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Which Wii console version has GameCube compatibility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Wii consoles can play GameCube games? I've been surfing the Internet looking for a Wii system but I want to make sure I get one that can play GameCube titles. I've ...
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How can I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to my modern PC? [closed]

I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts these disks to my PC. This has been moved over to Super User
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii ...
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Playing Ultimate DOOM and DOOM II Coop on Modern Hardware

A friend and I want to work through DOOM I and II on co-op over a coming weekend. What's the best way to do this on modern hardware? We don't want graphical improvements and fancy features (except ...
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Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360?

Are all Xbox games compatible with Xbox 360? For example, I want to play Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth. Would there be any kind of problem?
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Does the Xbox 360 S 4GB support original Xbox backwards compatibility out of the box?

I'm about to get one, and it's something I'd like to know. If it doesn't, will adding the official 250GB hard drive add it?
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Why won't my xbox360 download any compatibility emulators?

I have the latest dash, but when I insert an original xbox disk (confirmed on wiki to be compatible) I just get an error to install additional software without any option or instruction as to what ...
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Why did many commodore 64 games require the joystick to be in port #2?

Why did many commodore 64 games require the joystick to be in port #2, despite being single-player games? I remember being annoyed by having to unplug and plug the joystick between games.
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The disappearance of the joystick

In the Commodore and coin-op days, the joystick was the controller, with occasionally the trackball (for Marble Madness) and the paddle (for pong and similar concepts, e.g. Arkanoid). The use of the ...
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Is the slim PS3 capable of playing PS1 and PS2 games?

I used to have one of the bulky PS3's (recently deceased) and in the future, I am planning on buying a slim PS3 since it has extra data space. Now one thing that I really liked about my old model was ...
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What back up options exist for NES cartridges?

My beloved NES cartridges are getting pretty old, and recently some of them have been functioning sporadically. Do you know of other backup alternatives other than RetroZone's PowerPak? It's pretty ...
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Need help finding an old game I want to rewrite/port [closed]

There was this old stick figure game for Windows I played a while back. You, playing as a stick figure, run around on a 2d map with guns and fight other stick figures. You can get power ups, like ...
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Playstation 3 Backwards Compatibility and Upgradability

My PS2 has finally died, and I am looking to hunt down a PS3 60GB for the hardware backwards compatibility. I've located a few for ~250$. Since I've never really used a PS3, I have a few questions. ...
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The Longest Journey won't run on Windows 7

Upon trying to play The Longest Journey downloaded from GOG.com the intro video isn't shown (I can only hear the sound) and the 3D models during the first scene seem to flicker. I have an NVIDIA ...
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Are there any maps of the cities and the planet surface for Mars Saga?

For the old Commodore 64 game Mars Saga, I've found maps of the caves but no maps of the surface or the cities. Anyone know if they exist somewhere? Additionally, are there any other interesting ...
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Is there anything I can do about the poor quality of my PS2 games on a large TV?

Last year when I moved from being a highschool student to a full-time web developer, I found myself with a never before seen abundance of money. Of course the first thing I did was go out and ...
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Crash and Reboot When Running mame.exe (MAME Emulator)

I downloaded the latest version of the MAME Emulator (version 0.142 - mame0142b.exe) from the address below recently: http://mamedev.org/release.html Unfortunately, when I execute the mame.exe file ...
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How far does Gameboy Advance SP's backwards compatibility go?

What other systems' games does the Gameboy Advance SP support?
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How do you play old Windows games that use Quicktime?

There are a few old Windows games I have that I can't get to work on Vista. The problem is usually Quicktime. For example, there is a game called Bad Day on the Midway, that I just can't get to work ...
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Are all PSN PSP games compatible with PS Vita?

It is well known the PS Vita is not backwards compatible with any UMD-based PSP games, as it uses a different, not compatible storage media. Sony also confirmed that PSP games purchased through PSN's ...
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How does PS Vita work with PS1/PSP games?

What do PS1 and/or PSP games look like on the PS Vita? Do they fill the screen? Also since the PSP has only one analog stick, for PSP games like Monster Hunter where they used the PSPs face buttons ...
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How can I change the default battle keys in Star Control II?

I got an original copy of Star Control II and I am playing it under DOSBox in my Windows 7. It all works beautifully. However, the game come with a file named "keys.exe" which does affect the keys in ...
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Play PS2 data on remastered PS3 game

I have reading up on this online but I haven't found anything. Say I were to copy data from my PS2 memory card and transfer it to my PS3, using Sony's memory card adapter. Could I then use this data ...
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Why do people use DOSBox over Virtualbox in a gaming context?

I've noticed that a number of people here use DOSBox for playing older titles on modern PC hardware. I am very familiar with VirtualBox, I use it to virtualize several operating systems. I have also ...
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How can I speed up or slow down old 3D games?

I want to speed up or slow down some directx games for some test purposes. There are some tools or another methods to accomplish this?
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Lara talks at hyperspeed?

