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Title: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 18:49, 26 October 20
We just put online 64 NOPs (https://64nops.wordpress.com/), a new tech blog for Amstrad CPC computers aiming at improving your skills to create awesome stuff on your Amstrad. New articles will be regularly added, some of them are already in progress.
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: norecess on 19:44, 26 October 20
Nice content, I will take the time to read the article appropriately ;

But my first, immediate reaction is: why not extending the current Memory Full website (http://www.memoryfull.net/ (http://www.memoryfull.net/)) instead of creating a new WordPress blog ?
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 00:39, 27 October 20
Nice and clean presentation. I hope new contents will be added soon. Many people seems to be interested in hardware scrolling...
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Gryzor on 09:28, 27 October 20
Feel free to add it to any relevant section on the wiki - front page, links page, programming resources, whatever :)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Hicks on 10:33, 27 October 20
Thanks for your words!
Some words about the story of this blog. The idea was born when some people here asked me to write articles about splitting. I didn't start by writing that, but after some discussions with Toms, we had the more general idea to propose a website with articles on all subjects related to the development on CPC (demos, games, software, hardware, etc.).  The articles on the splitting will come later!

@norecess (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2409) : we wanted to do what you say first, but Memory Full is a site dedicated to the history of the CPC and not to development... Moreover, WordPress allows for flexible layout, contributors can layout their articles themselves, you can work on draft versions, easily insert images, etc. In short, it was less work for us to use WordPress.

@Gryzor (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1) : yes, thanks!

@Targhan (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=110) : there is nothing rigid, but an article should appear every 2 weeks at the beginning. But it will probably depend on external contributors... like you :)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 12:44, 08 November 20
Hwikaa just published the first article of a serie about designing graphics...


Click click click (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2020/11/08/transformers-elements-and-principles-of-design-introduction/)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 19:40, 08 November 20
I'm no graphist, but this is already interesting, even to me :).
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Gryzor on 22:39, 08 November 20
Damn it ended just as it was beginning to be really interesting!

Great tutorial style, looking forward to the next installment!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Hwikaa on 09:43, 09 November 20
Thanks for the kind words, guys. This was my very first ever article, so I'm happy - and relieved - that you found it interesting. And there's much, much more to come. :)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 17:23, 15 November 20
The blog is still growing... Grim wrote an article about Fast decimal scoring system (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/fast-decimal-scoring-system/). This time, it's a bit more game programming oriented ;)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: BSC on 00:09, 16 November 20
Great! But why is half of the articles in french?  :P ;)

No, seriously, this is awesome and I might want to write something about my new music engines some day ..
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 21:44, 20 December 20
Some more reading on 64 NOPs (https://64nops.wordpress.com):
- Easy integration of Arkos Tracker 2 player with CPC Telera (by Arnaud)
- Hash algorithms (by Grim)
- A la découverte du mode cache d'iMPdraw (by AsT)


@BSC (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=480): you are more than welcome!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 11:24, 15 January 21
I don't think there has been a news for this, but @m_dr_m (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3015) published an article on 64 Nops (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/perfectly-accurate-z80-flags-and-cpc-timing) about instruction timing and the modified flags. Bookmarked!!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 11:06, 21 January 21
Another one by Madram: Rosetta Sugar. J’apprends à coder AVEC mon CPC. (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2021/01/21/rosetta-sugar-japprends-a-coder-avec-mon-cpc/) Don't panic yet, the article is in english ;)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 18:48, 22 January 21
Second part of the series initiated by Madram: La Lypémanie Vaut Mieux (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/la-lypemanie-vaut-mieux/). Cross-Language inside!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: roudoudou on 20:00, 22 January 21
great to see there is an alternative to SDCC, finally!!!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 20:49, 22 January 21
Getting more interesting. @m_dr_m (https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3015) Please pick one language and go for it. English readers would be interested in this article, and one language allows better reading. This is not amslive. You can actually reach an audience here.
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: m_dr_m on 20:53, 22 January 21
English readers would be interested in this article,

References needed!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 20:55, 22 January 21
References needed!
Yourself, my dear :). The first article is in English.
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: m_dr_m on 21:00, 22 January 21
I'm not an English reader ! I'm a tea-leaves reader.


I asked for cues that non-french speaking readers would be interested.
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 18:09, 26 January 21
64 NOPs is calling for readers: Compiling C to neat Z80. Is that even possible. (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2021/01/26/compiling-c-to-neat-z80-is-that-even-possible/)
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: BSC on 00:05, 31 January 21
I asked for cues that non-french speaking readers would be interested.


Here! Me!
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: toms on 21:39, 07 February 21
64 NOPs is calling for random readers : Pseudo-Random Number Generators (https://64nops.wordpress.com/2021/02/07/pseudo-random-number-generators/).
Title: Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
Post by: Targhan on 00:26, 08 February 21
Very interesting read! I still use the old random number generator ripped by "some guy" from a Spectrum game. Next time I'll use what's explained in the article. Thanks!