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You /b/ros ready to be taken back! Here is my setup I used to browse 4chan in 1987,my iduser{global1} was "trektrak98". Dumping pictures now!
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here's the comp itself
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here is a crappy old "draw thread"
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>>568627304
>I used to browse 4chan in 1987
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heres my box of threads that i saved
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>>568627551
haha newfag, i actually have been on here since 83, but that computer is far gone :)
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>>568627551
shut up newfag you are just to young hell how i miss the old time without these fuckers
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>>568627304

This is the first porn picture I donwloaded from /b/, back in the day we didn't have Hi Res porn.
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for some not so good memories heres my ass modem
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>>568627810
I honestly cant tell if you are trolling or just really stupid.... I don't think m00t was even born then...
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>>568627882
same
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>>568627957
oh damn i really enjoyed that one
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I've been here since 1997

Here was the computer I used. Sorry the picture is small, we only had kilopixels.
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>>568627810
I'm too young to remember back then but I'm pretty sure my dad was browsing 4chan on his ZX Spectrum.
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>>568627304
4chan was made in 2006 you fucking faggot.
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The first porn I saw was a porn demo on my Commodore Amiga 500.
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>>568627967
lol ass modem
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>>568628392
oh shit son! that machine kicked ass
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>>568627551
idk y but this gave me the chuckles
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ah the good old days. browsing 4chan using LUI wasn't great but still good for the time
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>>568628408
lol newfag, i bet you don't even have a legacy account!
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>>568628408
Nope, it was created in 1983, sorry mate
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>>568628408
Or was it. 0.o
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>>568628675
I don't even know what it is and im not a newfag you stupid nigger jew. I emplore you to do a little thinking before you do your stupid fucking trolling.
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>>568628408
2003 fag
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This whole thread....
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>>568628691
nice all caps id, brings me back. to save memory the old servers displayed all caps only. They did this to save money aswell! poor bastards
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>>568628392
I love the generational aspect of 4chan
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I used to browse /b/ on my abacus before you were born
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>>568628921
me too!
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>>568628851
Yes, I wasn't born then, but one of my uncle already came here at that time and he told me about that.
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>>568627304
OP, you're lucky to have been able to directly connect to 4Chan when you started out. Back when I started, we'd have to rely on a local dialup BBS to post all the daily 4Chan posts. (There were usually about 65-70 a day)

This is how I connected to 4Chan in 1983
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>>568628936
godamn gore on the right thread, 4chan was never good
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>>568629084
4chan has many generations father to son, but not to daughter, because back then we still had morals and she would work in the kitchen
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>>568629257
e'o ko ko catra .iu
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>>568629104
i remember dialing in with my modem but atleast in 83 i had a 5150, it was really slow! sadly i stupidly threw it out years ago
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>>568628851
see: >>568629104
Older personal computers only displayed caps. My Apple //e there was one of the first home PCs that did lower case. For a LONG time 4Chan was ALL CAPS. All 3 boards.
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>>568629514
yeah like the trs-80!
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>>568629253
Holy shit that reminds me I wrote a program in C that Spectrumises any image you give it! It doesn't dither but it approximates colour and obeys the 8x8 px attribute rules. I might see if I can find it.

Pic related. Me facepalming in it.
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>>568629585
My first computer was a 16k TRS-90 Color Computer! With cassette tape storage! I was jealous of my friend who connected to 4Chan via an acoustic coupler 110baud telephone modem. At least he was nice and printed out 4chan for me a couple times a week.
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>>568627682
hahahaha those were used in the early 00's, you're way off. are you like 8 years old?
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>>568629802
oh man i printed out threads like newspapers and handed them out to my friends! There worth hundreds now days! I still have some in my attic.
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>>568627967
holy shit! I'd forgotten about the ass modem
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>>568627957
Lost
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I remember browsing /b/ in the late 70's. I was tedious at the time, but I kept coming back.
Having a computer in the 70's was expensive as hell, especially with an internet connection.
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Hey guys remember in 84 how shitty the servers were after the upgrade, and how there was a bi-daily backup that was dreaded and unreliable. Well lets just say your going to hate me for this but i still have one of those backups!
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>>568629839
Someone's not getting it.

