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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]
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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>>1044 >Well looks like our files aren't getting restored after all. Care to spell out details for us all, BO? What happened exactly?

Retro /tech/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/21/2019 (Sat) 15:00:45 No.108 [Reply] [Last]
Retro /tech/.

PDAs, pagers, old mobile phones, mp3 players. I miss them. They were so less intrusive to privacy.

It sounds really weird, but I'd love it if I could somehow still have a pager as opposed to a cell phone.
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Even Windows 98 was comfy. (Was it comfy at the time, or only now?) Now the comfy factor has moved to FOSS. I guess being 5 years behind finally paid off ;-)
>>1034 >but having grown up with Windows, and having been at least 5 years now on Linux I can definitely say it was the right choice and I will never go back. No doubt. I may move elsewhere but never back. >>1032 >>1033 >I'm sick of the bullshit and am considering going back to Windows, and 10 at that since I also want to run modern Windows software because faggots keep coding their open source shit for Windows 10 and it never runs properly. >For a daily driver modern operating system and all the software you might need, it's too much work. What software and which bullshit? I've been on Mint for a year now and had almost no issues (the only one I can remember being trying to compile a VS project without VS). I only do browsing, VMs, videos+editing, image editing, high-level programming, and casual gaming . No forked software or ricing. >I really want Haiku to get to surpass Linux soon and just completely destroy it in the desktop operating system space for non-autists. I've never used Haiku, but I agree. Linux is a hacker kernel that has been hacked into having a decent normalfag user experience. I wish at least BSD but better yet something purpose-made like Haiku took its place. Like you say, Linux is duct-taped but I don't even notice to be honest. >no thumbnails in their file pickers Mine are fine. My issue is no shortcut option for making symlinks via GUI. I wonder if ReactOS is going anywhere, or if it's too eternally outdated to ever replace Windows 10 as a daily driver. I doubt Windows 10 will ever be replaced, only updated. oh ffs why did they port it to XBOX, just make it work dammit.
>>1034 >Abandon NSA 10 today guys. Already tried it, and it didn't work for me. >>1037 >I wonder if ReactOS is going anywhere, or if it's too eternally outdated to ever replace Windows 10 as a daily driver. I doubt Windows 10 will ever be replaced, only updated. If they got to a 64-bit Windows XP level, that might be enough for me to make the switch. Sadly, it looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon.
>>1032 >perhaps I'll write a shitty Windows 2000/XP-era VN. I could even design a case for it, the CD or DVD, and have an old fashioned installer that opens a full screen background image like pre-XP installshield wizards used to do. It'd probably be shit though. I'm no writer. I have a feeling you watched Welcome to the NHK recently lol
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>>1037 Mainly console hacking and romhacking software is my problem. There are closed source tools in that scene too which makes things even more inconvenient. I have all my bases covered on Linux for the most part when it comes to work and my more normalfag hobbies (although I too would like to take up music). Of course devs always shit things up at some point and it's a pain in the ass keeping old software running particularly when shitty libraries decide to break compatibility. I think flatpak, despite its flaws, will help in that regard. But it won't fix the fact that there only appears to be one DE that won't chase shitty trends and reinvent the wheel, and that's xfce. But it uses gtk which is a problem. >no thumbnails in their file pickers To be fair, this is only in gtk-epic programs and there have been hacks to substitute the Qt file picker. I believe you can read about them on Archwiki, but last I checked they don't work anymore. I'm guessing the problem is once again gtk updates making unnecessary changes to shit and to hell with everyone else. There's an old but good writeup on GNOME and gtk bullshit here: https://igurublog.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/gnome-et-al-rotting-in-threes/ Maybe there's an updated solution now. It doesn't often bother me anymore since I just drag&drop from the file manager and only rarely does software not support that. And don't get me wrong, I still love Linux for servers and other applications like specialty operating systems. I don't blame it for not being a perfect desktop OS, I'm more just frustrated that all desktop OS have their share of problems and we have to pick our poison. >>1043 Kek, I haven't watched it yet. The idea mostly goes back to my pre-existing interest in writing homebrew for consoles I grew up with and how I liked VNs ever since /a/ and /jp/ introduced me to them around a decade ago. Recently I've been downloading more to hoard old releases as they slowly get replaced by modern-Windows-only rereleases. I've had to do research on the games that have English patches or official English releases, and having to see normalfags complaining about outdated engines, graphics, aspect ratios, or screen resolutions really got to me. I had wanted to write a VN before, but scrapped my ideas each time. Now I'm just considering a change in software requirements for when I do have a story I'm satisfied with.

