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What was everyone's 1st pc and game?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Craig_d1, 7 Sep 2021.

  1. Rimsy


    Joined: 13 Sep 2008

    Posts: 4,948

    I don't think PC world sold Tiny pcs as Tiny were a competitor (just like Time, Mesh or Evesham). PC world were generally Packard Bell, Hewlett Packard & Compaq in that era.

    Personally first pc was a zx81 and game was probably manic miner.
    First x86 was some 386sx and game was possibly tie fighter? Loong time ago!
  2. Alan McFall


    Joined: 11 Jun 2021

    Posts: 469

    Location: Earth

    Pong on the ol Atari was first ever, first game no my own computer was on Amstrad CPC464... either Roland on the Ropes or Roland in the caves.. cant remember which one I played first !?!

    la cucaracha, la cucaracha..
  3. suenstar

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2011

    Posts: 1,026

    Location: Cornwall, England

    I'm not 100% certain which I played first, but mine would have either been the first SimCity or Ultima IV.
    Unless you count the Amiga 500 as a PC, then my first game would probably be Defender of the Crown.
  4. keenan

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2009

    Posts: 1,024

    Mine was Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within played on some old office pc back in the late 90's.

    That was in the golden era of FMV games..
    Last edited: 14 Sep 2021


    Joined: 24 Dec 2004

    Posts: 18,113

    Location: Telford

    The first Windows PC I purchased was a Time computer system. The first game I played on it was Toonstruck it’s still one of my all time favourites….
  6. sharpygsxr


    Joined: 11 Mar 2008

    Posts: 3,158

    Location: Norn Iron

    command and conquer was the first PC game i played at a mates, when i got my own PC i cant remember the spec but it was some prebuild Medion guff from a PC retailer. First game i remember playing was Delta Force 2.
  7. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 42,271

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    First game I bought was a Syndicate / UFO Enemy Unknown double pack.


    Pretty sure I’ve still got the discs stashed away somewhere.
  8. McBain


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,419

    Location: Lancs/London

    First PC was a P133 can't remember exact spec

    I also bought a Time prebuilt that was a P200MMX? I was a noob though and didn't realise the difference between integrated and dedicated GPU so it was pretty gash for gaming.

    First game I can remember actually playing on my own PC was Kingpin. First game on someone else's PC was Doom.
  9. deardevildude


    Joined: 24 Sep 2020

    Posts: 333

    Location: Nott'm

    My first PC game was Rollercoaster Tycoon on my dads Pentium 3 PC. I dont remeber much else, maybe like 256MB or 512MB RAM. Oh and Windows 98.
  10. DampDog


    Joined: 19 Oct 2010

    Posts: 2,517

    Location: North Staffs

    I worked up to a PC. But most played in the early days.

    Manic Miner - ZX Spectrum
    Carrier Command - Atari ST
    EF2000, Wing Commander - PC (16Mhz, 386SX. Them was the days. :cry::cry:)
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  11. Trick


    Joined: 7 Oct 2003

    Posts: 3,641

    Location: York

    First computer was a BBC Model B (revision 4) which my Dad bought in October 1983. I still have that machine :) No idea what the first game was. We had a few of family computers after that but the most memorable was an Amiga 500. I still have that too.

    The first PC I got myself was the one I bought prior to going to Uni in summer 1997 - iirc it was a K6-200 with 16MB and a Matrox Mystique. I bought a Maxi Gamer Voodoo 1 at some point in 98 to go in it. The first game I played on that particular PC might've been Quake, as a couple of mates and I got properly into LAN parties to play quake that summer.
  12. ne0


    Joined: 2 Feb 2018

    Posts: 465

    hmm I'm sure it was PC World, although it was a long time ago. It was some generic pc shop anyway hah
  13. kohlditz


    Joined: 27 Sep 2005

    Posts: 4,357

    Location: London innit

    First computer actually owned was ZX Spectrum 48k and first 2 games were Ant Attak 3D and Atic Atac. First computer bought with own actual money was Amiga A600, we had an Amstrad 286 something before then; Wing Commander was a strong title. First actual PC I built was a 486SX, I think with s3 virge graphics decelerator.

    PC gaming properly started with an AMD K6-350 and an nVidia TNT2 Ultra. (maybe a Voodoo 3dfx, things are bit hazy).
  14. Hedge


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,558

    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    Same as me. Mine was a Compaq pc from PC World with an Amd K6-2 450mhz. Then I got to choose a free game so I picked half life which was top of the charts at time. The pc also had a dvd player so they gave a free dvd too. I managed to convince my Mother to let me have Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels which had also just released.

    Good times!.
  15. d_brennen


    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 16,679

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Minesweeper, Windows 3.1
  16. Torquar


    Joined: 24 Jan 2006

    Posts: 639

    Commodore 64 and The Hobbit :D.

    AMD Duron 800, initially came with an 8mb ATI Rage gpu but quickly upgraded to a Hercules 3d Prophet 4500 to play Vampire the masquerade: Redemption :cool:.
  17. Changesx


    Joined: 2 Jul 2021

    Posts: 118

    Location: United Kingdom

    Sadly didn’t have a PC when I was younger but the very first game I played on was the Gameboy Color and Pokemon Red. I remember not being able to leave the house when I first picked up the game :cry:
  18. Bickaxe


    Joined: 8 Nov 2013

    Posts: 8,695

    Location: In the pub

    Windows PC - Pentium II 333mhz in 1998 (I think). Bought from Tempo. Immediately threw in a Voodoo 2
    Game was Kingpin and so began the slow descent into massive phone bills and Wireplay.

    Started out on Spectrum +2 128k (built in tape deck cos its fancy) back in 1985?. I think it was Oh Mummy! that came with it and I still remember the tune as you played.
  19. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,476

    Location: Surrey

    VIC 20
    Blue Meanies
  20. Hodders


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,526

    Location: Riding my bike

    First pc and games:

    ZX81 and a game I wrote myself.

    BBC model B and elite (loved that game)

    Sharp MZ80k - a game I coded sort of a bit like defender.

    486 pc and command and conquer

    Happy memories