What screen/computer/desk setup is the true RuneScape/early 2000s internet experience?
2000s internet setup
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I just picked a quick RuneScape image don’t be autistic about it. I’m sorry.
The early 2000s RS experience doesn't exist anymore. Unless there's a private server for "classic runescape" or 2004 RS2. You'll still be missing IM clients, winamp, and the sound of your mom screaming at you to get offline so she can use the phone.
>get offline so she can use the phone
ill take my nostalgia after dial-up thanks
Dial up was an objectively better era for the internet. The alternative is the always online flat shit milquetoast era we're in now.
You valued your time online more, and the internet wasn't as slow as people remember it anyways. You're not streaming videos or music though, that's for sure.
I can’t describe it to some people how exciting it was as a kid when a webpage on dialup finally loaded. It did make everything you found seem more significant. You could see the page loading and the pictures slowly forming and I remember it added to the excitement. Even for mundane things like videogame news or toys or something.
One of my parents was LULZ-tier (back then I guess people like this even had kids) so we had cable even in the 90s.
I got DSL in Spring 2001. Double the speed and no more worries about sharing the line, that was after using dial-up for almost a decade.
My family didn’t get it until a little later, I want to say 2003 or 2004. That was probably the peak because we still had the raw creative energy of the early internet, but with the speed to navigate it pretty fast. I feel like stuff like NEWGROUNDS was awesome back then because you could play all these flash games pretty fast and share them with people. If I recall, downloading flash animations took a while on dialup. It wasn’t obscenely long but it definitely took about 5 minutes to load something. When you could seemingly watch or play a newgrounds submission almost instantaneously it felt amazing.
Yeah we upgraded instantly when it became available, since the dial-up ISP we used offered DSL to us and it came out cheaper overall.
Even though dial-up used to be free at nights and cheaper on the weekends.
>I feel like stuff like NEWGROUNDS was awesome back then
Never had DSL myself until 2008. I only had dialup cause I was willing to pay for it myself. I wouldn't want to go back to it, though if I did, it would just mean that youtube and online games would be off the table.
Yeah it's probably purely nostalgia, but when all you could really do online was chat with friends (and that was limited) it felt more personal. It was really only used to contact people between real life meeting up.
>go to school
>talk about games and do dumb shit
>get on AIM with your friends and play RUNESCAPE with them
>listen to music on windows media player of music your friends at school suggested to you
>starts getting late
>do a little homework
>get back on computer
>go on newgrounds
>I should probably sleep it’s almost midnight
>it’s almost 3am
>go to bed
>see friends at school
>not having cam sex with nerdy scene thots
tfw on dial up so still stuck at the AIM no cam phase
It was awesome chatting up a girl, finding out they had a cam (quite rare at the time) and they actually knew how to use it and wanted to cam.
It was almost 90% certain at the time, if they wanted to cam they wanted to lewd.
>The early 2000s RS experience doesn't exist anymore. Unless there's a private server for "classic runescape" or 2004 RS2
/vg/ has a mostly-2006ish era runescape private server.
Just use IRC or usenet for that real early 2000s experience. And then when you're done projectile vomiting, take your gay CRT, smash it with a sledgehammer, then replace with something useful.
What's more useful for /vr/ than a CRT? Genuinely curious.
I don’t like your attitude if I’m being honest with you and I’d appreciate it if you would cease your troublesome behavior.
>STOP ENJOYING THE THINGS I DONT LIKE
I legit played RS in the early 2000's and I used a 17" 1280x1024 LCD
I played it at home on my laptop LCD or my dads LCD screen for his desktop but I would play it at my grandma’s house on CRT. (Also the best way to experience Lego flash games)
whatever your uncle bought for you while fomoing during the dotcom bubble
>best messaging software in your path
That’s funny I didn’t even consider the idea that free and just for fun AIM cam girls probably couldn’t exist in a modern timeline because of OnlyFans.
