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Poll ended at Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:08 am

All the Rest of Dragon Quest
8
11%
Classic '90s RTS
16
22%
Eighties' Ladies' Night
20
28%
Koei Klassics
8
11%
Premillennial Mech Madness
20
28%
 
Total votes : 72
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Exhuminator Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:25 pm

noiseredux wrote:alright, unless I'm forgetting something then I'm pretty sure that VOOT will be pretty much my sole choice for mechs. Unless anyone can think of anything else playable on Xbox One?


I'm really struggling to come up with ideas here. Not seeing much that fits the criteria perfectly. But I've found a few Xbox Live (compatible with One) mech-ish games:

https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Prod ... 0258410b32
=Not old enough to be retro, but has dieselpunk mechs.

https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Prod ... 02584107e5
=Not old, not really a mech, but you control a robot.

https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Prod ... 0258410888
=You're controlling girls wearing mech-ish armor, original version is over 10 years old at least.

https://marketplace.xbox.com/en-us/Prod ... 0258410898
=There are some units that are mech-like (see below), and original game is from the '90s.

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Beyond that, I don't know man. You picked a helluva platform for retro gaming. :|
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:31 pm

I own and love Triggerheart but not really mechs.

Had no idea Nectaris was on there so that's an option. Thanks for pointing that one out.

I'll think about it but might stick with VOOT as it fits all criteria perfectly.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Segata Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:35 pm

Virtual On is on 360 so maybe BC with XBO?
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by noiseredux Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:56 pm

Segata wrote:Virtual On is on 360 so maybe BC with XBO?


Yeah... VOOT.
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Gunstar Green Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:59 pm

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For those who have already played MechWarrior to death and are on a budget, don't forget Dynamix kept making their own games with the Earthsiege/Starsiege series and they're all available as freeware at: https://www.tribesuniverse.com/ .

The first game runs well in DOS Box, the others may take some fiddling to get working on modern systems. There are some guides out there for installing Earthsiege 2 (the one I personally recommend as it's more of the same from the first game just better) on 64-bit systems.

EDIT: So I fiddled around so that anyone interested wouldn't have to and got ES2 running.

If you're running Windows 10 follow these instructions: https://github.com/juanitogan/rbxit/wik ... win7-tools

Then replace the files in the AVI folder with the files in here (easiest solution for getting the movies working): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... 1Q3dWVOX3c

You might need to turn your screen resolution down as low as it can go to make it playable but it works. :lol:
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Exhuminator Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:For those who have already played MechWarrior to death and are on a budget


Nice job posting those links , and a good idea... but are we allowed to post abandonware links to old PC games? Nevermind I was being oblivious.
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by Sarge Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:16 pm

Actually, I think that's why he used the term freeware, they made them available to download legit for free. :)

I've actually got access to those games, too. Helps when you've got a brother who's a mech-head. :D
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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Exhuminator Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:45 pm

Sarge wrote:I think that's why he used the term freeware, they made them available to download legit for free.


"Freeware VS Abandonware", yep that's an important distinction. Well we can always look into which PC mech games are available legally for free these days, should PMM win. I'm sure there's more out there.
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by Gunstar Green Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:16 am

Yeah I wouldn't link to an abandonware site, there's no gray area for the Earthsiege games, it's straight from the rights owners.

Mechcommander Gold was released as freeware as well but I think the legit links are gone at this point unfortunately.

The fighting game One Must Fall: 2097 (which I highly recommend) is legal to download for free too but the creator's website has been down for a very long time so you'll have to find that on your own as well.

Edit: Found an official download link for OMF from the devs: http://www.omfdownloads.com:80/2097/omf21cd.zip

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Re: March's Together Retro Theme: Your 2 votes VS 5 bad idea

by Segata Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:56 am

I don't know what it is about most western mech designs that turn me off from them. I guess like the ones posted above is what I see most. Often seem top heavy and a bit too utilitarian for my tastes. Not saying my preference has to be super sleek like in most anime (tho I like that at times) I do like a mech that has a heft to it. Assault Suit games or my Skell in XCX is very bulky but still look cool.
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