Apr 092015
 

The biggest french Amstrad CPC party, the ReSeT #20, will take place in Coutances / France from 26th-28th June 2015. Like every year, the party is organised by Eliot / Benediction. It is open to all computer enthusiast and for everyone who is intersted in coding, electronics, graphics, music, etc.. Be sure to participate if you can. You can register here.

Features:

  • Big screen
  • Competitions to show up your creativity on Amstrad
  • Latest demos released on Atari ST, Atari XL, C64 and ZX Spectrum
  • Food and Drinks included
  • Showers and Bedrooms
  • Lot of fun!

Competitions:

  • Demo: No size limit. The entry must be runnable on CPC 6128 or 6128 Plus, without any extension.
  • Intro (256b, 1k, 4k): Maximum size is 256, 1024 or 4096 bytes. The entry must be runnable on CPC 6128 or 6128 Plus, without any extension.
  • Graphics: All formats / modes are allowed. The entry must be submitted with its viewer program runnable on CPC or Plus.
  • Music: No size limit. The entry must be submitted with its player.
  • Remote entries: Allowed for every competitions.Deadline is Saturday, 27th of June.
Mar 052015
 

Miguel I. Garcia Lopez released the first version of his Unix-like shell for CP/M systems with Z80 CPU called SamaruX. Of course it features standard functionalities like redirecting the output of stdin / stdout, piping, environment variables, batch processing and much more. It was written with MESCC, a Small-C compiler for CP/M. If you are still using CP/M on your Amstrad CPC and want to test it, you can get the latest version of SamaruX, its source code and the MESCC compiler from the Floppy Software homepage. You can discuss about it in the CPCWiki forums.

Some features:

  • Redirection of stdin and stdout with > and <
  • Piping with |
  • Environment with variables $TERM, $USER, etc.
  • Command line history
  • Profiling for environment customization
  • Command aliasing
  • Batch processing with flow control and arguments passing
  • Complete on-line manual
  • Prompt customization
  • Built-in commands: cp, rm, mv, man, cat, more, grep…

samarux_scr1

Mar 022015
 

Madram, Drill and Hicks were working on a new assembler called ORGAMS for the Amstrad CPC and have just released the first version of it. ORGAMS is a ROM based assembler (use it with the great X-MEM by TotO) and is loosley based on DAMS / Turbo Assembler because the authors are using those assemblers. You can discuss the features or ask for help in the dedicated thread in the Push’n’Pop forum. If you understand french, you can also check out the Orgams Wiki. The latest version of the assembler can be downloaded here.

orgams-assembler

Feb 262015
 

Prodatron released a new utility for his Amstrad CPC operating system SymbOS. With this utility, which can be used in the SymShell, you can easily remove or add the 128 byte AMSDOS header from / to a file. This tool also supports wildcards, so you can add a header to e.g. all files in a directory. For more information on how to use it and to download it go to the CPC Wiki forums.

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Feb 042015
 

2013_charts_results_thumb.pngThe voting phase is over and 38 people voted for their favourite demos and productions in various categories. I guess that we have a big winner this year: the Breaking Baud demo by Doz / CRTC/ 3LN. Head over to Push’n’Pop and see the result by yourself and don’t forget to have a look at the demos and productions on real hardware again :-).