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Old 03-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"That was load"*",8,1"

Hence the punning name of the game company "Loadstar"
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i used it alot.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Boardman, OH
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That was load"*",8,1
Some older programs, it was load"$", 8 and you actually had to type out RUN on a second prompt before it would load.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:44 PM
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Location: Western WA
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Some older programs, it was load"$", 8 and you actually had to type out RUN on a second prompt before it would load.
No Load"$",8 is for displaying a directory of a disk.

Load"*",8 was for loading in a non binary program, like a BASIC program.

Having to type RUN was required to execure the program after loading it.

I still have a few C-64's and a 128 as well as Amiga's.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Wow, that sure brings memories to me. It's been about 20 years since I had my C= 64, yet I still remember typing "sys 64738" to reboot and "poke 53280,0 and poke 53281,0" to turn the screen background black. I also had the disk drive, and remember using a nail clipper to cut a notch on the floppy disk in order to be able to use the other side. I ended up trading it for an C= Amiga 1000.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Ahh, yeah 1984 or so. Vic-20 then upgraded to a C64.

By 1985 I was coding in Basic (most code copied from Comute! Gazette) and playing with Sprite graphics and that good old white noise generator for sounds.

I wrote a game called "Battle Pong" which is Pong, but you can shoot missiles at each other too.
I actually spent most of my last summer in my room, coding a game with an animated ninja with swords and throwing stars.

Wow those were the days.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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By 1985 I was coding in Basic (most code copied from Comute! Gazette)
Aside from from typing Basic programs from Compute!, does anyone remember typing those machine language programs. You know, the ones were you had to type three pages of nothing but numbers. I remember typing them while my brother was reading the number aloud.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I wanted a Commodore 64 SO bad when I was in school. All my friends had them, and we could have swapped accessories. But nooooooo.... I had a set of parents who were the ones who always had to be just a bit different. Those, "Oh, but THIS one looks so much better, so we got you this instead!" types. ARGH.

What did I get? a "Timex Sinclair"...



The "keyboard" was a set of telephone type keys, and each one had something like 3 functions each. So you have to hit various control keys and the corresponding key to make it do various things. I don't now who invented it specifically, but, "smack!!!".

I was a teen geek outcast in the world of 1st generation computing.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I wanted a Commodore 64 SO bad when I was in school. All my friends had them, and we could have swapped accessories. But nooooooo.... I had a set of parents who were the ones who always had to be just a bit different. Those, "Oh, but THIS one looks so much better, so we got you this instead!" types. ARGH.

What did I get? a "Timex Sinclair"...
Was it the ZX81? I had a friend in college who had one of those, and if I remember correctly you could manually count to 10 faster that a BASIC loop on that thing would count. it was a cute little machine, though.

ZX81 - Google Images

My parents didn't get a computer until after I was in college, and they ended up getting an Apple IIe, which was one of the more popular machines at the time. I ended up writing some Applesoft BASIC stuff on it during the summer, but the only thing I could afford in college was my Vectrex!

Vectrex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Never owned a c64 but had used them many times. Our first computer was an Apple II+ with many games. Loved this thing.

Then we moved up to an IBM XT clone of some sort with a Hercules graphics adapter, kinda cool at the time.

Then we moved up to a 386sx-33MHz. We decked this thing out, added a math coprocessor, 8MB of RAM, a 500 MB hd with the compatibility program to make it work, a sound card and a 256 color VGA graphics adapter.

Then jumped to a 486dx laptop, then a Pentium-133MHz desktop and keeps going up from there.

Someone mentioned Prodigy, I have not heard of that service in a LONG time.

Ah the days.
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