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    Post technical questions about compatibility, consoles, and handhelds

    Post by stathmk on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:00 pm

    This paragraph is about compatibility.  The Nintendo Advance games will play on The Nintendo DS, but not on the 3DS, right?  The DS games will play on the 3DS.  The DS and 3DS games will play on the 2DS in 2D.  I've heard that original X-Box games won't normally work on the X-Box 360.  Go to the Should I buy a 160 or 320 GB Playstation thread ( http://wolf3d.darkbb.com/t2469-should-i-buy-a-160-or-320-gb-playstation-3 ) for links about Playstation 1, 2, and 3 compatibility.  I've heard that The Playstation 3 3D TV will only work in 3D for The Playstation 3 Slim.  I've heard that the Game Genies for The NES and SNES will not work with the newer models of NES and SNES.  Super Noah's Ark 3D for The SNES was unlicensed and you need to attach another game to it to make it play or the SNES licensing chip will lock it out.  The Game Boy Game Genie and Game Boy Pro Action Re-Play won't work with the Super Game Boy and I know because I've tried it.  There must have been 1, 2, or 3 English language NES games from Europe or Australia that will only work with the top loading NES.  I've heard that you need an add-on chip in your Nintendo 64 to play Perfect Dark 64.  Atari 2600 games will not work in the 5200, but they will in the Atari 7800.  Do a search for Retron 3, Retron 4, or Retron 5, and there's a short list of games that won't work with it.  From Stoneagegamer.com or retrousb.com, there's a flash card cartridge that will not play The NES Castlevania 3 or its editor for some reason.  Here's a list of DOS games that will not be emulated under DOSBox: http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?letter=broken , but DOSBox seems to work wonders for about 98% of DOS games. The Macintosh Performa from about 1995 will play Macintosh games and most DOS games, but I'm not sure if it will play Macintosh Wolfenstein 3D.  I've heard that there's a Lion King game that's next to impossible to work for the DOS computer or Windows computer because they didn't notice the changes that were happening to new computers.  On English language Ebay pages, you can order from The Orient the adapters to play a Sega Genesis game on an SNES, NES game on a SNES, or a Japanese NES game on an American/Canadian NES.  Retrousb.com or stoneagegamer.com has an NES cartridge where you can put a Game Boy game in it and play it.

    This is about video game ports.  Earthbound 2 in Japan (Or I also heard that it's Mother 2 or Earth Mother 2 in Japan) was translated as Earthbound in America and Canada.  For some reason they didn't care to release Japan's Earthbound 1 into English.  Doki Doki Panic: The Dream Machine has an Arab or Persian family.  They deleted the opening sequence with the green monster's hand pulling them into the book, changed the weird disk into a cartridge, translated it to English as Super Mario Bros 2, Super Mario USA, and an Advance game, changed the characters to Mario, Luigi, Toad, and The Princess, added Clawgrip, changed the slot machines, changed from the Arab or Persian music that they didn't think that Americans would appreciate, changed the 1-up heads to mushrooms, updated the graphics, animation, gameplay, and added to the end sequence.  EDIT 1: The version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest for The Gamecube has an extra game not in The Nintendo 64 Version.  The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for The Game Boy Color has extra dungeons not in the black-and-white Game Boy version.  Super Mario All-Stars for The Super Nintendo has a battle mode for Super Mario Bros 3 and The Japanese name for the original Super Mario Bros 2 was changed to The Lost Levels.  According to a Youtube video of the worst games of all time, Mortal Kombat Gold was released twice because the first version was so glitchy.  Some sort of version of The Atari Flashback has a psychedelic mode not in the original games.

    I've noticed that some Wolf3D or Spear of Destiny mods will only work with The Apogee or Activision registered version.  For specific .wad games like Ultimate Doom, Doom 2, Heretic, or Hexen, you have to read the instruction file and use the source port that it indicates.  The original DOS Doom had only 3 episodes and then in about 1996 Ultimate Doom had 4.  If you play a mod made for the original 3 episode Doom into Ultimate Doom and select episode 4, then I hear that you have to restart your computer.

    If you find anything else about computer, console, or handheld compatibility, or video game ports somewhat like The American Super Mario Brothers 2, then you are welcome to post in this thread.

