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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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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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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.
>>3447 I would have liked to have played Halo 2 online back in the day but don't know how much I'd even enjoy it now.
>>3460 For how much shit the Halo franchise gets on video game boards 2 and 3 easily had some of the most entertaining multiplayer on the OG Xbox and the 360 respectively. The other games suck total shit though, especially Reach and everything after it. Well I guess Combat Evolved's multiplayer was fun too but iirc it wasn't on Xbox live.
>>3468 The best thing to come from the first Halo was Halo Custom Edition by Gearbox, a PC exclusive version of the multiplayer with modding support.

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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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I just came across this bizarre OpenRA mod that seeks to mash 100+ different factions together into a single game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9836nlWouE I don't think I'd actually like to play it, but I can't help but love the shitposty nature of the premise. There's even a SimCity faction, for crying out loud!
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>>3461 Looks wild, reminds me of ZDoom Wars.
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>>3462 It's probably been around ten years since I last played ZDoom Wars. I remember it being really fun.
>>3463 10 years sounds about right, it was popular back in the Skulltag (RIP) days IIRC. Wouldn't be surprised if it was still around in some form on Zandronum.
>>3465 Yeah, it was definitely around the time Skulltag was popular. Hopefully it's still going. It would be sad if nobody was still playing it.

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Anonymous 08/20/2022 (Sat) 05:11:30 No.3398 [Reply]
What is your favorite browser game?
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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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Thing Thing although i don't recall playing 3 nor 4 Drag Racer was also a blast, tons of customization for a flash game
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>>3454 >the gun range Dude I must've spent hours in that mode, there was something really compelling about it for some reason. Speaking of time sinks, gotta mention the classic Stick RPG.
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Been playing Shift again recently, a simple core premise that makes for intriguing puzzles, you can tell from the writing it was made post-Portal.
>>3455 same, props to motherload and age of war as well

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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.
>>3440 I have a bunch of Paradox games, but unfortunately not that one.

Amateur Game Development General /agdg/ Anonymous 05/11/2022 (Wed) 15:12:27 No.2475 [Reply] [Last]
>Valis <no /agdg/ Let's fix that! Links: >#8/agdg/ via irc.rizon.net >https://matrix.to/#/+agdg:matrix.org via matrix programs >Dev resources: http://8agdg.wikidot.com/resources >Wiki: http://8agdg.wikidot.com/
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>>3132 Sure thing, Goldberg
>>3263 >seething
why must people respond to the lowest effort shitb8 imaginable
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>>2475 Something is going on.
>>3384 Optimize your shit. That framerate makes me sad.

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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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>>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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>>3446 Why would anyone want a TV that wasn't warm enough and big enough to accommodate a napping cat on top on a cold winter day?
>>3450 You've got me there anon. Surprised the cat isn't bothered by the static.
>>3324 +R, Xrd, BBCF imo >>2694 It fell out of favor of the general public because it has no casual appeal. And even if a game is theoretically designed purely to be a competitive sport, it still needs casual appeal because the casual audience is who generates revenue, watches tournaments, attracts sponsors, creates content, creates buzz and news and hype etc. The last few years it seems like the idea was to simplify games to help attract casuals, it was proven time and time again that this does not work for a multitude of reasons. FG devs need to look at what other popular competitive games do and copy that. I think the best philosophy is to offer modes of play that are explicitly designed for casuals. Look at SC2, intensely difficult competitive game, but had a super fun campaign, custom maps and minigames and a good story which still let casual players engage with the game and have fun. Same thing with CSGO, it has tons of mods, surf maps, KZ maps, bunnyhopping, zombie escape and rp (idk if those two are still a thing in GO). Even LoL and DotA have stuff like ARAM. FGs need something similar. Let the competitive & ranked side of the game stay difficult but offer other things for casuals to do that are actually fun. Beating up poorly programmed AI with 5 sec slideshow cutscenes of story in between is not fun and that's the only casual content FGs have had. It's one of the main reasons i'm optimistic about SF6, it seems like the first FG to try this idea seriously. Anyways I hope to see some of you guys in SF6 when it comes out.

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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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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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>>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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In light that almost nobody posted after defaulting the look some did after the discussion to be fair, glory to the posters i put it again because why not :^) Haven't had a significant break in a long while so i hope i can post something these days.
>>3453 It's cool to see it again, nice one anon. >i hope i can post something these days. Oh yeah, let's bring back the /valis/ glory days!
>>3453 nobody will post after you put it back too, so

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