First Computer

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
davyK
Posts: 596
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:13 am
Location: Northern Ireland

Post by davyK » Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:19 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
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?
I had no idea that there was an Oric scene - had it written off as a cul-de-sac of the 8bit era. I can remember coveting the Atmos with its "real" keyboard...

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26787
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:06 am

davyK wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:
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?
I had no idea that there was an Oric scene - had it written off as a cul-de-sac of the 8bit era. I can remember coveting the Atmos with its "real" keyboard...
Its a fairly small community with a lot of overseas users, but most of the leading lights hang out here:
http://forum.defence-force.org/

Recent(ish) developments include an isometric game engine. Haven't visited for a bit but there was a Space 1999 game in development using it.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
mick_aka
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by mick_aka » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:43 am

Here we go, my original acorn electron at it's current resting place in my 'graveyard' (attic)

Image

I think it needs firing up again really, must be at least 10 years since it was last switched on :(
Image

User avatar
Knight Lore
Posts: 110
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:07 am

Post by Knight Lore » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:29 am

Do you do photography as a living ? Because you know what, that's quite a cool, moody, retro photo...

Bub&Bob
Posts: 6833
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:24 am

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:30 am

When I was a kid I really wanted an electron - thought it looked so cool.

Glad I got a Vic20 / C64 though!!
The dry fart for Barry MacDermot and all the cancer patients in the Glamorgan testicle ward

User avatar
mick_aka
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by mick_aka » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:55 am

Knight Lore wrote:Do you do photography as a living ? Because you know what, that's quite a cool, moody, retro photo...
Purely an amateur, I was well into my photography in my teens and still heavilly use my 35mm SLRs.

Incidentally the old Sony DSC-S85 digital camera I took that picture with cost me ten quid!

:)
Image

User avatar
witchfinder
Posts: 3844
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:56 am
Location: The Cave of Monsters (AKA Stoke!)
Contact:

Post by witchfinder » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:03 pm

The first family computer was a BBC Model B in 1982, which gave (and still occasionally gives) many years of enjoyment.

My first computer that was just for me was a C64C Hollywood Pack for Xmas 1988... :D

Still got the Beeb but the C64 was sol in the early 90's although I bought a replacement early last year.

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26787
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:11 pm

mick_aka wrote:Here we go, my original acorn electron at it's current resting place in my 'graveyard' (attic)

Image

I think it needs firing up again really, must be at least 10 years since it was last switched on :(
Is that a top loading VHS on the left, like a Ferguson Videostar?
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
mick_aka
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by mick_aka » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:31 pm

It's my 1978 top loading Sanyo VTC9300PN Betamax VCR, and just visible on top of it is one of my Phillips CDi :)
Image

User avatar
typej-084
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:56 pm
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Contact:

Post by typej-084 » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:28 pm

Mine was the good old Amstrad, loading from tapes was evil :twisted: but had some rockin games like ghosthunters, arknoid and such.....
Don't make me show you the mirror....

User avatar
mick_aka
Posts: 300
Joined: Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:05 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Post by mick_aka » Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:27 am

Did u ever play 'Rockstar Ate My Hamster' on the Amstrad? damn that game was awesome!
Image

User avatar
typej-084
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:56 pm
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Contact:

Post by typej-084 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:08 pm

Nah i dont think so :? last time i played it was when i was about 8 i think, so i cant remember much of it, then when i got my mega drive there was nothing else :D
Don't make me show you the mirror....

mr rockitt
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:59 am
Location: uk

Post by mr rockitt » Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:17 am

I had an Atari 65XE for christmas 1988 to stop me playing his aging and breaking 800XL. On the plus side I did inherit 80 or so of his games when he moved out.

User avatar
sscott
Posts: 13155
Joined: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:26 pm
Location: Sheffield

Post by sscott » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:38 am

mr rockitt wrote:I had an Atari 65XE for christmas 1988 to stop me playing his aging and breaking 800XL. On the plus side I did inherit 80 or so of his games when he moved out.
Atari 800XL was awesome but very few people have shared the experience. Loved Zybex, Bounty Bob Strikes Back, Dropzone etc...
Image

mr rockitt
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:59 am
Location: uk

Post by mr rockitt » Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:45 am

sscott wrote:
mr rockitt wrote:I had an Atari 65XE for christmas 1988 to stop me playing his aging and breaking 800XL. On the plus side I did inherit 80 or so of his games when he moved out.
Atari 800XL was awesome but very few people have shared the experience. Loved Zybex, Bounty Bob Strikes Back, Dropzone etc...
Very few people had the patience for the loading times. I remember waiting upwards of 20 minutes for some games - so I played on the VCS while I waited. 8)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests