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#1
Got my CPC 464 Christmas 86, sold it ~Feb 90 for about £200(had a load of original games) and saved up the £200 from summer work for an Amiga A500 which i bought in October but wasnt allowed have it until Christmas '90 but i regularly snuck it out of the closet when the parents werent around  ;D

I upgraded it to 2.5MB ram in 91 for DPaint. 
Got a loan of an Amiga 2000(ended up keeping it until my brothers wife threw it out grrr) in 91 with 8Meg RAM, 20 meg hard drive, multisync monitor, PC 286 card. Which i used for 3D modeling/rendering, DPaint animations etc. loved it although it was a bit noisy, got a video capture card(loved capturing Star Wars space battle scenes with it) and audio capture card for it later.
Bought an Amiga 1200 in October '92, still have it, upgraded that with 100MB harddrive and 68030/50 accelerator with FPU, 4MB ram(later swapped for 8MB).

I used the A1200 until 1999 where i was gifted a PS1 for Christmas with a load of games, bought a PS2 in Paris 2001, a PC in 2003 and have been building PC's since getting the odd console for exclusives in between(PS3, PS4).

Current PC i built last year is AMD 7800x3D with AIO, 32Gig Ram, 4070Ti, about 4TB NVME and 6TB regular HD.
#2
avatar_iXien
Games / Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - Th...
Last post by iXien - Today at 11:23
Quote from: Nich on Today at 11:10
Quote from: iXien on 19:42, 12 April 24TRIAXOS from Ariola Soft

Triaxos is one of these games on computer in which the publishers seemed to consider that discovering what to do was part of the game itself. Really frustrating, making these games completely cryptic without any reason.
I never fully understood it; the 3D aspect of the game always confused me. It also doesn't help that in all the versions I've tested on the CPC, the game crashes after you use the dynamite a few times. :(
Hum, interesting. I play this one several times and never shown the problem. But I trust you. And nobody found the problem to poke it ? It would be not too late to fix this version  ;)
#3
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Games / Re: Converted GX4000 .cpr - Th...
Last post by Nich - Today at 11:10
Quote from: iXien on 19:42, 12 April 24TRIAXOS from Ariola Soft

Triaxos is one of these games on computer in which the publishers seemed to consider that discovering what to do was part of the game itself. Really frustrating, making these games completely cryptic without any reason.
I never fully understood it; the 3D aspect of the game always confused me. It also doesn't help that in all the versions I've tested on the CPC, the game crashes after you use the dynamite a few times. :(
#4
After the CPC I helped the son of some friends of the family with his school tasks and earned my first PC XT.

Seagate 30mb hard drive, Hercules graphics card, 5.25" Floppy disk drive and atomic green monitor  :laugh:

After that I got a 486DX 25Mhz PC, and a 486 DX4 at a whooping 100 Mhz.

From there I've lost count of the different desktops and laptops I've had...
#5
avatar_robcfg
Emulators / Re: CPCEC a new emulator from ...
Last post by robcfg - Today at 10:43
The Dragon and CoCo emulator XRoar uses "Snapshot" for the machine state and "Screenshot" for the image capture.
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say...  ;D
#6
avatar_Prodatron
Emulators / Re: CPCEC a new emulator from ...
Last post by Prodatron - Today at 10:40
From my experience:

Emulators, which are using the term "snapshot":
- all CPC emulators I know (because Marco Vieth introduced this in the mid-1990ies with the SNA format for CPCEmu, which is used by all emulators until today)
- ZX Spectrum emulator "ZesaruX"
- Enterprise 64/128 Emulator "EP128Emu"
- PCW Emulator "CPMBox" and PCW16 emulator "Ana Rosa"
- C64 Emulator "Vice"


Emulators, which are using the term "state":
- BlueMSX MSX emulator ("CPU state"; illogical; in fact it means it dumps the complete system content with all sub components)
- OpenMSX MSX emulator ("state", but it mentions both "state" and "snapshot" in the help)
- SdlTrs TRS-80 emulator ("emulator state")

IMHO "state" is much more exotic than "snapshot", at least in the homecomputer emulator world.
#7
An Oric 1 was my first. Loved it at the time and a potential Spectrum beater were it not for poor business decisions and the dominance of Sinclair in the UK at the time.
#8
There were home computers before the 464? 😁

Anyhow if enough data points are gathered by these two polls it'd be nice to have a flow diagram.
#9
Quote from: roudoudou on Today at 08:25was not "mine" but the Thomson T07-70 of the school they left in the storage room. My mum -teacher- brought it at home
Was not "mine" but the TI-99/4A of the school has been here sometimes. My dad -teacher- brought it at home.

;D

So somehow the TI was my first computer, where I also learned Basic.
#10
For some reason moving on to the 1040STFM felt so natural to me...
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