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nostalgia thread?

>> No.57295024
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get one of these and run a bbs on another computer with a modem. then you can enjoy the thrill of them screeching sounds of the past.

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>Back when content was made because people wanted to share. not to try and make a buck.

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calling these was a blast

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you guys should watch pic related.

I didnt get into the internet until 94 so i missed the BBS era. but the docu is really well done.

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>> No.57295380

oh look the same 30-40 pictures again

nostalgia is cancer because you can't go back and re-experience it to find out it was all shit and you spend 3 decades lying to yourself saying it wasn't

>> No.57295391

Bullshit, straight off the first image. Proof positive that whoever made it was not old enough to be on the internet in 1995. AOL was still in version 1.0 or MAYBE 2.5 (best version) in 1995. 5.0 wasn't until like 2000+

>> No.57295412

Get the fuck out of here, kid.

>> No.57295429

You must be 18 or over to be here, kiddo.

>> No.57295452

What is this?

>> No.57295453

You can literally be nostalgic of something that happened 5 minutes ago you cucks

>> No.57295454

You could just get a modem and use dial up for free.

>> No.57295464
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I actually like the /g/ nostalgia threads because nearly every time i learn of something new i can use that isnt torrnet/whatever the popular thing is.

was given a list of BBSes that still exist i can telnet into
various alternative p2p services
newsgroups that avoid DCMA takedowns

a lot of what went on with the internet in the 90s/early 2000s still goes on. it just gets ignored largely by most because "its old" allowing many of these sites to operate however the fuck they want and do whatever.

>> No.57295468
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>not knowing about bbs
Look mommy, I just discovered a new layer of autism!

>> No.57295486
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Never forget.

>> No.57295491

>use dial up for free

not really.
most telcos charge a stupid amount for landline service (usually $30-50/mo for unlimited nationwide) because they all want everyone on VOIP service, which modems cant use.

>> No.57295494

I can just HEAR my computer making loud, obnoxious thinking noises.

>> No.57295514

omg all that cyber sex I used to have on that platform

>> No.57295517

Not true.

The internet was great in 1990-2000. It was still decent until about 2007, then it started to go to shit because it became an "AACC" environment (Any Asshole Can Come) with the advent of smartphones. The internet just got progressively worse as it became more crowded and the average age (and subsequently intelligence and maturity) got lower and lower.

I'd have to say the most fun I had on the internet was dialing into various BBSes, followed by IRC and MUDs when I had my first dial-up ISP account.

Broadband made PVP in MUDs a lot more fun, because of zero connection lag, and never missing anything on IRC was awesome (bouncers were fucking expensive in dial-up days because most of them were dudes that bought a T1 line and then tossed a NIC in all of their old machines and installed redhat on them then charged for bouncer access and eggdrop bots to pay for part of their connection)

>> No.57295537

That's not even autistic you meme spewing fuck

>> No.57295541

I do feel that 4chan is one of the last few remainders of those glorious times.

>> No.57295556

That's not the right way to use that word, junior. The fuck out.

>> No.57295557

Man id take MSN messenger over Skype anytime.

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>> No.57295595

It does truly have its moments of feeling that way, yeah. Though even 4chan has started to feel like a shithole lately because of all the frogposting edgelord children. It makes me sad.

Thanks obam-- I mean, thanks media. All this shit about pepe with the current election is bringing in the retards.

>> No.57295639

I do hope that once this shitstorm of an election is over, that 4chan can go back to what it used to be before.

>> No.57295673
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>it became an "AACC" environment

people talk about "muh eternal september" all the time here, but it wasnt until the iPhone when the internet took a massive shit on itself.

the Eternal September wasnt even that fucking bad because for the next 10 years, the majority of users were confined to the walled gardens their ISP had set up. those with the technical know-how got around those gardens and actually used the web/net as they wanted, which still kept the internet as a haven for like-minded geeks and nerds.

the internet was still self-policing and wasnt driven by money. so casuals were quickly filtered out.

not until the meteoric rise of social media and the IOT (internet of things) did we see a massive change in how things were conducted.

an overwhelming majority of internet users use it for 1 thing and 1 thing only. social media.
for fucks sake, a poll was done in some country (forgot) and the majority thought that facebook was THE internet.

