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/retro/-Where the 90's and 2000's Live On CaesarDude 09/06/2019 (Fri) 23:05:29 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, this is meant to be a successor to /y2k/ on the old 8chan, however I have expanded it to include both the 1990's and the 2000's and NSFW content is allowed, provided it's actually related to the purpose of this board and doesn't violate any of the site's core rules.
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>>1881 >That thread was a shitfest. It only had 3 or 4 posts, calm your guns you buffalo

Vidya General Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:44:38 No.6 [Reply] [Last]
>ITT: Vidya of the 90's and 2000's Keep it limited to the scope of this board, so basically Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Generation consoles only for now. For those who don't know what consoles are part of which generation, here's a quick rundown of the time frame we're talking about... >Fourth Generation: SNES, Sega Genesis/Sega CD >Fifth Generation: PS1, N64, Sega Saturn >Sixth Generation: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, OG Xbox Discussion of games from the Seventh Generation consoles (PS3/Wii/Xbox 360) is allowed as well, but I'd like the thread to mainly focus on the 4th-6th console genererations since the 7th Gen era carried over into the 2010's and a lot of the games from that era onward obviously have far more in common with modern gaming than stuff from the 16-bit consoles or the PS1 and PS2 eras.

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AAHHHHHH!!!!!
I missed out on the entire 5th gen (went from NES to PC, then back to consoles during the 6th gen) but I used to believe it was a really shit generation overall with the N64 being the only console with some good games - until recently when I decided to use my PS2's backwards compatibility to try out some PS1 games, and holy fuck I've discovered so many cool games, and I really love the low poly aesthetics they have, they look much better than the N64 games imo.
>>1982 >I really love the low poly aesthetics they have, they look much better than the N64 games imo. I thought PlayStation games looked like garbage at the time, but in retrospect the Nintendo 64 look didn't age well at all in comparison. It's still not a generation I'm enamored with. Other than the multiplayer games, I preferred both PC games and the prior generations of consoles as a kid.
>>1982 I had a similar path, NES to PC, but never came back. Although, many of my friends had systems, so I did get to play with them. The 5th gen systems were significant, in the change from mostly 2D to 3D graphics. The original Resident Evil games for PS1 were awesome.
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I wish the Neo Geo Pocket Color was succesful, it was so much better than the GBC, I fucking love that clicky joystick. I can't stand Nintendo games and their cult like fanbase, why does the bad guy always have to win?

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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985 [Reply]
Anyone else here /retro/maxxing? I've realized there is no point in denying myself happiness and gigacoziness and I may as well go all in on my retro obsessions even if it's a bit weird. I could list a bunch of things I'm doing but I'll start with just a couple here >film photography I have never bought a digital camera and I have stopped being a NEET lately. I have a small comfy job so I have some money and I buy rolls of film on occasion and I carry a late '90s point and shoot camera with me almost everywhere I go. It's fun and super comfy. I also started developing black and white film myself, at home. >computer I have set up my windows machine to look like windows 98 (not completely accurate but I've changed over the icons and use a classic theme, etc. And on my linux machine I have set it up to look like some versions of UNIX from the late 80s to early 90s. And for my browser I use Pale Moon and I have it set to look like Netscape. >music I go to the record store sometimes and browse around and I have a collection of tapes, CDs, and records which I listen to. I have a lot of fun fixing cassette decks too.

