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Bungo Pony
November 28th, 2009, 03:31 PM
The Vic was the second computer I ever owned. I fried mine years ago and upgraded to a C-64. However, I kept all my Vic software and cartridges.

I don't know if the thing works yet - I haven't had the time to power it up. It didn't come with a power supply, but I still have my old one kicking around. I also have the 16K RAM pack which came in useful for those programming moments when you'd enter a line of BASIC code and got an error. Never any good if you wanted to use the Joystick though, since the 16K RAM pack seemed to mess up the Joy interface.

Nevertheless, I hope to be hooking it up and playing a nice round of 'Raid on Fort Knox' :)

tezza
November 29th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Yes, the Vic-20 was the first "home computer" I ever saw. I remember being amazed at the colour graphics and different tunes it could make. Far more arcade game friendly than my System 80 although the 22 column screen width was a real limitation.

It was the first computer my father ever bought. I'd moved out of home by then. It was more because he just loved the concept of owning a computer.

Tez

digger
December 5th, 2009, 03:37 PM
I just posted this VIC-20 commercial on another topic as well:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUEI7mm8M7Q

;)

Zachary
December 7th, 2009, 05:10 PM
I used to have a VIC-20. I liked the especially large text, it's even easily readable on a 5-inch TV. Easiest memory upgrade I ever installed :)

saundby
December 8th, 2009, 06:19 PM
The Vic was my first "store bought" computer. I'd built kits and homebrews before. I had a heck of a lot of fun with mine. I still have two chassis with hardware problems waiting for me to find time to return them to life.