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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985
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. I could go on but what have you guys been doing? You ARE living it, aren't you anons??
Ive been wanting to locally buy a small crt monitor, currently setting up a win98 vm
>>1985 You sound like a fucking attention whore hipster poser
>>2251 Is it really attentionwhoring if nobody sees him doing the things he likes?
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I finally fulfilled my teenage dream and bought a PSP. Besides playing the games i always wanted to try I'm thinking about putting some movies on the memory card, and not just any movies but actual UMD rips. I know it makes no sense but there is just something comfy about it, PSP was such a cool thing before smart phones (which i absolutely hate).
>>2293 The PSP blew away pretty much any other handheld out there with all it could do. It was great how active the homebrew scene was with creating new software for it.
>>2293 Don't forget to put emulators on it. The PSP was emulation heaven, you could easily run everything up to 5th gen consoles on it, not to mention source ports.
>>2293 There were PDAs too, butt smartphones integrated a cellular modem into them.
>>2294 >>2295 I know, after downloading some PSP and PS1 games I added a GBA emulator and a few homebrew games. Now I want to see if I can turn it into a multimedia machine, a cute little 2000s replacement to my smartphone. I found an archive of UMD movies and its possible to play UMD isos for that authentic experience with menus and shit, pretty comfy. Obviously it can play music too so it's not worth mentioning, but the old PSP internet radios still work which is awesome. And there are homebrew pdf and comic book readers, I'm gonna try out those next. I went down the PSP rabbit hole and found out about TV tuners, shame I'm 15 years late to the party. Now if only there was an up to date homebrew browser to use the internet... >>2297 I know but PDAs sucked, they were only good for businessmen.
>>2298 >if only there was an up to date homebrew browser to use the internet The PSP has no chance trying to run a current day browser, porting a text based browser (Lynx, Links, w3m) would be feasible but they support very few web standards so most of the modern internet simply wouldn't work.
>>2251 this is actually the first post on this board I've seen with this attitude. Do you feel proud for being the first asshole to grace this board?
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>>2314 cuckchan go home
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>>2316 But I need those (You)s
you're not getting any. go back.
>>2319 I am back
>>2298 Would you mind posting the UMD movie archive? I also got out my psp again recently and found it especially enjoyable playing visual novels on the thing, which I didn't play back in the days. I much of a weeb back then... There is an english patch of Air, Saya No Uta and Steins Gate and many others
>>2321 Sure: https://1fichier.com/dir/t45XhGGL This is the most complete one I've found, but honestly I didn't really expect to find any rips online, I'm sure the vast majority of people just played mp4s on it.
>>2323 Thanks a lot!
>>2324 Gotta download them all before it's taken down
>>2325 It's been up for almost two years now, I doubt anyone cares.
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>>2344 >cuckchan go home you asked for it
>>2323 >>2326 Still sucks that they have a download limit. But a surprising variety of movies, especially the anime. Did you try some Visual Novels as well? It's peak escapism
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>>2346 >>2326 puzzle games are also comfy
>>2347 I really like tile-matching games like Columns and Puyo-Puyo. As far as the PSP goes, I remember Lumines being seen as a big thing when it came out but don't remember what I thought of it when I got around to playing it.
>>2349 >lumines Cool. just downloading it. What's your favourite site for isos? Mine is CDromance That brings back memories of early middle school. I remember trying out all kinds of homebrews and hoarding tons of isos stuff. I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment.
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>>2349 >>2321 btw Steins;Gate is peak /retro/
>>2350 I can't remember the last time I downloaded an .iso outside of a torrent. >I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. I was exactly the same in middle school. I remember how I'd put YouTube videos and music on it and how great it felt being able to fill up with emulators and games. I loved just being able to play Doom on a mobile device (outside of having to pay for the Game Boy Advance versions, that is). It was actually my younger brother who puts the software on there for me at the time, since I was too lazy to learn all that stuff back then. Now that I think about it, I should probably see if I can find a torrent of PSP games. I just looked through what I have, and there are only like ten games in my folder. >Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. I've always hated millennials, but zoomers are even worse. I feel bad for the zoomers who have their heads on straight. >There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment. Yeah, I just avoid pretty much all new media outside of interesting stuff I can find online. It's hard to find anything good out there nowadays.