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply]
Aesthetics thread
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>>1023 saved. altitude1920a is wallpaper material.
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>>1025 It's a little too refined for my tastes, but I have a thing for hot air balloons and blue skies. Same for the sunflowers in this second image.
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>>1026 First. I mean.
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This first one was upscaled.
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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848 [Reply]
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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Finally, another Tourettes Guy video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KacGg9aec
>>918 Wow, I actually remember this guys channel. pretty odd seeing someone who didn't have alot of subscribers posted here, had no idea most of the videos were deleted
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>>848 >>changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Looks like they might remove the dislikes function making it even worse then before.
>>1038 Ha! Gayyyy! I wish that dumpster fire of a site would go the way of MySpace. Sadly, it's the standard among video sharing sites. I don't see that changing anytime soon.
>>1038 i'd love to see youtube go full retard and become disney-channel-level-family-friendly. Normalscum would stay, but anyone who really values their time would go searching for alternatives, therefore populating alternative video-sharing-sites. Youtube fags would be ignorant and happy, and we would have a thriving community of content creators, that could make good videos for people that appreciate them.

Vidya General Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:44:38 No.6 [Reply]
>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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>>840 Operation Flashpoint is quite awesome. I have the GOTY cardboard box edition on my shelf. I've played a bit of Lost Vikings on Dosbox. It's ok, but like a lot of dos games, it doesn't have enough depth to keep me interested for long.
>>876 >Operation Flashpoint is quite awesome. I have the GOTY cardboard box edition on my shelf. At first glance it may seem pretty goofy due to how dated it looks, but it's surprisingly detailed. I love the way paratroopers land and local patrols start to come looking for you on the mission where the Russians are going to shoot the captured resistance fighters if you stick around your property long enough. >I've played a bit of Lost Vikings on Dosbox. It's ok, but like a lot of dos games, it doesn't have enough depth to keep me interested for long. I love DOS games, but I'm more into strategy games and the old-school FPS games as far as those are concerned. Princess Maker 2 was the last one I gave a shot, and I surprisingly enjoyed that one. The music is fantastic, and the artwork is surprisingly nice too. I do remember finding The Lost Vikings curious when I was younger and checking out the Super Nintendo version in that it was a Blizzard game from the pre-WarCraft days. But as far as puzzle games go, I much prefer the tile-matching kind to action platformers.
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>>872 As an update on the MiSTer, I got my wi-fi working, along with several other cores (like the Atari 2600 and unofficial Intellivision core). It turns out that after adding your information for the wi-fi connection, an underscore is added to the name of the text file and so it's unrecognizable to the system unless you remove it. Next up I'd like to try getting DOS games working. The process seems like a laborious pain in the neck from the little I've looked at it though. I've been having fun playing Atari 2600 and arcade games in particular. Too bad I don't have paddle controllers. It's nice knowing that since this project is open source, it should only be increasing in accuracy and adding more features with time. The lack of save states are the biggest gripe for me right now. Once they start to add them to cores, it'll probably be my go-to choice for playing console games. Custom case options would be nice too.
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I have no interest in modern games, mostly I just play games from the 2000s and early 2010s. I've never owned a Sony console before but i bought a PS2 a few weeks ago, I might buy a PS1 too cause I found a cheap one.
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>>877 >action platformers I just realized I meant "puzzle platformers" but never caught this until now. >>1029 The latest commercially released game that isn't just a re-release that I still play was released back in 2012. But the last generation of consoles that I have any interest whatsoever in was the sixth gen. For me the third and fourth generations are the sweet spot for console games, with PC games starting to really get good in the early '90s and declining in the 2000s. I never had a PS2 back in the day, but I played through Vice City a few years ago and enjoyed it. I remember how popular it was when it came out but never had a chance to play I was older. In some ways I feel like I missed out being a GameCube kid, but in other ways I don't regret it at all.

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Computers Thread Fellow Time Traveler 08/21/2020 (Fri) 04:41:24 No.803 [Reply]
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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>>981 Good job, it looks like you succeeded.
>>984 Oh shit, nice. I can add volunteers if anyone wants to help out, just make an account on anon.cafe. >>974 Awesome, can you upload it?
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Really glad you guys are alive, i thought you had all broke apart some months ago, still i think i replied to some of you in other boards and sites over time. But still, now we can post like in the early refugee days. Also not to be an asshole but... i told ya we should've moved here after the dolphin attack, being on the IRC i knew things were fucked and this place had similar anons
>>992 found my way here too. let's see if it takes off again. My only gripe with anon.cafe is that there's coomer pr0n shit on this site. I wish there were chans without any of that garbage.
>>992 I'm glad the BO took the initiative in bringing the board over here. Hopefully we can get posters here who aren't the tiny handful of us who were posting at the previos board by the end. >>1024 I have no problem with it.

