Nov 132015
 

RGASLachlan Keown released a new version of his Retro Game Asset Studio (RGAS). With RGAS you can design various asset types (sprites, sound / music, levels) for different retro computers (Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum). It is a cross-development tool, which runs on the .NET runtime under Windows and with Mono it can be used under Linux, too. It is also one component which is included in the CPCtelera game development framework.

The latest version can be downloaded from the RGAS CPCWiki page.

Changes v1.1:

  • Upgraded to .Net Framework 4.0 from 3.5
  • Copying pixels from sprite stores both text(JSON) and bitmap data on clipboard
  • Sprite list now maintains position on refresh
  • Sprite list allows multi-select drag re-order
  • Level designer allows editing of level parameters
  • Level designer has gridlines option
  • Level designer image quality improved
  • Level designer allows duplicating of levels
  • Amstrad font samples available when creating new project
  • Change output format from drop-down menu on toolbar
  • Add tooltip to tiles on level designer for sprite name
  • Single portable .exe rather than a collection of .dlls

Changes v1.1.1:

  • Performance improvements under Linux
Nov 032015
 

Wow, what a competition and I really needed some time to write this news and upload all competition entries to the download section of this page. It was already clear, that the #CPCRetroDev 2015 is a huge success this year, but it is time to have a look at the entries of the competition now. There were 35 entries in the competition which where

  • 3 are coded in BASIC
  • 1 in BASIC+ASM
  • 2 in ASM
  • 1 uses AGD
  • 1 uses its own engine (C+ASM)
  • 27 use CPCtelera

But I don’t want to bore you with the details, so here are the official results of the competition and the links to the download section.

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Dec 312009
 

Lachlan Keown released a new version of his sprite editor for Windows. With AMSprite you can paint your graphics / sprites on a Windows PC and use them for your CPC productions, so it is perfect for cross-development. You can donwload it from the CPC Wiki article.

Changes in version 1.4:

  • Included option to output mirrored sprites.
  • Outputs hardware sprites in compressed format.
  • Supports video import under 64-bit OS.

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Aug 272009
 

Lachlan Keown, who already released the game Sewer Rat and the sprite editor AMSprite, released his conversion of the arcade game Robotron for the CPC. You can download it from it’s CPC Wiki page. If you want to play the game online, you can do that here.

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Jul 152009
 

Lachlan Keown released a new version of his sprite editor for Windows. With AMSprite you can paint your graphics / sprites on a Windows PC and use them for your CPC productions, so it is perfect for cross-development. You can donwload it from the CPC Wiki article.

Changes with version 1.3:

  • Added support for Hardware Sprites (CPC Plus)

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