Online and Browser Games

  • There was this term - "VIDEO games". But what does "video" exactly mean? That you can see it? Sure you can! I can think of very few games that don't require any visual. ;)
    By the above I mean that it's perfectly on topic to discuss some other electronic games - like on separate "gaming" devices or such.
    But let's just focus on those playable online - in browsers.

    Right, I stumbled upon an offer to download a game.
    Later I understood it was for sites. I've yet to hear of a game that could get downloaded onto a usual user's PC and run - somehow...

    So let's tell each other what we play, in which way, what we like, what we miss.

  • Found this game yesterday - actually remembered its name! :up:
    "Battle City".

    An old game, no controls customisation, but I like it very much otherwise. I wish I had a version to play, with a possibility to make my 1 player keyset to the arrow keys for moving and some other key (NOT "J"!) for shooting! :confused:
    I guess I could choose a 2 players mode and just leave tank 1 to die - or shoot it myself :lol:

    By the way, not all browsers handle new games the same way, or similarly, or even good, or even at all. Like some "Formula XSpeed" won't even load in my up-to-date Firefox, and this "Grand Prix Go" will misbehave in it - glitching controls-like.
    There is a broswer I use that has virtually no delays, stuttering or glitches on games - like my Olde Opera - but unlike that Opera, it does load certain games that stopped loading in Presto, like "Free Gear" (practically my first car racing game I extremely liked (meaning in browser)).
    The first car racing game with PROPER car dynamics computation was "Rally 3D" for me. Well, there is 2-dimensional "GT Racing" - kinda cool too.
    Now they make more games with proper dynamics computing: apart from that Formula I mentioned earlier, the Offroaders series, Grand Prix Go (mentioned; both like 'toy' racing - but PROPER), now some new, 3D Offroaders... To say the truth, they lack something: besides certain desirable customisation, certain other games - without proper DC - possess certain storylines, or plots. Free Gear possesses advances customisation, and some story/plot/whatever - to actually play not just drive&shut up. American Racing and Coaster Racers do not have proper dynamics computation - while possessing some interesting background and/or story to play at the same time (instead). "Coaster" actually is extremely stupid - but wow if you can't enjoy the speed etc.
    Well, yes, "Coaster" does have certain things most other games lack: rear-view mirrors, e.g. And some actual justice, too: other racers can turbo as well as you can.:) Well, in GT Racing they can perfectly too :up:

    Tetris.
    In my Firefox it stutters quite a bit, so it's almost impossible to perform my best.
    In that other - Olde Opera-like, but based on WebKit - browser I mentioned above, most games do very smoothly, though that Tetris site has some lots of ads/objects that might interfere with the smoothness, for the version I have is far from up-to-date and I couldn't find an adblocker for it.

    Generally, many gaming sites have those heavy objects, ads, that may interfere with the game's performance, especially on older hardware with less capable processors and graphics drivers.

  • But what does "video" exactly mean?

    That you play on/with video? That 'runs'on video?

  • Leo, as well as I remember, "video" means "I see" in Latin.

    Maybe in Latin America Latin is different! :lol:

  • "Battle City".
    An old game, no controls customisation, but I like it very much otherwise. I wish I had a version to play, with a possibility to make my 1 player keyset to the arrow keys for moving and some other key (NOT "J"!) for shooting!
    I guess I could choose a 2 players mode and just leave tank 1 to die - or shoot it myself :lol:

    Found today! :cheers: And already had a go :knight:
    On some Nintendo Japanese site :up: It's like Tetris.com but dedicated to old games, and better made - with voting, membership, etc., etc.
    Then on some Czech site too.
    It has something to do with some NES thingy - whatever it is. :banana:

  • Is it safe to install - and use - an emulator?

    An old games site offers an emulator to install to run old games offline. I downloaded, not installed yet. Any specs needed?
    Thank you!

  • Is it safe to install - and use - an emulator?
    An old games site offers an emulator to install to run old games offline. I downloaded, not installed yet. Any specs needed?

    It really depends on the reputation of the 'old games site', as well as where they obtained the emulator (assuming they didn't write it themselves). You probably should upload the emulator file to VirusTotal or a similar site and see if there are any malware 'hits' with any of the multiple AV programs they will scan it against. E.g., if the emulator is "DosBox", the original code was clean and its authors have a good and longstanding reputation; however, what may have occurred to its code in its passage through an 'old games site' may be another issue. It's always better to screen such files unless you're obtaining the program directly from a known-reputable site who vets their download material.

  • VirtualBox testing machine or create an image of your system before install it.

  • EmuParadise.
    The file's name is "jnes"-something.
    I got it from the first page of Google results, it is an elaborate site with membership, votings, etc.

    What will it be like to run an emulator?
    Will it replace the operating system or just run under it as a utility?

  • Window app.

  • So you say, it's just a regular app? Windows in control?

    I can close it at any moment? I can switch to another program? Etc.?

  • Look at the video.

    So that seems.

  • Look at the video.

    (For the record, I don't very much enjoy youtubing out of OperaForums. Privacy reasons.)

    I did watch it. Did you?

    So that seems.

    There are questions in the comments. There are problems with understanding; and myself did also put a question there, and the answer wasn't satisfying.

    I reiterate the question.
    Is such an emulator a program that does not take control disregarding the OS or like that? Do I stay in a regular Windows session and do I retain all the Windows tools at hand?

  • It's a window, as appears in the video, so yes you'll have access to Windows like if it was any other common program.
    About the OS, OS compatibility should be available in the WebSite.

    PS:

    You could use another profile and the VPN to use Youtube if needed.

  • I use VPN with OperaForums. Now.

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