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View Poll Results: Which system did you grow up on?
Amstrad 3 2.94%
BBC MICRO 5 4.90%
C64 41 40.20%
ZX Spectrum 31 30.39%
Other 35 34.31%
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Old 25 May 2015, 20:12   #81
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At first a TI-99/4A (loved it), then a C64 (not bad), then an Amiga 500 (greatest machine ever).
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Old 25 May 2015, 20:19   #82
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Old 25 May 2015, 23:43   #83
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Dragon 32.
In all honesty, it wasn't great when compared to C64 and Speccy, but I loved it dearly and still do to this day.
The Dragon 'version' of Donkey Kong - Donkey King, written by Tom Mix Software and published by Microdeal (IIRC) - was amazing, and still holds up well to this day.
Chuckie egg was also particularly good on D32...
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Old 26 May 2015, 08:32   #84
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My first computer could be a Dragon32 but as all my friends with computer (two people hejehehe) had spectrum I changed It for the specy.
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Old 26 May 2015, 09:37   #85
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Old 26 May 2015, 10:17   #86
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No Amiga in the voting?! That's really odd.

My first personal machine was an A500 with 2 MB extra mem (2.5 MB toital), extra floppy drive and printer, and connected to a large by that times 25" Sony TV!
The time when home computing was fun!

But really first experience must be some friends 48K spectrum or something.

Unless small LCD hand held's count ?
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Old 26 May 2015, 13:12   #87
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8bit era first, otherwise i'd be here all day listing every single gaming system lol
Plus the Amiga would be bloody obvious considering we are on an Amiga board
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Old 26 May 2015, 14:32   #88
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Had to settle for other
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Old 26 May 2015, 14:34   #89
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Old 26 May 2015, 14:55   #90
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Old 26 May 2015, 20:07   #91
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I think the title should be changed to "what 8-bit machine..." sure were a lot of them too... Speccy +3 was my first machine, probably too young to really appreciate it, kinda cool with the hard cased custom floppies and I wish I still had it, never had many games for it though!
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Old 26 May 2015, 20:14   #92
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Good ol' ZX Speccy for me and have recently rekindled that 1980s feeling with help from a bootsale!
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Old 26 May 2015, 20:14   #93
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I had a spectrum 48k, my brother got a VIC-20 and was programming in basic on both (managed to do some simple multicolor games on vic), plus a friend had C64 and we were writing BASIC listing on class
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Old 26 May 2015, 20:53   #94
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ZX Spectrum 128+ , the last Sinclair. Wonderful machine, amazing times!
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I think the title should be changed to "what 8-bit machine..." sure were a lot of them too... Speccy +3 was my first machine, probably too young to really appreciate it, kinda cool with the hard cased custom floppies and I wish I still had it, never had many games for it though!
+3 was awesome. I had the interface on the back, where you could load a tape and then save to floppy disk. Spent hours jamming my favorite games on to floppies.

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I had a spectrum 48k, my brother got a VIC-20 and was programming in basic on both (managed to do some simple multicolor games on vic), plus a friend had C64 and we were writing BASIC listing on class
Didn't think speccy was popular anywhere other than UK and some parts of Europe.
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Old 26 May 2015, 21:14   #97
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Old 26 May 2015, 21:55   #98
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I think the title should be changed to "what 8-bit machine..." sure were a lot of them too... Speccy +3 was my first machine, probably too young to really appreciate it, kinda cool with the hard cased custom floppies and I wish I still had it, never had many games for it though!
I couldn't post about Intellivision then because that has 16 bit CPU!
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Old 26 May 2015, 22:36   #99
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C64 for me. Bought it in '84, if I am not mistaken. Then an A500 somewhere in 1988. Went 'pc' in '93.

The 64 was cool and I expanded it bit by bit. But boy oh boy, that A500... :-)
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I couldn't post about Intellivision then because that has 16 bit CPU!
well It still looks like its an 8-bit so that's OK... - Was referring to the limited number of set options in the poll but that era is interesting to me, to see what people had before the amiga.

FOL, I totally missed that trick, and really missed out. never had the tape deck, my time on it was limited to a selection of disk games (which I think cost much more than the tape versions) mostly arcade ports from ocean.
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