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Y2K was 20 years ago Fellow Time Traveler 12/31/2019 (Tue) 17:16:06 No.258 [Reply] [Last]
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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If you haven't already had a gander, The Register has been publicizing actual Y2K stories and sequels to BOFH for decades now. Tales of incompetence never grow old.
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There is this movie that happens in the Y2K, i think it captures some nostagia of the 90s but the plot is quite absurd. Relaxer, Synopse: >Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie's survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It's THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.
>>441 Synopsis sounds pretty pretentious and out of touch in terms of Y2K atmosphere. Pacman in '99? i suppose it's the arcade one because i don't want to imagine playing the Atari one, much less the Dreamcast one that was released in full swinging mid-00.
>>441 Sounds like garbage tbh.
>>442 Playing Pac-Man in 1999 isn't that far-fetched, but that's hardly a game representative of the era the movie's taking place. The setting just sounds like ironic faux-'80s-nostalgia crap but transplanted to 1999. Hell, if you just saw the poster you'd think it was supposed to be set in the '80s.

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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>>410 thanks man back on 8ch I met some people with their own sites too, mine is more just for fun and being comfy but some others can be useful, like this one: spyware.neocities.org/
>>24 Hey guys I considered making a separate thread but whatever... Is anyone else interested in userscripts and how we can use them to make sites at least look comfy like they used to be? for example, I just installed this in my Pale Moon browser: https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/976-youtube-right-side-description it's a userscript that makes it look closer to how ((you)) tube looked in 2009. I did some more looking for similar scripts or styles for other sites, but came up with nothing. Personally, I like to write my own really basic styles just to change fonts to Times on some websites to get rid of lame zoomer fonts. I would really love it if we had a whole host of userscripts and userstyles to make the Web comfy again. I mean, look at the ebay page here : https://web.archive.org/web/20010616005625/http://www.ebay.com/ if I had more knowledge I'd write my own userscripts and styles to make web pages look like this, simpler, less gay, more old looking. Maybe I will take some time to learn how to make userscripts but it's not going to be easy to pick up. what do you guys think?
>>437 That's a good idea I guess. Personally I don't visit that many "modern" websites that could use such an overhaul but youtube would be a start... Lose all the annoying messages that appear when you load a video, lose autoplay, lose annotations and cards and maybe comments too
>>437 Nothing could ever fix modern jewtube's absolutely braindead community tho.
>>440 Sad but true.

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1980's Nostalgia General CaesarDude 01/05/2020 (Sun) 21:20:39 No.274 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, I decided to expand the scope of this board a little more and include a containment thread for 80's nostalgia. I mainly created this board to serve as both a successor to the old /y2k/ board, which was my favorite board on 8chan, and also expand the scope to include 90's nostalgia too, but after checking on this board, I noticed someone mentioning 80's nostalgia and I decided I would do something about it. I personally don't care that much for 80's pop culture aside from the music and some of the old edgy anime, but 80's nostalgia did become a thing in the 2000's and I can see why others like the whole 80's style, so I'll allow it as long as it's mainly kept to this thread.
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>>427 Yeah I like putting it on when I'm doing something else. Cooking or cleaning up, or something like that. California can be pretty great but right now not so much. That's a neat deck. I have a Sony but the autoreverse just spins the head around. It sounds great but might need a minor head adjustment. Here's a picture of my deck. it's missing the bias control knob but otherwise it's good.
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>>430 >California can be pretty great but right now not so much. It's a shame, too, because at one point it was probably the nicest state in the country. Now I don't see any hope for it. >That's a neat deck. I have a Sony but the autoreverse just spins the head around. It sounds great but might need a minor head adjustment. Here's a picture of my deck. it's missing the bias control knob but otherwise it's good. It looks great. I just have couple of tape recorders on hand for dirtying up audio recordings. One of them's a 4-track recorder, though, which is pretty nice.
>>427 Full House was hot garbage but for some reason I miss shit like that. Now everything has to be hyperpolitical and self-aware.
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>>431 >at one point it was probably the nicest state in the country yeah, probably. it's perfect other than the politics. and demographics... I'd like to get a 4 track myself but I don't think I'd use it too often. If I were making music I'd get one for sure. >>432 yeah when I watch it again it's pretty lame. I hardly found it funny, hell I laugh more watching Magnum PI than I do Full House and the latter is supposed to be a comedy show, right? But, for some reason I still like to watch it. Especially when I'm in a bit of a laid back mood.
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I actually remember seeing this Metal Gear ad in a hand-me-down comic book as a kid and being under the impression that it was more about shooting things than sneaking around. I was disappointed when I finally played it and realized it was a stealth game. >>436 >yeah, probably. it's perfect other than the politics. and demographics... It's hard to believe that it was a red state as recently as the 1988 presidential election. That shows how powerful demographics really are. >I'd like to get a 4 track myself but I don't think I'd use it too often. If I were making music I'd get one for sure. I only ever used mine years ago, and that was as a test to make sure it worked. I haven't been satisfied with any of the music I've made to the point of running it through there yet. I'm aiming for both saturation and pitch instability, and doing that stuff with software just feels wrong to me. I've heard that 4-tracks have also risen in price over the last few years, but I don't know if that's true or not. It sucks if that's the case. At some point I plan on meddling with the belt inside my cheaper cassette player to get some crazy wow and flutter, but I think that's a while away at this point.

