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Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 11/10/2019 (Sun) 03:07:58 No.179 [Reply]
Anons, As that one anon that's been working on the Infinity Cup for all this time, I feel like the boards that were set to participate deserve a bit better than radio silence. For those that aren't caught up or need a quick rundown: >The Infinity Cup is a virtual soccer(football[divegrass]) tournament, with its roots dating back to the earliest days of 8chan >It takes place in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), a virtual soccer franchise from Konami >I took on the responsibility of organizing the 5th iteration of the Cup back at the beginning of this year >Over months, I learned how to mod PES to put in each board's respective team and run simulated games between them >Using pre-existing guides (many not in English) I also learned how to mod the game from an aesthetic and quality of life standpoint, including crowds, referees, stadiums, balls, and even rudimentary player models >24 boards agreed to participate, and the Cup was scheduled to begin August 9th >On August 4th/5th, we received word that 8chan was losing its host, the site went down relatively shortly after >With no site and no functioning central hub, the Cup was postponed. >I disappear for about a month >I return in October >We still don't have a site, but we do have a webring. >You are here. The whole point of this is to see if anyone still cares at this point. There was hype for the Cup. Yes, some boards cared much more than others but there 24 willing boards and we had the resources to run the Cup. I put in probably far more work on my own than any sane person should have, so I don't want this all to go to waste. That being said though, if we set a date, gather the required parties, and begin streaming the Cup and 6 people show up, I'd rather just not do it at all. I'm going around posting this on every participant board that's here on the webring and I'll try to get this up on 8kun somehow. In the meantime just post in here so I can get a sense of interest from you.

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/retro34/-Hentai and Skinemax Nostalgia Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:17:04 No.5 [Reply]
I know this is gonna sound weird, but you ever feel a sense of nostalgia for hentai you enjoyed from back in the day? The 90's and 2000's had some good titles, and I'll include a lot of the 80's titles in this as well since most of them didn't get released in the West until the 90's or early 2000's. IIRC, Legend of the Overfiend came out in 1987 in Japan but did not get a release in the West until 1993. I think the first three parts of the Urotsukidoji OVA was the first hentai release in America ever. Central Park Media took the different OVA installments of Urotsukidoji and edited them into four feature-length movies, the first of which got a limited theatrical release in the 90's. Of course, there were other classics like La Blue Girl, Ogenki Clinic, and Lyon Flare in the 90's and you also had Bible Black back in the early 2000's.

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4-bit CG Fellow Time Traveler 10/22/2019 (Tue) 00:26:56 No.152 [Reply]
Does anyone here collect 4-bit/16 color CG or perhaps even make it yourself? If you don't know what I'm talking about think PC-98 or see pic related. Missing files >>1801
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90's Bootleg Merch Fellow Time Traveler 09/12/2019 (Thu) 00:10:08 No.31 [Reply]
One thing I loved about the 90's was the overabundance of bootleg merchandise, T-Shirts in particular.

The myriad knock-off shirts with Bart Simpson were so common in the early 90's it even became a meme.

You also had a lot of other common targets of bootlegs such as Sonic, TMNT, Sailor Moon, and as always, the big name rock bands and rappers.

After copyright enforcement got more stringent, you did not see this type of stuff as often, not even at the usual venues like flea markets, gas stations, fairgrounds, and any town with a major tourist trap nearby.
I remember whole shops in Florida in the late 1980's being full of design your own T-shirt bootleg merch...

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.
https://archive.org/download/windowsmediaplayerskinscollection
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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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 Missing post | No.986 | 03/27/2021 03:25:28
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Wild West Fellow Time Traveler 10/31/2019 (Thu) 12:09:42 No.168 [Reply]
I want to go back. When browsing the Web felt like going on an adventure.

What substitutes for "Wild West" these days? All I can think of are Tor, Zeronet, and the vast array of imageboards. Discord can feel pretty wild too sometimes, that is if you can find the right servers.

