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Interview with: Gonzo


Date: 2001

The Interview

Wraggster: Can you tell us where you live and where do you come from, and where you
went to school, college etc?
Gonzo: I'm from Austria and at the moment I'm a student in lets say a higher school for informatics
and internet engineering. My last year there starts soon and I pray to get that I'll make it.

Wraggster: Can you tell us what made you get into computers and what
Qualifications you have?
Gonzo: Actually consoles got me into computers.
I always liked playing games and wanted to produce something like that on my own.
3 or 4 years ago I bought my first pc and started programming in C/C++.
Oh Boy i had no clue how hard it is to produce something useful.
Today I'm able to program stuff in php,perl,java,Visual Basic.
I don't know any programming language in perfection but I'm still learning.
Programming isn't that hard once you know one language.

Wraggster: What made you get into the Dreamcast Homebrew scene?
Gonzo: The fact that I killed my playstation.
Argh i wanted to mod(to run my programs on it) it myself and killed it that
I didn't want to buy a new one because the DC was quite cheap at and a
powerful machine at that time. So I bought a Dreamcast and a coders cable.
With all the information on the net it was no problem to start programming
right away.

Wraggster: What projects are you working on at the moment?
Gonzo: oddDC - The Odyssey2 emulator for DC and [d]cs2600 - the atari2600
emulator for DC. And a massive multiplayer online game for pc (in java->school project)
called project distortion. We're pretty far with the game design now and I have to say it's really
not bad hehe.

Wraggster: Do you see an update to your Dcolem project?
Gonzo: Uhm no. I haven't looked at the code for weeks now and i really don't plan
to look through the mess anytime soon

Wraggster: What emulators would you like to either try or see come out on the
Gonzo: I would love to see Pc Engine, Gameboy, SNES and the C64 fully emulated on
my DC. Oh and NeoGeo of course.

Wraggster: With Bleemcast being released and the great success at getting a
playstation emu on the Dreamcast, what other high end systems do you see
being emulated?
Gonzo: The only system other than PSX I could imagine is the N64.
It is possible to emulate smaller games but the question is how fast they
would run.

Wraggster: what is your favorite game of all time?
Gonzo: That's hard. I have to pick 3 games.
Super Mario 1 on the NES
Zelda 3
Secret of Mana
God I love the old Nintendo games

Wraggster: How do you see the future as regards to which system will be the main
one for homebrew coders like your self?
Gonzo: Think I'll stay in the DC scene.
I really don't like the XBox,PS2 or GameCube at the moment.
The only system with some innovations could be the GC but Nintendo doesn't
realize that there's a bigger game market than just little Pokemon freaks.
Maybe the Gameboy Advance

Wraggster: Thank you for your time and this interview.


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