For Christmas 1983 me and my brother desperately wanted a Commodore 64 computer. Unfortunately, C64s were completely sold out when we finally talked our parents into buying one. Instead a Spectravideo SVI-318 was loaded onto Santa Claus's sled. The SVI is far better than a C64, the salesperson told us: "It is a personal computer and that is superior to a home computer". I still believe he was right, but hey, I was 13 years old and I wanted to play video games! There were two games that came with the Spectravideo: "Spectron" and "Armoured Assault". For quite a while those were the only video games I played (actually "Armoured Assault" was awfully boring). Then I began to discover the power of BASIC and wrote my own video games...
Last week I came across the unofficial Spectravideo Homepage and I was feeling like being 13 again when I discovered a Spectravideoemulator! I found some of my old tapes (yes, audiotapes were a main storage medium those days) and converted some of my programs by means of the SVIWav2Cas tool.