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(B)
DC
Biohazard 2 Value Plus JPN
[Nightmare Arrange runs] Finally got another run in... Claire A Nightmare, no first aids with an A rank. Two more runs before all of the bonus shit.

Updated about 4 days ago

★★★★★ [CIB] Hard Original runs: Leon A/Claire B and Claire A/Leon B with an A rank. (no first aid used) | Nightmare runs: Leon A and Claire A with an A rank. (no first aid used)
(M)
DC
D2
[Lv30 run: 408,768 EXP (Lv29) | Time: 124:25:04] Hit 400k, and the torture continues.

Updated about 4 days ago

★★★★★ [CIB] :C: = Saw every easter egg and got the "God of Hunting" rank. / :M: = RTA speedrun PB: 2:06:07 (unrecorded world record) [8/28/17]
(B)
Xbox
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
[Endings: 1/6] Got the Leave ending on normal action/puzzle. Setting both to hard in the next run.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

★★★★★
(u)
Saturn
NiGHTS into Dreams...
Might as well make this my next Saturn game, now that I have the amazing 3D Control Pad. Seriously one of the best controllers I've ever used.

Updated about 2 months ago

[CD-R]
(M)
Saturn
Enemy Zero JPN
Hard mode, no save run: S-Video + 3D Control Pad Edition [11/20/17]

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★ [CIB, broke the seal]
(u)
DC
Real Sound: Kaze no Regret JPN

Updated about 2 months ago

★★★★★ [CIB with herb seeds / braille sheet]
(u)
3DO
Novastorm
[3DO Master Race #17] This is next on the list, as soon as I'm done with some Dreamcast and Saturn games.

Updated about 2 months ago

[CD-R]
(U)
PS4
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
[Chapter 3] Slogging through... this game really isn't grabbing me at all, as DR2 did. None of these characters are likeable, or even interesting. Achievements: 8 / 41 (20%)

Updated about 3 months ago

(C)
PS4
Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition
Did a perfect run, and got both endings in Scene of the Crime. Will mark as mastered when I get the platinum. Achievements: 12 / 29 (41%)

Updated about 5 months ago

☆★★★★ [Limited Run Games]
(u)
GBC
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Getting back into these, once I'm finished with the Metroid games. (or not)

Updated about 5 months ago

(B)
WW
You, Me, and the Cubes
[Cleared "Sink Below" Stages: 3/36] That fourth level is kicking my ass pretty hard.

Updated about 6 months ago

★★★★★ This is my favorite puzzle game of all time. It's so fun and addicting, but once you beat the first set of levels, it becomes one of the most brutal puzzle games ever. You unlock a new set of 32 stages called "Sink Below", and some of them are just next to impossible. It's worth getting to that point though, just to see Cubie go through a weird change of personality. There's even a co-op mode, which adds new mechanics.
(B)
PS4
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
[Lv 53 | 45 hours | Balthier, Fran, Ashe] Post game sidequests and hunts Achievements: 19 / 41 (46%)

Updated about 6 months ago

☆★★★★ [Limited Steelbook Edition] [Ashe: Knight/Monk, Balthier: White Mage/Machinist, Fran: Black Mage/Archer, Basch: Breaker/Bushi, Vaan: Knight/Shikan, Penelo: Uhlan/Bushi]
(C)
PS2
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
[Hard Mode | 135 hours] Finally finished preparing for Satan with all mantras mastered and all stats maxed. Now the real torture begins!

Updated about 6 months ago

☆★★★★
(B)
Steam
Half-Life 2
Achievements: 21 / 33 (64%)

Updated about 7 months ago

★★★★★
(U)
SNES
Chrono Trigger: Kronos Trigger
"My husband is a smart girl to be beautiful."

Updated about 7 months ago

Chrono Trigger hack: https://youtu.be/GT56EERg8q0
(B)
VB
Jack Bros.
Jack Frost [] Jack Lantern [x] Jack Ripper [] Pixie []

Updated about 9 months ago

★★★★★
(B)
PS3
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Now finishing the rest of the sidequests and trophies.

Updated about 10 months ago

★★★★★ https://youtu.be/rzvXBFwcyek
(U)
PS4
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: Banned Footage Vol. 1
Still have to complete Nightmare mode and Ethan Must Die. Achievements: 2 / 5 (40%)

