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Welcome to /br/! ranchan Admin 02/01/2022 (Tue) 14:16:46 No. 1 [Reply]
This is a catch-all board for the discussion of pre-2000s content, besides anime and manga (that's what >>>/ar/ is for). If specific topics here get enough traction they may be spun off into separate boards. Global rules still apply, so don't trash the place. >Of all the boards, in all the websites, in all the net, she walks into mine…
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/CRT/ thread anon 08/09/2022 (Tue) 22:08:18 No. 162 [Reply] [Last]
Colgate Ray Tube thread /g/ and /vr/ refugees welcome
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IT'S FIXED For those unaware, I bought a lightly used GDM-F520 almost a year ago, with an issue - severe ghosting. This problem is common on F520's and internet indicated it was an easy fix. To make a long story short, it wasn't an easy fix. The problem area is internal contacts. I tried to improve it in various ways, while havivng some success, I never quite got it as good as it should be. Until now. The solution was contact enhancers, which I had avoided due to the ridiculous cost (A tiny bottle of Stabilant 22 costs 50€). After one day getting mad enough about this to scour the internet, I found one store in Germany selling a cheaper alternative, DeoxIT Gold. And it fucking worked. It actually fucking worked. So, now I finally have it. I have a mint GDM-F520 on my table. The absolute finest CRT ever made, in it's prime condition. To put into perspective just in how insanely good of a condition this monitor is in, it's 6500k preset is off by mere 50k.
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>>229 Before/after. Both at 1200p100hz
>>230 Oh and to add, the worse one is AFTER I had already done a few different fixes to it, when I bought it, it had 6-8 ghosts after the cursor.
>>230 why is grey green looks bad
>>232 It's a quirk of these flat Trinitrons, they tend to have a disgusting green tint when they're cold. The monitor isn't entierly tuned to perfection right now anyway, I have still some WinDAS work to do. I wanted to fix this hardware issue first before sinking the time to calibrate everything else.

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anon 08/14/2022 (Sun) 18:25:27 No. 228 [Reply]
I can't be the only one who's read Love and Rockets can I?

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anon 03/10/2022 (Thu) 22:31:35 No. 73 [Reply]
Favourite retro computer? Mine is the Fujitsu FM Towns, mostly for its pioneering use of CDs and its Japanese computer games being superior to their PC-98 counterparts, although it died off a lot sooner. Just another blip in the Japanese computer scene.
I like that CD slot.
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>>73 One of my favorites is my Macintosh Centris 650, mostly because it's fun to have a hybrid Mac/Unix machine to mess around with.
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Here's a really dumb setup I put together for a few future videos. Three different UNIXes on three different architectures, all with some shared history.

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70s-80s JPOP anon 02/05/2022 (Sat) 08:26:48 No. 50 [Reply]
Let's talk about our favorite artists, albums and songs from these years. So, what's your favorite Japanese singer over 50?
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2nd for City Pop isn't a real genre
Take that back! City pop is real and fun and your dumb!
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Akina Nakamori is probably my favourite Japanese artist from the 80s. She was an idol singer whose career became increasingly more experimental, culminating in an album where she was barely visible on the cover and all the vocals were mixed to the back. On the whole, City Pop is really cool. I do think we end up hearing about many of the same songs due to internet algorithm shenanigans, but there are a lot of hidden gems to discover. Especially the funkier stuff.
>>55 100% agree with this. Its just 80s jpop. I fucking hate the word prior to the youtube garbage it was just called 80s jpop
i love hanatarash

