Where to (legally) acquire content to play on RetroPie
50% off sale for Nox Archaist in both the devs' store and on Steam
Itchio doesn't show a discount tag, but it is -50% off as well.
Slow Mole for the Dreamcast free to claim for the next 3 days, 6 hours and 40 minutes:
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, a ScummVM game, is free on GoG.
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Anguna for NES is looking pretty awesome. It looks a lot like Crystalis to me, but better. The first Zelda is probably what most think of though. https://the6502collective.itch.io/anguna-scourge-of-the-goblin-king
I've noticed a lot of NES and Genesis homebrews are showing up on Piepacker and the games Piko Interactive sells are showing up on Antstream and Piepacker. So if anyone wanted to either try before you buy or play them for free instead of buying, f2p cloud computing has made that possible. I've been learning about a lot of homebrew and classic games this way.
@themazingness About the stream systems you mentioned, is there a way to back the files up there? If not, it's not ideal due to preservation, portability and ownership of the contents there.
@auster You don't own the games. It's basically Netflix for video games. Everything is server-side.
I agree, they aren't going to help you preserve or backup games. What they are good for is try before you buy (buy as in buy elsewhere, the platforms don't sell games,) and learning about games you may not be aware of. They're especially helpful for the latter if you aren't European since Piepacker is based in France and Antstream is based in the UK. Piepacker features a few French homebrew games. Antstream features loads of games that many American gamers may not have experienced growing up since Amiga and others were much more popular in Europe than the USA.
I don't think this has been posted yet...
Project EGG is a Japanese "Good Old Games"-like store mostly for retro computers, such as MSX, MSX2, PC-98, etc.
Home page: https://www.amusement-center.com/project/egg
How to extract the ROMs, adapted from the 7th comment in this page:
- Download the game you want with their launcher
- Go to where the game was downloaded (it's in a folder in the launcher's installation directory)
- Make a copy of the whole folder of the downloaded game somewhere else
- Launch the game through Project EGG's launcher and, before you close the game, copy the new exe file that was generated in the original folder of the game and paste in the copy folder you made before
- Get quickbms
- Download this quickbms script
- Use the script with quickbms to extract the exe you copied last
- Now you need to figure out which files are the BIOS and the ROM, since they don't always match database information; the only part I noticed that seems to be constant is that, when you end up with a bunch of files named EGGFDIMG[something].dat, those files are your ROM, and you need to join them with a script
- Download this Python script to join the EGGFDIMG[something].dat into a working ROM
- Put the script in the same folder as the EGGFDIMG[something].dat files
python egg_disk.py [disk format], and change
pythonfor the command your system uses, like
pyfor Windows 10 and
python3for Linux; disk format can be either
fdi, and since I'm not sure how to find out which format each game uses in advance, I'd suggest trying all 3 options
- The output file will be
disk_[disk number].[format you chose]
Kajko i Kokosz, a Polish-only MS-DOS game, will be delisted from GOG tomorrow. I don't think it's available anywhere else digitally, so this may be the last chance to get it.
Böbl just got a big update with multiple game modes (https://morphcatgames.itch.io/bobl