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Offline dman

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1980s computers
« on: September 20, 2008, 16:03:36 PM »
I remember mine well from growing up in the 70s and 80s.

One of my first was a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A.   I remember typing in what seemed like endless lines of code from magazines for games they'd feature.   It was good fun but there was always a little sense of disappointment when the game and graphics didn't quite live up to the pictures and artwork in the magazines.

I remember the cartridge games too - Parsec, Munchman, Alpina, The Attack, Blasto - there were loads.

I also had a Spectrum+ and an Acorn Electron.   At school we used BBC Microcomputers, but they were expensive at the time.

I have fond memories of the 80s, and I couldn't see a lot of kids these days entering lines and lines of program code to get a game working on the Wii or PS3!!

I had a few others too, including a ZX81 and an Aquarius.

Good times.


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Re: 1980s computers
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 14:05:11 PM »
Good times.

Knows  O0

We had a reasonable 'museum' of retro comps here at work (vic 20's, speccy's, msx's, dragons etc) until our company split and the programmers broke away to form a seperate company, taking the whole lot with them.  >:(


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Re: 1980s computers
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 17:03:29 PM »
Got me own little collection here too

zx speccy
Gameboy (original)
Atari 2600 (wooden edition)
Barcode battler

and about 50 original handheld games dating as far back as the 70's
and of course
The Big Fella..................

Operation wolf 3

Full size working arcade machine.

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Re: 1980s computers
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 15:14:03 PM »

Ah, the old Atari!   had a chum who had one of those   :)

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Re: 1980s computers
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 12:56:29 PM »
I had the Binatone TV game with only Pong.

My Mate had the Atari 2600.

Another guy with richer parents had the Intellivision