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Title: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 00:33, 11 July 18

….And iMPdraw v2.0 is coming soon… Of course, the picture (PINUPOLD) comes from Kris/iMPact !


Here are some screenshots and stay tuned !



(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/d/2/a/i2-54c7c3f.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/d/2/a/i2-54c7c3f.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/7/5/d/i2-1-54c7c47.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/7/5/d/i2-1-54c7c47.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/4/d/c/i2-2-54c7c57.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/4/d/c/i2-2-54c7c57.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/3/9/9/i2-3-54c7c5d.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/3/9/9/i2-3-54c7c5d.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/c/4/b/i2-4-54c7c5f.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/c/4/b/i2-4-54c7c5f.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/4/3/8/i2-5-54c7c65.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/4/3/8/i2-5-54c7c65.png.htm)
(http://img.xooimage.com/files110/4/0/5/i2-6-54c7c6b.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/4/0/5/i2-6-54c7c6b.png.htm)


… Get ready for the fight !
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 02:23, 11 July 18
Awesome! Can't wait till the release! Great work!!!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:57, 11 July 18

iMPdraw v2.0 can easily switch between Cpc Old and Cpc Plus mode now !
So, you could easily do pictures for Old Generation and make them with plus palette too. Nothing is impossible !
Just use your imagination and put some pixels now !


This screen was made by Kris/iMPact too ! Enjoy !
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: HAL 6128 on 21:08, 11 July 18

Kris is a very good grafix artist, nice!


Is the tool also able to save (definable) parts of the screen?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:41, 11 July 18
Yes, of course!
i2 have 3 saves possibilities:
-go1/go2 : two  17k screens high&low
-scr : 32k basic with display
-win : well Known ocp windows (ocp compatible) which allows you to save every pictures pieces you want !


For now, drive a/b, xmass (impdos) and albireo supports (load&save)
Possibilities to make your own brush easily... etc

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:59, 27 July 18
- Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2 support
- fullscreen support
- cpc plus (4096 colours) and cpc old (27 colours)
- xMass+Albireo+Drive a/b
- old 17k .scr compatible
- ocp .win compatible
- load&save .scr, .win & .go
- extended filesystem allows
... and so on...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 15:04, 27 July 18
Hi Ast,

Is there a video to check out?

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 15:26, 27 July 18
Not yet ! But it will probably come !!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:09, 28 July 18

Hi !


I need serious beta-testers !


- Only xmem+xmass owners !
- Prompt feedback required !


Don't ask anything if you wouldn't do it, thanks.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 23:19, 29 July 18
Thanks to Hal6128 for his personnal message!
You win the right to become our new beta tester!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 05:53, 01 August 18
Last updates and last implementations :
http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6103 (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6103)


@HAL6128 : contact me when you’ll be ready for beta testing. Thanks (please don’t forget to give me your email adress)



Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 03:12, 03 August 18
@HAL 6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=365) : you could also put your impressions here...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: HAL 6128 on 09:06, 03 August 18
Yes, sure.

If you will look for a pixel / image art / editing tool you will find in ImpDraw a perfect companion. It's fast, it's damn fast, especially together with ImpDos ...which is also fast by the way (...tried it first time). Loading a 32k image ... feels like a second on REAL hardware!.
Switching between full/overscan screen (with some window manipulation tools e.g. mirroring, copying, pattern fill) and editor mode (pixel setting mode in a magnified environment / split screen) is fast.
It also uses CPC PLUS capabilities.
Of course, you need get to know the use of the keyboard keys for a fast handling. In case you don't know it anymore there's a separate help screen always available.
What is also nice, you can leave the program into Basic environment, do something else, and switch back to the application with a full restored image.

