I miss this site.

A Forum Thread for GameBanana

I remember about 6 years ago I used to log onto GameBanana every morning - go through my event log, and the threads, check out the WIPs before I headed off to high school. The community was very active at that time too. There were people posting in the threads non-stop, and it was almost a shitshow. I loved that.

I logged on today and sorta miss that time.

Now, I make music and stuff. I could link if you guys are interested.

How's everyone doing?
  • Suomimies55 avatar
    Suomimies55 username pic Joined 6y ago
    Offline
    6,796 points Ranked 890th
    30 medals 2 legendary 3 rare
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    • Sprayer of the Month, March 2015 Medal icon
    10mo
    Times do changes alot around us, different people and friends. Gone and come.
    I hate point farmers. avatar
    Mantra
    I hate point farmers.
    URL to post:
  • Captiva avatar
    Captiva username pic Joined 3y ago
    CS:S Manager CS1.6 Manager Moderator
    Life Tree Flag Affiliation: Life Tree
    25,318 points Ranked 198th
    47 medals 5 legendary 9 rare
    • 30 submissions featured Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    Captiva avatar
    Captiva
    Life Tree Flag
    Affiliation
    Life Tree
    10mo 10mo
    Welcome back!

    I was joined 2 years ago as a beginner compiler, but now I learn modeling. :3

    Other than that, CSGO things are still the favorite content in this site.
    • Agree x 1
    急いでいる風のように avatar
    Mantra
    急いでいる風のように
    URL to post:
  • Thrashstalker avatar
    Thrashstalker username pic Joined 8y ago
    CS1.6 Manager
    Restin'
    The Art of Shaping Flag Affiliation: The Art of Shaping
    81,373 points Ranked 50th
    48 medals 8 legendary 11 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Medal icon
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2017 Medal icon
    Thrashstalker avatar
    Thrashstalker
    The Art of Shaping Flag
    Affiliation
    The Art of Shaping
    10mo
    Yo, welcome back man. 
    Still thrashin' avatar
    Mantra
    Still thrashin'
    URL to post:
  • Rymd avatar
    Rymd username pic Joined 4y ago
    Offline
    Refraction Studios Flag Affiliation: Refraction Studios
    6,374 points Ranked 982nd
    19 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • 2016 Survey Participant Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    Rymd avatar
    Rymd
    Refraction Studios Flag
    Affiliation
    Refraction Studios
    10mo
    Not gonna lie, things have changed for the worse on this site nowadays, the community that existed 6 years ago is basically gone, and the community now is just a shadow of it's former self.

     There's no more actual good stuff anymore, I guess it's because most of the people here either moved on or they just don't care anymore, I know that some got work as artists and that's really nice for them.

    Anyway, not sure if you're still texturing stuff anymore but I still use your stuff (dropbox folder :V) in private compiles from time to time, so thanks for that and best wishes to you.
    • Agree x 1
    pew pew avatar
    Mantra
    pew pew
    URL to post:
  • m67houseparty avatar
    m67houseparty username pic Joined 10mo ago
    Ripe Supporter
    Total dud.
    4,103 points Ranked 1632nd
    4 medals 1 legendary
    • Became a Ripe Supporter Medal icon
    • Unlocked Treehouse VIP clearance Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    10mo
    I wasn't too involved in the community (and this is a new profile because I can't get into my old one) but i've always loved this site. I lurk hard, i've learned a lot. I'm back and i'm committed to learning some new stuff that i've always wanted to do. I'm obsessed with tinkering around with CS:S skins and maps. I'd be down to check out your tunes.
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) avatar
    Mantra
    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    URL to post:
  • JMXremix avatar
    JMXremix username pic Joined 2y ago
    There
    UnreaLaws Flag Affiliation: UnreaLaws
    14,157 points Ranked 389th
    26 medals 1 legendary 3 rare
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • Submitted 5 Maps Medal icon
    JMXremix avatar
    JMXremix
    UnreaLaws Flag
    Affiliation
    UnreaLaws
    10mo
    Many of my good buddies are gone. No longer chat with me, their activity is gone. I was noob mapper when I first joined the site, and I used to ask pro mappers for help... but now I know every basic about mapping.

