I have a tradition that I carry on for 25 years! I celebrate that gladly! Since that day in 1983, the year of its release, once a year I can not resist the vision of WarGames (War Games), the film has decided that, somehow, my destiny working.
WarGames , in its "current" simplicity, at the time it was a real success, especially among computer enthusiasts.
I "resurrected" my article written a few 'years ago. I've slightly revised, updating a little bit here and there, but I think it is still relevant and interesting.
What is a development language? A computer, alias PC (Personal Computer), has its own personal language. This language is called machine code, to mean that every machine, so any computer (PC compatible, Apple, Unix, etc ...), it has one exclusive owner. The programs that we see "turn" on our PC are mainly carried out by the mysterious object called a microprocessor. This is the heart, the intelligent unit, of each electronic processor. In reality, an application is not executed only by the microprocessor but leans, so to say, in what is called the operating system: a layer software provided by the manufacturer of the machine (see, for example, the Apple Macintosh).
"Once upon a time" a time when the word had no meaning Personal Computer. It was the time of the console, small gadgets that were connected to the TV, the precursors of Playstation today. And in magazines really have not seen all the colors: Intellivision, Atari , Philips, large machines - for the time - that guaranteed fun combined with amazement. And here are the first magazines, such as the yearbook of VideoGames (pictured) in 1984. The advertisement, appealing for the time, showed a technology never seen before. There was the ColecoVision, with its video game system, "a home console videogames on standard cartridges for ColecoVision," amount of $ 485,000 lire.
I recovered my block of the Commodore 64 to check the porting dell'emultatore FC64 proposed Quach posts ago! Unfortunately, some features of the keyboard are not really able to make them work, so I could not try and put some interesting listings (old nostalgic memories). If you remember, the Commodore 64 had special combinations used when writing BASIC code, as the symbol of R negative (reverse) or the little heart, always in the negative, to clean the screen.
If you read the last two posts I wrote ( Net Software and Web Amiga Emulator ), this seems to be the direct result. Apropos, then, of emulators with Flash 9 and ActionScript 3.0, here is something really grand, nostalgia aside. The project is called FC64 and wants to be low-level emulator of the glorious Commodore 64! It was written in ActionScript 3.0, then click to view the movie (I feel strange to call this thing a movie like that ...) you need to install the version 9 of the Adobe plugin.
Too bad only works with FireFox, but try to also use Internet Explorer 7 and see what happens ...
Emulation is substantially complete (the magnified image right) and also includes a Shell.