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Title: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: spyros.s on 14:57, 04 April 21
Greetings from Greece!!!
I am an amstrad cpc 6128 user since christmas 1986!
I had a spectrum 48k since then and kept my cpc till 1991! I have so many nostalgic memories!!!
 Then i moved to the amiga  500 and later to the 1200! At 2008 a retro nostalgia was risen in me and brought back to life my 1200, my spectrum, i bought a spectrum+3 and  a c64. Finally i tried to do so with my beloved cpc but it was destroyed so i bought another 6128 from a friend here in Greece.  I was lucky enough to have almost all my old 3 inches diskettes working but also used a 3 1/2 drive for more games. I even used a converted pc psu and a scart cable to use it in a crt tv!!! I hope we will share many common memories here!!!


P.S  Although i love the Amiga as overall the best retro home machine, my favorite 8 bit computer was and still is Amstrad cpc!!!

Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: SkulleateR on 23:10, 04 April 21
Welcome and have fun here  8)
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Serpentwar on 00:26, 14 April 21
Hello, that's very similar to my journey. I ended up with an amiga and it's been my main obsession until finding my way back to the CPC.   Now I've got access to more information and am finally learning what it can do the Amstrad is pretty awesome and more intuitive (on the command line) than the amiga, I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am.
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: norecess on 01:54, 14 April 21
Welcome!
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: skylas on 00:10, 15 April 21
I was lucky enough to have almost all my old 3 inches diskettes working
Super lucky!!! :D :D Welcome! Καλωστονε!
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: banana on 16:46, 03 May 21
Γεια σου φίλε μου!
Very similar path, but I went the Atari ST way instead of the Amiga, not enough money to buy the Amiga...
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Amigamstrad on 12:25, 06 May 21
@spyros.s (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=4197)Welcome, also I started with my CPC6128 and after I had my Amiga 500. Still I have the Amstrad CPC games, but I don't know if the disks are fine or dead after of 30 years.
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Gryzor on 15:51, 07 May 21
Καλώς ήρθες φίλε!

Your story reminded me of the time I sold a 464 to a guy here in Athens... he almost fainted because it turned out it was his 464 from when he was a little boy!  Amazing memories...
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Animalgril987 on 21:45, 07 May 21
Welcome @spyros.s (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4197)
There are a lot of friendly people on here  :D
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Ygdrazil on 10:48, 08 May 21
Hi @spyros.s (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4197)
  Started out with a ZX81 clone at the beginning of 84, instantly hooked :P But 2K quickly became to limited for me. Had to upgrade...

First thought was a C64 as all my (looser) friends got one, but then came the CPC which had a real keyboard (pro looking numeric keypad), colors and a dedicated monitor. Got me through college etc. thanks to CP/M (Asm, Protext, Pascal, C, DBase etc.) Used it as my main machine until I defected to the PC! Newer got on the Commodore train, though the Amiga seemed impressive!

Great fun and only good memories... still got my CPC spinning in the attic..
Have fun here!!!  ;D

/Ygdrazil

Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: VincentGR on 14:02, 11 May 21

Γειά σου Σπύρο.

Καλώς ήρθες φίλε!

Your story reminded me of the time I sold a 464 to a guy here in Athens... he almost fainted because it turned out it was his 464 from when he was a little boy!  Amazing memories...


Holy Manoli  :o
Title: Re: newbie....to the forum!
Post by: Gryzor on 14:11, 11 May 21
Holy Manoli  :o

I think that was his name. I'm not even kidding.