Those speed capabilities and handiness makes me focusing in doing what I want... pixel on a screen.
It's not finished yet (first impression), but it looks very promising!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 11:16, 03 August 18
Thanks for your deep testing HAL 6128!
There is also many and many things to discover !
IMPdraw v2 is of course, better than the last version (1.2)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:37, 18 August 18
To follow the latest news, i give you rendez-vous on AmstradPlus Forum : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6103 (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6103)


I am still working on iMPdraw v2, so stay tuned !!!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 00:31, 29 August 18

Here is the big TODO List of iMPdraw v2 : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t476-Todo-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6142
Beb was a great source of inspiration. Hope you will appreciate !
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:09, 15 September 18
Still working… (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t476-Todo-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm#p6142)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:28, 29 September 18
Last news can be found here : http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm?start=15#p6196 (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t462-iMPdraw-v2-0.htm?start=15#p6196)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 08:39, 11 December 18
Hi !! .. any release date ?  :o
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:36, 11 December 18
It’s still in wip !
I will Probably come back at the end of january/february 2019...

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 21:03, 11 December 18
Very well. Take your time to make it really good! I'm looking forward to test it.  :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 18:34, 07 April 19
For everyone interested about iMPdraw v2.0 doc -> http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2 [French Only!]
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 18:25, 12 May 19

Enter in Plug in's World (http://orgams.wikidot.com/les-extensions-ou-plug-in) !!


(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/2/c/7/splash2-5624d07.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/2/c/7/splash2-5624d07.png.htm)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Scarlettkitten on 22:11, 12 May 19
Wow, this plus multiplay mouse support would be ace  8)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 12:30, 13 May 19
Enter in Plug in's World (http://orgams.wikidot.com/les-extensions-ou-plug-in) !!


Are we near the launch of the tool?  :o
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 12:44, 13 May 19
I will do my best to finish it as soon as possible...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:09, 16 May 19
If you Want to see how work our split maker’s plug in -> https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/455802584377065503/576813313590034437/video.mov (https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/455802584377065503/576813313590034437/video.mov)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:19, 22 May 19
For those who want to see what you could do with our new i2 plugin...




Before...
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/a/6/b/co1-562bdb7.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/a/6/b/co1-562bdb7.png.htm)

After
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/1/c/8/co2-562bdc1.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/1/c/8/co2-562bdc1.png.htm)


After mode 5, here is coming mode 8x....
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Gryzor on 10:56, 26 June 19
Plugins in a CPC drawing program... what's next, scripts?  8)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 00:06, 24 July 19
Here We go -> http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 10:29, 09 August 19
Recent Changes (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:39, 09 August 19

Video is available here -> https://youtu.be/3Wvdq8m74mU (https://youtu.be/3Wvdq8m74mU)


You could discover cursor Moving and also swap pixel color!

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: TotO on 14:37, 09 August 19
Nice. Now, this feature will limit the "swap pixel" to a square area.
Using a brush tool for painting over a specified colour will be more free to replace the colour with another ink but also frames and patterns.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:45, 09 August 19
Using a brush tool for painting over a specified colour will be more free to replace the colour with another ink but also frames and patterns.

Of course, simple patterns can be used  :P and cursor can be bigger & upper too.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 15:20, 16 August 19

Hi everyone !


Here is what the last iMPdraw v2 190816a (i1608a) brings to you. Here are 2 news functions I'd wish to introduce, Shift+Return et Shift+c.


These two new functions allow you to copy a second window into the ram and to paste it whereever you want.
Let's see an example.


Screen source - Inversio by CeD
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/c/7/9/001-56789fa.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/c/7/9/001-56789fa.png.htm)


-Press f9 then f3 to get maximum x and y window size.
-SHIFT+RETURN to capture and save your window into memory.
DEL to delete high part selected


If all is ok, you'd have to see that!
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/1/8/a/002-56789fe.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/1/8/a/002-56789fe.png.htm)


-Put the window at the Bottom of the screen.
-Press v for vertical flip screen.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/8/b/f/003-5678a00.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/8/b/f/003-5678a00.png.htm)


-Press x to cut the selected screen.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/8/8/0/004-5678a09.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/8/8/0/004-5678a09.png.htm)


-Put the window at the top of the screen and press C to paste the window.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/3/7/8/005-5678a0b.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/3/7/8/005-5678a0b.png.htm)


-Put the cursor at the Bottom of the screen.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/7/c/7/006-5678a0d.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/7/c/7/006-5678a0d.png.htm)


-Press Shift+c to paste the saved first window.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/c/b/c/007-5678a13.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/c/b/c/007-5678a13.png.htm)


-Press V for vertical window flip ! Fullscreen screen is now completely returned.
(http://img110.xooimage.com/files/0/0/3/008-5678a19.png) (http://amstradplus.forumforever.com/image/110/0/0/3/008-5678a19.png.htm)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 11:51, 22 August 19

Hi Everyone,


Tonight on twich, Zisquier, our great cpc game streamer, will present you iMPdraw v2 !


