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Your first computer?

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member


Yup I remember the day like it was yesterday (mainly because it was before I started drinking and doing drugs but that’s a whole other story).

It was December 3rd 1986, World Of Commodore Show at the International centre. Bought off the auction block with monitor and 256kb expansion my Amiga 1000 was had for the unimaginable price of $1600.

Along with it came my first video game..



I used this machine for everything as my only computer until the week I left for university in 94 when I finally bought my first PC.


Anyone remember their first box?
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Liquidity
does this count as a computer?

It most definately does!!!

If you could input code and execute it I think it counts.


The VIC20 was the first computer I ever 'modded'. I took one apart and built a seperate keyboard and computer to make it look cooler!!
 

groovespinna

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Liquidity
does this count as a computer?

totally.
I used to sit there for hours with that book entering code for a stupid "V" bird to fly across the screen. one mistake and nothing happened.
 

Flashy_McFlash

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Got an IBM XT in 1987...I was so excited.

286 - 8 Mhz Processor (Intel I think)
640 K of RAM
20 MB HD (My dad: "You'll never need that much space")

It was PIMP. My first game was, I think, King's Quest 1. Soon to be followed by Police Quest 1 and LSL 1. I loved me some Sierra...Boy howdy.
 
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sheik rock

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Having a father in telecom meant I always had access to a new computer as soon as it came out.

And you could always come home from his work with an armful of pirated games from his engineers.
 

-Rudebwoy_Chin-

TRIBE Member
First computer I used was the Commodore 64. It's only use was mastering the game: Where in the world is carmen sandiego.

If only i knew chuck norris knew her location at any moment in time.

From what i remember it was a good game.
 
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The Watcher

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I miss my 8086

No Hard Drive, 2 Floppy Drives, 512K of Ram, EGA monitor

Test Drive was in Pink and Baby Blue
You had to type out most of the first games in a basic editor.


The I had a Comodor 64
 

keztronic

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Flashy_McFlash
Got an IBM XT in 1987...I was so excited.

286 - 8 Mhz Processor (Intel I think)
640 K of RAM
20 MB HD (My dad: "You'll never need that much space")

Got my first cpu a "turbo xt" around that time.. ran at 8 mhz too.. 640k, 20mb hard drive
wasn't a 286 though.. xt's ran at ~4.7mhz on the 8086 chip
and i think the turbo xt's at 8mhz were 8088.

my friend had a new much more expensive (like $3G) 286 at that time and i remember it running games like sim city MUCH faster
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Ditto Much


Yup I remember the day like it was yesterday (mainly because it was before I started drinking and doing drugs but that’s a whole other story).

It was December 3rd 1986, World Of Commodore Show at the International centre. Bought off the auction block with monitor and 256kb expansion my Amiga 1000 was had for the unimaginable price of $1600.

Along with it came my first video game..



I used this machine for everything as my only computer until the week I left for university in 94 when I finally bought my first PC.


Anyone remember their first box?
OMG!!!! I had one of those too with a couple thousand ripped games (firend of Dad owned a computer store, so I got all the shit for free)

I loved that computer. Defender of the Crown was an awesome game too. So many good ones I can hardly remember them now.

My first computer was a VIC20 but that didn't last long until we stepped up to a Commodore64. Then we ran Amiga's until the early 90's when my Dad finally caved and got a 486dx2
 
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matty

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First was an Atari 400 in 79..... I used to get novels from scholastic that had BASIC programs you had to code as you read. I still have it and the next atari I ended up with - the 800 -connected to my TV at home.



Next up a a DEC Rainbow in 81. This one was a triple booter that could run x86, MAC, and DEC software. Haven't seen a computer that does that as well since.



In 82 I also got a Teleidion system on the NABU Network in Ottawa - 6 mbit/s net access via cable in 82! It would be years before seeing speeds like that again.



Wan't until 86 that I finally got on the x86 bandwagon with another DEC system...
 

zoo

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My dad worked for AES, so growing up in the early 80s we always had an AES computer in the house. We had Tic Tac Toe on a 5.25", and a Word Processor on another 5.25". I used this computer for doing my school assignments until about 1990.

In 1990, my school bought 5 of these:



I hated the old (radio shack? texas instruments?) computers we had in our school because they never worked (people would physically damage them), but when these new refurbished APPLEs came in, it was like Christmas! All of a sudden my entire class was time-sharing these babies to type out reports and stuff, and they had SPELL CHECK!

Then in 1992, my parents were convinced that we needed a new computer for both their childrens' schooling, and my mom's part-time home business. So my dad teaches me what's inside a computer, and invovles me in the buying process, and I'm basically a 7th grader with the most endless ambition in the world. I even bought (at age 12) a "learn DOS 5.0" book to prepare myself for the ...

...



Which I consider to be my "true" first computer.
 
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~atp~

TRIBE Member
Apple IIc:



I had Karateka, Lode Runner (I *still* play this game) and a bunch of others. I started typing up my assignments in, like, grade 4?

I also owned:



I wish we hadn't sold that thing. I'd still play it. Galaga is the best game ever.
 
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