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PostSubject: What was your first computer and what games and programs did you have?   Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:02 am

The first computer I had was a Commodore 64. I got turned onto it by a friend I played D&D with in the military. I remember the first game I had was a chess game, that I had to program it in, in dos mode. I never was any good at it, but I loved the idea of having a computer and having something I could do to resemble having a life, somewhere.

This was in Ft. Carson, Co and when I went over to Germany I was blown away by a new computer from Commodore called The Amiga 500.


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This was my first experience with the use of Icons you could click and it was like night and day over my 64. Thank Griffin, they had a program that allowed you to buy electronic equipment on time. I hated leaving eye brow prints on the screens of those I looked at in the commissary.

It wasn't a week, before I had one setting in my room and was working on my gaming library. The games I really liked were the Proving ground of the Mad Overlord, Bards Tale and several others that were RPG. Then out came the Dungeons and Dragons games and I was in love.

I was also into simulators, especially the ones from Microprose. I had the stealth fighter and the one for submarines. There was also a tank simulator and I loved Pirates, when it came out.

Sadly, I never went back to the chess game, but I remember the cassette it was on made a fairly convensing Fresbie as it headed out of my car, towards that speed limit sign. lol
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PostSubject: Re: What was your first computer and what games and programs did you have?   Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:13 am

The first computer I ever owned was Sinclair ZX81 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81 ). This thing used your TV as a monitor, and used an external cassette player for data storage.
Not much in the way of gaming on this puppy.

The first games I ever got into were the original "Wolfenstein 3D" and its contemporaries, such as "Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold", as well as the original LucasArts "Star Wars: X-Wing "
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PostSubject: Re: What was your first computer and what games and programs did you have?   Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:41 pm

The first computer I (rather my family) almost owned was the Intellivision. Way back in abbout 1980...
Now you might be saying, but the Intellivision was a platform game system, not a home computer! And you'd be right, but one of the big selling points they had was the promise of forthcoming components to turn it into a home computer. A big selling point to a lot of people. Alas despite all the hype and promises they never released the computer components. Which is why I say "almost owned".
Still although it doesn't really qualify to the question, the first game on the Intellivision for me was "Space Battle" where you man a gun turret and blast attacking ships from space.


Fast forward to 1995 and I finally got my first computer. A Packard Bell, don't really recall any specs, but it did come with a great big 15 inch monitor! Lol.

And my first game, which I still play often to this day, was "Birth of the Federation"


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