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At 7/31/08 12:34 PM, Bahamut wrote: I understand it can take a while to build a site like RG, but an update once in a while would have been nice.
While I was busy going through old retrogade posts (it's what I do) I found this post that inspired me to try and give a decent update on the progress of retrogade.
After a lengthy holiday break in which they fattened up for their winter hibernation, SK and QuikFox have been hard at work putting a lot of great stuff together.
Too name off a few quickly I put together a list below.
Coming soon (like real soon)
- The final layout will be put into place sometime in the next few days. (Most likely final.. <_<)
- Forum sections will be sorted out in the next few weeks.
- New logo, possibly final logo will be put into place in the next few days. Made by the great SDG.
- Contact page with our sexy faces plastered all over it. (Don't worry, they'll be caricatures, you don't have to look at our faces) in the next couple weeks.
- Huge milestones list.
- Site themes, colour choices and all that awesomeness.
- Tutorial section for PS and other art programs.
- Full compatibility with Facebook. (Can sign up for RG through Facebook already in place)
- Massive resource section to aide users.
This shit is happening this time. We're invested for a 5 year haul, minimum!
Yeah, that's right! We're marrying the bitch this time.
What can you do to support the cause ? Anything that involves being involved with Retrogade. You pick, just don't be a wall flower.
Hey everyone, quick post from myself to ensure things are going well.
We'd like to thank SDG for creating our new logo and personal avatars for our contact page.
You can view the new logo here:
Quikfox has been designing the 10th version of Retrogade in it's 5 year history to reflect this new logo. It won't be moving away too far from the current design that's in place now, rather than building upon what's there.
ShittyKitty's been very busy coding the back end, and has quite a few features inserted already. Three months ago we were in a text based alpha with the very basic of code. He has now implemented a giant list of features and bug fixes that have come up.
The features we're planning for the next month will include the User Profile side of the website. Because artists are very creative, we'll be making sure that the profiles are as customizable as possible.
LethalDosage and myself have been working hard to ensure that you, the user, will get full benefits from using Retrogade. Hosting your art or programs isn't just for the sake of putting them online and walking away, we want to ensure that you're going to have a little bit of fun by helping out other artists with your tutorials or just uploading a cool, free font you saw on the web.
Finding other users with skills you need to finish that project will be another way to stay connected. We aren't just building nostalgia, we're building a community. A community where artists, programmers, photographers, anyone with an art passion to work together on projects, discuss or showcase their works, and be able to enter a friendly atmosphere where others are willing to help out others.
Retrogade is coming along nicely. The project is still on track and with the amazing work that Quikfox and ShittyKitty are doing, it's progressing much faster than any of us could have imagined.
Please come by and check out http://retrogade.org - any ideas you have can shape RG's future. I'm sure the older members would like to see some things come back as well somethings changed.
Yes sir! The big red one, the time for love....Valentines Day!
It just so happens, RGs projected date for open BETA will be 2 weeks into February.
Of coarse, it could be a few days earlier or a few days later.
So get excited and shit.
Hope this doesn't put too much pressure on you SK ;]
I've gotten all of the old Retrogade submissions on the website, and they can be added to your account on request in this topic: http://retrogade.org/post/753 We'll have the portal up and running by the beta launch, so you'll be able to have any of your old submissions re-submitted to the new site!
For easy reference, here's some useful links related to Retrogade.
- "Retro" Submission Tool (Find old RG submissions): Link
- Official Retrogade logo: Link Thanks goes to SDG.
- Retrogade Facebook page (Hit the like button): Link
- Retrogade Twitter page: Link
- Staff Avatars (Leave a critique): Link
- Site Feedback: Link
If you're still open to forum suggestions, what about having a music forum? I recall a music forum on the old RG and I'd like to see it on the new RG.
At 2/12/11 09:57 PM, Bahamut wrote: If you're still open to forum suggestions, what about having a music forum? I recall a music forum on the old RG and I'd like to see it on the new RG.
Consider it done buddeh ;D
Not sure why it's wasn't done before >_>
At 2/13/11 08:20 AM, Bahamut wrote: THANK YOU!
404 Not Found" lol
The new site is still young but I'm glad to help out by filling in a blank spot.
Ehhh any ideas are more then welcome..They help out a lot more then you'd think some times.
Thanks for reminding us dude
At 2/13/11 11:13 AM, Bahamut wrote: Apparently the BBS doesn't like direct linking to .wav files. Anyway, it was "Thank you!" on this page.
haha sounded like a drunken Russian..
And no prob dude, keep em coming, I'll add em as they come.
We've now got links at the top of every topic for social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and you can now upload your own user avatars (with a built-in cropping tool)!
At 2/14/11 05:38 PM, ShittyKitty wrote: We've now got links at the top of every topic for social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and you can now upload your own user avatars (with a built-in cropping tool)!
Unfortunately we missed our deadline for the Beta launch, which was set for yesterday. However, SK has been developing and coding until his hands start bleeding. We have him chained to a chair in a dark room in an undisclosed location.
We'll be looking towards a March launch, so get ready, because Retrogade is going to come in like a lion!
- We're aiming to have the Resource uploader early next week. This will aide PS users, programmers, and all sorts of artists across the web.
- Staff avatars are almost complete - If you're interested in checking out the progress of 'em; Link
SDGs really has done some great work on them.