If you want to discover i2, the show will begin near 21:45...
I will probably be here to add some comments, if necessary.



See you later.


Read the Recent Change (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 12:49, 22 August 19
Looking forward to it, will a link be given?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:53, 22 August 19
just i2 beta tester !  ;D
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:59, 22 August 19

The show should begin at 21:45.


Twitch is good for u (https://www.twitch.tv/amstariga/videos)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 11:55, 23 August 19

Here is the replay for those who missed the show.


https://youtu.be/CnO6vfVvl_s
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Scarlettkitten on 19:50, 23 August 19
This is looking amazing.  8)


Did you manage to get the multiplay mouse support working?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:11, 23 August 19
@Scarlettkitten (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1352) No mouse yet. But, is mouse absolutly necessary ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Scarlettkitten on 21:56, 23 August 19
@Scarlettkitten (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1352) No mouse yet. But, is mouse absolutly necessary ?


I struggle to do pixel art with keys or a joystick, It would certainly make the package more accessible for more people. 


But either way I think it's amazing what you've done.  8)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: PaultheRoman on 20:20, 02 September 19
Heyo! Where can I download this program? And does it work on an emulator? I really want to make pixel art using the Amstrad CPC, and this looks great!


Edit: Just realized it hasn't come out yet. My bad
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:19, 02 September 19
iMPdraw v2 is still wip. Stay tuned, it will be ready soon.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 23:52, 15 September 19
still working on...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Iy5MDQwk-Q (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Iy5MDQwk-Q)


https://youtu.be/QIytcS2U7bI (https://youtu.be/QIytcS2U7bI)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCNqQY4_APc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCNqQY4_APc)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: HAL 6128 on 00:13, 16 September 19
Keep on going. Impressive program.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 00:31, 16 September 19
Keep on going. Impressive program.


Thank you very much!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 16:50, 16 September 19
https://youtu.be/n4WYuCLA_xg (https://youtu.be/n4WYuCLA_xg)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:45, 16 September 19
Sprites Hard avec Forever  :P


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbnIcujm5cg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbnIcujm5cg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVAkZE6T1-U
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 17:30, 20 September 19

Rotate your sprites Hard !!


https://youtu.be/OJa1UpGje2c (https://youtu.be/OJa1UpGje2c)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:06, 25 September 19
https://youtu.be/mlJ-_eqdoYc (https://youtu.be/mlJ-_eqdoYc)
https://youtu.be/93OG872dDu8 (https://youtu.be/93OG872dDu8)
https://youtu.be/tVfAuABh2ak (https://youtu.be/tVfAuABh2ak)
https://youtu.be/n-3MM-zR3jg (https://youtu.be/n-3MM-zR3jg)
https://youtu.be/hJG9Hjsws6w (https://youtu.be/hJG9Hjsws6w)
https://youtu.be/UIvVo1vNDVQ (https://youtu.be/UIvVo1vNDVQ)

It's coming.... Do you feel it ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:39, 26 September 19
https://youtu.be/Di4Ntolcbs8 (https://youtu.be/Di4Ntolcbs8)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 17:04, 05 October 19
Last news :

iMPdraw v2 should be available in early november 2019 and should be presented first on the occasion of  Alchimie 13 (https://amstradplus.forumforever.com/t525-Alchimie-Treize.htm#p6515).


More informations here (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours)


Get ready !




Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:32, 08 November 19
Hi everyone !


As i told someone some days ago, you could find iMPdos 512 & iMPdraw v2 at the first post !


Some informations :


Install the roms as followed :

i2310.rom (rom 2) iMPdraw v2
dos0811a.rom (rom 3) iMPdos 512
ext2310b.rom (rom 31) iMPdraw v2 Extended rom


I really hope you could find as fun as i found when i programmed them.


Many thanks to all beta testers as mentionned in the official website -> http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2 (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2)

Try and do your best to do the best fullscreen graphics ever.


