Retro Club Weekender

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:30 am

Parksey wrote:Did Wario Ware have a yellow case or was it just the sleeve?

Viewtiful Joe 2 had two different coloured sleeves too. This has made me miss my GameCube now. Wish I had more time or was just generally immortal so I'd be able to replay all the titles I want to.

Wario Ware just had a different colour sleeve.

VJ1 had two sleeves, not seen multiple colours of VJ2.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:02 am

Sunshine :wub:

One of my few great retro finds was someone selling sunshine, luigi's mansion and sonic adventure 2 for £10 I think it was. They were in good condition too. I used nintendont to play them on my Wii U and when I got my gaming pc I ripped the discs and played them on my pc.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Quantum Name » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:36 am

Those screenshots are great! The colours are fantastic.

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Jamo3103 wrote:Love the purple box it came in too. Really liked how Gamecube games had a variety of different coloured cases, seems to be something Nintendo do a lot less of these days.

Agreed. If memory serves correctly, Sunshine had a purple box, Double Dash came in red, Wind Waker had a gold one, the Zelda Collection/Promo Disc also had a purple box... were there any more?


I think the Players Choice (or whatever they were called) range came in silver boxes.

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by The Doom Spoon » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:42 am

Ad7 wrote:Sunshine :wub:

One of my few great retro finds was someone selling sunshine, luigi's mansion and sonic adventure 2 for £10 I think it was. They were in good condition too. I used nintendont to play them on my Wii U and when I got my gaming pc I ripped the discs and played them on my pc.

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The Dolphin shots look beautiful! Most the time I'm a stickler for playing on original hardware... But I have to say this makes a very strong case. What spec is your pc to run Dolphin at that quality?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:08 am

Specs are really high, but Devlin has been posting about his retro box he's made and the specs are a lot lower but seem to do the trick.

Normally I'd prefer proper hardware, but sunshine in particular looks fantasic with the resolution bump, plus it works perfectly with the ps4 pad.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Pedz » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:09 am

Ad7 wrote:Specs are really high, but Devlin has been posting about his retro box he's made and the specs are a lot lower but seem to do the trick.

Normally I'd prefer proper hardware, but sunshine in particular looks fantasic with the resolution bump, plus it works perfectly with the ps4 pad.


Did you not get the HD texture pack?

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Ad7 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 am

No, it's just running the widescreen hack. I don't really like texture packs for these things as they spoil the original look imo

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Sandy » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:56 am

Ad7 wrote:No, it's just running the widescreen hack. I don't really like texture packs for these things as they spoil the original look imo


This has made me think of that unreleased Shenmue remake. There's a Digital Foundry video on it that shows it off nicely.

For me they did a brilliant job of keeping the original asthetic but incorporating more modern lighting and shadow techniques etc. It made it look much better but without ruining to styling of the game.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Jamo3103 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:02 am

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Jamo3103 wrote:Love the purple box it came in too. Really liked how Gamecube games had a variety of different coloured cases, seems to be something Nintendo do a lot less of these days.

Agreed. If memory serves correctly, Sunshine had a purple box, Double Dash came in red, Wind Waker had a gold one, the Zelda Collection/Promo Disc also had a purple box... were there any more?


I think that's it, although weirdly my copy of Beach Spikers came in a Purple Box but it was bought second hand and I don't think that was the norm.

The idea of alternative coloured boxes seems to have fallen by the wayside with more recent systems, there were a handful on the Wii (NSMB, Pandora's Tower and Mario & Sonic Olympics 2012) and then to my knowledge just one on the Wii U. I'm usually a sucker for uniformity in my collection but I always thought it was a cool touch that made the games stand out.

Great to see so much love in here for Mario Sunshine, it's such a fantastic Mario game. Always felt like Nintendo during the Gamecube era were really experimental, it meant that not everything came off quite right but it led to such a varied library. Feel like whilst the hardware has become more experimental since they've generally played it much safer with their titles, such as the glut of 2D platformers they've made since the success of NSMB back on the Wii.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Parksey » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:21 am

It's weird, isn't it, that that is how Sunshine looks on our heads and how we think it looked at the time. Some of those shots of the metal mesh level (can't remember the name but I think it was the second stage) look pretty similar to stuff I used to see in NGC previews.

It's the same with N64 games. I can't believe we didn't notice how blurry they were.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Drumstick » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:46 am

Ricco Harbour, IIRC.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Lazy Fair » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:35 pm

The Doom Spoon wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Might I also suggest Doom 3 for your Xbox. While there are now certainly better versions out there on console, Doom on the original Xbox is quite the technical achievement and worth owing.


Awesome I'll check it out thanks! Any other recommended games for the Xbox? I'm open to all suggestions!

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Gemini73 wrote:As I said above, nothing rare just several titles that I wanted to add to the collection.

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Transformers :wub:


Yeah, it's a bit good. I haven't fired up this copy, but I played it to completion on its release. The first Transformers game that really got it right.


Havent come a cross that Transformers title before! What type of game is it? I loved War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Is it anything like them? I'm a massive fan, I got an ever growing collection of boxed mint condition Transformers toys and I got the Autobots symbol tattooed on my arm 8-) plus the '87 movie is one of my favourite films of all time!


