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thingsiplay, (edited )

Short Version

I was a console player, now I am on PC. And I harvest the power of emulation alongside playing modern games.


Long Version

I’m an 80s guy and was fortunate enough to experience the 90s in its full glory; from Snes Jrpgs to the transitioning to 3D to the first consoles with internet connection. Nowadays I am a PC player and play ton of games through emulation. And the little cute Steam Deck on my side is the extra fun.

I played this year Breath of the Wild from the Switch, but through emulation on my PC in 60 fps, higher resolution and with my Xbox gamepad. Got all or almost all shrines in the game with over 130 hours playtime (Edit: Played it this year on Yuzu BTW. They started suing while I was playing.)! And besides that, I play old Romhacks and mods of old console games for the SNES, in example translations, bug fixes or just new stages (like DLCs from the community!). Or play games to beat highscores and times from your friends or other players in the community. There is so much to explore through emulation.

If you have a good PC and the patience, then I recommend you to get into emulation a little bit. Maybe not as hardcore as I do, but for your favorite consoles and games. You can play games that you missed back in the day in example, or just waste 20 minutes testing old games and then go back to modern games. It’s such a fun experience.

thingsiplay,

Shigeru Miyamoto, Will Wright, and Jeff Braun in Kyoto in 1989. (Image credit: Courtesy of Jeff Braun)

After all the years, i finally see Will Wright as a real person. I only knew his avatar from the SNES game itself, back in the 90s. He looks a bit different than I had in mind. Oh and while I researched a bit, found this one:

https://beehaw.org/pictrs/image/0ea550e1-0edd-4fb2-9a23-6f578f549612.webp

thingsiplay,

I have nothing against supporting paid mods, if the modder wants it to be monetized. It should be the decision of the modder. Not everything must be free of charge. As long as the modder can decide it.

thingsiplay,

I think we’re missing out by not having this as an option. Modding can provide a good stepping stone into full game development, and if people can earn money for their work, they can justify spending more time on it or potentially even doing it full time.

Yes. Those who don’t want to monetize their work (which is actually respectable) would standout even more. In example there could be two versions, one free version and one paid version with a few little extras to support the developers. This is a way to handle paid software even in Open Source, in example on Android where such a payment system is integrated.

There is no need to have an account on a different platform, so I can support the developer, and another account for another platform that wants my bank accounts. I speak about patreon and and the likes. It’s all here, with my Steam account and money from Steam.

thingsiplay,

That I seemingly can’t escape Reddit.

thingsiplay,

He is not wrong though. :D Maybe this post is a follow up meme?

NiGHTS Into Dreams (is still available for free)

I always wanted to try this game when I was a kid. When checking out reviews on Steam I noticed someone mention that Sega was giving it away for free for their 60th anniversary (a few years ago), and that website is still up and running. Long story short, I tried it and it works. Replacing the localhost part of the URL was...

thingsiplay,

I don’t understand why you guys keep posting images instead the link? www.sega60th.com

thingsiplay, (edited )

While I am at it :D (Edit: broken links corrected)

thingsiplay,
  • expected quality settings: (Low|Medium|High|Ultra) check
  • expected resolution: (720p|1080p|1440p|2160p) check
  • expected fps: (30|60|60|60) check

Good list. Too many specs forget about these basic information. But what about the “NETWORK: High-speed Internet connection”? I assume a connection is required while playing, because of some anti cheat or DRM? And why is High-speed connection required to play the game? Is no offline play possible?

thingsiplay,

Is this proven? I’m not using Windows, so just asking out of curiosity.

thingsiplay,

The linked page isn’t actually proving your statement being true. It just explains in theory. Which was my point, if there are benchmarks that prove this undeniably being true. Especially in context to gaming. If a game is not fully utilizing multithreading technology, then it wouldn’t much benefit from the better ThreadDirector. Maybe this game doesn’t benefit from it much.

thingsiplay,

E3 was expensive too, with way less people seeing it live. These mega companies have enough money to pay that. It’s just a big advertising platform. Only indie devs cannot pay this, unless they are hugely successful.

thingsiplay,

It’s not the first time where a click game got viral. But it’s probably the first time having this much success. What can I say, if people find it enjoyable, go for it. But what I don’t understand is, how people cheat with even such a click game, by using bots. It’s so funny.

edit:

Despite this seemingly benign gameplay

Calling this a game or gameplay is funny in itself. People are “playing” the dumbest things if they get bored.

thingsiplay,

Apparently not enough, because Sony focuses on PC more than ever.

thingsiplay,

consoles are more popular than PC by quite a big margin.

How do you measure this? Steam alone has 130 to 150 million active users, more than Switch customers at a whole. And that does not even include some of the most popular PC games at all. I also expect PC user base to grow, it has more potential than consoles.