Bugs & ideas are welcome. Thank you cpc lovers.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 13:07, 09 November 19
I have installed only this two roms with my Simbiface 3 , because i´m using CubeMDOS.

i2310.rom (rom 2) iMPdraw v2
ext2310b.rom (rom 31) iMPdraw v2 Extended rom

iMPdraw loads ok , but How can I access unit D which is my flash drive where I have images?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Kris on 13:20, 09 November 19
Impdraw is compatible with impDOS only
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 14:22, 09 November 19
Impdraw is compatible with impDOS only
aaah , ok , thx
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Maniac on 16:33, 09 November 19
I've managed to get the ROMs installed to my M4 with the iMPdraw ROM in slot 2 and the extension ROM in slot 3. It starts just fine but it's doing some odd things when I try and use it. For example when I press CLR to switch to the Plus palette my 6128+ resets and then changes the palette to a grey background with green/blue border and text. The keyboard input is then slow and although can go back in to iMPdraw it is not displaying correctly.

I've uploaded the ROM images from the disk image both via the M4 web interface and directly via the RSX commands to make sure it's not something I'm doing but still no joy! In fact it won't even start after doing that!

I should point out that I do also have an X-Mem memory module installed along with a Multiface 2 and Hackit plugged in. HxC Manager is in slot 5 and ParaDOS in slot 7 with the M4 ROM in slot 6.

Removing the X-Mem and all other ROMs other than the M4 ROM results in a red screen instead which if left I've just noticed changes to green!

Does anyone else have a similar setup and has it working please? I did have the extension ROM in slot 31 but it did the same thing except different colours!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: SOS on 16:43, 09 November 19
I have installed only this two roms with my Simbiface 3 , because i´m using CubeMDOS.

i2310.rom (rom 2) iMPdraw v2
ext2310b.rom (rom 31) iMPdraw v2 Extended rom

iMPdraw loads ok , but How can I access unit D which is my flash drive where I have images?
CubeMDOS: Could you please contact me at Slack?
I will check the Problems and maybe it could be fixed
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:51, 09 November 19
I've managed to get the ROMs installed to my M4 with the iMPdraw ROM in slot 2 and the extension ROM in slot 3. It starts just fine but it's doing some odd things when I try and use it. For example when I press CLR to switch to the Plus palette my 6128+ resets and then changes the palette to a grey background with green/blue border and text. The keyboard input is then slow and although can go back in to iMPdraw it is not displaying correctly.

I've uploaded the ROM images from the disk image both via the M4 web interface and directly via the RSX commands to make sure it's not something I'm doing but still no joy! In fact it won't even start after doing that!

I should point out that I do also have an X-Mem memory module installed along with a Multiface 2 and Hackit plugged in. HxC Manager is in slot 5 and ParaDOS in slot 7 with the M4 ROM in slot 6.

Removing the X-Mem and all other ROMs other than the M4 ROM results in a red screen instead which if left I've just noticed changes to green!

Does anyone else have a similar setup and has it working please? I did have the extension ROM in slot 31 but it did the same thing except different colours!


Sorry for your bad experience. Please, Could anyone else confirm the same problem ? 


Do you try to install iMPdraw's rom onto your xmem, m4 off ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:58, 09 November 19
i fixed some bugs on iMPdraw and iMPdos today. I will post the fixed version this week. ;D


@SOS (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=941) ; please contact me to fix CubeOs version.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Maniac on 23:52, 09 November 19

Sorry for your bad experience. Please, Could anyone else confirm the same problem ? 


Do you try to install iMPdraw's rom onto your xmem, m4 off ?
I double checked that the ROM images themselves were ok in WinApe and all checked out. I’ll try and give upload to XMEM when I can get 5 mins. Thank you for all of the effort you’ve clearly put in to this.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 09:20, 10 November 19
CubeMDOS: Could you please contact me at Slack?
I will check the Problems and maybe it could be fixed

this weekend I am in town, on Monday I will return, thanks
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Maniac on 13:03, 10 November 19
Do you try to install iMPdraw's rom onto your xmem, m4 off ?

