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1990's and 2000's Nostalgia

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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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>>897 >>898 Good taste anons. Thanks for sharing.

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Infinity Cup poll Fellow Time Traveler 04/23/2021 (Fri) 19:22:44 No.999 [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

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New /retro/ home Fellow Time Traveler 04/23/2021 (Fri) 10:17:38 No.998 [Reply]

Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 Nostalgia General Fellow Time Traveler 09/09/2019 (Mon) 01:52:13 No.24 [Reply] [Last]
So, what are some of your favorite memories of the old internet? Can be websites, memes, events or any other aspect of the days of Web 1.0 and 1.5 For a quick reference, here's what I would define as Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 >Web 1.0: Usenet, Geocities and Angelfire, AOL (1991-2001) >Web 1.5: Early YouTube, ED, 4chan in its "wild west" days, MySpace, YTMND, Newgrounds and the peak years of dA and Fanfiction.net (2001-2008) You also had cross-generation stuff like GameFAQs and IMDB which are still around today, although sadly IMDB's infamous message boards are gone
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>>943 It's absolutely necessary that people learn from experience, but at the same time I'm tired of people hiding behind seven layers of irony and acting like they're too cool for everything. Even I find myself doing that.
>>280 >That's weird. I just assumed the "scary logo" thing started with autistic Millennials. I swear I've seen a documentary out there about a couple of boomers who grew up scared of the Screen Gems logo, but because of how random and obscure such autism was they didn't have a real forum to discuss it until the 90s. Very interesting seeing logofaggotry was a thing since the 1960s at least!
>>319 >Remember when Cartoon Network tried to monetize flash games? Are you talking about Powerplay? I remember there was also a Nickelodeon version back then, as well as a LEGO spin on it, oddly enough.
>>994 >>995 I think the board has pulled up stakes and moved to Anoncafe, Anon.
>>996 Not him, but I only came back here because I saw some activity. Hopefully the anon.cafe board catches on.

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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848 [Reply]
YouTube was once also part of the old innocent, creative and fun internet when at worst people would make a video in the hopes of it getting viral. But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : >forcing people to move to Goolag account to keep their channels and their videos >complying with copyrightniggers as part of the mutual ass-kissing with the government >giving monetary incentives to "content creators" , aka self-important e-celeb faggots, which drawn greedy normalfag scum and later on were removed which in turn force these greedy normalfags to beg for Patreon gibs and get sponsorships to advertise even more shit on youtube >adding ads in the middle of the fucking video as if it was cable tv >letting big cable tv channels having accounts on youtube >removing full albums and songs from non-corporate music channels and reupload them as separate songs by a fucking bots >increasing censorship and removing comments and videos >disorganizing the comments section into a complete messy shitshow >usless redesigning of the site over and over again >changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Let's reminisce of YouTube better days, whether it was a specific channel or video and so on...
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>>911 Okay, that's good to know. I just heard that old websites that relied on Flash were hard to archive and unfortunately have largely been lost to time.
>>848 this was a comfy channel. Shame that a lot of content was lost. https://www.youtube.com/user/hobbexp/videos
Finally, another Tourettes Guy video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KacGg9aec
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>>850 The Bugs Bunny Birthday episode I believe was one of the kinos that got me hooked to his content way back when. The ones where he was talking about the different game magazines or comparing the Intellivison & Colecovision are also memorable to me.

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A thread about old software revival projects Fellow Time Traveler 04/08/2020 (Wed) 00:05:16 No.481 [Reply]
I recently found out about Escargot (https://escargot.log1p.xyz/) which is a MSN Messenger revival project so let's have a thread about other projects to revive old software / games. There's also a really nice one for AIM too. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/
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>>723 They weren't "terrible quality" though.
>>723 When History Channel started they were mostly WWI and WWII documentaries, and they weren't "storytelling" ones, just cold hard timeline descriptions of movements and battle tactics. They had one about the naval battles on the Pacific, pretty slow and boring but had tons of direct information about how both operated, not being shy of saying the americans were just as brutal as the japanese by firebombing and burning entire islands even if they had civilians in it. At night the Eastern Front ones were shown, mostly dealing on why Germany became an aggressor but showing context from WWI and before, so not your usual "mustache man bad" but actual socio-economic justifications. As you can expect, that kind of format lasted one year or a bit more at most, later on it went Hitler UFOs and reality shows, but sometimes stuff like car shows, that ancient buildings show presented by Robocop, thematic investigations and so on appeared, those were really good but nobody watched them. We are talking 2003-2005.
>>725 >When History Channel started they were mostly WWI and WWII documentaries, and they weren't "storytelling" ones, just cold hard timeline descriptions of movements and battle tactics. They went heavy on the World War II stuff especially. I was always glad to see World War I stuff when it came on because it always seemed neglected to me. >but sometimes stuff like car shows, that ancient buildings show presented by Robocop, thematic investigations and so on appeared, those were really good but nobody watched them. That's too bad if nobody watched that stuff. I think that was the last good era for the channel.
>>504 There is also that Nitro service that seems to be doing them well for now. IIRC the service as a whole got sold to Microsoft semi-recently, knowing how well they've been keeping Skype around I can see them doing the same for Discord.
For a few years I've been lurking a community of WebTV/MSNTV fans that have made surprising strides to revive the service and make new content for it. Since most of the UI seems to have been Flash-based, emulation of it looks to had been coming along very well. With Flash now dead in the water I hope they're still continuing the WebTV preservationism in some form, there once was either some type of altchan/forum about it but that went down by the end of the 2010's it seems.

