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09-19-2019 at 10:28 PM
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Wall Entry at 09-20-2019 05:27 AM

Beat my standing high score on Super Demon Attack, by 975 points, hoping to roll the 10k counter for my next submission...

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  1. Rogerpoco's Avatar

    Really neat to see you playing on this!


    I was in "gifted" in elementary school, very early 80's, and actually had regular access to the TI, among other computers, "Computers in the Classroom" 20 years earlier than it actually happened, we really had a lot of fun with it.

    Seems like Hunt the Wumpus was what we played most, lol.


    Never did I think it could possibly still be a solid gaming system, so again, props for sure!!!

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  2. Riatoju's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerpoco

    Really neat to see you playing on this!


    I was in "gifted" in elementary school, very early 80's, and actually had regular access to the TI, among other computers, "Computers in the Classroom" 20 years earlier than it actually happened, we really had a lot of fun with it.

    Seems like Hunt the Wumpus was what we played most, lol.


    Never did I think it could possibly still be a solid gaming system, so again, props for sure!!!


    You weren't special Ropo! We had Apple 2's and Commodore PETS when I was in first grade in 86-87. One of my classrooms was filled with both. I hated the PETS they weren't as cool as the Apple 2s. I was so facinated by 2s I wanted one but my family couldn't afford one.

    I really loved those computers and the 68k mackintoshes.

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  3. GibGirl's Avatar

    The TI was the computer we had for much of my childhood. I don't remember exactly when we got it, but it was the only computer we had until my parents bought a 286 when I was in high school.

    We had that TI all decked out - speech synthesizer, TI cassette player, Peripheral Expansion Box with 32k memory and TWO disk drives, 1200 baud modem, and lots and lots of disks full of software, including a large number of cartridge rips.

    Lots of time spent playing the Adventure series, Tunnels of Doom, Infocom games, and so many more. I remember Barrage and Defender both being favorites...

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  4. datagod's Avatar

    In grade 9 (1983) we had Apple II c computers with two external floppy drives. We even got the upgraded graphics card so the computer could display 80 columns of text!! I still love green on black.

    Then we got the very special Icon computers. They were created by the Ontario Ministrry of Eduction. They had a trackball, color graphics, and ran a version of unix that I think became Qnix.

    We programed in Pascal, Cobol, Fortran and C.

    I think in 85 or 86 we got a network of Macintosh computers too.

    My high school was very blessed, as our local member of parliament was the Education Minister. So much of my computing life has been influenced by those early years.

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