Does anyone remember the ORIGINAL gbatemp?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Sobtanian, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Sobtanian
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    Hello all,

    Been on these boards since 02, rarely post but lurch around almost daily [​IMG]

    I posted today and realised I'm member 264 (I think), which got me thinking, how many people here are still active from that era?

    From the time when gbatemp was exactly as it says on the tin: it had direct download links for the latest GBA rom releases, the temp being that it was the latest 10 or so, hence the ROMS
    were temp there until new releases came out (daily!).

    It was great while it lasted.

    Anyone else remember this? Or am I the only oldie here [​IMG]

    EDIT: it's great to see the site fledge in to what it is now, a varied and very active forum covering all our Nintendo hacking needs, and all the reviews. Great stuff!
     


  2. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    That is pretty cool in my opinion... GBAtemp was such a small community before, and now it has out grown any flashcart discussion board~!

    I am a member 125,855... Super big number, but I wish I knew about GBAtemp ever since it started. I would love to advance in a community that just starts ^^
     
  3. UltraMagnus

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    wish I had, would never have wasted so much money on gba games [​IMG]
     
  4. tj_cool

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    I'm using the GBAtemp classic skin, although I only joined this year [​IMG]
     
  5. Maikel Steneker

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    Nope, but I have read the wiki, so I know about the original GBAtemp. Back then I had just discovered that I could play the newest Pok√©mon game before anyone else by using an emulator and the US version [​IMG]
     
  6. T-hug

    T-hug Always like this.

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    SleepingDragon GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well, close to that time. I first started lurking around here as a guest in '03. I still remember the first time I discovered gbatemp. I was lying in a hospital bed recovering from my second surgery to fix a herniated disk in my back (soccer injury, or "football" for those outside the US). I was scouring the internet looking for something to occupy my drug-infused mind and I stumbled onto gbatemp. I thougt is was great. At the time, I had never seen a sight like this. It then took me 5 years of visiting on a daily basis to finally decide I wanted to become a member. Great place!
     
  8. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    GBAtemp looks so... Different :wtf:

    @ Sleeping ~ That is a long period of time~! Imagine you became a member in 03'. You would be a known veteran~!
     
  9. Sobtanian
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    @Thug LOL I think I remember you and might even have some PM from you about xbox/gba emulation or something [​IMG]

    Also, we joined the same day but there's 200 members between us [​IMG]

    I remember gbatemp as a one page thing: game/picture/link to rom. Click - download. Nothing more, but nothing more needed.

    Awesome.
     
  10. pen15

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    funny how sad ones life must be when he jacks off to his member number
     
  11. Justin121994

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    lol im fairly new

    so when did gbatemp stop hosting gba roms?
     
  12. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    Wat i wanna know is if costellos member number really is 255 originally and not just changed to that.
     
  13. shaunj66

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    It is originally 255. Why would he change it?
     
  14. robochrono09

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    what happened to the shout box
     
  15. Issac

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    Well I remember those days as well, though I wasn't a member...
    strangely enough, I remember the release of megaman battle network 2... did I see it here, or was it in the #gbatemp channel?
     
  16. Smoko

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    Maybe he's a white supremacist.
     
  17. ZenZero

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    man it sounds like it was cool

    but i bet that it was better when they wernt 2 afraid to host roms
     
  18. UltraMagnus

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    I don't see the connection.

    I always thought it was changed though, what with it being the largest possible 8 bit integer (FF)
     
  19. flashermac

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    old timer here [​IMG]

    edit: wow, only a day older than thug - what was the date when the rom hosting stopped, must have been the 23rd [​IMG]
     
  20. Smoko

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    I was going on how his user number may be a subtle hint about how much he enjoys setting all RGB values to 255.