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1990s and 2000s Nostalgia

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/retro34/-Hentai and Skinemax Nostalgia Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:17:04 No.5 [Reply]
I know this is gonna sound weird, but you ever feel a sense of nostalgia for hentai you enjoyed from back in the day? The 90's and 2000's had some good titles, and I'll include a lot of the 80's titles in this as well since most of them didn't get released in the West until the 90's or early 2000's. IIRC, Legend of the Overfiend came out in 1987 in Japan but did not get a release in the West until 1993. I think the first three parts of the Urotsukidoji OVA was the first hentai release in America ever. Central Park Media took the different OVA installments of Urotsukidoji and edited them into four feature-length movies, the first of which got a limited theatrical release in the 90's. Of course, there were other classics like La Blue Girl, Ogenki Clinic, and Lyon Flare in the 90's and you also had Bible Black back in the early 2000's.

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>Does archive care if the content is pornographic?
Their terms of service doesn't mention it from a cursory glance and PC-98 collections get to stay up, which are mostly filled with eroge. Archive will allow most things that aren't obviously still being commercialized and if the copyright holder objects they just remove it.

>And are there abandonware sites for eroge?
I don't know of any that focuses on eroge. Most of them are just abandonware in general, but they might have different rules concerning mature content.
>>143 >I've ripped the CD and can upload it to mega If you're still around, please do!
>>8 Remember stileproject shilling this shit?

4-bit CG Fellow Time Traveler 10/22/2019 (Tue) 00:26:56 No.152 [Reply]
Does anyone here collect 4-bit/16 color CG or perhaps even make it yourself? If you don't know what I'm talking about think PC-98 or see pic related.
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I love these types of images. I don't think these are PC-98 but they have a similar style
>>421 Do you have the original PNGs? Or at least the name of the games these pics came from?
>>411 There's something more charming about these than most of the vector art you see nowadays. >>421 I like these ones too.

90's Bootleg Merch Fellow Time Traveler 09/12/2019 (Thu) 00:10:08 No.31 [Reply]
One thing I loved about the 90's was the overabundance of bootleg merchandise, T-Shirts in particular.

The myriad knock-off shirts with Bart Simpson were so common in the early 90's it even became a meme.

You also had a lot of other common targets of bootlegs such as Sonic, TMNT, Sailor Moon, and as always, the big name rock bands and rappers.

After copyright enforcement got more stringent, you did not see this type of stuff as often, not even at the usual venues like flea markets, gas stations, fairgrounds, and any town with a major tourist trap nearby.
I remember whole shops in Florida in the late 1980's being full of design your own T-shirt bootleg merch...

Windows Media Player Skins Fellow Time Traveler 11/14/2019 (Thu) 06:00:53 No.187 [Reply]
Started collecting these recently. I've uploaded everything I've got (160+ skins) to the Internet Archive.
Most skins were retrieved from Microsoft and The Skins Factory through the Wayback Machine, although some were obtained through other means. Enjoy.
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>>343 >that HL2 skin Goddamn that takes me back. I still think it looks baller.
This is probably a dumb question, but are these compatible with foobar?
>>382 I'm afraid not, which is a shame really since foobar is my favorite. Just run a VM with Windows XP or something and install the skins in it.

Wild West Fellow Time Traveler 10/31/2019 (Thu) 12:09:42 No.168 [Reply]
I want to go back. When browsing the Web felt like going on an adventure.

What substitutes for "Wild West" these days? All I can think of are Tor, Zeronet, and the vast array of imageboards. Discord can feel pretty wild too sometimes, that is if you can find the right servers.

Post what you know, please.
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>>368 Other way for me, i tried watching and create stuff based on my tastes, which are biased towards the board's era subject, and made me lorn for those things again.
>>372 I know how you feel. Keep going at it and the feeling will wear off after a while, like a year or so... You can only indulge in nostalgia for so long before your brain gets bored and you lose the rose-colored glasses. Let your yearning for the past be a drive to recreate it somewhat, at least in the digital sense. Like writing geocities-styled websites and sharing existing ones, creating pixel art and 3D art, composing MIDI/MOD files, programming vidya...etc.
>>377 Yes, i guess you are right, been doing it for 6 months or so. Will post about it when i have refined it enough for presentation.

AIM Fellow Time Traveler 01/26/2020 (Sun) 01:32:39 No.342 [Reply]
Just a reminder that there's (mostly) working AIM revival project right now. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/ There's also one for Yahoo Messenger but it's pretty barebones right now, very few users and doesn't even have Chatrooms. http://iwarg.ddns.net/ymsg/index.php
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>>344 I use escargot, even if it's just to keep it opening automatically with windows (msn is very light) and the icon in the taskbar. I tested with friends and works pretty fine, but have some major issues: offline messages don't work and, if I'm right, messages aren't saved in the history.
Post your screennames dudes. We could start a /retro/ chatroom later VibriVibRibbon
>>349 BillSaysHi I've never used AIM before, was mostly an MSN dude...

