Jan 292015
 

“Write a game in 10 lines of BASIC” is the slogan of the fourth BASIC tenliners development contest. In 2011 and 2013 the contest was an internal competiton of the retro computer meeting NOMAM in Lübeck / Germany, but a lot of contributions came from all around the world in 2014 and only one was produced live on the meeting. So if you are able to develop a BASIC program for one of the following systems, you can send in your contribution (other BASIC dialects are approved if you show your program on the original hardware live on the NOMAM meeting at 04.11.2015):

Systems:

  • Atari 8-Bit
  • Commodore 64
  • Commodore 128
  • Amstrad CPC

Authorized BASIC dialects:

  • Atari BASIC (A8)
  • Turbo BASIC XL (A8)
  • Altirra BASIC (A8)
  • OSS BASIC XE (A8)
  • OSS BASIC XL (A8)
  • Commodore BASIC V2 (C64)
  • Simon’s BASIC (C64)
  • Commodore BASIC 7.0 (C128)
  • Locomotive BASIC 1.0 (Amstrad CPC)
  • Locomotive BASIC 1.1 (Amstrad CPC)

You will find more information about the BASIC tenliners contest in the CPCWiki forums.

Jan 282015
 

The Batman Group, best known for their great demo Batman Forever, just released a small intro, which contains a scoller and music. You can download and vote for it on Pouet.net.

Jan 042015
 

Like last year, Push’n’Pop creates charts of the best releases for our beloved Amstrad CPC in 2014. And – like last year – you can again participate and vote for your favourite production in the categories demo, intro, game, technical achievement, graphics and soundtrack. The votes are open till the 31st January 2015, so don’t hesitate and fill out the form at Push’n’Pop (you need to be logged in).

Jan 032015
 

Norecess released a new version of his SDCard HxC Floppy Emulator Manager which works on the Amstrad CPC 464 and 664 now. If you already own a HxC floppy emulator, this tool is a must have for you. You can get the disk image or ROM image here.

Changes:

  • 464 / 664 support

HxCFloppyEmulatorManagerV3.png

Jan 022015
 

Norecess did some interviews during Xmas and put them on his website. This time, he interviewed BSC of Symbiosis (Soundtrakker, AYAY Kaeppttn), Made of Bomb (graphician for many CPC demos) and Thriller of Cadjo Clan (demomaker).

You can find the interviews here: