It might be old news to some but I just recently discovered Zinc.
Now some System 11 and 12 games are getting to be playable in MAME Tekken 3 chuggs and most others have echos and such.
Zinc plays them at a nice brisk pace.
for those that don't know ZINC Emulates playstation based Hardware system 11, System 12, Zn2 and so on.
Getting it to run is tricky the main loader is commandline based there's a simple loader you can download and a very nice Final Burn/MAMEesque GUI that you can also download also for most if not ALL games to run you need to find bios files there is a site that has what you need coughzopharscough so hit them up when you need a Bios file
here's the GUI that I use
a ton of games are availible, now Raycrisis and Gdarius DO work but for some reason much like they do in MAME they do not have the muisc.
Anyways I tested a few games and here's a report
Speed is great and it does retain all the gameplay that makes it so great some sounds don't play but there's no distortion in the sounds.
A sentimental Favorite and one of Capcom's most dreadfully underrated fighter. Here it runs beautifully no Sakura in this one though.
A system 12 game, It's unplayable with the keyboard plugin I don't know about sticks, I assume you need a stick to play this and other System 12 games. I tested Tekken 3 and Mr Driller and only the buttons mapped to the joystick work (arrow keys in my case) so it's quite flawed. This game does work in MAME quite well but it does have an echoing issue in MAME.
Another personal Favorite this runs fine in MAME with few issues On Zinc it actually has Anti Alasing.
Plays and runs beautifully. The only issue some might have is how well you think it's aged. Otherwise it looks like an N64 game running in Zinc than an old PS1 game.
Dead or Alive++
I am A HUGE fan of DOA this was the missing piece to the puzzle the one game I don't have. If you haven't played it it's VERY close to DOA 2 and Ayane is playable for the first time in this installment. In Zinc it runs flawless but requires a Bios file that's a real pain in the ass to find. For demo purposes I'm showing it playing at a higher resolution than the other games.
Here I have it running at full resolution. I have never played Strider 2 before and I enjoy it more than the first game. Zinc has some issues with it as lines will appear in the sprites if that doesn't bother you the game is very playable and quite enjoyable. Here I'm playing it at the highest resolution possible in the emulator
This emulator requires patience, which I don't have much of however with enough googling and a few hours you should have all the games you want. Just be aware that System 12 games don't work with the keyboard plugin and good luck finding a Soul Calibur Rom that'll run in Zinc.
Konami DID invent the formula that would become Street Fighter. You would think having basically invented the 2d fighter as we know it today Konami would have made more fighters right?
Konami has it's own weird style something I can't really explain. Sega's style is quite an easy one to pin down. especally in it's 80s arcade games but in the 90s Konami had this style that was just....KONAMI. You knew you were playing a Konami game just from the way it looked.
That style doesn't exactly translate to fighters. Martial Champions is quite Unique doing alot of things differently from many other fighters of the time, 3 attack buttons, life bars at the bottom some characters had weapons the sprites where HUGE and oozed that unique Konami style. Martial Champions is fantastic but stylistically it's kind of odd.
But that is not the game I am here to talk about.
This game is
It's an odd mix of SNK and Capcom's best. Like an SNK Fighter it has a how to play screen. There's also an option for 3 VS 3 Teams The Game has scaling ala Samurai Shodown and Like SS it also has scaling and Of course weapons.
From capcom The game takes a 6 button control scheme
The Standard Power meter is also implemented not sure how it's used as I didn't dabble in the game long enough and won't until I can play it with my arcade sticks
And it does do one thing on it's own some stages have Ledges you can grab on to. during fights.
Some characters OOZE that classic Konami Art style while others looked ripped from SNK fighters. there are 12 fighters to choose from all of whom see quite competent and useable.
Here's a look
It's a game worth checking out having come out in 1995 it probably got lost in the shuffle but it's a breath of fresh air from a time when SF II games were flooding arcades and SNK made EVERY OTHER fighter that came out.
Namco releases some 15 billion versions of Namco Museum every generation since the 32 bit era and many great titles have yet to see the light of day on these collections. Tonight I'm going to take a look at 3 classic Namco Arcade titles that have gone under the radar but are REALLY REALLY AWESOME.
This game is Japan only as it was for the too naughty for the US. You play a girl putting on a play and after beating some baddies up you transform and fight a boss. At the end of the boss fight curtain goes down then a new act begins.
The Game plays alot like Kung fu with a chick whose panties you can see. But the animation for a game made in 1987 is incredible.
The Game was popular enough to get a port to the PC Engine and is also on the Virtual console.
The Game however is still even now Japan only so download either the MAME or PC Engine rom. The PC Engine game is exactly like the arcade only a bit sharper.
Released in the arcades only in 1994 this game was YEARS ahead of it's time. It was doing shit that smash brothers did years before Nintendo ripped this game off. YES NINTENDO RIPPED THIS GAME OFF!
