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There's a pretty decent arcade here. There's some of the modern redemption crap, but also some electronic and even a few ancient electro-mechanical arcade machines.
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So,earlier tonight,I was downstairs BBSing, as one does on a Thursday night, and just before I went back upstairs,I thought, "eh..one quick game of Asteriods II on the Amiga before I go up.".
It's favorite Asteroids-a-like on *any* system
You just never know how these "quick" gaming sessions are going to go.
I obliterated many rocks and enemies, and 10 levels and 856,750 points later realized that I'd gotten into the elusive "zone",and it wound up not being a quick game at all.
I used it with GZdoom, available here...
It's a simple matter of unzipping GZdoom into a directory, and "drag & dropping" the single texture file on the GZdoom executable. Instant Heretic at much more modern resolution.
This pretty much took over my night last night.
Heretic was one of my favorites BITD, and this texture pack makes it look amazing, even on today's terms.
Overhead view of the downstairs retro station.
Not the prettiest setup, but very fun and functional.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko