourselves in the time of our lives.
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Arcadya Anonymous 11/12/2021 (Fri) 20:11:00 No.1400 [Reply] [Last]
'90s arcades had the comfiest aesthetics. Anon's favorite cabinet? Not just the game itself but the entire thing. Mine is pics related. An excellently put together machine from Sega. As you can see they took a regular arcade cabinet and attached a small frame add-on with curtains, two player seat and gun holsters. A simple thing, really, but it worked wonders in a dark smoky room, especially when you're a kid. The idea was to make it feel like you're in a jeep of sorts as that's the perspective of how the game is played. And they definitely succeeded in that. It is only much later in life that I realized what a simple construction this actually was, but as a kid I thought it was a full scale jeep model. Getting inside, pulling that curtain behind you, taking a gun from a seat side holster - all of that was an atmosphere building prelude, boosted by great sound design that was always emanating even from a vacant cabinet. I remember in circa '98 when it came out there was a queue around it, and that feeling of agitation to get inside fast and in a rush with some other guy next to you only added to the immersion. The game itself was great as well and emulated everything you want to get from a Jurassic Park experience. This was made in an era when licensed games didn't have the stigma of cheap lazy garbage yet and a lot of movie based games were actually pretty good.
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>>3330 >white males will live in a controlled fantasy world lol
>>3331 White males already live in a controlled fantasy world, dipshit. The average white male doesn't even know the shape of the surface he stands on.
Pretty cool what these guys are doing. Though that shows that arcade is propably only for a few diehards who are nostalgic for the old days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSToQ5H5s0Y
>>3410 I was at work and someone had a radio going and I heard an announcement about the town having an arcade built to give local kids something to do besides meth. This will either go exactly as expected or actually result in some good fun memories for the little shitheads and give them some decent taste in video games.
I remember chuck e cheese having this flight simulator type thing which was cool. My first experience with VR was there as well.

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6th Gen Thread Anonymous 11/15/2021 (Mon) 11:22:57 No.1423 [Reply] [Last]
Happy 20th birthday Xbox edition What are you playing, anon?
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>>3008 As mentioned, 6th gen had a ton of 2D and mixed games. It's not a matter of being "the go-to" but rather having everything >>2723
Early gen6 was basically gen5 on steroids. Naturally it had many 2D games.
>>2729 RIP
OG Xbox Live is back thanks to Insignia - https://insignia.live/ Never had a chance to experience it back in the 2000s but I'm having a lot of fun, especially with the Battlefront games, Midtown Madness 3 and Crimson Skies. Friendlists and some leaderboards don't work yet but it's a closed beta after all.
>>3447 That's so cool, as long as the source is released when they hit 1.0 this will be great for preservation.

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Fightan Vidya Anonymous 05/23/2022 (Mon) 20:11:15 No.2694 [Reply]
Why are fighting games dead? Is it something that fell out of favor with normalfags? What's your favorite fighting game/series? I'm a Tekken man myself. Do you play with a fightan gamepad like a good lad?
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because the timing only feels right on CRT screens and coding/graphics/display are so latency bloated that fighting game make that all too apparent so they're just avoiding that genre. MK feels too laggy, Soul Calibur too. The arcade by contrast was much more responsive
>>3442 I am surprised no one stepped in to make new CRTs, and it still is a kind of niche in non-first world countries as people still gift or thrown into the trash pretty fine pieces of monitors.
>>3443 >it still is a kind of niche That's probably the reason, not enough demand to justify the manufacturing cost. Now that I think about it most retro throwback hardware is built using readily available materials like PCBs and plastic.
>>3443 Television-grade cathode ray tubes - especially higher quality ones, but even low quality tubes too - are extremely non-trivial to produce, even putting all costs aside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVLVaoA-fic
>>3445 That's really interesting, a lot goes into making a CRT TV. Definitely not a small undertaking or even worth it given the current minuscule demand.

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Screenshots thread Anonymous 11/29/2021 (Mon) 08:14:46 No.1613 [Reply]
Let's see what you got.
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>>2880 Hellfire is weird
>>3425 I wanted to try Europa Universalis IV, but I can't even run it on my computer. It really grinds my gears.
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>>3433 Trust me you arent missing anything. EU3 is a much better game.

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Mods & Hacks Anonymous 01/14/2022 (Fri) 14:03:13 No.1745 [Reply]
What are anons favorite mods or game hacks? Any mods you consider essential for a certain game? Have you made any yourself?
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>>2080 That would be killer in multiplayer, nice.
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>all Jurassic Park Evolution 2 mods are adding in feathecuckoldry...
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>>1745 I made this fanpatch for C&C Zero Hour Shockwave mod https://www.nexusmods.com/cncgenerals/mods/1094?tab=files
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>>3429 >Command and Conquer ShockWave EX (Formerly SchlongWave)
>>3430 Forgot to mention that it looks like a good mod. The standard ShockWave mod is great to begin with. I'll have to give a try sometime.