- Rocket and me are working out what the users pages and portal pages layouts. We're aiming to have that iron'd out by early March. So Beta should be.. Unofficially...In a few weeks.
Everyone should give rocket a hand for stepping up and trying to do this, it's somewhat out of his area of expertise.
And again like always, if you want to give any suggestions, or even do some cheap mock up in mspaint of what you think a good layout could be, don't hesitate to post it in Suggestions & Feedback.
- User AVATARS! In case you missed it..SK managed to work up user avatars to spice the forums up a bit. With a convenient little cropping tool so you don't need to kill yourself trying to make shit fit.
That's all the updates we got for now.
If you want to show your support, give any ideas, inquire into the direction we plan on taking with the new RG, please feel free..... We could use some user support on the forums <3
At 2/19/11 10:17 AM, LethalDosage wrote: - User AVATARS! In case you missed it..SK managed to work up user avatars to spice the forums up a bit. With a convenient little cropping tool so you don't need to kill yourself trying to make shit fit.
I would except it doesn't work on Opera nor Firefox. I can't even click the upload button for Opera while Firefox just keeps loading forever for the picture to upload.
At 2/19/11 07:55 PM, Bahamut wrote: I would except it doesn't work on Opera nor Firefox. I can't even click the upload button for Opera while Firefox just keeps loading forever for the picture to upload.
I was aware of an issue with Google chrome, but Opera and firefox I didn't know. We're going to have to broaden our testing method to cover other browsers obviously...lol
Could you ctrl+f5 and then try in firefox again. It worked using firefox for us, so maybe it's just a cache issue.
and thanks for bringing this up, I'll let SK know.
Sooooooo, where the hell is everyone ? lol
And Bahamut have you tried uploading another PP yet ? I tested with a second account and it worked in firefox. Unfortunately since we're in alpha everything's set up to run off of FF right now. I think it's the better browser anyways...but I know some people ain't fans.
At 2/25/11 12:39 PM, LethalDosage wrote: And Bahamut have you tried uploading another PP yet ? I tested with a second account and it worked in firefox.
Still not working on this end. I may not see anything on the staff side but maybe it's not agreeing with me on the cropping section? That part doesn't even come up at all on Firefox.
Ok, I can't be bothered to read back a whole lot. But didn't RG die years ago? Is there a resurrection going on? If so, fucking ace.
At 2/28/11 08:37 AM, DareDevilGuy wrote: Ok, I can't be bothered to read back a whole lot. But didn't RG die years ago? Is there a resurrection going on? If so, fucking ace.
Holy schnikey it's DDG.
Long time no see man. The rumours are true sir, we're doing this jesus shit right here, or tupac if you want to do the whole 7 year resurrection thing, you know, cause RG 04...RG 11....lol anyways, yes, resurrections for everyone! lol
I dunno if you remember me, but yeah, good to see you back around dude.
At 2/28/11 08:57 AM, LethalDosage wrote: I dunno if you remember me, but yeah, good to see you back around dude.
I remember you. Although I must say some things are a bit hazy. I mean, it's been 5-6 years the last time I was on RG?
Anyway, I'll take a look onto the new forum later today since I should be working on some coursework right about now. Also, is -X- still around? I want to poke and make fun of that phase of his.
And haha, oh wow at that picture. Where the hell did you dig that gem up from? Oh lord, I remember making that and feeling all proud of actually producing something in photoshop. Yes, I was actually proud of that thing, hahaha.
At 2/28/11 09:30 AM, DareDevilGuy wrote: I remember you. Although I must say some things are a bit hazy. I mean, it's been 5-6 years the last time I was on RG?
I think it died in 06-07 so that'd be in the neighborhood. I didn't stop smoking in that time...so I fully know where you're coming from lol
Also, is -X- still around? I want to poke and make fun of that phase of his.
There has already been the odd joke thrown around at his expense.. oh how I wish he would grace us with his presence lol
And haha, oh wow at that picture. Where the hell did you dig that gem up from?
A wise man foretold the prophecy of Retrogade's resur-erection...That Man.. Was SK!.....This Spring!....A Movie like You've Never Seen Before.......PASSION... Of the RETROGADE
SK saved everything from the old database cause he's genius :D
Yes, I was actually proud of that thing, hahaha.
You don't even want to see my old stuff lol
At 2/27/11 10:29 AM, LethalDosage wrote: bahhhh the profile pics were spose to bring some much needed colour to the forums lol A lot of good that did.. I'll have to talk to SK about it on monday >.< thanks dude
I just gave it a shot on Internet Explorer. It worked, LOL.
At 2/28/11 09:30 AM, DareDevilGuy wrote: Also, is -X- still around? I want to poke and make fun of that phase of his.
He comes and goes. He was active on the BBS for the last month or two but he's probably gone dormant again.
At 2/28/11 10:23 AM, LethalDosage wrote:At 2/28/11 09:30 AM, DareDevilGuy wrote: I remember you. Although I must say some things are a bit hazy. I mean, it's been 5-6 years the last time I was on RG?I think it died in 06-07 so that'd be in the neighborhood. I didn't stop smoking in that time...so I fully know where you're coming from lol
I recall the site going down in April 2007 which we were waiting for the site to move servers but then shit fell apart.