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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??
>>2660 I registered too. I'm really excited, I was a poorfag and never experienced Xbox Live. I just hope it won't be the same as Xlink Kai where you need to join some shitcord to organize games.
>>2660 That looks neat. I remember having fun with Halo 2 at my friend's house but never had the opportunity to play anything online. I can't even remember whether he had Xbox Live or not. I was a GameCube kid and was turned off by the idea of paying for online play, so it wasn't anything I ever got to try.
>>2660 I suspect that 1080p and higher resolutions are just as good as 720p was back then. Its just yet another rebranding scheme when it comes to selling supposedly better crap every year.
>>2663 Not really, higher pixel counts reveal finer details and reduce the need for sometimes blurry/imperfect antialiasing solutions (though supersampling is an effective if computationally expensive option). IIRC component from 6th gen is at best 1080i/480p, so not even 720p. For what it's worth going beyond 4k is basically pointless outside of professional video work or VR.
The oldest technology devices I still have and use are: - My 10+ years old PC that still works fine and plays all modern games I want to play without any issues (since most of them are indie games and retro-style games that have low requirements) with Windows 8 and Window 7's interface (I refuse updating to Windows 10 and after) - A pair of headphones with 3 meters length wire - My PC's speakers which I got around 14 years ago From video games consoles the only retro consoles I still have are: - SNES (I got it for free from a friend of mine at 2010s since he didn't want it anymore and since he knew that SNES is from my favorite retro consoles I used to have until I later traded it for newer console) - N64 - PS2, the original fat model (the disk laser and the controllers are broken) - GBA Sp - Nintendo DS Lite - Wii - Xbox 360 - Sega Saturn (I bought it at 2010s for only 30 euro in good condition)
>>2665 >From video games consoles the only retro consoles I still have are: For me, it's an NES, two different Sega Genesis models, an SNES, and my childhood Nintendo 64 and GameCube. I have flashcarts for the first three systems, since those have always been my favorites. Come to think of it, I also have an original PlayStation (and maybe a PSOne model somewhere too), but it's sitting in a box with some games and I'm not even sure if it works. I also have access to a few CRTs, although I wish there was a good modern alternative. I have a MiSTer setup too. I've ended up using it more than I do the real consoles. It's especially nice for arcade games. I just wish I was more dedicated to doing more with it, like getting MS-DOS games working. I'm mostly a computer game guy but I got my start on consoles made before the transition to 3D and have always had a soft spot for them.
>>2665 What PC is it?
>>2663 Yes and no. You can tell a difference when you output a 1080p Xbox 360 signal on a 4k TV. The resolution is definitely there but 4k hasn't really been adopted like 1080p was. Not that it matters anyway all 4k TV's are some bullshit internet connected TV that breaks easily.
>Cassettes bring back a feel for when music wasn't just some background ambience, but had a real personal aspect to it. I dunno if I'm just becoming a pretentious hipster faggot. It isn't like music is dead. Cassettes still get released. If you're into metal Megadeth released their new album on cassette. Worth checking out.
>>2681 >Megadeth released their new album on cassette. Worth checking out Didn't know that. Thanks for the info, will definitely look into it!
>>2660 I'm in the closed beta, it's so much fun. Next week they are adding the Battlefront games, I can't wait.
>>2697 >Next week they are adding the Battlefront games Now I am excited.
>>2382 When the hell am I gonna be able to buy one of these displays already? >>2625 I heard these are nice. I use a Schok Classic flip phone these days. >>2628 That's a shame, I really want one of the newer slimmer ones that can fit into a pocket better, that'd be ideal. >>2697 Do they have the Halo games?
>>2697 Looks like astroturfing to me.
>>2356 That seems like a better approach to getting a functioning CDE lookalike than reworking the old code. There is a group working on the original code at sourceforge, but it will likely take a lot of work to get to where NsCDE stands in terms of functionality.
Played my GameBoy Color a lot lately and it got me looking for my old cassette player and tamagotchi too. I managed to find my mix tapes from way back when, hopefully I can listen to them again. >>2595 How much do you really want to do it? Like minded folk could give it a go if they were willing to gamble everything.
>>2665 Same here, doing my daily work on a 12 year old second hand workstation. >>2595 As >>2717 said, it depends on how far are you willing to go. One can easily go without all that streaming shite, sticking to local media but that cannot be said about modern communication services, specially if you work in a modern industry.
