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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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>>1881 >That thread was a shitfest. It only had 3 or 4 posts, calm your guns you buffalo

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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985 [Reply]
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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Other anon here. >>2039 >Depends, i said the same about movies but VHS/DVD sometimes uses the original framing of 4:3 while the BluRay remasters cut the image to fit a 16:9 and in the process destroy the original framing the director or artists wanted. True that. I never had a problem with 4:3 source aspect ratio on a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. I think 16:10 ar is even better, for older sources imho (bigger 4:3 frame, decent 16:9 frame, still okay with 21:9 cinemascope). True movie ars are really not bad to watch in 16:9/10 ar on a device. Just keep all the content (the whole pic), no cut, for what it's worth. On another note: I have seen they now sometimes broadcast old 4:3 source material fit into 16:9 frames, means on a 4:3 ar device you got black borders all around (e.g. old video beamer). And they made it so that you cannot switch between frame sizes/aspect ratios. Usually there is a button to switch on the remote. >They put a 4:3 frame into a 16:9 frame, how stupid is that? Means those with 16:9 screens do not need to use the remote, those who could watch the broadcast in its full glory are getting buttslapped. Talk about moronic.
>>2036 >>2037 Thanks. I've tried other DEs and always came back to XFCE. xfeces, I call it jokingly, because it's got problems too, but I still like it. Oh, I forgot to mention that you should look up Maxx Desktop, which is supposed to be a modern port of 4dwm from IRIX. I tried it as well, but I found it to be a clunkier experience than XFCE, although it looked much better. It is very similar to Windows. All my Windows computers run on the classic interface and it's a setup that works very well for me, so even on UNIX-like systems i prefer that way of doing things. So my XFCE doesn't perfectly look like Solaris, or IRIX, but I tried to take some design elements and use them while keeping things the way I am used to. >>2038 I do like some newer things. I like 3d printers, I guess. I can't think of many new things that don't make the world worse, though.
>>2040 > A lot of useful knowledge is being lost every day to the tumult of the internet, and only those rare few with a lot of time and autism on their hands can really relearn it. I've run into this plenty. Present day programmers have no idea about bitwise operators, endianness (and writing endianness-independent code), two's complement, and packing many booleans into a single word. And they do write plenty of code that could benefit from understanding all that stuff which would be taught to any beginner a few decades ago. Also people who use strings for everything.
Are u using old school forums like Agora Road OP?
>>2045 Absolutely. I was very fortunate to have learned about digital logic before even starting a systems class. The professors were still competent enough to have what amounted to an exam in bitwise logic for their first assignment. At the time, it was nice to kick ass in that class, but in retrospect it's kind of disturbing. One interesting side effect of this process is that it shows very clearly just how fast old hardware actually is and how much we waste for applications that aren't all that much bigger or more impressive than what we were running 20 years ago.

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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>>2043 I just realized that I don't have a single of my childhood handhelds anymore. My Game Boy Advance SP was my favorite, since not only did it have the backwards of compatibility of the original Advance but also had screen lighting and came with a charger. I liked the fact that it flipped shut too. Too bad it had no headphone jack.
>>2055 The Ds lite could play all GBA games and had a headphone jack. There's no reason to even care about the gameboy console line besides the ability to play gameboy color games on the advance.
>>2056 I wanted to play games like Link's Awakening, Trax, and Super Mario Land 2. I never really got into the DS that much other than a handful of games, and I much preferred the single-screen form factor of the SP. I was more into the PSP than the DS due to homebrew scene it had.
>>2058 I still don't get the homebrew scene at all. There has not been a single memorable homebrew game ever made and they've all been proof of concept at best. Never seen any system improvements either beyond emulators for games I already owned. Its sad that most people don't know about how much better the Super mario 64 remake on the DS was. It had yoshi, luigi, wario, and mario as playable characters and all the cut content and bonus levels reinstated with some minigames and a barebones multiplayer. So there was never any reason for that "L is real" autism to exist past its release where they confirmed Luigi was supposed to be in the game all along and yoshi had a more prominent role than being an Easter egg.
>>2059 >Never seen any system improvements either beyond emulators for games I already owned. The emulators were what I was really into. A lot of my favorite Game Boy Advance games were just rereleases of older games, and being able to play ROMs basically rendered buying those games obsolete.

