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What is your software blast from the past?
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Mar 3, 2002, 02:07 AM
 
What is your software blast from the past?
eg. MacVeiwPlus (bundled software with old Apple B/W scanner)
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 02:30 AM
 
OK, I got one for you. ColorIt! It was my first image editing program in color. I was amazed how well a computer could emulate an airbrush. From there I used Photoshop and the rest is history. Today I'm an illustrator doing Medical drawings.
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 07:11 AM
 
Parrot. Was available for Apple IIe. You could record small snippets of music and play them back. It was amazing - far better than the plain beeps. You couldn't record more than a few seconds, though, because there wasn't much room to store it.
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 01:27 PM
 
WIZARDRY I and II for Apple //e were an absolute blast. I remember a solid year of my life (83?) spent exploring those dungeons, all the while mapping them out on grid paper and losing any semblance of a normal pre-teen life. The graphics at the time were insane.

LOMILWA !!

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Mar 3, 2002, 03:25 PM
 
Oh, man! In high school, back in the day, we had a game about the olympics. I can't remember what it was called, but the Apple ][ ruled!
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 05:36 PM
 
HyperCard.

Need I say more?
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 05:50 PM
 
Daleks. One of the oldest and most addictive shareware games for the Mac. I remember looking through some old disks a few years ago, and found a copy of the game from around 1986. I started playing it on my old Powerbook and got hooked again. Smashing robots into junk heaps is more fun than it sounds.
     
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Mar 3, 2002, 06:57 PM
 
First real game I actually sat down and played on a computer for extended periods of time was the original Myst on a Performa 6200. You'd have to turn off almost all the extensions to get the game to play, and even then Myst froze randomly. Any games earlier than that I played now-and-then, but I was mostly into the console games seeing that I didnt have my own computer until 1998......
     
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Mar 4, 2002, 04:17 AM
 
Expresso.

Very nice little calendar app I found in bundled software for my Performa.
"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." (Kierkegaard)
"What concerns me is not the way things are, but the way people think things are." (Epictetus)
     
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Mar 5, 2002, 09:59 AM
 
Uninvited. I spent way too much time in the school computer lab trying to figure out the puzzles...
     
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Mar 5, 2002, 10:57 AM
 
Mars Rising !
spend whole days on my 6100 complete all levels possible,
even bought a MouseStick-II joystick for it when I went to NewYork ;-)
* iBook 600 *
and loads of oldie Macs ;-)
     
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Mar 7, 2002, 06:28 AM
 
Several Infocom games, but the only one I actually completed was Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy.
     
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Mar 7, 2002, 10:28 AM
 
I used Expresso through OS 8.6 and miss having it around. It was very handy for keeping short daily records and notes.
     
   
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