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Blame TBalm's last post, but what Atari, Commodore 64, or
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Blame TBalm's last post, but what Atari, Commodore 64, or

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May 9, 2022, 8:06 PM
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other archaic system had your favorite game?

Mine's Pitfall.

My parents dropped off all of my old trophies, etc about 20 years ago, and my atari was in there....still up in my attic. maybe I'll fire it up..play some missile command or yars revenge. Take a polaroid of my top score.

Sorry - not football related...but couldn't help myself..kid of the 80's and all.

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May 9, 2022, 8:08 PM
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Sounds like your still a childish kid.

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Lol, Commodore 64. I remember upon taking over my office


May 9, 2022, 8:30 PM
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as a Production Engineer, there was this tan briefcase in a low shelf of a bookcase in the corner of the office. I pulled it off the shelf, and it weighed about a much as a 16 lb bowling ball. I open it up, and it is not a briefcase. It is a Commodore LAPTOP COMPUTER. And, like I said, it was as big as a briefcase. Butt, the actual screen was only about maybe 10 or 12 inches. It must have been one of the first "laptops" in the world.

I wish I had taken it home just as an antique oddity. It got thrown out awhile after that when the company had an "obsolete electronics" collection drive.

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May 9, 2022, 8:38 PM
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Commodore 64. Way more fancy than the Atari 400/800 that we had. I remember, though, my fascination in being able to program (in Basic) so that my name would repeat across the screen… progress in 40 years is pretty unbelievable.

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I remember having a "computer logic" class at Clemson as


May 10, 2022, 8:15 AM
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part of the Chem E curriculum. Our first programming task was to write, and run a program to have the computer print out a single column of numbers, counting up from 0 to 20. This was in the era of keypunch cards, it took about 15 or so keypunch cards to accomplish that simple task. My run "failed", because, to a keypunch operator, WRITE, with no horizontal marks above and below the 'I", keypunched to be

WR1TE (A ONE instead of an I)

As they say, computers are really dumb. They (back then) would only work off EXACTLY what you input. They still do, if you ignore autocorrect suggestions.

:)

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Or sell it for 68k.***


May 9, 2022, 10:36 PM
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you've never played Zaxon?

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May 10, 2022, 4:26 AM
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Original Nintendo with the duck hunter game. We'd turn around backwards and wait for the quack and then turn around and fire the pistol!

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Playing Q*bert on ColecoVision


May 10, 2022, 8:00 AM
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Had a 2600 before and Pitfall was the go to

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I Played on my Apple 2+ (Still Have it)


May 10, 2022, 8:42 AM
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Wizardry I, II and III
Sea Dragon
Wolfenstein
The Bard's Tale

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kaboom.. megamania


May 10, 2022, 9:16 AM
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May 10, 2022, 9:56 AM
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Kaboom was awesome…

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May 10, 2022, 9:49 AM
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Lode Runner, baby. Lost track of how many hours I wasted on that game.



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May 10, 2022, 10:23 AM
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What ever can run SimCity (or SimCity2000)

Did you know that emeritus Clemson professor and commonly mistaken for a basketball coach Cliff Ellis wrote the manual (or excerpts). Had one of his classes.

This is my Windows 2000/NT build.

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May 10, 2022, 10:35 AM
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That being said, building/restoring old desktops is now more of my game.



Here is a near year-long "franken-Bell" a Packard Bell that was pieced together part-by-part from different scrap/parts bins. So it is a rat-rod of sorts. Even the case had to be taken down to the metal and power supply had a partial rebuild. Sourcing a grey-beigh CD rom and finding a 16 bit card was easier than finding a blank. Running a PB sourced CirrusLogic vesa local bus video card. not bad for some Windows 3.1 fun.

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Texas Instruments


May 10, 2022, 10:25 AM
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TI had a handheld football game that I wore the buttons out on, then my Dad, an electrical engineer, swapped them around so they still worked, but the arrows faced crazy directions.

Favorite video game of all time - Dig Dug which was in the Canteen. Would go down there and get and egg and cheese on toast or grilled cheese and waste $5 and an hour. Good times.

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Class of '87


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May 10, 2022, 11:04 AM
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We had a commodore 64 but what we really loved was our TI 99 we liked it so much that when they announced it would be discontinued, we bought an extra that's still in the box, never removed. My favorite game was something about hamburgers (?)

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May 10, 2022, 11:45 AM
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I started with a Vic20. Don't remember what games it would play.
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