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My very first home computer was the VIC-20. I chose the VIC-20 simply because of the little symbols on all the keys! With certain key presses you could 'type' in the symbols and make drawings.

The silly thing didn't recognise half the games cartridges I had though so it went back and we exchanged it for a Dragon 32. That was much better...


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Commodore VIC-20 Last post by darren
03 January 2016

Do You Remember VIC-20?

Do You Remember VIC-20?

  • Anonymous user
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    this was my first computer, remember playing a skiing game on it doing the downhill slalem.. poor graphics but ok for back in the day...
  • Anonymous user
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    WoW This was my first computer. At school you had to have either the Vic 20 or the Dragon 32. The Vic 20 was so much cooler. I remember the games by Jeff Minter. Attack of the mutant Llamas etc. Anirog software had Donkey Kong. The first program I had for it was an adventure game, it didn't even have graphics! just text! I loved it!!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was a baby-sitter for a family that had a Vic-20, and they let me use it after I'd got the kids into bed. It seemed almost like magic - I'd type in a program, and the computer would do what I told it (hey, they were simple programs). I had some savings, so I told my Mum that I wanted a computer. She told me not to waste my money, because computers were "a fad that won't last". These days I'm a software developer, and still tease my Mum about her "prediction" on the future of computers.
  • Anonymous user
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    My first home computer. I remember loading my first game. A loading screen came up and said "Please wait" so I stopped the tape and waited for 20 minutes. Hey. I was young :)