MY DEAR PERSONAL COMPUTER, ENTERTAIN ME WITH VIDEO GAMES (PCDear.ent.games):
Paolo Fassin (Wednesday, April 26th, 2023)
In 1987 my dad gave me my first home computer, a Commodore 64; so I began to see the conversions of the very first "arcade videogames" and I was enthusiastic about titles like HawkEye, The Last Ninja, Target Renegade, Denaris, Draconus.
At the same time I had begun to study Computer Science in the three-year period of the Don Bosco Experimental Industrial Technological Institute and I took over the passion for programming.
My first programming languages were Basic and machine's language for Motorola 6502/6510 microprocessors, basic compiled on Commodore 64 and Pascal compiled on "IBM compatible machines" Olivetti M20 and M24.
I followed the evolution of personal computers, obtained a diploma in computer science and enrolled in the Faculty of Information Sciences, with a limited number of students; I learned the C language of Brian Kernighan and Mc Ritchie.
I interrupted my studies in 1993, to devote myself to the development of management software with fixed-term contracts, but the desire to devote myself to video game programming remained in me, so I continued to study as an autodidact and learned to develop first in Borland Pascal, then in Borland Delphi.
I also developed assembly software for 80x86 series microprocessors (Intel and AMD) in real mode.
My first debut in the gaming industry was "Bacci and the Ducklings", version for Windows 3.1 or MS-Dos, in 16 Bit real-mode, around 2003:
Starting from 2016 I started programming in Assembly for 80486 and Pentium microprocessors in protected mode and I created the first video game that I published on ITCH.IO: "BounceB and the new adventures return":
I decided to convert the 16 Bit version of "Bacci and the Ducklings" into a 32 Bit version with new features that could run on Windows 10 and published it on ITCH.IO:
I am currently subscribed to Stack Exchange and Stack Overflow:
I recently registered my image and animation editor AnimEdi (16 Bit) and Anim32 (32 Bit) on the O.L.A.F.of the S.I.A.E.:
I took an IQ test that you can try too, but the the corresponding Italian web site may had closed some months ago and the following link is not reached anymore:
That's all for now! Good luck to you all and have fun.
Paolo Fassin (PCDear.ent.games)