I've had an opportunity to upload the ROMs to the XMem rather than the M4 and everything works as expected. So it would seem that the ROM images aren't compatible with the M4 at this moment in time. Just to be clear even with the XMem removed so that only the M4 and the original Plus cart installed I had the same issues. Can anyone else replicate this please or is it just something odd with my Plus or M4? All other ROMs work on the M4 without issue.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 13:14, 10 November 19
i fixed some bugs on iMPdraw and iMPdos today. I will post the fixed version this week. ;D
Great, please let us know!  :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 15:15, 12 November 19
@Maniac (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=930) : i confirm that iMPdraw v2 don't work with m4.


But i don't know why.... I2 rom is installed on rom 2, ext in rom 4. When i do ùi, black screen...


@Duke (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624) : any idea ?


I did some work in iMPdos and now, it is possible to copy files between xmass & m4. Really cool & fast.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Duke on 20:07, 12 November 19
@Maniac (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=930) : i confirm that iMPdraw v2 don't work with m4.


But i don't know why.... I2 rom is installed on rom 2, ext in rom 4. When i do ùi, black screen...


@Duke (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624) : any idea ?
Only a quick check, if I type
|M4ROMOFF
Then
|i
It seems to work, so indicating some conflict with M4 rom for file access or initialization of something?


Quote
I did some work in iMPdos and now, it is possible to copy files between xmass & m4. Really cool & fast.
Cool  8)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:10, 12 November 19
Good news! I probably found the problem !!
When i connect/disconnect asic ram before running i2, it’s Crashing... but unfortunately i don’t know why... if someone has any idea... please, tell me!
I2 is running well when asic page is not connected on m4 support, so it’s running perfectly in old mode.(when i delete asic detection!)

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 10:52, 15 November 19
Hi everyone,


I'm going on M4 support on iMPdraw v2.
After many and many checking, i found THE bug making i2 working wrong.


@Duke (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624) : We need your help! I discovered that connecting/disconnecting the asic I/O page into a rom (i'm not speaking about a .cpr file) will crash the m4 rom.
Is it possible to fix it ? Thanks for your fast answer.


Code: [Select]
...
ld bc,#7fb8 ; asic i/o page on
out (c),c
..
ld bc,#7fa0 ; asic i/o Page off
out (c),c
...


About i2 progress, iMPdraw v2 is running on M4, cpc old only. We can load/save any file from m4 without any bugs.
iMPdos has been fixed with added new features, as :


-ùM4 to access m4 card and add other importants informations for iMPdraw.
-ùCPSDX to copy files from sd to xmass
-ùCPXSD to copy files from xmass to sd


Today, i will work on m4 directory's access on iMPdraw. It will be funny when it would work.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Duke on 11:32, 15 November 19
@Duke (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624) : We need your help! I discovered that connecting/disconnecting the asic I/O page into a rom (i'm not speaking about a .cpr file) will crash the m4 rom.
Is it possible to fix it ? Thanks for your fast answer.


Code: [Select]
...
ld bc,#7fb8 ; asic i/o page on
out (c),c
..
ld bc,#7fa0 ; asic i/o Page off
out (c),c
...


About i2 progress, iMPdraw v2 is running on M4, cpc old only. We can load/save any file from m4 without any bugs.

Thanks. Good find. And yes in default 'mode' M4 will not check RMR2 as it would assume regular CPC operation.
If IMPdraw roms were put into a CPR image and started with |CTR, it may already work on CPC plus.
Anyway I will see what I can do soon.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:29, 15 November 19
Thanks for your reply @Duke (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1624)


A cpr version will not be done yet. For the moment, all my strenghts are directed to a functional m4 version of  iMPdraw.


I would be happy to see a new m4 rom with rmr2 fixed.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Duke on 21:58, 15 November 19
I would be happy to see a new m4 rom with rmr2 fixed.

Attached is a temporary fix.
It simply mask the upper 3 bits for RMR -check instead of 2 bits.
This will avoid paging out upper rom when mapping the ASIC ram, but of course it will give problems to earlier demos/games that use GA "ghost" registers in regular CPC mode (if any...).
Really I should watch for the ASIC unlock sequence, but clock cycle wise it is too expensive while I also monitor all other I/O regs for the hack menu.
So I don't have a good permanent solution yet.. Probably in the end a CPR/BIN started with |CTR is best solution or a specific M4 command that enters CPC plus rom mapping mode without the use of |CTR.