So yes, its a big deal for companies like Sony to open up this big to PC and to be that successful. They don’t even need to sell a console to sell games. Off course consoles will remain popular and for good reason. But most popular games are mulitsystem games and not specific to consoles anyway. In my opinion it is remarkable how much Sony focuses on PC now. I hope they keep doing it; its only beneficial for the players, the publishers and for Sony.

thingsiplay,

I mostly take issue with the smug tone of the article acting like it’s over for consoles just because they didn’t meet expectations and decided to bring some games to pc. Consoles are still extremely popular and far more powerful than the average pc according to steam hardware survey. They will still be around and successful no doubt about it.

I agree with you here. These articles are stupid telling people it would be over for consoles. It’s just clickbait or they are uninformed. Maybe besides your point that the “average pc” is that weak as you say. Most are at a level of PS4 or stronger. But that is not all you need to compare if you want to an analysis. This topic is extremely complicated. You can’t just take the average. There are far more PC users than console players. Its like taking the Game Boy into account and saying that the average game consoles is weak. That’s not the full story.

In example most monthly active users on consoles play games that could be played on a potato PC or last gen consoles too and these people probably do not buy newest games. Similar to the situation on PC.

thingsiplay,

Compared to other companies, Valve let the community use alternative community servers. Even if Valve does not care about the game anymore (sigh, one of may all time favorites), it’s possible to maintain community servers. This is something any other game wish to had, without hacking the system; it’s just part of the game. And people can even use modded communities and there exist some really cool stuff (admittedly I never tried them, I would play the game if it didn’t have the bot problem).

But please stop review bombing other games with the cry to fix TF2. Those reviewers should get a review ban for misusing the review system.

thingsiplay,

Is there a simple way to download the save files before they get wiped? I mean without downloading the game and sorting out where the saves are and such. Steam has a dedicated page for that: store.steampowered.com/account/remotestorage (there is no download all link, but at least it’s straight forward)

thingsiplay,

Okay?

thingsiplay,

It was not just 6 months later. Original GTA v was released on old gen consoles, 1 entire year later on new gen consoles, then again 1.5 years later (meaning 2.5 years later from original release) it got out for PC. But I expect it will come to PC much faster this time, as every day not releasing it is not earned money. They won’t wait until next generation. GTAv was release quite at the end of the last gen back then, this time around 6 will come out in the middle of the generation. Also the current consoles are closer to PC in hardware and software than before, so a port is easier than with v.

I hope they take their time to upgrade and optimize the PC version. This is a massive game that needs its time. Especially because PC player have higher standards than console players and a more variety in hardware that needs to be tested and ironed out as much as possible. Obviously I’m a user like you and don’t know how much truth to all of this is, but sounds plausible in my opinion.

thingsiplay,

The console war between Atari and Intellivison ended long time ago, not by the recent acquisition.

thingsiplay,

Valve is way more valuable than Activision-Blizzard-King.

thingsiplay,

Microsoft wanted to buy Nintendo and Valve before. It was in the leaked documents. And I’m sure Microsoft makes suggestions all the time, we just don’t hear about it usually. We mostly hear about deals that happen.

Besides that, I can’t imagine that a competitor could buy a competitor. That would be illegal in most cuntries. Unlike Activision, which was not a competitor to Microsoft.

thingsiplay,

according to unverifiable rumours. … The leak comes from an unknown and unreliable source in the gaming industry.

But continues to write an entire article about it. I wouldn’t be shocked if the rumor was set by the person who writes the article itself. Edit: Which itself is only a few paragraphs, but filled with ads, links and images on the entire page.

thingsiplay,

I was about to recommend the same. Dark Souls is hard to get into, but it will train you to play a Souls like game like a Souls like game. However Elden Ring might be a good intro into the genre too, and is a bit more modern and accessible too.

thingsiplay,

Also recommended to watch: The History of Tetris World Records

  1. 2:32 Chapter 1
  2. 11:39 Chapter 2
  3. 16:28 Chapter 3: ENEOOGEZ
  4. 25:48 Chapter 4: Hypertapping
  5. 31:45 Chapter 5: The Next Generation
  6. 49:00 Chapter 6: Rolling
  7. 1:00:27 Chapter 7: Vaulting & Scaling
  8. 1:15:25 Chapter 8: Colors
  9. 1:25:00 Chapter 9: Crash
thingsiplay,

Its a classic conflict of interests. But I believe he is a sportsman guy and truly was happy for the kid. Kinda felt bad though, but this is how things goes. Either way, congratz to both.

thingsiplay, (edited )

