Hey! Hey! 16k!

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  1. P-Worm macrumors 68020

    P-Worm

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    #1
    This link was posted on my message board and I absolutely loved it. So, I thought I would bring over here. :p

    Hey! hey! 16k!

    P-Worm
     
  2. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    LOL, the was fabulous.

    Does anyone know who sang that song?
     
  3. P-Worm thread starter macrumors 68020

    P-Worm

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    #4
    Here you go:

    http://www.mjhibbett.com/

    P-Worm
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh...Elite...those were the days. I really liked the end of the song. :D
     
  5. takao macrumors 68040

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    absolutly awesome...
    thanks for that link....that made my day
     
  6. mvc macrumors 6502a

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    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    You have to respect the coders of that time, so much excellent gameplay with so little ram. Not a byte wasted.
    ;)
     
  7. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    Games run in 16k??? Was that really possible?
    Windows icons that take up more memory than that!
     
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  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you kidding me? (Turns on old man voice) Back in my day, we'da killed for 16k. We programmed games in 4k. You had to play really fast, because the game took six hours to solve, but the computer would overheat and go fritzy in four. Young punks don't know what it's like. (Off old man voice).

    :D
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The lyrics in the Hey! hey! 16k! video say "rubber keys and rotten leads" but the lyrics displayed say "rotten leads and rubber keys". Despite this glaring error, I enjoyed watching it.

    I've written embedded assembly code where every byte counts, including a version of Conway's Game of Life that ran on a 512 byte (no, not 512K and not 512MB) microcomputer. I've also written some programs that taxed the capacity of a programmable pocket calculator. It's a great challenge to squeeze every byte out of a program file with limited RAM.

    Now I write high-level code where a HelloWorld program might be a few megabytes!
     
  11. cb911 macrumors 601

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    he he that's funny stuff. :D

    but every time i see people's mouths animated like that with the 'cut-out' style i just think it's wrong. :eek: :p
     
  12. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    Bloody CLASSIC!!!

    Takes me back too...

    MY first computer was the ZX81 - 1k onboard ram, and with the additional 16k rampack, the world was your oyster!!

    Peeks, pokes, for-next loops, if-then, goto, gosub - wow - THOSE were the REAL days of computing.

    And the fear that after 15 minutes of downloading a (crappy) program from a cassette tape, it wouldn't load because of an audio dropout in the 14th minute...

    Aarrgghh!!

    And - yes - programs DID used to run with 16k. VERY good ones, too!Big blocky graphics REALLY made you use your imagination - definitely not like the photorealistic stuff of today's standards...

    Thank you, Sir Clive Sinclair!!!

    :D
     
  13. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    Man!

    I've never seen my childhood been so accurately depicted in a bouncing-ball karaoke video before.

    Jetpac ... Sabrewulf ..... It'll be hours before the nostalgic smile dissolves from my face.


    :) :)
     

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