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Posted on 01-11-18 01:39:00 PM Link | Quote
welcome to my wwweb world

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Posted on 01-12-18 11:39:31 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Q
welcome to my wwweb world

(auto-playing sound, occasionally NFSW)

That's like a nightmare spawn of Geocities + Myspace.
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Posted on 01-12-18 11:48:46 AM Link | Quote
The demoscene community Pouët has looked pretty much exactly the same for almost 18 years now. Granted, it wasn't a bad look to begin with.

And of course, there's VGMusic.com still partying like it's 1996. Will that header image ever die?
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Posted on 01-12-18 01:27:56 PM Link | Quote
A demoscene site going ~web 3.0~ would just feel wrong.


I'm honestly more surprised that VGMusic still gets updates in the day and age of no-MIDI and YouTube.
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Posted on 01-12-18 03:24:19 PM Link | Quote
Well, there are plenty of people who still like MIDI stuff. The Doom community has a lot of people actively creating original MIDIs for WADs, for example.

(I think people also consider them a useful resource for those wanting sheet music etc. of video game/popular/etc music)

I was even working on my own MIDI sequencing software, but never got around to working on a lot of the important parts before putting it on the back burner.
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Posted on 01-12-18 03:33:32 PM Link | Quote
I guess; I'm just surprised, as it seems like there's not really anything out there that plays them any more other than legacy software. (Remember when MIDs were something you could just embed into a webpage and it'd work out of the box?)
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Posted on 01-12-18 03:35:10 PM (last edited by devin at 01-12-18 03:36:08 PM) Link | Quote
Winamp plays them out of the box (probably Windows Media Player still does too?) I thought foobar also did but I guess foo_midi is a separate component, but whatever.

MIDI device driver support got a little crippled after Windows XP though, which is a bummer.
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Posted on 01-12-18 03:36:47 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, but those are both programs you have to install separately, and I don't think my phone can do MIDI either.

I really miss Acmlm's mid2wav, though. I wish he'd port it to foobar2k.
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Posted on 01-12-18 06:05:07 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, MIDI is definitely a desktop only thing these days. I know converting MIDIs to actual sound is pretty trivial if you have a DAW, but most of us here aren't musicians, I'm pretty sure.

At least there are online converters out there, if nothing else?
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Posted on 01-12-18 06:20:48 PM Link | Quote
Just install DOSBox and Windows 95 on your phone, no big deal
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Posted on 01-12-18 06:23:07 PM Link | Quote
I actually DO have DOSBox, but nothing to really use it with, not to mention how much of a huge pain in the ass it is to use mobile keyboards for DOS stuff.
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Posted on 01-12-18 09:29:13 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Q
welcome to my wwweb world

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ooh, that parallax scrolling is a nice touch, haven't been on there in a while
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Posted on 01-12-18 11:14:57 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by devin
Just install DOSBox and Windows 95 on your phone, no big deal


I did this on my iPod Touch back in like 2011. I thought I was some l33t h4x0r doing that. It ran at like 3FPS but I didn't even care, it was windows on an iPod!
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Posted on 01-18-18 05:24:33 PM Link | Quote
Vetusware is a download site for old DOS, Windows, OS/2, etc stuff, and it has a very simple and retro layout. I love it.
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Posted on 01-22-18 09:34:35 PM (last edited by Halian at 01-22-18 09:34:51 PM) Link | Quote
Hell yeah Vetusware

Also, the Internet should go back to not saddling everything with multiple megabytes of Javascript and advertising and tracking and Five Eyes backdoors and other crap pls
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Posted on 01-25-18 12:10:50 AM (last edited by SC at 01-25-18 12:11:17 AM) Link | Quote
Here's a few of my favorite sites that I've found that work on old browsers (last time I checked):

- Matthew Furman's Website
- Matthew Furman's Yellow Pages
- Mermeliz's Comic Chat Page
- Toastytech
- Superbad (not the movie)
- RSUB
- WavList.com
- The Official SkiFree Home Page
- F2.org
- AMStereo.org
- linkdup
- euh?
- everything2
- Kid Radd
- Mr. Wong's SoupPartments
- Blue Vertigo
- RinkWorks
- Lemmy's Land
- Interactive Fantasies

I may or may not have an addiction.
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Posted on 01-25-18 02:34:06 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by devin
Just install DOSBox and Windows 95 on your phone, no big deal

Ehehe, about that...
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Posted on 01-25-18 04:57:16 AM Link | Quote
RARLabs of WinRAR fame as still the same looking website since forever too.
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Posted on 01-25-18 07:51:15 AM Link | Quote
MDGX is also a classic. I sometimes head there to get working utilities for my VMs, especially when websites like OldApps.com sometimes blatantly lie when it comes to version compatiblity.

and of course, there's this :V
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Posted on 01-25-18 01:21:21 PM Link | Quote
Why reminisce about the past when you can look into the  future  of  web  design (autoplaying sound)
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