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server for really old games?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:21 am
by B&W arcade
Hi,
I'm new to Mame32k, just found out about it a few days ago and sounds great!

My question....I checked servers online and didn't see any old games mentioned. Does anyone host early games i.e. Space Invaders, Galaxian, etc....? Or does Kaillera only work for selected titles (newer stuff)?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:11 pm
by Kurgan
I too would love to see a Mame server that plays more than just one on one fighter games and/or DnD:SOM.

Such a thing is a rare treat!

Hopefully more people will realize how much fun these other games can be and start hosting them!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:44 am
by Guest
If I'm there, you can bet I'll join ; )

If I can hook up a game of TMNT or something anytime I'm there man!

As to Galaxian, Space Invaders, etc. keep in mind that with these games it's going to be one person playing while the other watches, since they didnt' have simultaneous multiplayer (like many later games).

Still, nothing wrong with that!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:31 pm
by B&W arcade
thanks guys for the info...

Anonymous wrote:
As to Galaxian, Space Invaders, etc. keep in mind that with these games it's going to be one person playing while the other watches, since they didnt' have simultaneous multiplayer (like many later games).

Still, nothing wrong with that!


yeah I know about waiting for other person to play....no one had a problem with it "back in the day", so why not?
:wink:

however, there were games for simultaneous play...one worth mentioning is 4-player Warlords :D Another great one is Rip Off.

Don't get my started on my bizarre Indy 800, Sprint 8 and Tank 8 fantasies.

Questions:

Do older games use less bandwidth, or is it same for all games? And on that subject, could a dialup server actually host a game?

In order to host, you need a dedicated server to be setup, as opposed to games where anyone can host an online game since it's integrated in the game...is that right?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2004 6:40 am
by gothic_hobbit
All games use roughly the same bandwidth since it is only keystrokes that are captured.

As for servers, you can just save the hassle it takes to start your own server by hosting an game on one of the public servers.

As for me, i'm an oldskool gamer myself and I am also sick and tired of seeing all these neogeo fighting games being hosted. Older games are so much more enjoyable online ! Games like Marble Madness, TMNT, Double Dragon, Super Off Road ..... you name it !

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:13 pm
by MGdaGR8
I say we bring back all the classic beat 'em up games like x-men, ninja turtles, ninja baseball batman (lol at least i like it), battletoads, the punisher, and all those cool ass old school games like that. I do see them hosted every now and then, but not often.