The first computer my family owned was a Hyundai IBM 8088 clone. It had a green monochrome display, 640K of RAM, a 5.25” 360K floppy drive, and a 10 MB hard drive!
Growing up, I always got in trouble on my dad’s computers because I was constantly breaking his stuff every time I reconfigured the config.sys and autoexec.bat files to free up enough memory to play MS-DOS games.
The first computer I owned, was a Pentium 75 Mhz that I built in 1994. I remember doing a lot of desktop publishing work and mowing lawns to save money for it.
I was a big fan of adventure games growing up. The game that got me hooked was Maniac Mansion. I also liked Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders, the King’s Quest series, and the Space Quest series, but my all-time favorites are definitely the Monkey Island games.
That’s about it for the really old stuff. I’ve played a lot of games since, but cut way back after having kids.
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Let me know about your first computer and favorite old games!