first "hardware contact" was sometime in 1986. i started to
code some little apps for school on the famouse kc85- a good
homecomputer in the gdr. i used basic of course and a little
bit assembler for gamecheating. in 1987 my father and some
enthusiast started to build a cp/m compatible computer. this
was done after one year of assembling chips and resistors
form all over the eastern hemishphere. now i had my first
"personal" computer with an u880 (z80) or better a 50kg metal
box with a floppy, a datasette, a green monitor and a c128
keyboard. i started to write some nice games in 180x126 pixel
graphicmode and tools of course.
this was the
time where i switched from basic80 to turbo pascal v2 and asm80.
in 1989 i saw an amiga and plan to write an menudriven os for my
big metal box. the last version of this os, called sysb, used nearly
100k of the 128k memory. a overlay mode was implanted, which moves
unused portions of the system to the floppy disc and vise versa.
unfortunately this os was never been released. due to the fall of
the iron courtain my work had no longer a substance and i bought
i started to
compose with the old soundtracker, wrote programs in blitzbasic
and assembler and used the first versions of reflections and real
3d. i joined a local scene-group called "the judgement". we never
released a demo or an intro but some nice graphics and a music-disc.
in late 1993 or early 1994 i bought my a4000 two weeks before commodore
goes bancrupt...shit! this machine was only used for the protracker
and now reflections version 2 and the best graphicsprogram ever
at the end of
1994 i started to study "scientific informatic", bought my first
intel and got in touch with two st9o members (zeus&sylion), who
studied, too. i was making some sounds and some graphics for our
2nd placed demos and some pieces of music they never been placed
high enough. in my study time i've learned "c" and wrote my first
little tools in watcom c and on the very fast sun sparc classic.
my friends at st9o called me a blasphemist... all using asm but
i used a thing called "c". my party sounds and my magazine "big
mag" are the two big succeeds in my 4 years at the college.
after my examination
i started real life and learned how valuable time is. today i'm
occupied with writing applications in c++ and using buzz. i also
try to come back as an graphic artist but i know, the time wouldn't
allow this. so i don't have time and pleasure to finish the nfobrowser
and all the other things, too. dueto my work i'm interested in database
and multitier applications. but st9o don't need such shit... this
is the time to come back to st9o, make some sounds and working hand
in hand with the other coders to bring up our new works!