Guru3D's Nostalgic Hardware Club

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, May 3, 2012.

  1. dukedave5200

    dukedave5200 Ancient Guru

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    Early 80's I got an Intellivision game console, I was 10 or 11 years old. Mine had a keyboard and you could write basic code. It was the first experience I had with programming and had only 2k ram (learned the hard way.)

    I'm honestly not sure it mine is still around - could be in a box stored at my fathers house, but here's a picture of one.

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    After the Intellivision I had a Commodor 64, then an Apple 2 of some sort, then a Radio Shack Tandy 4000 386 which was my first IBM PC compatable computer. The Tandy is also the first computer I started overclocking with, it came with a 25mhz 368, which I upgrade to a 33mhz cpu and overclocked it to 66mhz lol. Actually the Tandy was the first for so many things for me, upgrading, overclocking, installing/upgrading operating systems, connecting to the Internet (AOL LMAO), hard core-gaming (if you want to call it that back then), the list goes on - in fact because of the stuff I learned just messing around with the Tandy was what helped me land my first IT related job 25 years ago as a help desk specialist for a local ISP.

    Thinking back through all that brought back great memories.
     
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  2. mmicrosysm

    mmicrosysm Master Guru

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    Here is my Hero Jr I resurrected about 8 years ago.

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  3. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    @mmirocosysm never seen that before...i guess it's star wars related?

    p.s amiga inspection will be manana. will have to look around online..am sure somewhere there might be replacement harddrives...well i think that's the issue. mmm do amigas have a boot option etc...

    never really been that good with electronics being a historian so i'll have to call on the dark side....
     
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  4. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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  5. Neo Cyrus

    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    The first item (closest thing I had to a computer) that was mine alone was the same as many others:
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    My first game with it was the original Mario Bros, the one that stank, not Super Mario Bros... but the game I most remember from it was:
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    It's almost impossible to forget its music.
     
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  6. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    i see and merci! where's your stash of old stuff...

    am lucky/unlucky because my dad tried to sell the amiga with the hard drive being bust...and am actually quite glad for the challenge and also i think it's good to have a bit or "working" memorablia...

    will be good to play with the young ones for a bit of wtf/nostalgia..
     
  7. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    meh between moving several time all my old junk is gone. original nintendo, original gameboy, sega master system, sega genesis, sega saturn. sure I missed a few atari 2600, commodore 64, nintendo 64, another sega I cant remember the name of etc
     
  8. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    hey am sure playing on the amiga is gonna be wank...but hey it's gonna be fun getting the thing working...(must have worn the thing out with all the gaming)

    anyone remember a game called flames of freedom or midwinter???
     
  9. Psychlone

    Psychlone Ancient Guru

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    That's where I stole my forum name from fair and square! Seems like it was the name of an Autumn Dragon if I remember correctly. We're talking about a game that I haven't seen for many, MANY years, but I retain the name!

    I don't have any of that hardware anymore, so I'll keep it short by saying that I was born in '72 and have played with most everything that has been pictured here. ;)


    Psychlone
     
  10. Elder III

    Elder III Ancient Guru

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    IBM PC XT 286
     

  11. zipper

    zipper Master Guru

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    Amiga 500 accelerated to 68060/57 MHz and put into a tower.

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  12. Foamy4

    Foamy4 Master Guru

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    I'm too young for this thread! Arrrrgh! it's so old it hurts my eyes to look at. ;D
     
  13. bokah

    bokah Ancient Guru

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    i only have my current hardware left from past, altho people thinks i need old scrap and carrys it to me

    heres first hardware in da house

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    followed by VC=20, ColecoVision, C=64, cpm/pc, amiga500, duron 1300 etc
     
  14. Solfaur

    Solfaur Ancient Guru

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    My oldest functional "hardware" is an 1989 Gameboy wich I only got as a present second hand in like 1993 from a friend in Germany. Bought myself a brand new Gameboy Color some years later after that when I first visited Germany myself. :p

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    Acces to good consoles and PCs in those early post-communist times was very limited here in my country and chinese counterfeit/fake crap reigned for many, many years. And since I was still very much a kid I had a thing for handhelds and was satisfied until I got my first PC and borrowed a PS1 from a rich neighbour on a regular basis. :D
     
  15. Veteran

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    fxmercenary Master Guru

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    Well, Here goes! In no Particular order, My windows 98 Desktop (Wife's old Comp) equipped with a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500, 512 MB RAM, and tons of classic games. My favorite Altec Lansing Speakers. My old Collector's Edition PC Games, Diablo 2, Neverwinter Nights. And then comes the Retro Room. My Classic Consoles, games, furniture etc... Yes, I like video games!

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  17. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    OMG @fxmercenary what a collection!

    You have just owned this thread.
     
  18. Veteran

    Veteran Ancient Guru

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    Indeed!:)
     
  19. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    amazing, I'm quite jealous! seeing your post just made me think about keeping my current rig forever instead of selling it. in 10 years time it'll be a classic :)
     
  20. Major Melchett

    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Now that's a man cave, sweet jesus :banana:
     

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