>>2350 >>2353 Sony still hosts all the PSP digital downloads even though the store is gone, if you have the link to a game you can download over plain http.
>>2150 >>2153 >>2327 Check out nsCDE. The developer describes it as a "heavyweight fvwm". It takes a lot of elements from 90s CDE but makes it usable for modern desktop experience. Using fvwm as base, you also have all the possiblities of that window manager. The theme engine is especially impressive, unifying look between different gui toolkits.
>>1994 >Win2K Windows 2000 doesn't get the love it deserves. It has all the stability of being built on the NT kernel packaged in a refined Windows classic theme. It's so nice.
>>2356 I just installed it. It is confusing to figure out but overall has that very nice ugly 90's look.
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>>2363 >very nice ugly 90's look But it's beautiful. It has S O V L Also you can also exclusively use keybindings.
>>2368 I wasn't criticizing it when I said it was a very nice ugly 90's look. I absolutely love it.
>>2368 That looks pretty sharp with that monitor and keyboard.
I like hardware that channels retro styling like these beige monitors coming out this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTJtQo1GGXo https://www.checkmate1500plus.com/IntroductionDisplays.aspx
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I don't know where to post it. But I need to share it with someone. I recently moved to Hanover near the former Expo 2000 ground. It's such a surreal experience to explore those buildings at night. At day time most of them, being either turned into office buildings or stripped completely bare and numerously documented by youtube fags, have lost a lot of their lost places appeal sadly, also with the regular fairs nearby. At night though when no soul is around, the atmosphere completely changes and it feels so otherworldly, so melancholy. It's propably just the feeling of what has been. Watching old movies of the expo. This utopia atmosphere of early y2k completely turned to dust. I dunno, my gay rambling propably doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It's propably just in my head whatever
>>2402 I totally understand what you mean. Y2K optimism was very real and I'm sure a lot of us who lived through that era miss it. At least there are still places like this where time is frozen somewhat, instead of them being renovated and modernized as is the case with many other places. I've never been to an abandoned place before, although I've been to places that kept their original design while remaining functional... If you tune out all the people there and focus on the decor and such you'll feel as if you were transported back to a bygone era, with all its glory intact. Hope that makes sense.
>>2407 It's funny looking back. For a short while it really looked like a sort of rivival of technophile 80s optimism, but as the decade dragged on it quickly faded with the advent of mobile technology and as social media monopolized almost every kind of online interaction, people got more and more absorbed by the digital void, destroying every bit of tribalism in internet communities, turning everything in a big hive mind, as well as fusing reality and virtual, finally killing off any bit localism and family ties left. It all took a very depressing turn and now wer're here... Not going into /pol/ territory, although I can't stop thinking in those terms since becoming 'blackpilled' about the state of the world and all of my sorroundings. I guess it has happened to many on sites like these. We can only laugh at the naivety back then. Without going too much into the conspiracy territory here, I suppose many dystopian media like matrix where a kind of predictive programming. Deep down everyone knew it couldn't end well, but nobody wanted to believe it as a hollywood scenario coulndn't possibly turn to reality. Though it is common among normalfags to fetishize depression and mental deseases nowadays, It is still quite striking how of them today still believe in some kind of endless progress, never pinning down the causes, never changing any of their behaviour... No matter how plastic, fake or whatever that time was, I can't deny the surreal feelings and enchantment y2k spells on me. It must have been magic experiencing the turn of the century although everything has turned out very bleak and depressing. Though just watching those old glass concrete facades has something romantic. It's also kind of appealing living in the last cycle of human civilization, though it is very lonely. Getting out my PSP and playing thtough old rpgs and such really takes me back to this time I never really experienced. I stopped caring about being up to date about 'tech' and am certain that we have long passed the golden era of video games and other mass culture including anime and movies. Luckily there are enough records from that era to emmerse myself in...
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>>2298 :^)
>>2414 Nice! I didn't know you could mod XMB like that.
>>2415 https://files.catbox.moe/0syvp3.zip https://files.catbox.moe/3rh5ve.zip Here you go. Just note that I'm using 6.61. Propably works fine with older versions too.
>>2402 I know what you mean >>2382 this is amazing. I think I'd genuinely drop a couple hundred on one of these monitors. A good 4:3 monitor is hard to find.
>>2413 gay nigger rant
>>2420 im drunk
>>2421 Don't listen to that faggot, you're right

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