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Offline VincentGR

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #10 on: 02:34, 10 January 17 »

How about sam coupe?


hhmmm a list? OK

ZX is cute,
atari has pokey!!!
commodore for the arcade feeling...
and amstrad number one cause that's way I like it. Aha aha.
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #11 on: 03:11, 10 January 17 »
Asking what is the best 8-bit computer is like asking what's the best car. There are so many variables. I can say that no 8-bit computer wins outright. There are many 8-bit losers (specification wise) but no outright winner.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #12 on: 05:19, 10 January 17 »
They all had their benefits,

Spectrum was cheap, so available to everyone!
Commodore had good music, hardware sprites, and some great games.
Amstrad CPC had the great 16 color mode 0, 4 color mode 1 (without the "color block" limitation of other systems)... it also had the dreaded 'speccy ports!' which meant many of its games were utterly awful!

I only had the CPC in the day, but I knew people with all 3, back then I think you were lucky if you had any home computer!
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #13 on: 09:29, 10 January 17 »
I don't see why the PCW would be the best CP/M computer. In the days of CP/M you could build anything around the S-100 bus standard, and include megabytes of RAM, hard disks, and a lot more.


Like the PCW!


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Now, seriously: the best 8 bit home computer is mine (it's an expanded PCW8256, by the way).

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #14 on: 09:48, 10 January 17 »
i remember i like my CPC since the begining mostly because there is a HUGE amount of softwares  8)


i liked my TO7-70 because the user manual was VERY didactic (better than CPC manuel which is nevertheless very good). I learned a lot about Basic with it
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #15 on: 10:13, 10 January 17 »
I liked the Oric 1 because.... Oh wait, it did nothing even half decently, but it looked cool. :)

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #16 on: 12:24, 10 January 17 »
I still want an MSX2+.

I believe that with the added scroll registers, the amount of colours, midi inputs/outputs along with those 6 music channels - games made to it's potential would be mind blowing.

Saying that though - there's still so much progress being made on the CPC that probably weren't thought possible.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #17 on: 13:04, 10 January 17 »
Have anyone seen sales numbers for the Sam Coupe, MSX2 and Amstrad plus/GX4000. I assume the first and only batch of Amstrad pluses/GX with were several hundredthousands machines.

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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #18 on: 13:11, 10 January 17 »
Retro Gamer issue 52 said 15,000 units of GX4000 were sold. Not sure how accurate is that.

I also find the MSX quite interesting. Shame most non-Japanese games weren't great, another machine that suffered from crap speccy ports.
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Re: The best 8 bit home computer?
« Reply #19 on: 13:15, 10 January 17 »
I still want an MSX2+.

midi inputs/outputs along with those 6 music channels - games made to it's potential would be mind blowing.


I have the Panasonic FS-A1WX and it doesn't have any midi ports.
You can easily add them with a music module though.


I'd also would love to see what could happen on an MSX2+ if properly used.