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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985
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. I could go on but what have you guys been doing? You ARE living it, aren't you anons??
>>2321 Sure: https://1fichier.com/dir/t45XhGGL This is the most complete one I've found, but honestly I didn't really expect to find any rips online, I'm sure the vast majority of people just played mp4s on it.
>>2323 Thanks a lot!
>>2324 Gotta download them all before it's taken down
>>2325 It's been up for almost two years now, I doubt anyone cares.
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>>2344 >cuckchan go home you asked for it
>>2323 >>2326 Still sucks that they have a download limit. But a surprising variety of movies, especially the anime. Did you try some Visual Novels as well? It's peak escapism
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>>2346 >>2326 puzzle games are also comfy
>>2347 I really like tile-matching games like Columns and Puyo-Puyo. As far as the PSP goes, I remember Lumines being seen as a big thing when it came out but don't remember what I thought of it when I got around to playing it.
>>2349 >lumines Cool. just downloading it. What's your favourite site for isos? Mine is CDromance That brings back memories of early middle school. I remember trying out all kinds of homebrews and hoarding tons of isos stuff. I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment.
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>>2349 >>2321 btw Steins;Gate is peak /retro/
>>2350 I can't remember the last time I downloaded an .iso outside of a torrent. >I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. I was exactly the same in middle school. I remember how I'd put YouTube videos and music on it and how great it felt being able to fill up with emulators and games. I loved just being able to play Doom on a mobile device (outside of having to pay for the Game Boy Advance versions, that is). It was actually my younger brother who puts the software on there for me at the time, since I was too lazy to learn all that stuff back then. Now that I think about it, I should probably see if I can find a torrent of PSP games. I just looked through what I have, and there are only like ten games in my folder. >Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. I've always hated millennials, but zoomers are even worse. I feel bad for the zoomers who have their heads on straight. >There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment. Yeah, I just avoid pretty much all new media outside of interesting stuff I can find online. It's hard to find anything good out there nowadays.
>>2350 >>2353 Sony still hosts all the PSP digital downloads even though the store is gone, if you have the link to a game you can download over plain http.
>>2150 >>2153 >>2327 Check out nsCDE. The developer describes it as a "heavyweight fvwm". It takes a lot of elements from 90s CDE but makes it usable for modern desktop experience. Using fvwm as base, you also have all the possiblities of that window manager. The theme engine is especially impressive, unifying look between different gui toolkits.
>>1994 >Win2K Windows 2000 doesn't get the love it deserves. It has all the stability of being built on the NT kernel packaged in a refined Windows classic theme. It's so nice.
>>2356 I just installed it. It is confusing to figure out but overall has that very nice ugly 90's look.
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>>2363 >very nice ugly 90's look But it's beautiful. It has S O V L Also you can also exclusively use keybindings.
>>2368 I wasn't criticizing it when I said it was a very nice ugly 90's look. I absolutely love it.
>>2368 That looks pretty sharp with that monitor and keyboard.
I like hardware that channels retro styling like these beige monitors coming out this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTJtQo1GGXo https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/IntroductionDisplays.aspx
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I don't know where to post it. But I need to share it with someone. I recently moved to Hanover near the former Expo 2000 ground. It's such a surreal experience to explore those buildings at night. At day time most of them, being either turned into office buildings or stripped completely bare and numerously documented by youtube fags, have lost a lot of their lost places appeal sadly, also with the regular fairs nearby. At night though when no soul is around, the atmosphere completely changes and it feels so otherworldly, so melancholy. It's propably just the feeling of what has been. Watching old movies of the expo. This utopia atmosphere of early y2k completely turned to dust. I dunno, my gay rambling propably doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's propably just in my head whatever
>>2402 I totally understand what you mean. Y2K optimism was very real and I'm sure a lot of us who lived through that era miss it. At least there are still places like this where time is frozen somewhat, instead of them being renovated and modernized as is the case with many other places. I've never been to an abandoned place before, although I've been to places that kept their original design while remaining functional... If you tune out all the people there and focus on the decor and such you'll feel as if you were transported back to a bygone era, with all its glory intact. Hope that makes sense.
>>2407 It's funny looking back. For a short while it really looked like a sort of rivival of technophile 80s optimism, but as the decade dragged on it quickly faded with the advent of mobile technology and as social media monopolized almost every kind of online interaction, people got more and more absorbed by the digital void, destroying every bit of tribalism in internet communities, turning everything in a big hive mind, as well as fusing reality and virtual, finally killing off any bit localism and family ties left. It all took a very depressing turn and now wer're here... Not going into /pol/ territory, although I can't stop thinking in those terms since becoming 'blackpilled' about the state of the world and all of my sorroundings. I guess it has happened to many on sites like these. We can only laugh at the naivety back then. Without going too much into the conspiracy territory here, I suppose many dystopian media like matrix where a kind of predictive programming. Deep down everyone knew it couldn't end well, but nobody wanted to believe it as a hollywood scenario coulndn't possibly turn to reality. Though it is common among normalfags to fetishize depression and mental deseases nowadays, It is still quite striking how of them today still believe in some kind of endless progress, never pinning down the causes, never changing any of their behaviour... No matter how plastic, fake or whatever that time was, I can't deny the surreal feelings and enchantment y2k spells on me. It must have been magic experiencing the turn of the century although everything has turned out very bleak and depressing. Though just watching those old glass concrete facades has something romantic. It's also kind of appealing living in the last cycle of human civilization, though it is very lonely. Getting out my PSP and playing thtough old rpgs and such really takes me back to this time I never really experienced. I stopped caring about being up to date about 'tech' and am certain that we have long passed the golden era of video games and other mass culture including anime and movies. Luckily there are enough records from that era to emmerse myself in...
