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WE'VE MOVED TO https://trashchan.xyz/retro/ Fellow Time Traveler Board owner 01/21/2024 (Sun) 15:22:38 No.3800 [Reply]

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Migration Fellow Time Traveler 01/12/2024 (Fri) 06:11:19 No.3664 [Reply] [Last]
Announcement here: https://anon.cafe/meta/res/16466.html Meta thread here: https://anon.cafe/meta/res/16467.html In short, anon.cafe is shutting down for reasons that are currently unexplained but allegedly not due to interference by feds and bad actors. Some people had discussed migration in the board's first thread, but I think a topic this serious deserves its own. Come March 15th, this board will no longer exist.
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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] [Last]
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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Fellow Time Traveler 12/07/2023 (Thu) 23:29:16 No.3609 [Reply]
You realize that you're an internet oldfag when: >You've been registered at old sites and forums with old local emails you don't use anymore and probably they don't even exist. >You have saved images at BMP. format
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>>3611 I use winamp skins with audacious.
>>3622 Are they particularly useful for that purpose?
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>>3624 Yes anon, Audacious have a nice compatibility with Winamp skins, I downloaded some out of https://skins.webamp.org/ , the only thing I noticed is that some older skins look somewhat small in a modern display and a little hard to read. The only catch is that you have to rename the .wzc file into a .zip and extract the content to C:\user\AppData\Local\audacious\Skins in Windows or ~/.local/share/audacious/Skins/ | /usr/share/audacious/Skins/ on Linux.
>>3626 Did you enable double size (Ctrl-D)? Unlike original winamp, it also doubles the playlist window. Works fine on full HD, but if you have a 4K display, even that might be too small.
>>3675 No, I usually avoid double size because I use a smaller display and due to that it tends to look way too big for me. Depending on the theme the buttons look way too small so I stick with the shortcuts. And the pic related is not mine, I got it on the web.

Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply] [Last]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>3643 I don't know what any of that means or entails. I can give you the files I've torrented if you're looking for those to stream or something.
>>3655 It means posting chapters in clusters of pictures like >>3605 did. Pretty straightforward, really.8
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>>9 I had entirely forgotten that Harlock was that old. Was the first one good too?
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>>3764 The story is full of asspulls, but it's a cool adventure, it's unique, Harlock is likeable, and the Matsumoto women are nice.

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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985 [Reply] [Last]
Anyone else here /retro/maxxing? I've realized there is no point in denying myself happiness and gigacoziness and I may as well go all in on my retro obsessions even if it's a bit weird. I could list a bunch of things I'm doing but I'll start with just a couple here >film photography I have never bought a digital camera and I have stopped being a NEET lately. I have a small comfy job so I have some money and I buy rolls of film on occasion and I carry a late '90s point and shoot camera with me almost everywhere I go. It's fun and super comfy. I also started developing black and white film myself, at home. >computer I have set up my windows machine to look like windows 98 (not completely accurate but I've changed over the icons and use a classic theme, etc. And on my linux machine I have set it up to look like some versions of UNIX from the late 80s to early 90s. And for my browser I use Pale Moon and I have it set to look like Netscape. >music I go to the record store sometimes and browse around and I have a collection of tapes, CDs, and records which I listen to. I have a lot of fun fixing cassette decks too.

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>>2980 I imagine thrift store, estate sales, and such.
>>2980 Local classifieds might work as well
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I got one of those old Sony all in one computers that I will use to fuck around on waybackmachine when I want to take a break from all the modern bullshit. Has pretty bad specs, but it is great for looking at old websites, and shit posting on imageboards.
I know I'm really out of touch with modern technology but it's genuinely shocking to me that new home appliances like fridges or washing machines have built in wifi, apps and software updates, like what the fuck man
>>3771 I wonder what the ROI is for all that spyware crap, surely people aren't actually using the apps on their fucking fridge?

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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>>187 >>216 >>343 Oh jeez I love these things.
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Y2K Resurgence Fellow Time Traveler 02/21/2022 (Mon) 23:48:13 No.2221 [Reply]
I can feel it in the air, it's going to come back. I can already see rumblings of it. >big(ish) name jewtubers uploading remixes/parodies of eurodance songs >more and more people discovering the Y2K/Metalheart aesthetic and making their own versions of it >gen z realizing that nu-vidya fucking sucks dick and going back to 5th and 6th gen consoles for fun games and seeing artystyles/music that actually stand out instead of minimalism and nigbonics rap obviously however as we all know they're going to fucking butcher it like they did with 80s shit (dude neon pink and purple and synths and lasers lmao), so enjoy it while you can. once they fuck it up for the next ten years they'll move onto their next artstyle to destroy like the locusts they are. we're too small and non-influential to enact pic related, so your two options are >do nothing (what you'll probably do) >make art/music/games that actually pay homage to that time period instead of butchering it (what you should do) i am working on the latter, learning how to maek gaym in the process and hopefully get something put out in the next couple of years. what about you? how are you preparing for the resurgence?
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>>2899 I just stick to used leather chukkas personally.
>>2221 >>make art/music/games that actually pay homage to that time period instead of butchering it That's the issue: Most people that are supposed to make retro-style art/music/games are still using modern era aesthetic and philosophy. Especially to stuff made by ESG-pandering Westernfags or Westernfags that get it wrong what makes a media actually retro-style.
ManlyBadassHero routinely brings out indie horror titles big and small which draw from those days. There's even a HOI4 mod called Twilight of the Anthropocene which old msn-style news pages to get across events. Think there was another one in development with similar ideas of presentation. So it's happening. Any other finds you can see?
>>2221 A "generation" (I hate this whole concept but it can be useful) is generally considered to last 25 years, thus I bet on the resurgence (and bastaridzation) of Y2K on the year 2025
>>2225 >The 80s will keep getting milked for generations to come, even kids nowadays are nostalgiafagging over the decade, believe it or not. Sadly, this. The 1980's are the new 1950's. From the early 1970's up until around 2010 or so, the 1950's/early 1960's was the go-to "retro" era for stereotypical normie nostalgia-fagging and now the 1980's is being treated the same way

