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Your first Computer Specs
Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:53 AM
At least, the monitor was very useful with the Megadrive/Genesis Adaptator to play Megadrive games on it.
My first PC was a Pentium 100 MHz years after, when I stopped being a "console only" gamer.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:47 AM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:46 AM
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.
Edited by kalimeeri, 10 January 2013 - 07:47 AM.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:21 AM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:47 AM
Mine was a Commodore 64 with 64k Ram and a MOS 6569 gfx processor
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.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:48 AM
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...
Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:42 PM
Given how much the original Wing Commander demanded of a 286, have to say I'm amazed it could run Privateer at all.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:17 PM
Slide rule, assuming you don't count the pencil and paper.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:41 PM
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.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:30 AM
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.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:58 PM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:18 PM
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.
Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:30 PM
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 )
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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