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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Gerontious » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:45 pm

just a small tangent... I just realised, or 'remembered to remember' - the computer Im using right now is 9 years old. bought new 2011.
And I only bought it because when I saw it for the first time I didn't have the foggiest idea of what I was actually looking at. totally confused.
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Tankbag » Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm

rob m wrote:
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I had a Commodore 64 then was heavily into the Amiga scene of the early/mid 90s, owning 500, 600 and then modded 1200 models. Created a few games using AMOS too. In 92-93 I ran a games shop which specialized in imported consoles like Neo Geo, PC Engine, Super Famicom etc. I remember Jap copies of Street Fighter 2 flying out the door at £100! It was a short bubble but we made a huge profit before the SNES and Megadrive were released in the UK and the likes of Dixons took over.

Then I built my first PC, a 486 133mhz, 4mb of ram in 1995 which was enough to play Doom and Doom 2 at LAN parties, then many years of upgrades and online PC gaming ensued, spent years playing Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament.

I've had just about every console going, currently a Xbox One X. More of a casual gamer these days, love GTA online, RDR2 and currently Modern Warfare.
Did you play Duke Nukem 3d ? Great in a lan or dial up game. I'd use the freeze gun to freeze my mate & then dance in front of his Duke which he'd see but be paralyzed then kick him. I had a go at the map editor, flippin hours I wasted on that.
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by JRH » Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:20 pm

We used to play Descent during lunch at work on the networked PC’s. Said we were testing and monitoring the lag on the network.
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by rob m » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:00 pm

Tankbag wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm
rob m wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:26 am
I had a Commodore 64 then was heavily into the Amiga scene of the early/mid 90s, owning 500, 600 and then modded 1200 models. Created a few games using AMOS too. In 92-93 I ran a games shop which specialized in imported consoles like Neo Geo, PC Engine, Super Famicom etc. I remember Jap copies of Street Fighter 2 flying out the door at £100! It was a short bubble but we made a huge profit before the SNES and Megadrive were released in the UK and the likes of Dixons took over.

Then I built my first PC, a 486 133mhz, 4mb of ram in 1995 which was enough to play Doom and Doom 2 at LAN parties, then many years of upgrades and online PC gaming ensued, spent years playing Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament.

I've had just about every console going, currently a Xbox One X. More of a casual gamer these days, love GTA online, RDR2 and currently Modern Warfare.
Did you play Duke Nukem 3d ? Great in a lan or dial up game. I'd use the freeze gun to freeze my mate & then dance in front of his Duke which he'd see but be paralyzed then kick him. I had a go at the map editor, flippin hours I wasted on that.
I did! The map editor was great, I used to make some devious ones then drop them to my mate on a 3.5" disc and he'd return the favour. Made loads of maps using the Quake editor too. Kinda miss those days when it was all new and exciting.

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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Tiggie » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:18 pm

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Did you play Duke Nukem 3d ? Great in a lan or dial up game. I'd use the freeze gun to freeze my mate & then dance in front of his Duke which he'd see but be paralyzed then kick him. I had a go at the map editor, flippin hours I wasted on that.
I love Duke!! I have probably had a copy of that game on every computer or console I've owned.
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Bender » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:49 pm

Ahhh duke, " I'm hear to kick ass and chew gum and I'm all out of gum"

I had a mate who bought an atari st after seeing the parrot demo, on the back of this another bought one for a flight sim, we then discovered the flight sim could be split between the 2 via a midi cable.

Wow this is the future we thought so we set everything up and it worked great, except it was fairly realistic and no one was really any good so we just got a glimpse of the other plane as it either shot past you or crashed, we became very bored very quickly and then invented a game, who could do the most amount of damage to the twin towers by crashing into them...... :oops:
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by RantMachine » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:59 pm

That reminds me, I had this game where you had to recreate the Kennedy assassination as faithfully as possible. Could never get the shots lined up quite right, but I did learn how to be way more efficient than Lee Harvey Oswald. If you take out the driver first it's MUCH easier to pick off every single person in the car :lol:
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Snod Blatter » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:08 pm

All this talk of Amstrads and Dizzy sent me on a quick rummage..

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Sad fact - it never loaded properly, not once :cry:

Still got the CPC464 and a CPC6128, I haven't touched either in about 20 years but they're there, ready and waiting for.. Something..

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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by RantMachine » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:10 pm

I still miss playing Asylum on RISC OS! Wish I could find a functional emulator.
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by rennie » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:01 pm

I had a commodore then an amiga500
then I didn't have 1 at all for years while I was in the Army.

I had to learn quite a bit of BASIC and then even how to code in REBATE (military BASIC spin off)

I wouldn't have a clue now :lol:

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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Bender » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:20 pm

@rennie

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10 furnace$ =0:cold$=98
20 run furnace
30 Repeat; furnace=furnace +1; until furnace >100
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50 if furnace=< cold$ then goto30 else goto60
60 if furnace=bang then run.

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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Tankbag » Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:47 pm

Tiggie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Tankbag wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Did you play Duke Nukem 3d ? Great in a lan or dial up game. I'd use the freeze gun to freeze my mate & then dance in front of his Duke which he'd see but be paralyzed then kick him. I had a go at the map editor, flippin hours I wasted on that.
I love Duke!! I have probably had a copy of that game on every computer or console I've owned.
It was a fun game even when you blew you're mate up ( loved the trip mines ) If you kill someone on COD it's so realistic you feel like going & buying a poppy
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Bender » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:32 pm

Tankbag wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Tiggie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Tankbag wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:59 pm

Did you play Duke Nukem 3d ? Great in a lan or dial up game. I'd use the freeze gun to freeze my mate & then dance in front of his Duke which he'd see but be paralyzed then kick him. I had a go at the map editor, flippin hours I wasted on that.
I love Duke!! I have probably had a copy of that game on every computer or console I've owned.
It was a fun game even when you blew you're mate up ( loved the trip mines ) If you kill someone on COD it's so realistic you feel like going & buying a poppy
Spy v spy was good
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Tankbag » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:41 pm

Bender wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Tankbag wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Tiggie wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:18 pm


I love Duke!! I have probably had a copy of that game on every computer or console I've owned.
It was a fun game even when you blew you're mate up ( loved the trip mines ) If you kill someone on COD it's so realistic you feel like going & buying a poppy
Spy v spy was good
Team Fortress 2 :thumb:
You've probably shot me in CounterStrike bythway :shock:
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Re: Old home computer thread.

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:08 pm

Talking of blowing things up, I was wondering why me and my mates got into computers later than most and remembered that one of my mates dads worked in a chemical factory. He regularly supplied us with various chemicals that went bang with a satisfying amount of noise, smoke and destruction. I reckon we spent many happy hours out on waste sites finding things to destroy when most of our peers were glued to keyboards.

I reckon we got the better deal.

It came to an end when, being easily led, he was persuaded to join in an attempted break in at a local newsagents. They were after the fags. He was the designated brick thrower but missed the window and had hit the frame. The brick bounced off, hit one of his associates and knocked him out. At this point they noticed the police car parked over the road and legged it. My mate wasn’t a good runner so decided to try to hide under a car. Unfortunately he wasn’t too bright either and didn’t spot that it was the police car he’d hidden under.

I think that put an end to the supply of explosives so we had to resort to computers but it was never the same.
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