Most people don’t need the newest and expensive tech. From the last 30 days of active games on Playstation brand, here a split PS3/PS4/PS5 (I just show a ratio that is set in relation to the numbers of players for the game), meaning left side is older console:

ps-timetracker.com/statistic/last-30-days

  • - / 42 / 14 Fortnite (3 times)
  • - / 3 / 2 Roblox (1.5 times)
  • 0 / 33 / 9 Minecraft** (3.7 times)
  • - / 14 / 9 Cod:MW2 (1.6 times)
  • - / 38 / 12 GTA V (3.2 times)
  • - / 23 / 8 Rainbow Siege (2.9 times)
  • - / 26 / 8 Apex Legends (3.3 times)
  • - / 17 / 7 Overwatch 2 (2.4 times)
  • - / 1 / 1 EA Sports FC 24 (1 time)

Edit: I have added simple math result in how many times the PS4 player base is big as the PS5 player base. Just out of curiosity and to provide a quicker way of scanning through the list.

(**ps3 players almost at 0 level for this game)

As you can see, all games are available for PS4 and they run decent enough, are multiplayer games and the new consoles do not offer anything substantial for these kind of players.

thingsiplay,

All the greatest recent games run super well on the Steam Deck

I get what you are telling here, but it’s not 100% accurate, generally speaking. It might be true for you personally. I own a first gen Steam Deck myself and its just a complementary hardware to my PC (and wonderful at that). It does not run all greatest games at all or in some cases limited and problematic. So “super well” is a little bit exaggerated, but that does not take away how fantastic the device is.

thingsiplay,

I own an Xbox Series (got it for free, you can’t argue with that), but still will wait for the PC port. I don’t think it will take 3 years before it comes to PC, especially not in todays landscape with a strong PC in Gaming overall. They surely are already working in a way to enable such a port. So 1 year from console release date seems to be realistic.

… who am I kidding to?

The History of Tetris World Records [by Summoning Salt] ~ a 2 hour documentary (youtu.be)

I just watched an excellent 2 hour (just needed to edit title, as I noticed it was 2 hours and not 1, wow time really flew away!) long documentary. The build up in stages and showing the evolution of the best players achievements, is intense and very well edited, narrated and written documentary!...

thingsiplay,

You can watch them piece by piece (meaning if its broken up by chapters like this), if its too long. I personally don’t do that, but can absolutely understand it. Nowadays I also watch most videos at higher speed. Some talk really slow, I mean slow that I watch it at x1.4 speed and it sounds like someone else is talking at x1.0 speed. But this video, I didn’t have a problem with the narration itself.

BTW I recommend Looking for an addon or like that if you watch on a browser. I have a more fine control over the speed values, as x1.25 sometimes is too fast. In example I often watch at x1.1 by default or sometimes at x1.2… and in really bad cases even faster.

thingsiplay,

Steam doesn’t have a version pinning. Automatic updates are forced.

thingsiplay,

“It’s okay” or “not the worst” or “not bad like xxx game” (where xxx is a bad game to compare to) are technically also not negative.

thingsiplay,

At this point, I’m convinced that Microsoft is just trolling everybody and have a blast in the office.

thingsiplay,

classic

thingsiplay,

When push back and player voice once in a lifetime matters.

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The hunt for the next controversy goes on.

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But it was not required, so the information was clearly wrong.

thingsiplay,

My observation since the very first Dead or Alive from the 90s: People having problems with bouncing boobs in games are more nasty than those who actually enjoy them.

thingsiplay,

It was rather obviously meant as a joke, so I’m confused about what people were mad at.

Welcome to social media in 2024.

thingsiplay,

What do you mean its not polished? Any example to what you mean by that?

thingsiplay,

I don’t think the person is here to discuss, otherwise would respond to any of the replies and questions. It’s just a post out of frustration. I feel like wasting my time again.

thingsiplay,

I started emulating Switch this year and played Breath of the Wild for the first time on Yuzu through with 130 hours. And I’m proud of it.

thingsiplay,

The video content isn’t talking about the current market or the past, but how Steam Deck is the biggest threat to Xbox in the future. Xbox has a lot of potential. The leadership changed (which is addressed in this video too). When Microsoft was at its worse, Steve Ballmer was the boss of Microsoft and Don Mattrick was ruining Xbox in the ground with XBox One. Now we have Satya Nadella and have Spencer, who did bring back the Xbox brand and seem to understand their stuff better.

thingsiplay,

Always good to have good recommendations. I subscribed to her channel and will watch a few videos before coming to any conclusion.

thingsiplay,

I like when he talks about the Steam Deck, but he talked too much about other handhelds and accessories. Plus most of his talks are about (software) modding the Deck, which I am not doing much. That’s why I unsubscribed, but not because it is bad, I’m just not the target. Seems like he stopped posting because I unsubscribed… :D But I recommend anyone reading these replies to look at his YouTube channel and watch some older videos. They are quite interesting and go in depth in some of them:

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