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
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>>3599 Looks like it could have been the Time Vortex in an Eighth Doctor television series. Man...
>>3599 I would have loved to have came across that. Would be a nice shirt to wear during the mild months in Spring and Fall.
Found a site with a bunch of original xbox demos. You can either play the video files directly (you may need to transcode them first since old MPG and AVI don't work well with modern players) or if you want to be authentic you can download the XBE and run them on a modded xbox. https://www.pouet.net/prodlist.php?platform%5B0%5D=XBOX&page=1&order=thumbup This one is pretty good: https://files.scene.org/view/parties/2004/bcnparty04/demo/limp_ninja-bi-won_(party).mpg
I have watched this so many times. I encoded it from the game's files myself using ffmpeg (it can read their format) so it looks much better than upscaled youtube rips.
>>3698 Wow that was sweet. Wish I could play that.

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Computers Thread Fellow Time Traveler 08/21/2020 (Fri) 04:41:24 No.803 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>3326 Games & nostalgia. I want to prove that old is better than new with it in some regard. I don't know how I could use it for comms bc it'd need to have another OS. I'm not sure I've got the resources to really do anything else with it. I think I'll look for old Bible software at some point. A virtual box can basically do everything this can except maybe the radeon ~I've not looked in a while. I'd still like to prove it's useful to modern humanity in some way but apart from being a monolithic recipe book in the kitchen I'm not sure what work it can do. Pic related is similar except it's populated and turned the color of week old custard
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>>878 This is the exact based post that I came to make. I recognize the editor as FreeDOS elvis. I wrote a cat(1) in assembly and I noticed that it gets difficult to organize larger programs in assembly. I find myself doing sloppy things like using globals. I have read the first seven chapters of Peter Norton Assembly Book for IBM PC, and although so far, its all recap, I am excited to see there are chapters on Organizing larger assembly programs. The material is great, and debug.com which it starts with, is actually a great place to start. Kind of makes me wish Linux had something similar. GDB can't actually write out (non-coredump) ELFs from memory. I have also been reading Ray Duncan's Advanced MS-DOS System Programming. I am shocked at how Unix like the APIs are for MS-DOS. MS-DOS and Unix both seem to have been created initially to solve the same problem - Providing a File System. The original Unix paper says as much. MS-DOS stops at basically the ability to manage files and load a single program. MS-DOS would actually be a pretty fun embedded system to develop on if it added concurrency - even just for text mode. Wikipedia has a list of Concurrent DOS implementations. FreeDos can't do it though. DOSBox also works as an easy way to get started with DOS for the books. FreeDOS is better overall IMO because fdimples package manager makes installing stuff super easy. >>2202 Thanks for that awesome list of resources here are another few interesting resources. >https://github.com/balintkissdev/awesome-dos Curated list of MS-DOS resources >https://winworldpc.com/home Downloads of OLD DOS Software >https://freedos.org Free Dos Clone with a package manager Any recommendations for a Debugger? I really want SoftICE , the legendary greatest debugger of all time, according to Kaspersky in Hacker Disassembly Uncovered. Any luck getting it running? It Freezes on MS-DOS and FreeDOS on Qemu/VirtualBox.
Thinking of starting to do some home server/networking stuff. A lot of technologies rely on a bunch of infrastructure for them to be viable. If online map services went down many mobile devices would cease to be able to function as maps, for example. We've lost a lot of infrastructure and many services that existed in the past and they've been replaced with worse alternatives. If I want to bring my old thinkpad out with me to a cafe the number of websites I can visit comfortably is dwindling. But, I think if I can set up some of my own infrastructure at home, I can do a bit to negate that. Basically, if I have a powerful computer at home, I might be able to use it as a proxy between modern services and my older devices. There are programs that will look at a web page and then render it as a clickable, mapped JPEG that can then be beamed to another computer on which an older browser can be used to interact with a site. Obviously this would only work with static content but it could help. I don't remember exactly what this software is called but I'll let you know when I find it. Another thing I could do is allow myself to access a virtual machine from outside of my house, so I could use new software if I wanted to on my old laptop when I'm out, and I'd have access to much more powerful hardware that way.
>>3654 I've had similar thoughts. I have some of that software bookmarked at https://www.are.na/the-curator/web-browsers if I remember correctly.
>>3653 You can run the FreeDOS userland inside DOSBox. I had the issue that the 8086 emulator inside DOSBox had a broken interrupt 1 (debug interrupt), so I couldn't get through the DEBUG.EXE chapters in Peter Norton's book that way and had to create a VM, but maybe they fixed it by now. I dunno.

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