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>>2298 :^)
>>2414 Nice! I didn't know you could mod XMB like that.
>>2415 https://files.catbox.moe/0syvp3.zip https://files.catbox.moe/3rh5ve.zip Here you go. Just note that I'm using 6.61. Propably works fine with older versions too.
>>2402 I know what you mean >>2382 this is amazing. I think I'd genuinely drop a couple hundred on one of these monitors. A good 4:3 monitor is hard to find.
>>2413 gay nigger rant
>>2420 im drunk
>>2421 Don't listen to that faggot, you're right
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Man it's fucking depressing. The dutch pavillion was such a nice abondoned place to hang out. Now I recently went there again and they completely stripped it naked, only the bare concrete slabs left. I think they want to turn it into an office building or some shit
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Got this for 70 bugs. Most don't look too bad, might only need a belt replacement. Wanted to analogize a bit of my music collection since I'm getting annoyed with digital clutter and the impersonality of it all. Mini Disk is also quite interesting, but I don't have a deck for that and tape is more exciting because of it's direct, analog feeling.
>>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.
>>2451 On ebay they will cost you around 80€ a piece if you buy them refurbished. Maybe if you look out for auctions you can go as low as 40€ and maybe even get a few accssessories with it.
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>>2451 Ok, I did some hardware modifications to my PSP. I put some smol LEDs in the shoulder buttons cuz why not. Looks cool. I always wanted to that as a kid but didn't have the solder skillz back then. I connected them to spot on the mainboard that only delivers a voltage when the screen is turned on, so that's pretty convenient. Initially I wanted to completely replace the housing for a transparent one, but didn't in the end, because I like the glittery white after all and chink replacement housings - at least for the 3000 - are pure shit. But I replaced the buttons because they were quite used up. Initially I wanted to change it for grey colored ones and bought from different chink sellers on AliExpress, but some 70% of the buttons I received were pure fucking trash that because of shit molding didn't fit even after thoroughly sanding it down. At least I got a full refund, which was more than justified because this shit was also overpriced as fuck. fuckn chinks. So beware of chinese aftermarket parts and maybe buy broken PSPs if you plan on replacing anything. As you can see, I also taped a flatcell battery, that I pulled out of some old phone, on the back, since I didn't want to rape the case for that, even though I never use the UMD drive. A pretty uninvasive modification, since I only had to drill two holes in the battery cover that is an aftermarket one anyways. Not the prettiest - maybe fits the cyberpunk aesthetic or whatever -, but getting original batteries is pretty much impossible nowadays and the chinese aftermarket ones only have around 300mAh - I tested that - roughtly 1/4th of the original specified capacity. I just started playan Akira, the NES game - english patched. I think one of the very first "visual novels". NES games run fine. It works on FCEU-PSP. NesterJ can't play those visual novel like games, because there is some special hardware involved that it apparently can't emulate. Most NES games work fine on the PSP. Kirby runs shit which is a let down. At least we can play the GameBoy Advance version which runs fine.
>>2581 I had a softmodded PSP for a while, ended up selling it because I didn't use it much, or go out enough to make it justified. It would run SNES games pretty well, except the chinkshit Mixza microSD card (you know, the ones with the sharks on them) kept corrupting nonstop so I had to keep applying the softmod over and over again. the problem with softmodding stuff like that is that when I have the option to play literally any game ever made in the past 30 years it becomes so overwhelming that I never play any of them through all the way.
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>>1985 The older I get the more I find myself walking away from the modern world. More and more of the things I buy are as old or older then me. I stopped watching movies and television 10 years ago. At this point I am convinced I will become a hermit in the woods surrounded my own little world of stuff from the 1980s and 90s.
>>2440 Have you fixed any of them yet? I'm thinking of buying a lot of broken players in the hope that a fraction of them will be repairable. I could keep a couple or try to sell them for a small profit.
>>2589 Same here. But I'm not a total hermit anyway. I just try to go out and do stuff like a person who still has their humanity.
>>2589 I wish I could live in a retro society. Not necessarily in the sense of getting rid of all the technological advances of the past decades, but at least being more judicious about accepting new technologies while also keeping everything more in line aesthetically with how it they used to be. If only we lived in a pan-enclavist society where such a thing would be possible.
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>modem stops working >turn on mobile data >sim card is almost two decades old and 3g doesn't work anymore >pic related How to retromax involuntary aka I don't want to go back anymore
>>2604 it's hell, my phone has to use 3G for calls because the manufacturer won't release the firmware for VoLTE outside of their proprietary bloat android image. it gets texts, calls, and voicemails days after they were sent, if at all. making calls sometimes gives no dial tone until after several attempts.
>>2604 >>2605 I feel your pain, I have been living this way for the past year.

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