>> No.57295686

MSN Messenger 7.0 and 7.5 were the best. Windows Live Messenger was shit, but even then it was pure bliss compared to the putrid diarrhea that is Skype

>> No.57295694

bitching about cancer is cancer.
>don't like a thread
>continue scrolling

>> No.57295704

Sure. We owe it to the n/v/idiots and wangblowers working hard to make this board better.

Wew you really sound like an underage meme lord.

>> No.57295716

t. Newcancer

>> No.57295733

WLM is exactly where i stopped using it.

I lost a bunch of friends an i'm not even using skype nowadays.

Uninstalled that malware after 10 minutes.

>> No.57295772

in the end WLM turned into WLM: Facebook edition when it started requiring the use of your full name instead of screen names. then it was replaced by Skype.

if only I could go back to the early 2000s, when the internet was still good and IMs weren't total and utter shit

>> No.57295783

Now i use Steam to chat since it doesn't want me real name.


>> No.57295801

I remember using AIM (or, at least in my case, Pidgin set up to speak AIM) until like 2009 or so.

Then everybody shut it off in favor of facebook

>> No.57295818

>still no mention of the comfiest video on YouTube

>It does truly have its moments of feeling that way, yeah.
>Thanks obam-- I mean, thanks media.
Stay mad, kewl naindees kid. :^)

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>there will never be another ZONE
>you will never again sit at a table with 7 other people and instead of launching the game, everyone talks each other up
>you will never play another game with 7 other people who dont spend the entire time spamming all say, or trying to be a shit.

>> No.57295909

i know IRC is still used, but for what anymore?

>> No.57295945

I can say from first-hand experience that IRC is still alive and well, but slowly dying as younger people prefer to use facebook, etc. for their communication.

>> No.57296022

but what's it used for?

i know the early 2000s, it was very popular for file transfer. But today? no idea as i havent connected in a decade. i wouldnt even know of a good server or good channels to go to anymore.

>> No.57296038
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Welcome to Gamespy.

>> No.57296079

There are only two IRC channels I've ever used:
- some brony garbage channel I've never fitted in anyway;
- a programming channel with an indie dev, a Stack Overflow poser who frequently discovers Wangblows bullshit and an edgy 17 year old who hates Gentoo because he couldn't install it.
Still have to say it's comfier than any IM software I've ever used.

>> No.57296223

I use it for anime when the trackers are down.

>> No.57296228

that was amazing...

>> No.57296325

i think 4chan mods use it to communicate(?)

>> No.57296337

I still use IRCs

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>> No.57296501

Same. best way to communicate.

>> No.57296526

Absolutely this.

>> No.57296563

>GameSpy Arcade

Fucking disgusting

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what servers/channels you guys use?

>> No.57296590

A lot of "Secretclub" channels which i can't advertise. one noteable network i use is irc.soupwhale.com #soupwhale

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>> No.57296870

Not even once

>> No.57297032
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Quake 1 mods.

Airquake mod, pic related.

Slide mod: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jNrtWrCyc8

Guided missiles, companion dogs, grappling hooks, hnngg I miss it

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>> No.57297141

>Harddrive working
>Floppy drive starts. VRRRR Bump
>More harddrive whirling

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Also this: https://web.archive.org/web/19990208011459/http://www.astalavista.box.sk/

>> No.57297194

Problem I see with the current way people use the internet was that they didn't take the wisdom from early users

>Don't post your yourself or your personal information
>The Internet is serious business

Two rules here would've greatly helped the way the net was used today.

>> No.57297255

i nostalged

>> No.57297274
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I don't remember anything in this thread

>> No.57297659

uh, when did it? always used my nick at least until 2012 when I stopped using it

>> No.57297692

WLM 2012 started doing it afaik

>> No.57299082
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shit was noise as fuck

>> No.57299141

>the fucking annoying rrring function

>> No.57299214

on rizon are a ton of 4chan related channels, some of them are even fun to lurk.

>> No.57299260

i still know my uin.

>> No.57299329

why so many VMs?