Outrun 2!


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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by The Doom Spoon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:59 pm

Awesome thanks! I'll add it to my list. So far I got KOTOR 1and 2, NFS Underground 1 and 2, Ninja Gaiden, Forza Motorsport and not Outrun 2 on there :D

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by Green Gecko » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:33 pm

I know there are HD versions but how about Strangers Wrath (or Munch's Odyssey?) was well regarded at the time.

And unless you have it on Cube Soul Calibur 2 was a perfectly fine port with the excellent Weapon Master mode. Possibly cheaper on XB and GC.

Black and Burnout 3 also probably run best out of all 3 gen7 systems.

Not sure if Halo 1 and 2 have been mentioned unless it's obvious. I don't really get on with Halo, I find it too slow for some reason.

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by The Doom Spoon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:43 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I know there are HD versions but how about Strangers Wrath (or Munch's Odyssey?) was well regarded at the time.

And unless you have it on Cube Soul Calibur 2 was a perfectly fine port with the excellent Weapon Master mode. Possibly cheaper on XB and GC.

Black and Burnout 3 also probably run best out of all 3 gen7 systems.

Not sure if Halo 1 and 2 have been mentioned unless it's obvious. I don't really get on with Halo, I find it too slow for some reason.


Awesome thanks! Good shout for SC2. Probably worth getting for both system just for the exclusive characters in each. GC had Link and Xbox had... Spawn wasn't it?

Yea I'm not a Halo fan. Played it through master chief collection and hated every second of Halo 1. Did it co op with a friend and they basically had to drag me through kicking and screaming. Haven't even attempted Halo 2.

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by Green Gecko » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:05 am

Lol, fair enough. Yeah the bonus character is Spawn.. obviously Link is way better. Especially as there's already another Todd McFlarane character in SC2.

I only played the xbox game because my mate spilt bear on my memory card 59 for cube and wiped my Weapon Master save (along with all my smash bros melee unlocks inc. all 112 events), so I ended up just playing it again on Xbox for some reason.

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Sandy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:56 pm

For xbox it would be worth picking up:

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Crimson Skies
Fable
Jade Empire
Ninja Gaiden
Oddworld Munch's Oddysee
Outrun 2
Project Gotham Racing
Timesplitters 2
Timesplitters Future Perfect

There will be other as well but that's just from looking up at my shelf.

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by Dowbocop » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:18 pm

I posted this a while back when I was clearing it from my dad's house, but I only showed the box then. It's taken me a few months but I've finally got it firing again - the Atari 2600 Jr.

The main console: we got it when our wood finish Atari bit the dust. The original PSU is knackered but other than that it's as it was in the 80s.
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Controllers (right to left because I don't think when I'm composing photos):
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A stock 2600 controller. Iconic.
The paddle controllers. Two per control port. Note the inverted coke bottle top my dad screwed into one of them because it broke. Bugsy not it...
The Quickshot. This was actually used for our Spectrum back in the day and it doesn't seem to work with the Atari.
The Kempston. This was actually in the Recycling Bag of Mega Drive Joy my brother in law gave me back when this thread started. I wondered why a Mega Drive controller would only have two buttons - it turns out it's actually an Atari era stick! In my research getting the 2600 back up and running I found out that, as the inputs are the same, Mega Drive controllers can be used with the Atari 2600 (B is fire).

I've got some pictures of games running that I'll post in a bit...

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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by Dowbocop » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:52 am

Some games running on my Atari. Arranged in a quiz format so if you fancy you can try and guess what the game is...
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Answers (you did do the quiz I loving made for you all, didn't you?)
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PostRe: Retro Club Weekender
by jawafour » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:20 am

Dowbocop wrote:...It's taken me a few months but I've finally got it firing again - the Atari 2600 Jr....

It's always great to see some older gaming systems, Dowb'! I haven't played on a 2600 for a long time now; regrettably, I chucked it out when moving home many years ago. I still have fond memories of titles like Combat, Adventure and River Raid :-) .

Dowbocop wrote:...Controllers... The Kempston. This was actually in the Recycling Bag of Mega Drive Joy my brother in law gave me back when this thread started. I wondered why a Mega Drive controller would only have two buttons - it turns out it's actually an Atari era stick! In my research getting the 2600 back up and running I found out that, as the inputs are the same, Mega Drive controllers can be used with the Atari 2600 (B is fire)....

That black-and-yellow controller is a Zip Stick; a popular choice for - generally - 16 bit computer gamers. Yeah, many early joysticks manufacturers copied the connector point that Atari devised and, IIRC, Atari later successfully sought payment from many manufacturers who had used this approach. Atari systems, Commodore systems and (early) Sega systems all shared the same pad connector type. I often used my Mega Drive pads on my Amiga.

Dowbocop wrote:Some games running on my Atari. Arranged in a quiz format so if you fancy you can try and guess what the game is...

Blimey, that was tough, dude - my memories of those games have substantially faded :lol: . I only got four; maybe five but I said Pele instead of Championship Soccer and I can't recall if they were totally different games or not!


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