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AllaN01Bear

(17,890 posts)
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 09:58 PM Nov 2023

many moons ago when i was a much younger computer enthusiast.

i got a windows 95 machine . there was a disc with all kinds of games including pinball. i would while away the hour on that game . alas the windows 95 machine is no more . been looking for a free download for my mac os x machine and found a nice online version instead.
https://toytheater.com/space-pinball/

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many moons ago when i was a much younger computer enthusiast. (Original Post) AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 OP
Also many moons ago WmChris Nov 2023 #1
Well I... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #2
Adventure willamette Dec 2023 #3
You WIN!! 2naSalit Dec 2023 #4
Even though the TTY was on a concrete slab foundation willamette Dec 2023 #5
That and 'Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy'! OldBaldy1701E Dec 2023 #9
🤜 WmChris Dec 2023 #13
I have 25 computers right now Polybius Dec 2023 #6
ohm myyy. AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #7
since i live in a small( 620 sqft apartment) i dont have the room but i do lots of emulations of various platforms . AllaN01Bear Dec 2023 #8
I have some rpg stuff stashed away, hand written on those custom forms. hunter Dec 2023 #12
I still kick myself for letting my mother get rid of my TI 99/4! OldBaldy1701E Dec 2023 #10
My old IBMs are generally set up with DRDOS and Geoworks. hunter Dec 2023 #11
I used to play "Age Of Empires" a lot. Archae Dec 2023 #14

WmChris

(145 posts)
1. Also many moons ago
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 10:23 PM
Nov 2023

My kids and I played Zork on a Commodore 8, but I'm like really old. It was dungeons and dragons played in basic, on a green screen with text only. Prehistoric fun with an almost computer.

2naSalit

(86,282 posts)
2. Well I...
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 10:36 PM
Nov 2023

Played Starlanes on a Tandy monochrome (white) machine back when pong was all the rage and rather boring unless you were seriously drunk or something. It was a group game based on investments over a set number of moves. It was group fun on what, to us, was a computer.

But even years later I had the pinball game too and I really enjoyed it more than any other game.



willamette

(117 posts)
3. Adventure
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 12:24 AM
Dec 2023

I played text based Adventure from home on a 100 baud teletype (display was to paper) with acoustic modem dialed into a ring of five Honeywell 6000's (36 bit giants). They encouraged us to take the TTY's off their hands, and out of the office building.

2naSalit

(86,282 posts)
4. You WIN!!
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 12:43 AM
Dec 2023

That's some seriously old stuff! I wasn't even interested in that kind of technology then!

willamette

(117 posts)
5. Even though the TTY was on a concrete slab foundation
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 02:12 PM
Dec 2023

in our house, the whole place rocked when it loudly slammed the impact typewriter-like hammer down to print. Possibly that contributed to it's extinction, in that the pleisiosaurs knew just where to find them.

Polybius

(15,309 posts)
6. I have 25 computers right now
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 02:19 PM
Dec 2023

Vintage computing is my main hobby, along with politics. There is nothing like owning the original hardware.

Funny thing is, I don't have a Windows 95 machine. I have a 386 DX-33 running Windows 3.11. The next model up is a K6-2, running Windows 98. My favorite though is my IBM 5160 XT. It runs Windows 1.01 lol.

AllaN01Bear

(17,890 posts)
8. since i live in a small( 620 sqft apartment) i dont have the room but i do lots of emulations of various platforms .
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 02:41 PM
Dec 2023

apple 2. classic mac. dos . started on dos. would like to find a emulation of ibm rpg 2 , i started commercialy on that. win 3.1. great solitaire game and calander on that one .

hunter

(38,299 posts)
12. I have some rpg stuff stashed away, hand written on those custom forms.
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 06:11 PM
Dec 2023

It's boring stuff from a rather painful time in my life.

My OCD and digital hoarding tendencies, so far, are not demanding I resurrect any of it.

OldBaldy1701E

(5,076 posts)
10. I still kick myself for letting my mother get rid of my TI 99/4!
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 04:54 PM
Dec 2023

I never saw another one, although a few people said they had one back in the day as well. A keyboard and a tape player, hooked to your television. LOL.

hunter

(38,299 posts)
11. My old IBMs are generally set up with DRDOS and Geoworks.
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 05:18 PM
Dec 2023

I skipped Windows 1 and 2.

My oldest low serial number IBM PC and monitor looks like this, fully loaded with a full height floppy disk, hard drive, and memory:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer

The machine cost someone a lot of money new. I got it as junk. I've set it up as it would have been in it's prime.

Most of the machines I've used since the 'seventies are fully emulated on my Debian desktop, including the first electronic computer I built. It used an 1802 processor, similar to the Popular Electronics COSMAC Elf.



The last Windows I used on my home machines was 98SE.

My favorite computer ever was the Atari 800 line.

Whenever I build a new desktop machine I transfer all my older files and disk images to it.

Honestly, I'm afraid to turn on some of the old machines these days, fearing the dreadful sound of old capacitors going off like firecrackers.

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