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I miss game manuals. You know, like when you buy a game and you see a little booklet in the corner. If you dont know how to play a game, they explain it, and they even go as far as to add goodies like a mini comic book, or even make the manual some meta thing, like if it was a vital part of the story! I miss when games where just plug in and play, where it was the full game without having to wait a day or two to update, or worse! i hate when i play the master chief collection and the whole damn game crashes because you lost connection to wifi even though it's on single player mode. Old game servers are still running for multi-player (like ps2 starwars battlefront) but its like a damn ghost town and its so sad! it would be cool to play metal gear solid PW co-op and have people online but i honestly doubt it'll happen. Games like halo CE used to be by the people, and for the people made by geeks and for geeks who just wanted to have fun and everything changed to where you have to grind for gear, and compete in a more formal manner instead of bullshitting like those old xbox live COD lobbies. Also its now more toxic, like political or plain labrat teir propaganda instead of a nice escape. (somethimes made to be addictive on purpose) Like in the last of us II where you are forced to shoot a dog, and then everyone in the game hates you for doing it, making you feel ashamed although you literally had no choice to do it.
I also miss those cheat codes like getting more in game money or god mode and you either have to pay close attention to discover it (writing tons of codes down on a single sheet of paper lol) or go online or buy a book to get some
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Interesting, I played some Shadow of Chernobyl but I guess I dropped off after getting to a point where I wasn't really sure what to do next. It had a lot going for it for sure, and I can't really pin down a reason why I stopped. I always have trouble figuring out how to play a game where you can save whenever you want, because doing it too often will just trivialize it, but it's often not designed to be done with only autosaves.
I have been playing some Dead Rising lately, but there's no telling how far I'll take that. Whenever a game lets you handle things in such an open-ended way, I get the feeling I'm fucking it up somehow.
I probably just need to overcome my mental block and decide to stick with something. Maybe I'll try some more STALKER, maybe it'll be something else, or I might keep going with Dead Rising. Hard to say.
If there's an upside, this kind of feeling is definitely good motivation to work on my hobby projects and just make the kind of thing I want to play. I hope I'll have something to show /agdg/ soon.


If saving complicates things for you, look up a game called Hard West. It uses an autosave function so every choice is permanent. If you have a Steam account it can be bought for cheap on there.


Hey, that looks pretty cool. I could give it a try if it goes on sale sometime. Thanks for the rec, I'd better not derail this thread any further though.

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>the graphics are too bad, I can't play this game

Why are graphics so important? It's like saying you won't get into a car because the paint on it is ugly. It's sad to think about how many good games there are out there that most people won't play simply because the graphics aren't up to their standards. I see graphics more as an artistic choice and "bad" graphics are just the artistry of that era of gaming. If anything, modern hyper-realistic graphics look terrible. They give me a serious case of uncanny valley and they'll become obsolete in a few years when they no longer meet the then-current standards. Meanwhile, games like Gungrave or God of War III still look good today, many years after release, because they focused on an artistic look over a realistic one.


Depending on which game, they also where meant to be played on an old monitor/television which is why it would look like shit. (then again i heard a rumor that your old PC monitor does wonders on new games too vs the fancy HD flatscreen. If you have a PC anti-aliasing also does the trick.


I'm stupid, i found the video. https://youtube.com/watch?v=3PdMtwQQUmo
Dunno but i sort of agree, i like the old pixelated pokemon games better, and i like the cartoony style of borderlands.


Interesting video. It's true that old games do not look bad at all on modern screens, at least I don't think so. 1080p on a CRT doesn't even look that bad either. I think the lines across the screen give it a cool, retro feeling.
When playing old games some people go out of their way to enable CRT lines, they don't think it looks right without them. I vaguely remember gaming on a CRT, I had a big old tube TV when I was a kid. For me it's not needed but I do play old games in their native resolution so they don't look stretched.

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i think its a good game what do you think, anon
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God i hate the flood, especially how they made them glow, just awful. Just being swarmed by waves after waves of them, the worst level was the swamp where you couldnt honestly see infront of your face and you watched in horror as the other members of the marine squad got picked off one by one...


I never could really get into Halo like a lot of people did but I still find the games to be enjoyable. I do believe the lore is actually quite fleshed out and good (idk if this is true, I just knew a dude who was absolutely obsessed with this). Regardless I have a lot of respect for the franchise.


