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09-04-2012, 12:07 PM
RE: What was your 1st computer and the games you played.
No idea what kind of comp it was. Something with Dos. Played Oregon Trail, Tetris, Wheel of Fortune.


I mostly remember a black screen with this all over it

C://install/wheeloffortune/run

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09-04-2012, 01:08 PM
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Oh my, I don't remember the name of it but it came out in the 70s. It was black and white (no color), data storage was a cassette recorder, it had a 300 baud modem and a cradle for the phone. You could call another computer through the phoneline and paid per minute. There were no games. The "internet" consisted of compuserve and a bunch of individual computers people had hooked up to their phone lines. Some people ran "message boards" back then. One person at a time could use a message board. The owner (sysop) could break in and talk to the user. I put up a board about pets, called the pet board. (no competition for names, and no registration). It would get some 5 calls a day, and people would exchange things about their pets. Then the ferret folk discovered it. Ferrets were illegal to keep in many states, and people who kept them anyway would congregate on the pet board. Now the thing was busy 24 hrs a day.

Oh boy, all the memories with that one. I met my husband at a "computer swap" and we dated via the computer - maybe we were the first couple ever to date online lol.

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09-04-2012, 02:05 PM
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(09-04-2012 01:08 PM)Dom Wrote:  Oh my, I don't remember the name of it but it came out in the 70s. It was black and white (no color), data storage was a cassette recorder, it had a 300 baud modem and a cradle for the phone. You could call another computer through the phoneline and paid per minute. There were no games. The "internet" consisted of compuserve and a bunch of individual computers people had hooked up to their phone lines. Some people ran "message boards" back then. One person at a time could use a message board. The owner (sysop) could break in and talk to the user. I put up a board about pets, called the pet board. (no competition for names, and no registration). It would get some 5 calls a day, and people would exchange things about their pets. Then the ferret folk discovered it. Ferrets were illegal to keep in many states, and people who kept them anyway would congregate on the pet board. Now the thing was busy 24 hrs a day.

Oh boy, all the memories with that one. I met my husband at a "computer swap" and we dated via the computer - maybe we were the first couple ever to date online lol.
Oh yeah, I remember those days well. If people didnt have their computers constantly on a phone cradle, there really wasnt any internet. there wasnt any of these "blade" systems we have now. You had to go to local computer groups monthly to keep up on
the phone numbers of the newest stuff out there.

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09-04-2012, 02:16 PM
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I don't even remember what kind of computer but I remember playing Carmen SanDiego games with my kids, Wheel of Fortune and other random stuff on big ole floppy disks. For printing had the dot matrix printer.

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09-04-2012, 02:17 PM
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I actually had an Atari before we got our first computer. Centipede and Asteroid was all that mattered.

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09-04-2012, 02:30 PM
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Pong.
1975, Bitches.
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09-04-2012, 02:43 PM
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(09-04-2012 02:30 PM)Erxomai Wrote:  Pong.
1975, Bitches.
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LOL, my parents bought that game...it was the neatest thing I had ever seen, but I was so young.

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09-04-2012, 05:43 PM
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I don't know what kind of a computer it was but my first game was Beast
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09-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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First computer I owned (not used, but owned) was a Tandy 1000 EX (I would've still owned it, but my father sold it....). I had used computers prior, but that was my first one (I was only like 9 when I had it, although I would read about them and learn for a few years prior).

I'm not 100% certain, but I remember playing the game "Sopwith" frequently--and a game called "Murder in the Museum" from the Big Blue Disk (or really close in names at least for the latter). It wasn't that great for games, but it was MUCH quicker than many other computers I had used and played games on prior.
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10-04-2012, 12:25 PM
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Got an HP Compac. First games.... Kings Quest Collection...otherwise, Diablo II....

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