80's Children...

The_LED_Museum

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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).
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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Zelandeth said:
Does Still using your Amiga A1200 as your main computer count?


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I was using a Amiga A3000 for my main machine up until 2001.

Geoff
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

I still have two or three Apple ][+ , /// machines sitting in my garage and a ton of software. I use the green monitors for other things.

x-ray's post scares me
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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kakster said:
Konami Hypersport! the original "bash-the-hell-out-of-the-buttons" sports sim.

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And who could forget Konami Track & Field? That was another "bash-the-hell-out-of-the-buttons" sports game. For awhile, you could cheat by using an Ace comb to bash the buttons even faster,

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CHEATER!!!!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I got myself forearms of steel after thwacking those buttons. One of my favorite games. I'd get into a trance when hitting those buttons... 30 degrees, 40 degrees,, whap....

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then Konami came out with a retrofit "fix" (raised plastic guards that went around the buttons) that stopped that.Ahhh yes... the 1980s...

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It just doesn't have that feel when I use MAME to play this. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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It just doesn't have that feel when I use MAME to play this. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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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
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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Zelandeth said:
Does Still using your Amiga A1200 as your main computer count?

(Born in '85 actually)...

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I still have mine, and my A500. Actually I'dlike to get an A4000 with an '060 accelerator, or even a PPC/'060. All for no reason than just to have one.
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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.

O o, just got my LED watch...gotta go!!!
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

The most memorable thing (apart from fraggle rock and the messed up 'big' hair thing) about the 80's is the music.

God it was dreadful, yet somehow you still feel the urge to hear it again.

p.s. for our younger members... in those days the 'now' and 'hits' albums did not come out every few weeks, unlike the farcical way they are churned out nowadays.

And as for 'early' computer games....

There was once a time when if you owned an atari cartridge system you were the envy of the neighbourhood !

And who can forget 'Cupid Stunt', Kenny Everet's ridicule of a female Porn Star..

It's all done in the best possible taste !
 

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Re: 80\'s Children...

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There was once a time when if you owned an atari cartridge system you were the envy of the neighbourhood !

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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
 
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