I found an old old copy of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. I got it installed and at first it ran super-fast. So I googled and found the advice to turn on Wait For V-Sync. Now the menu and game ...
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In what version of the Street Fighter series did Sagat first become playable?

I remember the first Street Fighter, Sagat was a boss where he got his chest scar from Ryu's finishing Shoryuken. But in which of the Street Fighter series did Sagat first become playable?
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What online retailers sell vintage games or box art?

I've been looking for an original Archon I for C64 for ages now, but all the offers on ebay are crazy expensive. So I thought I'd ask if anybody knows an online retailer that does trading of very old ...
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What are some sources for WinBolo brains and borgs that have current links?

All of the winbolo links for downloading resources seem broken. Does anyone know of any sources for winbolo brains, borgs, and the like that has current links?
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Where to read diary from Wings (Amiga game)

There was a nice WWI flight game from Cinemaware on the Amiga called Wings. Between the sections of the game was a diary which was actually quite a good read. I never played the game to the end and ...
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How can I make Skip98 work on a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit?

My Mother in law was playing to an old freeware Skip-bo game on her Windows XP computer, it's called Skip98. You could still find it by goggling it, but the original site is down. She bought a new ...
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When do you get extra life in PAC-MAN?

In PAC-MAN (iPhone version) you get an extra life when you score 10000. When do you get another extra life?
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Is there any point to the Interplanetary Shuttle in Frontier:Elite II?

I've just gone back to Frontier: Elite II using DOSBox and it reminded me of a question that I had when I first played the game: what is the point of the Interplanetary Shuttle? You can buy it, but ...
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Where, how Caesar III?

I used to play Ceasar III on my power mac g3 (mac os 9) I have now a pc laptop and I was thinking where I could find it and how I could install it, what operating system I should use, ( I have Ubuntu ...
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Can I play Star Trek: Birth of the Federation any more?

I had a brief addiction to Star Trek: Birth of the Federation back in the day. I don’t have the CD any more. Is it available anywhere? If so, does it run on Windows XP?
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Why did American gamers get to know the C64 but not the Amiga? [closed]

I've been listening to a lot of retro gaming podcasts. What I took away is it seems that many American gamers did have the C64 back in the day, but its successor, the Commodore Amiga, was not as ...
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Why Doom and not Wolfenstein 3D? [closed]

About 20 years ago, in 1992, Wolfenstein 3d came out (as you probably know). For whatever reason, although it was a really great game for it's time, a lot of people didn't really know about it. Doom, ...
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What factors are behind the recent increase in 2-D video games?

I've noticed that recently there are considerably more 2-D games, especially of classic titles. Mario, DK, Kirby, and others for Nintendo, and no doubt other games for other platforms as well. What ...
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Where can I find Return to Zork?

Is it possible to purchase or download Return to Zork?
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How do I 'upload' executables to a Nintendo DS?

My girlfriend really likes old school NES games, and she has a DS. I figured the best way to get her games would be to install a NES emulator like NESDS on her DS. Having no experience with this, I ...
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Where can I find Nuclear Strike & Fury 3?

There are 2 ancient games -- Nuclear Strike and Fury 3. Does anyone know where I can find them to play now? These games are from around 1997, so I guess they should be able to run in a VM with ...
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Retron 3 - Does it work with all original system accessories?

Does the Retron 3 work with all of the original system accessories, such as the Menacer or Light Gun? I assume that the 32X and Sega CD are out of the question.
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Is retro Lode Runner available on any modern system?

I'd like to play Lode Runner again. How can I do this on a modern system? I'll settle for any reasonable clone, but only if it does not scroll. I downloaded the NES version on Wii Virtual Console, ...
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Where to get help choosing older PC games?

I'd like to get some advice on the quality of games older than say 4 years, because my PC is quite slow by today's standards. Does anyone know some good resources for this?
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Worlds Tallest Console

I remember seeing a picture several years ago of "The World's Tallest Console". It consisted of the first generation Sega Genesis and Sega CD, the 32X, the Game Genie,Sonic and Knuckles, with Sonic 3 ...
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How can I play Avoid the Noid on Windows 7?

I have some pretty fond memories of a game called Avoid The Noid. It was some promotional thing from Dominos pizza and was actually a lot of fun. After I dug up my original disk and pulled the files ...
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Play DemonFront in a emulator?

I have the PCB but my CAB is actually out of service. I saw that there is a dump of the game out there. But when I try it in MAME, there is just a kind of counter that counts to 0 and then nothing ...
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Download and install new Amiga Forever games

The site http://www.amigaforever.com/ offers a product that I've installed, but it has limited games on it. Has anyone successfully downloaded and installed new games for this system? It's all ...
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Where can I get a version of Pax Imperia for Windows

Back in the old days I used to have Pax Imperia on an old Mac. That game was awesome, but I've note been able to find a version of it for windows. Does anyone know if there is a version of it ...
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Place to find MechWarrior 2 Matches

Is there anywhere online to find people who would want to play MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries or other similarly old titles?