    Now I need to meet new people and start new discussions. This is really...... uncomfortable to change the old good days

    I miss the old Gamebanana, if only there was a way to meet our old friends once again
    Taking a brake
    URL to post:
  • Tenryuu avatar
    Tenryuu Joined 9y ago
    away
    15,429 points Ranked 340th
    45 medals 5 legendary 9 rare
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • 30 submissions featured Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    10mo 10mo
    nothing. still disappointed when i watch cs:s and cs1.6 section releases.
    • Agree x 1
    hate me
    URL to post:
  • Decemberklar avatar
    Decemberklar username pic Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    9,597 points Ranked 589th
    26 medals 1 legendary 6 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 25 posts awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Threads Medal icon
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2017 Day Eighteen Winner! Medal icon
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    9mo
    I remember the old activity tracker, and how it would move so fast you could time when to properly shitpost into obscurity - or use it to your advantage to gain exposure on your submission. 

    Now I struggled just to find this thread lol.
    URL to post:
  • BAFTUB avatar
    BAFTUB username pic Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    4,775 points Ranked 1353rd
    14 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Threads Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    9mo
    What the hell happened to this website?¿?¿
    Bananite
    URL to post:
  • Drown avatar
    Drown Joined 9y ago
    Online
    10,556 points Ranked 525th
    25 medals 3 rare
    • 3rd Place - Size Matters Skinning Contest Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • 1 post awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    • 5 posts awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    9mo
    Hey there, just logging in here and there to check the site out. I am fine, I remember you pretty well from back in the day. 

    Turned my back to modding / game creation and started a career in filmmaking and sounddesign, so I am pretty interested in your music. 

    Why I come back here and there ? GameBanana/Modding taught me the ability to sit down and watch some tough tutorial about UV mapping and having the willpower to follow through, an ability that really helps me up to this day. Plus I also remember the excitement of uploading a project and getting feedback and opinions, that worked really well.
    • Win x 1
    • Cheers x 1
    In 4 teh grils. avatar
    Mantra
    In 4 teh grils.
    URL to post:
  • [N]e[0]n avatar
    [N]e[0]n Joined 10y ago
    Offline
    772 points Ranked 41995th
    9 medals 1 rare
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • 1 year a member Medal icon
    9mo 9mo
    A lot of responses got dumped due to disk failure. It's sad writing twice...

    I'm also into music now, please share yours!
    • Agree x 1
    Sound Designer, Texturer
    URL to post:
  • YellowJello avatar
    YellowJello username pic Joined 15y ago
    CS1.6 Manager TF2 Manager Moderator
    Not Jiggling
    94,863 points Ranked 35th
    36 medals 3 legendary 7 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 200 Threads Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Maps Medal icon
    • Reached 75,000 Points Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Threads Medal icon
    9mo
    The internet in general has moved away from forums like this used to be. Communities are mostly gone, everything is like reddit where you just have a bunch of randoms in the mix with very, very few regulars, at least in the forum section, the same cannot be said for the skins and maps sections. It's definitely a different place now, but I'm finding I like it still. 

    FPSB was one of the longest lasting forum communities out there, but after 2015 or so it seems like that was gone, and I can't find it anywhere else. The other communities I frequented are either closed down or bought by something else. Playfire was really big for me for a while, now it's Green Man Gaming and it really, really sucks in terms of community.
    • Interesting x 1
    • Agree x 1
    Jiggle Jiggle avatar
    Mantra
    Jiggle Jiggle
    URL to post:
  • hellmonja avatar
    hellmonja username pic Joined 4y ago
    X
    CS:GO Ports Flag Affiliation: CS:GO Ports
    4,145 points Ranked 1604th
    37 medals 3 legendary 7 rare
    • 30 submissions featured Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • Received thanks 50 times Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Thanked 50 submitters Medal icon
    hellmonja avatar
    hellmonja
    CS:GO Ports Flag
    Affiliation
    CS:GO Ports
    8mo
    Welcome back, man. Can't say how much it's changed since your time, I'm only 3 years old as a member. But from those 3 years the site did change for me. A lot of us have moved away from here, some busy with school and work. Some of us still get together to collab but on different sites. GB's studio rules can be stifling. And gone are the really good new contents. If ever someone from the old sections release anything good, none of their friends are there to urge them on and create more stuff. It's become a kind of melancholia to be here.