Anyway this should do for now, will keep thinking of a better solution.

EDIT: think I found an efficient solution to implement asic unlock/lock sequence. Will try that out tomorrow.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:22, 26 November 19
Attached is a temporary fix.
It simply mask the upper 3 bits for RMR -check instead of 2 bits.
This will avoid paging out upper rom when mapping the ASIC ram, but of course it will give problems to earlier demos/games that use GA "ghost" registers in regular CPC mode (if any...).
Really I should watch for the ASIC unlock sequence, but clock cycle wise it is too expensive while I also monitor all other I/O regs for the hack menu.
So I don't have a good permanent solution yet.. Probably in the end a CPR/BIN started with |CTR is best solution or a specific M4 command that enters CPC plus rom mapping mode without the use of |CTR.

Anyway this should do for now, will keep thinking of a better solution.

EDIT: think I found an efficient solution to implement asic unlock/lock sequence. Will try that out tomorrow.



iMPdraw v2 runs in full power now, using all Amstrad plus features… That's crazyyy !
Do you really found a better solution ?



An official new rom with fixed bugs, would be welcome...

https://youtu.be/GxY4Q_qnY74
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Duke on 09:53, 27 November 19

iMPdraw v2 runs in full power now, using all Amstrad plus features… That's crazyyy !
Do you really found a better solution ?

Cool! Good work :)
Actually I was halfway into implementing the unlock/lock sequence, when I found that the best solution is to keep the CPC and CPC+ modes seperate. This using a .CPR/.BIN rom image and starting it with |CTR when wanting to use CPC+ mode roms on M4.
Ie. for one compatilibity with C4CPC.

I may change my mind again, but for now that would be the safe distribution form.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 10:57, 27 November 19
Cool! Good work :)
Actually I was halfway into implementing the unlock/lock sequence, when I found that the best solution is to keep the CPC and CPC+ modes seperate. This using a .CPR/.BIN rom image and starting it with |CTR when wanting to use CPC+ mode roms on M4.
Ie. for one compatilibity with C4CPC.

I may change my mind again, but for now that would be the safe distribution form.


You mean, no change ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Duke on 14:26, 27 November 19

You mean, no change ?
I think that is the overall best solution. Use .CPR / .BIN with the correct roms setup. Came to think of it M4 is the only hardware that does have CPC+ ROM mapping and also runs on classic CPC, so there is no best practice (yet). In |CTR mode all cartridge ROMS are disabled via ROMDIS and M4 owns the entire ROM space, in normal mode, they can co-exist but if M4 starts mapping roms according to RMR2 bit, I dont think cartridge games nor C4CPC can co-exist.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:53, 27 November 19

 :picard:

1. With your first fixed, i have no problems! IMPdraw v2 runs perfectly and all the demos/games i’ve tested too.
2. With iMPdos i have no problems too.


Unfortunately, I won’t do any cartridge version for the moment...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 12:23, 07 February 20
iMPdraw v2 - 200206 - Piccolo Edition


-Help Added
https://youtu.be/IEY_rvlapZI (https://youtu.be/IEY_rvlapZI)

-M4 card compatibility with Duke's "spécial" firmware (will be available with roms)

What's News ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:45, 07 February 20
iMPdraw v2 - 200206 - Piccolo Edition


-Help Added
https://youtu.be/IEY_rvlapZI (https://youtu.be/IEY_rvlapZI)

-M4 card compatibility with Duke's "spécial" firmware (will be available with roms)

What's News ?
  • [Hard Sprite Mode]
  • CTRL+ESC to access hard sprites mode in fullscreen mode
  • [Select Hard Sprites Mode]
  • Up/down/left/right : Select your sprite
    Return : Copy your selected sprite into memory
    C : Paste your copied sprite onto a new emplacement
    1, 2, 3, 4 : Select sprite 1-4 bank. Each bank displays 16 sprites. 4 banks=64 sprites.
    CTRL+L : Load sprite .spr file.
    CTRL+S : Save sprite .spr file.
    Esc : Back into Fullscreen Mode.

