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Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« on: 17:08, 12 November 14 »
So its all kicked off outside and undead are roaming the streets, you look around for a suitable weapon but can only see (and indeed use) an 8-bit machine to defend yourself (you have pretty much anything to choose from btw!)
Which machine is most likely to cause major cranial damage?


The obvious choice for me would be the CPC464! (without monitor attached of course!)

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #1 on: 17:30, 12 November 14 »
I think the tatung Einstein is housed in a heavy metal case which could cause a lot of damage.

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #2 on: 18:21, 12 November 14 »
Luxor ABC806.


Swedish. Steel case. 160Kb Ram. Let's rock!  8)


Bonus points if you have the Luxor FD-2 Disk system. Really looks like a missile launcher!

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #3 on: 18:30, 12 November 14 »
Those two, especially the Tatung would require some serious muscle to wield!  Much better use would be to drop from a height onto head methinks!  A one hit wonder!

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #4 on: 18:39, 12 November 14 »
Because we all love pictures.


The Luxor:



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The Einstein:


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...I'd stay inside, all the same.

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #5 on: 00:33, 13 November 14 »
IMHO the only serious choice would be ... the c64 of course!


- There are enough of them (even too much)
- No loss if it breaks
- A zombie who sees the c64 has to throw out. Additional feature ;-)
- SID sound better in the head
- Finally a serious usage for commodore crap


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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #6 on: 01:05, 13 November 14 »
The only realistic choice is the Acorn Electron.


It's small and extremely solid with some real weight behind it.
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #7 on: 01:42, 13 November 14 »
This is the most weird and funny post that i've seen in a while on any forum  :laugh:

I think like TFM, a C64 tied with any spectrum version, it will be more useful to use this computer wannabes for that purpose than annoy us with lame game ports...

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #8 on: 10:16, 13 November 14 »
If it's weight you need then I'd go for a fully loaded Commodore PET 4032 with dual drives (Picture because Gryzor likes them):

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Otherwise I'd leave them a 6128 running some of the latest demos. It won't kill them, but it will distract them long enough to get away :)

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #9 on: 13:50, 13 November 14 »
This machine used 3 8-bit processors, 6800, 6502 and a z80, if you can't lift it, you can hide behind it. :)

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #10 on: 13:57, 13 November 14 »
Behold my FD2 full-size 5.25" double missile launcher!  :P
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #11 on: 14:18, 13 November 14 »
This machine used 3 8-bit processors, 6800, 6502 and a z80, if you can't lift it, you can hide behind it. :)
I love the workmanship on the wooden case, what is it though?
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #12 on: 14:31, 13 November 14 »
I love the workmanship on the wooden case, what is it though?

Don't mention its name!! Beaker will end up buying one :D

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #13 on: 14:33, 13 November 14 »
Don't mention its name!! Beaker will end up buying one :D

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LOL, well it looks like even if it didn't work, it'd make a nice sideboard.
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #14 on: 17:26, 13 November 14 »
I love the workmanship on the wooden case, what is it though?

It is an Ohio Scientific Challenger series III.
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #15 on: 11:04, 14 November 14 »
I'd prefer the C64- or Amiga-PSU (the heavy ones) to a complete machine, which depending on weight I probably couldn't lift anyway. Also with a bulky machine the throwing distance will be too close for a second try.

With the mentioned PSUs and a bit of practice, you could swing them and throw them from a distance. And since they are quite solid, you can reuse them almost indefinitely. Don't forget that zombies usually appear in masses.

And I'd like Simon Pegg use them in a follow up movie to Shaun of the Dead, come on Shaun! It's been ten years!

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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #16 on: 19:25, 14 November 14 »
That was a really funny movie.  :)
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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #17 on: 12:43, 02 December 14 »
That was a really funny movie.  :)


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Re: Zombie Apocalypse 8-bit weaponry!
« Reply #18 on: 20:29, 02 December 14 »
Haha!  :laugh:
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