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Re: A stroll down memory lane...
06/09/18 04:19 AM

>> btw: When my parents got their first IBM 8086 computer in 1985 and got this game as
>> well, both (mid 40's age range at the time) were addicted to playing Digger and
>> argued like kids in an arcade of who gets to play the game next. :-)

>LOL, wish you had a video of this Greg.

Something that the younger generation can take for granted these days with video recording devices now in cameras or Iphones etc....whereas back then one had to drag out video camera and by then it would be too late to do any recordings.

>My friends and I behaved the same - arguing over next game, addicted to playing, etc.
>When XT Turbo machines came out (with an external switch to change the CPU from 4.77 to
>8.x Mhz or back whenever you liked), you could click the Turbo switch to finish off a
>level when you got down to 1 monster left to speed things up.

My 1980s era gaming home computer memories: multiple players on one computer while playing Accolade's Mean 18 Golf and making bets with the losers either having to pay for the takeout pizza or for the drinks.

The other was 8 to 10 users trying to play Broderbund's Ancient Art of War with one computer and one keyboard and having multiple combats take place at same time all over the monitor with players having to use same keyboard at same time during battle action moments. This would have been the time to have taken a video recorder and make a VHS recording of the event.

>Digger was a terrific early PC game,...

I'll give credit to Windmill software doing a decent job of porting arcade-like quality in their home computer games (Styx / Qix ) is the other that comes to mind. I forget their other games.

>along with J.Bird, Space War and others.

I know I have the boot-up / non-cracked diskette of j Bird that needs to be imaged along with a few other boot-up type games (non-cracked format) that also need to be imaged and supported in hash file. The best old pc game from early 1980s imo is Snipes (protected/non-cracked). It is an ASCII style clone version of Berzerk with simple sounding sound effects, but really well written imo.

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* A stroll down memory lane... Falcon 06/01/18 02:32 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/02/18 12:38 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 01:18 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... Moose  06/09/18 03:56 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/09/18 04:19 AM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... CTOJAH  06/02/18 04:26 PM
. * Re: A stroll down memory lane... gregf  06/02/18 10:21 PM

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