Internet nostalgia thread

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:26 AM

We're all old and have been on the interwebs for a long time. Share old stuff from the simpler times of the internet here because it's Friday and I'm bored.


Automatik Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:31 AM


BRF Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:33 AM

The old AOL sign in

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:35 AM
posted by Automatik


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:36 AM

BRF Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:38 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGOgSPVBmIE

You’ve got mail!

(I personally know the guy who was the voice of AOL.)

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:50 AM

Getting those discs in the mail for so many free hours of AOL. And then finding out that the nearest AOL source was in a town that was considered a long-distance phone call. That shit was not free, man. My phone bill for my first month of teh internet was 4x the usual.

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 10:52 AM

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 11:53 AM

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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 12:44 PM

AIM away messages. Those came around and got really popular at my most impressionable time...Sophmore in HS.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 12:49 PM

posted by justincredible

Homestar Runner is only the greatest thing of all time!


33,369 posts 118 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:06 PM

While not so much internet, I get nostalgic for The Sims quite often.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:07 PM

I'm cool with this thread encompassing old computer games as well.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:07 PM

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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:18 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm cool with this thread encompassing old computer games as well.

In that case!!


gut Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:40 PM
posted by justincredible

I'm cool with this thread encompassing old computer games as well.

I recently dominated a game of Oregon Trail.  I remember playing as a kid and always dying pretty quickly - must not have understood the concept of stopping to rest.

I've also over the last 5 or 10 years bought some PC games I loved as a kid - Police Quest, Hero's Quest and Doom.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 1:59 PM

Doom 2 is the greatest. With the exception of that one annoying-ass late-game level where you had to walk on ledges above toxic pits and those ledges are about as wide as a strand of spaghetti.

There was a period 10 or so years ago when I discovered all the fan made .wad files to make new Doom games off the source code, since ID Software made it accessible to the public. There was just this non-stop collection of kickass levels that tended to more than make up for Doom 2's one failing -- that it was a pretty easy game, at least for a long while into it.  Alien Vendetta, Memento Mori, Requiem, there's a long list of really good fan-made Dooms. I was OBSESSED with them for a long time.

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 2:13 PM
posted by Heretic

there was just this non-stop collection of kickass levels that tended to more than make up for Doom 2's one failing -- that it was a pretty easy game, at least for a long while into it.  Alien Vendetta, Memento Mori, Requiem, there's a long list of really good fan-made Dooms. I was OBSESSED with them for a long time.

I'm not sure how many of those I found.  I think the Doom2 emulator I had might have had the 2-3 best ones.

I got Doom 3 in the gamepack I purchased.  Couldn't get into it, although didn't give it much of a chance.  My issue with most "modern" video games is I don't have the patience to become adept at the precise timing of complicated moves a lot of games seemed to require.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 2:36 PM
posted by Automatik


Holy shit....

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justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Feb 19, 2021 3:33 PM

icq didn't have usernames, right? You just had a random number? I remember using the hell out of it, but I don't remember a lot of the specifics. 

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