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Happy new year 2012, I wish you a good health too and also to all you love.
To program in C on Amstrad CPC there are several compilers :
- PhrozenC (on AND for Amstrad CPC as it also exists for windows)
But you can also program in C for Amstrad CPC on another platform. First,the multi-platform C compiler SDCC v3.1.0 targetting Z80 is out.
To use this compiler you can use an IDE : either Code::Blocks with its SDCC template by Octoate, or Phactory v2.1 by NoRecess with the help of SDCC2Pasmo v1.5(wich comes with sources). SDCC2Pasmo takes an .ASM file created by SDCC and converts it to used with PASMO (a Z80 cross assembler) which is compatiblewith Maxam (Amstrad CPC Z80 compiler, WinApe too).
If you are interested in using SDCC, you should read this CPCWiki forum thread about SDCC possible problems and anotherabout sMIDP2lib : a SDCC framework library by Mr Lou (which has now its own page on CPCWiki.
SDCC isnt the only compiler you can use, there is also :
- Z88dk v1.9 with cpcrslib (Amstrad CPC library for Z88dk), check this CPCWiki forum thread about Z88dk. There is a modified cpcrslib and starkos library byKevin Thacker in his Blue Angel 69 game.By the way, the developers of Z88dk are currently in the progress to allow SDCC to be used as a backend for Z88dk.
- CCZ80 v3.1.2 by Emilio Guerrero. There are 2 Amstrad CPC librairies usable for CCZ80 : cpcrslib (adapted from cpcrslibfor Z88dk) and sprutilcpc (included with CCZ80)
I wish you all a happy Christmas 2011.
Xevious, a classic shoot them up is available on the Nintendo 3DS Eshop. The reviewer of this Xevious youtube video states that the 3D allow to easily recognize flying targets from ground targets. A new hit ?
Anuman is working on a new version of Barbarian on Iphone, Android, PC and MAC, it wont be just a port of the 1987 game by Palace Software. It should be available on 12th December. Check the source of this news for screenshots of this news version.
Happily, it's still possible to play Elite if you have an Android phone or a Nintendo DS (or even a GBA), thanks to DS-Elite. DS-Elite is an interpretation of Elite A, a version of Elite modified by Angus J. C. Duggan made available in the mid 1990s. Elite was originally written by David Braben and Ian Bell in 1984 for the BBC Microcomputer.
If you are interested in a new Elite game, take a look at Pioneer (alpha stage though).
The shortest Amstrad CPC demo by Arteffect is only 0 byte :
I let you see the result of this demo on Youtube.
Super Cauldron is one of the last games sold on Amstrad CPC sortis in 1992 by Titus Software, with Prehistorik 2. It was coded by Elmar Krieger, with music by Christian Lier and Thorsten Mitschele (Kangaroo Musique) using Soundtrakker.
Simon Forrester reviewed Super Cauldron in the June 1993 issue of Amstrad Action (issue 93), giving the game an overall rating of 96% - one of the highest ratings that AA has ever given. This two-page review was noteworthy in that Simon wrote it in the form of a poem (quoted from CPCWiki).
You can see the video of Super cauldron on Youtube.
QuickCMD v2.3 is out, a shell-based user interface by NoRecess.
This adds support for a new command history to be used through UP and DOWN keys (was requested by many of you !). Also, a critical crash has been fixed with ROMS command when listing ROMs having corrupted names. Another critical problem (involving stability) has been fixed with direct drive parsing. And finally, the RSX got renamed to |Q for even faster switching from BASIC to QuickCMD.
Once again a beautiful play of piano by Alpiso about the Thanatos game on Youtube.
And if you dislike piano, what about listening to a guitar arrangement played by Pacopersia about the Thanatos game on Youtube ?