    Your "What are you listening at" thread is still alive to this day though. I've got some stuff there that I've since added to my playlist and post some myself from time to time...
    AMXX Gunsmith avatar
    Mantra
    AMXX Gunsmith
    URL to post:
  • Smithz avatar
    Smithz username pic Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    674,007 points Ranked 2nd
    22 medals 2 legendary 5 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 200 Threads Medal icon
    • Reached 75,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 200,000 Points Medal icon
    • Reached 500,000 Points Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    8mo 8mo
    I remember those days. I sporadically log back in to try and sell points then realise no one wants to invest in the site anymore and give up. Don't really play games anymore, got more interested in real life stuff, all I use my gaming laptop for now is watching movies on. What an awesome community FPSB was though, I think it's partly a generational thing, technological too, as the trends change, oldschool 'forums' have gone and now it's facebook, or reddit as Yello said.

    Weird layout btw!

    P.s been so long since I've used a forum I forgot about "bumping" old threads.. haha hey ho hi guys
    • Agree x 1
    Selling points - email me! avatar
    Mantra
    Selling points - email me!
    URL to post:
  • vodka kmfdm avatar
    vodka kmfdm username pic Joined 7y ago
    Annoying some1
    3,528 points Ranked 2296th
    27 medals 2 legendary 5 rare
    • Submitted 50 Maps Medal icon
    • 2017 Top Contributor Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    8mo
    The problem currently in my opinion is people who register here are kids around 12-14 years; and almost of them (not everybody) are stupid.

    What I mean is when you are a child you haven't the intelligence you have when you are "adult" in my opinion.
    Alea iacta est avatar
    Mantra
    Alea iacta est
    URL to post:
  • s1nk0 avatar
    s1nk0 username pic Joined 13y ago
    Offline
    4,375 points Ranked 1490th
    19 medals 1 legendary 3 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 5 Tools Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Tooler of the Month, December 2014 Medal icon
    • 1-5 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2014 Medal icon
    8mo
    Yeah, same.

    FPSB / Gamebanana pretty much got me through middle school; I was a noob skin and map modder for 1.6/CZ.

    What I missed the most were the Christmas threads where everybody made Christmas avatars for each other. It was just so cheerful and joyous.

    I did move on with my life as most people did, but coming back here just brings lots of memories that I'll never forget.

    Hopefully everyone here is doing well in life. :)
    • Agree x 1
    Tactically Kawaii avatar
    Mantra
    Tactically Kawaii
    URL to post:
  • ddrag0n avatar
    ddrag0n Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    1,411 points Ranked 21942nd
    11 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • 1 post awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    8mo 8mo
    Ahh, good old FPSBanana (yes, I still call this place that way). So many memories. So many downloaded skins. This was pretty much my place to go when I was a kid. 

    I've made a lot friends here, some of whom I'm still in contact with. Learned many things, from skin creating, model hacking to somewhat improving my English by interacting with other people on the very same forums.

    I can't believe its been more than 10 years already since I've created my account here.
    I still remember when some CS 1.6. supervisor had deleted the whole section with ALL its submissions as a shitfit mid his departure from the site and all the shitstorm that came with it. I think it was one of the biggest hits this site got. It crippled the community and in my view, was pretty much the start of the its downfall since iirc, CS 1.6. had the most content out of any other games here.

    I still remember all those e-begging threads about that hot spicy ripe status so many people (me included) strived for. And when the points accumulated on your account had some value. And as someone before already mentioned: the Christmas period where everybody would put Santa hats on their avatars. It made the place somewhat comfier and warm in good sense.

    I also remember that edgy GIF Shmitz had as his avatar :^)

    All those skills I've acquired here made it possible for me to somehow stabilize things in my life by acquiring a job that I like, with income that satisfy my needs.
    Its funny that the place I partially used as way to escape from reality and my loneliness as a kid, contributed so much in my life.

    I was a 15 years old little brat who just liked re-skinning his virtual soldier toys in a video game.
    Now I'm 26 years old with a full time job, trying to buy my own house and wanting to start a family.

