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Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)11:20 UTC+1 No.1627356 Report

So would it be cool to have a Sims 1 thread?
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)16:31 UTC+1 No.1627616 Report

read the sticky, "1999 and earlier", sims 1 was released in 2000, sorry bud, maybe next year
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)17:51 UTC+1 No.1627759 Report

>mfw no incest hack
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)18:15 UTC+1 No.1627804 Report

It runs on Windows 98
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)18:20 UTC+1 No.1627813 Report

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril was released in 2010 for the NES.
Your logic is shit.
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)18:25 UTC+1 No.1627825 Report

And you could talk about that here if you wanted to because it was released on a platform that was released before 1999.
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)18:37 UTC+1 No.1627845 Report


Kind of weird that game is only from 2000. It feels like the sims games have been around for a lot longer than that.
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)19:53 UTC+1 No.1627993 Report

I got this thing still in it's original big box lying around that I bought from a Goodwill.
script writer kibe 05/17/14(Sat)20:55 UTC+1 No.1628107 Report

In theory we could also discuss Diablo II as it runs on Windows® 2000*, 95, 98, and NT 4.0 Service Pack 5
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)21:08 UTC+1 No.1628139 Report

I still play the classic Sims from time to time. Unfortunately, there just isn't that much to do in the game when compared to the sequels.


Why not? The rules don't need to be that strict. If a game if off by maybe 1 year and it's obviously on par with retro graphics or design, then I don't see any reason to go around being a thread delete Nazi.
script writer kibe 05/17/14(Sat)21:32 UTC+1 No.1628227 Report

inorite? You don't see anybody being an ass when a Conker's Bad Fur Day thread pops up

As long designated towards an OS thats using DOS or a DOS shell, it should be considered kosher
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)21:51 UTC+1 No.1628259 Report

There are several things I think /vr/ needs to overlook:

Diablo II - You're not going to have a serious discussion about this on /v/. You're not going to have a serious discussion about gaming in *general* on /v/. /v/ is not about video games; /v/ is one part troll's nest, one part /pol/emics and one part spam heap. Plus Diablo III has been out for some time now. To my knowledge, D2 no longer receives any kind of support from Blizzard.

Morrowind - See above. Even if /v/ does discuss The Elder Scrolls, they're exclusively interested in Oblivion, Skyrim and the upcoming ES6. With The Elder Scrolls VI being announced, I would think Morrowind is definitely considered retro by now.

GBA - Nintendo already considers the GBA a legacy platform. In fact, you can even download GBA games from their eShop and put them on your 3DS. As far as handheld discussion on /v/ is concerned, it's entirely 3DS games and then a bunch of Vita marketers trying to viral the PSP.

As for the GBA's library, much of it consists of NES, SNES, SMS, arcade and Genesis ports and remakes, and every other game is pretty much on par with that.
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)22:47 UTC+1 No.1628382 Report


Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)22:48 UTC+1 No.1628387 Report

> If a game if off by maybe 1 year and it's obviously on par with retro graphics or design, then I don't see any reason to go around being a thread delete Nazi.
you underestimate the autism on this board
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)22:50 UTC+1 No.1628390 Report

There used to be Deus Ex threads, that was released in 2000. I haven't seen any lately though, so maybe they cracked down on them.
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)22:51 UTC+1 No.1628392 Report

Because all you really need is common sense when discussing the games, but you also only need one loud complaining person to upset that balance. So it's probably better to stick by the rules overall for peace of mind and not allow exceptions
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)23:04 UTC+1 No.1628419 Report

Is 1999 a hard limit or does it go on a 15 year sliding scale. i.e. next year it would be 2000, year after that 2001, etc...
Anonymous 05/17/14(Sat)23:52 UTC+1 No.1628545 Report

no, you faggot

do you also think renaissance or whatever other era moves a couple centuries forward just because time passes?

>hurr it's retro because i played it when i was 12 and i'm 16 now
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)01:14 UTC+1 No.1628665 Report

Has anybody successfully tried to play this on a 64 bit Windows 8 install?

