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Old 10 June 2003, 13:01   #21
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Could tell you my age at the times, but I started off with an Intellevision (soccer was the game that kept me up late most nights

then I got a Vic 20
Speccy 48k (rubber key)
Speccy + 2
MSX (Toshiba)
Master System
C64
C64C + 1541
Atari ST (lasted a week before I threw it out of the window (seriously) and got an A500
A1500
A1200
A4000 040
First PC was a 386 dx40 that I swapped for an Amiga 500
numerous other shitty PC's
PS1
N64
SNES

Now all I have is 1 PC (athlon 1700)
About 4-5 pc's that could be made up from the bits in my computer cupboard
2 Commodore A1200's
AT Amiga 1200 with 500 mb hd + scsi cd-rom
A600
N64
SNES (which I got for a fiver on sunday and am considering putting it up on ebay, as I have no wish to collect consoles, but it just jumped up at me and said buy me

Hoping to get an A4000 soon and probably A500 and A500+
 
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Old 10 June 2003, 13:38   #22
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Acorn Electron
BBC Master
A500
Master System
Megadrive
Game Gear
A600
SNES
A1200 030
Saturn
N64
Dreamcast
A500+
XBox
A1200 060
MegaCD
32X
Gamecube

There are other things in there too, but they are just variations of the ones already in the list (Megadrive 2, Nomad etc.)

I know it seems a bit of a weird order, but a lot of them where from old friends getting rid of it and me taking it all off their hands for free! There is also a PC in there somewhere but I can't be bothered to include it!
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Old 10 June 2003, 17:23   #23
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Time to delve back into the realms of ancient history...

I got a VIC 20 for my 13th birthday, did a little bit of programming, played a few games mainly 'caterpiller' iirc, bought the 5k ram pack for it about 6 months later.

Age 15, upgraded to Sharp MZ-3?? with built in tape deck and plotter.

Age 16, Picked up a second hand Oric-1 but never used it much

Age 17, The dawn of civilisation, I got my A1000 with 256k ram expansion, 2nd floppy, 1081 monitor, marble madness and the pawn...

Age 23, Upgraded to A2000, 2 years later I fitted an A5000 in it

Age 27, Upgraded to A4000, Warp engine 040,28, 32MB

Age 28, Bought a Picasso IV (woohoo!)

Age 30, warp engine died, so replaced it with a 060 CSII and 128Mb

Sometime in my 20's I also had a Psion3, dropped it smashed the screen and bought a Philips Nino with the insurance money.. Still got it but don't use it as windows ce died trying to install the modem software, and I need a windows 95 pc to re-install it all

I also had a PC for about 3 months before beating it to death with a very large hammer
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Old 10 June 2003, 18:43   #24
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All started from 1986 - first arcade machines then 1987 Atari, C64, my first 8bit console (I forgot name) and then 1990 Amiga, 1993 Amiga 1200, from 1996 PC (sold years ago), 2003 - new PC (Athlon 2000+, Radeon 8500, 512 Mb, SBLive). But I'm still using my A1200 030/50 16 Mb Fast, 3,6 IBM, CD LG32x.
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OK, the machines I did have :
- A Philips Videopac+ (I was about 5-6 years old)
- 2 Nintendo NES
- 2 Gameboy
- 2 S-NES (an european and an american one)
- 1 Gamegear (with Master Gear convertor)
- 2 Megadrive (with SMS adapter)
- 1 Atari 520 STE
- 1 Amiga 1200 with Blizzard card, 4Mo RAM and HD 80Mo.
- 1 Coregraph'X
- 1 Supergraph'X

And many PCs, the first of them being an Amstrad 1640, then a 486DX33 , a P90, a P166, a Celeron 466 and a PIII450.

Now, I have a Duron850 and some PCs (2 486, a Cyrix 90, a P166 and a PIII 450).
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Old 11 June 2003, 04:49   #26
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There seems to be a consistent trend of PC's becoming too outdated to use. And when they are done with, they are dismissed, rather than treasured.
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Old 11 June 2003, 12:38   #27
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Cool History...

Age 8:
Philips console: I don't remember much of it. This was a console which let you play Pong-like games on TV. It also had a lightgun with it. What I do remember is that my parents cursed it for blewing up several televisions.

Age 10:
Vic 20: One evening my dad returned home with a second-hand Vic 20 with 20 cassettes and many boxes containing listings and manuals. The previous owner programmed tons of games for it. Some even required 20Kb to run! My favorites were Fast Eddie, Videomania, Zork and Gorf. Sold it to buy a C64.

