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I was just searching some stuff in wikipedia, when out of nowhere, i remember the existence of microsoft encarta, and how i used to spend hours and hours using this stuff when i was a kid, this thing was gold and to be honest, it's a shame it became obsolete, do you guys remember using this stuff?


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YES THIS IS WHAT I HAD

what was the deal with that, I remember nothing about it tbh
You talk about encarta? Well, to put it simple, it was wikipedia before wikipedia.
 
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You talk about encarta? Well, to put it simple, it was wikipedia before wikipedia.
yeah I know that, I was talking about that game. I remember there was a game, I remember this screen shot, but I cannot remember the game itself lol
 
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yeah I know that, I was talking about that game. I remember there was a game, I remember this screen shot, but I cannot remember the game itself lol
It was a trivia thing or something that I remember being terrible at because I was a small child (but would probably kick ass at now via being a competent adult)
 
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I remember this encarta thingy because of its "3d virtual tours" that come in the 2009 edition (I think that's how they're named). These are the most a e s t h e t i c experiences that come from whatever done in the 2009. Exploring those 3d virtual tours feels so surreal and strange, and the music even makes it kinda scary too. It's like a vaporwave history lesson, a vaporwave interpretation of the old ages.

 
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I remember this encarta thingy because of its "3d virtual tours" that come in the 2009 edition (I think that's how they're named). These are the most a e s t h e t i c experiences that come from whatever done in the 2009. Exploring those 3d virtual tours feels so surreal and strange, and the music even makes it kinda scary too. It's like a vaporwave history lesson, a vaporwave interpretation of the old ages.

Oh man, this nostalgia hits like a truck, i used to love the medieval one, i spended hours in that place lmao.
 
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Fucked around with Encarta 98 a while ago when I was fooling around with a Windows 98 VM. Very cool little program. If I was a kid around then you'd bet I'd spend a ton of time on it.
 
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How can I forget MS Encarta? It was amazing at that time to have so much information just in front of you, with your mouse.

I remember opening it and keep reading stuff for hours. It was amazing.
 
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I remember using it for schoolwork back in 99 - 2000.

We only had dial up back then, and one phone line, so I couldn't be on the internet all the time. So whatever research we had, came from Encarta.
 
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Lol I remember turning in a 7th grade history paper that I pretty much directly ripped from the Encarta entry on Iraq. What is funny to me is this was 1997 and to this day I wonder what the teacher made of it since I got an A.. didn't get a talking to or anything lol.

Anyways I loved that software, spent hours on it.
 
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Lol I remember turning in a 7th grade history paper that I pretty much directly ripped from the Encarta entry on Iraq. What is funny to me is this was 1997 and to those day I won't what the teacher made of it since I got an A.. didn't get a talking to or anything lol.

Anyways I loved that software, spent hours on it.
Yeah, me too, we used to do a lot of homework with that, any subject, you just search it on encarta and that's it, you got the info, it was really wikipedia before wikipedia.
 
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yeah I know that, I was talking about that game. I remember there was a game, I remember this screen shot, but I cannot remember the game itself lol
It was a maze game where you had matches to help you light the way and if you took wrong turns I think you have to answer general knowledge questions.

Oh man this brings back memories. So many assignments completed based entirely off encarta.
 
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I was just searching some stuff in wikipedia, when out of nowhere, i remember the existence of microsoft encarta, and how i used to spend hours and hours using this stuff when i was a kid, this thing was gold and to be honest, it's a shame it became obsolete, do you guys remember using this stuff?


Literally one of my favorite programs when I was a kid, I spent hours there clicking from one link to the other getting deeper in all info I was interested in, very wholesome program.
 
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I used some other encyclopedia program that was on a cd. I forget what it was called but it had some educational game where you fly around in space and visit constellations like Cassieopia. It was pretty chill.
 
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Wait, isn't Encarta kind of like Encyclopedia Britannica but with a lot more games and interactivity? I remember they had it on CDs back in the 90s...
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