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90s/2000s Cars and Rice Fellow Time Traveler 10/18/2019 (Fri) 05:13:25 No.145 [Reply]
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Into this house we're born ...

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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>>2052 >NO! YOU CANT HAVE CONTEXT TO YOUR BLASTING! Are you also one of those retards who believe the bots can become sentient after that quake shitpost too?
>>2053 What more context do you need past the information early FPS games provided? Older action games often had even less. All Robotron players had to know was that robots were trying to take over the world and kill the last remaining humans.
>>2048 Look at the graphic in >>1347 imagine it as a longer chain. 1990-92 had overlap with late 80s culture, but then the CCCP collapsed, and things changed. Similar to how 9/11 happened and a lot of 90ism ended, things changed. The coronavirus is the start of this new decade... As for pre-1995, people made a point to go do things in person. Internet and BBSs were obscure, so people either talked on a landline phone (remember phonebooks?) or face to face. Kids had to meet up to play games, no online multiplayer, and adults would also visit each other because there was no email for the normies. The general population seemed more engaged with movies/TV than now.
>>2052 lol Storyfagging in the 90s was pretty much all dialog. Nowadays, it really is story-fagging with flamboyant cut scenes and over-the-top body language. Playing a game, or watching a movie?
>>2052 I miss the Doom and Quake style of first person shooter tbh. At least Cruelty Squad and other clones of those types of shooters seem to have made a comeback

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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Might as well post some more music.
I like the Parade Ground sound in spite of the goofy vocals holding them back. I don't like them as much as Asylum Party, who I discovered at the same time, but I still don't think they get as much attention as they deserve considering they don't even have a Wikipedia page.

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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>>1567 Speaking of which has anyone played the Deedlitvania game? It's really fun.
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>>1576 I had been meaning to play that, but I haven't quite gotten around to buying it. I know the studio's pedigree is solid and the engine is good, but I just have some other things on my plate. Deedlit's really pretty.
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Cybernetics Guardian, MD Geist, Apocalypse Zero and Golgo 13 are some of the more memorable ones I have watched.

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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

90's-2000's toys nostalgia thread Fellow Time Traveler 12/07/2019 (Sat) 16:50:57 No.223 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>1604 >3rd image Holy shit, I had that Pokeball toy as a kid but lost it almost 20 years ago after my family moved. I could never remember what it was called.
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>>1608 Sweet childhood memories. I remember the Bionicle game being the first game that me and my brother played.

Agora Road's Macintosh Cafe Fellow Time Traveler 05/02/2021 (Sun) 19:06:06 No.1176 [Reply]
Hey check out the Y2K Community over at Agora Road https://forum.agoraroad.com/
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>>1344 Too bad. We could do with some more comfy sites.
>>1344 That sucks. He's made a similar post but with a different description and image, so I figured it was a real person. I figured it was a decent site because of that.
>>1409 >>1320 Hello, I need the captcha due to bots spamming up the site and the ads are to upkeep the forum. Also the date of birth thing idk about that. Its just the default registration fields that the software has.
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>>1452 So it's your site? Does that mean there's no bot involved?
>>1452 >hello i'm a shill not a bot Go back to reddit

Fellow Time Traveler 12/13/2019 (Fri) 22:50:50 No.233 [Reply]
What were BBSs like outside the West? I'm talking Japan, the USSR, etc. Japan had NEC PC-88s and 98s, what BBS software did they have? I imagine getting kanji to work on them must have been difficult. And the USSR had ZX Spectrum clones. Did these ever manage to get "online" at all?

t. Zoomer, thanks for any info
Japanese software still uses SJIS nowadays like it did in the 90s.
Look it up if you don't know what it is.
Also the current imageboard interface we use in the west derives from Japanese BBSs.
The west was more focused on Usenet and forums rather than BBSs.
>Japanese software still uses SJIS nowadays like it did in the 90s.
>Look it up if you don't know what it is.
I know, I mean about how I imagine the lines of text early Japanese computers could display for kanji were probably not a lot and made things difficult.
>Also the current imageboard interface we use in the west derives from Japanese BBSs.
You mean textboards, I'm talking about traditional BBSs.
>The west was more focused on Usenet and forums rather than BBSs.
Asking about the 80s and early 90s though.
Japanese computers were specifically made to handle kanji and had higher resolutions than contemporary western computers, so there wasn't really any issue with kanji support. The higher resolution and larger color counts led to something known as CG (computer graphics) back then (now just called イラスト / illustrations since CG now usually refers to 3D graphics). It ranged from 8 color CG in the late 80s, to 16 and 256 color CG in the 90s and near the turn of the century 16 million colors were introduced.

Sharing CG on BBSs was really popular during the 90s and a lot of prominent BBSs even had their own custom advertisement CG. 16 color art dominated since the PC-98 was the most popular system in Japan during that era and it lend itself well to the anime art style. They also shared FM and midi music on BBSs, but CG was more popular. Other than that they used BBSs similarly to the west and shared files and talked about various things.

With the advent of the Internet, many CG artists created their own websites for their CG and a forum called NiftyServe gained a lot of popularity and BBSs started to lose their significance. A lot of CG artists had a really hard time to transition from 16 colors to 16 million colors and quit, but some artists like Wakachan and Goto-P are still active to this day.

As for what software they used, I can't give much information as it doesn't interest me much, but they did use their own software specific to Japanese computers. Some of it might be available in the vector.co.jp software library. The source of my information is visiting some BBS archives, a lot of CG artist and FM/midi music creator sites, plus other old Japanese sites and reading the tidbits of information they shared.

PS: Japanese BBSs had their version of newfags that wanted to get spoonfed called CG beggars.
Thank you for the info.

Now, for anyone else who might know, what about ZX Spectrum clones in the USSR?
>>238 Correction - NiftyServe was a popular commercial BBS service, but there was also a web based forum version. Both were closed down in the mid 2000s though.

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Infinity Cup poll Fellow Time Traveler 04/22/2021 (Thu) 17:54:09 No.1115 [Reply]
Hey guys, /icup/ here with a question on how we're going to handle the next iteration of the Infinity Cup ( https://anon.cafe/icup/ ) We're trying to poll whether certain boards are interested in playing in the cup, or if there's some specific team that you'd like to see play. If you want to, please answer or add your own answer to the poll in https://poal.me/6x3j1u
This is spam. Ignore.

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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.

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