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Socoder -> Retro Stuff -> Amstrad Stuff... Finally...

Posted : Saturday, 26 August 2017, 10:54
Dabz

Amstrad Stuff... Finally...


I've managed to land a few things on Ebay I've been after for donkeys... First off, reference books for Z80 assembly, there is quite a bit on the net, but I like books, and I've managed to land these...

i.ebayimg.com/images/g/UvsAAOSwSplZidNW/s-l1600.jpg

Thats a fine haul... And, something I thought I'd never see...

i.ebayimg.com/images/g/dAAAAOSw7bpZi3NE/s-l1600.jpg

A disk copy of Maxam!!! \o/ Gerrrr innnnnnn

I'm one happy little bunny... Only snag is I've got to drive to preston tomorrow to pick them up... But I'll be honest, it's worth it for the catch!

Dabz

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Posted : Saturday, 26 August 2017, 11:44
rockford
Those books (and softwares) are a fine haul indeed

I had all three of the software suites BITD - LASER COMPILER (had LASER BASIC too), GAC and MAXAM. I made a fair few games in all of them too, especially GAC. Having to constantly swap tapes with LASER COMPILER was a bit of a bastard, but the end results were worth it.

LASER BASIC came with a manual printed on dark blue paper that stated at the front that it could not be photocopied - well, I took that as a challenge and found that it was indeed photocopyable!).
Posted : Saturday, 26 August 2017, 11:49
Jayenkai
Mmmmmmmm...
...*drools*
Posted : Sunday, 27 August 2017, 07:17
Dabz

LASER BASIC came with a manual printed on dark blue paper that stated at the front that it could not be photocopied - well, I took that as a challenge and found that it was indeed photocopyable!).


Me see it!



BTW... The thumbnail is upside down, but opens correctly!?!

Dabz

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Posted : Sunday, 27 August 2017, 07:27
Jayenkai
The thumbnail is upside down for piracy protection!!!

|edit| need to fix that. Stupid exif data!! |edit|

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Posted : Sunday, 27 August 2017, 07:31
Jayenkai
.. Which reminds me.
I downloaded CPCtelera the other week, and made a very simple start, but then got sidetracked with SmileBasic instead.
I should get back to that..

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Posted : Friday, 01 September 2017, 11:27
Dabz
I've just ordered one of these bad boys:-


View on YouTube

www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/

I have a USB floppy emulator... But I'm a sucker for Amstrad shenanigans!

4-5 weeks lead in for it, which, is fine by me, its his hobby thing and makes them himself, so, cannot grumble!

Dabz

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Posted : Friday, 01 September 2017, 11:32
Jayenkai
Oooh, fancy
Posted : Saturday, 02 September 2017, 11:21
Dabz
WARNING.... RETRO ALERT... WARNING... RETRO ALERT...



Quite cute that!

To get the code into WinApe, just copy the code (Inc line numbers), then go to File>AutoType, Press CTRL+V, then hit the Ok button.

Dabz

* Taken from here: www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/basic-shoot-em-up-engine *

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Posted : Saturday, 02 September 2017, 12:09
Jayenkai
You can tell that's been written in the modern age.

Back in the day, we'd never have wasted 8 lines for colour and mode settings.
Those would all be on one line with : separations!

And who starts at 100? You're supposed to start at 10!

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Posted : Saturday, 02 September 2017, 12:23
Dabz
It was a 10 liner, but slightly broken, so someone fixed it up and improved it!

I used to increment in hundreds when it game to different sections of the code, just found it easier when using Gosub:-

10 'Setup
....
100 'Title Screen
....
500 'Main Loop
....
1000 'Logic
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1500 'Draw stuff
....
2000 'Game over
....

etc etc

It got me going until I needed a RENUM, then everything was increments of 10, which was bearable because by this time the chunk of code was in!

Everything still ran like shite though! lol

Dabz

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