My first computer was a VIC 20 with Datasette, that must have been around 1982. A bit later I added a floppy Commodore 1541 and a monitor Commodore 1084, before then changing to the C64. Later I added the printer MPS-801 and a hardware fast loader. I used the C64 until the end of the 1980's.
On both computers I programmed in BASIC, and on the C64 also in Assembler. The most notable results were published by Markt & Technik, including Tegra as Listing des Monats in 64'er 10/1987, SID-Monitor, Dungeon and Oszi 64.
Of course I also used the C64 for gaming, in the later years mostly RPGs. In the Power Play magazine were published some of my game tips and solutions, including for Ultima V – Warriors of Destiny as Tip des Monats in Power Play 4/1989.
I also liked ripping the music out of games - I think the music was often the best part of the game.
Because of university and then professional life, unfortunately my leisure programming and gaming activities gradually went down to near-zero today. But now and then I still play a MMORPG.
More on my programmes is available on the following page: Michael Gentner
The following games I completed on the C64 (in alphabetic order):
- AD&D - Dragonlance: Heroes of the Lance
- AD&D - Dragonlance: Champions of Krynn (tips published in Power Play 7/1990)
- AD&D - Forgotten Realms: Pool of Radiance
- AD&D - Forgotten Realms: Hillsfar (tips published in Power Play 9/1989)
- AD&D - Forgotten Realms: Curse of the Azure Bonds (tip published in Power Play 6/1992)
- Bard's Tale (tips and maps published in Happy Computer-Sonderheft Nr. 17, "3. Spiele-Sonderheft", 1987)
- Bard's Tale II: Destiny Knight
- Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate
- Dragon Wars
- Koronis Rift
- Legacy of the Ancients
- Legend of Blacksilver
- Mercenary: Escape from Targ
- Tau Ceti
- Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
- Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress
- Ultima III: Exodus
- Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
- Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (tips published as Tip des Monats in Power Play 4/1989)
- Zak McKracken