Y2K was 20 years ago Fellow Time Traveler 12/31/2019 (Tue) 17:16:06 No.258 [Reply]
With a new decade upon us and the 2000's being officially "retro" in the eyes of mainstream pop culture, I'm wondering what 2000's nostalgia will be like in the 2020's? 80's nostalgia got big in the 2000's and is still going strong with all that weird "vaporwave" art that appeared in the early 2010's and stuff like Stranger Things in the late 2010's. More relevant to this board, 1990's nostalgia first became a big thing this decade but it was more prominent on the internet than TV or movies. Now we're seeing 2000's nostalgia start to take root in the very late 2010's. I've noticed a lot of Zoomers posting 2000's nostalgia compilations on YouTube in 2018-2019 and it kind of reminds me of the first big wave of 90's nostalgia that got big online in 2010-2012 or so. Hell, /retro/ itself is simply a newer version of /y2k/ over on the old board, but expanded to also include the 90's. I'm wondering if we'll see more 2000's nostalgia and whether or not the media will start pandering to it. Pic unrelated
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>>2046 >I do not give a single fuck about the shitty "unreal tournament" series. Unreal Tournament is the only Unreal that matters. It removed all the plot/exploration bullshit that does nothing but get in the way of the action.
>>2050 lol weak bait
>>2051 >actually thinking "immersive" gimmicks belong in a genre that's centered on running around and blowing things up Storyfaggotry is cancer. Arena shooters were the true heirs to the arcade-inspired gameplay of the original FPS games not blue-balls simulators that bog their own gameplay down in tedious exploration.
>>2052 >NO! YOU CANT HAVE CONTEXT TO YOUR BLASTING! Are you also one of those retards who believe the bots can become sentient after that quake shitpost too?
>>2053 What more context do you need past the information early FPS games provided? Older action games often had even less. All Robotron players had to know was that robots were trying to take over the world and kill the last remaining humans.

Movies & TV Shows of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:21:28 No.241 [Reply] [Last]
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>>1766 Why is Big Eyeball Man scarfing down sausage links?
>>1798 Cause he's tubular.
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>sci-fi >traditional 2D animation mixed with CGI >nu-metal soundtrack Titan A.E. the epitome of Y2K
>>2016 (CY+1) Been meaning to watch it. It's strange how that poster looks like a game/movie poster from the late 2000s, but it's actually from the beginning of the decade.
>>2033 It was a good movie. Not nearly as cringe as what would come out starting at the end of the decade. Really tried to remain grounded but also blatantly incorporated the dropships from mechwarrior as "terraforming ships" It deserved to be a cult classic since it also had the most alien depiction of aliens I've ever seen in visual fiction. Board owner. WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE TO TYPE TWO FUCKING CAPTCHKAS!? "YOU NEED TO PASS A BLOCK TO MAKE THIS POST!"

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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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>>2025 >did you know its run by a 40 year old postal worker What's wrong with that?
>>2025 >did you know its run by a 40 year old postal worker Could be way worse, especially in the imageboard circles where it has been bad often. The problem are the mods and the users.
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>>2025 >did you know its run by a 40 year old postal worker so?
>>2027 >>2030 >postal worker I take it you've never interacted with one
>>815 Chrome was okay as long as it was brushed and not glossy. The case should be nondescript and not reflect light everywhere. Though reflecting light is still better than shining it everywhere like that RGB stuff of today.

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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848 [Reply] [Last]
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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Looks like they removed the option to sort videos by oldest, newest and most popular on the app. I just don't understand why they keep removing simple features like this.
>>1972 the collective will decide your playlist, brother DO NOT TOUCH THAT DIAL DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (oops. too long a sentence) DO NOT EVEN THINK
>>1972 Youtube prioritizes corporate channels, so their videos will fill any video feeds. Sort by newest was useful for finding smaller channels.
>>1972 >>2001 invidious still lets you narrow results by day, week and month.
>>2003 Invidious works for people not using app based devices. People using computers can easily bypass the dumbed-down app interface, but normies live in the app ecosystem. Many of them are completely unaware that their viewing options are being boxed in.