And- Did you know that the name "4chan" came from when Moot added a 4th board to his BBS? 4 Channels! The 4th, of course was /R/ and it was the Random board now called /b/. The first 3 boards were:
> Japanimation
> WWF Wrestling (Moot was a HUGE Rowdy Roddy Piper fan)
> Teddy Ruxpin (little known fact, Teddy Ruxpin was what evolved into pedobear)

/R/ was created when the BBS get so much random traffic (like 50 dialup calls a day) and the boards got so much off-topic posts, he added /R/ to keep things neat and tidy.
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>>568630207
oh shit did you use a university mainframe or did you actually get a trs-80?! must've cost a fortune either way!
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>>568630319
>teddy ruxpin
haha the board was the worst!
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>>568630376
Moot was in college in the late 1970s, and he secretly hosted 4chan on the Penn State Universities PDP-11 mainframe (running RSTS/e). It allowed 64 dialup connections at a time, for the WHOLE university... so Moot only opened the BBS at night, well after hours. But, with no internet, we'd have to either rely on a local BBS to mirror the content or use phreaking tricks to get the free long distance to connect directly. My parents wouldn't allow me to make a blue box, so I read the content locally.
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>>568627304
Those where the days....
Norton Comander was the shit, and i played Doom I & II on a beeper till i could afford a soundblaster compatible card..shit was so cash
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>>568627439
>Tandy
awwww shit Nigga.


more pics of the gui plz.
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>>568630376

I had the Exidy Sorcerer. Quite the machine back in the day.
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>>568628781
your jokes are stupid and ass funny
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>>568630672
sure give me a moment. You want command line or deskmate or both?
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>>568628936
kek
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>>568630857
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>>568628791
It was 1983, a bbs originally and your information is inaccurate. Just because the records aren't easily available on ED and the like because of the fire. Only a few of us are old enough to remember. I'm surprised to see how much is left ITT.
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>>568630657
Another piece of trivia- Steve Wozniak was an avid Channer in the late 70s. We'd be posting about Speed Racer and other cool Japanimation stuff and he'd post about his latest projects. Black boxes, blue boxes, how to get free calls from a phone booth, etc. Woz was a big reason Moot created /R/andom.

Woz and Moot were good friends and Woz introduced him to Steve Jobs. In fact, if it weren't for a falling out, Moot would have been involved with the creation of the Apple 1 computer.
>Wox liked cheese pizza, Moot didn't.
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>>568630667
Finally, someone with some verifiable content
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>>568630657
In 1980, Moot graduated from MIT and got a job with Xerox. Finally he had the money to really make his own BBS the way he wanted. It was on an IBM with FOUR disk drives. One for the BBS program, email, user info, etc, and the other 3 for the 3 boards. Back then, it was a huge system. He got his first hard drive (5mb) in 1984 and that's when 4chan really took off.
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Moot was born in 88'
This website came out in like 2002
I'm no newfag but what on earth are you fuckers talking about?
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>>568632001
Hello there, New Friend!
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>>568632001
oh you fell into what we call the "newfag trap" its kinda like the triforce, this is a special clip for the real oldfags
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I will have posted this 22 years ago from my IBM 5100.

Regards,

John Titor
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>>568632001
>MFW people actually believe this stuff.