>> No.57299353

What's up emig u still a lamer ;^)

>> No.57299507

I don't understand this faggotry of raising resolution of the obviously low-res pictures.
It's like making 4K screenshots of your terminal.

>> No.57299538

Win3.1 within DOSBox runs just fine.

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>> No.57300446

stealing accounts by using DC++ clients was nice

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>> No.57301926

Wasn't there a fucking ghost in those games?

>> No.57301969


>dark angels ass . jpg

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I recognize that, took me awhile to pinpoint when that popped up though.

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>> No.57302712

*slow clap*

>> No.57302839

that's amazing.

>> No.57302870

Heh I remember the crazy run for Xs, and they were expensive as hell
If memory serves, now cheap bulk are at 48X right?

>> No.57302876

> osama sucks
I remember coming here when I was younger, seeing some flash music video about bombing bin laden, and thinking it was the absolute shit. In a similar vein, anyone here remember joecartoon?

>> No.57302930

Huge fan of Sierra games when I was a kid. The excitement I felt when seeing a new installment of Space Quest, etc. and my local computer shop has rarely been surpassed in my life

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>> No.57303281

Remember when there weren't so many Mexicans?

>> No.57303343

I member

>> No.57303443

jason scott is a pretty cool guy, should watch some of his talks about rescuing internet history

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>> No.57303538

Anyone remember a search engine that was red/maroon colored and blocky style?

Was probably one of the first sites I used.

>> No.57303555



I've recently discovered some modern hubs that are more reliable to get movies and shows from than most public torrent trackers.

>> No.57303592


Holy crap I remember playing Voyager: Elite Forces on there on DSL.

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>Voyager: Elite Forces



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>> No.57303916

>tfw editing the startup and shutdown images in Windows 95 made me feel like such a cool guy

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>> No.57303956
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Imagine the shit-show over this magazine if gaming back then was like it is now.

>> No.57303968

>they all want everyone on VOIP service

>> No.57303973

Buildings would burn. Souls would be lost.

I was always a huge PCGamer mag fag myself (still have the coconut monkey shirt they offered once) but I was sure to grab the holiday issues of PC Accelerator because I was a child and liked seeing skin.

>> No.57303988

Man I remember being excited about that game.

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>> No.57304041


yeah, descent III sucked.

>> No.57304208


Just Photoshop it so it says edgy instead of totse.

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>> No.57304221

Good game though

>> No.57304240


It perfectly describes that website.

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>> No.57304260

I'll just copy paste my /r9k/ post about early computing & internet experiences here.

>am currently 33
>dicked around on random BBSes as young as 6
>first major online service I used was Compuserv (though also had experiences with the other two of the big 3: Prodigy and AOL)
>never got to use those things as much as I wanted to because, yes, the phone bills were hell
>the earliest game I can remember playing was some ninja game that came with the computer.
>there was this one time when I was about 8 where I attempted to hack into something or rather. I remember my dad getting a phone call and me getting a lecture from him after but also getting complimented for how smart I was compared to a lot of my peers at the time. "You don't want to use that intelligence for evil, anon." lol
>the earliest game that I can remember playing that came with the computer and I actually remember the name of was Bouncing Babies
>the first game that I got that didn't come with the computer was dad getting me Space Quest IV for my birthday
>I prefer Lucasarts games today but as a kid the gaming collection we had was mainly made up of Sierra games
>made the move to cable modem in either 1995 or 1996. Either way, what I do remember is being the first in our neighborhood with that kind of speed.
>for comparison sake the speed we were on then was like 2 MB a sec, if I remember right (my dad remembers it being 8 MBs). The service I'm on today is like 60 MBs.
>the community I was mainly involved in was the one for the 'game creation software' ZZT (and by extension Megazeux as well)

>> No.57304274


it perfectly describes bad ideas.

edgy wasn't the calling card.

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>> No.57304337

Loved that game. Still listen to the soundtrack every now and then.

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>> No.57304590

>All those girls I realize were old men who were just wanting my 15 year old boi pus

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anyone remember Active Worlds?

>> No.57304726
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>going to the computer show and sale with your dad
>he will buy you one thing and one thing only
>choose wisely

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>> No.57304794

pls explain this. America only thing?

