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Gaming Discussion / Re: ZSNES has been comprimised.
« on: June 25, 2015, 04:37:06 am »
Why would anyone bother to code malware specifically for a few hundred retro gamers who are most likely still running a P4 hooked up via dial-up, when you can get a few thousand servers with one-click installable wordpress exploits or any other malware flavour of the week?  ::)

Also, I went without posting for a couple of years and totally forgot my old account's password, which is tied to an email account that is long since dead. Hi. It's weird to be back.

Oh, I remember you, the fellow metalhead  ;D. You can try sending a short explanation of the situation via http://www.romhacking.net/contact/ to get the mail changed to the new one and then have a password reset. Maybe.  :-\

Site Talk / Re: How this site is viewed
« on: June 21, 2015, 03:15:14 am »
Well there is like 1 PSX translation for every 50 Snes and NES translations. And if you go newer than that it looks even more bleak. If you don't follow the forums and the site news every day all the time I can see how the perception might arise that we exclusive for these things.

As for console-based, PC translations are also pretty rare. And most of the stuff that is currently happeneing in that department is Visual Novels, which have their own seperate communities and we barely get any of their stuff here. This by the way isn't by choice from us, it's just what happened. When the site was founded, we did have the PC VN translations that were there at the time, and Haeleth (sp?), the guy who IIRC kickstarted that whole English-speaking fandom was a member here too. BUt eventually they got their own niche websites for that (TLWiki etc) and stuff just congregated there and not here. Now if I was a new person wanting to translate a VN I'd also go to the specialist sites for that and not look here.

The bigger "image problem" so to speak is when people think RHDN is a person/group that translates and hacks games themselves. You'd be surprised how often we get staff mail with "You guys are awesome, when will you translate X?" ::) But that's an user intelligence issue, nothing that can be fixed on our end IMO.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Victoly!
« on: June 19, 2015, 11:46:17 am »
Just finished a major project and to regenerate I decided to do nothing for two weeks except reduce my pile of shame (Steam backlog of unplayed/unfinished games).

So far I beat 2:

Goodbye Deponia (final part of the trilogy). Absolutely hilarious. The ending was a bit on the "meh" side though sadly. But it's not like anyone is playing these for the plot. The sheer insanity on the way to the finale absolutely delivered.

Creeper World 3: A tower defense game, but a very good and very unique one. Instead of waves of enemies that come at you there is a large biomass that keeps spreading over the map unless you hold it at bay (like the zerg creeper in Starcraft). Once you established a foothold on a map it'll become a tower offense as you try to build yourself a path through the mass in order to destroy the sources. Very good amount of content and varied maps. Super cheap too. If you like TD games, I can only recommend this.

Also played and dismissed two more:

Ironcast: It's FTL meets Mechs meets Match 3. The core concept is great, but it feels too random to me. After 5 hours and maybe 20 runs I still feel like I'm losing because of bad luck and not because I did something wrong.

Talisman: An adaption of an old Games Workshop boardgame. Sadly it's just not very engaging or entertaining. Pretty pointless dicerolling. Even as a physical boardgame I don't think I'd be having much fun with it. Fortunately this was from some bundle so it was very cheap.


The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: A walking simulator, in that there is not much gameplay, you just stroll through a stunningly beautiful landscape and try to uncover a mystery. You do that by stumbling across mystery set pieces that uncover snippets of backstory if you solve them in various ways. The athmosphere is great, but I honestly thought the conclusion sucked ass. And the gameplay is not too compelling. The game advertises itself with "no handholding", but what that translates to is pretty much just "stumble through the landscape aimlessly until you come across something". A bit of a direction would have been nice. I know I know, I'm a filthy casual.

Hitman Absolution: I liked it a lot. It's 98% of the way there, just needs a tiny bit more polish to be perfect. Still very good though. Though it has a bit of a Deus Ex 2 syndrome going, in that there are long series' of short stages. And while each has lot's of different possible approaches to get through them, I know many players prefer having the huge setpieces of older games. I didn't mind.

Stargate SG1 is very decent, but it's real function is to get you into Stargate Atlantis which is amazing.

And Farscape is an aquired taste, it's not a bad show and I enjoyed watching it, but even then something always felt off to me. It's in a very strange place of cheese.

Enjoy Babylon 5, a true classic and still one of the best. One of the very first non-soap shows to establish serialized storytelling. The first season was terrible, but it's worth suffering through it for the rest (much like TNG was in that regard). You should also watch Star Trek DS9 for the same brand of edge of your seat storylines.

Gaming Discussion / Re: E3 2015.
« on: June 16, 2015, 02:14:23 am »
Shenmue III! http://bit.ly/saveshenmue (Also Last Guardian)

Wow. That would be great. Though I have to wonder. The original cost 70 million to make. What do they think they can accomplish with 2 now?

