Retro Let's Play: "OutRun" (1986-2019)

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  1. MUTMAN

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    Vegas arcade in bris had the hardness levels on 11.
    Super tight on times, you really had to know the course blindfolded...
    Yer, spent a lot of my Thurs night Sat mornin trolley pushing money there :)
     
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    Yep totally, played this over and over on C64... and arcade on occasion. :)

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    The only one I experienced was the ST one for years as it was one of the pack ins with our 520ST (Power Pack). Then down the line I had Turbo Outrun on the Amiga. Look at the hideous framerate how did I survive?? I know the games were fun and i didn't know any better, lol.



     
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    Magic.


    I've been playing a bunch of cannonball btw :)
     
  5. elvis

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    Pretty sure this is the basis for the Tomy desktop racing build I posted back on page 1.

    The guy hooked into the code to drive the LED speed and fuel gauges too, which is way cooler than just regular on screen stuff.
     
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  6. jimbogimp

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    funny comment
    I finally collected myself some sweet goals including the bouncing in the air and the genie full of babes. Unfortunately the old print screen doesnt work in the cannonball for proof so you'll just have to take my word for it :(
     
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    Polaroids or it didn't happen :lol:
     
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    I've been playing Outrun 2006. Not anything like the original, but the controls are tight, and it does make it very fast flowing. Such a fan of these games, OutRun literally spawned the genre of arcade racers. I remember playing all those games as a wee lad in TimeZone, Super Hang-On, OutRun, ChaseHQ. On C64 my favourite was BuggyBoy. Thanks power for doing this months.
     
  9. elvis

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    Are you playing it on MAME? The original had a wheel, and if you're playing it on keyboard it's bloody hard.
     
  10. jimbogimp

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    funny comment
    I started out in MAME on the keyboard then quickly switched to cannonball on an analogue 8bitdo controller.
    I haven't set it up on a wheel yet. I can definitely see how the wheel would be better, made a few mistakes due to the imprecise nature of the thumbsticks.

    Also, I havent tried this yet, but I really want to get the game to work with my Interact FX Racing Wheel.

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    All the comfort of sitting back in a couch with all the awesomeness of wheel accuracy and force feedback! :)
    I can only get the controller to run on win98 though. Not sure if cannonball goes back that far, but no harm in attempting it tonight. I expect I'll get the dreaded "this program expects a later version of windows" message.
    I might be able to get an older version of MAME onto it, but I doubt force feedback would be supported... ?
     
  11. elvis

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    Probably works in Linux. :)
     
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  12. jimbogimp

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    Intriguing.
    A quick google search resulted in "unlikely" without having to get deeper into things than I wish. I had a hard enough time getting it to run on win98. :tongue:
     
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    what version of roms do I need for cannonball. having some trouble :o
    i have 0.78, 0.95, 1.38u, 1.81 at my disposal, but non of the rom packs seem to like me.
    i think it lies in the rom naming convention ??? my roms dont have the dash "-" between the letters and the numbers
    should i just rename them ??
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Doco says:
    https://github.com/djyt/cannonball/blob/master/roms/roms.txt

    Names should be exact, match all case and punctuation, and come from the MAME "outrun.zip" which has exactly those files inside.
     
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    Thanks. Hopefully I get a bit of time this weekend to play :)
     
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    I do love my Outruns

    BTW there is an "official" Dreamcast release. It's part of the Yu Suzuki Game Works Disc

    Missing is the GBA and MSX2 releases (just don't have them in this image)

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    I remember your collection from another thread (the "travel to Japan for retro gaming" thread maybe?). Love your dedication to that game. :thumbup:
     
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    funny comment
    Aww yeah, got the wheel out last night and collected myself another goal. The blues brothers style car falling apart. That's A, B and C down. Wheel makes a massive difference hey :)

    Would have cost me a bunch of change in the arcade! I guess I can now justify the money spent on computer hardware to the wife? :tongue:

    Got some mates coming around tonight. Is there a way to get outrunners working over lan? :lol:
     
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    I remember being ordinary at Outrun on the Amiga. Still loved it.

    Recently replayed in while I was playing Yakuza 0 on PS4. Finished it quiet easily. Not sure if it's just easier playing it in game, or I understand the game better then I did when I was 10.
     
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    I just came back in here to say that I successfully goaled all the goals.

    Feels good man :lol:
     
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