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Re: Offworlder

Postby DuneFishUK » 16 Jun 2009 19:02

SandChigger wrote:
Eyes High wrote:Did they even have computers when you were in highschool. ;)

Actually, my dear, I myself had a Radio Shack TRS-80.

No permanent data storage expect a cassette tape recorder, minimal RAM (I forget how many KB), no mouse, black-n-white screen, programmed in BASIC.

Ah, those were the days! :D

Of the Stone Age. :(


My dad had one of those! :) I dusted it off (quite) a few years ago and taught myself a bit of basic... before I realised how pointless the whole idea was. :shock:

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandRider » 16 Jun 2009 20:16

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Re: Offworlder

Postby Rakis » 17 Jun 2009 23:40

Omphalos wrote:I had a Commodore 64 before my dad bought an Apple II C. Teh one with the little green monitor. That monitor still works. My school had a computer lab for everyone with Apple II's.


I had a Commodore VIC-20... :)

Ah, the video games you could make with those things : A large rectangle ( meaning a ship) firing tiny circles to a big square ( meaning a plane or something). :lol:

...And welcome bgscholar ! :P
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Re: Offworlder

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Jun 2009 08:14

I used to write games in BASIC for my TI-994A. One was a BMX bike race where the riders would do tricks as they went over jumps.

I put a lot of time into a Star Trek game inspired by the vector graphics arcade game but I never finished it. Pretty much Asteroids with Klingons instead.
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Re: Offworlder

Postby Omphalos » 19 Jun 2009 11:56

My friend and I wrote a text based spy game about getting laid, kind of like Liesure Suit Larry, on his Apple II. We tried to make it graphical like Lord Akalabeth, but failed miserably.

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandChigger » 19 Jun 2009 12:47

Eeew. Geek ... sleaze.

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Re: Offworlder

Postby Omphalos » 19 Jun 2009 13:41

Dude, I think I was like 12 or 13. :roll:

It was the closest I could get to a willing woman at that time, so give a brother a break, huh?

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandChigger » 19 Jun 2009 20:00

A friend with an Apple was the closest thing you could get to a willing woman?

Okee-dokee. :?

[hops away, whistling...]

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Re: Offworlder

Postby Mr. Teg » 20 Jun 2009 04:06

No, I think what Omph is trying to say is he was still in the closet back in those days.
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Re: Offworlder

Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2009 11:58

Oh you guys are such teases!

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandChigger » 20 Jun 2009 12:10

Wanna see me in a thong bikini? :P

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Re: Offworlder

Postby Omphalos » 20 Jun 2009 16:48

Where's that closet again? :?

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandChigger » 20 Jun 2009 18:52

You can call me Sheeeeut LeBoob. :D
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Re: Offworlder

Postby Eyes High » 20 Jun 2009 23:11

SandChigger wrote:Wanna see me in a thong bikini? :P


Will it be a confederate flag bikini? :mrgreen:
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Re: Offworlder

Postby Omphalos » 21 Jun 2009 01:19

SandChigger wrote:You can call me Sheeeeut LeBoob. :D


Is that a reference to that annoying little man-child from the Transformers movies?

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Re: Offworlder

Postby SandChigger » 21 Jun 2009 02:19

Omphalos wrote:Is that a reference to that annoying little man-child from the Transformers movies?

In a confederate bikini! :P
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I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Re: Offworlder

Postby niño-gusano » 25 Jun 2009 08:29

Getting back to the topic of the old computers ¿Do you know the AMSTRAD CPC 464? It´s the one I had, cassette drive, 64k, green phosphore display.....a beautiful machine ;)

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Re: Offworlder

Postby inhuien » 25 Jun 2009 13:02

I don't even know where they came from but I ended up with a cupboard of early Amstrad PCs. God, I almost had to pay the dump to take them off my hands.

There Computers were poor but Christ on a bike did anyone have the misfortune to hear one of there 5th rate MIDI-HIFIs?
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