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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>>284 >Having said that, I think '90s revivalism could be really interesting. As much as I love analog synthesizers, I think the current craze over them is really overblown and would really like to hear people making original music with cheesy ROMplers again. I just want decent electronic dance music again. The 90s had by far some of the most experimental music even by today's standards, that still managed to be danceable and exciting. Everything nowadays sounds too minimal and washed out, even to a degree including the 80s revival music. >Far Side Virtual I thought that was more of a late 00s / early 10s record? Celebrating modern technology while also critiquing or even outright mocking it for being too controlling of human life. Just my 2 cents on it anyway... Do you listen to vaporwave?
>>287 >I just want decent electronic dance music again. The 90s had by far some of the most experimental music even by today's standards, that still managed to be danceable and exciting. Everything nowadays sounds too minimal and washed out, even to a degree including the 80s revival music. Most of the stuff made past the '90s feels extremely sterile or like inferior retreads of older styles to me. Music doesn't have to be original to be good, but it should at least bring something of merit to the table to be able to compete with what's come before it. Even with the problems I have with a lot of it, the '80s revival/memewave music is some of the only music coming out nowadays I've heard that I even like. Even then I'm really just into the more melodic-leaning music rather than the more aggressive stuff like Perturbator and Carpenter Brut. I remember the former coming to 8chan's /mu/ for a Q&A, though, and he seemed like a nice enough guy even if I'm not really a fan of his. >I thought that was more of a late 00s / early 10s record? Celebrating modern technology while also critiquing or even outright mocking it for being too controlling of human life. Just my 2 cents on it anyway... It was, but it evokes a '90s background music/corporate muzak feeling despite being more of a message about technology today. I think I even heard the Roland JV-1080 steel guitar preset on "Dubai Dream Tone." That whole track makes me think of an old Microsoft commercial or something. >Do you listen to vaporwave? Not really. As much as I like the kind of aesthetic it goes for, I dislike music that relies that heavily on re-appropriating samples. I'd rather just listen to the stuff it's drawing from, like Dancing Fantasy.
If you haven't already had a gander, The Register has been publicizing actual Y2K stories and sequels to BOFH for decades now. Tales of incompetence never grow old.

Paleo /retro/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 21:15:18 No.13 [Reply]
Is it just me or was anything related to dinosaurs really fucking huge back in the 90's and very early 2000's? You had the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dino Crisis, Land Before Time, the Dinosaurs TV show, Disney's Dinosaur movie from 2000, even PBS kiddie shit like Barney. Even the shitty 1998 Godzilla movie with Matthew Broderick tried to ape Jurassic Park. Like, this was most obvious with children's media like Land Before Time and Barney, but you even saw it elsewhere in the 90's, like the Toronto Raptors I guess the first Jurassic Park was where it all kicked off, considering how huge that movie was in the early 90's and a lot of the craze fittingly died down with Jurassic Park III, which was the worst of the original films in a lot of people's opinions (including my own)
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The Lost World was written in 1912, but there was a big resurgence in the 80s. The 90s were definitely the height of it.
>>304 So I downloaded the anniversary edition and played it a bit. There's not much in the way of 3D renders save for a few animation clips, but the dino illustrations are simply sublime. Pics related are my favorites. There's not much in the way of gameplay either, but it's understandable for a purely educational game.
>>324 Very nice, I'm glad that you got the chance to experience it. Yeah, it's more of just educational software in the end with a small bit of 3D being a part of it for an attempt to draw kids in and make it "cool". Still nonetheless an interesting piece of DOS history. I had all of the Knowledge Adventure DOS "games".

AI Internet v. Old Internet 09/16/2019 (Mon) 12:01:25 No.81 [Reply]
This is copied and pasted from another forum, but, I'd like to start off with it.

Here's a timeline of the beginning of the death of retro internet until now:
2004: DARPA's Lifelog project was "cancelled." Facebook came into being soon after.
2004-2012: NSA picked up DARPA's project under the "Total Informational Awareness" project. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012: Smith-Mundt Modernization Act gives the U.S. government full legal authority to use propaganda against its own populace. Undoing rules put into place after Operation Mockingbird's discovery and the Church Committee. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012-2016: Shittons of DARPA/NSA contracts were given to Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc..
2016: Leaked memos dating back to 2016 (found in 2018) of Google's Selfish Ledger project. https://invidio.us/watch?v=LUSZfEBTwRc
2016: Google released a bunch of neural-linguistic machine learning programs in 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Neural_Machine_Translation
2017: deepfake leaks start to become released.
2018: confirmed that for decades now, Reddit/Youtube/etc. vote and view counts are fake and completely manipulated. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html

In short, the U.S. government is engaging in an artificial intelligence powered gaslighting of the entire world population.

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I want to fight back against this, and I think the perfect way to do so is to find and collate old retro internet. Make a hand-made giant directory of webrings each with a simple list of sites. No search engines. That way the common user can actually search through their information the way they want and not the way AI wants you to. Just, in general, it feels like retro internet is the perfect way to combat this, maybe.
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>>310 >neocities Well done anon, would have appreciated a more accessible design though... A light theme and visible scrollbar would be real nice and maybe a way to disable the custom cursor
>>310 Very nice, I instantly bookmarked this.
>>310 Thank you Anon for reminding me that the mod archive still exist.

90s/2000s Cars and Rice Fellow Time Traveler 10/18/2019 (Fri) 05:13:25 No.145 [Reply]
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long live Max Power
Glorious factory rice comign through

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