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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #25 on: 06:15, 13 April 18 »
Thanks Zoe!

Good balance between games and serious software.

Cheers,

Peter
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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #26 on: 10:48, 13 April 18 »
Thanks Peter. I’m trying very hard to maintain a proper balance between games & serious stuff. The Amstrad was always a lot more than a simple games machine to a lot of us (myself included) so I think it’s important to maintain that balance.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #27 on: 10:41, 15 April 18 »
well time flew watching these first 3 episodes it seemed like 20 minutes overall when it actually was 80 or so or in other words soo cool thank you very much . . . can only hope you would as you said in another video on your splendid channel continue doing these things out of a passion and also fun while creating them even without thousands of subscribers or foreseeable great monetary gain sort of like what I am doing as for my getting into app development it sure would be cool to get a cup of coffee out of it occasionally but whatever I also enjoy the process of creating such things . . . again thanks and keep going . . . gambatte  ;)
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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #28 on: 20:16, 17 April 18 »
I'm really glad you enjoyed it, and especially glad it didn't seem like it took that long to watch. When I'm making these videos I'm always worried that they seem too long!


And don't worry, I'm going to keep going and always do my best.


Hai, ganbarimasu! :D

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #29 on: 19:26, 22 May 18 »
Due to the recent excessive workload I've had, CPCine episode 4 had to be delayed. I'm expecting more workload issues in the future, so I've taken the decision to switch to a monthly schedule instead of the fortnightly one I was attempting at first.


Episode 4 is due next week.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #30 on: 23:50, 07 June 18 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk4qigHuMWg

Episode 4 of CPCine, the Amstrad CPC Video Magazine is finally online (sorry this one was delayed, we had a major incident earlier in the week and it prevented me finishing the edit).

This month’s episode features all the Amstrad news for October 1984 plus: 2 special feature segments (the first CPC electronic magazine and Pascal on the CPC), 2 type-ins competing head-to-head with one-another, 2 modern game reviews, plus we take a look at an early platform game and try to fly a 737 via Flight Path 737.

This month’s type-ins can be downloaded in .DSK format by downloading the attachment to this post.

The Missing Software list on the CPC wiki is at: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Missing_software

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #31 on: 00:03, 08 June 18 »
Thanks Zoe,

Always look forward to your vids.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #32 on: 00:46, 08 June 18 »
Aww! You'll make me blush. :D

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #33 on: 19:45, 08 June 18 »
45 Minutes of pure CPC fun! Thank you very much! You did really put lots of effort in and it's fun watching your video! Keep it going!  :) :) :)

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #34 on: 21:07, 08 June 18 »
Totally agree with you GUNHED, a lot of work goes into these videos and it is appreciated.

Cheers,

Peter

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #35 on: 21:13, 08 June 18 »
I have to admit that I just can't get through 45 minutes straight.
 
And considering each video does contain a lot of different topics, I would like to suggest that each issue is split up into several videos that is selectable from a menu. Or YouTube bookmarks would probably also do. Like in the description of the video, add links to bookmarks in the video, with titles of each chapter. That would help I think.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #36 on: 23:46, 08 June 18 »
Hmm... I might be able to add time stamps into the description box but YouTube will point blank refuse to add links into the video itself. Sadly, they took that annotation ability out of the system when they brought in end cards.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #37 on: 07:02, 09 June 18 »
Here's an example of what I mean:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SF58Lsvqg5E

The "Tracklist" in the description, lets you jump into specific parts of the video.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #38 on: 20:02, 09 June 18 »
That is exactly what I said.

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Re: CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine
« Reply #39 on: 03:05, 17 June 18 »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk4qigHuMWg



Originally I was using Turbo Pascal 3 after I was using it quite a bit on the PCs under DOS, followed by CP/M-86 and it was a good platform for converting DOS programs to CP/M-86. Most of those PC programs I translated used hardware specific interrupts to work, though it was a fairly easy to translate programs to CPC, by just knowing what something did on the PC and replacing it with a bit of CPC Firmware.



Advantages/Disadvantages with Turbo Pascal on the Amstrad

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Nice Text EditorLimited 1 phase compiler that compiles only to CP/M
Fairly easy to port programs from PC version of TPPoor execution times of Mathematical problems
Supports Constant Arrays to improve execution timesTraditional Pascal can manage that using SETs.
Comprehensive Manual covers every version.Unfriendly GSX support


Advantages/Disadvantages with Hisoft Pascal on the Amstrad



AdvantagesDisadvantages
Fairly close representation of traditional PascalOnly a simple Line editor
Allows the coder to easily access the FirmwareNo support for Constant Arrays
Good execution speedsPrograms limited to 20Kb
Main keywords are tokenised to save spaceFixed Length Strings
Compiler supports library files at compile time for larger programs.


There could be some arguments about those Advantages/Disadvantages, like tokenised files may seem to be a burden, Hisoft Pascal 4t like the early Devpac produces an unusual file which isn't compatible with Text Editor. For Hisoft Pascal the tokenised things are line numbers, number of spaces following a line number & keywords (which are documented in the manual), everything else like procedure names, variable names & even types is stored as ASCII between the encoding, so using short named procedures and variable names would help, unfortunately comments would also take up space despite being ignored at compile time. But I've stuck with it. I haven't had anyone ask me for the Source Code for Get The Cash which is quite intense and Kukulcan on cpc-power was able to do a database search and record all the programs that were written in Hisoft Pascal, which is also interesting.
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