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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #25 on: 13:06, 29 January 10 »
Yeah, that's more than enough. Hope I can organize myself this weekend to give it an overhaul!

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #26 on: 13:08, 29 January 10 »
Thanx. Maybe someone else is used to the wiki syntax and is willing to take part in the project.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #27 on: 21:45, 30 January 10 »
AA Issue 102 #COMPLETE#

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #28 on: 18:13, 31 January 10 »
I'm down with a cold... :(

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #29 on: 18:44, 31 January 10 »
Get well soon!

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #30 on: 19:11, 31 January 10 »
Hi

Maybe I can help?

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #31 on: 21:45, 31 January 10 »
Hello Ygdrazil. We need someone who is used to the wiki syntax and is willing to upload the files.
Every AA issue I've finished so far contains a dsk file and several screenshots.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #32 on: 11:25, 02 February 10 »
Excellent where I can make a few AA type ins pages..

Where are the screenshots and dsk files located?

I think we should go for the layout used for the ACU type ins project!  :D

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Hello Ygdrazil. We need someone who is used to the wiki syntax and is willing to upload the files.
Every AA issue I've finished so far contains a dsk file and several screenshots.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #33 on: 12:46, 02 February 10 »
Where are the screenshots and dsk files located?

The completed AA Type-Ins are located as attachments in this thread.
You are right Ygdrazil, the AA pages should look like the ACU ones:
magazines -> AA -> issue xxx -> scanned pages + Type-Ins
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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #34 on: 20:36, 06 February 10 »
AA Issue 101 #COMPLETE#
Including the three pages long progy "SafeSoft Disc Archiver"

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #35 on: 16:01, 13 February 10 »
Hi CPClak,
        I've just got hold of some really old 3" disks from way back and some of them are full of type-ins that I was stupid enough to waste an entire weekend typing in back then, I think most of them were from AA or Computing with the Amstrad. Obviously it might save your fingers from further bleeding (some of them are extremely long), if you don't have to type them in again. But how can I tell if you have covered them yet? And if they are of use to you, what format do you need them in?

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #36 on: 16:06, 13 February 10 »
Thank you very much Bryce!
Could you please upload the type-ins as DSK?

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #37 on: 16:13, 13 February 10 »
I'd love to, but they are on real 3" disks on a real CPC, what's the quickest way of gathering / sorting and converting them? I haven't ever compiled a DSK file.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #38 on: 16:16, 13 February 10 »
Sorry, I don't know how to transfer real discs, either.
Well, I haven't got a 3,5inch floppy nor something else to transfer files. I'm waiting for the SD-HxC Floppy Interface to be released.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #39 on: 16:26, 13 February 10 »
Ok, I go and find out how to do it first and get back to you....

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #40 on: 22:35, 01 February 11 »
Just a question: Is the project still alive?
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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #41 on: 22:29, 10 February 11 »
Just a question: Is the project still alive?
I haven't forgotten about it! I'm just taking a break from it at the moment.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #42 on: 00:51, 11 February 11 »
I'd love to, but they are on real 3" disks on a real CPC, what's the quickest way of gathering / sorting and converting them? I haven't ever compiled a DSK file.

Bryce.

Well, I would suggest the following way:
 
- First make a copy from 3" to a 3.5" disc (you can use the quick disc-copy of FutureOS for that).
- Second you take that 3.5" disc and put it into the drive of a real PC (that must have a disc drive)
- Third you use CPCDiscXP to read the 3.5" disc and create a .DSK file very comfortably.
 
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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #43 on: 22:45, 20 October 13 »
I haven't forgotten about it! I'm just taking a break from it at the moment.

Sorry for my first post being thread necromancy but did this project ever get completed? If not, is there any interest in continuing it? I'd love to get involved and see it through to completion.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #44 on: 00:31, 22 October 13 »
Sorry for my first post being thread necromancy but did this project ever get completed? If not, is there any interest in continuing it? I'd love to get involved and see it through to completion.

Hi Zoe,

No the project gets little bites of the cherry here and there, you can find what's been done on this page.
The only problem with it is one has to type in all the type-ins from that issue and submit it there, the alternative which I've been doing (not so much with AA type-ins), is to type-in a program and sent it to CPC-Power, there you can find a huge database of programs. The idea there you can look up the Amstrad Action as the Publisher and see what programs are there.  :)
* Using some of the hardly used Amstrad compilers :D
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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #45 on: 21:11, 22 October 13 »
...or, you know, keep it here instead of advertising rival sites.

Spoiler: show
j/k of course..




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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #46 on: 21:44, 22 October 13 »
Thanks for the replies, guys. I've started working on the type-ins again, although I've not sent links or anything to the other site (yet?).


So far, I've only finished issue 24 (September 1987). I'm rather impressed with the text editor that was in that issue - 800 lines for a decently-functioning text editor? Nice!

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #47 on: 22:20, 22 October 13 »
I don't think I'd have the heart to type in one of those type-ins again. I'm still suffering from childhood memories of spending an entire weekend inputing meaningless Hexcode only to be presented with some obscure error message or an instant crash with no clue where the error might be (and usually it was a typo in the magazine).

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #48 on: 22:22, 22 October 13 »
I don't think I'd have the heart to type in one of those type-ins again. I'm still suffering from childhood memories of spending an entire weekend inputing meaningless Hexcode only to be presented with some obscure error message or an instant crash with no clue where the error might be (and usually it was a typo in the magazine).

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I had a problem like that just today when the emulator I was using to generate the .dsk images crashed, taking the 800-line text editor from issue 24 with it. After that, I saved every 100 lines.

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Re: Amstrad Action TYPE-IN PROJECT
« Reply #49 on: 22:27, 22 October 13 »
Remembers me about one of my first games I ever typed in....


Worked on typing in a data loader for 3 and a half hours. Suddenly the electricity went off, the CPC did a reset and that was it! I got so mad I intended to throw the keyboard out of the window, but saw my parents there so I didn't do it.
Today I still save all the time ... and never did throw any keyboard btw... (Well, if I would have a c64... one can't know ;-))

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