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Being anti-smartphone will put you back to the 2000s, so it becomes less of a choice. Everything is integrated into smartphones that used to be separate devices. -Watch -Digital music player -Digital camera -Digital camcorder -PC/Laptop for Internet Some of those devices are still in production, but the available selection has significantly narrowed. At the low-end, cameras have replaced the need for camcorders, but are still separate devices for high-end use. Being botnet aware, will also make certain older generation hardware more appealing, if you want an x86 processor. For Intel, it would be PIII Tualatin and P4 to Core2 Penryn, with no vPro capable chipset. All Intel CPU starting with Nehalem have Management Engine. Protected Processor Identification Number (PPIN) was later added to x86 CPUs starting with Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture and compatible Zen 2 AMD CPUs. That feature is similar to the Intel PIII Processor Serial Number (PSN), which was removed for Tualatin.
>>1993 A 30" Sony Trinitron. I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I tested it with an RGB cable, the picture is so sharp and the colors are incredible, I didn't remember CRTs could look this nice. I seriously don't understand this fucking obsession with 4K TVs and Blu-ray, my fucking Revenge of the Sith DVD looks so awesome that anything more just seems like an overkill for me.
>>2008 >A 30" Sony Trinitron. I couldn't believe my eyes the first time I tested it with an RGB cable, the picture is so sharp and the colors are incredible, I didn't remember CRTs could look this nice. I'd like to see a Trinitron in person, especially one that size. I have some CRTs, but I think thinks look nicer on the smallest one I have. Trinitrons are supposed to be the cream of the crop. >I seriously don't understand this fucking obsession with 4K TVs and Blu-ray, my fucking Revenge of the Sith DVD looks so awesome that anything more just seems like an overkill for me. I miss the days when watching a VHS tape on a CRT was good enough for me. HD doesn't really impress me anymore, so I might be going back to that point mentally. Too bad a lot of old movies released on VHS looked like garbage compared to the later DVD releases, when proper restorations were starting to become common.
>>2008 Yeah I'm jealous. I am hoping to pick up a CRT monitor from a shop nearby but I doubt anything as nice as a Trinitron. One day when I have the money I may plunk down a few hundred for a really nice CRT.
>>2000 relevant digits. Speaking of PIII I have a laptop with one and I just bought a charger cable for it at a nearby electronics swap meet. I'm going to load 98se on it and have some fun with it.

Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right Fellow Time Traveler 08/06/2020 (Thu) 18:36:27 No.768 [Reply]
Let's have a new thread without a tonne of broken images. Have there been any new forms of /retro/ media (could be movies, games, anime, websites, etc.) that wanted to look old and actually succeeded? There's an artist called BlueTheBone who makes "retro"-styled animations, cheesecake, and porn. Like any modern hack, he overdoses on visual clutter and uses filters that don't actually resemble the time period he's trying to emulate - but despite that, I think his style is consistently decent. If he relied less on computers and filters, then I think he'd be a much better artist, but that goes without saying for most contemporary artists. The really weird things happen when he tries to make modern character designs and media look old, like pic 2. It isn't exactly wrong, but there is something perplexing about viewing characters and series that were developed specifically with modern aesthetics in mind.
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>>768 I'm not sure if Kebu tries to be /retro/, but I'd say his music is definitely a contender because he plays a lot of his songs on analog synths. Even if the style is more modern, the sound is much closer to older songs because he uses similar or sometimes even the same instruments. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=A-6XqqYWzU8 https://yewtu.be/watch?v=cH2guTTyX8s https://yewtu.be/watch?v=TRCQmNMOqUY This sounds more authentic to the 80s than a lot of synthwave songs. I still like synthwave, but a lot of songs sound more like they're invoking nostalgia rather than replicating the original nostalgic sound.
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>>883 Nice. The characteristics of that render remind me of the loading screen to an old Mac game from the mid 90s, I used to play.
>>768 Here's a silly thing. The Sentai series is currently celebrating it's 45th anniversary with a special season, so they made their giant mecha theme sound like an authentic mecha/hero song from the 70's/80's, it's wonderful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMFaP5NYNb8 Their other mecha theme's retro effect is more subtle but it's meant to sound like a typical sentai song from the 00's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUEHZHJjB7Q
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>>1478 The "Deep Blue" song sounds like 90s Trance without the annoying hi-hat loop a lot of 90s Trance incoporated. So in other words, it sounds like good late 90s Trance. The other two links are retro songs, so not really original to him. "FM-84 - Atlas" is probably the closest new original music I've heard, that could pass for a late 80s "soft rock" album. Much of Synthwave music isn't trying to accurately replicate 80s music, it's just borrowing the popular sounds from that era and combining them with new production software and tech to make original tracks. While the terms aren't concrete, Retrowave is probably a better description for new music which strives to pass as 80s synth pop music, whereas Synthwave is revisiting the 80s synth sound and evolving it.
>>2007 >Much of Synthwave music isn't trying to accurately replicate 80s music, it's just borrowing the popular sounds from that era and combining them with new production software and tech to make original tracks. While the terms aren't concrete, Retrowave is probably a better description for new music which strives to pass as 80s synth pop music, whereas Synthwave is revisiting the 80s synth sound and evolving it. That's why I prefer the earlier stuff, which leaned more toward capturing the feeling of '80s synth music without necessarily trying to sound identical.

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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848 [Reply] [Last]
YouTube was once also part of the old innocent, creative and fun internet when at worst people would make a video in the hopes of it getting viral. But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : >forcing people to move to Goolag account to keep their channels and their videos >complying with copyrightniggers as part of the mutual ass-kissing with the government >giving monetary incentives to "content creators" , aka self-important e-celeb faggots, which drawn greedy normalfag scum and later on were removed which in turn force these greedy normalfags to beg for Patreon gibs and get sponsorships to advertise even more shit on youtube >adding ads in the middle of the fucking video as if it was cable tv >letting big cable tv channels having accounts on youtube >removing full albums and songs from non-corporate music channels and reupload them as separate songs by a fucking bots >increasing censorship and removing comments and videos >disorganizing the comments section into a complete messy shitshow >usless redesigning of the site over and over again >changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Let's reminisce of YouTube better days, whether it was a specific channel or video and so on...
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>>873 >bo burnham I'm glad that it's not just me noticing that things have actually gotten darker.
Looks like they removed the option to sort videos by oldest, newest and most popular on the app. I just don't understand why they keep removing simple features like this.
>>1972 the collective will decide your playlist, brother DO NOT TOUCH THAT DIAL DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (oops. too long a sentence) DO NOT EVEN THINK
>>1972 Youtube prioritizes corporate channels, so their videos will fill any video feeds. Sort by newest was useful for finding smaller channels.
>>1972 >>2001 invidious still lets you narrow results by day, week and month.

Y2K was 20 years ago Fellow Time Traveler 12/31/2019 (Tue) 17:16:06 No.258 [Reply]
With a new decade upon us and the 2000's being officially "retro" in the eyes of mainstream pop culture, I'm wondering what 2000's nostalgia will be like in the 2020's? 80's nostalgia got big in the 2000's and is still going strong with all that weird "vaporwave" art that appeared in the early 2010's and stuff like Stranger Things in the late 2010's. More relevant to this board, 1990's nostalgia first became a big thing this decade but it was more prominent on the internet than TV or movies. Now we're seeing 2000's nostalgia start to take root in the very late 2010's. I've noticed a lot of Zoomers posting 2000's nostalgia compilations on YouTube in 2018-2019 and it kind of reminds me of the first big wave of 90's nostalgia that got big online in 2010-2012 or so. Hell, /retro/ itself is simply a newer version of /y2k/ over on the old board, but expanded to also include the 90's. I'm wondering if we'll see more 2000's nostalgia and whether or not the media will start pandering to it. Pic unrelated
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>>1861 >The early 90s were way different than the later part of the decade. I actually remember being a young kid around 1998 or 1999 and noticing how different things were starting to feel.
Somehow the 90's already felt old to me back in the early 00s, I'm talking 2001-2003 or so. I had a vivid feeling that we had moved into "modern" times overnight, everything had become sleeker and new, there were modern star wars movies, modern ninja turtles, modern power rangers, modern game magazines that looked so different from the magazines from 3 years earlier. Modern redesigns of logos, modern types of games, etc etc etc.
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>>1871 These pictures are from a fairly well-known place, but from three different points in the decade. Notice how many people are wearing Chinese made running shoes by the end.
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>>1872 Computer graphics got a lot better and more affordable, post Y2K. As an extension of that, CAD modeling and graphic design likely got a boost, because the equivalent of a nice gaming computer could be used for those purposes instead of a multi-thousand dollar SGI workstation computer. For example compare the original Unreal from 1998 to Unreal Tournament 2003. I don't quite remember if Unreal looked more like the first picture, or one of the others. That's the problem with finding screenshots from older games. Some look better than they actually did, due to upgraded texture resolutions and not using CRT monitors. I do remember seeing some of the original Unreal assets in the Unreal Tournament (UT99) editor and they did seem to be noticeably lower quality than the ones created for that game.
>>1880 UT99 was a bunch of fun in multiplayer, but I somehow missed the original Unreal. Has anyone here played it?