    This paragraph is my technical questions. Does the Nintendo 3DS XL come with the Nintendo DS stylus used for Brain Age 2?  The Nintendo Advance games will play on The Nintendo DS, but not on the 3DS, right?  Is there some sort of Advance to DS adapter?  I'm going to ask Gamestop tomorrow or the day after that.  EDIT 2: Update: The Nintendo 3DS XL comes with a stylus.

    EDIT 3: Games that are believed to not work with any version of DOSBox:
    -Balance of power (1985) - Mindscape (1985)
    -Cadillacs & Dinosaurs - Rocket Science Games (1995)
    -Caribbean Disaster (CD-Version) - Ikarion Software (1996)
    -Chuck Yeager ADF - Electronic Arts (1987)
    -Design Your Own Railroad - Dill Software (1992)
    -Dif-2 Mirage Thunder - Softstar (1993)
    -Dragon Spirit - Unsigned Fan Game (1990)
    -First Expedition - Interstel (1987)
    -Football Glory - Black Legend (1995)
    -Football Manager 2 - Addictive (1989)
    -Graeme Souness Soccer Manager - Zeppelin Games (1992)
    -JBC Casino - JBC Soft (1998)
    -Manhattan Dealers - Silmarils (1988)
    -Mech Brigade - SSI (1989)
    -Mephisto Genius 2.0 - Richard Lang (1993)
    -Nihilist - Philips / bits corp. (1996)
    -Orphee - Loriciels (1987)
    -PC Basket 3.0 - Dinamic Multimedia (1995)
    -PCjr Sampler - IBM (1983)
    -Pet of the Year Play-Off - Penthouse (1993)
    -Premier Manager 3 - Gremlin/Gremlin (1995) (Contains a note that, "Works with Version 0.63 when both the PM3 folder and CD drive are mounted." But they list it as not working for some reason.)
    -The Romantic Blue - CrystalVision (1994)
    -Sokoban Revenge - Softstar (1995)
    -Soko-ban PERFECT Ver 1.0 - SoftStar (1995)
    -Steel Panthers World War 2 v6 - SP Camo Workshop (2003)
    -Tie Break Tennis 98 - Hammer Technologies (1998)
    -Tinker Tales - Compu-Teach (1984)
    -Town with no Name - Prism Leisure Corp. (1993)
    -Trial By Magic - Silver Lightning (1995)
    -U.S. Marine Fighters - Origin Systems (1996)
    -U.S.S. John Young - Magic Byte (1992)
    -Video Trek 88 - Windmill Software (1982) (A fixed and dubugged version works: http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=2680&letter=V )
    -Virtual Chess Platinum - Titus (1995)
    -The Way Things Work 2.0 (rus) - DK Multimedia (1997) (Contains a note that, "But, in Wmware Workstation 6.3 in Win 3.11 (the same windows install pack), it is runnable." But for some reason they choose to list it.)
    -Wayne Gretzky Hockey 2 - Bethesda Software (1990) (Contains a note that it runs under DOSBox 0.65 prefetch build, but for some reason they choose to list it.)
    -WordPlay - JBC-Soft (1995)
    -WWF wrestlemania the arcade game - midway (1995)
    -3D Bomber - Unknown
    -I didn't list the games that run fine in at least one version of DOSBox: http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?letter=broken

    EDIT 4: Miscellaneous:
    List of Super Game Boy and Super Game Boy 2 compatibility such as illustrated borders:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Super_Game_Boy_games
    There's some Liquid crystal display compatibility at http://www.pica-pic.com/

    These are just miscellaneous notes.


    Last edited by stathmk on Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:49 pm; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : 4 Updates)

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    I added 4 updates/edits to the original post.

    Post by stathmk on Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:50 pm

    I added 4 updates/edits to the original post.

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    3 Things

    Post by stathmk on Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:59 am

    3 Things
     
    -Which game consoles will play laserdisc, DVDs, HD discs, or blue ray discs?
    -Which game consoles will connect to NetFlix?
    -Feel feel to email additions to me at stathmk (at) wolfensteingoodies (dot) com for when I do a Microsoft Word file next year about compatibility between consoles, handhelds, & emulation.

    Edit: Thanks to AlumiuN for answering my questions: http://diehardwolfers.areyep.com/viewtopic.php?t=7666

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