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Topic # 9471 20-Sep-2006 12:31
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I was reading the post on the world's first hard drive and a reply mentioned the Commodore VIC 20. Thought I'd start a new thread for others to reminice.

I had a Vic 20 when I was a teenager growing up in Canada over 20 years ago. I belonged to a VIC 20 users group too. The coolest thing was when my cousins showed me how to copy a cartridge game rom to tape using the 8k expander! Those were the early days of pirated games weren't they? The 8k expander was cool for young geeks because in order to play the copied rom on tape you had to open the 8k cartridge an flip a dip switch! far out. The 3k super expander cartridge was great for graphics. We mad a home movie in the late 80's and used it to make the opening credits.

Of course, I envied my cousins who had a C64 and were able to play really cool games like Mule!

There were some cool vic 20 games: does anyone remember Amok? Omega race was cool too.

Sadly, I sold my Vic for $20 at a garage sale!

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  Reply # 46540 20-Sep-2006 12:58
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I got a C64 not long after they were released in NZ in 1984. I had a couple of mates with Vic 20's who were all jealous! :-)

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Reply # 46541 20-Sep-2006 13:55
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I had a SX64 now that was a mobile machine also good for a weapon

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  Reply # 46543 20-Sep-2006 14:06
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What was the sx64? I don't remember that one...

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Reply # 46544 20-Sep-2006 14:08
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Oh yes... and I had a Spectrum ZX81, followed by a Commodore 16, which was then sold for my first motorbike.

Sorry did I go OT?? Wink

Then got an Amiga 400 before IBM PC's became affordable! Ah bless the 186...

Cheers, Stevo

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Reply # 46545 20-Sep-2006 14:09
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SX64 was a mobile commodre 64 with built in moniter (CRT) and disk drive

It was a beast do a google search

I wish I still had it today I think it weighted about 10kg LOL

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Reply # 46559 20-Sep-2006 18:46
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My first computer was an Atari 800XL which I used for about ten years before eventually shifting to the Macintosh platform. Imagine keeping a modern computer in service for ten years!

The great thing about my setup was that I had a disc drive, so I didn't have to wait ten minutes for a tape to load every time I wanted to use a particular program.

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