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80's memories
« on: 19:22, 29 April 09 »
I loved the 80's... so many memories built up around them, for instance playing a game called 'POD' on the Commodore16, and booting up my CPC for the first time felt amazing back then. I remember my teacher smoking in class whilst telling us all about a new game called Manic Miner... and my sister falling out of our dodgy Austin Allegro estate as the door flung open whilst my dad turned a corner.

Anyone else wanna share a few?

 

 

   
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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #1 on: 08:05, 30 April 09 »
Hi there!

Yes the 80s was great, remember unpacking my CPC464 for the first time.. Removing it from the brown box and putting the heavy monitor on my desk and watching the welcome tape for the first time  ;D I didn't do much with it the first few weeks, because the power of the CPC464 seemed so huge compared to the zx81 clone i had before the CPC464..

And of course then came the fight with the numerical Superior Commodore 64 freaks about which machine was the most powerfull. This fight lasted the rest of my time at school!

Also I drank my first beer in the 80s!

And girls was mysterious beings in an exciting way, now females are just mysterious!

Great time.

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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #2 on: 19:26, 04 May 09 »
Bought a pair of expensive white gloves. You had to get the right kind i recall. Even bought a cap and sunglasses too. Alas after seeing myself in the mirror trying to do some break dance move i realised that i just wasnt me  :D

School had some odd machines .. like terminals of some kind. Running Comal 80. Cant recall ever learning much from the teacher, as all we did was play some adventure game. Class was pretty much just an excuse to keep an eye on the kids for a couple of hours more.

Dad had a zx81 with 16k ram expansion. Did a lot of (slow) typeins on that one. Kinda "made the way" to get another machine. Choice was between the C64 and Amstrad at but after reading some mags and visiting some friends it was desided to get a 464  ;D

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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #3 on: 19:47, 04 May 09 »
Yeah, completely forgot about computer classes at school. The schools was full of expensive Danish computers. The pupils attending the classes however all had the usual brands of home computers(CPC, C64, speccy etc) on their desks at home. The only thing we could agree on was that the educational computers was crap (no colours, sound and the other 'entertaining' stuff). Luckily we had a good teacher insisting to teach us PASCAL instead of the 'official' language Comal80, as he argued that no one actually used Comal80 in real life!

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Check out the Piccoline!!

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1171

and its predessor the Picolo! (Z80 based)

http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?c=650&st=1

Bought a pair of expensive white gloves. You had to get the right kind i recall. Even bought a cap and sunglasses too. Alas after seeing myself in the mirror trying to do some break dance move i realised that i just wasnt me  :D

School had some odd machines .. like terminals of some kind. Running Comal 80. Cant recall ever learning much from the teacher, as all we did was play some adventure game. Class was pretty much just an excuse to keep an eye on the kids for a couple of hours more.

Dad had a zx81 with 16k ram expansion. Did a lot of (slow) typeins on that one. Kinda "made the way" to get another machine. Choice was between the C64 and Amstrad at but after reading some mags and visiting some friends it was desided to get a 464  ;D

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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #4 on: 03:18, 05 May 09 »
Haven't heard of those before.  Emulating them might be interesting.  ;D
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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #5 on: 11:24, 30 May 09 »
G'day folks; I'm a newbie here and for me the only memory from the 80s worth mentioning was taking home my 6128 which I'd bought off my local camera shop when they upgraded to a regular PC. It served me faithfully for years and I ended up with a large collection of games, and an Amstrad daisywheel printer which was brilliantly reliable. It helped produce numerous fanzines while the games filled in any spare time. I gave it all away to a local Amstrad collector in the mid-1990s when I switched to a Mac SE30. My question is, how do I run CPC Games which I've downloaded (Batman and Tau Ceti, two favourites), on my now ancient PC (circa-1999) running Win98?

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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #6 on: 12:46, 30 May 09 »
Believe me when i say Amstrads are MUCH more interesting than the Piccolo and Piccoline  :D
Not worth emulating!
 
Haven't heard of those before.  Emulating them might be interesting.  ;D

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Re: 80's memories
« Reply #7 on: 14:58, 30 May 09 »
Oh, everything's worth emulating, the older and more exotic, the better. :)
Of course, old and exotic hardware can be a bit tough to emulate, some have some "interesting" setups...

Meanwhile, I'm trying to butt heads with the Fujitsu FM-7, which likes to freak out for no obvious reason...
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