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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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>>2644 God I almost forgot how abysmally slow the connection speeds were back in the day... Really don't miss it.
>>2646 between all the JS bloat we have today it's really no different.
>>2268 >>2269 >>2280 >>2287 http://stepsmut.com/about/ Not as old school, but how many porn sites have an about section? >>2692 Nah, it's really a world of difference. I still remember my modem overheating and having to wait for it to cool down.
>>2707 well, you just had a shit setup then, would also the same thing today if you had a shit one.
>>2707 I never had an overheating problem with a modem, that doesn't sound normal. The JS bloat is actually a good comparison if using a slow machine at the present time, but the limiting factor is processing power, not communication bandwidth. Most websites were built with consideration for modem speeds, so they usually did not take forever to load, but media like "hi-res" (for that era) pictures would take a while to download. Game files and video clips also took a while, may people used special downloader programs for resuming a download if it was interrupted. Downloading large files overnight was common, tying up a phone line at those hours wasn't noticeable.

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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>>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.
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>>168 >Discord can feel pretty wild too sometimes, that is if you can find the right servers No, it doesn't since your account can be easily banned because of false flag reports with discord stuff ignoring you when you complain to them for said false flag reports.
>>219 It's not the same since most neocities blogs aren't much different than tumblr blogs made by trannies, furfags etc.

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Neocities alternatives Anonymous 10/17/2022 (Mon) 10:44:53 No.2627 [Reply]
Does anyone know any free Neocities alternatives?
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The closest thing to Neocities that I know of are the ~tilde communities, but they're not as active and most require manual account activation. >>2650 If you spend some time actually browsing the sites it's mostly spam, webdesign school projects, modern web cancer with a pre Y2K skin and the occasional site that isn't garbage. To be fair the actual Geocities had a lot of garbage too.
>>2642 The ToS (Offensive Material) looks good. Do they hold any power there? But I understand avoiding them to try existing in peace online.
>>2653 As far as I know it's kind of a neutral zone. Sure, there's trannies and furries all over the front page, but there's also a site for a /pol/ podcast and one from a self-proclaimed incel, and they've been around for a couple years. I'm not sure if it's because the admins are apolitical enough not to care unless you're spewing "NIGGERNIGGERNIGGER" or making legitimate threats, or if they only come down on you when you start criticizing trannies. Or if no one's reported them yet and I've probably jeopardized both sites by mentioning them.
>>2655 The last blogpost is from 2019 so it might be on autopilot, could be tested by violating the TOS with a burner and reporting yourself from another burner.
>>2659 How about no? There's absolutely no need to push the site admins' buttons like that. Neocities is most probably running on autopilot so let's keep it that way.

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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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>>2311 high test times
Nothing will ever beat this commercial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLTh4uVJduI
Here's a 1991 ad for Space Crusade (a Warhammer 40k spinoff game). Link version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ERmUzs1O5E
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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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>>2578 I don't see any way of escaping the tentacles of poz. I think the U.S. will be relatively well off in the event of a total collapse if you're in the right area for it.
>>2579 If it's mostly the US that is causing the collapse then yes, probably.
>>2575 Wokism is going to get worse. Look up ESG. It's a social credit score for businesses. A sizeable amount of investment and loans will start using it.
>>2577 The violent third world rural village my wife is from has gone from ultra conservative to all the village teenagers going ultra woke. This started as they got access to cheap smartphones and stuff like tiktok became popular. It has become really noticeable since 2020.
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>>2588 Jesus, how horrifying.