I finally managed to get Firaja, but I only survived the first boss with only Cloud left and he had like 5HP...
And for the second fight I had to reset 5 times to get rid of the sin spawn without loosing someone on turn 1. (Tipp: If a battle goes badly, force close the app. It'll allow you to do the battle over from the start without losing Stamina. It's a cheat, but for some insane stages like this, I don't feel bad about using it as a last resort. Especially if I have to spend Mythril healing after the first boss).

Holy craaap. The boss rush they just added isn't gonna happen for me. As with Phoenix in the last event, I don't care that much about summons anyway.

In good news, I managed to collect 50 Mythril. Just waiting for this current draw event to have a day with equip I want. Looking for Terra's or Vanille's SBs specifically.

Site Talk / Re: The site just totally freaked out on me
« on: June 10, 2015, 05:59:13 pm »

If anyone wants to add me my code is 9efR. I have a few Lv50 chars, but they don't have any equip soul breaks, so they are probably uninteresting to use for now, but who knows where they'll take the system in the future. I have item soul breaks for Black Mage and Bard, but they are still Lv1. I'll level them up when I have nothing else to do, which might be quite a while off...

So many opportunities for Mytril right now. The quests, the new events, the revamped dailies give clear rewards all over... Going to save up for the 11 draw for the first time, usually I'm not patient enough for that.

I'm not a huge arcade gamer, but everytime I do open up Mame for whatever reason I end up playing NeoGeo games pretty much exlusively. They have the perfect balance between presentation and playability. Newer stuff emulated on Mame is usually butt ugly early 3D and I was never a fan of Street Fighter so SF3 doesn't get me to ignore NeoGeo either.

My favourite is Garou - Mark of the Wolves.

Maintenance is ongoing right now.

And it looks like the official wiki has been taken over by KKK and hentai images, I guess that happens when you take the kid's toys away for a few hours.

Facebook likes isn't really metric for anything.

Before that were was a celebration for 5 Million (!) downloads in the Japanese version alone.
The (International) Android version has 66k ratings. The Android store puts the number of installations in the 500k-1M bracket.

I wouldn't be surprised if the number of downloads globally and across all platforms crossed into double digit million territory already.

Also, even if it was only 1.1M earnings, that would still be a profit, considering this game was extremely cheap to make. But I'm sure they made a killing on it and continue to make it.

You have no idea how insane some mobile players are. You can't approach this with a hardcore gamer's logic, those people don't play by our rules :) They just throw tons of money at useless things. I played quite a few F2P games over the years on the side (Star Trek Online, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Neverwinter, some Game of Throne thingy now this) and it's always the same mechanisms. It may look illogical to us, but all of those games were successful with a businessmodel based on asking a ton of money for little in return. If 1% of the playerbase is retarded enough it's sufficient to carry the other 99%. The F2P industry runs on the principle of exploiting "whales".

They profit from the rich but stupid people who'll buy 3 or 4 11 draws in a row in order to get that new soul break they want. It's sad. I would prefer it myself if there was something in the game I could get at a reasonable price to support the game. But currently the only way to spend money is to throw it away. 25 bucks with a very real chance of getting nothing but crap is just not a worthwhile offer.

There are four lights!

Tenba, his arms wide.

The line must be drawn here!

Of course, presumably Phoenix can multi-revive and inflict fire damage all at once.

It can be crafted too so you can check out the description in the crafting menu :) It revives one dead party member and is AoE, so you got it mostly right. The combination with revive is indeed very neat, but still, 1 use is just too much of a waste of a slot IMO. I could almost craft it too, only missing one 4* summon orb.

What I could really use is a AoE heal. But I think those only exist in special weapon soul breaks so far  :-\

You could jump straight ahead to the Phoenix stage afaik and ignore the others for now. I read it has 180k HP though and I just don't have enough ice skills to even begin to scratch that, even if everyone of them hit for 9999 damage. But eh, I don't care, I never use summons, not worth it for the limited amount of uses they have and how rare summon orbs are. I'm happy having finally crafted Quake and Bladeblitz last week, that's enough AoE for most fights.

I am, what does the friend feature do?

We'll know Monday. The annoucement says something about sending one of your heroes to your friends. I'm guessing there'll be bonuses involved, maybe it's a 6th party member. I hope it doesn't replace any existing one, that could make it pretty unattractive if you already have a pimped out team.

So is anyone still actually playing this? Looks like they'll roll out friend features on Sunday/Monday.

General Discussion / Re: Dragon Ball Z: Clean Version?
« on: June 03, 2015, 07:02:29 pm »
Do you have any evidence of this?

Do you actually watch movies or do you just fantasize about how they supposedly are?

Here is a good overview over how violence in movies has developed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-NeJRrgoTY

General Discussion / Re: Dragon Ball Z: Clean Version?
« on: June 03, 2015, 06:27:15 pm »
P.S And also don't forget about the constant sex & nudity scenes every 5 seconds in every modern R rated movies!

Which Rated R movies would those be? Nowadays nearly everything gets toned down to PG13 to reach a larger audience. To watch a Rated R movie you really have to go out of your way and look for one. Why would you do that if you don't like them?

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