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Nostalgic Webpages - Q-Nova - 03-30-2020

Here you can post links to stuff from the Internet that you find to be nostalgic, such as GeoCities pages and Flash animations. You can also discuss the golden age of the Internet in general.

Here are some sites I remember visiting when I started browsing the Internet:

http://dopefish.com
http://legacy.3drealms.com
https://themushroomkingdom.net
http://www.maguidhir.com/fionn/benvolio/
https://web.archive.org/web/20071231055624/http://www.dosclassics.com/

These are some other sites that I discovered later, but existed long ago and are still interesting:

https://www.spacejam.com/1996 (from 1996, and it's still up!)
https://mfgg.net/bowsertech/
http://cc314.shikadi.net (a link to an older version of that site is included as well: http://cc314.shikadi.net/oldcc314/index.htm)
http://cc314.shikadi.net/ayceck/index.htm

And, of course, we can't forget about the beginning of MFGG:

https://web.archive.org/web/20010818083705/http://fanmade.emulationzone.org/mfgg/
https://web.archive.org/web/20020201220457/http://fanmade.emulationzone.org/mfgg/ (this link has working navigation buttons, just click on ENTER)

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RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Vitiman - 03-31-2020

A very long-running humour-based Mega Man fan site that I obsessively checked/read when I was younger, The Mechanical Maniacs, has a page dedicated to what their older layouts used to look like. The earliest of them appears to be in the vein of what you've shared, in fact. With that said, that's not how I remember the website looking back when I found it, that'd be this.

The Mechanical Maniacs was just one of many fan sites devoted to "teams" mimicking the Robot Master lineups from the various MM games. At one point or another, I believe there was a team for every single classic game at that time (this was a pre-9 world, mind you). I remember as a young, naive idiot child at the time emailing the webmaster of Mechanical Maniacs asking so desperately to be included as the dreaded Doc Robot from their game of choice, Mega Man 3. Of course, given that by the time I asked the whole team scene had largely fallen apart and that I was a dumb kid, I was very politely declined on my offer.

That whole thing was wild... I remember reading about how the founder of the Sinister Six (the Mega Man 1 team and basically who started the whole thing in the MM community) actually died due to an accident. I wasn't as intertwined with the other teams as I was TMM - probably because their site had tons of trinkets and amusing anecdotes to comb through - but it was still heartbreaking to know that someone who made a big impact on a fan community like that could just... pass away, and all due to misfortune. I know we've had a handful of members pass away here on MFGG, but I know this is meant to be a more lighthearted thread, so pardon my 3 AM rambling.

This was just one of many sites I used to prowl as a younge childe. I admit that while I just barely missed the era of Web 1.0 sites by the time I started joining websites and being active online, I find myself looking back at the more '90s web designs as a more aesthetically amusing/pleasing era. Hell, people still made GeoCities and Angel Fires in 2006, right? So I suppose I still saw some of that growing up, then.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - recent - 03-31-2020

https://ualuealuealeuale.ytmnd.com/


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Yoshin - 03-31-2020

My childhood lives here
http://homebody.eu/carolyn/


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Hypernova - 03-31-2020

I used to go to Yoshiart.com to download some SMW cartoons and Yoshi wallpapers: http://archive.is/BuJAS


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Slug101 - 04-01-2020

Coolmathgames

It was once a very popular site that had a good line of games, But when Play2Max games made a deal with them, They went downhill and their games are now atrocious. 

Also they are gonna shut down now..

