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    Default Zork

    It was Zork on my VIC-20.
    I remember trying to program a D&D charater gererator in BASIC on it and only got the Strength roll and adjustments done before I had used up all of the memory then realizing that I had no way of saving it so when I turned it off POOF all gone! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by starhawk_6699 View Post
    It was Zork on my VIC-20.
    I remember trying to program a D&D charater gererator in BASIC on it and only got the Strength roll and adjustments done before I had used up all of the memory then realizing that I had no way of saving it so when I turned it off POOF all gone! lol
    You had a vic 20 without a tape drive? How'd you load Zork?

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    Plug in cartridge.
    Had Chessmaster also. Remember my and my brother playin that one one hard and it taking like 3 days to finally beat it. Had to prop it up and blow a fan on it because we were afraid it woud get too hot.
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    Default First computer game I played

    Some space game on a radio shack system in 1975
    remember Dungeons of Daggorath very well attack left attack right throwing all my stuff on the floor and letting a spider carry it then when finding a new fight killing the spider and killing the monsters while they tried to pick up my stuff. The old Ultima games or Lord British, the Bards Tale, Pools of radiance, Curse of the azure bonds, secrets of the silver blades. Been using computers for sometime on #27. Dungeons of Daggorath taught me to type fast you could just type a space l or a space r and I would type them out. Type so many that I could go get a drink come back and the computer still would not have caught up. I liked having the rf converter I would hook it to my vcr then the tv so if I wanted to I could tape game play. Rise of the Triad, xcom ufo defense, SDI, Mobius. Back when we still had the dial in BBS (Bulletin Board Systems). Plus we were able to rent computer games at the local video store. One of my favs was Harpoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieWest_GuitarGod View Post
    Here's mine:

    First ever - Chess, on a Commodore PET.



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    Zork I on a Commodore 64



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    I remember Zork...

    If not Zork I think it was a game called Wasteland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkar View Post
    You had a vic 20 without a tape drive? How'd you load Zork?
    I may be misremembering but didnt the vic 20 have a few games you plugged into a slot on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chance2000 View Post
    Some space game on a radio shack system in 1975
    remember Dungeons of Daggorath very well attack left attack right throwing all my stuff on the floor and letting a spider carry it then when finding a new fight killing the spider and killing the monsters while they tried to pick up my stuff. The old Ultima games or Lord British, the Bards Tale, Pools of radiance, Curse of the azure bonds, secrets of the silver blades. Been using computers for sometime on #27. Dungeons of Daggorath taught me to type fast you could just type a space l or a space r and I would type them out. Type so many that I could go get a drink come back and the computer still would not have caught up. I liked having the rf converter I would hook it to my vcr then the tv so if I wanted to I could tape game play. Rise of the Triad, xcom ufo defense, SDI, Mobius. Back when we still had the dial in BBS (Bulletin Board Systems). Plus we were able to rent computer games at the local video store. One of my favs was Harpoon.
    Not to be snarky but I thought the first trash shack computers came out in 77? had a neighbor that worked at one when I was in high school and he was bragging about the store getting them in

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    Anyone ever play Dungeons and Dragons on the Intellivision?

    My dad loved that game...and I played it as a 5 year old a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacab View Post
    Anyone ever play Dungeons and Dragons on the Intellivision?
    My Cousins had the intellivision and I played it a bit at their house, though admittedly I don't remember much of the game just the load screen.

    All they ever wanted to play was burger time. Then they broke the console,

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    There was a game on our Apple II (Not II-C) at school that I played alot. It was a Thermo-Nuclear War game where USSR would shoot ballistic missiles over the North Pole at the USA and Vice Versa. You targeted various cities. You could shoot down the incoming missiles also (Kind of foreshadowing the patriot missile system). I wish I could remember the name of it.

    Our monitors were monochome at the time (Green and black).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacab View Post
    Anyone ever play Dungeons and Dragons on the Intellivision?

    My dad loved that game...and I played it as a 5 year old a bit.
    They had one set up in the PX where I was stationed and I played it a bit there

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    If we are getting technical the first was some apple game on a 8bit ugly green screen can't remember the name of it remember bugs and numbers.

    My first game for recreation and fun (when I figured out yes you can have a pc in the home its not just a work thing) Heroes of might and magic II man I loved that game I need to find a way to play it again I still play III windows 7 doesn't crash the game like vista did repeatedly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uska View Post
    I may be misremembering but didnt the vic 20 have a few games you plugged into a slot on it?
    Oh yeah... how could I forget the expansion port. It allowed memory expansion on the VIC 20, and on all models allowed program carts.

    On the C64/128 I um...also heard...that port could be used, in combination with a paperclip and sysres, to break any copy protection of all commodore products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uska View Post
    Not to be snarky but I thought the first trash shack computers came out in 77? had a neighbor that worked at one when I was in high school and he was bragging about the store getting them in
    Not sure if it was a trash 80 was a radio shack with a silver case my Aunt was a manager for the Texaco Corp office and had it. My 1st computer was a Texas insterments black and white computer.
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    My first game on PC was Ultima III.
    I must of finished that game at least 10 times, played it straight for 3 months non-stop after school. Killed all the villagers in every town, killed all the mobs, found all the secret places...

    I did have a TSR-80??? loaded up a game from tape but don't remember what it was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacab View Post
    Anyone ever play Dungeons and Dragons on the Intellivision?

    My dad loved that game...and I played it as a 5 year old a bit.
    Absolutely I do remember it.

    Once you'd gotten towards the end of the game, you could find an item that let you see what was behind each door on a level. To 'win' the game, you had to kill a red minotaur I think it was. As long as you did not kill the minnie, you could continue to gain levels. However, eventually, the only mob behind the door was the red minotaur, so they sorta artificially capped your xp potential.

    If we're going to expand the discussion to consoles....

    I friend of mine's dad had the first big screen rear-projection TV I'd ever seen. Had to be a 50" set and took up an entire wall. Well, my friend hooked up his Atari 2600 to it and we played Adventure for many an hour. The dragons were about the size of a garden gnome...pretty impressive for the late '70s.
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    Oh, man. That was a long time ago. I remember typing in a ton of MBASIC, PASCAL and FORTRAN {{shudder}} games from Byte magazine in the late 70's. They'd have to be customized for whatever flavor of CP/M you had running. ASCII codes weren't yet standardized across many platforms so the ESC sequences would produce interesting results.

    I do recall "Hunt the Wumpas" and "Adventure" by Mike Goetz as being two I played. It was a good way to learn programming. Plus, you could cheat your way out of anything by simply changing the code.
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    Star Trek on the Commodore Basic in my 6th grade class. Our screen was white though.

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