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Offline SirAndrewD

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2019, 03:31:39 PM »
I still get nostalgic for this..



Oops, saw Starflight was already posted.   

Still, double nostalgic!



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« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2019, 12:20:57 AM »
I was around 13 in the peak game shop era (1987). I had 3 more years until girls even noticed me.

I was 12 in 1980 when I got my first VIC 20 for xmas, believe it or not i wanted a Texas instruments computer, thank god mum and dad made the better choice :)  and buying games was quite hard as was mainly in shops like Tandy then or catalogues....

By 1982 and the Spectrum and 64 appeared we had about 7 shops in Southampton...... now there is 1 :(

One of my joys was running from shop to shop literally and seeing if any new releases :)

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« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2019, 08:15:08 AM »
My first computer ever was a Ti994/a...with no tape or disc drive! I entered simple BASIC programs in to it to play the simplest of simple ‘games’ before crying myself to sleep. Thankfully a got a C64 (with a 1541 drive) a few years later, and then around 1990 once I started working I was able to buy myself an Amiga 500...I had arrived! 😎
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« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2019, 08:35:52 AM »
My first computer ever was a Ti994/a...with no tape or disc drive! I entered simple BASIC programs in to it to play the simplest of simple ‘games’ before crying myself to sleep. Thankfully a got a C64 (with a 1541 drive) a few years later, and then around 1990 once I started working I was able to buy myself an Amiga 500...I had arrived! 😎

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« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2019, 08:54:04 AM »
I think you’re my older brother.
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« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2019, 10:25:23 AM »
You were missing out not having the tape drive, Gus.

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« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:21 AM »
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
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« Reply #82 on: July 19, 2019, 10:56:09 AM »
I used to HATE those Blink Dogs. They'd, 'blink' in and out again leaving their pooh right where you would step in it.  :tickedoff:
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« Reply #83 on: July 19, 2019, 11:28:05 AM »
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
I don't know about building character, but I was typing in lots of characters until I got a drive for my C64.  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...
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« Reply #84 on: July 19, 2019, 12:10:51 PM »
You were missing out not having the tape drive, Gus.


I loved that game. Used to bug a class mate of mine to come over to his place and play it for hours. He was the only one who had a Texas Instrument so no other way to play it. Looked it up on Youtube just a couple of weeks ago for the memories.

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« Reply #85 on: July 19, 2019, 12:13:14 PM »
I got my game codes from Run! magazine.
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« Reply #86 on: July 19, 2019, 01:34:09 PM »
Here's a game that I only ever briefly played back in the day, but has become a retro nostalgia classic for me recently. Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2.



The live action cutscenes are great. Low production value, cheesy acting and dialogue... It has it all! Plus, there is just something about 90's games that have such a great aesthetic to them.



The older Star Wars games are the best. I played much more Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast way back when, which is one of my favorite games

I have Dark Forces 2 on Steam and it runs pretty well. I think it also is sold on GoG, which is likely a more stable build of the game on modern computers.

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #87 on: July 19, 2019, 01:54:24 PM »
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
I don't know about building character, but I was typing in lots of characters until I got a drive for my C64.  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...

I stand corrected (by myself). Mag I was thinking of was actually COMPUTE's GAZETTE.  Here is one of those code pages:



...and a walk down Memory Lane: https://www.commodore.ca/commodore-gallery/compute-gazette-magazines-issue-1-through-43/
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #88 on: July 19, 2019, 04:35:22 PM »
  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...

And lots of mistyping debugging...
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« Reply #89 on: July 19, 2019, 07:46:01 PM »
Can you imagine typing in CMANO?
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