Thursday, October 28, 2004

Journey To The Past (3): Commodore 128 (1986-1988)

The first home computer I ever possessed was a Commodore 128D. Starting with C64 Basic, I used to write endless text-base adventure games (until I ran out of memory), which mainly consisted of a page of prints and a prompt asking the user to choose one option for his next move. Later, I discovered Simon's Basic, an enhancement of C64 basic, which allowed for graphical on-screen operations, and started to get to know C128 Basic. I also managed to get CP/M running (the first real operating system for micros) and Turbo Pascal for CP/M, so I could do computer science assignments at home.