I can't even get the launcher to startup.

Also, when running in a VM, the game says (after it's all been installed) that it detected a debugger and to turn it off.

I guess I *could* dual boot, or just set up an older machine with an old OS, but that's a lot just for one game.

Much sadness.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)01:17 UTC+1 No.1628669 Report

Also, pic related.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)01:17 UTC+1 No.1628672 Report


no because this isn't the fucking renaissance assclown, You think video games stopped advancing in 99?
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)01:20 UTC+1 No.1628675 Report

Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)01:21 UTC+1 No.1628681 Report

Anybody here like to trap neighbors as they went strolling by?
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)04:53 UTC+1 No.1629097 Report

I was about to try it out but welp, guess I won't now.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)06:05 UTC+1 No.1629194 Report

>Schpaa, schpaa, woobie doobie doobie doobie schpaa!
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)06:11 UTC+1 No.1629203 Report

Mine works
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)06:30 UTC+1 No.1629236 Report

There actually was a diablo 2 thread that ran for like a month before on /vr/
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)10:59 UTC+1 No.1629584 Report

Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)11:05 UTC+1 No.1629590 Report

Mine (The Sims Complete Collection) works just fine on Windows 7 64-bit, so I guess it should run on Win 8 too.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)21:11 UTC+1 No.1630483 Report

Well damn.
I knew it worked on Windows 7 x64, but the other day I swear I couldn't even get my machine to go near the disc drive.

I'd regurgitate the error I got when I actually tried opening the launcher, but I don't remember it.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)21:34 UTC+1 No.1630550 Report

I got ahead of myself.
This is fun.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)21:48 UTC+1 No.1630591 Report

"Nobody on /v/ will talk about X!" isn't a valid reason to post an off-topic thread in /vr/. You and a ton of other people want /vr/ to be something it isn't: a smaller /v/ for less popular games.
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)22:26 UTC+1 No.1630685 Report

>doesn't support Thousands of colors!
>Exit now!

my orbits are in sides
Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)23:03 UTC+1 No.1630770 Report

Got it running in 1024x768 windowed mode, but it still runs like ass.

It won't update the window at all on monitor 2 to the left, and there's a fat box in the middle of my main monitor
Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:44 UTC+1 No.1630952 Report

That term used to refer to 16-bit color in Win9x. Switch color depths before running if possible (XP only). Win Vista/7/8 don't expose lower color depths without custom modes.
Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:48 UTC+1 No.1630960 Report

>You don't see anybody being an ass when a Conker's Bad Fur Day thread pops up
thats because it was released on the N64
a system released before 1999.
Anon 05/19/14(Mon)02:32 UTC+1 No.1631175 Report

Dear mods,
I want to know when the PS2 will be considered retro.

Love, Anon
Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)02:49 UTC+1 No.1631207 Report

Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)03:05 UTC+1 No.1631226 Report

Get back to /v/, children, games you played when you were a tot aren't retro. You're not old enough to consider your childhood games retro yet.

Turn 30 at least and then we'll talk.
script writer kibe 05/19/14(Mon)03:16 UTC+1 No.1631245 Report

That's beside the point entirely. Diablo II was released in 2000 for Windows 95 and 98 compatible PCs, Operating systems that were developed at the mid-point and tail end of the 90's and yet everyone on /vr/ treats Diablo II as this huge "taboo" thing that's shunned and berated because it doesn't follow the guidelines. When in fact it has to do with the majority of people on here being completely ill-informed regarding computers and retro pc gaming
Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)03:41 UTC+1 No.1631278 Report

>literally one year after 1999
>"too new, go back to /v/"
It's kind of off-putting how much autism appeared on this board in such a short span since its conception.
Also, I miss having Neftelia thread(s) until "not retro!1!!!1" anons shouted it down.
Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)03:46 UTC+1 No.1631286 Report

In Seiken Densetsu 3 there is an item called "Puipui Grass" and every time we use it my friend and I go "Pui, pui" like the sims would say when talking to each other.
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