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File Restoration Thread Fellow Time Traveler Root 08/03/2020 (Mon) 16:25:17 No.730 [Reply]
Augh. So I accidentally the /retro/ files. Here's a thread where you can restore files. How it works Dump files that existed before on the board and they will magically get fixed. File limits? 5 files at a time, 20MB maximum.
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There's the Chicago95 theme for XFCE. https://github.com/grassmunk/Chicago95
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>>897 I used to use that one when I was using Linux.
>>897 >>898 Good taste anons. Thanks for sharing.

Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>879 I don't really know Anon, but it seems like a good approach to being content in whatever state you find yourself in.
>>880 She's not actually handing out a maxim, she's saying that the point in time she lives in is the happiest time. That anime is one of those pieces of 80s media that tries so hard to be the 80s that it feels uncanny. I feel a weird power behind that "now is the happiest time" line, as a /retro/fag watching it 34 years later and someone who absolutely despises the current state of anime. If you'll take a spoiler: This "happiest time" conversation is a minor part of the plot and a message that is repeated through the anime. The anime is set in the decade of 2080, a cyberpunk version of the 1980s. Later we learn that a computer rules over part of humanity from the shadows, and that the entire world is fake, people are living in a city-sized spaceship full of refugees from a war that is many centuries old and they have forgotten the war entirely. This computer controls the ship, and it deduced that 2080 was the happiest point in time for humanity and set things up so they're perpetually living the world of 2080, it has been many hundreds of years since the real 2080. I forgot the exact year, I think it was 2086.
LaserDisc/VHS only anime? I watch BDs because BDs are just better, but there are plenty of shows that were only ever released on LD or tapes. There are also DVDs sourced from tapes and LDs. There is plenty of material worth a watch that has only ever been released in these older mediums. >Majo Demo Steady The only torrents are sourced from VHS. Very nice sudden girlfriend anime. >Greed The best release is a LD dumped with the Domesday Replicator by a fansub group called Orphan. Fantasy anime. I'd also call this "philosophical anime" to an extent. It's pretty unique so there's not much to compare it to, it's also really good. >Circuit Angel Some sort of early 2000s Need For Speed plot except in the form of a VHS-only anime. It's not a very good anime, but I think it's worth a watch. >Nayuta Only on VHS. Extremely unique and extremely good anime, this time it's somewhat of a shoujo. >Maris The Choujo Seems to be VHS-only.

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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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>>779 Really, try Bryce. It's braindead easy and you can make something nice looking in a really short time (pic related within my first 2 hours of playing with it). It is pretty limited, but perfect for a start. Also freely available. https://archive.org/details/bryce4 https://archive.org/details/bryce4content
>>768 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6HCnub_OoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ENMpzR54us I really love the stuff that Konzept has been making for Sam Hyde recently. It's a pleasure to watch and it looks like it was taken straight out of 1999-2004, just rendered in 4K.
>>883 Thanks, I downloaded Bryce 4 a while ago but didn't see that other .iso there.

TV Shows of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:21:28 No.241 [Reply]
Which ones are your favorites? Pic related
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>>868 Despite that, most people don't seem to consider the first season part of the "Golden Age." I'm not sure I would either, but I do consider it the most charming and personally nostalgic (although I only started watching the show close to two decades after it started airing). What I have noticed is that there seems to be a renewed interest in the Mike Scully seasons, likely due to how much the show has continued to decline since he stopped as the showrunner. I've heard it said that the memes and quotes the show almost always come from the peak years of the show, but even the post-classic Scully era spawned a few, like the "damned Scots" speech and the "stupid sexy Flanders" scene. Even the full-on zombie years had some of its own though, so that might not be saying much.
>>867 I find the first season to be the best in terms of substance. >>868 It's not out of nostalgia, it's unanimously held that in the 8th-10th seasons it went to shit.
>>870 >I find the first season to be the best in terms of substance. I definitely appreciate how grounded in reality it feels in comparison to a lot of the later stuff. The same goes for Beavis and Butt-head as a show compared to how outlandish the plot of the movie was. It completely lost that slice-of-life feeling of two idiot teenagers trying to stave off boredom that made me love it so much. That's not to say either of those were bad, but I don't think I like the more outlandish style as much. >It's not out of nostalgia, it's unanimously held that in the 8th-10th seasons it went to shit. I've seen some people say that "Behind the Laughter" should have been the last episode. From what I remember of watching those later seasons back in high school, I found them funny enough but far more cartoonish in nature. Some of it felt like they were trying too hard to ride the coattails of shows like Family Guy and South Park though, as opposed to the balance between realism and cartoon humor that "Golden Age" Simpsons had. But even in the classic Simpsons seasons cracks would occasionally show. "Deep Space Homer" is a fondly remembered episode from way back in season five, but the basic premise feels a lot like a forerunner of the over-the-top zaniness the Simpsons would later get up to. "Lisa the Vegetarian" was season seven, and that featured one of the poorly integrated celebrity appearances the show would later become known for. To get Paul and Linda McCartney on board, the show had to agree to keep Lisa as a vegetarian from then on. They should have just stopped sucking up to the McCartneys and told them to take a hike,

