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Any Massively Multiplayer online retro remakes?

Post by GarryG » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:17 pm

What retro-type multiplayer on-line games are there?

I've heard of JSW-online, but couldn't ever get it running!

Is there anything else?
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Re: Multiplayer retro style online games?

Post by TMR » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:32 pm

GarryG wrote:What retro-type multiplayer on-line games are there?
Well, there's NetRacer but that's not really a "retro-type" game since it's an internet-enabled multi player game for several C64s. =-)

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Post by Sureshot » Tue Jul 08, 2008 12:33 pm

3 words - 'emulators with netplay'.

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Post by GarryG » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:59 am

I was thinking more of re-done things like 'JSW-online'. Surely this can't be the only one.

I've found various sites with browser based multiplayer flash/java type games that are based on simple platform games or early arcade games.


Maybe we could make a list of interesting sites?

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Asteroids:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/QRious/ ... -asteroids
http://nonoba.com/chris/multiplayer-asteroids
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Post by sleeper77 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:00 pm

Kaillera is one program I would download. Check the website to see what are the most popular emulated multiplayer games at the moment.

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Post by SirClive » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:42 am

I couldn't work out how to use kaillera
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:56 am

SirClive wrote:I couldn't work out how to use kaillera
That shouldn't be taken in any way as in indicator of complexity, more an indication of SirClive's lack of technical ability ;)
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:04 am

Thanks :?

I was trying to use Mame++ that has built in Kaillera support, but it kept going on about servers so I think I swore at it and went and watched cartoons.
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Post by GarryG » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:36 am

Ok, I went and had a look at 'Kaillera', and now I'm even more confused than ever!

Can someone explain to me exactly what this is supposed to do?
Please use small words...

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Post by TMR » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:00 am

GarryG wrote:Can someone explain to me exactly what this is supposed to do?
Please use small words...
Short version; it connects two emulators in different places so they run as one, a game can then be started in two player mode and be played as though both people were in the same room.

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Post by GarryG » Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:05 am

Ah, I see.

Not exactly what I was looking for then, but an interesting piece of software non-the-less.

I'm more looking for things like my asteroids example that are 'massively multiplayer' and available 'on-line', ether through a web page interface or through client-server peer-to-peer stuff.



I wonder if there's a massively-multiplayer spacewar? 8)

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Post by Kaede » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:31 pm

WinKawaks is a better way of playing CPS2/NeoGeo games online than Kalliera if that's any help?

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Post by C=Style » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:51 pm

Do the emulators that support Kalliera work well with no lag? I tried it a few years ago on GENS but if I remember right it was pretty bad, could have been my crappy connection back then (when half Mbps was good).
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Post by Crunchy » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:52 pm

Subspace Continuum.

Very retro. Very massive.

http://www.getcontinuum.com/

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Post by GarryG » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:32 am

Crunchy wrote:Subspace Continuum.
Had a quick look at the web site. Looks interesting, I'll try and have a look this week sometime.

I also had a look at Clan Lord, a very retro-type RPG



Any more? Can be anything arcade or RPG!

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