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Retro vidya anon 04/24/2022 (Sun) 14:38:43 No. 87 [Reply]
Anyone wanna talk about any retro vidya they're currently playing? Currently going through Tales of Destiny on the PS1. I finished Tales of Phantasia (PS1 fan translation) back in March and really enjoyed it (except for the awful encounter rate) and thought I'd start on the next game in the series. Tales of Destiny has been an interesting experience because the encounter rate feels worse and the gameplay also feels like a step down (it's an earlier engine than Phantasia) which makes it a horrible chore to play sometimes but the characters and story are really good. I like the idea of "Swordians" in the world and find the characters to be quite endearing with some interesting backstories behind them. Learning of the histories and twists of Rutee, Mary and Leon really surprised me. It's a real shame this version didn't translate any of the skits that the characters had in Phantasia (since this is an official translation as opposed to the fan, so they probably had time constraints) since it would be nice to learn more about these characters. Skits also remind you where you're going a lot of the time, so you don't have to mindlessly walk around new locations until you figure out where to go. The gameplay is honestly boring even when I try. I run from normal fights a majority of the time and cheese boss battles by using magic and interrupting the enemy magic spells. The encounter rate is dreadful and ruinS the game for me a lot of the time. Even with spells that cut it I feel I get into one encounter every 10-15 steps. The visible enemies you can see in some locations that run into you to start battles are even worse, one location in the game was just narrow pathways with enemies running about on them so you're forced into around 40 battles in that one tower alone. I also find the puzzles in this game to be really frustrating sometimes, one puzzle even has the wrong clues to it and I had to check a guide to find this out. Really close to finishing the game from what I gather, I also discovered that the PS2 remake was pretty much fully translated and I could've played that version instead. A shame, but I guess I can always play it sometime down the line when I wanna give this game another playthrough.
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The only retro game I'm going through right now is The Secret of Monkey Island. I tried to not use a guide through that game but found myself stuck as the troll wanted something that I just did not have. I searched EVERYWHERE and had no idea what to do. I then checked the universal hint system website and was incredibly pissed that the herring was the answer and the way to get it was to WALK ON THE DOCK which I just decided to not do because the game has a weird perspective so when I walked to the end of the dock I thought that's all you could do and never thought to walk south of my characters position to interrupt the bird. Even the idea of a "red herring" made me think it was a joke the devs put it to make me think it was important or something. Anyhow, I did that and I'm currently fighting pirates to learn all the insults and rebuttals to say to people. >>138 2 weeks late but very nice. RE1 and 2 are great games. The original RE2 is my favourite and I remember playing through both stories it in one sitting since the remake was coming out the next day and I wanted to play the original beforehand so I could compare to two. I loved both but found RE2 to be absolutely fantastic. RE3 is good as well, I sadly never finished Dino Crisis. Hope you update us on the other two games you played, anon. >>148 Ah, Baroque. I remember a lot of people talking about it in my circles but never really gave it a shot. Will have to look into it sometime in my life. >>153 Grandia is really fucking good. I went through it back in 2017 or so and had a blast. I also had some hearty chuckles at things like the "v slash" for sounding like idiots who say "slash v slash" when referring to /v/, and of course the Red and Blue pills you can take during the game to recover MP. Also best theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_mPCmwJV5M. Love characters like those three.

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>>154 >Hope you update us on the other two games you played, anon. I actually didn't feel like playing anything recently. I picked up learning Japanese again however, after taking a break for a while. Might play something in Japanese soon, just need to find something I'm interested in and is manageable with my jap skills.
>>155 >I actually didn't feel like playing anything recently. For the first time in around 5-6 years I've also felt like this too. I used to complete around 50-70 games each year but right now as of July I've only finished 14 and a lot of those have been long JRPG's that have taken up so much of my time. Even now I'm playing through Tales of Symphonia as well and I've only just started on Disc 2 after 33 hours so I'm far from over and it's getting to me after all these RPGs this year. I want to finish it to move onto other games but playing it has been a hassle despite it being quite good. Good luck with the Japanese anyhow, anon. I should really attempt to learn it some day for the dozens of games I'd want to play.
I finished Digimon World for the first time today. Very frustrating at first but it then became a lot of fun as I progressed and learned how stuff works. There is still tons of stuff I haven't seen or done, even though I had put many hours into it. Awesome game.

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anon 07/29/2022 (Fri) 03:13:45 No. 158 [Reply]
Help how do i precisely draw reflections and refractions of an under/above water wave or surface imagery like picrel The colors and shapes of the reflections and refractions confuse me most especially with realism as concern Especially the cylindrical wave shape, reflection of objects other than the ocean floors.... seems like wild guessing so i wanna know the rightest and position maybe by math or whatever projection solution
/ic/ already told you what to do

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anon 06/16/2022 (Thu) 08:47:07 No. 121 [Reply]
Do you like symbiote from MARVEL comics?
>>121 The original 90s comic(s) was all over the place. Venom always shined the most in animation and games. Wait can we discuss non-Japanese stuff here?
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>>150 Of course. There's quite a lot I like from the west.

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anon 07/08/2022 (Fri) 12:16:44 No. 139 [Reply]
The remake is out, did anyone here play this?
I have not played it but I definitely will. According to a Twitter post by someone affiliated with the game (can't exactly remember who) it's 100% uncensored. I've heard it contains some freaky shit, really looking forward to playing it. Although I don't think it's a remake, just a remaster.

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anon 02/03/2022 (Thu) 18:52:54 No. 35 [Reply]
How many of these have you watched? How many do you like?
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>>35 >Posting Chungking Express >Not posting In The Mood for Love Why?
>>65 >In The Mood for Love good taste anon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVDZ98AFhI i love the costumes and camera work, there are some really expressive shots
>>35 >Breathless Eh, I preferred Le Chinoise >8 1/2 Wasn't as into it as everyone I've heard of the movie from seems to be, but that's probably just a taste thing. >Seven Samurai Love this one, not really arthouse though. >Cleo from 5 to 7 Keep trying to torrent this one but there's never any peers >Daisies Love this one. It was probably my first "arthouse" film >Le Samouraï Actually about halfway through this one, gonna finish it tonight. Loving it so far, but it may be because I'm partial to Alain Delon >Un Chien Andalou Love this one as well

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>>35 M, Seven Samurai, The 400 Blows, Bicycle Thieves, La Haine, Three Colors, that's it not much ig
>>35 Nothing tbh

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