Most 4chan members are in their 40s-50s. It's a running joke that we're all kids.
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Here is a 'meme' I 'downloaded' from 4chan back in the '80s
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>>568630860
both but more deskmate
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>>568630667
>LG
>not Goldstar
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>>568632239
Shut up summerfag!
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>>568631991
Little known fact- Moot got a side job with M Network coding games for the Atari 2600. He was credited for the games Burger Time and Tron: Deadly Disks. M Network was the first 3rd party company to make Atari games.
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>>568632529
im working on it, my floppy drive barely works so its hard to boot and get to deskmate
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It's things like this that make me wish I was a teenager in the 80s. I could have really made it as a programmer. Nowadays it's all too soulless and diffuse.
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>>568632585
Rumor has it that Moot debugged Pitfall for Activision for $1500 and a non-disclosure agreement.
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>>568632615
poor old thing :(
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>>568632943
makes me so sad! the hard drive doesn't work and neither does the 5.25"!!! ;_; also wtf captcha
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>>568628138
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>>568629253
Kek
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>>568633141
MFW you found you could notch the other side of a 5.25" disk and use both sides.
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>>568633368
oh those were the days!
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>>568628198
>PRISM
NSA CONFIRMED
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>>568627304
Why is your monitor round?
And why can i count the pixels with my naked eyes?
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>>568633627
you are clearly to young to be here
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>>568633719
i'm sixty fucking three, asshat
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>>568633368
I've still got a stack of old 5.25s but nothing to read them on.
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>>568633924
i can read my apple ii ones but not my pc ones :(
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The 5th board (around 1984) was /Adv/. It was all about text adventure games. Moot even hosted /Saves/. Saves was not an actual message board, but a place where you could upload your game saves from Scott Adams adventure games so other Channers could get past the hard parts. You saved it as a text file, then converted the extension to .bin and moved it to your game floppy. Boom- you beat the dragon!
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>>568632239
lol I'm 43 no joke

>>568632828
I heard another rumor that moot was offered $2500 by Atari to code and troubleshoot what became the infamous ET: The Extra Terrestrial game. But moot was so busy with setting up and running the first-generation version of 4chan that he declined to work on the game before he signed the official contract with Atari. As a result, Atari was left with only two months to throw the game together, and most of you know how that turned out...
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to the guy who wanted some pics, i cant get the machine to boot!!! i need a new floppy drive but i do have some pictures, just not off screen
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>>568634041
My first PC. I've still got those floppies but I'm not sure they'd be readable.
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>>568634186
And I thought I was old at 32
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>>568634156
oh wow i forgot about that! thanks for reminding me. I uploaded some pretty killer saves back in the day
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>>568634186
I remember reading about that in Byte magazine. Back then, $2500 was god-tier cash for a programmer. A full-time Atari programmer was paid $20,000 a year with NO bonuses. Guys like Warren Robinett hated it when Atari would throw piles of cash to guys like Moot to bail them out.
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>>568634371
I'm only 22...
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>>568632515
You still used a ZX in 1998?
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lol i got u oldfags
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>>568634682
You're my grandson's age!
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>>568634340
you had an amstrad? nice
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>>568632001
>I'm no newfag
Yes you fucking are.
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>>568627304
>mfw this thread
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>>568635000
check muh trips, haven't had one since 1996.
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>>568634578
>Warren Robinett
Funny you should mention him! Back when moot was still in college Robinett complained to him that most people who played games but weren't familiar with computers had no idea who the actual game developers were. So moot said "well why not just hide your name somewhere in the game? It can be an additional challenge for the hardcore gamers to look for it." And with that, the very first video game Easter egg was created.
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I once had ALL the 4chan BBS posts archived for 6 months. It filled TEN 3.5" disks.
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>>568635179
damn, posts like these make me really want to see an ARG if 4chan existed in the 80s/90s.
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>>568635153
Hahahahahaha... the invisible game piece! You use the bridge in the black castle to get it, then bring it down to the tunnel under the gold castle on the right. You needed 2 gold items there, too. The key and the sword. When you carried the invisible piece, it let you use the bridge into the secret room with his name.
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>>568634156
>/Save/
>Died
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Actually there was a pub called the Golden Axe back in London in the 1700s or so but they tore it down or it burned away in the 1666 fire
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>>568635179
dont worry man ive got you covered!
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>>568629660
didn't know you learnt c in the detroit ghetto, eminem
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I still laugh when Moot added code to 4chan that blocked TI99/4a users. Fuck those Bill Cosby sucking mother fuckers.
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>>568636019
i remember that, we refer to it as the TI-HOLOCAUST
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>>568636158
I had 2 friends with those computers. I sold them 4chan printouts for a buck a page. That paid for my color monitor.
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>>568636357
nice man, you must've sold alot of pages
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I finally did it!
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>>568634978
It was my second ever computer - my first being a ZX Spectrum +3. My PC had a 20mb HDD and it was years before I got my first "disk full" message.