>> No.57304799


wtf i'm nostalgic over your post now

>> No.57304844


XP 'bliss' wallpaper something like 10 years later.

>> No.57304910

That's the crappiest wallpaper I've ever seen.

>> No.57304948

go ahead give us one, m8

>> No.57305008

My nigga. I always used IRC, AIM, and MSN through Pidgin.

>> No.57305039


Joe Cartoon had some shit on there that genuinely had me in tears laughing.

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sometimes I feel as if I'm the only person that played 10Six.

Well... i played during the free beta test anyways. Shit was fun, but not fun enough to pay for it once it went live.

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>> No.57305208


Man this takes me back. I too ran mIRC, Winamp, and had a monitor running at 800*600. Used to hang out on quakenet and talk about level design all day. The comfy feels...

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>> No.57305246

What is this? I downloaded this when I was 14 because someone told me I could hack people's computers. But it seemed like it was easier just to physically fight the guy I was mad at and just did that instead.

>> No.57305268

Sub7 was a Remote Administration Tool. You had a server that you could package and send to someone via AIM, ICQ, whatever that was an excecutable and once they ran it you could have the server set so where it would reverse connect to your server and you'd have access to the computer.

It was glorious.

>> No.57305289

I think the guy who told me about it hacked me with it looking back lol. My CDROM drive kept opening and closing randomly and my computer would make horn sounds. That little shit was playing me as well as educating me.

>> No.57305306

Yep..he got your for sure. The opening and closing the cdrom is a dead giveaway..kek

>> No.57305311

I guess it wouldn't be considered "hacking" really

>> No.57305326

Shit was scary as hell in the middle of the night when I was a mere laddy I still remember the adrenaline rush and pumping fear.


Man, fuck that guy lol.

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>> No.57305365

I find it wonderful that Windows 10 supports such software many years later...

>> No.57305373

Really? Do they have a site, or are they just "listed" somewhere?

>> No.57305385

What could you actually do on a 386SX with BSD?

>> No.57305388

IRC is like the hamradio of the internet world. When we get censored to fuck on the regular web.. IRC will be our last hope.

>> No.57305389

My first taste of Linux right there!

No other live distro came even close!

>> No.57305391
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>be me
>January 2000
>been going to CompUSA almost daily trying to decide on which Linux distro to BUY
>Red Hat 6, Caldera, Slackware, Mandrake, and others.
>look up Linux desktops 'cause not trying to go back to command line 100% like DOS.
>Gnome looks awesome, must have it in distro
>pick Mandrake 'cause it went on sale one day plus supposed to have Gnome.
>Follow all instructions and get it working in first night.
>Shits glorious. Gnome runs slow on my K6-2 300, but something called "KDE" runs amazingly fast.
>discover other desktops were installed
>spend next few weeks learning all things Linux

I spent the next several years a hardcore user of Mandrake from 6.1 through Mandriva 2008. I even had my own "helper" entry on EFNET's #linux that described me as the resident Mandrake expert for a good while.

>> No.57305416


Kek I did the same CDROM opening and closing thing using Back Orifice. Also I could record his keystrokes and it was revealed that his Hotmail password was the name of a fat girl in our school. Fun times but I don't consider it as hacking, anybody could do that. Earlier there was also WinNuke that could put down people's computers if you had only the IP address.

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Still have my account

>> No.57305427


I interviewed with them for a sys engineer position back in 2004 or 2005.

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Pic related.

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The superior search engine.

>> No.57305455

That's amazing. I envy you. To think I could have been into computers from a young age but I swore it all off because I was so traumatized. He tried to encourage me not drop everything but evidently didn't have the heart to tell me it was him causing the havoc

Man I am actually just realizing this all right now


>> No.57305467

I knew this guy IRL from school btw. Saw him everyday for years

>> No.57305507

I did a search on there the last day it was running just for feels. And to pay homage.

>> No.57305600

If only you stayed traumatized so I wouldn't have to read your cancer today

>> No.57305628

If only you knew what it was like to actually be popular in school growing up and not need to resort to spending 10,000 hours on esoteric hobbies to feel you have value

>> No.57305735

lance boyle scared the shit out of me as a kid

>> No.57305747

Not the same guy but those hours were well spent. And you ARE typing into tech nostalgia thread so you must also value such hobbies at least in some level.