Updated about 10 months ago

☆★★★★

DarkLink978's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
2099 (U)
  1753 Unplayed  
83.5% of Unfinished
64.8% of Total
77.5%
94 (B)
3.5%
514 (C)
19%
Wishlist  643 ?         Top-Rated  236 ?????         Master Runs  22 (M)
DOS 22 (U) 0 (B) 9 (C) 31 Total
PC 15 (U) 0 (B) 18 (C) 37 Total
PC Downloads 13 (U) 2 (B) 14 (C) 32 Total
Steam 45 (U) 5 (B) 16 (C) 67 Total
GOG.com 66 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 67 Total
Battle.Net 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Browser C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
MSX 30 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 33 Total
Sharp X68000 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Arcade 210 (U) 6 (B) 50 (C) 266 Total
Atari 2600 33 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 34 Total
Atari 5200 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES 289 (U) 3 (B) 56 (C) 349 Total
Famicom Disk System 28 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 29 Total
SNES 243 (U) 17 (B) 32 (C) 302 Total
Nintendo 64 BEAT 2 (B) 6 (C) 8 Total
GameCube 3 (U) 4 (B) 17 (C) 25 Total
Wii 2 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
WiiWare 1 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 2 (B) 10 (C) 12 Total
Game Boy 35 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 38 Total
Game Boy/Color 21 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 25 Total
Virtual Boy 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Game Boy Advance 73 (U) 1 (B) 5 (C) 79 Total
Nintendo DS 4 (U) 0 (B) 7 (C) 12 Total
Nintendo 3DS 5 (U) 2 (B) 4 (C) 11 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Master System 26 (U) 0 (B) 2 (C) 28 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 153 (U) 5 (B) 11 (C) 169 Total
Sega CD 23 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 28 Total
32X 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Saturn 113 (U) 3 (B) 10 (C) 133 Total
Dreamcast 16 (U) 1 (B) 6 (C) 26 Total
Game Gear 20 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 23 Total
TurboGrafx-16 79 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 83 Total
TurboGrafx-CD 56 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 63 Total
TurboDuo 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NEC PC-8801 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
NEC PC-9801 14 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
PC-FX 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 172 (U) 11 (B) 59 (C) 252 Total
PlayStation 2 33 (U) 7 (B) 31 (C) 80 Total
PlayStation 3 14 (U) 12 (B) 35 (C) 62 Total
PlayStation 4 6 (U) 5 (B) 23 (C) 36 Total
PlayStation Portable 119 (U) 0 (B) 19 (C) 145 Total
PlayStation Vita C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
PlayStation Network 4 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
PSOne Classics C O M P L E T E ! 4 Total
3DO 71 (U) 0 (B) 16 (C) 87 Total
Xbox 3 (U) 1 (B) 16 (C) 25 Total
Xbox 360 C O M P L E T E ! 3 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Neo Geo Pocket/Color 17 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
WonderSwan/Color 3 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
iOS 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
All Games 2780 Total
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about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thank you, and thanks~ Downloaded it last month after being curious about it and immediately became engrossed in its world and story and characters and music (Toby Fox is a phenomenal composer, I love his music so much), and it's quickly become one of my favorites. I Undertale
about 3 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Happy BL'iversary! Nearly missed it... Well, I guess I kind of did?
about 4 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Happy anniversary!
about 4 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Incredible! Five years. You're definitely a veteran.
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Happy Sonic Ring Day!
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Happy half-a-decade Backloggiversary, DarkLink!!!
about 4 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Happy backloggiversary! Here's to actually finishing your D2 run!
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy backloggiversary. Keep fighting the good fight against
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Happy ring day!
about 4 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Happy five years to you!
about 4 days ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Congratulations on 5 years! Game on buddy!
about 4 days ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Happy backloggiversary!
about 4 days ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Today is my backloggiversary! I've been here for half a decade, and I'll be here for many more.

Oh, and comment replies coming soon.
about 4 days ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I hear my sister got Stardew Valley on Switch, and is probably interested in Yoshi and Kirby. Watching her play some BOTW actually made it look a bit better, maybe, but I still dislike it. Maybe a bit less, though?

I don't think I've played any PAL games on a CRT, like ever. Actually, I know some burns have options for PAL or NTSC modes. The one Reddit post I can find says PAL CRTs support 60Hz, so I can only imagine that the opposite must be true as well, but I'm not at all sure.
about 5 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy ring day

I still haven't gotten that last medal. I'm actually kind of bothered that there's 2 gold medals with the rest silver, it looks weird. Maybe I'll try it again when my cousin comes down...and also maybe Illbleed and House of the Dead of Virtua Cop. Speaking of HOTD, did you see they're making another one? I hope it'll get ported to PS4 or Switch.

I'm sure I could get all golds in Mania if I really wanted to, but it'd take a lot of precise work and practice. Probably not worth it, especially after getting mild PTSD from doing that with 3&K at 8 or 9 years old.

I recently got a new PC, i7 4GHz quad core 16GB RAM, so I've been playing a lot more Steam stuff for once. Thinking of playing the Wolfenstein games on Steam for the fov slider, because I really want to play them, but can't on PS4, I get sick.

I have Yakuza 6 CE preordered and paid for, it's 10 days after my birthday and I got three games paid for, probably that, God of War 4, and Kirby.

