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Applications / Re: PD Software - Exploring Wales by Stephen Fisk
« Last post by ComSoft6128 on Yesterday at 11:19 »
Yeah using ParaDOS to copy Bankman.bin wasn't part of the plan :)

Definitely PD
https://cpcrulez.fr/GamesTest/exploring_wales.htm
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Games / Re: best 2p games
« Last post by asertus on Yesterday at 11:17 »
I agree Fernando Martin Basket is great, but I really enjoyed much more Two on Two as 2p game. Worse graphics, but strategy, passing, speed...
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Games / Re: best 2p games
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 11:08 »
Fernando martin basket master and exterminator were two of the games i remember playing and enjoy playing with my cousin giorgos on the bard new amstrad 6128plus.And ofcourse renegade,run"renegade!!!


Oh! Fernando Martin - excellent in two-player mode, spent an amazing amount of hours on it with my mate.


Not many basketball games on the CPC, were there?


I found this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMT4ADuhxdk


which, despite the atrocious scrolling and animation looks nice, and I just recalled Two on Two:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0FTxwYA6yI


...which looks awful but as an early title it gave me so much fun.
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Applications / Re: iMPdraw v2.0
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 10:56 »
Plugins in a CPC drawing program... what's next, scripts?  8)
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Always brings a smile to my face :) :)
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Applications / Re: PD Software - Exploring Wales by Stephen Fisk
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 10:51 »
This was more "exploring a disk and some files" than "exploring Wales" :D


Was this a commercial title?


Looking forward to "D.Trump's Exploring Whales" now.
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"THEN WHY DON'T YOU GO AND SLICE YOUR HEAD OFF WITH AN AXE AND BOIL IT IN A PRESSURE COOKER UNTIL IT EXPLODES!"


How could sucj a juvenile thing get the £20 award? Also you must incorporate the data to look up in the listing itself :D
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Applications / Re: 1993 - Unreleased/Unfinished Video Titling software
« Last post by Gryzor on Yesterday at 10:41 »
Boy, talking about low-tech... :D Still, quite interesting that people actually used the CPCs for such purposes!
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Video 5

1. Banner.bas - used this a few times - an excellent little App
2. Disktidy.bas - incorrectly identifies a data disc as system format
3. Memgraf.bas - as this dates from 1988 and is Run on a 6128 Plus with Rombox attached I don't know if the display is accurate
4. Quadplot.bas - guess what


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alVjHALNxKM&feature=youtu.be


Clive Bellaby was one of the editors of WACCI
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/WACCI




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Ok, usually one can use 127,5 KB (because page 0 can't be accessed). How to get 128 KB?

Maybe upload 2 pages starting at page 255?


THat's a good idea... so page 255 will be 1024 bytes (= 4 EEPROM pages) and all other pages 512 bytes (= 2 EEPROM pages).


Hmm, thinking about why this was necessary in the first place... actually, that problem did only arise because I needed a way to trigger PCM sample playing without halting the firmware (it needs to continue sample playing WHILE accepting new arguments for the next PCMPLAY command, and I couldn't use an interrupt based solution because I need max performance for PCM sample playing). Hence, I figured I will use the "0" as a separator byte (or "clock" byte) for the arguments of the |pcmplay command. Hence, I could not allow the 0 as an argument since it was used as a separator / clock byte. That was the only reason.


However, for the EEPROM as data storage application, this 0-based synchronisation for sending arguments to |pcmplay is not required. We can just use 0 as the start page. Only |PCMPLAY is not allowed to use 0. But |eeprom2ram can use page 0 as an argument / address, why not. Here, it is ok if the firmware waits until the page number argument has been supplied.


So let me change this tonight.   
 
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