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June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« on: 17:21, 02 June 14 »
i heard on Xyphoe's trantor video he was planning some special vids for the 30 years of amstrad / cpc 464.

i was wondering if the cpcwiki was doing anything for the 30 years of cpc ?

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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #1 on: 09:23, 03 June 14 »
Raised a good point there...
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #2 on: 10:08, 03 June 14 »
For want of free time due to a work project I'm not doing anything, personally... I tried to think of something and a couple of ideas I had some time ago kind of floundered due to a lack of support, so...

But if you can think of anything please do share.
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #3 on: 14:56, 03 June 14 »
For want of free time due to a work project I'm not doing anything, personally... I tried to think of something and a couple of ideas I had some time ago kind of floundered due to a lack of support, so...

But if you can think of anything please do share.


what kind of ideas did u have please share ?

maybe the wiki can do a short youtube video ?

maybe some users could do a special 30 year demo ?

maybe ysers could write a special story of their cpc memories - perhaps they might want to write a long essay or maybe some fun things ?

maybe people could post some 30 year of cpc artwork ?

maybe some new 30 year avatars ?

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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #4 on: 21:26, 03 June 14 »
June?   And we're in June now?   Dang.  Won't be enough time to do what I now feel like doing.  Oh well, maybe I do it anyways.  30th anniversary with products last all year, right?   It's just personal anniversaries that are for the one day only.   So like a wedding anniversay is just celebrated on the actual day but this year is also 30th anniversaries of things like Transformers and Ghostbusters and they have a lot of merchandise and toys out to celebrate and you ain't expected to buy all of them in one day.   :P
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #5 on: 00:17, 05 June 14 »
thats true it should be a year long thing to enable everyone to enjoy it more..... ;D
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #6 on: 01:46, 05 June 14 »
To u.k people :P  There is no record of any newscast or newspaper of the day alan sugar present the cpcto the people?.

I always read that was presented in Westminster School but but thas all,I've never seen pictures or videos of that day.
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #7 on: 02:12, 05 June 14 »
June?   And we're in June now?   Dang.  Won't be enough time to do what I now feel like doing.  Oh well, maybe I do it anyways.  30th anniversary with products last all year, right?   It's just personal anniversaries that are for the one day only.   So like a wedding anniversay is just celebrated on the actual day but this year is also 30th anniversaries of things like Transformers and Ghostbusters and they have a lot of merchandise and toys out to celebrate and you ain't expected to buy all of them in one day.   :P

Oh yeah - Ghostbusters !!.... and these:

Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
Beverly Hills Cop
Nightmare on Elm St
The Terminator
Gremlins
Dune
Never Ending Story
Romancing the Stone
Conan the barbarian

and there's mention of the Apple release in main stream media...  :(
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #8 on: 13:19, 05 June 14 »
I thnk it's safe to say that 1984 was a pretty awesome year.   ;)
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #9 on: 13:21, 05 June 14 »
Has anyone read the book - 1984 by George Orwell?
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #10 on: 14:12, 05 June 14 »
Yes, had to read it in school. It doesn't mention Amstrad in the book :D

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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #11 on: 14:37, 05 June 14 »
Yes, had to read it in school. It doesn't mention Amstrad in the book :D

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Well perhaps hold that thought on the Amstrad for a moment, when I ask has that book being turned into an Adventure Game?  :D  Seems to be absent on CPC-Power, though it might work as an text adventure, perhaps it's been written in a different variation to throw anyone off the scent.  :D
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #12 on: 15:01, 05 June 14 »
I think you'll find that INGSOC removed the game and all mentions of its existance from the internet.
Writing a new version would annoy members of the inner party and result in disciplinary measures being taken against you.
Please return to your Prole Sector and continue being content... Or else!

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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #13 on: 21:35, 05 June 14 »
I'm probably being thick but what is actually so important about a 30th anniversary? Do they go as mad in Countries like Japan when their machines reach 30 or have they exported all of them to Europe and the US by that point?
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #14 on: 01:18, 06 June 14 »
To u.k people :P  There is no record of any newscast or newspaper of the day alan sugar present the cpcto the people?.

I always read that was presented in Westminster School but but thas all,I've never seen pictures or videos of that day.

This is the only report that I know of. http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/File:ACU840809-006.jpg
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #15 on: 00:39, 07 June 14 »
I only remember going to a Computer Show with my folks in the city and coming across the Amstrad then, I don't know when that was, but before the 664/6128 came out. My Dad was looking for computers before that, but wasn't happy with the idea Computers going into the TV set, so when the 464 came out with Green Screen at a nice price decided to get it.  :D
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Re: June 26 1984 cpc 464 was born
« Reply #16 on: 19:42, 11 June 14 »
This is the only report that I know of. http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/File:ACU840809-006.jpg


I wonder if these kids in the photo still have those sweatshirts :D
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