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Olivetti P101.....we had one when I was at high school in the computer lab (C64's and an Apple IIe).  I could program it to do complex mathematics (primes etc), could save programs on magnetic cards.

Apparently they used them for the moon landings.

/Old man rant

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But seriously, one day I'll get this bad boy fixed up...

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Needs a new LCD but powers up okay or did ( /ran when parked).

Its a high end Graphite Model somehow frankensteined into an Indigo Blue case.  But man, I'd love a Tangerine or Lime case for it.

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I had an Amstrad as my first computer, it came with a book on programming in Basic which had the code for some games in it. I once spent a whole Saturday typing out 600 lines or so of code and was super disapppointed at how shit the game was when I ran it for the first time.

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13 minutes ago, kicker said:

I had an Amstrad as my first computer, it came with a book on programming in Basic which had the code for some games in it. I once spent a whole Saturday typing out 600 lines or so of code and was super disapppointed at how shit the game was when I ran it for the first time.

Lol same. Couldn't type for shit.

Game was Pong and i must have messed up a line and the bottom edge wasnt set as a boundary so the 'ball' got lost.

Then we upgraded to one with a compact floppy disc drive for all the games. Fuck programming!

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Whenever I think about writing basic to tape to make games I'm also reminded of two other things. 

1. One of the radio stations from a GTA game rabbits on about games with red square monkey, etc.  Which is lol because true. 

2. Futurama when Kiff makes a program in the holodeck for Amy and one of the characters in the hologram is Amy's pony from her youth..  "four million lines of basic" 

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17 hours ago, kicker said:

I had an Amstrad as my first computer, it came with a book on programming in Basic which had the code for some games in it. I once spent a whole Saturday typing out 600 lines or so of code and was super disapppointed at how shit the game was when I ran it for the first time.

 

We also had an amstrad, back in 87. It was a colour screen while the commonwhores were green, had a massive 128k memory. I remember some computer mag had monthly game codes you could type out only to find out like you said, how shit they were. I also remember it had what now would be a seriously basic art program that blew my mind at the time haha.. 

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None of my Commodores were green screen? We had a Vic20 initially (pre cursor to the C64 and C128) then we had the Amiga 500 and my brother got an Amiga 2000 (business spec). You're not thinking of the Apple Macintosh are you?  Or the BBC? 

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