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Former Atari Computer Owners Attention

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Desert Fox, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Fleet Admiral

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    I was wondering just how many former Atari computer owners there are at CFC? How many of you remember a game called M.U.L.E. by electronic arts (EOA at the time)?

    A guy got hold of me when I was beta testing Space Horse for Gillian games told me about his Atari Users Group at Yahoo. Made me want to post about the group and possibly gbetg to know former Atari owners are at CFC. :D (PM me for info on the Atari group) :)
     
  2. CruddyLeper

    CruddyLeper Unworshipped Deity

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    Sorry, we couldn't afford one - we had to make do with an abacus and a big imagination. :)

    But for the time, the 400 and 800 were loads of fun and educational.
     
  3. Mr. Do

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    I had the Amiga 500, so *thumbs nose at you*
     
  4. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Rome Treaty Legions

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    I've still got my Atari 2600 in a box somewhere. For that matter my Atari ST is around somewhere too.

    Nice to see the classic Amiga/ST rivalry still continues Mr. Do :D
     
  5. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Shouldn't this be on the Computer forum. I don't remember if we had any of them, but I do remember have a Commodore64. That was a while back now.
     
  6. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Fleet Admiral

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    I did not know there was a computer forum. I came directly here as this is off topic discussions and clearly Atari computers are way off topic.

    I owned an Amiga 500 for a bit, wonderful computer originally designed by Atari engineers I met them myself! My old Amiga died on me and was not able to afford getting it repaired. The Amiga was and still is one fantastic computer. No issues with me! I sold Atari's, Commodore, Amiga and Apple computers at Software City in Syracuse New York. The one computer that had the most problems was the C64. The drives constantly going out of alignment and a few other issues that made it not a good buy. Though it did have the best sounds of all the computers.

    The game MULE is what I was hoping to find an interest in. The game had a huge cult like following of players. Chatting about the old games on the Atari series and The Amiga computers. My Atari 1040STE is in my garage not working any longer. It is too bad as I had a lot of software for it. Bought my 400 in 1979 with 16k of ram and a flat membrane keyboard. :lol:
     
  7. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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  8. Turner

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    I learned basic on an Atari 800 XL. had a lot of games for it... Those were the days...
     
  9. Desert Fox

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    I also learned basic programming on my 800 and 800XL. I ran an Syracuse, New York Atari Users Group B.B.S. (Bulletin Board System for laymen) we had around 400 members. I managed to keep it online for a total of 8 years, 6 in NY and the other 2 in Florida where lightening struck my 2 phone lines before I could shut down. We had 55,836 members from around the world. No double entries I verfied everyone by phone in those days.

    I learned a programming language called ACTION! a cartridge based language making the editor one of the fastest around. It was loosely based on C and C+ which was not well known back then. I personjally feel the Atari ST series and the TT were the best computers ever made. The demise of the Atari computers & Commodore line due to poor marketing and massive piracy. I worked in the industry with a few people who made hardware and software. We watched as each DEV company dropped away. Real sad it was. :cry:
     

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