    Copy : Enter Hard Sprite Edition
  • [Hard Sprites Editor Mode]
  • Up/down/left/right : move your cursor.
    F0/F. : Select Current colour
    CTRL+F0/F. : Select 2nd colour
    F7/F4 : Inc/Dec Green (from current colour)
    F8/F5 : Inc/Dec Red
    F9/F6 : Inc/Dec Blue
    R : Rotate hard Sprite
    H : Horizontal Flip
    V : Vertical Flip
    I : Linguee
    Space : Put current colour pixel
    Enter : Put 2nd colour pixel
    DEL : Fill your selected sprite with colour 1& 2

    iMPdraw is now composed of 3 roms.... Stay connected.


Oups, i forgot to tell you that RLE cruncher/decruncher has been coded by @cngsoft (Help page screen only!)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: XeNoMoRPH on 20:47, 07 February 20
Quote
-M4 card compatibility with Duke's "spécial" firmware (will be available with roms)
Is it a new firmware that has not yet been published?  :o :o
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 23:19, 07 February 20
Is it a new firmware that has not yet been published?  :o :o


It's just a patch that allows you to use AmstradPlus' features.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 16:15, 09 February 20
The lastest version (iMPdraw v2+iMPdos [Piccolo Edition]+M4rom (Asic edition)) is coming soon. iMPACT's members are in "beta testing" mode ^^


@kris are you ready ?



Stay tuned.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 12:16, 10 February 20
Added a new todo-list (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-todo-list) today to make hard sprite editor better!!
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 18:45, 13 February 20

Here (http://orgams.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours) you can find the latest.

I'm thinking about publising this last one this week. Are you ready ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 23:46, 21 February 20
new on iMPdraw...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-jFYcd6u4A&feature=share

it's coming...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:17, 10 March 20
Hi,


Sid/iMPact did iMPdraw's user guide translation.


http://orgams.wikidot.com/help-impdraw-english (http://orgams.wikidot.com/help-impdraw-english)


Hope it could help you.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:10, 11 March 20

Still in dev...

https://youtu.be/OAciL81J7gY (https://youtu.be/OAciL81J7gY)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:09, 12 March 20
Keep your current drive (even after a reset) when you're playing with iMPdraw v2.


https://youtu.be/R7HDIU5g7Qs
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:05, 19 March 20
Hi everyone,


I started and finished today iMPdraw wikidot website (http://impdraw.wikidot.com)
I'm happy to think it will be easiest for you to find it now.


impdraw.wikidot.com (http://impdraw.wikidot.com)

Have a good night!

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:35, 21 March 20
Still working...


https://youtu.be/4xGJtL_69mU (https://youtu.be/4xGJtL_69mU)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:21, 23 March 20
Still coding mode_animation.


https://youtu.be/_PUX3uoC9Dg

https://youtu.be/7cp-mYnuLMQ

https://youtu.be/0t9cVspTjxI

Do you like it ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:05, 22 May 20
Discover [Animation Mode]!


https://youtu.be/jiif0cYA5PQ (https://youtu.be/jiif0cYA5PQ)



Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 23:31, 28 May 20
And now, catch and save your sprites ! It’s easy to do.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 00:26, 29 May 20
Catch the sprite? You tell that as if it would be that easy, it just jumped out of the Window!


More serious, great too see this application growing - especially because it's for the Plus!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 10:38, 29 May 20
More serious, great too see this application growing - especially because it's for the Plus!  :) :) :)
Not only for plus but for Amstrad cpc and plus!
The purpose was to offer you a global solution. Do i touch the goal ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 12:02, 29 May 20
Not only for plus but for Amstrad cpc and plus!
The purpose was to offer you a global solution. Do i touch the goal ?
Of course! Eventually on the real machine we now have all the software we ever did dream of! And what I really like is, that we do have it running an real CPCs/Plus! There was a trend to do everything on a PC. Well, if everything is done on a PC then the question is: Why to use a CPC at all?