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Subcultures and fashion of the 90s & 2000s Fellow Time Traveler 08/11/2021 (Wed) 09:36:23 No.1892 [Reply]
What subculture were you a part of, Fellow Time Travelers? 90s bros, did you go to rave parties? 2000s kids, did you get some of that easy emo pussy?
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>>1955 True they are also part of the Metal scene. But I mean the "hanging" wearing style. Just as some sort of obviously accesior
I was just the depressed fat kid who wore all black listening to mallcore like metallica and manson while thinking it was heavy metal.
>>1979 Metallica is metal and not at all mallcore, although I guess St. Anger kind of flirted with mallcore. Marilyn Manson is both.
>>1959 >Another thing is that those cultures were innocent I guess, it was all about fashion and music and feelings, while subcultures today are all about politics. Indeed, it must suck being a kind in school right now. I don't remember politics being all that important to kids until they went off to higher education, and even then, it was still cringe to see inexperienced youth knowing how to solve the worlds problems.
>>1981 Load, Reload and half of the Black Album are the archetypical mallmetal stuff. >>1997 lol, edgy angry teenagers being more prone to common sense than some college students was always a naive but ironic sight to see and hear at parties or hangouts. >Hangouts Now that's something that i see lost even before pandemic times, it was normal to gather 5 or even 10 people (sometimes more) and roam like a gang to anywhere and just shoot the shit telling jokes or doing stuff on the spot, recently it wasn't normal to see other than the eternal 2 or 3 close friends planning to do something.

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 13:42:48.
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>>1969 The CD Store states on that website, it was made using Virtual Home Space Builder https://archive.org/details/vhsb_2.2 so it was a VRML website. Neato.
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>>1971 It would have been interesting to see.
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I just got this. It's a neat little book of 3D artwork from 1997 and is the source for the Jurgen Ziewe images in the thread (most of them, at least). It's worth a buy if you come across it and like that style of art.

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1990s & 2000s Ads Fellow Time Traveler 07/25/2021 (Sun) 14:35:43 No.1845 [Reply]
Post cool /retro/ ads and TV commercials
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>>1948 I kind of wish I was old enough to have taken it all in better.
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>>1889 Lol. A kid without a seat belt, sitting in the cargo area of a station wagon, on a California freeway. How would that situation turn out nowadays? >>1845 >>1957 What's with the S&M themes in 90s game adverts.
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>>1957 I was about to say "not to mention a white man with a pretty white wife and two blond kids..." But then it occurred to me that neither of the "parents" are blond. Then I noticed how the driver leers through his rear-view mirror at the boy in back. That's Michael & Lilith Aquino making a pizza delivery to the Presidio

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Computers Thread Fellow Time Traveler 08/21/2020 (Fri) 04:41:24 No.803 [Reply] [Last]
Looks like none of the images in the catalog work. Let's get a fresh thread in here, focused on computers! I don't have pictures at the moment to share, but I got lucky today and picked up a nice big beige computer case. I'm assembling a new personal computer from parts that I got deals on, found in the junk heap, or that I was given by friends. So, I guess it's not really a /retro/ computer, but it will be in a /retro/ case, and I plan to get an adapter which will let me use a 3.5" floppy disk drive in there. The adapter plugs into the floppy pins, and presents a USB interface to the motherboard. That adapter is under $10 USD. In fact, I've seen an adapter card that will do the same but for 5.25" floppy disk drives. So, when I have more money, I should be able to have not only a 3.5" FDD, but a 5.25" FDD in my system, running alongside new solid state drives, Blu-Ray disc drives, and of course a few regular hard drives. It should be pretty fun. Again, no pictures yet but I will share with you guys when I can. For now I'll just post one from my collection. What have you guys been up to?
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>>1895 That's a neat one, I've never heard of it before. Having read it came loaded with QNX, that seems noteworthy. Blackberry bought that OS in relatively recent times. It's one of the few microkernal based OS around, maybe the only proprietary commercial one I can think of.
Oh man I can't believe that no one has posted this magnificent thing yet. The TAM, Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh. It was really an exercise in over engineering at the time. Note that big Bose subwolfer. It is not optional because it contains the power supply for the whole computer.
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>>1934 I don't understand the reasoning for that computer, it appears to be the three major components of a laptop (screen, keyboard, and base), rearranged to meet the form factor of a desktop. The aesthetic of the later PowerMac Cube is by far, much better. Although, it was released four years later, which is significant for the high-velocity state of change in the mid to late 90s.
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>>882 I agree, the Outrigger case is a wonderful Mac design, probably the best of the beige ones. The use of translucent and colored plastics with the iMac G3 was a neat change when it happened, but the weird shapes they used, e.g. puck mouse and clam shell laptop, are cringe. The subdued rib texture on some of the surfaces, face plates, is still a very pleasing aesthetic all these years later.
>>974 Mind you to share which chan archiver you use? If selfwritten, are you willing to share source + setup instructions?

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