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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>>768 I'm not sure if Kebu tries to be /retro/, but I'd say his music is definitely a contender because he plays a lot of his songs on analog synths. Even if the style is more modern, the sound is much closer to older songs because he uses similar or sometimes even the same instruments. https://yewtu.be/watch?v=A-6XqqYWzU8 https://yewtu.be/watch?v=cH2guTTyX8s https://yewtu.be/watch?v=TRCQmNMOqUY This sounds more authentic to the 80s than a lot of synthwave songs. I still like synthwave, but a lot of songs sound more like they're invoking nostalgia rather than replicating the original nostalgic sound.
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>>883 Nice. The characteristics of that render remind me of the loading screen to an old Mac game from the mid 90s, I used to play.
>>768 Here's a silly thing. The Sentai series is currently celebrating it's 45th anniversary with a special season, so they made their giant mecha theme sound like an authentic mecha/hero song from the 70's/80's, it's wonderful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMFaP5NYNb8 Their other mecha theme's retro effect is more subtle but it's meant to sound like a typical sentai song from the 00's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUEHZHJjB7Q
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>>1478 The "Deep Blue" song sounds like 90s Trance without the annoying hi-hat loop a lot of 90s Trance incoporated. So in other words, it sounds like good late 90s Trance. The other two links are retro songs, so not really original to him. "FM-84 - Atlas" is probably the closest new original music I've heard, that could pass for a late 80s "soft rock" album. Much of Synthwave music isn't trying to accurately replicate 80s music, it's just borrowing the popular sounds from that era and combining them with new production software and tech to make original tracks. While the terms aren't concrete, Retrowave is probably a better description for new music which strives to pass as 80s synth pop music, whereas Synthwave is revisiting the 80s synth sound and evolving it.
>>2007 >Much of Synthwave music isn't trying to accurately replicate 80s music, it's just borrowing the popular sounds from that era and combining them with new production software and tech to make original tracks. While the terms aren't concrete, Retrowave is probably a better description for new music which strives to pass as 80s synth pop music, whereas Synthwave is revisiting the 80s synth sound and evolving it. That's why I prefer the earlier stuff, which leaned more toward capturing the feeling of '80s synth music without necessarily trying to sound identical.

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Subcultures and fashion of the 90s & 2000s Fellow Time Traveler 08/11/2021 (Wed) 09:36:23 No.1892 [Reply]
What subculture were you a part of, Fellow Time Travelers? 90s bros, did you go to rave parties? 2000s kids, did you get some of that easy emo pussy?
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>>1955 True they are also part of the Metal scene. But I mean the "hanging" wearing style. Just as some sort of obviously accesior
I was just the depressed fat kid who wore all black listening to mallcore like metallica and manson while thinking it was heavy metal.
>>1979 Metallica is metal and not at all mallcore, although I guess St. Anger kind of flirted with mallcore. Marilyn Manson is both.
>>1959 >Another thing is that those cultures were innocent I guess, it was all about fashion and music and feelings, while subcultures today are all about politics. Indeed, it must suck being a kind in school right now. I don't remember politics being all that important to kids until they went off to higher education, and even then, it was still cringe to see inexperienced youth knowing how to solve the worlds problems.
>>1981 Load, Reload and half of the Black Album are the archetypical mallmetal stuff. >>1997 lol, edgy angry teenagers being more prone to common sense than some college students was always a naive but ironic sight to see and hear at parties or hangouts. >Hangouts Now that's something that i see lost even before pandemic times, it was normal to gather 5 or even 10 people (sometimes more) and roam like a gang to anywhere and just shoot the shit telling jokes or doing stuff on the spot, recently it wasn't normal to see other than the eternal 2 or 3 close friends planning to do something.

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
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>>1969 The CD Store states on that website, it was made using Virtual Home Space Builder https://archive.org/details/vhsb_2.2 so it was a VRML website. Neato.
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>>1971 It would have been interesting to see.
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I just got this. It's a neat little book of 3D artwork from 1997 and is the source for the Jurgen Ziewe images in the thread (most of them, at least). It's worth a buy if you come across it and like that style of art.

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