My first computer was an Amstrad IBM PC-compatible. I’ve tried to find out exactly which one in the past but never got to the bottom of it.
It ran DOS and came with some games pre-installed - Prince of Persia, Battle Chess, Star Wars and some others I can’t remember. I got given a copy of Space Quest 2 from my uncle. I think it also came with this, as I don’t remember buying it
Populous was great (you got to be God).
Pipemania great also.
Space Ace was crapawfully hard.
Oh and I got Commander Keen from somewhere. I remember the load command was ‘keen4e’.
I also used a word processor to write stories. I can’t find which one it was but it was extremely basic. It had a shortcut menu that ran along the bottom, where you typed a corresponding highlighted letter to go to that option (my computer didn’t have a mouse).
I actually really liked the command line interface as it felt really technical, like I was making it work instead of it all being automated. I wasn’t specially skilled or anything but I felt really clever just installing and running things.
Though I always wanted to cry whenever I saw this:
C:/> Not ready reading drive A
Abort, Retry, Fail?
Whichever one I chose it just got stuck. Usually my fault for not having inserted a disk in the first place, doh.
Disclaimer: this was a long time ago, so I might have some things wrong!