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Huinehtar

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My first computer was a CPC Amstrad 6128... Other computers weren't cheap at late 80's :(

At least, the monitor was very useful with the Megadrive/Genesis Adaptator to play Megadrive games on it. :p

My first PC was a Pentium 100 MHz years after, when I stopped being a "console only" gamer.

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Mine was a TI-994/A with which I played Tunnels of Doom and Galaxy on our awesome cassette tape drive. :D

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Oh dear...
My first PC was actually designed as a word processor that ran on CP/M (Dos' daddy...)--BUT I learned it also played games (if you typed the code in correctly), lol. Don't recall the make, but I caught it on sale at around $500. After that I bought an Amstrad 8088 with two 5-1/4 floppies... which I eventually tied to a couple external 30 mb RLL refurbed hard drives. I couldn't afford to buy them new, lol.
Eventually I bought a factory-made (first and last comp I ever bought) 286 ... after upgrading that as far as it would go I followed the tree progression by building my own 386, 486, Pentium, and beyond, piece by piece as spousal ignorance/money allowed. I was determined that my kids (both born in the early 80's) grow up knowing computers, as I was convinced that was the future. They became gamers at a very early age, and still have fond memories of playing shareware titles like math/reader rabbit, etc. and all crowding around the screen when the latest Sierra adventure arrived. In a way I kind of miss those days; the hassle of memory loading/configuring peripherals not so much. :geek:

Edited by kalimeeri, 10 January 2013 - 07:47 AM.


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I don't know the specs of my first computer. What I do remember is it was a brand new Dell with windows ME and we still had dial-up. I remember being so excited when it arrived that I stumbled and fell on the porch steps while my brother was carrying it into the house, lol. I actually had received, as a gift, BG2 which arrived before the computer did. That was nearly 12 years ago.

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Mine was a Commodore 64 with 64k Ram and a MOS 6569 gfx processor Posted Image


Ditto. C64 was awesome.

Less awesome was the Apple IIe that we borrowed (that may be because of the crappy half-done games we tried to make on it, though). I actually didn't take a dip into the Windows/PC stuff until 1999 (missing out on many classic PC games in the process).

Edited by Amentep, 10 January 2013 - 09:48 AM.


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An Atari 800. I still have it, along with the controllers, one being a wheel ball to play centipede. I no longer have the printer or tape drive however that I once had for it. It's been a couple years since I dusted it off but last I checked it still worked.

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Heh, the family sort of inherited a zx81 from a cousin in the mid 80's, but the first computer that was really mine was an Amstrad 6128. 128k of ram, and it actually had a built in 3.5 inch floppy disk drive.  Of course, at the time it was nearly impossible to find games and such on floppy disk so we still had to get an external tape deck to be able to play games on it...

 

Then we managed to get an Ambra IBM compatible 286... which had a hard drive of about 20Megs. I can remember the expense of increasing the Ram on it so I could actually play Privateer when it came out...



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Given how much the original Wing Commander demanded of a 286, have to say I'm amazed it could run Privateer at all.



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Slide rule, assuming you don't count the pencil and paper. :p



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Think my first computer was, as I remember it, a Kaypro 286 with a 20MB harddrive, or as my father remembers it, a Kaypro 8086 with a 40MB harddrive, which had to be partitioned into two 20MB drives because it couldn't support larger and was latter upgraded to a 286.  That was a family computer.  My uncle worked for Kaypro at the time.  My first personal one was a 486 DX 33Mhz.



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My first computer was a hand-me-down from my father. He purchased it the same year I was born. An HP 386, 2mb RAM, and... I do not recall the HDD capacity. I used to play goldbox D&D games on it. Other than that, it was kind of a disposable learning tool. My dad dealt heavily with eletronics in the military, and would very often give me a set of screw drivers and tell me to disassemble, then reassemble poorly functioning equipment. Ah, memories.



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A Zeos Pentium I, 90mhz with a 1 gig hard drive for which I had to pay $100 extra as the standard HD at the time was 850MB. Holy smokes, have things come a long way since 1994!

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My first computer was IBM PC XT with Intel 8088 @ 4.77 MHz processor and 640 kt ram (as nobody will not need more, or something like that :) ). It had also very large 10 MB hard drive :).

 

But it was enough power to run Microprose's F15 Strike Eagle II in grey colors.



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The first computer I used was a CAOS operated KC 85/3. It's from 1985 and it's basically a east german ZX Spectrum Clone so you could run ZX software. And some software stated to be cracked by the east german "Minsterium für Wissenschaft und Technik" (science and technology department )  :no:

 

My first PC was a 16 MHz 386 SX with 5 MB RAM and because my grandpa was generous it had a 100 MB HDD. 






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