Stop using Google's Web and access/post your content outside of it. Google has changed the Web to be a streaming/royalties platform. Your modern experience on the Nu-Web, the Google Web, is the result of this.
>>2730 Who are you talking to?
I got a Hi8 camcorder working, but the battery is completely dead. It does turn on when plugged in and I can capture footage from it, so right now it's basically like a webcam. I have a couple blank video tapes for it already but I am seriously considering modifying it. I could plug in a small recording device to the video outputs and have it record that way. It would be nice to use tapes but they don't make them anymore and they're a bit expensive. At least giving it new life with a new addon would be pretty nice.
>>2750 That sounds cool. Got a pic?
>>2750 Good job.
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>>2581 >led lights >that mangled up battery Gross. Maybe it's just me but I always want my hardware to look as original as possible. I found the highest rated shells on AliExpress but I only need the faceplate, the scratched screen is driving me crazy. I just don't feel like spending any money on it, and the last thing I ordered from there never arrived.
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>>2751 >>2755 almost forgot to check this thread again, here it is. Pretty neat little machine, but I don't know when exactly I'll get around to working on it for the whole tapeless setup thing.
>>2783 That's a beautiful camera, and seems unused too. Can you connect it to your PC and get video output? If so, try taking it outside with a laptop and snapping a few pics, until you modify it that is. I dunno what it is but your photo itself looks like it was taken with a camcorder
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>>2784 I actually can, but I'm out of town and don't have it with me right now. picrel is a screenshot from a video I took while I was testing it. The photo was taken with my camera phone but I did resize it because I don't want to upload a huge image. But I'm not going to resize this screenshot so you can see the actual capture quality.
>>2785 Man, that shot is aesthetic as fuck. You're one lucky bastard.
I have plenty of stuff: My kinda sleeper PC, i put it in a beige case from 2003, also i use a beige ps\2 keyboard, beige 4:3 NEC monitor(i also own a few CRT's, but i use them occasionally ) and some cheap speakers. JVC MiniDV camcorder from year 2000 (Since MiniDV tapes are still widely avaliable and very cheap) Thinkpad t60(used it for constantly for a year, now i use it to digitalize miniDV tapes with pcmcia firewire card) Compaq Armada(need to install os on it) Koss headphones(they are modern , but their design remain unchanged from the 90's)
>>2787 Cool stuff anon, I'm interested to see more camcorder footage/goodness so feel free to share what you have. What the fuck is that carpet though? Did you skin someone?
My guess, it's vinyl flooring.
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>>2822 I thought his home was becoming corrupted by the forces of Hell.
>>2824 Dude, you have to lay off the psychadelics. The 60's was 60 years ago, bro.
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>>2825 All I'm saying is that I hope he's stocked up on plasma rifle cells.
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>>2826 I prefer mine in the 40W range, but the local shops don't seem to stock much of it.
>>2827 That would be more than adequate for taking out the future mothers of anti-cyborg resistance leaders, but has it been properly field tested against the demonic hordes?
>>2830 Good point. Maybe I should go ahead and invest in the big upgrade before then?
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>>2756 Calm down, Anon. I removed the gay lights and installed the battery INSIDE the case. Got this chinkme battery. It's almost a perfect fit - well, you have to cut off plastic, but the UMD door still closes. https://imgur.io/gallery/vRw6GmH
>>2756 Btw. You can easily remove the scratches with acryllic polishing paste. The chink cases are absolute dogshit, don't buy them. At least the 3000 ones. Maybe the "phat" aftermarket shells are better, but I doubt it.
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I added the case because I don't like the haprics and appearance of the slim PSP. The case gives it a more sturdy feel.
>>2927 Looking good anon, the case gives it a 2000s futuristic vibe.
>>2293 I had this gay AF pink colored PSP as a kid and I only bought it because it was for sale, back in ~2012 when the PSP was already at the end of its life. I have fond memories of it. Unfortunate I don't have it anymore and gave away the UMDs I had back then. Then some time ago I bought a box full of broken PSPs fixed and sold some of them and >>2923 is the result of that. I still have plenty of PSPs left that I could fix up and make a profit flipping on jewbay, but too lazy right now. Fiddling with those cheap little plastic parts is kind of a pain in the butte.
>>2954 I don't think I should click on any of these.
where do you get retro furniture from man
>>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.

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