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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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I like this board's style.

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On the matter of the Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 03/01/2022 (Tue) 11:05:40 No.2233 [Reply]
I've just checked out their catalog and it seems they'll be having another go at the competition soon(ish). We used to play as /y2k/ back in the ole cup, but I was wondering if anyone else would be interested in this, at least before I give them the word to add our team. I mean, I will probably watch it regardless, but I thought it might have been weird to tell them to add a team just for one person.
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>>2233 I would love to watch it, just don't change any players or songs, because that y2k team was fucking perfection.
Hello /retro/, ICUP 7 is still being worked on, and progress is still steady, but we need your help. If you have a good PC enough to run PES 2017 and to stream it, or if you are willing to commentate, please contact us at anon.cafe/icup/. Currently we have three potential streamers, but the more the merrier. In regards to your team, it is currently valid. For extra fun, I recommend uploading portrait images for each player (to replace the empty icons in the Game Plan view) here. They will be square (transparency encouraged) and about 75x75px in game, so consider pictures that will look good when downsized. You can also try and find 3D models in case we have extra time to add them. Finally, if you are capable of doing 3D modelling, creating OC, working on the wiki or just helping in any way possible feel free to reach out as well.
>>2435 I'm too dumb and lazy to do any of this shit but at least our logo should be updated >>1381
>>2454 Do you have the template for it as well as anything else in there? I could do it quickly.
>>2456 No, but there is an earlier logo here that might be easier to work with

Vidya General Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:44:38 No.6 [Reply] [Last]
>ITT: Vidya of the 90's and 2000's Keep it limited to the scope of this board, so basically Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Generation consoles only for now. For those who don't know what consoles are part of which generation, here's a quick rundown of the time frame we're talking about... >Fourth Generation: SNES, Sega Genesis/Sega CD >Fifth Generation: PS1, N64, Sega Saturn >Sixth Generation: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, OG Xbox Discussion of games from the Seventh Generation consoles (PS3/Wii/Xbox 360) is allowed as well, but I'd like the thread to mainly focus on the 4th-6th console genererations since the 7th Gen era carried over into the 2010's and a lot of the games from that era onward obviously have far more in common with modern gaming than stuff from the 16-bit consoles or the PS1 and PS2 eras.

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>>2278 Im glad I lived through that year, at least. I feel bad for Gen Alpha
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Have any of the anons posted on 8/vg/? We're trying to make a board revival with a spiritual successor. https://anon.cafe/valis/catalog.html If you haven't, 8/vg/ and now /valis/ is a comfy, very much pro-retro vidya board. Come check it out.
Jesus Christ I feel like such an old fart, I had no idea phones can emulate 2000s handheld games. Even my cheap shitty android phone emulates DS games flawlessly. Well I can finally play an Animal Crossing game, I always wanted to try this one, looks like the perfect game to play on a phone.
>>2455 I actually remember getting into the first Animal Crossing game on GameCube mainly because of how you could unlock NES games to play.

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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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>>2440 *there's a minidisc and cd walkman in the collection
>>2421 man I love being a little drunk
>>2448 it gets boring quickly
>>2414 Super Cool Anon! It makes me want to do the same thing although I have no idea where to even buy a PSP these days.
>>2451 Honestly fb marketplace is the best place to find old consoles for cheap.

Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right Fellow Time Traveler 08/06/2020 (Thu) 18:36:27 No.768 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>2422 It's actually him wow
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So that's where Vigo is hiding. Source: https://files.catbox.moe/pjmie0.zip
>>2431 At first glance I thought this was a screenshot from a 90's game, great job anon... So happy to see anons bringing back the spirit of old CGI. What's with the bumpiness on the Mona Lisa though? It looks a bit like pixel art.
>>2433 Thanks, I'm glad you like it! >What's with the bumpiness on the Mona Lisa though? Do you mean the mottled paint or the square tiles? For the latter I thought it would be interesting if it looked as though the different parts of the painting were shifting in and out (kind of like the main menu in Chronicles of Riddick I guess).
>>2431 Very nice.

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BBSes Fellow Time Traveler 04/28/2021 (Wed) 20:30:22 No.1160 [Reply]
So I've been thinking about "pre-social media" social media, e.g. telnet BBSes and such. It would be cool to have an official /retro/ BBS, although I know nothing about setting it up. I guess we can discuss such things here. (Also, pic related is telnet://heatwave.ddns.net:9640)
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>>1177 Might want to see if your client or terminal can decode CP437, I imagine that's what conventional BBSes from back in the day used.
>>1160 I made a quick emulator out of curiosity , not a real bbs but just the site parsed into the console, just a lazy proof of concept played around with trying to get images to render as ascii art but it all looked like shit, also no posting because captcha is a jpeg, I was going to make it download it and open it outside the terminal with system calls, but thats gay and unaesthetic so I didnt bother, gotta be tty bro link [ https://www64.zippyshare.com/v/aLVfWgyv/file.html ] also works for windows niggers
>>1212 >inb4 press 'h' for instructions
>>1212 >pre-compiled, binary blob. No thanks, fucking glownigger. Who do you think we are? Post the source and we can take things from there, kthxbye.

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.

Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14 [Reply] [Last]
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
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I hated emos and everything emo back then, but I love it now.
>>2429 I hated it then and still don't like it. That song's okay though. It has a pleasantly glammy feeling to it.
>>2419 MONO is unlike most other post rock bands, being much more noisy, metal influenced. Those heavy guitar layers and harmonic melodies really evoke this melancholy early 2000s feel in me. Idk Maybe it's just me
>>2436 I don't like this noise and "post (doom) metal" or whatever shit that evolved out of it though

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
Edited last time by GOAT on 06/29/2021 (Tue) 13:42:48.
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>>2410 Nice work, I especially like #2 and #4 as they're the most authentic looking. #1 is a little too modern, #3 is nice but I'm not sure if it counts as metalheart. >we Who?
>>2410 I like the second one, and I normally don't like the metalheart look.
>>2411 thank you! i appreciate the feedback a lot. and yeah, we use the "metalheart" term but there's actually a shit-ton of various references we're working with so, yeah, probably goes further the borders of metalheart. as for the >who? , it's Mike Sunday, graphic designer and creative director from Toronto, CA. nice lad!
>>2410 While none of them are bad art, they don't really remind me of the original metalheart. The original metalheart usually has overtones of metalic colors, and undertones of one of the different colors of tempered steel. Blue, cyan, and purple are common. Pic 1 - looks to photogenic, doesn't have the CGI render look of the 00s Pic 2 - color scheme looks too retrowave and the palmtrees give it an organic feel, whereas metalart has a very synthetic, space, futurist look to it. Pic 3 - has a hand sketched look to it, not the high contrast CGI render look Pic 4 - looks the closest but looks washed out All of them seem to lack the grids, text, and every-other-line blinds effects. Hard edges are also lacking
>>2427 Super useful post. I've been looking fore something like this for a while.

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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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>>2254 Imagine the cost of the computer they're using. It feels strange to see 3D CGI when the average computer from that time barely had 2D and mainly used text mode for everything.
I was searching for a clear trackball mouse and found a good thread. https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/pre-and-post-imac-g3-uses-of-translucent-plastics.2308014/
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>Alpha Architecture, lecture by Richard L. Sites and Dirk Meyer https://invidious.namazso.eu/watch?v=klg1FtHADso Excellent lecture. Makes a lot of correct predictions of the future and explains some good goddamn design.

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