I am the Web King of '99 and here is the story... Fellow Time Traveler 02/10/2020 (Mon) 16:31:46 No.388 [Reply]
Truly, we have all gathered here to find network spirituality and network unity through the correct praxis, not by using political molecules. Gather around and let me tell you the secret and story of a world that was once zephyred as the "digital revolution"
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> may of Immersion destroyed.
Can the jannies please clean up this thread (by deleting it)?
>>819 I see this more often. Is it the new they're?

Fellow Time Traveler 04/06/2020 (Mon) 07:37:43 No.475 [Reply]
I miss video rental stores
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>>477 This. I miss more when owning your movies/music was the norm, before streaming took over. Sure you can still buy physical CDs/DVDs, but nowadays those get released less and less. Also you have shit like Bluray that will outright refuse to play on certain devices... On the bright side we can now rip music from streaming platforms so I guess that's the next best thing?
I have a Family Video near me that's going strong ever since Blockbuster went bust.
>>831 The one where I live went out of business recently. It's sad, but I was glad it was able to hang on for so long. Some of my fondest early childhood memories include renting Super Nintendo games from a Family Video store.

Webring Fellow Time Traveler 11/21/2019 (Thu) 14:09:58 No.193 [Reply]
Hey there! I have aided some buddies of mine in creating a retro webring in the hopes of inspiring others to make some of their own. Feel free to check it out

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>>193 >niggermania kek
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>>825 Baste.
>>818 I recognize 4 out of 5 of these. Gotta step my game up.

A thread about old software revival projects Fellow Time Traveler 04/08/2020 (Wed) 00:05:16 No.481 [Reply]
I recently found out about Escargot (https://escargot.log1p.xyz/) which is a MSN Messenger revival project so let's have a thread about other projects to revive old software / games. There's also a really nice one for AIM too. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/
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>>723 They weren't "terrible quality" though.
>>723 When History Channel started they were mostly WWI and WWII documentaries, and they weren't "storytelling" ones, just cold hard timeline descriptions of movements and battle tactics. They had one about the naval battles on the Pacific, pretty slow and boring but had tons of direct information about how both operated, not being shy of saying the americans were just as brutal as the japanese by firebombing and burning entire islands even if they had civilians in it. At night the Eastern Front ones were shown, mostly dealing on why Germany became an aggressor but showing context from WWI and before, so not your usual "mustache man bad" but actual socio-economic justifications. As you can expect, that kind of format lasted one year or a bit more at most, later on it went Hitler UFOs and reality shows, but sometimes stuff like car shows, that ancient buildings show presented by Robocop, thematic investigations and so on appeared, those were really good but nobody watched them. We are talking 2003-2005.
>>725 >When History Channel started they were mostly WWI and WWII documentaries, and they weren't "storytelling" ones, just cold hard timeline descriptions of movements and battle tactics. They went heavy on the World War II stuff especially. I was always glad to see World War I stuff when it came on because it always seemed neglected to me. >but sometimes stuff like car shows, that ancient buildings show presented by Robocop, thematic investigations and so on appeared, those were really good but nobody watched them. That's too bad if nobody watched that stuff. I think that was the last good era for the channel.

Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 11/10/2019 (Sun) 03:07:58 No.179 [Reply]

As that one anon that's been working on the Infinity Cup for all this time, I feel like the boards that were set to participate deserve a bit better than radio silence. For those that aren't caught up or need a quick rundown:
>The Infinity Cup is a virtual soccer(football[divegrass]) tournament, with its roots dating back to the earliest days of 8chan
>It takes place in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), a virtual soccer franchise from Konami
>I took on the responsibility of organizing the 5th iteration of the Cup back at the beginning of this year
>Over months, I learned how to mod PES to put in each board's respective team and run simulated games between them
>Using pre-existing guides (many not in English) I also learned how to mod the game from an aesthetic and quality of life standpoint, including crowds, referees, stadiums, balls, and even rudimentary player models
>24 boards agreed to participate, and the Cup was scheduled to begin August 9th
>On August 4th/5th, we received word that 8chan was losing its host, the site went down relatively shortly after
>With no site and no functioning central hub, the Cup was postponed.
>I disappear for about a month
>I return in October
>We still don't have a site, but we do have a webring.
>You are here.
The whole point of this is to see if anyone still cares at this point. There was hype for the Cup. Yes, some boards cared much more than others but there 24 willing boards and we had the resources to run the Cup. I put in probably far more work on my own than any sane person should have, so I don't want this all to go to waste. That being said though, if we set a date, gather the required parties, and begin streaming the Cup and 6 people show up, I'd rather just not do it at all. I'm going around posting this on every participant board that's here on the webring and I'll try to get this up on 8kun somehow. In the meantime just post in here so I can get a sense of interest from you.

Wiki page for the Cup: http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki/2019_Summer_Infinity_Cup
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Quarterfinal Preview
/kind/ vs /bmn/

- Finished top of Group C
- Returning to the tournament for the first time since the 2015 Winter Cup
- 4 different goal scorers this tournament (tied for most among non-eliminated teams)
- Fan favorites include Gold forward Anti-Bully Ranger and the ever-joyful Kirby (non-medal DMF)
- Bronze forward Tender Hugging (4 goals) is currently tied for 3rd in the Golden Boot standings

- Finished second in Group D by virtue of a tiebreaker loss to /u/
- Conceded only a single goal across 4 official games (3 in 5, counting the tiebreaker match)
- Their 4-1 victory over /monster/ in the Round of 16 was their largest victory in team history
- Defeated /christian/ in their last Cup appearance, and followed that up with a shock upset of /a/ in the Round of 16.
- /bmn/ have improved with every Cup appearance: Debut Cup saw them lose in the Round of 16, next Cup ended with a Quarterfinals exit. Is a Semifinal berth in their future?

Be kind, rewind your shitty movies. Quarterfinal 2 goes Friday, 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST. This game and the rest of the Knockout Round will be shown on https://cytu.be/r/8cup
Quarterfinal Preview
/a/ vs /co/

- Finished top of Group B
- Winners of the first edition of the Infinity Cup
- Roster two of the Cup's most prolific scorers in Kaiser Reinhardo (15 goals coming into the tournament) and Dio Brando (14 goals coming into the tournament) as their front two.
- Have shaken off back-to-back Round of 16 exits to advance to this Cup's Quarterfinals
- A true powerhouse squad, /a/ held an efficiency of 63% and a +19 goal differential heading into the Cup
- Have never had a Knockout Round game go beyond regular time.

- Finished first in Group F
- Led the Group Stage in offense with 8 Goals For.
- Are the only team in the tournament to run 4 central Forwards, also the only team to have all four Medal Players be forwards.
- Every goal scored by /co/ have come from one of their front four.
- Had yet to make it out of the Round of 16 prior to this Cup
- Defeated /a/ 2-0 in the only prior meeting between the two (2015 Winter Infinity Cup Group Stage)

Eastern animation vs Western animation in the grudge match of the Cup. Quarterfinal 3 goes Friday, 1:00 CST, 2:00 EST. This game and the rest of the Knockout Round can be seen at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
Hey lads, we'd be happy to have you on board for this year's cup again. If you wanna join just give us a word at anon.cafe/icup/.

Can we have a thread for flash games? Fellow Time Traveler 01/11/2020 (Sat) 03:46:02 No.301 [Reply]
Flash was pretty cool and it's gonna die this year so let's have a thread about flash games and just stuff that's made in flash in general.
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Do .swf files work here? Testing.
>>422 I miss these games

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