Now since we have DOS for modern mass storage, new GFX programs, assemblers and so on... we CAN use our Plus / CPCs for everything - and I love that.  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:27, 01 June 20
Animation Mode accepts to save animation steps (.imp format)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkccfk-YdXE&feature=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkccfk-YdXE&feature=share)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 18:50, 01 June 20
Animation Mode ++ Catch the differents steps ++ Save your sprites/tiles/gfx...


Amazing ? IMPdraw can do it for you  :P


https://youtu.be/8MFiUMd4daM (https://youtu.be/8MFiUMd4daM)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:06, 15 June 20
New sector/memory edition on iMPdos.


I fixed the GUI and hunted some old bug.
Now, iMPdos is proposed in two versions 128 and 512.
It depends how much memory you have.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:08, 15 September 20
Latest feature...


https://youtu.be/x6FAgDEc2-c (https://youtu.be/x6FAgDEc2-c)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: roudoudou on 21:40, 15 September 20
i saw a "hwikaa" directory  :P
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:55, 15 September 20
Petit filou !
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:13, 16 September 20

Latest update
http://impdraw.wikidot.com/ (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/)
http://impdraw.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours)

Dsk file is coming.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 20:14, 23 September 20
iMPdraw_200923a (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/i2-en-cours) ! Are you ready for the next public release ?


Read @Sid_ (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2614) 's English Help (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/help-impdraw-english).

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 14:15, 24 September 20
Discover, iMP-Catcher (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/le-mode-imp-catcher), another iMPdraw's included tool.

Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:35, 05 October 20
Albireo device support added!


https://youtu.be/O16Wwjxgn3c (https://youtu.be/O16Wwjxgn3c)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:33, 23 October 20
Hi everyone !


Duke's M4 card & Pulkomandy's Albireo support are now ready to use in iMPdraw v2.


Our work is enough enjoyable to be released this week-end.


Are you ready to use iMPdraw & iMPdos new version ? We are waiting for your comments.


For more iMPdos (http://impdos.wikidot.com/bien-debuter-sur-impdos) & iMPdraw (http://impdraw.wikidot.com/help-impdraw-english) informations, just read the daily news.


Bye,


The iMPACT Team.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 15:35, 25 October 20
Nobody seems to be interested ?  ;D 


Edit: Still working on iMPdos verifications.
Thank you for waiting...
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 19:31, 25 October 20
Great news! You could make an DSK with iMPdos and iMPdraw on it. A kind of starter-pack with everything somebody need. Well, if it still fits on a single DSK. Regarding the more and more great features of iMPdraw you may soon need a cartridge.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 19:35, 25 October 20
iMPdraw, iMPdos, M4 board (Asic Special Edition by Duke) and albiDOS (by OffseT^Futurs'), will be on the same dsk.
ConvIMGcpc (Demoniak^iMPACT) new version will be in this pack.

To install, you just need to do run"install" then follow the instructions.


We're still hunting some vicious bugs! But, but, but, Stay tuned !
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 19:39, 25 October 20
Awesome and professional! Please keep us updated!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:28, 25 October 20
Good evening everyone !


Here starts a new adventure with iMPdraw Ultimate Pack Edition !


You could now discover our new graphics tools (ConvImgCpc & iMPdraw) but also iMPdos, for xMass management.
This pack contains M4_Asic rom, a special rom made by Duke for Amstrad Plus ONLY !!! So if you own an Amstrad Cpc, don't install it.
Latest Albireo rom is available on this Ultimate Pack Edition.


iMPdraw works on Floppy Disc A/B, Gotek A/B, M4 sd Card, Albireo Sd Card & Usb, & xMass expansion Board (iMPdos only)


Have a good fun.


Bugs reports are welcome.


run"install" to start !!!


Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 13:26, 26 October 20
21 download ?  :o


That's good.


Could you give me your opinion ?
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: GUNHED on 20:05, 26 October 20
Thanks for the upload. This is huge. I try to have a look at it all during the coming week. Thank's a lot for your major work.  :) :) :)
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 21:28, 26 October 20
I'm very sorry but it seems that i post the wrong version. I re-released a new one tomorrow.
My apologies !


AsT/iMP4CT.
Title: Re: iMPdraw v2.0
Post by: Ast on 22:28, 26 October 20
New batch available now !
Why waiting for tomorrow ?  :P


Have a good fun my friends.