The premise is you choose from 7 assassins you fight in REALLY FUCKING HUGE stages. Until somebody dies. You have a popstar primadonna, Cyborg paraplegic Martial Arts master, a Chimp in a suit, Siamese twins separated by a train The cast is great. The Game is a bit of Elevator Action returns, mixed with elements that would later be used in Smash Brothers and Battle Stadium DON and jump Ultimate stars.
Weapons range from swords to bowls of soup to guns to rocket launchers you fight until time runs out or somebody dies.
This game has aged AMAZINGLY this could be a DS game made NOW it's so fresh. It's one of the finest games Namco has ever made and YOU NEED to play it. It never got a console or handheld port and that's a shame it's really an amazing game.
Bloody fucking flipping awesome.
Part Ninja Blade Part NES Ninja Gaiden. Ninja Warriors and Ninja Gaiden (Arcade) and even Shinobi WISHES they that this game's real ultimate power. You blaze through levels at thundering speed killing all in your way then you fight a boss and do it again while gathering orbs really fucking fast and changing power ups literally every few seconds. Combine that with amazing music and colors rarely seen in a game in the 80s and you have just an AMAZING game. It was based on a movie of the same name and like The Outfoxies stayed in arcades.
This game does Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi better than Ninja Gaiden and Shinobi DOWNLOAD IT!
The following is a List of everything blamed on Society's problems before Video Games.
- Comic books
-A Clockwork Orange (movie not book)
A Clockwork Orange was the Grand Theft Auto of it's day. Granted I can't imigine a Car jacking set to the old Ludwig Van actually I can... quite beautiful that would be it would. But none the less shortly after the movie's release in the Uk Tons of Violent crimes were blamed on the movie. To the point Stanley Kubrick was fearing for his life In response he pulled the movie from UK theaters and to this day I don't believe it's been shown there again.
and Malcom McDowel would later go on to voice John Henry Eden in Fallout 3
AGAIN not being racist here
-Swearing on TV
Father of our Halfwit last president once said " We all need to be more like the Waltons and Less like the Simpsons": -George HW Bush
In spite of the fact they don't exist and people with Paranoid Personality Disorder STILL Blame them for everything
-Long hair on men
-Jeans on Grils
- short shorts
- The Beatles
- Marilyn Manson
Yes he came about after video games but before research was done to prove video games make up violent freaks Manson was blamed for everything when the worst thing he does is get his dick sucked by Jeordie White (AKA Twiggy) on stage
Now I can't officially be a part of this but in support I think I'll play some FF VI and VII this week.
I mistakenly read it as Austim CURE and Treatment not CARE and Treatment...Maybe I need my glasses updated or something.
I'm not sure many dtoiders know my story and why I am well an anti autism awareness advocate. See I've seen first hand WHY autism stats are so high.
My Brother and sister are 10 and 12 years younger than me To say I have NO relationship with them is a vast understatement. I just merely coexist with them. It's impossible to have any real relationship with them though I go out in public with them I'm quite embarrassed to be seen with them. This hasn't put a strain on my relationship with my Parents but I am frequently mad at my mother for an entirely different reason.
In something that's a bit of a NO SHIT SHURLOCK to most people who've seen me post I have anger problems.
Through out my life I've delt with anxiety issues that have more or less held me back. Nobody seemed to want to recognize that I simply just have an anxiety disorder with depression. I'm easily overwhelmed I can be very quick to anger and sometimes I'll just explode without using any judgement what so ever. But in person I'm pretty shy and rarely jump into conversation or take part in one. But If I get talking you'd never know I was shy. I just don't seek conversation out. Something that may have cost me a rather Hot Asian girlfriend...but that's another story for another post.
Now We live in society where we need to label everyone that's slightly out of the definition of Normal. I fit that but I didn't have a definable learning disability. Well...the system got their wish when my brother and sister got diagnosed with Autism and I got retested for a learning disability. In what I feel was an explanation to why my brother and sister are how they are, I was labeled with Aspergers and NEVER TOLD I was. I never had a chance to dispute it. I never had a chance to ask what aspects of it fit me (to this day I'm guessing and they ALL fit other disorders) I do see a therapist who just happens to have 2 kids with classic aspergers and he and the guy I saw before him HIGHLY doubt that I have it as my social skills while I'm shy aren't dead, That I can relate to others, that I CAN recognize emotion and that I myself am not a soulless wondering shell like most with aspergers are...(look up any aspie on you tube it's like they're all the children of the corn)
For whatever reason My mom tells ALOT OF PEOPLE I have it and I tell her constantly to stop I've been treated like a complete moron because of it. Granted I DO get paid to basically do nothing but because of this diagnosis my real underlaying and unrecognized issues have gone unnoticed and have escalated to where it's more or less ruined my life. Getting paid to do nothing is ultimately unfuflling.
It was becuase of MY circumstances that I got the Epiphany in the car one day out of the blue that somebody should do something about this and THAT was when I decided to get into Psychology.
So that's why I'm an anti austim advocate. some people are diagnosed with high functioning forms of autism so that "Awareness" and funding can be artificially pushed.
