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  • #2562
    SmiTTTen
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    Single best computer ever developed?

    #2582
    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    Think the Atari ST gives it a run for its money!

    #2738
    SmiTTTen
    Participant

    That’s crazy talk Sir!

    Granted, they were smart enough to include a midi interface but other than that the ST was…….

    #2751
    Rob Francis
    Member

    I started writing tunes on a Spectrum! 3 channels of mono 8-bit bliss!

    Ok it was pants, but I had fun!

    #2759

    SmiTTTen, post: 2551 wrote: Single best computer ever developed?

    i’ve still got mine in the shed… along with shoeboxes filled with floppys.

    it still works too, guru meditations and all.

    #2765
    SmiTTTen
    Participant

    Guru Meditations – even the fatal crashes were cooler.

    Soundtracker/Protracker
    Deluxe Paint
    Xenon 2
    People looking at you like you were 38 kinds of mental when played leftfield’s new album from you 120mb hard disk, years before ripping cds had been invented.
    Blueboxing
    Xcopy

    These were some of my favorite things.

    #2767

    bugger xcopy, tetracopy ftw!
    rick dangerous
    canon fodder
    speedball II
    all the lucas arts games
    bubba n stix
    swiv
    coolspot
    zool
    another world
    flashback
    test drive 2
    chase hq
    roadrash
    jaguar xj220
    tv sports basketball
    stunt car racer
    vroom

    pretty much everygame before it hit consoles (and with better graphics)

    #2780
    U31
    Member

    Ha ha everyone is showing thier age now!
    Love it

    Anyhow. Oric 1.

    #2793
    Haroon
    Participant

    Right that the ST had midi interface, but the amiga had the better chip set for memory access, graphics and sound. However, those guru meditation errors were very annoying.

    #2815
    SmiTTTen
    Participant

    Yeah – always amazed me that people would go for the ST based on a midi interface that was a $20 purchase for the Amiga even back then. I am still in love with Lisa, Denise, Agnus and their mum, Rock Lobster.

    #2816
    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    I used to write for Amiga Computing and Atari ST User! I agree, Amiga was better but ST had the edge for music. Think Fatboy Slim is still using his!

    #2817
    Emma Partnow
    Member

    Who was First on the Market ?
    Amstrad – Commodore – Atari ?
    (I have No Idea)
    But I do know that Amstrad were Forerunners of lots of things

    #2875
    SmiTTTen
    Participant

    Emma Partnow, post: 2807 wrote: Who was First on the Market ?
    Amstrad – Commodore – Atari ?
    (I have No Idea)
    But I do know that Amstrad were Forerunners of lots of things

    First to market doesn’t really matter. The Amiga and ST were the systems that came in as the next generation after the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum etc…. As for Amstrad – IMO they were about as revolutionary as someone developing a hole for a bagel today. They didn’t capture the hearts or minds of the home user and didn’t in anyway dominate the business market. And then there’s Alan Sugar….

    I need to get out more.

    #1000858
    Phil Morse
    Keymaster

    SmiTTTen, post: 2865 wrote: First to market doesn’t really matter. The Amiga and ST were the systems that came in as the next generation after the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum etc…. As for Amstrad – IMO they were about as revolutionary as someone developing a hole for a bagel today. They didn’t capture the hearts or minds of the home user and didn’t in anyway dominate the business market. And then there’s Alan Sugar….

    I need to get out more.

    Having said that, I had one of the Amstrad all-in-one computers (precursor to the current Apples for that stroke of genius) and it worked for years through my studies – was rubbish for gaming though (green screen for starters).

    #2911

    Was it amstrad that had the ‘mega-pc’ with the built in sega mega drive?

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