Computer games and that


#61

.I read a few reviews last night, so I’ll think I’ll pick up a copy now, cheers.


#62

This week I’ve been playing VRC Pro which is a realistic RC car racing simulator. When I was a teenager I raced 1/10 off-road buggies - a Kyosho Scorpion and an Associated RC10. Many years later this sim is letting me have a go again and it’s a lot of fun.

The handling of the cars is impressively accurate with fully proportional steering and throttle response. A neat piece of functionality is you can use an actual transmitter and receiver as controller with a USB converter. I use an Xbox 360 controller.


#63

http://www.stellarisgame.com/

Stellaris seems to be getting a lot of positive attention.
It’s only £17.50 on Steam sale and doesn’t take up a lot of HD space.


#64

Arrgh, what have I done? I’m having to watch a two hour tutorial on Youtube just to get a clue. :scream:


#65

There are not enough hours for you to have both a life, and play that game. Choose one :grimacing:


#66

#67

This game is fantastic. If you like RTS, get it. Way better than Civ6.


#68

Just treated myself to a new Xbox One S and had a blast ripping through Gears of War 4 - so popped into Game to see if they had anything of interest second hand and picked this up for £8 and it’s an absolute belter - should keep me occupied for a while


#69

I’ve been playing Metal Slug Anthology on Playstation 2 emulator PCSX2.

The Metal Slug series was released in 1996 and are run and gun arcade style games. The graphics are low-res by modern standards but this is more than made up for by their sheer creativity, humour and utter bonkers-ness. Especially the various vehicles. Bags of fun and you don’t need a pocketful of 10 pence’s to play!


#70

I have a Neo Geo board and Metal Slug on this:

Great games.

Data Discs has just launched the sound track on vinyl:


#71

That’s very cool! :+1:

Are those arcade machines something you build yourself with the right hardware?


#72

There’s a whole industry behind it! If you just want old arcade games then a raspberry pi running retropie will be fine, otherwise you can use a PC running Windows or Linux. All the joysticks and buttons are cheap, and you can probably find a 21" 4:3 LCD monitor for peanuts. You can buy cabinets as well, or make one yourself.


#73

This is an original 90s era cabinet, 29” screen, original neo geo motherboard.

I’m not really into the emulation stuff.


#74

I wasn’t aware there was a hobby dedicated to building arcade machines. I’ve got some ideas for a winter project now, even if it’s just an arcade stick case.


#75

Launched 23 years ago yesterday - December 3 1994.


#76

I remember going in to Sheffield with a old mate of mine, we both bought one with a different game pack so we could swop.

Happy daze :grinning:


#77

Many many hours were spent on this playing the original Gran Turismo , and Metal Gear Solid, among others…


#78

I loved the original Gran Turismo!


#79

I mentioned this before - you can still play Playstation1 games on a PC using an emulator.

The PS games play on the PC exactly as they played on the console and you can use a variety of controllers including the Playstation dual-analog controller. The games load either from the original game discs or from .iso images.

Sites like CoolROM.com have .iso images for hundreds of PS1 games. The emulator I use is ePSXe with an Xbox one controller connected via USB.

  • For reasons you should own a physical copy for any .iso image you download and own a PS1 console (even if it’s up in the loft somewhere).

#80

I have been playing Gran Turismo a lot, but on an original console on a studio grade CRT monitor, because I’m not a bottom feeder that uses emulators…

…Just an ugly, lazy, unhealthy elitist nerd.