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Hellrising Fellow Time Traveler 07/05/2021 (Mon) 12:41:08 No.1639 [Reply]
Gonna post about a horror game ive been playing on and off for the last 15 years if that interests anybody http://www.hellrising.com/index.php Attached is a screenshot of the game. It's perfect for people with time on their hands at work or dont have a strong pc for gaming etc. You basically play as either a human, vampire or zombie in the quarantined city of serling and fight it out. It has both elements of PVP and npc enemies.  You can form up groups which sort of function like guilds, which allow  the use of group storage. they also recently (well sort of recently) added base buildings items and crafting (Example: you can fence off a building, any undead have to break the fencing in order to access the buildings. there are different types of fencing and walls you can make via crafting, along with other stuff) If you do decide to play, my advice for anyone is stop by a fire department and pick up a walkie talkie it allows you to talk to the rest of the game and your first skill I suggest buying is the hiding one so you don't get killed as often. Oh one last thing, here is a map of the game. its easy to get lost without it https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/hellrising/images/0/00/Serling.png
>>1639 uh... is it one of those infinite survival games without save feature?
>>1639 This seem vaguely familiar. I think I may of played this about 15 years ago, lol.
>>1639 Is it still up or does my network sucks ? I have [code]Error in connecting to mySQL database No such file or directory[/code] error when vivisint hellrising.com.
>>2563 Working when I just tried it.
>>2570 Seems working now but can't access because work firewall. Will try it at home. Thanks.

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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>>825 Baste.
>>818 I recognize 4 out of 5 of these. Gotta step my game up.
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>>243 same, its the jews though

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/ Missing file >>1389
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Would something like this count? http://zod.sourceforge.net/ It's a remake of Z, the 1996 RTS game that featured a capture-and-hold style of game design long before Relic made it popular.
>>654 Ha, you nailed IRC's use nowadays perfectly.
>download and build povray >sudo make install >installs >can't find it >can use it via terminal but no GUI >do more reading >there is no GUI >it is all text-based well there goes the fun I was planning on having. time to get an old PowerPC Mac and that software that Jurgen Ziewe used.
>>2473 I think you might be able to make stuff in Blender and then export it to POV-Ray. That POV-Ray artist in the "Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right" thread says he uses his own script, but there might be other options. You might want to take a look at that thread again, even if you've read through it before. Maybe it'll help. I love the old Jurgen Ziewe art though.
>>2473 Hi, there have been GUI programs for POVRay in the past but they're all very outdated IIRC. The SDL (scene description language) may seem intimidating at first but is actually pretty simple and part of the fun personally. It's at least worth giving it a try. >>2474 That's right, Blender has the ability to render with POVRay 3 using the included addon, though sticking to the SDL helps keep renders period appropriate in terms of scope IMO. Tutorial anon's script is a simple wrapper that sets the necessary switches for rendering, for scene creation he uses the SDL as in his tutorials.

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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I was just thinking about how Nokia completely disappeared after dominating the mobile phone market for like a decade. I'm sure iphones and the Windows Mobile partnership are responsible for that. I haven't seen anyone with a Nokia phone since like 2014 but apparently they are still around, good for them I guess but I wish they were still popular.
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>>629 You can try replicating the feel of retro Unix by using NsCDE for instance which tries to replicate the original CDE from the 90s. There's also Maxx Interactive which seeks to replicate the SGI Iris experience. I'm using it on my gaming rig with a CRT and it sure feels like being thrown back a decade playan old vidya and using a desktop that looks like straight from the 90s! Lovin that industrialist brutalist in your face look of those interfaces. It's the exact opposite of what everyone is doing with those boring abstract flat and transparent UI design.
>>2442 They somehow got aquired by HBL or something. Don't know the details, but you can easily buy Nokia branded smartphones over here in western europe though they won't differ much from all the other chink shit that's being thrown onto the market. Just regular android smartphones, with the catch that they don't give you the option to unlock the bootloader, hence being dependent on goolag spyware and whatever shit software the phone comes with. It's as useful as a brick for me, if I can't even decide what software to put on it.

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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>>301 Thankfully archive.org has some flash files saved. Like Newgrounds, they use the Ruffle Flash emulator so we don't need to install anything to view them. (Archived flash websites seem to be broken though.) https://archive.org/details/flashyloops_superwaha https://archive.org/details/4chan-4evar >>312 Thanks, I've been looking for this again for years. >>314 newfag
Bonus.com was really great. The quality of the games on there was surprisingly high. Would love to play them again. Shockwave had a bunch of perfectly ported arcade games and a bunch of multiplayer drawing games. Miniclip, Neopets, Habbo, Disney, Killfrog, Transcience, Stickdeath.
>>2228 >Bonus.com Holy shit... that may be something I've been trying to remember the name of for years. Would you please describe the games from there, that you remember?

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