A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v4.1.0 is available since the 8th March 2021 for windows, linux and MacOS.
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Jose Javier Garcia Aranda has released a new version of NOMWARS (tape and disk) written with 8BP v41 (8bits de poder : 8bits of power), his RSX library to write Amstrad CPC games in basic and asm.
A physical edition of the game can be bought on Hobby Retro.
You can download 8bp on github.
You can also get SPEDIT v14, an utility to capture sprites from games or pictures made with an utility such as ConnvImgCPC, Martine...
And finally, he is working on a menu application for DES cartridges, to allow easy launching on games installed inside such a cartridge.
He also wrote a pascal framework (TP-tools v0.2 with its documentation), the objective is to have a v1.0 with more pascal units, for Amstrad CPC and CPC+. TP-Tools v0.2 is actually organized in 4 units :
- UGraph.inc : graphics management
- USound.inc : sound management
- UKBoard.inc: keyboard and joystick management
- UAsic.inc : ASIC CPC+ management
Other pascal units will be added in the future v1.0 (UCrt, USprite, ...).
The bug was found by Velus on CPCRulez. In a basic program, type the following ligne : 10 rem |era,"toto.txt" (on a french 464 the | is replace by ù). Next RUN the program or edit the ligne (EDIT 10) and validate with return. Last look at the progam with the LIST command, the character after the | (or ù) has been removed.
A new version of the ANSI-C compiler SDCC v4.0.0 is available since the 30th January 2020 for windows, linux and MacOS.
A new game comes with this new version : Blaster Pilot, an arcade game inspired in part by Time Pilot (Konami).
One thing about this version is the game Happy Monty (11th at CPCRetroDev 2019), you should read this article about how the game is done (spanish).
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