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#1 AuTomato OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:17 PM

Thought some folks here might enjoy seeing these. I decided that I wanted an original editor/assembler bundle and as luck would have it, I found a complete, unopened one on eBay for a decent price.

 

So here we are:

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It was definitely a bit of a thrill to open up something "new" that is 36 years old!



#2 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:18 PM

Beautiful!!

:)

Quite a thrill, indeed!

#3 matthew180 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:56 PM

Yup, I bought one of those too back in the mid 2000's.  Very fun to re-experience opening the E/A and such.  The boxed E/A seems to be consistently available on ebay.  I'm not sure if that is good or bad.  Good that they are available, but bad because that means no one is buying them up and learning 9900 assembly. ;-)



#4 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:35 PM

Yup, I bought one of those too back in the mid 2000's.  Very fun to re-experience opening the E/A and such.  The boxed E/A seems to be consistently available on ebay.  I'm not sure if that is good or bad.  Good that they are available, but bad because that means no one is buying them up and learning 9900 assembly. ;-)

 

I got one in 1984 or 5 :D  now that was interesting, nobody to tell me all the typos and mistakes were there..

 

Greg



#5 jedimatt42 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:33 PM

I picked one of these NIB in July 2015... It arrived before my PEB. NIB XB also.  My EA set was missing the disk with 'SAVE' on it though. :(  I didn't worry about it, as I was never going to put those floppies in anything... Good to see it wasn't a lot ful of defects :) 

 

Warning, though, the 3-ring binder jacket for the floppies was very brittle after all that time. 

 

-M@ 



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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:11 PM

Ooooh Christmas if February!  Congratulations, it looks great!

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#7 Shift838 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:25 PM

i remember unboxing my original EA bundle when I was 14.  i still remember the feeling..  

 

Awesome!



#8 MaDDuck OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:25 PM

It came with Tombstone City?



#9 jedimatt42 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:35 PM

They even come with the source code to Tombstone city. 

 

I'm pretty confident that is why so many games sound exactly like Tombstone city. :)

 

-M@



#10 Arnuphis OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:46 PM

Yes I got one of these last year. I let the wife open it and she sniffed it and said it smelled like the eighties



#11 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:08 PM

Buy yourself a shrink wrap machine, wrap it up, and unbox it again. And again. And again. For endless fun!!

Edited by Keatah, Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 PM.


#12 AuTomato OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:40 AM

I picked one of these NIB in July 2015... It arrived before my PEB. NIB XB also.  My EA set was missing the disk with 'SAVE' on it though. :(  I didn't worry about it, as I was never going to put those floppies in anything... Good to see it wasn't a lot ful of defects :)

 

Warning, though, the 3-ring binder jacket for the floppies was very brittle after all that time. 

 

-M@ 

Yeah, the binder and the disk holder both had a few age cracks despite still being sealed in the original shrink wrap. I've got the manual in there for now, but since I intend to actually use the manual I'll probably transfer it to something that I'm less worried about having fall apart on me. 

 

(I actually program directly on the TI too. I'm not a "purist" or anything, I'm just enjoying both the joys and frustrations of my youth :-p)






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