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What retro-consoles do you still go on-line with?

Post by GarryG » Mon May 10, 2010 8:52 am

I still sometimes go on-line with my PS2.

I haven’t looked at the Dreamcast on-line stuff for ages, but have had it working through the PC-Server option...
and I’m not sure how to get on-line with my Xbox, now that the official route is dead!

Also is there still anything on-line for the GameCube? I’ve never been on-line with that one.
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Post by speedlolita » Mon May 10, 2010 8:55 am

The only game that was even online for GC was Phantasy Star Online.

There are still people running servers so it'd be possible.
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Post by nakamura » Mon May 10, 2010 8:56 am

I didn't think you could still get online with the PS2! Many people using it?
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Post by speedlolita » Mon May 10, 2010 8:57 am

I know J0e_Musashi still uses his for Internet and Email when there's no PC available. :lol:
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Post by stvd » Mon May 10, 2010 9:06 am

nakamura wrote:I didn't think you could still get online with the PS2! Many people using it?
Last time I went on (PES 2008) there were plenty. Mostly French. :?
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Post by GarryG » Mon May 10, 2010 9:22 am

Yep, sports games are still quite popular. There’s usually also a decent amount of people playing the ‘Battlefield’ and ‘Battlefield 2’ Star Wars games, you will probably have to download a patch for the first one though.

I can probably put up a little list of the PS2 stuff if anyone is interested.

There are both official and unofficial servers running a variety of things, you can also play the LAN games on-line over the internet through dedicated servers.
I've heard you can do the same thing with Xbox, but don't know how :(
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Post by Rayne » Mon May 10, 2010 1:12 pm

I had no idea PS2 online still worked!

Cor, I'll have to give that a go this weekend :D
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Post by speedlolita » Mon May 10, 2010 1:13 pm

I've got a pair of network adaptors, any good games I can go online with? I'm not too sure.
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Post by QuantumCrayons » Mon May 10, 2010 2:13 pm

Only game I've ever been online with my PS2 with is CoD: Big Red One. Pretty decent matches I got, too.

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Post by Britnostalgic » Mon May 10, 2010 2:15 pm

Dreamcast until recently... doesn't seem to work anymore.

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Post by Dizrythmia » Mon May 10, 2010 7:59 pm

I could never get any of my Gamecubes online or to communicate with each other. I have 4 Cubes & 2 Broadbans adapters, & they wouldn't communicate with each other or using the Xlink software. In the end I just gave up. I figured it was unlikely both broadband adapters would have problems, so it was just me...

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:31 am

No mention of any retro consoles yet ;)
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Post by stvd » Tue May 11, 2010 3:27 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:No mention of any retro consoles yet ;)
Are there any?

I've played the SNES, Megadrive and M.A.M.E. online but obviously, only through emulation.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue May 11, 2010 8:24 am

Spectrum and C64 are the obvious ones, there are ethernet adapters available for those to get online.

The Mega Drive had an online service, so the hardware exists for that.

Look beyond the obvious.
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