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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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>>3316 It's a retro anime imageboard that also has boards for discussing other older media like video games: https://wapchan.org/ One of the admins over there said months ago that he'd try to reach out to /retro/, but I don't know if anything ever came of it.

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Alexander Jahans, anyone? archiver 09/27/2023 (Wed) 01:46:00 No.3337 [Reply]
Did anyone experience Alexander Jahans when he was a Youtube lolcow? There is an entire archive being compiled, and it's a nostalgic window into another time. https://www.youtube.com/@esotericjahanist https://www.archive.org/details/thejahansarchive Thought my nostalgic bros may enjoy this.
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>>3342 alright I'll post there instead >>3349 >>3350 2015 is not retro you fucking tards
>>3351 close to 10 years old = basically neo-retro. 1990 wasn't retro 20 years ago either Alexander Jahans is hilarious and well worth checking out.
>>3353 negated
>>3355 you lost this argument. There are tons of Jahans fans from the good old days of 4chan and 8chan and it's extremely nostalgic to us. Check this one out you'll be laughing for days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eqIoqJ3DMc
>>3350 Ten years ago isn't retro by this board's standards. I don't consider it retro either, although I'm glad people are archiving this stuff.

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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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>>2981 yt-dlp has a --write-comments flag, so probably.
>>2982 Alright I found a guide https://write.corbpie.com/download-a-youtube-video-comments-with-yt-dlp/ If anyone wants to start, here you go.
>>2978 Thanks for boosting this operation, anon Remember to spread it over regional imageboards too
the other terrible thread aside, any updates on what jewgle plans to do with the site? guess its just download and host them on archive.org it seems
>>3352 >guess its just download and host them on archive.org it seems Pretty much yeah, there's no sign that Youtube is going anywhere soon but with Google's Web Environment Integrity spec (basically DRM that only allows approved browser setups to access a website) they might start to actively combat yt-dlp and tools like it.

Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right Fellow Time Traveler 08/06/2020 (Thu) 18:36:27 No.768 [Reply] [Last]
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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I won't just flood the thread but as you can see the blending can be used to both subtle or dramatic effect. It can smooth out the typical blockieness of ZX art and it can give you some otherwise inaccessible colors.
Just found something interesting, POV-Ray 2's makefiles only specify basic optimization (-O), with -O2 you can get up to around 30 seconds of time saved for longer renders. Resulting files are checksum identical too so no issues there.
>>3273 Good tip, thanks anon.
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https://twitter.com/marc_acrylic/status/1688272514995073025 The animation isn't really it for me, but the post production effects present some potential to the pipeline of imitating 80s-90s anime or outsourced animation styles

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
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I'm so happy to have found this threadn this is great
>>3335 >>3336 Games abandoning isometric 2D graphics was a mistake.
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what a fucking mood
>>3341 The first one is perfect. Is there a name for that style? Like manual illustrations, cyberspace and corporate art combined.
>>3346 Yeah I really like old school corporate "art" from this era.

Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14 [Reply] [Last]
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
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Softcunts whining about analog samples made me nostalgic for some of the awful pre-2005 stuff >CDR - 1 (1999) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/1-1999 >First Album I Created in my Life, 1999 >Original Copies were given to my High School Class mates >I think my Artist name was Compactdiscrecordable at that Moment It's funny how similar parts of this are is to boku mo wakaran, though I guess bogdan would have been in japan at that time so that might have just been the style. >CDR - nijigenfucking (2002) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/nijigenfucking-2002 >CDR - CDR (2004) https://cdr1234.bandcamp.com/album/cdr-cd-2004
>>3239 Password for Critical M@55 is anon.cafe.y2k
>Steve Harwell recently died from liver failure he became an alcoholic after losing his son RIP. Even though Smash Mouth was mostly known as the Shrek band, both were big in the early 2000s. (and then again through recent memes) All Star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jWHffIx5E I'm A Believer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYBSayCsH0 Walkin' On The Sun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQj--Kjn0z8 Why Can't We Be Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5OXON8vIaA
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I found this last year but forgot what I named it. Found it again.

Movies & TV Shows of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:21:28 No.241 [Reply] [Last]
Which ones are your favorites? Pic related
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>>3313 I definitely plan on finishing the first season but am not sure if I'll continue when I'm done with that. I've always had the mindset that I have to watch an entire series if I start to watch a certain show, but I'd like to stop feeling so obligated to see everything through to the end. I've heard that the show started to get crappy even in the later seasons of the original run anyway.
>>3312 If you'd like someone on zzzchan hosts TV night every wednesday night at 7:00 est, and the x-files is part of it https://zzzchan.xyz/vhs/thread/715.html
>>3318 Thanks for letting me know. I'm too much of an autist for that though. I'm trying to watch the show in chronological order. Right now I'm a little past halfway through season one. Time will tell if I end up watching anything past that.
>>3320 funny, that's exactly where they are as well. watching S01E19 next week.
>>3321 They're a little bit ahead of me then. "Gender Bender" is the next episode for me, but I've been falling behind.

