A downloadable game for Windows

YouTube as it should have been in 1986 - Instant VHS Home Delivery!

We hope you enjoy!


Team


Controls

  • Move with WASD
  • Look with the Mouse
  • Interact with Left Click
  • Zoom with Right Click

Instructions

  1. Left click the terminal to access it.
  2. Search for videos by typing "query" followed by a space and your search terms. (e.g. "query cats")
  3. Select a result by typing "request" followed by a space and the index (number) of the video you want to request.
  4. After some time your video cassette will arrive.
  5. Pick up the tape with left mouse.
  6. Put it into the VCR to play it.
  7. Click on the VCR buttons to eject the tape.

Changelog

  • 0.1.0
    • Improved visuals and screen effects
    • Bug fixes and minor enhancements
    • Videos should arrive faster
    • Fixed several shader issues on DX9 hardware
    • Audio should no longer lag behind the video
  • 0.0.0
    • Initial Release for Ludum Dare 36

More information

Published 327 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(11)
AuthorsVectorfold, pogoUK
GenreSimulation
TagsLudum Dare 36, Retro, youtube

Download

Download
YouTubeRetroSim_0.1.0.zip (161 MB)

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some taps do not work help

Sup Guys! Hey! Damb, need to work on my hi's... lol sup homies!

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I love your channel

Thanks Dude! Wanna be in a video?

YES!

When I put the vcr, nothing comes out. They know how to solve it.

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"We were unable to complete your request. We apologize for this inconvenience."

I got that from every video. The text appears in loop, the tape still gets delivered and it looks like it's empty since the player doesn't do anything.

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i search almost every video from youtube and i cant play any of the videos

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Me neither. The tape arrives, but nothing happens when o put it in.

A small Arabic review on this cool game!!

ريفيو صغير على اللعبة التحفة دي


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One more question: how do you exit without using windows key to go to desktop and closing the window.

Alt-F4?

Can't seem to get the player to play anything.

I have a fairly well built computer. i7, 16g ram, 2tb hdd, gtx-950. So I don't think it is from old hardware. And I use W7 so my windows version shouldn't be an issue.

Everything else works fine, just the TV won't play anything. I tried playing about 30 different videos. I tried reinstalling and I tried different settings. (windowed or full screen, high graphics, low graphics.) nothing seems to work.

Any help would be appreciated. And maybe, I can give some feedback that will help you.

Good day! :)

Okay so according to @ Crimpaysjesussaves' comment below, having any spaces in the directory can cause issues with the player not wanting to play. However, the itch.io app installs it in a folder called "Retro YoutTube Simulator"

This directory name has spaces. I cannot however, find a way to change the directory folder name without itch.io not being able to find the game. Is there a way to reassign the directory folder so I can have itch.io find it.

Any help would be great.

Good day! :)

so if i install it from the itch.io site, the file wont need the itch.io app, so i can then rename it without spaces and the it will work???

If you install it from the website and not from the installer, it should have a name without spaces in between by default. I tried running it from the .zip and it works.

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Guys SHUT UP its a game where its placed in 1986 some videos arent supposed to work like games they have bugs in this game youtube has bugs. Please had more detail to the room like a couch and lighting make the room bigger and a note for thank you for buying the Rolo vhs player and where can i buy the rolo chs player on ebay or amazon?

i put the tape and it dont works

I want this for VR so I can live my life like a vaporwave video!!

it wont happen

https://youtu.be/lR4HX9Ykv_0

Love the concept of this so decided to do a lets play. thank you for creating this entertaining project!

wont let me play the videos. this is my favorite simulator game and i cant play the videos

Did you change where the game was located?

no

Everything is fine except for that whenever I grab a VHS tape, it flies around everywhere! It gets better once I reach the desk, but I can't play anything because of this!

Oh, lol, that's certainly different - could you get some footage of this by any chance?

Hi,

I love this simulator so much,but suddenly, this d**n error appears while searching for video titles. (An error occured while searching). :(

Can you help me, please?

Thank you in advance. :)

Hmm, do does it still appear now? There may be a possible fix I can suggest depending.

Please add more quality setting as my cpu cant handle the bloom effect also the vhs when you pick it up teleports to another dimension

Where's the door?

You know, the door where the VCRs arrive?

You gotta make sure that none of the folder names have spaces in them in order to play the videos.

Can you please clarify? The vids I put in do not work. How do I fix this?

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No folder names leading to the game directory should contain a space. For example, the directory "C:\Users\Username\Desktop\Misc\YoutubeRetro" have no folders with a space between them.

Where people cannot play the videos is when any of these folder names contain a space between them. For example, the directory "C:\Users\Username\Desktop\NEW FOLDER\YoutubeRetro" would not allow the program to playback videos, because the folder name "NEW FOLDER" contain spaces.

Thank you! I use the official app, so I guess I'll have to extract it.

Works, got it now! Thanks!

Its doesnt play the video, screen is blury when I move and the casete shakes then holding it and its not a little shake but it flies from one side to another

what the heck when i get a video i put it in the vhs player and it does nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

when i try to put the VHS in the tv it just has a seizure,and it disappears lol

the tv stays static

this is exackly what ive been looking for. thanks so much!!!!

i cant even see anything but the computer screen the tv screen and the red letters the rest of the entire room is pitch black the blinds are a lighter color but i cant see anything else i cant even see if i got the vhs tape or not even though it says can not complete request sorry three times then it says the tape was delivered and i hear a doorbell sound but i cant see where anything is please help? im using a window 8.1 its my school laptop but it should work im able to play a lot of high graphic games with no problem

can you just upload it to mediafire?

I can't download it can you upload it to mediafire or something?

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Doesnt run and also not letting me delete it. Is this Malware? Thanks!

nope. not malware, just really buggy.

CHICOS ATENCION SOLUCIONE EL PROBLEMA DE QUENO REPRODUCE EL VIDEO EN LA TELEVISION , SE QUENO PUEDO HABLAR INGLES PERO TRADUSCANLO, BUENO LA SOLUCIÓN ES PONER EN LA CALIDAD HIGH NO MEDIUM NI LOW Y SOLUCIONADO , SUSCRIBANCE A MI CANAL PokeCraft

I need the 32-bit version,Please.

I can not download. Error: prohibited

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Same Problemo as below. i have win 10 x64 with the alienware alpha custom graphics card. It says accepted then says sorry three times

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When i put the vhs the video dont start what i do?

i have windows 10 and intel graphics 3100

The VIsuals start multiplying overlaying each other, and and that saddens me because i wanted it to work.

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why does it not work I put the tape in the computer but nothing happens

please help

Nothings happening for me too :(

Can you add ability to delete all videos downloaded in game? :c

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Even though I ran into a few videos that wouldn't play, this was a ton of fun, and such a great concept! I really enjoyed it!


Same as Yinsho, put it in and it never plays

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