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How do you do the majority of your retro gaming?

Playing on the Original Systems
Using Emulators
Retro Compilations on Modern Systems
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How do you do your retro gaming?

Post by witchfinder » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:42 am

I guess this question has done the rounds before, but I was wondering how you all do your retro gaming? Do you love to crank up those clunky old systems, do you play those classics on your PC through emulation, or do you pick up the Retro Compilations for your PSP or XBox 360?

Personally I got back into the old favourites through PC Emulation (MAME in particular) but ultimately decided that the best way to experience those games is on the original system, which has led me to re-acquire all the computers and consoles I had back in the day, and even some that I didn't, e.g. the Vectrex and a JAMMA Arcade Machine. That said, I also bought a PS2 last year not for the modern generation games but for the abundance of retro compilations! :D

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Post by Smurph » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:05 am

Yeah, same as Mike.
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:08 am

Last week I did all three.

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Post by Kon-Tiki » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:09 am

Both on old consoles (if we can get that SNES fixed. Thing broke down half a year ago. Probably b0rked PSU or so, as it does absolutely nothing at all when turning it on) - NES/SNES/Genesis/4-in-1 joystick - and on emulators.

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Post by bolda » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:21 am

Mostly on \"real\" retro hardware, sometimes on PC emulators, never on retro compilations.

If I get a recommendation for a particular game that I've never played before, I usually check it out on emulation first, before deciding if it's worth hunting down a \"real\" copy.

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Post by felgekarp » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:27 am

Mainly the latter 2 but on the odd occasion I do the first.

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Post by Mayhem » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:46 am

Mainly the first, but also the other two.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:51 am

All of the above.

Mostly emulate on PC and PSP, but also have some official compilations (e.g. the first PSP Capcom one) and PS1 reissues/updates, as well as switching on the old MD/SNES/Jag/Vectrex.

Also have a couple of DTV plugins including the Namco and Sega ones issued to RG subscribers in the past.
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Post by Mr Winkle » Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:59 am

usually emulation - got a few retro compilations on the ps2. i love the convenience of having pretty much every commercial snes/smd/nes/c64 game on my pc and are able to start it from a shortcut with even having to search out the original cart or cd.

perhaps i'm just getting lazy :-)

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Post by witchfinder » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:05 pm

Mr Winkle wrote:i love the convenience of having pretty much every commercial snes/smd/nes/c64 game on my pc
Yeah, but nothing beats the feeling of having 6 attempts at trying to load a classic game on a clunky old C64 tape deck... :wink:

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:10 pm

Emu's mostly, though saved a Master System and N64 from possibly being sold this week. Would rather keep them, plug them in and fire them up.
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Post by learnedrobb » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:40 pm

Predominantly using emus.

If I have the hardware and the software title, I'll do it that way, but my resources being somewhat limited in a financial sense, Emus are the more appealing option at this time.
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Post by Dark Reaper » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:10 pm

It depends what mood I'm in really. I like setting up the original systems and playing the way that I remember them but if I'm feeling lazy I'll just use an emu. The retro compilations that I've got are mainly for the PSP, so that I can endure the daily commute. :D

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:42 pm

I've been into emulation for around 9 or 10 years so it's definitely my weapon of choice. It's just much less effort than pulling everything out of the cupboard or having a load of machines under your TV.

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