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#31 Old 05-20-2012, 08:28 AM
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I still have my Amiga (A1200).
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#32 Old 05-20-2012, 11:46 AM
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^ and I still have my Commodore 64

Here's a music video featuring the C64, joysticks, 5.25" floppy drives and two long-haired dudes playing The Great Giana Sisters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoGpLl-SUfk

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I bet no one misses having to "flip dip switches" in order to configure a sound card.

Pre-plug and pray configuration was always a blast...not.

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#34 Old 05-21-2012, 10:18 AM
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i keep a few oldskool items around my place for novelty value, but as for actually wanting to use them on an every day basis, no i dont think so.

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I bet no one misses having to "flip dip switches" in order to configure a sound card.

Pre-plug and pray configuration was always a blast...not.

Luckily I had an Amiga instead of a peecee back then.

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I used to have a Texas Instruments home computer that had no hard drive (this was the early 80's). I learned Basic programming on it. To store my programs, it had a cassette recorder (yes, cassette as in music cassette tape) that recorded the program to it and sounded just like a dialup modem. To store a couple dozen lines of code, it would record for about a full minute. Efficient, huh?

 

Man, we must've had the same TI Basic model - I remember using the cassette tape to load Tunnels of Doom! Nothing quite like those awesome graphics of a big rectangle door on a black background.

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#37 Old 05-28-2012, 03:24 PM
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I definitly miss the old, quality keyboards, with a "let-off" like a piano key - where the click is about 2/3 down.

 

I also miss my Atari 800XL. It had a pretty nice keyboard too. For about $3 US I got the complete assembly language manual 

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