CPCine The Amstrad CPC Video Magazine

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ervin

Thanks Zoe!
Another excellent edition.


I didn't realise that Amsword and Tasword were the exact same program!

Zoe Robinson

Neither did I until I was researching for the Amsword review in last month's episode. If I'd had time then, I'd have done all four programs in one feature but time constraints meant I ended up splitting tasseled off into its own thing. It's a bit of an oddity but I suppose Amsoft wanted a full-featured word processor quickly and Tasman though "eh, screw it. We're here now" and just released the same thing with their name on it as a foothold on the CPC market.

AMSDOS

Amsword was released through AMSOFT and I've always presumed that it became Tasword 464 after AMSOFT folded.

* Using the old Amstrad Languages :D   * with the Firmware :P
* I also like to problem solve code in BASIC :)   * And type-in Type-Ins! :D

Home Computing Weekly Programs
Popular Computing Weekly Programs
Your Computer Programs
Updated Other Program Links on Profile Page (Update April 16/15 phew!)
Programs for Turbo Pascal 3

Zoe Robinson

I can't aay for certain without looking into my notes again. I'll see what I've got noted down when I get back from work.

Dabz

Really enjoyed the newest episode Zoe... Cheers! :)


Dabz

robcfg

Excellent episode, thank you very much!

Zoe Robinson

Thanks, guys. So happy you're all enjoying the show. :)

Targhan

Very interesting stuff, thanks for creating quality video like this!
As you say at the end of the video, you should definitely check Arkos Tracker 2 (mmmmh, actually, wait a bit for the next release, a lot of things are better) :).
Targhan/Arkos

Arkos Tracker 2.0.1 now released! - Follow the news on Twitter!
Disark - A cross-platform Z80 disassembler/source converter
FDC Tool 1.1 - Read Amsdos files without the system

Imperial Mahjong
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Zoe Robinson

The next episode is a bit late. Sorry about that. It's coming soon though!

ComSoft6128

Hi Zoe,

I was wondering when it was due, thanks for the update.

Cheers,

Peter

Zoe Robinson

It's finally here! CPCine, The #Amstrad CPC Video Magazine, Episode 7! Weighing in at 1 hour 13 minutes, it's the biggest episode yet. Hope you enjoy it! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPjjngaXlL8&fbclid

This episode's contents:
02:28 News
11:16 New Releases
27:01 Missed Releases
39:19 Charts
41:05 Maxam Review
45:29 Pyjamarama Review
47:24 Splat! Review
49:13 Type-in: Up The Beanstalk
52:57 Type-in: 3D Colour Animation
54:48 Type-in: Draw Utility
58:43 Type-in: Galleon
62:11 Special Feature: Computing With The Amstrad Retrospective
66:32 A Prelude To Chaos Review
69:08 Galactic Tomb Review
71:42 Final Thoughts

AMSDOS

Re:Galleon, David Muir was exploring the capabilities of Locomotive BASIC in them early days and wrote some interesting Games as well. Man O' War springs to mind which I typed in and is on CPC-Power, though he also wrote Fish Pond and GunBoat and of course there's other stuff of his which still needs typing in.

* Using the old Amstrad Languages :D   * with the Firmware :P
* I also like to problem solve code in BASIC :)   * And type-in Type-Ins! :D

Home Computing Weekly Programs
Popular Computing Weekly Programs
Your Computer Programs
Updated Other Program Links on Profile Page (Update April 16/15 phew!)
Programs for Turbo Pascal 3

Zoe Robinson

Cool! I'll look those up - thanks! :)

Targhan

This is very interesting, well done. This must and been a long a long and hard work!

On a technical side, there are some things to improve:
- Buy a better microphone. All the low-end of your voice seems removed, making it a bit more difficult to understand, but that also strains the ear quite quickly.
- Overlay texts are often not readable. Maybe put some kind of dark outline to them, or put a dark overlay at the bottom of the screen when they appear?

Congrats!
Targhan/Arkos

Arkos Tracker 2.0.1 now released! - Follow the news on Twitter!
Disark - A cross-platform Z80 disassembler/source converter
FDC Tool 1.1 - Read Amsdos files without the system

Imperial Mahjong
Orion Prime

Arnold

another great episode this is becoming a very detailed history of the amstrad cpc for the ages thank you for all the effort :)

Zoe Robinson

The microphone issue has already been corrected. I've had the right mix for this since day one; it just wouldn't connect to my Mac. I have now hopefully corrected that.


The text issue will be fixed in Episode 8 as well. ;)

Targhan

QuoteThe microphone issue has already been corrected. I've had the right mix for this since day one; it just wouldn't connect to my Mac. I have now hopefully corrected that.

Do you mean that it has been corrected in episode 7 (the latest)? That's not my feeling, the voice lacks depth. It is also too soft according to the transition music, for example. But hey, if I'm the only one noticing it, don't bother :).
Targhan/Arkos

Arkos Tracker 2.0.1 now released! - Follow the news on Twitter!
Disark - A cross-platform Z80 disassembler/source converter
FDC Tool 1.1 - Read Amsdos files without the system

Imperial Mahjong
Orion Prime

Zoe Robinson

No, I mean while episode 7 was rendering out, I was installing a new connector so my mixing desk will finally send a signal to my Mac. :)

ComSoft6128

Hi Zoe,

Just finished watching the latest episode. Comprehensive, informative and entertaining - a pleasure to watch.

Thank you!

Cheers,

Peter



Zoe Robinson


Zoe Robinson

It's been a while but CPCine is back - in style! ;)



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


This episode's contents (with timestamps) are:

01:31 News
07:56 New Releases
17:48 Charts
19:03 Software Review: Mini Office
25:41 Game Review: Dark Star
28:07 Type-in Review: Digger
32:18 Type-in Review: 3D Characters
33:29: Feature: How I Created a Choose-Your-Own Adventure Game
49:08 New Game Review: The Return of Traxtor
51:18 New Game Review: Phantomas 2.0 Remake
54:28 Final Thoughts

reidrac

Oh, unexpected Traxtor!

I'm surprised you didn't mention Magical Drop. When I made the game I didn't know that title, but apparently I implemented the same mechanics!  :laugh:

Thanks for the review!
Released The Return of Traxtor, Golden Tail, Magica, The Dawn of Kernel, Kitsune`s Curse, Brick Rick and Hyperdrive for the CPC.

If you like my games and want to show some appreciation, you can always buy me a coffee.

Zoe Robinson

Huh, Magical Drop. It's been a while since I played that. Guess I know what I'm doing tonight, then. :)

ComSoft6128

Another great video, very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Zoe Robinson

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it. :)

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