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RIP Sonic CulT

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Overlord, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. Spindash54

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    Overlord, were those like some heavy metal versions of the Sonic 3 and S&K boss themes? I've had a S&K boss cover on my computer for AGES and I never knew who made it other than I downloaded it from SCARZ eons ago.
     
  2. Blue Spikeball

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    Which is ironic, given that Pachuka used to attack Andy Wolan and call him a thief for doing the same thing.
     
  3. MainMemory

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    Back in 2003/2004 I was on AOL, and I had just found a map editor for Chip's Challenge, which got me wondering if someone had made one for Sonic & Knuckles Collection. They hadn't (yet), but the search brought me to Hacking Cult which had a download for SonED, and from there I found S2Beta (or whatever name it had at the time), what was left of the original SSRG, and Sonic Cult. I lurked around here and Cult until I finally got the courage to join here in August 2009 to share my findings in SADX, and I want to say it was in 2010 that I decided to also share my findings on the X-Cult forums. I posted about how I had figured out how to activate Super Sonic in normal levels... and I got suspended by a mod for posting a dumb model edit. Another mod shortly overturned the suspension (I think I may have done some explaining in IRC?), but after that, I mostly didn't bother posting there anymore. I did stick around #cult for a while, and I think I had a reason for leaving, but I can't remember what it was.
     
  4. Plorpus

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    I think what made a lot of the stuff back then different from the alt-right etc is that it was done for the shock value or irony by a bunch of teens rather than out of some kind of hatred. Like a dead baby joke. That Sonic Heroes page aged like a bag of rancid meat for sure though.
     
  5. Nova

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    I was actually thinking about this a little last night, but X-CulT really did have a lot of potential. It's a shame that the community sort of fizzled out around the switch from Sonic CulT; a community dedicated to researching and maintaining a catalogue of pre-release materials and prototypes, and making it all available freely could have still been going strong today had things have gone differently. I guess Hidden Palace is the nearest thing to what I'm thinking of, unless there's somewhere else I don't know about.
     
  6. Overlord

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    Yeah, probably.
     
  7. Lanzer

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    I agree on a Sonic Cult / X-CulT skin for the new Retro, I hope that can happen.
     
  8. 360

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    Guys - hopefully it's cool to say this - but we do have an existing SCARZ/Sonic Cult themed dark green site skin in the Oldbie Lounge. I could post a screenshot if you guys want. Perhaps we could make the theme optional for the main forum or something? It's really slick and cool. Awesome retro-throwback and tribute to Cult so might be a good idea.
     
  9. JaxTH

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    This. I NEED IT ALL OVER THE FORUM.
     
  10. LordOfSquad

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    Yeah, I'd love to use that as well. Some of us have been around since the dirt ages even though we weren't posting back then, we're not all oldbies.
     
  11. Dark Sonic

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    Wat.

    Yea I would like to use that. Besides our current options are broken blue, that default brown theme (ekkk, no), and the Big theme which tbh is alright. But yes I know, "New board coming soon no changes" *TM/(C)

    Give me that black and green though. Besides, ya I started at CulT and despite not being an Oldbie I've still been around forever at this point.
     
  12. Overlord

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    God damn it that's not supposed to be known to the commoners =P
     
  13. Jason

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    CulT was one of the first communities I found in my teenage years. Certainly a product of the times, it will still be missed. I dug through the sidebar on the main page hundreds of times. Link x Knuckles picture got it all flooding back. Speaking of, I also blame it for introducing me the concept of rule 34, at the bottom of that sidebar, with the mustachioed gent I ignored, like all 18+ warnings. + - Amy getting a surprise Chaos enema in a back alley   is etched in the back of my mind forever.
     
  14. Dark Sonic

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    Cat's out of the bag now! :specialed:
     
  15. ICEknight

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    Oh no, somebody press the red button! D:
     
  16. Scarred Sun

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    This is a weird one: I'm not even all that fussed by TSSZ nowadays (they do their thing, they do a good job at it, and that's fine) but I would like at some point to see an apology for the people who were given grief for no real reason--Sega employees and otherwise. That's about the extent of "beef."

    This is probably the biggest reason why Retro exists in the way it does today, and the site owes a big debt to CulT for that. Funnily enough, there are still people grumbling about "stealing" and "credit" even today on some things Retro does, but I dooooooon't caaaaaaare. There's a big difference between intellectual property and wanting credit for making a facsimile of someone else's work.
     
  17. itsstillthinking

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    https://web.archive.org/web/20180106094312/http://www.sonic-cult.org/
     
  18. Scarred Sun

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    Welp, this.
    Oh yeah, quick update on that whole part of CulT archiving: basically, our hands are tied right now due to the outdated technology needed to run the site (NOT THAT WE WOULDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT!!!) and so a large part of it's going to be reviewing to see if it's worth stabilizing the code or just running it on some read-only container.
     
  19. doc eggfan

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    I find I have the opposite problem. People ask me if it's alright to use Sega Retro's images and content for their own articles/projects. Of course it is! Why else does it exist if not as a resource of images and research.
     
  20. Flygon

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    Just because it's a publicly stated goal hasn't stopped other sites with the same sort of a publicly stated goal from lashing out at people for using their content.

    Gotta play things safe.