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    • #7064
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      Hi again! I’ve got another fun question for all you busy people out there, what was your first computer? Or even just first experience with a computer.

      I know a good few are older (not that that’s a bad thing or anything :p) and might have proper stone made computer ideas.

      Mine was the Oric 1, though this was bought before I was born and so my only real memories of it was being told not to touch it! (1Mhz of POWER) But the games were soooo much fun to load up (and copy :D) and play.

      The next one was the main one I really got my teeth into a NEC 50Mhz running Windows 3.1! Now that was a beast and a half! … and still is I think many crazy stuff made by me hidden on it somewhere!

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      The first computers I remember being in my house were an Oric Atmos (with a big orange tape deck for loading frogger!) – which I think came after the Oric 1 – and a Sinclair QL was knocking around when I was very young.

      Then we had some BBCs in school for some hardcore turtle graphics :lol:

    • #43127
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      First gaming device I ever had was the original black and white gameboy and the first game I ever played was tetris. Ahh.. What a game! :)

      First personal computer was the Amiga 600, which I still think was one of the best machines ever made and far ahead of its time. Upgradeable and flexible like PC, but without the all the nonsense; just pop in the disk and play! PC’s still haven’t reached that stage yet, even after all these years.. Oh and it had some of the best games around at the time too.. The settlers, Frontier Elite II, Sensible soccer, and lots lots more… Them were the good ol’days! :)

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    • #43129
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      Atari 2600.

      A truly awesome machine!

      Played Pole Position, Pac-Man, and a Tank-based game for YEARS.

      I was living in the U.S. at the time, and so Commodores, Spectrums, and Acorns were kept out by Atari and Apple II’s.

      I think I’m going to head on over to eBay to see what I can dig up…

      Brendan.

      EDIT:

      Tank-based game is COMBAT, as shown on this eBay auction.

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATARI-2600-WOODY-BOXED-CONSOLE-28-GAMES-MUCH-MORE_W0QQitemZ220323966209QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_VintageComputing_RL?hash=item220323966209&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1297|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318#ebayphotohosting

      Such the bargain!

    • #43130
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      Once upon a time… a long, long time ago… ZX Spectrum 48k

    • #43132
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      C64 in 1985 – I didn’t have many games, so I learned to write my own…
      …moved on to several Amigas, got into the Demo scene, learned so many useful things…
      …you tell kids these days to write a 2D/3D splash screen with scrolling and music in under 4K and they look at you like you have 2 heads…

      *shakes my fist*

      Get off my lawn!

    • #43133
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      C64, its still the best.

    • #43135
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      C-64 all the way

    • #43139
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      C64 FTW

    • #43140
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      C64, then
      ST520, then
      A600, then
      PC (and ‘normal progression’ through the ranks: 386/486/P1/P2/P3…)

    • #43144
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      First one was a Camputers Lynx ( http://www.camputerslynx.info ).
      Yep, most game makers at the time hadn’t heard of it either, hence we had to write our own Space Invaders etc for it.

      Next one was an MSX ( a bit cooler, but had to put up with loads of Speccy mono game ports – until we got our hands on a few cartridges, including Salamander etc – those games ROCKED!!! )

      Mal

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      First one was a Camputers Lynx ( http://www.camputerslynx.info ).
      Yep, most game makers at the time hadn’t heard of it either, hence we had to write our own Space Invaders etc for it.

      Next one was an MSX ( a bit cooler, but had to put up with loads of Speccy mono game ports – until we got our hands on a few cartridges, including Salamander etc – those games ROCKED!!! )

      Mal[/quote:1dfdedd2b9]

      :shock:

      I’m sure Mal must have meant ‘C64’

      :lol:

    • #43150
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      > I’m sure Mal must have meant ‘C64’

      Unfortunately no – I avoided the Speccy vs C64 wars by getting totally crap computers, people were too polite to take the piss out of the old Lynx :)

    • #43152
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      Atari XE 65.

    • #43159
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      I still keep a picture of it in my wallet:

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cd/IBMPS1.jpg/800px-IBMPS1.jpg

      only minor hitch was that the IBM PS1 was three grand (in Oirish Punts) and what I thought of the sales people rhymed with the currency description.

    • #43160
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      > (in Oirish Punts) and what I thought of the sales people rhymed with the
      > currency description.

      Wirish Runts?

    • #43164
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      Atari 5200 ST.

    • #43165
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      Born 1982, hitting keys and probably trying to eat mouse on family macintosh late 1984. 1987 macintosh II in my bedroom.

    • #43248
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      ZX80 which I upgraded to a ZX81 but upgrade didn’t quite work so I ended up with what I called a ZX80.5 (a ZX80 with a bit more memory – 16k I think)

      Steve

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    • #43251
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      My first computer was a tandy trs80 color computer 2. Got it for Christmas and was almost too embarresed to tell my spectrum and C64 owning friends about it.

      Had a couple of games for it which were rubbish and had to order them from England as no shops in Ireland stocked games for it :)

      Also it had these bizarre little joysticks that didnt self centre so if u moved the stick left it stayed left, not good!

      It was very similar to the Dragon machine and a lot of my time with it was spent typing in Dragon 32 programs from input magazines that may or may not have worked, ah…..good times :)

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    • #43254
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      My word… Just look at that shirt! Only in the 80s… :lol:

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