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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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>>2744 Merii kurisumasu.

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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985 [Reply] [Last]
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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>>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.

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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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Last summer I went to a retro computer expo at a local farm. I took a bunch of pictures and have a couple movies of what it was like looking around and walking through the main barn. I'll upload what I have tomorrow; I'm mostly making this post so I'll have a clearer memory of things and I won't forget as I have before.
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For those interested, here's a site run by a bongistani selling old SGI equipment. http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/
>>2772 Looking forward to see the photos! >>2774 Man, seeing these devices really brings me back... I love how this website is designed as a literal "virtual store" with shelves and labels, such a simple idea brings some much needed life to an otherwise barren page.
>>2775 I sincerely have no idea how the fuck more than a week went by. I'll have the pictures and my experience at the computer show up this week, I promise.
>>2781 No worries anon, looking forward to it.

Modern /retro/ material that actually does it right Fellow Time Traveler 08/06/2020 (Thu) 18:36:27 No.768 [Reply] [Last]
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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Speaking of >>2731 and treating images as signals, I accidentally created a VHS "effect" by manipulating images as audio in Audacity. The process for it is very simple, it just takes some time since everything is done manually. The gist of it is basically converting an RGB image to LCh color space (1 black & white component + 2 color components), exporting each component as a raw data file, then importing each raw file into Audacity and resampling it into a lower sample rate (frequency). That's it. The resulting audio signal is then converted back to raw data, then back to an RGB image. The "effect" is enhanced by pre-processing the image, for example by converting to YUV420p color space and adding noise. The result is not perfect, but looks pretty darn good and is tuneable to a great degree. Shortcomings: - This "effect" only goes in one direction; horizontally. There are no vertical artifacts even though there should be. - The "ringing" artifacts around sharp edges propagate for too long. - While some color bleeding occurs, it's different from how color bleeding looks on VHS, and sometimes produces unwanted artifacts (see the orange/purple flowers). - Since the black & white and color components are completely separate, there's zero interference between them (i.e. no "dot crawl" effect). - ??? I'm not knowledgable in DSP at all, I was just messing around in Audacity. Maybe in the future I'll study the subject and be able to effectively address the shortcomings of this "effect"... Or maybe another anon can use this post as a starting point for a better approach. ;^)
>>2777 (lucky get) That's pretty great anon, nice find! >This "effect" only goes in one direction; horizontally. There are no vertical artifacts even though there should be. The easiest solution would be to rotate the image and do it again. >Since the black & white and color components are completely separate, there's zero interference between them (i.e. no "dot crawl" effect). You could probably process the image in raw RGB, anything that's been downsampled can be upsampled again (with various algorithms to choose from). >I'm not knowledgable in DSP at all, I was just messing around in Audacity. Well it's all just bytes in the end. There's all sorts of existing audio effects in various forms, the process could even be automated in a script with say imagemagick + sox for instance.
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Shortly after posting I found a fix for the incorrect colors; using YCbCr color space! YCbCr is probably the closest to how VHS represents colors, the results are pretty much perfect without any unwanted artifacts. >>2778 >sox This is great, thank you! Not only is SoX faster to use than Audacity, it also has multiple resamplers (or resampler settings) that are much better suited for my needs. One resampler solves my problem with ringing artifacts by toning them down, and another resampler shifts the image slightly and produces natural looking color bleed. What a gold mine. >>There are no vertical artifacts >rotate the image and do it again. I tried that actually, but the results look bad and not like VHS at all. It must be something else... >You could probably process the image in raw RGB I'd like to avoid that as much as possible. In my current workflow I don't do any operations in RGB space, everything is done in YCbCr including noise addition. That being said, there's a plugin on Github[1] for a program called AviSynth that creates the "dot crawl" effect and nothing else. I might study it / use it in the future to achieve some interference between the signals. >There's all sorts of existing audio effects in various forms Agreed, there's still plenty of room for experimentation. One thing I discovered while playing in Audacity is that running an image through a low pass filter creates a "ghosting" effect, similar to 1910s-1920s video or extremely worn out VHS tapes. It's honestly quite interesting what you can do with images by processing them as audio! [1] https://github.com/rgm89git/dotcrawlplus
>>2779 >I tried that actually, but the results look bad and not like VHS at all. It must be something else... Hmm. By interpreting images as audio you're basically "unrolling" the data, so a 640x480 image becomes 307200x1, you end up losing a dimension which is why the operations are horizontal only. I can't think of an effective way around that, perhaps the horizontal and vertical passes need different parameters/effects? >there's a plugin on Github[1] for a program called AviSynth that creates the "dot crawl" effect and nothing else. Oh shit anon, looks like AviSynth might finally be available on Linux: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/405506-avisynth-now-natively-supported-in-ubuntu-linux https://github.com/AviSynth/AviSynthPlus That opens up so many possibilities, a treasure trove of effects and filters people have written over the years. >running an image through a low pass filter creates a "ghosting" effect That is cool. IIRC this images as audio technique is used a lot by glitch artists.

Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>1576 I had been meaning to play that, but I haven't quite gotten around to buying it. I know the studio's pedigree is solid and the engine is good, but I just have some other things on my plate. Deedlit's really pretty.
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Cybernetics Guardian, MD Geist, Apocalypse Zero and Golgo 13 are some of the more memorable ones I have watched.
>>1637 The training music beginning at 1:10 sounds like Vangelis - Chariots of Fire!
https://myanimelist.net/anime/39020/Flying_Luna_Clipper Torrent: https://nyaa.si/view/1317261 I sincerely hope you all enjoy this as thoroughly as I did.

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/retro/ inspired material thread Fellow Time Traveler 01/21/2023 (Sat) 17:42:38 No.2773 [Reply]
Since we have a thread for faithful modern material a place for tribute/pastiche stuff seems appropriate. This includes things like vaporwave, synthwave, bitpop and so on. A few examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAgmGZ9iQ2Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyZQUEMZlCU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syzHPv3-hH4

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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(Tips stolen from 4-ch /img/ for finding /retro/ images:) * FTP servers. Find them with Mamont or NAPALM * eMule. Go for *.zip files, since they preserve file modification dates. Good keywords include "HCG", "9801", "PC98", "画", Japanese titles of 90s anime. * DC++. Again, look for *.zip files especially. * Google/Bing/Yandex image searches. Add the "gif" keyword to bring up more old pixel art. I use wget to save files with their original dates.
>>2748 >FTP servers. Find them with Mamont or NAPALM Nice tip anon, those are very handy.
>>2748 I'm glad you found my post useful! You all can also check demoscene archives, cd.textfiles.com, and the ISO images on archive.org. Unfortunately, file sharing networks are dying, and FTP servers are going offline. I decided to share my collection before any more is lost. Please see https://www.mediafire.com/file/0ebx6topeudnee8/retropics1996.zip/file You may need to IrfanView to view some of the images in more exotic formats. Some are NSFW.
>>2766 MediaFire is good and all, but consider mirroring your files on the Internet Archive (archive.org) for long term storage.
>>2766 Appreciate you sharing it even if I already had the small amount of Japanese CG in it.

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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>>2278 Stuff like this makes me feel old.
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>>2278 I think I would say 2003, but there were definitely likeable aspects of the mid 2000s. They felt bland at the time, but at least media could still feel like it was made for actual human beings. As corny of a TV channel as G4 was (pic related), looking back it feels almost wholesome in how shamelessly male oriented it was. Nowadays something like that would definitely be considered "problematic."
>>2762 >As corny of a TV channel as G4 was Sometimes I look through the G4 archive on https://archive.org/details/g4video-web and in retrospect it's funny just how surface level (more so than now even) the game reviews were, existing mostly as an excuse to crack lame pop culture jokes.
>>2763 X-Play and shit like Attack of the Show were pretty bad, but the entire channel went to shit after they rebranded from ZDTV/TechTV. Electric Playground was the best review show on that network imo, but I don't think they started on G4.
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>>2763 >>2764 I was just obsessed with video games, and it blew my mind that there was a channel dedicated to them. Maybe TechTV was better in retrospect, but my tunnel vision at the time prevented me from watching more of it. I watched X-Play ever since it was Extended Play but remember it peaking somewhere around 2005. Maybe that's just nostalgia for the time when me and one of my friends from school were both into it. I still have a soft spot for it even if I haven't watched a full episode in more than a decade. File related, the battle music from the RPG Ridiculopathy segment. Attack of the Show! really was a downgrade from The Screen Savers from what I can recall.

Fellow Time Traveler 04/15/2020 (Wed) 02:12:08 No.536 [Reply] [Last]
Aesthetics thread Missing files >>1594
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>>2624 Heh, you can relive that excitement today Anon! It's still quite alive & well if you just pick a hard enough problemspace. :^) >t. /robowaifu/
>>2719 I hope someone's there to catch that table.
I found a site detailing the names of fonts used during the 1990s: https://fontsinuse.com/tags/400/1990s?page=1 Thought it might be useful for some Anons.
>>2752 I recognize so many of these... I've seen some of them imitated on google fonts.

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/Y2KFG/ - Y2K Furry General Fellow Time Traveler 04/21/2021 (Wed) 23:31:56 No.1088 [Reply] [Last]
A thread for artwork and content of anthropomorphic animals characters (or "furries") from the late 1990s and early 2000s. Sources are encouraged. Resources: https://yerf.metafur.org/ http://us.vclart.net/vcl/ https://confurence.com/
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>>2559 >Even if someone wanted to reject modern furry culture, where the fuck would he go? How would he find any kind of alternative? Your best bet would be to visit old furry forums or BBS's that still exist and browse those. Otherwise create a new community with strict rules on what is or isn't allowed.
>>1121 >For more Information on the art >of James Bender, email; I'm learning to draw and this seems like a good idea. Every art site has something about it that's unappealing. I don't want to learn self-hosting because I already waste too much time procrastinating. I'm not interested in playing the social media game nor chasing the patreon bux. Just make it less intrusive and share my drawings with anons.
>>1492 Cracked.com was always a shitty clickbait site. Now it's just SJW shitty clickbait.
>>2688 I found it both entertaining and informative back in the day. Of course I was a teenager, but still.
>>2688 You're not wrong, but at least some of the articles were interesting or informative without a blatant political bias.

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