>cam girls then
have a chance of dating/marrying
>cam girls now
have a chance of it being a dude
>have a chance of dating/marrying
mine were almost exclusively random short time friends or long term only only friends, out of the dozens of girls I've messed around with online, I only dated one and fucked a couple irl
That's still greater than the number of modern cam girls and OF models I'm sure.
Yeah I cut it off hard with my ex when she was considering onlyfans because she lost her job due to covid and her first option was to sell nudes. I got no problem with a woman doing that, but I'm not gonna respect the decision, and certainly not gonna date anyone like that.
>2000-2010 online dating
It sucked shit in some ways. It was more about linking up with people at school over myspace, msn/aim/yim, and going from there. Meeting someone online exclusively and having that morph into a relationship was laughed at back then. Ironic looking back on it now.
Modern dating apps are shit though. There's no process of getting to know someone, and that's by design. Even worse is someone's political leanings, opinions, etc are all laid out up front and if you swipe on them, they'll quiz you on that shit immediately. Or people base their personality around a couple things and won't interact with you unless you're identical to them. Just approaching women IRL is gonna be the play for years to come, as women hate the "talking" phase of dating in general.
Based, might peep it some day.
I mostly met them in chatrooms or MMOs
They should bring chat rooms back. I’m sure it would appeal to someone.
They still exist. I'm in several Matrix and IRC rooms that have a few chicks who dig retrocomputers for example.
Lol. Lmao even
They have penises
when was the last time you hooked up with a real woman at a user gathering? maybe you need to go out more
It’s tough because I have no idea how to meet women these days. I don’t use social media anymore, am not in college anymore, and I was in a 2 year relationship before COVID. we broke up a few months before Covid started. then I didn’t date anyone during COVID. now that the world is opened up again I have no idea how to meet someone if I’m not using some gay app or social media website of which I use none. ideally? I’d like to find a cute nerdy milf to fuck.
Dating apps suck, and they nag for you to pay, but they work(ish). I'm not sure about cute, or even the MILF part, but there's plenty of 30 something y/o moms on those apps. Personally I'm not raising someone else's kid, so my options are extremely limited myself. Just give it a shot. Alternatively, start going to bars, or get a social hobby.
Blizzard's late 90s and early 00s run of games was unbeatable. WoW was gonna do gangbusters no matter what.
Idk if you would agree but I feel like the idea of a 25-30 year old “MILF” is pointless but I can’t quite word it. They need to be 35 but preferably 40 and up. If they’re 30 with extra baggage I might as well just date someone younger like 25. Not sure if you see my reasoning or not.
Nah I don't have a milf fetish so I guess I don't get it. You can find 40+ on dating apps as well lol. Any woman over 21 probably has baggage so I'm not sure what to tell ya there.
Essentially, you see, what I’m trying to say is, I want to fuck an older woman who looks like a librarian or a sexy office worker. Repeatedly. I want them to be at least a decade older than me for the sexual thrill of the experience. If you catch my drift.
Fastest way is to pay. You'll die of old age looking for a unicorn, and any woman like that is likely taken already.
I've been fucking 10+ year old cougars since my late teens. It's not that hard, divorces happen, some women like being single, etc.
Ain't my thing. I've luckily or unluckily always been into people my age I guess, so I wouldn't know the game.
IMO cougars are only nice when you're in your teens.
After that the mommy thing kind of goes away and it's not as fun anymore.
>Blizzard's late 90s and early 00s run of games was unbeatable.
Blizzard before WoW in general was unbeatable. Everything from Warcraft 1 to 3 and StarCraft to Diablo 1 and 2, etc.
Always did amaze me how dumbed down WoW as a game was compared to even their own earlier games.
Are there any old school 90s or 2000s studios that are still high quality? Or did every single one lose all of their talented employees?
The game market is extremely volatile. Studios go bust nonstop. FromSoftware is the only studio from that era that I can think of that is still making quality games and didn't get absorbed by some larger company. They're not perfect though, and I'm worried that AC6 is gonna be fairly watered down to appeal to a wider audience (cause that's what greed does to a MFer). If I think of any others I'll let you know, but they're all gonna be studios founded by like, one or two people from some old legendary studio (bethesda, looking glass, etc).