Hoodamathgames still rocks


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Hypernova - 04-01-2020

Coolmathgames? Try Funbrain since it was popular back in my elementary days (2004-2006)


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - GeneralGuy - 04-01-2020

I started using the internet around 2001? Here are websites that I frequented a lot back in the day in chronological order of first discovering them (2001-2007):

https://msn.com
https://askjeeves.com
https://pokemon.com
https://supercheats.com
https://gamefaqs.com
https://gamewinners.com
https://serebii.net
https://newgrounds.com
https://pokecommunity.com
https://ocremix.org
https://youtube.com
https://mfgg.net
https://mfgg.taloncrossing.com
https://deviantart.com


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - LycanSeijin - 04-06-2020

R.I.P. Gamewinners.com  Sad Such a helpful website.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Parakarry - 04-06-2020

vgmusic.com

flamingtext.com

world-of-nintendo.com
Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Evan.F - 04-07-2020

(04-06-2020, 10:02 PM)Parakarry Wrote: Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)

We are talking about the guy who beat "Wing Mario To The Sky"  without jumping once.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Hairball - 04-14-2020

What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Evan.F - 04-14-2020

(04-14-2020, 12:54 PM)Hairball Wrote: What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.
How can you fool someone into thinking this isn't star world? It's the more SMW esque colouring on Mario that gives it away for me, the level to me looks like any romhack level


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Hairball - 04-14-2020

(04-14-2020, 02:21 PM)Evan.F Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 12:54 PM)Hairball Wrote: What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.
How can you fool someone into thinking this isn't star world? It's the more SMW esque colouring on Mario that gives it away for me, the level to me looks like any romhack level

It's basically this Star World screenshot keeps being reused after a big website started to use it as a "real" SM64 screenshot. Then others start using it too and it continues to perpetuate, it's really crazy in a way. I guess gaming journalism is really mediocre in all seriousness.

(04-06-2020, 10:02 PM)Parakarry Wrote: vgmusic.com

flamingtext.com

world-of-nintendo.com
Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)

I'm amazed world-of-nintendo.com is still around, it's pretty much like a time capsule of the late 1990s. It's crazy.

He actually did a shoutout on Reddit not long ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/7b21o4/awesome_vintage_nintendo_fansite_from_1996_thats/dpg7sx0/


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Parakarry - 04-16-2020

(04-14-2020, 02:46 PM)Hairball Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 02:21 PM)Evan.F Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 12:54 PM)Hairball Wrote: What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.
How can you fool someone into thinking this isn't star world? It's the more SMW esque colouring on Mario that gives it away for me, the level to me looks like any romhack level

It's basically this Star World screenshot keeps being reused after a big website started to use it as a "real" SM64 screenshot. Then others start using it too and it continues to perpetuate, it's really crazy in a way. I guess gaming journalism is really mediocre in all seriousness.

(04-06-2020, 10:02 PM)Parakarry Wrote: vgmusic.com

flamingtext.com

world-of-nintendo.com
Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)

I'm amazed world-of-nintendo.com is still around, it's pretty much like a time capsule of the late 1990s. It's crazy.

He actually did a shoutout on Reddit not long ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/7b21o4/awesome_vintage_nintendo_fansite_from_1996_thats/dpg7sx0/

I did a few of the supposed methods to unlock Luigi in Mario 64, and the other rumors. Things like letting the box on the ship slide back and forth 64 times, then busting it open.
Spoiler: I did NOT find Luigi.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Evan.F - 04-16-2020

(04-16-2020, 02:27 AM)Parakarry Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 02:46 PM)Hairball Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 02:21 PM)Evan.F Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 12:54 PM)Hairball Wrote: What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.
How can you fool someone into thinking this isn't star world? It's the more SMW esque colouring on Mario that gives it away for me, the level to me looks like any romhack level

It's basically this Star World screenshot keeps being reused after a big website started to use it as a "real" SM64 screenshot. Then others start using it too and it continues to perpetuate, it's really crazy in a way. I guess gaming journalism is really mediocre in all seriousness.

(04-06-2020, 10:02 PM)Parakarry Wrote: vgmusic.com

flamingtext.com

world-of-nintendo.com
Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)

I'm amazed world-of-nintendo.com is still around, it's pretty much like a time capsule of the late 1990s. It's crazy.

He actually did a shoutout on Reddit not long ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/7b21o4/awesome_vintage_nintendo_fansite_from_1996_thats/dpg7sx0/

I did a few of the supposed methods to unlock Luigi in Mario 64, and the other rumors. Things like letting the box on the ship slide back and forth 64 times, then busting it open.
Spoiler: I did NOT find Luigi.