    So yeah, things have changed.
    Fate fell short this time. avatar
    Mantra
    Fate fell short this time.
    URL to post:
  • MasterChiefRulZ avatar
    MasterChiefRulZ Joined 6y ago
    Offline
    8,242 points Ranked 712th
    24 medals 2 legendary 3 rare
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2017 Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 Skins Medal icon
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2017 Day Eighteen Winner! Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    8mo
    "Its funny that the place I partially used as way to escape from reality and my loneliness as a kid, contributed so much in my life."  --ddrag0n

    There you have it.  Gaming and modding are valuable tools for cultivating real world skills.  VINDICATION.

    • Agree x 1
    BF2 Enthusiast avatar
    Mantra
    BF2 Enthusiast
    URL to post:
  • Eagle. avatar
    Eagle. username pic Joined 12y ago
    Offline
    9,304 points Ranked 607th
    15 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • GAMEBANANA Spray Contest Entrant Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    8mo
    I was 14 or 15 when I first started using this site. Now I'm 26, about 11-12 years later. Definitely a weird feeling coming back every now and then to see the community I'd hang out on. It's pretty interesting seeing people's stories of what they do now and how their life is. I miss seeing the old banana too and having the forum-style communities that the internet used to have, I'm just glad to have experienced them.

    Quick update for me: I joined the US Air Force and am sort of an EMT/LVN. I'm working on my degree in neuroscience and am about to move to Ohio. Not much of a gamer any more, I don't have much time. But I used to play LoL and all the battle royal games. I might get back into it if I find more time, I'm not sure.
    URL to post:
  • Blur. avatar
    Blur. username pic Joined 8y ago
    online
    Destiny Flag Affiliation: Destiny
    16,337 points Ranked 321st
    30 medals 1 legendary 6 rare
    • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
    • 2nd Place - Toy Time Studio Contest Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • 8-14 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
    • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
    • Reached 50 subscribers Medal icon
    Blur. avatar
    Blur.
    Destiny Flag
    Affiliation
    Destiny
    GameBanana Tumblr Rep
    8mo
    It's actually crazy to see how much everyone's lives have changed over the course of time and how skinning and doing all this shit contributed to our lives today, to an extent. But yeah, I did feel that majority of the newer members became younger and younger, and as the experienced crowd got older, they got busy with life. 

    GameBanana taught me a lot as a kid man. How to use Photoshop, basic design shit, video editing to an extent, and most importantly, dealing with feedback. I make beats now and sell em online for a living. If I didn't learn how to use Photoshop as a kid, I'd be doing worse in life.

    Feels nostalgic seeing all those old faces.

    Here's my music/beats for those interested:

    http://youtube.com/noxxprod

    Drown
    [N]e[0]n
    • Interesting x 1
    Her voice could calm oceans.
    URL to post:
  • matuka avatar
    matuka username pic Joined 11y ago
    Offline
    3,474 points Ranked 2275th
    15 medals 1 legendary 2 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 25 posts awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • 1 post awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    • 5 posts awarded Exemplary Feedback Medal icon
    7mo
    I'm still alive, and I'm still upset — even irritated — that the community I once loved is very much so on life support, perhaps even dead, but it doesn't even have a fighting chance when it's being beat to death by these egregious design updates. I know that ragging on Tom about the layout has done nothing in the past, paragraphs of fury did nothing a decade ago, and I am certain that they'll do nothing now, so I'll save my effort on that part.

    As for my me, I'm graduating sometime soon with a bachelors in graphic communications, and I've taken the skills I've learned from FPSB and CDG and transformed them into something useful. This was the place where I learned to use Photoshop and 3DS Max, and now I still continue using those tools over 10 years later. This place gave me the interest in the arts by connecting creativity and gaming together.

    Thank you.
    URL to post:

Embed

Share banner
Image URL
HTML embed code
BB embed code
Markdown embed code

Author

Blur. avatar
Blur. username pic Joined 8y ago
online
Destiny Flag Affiliation: Destiny
16,337 points Ranked 321st
30 medals 1 legendary 6 rare
  • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
  • 2nd Place - Toy Time Studio Contest Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • 8-14 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
  • Submitted 50 WiPs Medal icon
  • Reached 50 subscribers Medal icon
Blur. avatar
Blur.
Destiny Flag
Affiliation
Destiny

Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Game

Sign up to access this!

Category

Share

  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 0
  • 617
  • 31
  • 10mo

More from Submitter

WiPs by Submitter

More The Get-Away Threads

bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel