Death In The Eighties

Death In The Eighties

Postby InactiveX » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:59 am

This made me LOL with recognition:

Death In The Eighties

I remember leaving my Acorn Electron switched on for too long and it overheated, resulting in some spectacular psychedelic visual effects while I was playing Elite.
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Postby davd_bob » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:55 am

X-man,
Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

I learned about programing on my TI99-4A.

I did have 4 kids and didn't have hundreds of dollars for one of those "really swell" 120k floppy drives(besides, who could ever need all that disk space)...so I had all my games and programs saved on an audio cassette. Talk about a pain. Nothing like 7 attempts of re-wind and reload only to find out you loaded the wrong saved data.

I don't remember what happened to that TI99 but I don't still have it.
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Postby InactiveX » Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:53 am

Yeah, I've heard kids moaning about how long their Playstation games take to load. They don't even know they're born. The youth of today, etc. etc. blah blah blah...

I used to type in games from magazines as well. That could be rather fraught. The frustration of typing 10,000+ lines of assembly language, typing RUN, and seeing the "Bad Program" message caused me to bring my fists down on the keyboard on more than one occasion, I can tell you. :evil:
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