My back's been feeling pretty good lately, so I haven't made any more PT appointments, and am maybe going to look for work soon? Although I have to fix my sleep schedule first, my insomnia has been acting up again lately causing me to have been up all night twice already this year (though the first I was up drinking on new year's and the second I was very sick, but I have been up till 5/6am tons of times this year already)

Well, i looked, and it seems my CRT has no VGA port. Sucks. Still not sure why VGA suddenly decided to not work some time last year when it had no problem before...it's pretty weird.

I haven't really tried many other Dreamcast burns, but it seems like out of what I played, Skies was by far the worst performer, so maybe most of them are fine. It didn't help that the burns I made were pretty shitty, so they took forever to boot.

I think I'll pick Hat in Time up on Steam in the next sale for the custom levels. Starting to get back into PC gaming, with like mods. I've got 4 or 5 on REmake, playing as Claire and original voice acting + intro, also the RE2 self destruct sequence. I got like 12 mods on Sonic Generations, including levels from all the other games, pretty excited to play it. I'll still probably focus on the PS4 version, I just want more workshop support stuff. My main consoles are still PS4/Switch.

I guess my cousin is coming at the beginning of February instead, which was actually a good thing cause the first weekend of January was when I got sick pretty bad.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh, now you've got the old wind bag going...

Yeah, I remember busting my ass for that "good" ending, and being pissed. "This doesn't seem like a happy fucking ending!" Oh, no; I was talking about Legend of Zelda's Second Quest. If there's a Simon's Second Quest, I don't know of it, either. I know the original Castlevania has multiple loops, though.

I've played all 3 Final Fantasy Legend games to some extent, and I didn't like any of them, nor did I like the first Romancing SaGa. I'd love to play the original Romancing SaGa 2, though I'm shocked to see that it's had a rerelease; I didn't think Squenix gave much of a fuck about the series, aside from a few cameos in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. As much as I love Ryuji Sasai - I'd say he's probably my favorite composer, and I'm going to play Xak ONLY because he worked on the soundtrack - I just could not get into the Final Fantasy Legend 3 soundtrack. The only SaGa game I've played that I liked was Frontier, and I've written a nice love letter to that: [Link] Oh, you mean the ones on Zoda's spaceship? I'll admit that those were a little obtuse. The giant Moai head that could only be damaged by the Wonder Horsehide (the baseballs) was a pain in the ass, too. I remember that my friend, Alex had the game, and he couldn't finish Chapter 4, because he fucked up when he dipped the letter in water, and couldn't read it. It wasn't until many years later, when I got my own copy, and was successful, that either of us got any further.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Wind Waker, to me, is what Zelda is supposed to be about. It's not some big, trying-to-be-epic story; it throws you into a big goddamn world, and says, "Figger it out, Kiddo!" You sail through monsters, through storms, though the whole goddamn night, and wind up at some strange little island that you never even knew existed, and its very discovery is its own beautiful reward, like those goddamn neon gnomes that I never shut up about from Yume Nikki. Rupees are usually a pain in the ass to gather, but there's so much treasure to find that you're never broke, unless you need to do some more exploring. Exploration is the central mechanic, and it's woven so beautifully into the rest of the gameplay. THAT is how you build a fucking game. The story isn't what some hack writer thought would be interesting; the story is yours: you find things, you solve puzzles, you interpret what you experience how you want it.

Yes. Absolutely I do. Ocarina of Time was an okay game on its own, but an absolute disgrace as a Zelda game. As a matter of fact, the most recent 4 articles that I wrote for Gaming Symmetry are all about Zelda as a whole, its clones, and how even the Zelda games are in accordance with the original vision: [Link] tl;dr I feel that A Link to the Past has more exploration (at least in the Dark World) than he gives it credit for having, and that Ocarina of Time has no real sense of exploration or wonder. Zelda is about exploration; not cinematics, especially in a series of games that generally have very shallow stories and even more shallow characters. Ocarina of Time has more holes in its plot than it does in the ground to explore.

The Tex Avery cartoons you might know are Droopy Dog, but I always liked Screwy Squirrel. Mother 3 has a really great message, but it's buried under mountains of useless sentiment and emotional sucker punches; Fight Club had the same message, and it did a better job with it. I didn't think Chrono Cross did such a bad job with it, and I say this for one reason: it works really well upon replays, and the game - as well as Trigger - was made to be played multiple times, which is why it has New Game + and multiple paths. Yeah, it's a chaotic clusterfuck at times, but when you go back through the game again, you find that it all fits together pretty well as a whole, kinda like The Big Lebowski.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Well, with a PC, you've always had to put the disk/disc in and install it, then still play it with the thing in the drive; then, some day, when the drive that you have that plays them is obsolete, you're fucked, anyway. Digital is just a smart move, especially when you can actually back up the games and put them onto other computers that you own. Still kinda sucks on consoles, and is give-and-take with handhelds. With handhelds, it's nice to have the physical games, but I can't deny that digital titles are much more convenient to take along. OMG yes, and the new Shadow of Colossus, too, because it's so good that I need to buy it a THIRD time! Persona 5 is console exclusive? Huh. Haven't quite gotten into Yakuza yet, either, but they seem kinda neat, I think. I have plenty of USB controllers, so I no longer prefer console for anything, really. If consoles had convenient mouse input, I wouldn't prefer PC for anything, either; some games just work better with a mouse. My lady likes The Walking Dead; I think zombies are dumb, and should be relegated to low-level enemies, like in Castevania.

