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Kawaii-e
Posts: 92/121
Old random pictures from the internet I saved back then:

sCZther
Posts: 4/5
Most of my data is in chaos. Really early stuff disappeared with family computers. My first PC had it's drive die, and I still have it with an intention to try to save it "oneday". I tended to always have an intention of archival, but never the organizational skills to really finish it. But most of my data is at least semi-organized. Recently I also think more critically of what I really need to have, so I hope I make an order out of it this year.

I am more sad about things like photos which I never had mauch of a device to take them with and never asked others for the ones they made, so I have like no representation of a whole lot of my life which lives on hard drives of people long gone from my life.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23219/23358
I take images like those and turn them into virtual machines. At least in some cases they continue running well, in others I usually just end up having to extract the files from them because the guest OS is throwing a temper tantrum over something stupid.
Gabu
Posts: 9739/9861
Somehow I'm reminded of a dream I had either last night or the night before where I had an even older, third laptop that I somehow managed to obtain after returning home. My dream self was pretty stoked to get the thing working and couldn't wait to dissect the contents of the hard drive.

Much more substantially, I created an image file of my old laptop several months ago. Kind of useless in retrospect because I just eventually decided to go ahead and use this new laptop fresh.
Trace Bullet
Posts: 13/18
Originally posted by Bloodstar
Originally posted by Emuz
RO1 is F2P now as well with a Kafra "shop" that you guy buy stuff with real money.


Or, at least as of late 2011-early 2012, you could do offers to get points instead of throwing real money at them. God, I fucking hated all of those things.


I remember these offers when I got into Maple Story the second time around. You could get points for the cash shop by installing adware, so I fired up VirtualBox, installed a bunch of it, then reset to a snapshot after the points were added.
Emuz
Posts: 66/66
Originally posted by Bloodstar
Originally posted by Emuz
RO1 is F2P now as well with a Kafra "shop" that you guy buy stuff with real money.


Or, at least as of late 2011-early 2012, you could do offers to get points instead of throwing real money at them.


I remember the point system, but My god that is awful. I was never aware of how you got the points other than paying upfront with cash. I don't think warpportal does anything like this now thankfully.
Bloodstar
Posts: 11216/11267
Originally posted by Emuz
RO1 is F2P now as well with a Kafra "shop" that you guy buy stuff with real money.


Or, at least as of late 2011-early 2012, you could do offers to get points instead of throwing real money at them. God, I fucking hated all of those things.
Emuz
Posts: 64/66
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I wonder how much of that is just due to the apparent saturation of freemium MMO games, especially compared with the new trend of awful gacha shit.


A good part of it actually. RO2 exists solely as a F2P model right now. Plus RO2 could never compete with FFXIV or WoW at any price. I can't really as a free + gatcha either, but it's probably the only way. Warportal (the company managing it now) is also doing a better job managing the IP so at the very least RO1 is still going strong. (It's still unique enough)

RO1 is F2P now as well with a Kafra "shop" that you guy buy stuff with real money.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23135/23358
I wonder how much of that is just due to the apparent saturation of freemium MMO games, especially compared with the new trend of awful gacha shit.
Emuz
Posts: 63/66
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Didn't they also try at least one or two different "RO 2"s before giving up on that?

Actually, what even is Gravity up to these days?

They had two version of RO2. The first one was deemed "Too different" So they took the engine and made one closer to RO1. It wasn't doing too well. It did so bad that there isn't even a kRO2 anymore. (having just iRO2 would have been blasphemy back in the old days.) They got partially bought out/hired a western company to run the stuff. It's doing better, but nothing like RO1 back in the day.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23120/23358
Didn't they also try at least one or two different "RO 2"s before giving up on that?

Actually, what even is Gravity up to these days?
Trace Bullet
Posts: 11/18
Originally posted by Emuz
Yeah ROSE never went anywhere. Gravity's first attempt at a 3d MMO. I don't even know if any good private server projects happened with it. Was it any fun or did it have that Gravity "feel"? (from the screenshot yes lol)


ROSE was decent at first, but then became a grindfest like most free-to-play MMOs of that time. Thinking back on it, that game also had a duping exploit which made everything abnormally expensive in the player-run shops. I gave up on the game when I couldn't afford gear for progression.
Emuz
Posts: 61/66
Originally posted by Trace Bullet
ROSE Online was very forgettable, aside from a cool glitch that caused you to run insanely fast after standing up. You could clip up mountains or even into the void using this glitch:


Yeah ROSE never went anywhere. Gravity's first attempt at a 3d MMO. I don't even know if any good private server projects happened with it. Was it any fun or did it have that Gravity "feel"? (from the screenshot yes lol)
Kawaii-e
Posts: 64/121
After going a little trough my stuff, I found some more old things in RAR-files layoung around.

Stuff I thought I had lost! Like my old Fanfiction *cringe* and many old Flash animations I did.
SC
Posts: 7/63
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Well, is the 1TB drive actually full of stuff that needs backing up?

Eh, some of it, but I recently reorganized the entire D: drive and going through all the stuff I wanna keep now would take a while. I think even if I did decide what to keep and not keep, it would still be too much for the poor external. I dunno. We'll see, I suppose.
Xkeeper
Posts: 23111/23358
Well, is the 1TB drive actually full of stuff that needs backing up?
SC
Posts: 6/63
I think the oldest backups I've made were from my HP laptop in... 2010? 2011? I think? Sometime around then. I haven't been great at keeping backups - mostly because the external backup drive is no longer big enough to host my honkin' 1TB big D: drive that's constantly almost full. T_T

But yeah, I'm trying to get better at archiving things but I can never get the space needed. Sigh.
Trace Bullet
Posts: 10/18
I found the only remaining screenshots from my mid-2000s MMO days on Photobucket. That site is such a garbage fire now--gross ads everywhere, and you can't even link files anymore without paying an unreasonable fee.

I have fond memories from playing Ragnarok Online on the XeRO private server. It's a shame my only screenshot was to report a foul-mouthed spammer:


ROSE Online was very forgettable, aside from a cool glitch that caused you to run insanely fast after standing up. You could clip up mountains or even into the void using this glitch:
Emuz
Posts: 58/66
I kept a lot of things from the past. Before using git and other code management systems I often made snapshot backups of things. Whenever I retired a machine I'd make a disk image from it as well.

I have no idea if any of it is still working as most of it is on CD/DVD-Rs in my attic. I've only had to recover stuff from my RO days. (I have so many chat logs you could fill a year of just reading those things.)

I'm big on preservation of data. Lots of history is lost if you don't take steps to keep it around.
Kak
Posts: 1687/1808
Strangely enough, I haven't had any CD/DVD fail yet (with the exception of some I received from my cousin, but they were already broken before).

At least most of the stuff in DVDs is just copies of other backed up files.


What I did get failing however, was one of the few floppy disks I have. Which put one of the floppy drives out of alignment and as such it doesn't work anymore.
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