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Re: My first computer was...

by thelenm (Vicar)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 00:05 UTC ( #271338=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

Commodore 64. And I was so amazed when we finally bought a disk drive... we could actually load programs and save stuff for later, even if we turned the computer off!

Sort of off-topic, but it's been bothering me for several years, so I might as well ask here: there used to be a computer game that I loved to play, and I can't remember the name. I'm mostly sure it was on the C64, but it might have been on the Apple ][ at school. In the game, there are lots of little people walking around in train stations. You have to go from train station to train station around the country doing something. I don't remember exactly what, but I think that somehow there were "bad" people spreading a virus to all the normal people, and you had to go around counteracting the virus in some way, within a time limit. That's about all the detail I can remember. Does anybody know what the name of this game might be?

-- Mike


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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by vek (Prior) on Jul 04, 2003 at 02:25 UTC
    And I was so amazed when we finally bought a disk drive...

    You and me both. It was so cool not having to wait 5-10 minutes for a game to load from tape :-)

    -- vek --
Re: Re: My first computer was...
by myocom (Deacon) on Jul 10, 2003 at 22:00 UTC
    Does anybody know what the name of this game might be?

    Yes, yes I do. The game you're thinking of is Agent USA. The C64 version (I didn't play the others) had a particularly catchy song, which is currently my ringtone. It's been in my head that long.

    Edit: You can get the Atari version of this song (naturally, not as good as the C64 version) here.

    "One word of warning: if you meet a bunch of Perl programmers on the bus or something, don't look them in the eye. They've been known to try to convert the young into Perl monks." - Frank Willison

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