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Stealth Games Anonymous 06/07/2022 (Tue) 17:07:34 No.2903 [Reply]
So anons what are your thoughts on stealth games? I finally sat down and played Thief 1 and 2 with the recommended patches and they were both great, that old sound tech is mind-blowing. Here's the links to the fanpatches by the way https://archive.ph/o/238P9/https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Thief:_The_Dark_Project%23TFix and https://archive.ph/o/238P9/https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Thief_II:_The_Metal_Age also somebody told me to try out Deadly Shadows and use https://archive.ph/o/238P9/https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Thief:_Deadly_Shadows%23Sneaky_Upgrade but I haven't tried it yet was that good advice?
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Finally got around playing thief. Got annoyed after those zombies appeared in the second mission. Convince me to continue playan
>>3390 The game does get sidetracked by a fair amount of tomb raiding unfortunately, but it's worth continuing for some good horror moments and so you're caught up for Thief 2 (which is definitely worth playing).
>>3391 I will overcome the burden sooner or later and play the first part through, especially since I bought it on steam. If I do happen to get some enjoyment out of it, I will look into thief 2, of which I have also heard that it has improved on some parts of the first game.
14/88 put niggers back in chains and send them to africa on leaky boats
>>3393 Based, but how is that a stealth game? Unless you play as a nigger escaping the plantation from your jew overlords then it would be killer!

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Resources & Local Media Anonymous 10/06/2021 (Wed) 20:17:34 No.3 [Reply] [Last]
The place to discuss and post our assets like banners, CSS ideas or promo material; due to the site's policy of board meta threads needing to be inside the board itself this will also function, for now and reluctantly, as the place to do so too. Be not afraid to comment.
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>>3416 >Looks interesting though a niche technology like that might hurt the potential to develop a healthy community. There's actually a group on there for imageboard users that seems to have 1200+ members, and that's despite Urbit being paywalled by its very nature. I've read that it's not too difficult to host Urbit groups on there with a single-board computer. I'm just afraid of running into problems due to inexperience and the fact that it's a developing technology.
>>3419 Certainly more people than I expected. The paywall thing doesn't sound ideal though, seems contrary to IBs if you know what I mean. Is it possible to selfhost an instance (like with fediverse tech) so you can experiment risk free?
>>3420 The good thing is that you only have to pay for an identity once, and even though pseudonymity isn't ideal it provides skin in the game. That means things like bots spamming cheese pizza or whatever shouldn't be an issue at all. I know you can try posting with a Comet for free just to see how things work, but I don't think you can host without having a Planet of your own. I'm admittedly pretty stupid when it comes to things like this, although I've had no problem getting a Planet up and running.
>>3421 I guess the investment would make people care more but yeah pseudonymity does make the idea somewhat less appealing (in a sense you would have more of a forum-type environment than a chan, not that forums don't have their place of course). If you can post for free with Comets wouldn't that reintroduce the CP problem or am I missing something? There's lots of interesting technical solutions out there but I think the main question is about building a functional community that wants to keep posting because it's worth their time, which is a protocol agnostic problem IMO.
>>3422 I think groups can ban Comets from posting. It wouldn't surprise me at all if a lot of groups completely banned them from entering if things got that out of hand. In the imageboard group I mentioned, I recall seeing someone saying that they were surprised that people weren't using them for spam floods yet. I get what you mean about building a functional community. I do prefer anonymity and the imageboard format, but Urbit seems like it could offer a decentralized and private solution to the increasingly controlled and sanitized Internet in the long term while also attracting a higher quality of posters than the traditional Internet. If things really take off, I plan on buying up extra identities just to get closer to an anonymous experience.

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Emulation Thread Anonymous 10/10/2021 (Sun) 15:32:49 No.601 [Reply] [Last]
[8VG05 ~ 06/17/18] http://emulation.gametechwiki.com/ So what are ya >PLAYING >EMULATING >WHAT CONTROLLERS DO YOU USE >ORIGINAL HARDWARE OR EMULATION? Also I suppose console modification can come too if they don't want to make their own thread.
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Anyone knows a way to dump textures/sprites from PS3 games? I'd like to rip the car's texture and many of the decals like on pic related, but I can't find an easy way to do it on RPCS3, unlike on PPSSPP which has that sort of feature which just werks.
What happened to Kronos? It hasn't received any new commits since March.
>>3423 Haven't heard of Kronos before. What does it offer over Mednafen or upstream Yabause?

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Anonymous 08/20/2022 (Sat) 05:11:30 No.3398 [Reply]
What is your favorite browser game?
The Gorillaz website circa 2001.
Nothing really comes to mind, although I used to play stuff on Newgrounds sometimes. Maybe Desktop Tower Defense.
I spent far too much time playing stuff like Platform Racing 2 and the Thing Thing games back then. As crappy as Flash was it really did light a spark in people.

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