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Old 4th April, 2005, 10:23 PM
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Played it to death... LOL
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Old 5th April, 2005, 12:27 AM
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My first PC was a BBC Micro. I can even remember some of the specs. 2MHz processor and 32k of ram. The whole PC was built into the back of the keyboard, or rather the keyboard was built into the front of the PC. Did anyone ever play Chuckie Egg?
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Old 5th April, 2005, 12:30 AM
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chucky egg was great
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On of my favorites on the Spectrum was Dynamite Dan.
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My first was the BBC Electron, and Chuckie Egg was my favourite when I was little

And then the Amiga 500
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All these systems (most before my time) look like the games would induce seizures. Look at the colours they use!

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My first was the BBC Electron, and Chuckie Egg was my favourite when I was little

And then the Amiga 500
Chucky egg now that is a game I made the mistake of going for an atari st over the amiga as it came with loads of games was gutted within a few months
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Old 5th April, 2005, 01:57 PM
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I was really upset when my old man sold my amiga, it was like cutting my arms and legs off, he gave me an old 386 or 486 (Cant remember which), and I thought, what the hell am i supposed to do with this... Had a crash course is MSDOS!!!
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LoL: That happend to me too. I finally discovered how to use DOS properley, by myself. Then I found the README.
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notable ommisions: TRS-80 (trash-80)
also the first "PC": the Altair

damn the osbourne is 1337.
Altair 8800 is there now!
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Just been up in the attic and found my amiga a1200
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Just been up in the attic and found my amiga a1200
Does it look OK?

Post up a photo and I'll put yours in the museum!
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ahhhhh....those were the days.....seat of the pants computing....the zx80 and zxspectrum....award for crummiest but most waterproof keyboards of all time?
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ahhhhh....those were the days.....seat of the pants computing....the zx80 and zxspectrum....award for crummiest but most waterproof keyboards of all time?
Waterproof?

Im not sure about modern keyboards being waterproof? But I know they arent Pepsi Max proof.
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ZX80/ZX81 both had nasty membrane keyboards. Basically the keyboard was a big sticker over the front of the machine with keys marked out on it. The ZX Spectrum had a horrible rubber thing, where the keys were formed out of a rubber sheet...

Did tend to make them a bit waterproof.

The BBC B had a nice speech synthesis module. Acorn had designed the speech around a chip from Texas Instruments (TMS5220), which provided high quality speech. They'd recorded Kenneth Kendall, and used his voice as the basis of the PHROM (PHrase ROM), but it was also possible to provide data directly to the chip.
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I had the ZX Spectrum which would have been my first computer. I'll do something on the Sinclair machines next...
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Does it look OK?

Post up a photo and I'll put yours in the museum!
Sure thing, ill give it a little clean up tonight
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Ah the Amiga A1200
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Thanks, I'll use that photo...
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