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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:26 am 
 

I still have my TRS80, along with the cassettes it uses. I guess technically I've been dealing with computers for 30 years or so.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:54 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I still have my TRS80, along with the cassettes it uses. I guess technically I've been dealing with computers for 30 years or so.




And I thought I held onto stuff too long  :)



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This is the color version. The one I first used predated even this one...it would have been about the same time I started playing AD&D or maybe a little latter. Do you remember Hamarabi (sp).....you could modify it to sell the citizens.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:44 am 
 

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Thanks, fits another small piece of the puzzle :D

My fondest computer memory was of a Commodore 16 and a little game called Jack Attack where you pushed and pulled boxes, squashing bouncing balls (all in 2D of course) 8)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 11:51 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:I still have my TRS80, along with the cassettes it uses. I guess technically I've been dealing with computers for 30 years or so.


I have a small vintage computer collection.  The Commodore Super Pet still commands some good money on Ebay.  The highest I saw one go for a fews year back was $1300.  Trash80s don't seem to get much.

I have a mint in box - unassembled video display and keyboard heathkit to go with the Z80.  They must have been fun - get your soldering gun and go at it!

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AdderMcOne wrote:My fondest computer memory was of a Commodore 16 and a little game called Jack Attack where you pushed and pulled boxes, squashing bouncing balls (all in 2D of course) 8)


mine was on a ZX81, playing 3D monster maze - always used to scare the crap out of me, and an adventure called Inca's Curse...it took me literally months to sort that one out!!!

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:19 pm 
 

My TRS is mono. It does come with a monitor too!  know I have Star Trek and Madhouse for games, but I can't remember what else.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:48 pm 
 

Had some fun playing one of the Apshai games (either Temple or Gateway) on a C64 (a friend's). Very D&D with primitive yet effective graphics and music. Multi-level dungeon with mobile critters like "Fungus", "Rabid Rat", "Mamba Snake" as well as "Vampire" etc.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:53 pm 
 

Our high school computer closet had (soooo cool!) a computer hooked up to Clackamas Community College.  

That computer did not have a screen.  Instead, it printed out responses on a huge printer.

We played a game called Tarzan, where we wiped out hunters using stampeded and blowguns.  The game forced you to talk in "ape," using words like "ook" and "eek."  At the end of the game, after your inevitable death, Jane would run off with Cheetah.

When you spit blowgun darts the computer would print:

pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft!

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:40 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:That computer did not have a screen.  Instead, it printed out responses on a huge printer.


The first time I played Advent (aka Adventure or Colossal Cave), it was on a set-up like that. Come to think of it, I think that may have been the first computer game I ever played. This was in the early 80's. My friend's mom took us to her office after work and we played on their computer. Some older guys in the office were also playing the same game, and they had a monitor so we thought they were pretty cool. Later we tried to port our Advent character over to D&D but it was pretty difficult - the game gave you no stats and how many XP do you get for killing a Dragon with your bare hands?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:43 pm 
 

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zhowar wrote:Had some fun playing one of the Apshai games (either Temple or Gateway) on a C64 (a friend's). Very D&D with primitive yet effective graphics and music. Multi-level dungeon with mobile critters like "Fungus", "Rabid Rat", "Mamba Snake" as well as "Vampire" etc.


Yes, Temple of Apshai :lol:, but on Apple II. I don't remember there was music.
And I can't remember if I already knew what was a RPG or anything about D&D...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:14 pm 
 

some of my faves from school was on the BBC computer - valhalla and defender.

and on the oric1, there was the infamous hells temple...i never did get to finish that bloody thing but by 'eck it was close to D&D :)

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:16 pm 
 

I remember when this thread was focusing on the nine tourney mods up on Ebay!

Ahh, those were the days :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:43 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I remember when this thread was focusing on the nine tourney mods up on Ebay!

Ahh, those were the days :wink:
youre quite right jeff....

SO....are they authentic or not?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:07 pm 
 

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zhowar wrote:Had some fun playing one of the Apshai games (either Temple or Gateway) on a C64 (a friend's). Very D&D with primitive yet effective graphics and music. Multi-level dungeon with mobile critters like "Fungus", "Rabid Rat", "Mamba Snake" as well as "Vampire" etc.


Yes, Temple of Apshai :lol:, but on Apple II. I don't remember there was music.
And I can't remember if I already knew what was a RPG or anything about D&D...


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Blackmoor wrote:I remember when this thread was focusing on the nine tourney mods up on Ebay!

Ahh, those were the days :wink:
youre quite right jeff....

SO....are they authentic or not?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:24 pm 
 

I say they *probably* are. Seller sez some or all characters are included, which is suspicious; they were used in the tourney. otoh if the char sheets are used/written on, so much the better...

Seller WILL respond with detailed photos and answers questions freely. Good vibes there at least.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:04 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Frank says they are, let the bidding war begin!!


well i was gonna go for a right bash at them, being into tourneys n that, but have just spent a wedge with rob buying some tasty morsels, so i aint got a chance of bidding now... ah well :)

good luck to y'all on them...should be right fun to watch.

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