If you ignore 4 and 5, play all the games including Halo wars, watch the animated shorts and the halo anime, and read some of the books i'd honestly say it's an amazing series with a well fleshed out lore. 4 and 5 really add gay shit that kinda muddles things up. Reach is good, but the issue is that bungie ported over the grunt skins to 4 and 5 with the same voices which doesnt make sense to already established lore (reach grunts are basically the "early versions" and what they say is alien gibbersih since no one translated the language yet) And dont get me started with WARDEN ETERNAL and the foreunner robots, the didact character is decent though so i'll give them a gold star sticker and a cookie for his potrayal.

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This is a general for discussing all matters pertaining to amateur game development, including devblogging, seeking advice, posting resources, being an idea guy, etc.
Not sure if there's enough of a userbase here to get something so niche off the ground, but I figured I'd see what happens. Maybe 22chan will have a decent library of original games someday. We've already got Steve's Garden, after all. I'll be posting about my current project shortly, and anyone who is working on something is encouraged to do the same.
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>gamecube legend of zelda games
I think even that scale is a little ambitious


I've found this extremely simple fun point and click engine
People are actually able to make some nice things things with it like https://leafthief.itch.io/a-good-tree and https://benjamin-soul.itch.io/the-alchemist-stash


And I have to add this one too
It's a compilation, and it's really fun

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Alright so this thread is for discussing all things metal gear related. Also i plan to play the metal gear series, in chronological order, and discuss them as i play. Haven't played this game series before and i think it'll be interesting.
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I am now playing phantom pain. Made it to the Where Do the Bees Sleep episode. Honestly it's like a movie and i enjoy it. I'm guessing that volgin is the "man on fire" and the snake i'm playing as is a fake or something because his bad eye wasnt punctured like in Snake Eater, just discolored. Not only that, but ishmael and "boss" sound the same, and the nurse had moved the flowers from snake eater to ishmaels bed. Confused to what that means? Body double?
Cinematic game and i'm glad to see boss and kaz rebuilding mother base. Wonder how kaz and ocelot got in contact or how they are on the "same side"? Skull face is back i guess but i'm not sure of his intentions or what the paracite unit is doing or their origins.
now i'm trying to get the CIA weapon. Saved the prisoner by getting in the path of the car and shooting his escort in the head. Sent him home and now i'm figuring out how the hell do i sneak in the base to get the missle launcher and also not get blown to bits by the chopper.


Also i havent played MGO3 yet and apparantly you can give your avatar a kitty hat or a gator hat i dont know which to choose. Gatorgang or CAT army?


Met quiet a bit TOO early due to wandering into the ruins because of a side-op i was doing. Not hard at all and i didn't even get shot once. shot her 4 times with a tranq sniper rifle and she was out. For some reason she doesn't want to kill the boss dispite being the same assassin who tried to kill him earier in the story, i'm guessing she's in the same situation as Paz where she got sick of cypher real quick and wanted out. I find it neat that she's a callback to the end and probably has the same paracite as him. Also got DD as a buddy but he keeps getting in my way and i dont really use him too often but his scouting ability is pretty good so there's no point going solo. Did a side op that quickly became a mission to save huey, i like how skull face called him out for being a bitch and a traitor. Huey changed his genes to resist truth serums which is quite shady and i want that bastard out. Had to fight against the new metal gear, not too hard of a boss battle but honestly it was cool and it looks like something out of evangelion. I'm guessing the "weapon to surpass metal gear" is the same thing that infected quiet and the end and maybe the skull unit.

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Post games (and other similar forms of amusement) that you want to recommend to other Anons. I will start.

Halo Custom Edition (Halo CE) is a official expansion for the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved (Halo PC). What makes Halo CE different from Halo PC is that players can create custom levels (and weapons, etc.) for the game. Pls note that you need Halo PC product key to install it (but you can just search YouTube for Halo PC keygen and copy the key from the video). You don't need to have the CD, if you install the patch.