Post what you know, please.
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>>368 Other way for me, i tried watching and create stuff based on my tastes, which are biased towards the board's era subject, and made me lorn for those things again.
>>372 I know how you feel. Keep going at it and the feeling will wear off after a while, like a year or so... You can only indulge in nostalgia for so long before your brain gets bored and you lose the rose-colored glasses. Let your yearning for the past be a drive to recreate it somewhat, at least in the digital sense. Like writing geocities-styled websites and sharing existing ones, creating pixel art and 3D art, composing MIDI/MOD files, programming vidya...etc.
>>377 Yes, i guess you are right, been doing it for 6 months or so. Will post about it when i have refined it enough for presentation.
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Fellow Time Traveler 02/02/2020 (Sun) 17:53:36 No.360 [Reply]
You're invited, TO THE MOST EXCLUSIVE IMAGEBOARD PARTY OF THE YEAR! THE SUPERB OWL Come on over for drinks, snaxxs, and shitposting See you there!

AIM Fellow Time Traveler 01/26/2020 (Sun) 01:32:39 No.342 [Reply]
Just a reminder that there's (mostly) working AIM revival project right now. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/ There's also one for Yahoo Messenger but it's pretty barebones right now, very few users and doesn't even have Chatrooms. http://iwarg.ddns.net/ymsg/index.php
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>>344 I use escargot, even if it's just to keep it opening automatically with windows (msn is very light) and the icon in the taskbar. I tested with friends and works pretty fine, but have some major issues: offline messages don't work and, if I'm right, messages aren't saved in the history.
Post your screennames dudes. We could start a /retro/ chatroom later VibriVibRibbon
>>349 BillSaysHi I've never used AIM before, was mostly an MSN dude...
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Paleo /retro/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 21:15:18 No.13 [Reply]
Is it just me or was anything related to dinosaurs really fucking huge back in the 90's and very early 2000's? You had the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dino Crisis, Land Before Time, the Dinosaurs TV show, Disney's Dinosaur movie from 2000, even PBS kiddie shit like Barney. Even the shitty 1998 Godzilla movie with Matthew Broderick tried to ape Jurassic Park. Like, this was most obvious with children's media like Land Before Time and Barney, but you even saw it elsewhere in the 90's, like the Toronto Raptors I guess the first Jurassic Park was where it all kicked off, considering how huge that movie was in the early 90's and a lot of the craze fittingly died down with Jurassic Park III, which was the worst of the original films in a lot of people's opinions (including my own)
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AI Internet v. Old Internet 09/16/2019 (Mon) 12:01:25 No.81 [Reply]
This is copied and pasted from another forum, but, I'd like to start off with it.

Here's a timeline of the beginning of the death of retro internet until now:
2004: DARPA's Lifelog project was "cancelled." Facebook came into being soon after.
2004-2012: NSA picked up DARPA's project under the "Total Informational Awareness" project. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012: Smith-Mundt Modernization Act gives the U.S. government full legal authority to use propaganda against its own populace. Undoing rules put into place after Operation Mockingbird's discovery and the Church Committee. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012-2016: Shittons of DARPA/NSA contracts were given to Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc..
2016: Leaked memos dating back to 2016 (found in 2018) of Google's Selfish Ledger project. https://invidio.us/watch?v=LUSZfEBTwRc
2016: Google released a bunch of neural-linguistic machine learning programs in 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Neural_Machine_Translation
2017: deepfake leaks start to become released.
2018: confirmed that for decades now, Reddit/Youtube/etc. vote and view counts are fake and completely manipulated. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html

In short, the U.S. government is engaging in an artificial intelligence powered gaslighting of the entire world population.

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I want to fight back against this, and I think the perfect way to do so is to find and collate old retro internet. Make a hand-made giant directory of webrings each with a simple list of sites. No search engines. That way the common user can actually search through their information the way they want and not the way AI wants you to. Just, in general, it feels like retro internet is the perfect way to combat this, maybe.
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>>248 I moved the site to an onion address, gave it an upgrade, incorporated all the other webrings I was running, etc.: lwur3kl63omajev4tnwu52razltyvsfvlsaxtd35g2t23rgkd4oybvid.onion/ Clearnet, simpler version of just the directory over here: https://websitereview.neocities.org/
>>310 >neocities Well done anon, would have appreciated a more accessible design though... A light theme and visible scrollbar would be real nice and maybe a way to disable the custom cursor
>>310 Very nice, I instantly bookmarked this.
>>310 Thank you Anon for reminding me that the mod archive still exist.
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