It's common knowledge that he is unlocked upon collecting every coin in the game, including the Mystery Goomba in Bowser in the Sky


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - GeneralGuy - 04-20-2020

(04-16-2020, 03:09 AM)Evan.F Wrote:
(04-16-2020, 02:27 AM)Parakarry Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 02:46 PM)Hairball Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 02:21 PM)Evan.F Wrote:
(04-14-2020, 12:54 PM)Hairball Wrote: What about Super Mario 128 Central, it's still here! Interestingly I started playing the Star Road SM64 hack lately, after finding out that this often used Super Mario 64 screenshot was from that hack.


[Image: supermario64.png?fit=578%2C405&strip=all]

https://www.sm128c.com/debunking-the-infamous-super-mario-64-screenshot-0153 - I did a little bit of investigation to find out the origins and how it may have spread like wildfire.
How can you fool someone into thinking this isn't star world? It's the more SMW esque colouring on Mario that gives it away for me, the level to me looks like any romhack level

It's basically this Star World screenshot keeps being reused after a big website started to use it as a "real" SM64 screenshot. Then others start using it too and it continues to perpetuate, it's really crazy in a way. I guess gaming journalism is really mediocre in all seriousness.

(04-06-2020, 10:02 PM)Parakarry Wrote: vgmusic.com

flamingtext.com

world-of-nintendo.com
Beyond 120 Stars, the Mario 64 page which had all these extra challenges you could do and try out. (When I started watching Pannenkoek's videos, I was reminded of this site. I bet he could do all of these!)

I'm amazed world-of-nintendo.com is still around, it's pretty much like a time capsule of the late 1990s. It's crazy.

He actually did a shoutout on Reddit not long ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/retrogaming/comments/7b21o4/awesome_vintage_nintendo_fansite_from_1996_thats/dpg7sx0/

I did a few of the supposed methods to unlock Luigi in Mario 64, and the other rumors. Things like letting the box on the ship slide back and forth 64 times, then busting it open.
Spoiler: I did NOT find Luigi.

It's common knowledge that he is unlocked upon collecting every coin in the game, including the Mystery Goomba in Bowser in the Sky
L is real 2041
[Image: sm64-code-top.png?w=640&h=447]


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - Angustia - 04-20-2020

(04-01-2020, 04:16 PM)GeneralGuy Wrote: I started using the internet around 2001? Here are websites that I frequented a lot back in the day in chronological order of first discovering them (2001-2007):

https://msn.com
https://askjeeves.com
https://pokemon.com
https://supercheats.com
https://gamefaqs.com
https://gamewinners.com
https://serebii.net
https://newgrounds.com
https://pokecommunity.com
https://ocremix.org
https://youtube.com
https://mfgg.net
https://mfgg.taloncrossing.com
https://deviantart.com

I got scammed so many times on Serebii during my Pokemon phase. Thanks for the memories!


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - GeneralGuy - 04-20-2020

(04-20-2020, 09:08 PM)Angustia Wrote:
(04-01-2020, 04:16 PM)GeneralGuy Wrote: I started using the internet around 2001? Here are websites that I frequented a lot back in the day in chronological order of first discovering them (2001-2007):

https://msn.com
https://askjeeves.com
https://pokemon.com
https://supercheats.com
https://gamefaqs.com
https://gamewinners.com
https://serebii.net
https://newgrounds.com
https://pokecommunity.com
https://ocremix.org
https://youtube.com
https://mfgg.net
https://mfgg.taloncrossing.com
https://deviantart.com

I got scammed so many times on Serebii during my Pokemon phase. Thanks for the memories!
lol wut How did you get scammed? GameFAQs was the place that said Mew was under the truck and you could unlock PokeGods by beating the Elite Four 100 times or whatever.


RE: Nostalgic Webpages - LycanSeijin - 04-22-2020

Oh yeah! MSN.com! That used to be our homepage when my dad first installed the internet in our house. God, has it really been 20 years? I feel like I need some whiskey...