You can get Halo CE here: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=410
You also need the official V1.0.10 patch: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=6798
You will probably also want to install the Halo Anti-Cheat (HAC2). It's not required but it makes your life easier. It enables things like automatic map downloads when joining a server. You can download it here: http://client.haloanticheat.com/release.zip
To install it, just copy the "loader.dll" to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\controls" folder.
If you want to create custom levels and other content, you will also need the Halo Editing Kit (HEK): http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=411
AND the bug-free tags: http://hce.halomaps.org/index.cfm?fid=6690

To play custom single player maps, create a new shortcut for "haloce.exe" and add "-devmode -console" as launch options (without quotes). (I think the Halo CE installer adds Halo Custom Edition Developer Mode in your start menu by default.) Use that shortcut to launch the game. Then you need to open the console (press the key under ESC), and type "map_name map_name_goes_here" (without quotes and the file extension) and press ENTER.
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i'll recommend the yakuza games to all of you
it features great soundtracks, satisfying combat, well written characters and a lot of ass kicking, you also get a nice contrast between humorous sidestories and a serious crime drama plot for the main story, the only game that felt boring to me was 7 but maybe someone who has a hard on for JRPG's will enjoy it
if you wanna check em out, start with yakuza 0


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I'd recommend Veloren.
It's a free open source MMO with heavy focus on dungeon and crafting mechanics.
It may not be for everybody, but its free so there's no hurt trying.


Kinda like a mimecraft ripoff but it does look quite done for something made from scratch

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>pirate game
>scandal inevitably emerges involving the developer
>feel no guilt because I am not financially supportive of the dev's immorality
Remember, piracy is the only way to keep a clean conscience during these trying times.
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The only reason not to pirate something is if you are worried of getting viruses


I don't see a problem with piracy besides the issue that it's hard to pull off, and of course, viruses. But really though, Why would i pay 90 bucks for a shitty game that also might force politics or whatever bullshit down my throat? Why would i give my money to jackasses who dont want to make good content? And hey, if i enjoy it, i'll pay full price for a legit copy. Works for everything really. Why would i pay 7 bucks for a shitty comic book from marvel that'll only piss me off and also give them money that they dont deserve where i can honestly just read that bullshit online for free? Why would i watch some shitty movie and pay the faggots who will only use my money to make more shit movies?
If i really had no choise in the matter i'll hopfully try to start some trend or do some bullshit where i buy the shit game for retail (unless it goes on clearance or theres a coupon i can use) and sell the fucker for two cents and put a warning that says "this is a shit game which is why it's priced so low, re sell it for a buck so other retards know it's shit instead if paying full price." Did it before at a yard sale and i'll do it again.
Watched a bit of youtube videos on the matter and its really a crapshoot, like the old spyro game is uncrackable due to the amount of crap they threw at it, the more you played, the more difficult the game became to the point where it got bricked. I can only imagine what they do to games now. Although i've seen people pirate fallout 76 and port shit from skyrim in the game so i guess it depends how retarded the game devs are.


to be fair if you use linux and wanna play vidya, you might be forced to buy shit on steam due to their wine fork that's developed specifically so games work, other than that avoiding viruses is piss easy, just avoid sketchy looking torrents, preferably using torrent trackers with decent moderation

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ITT: Favourite rts vidya/vidya series you have ever played.
>The C&C games(including red alert.).
>Age Of Empires 2
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I used to play rts more as a kid
I think I played some age of empires 3, which I barely remember
One I played a lot, where you start from ancient greek units and develop to nukes, all in one game, is rise of nations
I also played briefly Reign: Conflict of Nations. I remember it as a pretty difficult game, but it fascinated me. The real-time aspect was daunting
Oh wait, I also played Fate of Hellas! I really liked it as a kid


I got Age of Empires 2 HD a while ago and have only just started playing it recently. It's hard to get the hang of it, but I managed to beat the moderate AI. If there are enough people here, maybe we should arrange some matches.


Stronghold HD is great.
Wish Firefly weren't so hit/miss with their games though.

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>be this fucking stupid piece of shit WASTE OF SPACE FUCKING PENGUIN
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This should have been posted to /b/ or simpily /sewers/


Best game with a killer soundtrack that hit the feels every time i hear it. I am addicted to the water level for some reason. Dont know about you guys but this is a perfect example of a game where i just lounge around in.. kill all the bad guys and explore or generally listen to the music for a bit before i leave the level.
fuck toad
i had to go to another castle because he wasnt clear where peach was


The ds version was also kewl because it gave you the option to play as several characters
being yoshi and wario
Also those minigames are nice time killers

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ITT:Share your favourite vidya from the old times.
Mafia 1 is one of my favourite games from the early 2000s.
The GTA series (vc,sa) were great aswell of course
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First mafia on pc was bretty gud.


love me some splinter cell, heard it's backwards compatible on the xbox one x, and it'll automatically remaster it, improve the framerate and graphics so it's time to dust off my game and replay for some good old fashioned nostalga


what game is it?
totally plan on playing it since i got a copy recently.