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Computers Thread Fellow Time Traveler 08/21/2020 (Fri) 04:41:24 No.803 [Reply]
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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>>979 >Anoncafe had 404'd their webring.json file to help gain cover from the potential shitstorm that evil cakefat asshole on 8moe stirred when (((HBO))) interviewed him. I had the impression they would reenable it if a webring meltdown didn't ensue. Got it. That makes perfect sense. >It's primarily for the benefit of preserving the site, not as entertainment solely for myself. Thanks for doing it either way.
>>982 >Thanks for doing it either way. A pleasure. Just in case you ever need it, drop me a line over in >>>/robowaifu/8492 . I may miss it here or Anoncafe. Cheers /retro/ !
>>981 Good job, it looks like you succeeded.
>>984 Oh shit, nice. I can add volunteers if anyone wants to help out, just make an account on anon.cafe. >>974 Awesome, can you upload it?
>>985 >Awesome, can you upload it? Sure, glad to help. https://anonfiles.com/Gf30i8neu1/retro_210327_7z If you want to rebuild your entire board over at Anoncafe, then I'd just share that with the Admins there and explain your desire. They should have everything they need with that to script with it and populate your new board. Cheers!

Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right Fellow Time Traveler 08/06/2020 (Thu) 18:36:27 No.768 [Reply]
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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>>799 Sounds too dry and "metallic" in a sense, also lacking when it comes to melody. None of the tracks really grabbed my attention except Potpourri, but it's full of short pauses that it's impossible to get into its flow. I feel like Orange Milk is the graveyard label of vaporwave; a successful artist would sign with them only to produce something very underwhelming, usually as a follow-up to a successful album. For example DDS, Nmesh, and Eyeliner.
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>>779 Really, try Bryce. It's braindead easy and you can make something nice looking in a really short time (pic related within my first 2 hours of playing with it). It is pretty limited, but perfect for a start. Also freely available. https://archive.org/details/bryce4 https://archive.org/details/bryce4content
>>768 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6HCnub_OoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ENMpzR54us I really love the stuff that Konzept has been making for Sam Hyde recently. It's a pleasure to watch and it looks like it was taken straight out of 1999-2004, just rendered in 4K.
>>883 Thanks, I downloaded Bryce 4 a while ago but didn't see that other .iso there.
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I always thought of modern "retro aesthetic" to be dishonest as hell. It doesn't capture the zeitgeist in its entirety, simply the surface level elements of it, and not even in a good way.

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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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>>343 >that HL2 skin Goddamn that takes me back. I still think it looks baller.
This is probably a dumb question, but are these compatible with foobar?
>>382 I'm afraid not, which is a shame really since foobar is my favorite. Just run a VM with Windows XP or something and install the skins in it.
OP here. It's been a while but I recently created a Neocities site for my WMP skins collection. Should be a lot easier to navigate than the archive.org link. https://wmpskinsarchive.neocities.org
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>>986 The official New Super Mario Bros skin has been added after an anon on /g/ reminded me of its existence.

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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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>>959 What's with Japanese people and /retro/ tech? I remember hearing about "dumb"/flip phones being still relatively popular there.
>>960 Three factors 1) One of the largest elderly population on the planet, meaning you get futuristic bullet trains operated by people who still use fax machines for office work 2) A traditionalist mentality, in Japan you want to avoid radical change as much as possible and generally speaking the average Japanese reactionary is more conservative than the average Western right winger, they take great pride in what they've created so far since most of the retro tech stuff came from there anyhow 3) Conveniency, flip phones are still popular because they had really good plans and coverage, while we have a measly 26 alphabet letters they have a buttload, you don't need to suck on China and North Korea's titties to get the items necessary to build a flip phone compared to a smartphone and they're also sturdier and cheaper than a smartphone.
>>961 Makes sense... Thanks anon.
>>961 >2) A traditionalist mentality, in Japan you want to avoid radical change as much as possible That's what I thought.
>>958 I'll probably get one when I move out and into my own place and use it whenever it's convenient.

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