Amstrad 464 CPC

We all remember the 8bit era the NES the dreaded but much loved (phew save) Master System but do you remember the 8bit computing era?

Amstrad 464 CPC

I loved the Amstrad 464 CPC and I fully expected myself to be a programming genius! The day I got my own I sat at it solidly for 3 months practically, typing in unintelligible code line after unintelligible code line, not to make the ultimate dream game I had envisioned but a badly made calculator programme that decided that 2+2= 64,000. At that point I realised that I wasn’t a coder or hacker in any shape or form So I put a game into the tape reader and heard my first loading noise. To this day whenever I hear the noise it brings a smile to my face (if you have no idea what this sound is then ring a fax machine, you wont like it but it makes me happy. After that fiasco I turned my attention to the C64 and that amazing SID chip but more on that next time.

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Peachy is knee deep in old consoles and has approximately 450 items on his amazon wish-list. Questions?

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4 thoughts on “Amstrad 464 CPC

  1. Hi Vince, you know what i have never though about it, i assumed that it was but come to think about it i have never seen an american reference to the machine. looking at sales numbers on wiki the bulk was sold in europe but a few were sold in north america no where near the 2 million that were over here. what is the amstrad machine that you remember?

  2. They dont go for much, i still have the one i had as a child, plus i picked one up from a thrift sale for £5, games are quite hard to come by but there are sites that have the wav files for download…. so i hear

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