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1980s PCs

Discussion in 'All About Tech' started by Bloopy, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Bloopy

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    Big middle finger to third millennium electronics here. This is our first PC from 1986 when I was 2. Both it and the original monitor seem to be working just fine.

    Not sure if I should be surprised that its name doesn't return any Google results, but it's a Super Star XT-6 made in Taiwan - an IBM XT clone which no doubt infringed on a patent or two.

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    This is the second computer program I ever wrote (in BASIC) when I was 10... "The Clown Show". :guh:

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    There are even some animated images on disks labelled "X-Rated" that someone had given my Dad before porn GIFs were a thing, haha:

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    I found a copy of Samantha Fox's strip poker for the C64 a few months a back when I was going through boxes of crap I should have thrown out years ago. It was in a disk box along with Leisure Suit Larry 1, 2 and 3.

    Graphics don't come much better than this.
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    Found out the image in the spoiler above is nicked from MacPlaymate. But these ones aren't!

    Unfortunately writing to the hard drive has stuffed the PC a bit now, but we can still play games on disks or maybe find a replacement.

    Later my Dad had a work laptop with Win 3.1 and I played heaps of Leisure Suit Larry III. Got stuck at one point for so bloody long that when I eventually figured it out I wasn't interested in playing it any more.
     
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    LSL was a bit like that, the cool game everyone wanted when it came out but the fad died quickly. When LSL5 came out it was "oh shit are they still making those?"
     

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