Your First Computer

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by Captain_Crunch, Dec 30, 2002.

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Mine was a

  1. Commadore 64

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  2. Spectrum

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  3. A Nintendo (please specify)

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  4. Sega (please specify)

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  5. P.C (please specify)

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  6. Lap top (please specify)

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  7. other! (again, please specify)

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  1. Captain_Crunch Club Ninja Valued Senior Member

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    Mine was a Commadore 64, with a tape drive and 2 game carterages. I had such games as: Dizzy and Robocop. heheh
     
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  3. Jaxom Tau Zero Registered Senior Member

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    Mine was also a Commodore 64 with a Datasette tape drive. I was quite happy the day I was able to jump up to a 1541 disk drive.

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  5. Captain_Crunch Club Ninja Valued Senior Member

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    Games!

    What games did you have?!?! Ive still got mine, the games i have:
    1. Slicks
    2. The newzealand story
    3. switchblade
    4. Grand Prix
    5. Shinobi
    6. Wizard Willy
    7. Little Puff
    8. Frankenstein Jr
    9. Olli & Lissa 3
    10. Moto X
    11. Super G-Man
    12. Pro PowerBoat
    13. ATV Simulator
    14. Rainbow Islands
    15. Fruit Machine
    16. Pub Trivia
    17. Monte Carlo Casino
    18. Wacky Darts
    19. and many more... including many dizzy games.
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  7. goofyfish Analog By Birth, Digital By Design Valued Senior Member

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    VIC-20

    A screaming 1.01 MHz processor with16K ROM;
    3.5K RAM - expanded to 64K RAM via a cartridge port;

    Cutting edge games like
    • Deadly Duck
      Q*bert
      Jungle Hunt
      Choplifter
      Frogger
    Still in the box, in the closet.

    :m: Peace.
     
  8. Bachus Registered Senior Member

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    My 1st was a MSX i think with the still best game ever:

    Comic bakery

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  9. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    PII 333, 32Mb RAM, 8 mb video, SoundBlaster 64 - year 1999
    later that year upgraded to 16mb video - 3dfx voodoo3 2000
    then after some months to 64mb RAM (to be able to play Outcast)
    again about half a year later to 128 mb RAM

    and I'm still using it as it is
    getting a new one in a few days though

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  10. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

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    Timex Sinclair 1000.

    No monitor, no hd. For the life of me I can not remember the speed and memory. The Commodore 64 was light years ahead in power.
     
  11. Jaxom Tau Zero Registered Senior Member

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  12. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    read it
    wow
     
  13. Frieda Registered Senior Member

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    Bondwell 80/88 pc! yay! it's still working!

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  14. Thor "Pfft, Rebel scum!" Valued Senior Member

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    Spectrum for me, I can't remember what type or anything, I was like 3!!

    But I did have lots of Amigas and Ataris and nintendos and segas and etc, etc, etc

    I had a lot of computers lol
     
  15. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    oh- consoles count too?
    then my first was SuperNintendo then later Sega Mega Drive II
     
  16. %BlueSoulRobot% Copyright! Copyright!! Registered Senior Member

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    I have no idea, because I did not use the computer for entertainment until I was in grade 9.

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    We got it in grade 9, and I didn't have Internet till the latter part of that school term. So I suppose it's right to say my first puter is Dell Dimension 4100.
     
  17. Captain_Crunch Club Ninja Valued Senior Member

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    I had a Super Nintendo too, it was like how much you would pay for a Sony Playstation nowadays. Ive also still got it.
     
  18. notme2000 The Art Of Fact Registered Senior Member

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    windows 3.1

    That's all I remember about it.
     
  19. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    The very first computer I had - the one I learnt BASIC on - was an Epson pocket computer. It had about 4 KB total memory (that's 4 kilobytes, not 4 megabytes!), an LCD screen with one row and about 80 characters, a tiny keyboard, and a thermal printer about the width of a supermarket receipt roll.

    The first computer I had which was anything like a modern PC was an Atari 800. It was a 64 KB machine, 48 KB of which could be used for BASIC programming. I wrote a lot of adventure games for it, some of which broke the memory limit! Originally, I had a cassette drive, which stored programs on ordinary audio cassettes. To load a 10 KB program would take about a minute. Later, I got a 5 1/4" floppy drive which stored a maximum of 90 KB on each side of the disk. However, if you punched another hole opposite the write-protect hole on one side of the floppy you could use the reverse side of the disk too, which effectively halved the cost of disks.

    The Atari 800 had some great games and the architecture of the computer was innovative in a lot of ways for the time.

    Many of the games I owned were typed in from magazines.
     
  20. Xelios We're setting you adrift idiot Registered Senior Member

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    The first PC I ever owned was a Pentium 15 mhz, 25 when turbo'd =P The game I played the most on it was the old Duke Nukem shareware game for Win 3.1, and of course MS Paint =P

    My first console was a NES, where I played mostly Duckhunt and Mario. IMO Mario on the NES and SNES still hasn't been beaten by the 64 or the GC.
     
  21. Jaxom Tau Zero Registered Senior Member

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    That's bringing back bad memories. I remember when Compute's Gazette offered not just Basic programs to type in, but assembler code as well, one byte at a time. I spent many hours doing just that... 040,255,124,003. ACK.
     
  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Ooh, I forgot game consoles.

    The first one I <b>played</b> was one of those black and white "TV games" consoles which had a series of Pong-like games. The graphics were perhaps 200 &times; 100 resolution or something like that, and the game controllers were paddles which controlled "bats" at each side of the screen. The "ball" was a square blob. The console also had a target shooting mode, and you got a light-sensitive gun with the thing, which you aimed at moving dots on the screen to score points.

    The first one I <b>owned</b> was an Atari 2600 console. Cartridge games included:

    Space Invaders
    Missile Command
    Pac Man
    Adventure
    Pele Soccer
    Brain Games
    Tanks
     
  23. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    yeah baby. I had one. hehehehe.. I could make "hello" reoccur on the screen many times with it.

    I also owned, and get this cuz I think I may be the only one... an "adam" computer from coleco. what a deal that thing was. wow. I bet my dad still has it in a closet somewhere.

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