1980's Nostalgia General CaesarDude 01/05/2020 (Sun) 21:20:39 No.274 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, I decided to expand the scope of this board a little more and include a containment thread for 80's nostalgia. I mainly created this board to serve as both a successor to the old /y2k/ board, which was my favorite board on 8chan, and also expand the scope to include 90's nostalgia too, but after checking on this board, I noticed someone mentioning 80's nostalgia and I decided I would do something about it. I personally don't care that much for 80's pop culture aside from the music and some of the old edgy anime, but 80's nostalgia did become a thing in the 2000's and I can see why others like the whole 80's style, so I'll allow it as long as it's mainly kept to this thread.
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>>1000 They don't make buns like those down at the bakery.

Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14 [Reply]
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
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>>952 makes me think of the faulconer score for DBZ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgJ1heSrskY&list=PL836DDC1A20726279
>>954 The faulconer score will always sound better on the GBA to me honestly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtbACzBwshc
>>953 >the 80s was basically the last era of innovation in the synth world. (PPG, D-50, DX7, EMUII, Juno). I agree. Even the digital Roland stuff from the '90s that I like was basically just following on from what they were already doing in the '80s with the D-50's LA synthesis. >In the 90s and early 2000s you could pick up these keyboards/racks for dirt cheap compared to the boring array of Korg M1 clones and crappy virtual analogues. Even digital rack synths are starting to go up in price now. >"analogue = mystical, warm, phat, fat, lush, authentic". It seems that when people say that they're missing the fact that there are limp-sounding vintage analogs out there. I own one and plan on getting rid of it. >Watching Dave Smith sell out with the Prophet 5 makes me cringe as he was always forward looking. The Prophet reboot honestly seems to be exactly what I've been hoping for in a synthesizer for years. The previous DSI/Sequential polysynths had way more features, but the Prophet 5 seems to nail the sound of the old Prophets in a way that the Prophet 08 and Rev2 didn't. That's not to say that they aren't capable of making good sounds, but I've always wanted something that sounded like an authentic, high-quality vintage analog polysynth right from the start. I want something idiotproof that I can just turn on and get convincing bread-and-butter patches from instantly instead of having to mess with a bunch of parameters trying to age or beef up basic sounds. It's expensive, but if I end up liking it it might be the only analog polysynth I'll ever want. A Jupiter 8 remake would be the only one that would really interest me, but I'm not sure if I'd feel like I'd need one. >Innovators like brian eno, michael cretu, depeche mode didn't give a fuck about technical details and just wanted to create. Being a gearslut really kills creativity. Being autistic over instruments can be an asset in terms of attention to detail, but it's highly detrimental in terms of actually getting things made.

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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>>937 >I think it would, because early internet wasn't a breeze to access back then, which is the case for decentralized networks nowadays. With growing popularity there will be fine tuned browsers and apps that make it easier to use, to a degree of course, because we don't want normalfags getting in too easily. I hope so, but I think it would lack a lot of the charming naivete and earnestness of the early Internet.
>>942 Good, so we can avoid doing the same things that ruined the internet the first time around.
>>943 It's absolutely necessary that people learn from experience, but at the same time I'm tired of people hiding behind seven layers of irony and acting like they're too cool for everything. Even I find myself doing that.

90's-2000's toys nostalgia thread Fellow Time Traveler 12/07/2019 (Sat) 16:50:57 No.223 [Reply]
The 2000's were arguably the last decade when children actually played with toys...

What toys did you have? What toys did you want? Share memories from visiting the big toy aisles, etc.

P.S. The size of the pictures does not indicate the importance/quality of the toys besides Action Man vs Max Steel..'cause Action man is better or you can argue otherwise.
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>>601 >Is that actually true? I think it is to some extent, children are less imaginative and focused due to growing up with the internet/smartphones/tablets. In addition, the action figure aisle keep getting smaller and more toys keep relying on gimmicks, most noticeably the unboxing BS that's made specifically for youtube points. >Best toys on the market and they all came packaged with a classic comic ToyBiz was such a great toy company, even their more simple non-collector oriented toys were terrific. Ever since Hasbro got the Marvel license the toys went to shit. >I used to collect action figures, especially the Marvel Legends line. Nice, what other action figures did you collect? Do you consider collecting again?
>>357 Who had one of these?
>>369 It looks like the Thor Trains site is down now. Hopefully the Wayback Machine has it backed up.

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