questionshappy 30th birthday commodore 64!

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Yep, first computer experience. Ahh, old tech.

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Loved my C64. :) The games! The ways people would abuse the SID chip into masterful music!

Ah, memories.

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PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

LOADING
READY.
RUN░

(happy birthday C64!)

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Yes, I remember the C64 and then my Amiga fondly. They are both long gone .... except ... now you can get a modern PC in C64 case at: http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_C64.aspx And it also runs C64 software!

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What, no love for its ancestor, the Vic-20?

Actually, I went the Atari 800 route and never felt bad about it. It was less expensive than the Apple II at the time and had a bigger user base than the C-64. But simply having a computer back then, any computer, coupled with the ability to do things like send text files so my friends and I could copy homework amongst ourselves, made all the difference.

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"did any of you ever use the Commodore 64?"

I still have mine. It's sitting in the orig box, next to me in my cube.
And yes, it still works.

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@driley1974: The TRS-80 easily came first. I'd say by about four years actually.

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I will not admit to being that old.

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@barnabee: You know you want to share in the love.

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It was my first computer too. I saved my money so long to buy it that when I finally brought it home I had notebooks filled with BASIC programs I couldn't wait to try out.

I suddenly feel like downloading an emulator and playing Raid on Bungeling Bay again.

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BOOT ERROR.

..take out the tape and rewind all the magnetic ribbon back onto the spools...

BOOT ERROR.

Darn this stupid tape, I'm just going to go play Pools of Radiance and Champions of Krynn.

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I learned how to type on a C64. Also learned at the same time that I could go back to the prompt from the typing program and write BASIC programs there, and still get back to my typing afterwards.
My typing instructor, however, didn't know the latter part of the second. He would find my silly BASIC programs running and reboot the C64 while I was at lunch. Oh well, that gave me something to do when I got back.

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I loved my C64! When I was in college my whole quad came to use that computer to type their papers, but you couldn't turn it off without possibly losing all your hard work. So we left it on ALWAYS! My friends would type all night on my desk that was under my bed, and I would print their stuff in the morning. Ah, the good ol' days! Thanks for the memories !

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I still love the thought of logging on a BBS with my 300 bps modem w/ no speaker - just a blinking red light.

ATDT###-#### and my fav "+++"

I owned a C64 from 1987 to 1990 when I upgraded to an Amiga 500 which I kept until 1994 when I went to the Widnows 3.1 darkside.

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atari 800 and 800xl and 1200xl user here.
10 print hello!
20 print .......hello!
30 print ..............hello!
40 print .......hello!
50 goto 10
run

I remember the dinosaur days of illegal filesharing. Copying cassettes and mailing them to each other around the world to share games.

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My Dad sent the Commodore 64 off to college with me, along with a daisy wheel printer. My mother sent me off with a can opener, a screwdriver, and a hammer. Which parent's contributions brought the greatest number of people to my dorm room door is still up for grabs some 20 years later.

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I am not sure what is older TRS 80 or commodore 64.

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@driley1974: TRS-80 is older by a few years. Back in its day (without the verbal input of techies who knew better about the Xerox project) it was the first. It was without doubt the first retail sold computer, sold exclusively at Tandy which was Radio Shack. It was their computer. The Commodore 64 is closer in time I believe, to the Apple II.

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Never used a Commodore 64....my first love was a Tandy 1000 from Radio Shack.

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Ah, Commodore 64! I had both that and the Vic20. Memories. Wait....something tells me they are still lurking around the house somewhere. Wonder if they still work? And, if I can find them?

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My dad remembers having one with the 1541 disk drive, i bought a C64 off Ebay with the drive to remember him if he passes on