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QuakeJS — play Quake 3 in your browser again! (https://quakejs.com)

Badplace.eu — find QW lobbies (https://badplace.eu)

Sorry if the upper links are only focused on Quake, they're just what I could think of at the time. Add more if you can.

Anyways, I don't see this genre upon itself get talked about much in wider gamer circles, in part due to the kind of COD-shooter or milsim that's more popular these days, or just general indifference. I'd like to change that with this thread. Post Arena shooters, retro or modern, that impress, inspire, or just warm you.


I think halo is an arena shooter game, right?

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Ahoy twootsters, I am in a need of mobile vidya recommendations. I open the play store and all I see is horrid shit that stuffs your face full of kike advertisements. Are there any hidden gems or something that I'm missing or is just the modern mobile vidya industry absolute dogshit with no redeemable qualities?
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>Occidental Heroes
Totally free. No ads or in-game purchases. Lead a small band of mercenaries around an open-world map, taking quests from the different local leaders. Get stronger by buying gear rather than leveling.
Totally free. No ads. A very simple 4x that works well on touche screen due to the small scall.
There is a very good port of Nethack floating around out there that is very intuitive on a touch screen. No ads and free, of course.
>Kai Chronicles
A very good mobile adaptation of the old adventure/RPG book series from back in the 80's. It's the incomplete series because of the difficulty of the project, but you can take your save game and move it to the PC port if you find you enjoy it enough.


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Anything that emulates or something like chess does it for me. Most games have a childish feel to them or pay to win, (or pay 10€ for some indie game lol). Really what you're asking OP is if there's a nugget of gold in shit. Also there's usually better stuff you can do besides mobile games like apps where you learn something or books. Really you'll realise most mobile games look good for a few minutes before being repetitive.
However there's 'mobile' games that were played on like flip phones or something that are actually good like a digital devil saga one I'd seen, so maybe something along those lines.
Also anyone remember Zenonia?


i play brawl stars and i like it

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Twoot, Our LORD and SAVIOR, Creator of 22Chan slaved and worked years for us to enjoy this wholsome and finely crafted 2D gardening game. In this thread let's talk about and play Steve's Garden. I myself have playtested this game and and personally my life is forever changed. Shit Was So Cash.
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I've found some "bugs", if you can call them that:
-If you buy too many time warps at the same time, the gae will crash upon closing the toolshop menu
-The more moving water there is on screen, the more likely it is for the game to crash
-When using time warps, even the crops that are nowhere near water will grow anyway (See Niniba's face and 22chan's letters)
Crash galore aside, the game is really entertaining and fun. I like it


Thank you very much for the reports, i will go right ahead at fixing them

Also, very nice garden sir


niniba looks high

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What's your personal favorite pokemon game and why? Personally. I can't quite decide between Emerald and Platinum. Platinum is obviously the more refined of the two, but Emerald honestly has the better music and aesthetics. Plus I have a lot of childhood memories associated with the Hoenn Region, even though my first game was Silver.

>Pic tangentally related
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I actually liked Clover. A lot of effort obviously went into that game, maybe even more than goes into official Pokemon games.


Pokemon heartgold, the amount of love that went into that game is insane, literally 3 games in one, with tons of minigames andgreat music. it's nice to see your favorite pokemon follow behind you as you walk, and the pokewalker is honestly a nice touch.


I have fond memories of playing Soulsilver. I remember going on vacation with a Pokewalker. The Pokewalker device at that age was so fun that it didn't bother me that I did not get to play the actual game. I also liked how you could level up by walking the Pokemon that; was a good touch-in, my opinion. I eventually lost my Pokewalker which, was sad, but I still have fond memories of it.

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These games were a big part of "muh childhood," and I thought I'd revisit them. I found a free (legit, I checked) download w/ patch
Do any of you nigs remember these old Petz games? Any funny/comfy stories? Apparently these games are turning out to be surprisingly complex, so much so that we still don't know what all is in them even though they're from the 90s. Just last year it was discovered that each pet has a favorite color. Kinda spooky. I fully believe it, since it's the only pet sim I've ever played where each individual pet had a distinct and believable personality. It's almost feels like Ubisoft trapped real cats inside your computer using black magic or something.
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...are you alive, op?


This thread is weird.


aw man i forgot about this thread, it made me laugh real hard when i first read it

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