What computers did you use growing up?

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What computers did you use growing up?

Postby Zap! » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:18 pm

Although I used computers in my school starting around 1984, I didn't get my own until 1987. I got the XE Game System, and later added a 1050 disk drive. The Atari 8-bit computer line were fantastic systems, I had a blast with it. In 1990 or 1991 I moved up to a 16-bit Atari 1040 STe. I had a lot of fun with that too, and published Zap! on that very computer.
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Re: What computers did you use growing up?

Postby Jakenut86 » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:31 pm

My dad never liked computers because he didn't understand how to use them (still doesn't) so we didn't get a computer until he married my step-mother and then it was a PC w/ win 3.1.

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Re: What computers did you use growing up?

Postby TwinChargers » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:51 am

Well, like I said in a previous post, my family didn't get a computer until about 93 or 94. It was a Packard Bell. All I know it had windows 3.1. Remember playing a lot of games on DOS back in the day. Lots of Blake Stone, Jazz Jackrabbit, Wacky Wheels... a bunch of Apogee titles. I remember a really basic "Hugo" series of games where you typed in what you wanted Hugo to do, and he'd walk around the screen and follow your command.
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Re: What computers did you use growing up?

Postby MaximumRD » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:25 pm

I remember using the Commodore PET in school. Myself my first home computer was a 64 than an Amiga 500 followed by Amiga 1200 eventually followed by a PC............

I never had or used Atari Computers but am getting into them now.
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Re: What computers did you use growing up?

Postby gelkster » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:13 pm

We used PETS & Apples in grade school, playing Hurkle & Oregon Trail. I got the Atari 800xl in 1984 w/ a cassette drive & eventually got a 1050 & a 1025 printer. The XL conked out after awhile & luckily a good friend had an 800xl system too & I got it all for $60 (which was prob. all I had back then!) I had a Touch Tablet, Trakball, XMM801 printer, lots of good stuff, most of which I've lately sold off.