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Post by snigfarp » Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:08 pm

My first computer was a rubber key Spectrum 48k in about 1985. A friend blew it up about two or three years later, so I reluctantly made do with the Commodore Plus/4 I'd bought cheaply in about 1986.
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Post by Scapegoat » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:53 pm

1983, Atari 800. Loved it to bits. :D

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Post by sven » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:56 am

Captain Cornflake wrote:IBM PCjr :oops:

My dad threw it away when I was young, after we got an old hand-me-down P133 Packard Bell. According to him it was garbage and useless.

Now, there may have been some merit to that, but I wouldn't mind having what is recognized as one of the worst computers ever made on display in my collection.
Don't worry, you could always buy any Atari model and put that on display.

Hehehe. Sorry about losing that PCjr though. I had an 8088 monochrome PC in my collection at one time, though I've ditched most of the stuff now and only kept my Amigas and my handhelds.

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Post by ShadowMan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:21 am

My first computer was the old rubber keyed Spectrum. Weirdly enough I swear I have more memories of waiting for the games to load rather than actually playing the games themselves!
I still have it as well, boxed and in great condition. Beats me if it still works though.
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Post by Type2XS » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:33 am

My first computer was the TI99 from Texas Instruments I got from my father. But about a year later I got my first C64. And what to say? I was in love :D The best thing was, I played with it until I got the SNES in 1992. Yep, no Amiga goodness for me :D

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Post by TMR » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:48 am

The first machine i ever programmed on was the VIC 20 in the photographic department of Boots and the first i actually owned was another VIC, purchased from same. =-)

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Post by thl » Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:53 am

Commodore Amiga 1200, which I first got it in 1992.

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Post by davyK » Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:30 pm

First computer I used was an Apple IIe in school - would have been 1981. Wrote some BASIC programs for it (including a now-no-doubt-embarrasing version of Monopoly for my O level project). Remember playing nice version of Space Invaders on it and a Breakout clone called Little Brick Out.

First one I owned was an Oric-1. It was actually a nice machine and the version of BASIC was pretty good - just a pity it wasn't supported much. Got a CPC464 when it died.

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Post by the_b1ues » Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:16 pm

i had an Amiga with the first monkey island and lemmings it did come with a screen i dont have any idea which one it was any quesses?

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Post by Sureshot » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:35 am

BBC Master 128, must have been around 1987/88.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:10 am

davyK wrote:First one I owned was an Oric-1. It was actually a nice machine and the version of BASIC was pretty good - just a pity it wasn't supported much.
Yay! Another Oric owner :D

Just in case you missed it, there's a back issue that has a full retroinspection of the Oric.

You looked at any of the recent homebrew stuff?
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Post by firebreather » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:05 am

ShadowMan wrote:My first computer was the old rubber keyed Spectrum. Weirdly enough I swear I have more memories of waiting for the games to load rather than actually playing the games themselves!
I still have it as well, boxed and in great condition. Beats me if it still works though.
I can relate to that, 1st machine was a 128K+ that my parents bought from curry came with loads of there own labelled games, i had a dartboard in my room and used to play while waiting for game to load, i was playing county level darts by the age of 14, :lol:

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Post by stejay » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:10 am

c64. Got it in 87, still play on it now. I was only 3 at the time, but when I was old enough, god I played on that baby!
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Post by Randall Flagg » Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:35 am

ZX81 with 16k rampack. After the power supply cable falling out repeatedly my dad hardwired it to the machine. After about 6 months 2 keys on the membrane keyboard stopped working so once again, dad to the rescue, he ordered a proper keyboard for it then built a wooden box round it with keyboard fitted and supports so that the rampack didn't wobble around.

Wish I had a piccy of my wooden computer.

Eventually the power brick went duff and my dad tried to power it up from a different power supply brick he had, there was a loud pop and the machine never worked again :cry:

Still, then got my Beeb B so couldn't complain....
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Post by GarryG » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:11 am

That would be a VIC 20, for Christmas around 1982'ish
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