>> No.57305761


most are 48x now because 52x was stupid fast, literally over 10,000 RPM
if the CD was even a little damaged or unbalanced, at that speed you risk it exploding in the drive

i've had a cd explode in a 52x drive myself

>> No.57305771

If you read what I wrote I told the guy I was talking to I envied him and wish I hadn't quit when I had a chance to do some interesting stuff at an early age

But fagatron5000 had to chime in with some retarded nonsense, and I could just tell he was a massive faggot, I can see his dumb face in my mind, and I had to remind him of his actual place on the world

>> No.57305899
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i know this!

>> No.57306016
File: 6 KB, 640x350, norton-commander.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>> No.57306032

i used to bluescreen peoples computers in the chatrooms on aol that shit was really fun and you could also open their cd tray if they instant message you

>> No.57306056


>> No.57306058
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>> No.57306076
File: 41 KB, 350x209, main-qimg-97489e12ab3ce12691e64a5816888c8f.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>energy star logo

>> No.57306091

I used to play all those war on terror games on newgrounds back in 2003. it was the shit along with stickdeath.

>> No.57306109

Same here
>homer simpsons wallpaper

>> No.57306132
File: 108 KB, 1280x1024, winnt.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>> No.57306149



>> No.57306153
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Agent pavel, I'm in the other room

>> No.57306158

Nostalgia is a symptom of autism.

>> No.57306179
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>> No.57306180

>enter autism meetup
>tell people they're autistic
what does that say about you?

i bet you also complain about anime images/references outside of /a/

>> No.57306182


It's not the wallpaper. It's the hill that was originally photographed for the default XP wallpaper, years later.

>> No.57306187

the lowercase l looks funny

>> No.57306201

favourite tech nostalgia channels?

I've been binging on Nostalgia Nerd lately.


>> No.57306300


Because a 40x40 gif is invisible on a 4K display if you don't.

>> No.57306368

>enter retard meetup
>Tell people they're retarded
wow it's almost like this post has no point

>> No.57306406
File: 12 KB, 300x240, sblive noninstaller.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>have 6GB Quantum "Jet Engine" Fireball
>installers always report low disk space even though nearly empty
>sound blaster liveware CD refuses to install driver because not enough disk space
>have to clone Windows to 540MB drive, install drivers and copy back

>> No.57306413

ITT: Le DOS on IBM PC was the dawn of home computing meme

>> No.57306456

Microsoft has a hard on for supporting everything since dawn of windows.
Even if they're actively trying to pull that out with its roots.

>> No.57306479

I agree he was a faggot and probably compensating his juniorisity by picking onto the only thing he could.

>> No.57306508


I had an Apple IIgs for the longest time but then I coveted Wing Commander.

>> No.57306517

I don't know why I remember this detail but the startup and shutdown screens in Win95 were in PCX format and squeezed horizontally for some reason. Was it because although 4:3 was the de-facto standard there were some niche industrial uses that used wide screen displays? Kind of far fetched.

>> No.57306523

Get the fuck out.

>> No.57306547

>tfw still using AOL dialup

>> No.57306558

>lying on the internet

>> No.57306569
File: 165 KB, 250x359, 250px-Halo_Combat_Evolved_cover.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I remember using gamespy to play the first Halo online, even though it did not support Xbox live or any other type of internet game play. Had to join a game through your computer and it bridged the connection to your Xbox. All for free but you or the other people had to host it. .

>> No.57306583

my dad still uses aol as a browser and he refuses to use anything else

>> No.57306592

I'd love to switch but I have it on good authority that dial-up internet is the only way to avoid NSA monitoring

>> No.57306597
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the all seeing eye was so much better

>> No.57306600

You are an idiot.

At least use ISDN

>> No.57306603

>I'd love to switch but I have it on good authority that dial-up internet is the only way to avoid NSA monitoring

>> No.57306606
File: 18 KB, 257x265, kevin.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

My dad an I just installed Win 98 on an old machine for shit and giggles.

