I was using my Commodore 64 as my main computer well into the 1990s. I've still got the thing too, except that now it's resting comfortably in (or stuffed in) a closet. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif I probably get it out every year or so and fire it up, just to be sure it still works. I do the same with a Commodore 128 (received as a Christmas present, I believe in 1984).
[ QUOTE ] axolotls said: It just doesn't have that feel when I use MAME to play this. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
[/ QUOTE ] Astro Blaster, Tempest, and Stargate don't have the same feel when I use MAME to play them either. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon15.gif
I got a Commodore SX-64 and an XE1541 pee-cee to 1541 drive cable on ebay - if for nothing else just to have them. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I had to buy a pack of 3.5" diskettes at Orifice Depot just to use the cable, and I need to get some 5.25" diskettes to go in my Commodore drives.
[ QUOTE ] UK Owl said: There was once a time when if you owned an atari cartridge system you were the envy of the neighbourhood !
[/ QUOTE ] In the early 1980s, we had Breakout, Tank, and Biplane cartridges for the Atari 2600. Then I saw Asteroids, Defender, and Pac Man cartridges at the Ben Franklin 5 & 10 store downtown. We never bought those games... oh yeah I also played Choplifter on a friend's Apple ][ computer. The floppy joystick, the tinny beeps and boops from a 2" speaker, the monochrome green monitor, the whole works. On the same day, I'd go to Norm's Video Palace and play games like Food Fight, Time Pilot, Sinistar, Lost Tomb; and pinball machines like Centaur and Flight 2000. Ahhh, the good old days... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif