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First Computer

Post by mastertronic199 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:37 pm

Hi Guys....Mine was a Commodore Plus/4 for Xmas 1985. Not many full price titles but plenty from Mastertronic! Did me nicely for 2 and a bit years until I got a C64 for free from a friend of my dad.

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Post by mick_aka » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:48 pm

An Acorn Electron, don't ask me what year it was :?

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Post by killbot » Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:12 pm

Mine was either a ZX81 or an Acorn Electron. All I remember about the ZX81 was that it was bought very cheaply second hand and used once then boxed up and never came out again until my mother, criminally, binned it in the mid-90s. The Electron was much more succesful and was used regularly until it was replaced with an Amiga in about 1990.

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:06 pm

C64, Christmas Day 1987. I played Wizard of Wor every spare moment I had.

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Post by Ultros » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:48 pm

C64. It was my dad's Christmas present although I ended up using it for gaming half the time^^ I still have many old issues of Computer Gazette as well.

We didn't have too many games, but I remember my favourites were Spy Hunter and Stealth. For some reason the demo music to Stealth used to scare me.
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Post by retrogarden » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:17 am

C64, in 1992 (yeah, getting on a bit). Played Flimbo's Quest for hours :)

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Post by stvd » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:36 am

A lovely rubber-key 48k ZX Spectrum in 1985.
Only lasted about 8 months and was replaced by a Spectrum +.

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Post by SirClive » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:38 am

G7000 Videopac, bought second hand from someone at school in the early eighties. Quickly followed by a ZX81 (again 2nd hand).

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Post by Sputryk » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:48 am

An Acetronic console, bought for the family to use, not just me. Next up was my purchase of a Speccy 48+ for Xmas (youngest bro also in on the computer thing with our parents bying him an Electron).

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Post by Blumf » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:49 am

I had three computers in quick succession, well I say had, the first 2 were only technically in my hands for approximately 24 hours. The first was the ZX81, which appeared to overheat and die. My Dad consulted a 'computer expert' which resulted in me finding the ZX81 in the fridge when retrieving cheese the following morning. It never worked again.

I then 'almost' had a TI99/4A I did love the 'Donkey Kong' cartridge on that, but I decided not to buy and then, third time lucky, I got a C64 after badgering my Mum and Dad and selling all my fishing gear for the deposit. (I think that covered the cost of the Datasette). :)
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:52 am

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Post by Mootown » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:58 am

Binatone Pong thing with crap light gun for shooting squares. Probably around 1982 I'd guess.

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Post by felgekarp » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:07 am

Dragon 64.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:16 am

The first one I used, borrowed and learned to program BASIC on was a TI-99/4A that belonged to a friend who lived across the street.

The first one that I owned was a 48k Oric 1, bought on the never never from Dixons and that took 2-3 years to pay off as the interest was so high. That was possibly the best Christmas present ever.

The first one I bought with my own money (coming after the Oric, oddly enough) was a ZX81 bought from Boots as clearance stock, so I could learn Sinclair BASIC. I had that until very recently until I traded it with SirClive of this very forum.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:33 am

If it counts as a computer, the A400 was the first one in our house that I remember, followed a while later by a VIC-20.
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