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HalloweenKnight
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Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:32 pm
If you have old 80's computer or game console, this is the topic for them Smile

Thought I'd start with Commodore Amiga 500, the talking computer. Got this after the C-64 and used it for playing games, drawing pics with DeluxePaint3 and toying with music creator program, ProTracker. Here's quickly made Knight Rider inspired track made by that program:
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:54 pm
and here's Amiga talking Smile
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Sounds a bit like the I.R.M.A. computer from 2nd season episode "Race for Life" Very Happy
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 pm
I've always been a fan of 80's computers. I started with a Spectrum ZX 128K, then moved on to Commodores. When i was about 12 i had a great idea of starting up a C64 PD company, which would have sold the computers too and made the C64 great again and killed that upstart megadrive. i was a kid after all lol.
but after buying loads of stuff, realised that little kids don't run businesses.
is a good memory to look back on thou.
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:48 pm
Love the music, did you just make that recently?
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HalloweenKnight
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:06 am
warlord wrote:Love the music, did you just make that recently?

Thanks Smile I indeed made it so recently as tonight Very Happy Usually my Amiga is stored in it's original cardboard box but occasionally take it out for a nice retro gaming and other use. This time I decided to take some videoclips about it as well.
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm
It's amazing how far computer technology has come since then.

From the earliest Spectrum to the newest harcore gaming PC.

Amazing!!

Peter

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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:59 pm
pbryant_knight wrote:It's amazing how far computer technology has come since then.

From the earliest Spectrum to the newest harcore gaming PC.

Amazing!!

Peter

Yes indeed and the Amiga was considered at the time the best home computer there is Very Happy
Even the game consoles are pretty amazing today, just few days ago Sony announced their upcoming Playstation 4 which has even more amazing features than PS3, for example videosharing button which should be pretty interesting.

Here's one more videoclip of the Amiga. DeluxePaint3 was my favourite drawing program and here's the Knight Rider pic I used to show in my old Geocities Knight Rider website:
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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:11 am
Id love to do this with my C64

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Re: Fun with 80's computers

on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:45 am
hoffman95 wrote:Id love to do this with my C64

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Wow, if that really is done with all original Commodore 64, it's even more amazing machine than I thought! The music sounds C-64 SID ok but the video graphics look amazingly good for C-64.
Originally the machine has 16 colours but had myself a small machine code program which made 256 colours available. Perhaps something like that is used in the video if that indeed is real. Big number of colours can make the low resolution graphics look better.
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