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Thanks for responding, I guess...... but that doesn't answer my question.

So is this an actual N64 ROM being emulated in the browser?  Or is it a HTML game made with N64-style graphics?

"I've never seen a homebrew game for any console on here that wasn't clearly identified as such."

I have.

I like the artstyle and am about to download the demo.  Steam Wishlist added!

I'm an end-user, not dev. My main complaint for itch is the search system.  

I think more tags should be implemented (i.e. retro-inspired games vs games that can run on retro systems).

itch desperately needs a tag exclusion option other than an old workaround.  Example:  I like games featuring gay characters and a variety of subjects, but I do not want visual novels!  There's no easy way to filter them out, and the gay and LGBT+ tags seem inundated with that type of game.

Thank you for clarifying.  This is an example of how itch could initiate better tagging options, i.e. able to run on a retro console versus just being retro-inspired.

The title makes it sounds like it was made for the Nintendo 64, but then upon looking further I only see PC-oriented downloads.  

Please put clearer language as to what this is.

Hello devs!  I have a question, and sorry if this has been asked before.  The page says this project supports exporting games to current-gen game consoles.  Is there any support for exporting to older consoles, such as the Super NES, PlayStation 1, or Dreamcast?

That's a convoluted way of asking the dev to make it claimable lol

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Based on the "fix" (moving to the desktop folder), it sounds like the issue was the read/write permissions of your download folder or wherever else you were trying to perform the extraction. 

Works fine for me.  Use 7-zip to extract.

I second the request of the "claim" option. 

The lack of decent search functions has led me to be less likely to come here in general, just because of how annoying it is to try and find something of interest.  Lack of exclusion filters are a huge issue, and I agree with MossMisfit here.  The lack of updates is hard to overlook.

To use a personal example, as someone under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, the appeal of itch is that, in theory, games that are interest to me are more embraced here.  However, when it comes to actually find anything worthwhile (to me), the need to be able to narrow a search while filtering out stuff that seems so prevalent with that tag (i.e. visual novel), but not able to do so, makes having LGBTQ+ content almost meaningless.

The tag system definitely needs an overhaul, whether it's a streamlining of available tags, or expanding on current ones.  Example:  With the rise of games embracing a "retro" aesthetic, there needs to be the ability to filter between games that are just retro-inspired versus games that actually run on retro hardware.  Expecting people to wade through the plethora of low-poly tech demos tagged "retro" in the hope of finding something that would actually run on a PS1 (or similar dilemma) is basically asking people to have a bad user experience.

I like the premise of itch, and really hope it continues to do well.  However, there's no way I can recommend it in its current state.

Any chance for third-person view?  Games in first-person view tend to cause eyestrain and headaches (even nausea) in some people. It would be good to have options on how to play.

Search exclusions need to be made a standard feature, not a URL edit that needs to be manually done, whipped up 5+ years ago, and doesn't work consistently.  Search tags also need to be expanded upon (i.e. retro-inspired vs games that run on retro hardware).  It's sad something so fundamental has yet to be implemented.  

"I wonder what Firefox does"

It's made by Mozilla, not Google (Chrome is the most commonly used web browser).

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I've had issues running web games in Firefox (EDIT: even after disabling extensions), but Brave will run them fine.  No, I haven't compiled a list.  I prefer downloading and playing locally, so usually do that if available.

This game isn't on Steam.

Better search functionality (whether search exclusions, expanded tag options, etc) have been asked on here multiple times just in the last month.  Hopefully it's being worked on, but as of now it's a bit of a mess.  

Depending on what's available, using 3rd party tools may be an option.  For example, since I got the Ukraine benefit bundle last year, I use Bundle Browser to find something I may be interested in from that

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This is more of a "how to use a computer" type of question; does itch have a FAQ that would cover such things? 

EDIT:  The FAQ has a mention of .zip files under the Creating section of the FAQ but I didn't find any section for helping end-users navigate different file types.

Anyway, .rar files are a type of compressed archive, similar to .zip and .7z files.  I personally suggest 7-Zip as it's cross-platform, open-source, and integrates well with menu items once installed.  You can use it to open .rar archives in addition to other types.

I also would like this feature, but I don't have much hope considering search exclusions haven't even been added as a standard feature.

The game's page is still up:

https://christopher-laino-games.itch.io/paranormal-buddies

However, access has been restricted.  From the page:  "This game has been restricted by the author and can not be downloaded. The owner of the page must give permission to those they wish to access the page."

My best guess is the author is reworking things and will probably re-release it when bugs or other things are fixed.

Have you tried contacting any devs from whom you bought games?  It'll probably depend on the game and/or developer what their policy is regarding re-issuing keys.

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I was just looking at that old article and was about to ask on any updates.  I implore those in charge to implement this feature.  It is hard to find things I want to play, let alone suggest to others to use itch, when such basic functions like search exclusions aren't supported.  

I just saw that email and wasn't sure what it was.  So I guess I missed out then :-(

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The only platform listed in the description for this game is Windows.  I get wanting options, but not all games on itch are made for multiple platforms.

EDIT:  I just looked at the game's page on Steam, and there are versions for Linux and MacOS.  My bad.  I wonder why all versions aren't available here, since they exist on other stores.

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Sorry for the late reply!  I played for a little bit it seems softer on the eyes.  When I get a chance I'll do a little more playing to compare it with the v1.0 version to see if I can get you a better description

EDIT:  So, I feel silly  😛  My comment was me going by memory.  I re-downloaded v1.0 and switched between that and 1.1.  to better compare.  v1.1 is MUCH easier on the eyes.  I haven't played any extended sessions, but I am convinced v1.1 would be the version to use for that.  Thanks again!

Thank you so much!  I'll test it tonight or tomorrow and let you know how it goes  🙂

Thank you for responding!  I look forward to any further developments.

I enjoyed this very much, thank you!

I understand, was just explaining why someone would want a ROM.

Looking forward to trying this, thanks!

I finished this, thanks for making it!  I would be interested to play more if you ever expanded the story.

One reason is that a ROM can be run either on actual GB hardware or in an emulator, making it platform-agnostic.  Someone else asked about a Linux version, but with a ROM, they can run that with an emulator on Linux; no need to remake the game just for Linux.  

No, I wish!  I have a SNES, but emulation is convenient.  I'm also a little surprised more games didn't use the pad, seems like it had potential.  

I have a question:  Is there any way to change the background, either to stop the scrolling or just make it a solid color?  It's a little hard to play for any extended time because the scrolling background causes me eyestrain.  Is there a menu I maybe missed?  

Just downloaded, looking forward to trying it out.  Thanks!

Thank you for clarifying.

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So, to be clear, this is a Windows OS game?  It's not a PS1 game that can be run in an emulator?

EDIT: or burned to disc and run on PS1 hardware?

I wishlisted this on Steam, looking forward to seeing more!

Thanks for explaining that