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Admiration for Aging Emulation


Back in the day, I was the proud owner of a Commodore64. And while the sound and graphics (especially on my 19" color TV) seemed to blow away the competition, I have to admit that I always suffered from a bit of Apple II envy. Quite frankly the Apple II had the games that appealed to me (Wizardry, Time Traveler, Ultima), and most of these never made it to the C64. Well, envy no longer, VirtualApple.org has all this and more available for free (donations accepted) online.

I heard about this on a recent episode of TWIT, but evidently this thing has been on digg and slashdot for a while too. Sadly, you will have to use IE on Windows to play (this is the reason God created Parallels for your Mac). I plan on spending a rainy day living in the 80's soon. You should too.

- Hutch

5 comments
Jay Garmon
Jay Garmon

An old blog ally of TechRepublic has returned as the newest member of the Geekend--hail to the HutchTech! Look for fellow TR members to join up in the next week or so as more voices are added to the Geekend choir. Oh, and if you think you have what it takes to put your geekism on display on a regular basis, private message The Trivia Geek. Anywho...Commodore 64, that's where I got my start. Good old [Load "*",8,1] got me where I wanted to be. Ah, memories: http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10877_11-895-17.html

Ashby
Ashby

My first home machine was an Amstrad CPC464 - and better yet, I still have it! And the Rodnay Zacks "Programming the Z80" book! Still works too, apart from the add-on 2" stiffy drive.

Tony Hopkinson
Tony Hopkinson

First computer I bought was a Sinclair Spectrum, rubber keyboard and all.

dstinch
dstinch

My start was with the VIC20. I miss that computer :(

Kiltie
Kiltie

I cut my teeth on a C64, I had several at one time, but sadly no more. :( I keep looking out at car boot sales (similar to a Flea market) and if I see a C64 I'll snap it up :) My favourite games was either [b]exile[/b] or a golf one, that I cannot remember the name of now. I remember getting an albatross on a dog leg par 5, by hitting blind over the trees. Ahhhh the satisfying clunk as it went down the hole. Birdies were common, because I pioneered the punch shot, to sink shots from off the green, no need to worry about a putter at all, it had the advantage of not letting the programs software bring the slope of the green into play. ;-)

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