Age 13:
C64: I bought two C64s in one year. The first one, a second-hand, blew up its internal circuits when I was playing Last Ninja I. The second one I bought in Germany at Karstadt for only 110 Euro. Sold it to buy an Amiga.

Age 15:
Amiga 500: My favorite machine. Currently eating dust on the attic.

Age 19:
Pentium 90: A monster-PC back in 1995. Nowadays not even capable running a tax-income program. Still at my parents' house.

Age 23:
Atari Lynx: Inherited from my brother. Includes original gameboxes and even a Scrapyard Dog-A3 size poster.

Age25:
AMD Athlon 1.8 Ghz: Nicknamed 'Cry Wolf' when the cooler gets noisy and I can't even hear myself think. Can still run all games at maximum speed though.
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Old 11 June 2003, 13:03   #28
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There seems to be a consistent trend of PC's becoming too outdated to use. And when they are done with, they are dismissed, rather than treasured.
Could be, but in my case, it wasn't voluntarily: my first PC simply broke so badly it was no use reparing it anymore I'd still have it otherwise.
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-->Tim Jansen : Your Philips TV reminds me of the Videopac V7000, which was a clone of the Odyssey.

As for my old PCs, they are used a bit sometimes. A 486 is used for some abandonwares, such as Ultima 7. My P450 served as a little website server, running EasyPHP and for doing some time consuming tasks (such as converting a video)... Well, that was before the HD broke... I still have to find one.
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Old 11 June 2003, 18:18   #30
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Question Philips machines

@Sigfrodi
I remember my Philips videogamesystem consisted of six buttons which represented alternative Pong-like games. There was no option which let you load in a game from a movable device.

Did the Videopac load from cassette? I remember a nephue of mine also had a Philips console. To run a different game you literally had to plug in a ROM-chip in the console.
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Ah, it doesn't seem to be the same machine then...

The Videopac used cartridges and had a rather useless keyboard (maybe to look more like a computer ) . In fact, it is a clone of the Magnavox Odyssey. Your nephew's machine might very well be a Videopac of first generation. Mine was a Philips Videopac + (Odyssey 3 clone), the last generation.

Could you Pong be this one here ?
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Old 12 June 2003, 01:13   #32
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Could be, but in my case, it wasn't voluntarily: my first PC simply broke so badly it was no use reparing it anymore I'd still have it otherwise.
Maybe the proper term I am looking for is "disposable".
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Old 12 June 2003, 09:56   #33
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Ok here how it goes:

1986: C64 (still got it)
1987: CPC464 (given away)
1988: CPC6128 (given away)
1990: Atari ST (still got it)
1992: A500 (given away)
1993: A1200 (still got it)
1998: A4000 (still got it)
2001: AMD Athlon PC (still got it)
2002: ZX81 (still got it)
2003: Apple IIc (still got it)
2003: A pong console that I can't remember its name (still got it)

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Old 12 June 2003, 10:48   #34
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Nice thread!

So, this is my timeline:

- Born in 1982
- Got an Amiga 500 in 1991, october
- Got a plane Gameboy in 1993, christmas
- Got a Sega Master System (loan)
- Got a Pentium 166 in 1997, november
- Got a Supernintendo (loan)
- Got a AMD 1000 *now*
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Thumbs up That's it!

@Sigfrodi,
Looking at the picture, that could be very well the console I owned almost 20 years ago!
I still don't remember much of it, but you definitely had to switch a panel to play a different game.
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Sorry no timeline... some stuff were strictly mine, some mac stuff was my dad's...

- Amiga 500 (died)
- Amiga A1200HD (active)
- Nintendo GameBoy (active but not in good shape)
- Vectrex (lost! Shame! Where is it? I miss it!)
- Apple Macintosh II (died)
- Apple Macintosh Performa 450 (gave it away)
- Apple Macintosh PowerMac (inactive - good condition)
- Apple Macintosh iMac, the first that was released (active)
- Some Nintendo Game & Watch (lost)
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Old 12 June 2003, 13:08   #37
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Big grin

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- A Philips Videopac
Yay! My grand dad had this... It was my first encounter with interactive games on the telly... nice...
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Quote:
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Dad bought an Intellivison. This machine taught me how to read, I kid you not![/B]
I learned most of my english (I speak French), before taking any course, by playing Amiga games... so I can believe you!
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