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64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« on: 18:49, 26 October 20 »
We just put online 64 NOPs, 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.

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #1 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/) instead of creating a new WordPress blog ?
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #2 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...
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #3 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 :)

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #4 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 : 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 : yes, thanks!

@Targhan : 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 :)

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #5 on: 12:44, 08 November 20 »
Hwikaa just published the first article of a serie about designing graphics...


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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #6 on: 19:40, 08 November 20 »
I'm no graphist, but this is already interesting, even to me :).
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #8 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. :)

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #9 on: 17:23, 15 November 20 »
The blog is still growing... Grim wrote an article about Fast decimal scoring system. This time, it's a bit more game programming oriented ;)
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #10 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 ..

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #11 on: 21:44, 20 December 20 »
Some more reading on 64 NOPs:
- 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: you are more than welcome!

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #12 on: 11:24, 15 January 21 »
I don't think there has been a news for this, but @m_dr_m published an article on 64 Nops about instruction timing and the modified flags. Bookmarked!!
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #13 on: 11:06, 21 January 21 »
Another one by Madram: Rosetta Sugar. J’apprends à coder AVEC mon CPC. Don't panic yet, the article is in english ;)

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #14 on: 18:48, 22 January 21 »
Second part of the series initiated by Madram: La Lypémanie Vaut Mieux. Cross-Language inside!

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #15 on: 20:00, 22 January 21 »
great to see there is an alternative to SDCC, finally!!!
use RASM, the best assembler ever made :p

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #16 on: 20:49, 22 January 21 »
Getting more interesting. @m_dr_m 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.
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #17 on: 20:53, 22 January 21 »
English readers would be interested in this article,

References needed!

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #18 on: 20:55, 22 January 21 »
References needed!
Yourself, my dear :). The first article is in English.
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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #20 on: 18:09, 26 January 21 »
64 NOPs is calling for readers: Compiling C to neat Z80. Is that even possible.

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« Reply #21 on: 00:05, 31 January 21 »
I asked for cues that non-french speaking readers would be interested.


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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #22 on: 21:39, 07 February 21 »
64 NOPs is calling for random readers : Pseudo-Random Number Generators.

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Re: 64 NOPs | Tech blog for Amstrad CPC
« Reply #23 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!
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