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Can we have a thread for flash games? Fellow Time Traveler 01/11/2020 (Sat) 03:46:02 No.301 [Reply] [Last]
Flash was pretty cool and it's gonna die this year so let's have a thread about flash games and just stuff that's made in flash in general.
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>>399 So can you make your own winks with flash?
>>399 Thanks anon, now I can continue to be irritated by these things for years to come.
>>422 >Whirled which was sorta like a mix of PalaceChat and Club Penguin. What made it unique was that most of it's content was made by the userbase There was also Worlize which is more early 2010s than 2000s although i think it did exist in the 2000s. It was basically the same thing but free and it was filled with Homestuck RPers during the time I played. Are there any games like these that still exist?
>>434 >Are there any games like these that still exist? 2D virtual hangouts with user content? Nah. The only active virtual worlds nowadays i can think of are VRchat, Tower Unite, Gmod DarkRP and Second Life. Though i think Worlize will still be active for a while until flash truly dies and Palacechat has a small but doable user count, although it's sorta just used by normalfags trying to fuck these days.

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4-bit CG Fellow Time Traveler 10/22/2019 (Tue) 00:26:56 No.152 [Reply] [Last]
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.
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Indeed it would. I'll see what I can find.
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Dunno if they count but the sample files from Corel Draw 2.5 could fit here...
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I love these types of images. I don't think these are PC-98 but they have a similar style
>>421 Do you have the original PNGs? Or at least the name of the games these pics came from?
>>411 There's something more charming about these than most of the vector art you see nowadays. >>421 I like these ones too.

90's Bootleg Merch Fellow Time Traveler 09/12/2019 (Thu) 00:10:08 No.31 [Reply] [Last]
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...

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/retro34/-Hentai and Skinemax Nostalgia Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:17:04 No.5 [Reply] [Last]
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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I have nostalgia for old eroge and translated porn games, to the point where I've slowly started to collect and archive them when I can find and afford them. The ironic thing is I never got a chance to play more than a couple back then, but would read reviews and

I just acquired this game, LoveLoveShow! a couple of months ago after remembering it like a fever dream from some old SomethingAwful hentai review column back in the mid-2000s. The game itself dates from the year 2000, and there's something warm and nostalgic about the visuals, even if the AI is sadistic and the music ranges from "alright" to "I want to die".

If anyone else wants to experience it, I've ripped the CD and can upload it to mega. The game otherwise isn't out there (other than a DLsite release that lacks the music and the second decensored puzzle """game""" that came with this western/euro release), and I purchased a factory-sealed hard copy with the express intent of trying to archive it somewhere. I don't know much about that sort of thing though, so I've mostly been passing the .img file around to friends.
>archive it somewhere
Does Hobibox Europe still sell and support the western version? If not you could try sending it to some abandonware site. Archive.org also accepts abandonware.
I know that at least part of their website is up, or it was a couple of months ago. But all of the links were dead, images were broken, and a cursory search stated that the company went under over a decade ago. Does archive care if the content is pornographic? And are there abandonware sites for eroge?
>Does archive care if the content is pornographic?
Their terms of service doesn't mention it from a cursory glance and PC-98 collections get to stay up, which are mostly filled with eroge. Archive will allow most things that aren't obviously still being commercialized and if the copyright holder objects they just remove it.

>And are there abandonware sites for eroge?
I don't know of any that focuses on eroge. Most of them are just abandonware in general, but they might have different rules concerning mature content.
>>143 >I've ripped the CD and can upload it to mega If you're still around, please do!

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90's-2000's toys nostalgia thread Fellow Time Traveler 12/07/2019 (Sat) 16:50:57 No.223 [Reply] [Last]
The 2000's were arguably the last decade when children actually played with toys...

What toys did you have? What toys did you want? Share memories from visiting the big toy aisles, etc.

P.S. The size of the pictures does not indicate the importance/quality of the toys besides Action Man vs Max Steel..'cause Action man is better or you can argue otherwise.
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>>361 Thanks for all the information. I knew the cheap ones were knockoffs of what those companies were putting out, but I had no idea that there was nothing preventing the originals from being completely ripped off. I figured the knockoff versions at least changed things here and there.
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>>363 As a follow-up to this, I ended up tracking down most of the army men I had as a kid. These ones on the left were the ones that were able to elude me the longest. It turns out they were knockoffs of these Airfix paratroopers on the right. The difference in detail is like night and day. I think I still prefer the look of the cheap ripoffs, and not necessarily just because of nostalgia. Something about them just looks cooler to me. The officer wearing the helmet instead of the beret is one of the few things I can put my finger on. If the Thor Trains guy is dead, then that's pretty sad. The world is going to be a far worse place when all the "nerds" left are just dweebs who mindlessly instead of actual hobbyists.
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No love for Bionicles in this thread? I have tons of them. My favorite years were 2001-2004. It was still good after that and I still bought the toys but it was never as same and as comfy as the era where all we knew about was the island of Mata Nui. I have all of the old books and all of the comics from 2003 onwards, with some in better shape than others. I used to fuck around with Bionicles almost everyday for years.
>>391 I had one but never could get into it. Not only did I prefer playing with many smaller toys at a larger scale, but the mechanical look of them turned me off.
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>>391 I had all six of the original set, and I made the two larger ones you could make out of them (pic related). Had them like that on my shelf for about 5 years, I think they're in the attic now though.

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I am the Web King of '99 and here is the story... Fellow Time Traveler 02/10/2020 (Mon) 16:31:46 No.388 [Reply] [Last]
Truly, we have all gathered here to find network spirituality and network unity through the correct praxis, not by using political molecules. Gather around and let me tell you the secret and story of a world that was once zephyred as the "digital revolution"
The world was growing, and so were you, not only were you digitally brought here from the womb, but you were destined to be here. Your mind and your body aligned in a way that allowed you to enjoy such finer Internet calibrations such as this. You may of received this transmission from old PS2 games or maybe you were a trendwhore back in newgrounds, either or, you are here destined for greatness and I will tell you that if you understand how the information flows, you will control your digital divide, you will unify within yourself the essence of spiritual construction, just like in the Sims 1 house editor, your body will understand and soon will your mind. I promise you that.
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Have you joined us from a different dimension? Maybe you were more of a dreamcast individual, dreaming of digital worlds that may of been forgotten quickly in the minds of the consumer, you all along you wanted to produce, you want to baptize within the digiplex of pool.net, it's stuff that would give you strength and vitality, not exactly apotheosis, but definitely close to it. Trust me, I know because I have experienced it myself.
The digital pool may have divided you up until this point, but stick with me and I will tell you the way that you can explore yourself through the use of your most interactive .net media. It's worth the hassle you will go through to obtain liquid consciousness, that will convex around you. I will return in a bit.
Cool story bro

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Webring Fellow Time Traveler 11/21/2019 (Thu) 14:09:58 No.193 [Reply] [Last]
Hey there! I have aided some buddies of mine in creating a retro webring in the hopes of inspiring others to make some of their own. Feel free to check it out

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How did you create the 3D text?
>>245 looks like word art.
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>>193 neat. If you don't already use it. www.wiby.me is great as well. And what in sam hell is a mobile device? It works fine on my laptop, seems pretty "mobile" to me!
Looks cool and I like the idea but it's not really a webring, just a link list/directory. Webrings are when people add themselves to the "ring" and all link back (traditionally with a banner).
>>375 >And what in sam hell is a mobile device? It works fine on my laptop, seems pretty "mobile" to me! Heh >>379 Don't see a reason why "a simple list/directory" can't be considered a webring, I do recall seeing webring websites in the 90s that were just directories. Keep in mind that a "true" webring would require scripts and a database, and neither were that popular in the web 1.0 and 2.0 days. Another anon made a neato webring in >>310

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