It was a bit of a nightmare getting some stuff working, since we didn't have any of the driver disks for the old machine so we had to download them, and then find some way to get them on this ancient rig. Pretty fun project actually, I would recommend it as a fun weekend jam if you're not to busy.

We bricked it once because we installed the sound drivers over top of some old sound drivers, rather than uninstalling the old ones first. I guess since the old Windows kernel handled sound directly, a fucked up sound driver could bork everything.

>> No.57306611
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>> No.57306620

>Can only communicate in memes.
You're part of the problem here on /g/

>> No.57306629

in spain we had minijuegos.com wich was basically the same and is probably still going
>stick figures side-scrolling shooters
>2 player football / volleyball games
>tower defence games

>> No.57306633
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*crrr cr crrrrrrr*

I specifically remember all the sounds my old computer made while booting to desktop.
The nostalgia hurts phisically :(

>> No.57306634

I'm 23, but I have nostalgia from Windows Vista impressing me with a full graphics-accelerated, 'nice-looking' (my tastes changed a lot) OS that ran swimmingly on my Pentium 4 shitbox. Not really sure what point you're trying to make here though, you geriatric fucks.

>> No.57306678

That shit was fucking awful.

>> No.57306683


Same here. That was the first time I ever played any game online and to get it working I had to set up the game with the computer upstairs while the xbox was downstairs. I was running all night long between every game.

>> No.57306695
File: 698 KB, 600x640, JUST.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>nostalgia from Windows Vista

>> No.57306712
File: 49 KB, 320x400, logow.sys.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

those screens were intended for 4:3 display, they were just stored with half the horizontal resolution (probably so they loaded faster/used less RAM)

and they're bmp format, not pcx

they're 320x400, and displayed horizontally pixel-doubled in a 640x400 mode

>> No.57306717

>tfw Donald Trump bans trannies and SJWs from the web and makes the internet great again

>> No.57306765
File: 298 KB, 608x448, vlcsnap-2016-02-27-03h15m02s664.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Since Halo could only support 4 Xbox Consoles over LAN (up to 16 people in total), I remember getting kicked from lobbies if it was just myself. In favor of people with more people on a given Xbox. Also remember being introduced to teabaging doing this.

>> No.57306794

>Windows Vista impressing me with a full graphics-accelerated, 'nice-looking' (my tastes changed a lot) OS that ran swimmingly
I have a similar mindblow every time when I plug my old C64 or Amiga 500 to a CRT. That fucking solidly fluid, lag-free scrolling motion you never experience on a PC, even in 2016 with the latest 3D graphics cards. I guarantee you would not believe your eyes if you saw it real life.

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>> No.57306843

Thanks for correction, I checked and they are RLE compressed bitmaps. I recalled PCX were RLE compressed bitmaps and didn't know BMP's could use compression too. Apparently they were limited in size because of RAM.

>> No.57306858


>> No.57306863

Oh I do! I used to just spend so much time wandering around looking at the lots. I was on dialup back then and it was a painful experience.

>> No.57306865
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>even in 2016 with the latest 3D graphics cards.
>use high framerate TN panel
>disable DWM
>set pre-rendered frames to 1
>enjoy lag-free experience in 2016

>> No.57306885

Like I said, you can't understand the contrast if you never see the comparison in real life.

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>> No.57306905
File: 107 KB, 726x568, Ooga booga.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

Who ever had Burning Monkey Solitaire?

>> No.57306908

>thats the chit
>u still lamer


>> No.57306973
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Cmon guys, why haven't I seen this in here yet?

>> No.57306993

I always figured they were stored in the best possible resolution for the minimum possible PC spec that they supported

>> No.57307013

We're literally about to have sub 1ms 240hz monitors.

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>> No.57307046



look at my fancy pants

in my day we have to run MSN on win95.

>> No.57307084

>10 Default wallpapers you won't recognise today: No. 3 will shock you!

>> No.57307109
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Remember this?

>> No.57307128

That's actually the solution. Just make stuff that's so over the top that it's just completely inconceivable. Then you drag the culture in your direction.

