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Dinalt
2005-03-30, 14:38
:wave2: They've come and gone, but what was your favourite home computer.
Doesn't matter how technically advanced it was, which one has the fondest memories for you.

Apologies if I've missed any favourites, there were so many machines around at the time, that I've tried to include the most popular.

I owned several, and the humble Spectrum is probably still my favourite.

member11579
2005-03-30, 14:42
Toshiba MSX

Was the first home computer to use cartridges.... had all of 12 colours... had Gauntlet, Elite and Gradius....

Was amazing, and even today I dig it out and give it a game! Plus, the Konami carts I got are worth a shit load now!! :)

lango
2005-03-30, 14:43
For me the Atari ST

PROBE
2005-03-30, 14:44
It's the Amiga for me, i had 100's of copied disks for it, and loved the game north and south.

9inch
2005-03-30, 14:46
I'm too young to choose between these antiquity ;)

Digital
2005-03-30, 14:49
:computer: Commodore Vic 20

member11579
2005-03-30, 14:50
MSX isnt an option on your poll?! I am hurt!! :D

I voted Atari ST as I wanted one of them :)

JimmyDook
2005-03-30, 14:58
C64


Vic-20 was cool, too.

Dinalt
2005-03-30, 15:00
MSX isnt an option on your poll?! I am hurt!! :D

I voted Atari ST as I wanted one of them :)

:wave2: So many around it was hard with only 10 options. ;)

The MSX was great, as were some of the Acorn's, the Sam Coupe (if anyone remembers it), Dragon 32, Oric and so on.

Wish I'd remembered the MSX though, as I had one briefly, and it was a great machine. As you've still got it, you're sitting on a goldmine - there's a real market for retro stuff now. (Wish I'd kept all my old games).

Just shows how innovative the 80's and early 90's were - who wanted a 286 or 386 PC when you could have an Amiga or an ST ?

pitino
2005-03-30, 16:32
That's a great poll for the older members of the board (in the 30's) Dinalt
but you've missed some IMPORTANT machines of the 80's like
Amstrad models CPC-464, CPC-664, CPC-128 and
Acorn Archimedes (with Risk technology CPU!!!)

right now i got a ZX-Spectrum 48k, Amstrad CPC-464, Commodore Amiga 1200 and all
of them work fine...a great site to check the past is http://www.old-computers.com ;)

Superfly
2005-03-30, 16:57
Id say the Amiga..or Atari ST...wow happy memories lol

Dinalt
2005-03-31, 09:49
That's a great poll for the older members of the board (in the 30's) Dinalt
but you've missed some IMPORTANT machines of the 80's like
Amstrad models CPC-464, CPC-664, CPC-128 and
Acorn Archimedes (with Risk technology CPU!!!)

right now i got a ZX-Spectrum 48k, Amstrad CPC-464, Commodore Amiga 1200 and all
of them work fine...a great site to check the past is http://www.old-computers.com ;)

;) Hi Pitino

I agree, there were too many good machines to list - I'd forgotten all about the Amstrad CPC-464 :o

Thanks for the link as well, great site.

If anyone else fancies a trip down memory lane, check out these sites:

Amiga Emulation (Software, Music etc.)

Yes, is a legal site. They have permission from the authors to share the software - it's not a dodgy ROM site.
http://www.back2roots.org/

If you haven't already got an Amiga emulator, might be able to get one from here: (Emulation's still a grey area at the moment, but seems to be largely tolerated as long as it's done with permission). There are magazines now that concentrate on emulation & retro games.

http://www.back2roots.org/Tools/Emu/

Spectrum emulation

http://www.gamestage.net/

MSX Site (Just for 001, lol)

http://www.fixato.nl/msx-xpress/

Few more games sites here:

http://remakeszone.com/?lng=english
http://retrospec.sgn.net/
http://www.remakes.org/

Hope they bring back a few memories anyway :thumbsup:

Superfly
2005-03-31, 10:01
More great links, thanks man...:hatsoff:

ĘGEAN
2005-04-01, 10:06
i have the commodore 128(D) and a 64 :nanner: :nanner:


STILL IN WORKING ORDER!!! :1orglaugh