>you will never watch your classmate play StarCraft 1 on windows XP during class again
Fuck man. it’s crazy to me how online dating has changed also. Before I stopped using social media, the last 2 women that showed me interest both had an only fans. And I’m not rude enough to say it but I wasn’t going to date them if they did that so I didn’t pursue it. It’s insane how much male attention woman get online today, I don’t see how it’s conducive to a normal relationship even if they aren’t flashing their tits everywhere. I’m envious of people who were smart enough to get in early and date online in the 2000s and early 2010s because now it’s a cesspool online. I’ve never even bothered with a dating app because I hear it’s even worse. It’s insane to me to think what I may have missed out on not using a dating app before tinder and shit took off. Probably was very comfy as long as you didn’t get a crazy girl from POF like my buddy did.
Still exist. They are just people, just harder to find these days with more background noise.
that was the fucking life
the girls i fucked around with between msn, skype, and ~~*runescape*~~ was some of the most fun i've had on the internet
For me it was MySpace. I think I met 2 girlfriends on there possibly more. were any of them healthy to my life course? No. Doesn’t matter though. Had sex.
They still do if you know where to look, but they're harder to find. I actually got a girlfriend that way after we hit it of for reasons beyond sex. Don't give up anons.
Microsoft Internet Keyboard
>not MS Ergonomic split keyboard
idk about you but nobody i knew was picky. you had a membrane full size keyboard and that was it
Typing on that thing bugged the hell out of me. It was like they laied the keys over mashed potatoes. Only good thing about it was the special row above the numpad. You could be an Excel function writing machine with that.
you are talkinb about those that sort of split right.. fuck I miss those 90ies take me back
Yeah, used to have one.
... no wait.. you troll!!!
hehe kb's though so the current situation evertyhing has to be dumbass clickclack shit.. I ree I hate it so much, I found this kb which I am currently using is so comfy plain old no click clack costed like 20$ or something basically free and it's beswt ever
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ANSI is better.
the ansi terrorist now that's been a long while
>hello watch I type I am achmed the terrorisst watch me type in ansi
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Son, I'm gonna have to ask you to lay off the peace pipe.
From what I can recall...
Large fujitsu flatscreen CRT
Buzzing speaker setup
Windows 2000 / XP
MIRC, Microsoft Messenger, ICQ
Playing shit like Half-life, TFC
>all my friends play wow
>cant play cuz im too young ot get debit card
>dad doesnt want to pay
>takes time for prepaid cards to release in my country
>just give up
>try wow again
>"man this is boring"
glad i didnt get addicted.
Yeah my friends all migrated to WOW around 2005 or 2006. I watched them play and never got the appeal. Kind of ironic because RuneScape is probably more boring or shitty by some metrics but I just found it more likeable.
Lots of better MMOs existed, never understood why people got stuck with WoW.
screw your fucking boomer pc I got an amiger man playing this demo at it rn
god I wish I was 10-15 years older, like terrydavis (peace be upon him)
you are not so smart not hiding your smart name smartguy
Get an old desktop (as in the ones that go under the monitor) and rice your de to look like windows 95/98 and make the wallpaper something like you'd find at a library computer
Idk about RS/OSRS but my first video games were Starcraft, Fallout 1/2, what is the ~best setup~ for these kinds of games? CRT?
For those, any Pentium class machine and a SVGA CRT will do for a great experience.
Does it have to be a Pentium PC? What issues would be had with modern hardware, aside from needing adapters
None really, all those games still work on Windows 10, just hook up a CRT over a DP to VGA adapter.
I thought you wanted a dedicated period correct setup, for that a Pentium 100MHz would even be enough.
That would be pretty cool. I wonder if there's any linux distros that can properly emulate old OS's but take advantage of modern hardware and software
The games should run fine with Wine and so should a CRT with a adapter under Linux. Might need to do some xorg config fuckery to get resolution and refresh rate perfectly right though.