>> No.57307139


that singing fucker in the bottom right. i always hit him with the flaming arrow instead of actually playing solitaire

>> No.57307143


>> No.57307158
File: 897 KB, 800x430, Maximum Overkek.gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>> No.57307178

This is a very comfy image anon

>> No.57307180
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>> No.57307198

i always wondered what [email protected] looked like

>> No.57307227

dc++ is still widely used in private networks.
i lived in a students home with about 2000 students, fibre connected to the university internet and some other student homes. it had a dc++ hub with combined over 500tb of movies music games and stuff (>100tb porn).

>> No.57307266
File: 970 KB, 500x367, M7VC[1].gif [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I want to go back. take me back.

>> No.57307278
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>> No.57307353

Yeeeeeeeees, damn man, insta memory

>> No.57307430

I was so sad when it shut down :(
I would play Midtown Madness 2 CnR all day

>> No.57307447

Basically what /pol/'s doing right now, right?

>> No.57307471

I remember using something called NetBus, connecting to the family's PC and ruining my sister's Sims game by shutting down the executable remotely before she had the time to save. Good times...

>> No.57307490

Fucking program even labelled you as a BETA. Too afraid to talk to Josssss and have sweet cyber sex.

>> No.57307512
File: 1.69 MB, 1280x800, 2016-10-30--1477831198_1280x800_scrot.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

I live the nostalgia >:)

>> No.57307523

Fffuuuuuuuuuuu I remember this, I was at THAT age and while I could handle the images, the sounds made me diamonds.

>> No.57307547
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i was still using few years back. see pic related my online friends giving me a little concert.

>> No.57307589

played hours of tempest 2000, loved the music

>> No.57307595

that's linux

>> No.57307606

give pape

>> No.57307609

Anyone know of any good bbs? that are still running?

>> No.57307621

>no templeos
a shame

>> No.57307632
File: 58 KB, 1280x720, leo_face.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


>implying thats you

hayvan oglu hayvan gibi
amana koydum anne siktir git

>> No.57307656
File: 2.39 MB, 1280x800, vaporwave_awoo_1280.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]


Here ya go! https://lewd.pics/p/lgKb.png (1920x1080)

>> No.57307673

i appreciate you!

>> No.57307745
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KDE 3 is still the best KDE there was.

my first was mandrake 6

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>> No.57307797
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>> No.57307808
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>> No.57307821
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>> No.57307851

the fucking worst thing is that governments want to govern the internet..

>> No.57307855

Fuck, man. Nostalgia'd hard.

>> No.57307863

I remember when I first got nuked I was in teen chat on the Microsoft Network. The chat stopped working and I would desperately type and send shit but nothing happened. The internet was dead and I had to restart to make everything work again.

>> No.57307868
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>> No.57307881

I need to get myself a Windows 98SE machine. I miss the old days.

>> No.57307889

>getting your shit from public trackers

>> No.57307893

>tfw that Weezer Buddy Holly video in the Win 95 CD and I didn't know what the fuck it was.

I thought it was real

>> No.57307917
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>> No.57307941
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And 200+ posts later, where have we arrived?

Even if your nostalgia lie was true (it isn't) all of these threads amount to

>member this piece of shit?
>I member!

you are like psuedo history tv tropes where you just show up to say how you noticed someone's anime stockings. then come back 10 years later to fap over your own post about it.

Go actually reinstall your game, software, etc to find out how shitty it is and how much of a lie your anti-memory makes the picture of it. But you won't because you know it was garbage the entire time and just re-make the thread after we hit the post limit and have the same 40 pics over and over again because you are unwilling to admit this.

Entire thread is like earthbound shits 20 years later who go to absurd lengths not to ever re-play their game and just have pictures of it with text underneath to try to keep themselves every stupid and warp their memory of whatever the game was. Hilarious to watch but also really sad.

>> No.57307952

You can relive the glorious random blue-screens.

>> No.57307961
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kill yourself millennial
things really were better before

>> No.57307964

now that was a comfy OS

>> No.57307966
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2007 was definitely the tipping point.
Compare this:

>> No.57307969

jokes on you I have relieved the same things again and they are the same, in fact sometimes I like them more now

>> No.57307985

fucking turks, i hope Erdogan finally kills all of you.