The green disc was GEM - a shitty Windows clone that I occasionally booted to because it had a decent paint app (before I got hold of Logitech's Paintshow Plus for DOS).

It was on this machine that I graduated from ZX BASIC to GW-BASIC. I got into Borland Turbo C a few years later. Used to make loads of silly little text mode games and other random fun programs.
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i actually had a gaming laptop 20 years ago. well, it ran games and was a laptop, the screen was black and white though. refresh rate was kind of fucked up also
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>>568636473
Some, but I made most of my money cracking game encryption on Apple ][ disks. I sold a lot of warez for $10 a game. Zaxxon, Hitchhikers Guide, Taipan, Sneakers, NORAD... and the first R-rated adventure game, Leather Godesses of Phobos. I sold a LOT of that one.
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I still remember when 4chan had the short-lived /int/ board. It was for people who had the Mattel Intellivision console. It was a good console but was way behind Atari and Colecovision in terms of numbers. But because it had a board I learned how to hack the console to run the Japanese versions of Intellivision games. Shit was so cash.
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>>568636841
But waiting for the games to be mailed from Japan sucked, though. Still, it was a cool hack.
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>>568636669
did someone say gw? also you got trips
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>>568637089
I know, 2 to 3 months waiting for a game! And back in 1982 a game could cost $40, that's the equivalent of over $100 bucks today. Plus there was no "deluxe editions," no manual, no behind the scenes pics, nothing! All you got was the game and the cardboard box it came in. But it was so worth it to get the Japanese version of Missile Command with the voice simulator.
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>>568637503
There was this IBM disk I had with a load of BASIC programs on it. There was this shitty racing game called Donkey (actually written by Bill Gates) and load of wanky "tech demos" like a program that lets you play a selection of tunes, some whiny beepy UFO, a load of random rectangles representing a "painting" of the city, etc.
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>>568637903
aw man i'm jealous that you actually had that disk!
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>>568637903
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_bqgTDtV8s

This was the shit!
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>>568638245
this amazing!
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>>568638402
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtF_ICVjgdA
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>>568638513
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3HjKLwWD1c

>The City
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>>568638513
i know this game! that echo though
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>>568638626
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K68ZsVaGxgE

Dat flicker
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>>568638626
im not going to lie but that's a pretty ugly program, nice "music though"
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>>568638828
10/10 better than call of duty! these tech demos are so old! Commodore 64 and amiga demos are awesome, ive even seen some atari 2600 demos that are pretty good.
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The code was a bit too advanced for me to understand at the time but I used to have fun altering random lines and watching the resulting bug.
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>>568639313
yeah that was really fun!
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Dream works and bullfrog
Also Infogrames
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ever played lunar lander?
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>>568634878
well you will not get to punch me
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>>568628936
I can see YLYL thread
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>>568627967
28800 modem in 1987. Bullshit.
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>>568642010
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>>568627304
I found /b/ in 1983 by accident. I was using my Osborne 128k and the landline connection connected me to someone in Ohio who was on 4Chan. He typed back, "ayy lmao" and I had to find out what that meant. And so , it was on...
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>>568643420
i discovered it because i did sever maintenance for it
proof here:
>>568630234
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>>568628445
what's the pouet link, or a video?
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my family discovered /b/ in 1943 whem my grandfather executed op's grandmother for giving him cancer
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