Also aren't people with any form of Autism good at video games? Because....there aren't really any games i'm REALLY good at besides.....nope....none.I can play through Mega Man III effortlessly but that's through 18 years of memorization.
Now a few years ago I volunteered at a camp for autistic kids. They wanted an anime expert and somehow they caught wind of me. I needed something kid friendly that wasn't poke or digimon. Trust me that was HARD eventually I went with an episode of a lighter DigiCherat and the Ghibli classic Castle in the Sky (A movie I never fully watched until 4th of July weekend this year) not without help mind you beucase I was VERY limited by what I could show them. The Range of kids at this camp were to say the least interesting. Some were 15 and couldn't say a word. Other could speak and had slurred speech (like my brother..) other rocked around and couldn't stop moving (like my brother and sister) Some I felt had no business at all (I got in trouble for talking to a girl about her diagnosis because I felt she didn't belong there I struck up a friendship with her family that lasted a few years then fell apart because...well she had the asperger female trait of being a slut)
There was this one HUGE kid that was like a white version of Wrestling Legend Kamala. he had streachmarks and well.......was quite large Kind of like what's his face in of Mice and Men. He bit a councilor and ALMOST beat the shit out of me for no reason. I'm not short I'm about 5'11 and this THING towered over me. I could have defended my self but, is it socially acceptable to defend yourself against somebody with the mentality of an infant? SIGH, I think not.
Anyways those are my tales of dealing with Autism, if I had to rewind my life....YES I would trade it for everything in the world. Autism has basically ruined my life.
That said, I'll still dabble in some Final Fantasy this week in support of the gamers playing through all of them. For other people like me that have had their live ruined by autistic siblings.
For those that don't know Omegle is a website that connects you with a complete stranger either an asshole or chinese person. I've had some amusing convos on this thing this however is probably the best Enjoy
Connecting to server...
Looking for someone you can chat with. Hang on.
You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!
A word of advice: "asl" is boring. Please find something more interesting to talk about!
You: G'day mate
You: where from?
Stranger: a very secret location...i'm not allowed to talk about it much
Stranger: also, are you male or female?
You: and You're an american
Stranger: i'm located at a government run think tank
Stranger: they just kind of took me because of my intellagence
Stranger: and they won't let any of us out
You: yeah uh
You: you miss spelled Intellgence
Stranger: i don't care
You: so did I
Stranger: i'm in a rush
Stranger: i just havn't talked to anyone in forever
You: how do you think I FEEL
You: I'm the wise one that it takes a 2 hour movie to find
You: I fuckin live int he woods with no human contact
Stranger: i'm sorry
Stranger: i wish i could see the sun
Stranger: i havn't seen it in forever :(
You: oh the yellow ball int he sky
You: so much rain we have barely seen it
You: Do you want me to send the Ninjas to come get you?
Stranger: isn't that...the wet stuff that falls from the sky
Stranger: i have created a virus
Stranger: codename: venjix
You: it's ok the Ninjas know the cure
Stranger: it's going to get all of us out of here
You: the Ninjas are going to get you out
You: you know why?
You: Cuz they're mother fuckin Ninjas
Stranger: i see
Stranger: well i've already created venjix
Stranger: and it's going to get me out of here
Stranger: along with my friends who i share a cell with
Stranger: they're twins
Stranger: they say their names are gem and gemma
Stranger: but no one really knows their name
Stranger: all anyone calls me is K
You: Venjix has already been cured
Stranger: i don't remember my own name
You: and eradicated
You: the Ninjas are in the building hte now
Stranger: venjix takes effect tomorrow
You: and my man Toshi just contacted me
Stranger: and i'll be out of here
You: he said you aren't a prisonor
Stranger: i have to go to the domed city of corinth
You: you're the ring leader
You: you're gioing to die in
Stranger: who the hell is toshi?
You: the guy that just killed you
Stranger: venjix might destroy the entire world
Stranger: you MUST go to the domed city of corinth
You: Toshi said there is no Venjix
Stranger: there i will be utalizing my ranger operator series
Stranger: there is
Stranger: toshi might have the ability to bond with the engine morphers
Stranger: and become a ranger operator
Stranger: but what series should he be....
You: if you are the prisonor
You: get out now
You: the Ninjas killed all the guards
Stranger: ranger operator series blue
Stranger: I CANT
Stranger: because there's no damn ninjas
Stranger: venjix is still in the disc
You: of course there aren't ninjas
Stranger: and tomorrow i will unleash it and make my way to corinth
You: they're fucking Ninjas
You: you can't fucking see Ninjas
You: they're in the shadows and shit
Stranger: shut up
Stranger: i have the plan down
Stranger: oh no
Stranger: the experimental series gold and silver morphers
Stranger: how will i get them if venjix will be in the system?
You: Venjix is gone
You: Toshi destoryed it
Stranger: HE'S NOT
Stranger: SHUT THE FUCK UP
Stranger: BEFORE I GET THE RANGER OPERATORS ON YOUR ASS
Stranger: RANGER RED AIN'T NO MOTHER FUCKER TO MESS WITH
Stranger: oh no
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