>> No.57307987
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with this, which is 2010.
Just imagine how bad it is now.

>> No.57308002

iphone was unpopular in 2007.
It really started in 2009
and REALLY, internet was better before www. before normies could relatively easily connect to it.
>le xkcd
go back to plebbit, pleb

>> No.57308021
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Only LeeT HaX0rz will remember this mailbomber.

>> No.57308027

What really made the internet feel magical was that I wasn't and couldn't be on it 24 hours a day. I longed so badly for a DSL or ISDN line, and when I finally did get DSL, it was great for a while, but the novelty wore off quickly. But it had become such a part of my life, so routine, that I couldn't go back to my old ways of just going online for a few hours in evenings. I want the magic back but I know I can never get it again.

People who were born using the internet will never understand this.

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>> No.57308086

If you're not a "millennial", you're either max 16 years old a minimum of 34 fucking years old.

>> No.57308139

>Not sierra.com
Police Quest and king's quest taught me how to type quickly.

>> No.57308144
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When people say "millennial" they aren't referring to age, buddy

>> No.57308158

>using t. on 4chan when you probably dont know what i means or have ever went to ylilauta
fuck off

>> No.57308162

>tfw 32

>> No.57308186

full tard mode.

>> No.57308203

it spread from yli to krautchan /int/ and then to 4chan /int/

t. knower

>> No.57308227
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When software mostly wasn't bloated pieces of shit.

>> No.57308231

That's sitting under my bed right now.
I just have to figure out how to remove the marks from the screen glass.

>> No.57308306
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>tfw it would always hang on this screen

>> No.57308363

my nigger

>> No.57308527
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I'm not sure if this is him but he was one of the FBI's most wanted at one point. His name is Richard Steve Goldberg.

>> No.57308553


I never got too many of those, amazingly.

>> No.57308576

anyone got that gold-colored raymond (from everybody loves raymond)?
don't really want to go looking around with [email protected] as a keyword

>> No.57308610

garbage entry level "vaporwave" art

>> No.57308618

the jews at it again as usual

>> No.57308621


>> No.57308637

>hating vaporwave
Do us all a favor and kill yourself.

>> No.57308641

>America only thing?
nah you're just too young to remember

>> No.57308661
File: 508 KB, 1920x1080, messaging.png [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

where did it all go wrong?

>> No.57308706

i dont hate vaporwave, but if you think that art is good you're part of whats killing it and making it memey

>> No.57308717

>not hating vaporwave
haha goddayum, weeb alert!

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>> No.57308771
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>> No.57308788
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>you will never again play ragnarok online only to sit around in town all day and chat up qt3.14s
it's all ogre ;_;

>> No.57308806

>Team Fortress 2
damn made me remember how much they changed the whole concept of the game

>> No.57308835


>> No.57308888


that's a big feel

>> No.57308919
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>tfw using this to watch music videos and listen to online radio on 56k

>> No.57308954
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>...Radio..on the internet

>> No.57309108

i wonder how today map looks like.

>> No.57309125
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>> No.57309152

i wonder which unix-like operating system she uses now

>> No.57309254
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keep on scrolling then you whining sack of shit

>> No.57309348
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Not experiencing nostalgia practically means you are a psychopath. John Carmack doesn't experience nostalgia and he was once psychologically assessed and found to have no empathy with other beings - a classic psychopath trait.

You are damaged goods, not the rest of us.

>> No.57309380

Nobody's pretending here buddy, we're all retarded
including you

>> No.57309442


Found this random realaudio clip in my backups, it was some spam email thing that had a radio news type show, not sure why I kept it but here it is.

>> No.57309906
File: 10 KB, 300x152, kazaa-300x152.jpg [View same] [iqdb] [saucenao] [google] [report]

>Downloading linkin_park-In-the-end.mp3.rar.exe
its child porn

asian child / teen getting raped , or sounded that way anyway.


I remember that one time i managed to get over 150 virusus on my dads pc in one weekend and not to mention how many accidental child porn videos.
Kinda weird thinking back at how often you'd get hit with accidental child porn.

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