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Before my VIC-20...

Post by JohnnyRockets » Thu May 19, 2016 7:54 pm

Hi all,

Before my days of owning a VIC-20, I drooled over a CBM4032 (PET) computer at my high school. This machine was WAY, WAY too expensive for my parents at the time, so I never really was able to play with one as I wished that I could. But now with the wonders of emulation, I can "own" one and play with it! :)

I am interested in this machine as well, could someone point me to some good resources for this machine and maybe even an online forum?

My apologies if I have posted this in the wrong area of the forum.


Thank you!


JR



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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by eslapion » Fri May 20, 2016 6:54 am

The PET is a very interesting machine from an era just prior to the arrival of what was then called "home" computers.

I remember being fascinated by the ultra crisp display of a model III computer at a local Radio-Shack store.

Here in Montreal, I know of a gentleman who owns two PET computers and a year ago I was able to refurbish his 2031LP drive to good functioning order.
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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Fri May 20, 2016 12:05 pm

I am also a gentleman with a PET4032. :mrgreen:
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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by eslapion » Fri May 20, 2016 12:18 pm

Gyro Gearloose wrote:I am also a gentleman with a PET4032. :mrgreen:
You certainly own a PET 4032 but I am quite sure you're not a gentleman... :lol:
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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Sat May 21, 2016 12:00 am

eslapion wrote:
Gyro Gearloose wrote:I am also a gentleman with a PET4032. :mrgreen:
You certainly own a PET 4032 but I am quite sure you're not a gentleman... :lol:
Hey, who are you, Scarlett O'Hara? Well you're no lady!
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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by eslapion » Sat May 21, 2016 8:19 am

Gyro Gearloose wrote:Hey, who are you, Scarlett O'Hara? Well you're no lady!
Naaa... just the guy you pushed in a shopping cart across a busy street on a red light back in 1987 but hey ... that was pure fun! I still have abdominal cramps laughing at it when I reminisce on it!
:lol:

REPLAY! REPLAY! :twisted:
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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by Gyro Gearloose » Thu May 26, 2016 4:24 am

OK, but at least wear a helmet.


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Re: Before my VIC-20...

Post by eslapion » Thu May 26, 2016 1:20 pm

JohnnyRockets wrote:... could someone point me to some good resources for this machine and maybe even an online forum?
http://www.tpug.ca/

http://www.zimmers.net/anonftp/pub/cbm/pet/index.html

http://sleepingelephant.com/ipw-web/bul ... cba62085aa

Try these...

@Gyro:
I will wear the helmet but this confirms you can't be a gentleman... gentleman don't do this sort of (extremely amusing) nonsense!!
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