I played >observer_ RIGHT after it came out on the recommendation of a friend, and while I don't think I found it to be quite the masterpiece that she did, I have no regrets whatsoever. I'm the same way, though: I hate paying more than, like, $5 for a game, because I'm so damn spoiled by these crazy sales. I was at GameStop today, because I had gift cards, and I was looking at a few games that interested me, and I thought, "$30 for a used PS3 game!? That's bullshit!" I mean, it is bullshit - it was Dark Souls and Dragon Ball Xenoverse, both of which have sequels out - but my reaction was a little stronger than it should've been. Anyway, I forgot to mention that you'd probably also like SOMA; it's made by the people who made the Amnesia games, and it takes place at the bottom of the ocean; it's the Horror-themed Maridia I'd always wanted. I did see that, and I'm surprised to see that they aren't charging money for it; wouldn't be the first time they've charged money for a free game, and still saddled it with DRM. I wonder what the point is, though, if you can already download it for free. Visual Novels. My favorite. Oh boy oh boy.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I've been told that I'm no longer allowed to not bring them in when I bake cookies for work, so I guess they're decent.

I disliked almost everything about Devil May Cry 4. Now, I did like Nero, and didn't think he was the obnoxious emo shit everyone likes to make him out to be. He had a very small arsenal, but the game was built very well around what he had, and boss fights had a great flow to them, especially because of the demon arm thing. Even the combat adjudicators were better, because you could air combo them. My biggest problem with Nero would be the grapple points, because they're buggy as shit. Board game was fucking dumb, but if you pay attention, it's not a game of chance, so it gets a pass. No, what I hated about it was Dante. His presence is completely unnecessary, and you just play shittier versions of the same levels, but in reverse with him. Same boss fights, too, except that they were designed for Nero's Devil Arm, and Dante doesn't have it, so they're awkward as fuck. Also, most of Dante's arsenal is fucking useless, not to mention unoriginal retreads from other Devil May Cry games, aside from Pandora, which was too fucking complicated to be useful, and that rose-throwing thing, which just sucked. And how in the blue fuck do you have Liam O'Brian not acting as some psychotically cackling fuck!? WASTED! Having Trish pose as Lady Gaga for 8 missions only to later reveal her true identity was pointless, too; it's not like Nero even knows who she is. Having 2 types of money sucked, too, because red orbs were useless, and the other kind was soul-crushingly tedious to acquire in large quantities. Oh, and fuck every fucking one of those fucking minigame-ass BULLSHIT fucking Secret Missions!

The Devil May Cry reboot didn't kill the series; unfounded fanboy outrage did. It's a fucking Devil May Cry game that doesn't have shitty jumping mechanics, and has 2 goddamn Bionic Commando grapple arms, for fuck's sake! At least give it a chance! I'm skeptical about Hellblade; any game that's been shoved in my face as hard as it has makes me think it's overrated. Maybe I'll pick it up cheap at GOG someday.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Out of context, that makes it sound like you had a bizarrely traumatic childhood.

This one's good, too: [Link]

The first four King's Quest games are actually older than Point-and-Click; you move with the arrow keys, and use a text parser to enter commands. The 2015 games? I don't think those are remakes. Unless you're talking about the VGA remakes of the older games, which I think are still around. I've played 1-7, and I like them all. The Blackwell Chronicles are really good; they're about solving ghost crimes, and the characters are fantastic.

There are tons of easytype hacks out there, so it wasn't that much of a surprise to me. I didn't think the original was all that hard, with 2 notable exceptions. The first is the mountain where you first meet Bahamut; the first few times I played the game, I got my ass handed to me royally on the way up the mountain. The other is any time you have to be in fucking Mini status; those sections can go fuck a flaming cactus. None of the patches mitigate those Mini sections, either; they still suck no matter what you do. The customizable windows and palettes don't work like you're probably thinking; rather than being something that you can change in-game, you select which of the palettes you want to use, and apply the corresponding patches. The whole mess comes with screenshot examples of everything, and if you want, I can send you an image I made that shows every possible color for every single class.
Die, Bak'laag! You don't belong in this world! HAVE AT YOU!