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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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I've got a PC and she's throwing "CMOS Set Wrong Display Type" "Press F1 for SETUP" "Press F2 to use Defaults" and then no matter what I'm asked for an admin password I don't have. There's no onboard VGA. I tried AGP and a video card in every PCI slot. I don't have an ISA display card to try. Reset of the CMOS battery does not work because I think is a factory password. I know this board was used in Gateway, Hewlett Packard, & Packard Bell machines (also Fujitsu/NEC but I doubt they'd set any default clown passwords). Basically what I need are lists of default passwords to manually enter into the prompt, or to know what is causing it to throw wrong display settings used. BIOS is similar (not identical) to pic related. It has a cap of 7 characters before lockout is thrown which seems odd to me as well. Also I'm happy with the celly slot-fan noise, but it's got an original radeon in there as well and it causes a ringing in the ears. Idk what to do about that really. I can put some motor oil in there but I don't want to do much else to it. The heatsink is solidly glued onto it's head and I don't want to exchange it. I can't sound deaden it either without affecting the case airflow. I'm thinking maybe a shroud mounted from the back of the next card with some sponge inside.
My bad apparently that's just what happens when the cell battery needs replacing. CMOS is now fixed. Now I can get on with more stuff. I'm gonna Gparted my drive into sections because drives over 32GB are bugged on old BIOS, but a much bigger drive is the only suitable one I have available to use. After that I'm gonna briefly try to Gotek my way thru trying to update the BIOS. Genuine boot floppy is still an option if I can't figure it out - but that'll come after Win98 installation then. It's unusual working on stuff before my time at all, but Gamers Nexus did it with a Voodoo 5 and I wanted to have a go too. I will try to keep posting on /retro/ and maybe give advice if anon want any
Also the shroud is put together but putting anything in front of the fan makes the pitch go up and get even worse. Stupid weirdness of the thing. Testing is gonna show whether there's any merit to it or not. If it doesn't work out it'll end up becoming a PSU wire concealer in some much newer rig.
What kind of stuff are you looking to do with this computer? I'm just curious. >After that I'm gonna briefly try to Gotek my way thru trying to update the BIOS. Genuine boot floppy is still an option if I can't figure it out - but that'll come after Win98 installation then. I think I have an old sampler that came with one of those drives. I imagine it would work better on a computer, since for using samples off an SD card you have to specifically use the obscure format that the sampler recognizes.
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>>3326 Games & nostalgia. I want to prove that old is better than new with it in some regard. I don't know how I could use it for comms bc it'd need to have another OS. I'm not sure I've got the resources to really do anything else with it. I think I'll look for old Bible software at some point. A virtual box can basically do everything this can except maybe the radeon ~I've not looked in a while. I'd still like to prove it's useful to modern humanity in some way but apart from being a monolithic recipe book in the kitchen I'm not sure what work it can do. Pic related is similar except it's populated and turned the color of week old custard

Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 Nostalgia General Fellow Time Traveler 09/09/2019 (Mon) 01:52:13 No.24 [Reply] [Last]
So, what are some of your favorite memories of the old internet? Can be websites, memes, events or any other aspect of the days of Web 1.0 and 1.5 For a quick reference, here's what I would define as Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 >Web 1.0: Usenet, Geocities and Angelfire, AOL (1991-2001) >Web 1.5: Early YouTube, ED, 4chan in its "wild west" days, MySpace, YTMND, Newgrounds and the peak years of dA and Fanfiction.net (2001-2008) You also had cross-generation stuff like GameFAQs and IMDB which are still around today, although sadly IMDB's infamous message boards are gone
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Anyone heard of Protoweb? It's essentially a recreation of the 90s internet with the slow as fuck speed and old google and yahoo search engines you can use. Unlike the wayback machine it actually restores old websites with all their functions, it's really fucking cool. I wish it would take off so I could finally escape this modern nightmare.
>>3252 It certainly has a novelty factor, old website recreations are always interesting for sure. There's no way this will really take off with that HTTP proxy requirement, basically a walled garden situation but /retro/, people with vintage machines will probably enjoy it though.
>>3252 This seems kind of fun, thanks
>>3252 not sure if it's the same thing, but there's a separate program made in Python that acts as a proxy for old webpages hosted on the Wayback machine. You simply run the Python server on one device, set your retro device to use the Python host machine as a proxy, and then you can browse through IE or Netscape and load archived pages of the old web. I forget the name but Tech Tangents did a video on it in his website destruction video. https://inv.tux.pizza/watch?v=zvQtdQW3DsU
Just in case this hasn't been posted here already. https://websitereview.neocities.org/

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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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Not too sure of the year tbh.
>>3237 >Tandy I'm guessing the 1980s.
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I was trying to look up old GPU ads but couldn't find what I was looking for. I miss the pre-renders they used to come with. (Me being a dumb kid used to think they were characters from some TV show or movie. I had no clue they were generic characters.)

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